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HOW THEY WILL CONDUCT THE MANEUVERS
Interest at the National Capital Centers in Coming Exhibition of What the Navy Can Do, Off Culebra Island, in the Caribbean...Something of the Recent War Game and the Plans for an Offense and Attack and How It Will Be Done...Dewey May Not Take Active Command-.-Higginson Will Follow Plan Like That Used in Last Maneuver in New England Waters. CORREsiPONDiNC OF INrrR MOUNrAIN. Washington. Dec. 5.--Ilnterest here is centcred in the cotnitng navticcal maneuvers ofi Culelbra island in the Carilbbean Sea. The disparity of the size of the opposing fleects will Ie lessened by giving a ficti tious value to one or more of Hear Ad miral Sumnlr's vessels, making the (hi cago, for intstance, equtal in fighting strength to the Kearsarge. It is pIsiible, also, that one or Imo ships, may lie de tached from Rear Admiral IIigginson's conmmand and attiached tio that oif Rear Admiral Stumnler. I he central idea is that Rear Admiral Ili gginson must hold Ilis battle fleet together if he is to defeat Rear Admtiral Slcumner. In the search pIroblem oIf the New IEng land coast, ('onUt andIcr Pilsbhury was ahle to reach the hliarcbor Salecm l.befre ht "as discovered. lhis failure ot, tlie part of the cruisers eiml)yed ;Ias llf shore scouts to locate the Wlhite scliadroc showed an intmport at ldefect in the train ilg of the fleet. FThe art of scc.' tlting is one of the most implliortant a Inavy lias tio leant. If it he thoroughliy imiierstod aild Jprtticel, a c nmtttinlrlclr ill chief J i ill Ibe able to get promptly inl tioucl'h itith his ccmfy, keep track of his hchlrever Ihe mair go. alld fitnallly bring a sutIperir .orce within fighting tangll cad des.troy him. In this way milli.ons of dollar.c s ill lie saved, not ionly) in aIctual ldamagei s cill enemy might ciotniit, but in ii.nurancc. in relieving tctinir.ce of iilctigir, anid i1 other lcays. He Will Look Sharp. Hnlprc(ssed by lthe deliciiwy ofthis squad ron i this riespect, Rear AImiral h;liggin son wsill be active ill endeavocring to locale Rear Admliral Stunnntr udl overwnhelm him by a superior force. \\' ith ('aptis Jistllph N. Ileimphill, commanding thi K.carsrge and s.erving as his chief of staff. icne of the capacle oilhcers oif the service. hi is lprepalring pIlatns tio dcti t ;Ilid find Ri;ar Admiral Stumnner. iThe cruisers iill Ire employedll inl this duly. \'la;c\tevcr th clra,,i of this pirobleml , ;ll( it c ill ait li. a hc n drcld miles only, as is s e ic asl ill tih New Englal:ul mlarch IrIlei.m, lR;car AlI miral Jligginscn will staition his battle fleet t t a centrll r polsition :cid ii scicl his cruisers oiit .of rc;li, dclhecling at csl''citic point Is t I IIconllllll ic.lte \ t ith other cruis erns. The pIlan hie fcllowecd in NXew I n, Iaind \ccatcrs ;ias slightly dilftcrce t IIIoI this. The baittle fleet remaiclcI at the c,.ntial plint ibetween tic tercimiial of the coast lice iinv\ol\ved inI thlie proble m. ;llci the ofif shliort scouts, utidler Rear .\Alnitl ( igh lan, acted ind.lependently tio a consider able C'xtIcIt, cruising : bclc curve(, c i scarch arcs, the r;idi of which a:re c;ali'u lated iuponi the supplced speled of thie cl ellly--landl e.lloiyinJg lther 'well kInotin\i methods. There Was Nothing Doing. Ilis cmitch was tunrewardeld. Not once"c did he sight the \\'hite squailron. Rear Admiral Iligginson will likily aldopt ncew methods, but what thtey \ill 1he he will, SOMEONE IS GIVING AWAY THE STATE SECRETS i1' ..-('('IA 1 I I D - ,,1.' i New York, Dec. 5.- Ilh o Jrnal of Commerce says: "I here Ihve. inl recctnt years., I 1rn manIlly repoils tihat the ai.ricIl tural bureau's roport has. i leaked out -i11 other words, that its gi. eral character has beei kbee nown to al faiied f w bIeloce the time for its otfiial Ipu li'cationi; but never IhaLs the con\iction been imore lirmly held by the cuttotn trade than in the in btance of the report isl(ed by the dpalrt tient on WVedntesday. It was imlpoldible to give entirely specific evidenlc e that the report %,as dishonestly madeitl knoiti n to particular interest s in advance, for direct HOPE TO RAISE QUARANTINE ON CERTAIN STOCK Boston, Dec. 5.- Steam Ii p agents :ald chilppers of cattle have lnot yet gi\ven up hope that the British government n1iy be prevailed uponll to modify its qairantitin restrictions against New E]ngland cattle ,o as to allow the shipment from IPortland, Me., of cattle coming from (a'I:l:t aiidl the West, in scaled ears and iproperly \unuchcl for by the U'nited States inspeictors, aind yesterdlay a conference with this end ;n view was held between )r. E. S. S.,1 iion, the representative of the agricultural d" partinent, Acting British Consul ('lipper ton, e;cneral Manager Jamison of the 1)o it ' a fiRtl, 1 UlOUOU.BLY Go019 ,.scwR1FAND IIYOIuIth D1UCIOIUS AND NOURIImHItO. MI lA @IR lt Cim i Pure, Palatable, Popular. Millions are Eatins Malta-Vita. Malta-Vita is the original and only perfectly cooked, thor oughly malted, flaked and toasted whole wheat food, and is manufactured under letters patent. Insist on getting Malta. Vita, the perfect food, manufactured by the MAL'A.VITA PURAE FOOD CO., Battle CreeK, Michllan. Toronto, Canada. of course, keep to himself. There is every reason to believe that he will sta tionis ships to guard the passages lead ing from the Caribbean Sea as the navy delpartmelnt and Sampson did during the war with Spain, in order to prevent Ccr vera's situadron fron leaving the West Indies without detection. T'Ihe search proll blem will begin on l)e rcmber 5 and will end on IDeceimber to. It will he carried out under the super vision of Adminiral Dewey, with Rear Ad nirtal IHentry C. Taylor, chief of the bu rean of navigation anid senior membIn er of the general oard,l as chief of stalT, and (Captain William Swift, Comnnl.elcr Pills bury anlld (oiotnander Nathan Sargenlt as ails. tBefore the iproblem begins each fleet will have a; chalice for preparation. T'he I'lltropeani and South Atlantic squad runs w ill lay at Trinidad fromt November 25 Ito December 5, whenl they will sail. lThe North Atlantic squadron will hlie at i'tlebra or disposed for defense lduring the s;iant' Iperiod. Will Dewey Command? Whether Ahdmiral Ilewey will take minl niandl of the defense fleet caninot lie s;tatei at this li (inie( nt, but it is not like ly. Admiral I)tewey and Rear Ahdmiral Taylor will nit start for the I'arilbbean Sea until the latler part of Novembellr. They will poi in the Maytlower. the presi dlent's yacht. Ihich has been placed at the admiral', disposal. The Mayflower will retmain ais the almir:al's figship tllhroilllht the mitlneuvers. The ilnterest lith aih. iiral is takiing in the lirijecteil tvo litif iis is a miatter of siincere gratitifiatioll to thel administration uaiil theI serviice'. le has, diimiiistr atd his ability as a com manlidr andil a dillilomat. In iith char actrs lie aplealed ito the Anisicin peopl:, lint tol the lnavy hie is lire eminenti in the former. Ily his etforts to improilve the .trvlli . as shown by his ii isl iwork oill the general boiardI. a l ii his pilurpose ito in (convenience'l( himse'lf ) when he couldl re ito make it elflicint. The niral efluiet of his attlitiude' is iic lcullali. amud it sI ll Iprove o hl counitry that li'e does not shirk work hlsite the're is sulk to Ii. Coghlan Will Protect Base. I'ponl the conclusion of the search tem.\dirl sildir hihiug the! i t .he iinto si:itlrons iuand divisions, the latter leiiig s tmaller than lnatilron,'. and assigning Rear Admiral, Iligii.iun. Smii er ;iim l I'rwniiiishihl ito co. : .l s in a icordli,' sittlh their rank. I:ear .\lmiral oghllan will remain in coluiiaiild of the base at ('ilebra. Ilis Iposition will be siiiilar to that of Rear AImiral ;George I'. Reny at Key \\ est dluring the aitr willt Spiaini. Ih. will see that vssels aire ipromp ly coaliled, thit repaiirs are nIiui e ith the utiilmoist di., patclth. that uIIIsag.es are promptll y ldeliv retd, I. that l bri i is in a state of defeinse. ;andiil, in case f attiac k, Iii' will assume sot ipreine tiumanl. T'I hihi, frioh a niaval cotton trale as being abolutely and unc lutivocally indicative that the large market inte.ests had definite infoirmation of the 'haracter of reports. In adlition the fol lowing specific evcidence is availablrv: First- The exact figures (J...l4F7, r)0 hales) of the Il i'viernuient estinate were detfinitely known at east oi minutes bhefore the oilicial hour for publication of the relport, Inam:lllt y noon1. Second 'The news was very general ISE QUARAN minion linel anll d I)r. Ilhutingt(on, the r(pre sntaltive of thie deipartmllelnt of agricittultrc int Maine. later (',n.ul Clippe.ton sub nitted tihe proposition by cable to the British authorities. The inspectors or the Massachusctts conmmission discoveredi yes terday that the disease is making ravaI...-s amont g the herds in the vicinity of .larl Ini Southlboro Io less than 56 cases \\ere discovered, 5o of \uhiic· \cre in one herd of 75 cows. The quarantine against New Hllampshl)ire, recommuended \\'Weesday by the biurceau of tannuial industry, already has been revoked, it having been fouttnd thiat only one herd in point of view of great strategic import. ance, little is known in the United States in regard to Culebra island. This island was iecded to the United States under the treaty of peace with Spain, and lies 17 mttiles from Porto Ilico and 19 miles from St. Thomnlas. It has an area of at square miles and its picturesque hills range in height from 5So to 65o feet above the level of the sea. It has numerous harbors, that used by the navy being known as (;reat lnarbor, which has 36 feet of waer, and1 canll accomimotjdate, without overcrowd ing, the 40 vessels which will take part in the iancuvers. Great Ilarbor is consid ered the finest harbor, with the possible exception of St. l'Thomas, in the West In dies. Southwest of (ulelbra island, about one and one half miles distant, lies the Isle of l.ttis 'Pella, which, with Puata Sohltado protects a long stretch of water from high winds and heavy seas. An ideal gutlnery Ipriactice grotund is thus formed. Permanent Marine Camp. ()n the shores of G(reat harbor is mtain tainied a permanlent ma rine camp. In view of the Ilan to have a hostile fleet attempt to seize ('ulchra,. a strong force of ma rines is to be stationed there. It is prob able that the battalion of marines assent bled at Norfolk for duty on the Isthmus will he ortered to (ulebra. There is now on this islatnd a live-inch gun in a coti mi;anding position. A few smaller gtuns re mounited to cover Great harbor. Ad ditional guns will ihe emplaced so that the maritnec will lie able to make it cred itahlc hdefense. In this problem, prac ticall thli entire fleet will foirm the attack iiing frce, as, under milodern war condi tionk , 5..,t l(.n arte ntecessry to seize a ftified place dehfetnded by snt,. No diffi culty will Ie expetriencetd in landing mien t'Bnough. as there will be about y,€oo oili cr is t and hl .le jat'ktts iauinting the ships. \'itlh the etxctption of (hristiias week the vsstels will Ihe employecld day and tfight in drills ani larget practice. There will he o. picnic for anyliily in the fleet. Nor will there hle any frills aboult the it:ueitvtrs. 'liont the reiinttclndatllion of the general hiard, Secretatry Miiy is -ne.l i order limiting salutes. Admiral DIewey will lie the ionly lticrer whose flag will le so honored. Dress clothes will not he rn., l. . I' tn service white anitl blue unifrm is only will he useI. and this int itself is ;in imlicaiLtoro thot hard work wsil he dol. Celebrate Christmas. Ihring (hristmas wck thile tflheet will lbe divided, one s quiah'ron being sent to visit \"('nezuelan a;wn l h- .South .Aterican ports, ;inlother ca:llillg at Halbain. laitian and Santou I).mingant phrts, and the third .qtadmlronti tohlilng islilands of the l.cewart. and Windward groups. Tl'hese visit: will hei useful in howinqg I atin-American the real strength of the 'uited States. Cottt-. niandingt Wiliiers will pay ca;ll upon the of icials if the ptrlts in which their ships drop anchor, and under the department's orders will miake e.v.ry effort to cultivate frieindly relations and removet the feeling that the department's report would lie Third .\Advance infotrmation regarding th coaict chtaracter of the reportt was oired in the forenolll to a very large Cotnllissimi house which refused to enter into ne,-tiations or consider the purchase of the stolen informationt in any form. But the greatest evidence that the in fortatio, was cirutlated was contained in the action of the market itself, and there are many responsihle members of the New York cotton trade who believe the leak occurred not on Wednesday morning,. lut some time lTuesday, as there the state is a(Iictld by ihe discintae. 1'lut he vl is very icar thei liiic of M1aIssa chusektts.. .\ circular from th cdepartmeint of ag riVlt'rc, whichl bymodifirils roavious rulinge , wa·;s received bIy thle ralilroadl~s herre yester POISON POURED INTO HIS BEER Brooklyn Manufacturer Dies From Some Sediment Administered to His Nightly Draught---..Police Are Analyzing the Beer and Working on What May Be an Interesting Case. IV ASSO IAI ED 'HI·.S:'. New York, Dec. 5.-An investigation by the coroner into the sudden death on Tuesday of George F. I.eyh, a wealthy truss manufacturer, in ItBrooklyn, has de 'reloped considerable mystery. The in vestigation is proceeding. leyh was over 80 years of age and was said to have possessed an estate of more than $300,000. It was his custom to eat luncheon in the rear of his place of busi ness. With his daughters he made his home in apartments above. ()n Tuesday the luncheon was brought as usual and Leyh went into the cellar for a bottle of beer. He took it from a care containing ao bottles. On taking off the top lie found the beer flat, but drank part of a glass. It tasted badly and lie called to the office boy, whom he asked to taste the bIeverage, which he said was hitter. The TO FORCE HER TO MARRY HIM Affidavit States Moxey and Others Were in a Conspiracy. San Francisco, Dec. 5--Attorney L. M. IIoefler has presented an affidavit to Judge Coffey in which he charges fraud upon the part of Oliver N. Moxey and John D. Hoover, professor of physical culture, who he alleges entered into a conspiracy to force Mrs. Game H. Phillips, who is now Mrs. Game H. Moxey, to marry Moxey. This affidavit was presented in order to obtain the court's permission to take the testimony of Mrs. A. Lloyd Smith, a wit ness now living in the state of Wash ington. An examination c~ candidates for sub stitute in the Butte public library will be held in the high school building December 6 at a o'clock p. m. For particulars In quire of the librarian. of hostility which Is felt for this country. t Thus in many ways the proposed ma neuvers will be beneficial. They will train officers and men to handle their ships to obtain the best results, improve the gun nery record of the fleet, and, above all, will demonstrate the strategic dispositions that must be made to defend our Carib hian sea interests. Moreover, they will teach many and valuable lessons that will he applied at once, so that full benefit can be derived from them. Enthusiasm will be aroused, men will be kept interested anod a feeling of greater contentment will pervade in the service. And, finally, the presence of such a formidable fleet will exercise an influence for peace and good will toward the United States that will have an important international effect. Washington Post. Washington, Dec. S -The navy depart ment has made public the elements of the great naval search problem on which the combined North Atlantic and South At lantic fleects are to begin work today in the WVest Indies. The details of the stuadron organization have already been Inale public and the announcement yes terday concerlns the rules which are to govern in this mimic warfare. They are is follows: "The white fleet includes vessels of the tcomnmand of Hear Admirals Sumner and (rowninshicll, combined under the for titer. "The blue fleet includes vessels under Rear Admliral ligginson. "In the afternoon of Decelmber 5 the blue fleet learns that one of its scouts iglhts the white fleet I)ecember 2 in lati tuide 115 degrees north, longitude 45 west, a position ablout oco miles to the east Sward of Barhado s. "The white fleet represents all ad \:iiice detachmenlt of the enenmy, which will endeavor to secure a base ill Porto Rican waters between and including Ray ;tglez tnt tile West land Great Hlarbor, Cu(t It bra on the east; also to mineil the main hip channel of the port before 6 p. iII. )Iccetimber io, at which timte the problemi Sndls. ia. If it enters One port selected anlld hIi worked one hour in laying mines be inre the arrival of a blue force 5o per tctlt greater thant its own. it wills. "b. If it enters the port and lcompletes the litnting of the chatnnel befotre the ar rival of the blue fiorce, dotbile its own, it \\hite loEis if intercepted Iby . sut pi rir blue fiorce at sea or in less than t(n houtr after it enters the power. "The blue force to will muist: a. \With a superior fi,rce going the white tlect at sea or within one hour after it has .ttchred in the port selected. I". if the white force has been at antchor lmore thant ot. hotr, ibut not long etnough to plant ill its tmines, the blue foirce mIlust ihe 54 per cent larger tihan the white." is every evidence that both the New York and liverpool markets were forced up to a selling basis. The IEpiscopal Country Store will be opc'n Thursday a nd Friday afternoons, I)t clmbemr 4 and 5, as well as evenings, at No. 64 Wes\t Broadway. Be sure and see this unique entertainment. T'he fortune teller for Thursday evening will be Miss ()'l)onnell, anmd for Friday evening Mrs. Samin Johnstone. The Country Store will close on Friday evening with a social day. It says that the railroads may send cattle for slaughter from one state to an ,ther in New England, provided the cars are scaled by inspectors of the department oi agriculture and that they are not un laded except at their place of destination. hly put the glass to his lips and said the :mine. |Leyh rose and started across the room. Stuldenly he fell and died in zo minutes. The doctors found that his death was probably caused by a strong poison. At first it was believed the stuff had been placed in the bottle for safe keeping and that l.eyh had taken the fatal draught by mistake, but a study of the whole affair is said to have convinced the coroner that the top of the bottle had been taken off and that a large quantity of poison was poured into the beer and the bottle put back in the case where, as Leyh drank one bottle daily, it was only a question of time when 'he would take it. The beer that remained in the bottle and the glass used showed a quantity of sedi ment. An autopsy will be performed and the contents of the bottle analyzed. UNCLE SAM IS OUT $69,000 Storm Does Great Damage to His Jetties in Tacoma. Tacoma, Dec. g.-Reports from West port state that the storms of Sunday and Tuesday night did great damage to the false work of the government jetties at the entrance to Gray's harbor. This is tie superstructure upon which tram cars and the engines are run in order to carry stone and other materials for the permanent jetty. Loss to the government is estimated at $6o,ooo and will probably be greater before the winter is over. ONLY $t3.00. Via Great Northern railway Butte to Boulder Hot Springs and return, including one full week's board at Spring's hotel. On sale daily at ticket office, No. 4Z Main street. __A_ Feature of all our Clothing, is the fact, that it is "made to fit." All MARKED our clothing is made expressly for us, by the two leading wholesale tailors of this country--Stein-Bloch Co. and Hart, Schaff ner & Marx. We neither buy nrr ..1 "job lots" of clothing, so you can't get the N\,,ligK thing in our store, even if you tried. Open Saturday Nights Until 10 Evey man in Butte knows that the name of "Connell" on a suit of clothes or an overcoat gives them additional value. This cut represents HdTilord A Heavy Wool Overcoat for $11175 Well made and lined. Such an overcoat as would sell usually for $i8.oo to $20.00. We are selling men's suits of an excel lent quality at Same Price $11.75 , Doings in Boys' Department Nickel watches for the boys Friday and Saturday. To make matters very interesting we offer some extraordinary values. Parents contemplating purchases for their boys should first inspect our incomparable selections. There are opportunities in point of low prices and satisfactory selections in our store that do not exist elsewhere. Our stock just now is the largest we have ever had, and in cludes almost every style from the best and most reliable man ufacturers in this country. Boys' Norfolk Suits.....$2.75, $3.50, 14.5o, $6.oo, $7.50 Boys' Sailors Suits.$3.5o, 3.95, 5.50, 6.50, 7.50, 8.50 Boys' Vestee Suits.. 2.50, 3.oo, 4.50, 5.00, 5.50, 6.oo Boys' Two Piece... 2.50, 3.00, 4.50, 5.oo, 5.50, 6.oo Boys' Three Piece.. 3.95, 4.75, 5.50, 6.50, 7.50, 8.50 Boys' Reefers..... 2.50, 3.50, 4.50, 6.50, 7.oo, Boys' Overcoats... 4.50, 5.50, 6.50, 7.50, 8.50, 9.50o Boys' fedora Hats We have just received a new selection of Boys' Fedora hats and Boys' winter shoes. In fact what you need for the man or boy in winter outfits, can be had in our tsore in the best qualities and at prices that will satisfy you. M. J. CONNELL COMPANY SEATTLE Our Seattle office has to offer as an inducement to the investing public, an entering wedge as it were, some splendid lots adjoining Washington Park This property is good, bound to give returns, and sells from $250.00 to $350.00 a lot. Inside lots 40x%00; corner Iots 50x100. Terms: One third in six months and one third in twelve months. Interest on deferred payments seven percent. Title guaranteed. THE THOt!PSON CO. 224 PIKE STREET, SEATTLE S1 WEST BROADWAY, DU.TE J. D. M'IBUIOR VETERINARY SURGEON. Honorar graduate of the Ontario Veter ary collCs Toropto. Caada. Treatr al diseses of dom cated animals aecordlns to kentifi principles. Office at Marelow isbles 204 So.h Mel street. Telephoar g A. eaeus prompt attmeded . SY B 06 , T j , G O D Dr. German THE DENTIST, Has Resumed Practice. 114 1. NORTH lMRIN. .Kemmorer Coal Sold by 01TIZENII' @O@Ai 0O. No, 4 East Broadway.