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Bill Gossette on the Abrevi
ONE DRY SPOT IN NORFOLK
"lie Kiioivh It All" n l>o*orlp?lvo Sol?
omwntstte orte? Uncle /''??> Makes
.liitn.v .>e\v Itetolutlons, but Fiiirta
li llnrd i? Kreit Any ir Tin m
A Very tstruiigo Jt'renK of Nan
kOME how, I don't
SCO hOW Polite UiUll
they sometimes uo.
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tu a close iiutl
appear a tritle
ambiguous, bui it
is uscti tt> get in
this cut, with the
V?Ji?J^ X^vSk pretty old German
^?p-?s?^ text letter "S"
\V\ j y<\ tin icon, and while
fiar_*7?i>ii', tf ha'8 BO,ne ,K>!ir
^Vejrr^iX jn;r Upon this par?
agraph, it Isn't very much, so please
pardon the ambiguity. The cut, how
e\ > r, bears directly on the subject nt
issue and Is, therefore, somewhat dif?
ferent, from these we have used pre?
viously, which, aa .stated at the time,
were run to attract attention. As we
propose to write tho paragraph about
Short skills, wo think the subject Is
attractive cfieugh without pictorial or?
namentation. *>f course, when I see the
laili'-s these damp days In short skirts,
1 shy like a country mule when he sees
his flrsl trolley car. but then 1 am old
und bashful and should be excused. Hut
?when l bco a feiinw gazing nt a lady
In a rainy day costume, I am compelled
to burst forth in an exclamation like
the one at the top of. ibis Item, wonder?
ing how they could d<> ok they do do.
1 turn my head, of course. But, gentle
li ?uI'M'i?do11't- jt+fntl?that;?fill1 possibly
I'm the only pebble on the Ubach, and 1
wnn't to say right here, that in don?
ning the short skirt. I think your ac?
tion is not only wise, but mighty well
for the skirts, and me<;is not only my
approval, hut, 1 dare say, that of the
washerwoman as well. And then there
Is a nobbincss about the short skirt
that Is truly refreshing, and with the
young people is really an ecstatic de?
light. Glance for a moment tit (he plc
turo above, showing tho old form and
then think ot the comfort and ftrneo
iiml don't-carc-a-snai> - for - the - ratn
nitd-wlnd of the girl in her bicycle suit,
or one similar to it. Gentle reader, you
have my hearty approval of the Bland
you have taken, or rather the skirt
yon have adopted, and l know full well
I echo the sentiments of ninety-nine
percent, of the male population, when
l say l cheerfully endorse the abrevlnt
od costume. H is sensible, clean, pretty
and Is here to stay, and, In the lan?
guage of the divin.. and Immortal bard,
I would say, so mote It be.
? * *
KNOWS IT ALU
Don't yon kinder Kate the feller,
Who talks all day long,
'Bout what he knows of music.
And can't sine; a soup?
His brain don't flg'r very much,
In fact, it's only frail?
Ami you cannot broach a mthject,
But he'll i"! his mouth \\s\u. in It,
He knows It all.
Don't you kinder hnte the feller,
Who makes an awful fuss
Ah'lit bis many 'compllHhments,
And 'cant worth a cuss?
His cheek's the only thitifr he's got.
Some day t'wlll have a fall?
If he don't Bcc't 'twont be strange,
It's out beyond bis mental range.
lie knows It nil.
Don't yon kinder hate the feller,
What's always crowin'
And tallcln* and tollln' things,
'Bottl this, thai and the other,
Till sum'.nt gives a "call"?
He thinks he's the lni'l dem show
With nothing ?1st- on earth to know,
He knows it nil! _
ITm le '/.? b ambled into the office like
n fellow making his fust call upon a
young lady. "Moroiln', .Mars William,
mornln' to yo. Pies, pies sah. Mars
William, souse de oie darky fer bain'
er little late; but I jest want ter wish
yo or 'appy New Year. I wud er bin
ober b wvner, but 1 had er sllte tack er
eoller morbus, -as er 'suit of all dat
cat in' 1 is week, an 1 wem't able to git
out. Thankee, sah. I's tolerblc smart
now, ccpln er sllte so'ness, scutsm de
Bpreshun, Mars, William, so'ness in my
stotn.uk, l's git tin lon.tr alrlte. I's turn?
ed over er ko.kI meny new leabs. Mars
William, since de new year comes in. I
blcebs ebry body turns ober new leabs
Mars William, arid 1 speck mos ob um
blows back fore-day frits settled tlown
good. Mino does, I know. Sum how,
Mai's William. \vc:i yo makes er new
reserlushun, somebody sure comes rite
loner and do sumpln to agervate yo an
make yo brakes it. Leastwise da I'm
my case, Las Sunday 1 made nine res
crlushuns on Monday nite ebery one,
c, p'-n one. dun bin broke, un I tell yo,
Mars William, de las one cum nitty
near beln er g?rner sebernl times. I
clnr seems like wen yo makes er new
res- rlushun, Is de very time sumpin ro
hnpp a wat'l make yo wish yo hatln't.
My bnrca wos out, so 1 want gwyne
smoke no mo, an de fust thitif: Mundy
monnta er gen..-nan says Uncle Zeb,
here's sum barca yo kin hab and dar
went de fi serlushun. I hopes yo eant
bin irubled like ?Iis. Mars William, an
flat de leabs eant Mowed back on yo.
Go.nl-i.ye. Mars William, thankee, sah,
good-bye, an de laird bress yo.
? * *
There Is certainly one dry spot in
Norfolk. I trust prohibitionists won't
jump up and go to cracking their heels
In delight nt this assertion, for up to
dato I have not been able to And such
a spol as won).I naturally carry delight
nntl ratlins ism to the hearts of the
cold whti r fraternity. In fact, I might
say the dry* spot alluded to is thor?
oughly antl-prohiMtion, for under no
consideration will water stay in this
place. 'Ihis is Indeed strange, as it is
well kaotvii that water usually remains
where It Collis hero, ami that during a
rainy spell gumboots are greatly to be
nidmlred and are usually very much
rti ? ded. The dry spot alluded to catt
bo seen any damp day. It is located
in the centre of City Hall avenue, about
midway between the Virginian-Pilot
oillce nnd the southeastern corner of
the MontleoilO Hotel. The piaee is
about ten or twelve feet square, and
Water dries on It with the most re
From every ham?
let comes the same
story of the up-hill
tight against cn
One local treat?
ment after another is tried without
result for good. Dr. Hartman has made
this fight easier. His great prescrip?
tion. IV-ru-na, cures every phase ol
catarrh ami leaves grateful, healthy
people like those whose letters are
Mrs. June Eldred, Max Creek, Mo.,
Pe-ru-va Mtdicine Co., Columbus. 0.
Dra.ii Sms:?"1 was under tho treat?
ment of soreral doctors and tried all
the medicines I could hear of for ca?
tarrh, hut got continually worse. 1
am now entirely well, thank* to Dr.
Harttuii i and I'e-ru-na. I recommend
Pc-ru-nu to nil afflicted with cattirrh.
1 think it has added years to my life."
Mr. W. li. Shcltou, Lone %
drove, I. '1'., havs:
marlcable rapidity. Just why this is,
no 'Mic seems to know, but it has al
tractcd a great deal or attention. I
keep pretty shy of it, because somehow
it has a tendency tu remind me of the
place where It Is said go "1 people won't
-(-if??1wiir-tt?tltcy-^nutlln oit this innrtnl
coll. IHM. GOSSETTE.
?? I am grateful for this
opportunity to say to ?. l^
those who may bo tisSW'
Buffering from ca- -vHv
turrh that I'e-ru-na'^t.*i(';\\
i- ??. they need. >^&i'>>,
1 had for years been 4gts*&SM
afflicted with this
dreaded disease. Seeing Dr. Hartmans
I'e-ru-na recommended s<> highly, I de?
cided to give it a t rial, and a fter having
used only two hotllos. 1 nut hnppy to
state I am rapidly traversing the road
to health. L'c-ru-na is more than it
claimed for it."
All druggists sell Pe-ru-nn.
Dnlpnl <>( the Kloitflllic.
NO .ne will < ver know exactly how
much gold was taken from tho Klondike
Heids the past season. The estimate
lanses front jl<l,vo>,iyi) to $2.">.<?<?>.'?>'. f-'lt: >
th?- Kmgllsli government Imposed a loy?
alty ?,r io per cent, the minors have
adotu. il ail .s.-.rts of I us. s to cade the
law. It is rath.-r n .Hiiienii operation to
ii dgo laxos. but li iv more difficult still
io dodge a bad cold ami the nrlp tit this
tiiii' iii year. W hen tin- system is weak?
ened by HUCh attacks, a lid the blood be?
comes thin and Impoverished, the best
mcdlcinu to take is Hosteller's Stomach
Bitters. 'I Iii- remedy builds up the Sys?
tem. Bor'.dos regulating digestion, It
oven- in s constipation in a i>erfccllyi
nntural way. it is (rood for the k-in-ns
and liver, t.>u. stimulating each of these
Organa Into tin; proper performance of
thc.r functions. Nothing is so g':o<l for
CIV1U3ING Till-: SAVAGE.
Dialogue Between a Black African and
A Christian Clvlllsser.
While Crar Nicola? ii recently ex
pi. I his opinion of ih - civilization
brought to the benighted heateus by
their Christinn fellow-men as amount?
ing frequently to nothing more than a
Bhlpload of cognac, Andrew Dang tells
us of a "savage'' tribe which is bo
shocked at the selfishness and cruelty
' : the whit.- thai it ha.-- instituted a sort
"f purl flea licit rite for those of the
tribe who have came into contact with
them upon their returning home. The
Freeth nk< r contains the following dla
I sue .u' a large .strong man. dressed
in a uniform and armed to the teeth,
knocking at the dour of a hut. on the
coast uf Africa, with the black na?
"Who are you, and what do you
want?" naked a voice from the in?
"In the name of civilization open
your door, or I'll break It down for you
and I'ul you full of lead."
"But ?hat do you want here?"
"My name is Christian Civilization.
Don't talk like a fool, you black brute.
What do you suppose 1 want here but
to civilize you. and make a reasonable
human being out of you. if it is possi?
What arc ymi gotng t" do?"
"In the Urs I place you must dress
yourself like a white man. It's a
shame and a disgrace the way you go
about. (From now on, you must wear
underclothing, a pair of pants, vest,
coat, plug hat and pair of yellow
gloves. 1 will furnish them to you at
a reasonable price."
"What shall I do with them?"
"Wear them, of course. You didn't
expect to cat i hem. did you? The first
sten of civilization is to wear proper
"But it is too hot to wear such gar?
ments. I'm not used to them. 1 idiall
perish from the heat. Do you want to
"Well, if yon die. you Will have the
satisfaction of being a martyr to civil?
"You are very kind."
"Don't mention it. What" do you do
for ti living, anyhow?"
"When 1 am hungry t eat a bannna.
I eat. drink, or s'.eop. just as 1 feel
"What harrlble barbarity! You must
settle down to some occupation; my
frli nd. If you don't 1 shall have to
leck you up as a vagrant,"
"if I've irot to follow some occupa?
tion, 1 think I'll star*, a coffee house.
I've got a good deal of coffee and bu
gar '?!! hand."
? ?'h. you have, have you? Why you
are not auch a hopeless ease ?s 1
thought you were, in the first place,
you must lay- me 6 pounds."
"An occupation tax. you innocent
heathen. Do you expect to get all the
blessings of civilisation for nothing?"
"Bitt 1 haven't got any money."
"Th.it mak.-s no difference. I ll t;>ke
it out in sugar and coffee. If you don't
pay l"l put you in jail."
"What l:t a JniS?"
".la l is a lyogTesslve word. You
must he prepared to make sacrifices for
civilization, you know."
"What a treat thing civilization Is!"
"You cannot possibly realize the bene?
fits, but you will before I have done
The unfortunate native took t.i the
woods, and has not been seen since.
An Important nitrcronce.
To make Is apparent to thousands,
who think themselves ill. that they are
not afflicted with any disease, but'that
the system simply needs cleansing, is
to bring comfort home to their he-irts.
as a costive condition, is easily cured
by airing; Syrup of Figs. Manufactured
by the California Fig Syrup Co. only,
and sold by all druggists.
Citizens' Bank Building Now
Ready for Occupancy.
COMMODIOUS AND COMPLETE
.Modern ninl l'p-t?>? Dnti' wllti Every
Convenience Unonii <?> Arthure?
Inre? itulii By .\ori?iiu I'onirncior
?A l rollt I? the Hi) t'ouitorlnbiy
?n<i M. ii Arranged otfflces?Slain- |
in oili Conn linn llnoin,
The new ('Hastens' Hank building
was completed last night.
Tli?- structure is one of the hand?
somest buildings of its kind in the
South and is one of the finest buddings
[ In Norfolk. It is an honor to the city,
Is u credit to the bank and is a bouse
that every citizen in this city Should
be proud of.
DESCRIPTION OF BUILDING.
The building I? located on Main
street next to the Post Office and Is a
seven-story structure; is a beautiful
and modern banking and office build?
In style the exterior is the Italian
renaissance, the walls being of hard
burned brick throughout, faced with
salnron-hued pressed bricks on all four
, sides, and trimmed with Worcester
stone and tcYra-cotta. With the excep?
tion of an entrance hull the entire first
Hour is to be used by the bank, the
huge room?50x136 feet- In which it is
to be located, bring lighted by windows
on till sides. The desks are arranged
in the centre, with a marble and grille
enclosure, and with aisles next to the
wall, triviiiK nccess to the President's
and Cashier's private rooms, coupon
rooms for ladies and gentlemen, a di?
rector's rnnm, an r-TTrpl?yees' room, em?
ployees' lockers and a toilet room, all
of which occupy Bpaces in the rear of
the burglar-proof vault ?the latter be?
ing located .hist back of the banking
enclosure. The vault Is built free from
contact with the walls of the building
and onli' connected with the lloor of
the bank at the entrance to It, a space
belli*: orten around it, down lo the
basement floor, nnd about two and
j a half feet wide.
I The walla of the banking room arc
j finished in a very delicate yellow hue,
: the relief ornaments?wreaths, etc.?be
I Ing of a cream tint. The supports of
the room are a number of handsome
l white Corinthian columns, the capitals
I of which arc ornamented in gilt. Most
] of tlie coloring in this handsome room
Is delicate, so ns not to sacrifice its
i light. The walnscoatlng und the base
I of the bank enclosure is of old convent
Sienna marble, which is very scarce,
its color being a mixture running from
? orange to black.
Among the conveniences of the bank
1 Is n telephone system, by which the
.desks of inch bookkeeper and those of
tho officers of the bank are connected,
enabling the officers to communicate by
'phone with each desk and the clerks
lo communicate with each other. An
1 other feature is that the outer doors
of the cage enclosure-shutting in the
; bank officials and clerks from the nlsles
?have electric locks, nnd no one can
enter the enclosure till the official a'
his desk "presses the button" that re
lenses the lock. This is a prudential
measure that can be readily appre?
ciated In its relation tfo a bank.
PRETTY DINING PARLOUS.
in tho rear of the banking room nnd
looking down upon it is what is known
Ins a Mezzanine story or broad gallery,
i From the front of this Indies or others
who desire to see a big bunk in full op?
eration win have permission to do so
in the Mezzanine story, too, are locnted
the dining rooms for the officers and
employees of the bank, pantry, store
room and kitchen. Hero will be pre?
pared and served the midday meal of
the bank people, the cooking being done
on gas ranges and charcoal broilers.
The interior of the vault Is covered
witli the old convent iniU'hlc. The in
terior is divided between the banking
and safe deposit business, the latter
comprising 400 metal boxes, which are
to be let to the public- In ? connection
with the use of these boxes by the
renters of the same there will be la?
dies' and gentlemen's "coupon rooms,"
conveniently located, nnd containing
stalls for individual privacy in handling
bonds and other valuables that may be
kept in the boxes. The door of the
vault is fitted with a "time lock." Be?
low the main vault is a fire-proof vault
for the storage of silver plate and other
valuables that the public may desire to
be safely kerit.
The basement of tho building Is full
of steam, hydraulic and electrical ma?
chinery, such as is necessary to the
proper equipment of a structure like
this, and cisterns for both rain ami
city water. The former has a capacity
of :O.G0O gallons, from which ice water
is supplied throughout the building. A
supply of city water is kept on hand
for emergencies. Drive well water is
used for closets and tho like. In the
basement, too, will ho n bicycle de?
partment for the accommodation of em?
ployees and patrons; also storage and
Tile eastern main entrance of the
building opens into a handsome vesti?
bule, finished in marble, and from this
leads an elegant marble stairway, and
also two hydraulic elevators, giving
ready access to vhe six stories of offices
thai are above the bank proper. There
are IIS of these rooms, ranging in size
from t>xl* to 18x26 feet. heated by
steam, lighted by electricity, ventilat?
ed on the most modern plan, and ad?
mirably adapted for business offices.
They open on large corridors, and the
numbers of the rooms arc arranged on
the 100 system?100 to each floor. The
walls arc all of solid cement and the
building fire-proof throughout. There
are two ladies' parl.irs In the building,
.?lie In the third story and the other in
the sixth, and ladles' and gentlemen's
toilets on each floor. The walls of the
. ?rrldora are finished in oil colors and
stripped, while the wood finish Is in
veneered t'hestnut. The floars of the
corridors and toilets are in mosaic.
From the roof of tho building a mag?
nificent view of Norfolk and the sur
roundlng country may be had. This
elevation is one of the highest In all
this section, this roof being twelve feet
higher than tho roof garden of the
Montlcello Hotel. On the roof will be
located the apparatus of the United
'States Weather Bureau, which has
offices iu tue seventh story. A largo
I will guarantee
that ray Rheumatism
euro will relieve lum?
bago, sciatica and all
rheumatic paiaa io
two or three hours,
and cure iu a few
At all drugcutta,
25c. a Tial. Guide
to Health and mcdi- j
cal advice free.
1505 Arch at.. Thila. :
portion of the roof will be utilised f >r
catching the water tor storage In the
building's ample cistern, and this sec?
tion of tho roof will he inaccessible to
the public in order to preserve the
cleanliness of the water.
TH i: < 'ONTR ACTORS.
The contract for building this rplen
did bouse was awarded to Mr. Frank
It. May. ?>f this city, and work b< gan
April 1. 1897. Among the siib-contruct
ors ate: McCarthy & Flynn, Norfolk,
stone w ok; it. a. Richardson, Nor
folk, painting; J. M. Bunting, Norfolk!
plastering; Cooke, Clark & Co., Nor?
folk, hardware; White Hardware Com?
pany. Norfolk. glass; Union Mining and
Metal Company, Norfolk, roofing; J. v.
Klernan, Norfolk, copper work; L>awler
? Co., Norfolk, plumbing; Henry
Walke. Norfolk, steam pipe coverings!
and wells; Mclntyre Furniture Com?
pany, Norfolk, movable furniture; John
Willis, Jr.. Norfolk, carpets; the Um
stadter-Myers company. Norfolk, win?
dow Bhndes; O'Keefe.Norfolk, lettering;
Murdaugh & Mayo. Norfolk, and Bat
cheldi r & Collins, Norfolk, rough brick;
Bull & Co., Norfolk, flooring.
HISTORY <>K BANK.
The CilzenB* Bank was organized In
May. 1SG7. with Mr. Richard Tay Iot?
as president and Mr. w. W. Chambcr
lalne as cashier, starting with a paid
up capital of $50,000 in tho Chamber
laine building. No. VJ* Main Street. The
?apltal continued to grow as business
demanded, till in October, 1891, it was
increased to $300,000. Its present presi?
dent. Mr. William H. Beters, assumed
tin- position in 1ST'.', tmeceodlng Mr.
Richard 11. Chamberlalne, who died In
office. Mr. Wither H. Doyle, the pres?
ent cashier of the bank, was elected
to that position in 1S79. succeeding Mr.
W. w. Chamberlalne, who resigned to
bee one treasurer of the Seaboard and
Hoanoke railroad. In 1SS." the bank,
owing to increased business, was moved
to its present location in the Hudson
building, on Main street, at the head
of Crnnby. ?
BITS OF INFORMATION.
Mr. Charles B. Cassell, airchltect, ot
Baltimore, made the plans for the
structure, and they were approved by
the Building Committee, composed of
Messt?. G. M. Serpcll, J. W. Perry and
Waltor H. Doyle, and by the Board of
The directors of the bank now In of?
fice are: William H. Peters, president;
J. W. Perry, vice-president; W. Chan.
Hardy, George C. Held, Thomas H.
Borland. Richard 11. Baker. McD. L.
Wrenn. G. M. Serpell, George A.
Schmelz, John N. Williams, Walter II.
The bank will occupy the building on
January 19th?General Lee's birthday.
All tho Officers have desk electric
lights, 08 well as electric ?light chan?
deliers, and each room is fitted for two
telephone and two telegraph connec?
tions?that is, for all of s.iid lines In
one of the conveniences of the bulld
ing Is a mail chute running from the
top story to the official mail box In the
vestibule on the first floor, thus en
abllng a tenant on the seventh floor to
ma I a letter with the greatest facility.
Mr. Frank R. May. the contractor,
has n ason for much gratification nt the
outcome of his labors, and the build?
ing is a continuing testimonial to his
The building and site cost something
An Illuminated clock will show three
fa-est outside the building and one on
NAVAL WAR TROPHIES
The Visit of the Sandoval and
I tie Only Troplir Warahipw or (tie
n pantab - American War? Now n
the National Ciipllnl for the Win?
ter? Tlictr Cnreera- Heiles.
There recently tarried awhile at the
Norfolk Navy-yard two small vessels
which once belonged to the fleets of
Alfonso XIII., King of Spain. They
were the Alvarado and the Sandoval,
the only trophy vessels of tho Spanish
American war which were secured on
:his side of the globe. These small
war-craft are now at the National Capi?
tal. The Sandoval reached there Tues?
day evening and the Alvarado arrived
Wednesday, and they will likely re?
main there for the remainder of the
The Alvarado nnd the Sandovnl are
slab r ships, similar in construction and
appearance, and were built for scouting
and dispatch serve c. With n new coat
of white paint, American officers nnd
crews, and the colors nnd pennants of
tho I'tilted States flying over them,
there Is very little to indicate that they
ever belonged elsewhere than In the
navy of Uncle Sam. In their short
career, however, both have seen lively
times nnd taken part in several by no
means Insignificant adventures
The Alvarado was surrendered to the
United States Army at the fall of San?
tiago on July 1". She had been used
as a scout boat In Cervera's fleet, but
owing to her size did not attempt to
leave the harbor when Cervera made
his famous dash from the neck of the
bottle. The vessel was turned over to
the navy with Lieutenant Victor Blue
and Naval Cadet James A. Ham in
After receiving a brand-new coat of
American paint at Guantanamo she
proceeded to Manzanillo with the ves?
sels headed by the cruiser Newark,
under Captain Goodrich. Here she car?
ried In the demand for surrender,
which, being refused, a bombardment
commenced at once.
After half an hours fighting the
American officers though: they per
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THE LOWENBERG SPECIALTY STORE I
SECOND ANNUAL WHITE EVENT
Two Thousand Five Hundred Pieces of Muslin Underwear
The overwhelming superiority in magnitude, character and value of the offerings we make in this
line would alone be enough to warrant the strongest possible announcement. The showing is the
largest ever brought to this city, and is twice !are,-:r man our previous one. You know the character of
our goods. We present them as the cheapest good pieces that can be bought. Everything shown is
fresh made especially for this sale. We show only new, clean, fresh, good pieces, conscientiously
made from the highest class materials. The conditions of manufacture are" in the highest degree clean
and sanitary. The prices quoted are low lower than we have ever been able to quote before, because
our order wa> never so large. Not only are they low and lower?they are lowest.
Night Gowns range in price
from 38c. to $8.25 each.
Skirts range in price from
25c. to $6.00 each.
CORSET COVERS RANGE IN
PRICE FIROM lOo. TO $2.75 EACH.
DRAWERS RANGE IN PRICE
FROM 15o. TO tl.75 PAIR.
$ Otter Special Cot Prices go into effect To-morrow on the following:
Ladies' Coats, Ladies' Suits, Ladies' Wrappers and Children's Reefers?
2 an average cut of about 25 per cent, or more.
I BENJ. LOWENBERG, t
5 34 GR?NBY STREET,
celved a white ting displayed from the
batteries, and sent the Alvarado in
under a flag of truce. When she was
within about 100 yards of the batteries
the Spaniards treacherously opened Are
upon her, and she lost no time In re- ;
sponding. Captain Goodrich imme?
diately hoisted a signal recalling the
vessel, but her officers had not heard j
in vain the story of Nelson and his
blind eye, and as they had no signal
book abourd, pretended not to under
stand the summons from the flagship. '
One shot lodged In the vessel's s:.le.
and two cut through her flag before
the other ships of the tleet could come
to her assistance.
After this exploit the Alvarado was
used as a dispatch boat, cruising some
3.000 or 4,000 miles in the vicinity of
Cuba, where she remained until the
1st of November, when she Was order?
est home. After touching at a number
Of southern points she proceeded to An?
napolis, and from there came to Wash?
THE VOTAGI' TO NORFOLK.
The Snndoval was at '-'iamanera when
that place uns surrendered to the ar?
my. After Uk> surrender, but before
the Americans could take possession, of
the boat. Bhe was sunk by her com
mahder. she was promptly raised,
h iwever, being placed under the navy,
with Lieutenant B. A. Anderson and
Ensign P It. liar wood In command.
Through the efforts ot the crew, tuid
additions I work by Cuban laborers,
tho damages were soon repaired, and
the vessel wo? refitted, She was or-!
.!. red north November nd, coming up iD
company with the Alvarado. Both boats
en tountered th ? gale in which the Ma
rln Teresa foundered while they were j
ort Ca] e Macey, and had an extremely j
rough voyage all the way up.
The Alvarado Is 110 feet long and 17
feet wide, she has a displacement of
lln) tons, and a 7-foot draught. Tho ves?
sel is of English make, and was built
on the Clyde in isti3 by James and
George Thompson. Her trial trip show
< rl a speed of is. knots, hut owing to the j
e< million of her bottom she is good for j
oniy about b) knots, at present. Her !
armament is light, consisting of a six j
nnd a one-pounder. The Sandovnl la
similar in practically every reapect
1NTE KKSTIXG THOPHIES.
While In the navy yard Lieutenants;
Victor Blue and B. A. Anderson, who
were In command, ai\d members of the
crew, exhibited some Interesting tro
phtes. The latter, who commands the
Sandoval, has a machete with which,
the owner was known to have slain
cloven men before being finally chop?
ped into mincemeat by it himself, whilo
one of the men on the same vesael
proudly displays a cartridge belt whose
clasp was struck with a Spanish bul?
let when he was under fire. There are
numerous other trophies, such as shells,
shell enrs, riiles, coins, etc. Each has)
its own story to tell by proxy.
Ireland's telegraph department re?
cently sroved that It could manage
Gaelic by taking the speeches deliver?
ed at an Irish festival at I.etterkenny,
County Donegal, In the native tongue
and receiving them at Dublin, so thas
.they could be printed'in Gaelic characn
tors In the Freeman's Journal