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VOL III, NO. 149.
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.NEWPORT NEWS, VA., WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 1898.
P R TP."R SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS.
I .IVAV^XU ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
LIVELY AT THE CLOSE
Monotony Broken in the
QUESTION OF VERACITY
M,'W?- M- J. Kiiatuniii anU o. B. Brickley
t'lutly C'olitruJict ta. l. Other In l lie
Malier or Attempted Bribery.
The proceedings in the Eastman
Finch damage suit were rather monoto
nous yesterday till late in the evening,
when Mr. (J. B. Brickley was put on
the stand by counsel tor the defense
Up to that time tile attorneys had beer,
wrangling- all day over various legal
points that put the spectators to sleep
but when tue cross examination ot
Witness Brickley began every man in
the court room bent over to catch each
It will be remembered that Air. AI. J.
Eastman was called to the stand last
Friday by the deiense, who in the out?
set warned him that they proposed to
contradict him. Among the questions
put to Air. Eastman was whether or not
he had offered a bribe to Air. G. ft.
Brickley to testify in bis behalf. Mi.
Kastmuu replied that he had not, ad?
ding that any statement to that effect
was "a diabolical lie." When asked
why he did not have Air. Brickley to
testify in his behalf Air. Kastman's an?
swer was: ' Because 1 consider him as
crooked as Die old bio himself." That
was the reason the spectators and the
jury as well were anxious to hear what
Air. Brickley had to say. A synopsis
of the witness' testimony will be found
The counsel for the defense have not
rested their case yet, and have not In?
timated when they expected all of
their testimony would be in and it look*
as if ihe case will not be given to tIn?
jury before the latter part of the week
Among the witnesses for the plaintiff
in rebuttal will be Attorney it. A:
Lett, to whom it is claimed Mr. Brick
ley made certain statements.
Objection was raised to nearly every
question propounded to Air. Davl?.
and there was considerable delay tr.
taking his testimony. When court took
a recess for dinner Air. Davis was 01,
tbe stand and when court again con?
vened he was again called to the statin
and kept there for an hour. On cross
examination witness said that when h>
went to work for Mr. Finch he stipula
ted in the contract that he f Finch!
should furnish his (witness') men witn
all the lumber needed, as a part of the
scaffolding had to be rebuilt.
MR. FINCH ON THE STAND.
When Judge Bar ham opened court
yesterday morning Air. Finch was
placed on the stand again. Fcr
" over an hour the witness was subject
?ed- to a rigid-cross-examination. The
witness had with him two pieces of
timber w hich he claimed were pans of
the putlock that broke on the day of
the accident, and when asked what he
did with the other piece of the timber
witness said he destroyed it as tire
wood. Among other things Mr. Finch
said that he might have told Air. dar?
ner that a broken putlock caused the
fall, that the piece of the buttocks des?
troyed was shattered in several place-:
that three times since the accident at?
tempts had been made to break in h's
office to get evidence he supposed, and
for that reason he had the putlock cut
so he could pack it in his loft: that he
put the putlock in his loft to keep
rogues from stealing it; that he did not
regard it of any great value, and that
he never thought it would be of any
advantage to him: that be put the tim?
ber in his loft after In- heard Kast
man intended to bring suit.
J. W. DAVIS.
Air. .T. W. Davis., a brick contractor,
was the next witness. He stated that
in his experience' it had been the cus?
tom of bricklayers to raise their own
scaffold: that the general custom de?
pended upon the contract, and that In
completed the work <m the Finch
building after the accident. The wit?
ness was not permitted to explain the
nature of the contract. In making the
objection Air. Bickford said: "This
question is objected to on the ground
that counsel for the plaintiff do not be?
lieve Air. Finch is such a devil incar?
nate as to ask another man to go on a
scaffold he built himself and for the
further reason the question has noth?
ing to do with the case."
L. AI. HARRIS.
Air. L. AI. Harris, who has been a
bricklayer for twenty-eight years, was
next called and sworn, staling that h:
worked on the Finch building after the
accident; that he found some of the
putlocks was missing: that he did no;
consider part of the scaffolding proper
ly constructed for the reason the put
locks were too far apart; that In chang
ing the scaffolding he put in three put
locks for one: that a skilled brickmasor
ought to have observed the scaffolding
was not properly constructed; that the
foreman of the briokmasons generally
sees to it that tho scaffold Is secure:
that he found plenty of lumber around
the building when he went to work
the morning after the accident.
Cross-examined by Colonel Boy
kin witness said that in constructing
the scaffold he would not use putlocks
that had knots in them.
,T. H. NOLAN.
The next witness was Mr. 3. TT. No?
lan, of Petersburg, Va.. and he slated
that he knew Air. Walter Eastman
and on the night of the accident in
company with Air. G. B. Brickley and
others witness went to Mr. Eastman's
house: that he heard Mr. M. J. East?
man say he had cautioned Walter that
morning about the scaffold.
M. D. WATTS.
Mr. M. D. Watts, of Richmond, for?
merly in the employ of Afr. F. F. Finch
as stenographer, testified that he took
several statemens of witnesses; that
none of the parties signed a blank
paper in his presence: that In some
cases Air. Finch dictated the answers
"putting them in more suitable Ian
gnage," and that answers and ques?
tions were usuallv read over.
G. B. BRICKLEY.
The last witness examined was Mr
O. B. Brickley. . He testified that rift
knew both Afessrs. AT. .T. and W. G
Fastman: that on the night of fhe ac?
cident he went to ATr. Eastman's house
that. he (witness) heard Mr. AI. 3
Eastman say he had cautioned Waltei
about the scaffold that morning, and
Walter replied: "I'm not going to hav*
anything more to do with the d? *.
scaffold:" that hp was summoned h*
the plaintiff to testify: that he paid ?
visit to Attorney Lett's office with Mr
M. J. Eastman to make a statemen'
about the case; that Eastman came to
his room and said:
"T want to say something about th>
case, but you must not mention it."
'''hen he offered me $250 to testify tc
the statement I had made In Mr. Lett'*
cfoce, adding that It was more thai
Finch would do.
"T then said:
'"I guess you'd give $300.'
"To this he said:
?' 'Oh, no; I can't afford to do that.' ??
Regarding the statement or Mi
Eastman that the witness had had a
financial transaction with Mr. Finch
"I never had a transaction with Mr
Continuing witness said:
"Eastman came to me and asked me
to go to Lett's office and I said, 'to hell
with you and Lett both.' "
Cross-examined by Mr. Bickford wit?
ness said that he was in his room when
Mr. Eastman offered him $250 to mak?
the same statement he had made that
day in Mr. Lett's office; that he would
not swear that he never ttold Mi. Lett
that he had made over his property
to Clarence and only lived for Clarence;
that be did not say to Mr. Lett that hfc
(witness) and Clarence were In a deal
with Mr. Finch and he had Finch
where they wanted him: that Mr. Letl
never said to him: "Brickley. I don't
believe you would tell a lie when ws
put you on the stand:" that he never
told Mr. Lett that he was in the case
for what it was worth and all he could
get out of it: that Mr. Lett did not fol?
low him out of his office and say to
him: "Brickley. I believe you will tell
the truth in spite of your statement
that you were going to play this for all
It is worth:" that lie never said to Mr.
Lett that he (witness) and Clarence
hnd Finch where they wanted him;
that he did tell Mr. Lett that Mr. East?
man had offered him (witness) $2fi0. '
On re-examination witness said he
was'vflrst informed last Wednesday
morning that bis services as n. witness
would not be needed by the plaintiff.
"The cros"*-oxriniinntion was . exac?
ting. Mr. Rtekford pl.vine- the oues
lions in rapid succession. ?nmp of the
finest Inns the witness denied flatly, as to
others he claimed he could not recol?
lect. r>"rlng the examination a death
(Ike stillness prevailed, the eIiectators
Strnirdnfr to catch every word.
Court " ill reconvene this morning
at 10 o'clock.
FIRST ANNUAL TKOPI1Y SHOOT.
Int? re ling Event? to Take Plaee a*?' Klver
vlew Park This Afternoon.
This afternoon, at Riverview Park,
the Chesapeake Gun Club will hold Ita
first annual trophy shoot. The shoot
will begin promptly at 2 o'clock and no
admission fee will be charged. Nearly
all of the members of the club will take
part in the events which will be for
Following is a list of the prizes that
have been donated for the shoot:
Gold medal for the best average?
Chesapeake Gun Club.
Gold Medal for the best score In the
first event?Chesapeake Gun Club.
Gold medal for the best score in the
last event?J. J. Palmer.
Gold medal?M. H. Lash.
Gold medal?Dr. Joseph Charles.
Gold medal?Newport News, Hamp?
ton and Old Point Electric Railway
Shooting jacket?S. A. Branch.
Ammunition case?Marston & James.
Box of cigars?A. A. Moss.
Gun case?T. W. Tlgnor's Son, Rich?
Briar Pipe?W. G. Burgess.
Box of cigars? F. F. Allen & Co^'< ?
Half hose, half dozen?Capital Dry
Goods House. !
Hand Satchel?J. A. Hirshberg.
Handsome cane?Meyers Bros.
Derby hat?Woodward & Womble.
Walking cane?D. V. Iseman.
Pipe and cigar holder?Crossley
Umbrella?Mugler Shoe and Hat Co.
Watch fob and chain?N. Highfield
Pair of pictures?M. H. Morgan.
Box of cigars?Newport News Tobac?
Bucket of jelly?L. R. Boiling & Co.
Jar of Pickles?J. W. Mesic.
Box of candy?Felix Bordonave.
Neckties, half dozen?J. Banks &
Handkerchiefs, half dozen?Griffiths
Mall' Hose, half dozen?E. Peyser.
Rocking chair?Perkins. Duncan &
Bicycle lamp? Maguyre ?? Small.
Shooting cap?K. Millman.
Patent leather shoes?L. Richmond.
Fine pair of suspenders?Globe Store.
Box of cigars?Ideal Pharmacy.
Crash suit?McCombe &. Hughes.
Water Cooler?Richter & Brittlng
Bottle of Rhine wine?Phil Mugler.
WILL NOT UDY THE VESSEL.
Government Refuses to Purchase the Bra?
zilian Cruiser Niciheroy.
The Brazilian cruiser Nictheroy,
which was brought here to be over?
hauled at the shipyard and converted
Into an auxiliary cruiser with name of
Buffalo, has been rejected by the Uni?
ted States government and will not re?
turn to the yard.
The officials of the Newport News
Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company
have been advised by Commodore Hich
born.in charge of the bureau of con?
struction, notifying them to discontinue
tion, notifying them to discontinue an
all preparations for the work that was
ordered to be done on her.
The above order, while containing no
reasons and giving no details what?
ever, is construed to mean that the
board of Inspection which visited the
Nictheroy at New York, has decided
that the ship is practically worthless
for the purposes of this government
and has recommended that It be not
accepted as a cruiser.
The following cases were disposed of
in the police court yesterday:
August Hine and S. W. Powers,
drunk, fined $2.00 and costs.
Allen Phillips, assault, fined $3.00 and
R. C. Vandegrift, assault, fined $3.00
Heck Puryear, charged with violat?
ing the Sunday curtain law, dismiss?
ed at costs.
J. Lichenstein, disorderly, fined $2.00
John Monsewer, disorderly, bond of
Private Eggleston l>ead.
Private L. Eggleston, of Company C,
Fourth Regiment, the Huntington
Rifles of Newport News, Capt. Marye,
commanding, died Monday morning
from appendicitis at St. Luke's Hospi?
tal in Jacksonvilel.
He was operated on Sunday morn?
ing at the City Hospital by the cour?
tesy of the managers, as the surgery
ward at the division hospital has not
yet been fully equipped with operat?
ing chairs and the necessary appli?
The remains will be sent home at
New line of Pictures, Photo Frames.
Wall Pockets and Ornaments at
ADAMS' RACKET SVCRF. my23-tf
Crab nets, lines, hooks and fishing
supplies. Adams' Racket Store. tt.
THE MINORITY RULES
Three Votes Defeat the Bond
NOMINEE TURNED DOWN
Council Refuses to Cuullriu the Health
Officer's Selection of Sanitary In
suector and Superintendent
Here Is what the Common Council
did last night:
Rejected the health officer's nomina?
tion of Mr. Richard Harris to be sani?
tary inspector and superintendent ot
Passed the ordinance giving tho
Newport News and Old Point Rallwaj
and Electric Company the privilege ot
using the overhead bridges at tna
Twenty-fifth and Thirty-fourth streck
crossings and then voted down trie
ordinance authorizing the bond Issue.
Awarded the contract to Mr. Alexan?
der Potter for superintending the con?
struction of the sewer system.
Authorized the city engineer to pre?
pare plans and specifications for tnu
Adjourned to meet again next Tues?
It was demonstrated at the meet?
ing of the Common Council last night
that the old saw "the majority rules"
does not always hold good, especially
in legislative bodies, but this may have
been an exception proving the rate.
Notwithstanding the fact that thn
majority of the members of the council
wanted to see work commenced on the
viaducts at the Twenty-fifth and Thir?
ty-fourth street crossings the minority
"ruled the roost" and defeated the 01
dinance authorizing the issuance or
bonds to the amount of $2!>,000 to defra.i
the city's portion of the expense or
constructing the bridges. The vote
stood 9 to 3 In favor of the ordinance,
but It required eleven votes to enact
the measure Into law. This was a sur?
prise to every one and many left tha
council chamber with a look of dis?
gust depicted on their faces. After
going so far as to order the city en?
gineer to prepare plans for the bridges
and to pass an ordinance granting the
new railway company the right of way
across the viaducts for a certain ren?
tal the ordinance providing for the
raising of the funds Is "killed."
The regular meeting of the Common
Council last night began with a wran?
After the minutes had been read and
approved and other routine business
transacted a communication was read
from Dr. Samuel W. Hobson, the health
officer, in which he nominated Mr.
Richard Harris to be sanitary inspector
and superintendent of garbage. This
started the ball to rolling.
Councilman Burchor movecL that -ti?<.
nomination lie" rejected, at the same
time stating that it was not because
he had anything against Mr. Harris,
but that he preferred some one else for
for the position.
Mr. McLaughlin then took the floor.
He was the worklngman's friend and
wanted to see a workingman elected
to that position, and he would therefore
nominate ex-Councilman Sumpter Da?
vis for the position.
The President next recognized Mr.
Willett. He said he did not know Mr.
Harris, but the health officer had se?
lected him for the position and for
that reason thought the nomination
should be confirmed. Mr. Willett then
offered an amendment to Mr. Rureher's
After considerable discussion a vote
was taken and the amendment was lost
by a vote of 8 to 5, as follows:
Ayes?Messrs. Buxton. Doherty, Via.
Wilkle, Willett?Total, G.
Nays?Messrs. Burcher. McLaughlin,
Hughes. Mackey, Lenz, Roane, Thomas
and O'Donnell?Total, 8.
The council refused to confirm Dr.
Hobson's nomination and It will be nec?
essary for him to make another selec?
A resolution recommended by the
special sewer cimmlssion, which awar?
ded the contract for superintending
the construction of the sewer system or
the city to Mr. Alexander Potter, of
j New York, was adopted, and Common
' wealth's Attorney J. K. M. Newton wan
directed to prepare the contract.
An ordinance was adopted providing
that the city treasurer shall make n
weekly report to the auditor of the city
of the amount of ail money received
by him for taxes on licenses.
The rules were suspended when the
ordinance authorizing the city engineer
to prepare at once plans and specifica?
tions for the viaducts at the Twenty
fifth and Thirty-fourth street crossings
was reported, and it was adopted by a
vote of 12 to 1. The ordinance carries
with It an appropriation ot $75 to enable
the engineer to employ assistants.
Another ordinance that came up for
passage under a suspension of the rules j
was the one granting the Newport
News and Old Point Railway and
Klectric Company the privilege of us?
ing the two bridges which the city
proposes to build. The ordinance, as
stated in the the Daily Press yesterday
morning, fixes the annual rental of $r>00
for the two viaducts for the first five
years, and for the next succeeding five
years a rental of $1.000 will be charged.
After that the city shall receive two
per cent of the gross receipts.
Mr. Willett was the first speak-r. He
said the ordinance in the main suited
him to a "t," but the rental was not
high enough. According to his way of
figuring for the first five years the city
would get but sixty-eight cents for th?
use of the two bridges.
Captain Buxton explained that he
thought the charges were reasonable.
Then came Mr. Lenz, the Ben Tillman
of the council. He took the floor, and
among other things said: "We ain't
going to establish toll gates. Tho^e
bridges are for the use of the public.
At the same time we want to encourage
the new railway company. These gen?
tlemen have come to the city and have
kept faith with us. I don't care if we
don't get a cent for the use of the
bridges. Let us pass this ordinance-."
"When T rend tbe Doilv Press this
morning." said Mr. Willett. "1 felr
like congratulating the ordinance com?
mittee. T think the idea is a splendid
one and have contended for it all the
time. The city should derive some rev?
enue from the privilege it grants."
Mr. Willett then made an argument In
favor of building a tunnei or bridge
at the Twenty-eighth street crossing
claiming that the old railway enmnany
should be extended the same facilities
for crossing the tracks. Before taking
his seat Mr. Willett offered as an
amendment that Twenty-eighth street
This stirred up a hornet's nest. Near?
ly everv member took part In the de
bate;wlth Mr. Burcher leading the fight
against closing up the grade crossing
On a roll call the amendment wa*
lost by a vote of 8 to 4. the members
voting as follows:
Ayes?Messrs. Thomas, Wtlkle. Wil
lett. Doherty?Total. 4.
Nays?Messrs. Burcher. Buxton,
Hughes. MeLaughliu. Ma?key, Benz,
Via. O'Dotmell?Total. S.
The ordinance was I hen adopted.
Messrs. O'Donnell. Wllkie. Willett and
Burcher. voting against it.
Councilman Lens's knowledge of the
Code of Virginia "tabled" an ordinance
making new regulations for testing urn)
scaling weights. The ordinance' pre?
scribed that the scale tester should ex?
amine scales and weights once a year.
Here is where Mr. Lenz's knowledge of
law cut a figure. He got the Code of
1U97 and read the statute which regu?
lated the testing of scales. Mr. Lenz
argued that the sealer of weights and
measures would have a "cinch" if b -
could test all the scales in the city once
a year. Mr. McLaughlin said be
thought some scales ought to be teste.l
once ji month. The ordinance was
then laid aside.
Much to the surprise of a majority
of the members the ordinance author?
izing the issuance of bonds to the
amount of $25,000 for defraying the
city's portion of the expense ?l" build?
ing the two bridges was defeated. It
required a three-fourths vote of the
members or eleven votes in the ailir
mative, the vote was !l to X Messrs.
Thomas. Wllkie and Willett voting
Mr. Lenz served notice that at the
next meeting he would ask to have the
The council then adjourned to meet
next Tuesday night, when the affairs
for the year will be wound up.
MAY CONDEMN THE SITE.
School HnH.nl of Trustees Gives f. V. Pinch
Until Noon Today to tiet a Deed Keixly.
If. Mr. F. F. Finch is not ready to
give the Hoard of School Trustees a
deed for tho whole piece of property
selected as a school site, between
Washington and Lafayette avenue*,
and Thirty-first and Thirty-second
streets, by 12 o'clock today, the board
will institute condemnation proceed
ings to gain possession of the eight
lots in the site without delay.
This was the sentiment of all the
members or the school board who met
last night in the First National Banh
building pursuant to the call issued b-.
There was present at this meeting
in addition to the president, Superin?
tendent of Schools T. T. .Powell, Clerk
Harrett and Messrs. Livczey, Fort*.
Jones and Ryan. Mr. F. F. Finch was
The only matter considered at thr
meeting was the lease by Mr. Finch of
one of the lots contained in the original
site to Mr. George Saunders. Mi
Finch staled to the board that he had
negotiated for the lease ot this lot.
which is the one nearest to Washing?
ton avenue and adjoining the housr on
Thirty-first street, several weeks ago.
and argued that he was not sure tin
city would realize from the bond issu?
and did not consider any proposition*
made by the board as a binding agree?
There was a sharp tilt between Dr.
Perkins and Mr. Finch as to the latter-;,
aetlon in the matter, and then the
members of the board individually
Ihr, If possible, why he should dispose
of one of the sites when it had been
mutually understood that thev wer<
t.o be sold to the city.
Mr. Finch argued that there was nn
understanding as to the exact location
of the lots, provided they -wore in the
square selected, nnd thought the board
would ns soon have property situated
?nearer Lafayette avenue Twenty-five
feet as the eight lots In question.
This tho members of the tionrd ques?
tioned, ns Dr. Perkins and Mr. Livezev
bad confcrr?d with the propr-rty-ownei
?with regard to the eight lots desired.
Mr. Finch finally agreed to use hi*
efforts of persuasion with Mr. Satiri?
kers with a view to having him w
'-ept another lot in place nf the on**
?*n much In demand.
This was satisfactory as far as it
"vent, but Mr. Jones thought that If
Mr. F!nch failed in this enndemnntlni
proceedings should lie instituted to make
?ure of the property for school pur
All nf the members pppniod to sr
nrnve of this plan, but Mr. Finch entili*
Tint understand why his lots should h
onnrtemncd f>ecnu=e Mr. So.unrtor?
wnTild not release the one In his pns?
Mr. Jones, however, trinutrlit that n
more satisfactory nrran cement could
Vie -made by condemnimr the whnle site
Mr. Tfort* in the meantime cn^yersef?
with Mr. Saunders over the telephone
nr.* the latter stated that he would b
wllling to "meet Mr. Finch half wnV?
*' he would make a satisfactory den!
Mr. Sounders also stated to Tvr,-. Ford
that Mr. Finch was aware of the schon"
board deal at the time, because be
fSaundersl n=ked where the sehnnl lnt?
were situated nnd Finch replied
that they made no difference.
Tt tea* flnallv decide*! tn rrive Mr
?Pinch until 12 o'clock Indny tn have *
deed for the whole sitn maity tn h<
t-nnsferred tn the school board. Tf s."
tint time there i.? nn wnv tn secure th<
lots by business negotiations. th'.
board will applv lo the court to hnv
?? enmmission nT annraiser'* nnnoinfert
tn condemn the property nnd determm
The board: ndiotirncd to r.-innt Thnr"
ilav night, when b'u? will 1m ortenefl
for the erection nf the other schom
Private Phillips Arrives.
Pbivate James W. Phillips. whose
discharge from the Huntington Rifles
was ordered several days ago by the
War Department at the request of
Congressman R. A. Wise, arrived home
last evening from Jacksonville. Fla
He accompanied the remains of Mr
Gntewood, General Lee's private secre?
tary, who was killed by lightning, a?
far" as Richmond. Mr. Phillips stated
that all the boys were well when he
left Camp Cuba Libre. Mr. Phillips
release from the army was secured by
Congressman Wise at the request of
the young man's father who needed his
son as an interpreter in hfs business
Women Summoned to Court.
Emma Jones and Jennie Deik, two
women of ill repute, were last night
summoned .by Sergeant J. W. Rey?
nolds to appear at the Police Court
this morning to answer charges
against them for keeping bouses of ill
fame. Sergeant Reynolds and Patrol?
man C. B. Crawford last night visited
the two "joints" in citizen's clothef
and served the warrants.
Tee cream freezers 2 to 10 quarts, lee
water coolers 2 to 8 gallons. Price;
right. Adams' Racket Stare.
Big run on paints: try me. How'
Whv, come and Get my prices. W. H
K. HOLT. Twenty-seventh street anr
Roanoke avenue. jun-lC-t
Your socks aren't worth a darn! Yot
can buy a new pair at Woodward &
Womble's for 10c.
IPnt a man in our $10.00 suit and b
?will liave a f.t. Woodward & Womblc
It Arrived Off Santiago Mon?
THE LANDING DELAYED
Hitter Work Ahead tur General SlmflerV
?i?u iteforc the Spanish Klag Comes
Uuu ii Iroin Morro'K WulN. Out
li.lii.hereii by Hie Hucuiy.
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:>t. NICHOLAS. I1AYT1. Tuesday
June 21.-3 A. M. The United Slate*
at mj lor the invasion ol Cuba, l?.oOO j
strong, comuianded by General Shalt..i
arrived at S:.ago do Cuba al noon
b'day. The tinie or Its disembarkation
has not yet boon deter.ahted. but it
will probably be within the next three
When the fleet or thirty-seven trans
??us. with its freight of lighting men
wept up the southern coast today ann
? I bin sight of the doomed city ot
anting., de Cuba, the anxiously awalt
?rs. which falnth
.'Ith ringing I
transports from the decks of the
ailing warships I'ar in shore. They were
answered by the troops most heartilj
and In kino.
The weeks or anxious waiting on one
side and or Impatient chafing on tho
oilier were over and the army and the
navy had at last joined forces and all
felt that the dual blow at Santiatro
was at hand. ' ?
It was 10 o'clock this morning when
the lookout on board the armored cruis?
er Brooklyn reported seeing the smoke
of some steamers away to the south
cast, and a moment or so later he an?
nounced that a dozen or so transports
were in sight. The signals wer.- ex?
changed from ship to ship, gladdening j
the hearts of the weary blockaders.
Then the United States auxiliary cruis?
er Gloucester. rormerly J. Plerpont
Morgan's yacht Corsair, dashed away
to meet and welcome the troops.
In about half an hour later a grim
forest of masts had sprung up appa?
rently from the sea. and a most im?
pressive seem- was presented as the
armada swepl gracefully up from the
horizon toward (he shores where the
great struggle is to take place.
The transports were ranged in three
shifting lit;--s, wit-i the hi'lleship Tn
diana on the extreme right and the
other men-of-war on the outskirts of
the fleet. In this order the transports
and their escorts steamed slowly'to
ward the hills where the Morro's red
walls gleamed in the sunlight.
The dispatch boat of the Associated
Press, as she steamed among the trans?
ports, was eagerly besieged on all sides
ror news of Admiral Sampson's oper
ltted?WnT flic1 bToPcka"dlf?!"-iniaif?r;
satisfaction was expressed among the
troops when it became known that the
actual capture of Santiago is to be left
to the army.
The American fleet oh* Santiago has
been materially strengthened by the
addition or the warships which escort?
ed the transports here.
Wherever the landing lakes place,
the operations ol' the last t.-n clays show
conclusively that bitter work is ahead
for General Sbal'ter's men bei'..re the
Sr-'nish flag cames down from Morro's
The Spanish infantry, cavalry and
guerilla forces, estimated by Admiral
Sampson today to number from 20.00"
to l?.OOO men. are stretched from Guan
tnnamo to Cabanas, a distance of fifty
miles, ready to concentrate at the
point of attack. P.ut starving and har
rnssetl from tie- inland by th.- insurg?
ents, the situation of the Spaniards is
desperate, and naval officers familiar
with the situation fully expeel terrific
fighting about Santiago. Interviews
with army officers on tin- transports
show- that there is some anxiety as to
how the men will stund th-strnin. if the
righting begins immediately after the
long inactivity at Tampa ami the wear?
ing vo vage. There is no fear, however,
for the final result, as the guns of the
fleet will be immense assistance to lb.'
VOYAGE OE THE TRANSPORTS.
Sick Soldiers Transferred at Sea to
the Hospital Ship < jlivette.
(Copyright, 1898, by Associated Press.)
WITH THE UNITED STATES
TRANSPORT SHIPS. OFF SANTIA?
GO DE CUBA. MONDAY. JUNE 20.?
u.V.- VIA MOLE ST. NICHOLAS,
1TAYTT. Tuesday, June 21.?1 A. M.?
? Meet of United Stales transports,
having on board 10,000 men under the
?ommand of General Shafter, arrived
iff Santiago de Cuba at noon today,
i'eing exactly six days out from Port
Tampa. The army of invasion left
Egmnnt Key at noon on Tuesday, June
It. convoyed by the United States war?
ships Indiana. Castlne, Helena, Annap?
olis, Bancroft, Morrill and Hornet. The
passage was necessarily slow, as two
big water barges and the scboonei
Stevens, also used ror water, had to be
At Rebecca Shoals lighthouse thr
?ot was Joined by the United States
arships Detroit. Manning. Osceola.
Wasp and Ericsson.
AVhen the transport fleet left Port
Tampa, it was the intention of thosr
In authority to take the western course,
around Cape Antonio, but later it was
decided to go via the Florida Strait*,
that being a shorter distance.
After the fleet got Into the rough
atcrs of the straits Ihe transport
ore formed Into three lines about
1.000 yards apart, while six hundred
ards separated the shins. The easiiy
.dvaneing transports presented a very
Impressive spectacle. stretching foi
miles over the blue waters. It was one
or the largest fleets ever gathered to?
gether, the grim looking men-of-war
hovering like watchdogs on the out?
skirts i.r the human freighted slvps.
At night everv precaution was taken
to guard against any possible attack
No lights were allowed on tbe trans
norls and the gunboats in tbe direction
of the shore were doubled in number,
while at rrerptent Intervals shifting
searchlights swept the waters in the
direction of Cuba in search of hostile
Throughout the voyage not one Span
ish gunboat or sign of the enemy wn:
On Frldav the convoying fleet of war?
ships was reinforced by the Montgom?
ery and Porter, ofT Puerto Principe.
The voyage throughout was tediouf
and uninteresting. To the weary sol?
diers, life on board transports Is as
unwnrlike as a. journey on a fruiter.
The spectacle of transferring the sic!'
at sen was presented on Saturday
For four hours tbe ships lay tn whlb
the ships' boats carried fourteen pa
tients to the hoopllnl ship Olivette.
Tn the rough waters of the Bah.'tm.
channel this work for the little boat
was quite difficult and the hoisting o
the limp forms to tho rolling- dock or
the Olivette scemc.l dangerous. UuC u
was accomplished in satety.
Tue weather throughout the voyage
was excellent and consequently there
was little suffering rrom seasickness,
lint tourioen cases or typhoid fever
and some measles developed, the for
met- Deine; especially on the boats
which curried horses and mules. Sur?
geons, however, say the health or the
men is unexpectedly good.
Tue tirst sight ot land was obtained
m the vicinity or Santiago de Cubit,
?int when the topmasts or the block?
ading squadron were seen they scut a
thrill or enthusiasm through the sol?
diers and they are now eagerly await?
ing the landing In Cuba.
The men seem confident of a swift
and easy victory, but they seein rather
ie hope for harrt fighting.
'lie- neat and long confinement In the
holds or the transports have told very
sex.rely on the horses ami mules anil
many of them died during the last
.lays of the voyage.
LOOKING KOK A LANDING.
General Shatter Confers With General
Garcia as to Disembarking.
(Copyright. iSiiS, by Associated Press.)
ON I'.OAKD THIO ASSOCIATED
PRESS DISPATCH 1.IOAT DANDY
OFF SANTIAGO 1)15 CUBA, Monday
night. June no, via Kingston": Jamaica
Tuesday. June 21. ?11 A. M.?As soon
as lhe Heel of transports had arrived
ai a point about twenty miles oft San?
tiago de Cuba, this afternoon, the
.steamer Segtli-anca, having on board
General Shatter and his staff, left the
other vessels lying lo and steamed to
the ilagship of the American Meet in or?
der to visit Rear Admiral Sampson
The general went on, board the flagship
and later General Shatter, Admiral
Sampson and a party of officers board?
ed ib.- Seguratica, which went to Acer
racleros. a.boul seventeen miles west
of Santiago, and near which place Gen?
eral Garcia is encamped with 2,000 Cu?
ban soldiers. General Shatter and his
staff and Bear Admiral Sampson went
ashore and proceeded t.. General Gar
eia's headquarters, about a mile in?
land, where they spent several hours In
consultation with the Cuban general
At the conclusion or the conference
General Shal'ter und the other officers
had little or nothing to say regarding
tho plans for landing the American
troops or lor the co-operation of the
Cubans. The liest information obtain
able is lhat there will lie no attempt to
make a general landing for two or
The result of Rear Admiral Samp
sun's investigation of the various pro?
posed landing places wins also laid he
tore the army officers, but General
Shatter Is not prepared to announce a
definite selection without investigating
the matter further himself.
General Garcia gave the Americans
assurance that they need have no fear
1.1' contracting diseases on the south?
eastern coast or Cuba, ns the climate
there is not unhealthy, only extremely
hot at this season of the year. The Cu?
ban general declared that bis own
troops, ill fed and clothed as they are.
wore in good health, and therefore, the
cV serious aifrnrots' rear fevers or oth
General SbafteC examineu ri? ~_
tion of the Cuban soldiers during his
visit, and was Impressed with their
hardy and soldierly appearance,
though be recognized tho fact that they
need clothes and provisions. both of
which were given them during the day.
The interview closed with the under?
standing on the part of both generals
that small bodies of troops are to be
landed at once at several points along
the coast, where they will be safe from
any serious attack by the Spaniards
and will he able to keep the enemy in
dentil for lhe present, as to their ulti?
Among the troops that will be land?
ed first are a number of men from the
engineer corps, who will begin work at
once, preparing for the movement of
lhe main body.
Generals Shaffer and Garcia will con?
sult further tomorrow.
It was nearly dark before the officer?
returned to the flegurancn and then she
steamed back to the tlagshin and took
up a position for the night.
Before nightfall all the'other trans?
ports and their convoys had drifted
nearer to the shore and the Spanish
soldiers, watching from the bluffs on
both sides of the entrance of Santiag.
harbor, must have been impressed by
lhe great array of vessels standing off
shore. There were nearly sixty of
them, including the troop ships and the
I men-of-war comprising Rear Admiral
Sampson's tleet and the squadron of
The S.onn Spanish soldiers and per?
haps 2.000 Spanish sailors guarding the
city and harbor of Santiago do Cuba
doubtless concluded that there was but
a small chance of overcoming the forci
of American warships and some 20,001'
American soldiers: and sailors which
will be burled against them before the
present week is over.
The dispatch boat of the Associated
Press left the licet for the cable station
just a I night fall, when the warships
had taken their positions in a gemi-elr
.-le In front of the harbor entrance,
with the troop ships,further out. The
;ea was comparatively smooth, for tho
tirst lime in several weeks, and the
great Heel was almost motionless.
The newspaper dlsqintch boats, which
had been steaming back and forward
among the transports since the arrival
of the latter, were held up at every
stage of their passage with the request
lo lake letters to the nearest mailing
point, giving accounts of the voyage
and announcing the safe arrival of the
army off the enemy's const. For some
It might be the last word for mother,
wife or sweetheart at home from htm
who had answered the call of his coun?
According to the naval regulations
established at the outbreak of the war.
cot a light was visible on any of the
ships and the cordon of men-of-war
lying under Spanish guns near Morro
Castle kept their vigil with more than
usual care during the dark hours of
he night to guard against the ap?
proach of a destroying torpedo boat
which might attempt to run out of lhe
harbor and with one well directed shot
sink a troopship in the depths of the
en and send the souls of those aboard
into the realms of eternity.
(Copyright, 1898, by Associated Press.)
MODE ST. NICHOLAS. June 21.?5 P.
M.?Rear Admiral Sampson snys that
the general landing of troops of Gen?
eral Sbaftor's expedition on the coast
of the province of Santiago de Cuba
will necessarily be delayed.
Reports published in the TJnitcc
States to the contrary arc pure guess
TO PROTECT SANTIAGO,
i LONDON, June 21.?The Havana
correspondent of the Times says:
"General Rlanco is sending six hnt
- talions to protect the const of th<
province of Santiago de Cuba. Great
t enthusiasm prevails In Havana. Or
* der Is maintained and no yellow fevei
f Is reported."
PROM NEWPORT NEWS
Four Thousand Troops to
MORE TO FOLLOW LATER
riilnl Virginia Regiment tc. Form a Part of
the First Expedition to be Taken
to Santiago by She Yale
WASHINGTON. June 21.?Two
months ago today war broke out bo
tween the United States and Spain, ac
eording to the proclamation of the
President and the declaration of C?on
gress. The end of that period finds
tu-arly 10,000 United States troops iylnff
oft' Santiago preparing to land; it finds
'?aid.- communication established be
tweeh the government and the advauc?
guard of the expedition in Cuba, and
it finds Cuban territory in the posses?
sion of Hie United States marines,
backed by a squadron and nearly all of
the commercial ports of Cuba block?
aded. This is all a part from Dewey's
great victory at Manila, and from tho
spl.-ndid results achieved in organizing
several armies now In the campe.
Therefore the officers of the adminis?
tration feel that they have a right to
look back with pride over what has
I.II accomplished in the short space or
two months, working in a large part
with raw material in both the army
and the navy.
The government has now determined
to send heavy reinforcements to Gen?
eral Shatter at Santiago. To this and
the first expedition will leave Newport
News Thursday morning. carrying
Brigadier General Uullleld's separata
brigade of the secund army corps, mad*
up of the Ninth Massachusetts, tho
Thirty-third and Thirty-fourth Michi?
gan and the Third Virginia regiments,
in ail about 4.UU0 men. Expeditions will
follow rapidly by way of Tampa, for
while Fernand Ina and Miami are con?
sidered to have many good points for
concentrating troops, yet army .officials
are now satisfied that Tampa can be
retained with advantage as the main
point of embarkation. The next forces
to go will include those of Brigadier
General Garretson, of the Second Bri?
gade of the first division, second army
corps, embracing the Sixth Illinois;, the
Sixth Massachusetts and the Eighth
and Ninth Ohio regiments. Brigadier
General Guy V. Henry, a distinguished
cavalry officer of the regular army, ar?
rived here today from Tampa, and the
present plans are for General Henry to
command a division, made up of tha
brigades of General Duffleld and Gen?
eral Garretson, this division compris?
ing S.ooo men to be for the speedy rein?
forcement cd" General Shafter. It will
swell the American forces at Santiago
de Cuba to about 24,000 men. But the
n'ef'," as' ' n,.^ >v^r^'"'' \
to send forward a sufficient, force to ?
crush any Spanish command which can
be concentrated at that point.
The report* from Santiago that about
II. 000 Spanish troops are In and about
Hie city do not agree with the reliable
estimates in the possession of the War
Department. According to the latter
figures there are not to exceed 14.000
Spanish troops at Santiago de Cuba,
while loo miles away to the northwest,
at Holguln, the Spanish corps com?
mander, General Pando, has 10,000 men.
The War Department is satisfied that
Hie Cuban forces under Garcia can
Ue. p Pando from reinforcing Santiago.
Should this not bo accomplished, the
Spanish forces at Santiago would be
augmented to about 2.1.000 men. They
are well armed, well disciplined, sea?
soned to tbe climate, know the fight?
ing grounds of that locality, and are
probably as good all-round fighting}
force as the Spaniards can bring to
bear. There is no purpose on the part
of the authorities to leave General
Shafter with tin inadequate force to
meet these seasoned Spanish soldiers.
Up to the close of office hours today
neither the War nor Navy Depart?
ments had received any detailed infor?
mation as to tbe arrival of troops at
Santiago. The entire information to?
day was confined to the one brief dla
paich from Captain Allen, of the signal
service, to General Greely, stating that
the troop transports had arrived. This
was enough, however, to start baseless
rumors that the actual landing oC
troops was in progress and one report
went to the extent of stating that tha
troops were landing tinder a heavy flra
from the Spanish forces. Secretary
Alger and General. Miles disposed of
these reports, saying that no report of
this character was at hand, and Sec?
retary Long made the same disclaime?
for the Navy Department. It may ba
true, however, that the landing Is now
In progress, and, although it is not im?
possible, officials consider it Improbable
that any landing Is going on under a.
Spanish lire. The landing itself may
take .isiderably longer than was an.
ticipaled. and officials believe that at
least three days more will be required
before the troops are on shore and in
any sort of organized condition. Sums
of the army officers alluw even moro
time, one of them holding that It will
take quite a month to get all the stores,
as well as the troops, off the transports.
The purpose, however, is to get off tha
troops first, leaving the stores to ba
taken off later, and the seige train la3t
The officials of the Navy Department
were not deeply concerned over the re?
port from Hong Kong that the Chinesa
authorities had ordered the United
States dispatch boat Zafiro out of Chi?
nese wnters without allowing her to
take supplies to Dewey. The reason
for this unconcern was a conviction
that the cruiser Charleston and threa
big transports have already reached
Manila carrying a large quantity of
just such supplies as the American
tleet there would most require. Then,
too. it was felt that the Zafiro had al?
ready been treated with consideration
ami had probably obtained ail the priv?
ileges to which she was entitled In
Chinese waters. It was said at the
Navy Department that nothing had
been" heard from the admiral himself
since a dispatch received from Hong
Kong day before yesterday, brought
to that port by the Zafiro. As the dis-"
patch boat left Dewey about Thursday
last at the latest it could, of course,
bring no news of the arrival of these
transports. She did bring, however,
news of the great success attending the
insurgents arms and notice of what
was being done toward forming a pro?
visional government by the Insurgents,
under Agliinnldo. From the reception;
accorded this news it would seem that
the officials here see In it no cause for
apprehending a disturbance of the
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