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pw San Juan Was Bombard ed by Sampson. I8JECT ACCOMPLISHED :.'.-. ?daad the San Carlo? Battery Seri? ously Damaged. American Ships Not Injured. Copyright. 1898, by Associated Press.! /ON' BOARD THE ASSOCIATED ?RESS DISPATCH .BOAT DAUNT a?SS. KET WEST.FLA., May 18.?The | Oauntless, dispatch boat of the Associ? ated Press, arrived here this morning ?tad brought the" first detailed account if the bombardment of San Juan de forto'Rico, by a portion of the fleet under the command of Rear-Admlral Sampson on May 12. iThe American warships sustained only trivial injury* and lost only one Man killed. After the engagement the Borth end of Morro Castle was in ruins. Ehe Cabras Island fort was silenced BttldLthe San Carlos battery was dam? aged. No shots were aimed at the city, and It "Is not known whether any dam? age was done there. Spaniards at St. Thomas claim that a school house was struck and that the master and his pu Stils'were killed, but this is not believed ;tO be true as the bombardment took tPlaee early in the morning, and the ?scho?l children-were not likely to have /been in the building at that time. K/T-heplans of the fortifications furn Mj?ied'-to the fleet were very misleading. uCf . was known that the Spanish forts SiaS been recently strengthened with asew'guns, but" other facts developed ?gitlch showed " miscalculations were ?niade by those who drew up the plans. H~jRef!tgees In St. Thomas told the cor srespondenta who touched there after phe engagement that the Spaniards thought the forts at San Juan were 'stronger than the forts at Havana. JpgThe United States fleet left Key jsCWest on May 3. to intercept and destroy jjthe Spanish fleet, which had left the SCape Verde Islands. This was the on ily information the Navy Department, and Admiral Sampson had on the f ject. Our warships proceeded 'slowly /Eastward and on May 8 w.0 oft Cape ?:;Haytlen, Republic of Knyti. Attempts " were made there to obtain information /regarding the-whereabouts of the Span? iards, b.Ut'ho definite knowledge was ;obtained. Early rn the morning of May 12, Rear-Admiral Sampson's ships ap proached San Juan, the American con :?' Kul at Cape Haytien having informell ??: the admiral ol a report that thirteen Spanish warships had been seen head fi-ing for Porto Rico. The city of San Juan is situated in / a long narrow pocket. A tongue of ^/highktnds separates it from the ocean. St^jThe' entrance to the harbor is easily defended, and the same can be said of the headlands of lofty Cabras Island. ^ which lies in the throat of the pas sage. '.i? These headlands have been fortified ? by the Spaniards, but they did not ""-prove in any way dangerous to our ships. San Juan is on the ocean ide of the bay and in the rear of the own rise high hills. To reach the city lie BhlpB must pass the Morro Castle ortiflcations and the battery of San rlos, situated on a promontary sit? ed at the east end of the harbor. Bide they must pass the Canuela bat pitery, on Cabras Island. ! -, The attack on the forts was planned ?jgp" that our warships could be in a psposition to meet the Spanish fleet ^Should they emerge from the harbor, '"el".''Admiral Sampson's order of attack lirected the Detroit and R"aTirpaiuck to 3 move ahead and -continue sounding i while the fleel-ifas near the shore. k~ Th?.}ici& ot battle was as follows: ?|?g?Fne Iowa, flagship; Indiana, New "Vork, Amphitrlte and Terror. The Montgomery was directed tp remain in ; the rear of the column, stopping out K|gi3e.oC the fire from Morro, arid on the Iplookout for- torpedo boat destroyers. It e^FortCanuelo fired she was to"" silence It. There were two objects of attack*the -batteries on the Morro and the Spanish fleet, the principal point being to de llpitRpy the ships. Sharp watch was to be j/ikepiS.for torpedo boat destroyers, r The rlpet assembled off San Juan I. about 3 o'clock on Thursday last and IllPrepared ffcir battle, stripping the / decks and getting the guns, ammuni |?, tlon and appliances for handling the Sg?wounded, ready. Rear-Admlral Sampson had trans? ferred his flag to the Iowa and the at i- tack on the forts began at 5:15 and last '. ed three hours. Although it was known at San Juan i that the American fleet was near, the IllP'pahlards apparently kept no lookout, fi^?fe soldiers in the forts and the peo - pie in the town were fast asleep when o.ur war ships approached. The plan of if-the admiral was thoroughly carried .out. -.".-The.fleet steamed Into the harbor k~ and opened a tremendous fire on the Igfortlfications. Three times the war Pfisilips made the circuit outlined in the lll?fftelai plan. The forts withstood the Mrst round, but the Montgomery, from fieir station, near Fort Canuelo on Ibras Island, wrought complete de? letion. With glasses the officers of "fStJae Montgomery could see the oc ?;I:CUpants of the fort jumping over the '../wall and running away. S. The Detroit which went nearest tr. arro, had to train her guns at a high agie. Her shots, directed at the north side of the Morro, cut deep fur HIqws in the face of the fortifications. IpS-iThe Iowa, leading the fleet, delivered pher deadly missiles with great accuracy iupon Morro's northern walls. The rest ;i'o? the fleet fired in order first, on prro and then on San Carlos accord ri'gr to position. On the second round S3tbe Spanish gunners were thoroughly "Blwakened and stood by their guns gravely, keeping up a furious but aim Ugsa fire. From their firm foundation ihd high elevation they had a splendid SSpportunlty to cripple our fleet, but Spanish gunners seemed to fire _ardless of aim and as if only de i"Slrous Of emptying their magazines. jSPFrom the Associated Press dispatch j~f"&oai we could see the American shells Mfall-- among the forts and among the ' 'jrcops of the garrison, raising clouds of last and causing fires to break out. r Jltwas hoped that the Spanish fleet |f?*fenlcl emerge from the harbor as soon '00*?',;the firing began, and a feeling of JgXeiep disappointment spread through l|$Sje fleet when the lookouts reported !?r"4he harbor was clear. At the end of the third round the ^pipihitor Terror failed to understand SffiglpSraer to withdraw and engaged Ipj??rro Castle alone for half an hour. ^Ast*een from the dispatch boat of the BpfjpMCiated Press, which occupied "a ffi?&'?d-stand position, the squatty little j^OT?Rltor in tackling the towering fort ||e^as;making a magnificent display of ||||jjar!ng. The Terror moved in as if In ggtending to ram the fortB and the Span ggifeii gunners evidently became greatly gffigjit'eltea at her behavior, for they fired gji?)iSlc"ly and without aim. The Terror jas' nbt touched. ..JiThe scene was intensely interesting: Efeut it was not so exciting as had been jeeted. The Spanish aim was so as tidlngly bad that absolutely no anx ; was felt for our ships, be Spanish forts fired volleys which I them In smoke, followed a few onds later by the gayer-like spouting VisplaRhlng, not dangerous, near the "rcr. Decisive cheers went up frrfni ("colored crew of the dispatch boat, "iuig in her bow. i e:heavy swells somewhat affected s.'Sim of the gunners of the Terror. ? some of her shots struck the sea In | of the forts. Finally the Terror ?ewingly grew tired and slowly with ?X flrtng ae ehe steamed away. Then I :Spantards became almost frantic' ?with excitement and blazed away at the monitor until she was long out of j range. On board the Iowa a boat was struck and caught fire, an exhaust pipe was dented, the bridge railing was shat? tered and three men were slightly wounded. All this was done by the solitary shell which struck the Iowa. One shell exploded on the New York and killed a man. wounded four others, shattered two searchlights, splintered a cutter, tore three holes in a ventilator and broke a small davit arm. Pieces of this shell were gathered up for souven? irs, but there were not enough to go round. The New York was hit only once. When the dlsn?tch boat of the Asw eiated Press left Pan Juan for the Is? land of St. Thomas with the dispatch describing the engagement. the fleet was preparing to bury the dead. In addition to the man killed on board the New York, a urnnner's male on the monitor Amphittitc died from the ef? fects of the h"at. Of the New York's wounded men. two were serinnslv enough hurt to call for , their trans-sbinment to the hospital shin Solace, which subsequently joined the fleet. The New York fired ?S0 shots, it is sa'd. during the bombardment The cable operator at ?an Juan ca? bled the operator at Pt. Thomas curly on the morning of the 12th. announcing that a vigorous bombardment of the e.n-ital of Porto r.ien was in progress, adding that he was going to take to the woods. Tt is considered probable th:>t mos' of the inhabitants of the place followed his example and fled from the city soon after tbev were awakened by the leva's Prst broadside. The onlv war vessel of a foreign pow? er at San Juan durine the bombard? ment was a small French cruiser. Iti gikl de Oeuillily. She had her rigging cut by pieces of shell. After the bombardment the French? man left for the Tsland of Pt. Thomas, where her commander told Captain Converse, of the Montgomery, that the Americans' operations were entirely jus? tifiable. It is understood, however, that the French officers in conversation with other people, criticised the wisdom of a bombardment. SPAIN'S NEW CABINET. Sennr Sagasta to Act -as "Foreign Min? ister. Temporarily. (By Telegraph.) MADRID, May IS.?The new Spanish cabinet has been formed as follows: President of the Council of Ministers. Sennr Praxedes Sagasta. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Senor Leon y Castillo. Minister of War, Lieutenant General Corres: Minister of Marine. Senor Aunon. Minister of the Colonies. Senor Rome? ro Clron. Minister of Finance. Senor Lopez Puigcervef. Minister of the Interior. Senor F. P. Capdepon. Minister of Justice. Senor Greserd. Minister of Public Instruction. Senor Ga mazo. The promler will act as foreign min? ister, pending the arrival here of Senor Castillo. GRUND OLD MAN GONE (Continued from First Page.) dined to take (.Mice, Mr. GlwtfjS^. though with reluctance. V'j^P "Jook (March If!) to rcoonstructj/j*aotnet. In August. 1S73, itnmianGTely after the close of the_se!>sion; the cabinet was considerably remodeled, Mr. Gladstone assuming the chancellorship of the ex? chequer, in addition to his ufilce of first lord of the treasury. On January 24, 1,8,74. a fortnight before both houses were to have met for the dispatch of public business, Mr. Gladstone took everybody by surprise by announcing the immediate dissolution of parlia? ment, and issuing his address to his constituents at Greenwich, in which he promised to abolish the income tax. At the general election which ensued, the votes were, for the first lime, taken by secret ballot. The result proved most disastrous to the Liberal party. The returns, completed on February 27, showed that 3rd Conservatives had been elected and 302 Liberals, inclusive of the Home Rulers, who. in- point of fact, declined to identify themselves with either of the old political parlies. Mr. Gladstone at once resigned, and Mr. Disraeli became prime minister. Tn the session of IS74,Mr. Gladstone, who had been re-elected from Greenwich, was rarely to be seen in his place in the House of Commons: but at its close he offered a. persistent opposition to the Public Worship Regulation Bill. Even amid the turmoil of political life, Mr. Gladstone had devoted a portion of his time to literature. His "Ecce Home," printed from Good Words, appeared in ISfiS; a pamphlet on the Irish church question, entitled "A Chapter of Au? tobiography," was published November 23. 1SGS; and "Juventus Mundi?the (Jods and Men of the Heroic Age," in 1SC9. After his unsuccessful attempt to prevent the passing of the Public Worship Education Act, he contributed to the Contemporary Review for Octo? ber 17. 187-1, an energetic article on "Ritualism." which gave rise to an an? imated controversy. In it he asserted that "Rome had substituted for the proud boast of semper eadem a policy of violence and change In faith," that she "had refurnished and paraded anew every trusty tool which she was fondly thought to have disused." that "no one could become her convert without re? nouncing his moral and mental free? dom, and placing his civil loyalty and duty at the mercy of another," and that "she had equally repudiated modern thought and ancient history." Chal? lenged by his Roman Catholic friends to substantiate these grave charges, Mr. Gladstone published (Nov. 7. 1874) a bulky pamphlet entitled "The Vatican Decrees in Their Bearing on Civil Alle? giance, a Political Expostulation," which elicited numerous elaborate re? plies from Mgr. Capel. Dr. Newman. Archbishop Manning, and other dis? tinguished members of the Roman Catholic church. Mr. Gladstone's re? ply to his opponents, published Febru? ary 21. 1875. is entitled "Vaticanism: An Answer to Replies and Reproofs." Mr. Gladstone followed up his attacks ? .n the Roman Catholic church in an article on "The Speeches of Pius IX," in the Quarterly Review for January. 1875. On January 13. 1875, three weeks before the assembling of parliament. Mr. Gladstone announced in a letter to Karl Granville, his determination to re? tire from the leadership of the Liberal party. "At the age- of 65," he remarked, "and after forty-two years of a labori? ous public life, I think myself entitled to retire on the present opportunity. This retirement is dictated to me on my personal views as to the best methods of spending the closing years of my life." Soon afterwards the Marquis of Harrington was chosen by the Liberal party to be their leader in the House of Commons. Subsequently, however. Mr. Gladstone constantly took part in the discussions of that assembly. The history of Mr. Gladstone's sec? ond ministry may be summed up in three words?Ireland. Egypt, Franchise. In 1885 Mr. Gladstone was overthrown by a vote on the budget and the Con? servatives, under Lord Salisbury's leadership, came into power. A general election took place in No? vember, just five months after Mr Gladstone's defeat, and the Liberals were successful Their strength nu? merically, was about equal to that of the Tories and Parnellltes combined. When Mr. Gladsone returned to olflee he announced his readiness to Introduce a Home Rule measure for Ireland and this created dissention in the Liberal ranks and practically broke up th? party. Lord Hartington and others de? clined to accept offices, and Mr. Cham? berlain and Mr. Trevelyan only ac cepted on grounds which subsequently I proved untenable. I In a powerful and lengthy speech, Mr. Gladstone introduced his measure of Home Hule on April 8. The day will long be remembered by those who were in the house, and the tens of thous? ands who read of the scene* and stir? ring incidents which occurred before, during and after the speech. The fol? lowing day. at the second reading, the VM was rejected by a majority of thir? ty. r. Gladstone then appealed to the coumry. but was overwhelmed as a result, and the Conservatives and Un ior.ist Liberals won by a large majori? ty. Mr. Gladstone resigned without meeting parliament, and Loi'v. Salis? bury became prime minister for the set ?nd time on August 3. 1886. Mr. and Mrs. Gladstone celebrated their golden wedding on July 25 fol? lowing, and on the occasion of his eightieth birthday. December 29. 1881?. the venerable stateman received con? gratulations from all over the world. A memorial fountain was unveiled at Ilawarden to commemorate the Grand Old Man's elgthy-first birthday. During 1S'J2 Mr. Gladstone carried out. yet anouher and -most vigorous eampalr"! !i Midlothian. He was elected, but by a greatly reduced ma Jority. and for Lhe fourth time he be i-aine premier. In A) ill, lc-93. Mr. Gladstone moved the se ?' rt leading of another hom? rule bi.i tor Ireland in the House of Commoi.s. b.:l the bil'l was thrown out by the lords. l uring his stay at Biarritz In Feb i; ry, 1894, a London journal announc 1 Mr. fjladstuiie's retirement, but the ?I irt was contradicted in very guard I terms. After his return to England ic rumor was renewed, 'unu in the mi Ost of the uncertainty Mr. Gladstone delivered 'his last speech as prime min t. r in the House of Commons on the first of March, the occasion being the lords' amendments to the Parish Coun? cil bill. The next day his resignation was made public and the discovery that the pri mier was suffering from cataract in both eyes was given as the chief eai.se for such a decisive step. On Ma ch '.i .Mr. Gladstone, in an audlenc? witl.i the Queen, gave up the seals of olfr e. A successful operation was per? formed, two months later, by which the cataract was removed, and Mr. Gladstone recovered wonderfully dur? ing the ensuing summer. After a vis? it tu Cannes, in the early part of 1895. the octogenarian statesman made a, stii ring speech on the American ques? tion, at Chester, in August. His long connection with the House of Com? mons terminated that year, as lie did not seek re-election at Hie general election which took place at Unat time. Since that time Mr. Gladstone rare? ly look any part in public affairs. HATTLKS HITS' AK.1HIK. Last Group of Tinte? for i lie Kentucky antl UrruMtrc? Accepted. A dispatch sent out from Washington ays that Captain Charles O'Neil, chiet I of l ie bureau of ordnance, has inlorined ] the Bethlehem Company of the accep? tance of the last group of armor for the battleships Keursarge und Ken ucky, and has directed its- shipment i Newport News. This action has been taken as a ult of the trial of an 18-lw!: _|_Vl" j 7^?U?* Vi? ?SSaV^fES group wai j designed for th^y^ch turr*ts of the Ken u. ky.juxtf ln view Qf tne des,r( '.' . j^government that these vessels "iUiU. ne made ready for service as soor possible, it was Important that its test plate should come up to the naval equlrements. This plate was backed by thirty-six j inches of oak and received two projec I tiles, the first a Holtzer and the second Carpenter, each of 10-inch calibre The Holtzer shell was fired at the tar I get with a velocity of 1,538 feet per I second, and the Carpenter was giver a velocity of 1.S45 feet per second. Both projectiles struck the plate I squarely, but no crack or other injury to the plate was caused. The first I shell penetrated ten inches and the sec I ond eleven inches. PLANS FOR NEW SKIPS. The naval board of construction is I discussing the plans of the battleships |and monitors whose construction Is au rized by the recent naval appropria? tion bill. The circular giving the gen? ial requirements of the battleships is practically ready, and does not diffei in the outline recently published ir the Daily Press. in accordance with the direction of le board, plans for the monitors are eing prepared under the direction of I Chief Naval Constructor Hichborn. I On account of the small appropriation de by Congress for each of these sels?$1.250.000?it has been determ? ined to limit their size to 2.500 tons dis | placement and to supply each ship with nly one turret, to be placed in the for? ward part of the vessel. It has not yet icon definitely decided whether to equlti I them with 12-Inch or 10-inch breech lading rilles. The superstructure of the vessels I'lll be constructed so as to reach from he turret nearly to the stern of the I ship, and rapid fire guns will be placed on this to be directed against any tor I pedo boats that may attempt to attack the ships. The turret will also be ar | ranged so thai the guns can be trained i-or an arc of at least throe hundred egrces, so that they can be fired in I almost any direction except dead astern. PROCEEDINGS OF CONGRESS. War Revenue Measure Discussed in the Senate. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. May IS.?The feat? ure of today's session of the Senate was Hie speech of Mr. Turpie (Demo? crat), of Indiana, upon the war reve? nue measure. He strongly contended that a bond issue was unnecessary; that all the funds required for the prosecution of the war could be raised through the proposed Inheritance tax; by tax on corporations; by the coinage of the silver seigniorage and by the is? sue of legal tender notes. These four means of obtaining money would yield to the government during the next year, he maintained, fully $300,000,000, an amount in excess of the estimated sum necessary for the conduct of the war. The speech was beautiful in dic? tion and clofcse reasoning. Senators on both sides of the chamber gave it undivided attention. Considerable progress was made in the reading of the bill, which included, naturally, the consideration of the amendments pro? posed by lhe committee. Through the influent e of Mr. Gorman (Democrat), of Maryland, the imprisonment penal? ly was stricken out of some of the sec? tions relating to violations of the stamp lax. After an extended debate, part of which occurred in secret legislative session, the conference report on the bill suspending certain parts of the ex? isting law relating to the purchase of supplies by the War Department was adopted. The bill permitting officers of the regular army to accept staff appoint? ments in the volunteer army without losing their rank or place ln lhe reg? ular service was passed. At 5 o'clock the Senate went into ex? ecutive session and fifteen minutes later adjourned. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES. WASHINGTON, May 18.?The House adjourned today after a session last? ing only an hour and a half. An In? effectual effort was made to pass a bill prohibiting the publication of in? formation concerning the strength of the country's fortifications. Without a word of debate the deficiency pen? sion bill, carrying $8.070,872, was pass? ed. At .1:32 P. M. the House adjourned. ALONG THE WATER FRONT IMS OF IMEKKST OATHBEKU AIJOl'T . THli 1'IKKS. Entrance* uud Clenmncea at the Custom j House. List of Vessels Now In Port. Other cBIarlne i (?ml. Weattmr tuic ust (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, May 18.?Forecast | for Thursday, for Virginia?Fair and ' warmer; southerly winds. Port Paragraph?. The disastrous conflagration which destroyed the warehouse of the Bay Line in Baltimore Tuesday afternoon will not interfere at all with the traf of the line. The officials have se? cured for temporary use the commodi ] ous Savannah warehouse of the Mer? chants and Miners Transportation Company and there will be no inter? ruption of business. This warehouse is equally as convenient to commission merchants of Baltimore as the one de- I stroyed. so that the truckers who ship to the Monumental City will have the J (same prompt consideration. The steamer Newport News of the Washington and Norfolk Line, arrived at the shipyard late Tuesday after? noon with her rudder broken. The steering gear will be overhauled and rearranged, and other minor repairs ?111 be made while the vessel Is at the shipyard, which will be for several I days. The tug E. Luckenbach came off j Graves' railway, at Norfolk Tuesday having been put in good condition. She again running in these waters. AKKIVAl.r-i AMD DEPARTURES* Vesnela Asrlred Yeitterday. Steamship Lady Armstrong (Br.). Abbott. Galveston. Steamship Indrina (Br.) Gillies, Glas? gow. Schooner Henry S. Little, Providence. Vexnois Sailed Yesterday. Steamship Lady Armstrong (Br.) Abbot. Marsailes. ON THE DIAMOND. Results or Yesterday's Games in the National and Atlantic Leagues. (By Telegraph.) BALTIMORE, 9; PITTSBURG, 2 BALTIMORE, May 18.?A base on balls, a hit batsman, an error and a single, gave the Pittsburgs their two tallies in the second. In the other in? nings the visitors could do nothing with Nops' delivery. Attendance, 1,858. Score: Baltimore. . .0 0210600 x? 9 12 4 Plttsburg. . ..0 20000000?2 5 4 Batteries?Nops and Clarge, Tanne hill and Schriver. Umpires?Emslie and Andrews. Time, 2:30. CHICAGO. 4; ST. LOUIS. 11. CHICAGO, May .18.?Thornton hit three batsmen in succession and was pounded safety four time in thcjtog ? 'T* inning, six runs r?siiltini? , ""7"*', Isafelv each t*-?*?***- ? =: Becker hit ?, LSa^V-'me at bat, once for a long [yj?1^ with the bases full. Attendance, "00. Score: Chicago. . . .0 01010020?4 12 3 St. Louis. . . .0 0360020 X?11 14 2 Batteries?Thornton and Donahue, Sudgoff and Sudgen. Umpires?O'Day and McDonald. Time, 1:50. ATLANTIC LEAGUE. At Hartford? R H E Hartford.0 2201000 0? 5 8 2 Allentown . . .0 0000100 0? 1 2 2 Batteries?Bowen and Roach, Boyle and MacKay. At Lancaster? RHE Lancaster . . .10 0 5 0 0 0 0 0? 6 10 5 Norfolk.0 0 0 2 2.5 0 0 0? 9 14 2 Batteries?White and Wente, Bishop and Fox. At Paterson? RHE Paterson . . .0 0000002 0? 2 8 2 Richmond ...3 0012010 x? 7 7 3 Batteries?Viau and Bemis, Stimmel and Hess. At Newark? Newark. . . .0 00101000?2 3 1 Reading. . . .0 1000003 x? 4 8 3 Batteries?Coogan and Nelson, Gar vin and Heyden. METHODIST CONFERENCE. ev. Dr. Hoss Re-Elected Editor of the Daily Advocate. (By Telegraph.) BALTIMORE. May 18.?The general inference of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South, contrary to expecta? tions, made no attempt whatever today to reconsider its action of yesterday in electing Rev. Drs. Morrison and Chandler to the bishoprics, and the ac? tion of the body in amending the rec? ommendations of the committee on Episcopacy so as to permit the election of a third bishop in the person of Dr. Hoss, who yesterday received 129 votes for the place, did not take place. It is said that an arrangement was made during the night by which, in order to ensure harmony in the church, it was agreed to let the matter stand as it did yesterday when the session was cut short by an adjournment. At any rate when the conference opened this morning Rev. Dr. Hoss positively declined to accede to any plan looking to the reconsideration of the vote on the election of an additional bishop. This being the case, the con? ference promptly took up the election of the minor officers, and the first ballot chose Dr. Hoss to succeed himself as editor of the Daily Advocate, the offi? cial organ of the church, published in Nashville, Tenn. It then took two bal? lots in an effort to elect a secretary to the board of church extension, but no conclusion had been reached when to? day's session adjourned. The new bishops will be ordained to? morrow afternoon. A wave of patriotism swept over the conference at today's session. Rev. W. T. Davidson, fraternal delegate froom the British Wesleyan Church, in the course of his address, said: "When I landed on your shores a few weeks ago war had just been declared tfbtween your country anu Spain. I want to express on behalf of the church I represent and the country from which I come the strong sym? pathy we have for you in the present crisis in your national hlstony. It is not necessary for me to say that Eng? land is entirely on your side in this war. Our nation can appreciate more perhaps than some other nations the righteousness of your cause. The bar? barities in Cuba too long outraged human feeling In this country and you were at last driven to trust the issues of the matter to the arbitratment of war. We appreciate the lofty nature of your motives. We are assured that only the claims of the highest humani? ty forced you reluctantly into this struggle. "We congratulate you on the .splen? did victory at Manila, (great applause), and I may say also that we have no fears as to the final outcome of the war. "Although we are. as in everything else, fighting for the good of humanity, we are making war with you and there may be several things for your country to learn from it- It may be that out of it will come a larger sense of your responsibility abroad among other nations. But whatever else come from it, I sincerely trust that it will result in binding together in still closer fellowship our two nations." At the close of his remarks, dele? gates and spectators arose as one man and voclferlously cheered and applaud? ed the happy hits made by the Eng? lish divine. Bishop Hargrove presided ? at today'3 session. Polle* Court Justice Brown disposed of the follow? ing cases in the Police Court yesterday morning: -Sam Beechum, communicating with persons in jail; fined (10 and costs. Geo. W. Hamilton, drunk; fined $2 and costs. L. B. Reynolds selling on Sunday, May 8; fined Jiff and costs; appealed. Stone filter that oialses city water nice lythia. Adam*' Racket Store, tf Simply more and better for youi money than ever before at Woodward & Womble's. WAR JS ON AND SO IS HOT WEATHER. 448 Twenty-eighth stret. Is the place to get "cold?ice cold?beer on draught, also National and Pabst Export Beer?Ice cold Mint Jullps and all mixed drinks. The finest brands of pure whiskey always on carried' ln stock. Claret Wines and all seasonable drinks. Todd's Private Stock at 25c a pint Is as good as any that costs double the money. ISfPerfect order always maintained A gt-nUcmaj.'fi place. THE BEAR PAW BUFFET j 448 Twenty-eighth street, O W. Todd. Proprietor. L. RICHMOND. BOOT AND SHOE MAKER, 2809 Washington avenue. REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY. THE BUCKROE BEACH HOTEL Is situated on Hampton Roads in sight of Port Monroe, where electric cars meet Incoming and outgoing steamers. This delightful summer re? sort will be OPENED MAY 2, 1898. The hotel has been enlarged. Per? fect sanitary condition and plumbing. Bathing is unexcelled. Fishing and boating unrivalled. No malaria. The cool breezes of tha Atlantic. Electric cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe, Hampton and Newport News. No liq? uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic? nic parties allowed the use of the mammoth pavlllion during the day. Music every night except Sunday. For terms apply to QHARLES H. HKWINSL Manager. Buck Roe Beach Hotel, Hampton, Va. apr 27-Em. l***& T^T^fT^ * T frV TV"T/^fr* F When Vlsltlna Phoebus Gall at | ! IN, f !Ladles and Gents dining parlor, ft Meals at all hours, also lodging. ? Wines, Liquors and Cigars. * fTHOS. fl. DOUTfiTy.I > PROPRIETOR. ? I Formerly proprietor of RailroaJ ft I House, Newport News. Your S patronage solicited. Give us 5 call. ? a Mellen street, near Mallory. J J PHOEBUS, VA. fi ? ********** ***************+ HAPPINESS VS. MISERY Dr. Oharcot's Tonic Tablets, the great Parisian remedy, 5s a. guarjn'teed oure for t?ife drintk ihaibSt; also nervousness and ?mekMVdhofly caused by over Indul? gence. It dtotroys the appatite for alcoholic and an Intoxicating beverages, and leaves man a* he rhould bt ft can be adrnimisteired without the knowledge of tha patient where necessary. Seco for pamphlet. Klor** Drue Stor?a. New? port News, Vs. TRAVELLERS' GUIXVE. THE NORFOLK & WASHINGTON STEAMBOAT COMPANY. The New and Powerful Iron Palae? Steamers. Newport News, Waehlngtot and Norfolk, will leave dally a* follows NOr-TH BOUND. Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot of North stres t. at.fc:83 p. m Leave NorMk, fooJ of K&thews street At.8:16 p. m Leave Old Point at. 7:1* p. m arrive Washington at.6:46 a. ns B. & O. R R. PBNN. R R Leave Washington at 8:00 a m 7:20 a a arrive Philadelphia at 11:10 a m 10:46 a m Arrive New York at 2:00 p m l:'23 p m South bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. B Leaves New fork at 11:80 a m 1:00 p m Leaves Philadelphia at 1:38 p m '8:18 p Arrives in Wa>Qington 4:80 p m 6-18 i n. Steamers leave Washington at 7:00 p n. Arrive Fortress Monroe at 6:3t a nr Arrive Norf elk at ? ? 7:30 a r Arrive Portsmouth at 6:00 a n The trip down the historic Potomac rivti and Chesapeake bay on the elegant steamer of toiB. Company is unsurpassed. Tic eteamers are comparatively new, bavitt been built in 1861, and are fitted up in tfc? most luxuriant manner, with electric ligiit-. ?all hell* and sta&m heat ln each room. 1 hi OLb'a? are supplied with every delicacy ? tha season from the markets of Washingtr and Norfolk. For further information apply to 0. J. CALLA H A < Agoct. -_ Norfolk.. Vfc MERCHANTS & MINERS TRANS? PORTATION CO.'S STEAMSHIP LINES FOR BOSTON, PROVI? DENCE, BALTIMORE. Leave Newport News via Norfolk for Boston every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, sailing from Norfolk at 6 P. M. Leaves for Providence May 2nd, 6th, 10th, 14th, 18th, 23rd, 27th and 81st. Leave Newport News for Baltimore Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at 5.P. M., connecting for. Washington, Philadelphia and New York. Fare to Baltimore, one way, $3.00; round trip, J5.00, including stateroom berth. Ac? commodations and cuisine unequalled. Freight and passengers taken for all points north end east. . For further information apply to L, C. SAUNDERS, Agent, Newport News, Va. W. P. TURNER, G. P. A. J. C. WHITNEY, T. M. General Office, Baltimore, Md. Invest Money in Real Estate "Wiest pay you if yott get the advice of Bonys one In touch, with the mairket, whose judgment yoo can depend on. We claim to foe as wen posted on value* and futures c8 anyone in Nowport News, as we make a study for the ben? efit of our clients. Look at some of the bargains In houses and lots, building lots and farms that we are offering. We 'have farm lands from $5 to $50 per acre; suburban lots from $25 to $50 per "jot; city lots from $160 to $7,000 per lot; vacant lots for lease from $10 to $30 per lot. $850.00 For dwelling of four rooms. Terms, $100 cash end balance payable $10 monthly. $1300.00 . For a store; seven rooma above, renting for $20 per month. cCose to Electric Car Line. Terms, $400 cash, 'balance easy payments. ?1300.00. For a neat dwelling cf five room* above shipyard. $600 cash, bal? ance to suit purchaser. $1400.00 For a new dwelling, to be com? pleted within ten days. Imme? diately on car line, with six rooms besdes bath, and city wa? ter. $300 cash, balance bo suit. $3000.00 , For a new buJldlmg with fifteen rooms, bath, latrobe, and city water, renting at $36 per month. Above shipyard. Terms $900 cash, balance to suit purchaser $7000 For a nice brick building, well located, now renting for $172 per month. Terras $2,000 cas>h, and balnce on easy payments. TIIOS.B. HENLEY <& CO Real Estate and Insurance. 2700 Washington avenue NBIWPORT NEWS, VA I R. E. J. APPLEWHITE, DENTIST. I I Office, Harwood Building. Washington [ avenue, near Twenty-seventh street. ly-7-lv Newport Nut? Vi ?. W. JOHNSON Contractor and Buildkk NEWPORT NEW-.. VA. Plans and S|iect!'cati<'iis Pieparerl oi Short Not ice. nirsii wr>t?./- ? mi -fx-jAT/T? D y?u suffer from pains tn yo-or eye? and head consult VSJ. O. PbTTU? EYE SPECIALIST. ? i603 Washington ave..r e\ ,.ort Mews.Vn He makes an ex.ar iuatl n of your eyes, iscertainlnfe Jus; vhat is needed in the way of glasses, p.-.Jieal treatment, etc. Th. costs ycu noth ng?other specialists charge you from $1 to $10. Examination, tree, and satisfaction guaranteed. No ihargt- is made for visits to the houses of patient-- in this .ty or Hampton. Of? fice in Klor's dr.n . ore,2603 Washington ivenue. Office * ours: S to 1 a. m., itn? ' to 8 p. m act B-a-rn SEE OUR LINE * of samples in Engraved YisitlnS Engraved Monogram Paper, and other engraved work. We represent a fine house, and their work is '"elegant." Our line of Stationery is always the Best in the city. Op. Johnson's Opera House $500 Offered to anyone bringing me a Watch cannot put in first-class order. f\. J. H?USER? . . . .... WftTGiiES AND JEWELRY PRACTICAL WATCHMAKBB. vo. ?08 Twenty-?i?hih 8tre?u ? nrtS-am Nc?roort Saas. V?. Nine room dwelling on 34th street, near West avenue. Has all modern conveniences and will be ready for oc? cupancy June 1. Price $4,000. Six room house on 2Sth street. All modern conveniences. Price $1,350. Six room house on. Zjth^gtjf?st if-"-*7**" ill all 'oca'ted] PH^7$T400? ' . dwelling on leased ground, renting "toy $30 a month. Price $600. This property pays 30 per cent, net after deducting ground rent. Several new houses in East End, ranging in price from $800 to $2,000. We can make very easy terms on the properties advertised above.. Small cash payment and the balance Iii monthly installments will be .satisfac? tory. Houses-and stores for rent in all sec? tions of the city. Generai Real Estate, To inspect our prices before buying any goods we handle. Clothing, Furnishing Gogds, Flats and Caps, Rubber Goods, Trunks At Prices That Defy Competition TheBannerClothler 2606 Washington Avenue, opposite Opera House> If you want a building lot ~ Buy it of the Old Dominion land Company Lots for sale on easy terms in all sections of the city. Finely located business lots on Washington ave. Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth C?ty, War-; wick and York Counties. ?Sd Dominion L>and Company? ROOM NO. 11. F8RST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING. ??" OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M. ?. : . /.;7..:V;/.:./..