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A Hespatcli from Rear Admiral Sampson
Telling of a Scouting Exploit— Counted
_ the Vessels—The Cape Verde Squadron
All In Santiago Harbor.
Washington, June 15.—The last lin
gering doubt that may have existed as
•to the presence of Cervera's fleet in
Its entirely in Santiago harbor was
removed when Altnlral Sampson's dis
patch reached the navy department
yesterday. Up to that time Informa
tion as to the number and character
of the vessels lying in the harbor,
shielded from observation In gFeat
part by the hills at the entrance, had
been obtained through Cuban sources
supplemented by such glimpses a3
. could be obtained by naval officers from
the outside entrance.
Now, however, according to Lieuten
ant Blue, the ships have been actual
ly seen by an American officer, count
ed and Inspected from such points of
vantage as were afforded by the high
hills surrounding the harbor.
The navy department has posted the
following bulletin:
Mole St. Nicholas, June 13.—Lieuten
ant Blue has returned after a detour
of seventy statute miles of observation
of the harbor of Santiago de Cuba.
He reports that the Spanish fleet Is all
The Spanish attacked vigorously the
camp at Guantanamo. An outpost of
four marines were killed and their bod
ies mutilated barbarously. Surgeon
Gibbs was killed.
(Signed.) SAMPSON.
The officials here are rull of praise
for Lieut. Blue's achievement. Victor
Blue has long been known in the navy
, as an enterprising and daring young
officer, hut it required a good deal of
sustained courage for him to go ashore
In a hostile country and alone make
this reconnaissance.
He was, in the eye of military law,
nothing more nor less than a spy, and
had he I t en captured by the Spaniards
he would have been tried by drum
head court martial and executed.
Considering the fact that the ma
rines' light at Guantanamo last Satur
day night was really the first engage
ment of the war on shore. Admiral
Sampi on's reference to the affair in hi
dispatch posted yesterday was remark
ably brief.
Hence it is inferred that perhaps too
much importance has been attached to
It by the i u.'-l-o. The action-of Lieu
tenant Colonel Huntington in remov
ing his men to a more secure point
•than lie exposed position occupied by
them ('vest Heights, Is taken bet
as an in-lit ation that no offensive
mov-c* is 10 he attempted by the
Marine <"orps, but that it will limit
Its operations to the defence of a small
point 111 Gunntanamo harbor, to pro
tect the toaling of our warships, und
perhaps to serve as a cable station
when the necessary operators and In
struments are secured from Cape Hay
tien, to enable Admiral Sampson to re
open tlip out euble.
It does not follow by any means that
t the nlace seized and held by the ma
rines on Guantanamo bay is to be used
as the point of debarkation of the
United States regular troops now on
their way to Cuba.
On the contrary there is the best
reason to believe that another point
very much better adapted for a land
ing has been selected. Hut this point
also is believed to be much healthier
than any point on the shores of Guan
tanamo bay, where yellow fever Is said
to be epidemic.
The officials here were very reluc
tant to believe that the Spanish who
fought the marines at Crest Heights
have been guilty of the horrible bar
barism of mutilating the bodies of the
soldiers. The first press reports, by
some of the officers were supposed to
be based upon the horrible wounds in
flicted under certain conditions of
range by the steel-clad bullet of the
Mauser rifles.
Admiral Sampson's report, however,
seems to remove all doubt on that
point, for his surgeons undoubtedly
would be able to distinguish between
the effects of a bullet and a machete.
The Tellow Fever CUM-*.
Washington, June 15.—official dispat
ches received by the Marine Hospital
service regarding the yellow fever sit
uatlon indicate effectual vigilance on
•the part of the authorities at McHcnry,
Miss. There are no new eases at Mc
Henry and the number of Ganger points
has been reduced there from eight to
six. The state health officer, Mr. Har
rison, is in charge of the town, and
Surgeon Murray is looking out for the
federal regulations. Surgeon Carter uf
'he Marine Hospital service Is Investi
gating the neighboring towns and
houses along the railroad lines an-1 so
far has developed no new cases. That
examination, however, is not complet
•> ed.
Wnumled In a French Duel,
Paris, June 15.—Count Boniface do
Castellnne, who mairled Miss Anna
Gould of Now York, fought a duel yes
terday with M. Henri Turot of the Pe
tite Republiqua Francaise. Thre>
S i rounds were fought with swords, and
"u M. Turut was wounded In each round,
1 twice slightly, and the third time se
verely, in the right f-,rearm, thus end
ing the duel. The dispute which led
to the meeting grew out of M. Turot's
comments upon an act of infanticide
committed by a servant in the count's
The Bin Francisco Uninjured.
Washington, June 15.—Word has
come to the navy department from
Captain Leary, at P.-ovincetown, Mass.,
that the San Francisco, his flagship,
had suffered r.o damage through go
ing aground Monday. The navy de
partment was a good deal relieved at
this report, for It was feared that some
of the rocks on the New England etas',
had severely injured the ship.
Mrnsle* at Cunp Merrlß.
San Francisco, June 15.—Assistant
Surge-in Henry Pago of the Field Hos
pital at Camp Merritt, repot ts that
there are eighty-two cases of measles
| und one of mumps In the catr.p.
That the disease is spreading is evi
denced by a supplementary report that
nineteen new casee have been discov
ered within the last twenty-four hours.
Fight Hundred Marlnfli Were Landed a'
Kingston, Jamaica, June 12.—Lates
advices in regard to the landing ol
American troops on Friday show thai
eight hundred marines have pitchei
their tents about the smoking ruins ol
the outer formications of Guantanamo
and the Stars and Stripes for the first
time float from a Spanish flag staf)
in Cuba. To Captain Clark and thf
battleship Oregon belong the honor o:
accomplishing the first successful land
ing of the war. Forty marines rrom irn
battleship went ashore vesterdaj
morning and occupied the left entranci
of the bay until the troopship I'anthvi
arrived with eight hundred marines.
These, under the command of Lieu
tenant Colonel R. W. Huntington, ar
rived at J o'clock, and within half at
hour they had burned the buildings dl
the Spanish camp and had set fire tc
the little village which crouched or
the beach under the hill of Guanta
The whole operation of silencing th<
guns and landing the forces was at
easy as the placing of a Sunday schoo
picnic. The Marblehead, backed bj
the Vixen and the Dolphin, opened flr<
on the earthworks Saturday. Tht
shores to the right of the entrance wer"
lined with guns and rifle pits, but tht
Spaniards after firing a feu
The city of Guantanamo lies foul
miles up the bay and a little Spanish
gunboat came down to help the shore
batteries. She stayed just long enough
to turn around. Numerous shots were
fired by the Spaniards, but not one
landed and no Americans were injur
The main fort lies within the city
limits and is yet to be reduced, but
it Is not in a difficult position and tin
American officers say it can be taken
in fifteen minutes when desired.
The Marblehead, the Dolphin, the
Vixen and two colliers have been off
the entrance of the harbor for several
days, and Saturaay morning they sail
ed Into the channel, and a mile furthei
on they opened fire, sending fifty shots
at the fortifications on the left. The
hills on the right of the entrance were
deserted. There are no defences on the
right side of the harbor.
No attempt was made to land until
the Oregon steamed in early Friday
morning. Captain Clark immediately
sent forty marines ashore, and twenty
from the Marnlehead followed. They
founa evidences of a very nasty depar
ture upon iho part of the valorous
Spaniards. Hammocks, clothing, am
munition and several watches were
scattered about the earthworks, and a
Spanish flag was found in one of the
rifle pits.
Company B, under Lieutenant Hall,
was the first ashore, and without the
loss of a moment the column started
up the steep, rocky Mil to the earth
works. Fur an hour a brown column
of marines filed up the narrow path,
eventually taking up -a position at the
lop of tin hill.
Futile Attempts to f-lntlce Our Ship!
L'miei* Havana's Guns.
Key West. June 15.—Captain General
Blanco has apparently not yet aban
oned the hope of luring the American
warships within range of the Havana
batteries. He tried it again on Friday
morning last, but with no better suc
cess than in his previous attempts.
Advices received here yesterday are
to the effect that five Spanish ships
ran out to the mouth of Havana har
bor on the dav mentioned and headed
In an easterly direction. The vessel 3
of the blockading squadron were lying
well off shore. Upon sighting the
Spaniards they ran in a short distance
and opened lire on them.
The volley of shot and shell brought
no response from the enemy, but the
quintette of ships speedily turned tail
and, hugging the shore, under the bat
teries, ran back Into -the harbor. The
American ships, however, did not ac
cept the bait, and made no further at
tempt to molest them. The character
of the Spanish boats could not be posi
tively fixed on account of the distance,
but the American officers sav one or
two were small gunboats of the class
which has been manoeuvring all along
the north coast in futile efforts t-o draw
the American ships within the fire of
the Spanish batteries.
Monday afternoon three of the Ha
vana batteries, the Santa Clara bat
tpry and Sand Batteries No. 1 and 2,
opened fire upon one of the auxiliary
gunboats which was cruising closely
along the shore. About half a dozen
shots were fired, none finding any oth
er mark than the sea, sKnough sev
eral dropped too close for comfort.
The gunboat made no reply, but hur
ried out of range and reported the
attack to the flagship of the blockading
squadron. No attempt at retaliation,
however, was made.
He Would Have Surrendered to Dewey
Ere Tills lint for the Army's Opposition.
Hong Kong, June 15.—The Spanish
governor of Manila wants to surrender
to Admiral Dewey, but his army will
not allow him to give up. Several pro
posals by him to yield have been met
with indignant opposition by the army.
The army is holding out on the ex
pectation of reinforcements from Spain.
Mrs. I'oll rGos to the Front.
Washington, June 15.—Mrs. J. Addi
son Porter, 'he wife of the secretary
to the president, has joined the Red
Cross Society an-l has left Washington
for Tampa. Mrs. Porter goes to Tam
pa as chief of the staff of Miss Clara
llarton, and she will go to Cuba If nec
essary. The Red Cross party which
left here was composed -of Miss Bar
ton, Mrs. Porter, George Kennan and
several trained nurses.
Senator Aldr -li Reelected.
Newport, R. 1.. June 15.—United
States Senator Nelson W. Aldrlch. Re
publican, was re-elected by the legis
lature yesterday on the first ballot.
The vote was as follows:
Senate—Nelson W. Aldrlch "5, 13.
Benjamin Andrewo 1.
House—Aldrlch 61, Andrews 2, L. F.
Garvin 1.
Rig Graulte Plant Humnd.
Barre, Vt., June 15.—A disastrous fire
Monday night destroyed Mackie, Hus
eey & Co.'s granite plant.
It was the second largest granite
plant In New England, the loss being
1100,000; Insurance (23,000. The fire Is
supposed to have been Incendiary.
Crenl ITlient Speculator Suddenly Cornea
to Orlef.
Chicago, June 14.—There are all kinds
of rumeis here about Joseph Leitc-r and
tho action of the market goes far to
ward confirming many of them. His
deal has gone to pieces. It has been
gradually getting in position for such
a collapse for a week past. Cash wheat
has dropped $1 in thirty days, July 50
cents and September more than 25
The break in the market has been too
much for the young n an.
George B. French. Letter's manager.
V.a3 unable either to confirm or deny
the story, but it comes from a source
that is considered trustworthy. There
are other rumors, but they have not
developed tangible form. Leiter's in
terests in wheat here have been very
small since the close of.the May deal.
He has shipped his wheat out. and
there ate only about 750,000 bushels of
cash u heat here. He has bought fut
ures of late in his efforts to maintain
prices in order to enable him better to
market bis cash wheat abroad.
Armour has taken Leiter's June
whetit off his hands, about 2E0.010 bush
els being transferred from Allen Grier,
Leiter's chief broker. Loiter alju trans
ferred a lot of September to Lanison,
but it has no significance except to ena
ble them to settle trades.
Loiter has been in a combination with
the smoothest lot of cash me t in toe
Northwest—Pillsbury, Peu\cy and
Thompson. They stayed with the bull
leader until there was a good chance
to unload, and the rumor is that they
haw dumped their holdings on him
while he held the bag.
Thompson and I'eevoy were hero yes
terday and were not feeling particu
larly comfortable. Thompson professed
ignorance as to the cause of the twen
ty-cent drop in cash wheat from the
Northwest, also of any attempt of any
party to sell out mother. The game
has been played by these parties be
fore on other people, who have suffered
I.eiter, at the end of May. had profits
of Irom $5,000,000 to $7,000,000 in his
tiv.ies. He then had more than 10,000,-
OOf cushels, and had handled more than
40 vt'o,ooo bushels.
Now, in all the fifteen months' cam
paign, a good part of Leiter's cash
wheat that has been shipped from here
and the seaboard is sold for July de
livery in Europe at high prices, so that
the collapse at this end is looked upon
as the cleaning up of the last of his
trades. With fine crop prospects the
world over, there is little chance for a
bull to make much headway, with a
big line and a small speculative trade,
and, it is said, that he decided to get
Joseph Letter was seen In the Illi
nois Trust and Savings Bank, In con
sultation with his father, L. Loiter. He
said that he would make no assignment
and that he had ordered his trades in
futures liquidated. At the start, his
cash wheat will be trusteed. The
Northwestern bankers are said to have
come here on a special train and to be
on the anxious seat.
Chicago. June 15. —The Leiter matter
has taken on a new phase and one
which seems to make the outlook much
less threatening. At a conference yes
terday, attended by a number of peo
ple heavily interested in the deal, P. D.
Armour agreed to take over the entire
cash wheat holdings of Leiter, amount
ing to about 7,000,000 bushels. Armour
Monday consented to take over'about
4,000,000 bushels of this wheat, but an
nounced yesterday that he had decided
to carry the remaining 3,000,000 bush
els as well. Counselman & Co.. it is
understood, will take charge of the
September trades.
This action on the part of Armour
simplifies the situation greatly. It was
at first proposed to appoint a trustee
to handle Leiter's wheat, but it is be
lieved that this will not now be neces
sary. With the wheat In Armour's
hands there Is little danger of its be
'ng shaken out and coming on the mar
tet in a lump.
The banks that have loaned money
to Leiter are understood to be well
latlafled with this arrangement, and as
nost of tiie loans are protested down to
ibout 80 cents, the chances are that
lone of them will lose anything in the
Inal windup.
Leiter's losses are variously estimat
id at from $2,000,000 to $5,000,000, but
ihis is all guesswork. There is no way
if getting at even an approximately
lorreet amount. That he will lose a
■ound sum is certain, out there is a
losslblllty. in view of yesterday's de
'elopments, that it will fall below tlie
ninimum figure givon above.
'ound Photogr.iplileHlly liy Mr. Codding
ton, of Lick Observatory.
Lick Observatory, Cal., June 14.—A
omet was discovered here Saturday
vening by Mr. Coddington. It is iu
onstellatlon Scorpio, about one degrea
ortheast of the bright star An tares.
The discovery was made by photog
aphy. A plate exposed for other pur
oses on that region of the sky showed
'hen developed, a strong trail produc
d by a strange object. Mr. Codding
on examined the object and found it
i) be a comet of about the eighth mag-
Jtude. Observations by Professor
tussey showed that It la moving to
'ard the southeast about one degree
er day.
Mr. Wright found its spectrum to be
■intlnuoqs, with weak carbon bands.
/, DR. SAMUEL PITCHER, of Hyannis, Massachusetts,
was the originator of "CASTORIA," the same that
has borne and does now bear on every
the fac- simile signature of wrapper.
This is the original "CASTORIA" which has been used in
the homes of the Mothers of America for over thirty years.
LOOK CAREFULLY at the wrapper and see that it is
the kind you have always bought on the
and has the signature of wrap
per. No one has authority from me to use my name except
The Centaur Company, of which Chas. H. Fletcher is President.
Do Not Be Deceived.
Do not endanger the life of your child by accepting
a cheap substitute which some druggist may offer you
(because he makes a few more pennies on it), the in
gredients of which even he does, not know.
"The Kind You Have Always Bought"
Insist on Having
The Kind That Never Failed You.
"East, west, home is best," if kept
clean with
S rOV E NAPTKA, the Cheapest and
Best Fuel on the market. With it you
can run a Vapor Stove tor one-hall
cent per hour. Give us a call and be
W. O. Holmes, Bloomsburg, Pa.
Eshleman & Wolf, "
L. E. Wharey, '•
W. F. Hartman, "
Pound ly Boys.
While four small boys were playing
in the cellar of the Hollidaysburg
Opera House last week, they discover
ed an old box filled with mutilated
bills, notes obsolete money and cur
rency, aggregating several thousand
dollars in value.
The treasure it is supposed belong
ed to the Gardner—Morrow bank
that failed two years ago, and was
thrown into the celler in the belief
that the money was counterfeit. The
find caused quite a sensation among
the banks depositors.
Bo You Bead
What people are saying about Hood's
Sarsaparilla ? It is curing the worst
cases of sciofula, dyspepsia, rheuma
tism and all forms of blood disease,
eruptions, sores, boils and pimples. It
is giving strength to weak and tired
women. Why should you hesitate to
take it when it is doing so much for
others i
Hood's Pills are the best family ca
thartic and liver tonic. Gentle, reli
able, sure.
New Postage Stamps.
Commencing last week the post
office department began issuing to
postmasters and will continue to
issue until December 31, 1898, a
new series of postage stamps, com
memorative of the holding of the
national and international trans-Miss
issippi exposition at Omaha, Ne
braska, during the coming summer,
and fall. They will be known as the
trans-Mississippi series, and will com- j
prise the following denominations : !
1 2 4 5 8 ro and 50 cents and $1
and $2. These stamps are not in
tended to supersede the ordinary
series now in use ; so that postmas
ters may obtain supplies of either or
both whenever needed. The trans-
Mississippi stamps differ materially in
size from the ordinary series, the en
graved space being about seven
eighths of an inch wide by about one
and three-eighths long. The designs
are also radically unlike those of the
ordinary stamps.
Bran the J) Tfw Kind You Haw Always Bougfli
A Great Opportunity Offered.
The Democrats of the State should
appreciate the fact that they nave a
golden opportunity of winning this
fall. The ticket nominated at Harris
burg is a weak one, and the
chances of a Democratic victory in
the gubernatorial fight are most ex
cellent and encouraging. With more
tnan a possibility ot electing the Gov
ernor the Democrats should be in
duced to make wise and popular
nominations for the Legislature. The
taxpayers who have been robbed by
recent Legislatures are readv to put a
stop to corruption by voting for good
men for the Legislature, and the
Democrats should place in nomina
tion the best men that can be found
in the several districts of the State.
There should be a clean sweep all
along the line this fall.— Ex.
Thousands suffer from Catarrh or
cold in head and have never tried the
popular remedy. There is no longer
any excuse, as a 10 cent trial size of
Ely's Cream Balm can be had of your
druggist or we mail it for 10 cents.
Full s ! ze 50 cents.
ELY BROS., 56 Warren St., N. Y.
A friend advised me to tiy Ely's
Cream Balm and atter using it six
weeks I believe myself cured of ca
tarrh. It is a most valuable remedy.
Joseph Stewart, 624 Grand Avenue,
ifiooklyn, N. Y.
Perhaps it is a good thing, says the
Sayre Times, after watching a pro
menade of Sayre's 400, that some of
the young ladies of this section did
not exist as long ago as 1670. In
that year the following act was passed
by the English parliament: All women
of whatever age, rank, or profession,
or degree, whether virgins, maids, or
widows, that shall after the passing of
this act, impose upon and betray into
matrimony any of his Majesty's male
subjects, by scents, paints, cosmetics,
washes, artificial teeth, false hair,
Spanish wool, iron stays, hoops, high
heeled shoes, or bolstered hips, shall
incur the penalty of the law now in
force against witchcraft, scorcery, and
such like misdemeanors, and that the
marriage, upon conviction, shall stand
null and void.
McKillip Bros.,
The best are
the cheapest.
*-mwk n®vw,' • coPVßio7r.-tw> 4
and tender little juicelets for the chil
dren, are all right, but papa and ' the
boys" want a good, big, juicy steak,
roast or chop when business or school
duties, are over, and we can cater to
them all. Our stock of prime meats is
unexcelled fof quality, and we send
them home in fine shape.
! Butter per lb $ >I4
; I Eggs per dozen . >I4
• Lard per lb IO
j Ham per pound , 10
j Pork, whole, per pound .06
j Beef, quarter, per pound,... , 0 y
j Wheat per bushel 100
! Oats \e
! R ye " " .50
I Wheat flour per bbl 6.00
I Hay per ton.. y to $-o
! Potatoes per bushel,r .co
Turnips " •' , a j
j Onions " " 100
I Sweet potatoes per peck .35
Tallow per lb 05
Shoulder " " _ o g
Side meat " " c g
Vinegar, per qt *. [OS
Dried apples per lb .05
Dried cherries, pitted .ia
Raspberries j >la
Cow Hides per lb *1
Steer " „
caifskm ;;;;;
Sheep pelts ° 'yj
Shelled corn per bus ,60
Corn meal, cwt
Bran, " IM I
Ch P " 1 00
Middlings " 100
Chickens per lb new I 2
" "old !, 0
Turkeys " " la i
Ducks " " .. *' I°'1 °' I" " o8
No. 6, delivered a 6 0
"4 and 5" ;; ,' Bj
6 at yard a
" 4 and s at yard 3.60
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