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BAIiliE, VT TIIUKSDAY, MAY W, 1898.
PRICE ONE CENT.
The Blue Store
By the Depot, Barre,Vt.
IS THE PLACE TO BUY
Men's, Boys' and Children's
Men's, Women's and Child
Men's, Women's and Child
at Rock Bottom Prices.
Your inspection is Invited. Satisfaction
ii;ir:tnti t"l or your money back.
Sew Hue- of straw hats are coming in dally,
(iive n a call.
A ilmvn-tais tenement to rent. Inquire at
(,c t your suburban tickets here at Co a trip.
SEGEL & BRADY, Prop'rs.
L L Ponies,
The Cigars to Smoke
For Sale Everywhere.
Pavelle, Hendelshon A Co, ITrs,
L. Lewin, M'gr.
180 No. riain St. Barre, Vt.
lJig trades in them.
New lot of Badges and Pins just in.
Show your Colors.
28 Xo. Main St. Tel. 31-3
We Are on Guard
For your interests as well as ur own.
, It means business for us. Every
man, boy and child needs a new
suit tor spring, and we carry the
best line in the City at the lowest
We have just received a fine line of
Men's, Boys' and Children's
Which we will sell cheaper than any
store in Barre or vicinity ever
We will offer for the next 10 days 100
boys' suits with sailor collars,
sizes from 4 to 15 years, at 81.00
a snil ; sold elseweere for 8'2.00.
Briiii! your boy along and get one
Standard Clothing Co.'s Store
War in Cuba. Full act of Maine disas
ter, catch penny book are being pub
lished. See that the book contain G50
pages fully illustrated this is the only
complete history from 18G8 to 1898 by
1). A. & C. W. l'F.iiitv,
8:1 Washington St. Barre.
BL'ZZELIS LUXCII BOOM.
A. II. Buz.cll, the new proprietor of
the Bed Siar Lunch Boom, puts out to
his customers a chicken pio every Sun
day ; beef stew, Monday ; chicken stew,
Tuesday and Wednesday: fish chowder,
Thursday; lish balls, Friday ; haniburg
steak Sahinhiv. Ovster stews, chilli
chowders, baked beans, coffee, and other
refreshments served at all hours.
Finest and most lasting Jkr'.'A manu
factured is the Diamond Wall Finish.
I,. M. Avorill solo agent.
Why sutler with Qoms when you
can have them removed without pain
by Mns. S. M. Yohk, 12 Elm St.
Noj'icu! 1 am prepared to do first
class work in house painting, paper
IllllUr'ilMr Hill !!! 1 -il I tl I II llllT . WUHIS
tlm-Tni-i? tint mn.il iii'onintlv attended to
All iiilniiniliivecu areexnerienced work-
j i j
men. No apprentices.
,J. C. Doikje, 100 M'dn St
The Weather. 4
Boston', May 12. Fair. Showers
tomorrow morning. Southwest winds.
News From Camp Olympia.
The weather was fine in camp Tues
day until o l m. when there was a light
shower, It was fair at night.
There- was an exciting timo here
Tuesday morning when the fire alarm
sounded at abobt 10 o'clock in the morn
ing. Companies K. L, and I responded
from the parade ground where they
were drilling and "found the whole o'f
the broad expanse of woods in the rear
of the canp one mass of flames, with
the wind blowyig almost a gale towards
the camp. Cu-.op Olympia was indeed
threatened with" great danger, but the
three companies which responded soon
checked the progress of the fire.
At 1 p.m. the second call was sounded
by Mercer and the whole regiment re
sponded. This time the progress of the
fire was completely stopped. About
500 acres of woodland was damaged
but the government woods were pro
tected all right.
Every man who has heretofore worn
a mustache had the same removed Tues
day forenoon. Cnpt. Badger is the only
The slaughter of Company F took
place Tuesday forenoon. l'J men were
thrown down. The 2nd Lieut, 2 cor
porals and 15 privates. Sadly dissa
pointeil the unlucky ones left for Xorth
ficld on the first train.
It is reported that E. A. B. Bishop
will visit the Camp Thursday. We arc
waiting for our old friend and will give
him a hearty welcome.
The recruits of Company Fare show
ing up in fine shape and are given very
stiff drills every day.
There lias been no sickness in the
Company vit and everyone is feeling
well. 24 hours a day out of doors is
doing us all good.
The new recruits who arrived Tues
day with Lieut, Meaker were given a
glad welcome, by all the boys.
Company C feels very much down
hearted at losing their 2nd Lieut., 2
sergeants and l'J privates.
So far Company h has the best record
for examination and means to maintain
it in every way.
The evenings spout around the camp
fires are very pleasant ones indeed.
It may be of some interest to friends
at home to know how we live down
here. Six men occupy each tent over
which presides a non commissioned offi
cer who is rc'spoiisibe for the appearance
of the tent and its surroundings when
inspection comes. Each ' man is sup
posed to provided with a mattrass imd
blankest and the Moor of the tent is pretty
well covered when the boys have all
turned in. There is a raised floor un
der each tent so that when it rains we
are kept dry. Each man is provided
with a tin plate, steel knife and fork
and tin cup which he has to wash and
scour himself. The latter is usually
done in a big pile of sand dug up for the
purpose. The cooking is all (lone m a
building till rods in the rear of the com
nanv street. Here the rations are is
sued to the men as they come up inline
and the greer sward is used for a table
and chair at once. For breakfast we
have bacon, bread, butter, and coffee.
For dinner, beefsteak, potatoes, bread
butter, and coffee. For supper, Beans
bread, butler, and coffee. There is is.
sued to each company every day 100 lbs
meat, 40 loaves of bread. 40 ijiiarts of
milk, :S bushels of potatoes, :5 lbs of
coffee and other necessities. When
supper is over there is nothing left.
There seems to be a strange, iuconsis
tencv and a slight vein of luck running
through the method of physical examina
tions 'given the boys -at Camp Olympia.
Two young men, Sovei ance and Ilogers
failed to pass the examinations witht 'oir.
pany E. Ilogers shaved off his mus
tache, and the two went in to t ike the
examination with another company of
the regiment. Boih passed as physic
ally perfect, and will now try to eel
transferred to Co, E. Seuerance has
been a slayer. He. took the examination
with Co. M at Burlington, failed to pass,
. . , 1 ...........I l.nrn 11'J.tit it
came to ianc miu ...
Camp Olympia, failed to pass a
went in 'with the Nort h Held O
and got through all right.
Of the ten recruits who took the ex
amination yesterday from Combany E
all passed but Charles Stevens.
IX WAXTOF BLANKETS.
T1I1SEK l'.AKKR HOYS HETfllN HOME TO
As has already been stated in the pa
pers a number of times the militia men
who are at Camp Olympia are complain
ing vigously of the way they are treat
ed"! lTuring these cold nights they are
without proper shelter and it seems
about time that some action was taken
by Governor Grout.
Lust evening Bert Cayhue, J. A. Ken
nedy and Adolph Goneo of Company E
came this city on the seven o'clock train
to "tit proper blankets for themselves as
weTl as others who ant in the company.
They state that on some of the coldest
nights there are only three or four blan
keTs to every six men. They consider
that they are being treated in a very
shabby maimer and hope this slate of
affairs will not continue. They arc
.all anxious to go to Chickamauga, so
as to get where the weather is warmer
The boys relumed on the late train.
National Mixed Faint, Strictly Pure
While Lead and oil, all kinds of Paints
Varnishes, and kiilsoniincs at low prices
L. M. Avcrill.
D. M. Fcrrys Garden Seeds only .'I
cents for U cent papers, cheapest as
well as best L. L. Avcrill. -
A Great Battle
Report of Other
The Concord Said
Germany Will Interfere in
Americans Worsted in Naval
Kev West, May 12. There was a
disastrous engagement off Cardenas
yesterday near Mantanzas. The cruiser
Wilmington, the torpedo boat Wins
low and the gunboat Hudson were the
United States ships engaged, ami the
names of the Spau'sh ships are as yet
unknown. Those who were killed were
Ensign Worth, Ensign W. Bagley,
John Varvorls, oiler ; Josiah Tunnct,
cabin cook ; J. V. Weeks anil J. Dan
iel, firemen, of the Wiuslow. The
The Hudson returned here this morn
ing with the bodies. A great many of
the sailors were wounded, the most
serious of these are Lieutenant Berua
dow, of the Winslow ; R. .E, Cox,
guu tiers mate ; D. AicKeeon,"quarter- j
master ; J. Patterson, fireman, and F.
The engagement occurred of! Car
denas harbor at two o'clock yesterday
afternoon. The American boats en
tered the harbor for the purpose of at
tacking the Spanish gunboats which
were stationed there, as it was thought
if the gunboats could be silenced it
would be an easy step to effect an en
trance to the town. The gunboats,
however, proved to be made of diil'er
ent stun" from those which have been
met before, and the Americans met
with the first repulse which they have
thus far sustained, although a stifl
fight was put up. The defeat, how
ever, is not so serious as at first!" might
be imagined, for the Americans had
in this fight everything to gain and
nothing to lose. Another attempt
can be made now as well as belore,
while, it the fort had been captured
from the Spanish, the latter would
have utterly failed. It is thought t lie
attack was made simply to test the
strength of the Spanish at this point.
The first shot was from the Spanish
gunboats which were supported by the
batteries on land. The engagement
lasted an hour, and considering the
ranidity of the Spanish lire the Ameri
can loss canuot be saitl to be heavy.
The battle while it lasted was terrific.
The Wilmington and Hudson fired
first and then the Winslow came up.
In an instant the entire attention of
the Spanish gunboats and the batteries
on laud were directed towards her.
From all sides sheets of shell and shot
seemed to pour upon her. The brave
crew of the Winslow never falfered,
but one solid shot crashed through her
hull, knocking out the boiler. In an
instant she began to roll and drift help
lessly about and there was a moment
of awful suspense as the fiends on shore
watched their devilish work of de
struction. A fierce cheer of triumph
went up from the Spaniards ami again
a storm of fire opened on the helpless
bout. The Hudson threw a line to the
crew. Ensign Bagley anil six. men
stood on deck as the line was thiown.
The brave Ensign smiled and said :
" Let her come, it is getting too hot
here for comfort." At the same in
stant a shell burst in the very midst of
the group and quick as a flash of light
ning from Heaven save brave souls
were hur.ed into eternity while strug
gling f ir the rights of their country
and the great cause of humanity.
The names of two of Ihein have not
yet been learned. When in history
shall the names of these brave heroes
be forgotlnug? They have gonetolheir
Battles in Which
to Have Been Sunk
last sleep with the blessing of a mighty
nation and ere long the memory of their
death like that of the sailors of the Maine
will serve to spur on the American dogs of
war to a revenge that shall mean the
freedom of a people and the downfall of
a barbarous kingdom. JThe bodies were
recovered by the crew of the Hudson
and brought to Key West. The other
boats retired. No other boat bi s'des
the Winslow was struck.
The Winslow was towed to Pedia
Island where she was anchored and the
dead were removed from the docks.
The story of the battle was told by Com
mander Bernado. He said they went
to the harbor under orders to attack the
Spanish gunboats which were tied to
the dock and had a fair range on the
approaching vessels. The crew of the
Wiuslow acted nobly. Hie shell which
killed them burst in their very faces.
The Hudson shows the effects of the
fight but is still serviceable. A small
smokestack was punctured with bullet
holes while the cabins and dacks were
smashed and splintered. Ensign Bag
Icy was 20 years old and very popular.
His face was blown half off and he was
Americans Lose in the
Havana, May 12. Four American
vessels opened fire upon Cicnfuiros on
Wednesday morning and attempted to
land men and arms on barges. They
were repulsed by the Spanish troops
and the guns from the forts. The sec
ond attempt to land was also frustrated.
The lighting lasted eight hours anil was
a most determined battle on both sides.
It is reported that the American loss
was heavy and that fourteen Spaniards
were wounded. The Spaniards were
on shore and therefore better protected,
while the Ann rican troops were obliged
to light in the open Held and subject to
a hot fire from the troops in barricade
and also the terrific fire from the guns
at the forts.
Question About Cienfuegos
Washington, May 12. The navy
department has received no word of tho
engagement yesterday at Cienfuegos as
il was reported from Havana and it is
thought the report may have referred
The Enemy Off Nantucket.
New Yohk, May 12. The British
Steamer Megautic. arrived this morn
ing, and reports sighting two strange
torpedo boats off Xantuckett yesterday.
It was too dark however, to make out
Merrit for the Philippines.
Washington. May 12. It is announced
at the war depiirtincnt that Gen. Mer
rit will command tho expedition to tho
Philippines. Gen. Otis will bo second
in command. Mtij. Gen. Wheeler has
been ordered to Tampa to command the
Cavalrv about to leave for Cuba.
Anarchy in Phillipines.
HoNii KoNii, May 12. The British
gunboat ihnet has arrived from Manila
and reports that the insurgents are un
controlable. the whole country being in
a state of anarch-. Dewey is power
less to restoro order. The Spaniards at
Manila refuse to surrender and Dewey
is unwilling to bombard the town. He
hopes to starve them into submission.
The Spaniards are defying the Ameri
cans in the hope of European interven
tion, and the people are desperate and
Long Advised of the Battle.
WAsniNoroN. May 12 Secretary
Long has been advised of the battle at
Cardenas and that five were killed in
stead of seven as reported. At 10
o'clock there was no news from Samp
son. The Concord Defeated. .
New Yokk May 12. A special des
patch from Hong Kong says that a trad
ing vessel just arrived from the Phillip
ines reports having seen tho American
gunbout Concord engage in battle with
a Spanish warship off the city of Iloilo.
After two hours sharp fighting the Con
cord sank. It is understood that there
is only one other Spanish warship in
Spy Commits Suicide.
Washington, May 12. George
Downing the Spanish spy arrested hore
several davs airo committed suicide this
morning by hanging himself al the bar
racks when he was confined.
Germany Intervenes,- -
Loximin, May 12. It is reported
here that Germany has intimated to the
I'niied States that she expects to have a
voice in the disposition of the Philli
pines. N. H. N, G. Move.
CoN'oi!l, May 12. Col.Kolfe, com
manding the Xew Hampshire volun
teers, received a dispatch from Senator
Chandler this morning which read,
"You will be onlered to Chattanooga
M. V. M. Leaves To-day.
SoiTII Fuamingham, May 12.
The second regiment, under heavy
marching orders leaves here via New
London at 4 o'clock this afternoon for
Bombarding San "Juan.
New Yokk, May 12. A special dis
patch from Fort Do Franco, Martinique,
says that nine warships of the American
fleet are bombarding San Juan.
Will Annex Hawaii.
Washington, May 12. The House
Committee on Foreign Affairs has agreed
to the report on the resolution for the nn
nexatioa of Hawaii.
Temerario Off Brazil.
Bei nos A vues. May 12, The Span
ish torpedo gunboat has arrived at San
Nicholas and is on the way to Paraguay.
ll t ennessi
Absolutely and permanently cured In 9 days
by a new scientific and invigorating treat
ment. No publicity no injections no
reitratnt. Can be given secretly. No "free
treatment" scheme. toffi""" "
R. A. OUNN, M.D.,
41 East 2 lit Street, New York City.
5 Cents Worth
of this or that will receive as much attention and considera
tion as thought the purchase was ten times as large.
Its business with us, we know that if you're satisfied
with your small buyings here, that when you are ready to
make large ones, you'll remei'nber our carefulness.
We're in:business to serve customers.
They get the best of service here.
KENDRICK & CO.
205 X. Main Street. Opposite Depots.
Is the Greatest Improvement in 98
Stand the Test.
We are Agents for the
Gates, Austin & Co.
Gents Furnishings, Books and Stationery.
20X. MAIN STREET. BARKE, TT.
DON'T YOU KNOW
That it is getting too warm weather to be stewing oyer that
hot kitchen stove, baking cookies for the children, then come
to us and test our line of COOKIES, fresh every week at
2 lbs fo a qu arter.
To be sowing your little garden
in green goods during the summer, then come and get your
SEEDS of all kinds at the old reliable.
That Ave have a full line of everything pertaining to the
Grocery Business, then come and see us at Depot Square.
iUiesser & Burnham.
10 Depot Square, The Best Grocr.
DR. E. E. BEEMAN,
Graduate of American
School of Oste opath7, Kirks
8 a. m., to 12 ni.
1 p. m. to 4 p. in.
Ollice G4 State St.
Be the , VouHawWways Bought
plot if vou exneet to mdnl
Who's jot Wheels?
F. W. Nichols
has a line of
RiNtfrie f'le most com
WlyLICO, plete of any in
the city, and he will sell them at any
price you want. Prices ranging from
$20 to $125.
A large number of second hand
wheels alinonst given away, in the
Basement of the Nichols
Block. Come and see
One Invest size Kerosene Oil Gai
Stove, with Oven, usual price $22.00.
Will sell for cash io close at $17.00!
This stove cauo explodo ami suits all
,",er', ' L. M. Averill.