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Lest the "War Be Carried
Into Africa."
ltCamara's Meet (iocs to the t'hi|l|i|iln<
an American Squudrou i>_wh
Across tlie Allauclc aud JBcm
bard tpaulsb Ports.
(By Telegrapn.'i
WASHINGTON, June 24.?The war
is to be carried into Africa, metaphor?
ically speaking, if Spain is foolhardy
enough to send the Cadiz fleet through
the Suez canal to attack Dewey in
the Philippines. It is announced on
good authority that before the Spanish
vessels has passed through the canal
an American squadron will be steam?
ing at full speed across the Atlantic
straight for the coast of Spain to brine,
the war home to the Spanish people.
There is no doubt Dewey can take care
of himself against the Cadiz flee'
since his own squadron will be rein
forced by ironclads long before Cam?
era's ships sight the bay of Manila
and he will also have the shore batter?
ies with him instead of against him
ir. the struggle. It has been conclu?
ded by the administration that nothing
save the most severe measure will suf?
fice to bring the Spanish people to a
realization of the hopelessness of the
continuance of the present war. an '
even kindness, itis held.will dictate su h
a blow as that which it is proposed to
administer if the Spanish persist in thl
last project. After the fall of Santiago
and the capture or destruction of Cer
?'vera's squadron, Sampson will have an
abundant.f vessels to spare for tin
task set for him. Probably he will
constitute the attacking fleet in two
squadrons, the first a flying squadron
lo be composed of the swiftest vessel.
of the fleet, such as the Columbia. Min?
neapolis. Harvard. Yale, St. Louis. St
Paul. New Orleans, and such craft
This will be followed, under anothei
commander. either Sampson 01
Schley, by the battleships
which Captain Clarke's cxpe
" rienee with the Oregon has showi
can easily be counted on for the voy?
age across the Atlantic. With the
Iowa. Oregon. Indiana, Massachusetts
and Texas, all battleships. supple?
menting the New York and Brooklyn
armored cruisers, and the less powerful
but speedy vessels of the flying squad?
ron, the Spanish coast would be <?p,.
ily swept clear of all commerce all
Spanish shipping would be destroyed
and some ..f the best ports blockade.!
or bombarded.
No official news came to the Wnr
Department during olllce hours from
our army near Santiago. This was a
cause for mild surprise at the depart?
ment, ns General Shnftor has a cable -it
his command, and It was expected tier
'-He would report the measure or success
he has attained In the debarkation of
h s army on Cuban soil and the begin?
ning of operations against Santiago
However, the general has the reputa?
tion here of being a man of deeds
rather than of words, and not being
given to over many official reports
Not hearing from him the official*
were obliged to rely for Information
entirely upon the press reports Thev
. found these highly satisfactory and
Secretary Alger.expressed particular
gratification at the news that the
troops had reached a point within
seven miles of Mono Castle without
>? .encountering serious resistance. The
direction taken by the troops after
."their landing at Daiquiri?trending
generally westward?is taken in some
quarters here to Indicate ? purpose to
unite with Sampson's fleet in an attack
on Morro Castle and the other forts
pat the entrance of Santiago harbor be?
fore turning their attention to the
town itself. Once the fort is captured
Sampson with small boats could re?
move the mines and if. as reported,
the Merrimac does not completely ob?
struct the channel, son.r the battle?
ships may be sent in to deal with Cer
- vera's squadron. Something or this
kind is believed to be necessary in order
to relieve our troops from the ll
the Spanish fleet when they a
Santiago direct.
One or two of the battleships,
implemented by a few of the to
boats, could be relied upon to keep
vera's squadron so fully occupied thai
?he-'would have no time to Ret at t
troops attacking Santiago from t
For the first time today there was
.reliable announcement of the intent!
'of General Miles to go to Cuba to pi
tioipate in the operations there lief,
the campaign is extended to Porto I
co. The time of his departure is as j
With great satisfaction the Navy De?
partment" today published San
statement that Hobson and his men
are well arid are not in the line
fire. It was also noted that Sampson
finds no difficulty in having his flag or 1
- truce respected, which is gratifying in
View of the statement coming from Ha?
vana some days ago that there was to
be a lapse into barbarism through the
refusal of the Spaniards to recognize
flags of truce.
-Texas, Louisiana ami Alabama Sol?
diers Paint the Town Bed.
(By Telegraph.) j
t MOBILE, ALA.. June 24.?There were
lively times in Mobile last night and
today. Three or four hundred of the
' Texas, Louisiana and Alabama volun?
teers having been paid off. slipped
through the camp lines late last night
and came to town, where they made a
night of it. At roll call this morning
some of the companies did not have
more than seven men. At guard i
-mount, of 1.7U0 men that should have
been in line, there-were not half that |
number, and a strong provost guard ,
? was sent out to iook for the absentees. 1
- All the streets dow n town were sea.rch
-b? and the absentees were picked up
.'-Von every corner. Some resisted, and
the strength of ten men could hardly
-: hold them. Finally the number under
starrest became so large that the guard
house would not hold them, and they
IT-were placed in an old ice lions- on
s Conti and Commerce streets.when- th->
raised such a row that a detail of ma?
rines was sent from lh- auxiliary
'cruiser Powhatnn. These men. under
the command of Lieutenant Russell,
uj oauuqjnisip oqt jo saaptsai "Ml trei
' irons. Later the prisoners polled up
the brick pavement in the house and
g threw bricks through the window's
it Into a crowd of curious citizens stand
is Ing outside.
SfS.'On* of the prisoners, named Join,
: Dumas, of the First Alabama volun
Vteers, thrust, his hands through a win
? ' dow pane in th- ice house and severed
&/>n artery. Medical attention was glv
?-'en him.
;5- Many reports were in circnlal on or
?'-ttien being shot anil others jabbed with
?khe bayonet, and badly wounded but
il.these nr.- not true. The First Alabama
Kfyolunteers got away fr..m Miami t.-lay.
tho carno of the Second Alabama
Volunteers the young women of Mo
? -bile today presented to the regiment a
&Stand of colors. Mle? Amante Semmes.
a granddaughter of the late Admiral
^Raphael Semmes. made the presents
Kvti"" speech. .
V' The women of Mobil- presented the
&-rame reglm-nt a full set of instrument'
: for the band.
? NEW YORK. June 24.?The total
l?jank clearings in the United States for
ffifrie week were tl .150.053,163: per rent,
gjnerease, 1T.4. Exclusive of New York,
jfeS,I!M,911; per rent, increase, 8.T.
Movements of the Army Embarrasses
the Quartermaster's Department.
(Copyright, ?>js, by Associated 1'iess.l
STON, JAMAICA. Friday. June 24.? it!
p. M.?Late yesterday uftei'iioon the
American Hag was llown from the top
jf the AI tares mountains, bu*:k of Bai
quirl, amid wild enthusiasm. Tile men
cheered and waved their hats, the war?
ships and and transports let loose the.r
sirens and the bands played the "Star
Spangled Banner."
Major Lamotte. with two men of the
volunteer cavalry, climbed the heights
and raised the tlag.
The Spanish-American Iron Works,
which were destroyed before the land
ing of the troops yesterday, belonged
to the Steelton Company, near Balti?
more, Md.
The Cubans, under General Deme?
trius Castillo, who entered Balqulrl af?
ter the Spaniards had deserted the
town, were clothed in rags, and many
of them were two-thirds naked. Some
had no trousers and only latter d
?hirts. while tie- majority of them were
bare-footed. They were mostly ne
rroes. some being boys only fifteen
years of ago. The cons they carried
wen? of many models, ranging from
Hint locks to Mausers and Kemingt us.
Ml. however, were armed with mt
chetes. The officers rode donkeys and
scrub horses. The sun was hi tzing hot
?nd a number "f the soldiers were frus?
trated hy the Intense beat and wore
?aken on beard the hospital ship.
The tt.iis at.- in fine spirits and are
issumed by U-nerul Slmfier._ who lr
tiago and strike the Spanish a heavy
Th.lerlty of the forward move?
ment of the United States army has
embarrassed the quartermaster's de?
partment, and General Lauten sent
back this afternoon an urgent request
for more rations. The mules and
st,,res are already nshore, but some of
the trappings are still on board ship.
Thev wilt be taken off during the night.
Colonel Humphreys says he will have
?i. pack train loaded and on its wav
>>v daylight tomorrow. It should reach
furngun before night.
An nltcmnl to send supplies !?> .Tura
<rua this afternoon in boats failed.
Troops in Cuba Impatient for a lilt t -
fCopyright. IMS. bv Associated Press. 1
LESS. OFF DAIQUIRI, Jon.- 23. Thurs?
day. 8 A. M.. via Port Antonio. Jam.,
June 24. Friday, 1 A. M.. by way of the
Halifax direct cable. - Before sunset'
last night ever 4,0(1(1 of the IC.000 toe.i
board the transports went ashore. G.-n
eral Kent, with seven transports, will
remain west of Santiago as a feint un?
til the remainder of the troops here are
landed. General Garcia arrived at
earnp liefere dark, and 1,500 of his Cu?
bans are expected lo effect a juncture
with General Shaffer's men today. As
siMiri as the various commands were
landed yesterday I hey were sent out In
the direction of Santiago. At datkthey
bivouacked and were strung out in a
column three miles long, the front test?
ing at Demajayahn and the rear of the
column within a mile or the base at
Daiquiri, in the following eider: Col?
onel Wagner, with a roconnoissanoe
party at Deniajayhao. a mile in ad?
vance ,.r General Lawton's headquar?
ters: the Twenty-second and Tweiity7
fourth colored Infantry resting at a
small creek, the Second Massachusetts,
th.- Twelfth infantry, first battalion of
the Foutrh infantry, two companies of
the Tenth infantry and the second bat?
talion of ib.- Fourth infantry. Gener?
al Bates' men who are on reserve anil
General Lawton's "Jones" rough r.ders
dismounted and fragments of several
regiments bivouacked at Daiquiri last
night, the landing proceeding until
dawn. 'Ph.- men slept on bare ground,
s un.- under the lent Hies and some un?
der (he starlit canopy. In the .ru?
ing th.-y washed and were in good
spirits. The only disagreeable feature
was the mosquitoes and land insects.
All the ni. t, ale ansiolis p. gel at the
foe, and the regiments are to lie pushed
on to support General Lawlon as fast
as they are landed.
The aggressive attitude of the army
.m landing has been exc.Ii.inly grat?
Secretary Look Addresses Him a Com?
plimentary Leiter.
WASHINGTON. June 24.?Secretary
Long today addressed the following
letter of commendation to Lieutenant
Victor Blue, ..f the Suwanee, attached
to Admiral Sampson's squadron:
"June 20. lS'.tS.
"Sir: The department is in receipt of
the following cablegram, dated Mole
St. Nicholas. June 13. Iv.iS. from Heat
Admiral Sampson. U. S. N.. Comman?
der-in-chief. U. S. naval force, .Vorth
Atlantic squadron:.
" 'Lieutenant nine has just returned
arter a detour of seventy statin,, miles
to observe in the harbor of Santiago do
Cuba. He reports the Spanish licet all
"The department realizes that this
simple cablegram is evidence that your
efforts in making this detour into' the
heart of the enemy's country, by which
von ascertained information very much
desired, must have been attended with
great risk to your personal srif.-ty. and
that you possessed the coolness, nerve
and bravery requisite to perform such
duty under trying ?circumstances. Un?
doubtedly it must it must have been
gratifying to the Commander-in-chief
to know that the confidence he reposed
'n you to perform this duty was not
misplaced, and the department takes
much pleasure in highly commending
von for your service, a ml feels sure
that your action w ill prove to |>e an
example for your brother officers to
emulate, and a most favorable augury
for our future career in a service al?
ready distinguished bv the personal he?
roism of its. members.
"Very resnoet fully.
(Signed.) "JOHN !">. LONG.
HAMPTON, VA.. .Ii. 24?After
fortnight of hard work since
Is return from Jacksonville Private
,. V. Whiting has been able to secure
but a baker's dozen of the recruits for
which he came. Mr. Whiting was in
ucted at Camp Cuba Libre to enlist
twenty-live men for Company D and
says he intends to have that nurn
| tier before leaving for the South. See n
a- eight recruits who have passed their
physical examination will have hen;
today or tom.v row for Jacksonville.
The majority of them are Hampton
men. Tie- others nr.- from Newport
Mr. Whiting win remain here sever?
al days in the hop.- of completing the
quota of his company in Elizabeth
City county. In case of failure to do
so lie will visit the Eastern shore. If
not successful there he will return to
Hampton and steps will be taken, he
says, to make up the defl.-iencv be
Lieutenant Hoyenton's naval re?
serves have received orders to report
at the armory in Norfolk today to
be mustered into the service. Some of
the men went to Alexandria after I heir
sore disappointment at Norfolk a
week aco. a fc-w joined the new compa?
ny at Newport News and three ,,r four
left Thursday at 5:30 on Hie Yale.
Lieutenant Boyenton does not know
what ship his division will be assigned
to, but it ls;possible that the men may
go aboard the Harvard.
Main Body Within Seven
Miles of Santiago.
Spaniard* May Attempt a Surprise ou
American Trjii|l', Hut a Urt-lslvu
Ki'KitK? me?l tK Not Kxpretett
fur Several Days.
(Copyright. 1S98, by Associated Press.)
t r.\ I5UARP 1 til-, ASSOOIATJ^U
night, Jur.e 2::. via Port Antonio, Jam.,
Friday. June 24.? 7 A. M.?The advance
',1 tile American army has readied the
edge .,!' the tableland in which the har?
bor of Santiago de Cuba lies. Here,
s. veil miles from Mum, Castle, as the
crow Hies, the main body of tie- troops
has united aid the Spaniards are in
mil retreat toward Santiago de Cuba.
They may attempt a surprise, but a de?
cisive engagement is not expected Cor
several days.
General l.awton's brigade, which
rested last night at Demajayaho. four
miles west .,1 Bahiuiri, resumed its
march :,i daylight. Before noon his
brigade, consisting of the Twt nty-sec
md infantry, the First Infantry, the
See, nil .Massachusetts volunteers, with
companies of the Eighth cavalry, half
? tie- Fourth cavalry and several com?
panies of the Twenty-lifth col ir-:d cav
alry occupied Juraga, live miles be?
yond, and lie American Mag was hoist?
ed Hi,-re.
Th.- Spaniards retire,! before the ad
vauce, which was covered by Cuban
skirmishers, burning the blockhouse as
they went.
i'.ilon,-1 Wagner, with a small reeoti
noissance parly of about forty irfen.
blushed against the Hank of a retreat?
ing Spanish column, two hundred
strong, at Firniozas. A dozen shots
were tire,I by the Spaniards, as Colonel
Wagner fell back. Before General Law
ton could bring up tie- Twenty-second,
the van regiment, the Spaniards had
decamped westward.
Juraga was abandoned by lieneinl
I.innres and 1.200 Spanish troops with
sieh baste that they hail no time to
burn the town, though an ineffectual
elTorl was made t,, destroy tie- locomo?
tives of the railroad aid the rolling
stock. General Linares retreated to
Savilla, six miles west ,,r Juraga by?
road, and nine miles from Santiago ,1c
i 'ubn.
A detachment of 17n Cubans, under
Colonel Aguirra. collided with the
Spanish rear guard. The Cubans l"-'t
two men kill,-,I ami hail seven men
wounded. The Spanish loss is not
known. One Spaniard was maohe'.e.l.
General Chal'fee, with the Ninth cav?
alry, the remainder of the EigtHh aid
Foui'fh ami Seventh. Twelfth aid Sev?
enteenth infantry reached Juraga at
General Bates, with the reserve of the
Twentieth infantry and Colonel Wood's
rough riib rs. dismounted, with a dyna?
mite gun. hurried forward from Dai?
quiri at o'clock, proceeding by forced
When the couriers brought the new*
that Juraga bad been occupied, the
troop ships which had not disembarked
their troops steamed to Juraga with
tie- view of landing them there. But
the heavy sea beating on the beach
mad,- it impossible to get the boats
through the surf.
Dispatches ,,f General-Dinare? which
have been eaptufed indicate that the
Spaniards were- ordered to retreat to?
ward Santiago de Cuba.
The Cubans expect the first stand to
be made at Savilla and they have
proved good prophets in the past. G> n
eral l.awton's men ate badly fagged by
forced marches and the inten** heat.
Their rations are almost exhausted.
They started with three days' supplies
and further food could not be landed
to,lav. But a pack train will be sent
forward tomorrow.
Strong outposts are maintained to?
night in order to prevent a surprise and
Juraga is also under the protection of
the guns of the warships. Thus the
Hank of' the advancing American col?
umn is sale. The Spaniards, to attack
our troops, must make a forced march
through an ahnest impenetrable under?
growth. There wer.ily two casual?
ties during the landing of the troops at
Baiquiii. Corporal l.'obb and l'rivat
English, of ironps I". Tenth cavalry
(colored), tell between a light -r and
the pi.-r. Captain O'Neil, of Wood's
rough riders, plunged into the sea i.t
the risk of his life, but the men weie
crushed before he reached them. O Neil
was a former mayor of Tucson,.Ariz.
Several horses and mules were drown?
ed while swimming ashore through the
General Garcia's army of 4.000 men
is to be conveyed by transports from
Acederros and landed at Haiquiri to?
morrow, to join the twelve hundred
men under General Castillo and to co?
operate with the American troops. Tile
movement today almost amounts to a
change of base.
A brisk musketry lire was heard in
the direction of Savilla as the Daunt?
less left at dark.
llobson and His .Men Confined in San?
tiago Town.
(C'opvriglit HIS. by Associated Press.)
day. June 211, 2 P. M., by the Associated
I'ress Dispatch Boat to Kingston, Jam.,
tiled Friday, June 24, noon.?This morn?
ing a. Hag of truce was taken in by As?
sistant chief of StalY Stanton, to ascer?
tain the whereabouts of the Merrim.u
prisoners, Lieutenant llobson and b s
daring companions. The Colon, a
Spanish tug. with Captain Concas,
formerly commander of the Caravel
Santa Junta, on board, came out to
11.t him. Captain Concas stated that
Lieutenant llobson and his men were
confined in Santiago town. They were
all well and be (Captaii* Concas) said
In- fell sorry they could nut lie given
their liberty. but the authorities
thought it inadvisable. Assistant Chiet
of Staff Stanton then returned to his
Senate Disposes of the Conference Re?
port on the Bankruptcy Bill.
1 By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, June 24.?The con?
ference report on the bankruptcy bill
was disposed ,,i by the Senate today
without debate. At the rennest of Sen?
ators, Mr. Nelson, of Minnesota, the
.mil,or of the Senate bankruptcy meas?
ure, made a brief explanation n.f the
bill as agreed upon by the conferees.
The report was agreed to by a vole of
43 to HI.
Tin- Hawaiian annexation resolutions
were under discussion throughout the
session, except during a brief time
when routine business was disposed of.
The speakers today were Mr. McEnery,
of Louisiana, who concluded his- ad
dross- begun yesterday, and Mr. Turley.
of Tennesssee, who presented a consti?
tutional argument against the resolu?
Three measures designated to facili?
tate the work of the War Department
were passed without controversy.
The Senate, at 5:20 P. M. went into
.?xecutive session and at 5:50 adjourned.
Mexico's oldest cotton mill was start
id in 1SC3.
Some May Miss Finding Gold In the
Klondike, but all Will Grow Hair.
(San Francisco Call.)
The experience of Rhoderick Dbu i
Smith, who recently returned from the ]
Klondike region with a big budget of i
experience, quite a little sum of money,
and a head of hair which/almost quail
ties him to take an engagement as a
Circassian girl In a circus, Is of especial
interest to a large contingent of his
fellow men and women. For be It
known that Rhoderick, before making
his perilous way to the Arctic regions,
though otherwise pleasing to look upon
and still on the sunny side of forty,
was the owner of a head which made
theatre ushers, whenever there was a
ballet on the program, escort him down
to the front row without even glancing
at his seat check.
While this might have been consider?
ed an advantage by some people it was
not pleasing to Mr. Smith, who is an
essentially modest man and averse to
being made unduly prominent on any
occasion. It is said, too, that this
baldness was the real cause of hia
starting out in search of gold, since he
spent all his patrimony In the purchas?
of hair restorers, and it was necessary
for him to do something, no matte?
how desperate, to retrieve his fortunes.
Be that as it may, he went to Alaska,
and after a two years' residence ther?
has returned a modern Samson, as far
as chevelure is concerned, and he de?
clares that the- transformation is en?
tirely due to the rigors of the climate
in that quarter of the globe.
"The intense cold kills all the germ?
and microbes." he asserts, "and stimu?
lates the scalp, and nature does ths
rest." and he proudly exhibited hit
lion-like mane as proof of what natur?
can do when she takes fancy, unassist?
ed by washes or oils or unguents.
F. j. McLeod, who has spent twelv.
years in Alaska and the northwest, al?
though he has not the pleasure of
knowing Mr. Smith personally, and had
not, therefore, seen the sprouting ana
the bourgeoning of his especial crop of
modified epidermic cells, still corrobo?
rates his story as to the virtues of tha?
climate as a hair prudueer.
"My hair was always thick." h?
says, "so I cannot speak from persona;
experience, but the way the dogs pui
on hair up there is a caution; they get
is shaggy as Shetland ponies, and now
I think of it, I never saw a bald-head d
fellow anywhere around there. To tell
the truth, they all look, after they have
got to work, as though a razor and 8
pair of scissors were far more needed
than a hair restorer, and a missionary
baiber could do good work among
li. It. Henderson, who has a claim on
Dominion Creek and has been up in
that vicinity for two years, heartll?
??choes Mr. McLeod's statement. Thert
:s something about the intense cold, he
asserts. that makes the hair on
man and beast flourish mightly. Dan?
druff and falling hair are unknown lr>
that part of the country, but he thinks
that the fact that people are too busy
to "bether with their hair" has some?
thing to do with its unusual growth.
"A. man who is vain enough to dui
his time in trying to increase the thick
ness of his hair." in this gentleman's
decision, "will generally manage to
worry off what little belongs to him na
totally. He will scrub it and put fer?
tilizer on it, and lay awake nights
thinking about it until his head is a*
hot as a furnace and burns the roots
of it to ashes, and end by getting ur
the shiniest kind of a bald head, but up
there it is too cool to fool that way and
the hair gets a chance for its life.'
L. S. Woodstock, an Alaskan of flvr
years standing, puts his testimony In
regard to the efficacy of good freezing
weather as a hair rejuvenator or resur
rector. and another gentleman recently
returned from the Arctic gold fields,
who not having "made his pile," as yet.
is averse to having his name in the
papers, says he is seriously considering
the practicability of establishing a hair
sanitarium In some reasonably acces?
sible spot, where he will, for a satis?
factory consideration, entertain bald
headed guests and tell them pleasant
little tales about Alaska, past, present
and future, to amuse and Interest them,
and a halr-rislng ghost story occasion?
ally for its practical effects, while upon
their denuded eranlums will appear
first the fuzz and then the fur, and
then the sleek and glossy hair, the pos?
session of which Is the one great desire
of their existence.
General Shafter and H. B. Plant Called
to Account by an Illinois Privat?.
(Chicago News.)
TAMPA, FLA., June 14.?That tu?
First Illinois Regiment knows how to
obey orders to the letter, despite tb?
fact that they are merely volunteers is
a fact which is beginning to be appre?
ciated by the most excellent person?
ages In this section of the country
Yesterday Private T. W. Snelling. >f
Company G, was patrolling the wharf
at Port Tampa, on which the big ware?
houses stand, doing his part like poxjd
of his comrades in preserving order.
Among other things prohibited t?
smoking, and signs both In English
and Spanish warn the beholders that
indulgence in man's favorite vice en?
dangers the building. The soldier*
generally obey very promptly, but Mr
Snelling received a shock when he ob?
served a rotund man in full uniform
walking and conversing in an absorbed
manner with a gray moustaehod
straight, soldierly looking gentlema*
dressed plainly In black and wearln?
i straw lint. Both were smoking an?S
cimtinued to do so in entire forgetful
ness till their path was barred by a
Springfield ritle.
"Sirs, you will have to quit smokin*.*
ordered the Chicagoan. a tremor of tre?
pidation c reeping into his voice as h?
noted In a dazed way that the man la
uniform had on his shoulders the two
star Insignia of rank or major general
"Yes, certainly," calmly observe*
the smokers, grinding their weeds tm
der heels. "First Illinois, I perceive."
remarked he of the citizen's clothe*
"Very good, very good. Indeed." an*
with that they passed on.
Snelling joined his lieutenant a min?
ute later and gasped: "Say, I Just ran
into a major general and made hin?
quit his weed; It was Shafter, wasn't
it ?"
"Yes. that was Shaffer, my boy,"
said the lieutenant, "and do you knn?
who that amiable gentleman with him
"Great Scott, who was he? Any?
body big?"
"Nobody nt all; only General Nelsn?
A. Miles, whose name Is sometime* IB
the newspapers."
An Incident on the same lines con
cerns Private F. E. Wendling, Compa?
ny M. who was hurt last night, an*
Henry B. Plant. Mr. Plant Is very ol?
He practically owns half of Florida
the Plant system embracing every mo?
nopoly worth having. IncldPntty b?
owns the docks and warehouses a*
Port Tampa. Among the last name*
nocpessions ? few days ago he was
strolling and contemplating his nw?
.?oc-iiinde aided much, no doubt, bj
the cigar he puffed. Wendling halte*
him. "You'll have to throw that clear
nvav." he added.
"What for?" inquired the author of
the Plant system.
"Don't you know you are liable ta
burn up this whole harbor hers?"
"Well, I don't know If that concern*
vou. seeing that 1 own It. My name is
"Throw that awav Immediately o?
I'll put you under arrest." This wa*
said sternlv in a tone which no Flori?
da n uses to Mr. Plant, and the magna??
continued his way an awed and wiser
Chilllcothe. O., has women car con?
A Japanese sky-scraper Is a three
story building.
Entrances and Clearance? at the Custom |
House. List of Vessels Now In Fort,
other -Marine Items.
Sun rises.4:45
Sun sets .7:29 |
High water?0:27 A. M. and 1:09 P. M.
Low water?7:00 A. M. and 7:20 P. M.
Weather forecast
WASHINGTON, June 24.?Forecast
for Saturday: For Virginia, fair weath?
er; fresh southwesterly winds.
Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
Steamship City of Everett (Am.). La
Verge, Boston.
Steamship Santuit, Boston.
Barge Ocean Belle, Providence.
Barge Chalmette, Fall River.
Barge Navesink, Fall River.
Barge J. T. Merry, Boston.
Barge Woodside, Boston.
Vessels Sailed Yesterday.
Schooner May V. Duncan. Washing?
Schooner Massasoit, Providence.
Barge Mystic Belle, Boston.
Barge Belle of Oregon, Boston.
LIVERPOOL. June 24.?Arrived:
Rappahannock, Newport News.
SHIELDS. June 23.?Sailed: George
Fleming. Norfolk; Nith. Pensacola.
HAMBURG?Arrived: Glenloiff, Nor?
ST. VINCENT, C. V., June 14.?Sall?
ied: Glenfleld, Pensacola.
Results of Yesterday's Games in the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
(By Telegraph.)
PITTSBURG. June 24.-The game to?
day was one of the most exciting and
brilliant ever played on the home
grounds. Pittsburg won in the twelfth
inning on Donovan's two bagger
O'Brien's single. Donovan scoring on
McCarthy's long fly. Attendance. 2 000.
Score: R.H.E.
Pittsburg.. .00 0 000 2 0 00 0 1? 3 14 1
Boston. . ..0 20000000000? 2 10 3
Batteries?Gardner and Bowerman,
and Schriver. Klobedanz and Bergen.
Umpires?Cushman and Hevdler. Time
CHICAGO. June 24.?The Brooklvns
played a nice fielding game today, but
were unable to do much with Calla
han. A terrific hit to the centrefield
i fence by Lange, scoring three runs, i
I was a feature. Attendance, 2.100.
Score: R.H.E
Chicago. . . .2 3 1 0 0 0 2 0 x? S 12 5
I Brooklyn . . .0 0200101 0? 4 S 1
Batteries?Callahan and Donahue.
Dunn and Ryan. Umpires?Emslie and
Curry. Time 2 hours
CLEVELAND. June 24.?Jones, the
pitcher who has been in ill health and
in whom the Cleveland club hoped it
had found a wonder, was put In the
box today. In the fourth inning he
went to pieces and lost his game. At?
tendance. 1.400. Score: R.H.E
Cleveland. . .2 0002000 0? 4 9 3
lew York. . .0 1 0 6 3 0 1 0 x?11 14 0
Ratteries?Jones. Kelh and Criger:
j Seymour and Grady. Umpires?Lynch
and Andrews. Time. 2 hours.
LOUISVILLE. June 24.?Platt pitch?
ed fine ball and the Colonels were lucky
j to get one run. Both teams played well
In the field. Attendance, 1.000. Score:
I Louisville. .,. .0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0? 1 4 1
] Philadelphia. .0 10000020?3 10 3
Batteries?Dowling ? and Kittredge,
iatt and MeFarland. Umpires?Sny
der and Connelly. Time. 2:14.
ST. LOUIS. .Tune 24.?Hughey pitch
wonderful game against the Ori
les today until the eighth inninfr wh?n
ruck two men out. Maul. McGraw
Keeler made singles. Attendance,
.inn. Score: R.H.E
Louis . . .0 0020000 0? 2 9 1
Baltimore. . .0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0? 4 fi 1
Batteries?Hughey and Clements.
Maul and Robinson. Umnires?O'Day
ird McT)onnld. Time. 1:50.
CINCINNATI. June 24.?Th- Reds
tad a case of that tired feeling today.
I Their wretched fielding allowed the
Senators to win. Attendance. 1 W0.
core: P H E.
I Washington . .2 0012203 v?10 15 2
innati. . ..0 20001410-8 11 7
Batteries?Hawlev. Dnmmann and
eitz. Mercer and Farrell. Umnires?
food and Swart wood. Time 2:10.
AtAllentown? R.H.E.
Allpnfnwn. . ..3 4000000 0? Tin
Jorfolk.0 0 0 0 1 0 2 1 0? 4 9 1
Batteries?Wood and Mackey. Pfan
miller. Newton and Fox.
At Newark? R.H.F.
I Newark. . . .0 2 0 2 0 2 0 5 0?11 12 2
| Reaclinir. . . .0 0110000 0? 2 12 4
Batteries? MYPartlin and Berger.
larvin and Heyden.
At Lancaster? R H.E.
i r.nnrastf. . .0 0003000 5? S 1? 7
I Richmond. . ..0 002B123 x?11 U 1
atterles?West and Roth. Sparks
and Visrpouv.
At Hartford? P.D.E.
| V'a.tersnn. . - .0 0002200 v? 5 9?
Hartford. . ..1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1?2 0 4
Batterie??Maginnis and Bemis. Fry
; and Roach.
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. June 24.?The Navy
Department has received the following
"Playa del Este. June 24.?From a
flag of truce I learned today that Lieu?
tenant Hobson and his companions
j are all well. They are confined in the
I city of Santiago, four miles from Mor
| ro.
(Signed.) "SAMPSON."
(By Telegraph.)
PARIS, June 24.?M. Petrel has suc
| eeeded in forming a cabinet to succeed
the retiring ministry of M. Meline. It
is constituted as follows:
Premier and minister of the interior?
M. Paul Peytral.
Minister of foreign affairs?M. Chas.
I de Freycinnet.
Minister of war?M. Godefrol Ca
| vaignac.
Minister of marine?Vice-Admiral
i Francois Fournier.
Minister of finance?M. Paul de Lom
| bre.
Minister of justice?M. Ferdinand
Minister of the colonies?M. Theophile
I D-l Casse.
Minister of commerce?M. Emile Ma
Minister of agriculture?Senator Ba
1 duel.
Minister of public works?M. Georges
Ley gues.
Minister of public instruction?M
Charles Dupuy.
Thinking of the one you dislike |
breeds hate. _ ._
Allen's Foot-Ease, a powder for the feet.
It cures painful, swollen, smarting, nervous
feet ami instantly takes the stint? out i f
corns and bunions. It's the greatest com?
fort discovery of the age. Allen's Foot
Ease makes tight or new shops feel easy. It
is u certain cure for swetaing, callous and
hot, tired, aching feet. Try it today. Sold
by all druggists and shoe stores. By mail
25c, in stamps. Trial package free. Ad?
dress Allen S. Olmsted, Le Roy, N. Y.
ju 25-3bi
sra a v m > 01 fliid-sumrter cloth
? -L*III 12 ing -with much the
same feeling of confidence a fellow experi?
ences when he knows he has a good thing.
So many good things grouped together that
it is impossible to tell you about them all at
once. ;
In suits, crals and vests and single coats made
and trimmed properly. No chopped-out-with-an
ax affairs.
Every class of garment to help you keep pleasant
during the hot weather.
The Banner Clothier,
?OG 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
Finely located business- lots on Washington ave.
Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth City, War?
wick and York Counties.
Old Dominion Land Company*
ROOM NO. 11.
The Day We Celebrate
will bo an unusually joyful
and noisy day this year. Recent events
have stimulated the patriotism of both
Young America and Old America to
such an extent that everybody in town
will try to make more racket than any?
body else. We can hardly hope to be
heard in such a pandemonium, but we
can't refrain from the still, small re?
mark that this is still the place where
you get the very best bicycles for the
very least money. Don't forget that.
All will be put in first-class riding
1. ?MAJESTIC, 26 inch frame $17.50
2. ?BARCLAY 21 inch frame, 15.00
3. ?UNION RACER, 24 inch frame 20.00
4. ?R. E. LICE. 24 inch frame 17.00
?.-VICTOll, 24 inch frame 12.50
6. ?WAVER LEY, 25 inch frame 10.00
7. ?RAMBLER. 24 inch frame 15.00
8. ?READING, 24 inch frame, 15.00
9. ?COLUMBIA, 23 inch frame 5.00
10. ?ECLIPSE. 24 inch frame 25.00
11. ?ECLIPSE, 2S Inch frame 25.00
12. ?ECLIPSE, 24 inch frame 30.00
13. ?ECLIPSE. 24 inch frame 35.00
14. ?ECLIPSE. 25 inch frame 35.00
15. ?ECLIPSE. 22 ladies 37.50
And a lot of other bargains. Some of
these wheels are far better than cheap
new ones.
Newport News Cycle Go.
Fred ii. Kipper, Manager, Sole
Agent for Southeastern Virginia, 341
Twenty seventh street.
Houses For Sale.
Nine room dwelling on 34th street,
near West avenue. Has all modern
conveniences and will be ready for oc
cupancy June 1. Price $1.000.
Six room house on 29th street. Al
modern conveniences. Price $1,350.
Six room house on 2Sth street, new
and nicely located. Price $1,400.
Tenement dwelling on leased ground
renting for $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 or. the
properties advertised above. Sma
cash payment and the balance I
monthly installments will be satisfat
Houses and stores for rent in all'sec
tlons of th<! Tity.
Irwin Tucker &Co.,
General Real Estate,
448 Twenty-eighth atret,
is the place to get cold?Ice cold?beer
on draught, also National and Fabst
Export Beer?ice cold.
Mint Jullps and all mixed drinks.
The finest brands of pure whiskey
always carried in stock, Claret
Wines and all seasonable drinks.
Todd's Private Stock at 25c a pint
is as good as any that costs double the
JSTPerfect order always maintained
A gentleman's place.
448 Twenty-eighth street,
Q W. Todd, Proprietor.
1 Sat tat
Meals at all hours. First-class Din?
ner, 25c. From 12 to 2 P. M. The best
.that the market affords in every re?
spect. Came in season. Suppers fur?
nished to parties on short notice.
Cor. "Washington Avenue and 2th St.
George Lohse, Manager.
lnfc Meor
c, earned
Dd Iodl?
' ' ' ' F at Um, Mere?
sa, euj., caased
tut.. XliGir'is? -lows lium^diatu tmprove
*?>?*??? l Ii;: vhoro al! other 'oil Jx
i?' u|hiu iiiivl.1,; Ihi, pimilne Aim TabiaU. The
save curftd vhouhand*an vllloarejou. WoaivBaDO.
itiva written nuaraittoe to uftect a euro ca Ava i
aachouaeor refund t:.e lauuej. PricaOU Uldipai
..uckUKO; or six uku,'? (full treatment) for $2X0 Be
moil, in plain wrapwir. upon racottitof p-*~?. Circular
' UOt |t^ LlU
For sale In Newport News, Va., by ,
A. E. a. KLOR, Druggist.
apr 19-ly._"
2809 Washington avenue*

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