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VOL III, NO. 156
NEWPORT NEWS, VA.. THURSDAY, JUNE 30, 1898.
DDT (OTT SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS.
? JC?,AV' LL. ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS.
BOND ACT NOW AUW
Mayor W. A. Post Signs the
Ordinance
COUNCIL'S GOOD WORK
Cltv'H Legislative Body ?enm?y Cum
nieuded. five Members Ketlre Tonight.
Candidates Tor the Presidency, or
lieialsUo Into Office Today.
The last acts passed by the Common
Council that will expire at 12 o'clock
tonight were generally commended
yesterday.
For some time the general public
has been in favor of building bridges
at the Twenty-fifth. Twenty-eighth
and Thirty-fourth street crossings as
provided for In the charter, but these
improvements, though they bobbed up
frequently in council meetings. have
been delayed and it looked as if no
provision would ever be made for car?
rying forward the work. But the last
important act of the council Tuesday
night was to adopt the ordinance pro?
viding for the issuance or bonds to the
amount of Jlo.noo to be expended on
viaducts. Yesterday the ordinance was
layed b< fore Mayor Walter A. Post,
who attached his autograph to it and
It is n.iw law. One of the most im?
portant features In this ordinance Is
the amendment offered by Councilman
P. J. Mugler". setting aside $18.000 of the
money derived from the sale of bonds to
be expended on the Twenty-eighth
street crossing. The amendment was
adopted without a dissenting vote.
The enactment of this ordinance will
cause the Newport News and Old Point
Railway and Electric Company to be?
gin work Immediately on the electric
railway system. Mr. W. J. Payne, one
of the principal promoters of the com?
pany, yesterday stated that material
for the new road was en route to this
city, and that in a short lime several
hundred workmen would be at work
excavating and laying rails.
As has been stated in the Daily
Press on previous occasions, this road
will be equipped with the best rolling
stock on the market and the system
will be complete in every respect. For
the benefit of workmen half fare will
be charged at certain hours in the day,
thus enabling them to make the round
trip to and from their work for one
fare. It is also said that the company
will open a delightful park somewhere
on the beach overlooking Hampton
Roads, where athletic sports may be
engaged in. Besides threading the city
with lines the company will extend the
road to Old Point, following Hampton
Roads.
Five members will retire from th.
Common Council today. Mr. P. J. Mug?
ler, of the First Ward.will be succeeded
by Mr. B. B. Cory. Mr. Frank C. Lenz,
of the Second Ward, glyes way to Wil?
liam Washlngton..a -well" Iftiown-colored
man. Mr. William C. Wilkie. a mem
ber from the Third Ward, retires In
favor of Mr. .1. H. Caffee. During the
two years he was a member of the
council Mr. Wilkie never missed ?
meeting. Mr. George E. Via. one of the
representatives of the Fourth Ward,
will give place to Mr. E. 1. Ford, and
Mr. J. A. Willett. of the Fifth Ward,
will be succeeded by Mr. A. I.. Powell.
AH five of these gentlemen have imiil?
good eouneilmn. It fell to the lot of
Mr.Willett to look after the finances of
the city and to him is largely due the
judicial handling of its funds.
The first meeting id' the new council
will lie held next Tuesday night. At
that time the body will Ii.- reorganized.
There are two candidates for the pres?
idency?Captain .T. A. Buxton ami Mr.
J. .1. i )? normen?but it Is not known
which of these gentlemen will he ,.|ec
ted. Mr. O'Donnell now occupies the
chair.
Considrable Interest centres in the
first meet'nir. for then will occur the
election of the various city offices from
police Justice down. The time is grow?
ing short, and the many candidates
are hammering away at their fences.
All of the offices arc in doubt except
probably three?auditor, clerk of the
council and health officer.
Tomorrow Mr. A. A. Moss will be?
come mayor of the city, taking the
reins of government from Mayor W. A.
Post. The other officers whose terms
will begin are Commonwealth's Attor
nev -J. K. M. Newton, City Sergeant E.
W. Milstead and Constable R. Saun
ders Shield. There will be no cere?
mony attending the induction of these
gentlemen into office.
Mayor-elect Moss is now engaged In
preparing his first message, and it Is
hinted that he has some surprises In
store for office-holders and the people
in general. Wir t Mr. Moss' policy will
be is not km . but retrenchment has
always he* hobby with him. When
he was acting as mayor of the city two
years ago he recommended that the sal?
aries of the various city officials be cut
down.
BKOKIi GROUND YESTERDAY.
Work Commenced on the High School
B uildlntr by the Contractor.
Ruxhiog rtie Work.
Work was commenced yesterday by
Peddlcord & Co. on the new high school
building, when ground was broken on
the site recently purchased of Mr. F. F.
Finch.
Mr. Peddicord yesterday let the brick
work to Mr. J. A. Moss. Mr. Peddi
cord's contract with the Board of
School Trustees is dated June 24, and
he has until November 24 in wdiich to
turn over the keys to the building.
The Old Dominion Land Company
yesterday delivered to Mr. W. E. Bar?
rett, clerk of the school board, deeds
for the Central and Rocketts school
uites and received in return a check for
$3,800, the purchase price agreed upon.
linns from Camp Warburton.
Captain Barclay H. Warburton yes?
terday announced the following pro?
motions of privates to be corporals:
W. M. Morris. W. B. Allen, Arthur H.
Brockie. Harold B. Smith. William
Schwartz, Charles H. Harris and H. P.
Varix. Three other privates will be
raised In ST tew days.
The work of huihfing the stables for
the horses, which arrived at Old Point
Tuesday night, was pushed yesterday.
There will be four horses to each gun.
two to each caison and a sufficient
number to mount the commissioned
and non-commissioned officers and
chiefs of sections.
A quantity of supplies, consisting of
blouses, shirts, camping hats, clothing
and sabres for the non-commissioned
officers reached the camp yesterday.
Captain Warburton and Lieutenant
Pancoaste were entertained at break?
fast yesterday by Captain Jewell, on
board the Minneapolis.
Clothing at half value. The Globe,
2816 Washington avenue. Ju30-lm.
DID THEY SIGN XT?
Warwick Democrat be- ms to Doubt the
UenulucBSof Signature* to a Resolution.
Editor Daily Press:
Please make the following corrections
in your printed list of committeemen
elected at the primary:
W. C. Minor, not J. W. Morgan; J.
S. Seward. not M. Fltchett. Mr. Mor?
gan's name is a mistake, as that gen?
tleman was not voted for, nor did he
in any way participate in the pri?
mary.
Referring to your issue of the 28th
instant, I desire to say I do not believe
137 persons knowingly signed the al?
leged resolutions. I have made Inqui?
ries of over twenty persons who at?
tended the convention, and am unable
to dud the first man that said that he
knew he had signed such a thing. Now
let us have justice. Such a resolution
may have been offered, and I under?
stand it was. but the Daily Press fails
to mention who offered the resolution.
It it has this information, as well as
the names of the 137 alleged signers,
why not give It to the public. Surely
no Democrat would object to his own
resolution, and could he be ashamed
of the 137 names of his followers. Let
us have light and, if necessary, more
light.
Senator Barnes and Hon. T. T. Pow?
ell are men of too high a character for
any such motive. They have time and
again represented with satisfaction
and honor their constituents, and the
people have shown their appreciation
by re-elections.
A DEMOCRAT.
Denbigh. Va.. June 29. ISM.
The preamble and resolution In ques?
tion was certainly offered at the mass
meeting and adopted, there being but
one audible dissenting vote against
them, but without having a copy of
the minutes at hand the name of the
gentleman who offered the resolution
cannot be given this mornimr. Depu?
ty Clerk Burnham. of Denb'gh. was
the secretary of the meeting, and If
the writer of the foregoin" communl
cat'???> will call at his office he will
probably give him the name of the au?
thor of the resolution, together with
the names of those who are alleged
to hive signed it. The Daily Press is
not in possession of the papers, but for
the information of "A Democrat" it will
state that the reporter last saw the |
? aners containing the 137 names in the
hands of r>r. J. H. Crafford and At?
torney P. St. George Wllcox.
STItl C'K BY A PROPELLER BLADE.
Mr. William Shell. ? Machlnlat, Dies of
Injurien Kecetveit at the Shipyard.
William Shell, aged 42 years, a
native of Killts, England, died yester?
day afternoon at 4:20 o'clock at the
residence of Mr. James Maloney, No.
?.?(> Lafayette avenue, from the ef?
fects of injuries he received at the
shipyard.
Mr. Shell was a machinist by trade
and was at work In the machine shop
on one of the propellor plades for the
Plant Line steamer La Grande I>uch
esse. Shortly after 2 o'clock yes?
terday afternoon the blade tilted
and in falling struclt Mr. Shell in the
?cfcest;* felHng"him to the floor. Hie
fellow workmen rushed to his assis?
tance, but it was evident that he was
fatally injured, as blood gushed from
his mouth and nose in large quanti
ies. indicating that the man was hurt
nternally.
Mr. Shell was placed in the shipyard
ambulance and taken to his boarding
house, where he received medical treat?
ment from Dr. Joseph Charles. He
sank rapidly and soon became uncon?
scious.
The funeral will take place from Mr.
Maloney's residence this afternoon at
?I o'clock, and the interment wilt be
made in Groenlawn cemetery.
Mr. Shell was unmarried and had no
renfives in-Htls citv. where he had re?
sided for some time.
No Grand .Inry ThUT.rin
Judge T. J. Rarham will not order a
special grand jury for this term of the
Corporation Court to indict several
prisoners sent up from the Police
Court. For the last two weeks the
court has been engaged In the trial of
the Eastman-Finch damage suit, and
as this term of court will expire in less
than two weeks it was decided not to
take up any criminal cases. Among
those now confined in the city Jail
awaiting the action of the grand jury
is L. M. Sturgis. the attorney who is
charged with forgery. Court will ad?
journ Saturday for the term.
Will Elect DrlrgategToniglit.
The Democrats of the city will elect
seven delegates tonight, one from each
ward, to represent the party in the
Ocean View convention. which will
meet next Wednesday to name a can?
didate for Congress from this district.
Ward mass meetings will be held at
S ? clock at places designated in an ad?
vertisement in another column.
Going to the Front
Brigadier General Royal T. Frank,
formerly commandant at Fortress
Monroe, has been . relieved as com?
mander of the Department of the East
and assigned to the. command of a di?
vision that will soon invest Porto Rico.
Colonel Hasbrouck. who succeeded
General Frank as commandant at Fort
Monroe, has been appointed a brigadier
general and assigned to a command in
the seventh corps. Among the regi?
ments that will be under General Haa
brouck's command is the Second Vir?
ginia, Colonel J. C. Baker commanding.
CABLEGRAM FROM HOBSON.
(By Telegraph.)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., June 29.?The
Age-Herald will print tomorrow a
special dispatch from Greensboro, Ala.,
the home of Judge Hobson, father of
the hero of the Merrlmac adventure at
Santiago, giving a cablegram received
from his son at Santiago today.
The cablegram reads:
"Santiago de Cuba, June 28.?Mv
health continues good. Feel no uneasi?
ness about me/'
Kirnt In the Field.
Last evening ("nine days from date of
proofs of death), the treasurer of the
Royal Arcanum turned over to Mrs.
Nannie Braxton, widow of Col. C. M.
Braxton, a check for $3,000, being the
first of the orders In which the deceas?
ed was insured to pay the amount of
benefits. June-28-3t
All women love to be spoiled, but
there Isn't one who will confess she la
so.
Ice cream freezers 2 to 10 quarts, Ice
water coolers 2 to 8 gallons. Prices
right. Adams' Racket Stare.
na-20-tf
"You are not so warm" after you
have had one of our nice iced driuks.
Allen's Drug Store. Ju-28-3t
New York Shoe Co. is closing out at
greatly reduced prices for the purpose
of removing to Norfolk next month.
ju 2S-3t._;_
Verdict Vor Plaintiff in East?
man-Finch Case.
THE AMOUNT IS SMALL
Jury Awardi Walter O. Eastman's Ad
. uilntstrator the Sum of 18174, .lust
Enough tu Pay t he Doctor's Bill
and Fuueral Expenses.
"We, the jury, lind for the plaintiff,
and ascertain the damages to be $174. I
(Signed.) "B. B. WILKINS,
"Foreman."
This was the verdict rendered by the
Jury in the suit of Walter G. Eastman's
administrator against F. F. and Martha J
A. Finch to recover damages for the
death of Walter G. Eastman, who died
from injuries received when a scaffold
collapsed at the Finch- building on
Washington avenue on December"" 8,
189G, precipitating Mr. Eastman and
Mr. George W. Crafford, bricklayers,
to the ground, a distance of forty
feet.
For thirteen days this case was un?
der consideration in the Corporation
Cort, Judge J. T. Barham sitting. The
plaintiff was ably represented bv Mr.
Robert G. Biekford and Colonel Rich?
ard E. Boykin, while the interest of the
defense was carefully guarded by ex
City Attorney C. V. Meredith, of Rich?
mond, and Mr. A. C. Garrett, of this
city.
Tuesday afternoon the case was giv?
en to the jury arter Mr. Biekford
closed the argument for the plaintiff,
but no agreement was reached. The
Jurors returned to their room yesterday
morning at 10 o'clock when courl con?
vened and deliberated till 12:30 o'clock.
At that hour a rap signalled that the
jury was ready to make a report, which
would be a verdict or the announce?
ment that it would be impossible for
the jurors to agree. The jurors filed
into their seats while Foreman J3. B.
Wilkins handed the verdict to Clerk D.
G. Smith. There was a death-like still?
ness until Clerk Smith read the find?
ing of the jury, and then followed a
buzzing noise, for every tongue was
wagging.
The suit was for $10,000. and it seem?
ed singular that the jury should ren?
der a verdict for an odd amount, but
this was explained later. The amount
fixed was to cover doctor's bill and
funeral expenses caused by the acci?
dent.
When the first ballot was taken In
the jury room Monday afternoon the
jurors were wide apart. One man. it
is said, voted to award the plaintiff
$5,000. two stood for $500, three for nom?
inal damages and six for rendering a
verdict for the defense. From that
time on the jurors "see-sawed." On
one of the ballots taken yesterday mor?
ning four votes were cast for one cent
.damages, one for, $500, two for. $174,
and the other six for no damages at
all. Later on ten men voted to award
the plaintiff one cent, but the other
two held out for the funeral expenses.
A verdict was then soon reached, the
ten going over to the two.
After the verdict was reached coun?
sel Tor the plaintiff moved the court to
set the verdict aside on the ground
that it was contrary to the law and ev?
idence. The time for hearing argu?
ment on the motion was not fixed, but
it is prohnbl* that it will not be heard
before the September term.
The verdict throws the costs on the
defendants, and to that extent is a
victory for the plaintiff.
May S.-II War Stump*.
The following Information received
here from Colonel James D. Brady.
Collector of Internal revenue for this
district, will prove of interest:
"Postmasters, banks, trust compa?
nies, insurance agents, drug stores,
cigar stands, merchants, clerks of
courts, or other persons desiring to
sell to the public?, can buy these stamps
of the collector at his office in Rich?
mond, and at the stamp deputy collec?
tor's office at Petersburg, and at Nor?
folk on and after July 1. 1S98. When
purchased in quantities of or more
at one time a discount of one per cen?
tum is allowed. Persons desiring to
use these stamps, when they cannot
get-a single stamp of the right denom?
ination to cover the stamp tax as re?
quired by law. may use two or more
stamps for that purpose."
Deeds Record- d.
The following deeds of bargain and
sale have been admitted to record in
the clerk's office of the Corporation
Court:
Sol Miller, trustee et ais to W. E.
Barrett; release deed.
W. C. Stuart, etc., to B. C. Baylor et
ux; release deed.
B. C. Bayler et ux to Francis F. Cau?
sey, trustee; consideration, $5u...
W. A. BradShaw et ux to W. Lee
Powell; consideration $85.
Thomas Tabb, trustee, to W. H.- Lan
don; release deed.
W. H. Landon et ux to Mary Bar?
clay; consideration, $2.600.
Mary Barclay and husband to Secur?
ity Trust Company; consideration,
$2,100.
The Chattanooga National Building
and Loan Association to B. ?schaux;
release deed.
B. Mischaux. etc.. to T. A. Lambert
et als, trustees; consideration. $650.
W. E. Rouse et ux to L. F. Barnes;
consideration, $2.300.
Kara Katahdln In Port.
The Ammen ram Katahdin, which ar?
rived at Old Point yesterday, steamed
into this port yesterday afternoon to
take on a supply of coal.
Her officers profess not to know why
she was ordered here, and probably do
not. They report that the heat in the
Interior of the almost wholly submerg?
ed vessel is simply frightful, and they
say they suffered very much on the trip
down the coast.
More Troops Coming.
More troops are expected to arrive
here in a few days from Camp Alger to
embark on the auxiliary cruiser Yale
for Santiago de Cuba. Among these
troops will be the Third Virginia regi?
ment, Colonel Nalle commanding. The
Yale has sailed from Santiago and
will probably arrive here Saturday
morning.
Commissioned by the President.
Among the appointments sent to the
Senate by President McKinley yester?
day was that of Attorney C. C. Berke?
ley, of this city, to be first lieutenant of
volunteers. Lieutenant Berkeley is
now with one of the companies at Camp
Cobb, near Frederlcksburg.
Semi-annual clearing sale of Clothing
now going on at the Globe, 2815 Wash?
ington avenue. ju 30-lm.
SENSATIONAL RUMOR.
Cruiser Brooklyn Reported Sunk and
Commodore Schley Killed.
(Copyright, 1S9S, by Associated Press.)
KINGSTON. JAM., June 2S.?11 P. M.
?The Spanish consul here has received
a cablegram "froSn Santiago de Cuba as?
serting that the United States armored
cruiser Brooklyn has been struck by a
Spanish shell which sank the vessel and
killed Commodore Schley and twenty
four seamen.
The consul really believes the "news,"
and the Spaniards all over the city are
drinking champagne and rejoicing.
It has also been reported to the Span?
ish consul from Santiago that an ex?
tensive mine has been laid which will
blow up half the American army when
it enters the city.
STORY DISCREDITED.
WASHINGTON, June 30.?At 1:15
o'clock this morning, when officers on
duty at the Navy Department were
shown a copy of the above dispatch,
they expressed disbelief in the story.
Not a word has been received from Ad?
miral Sampson, they said, since Tues?
day night and the officers regard it as
certain that had anything of the kind
recounted in the dispatch happened
the admiral would immediately have
Informed the department.
It KIEFS.
Mrs. M. W. Harwood la visiting
friends in Nansemond county.
Mr. J. c Wiiuurn nas arrived in the
city from Richmond and will engage in
business here.
Warwick Lodge, No. 72, Knights of
Pythias, will elect officers at their
meeting tonight.
Colonel Richard E. Boykln went to
Richmond yesterday afternoon on a
business trip.
Miss Maynar.:3_Lnjjg. of Isle of Wight. I
is visiting her couslnr Miss Phoebe
Gunter, on Thirtieth street.
There was no session of the Police :
Court yesterday morning.
Dr. W. B. Nichols, of Richmond, is
in the city.
Miss Bridie May Baugh, of Potvhatan
county, is the guestiof the- Misses1
Michaux, in East End.
Mrs. E- C. Hillyer has returned from
a visit to relatives and friends in the
western part of the State. i
Miss Mary E. Power and Miss Rober- I
ta Curtis have returned from a visit, to
friends at Franklin, Va.
Miss M. Linda Hayes, of Chase City,
Va., is visiting her cousin. Miss Flor?
ence May Holt, on Twenty-sixth street.
Commonwealth's Attorney J. K. M.
Newton took the oath of office in the
Corporation Court yesterday for his
new term.
Rev. Thomas J. MacKay. pastor of
the Second Baptist church, is seriously
ill. He is suffering from meningitis.
Mrs. Magruder P.. Jones is quite ill
at her .residence In East End.
Mr. A. Howard Trent, of Washington,
is visiting his sister. Mrs. John A.
Ghent, on Chestnut Avenue, East End. I
Newport News Council. No. 65, Jr. O.
IT. A. M., will hohl a public installation
of officers on July 7th, 8 P. M., in their
hall.
John Todd. who was shot by another
negro in bloodfield last Saturday night.
Is recovering rapidly. He was able to
sit up yesterday. His assailant is still
at large.
Attorney C. V. Meredith, (if Rich?
mond, one of the counsel in the East?
man-Finch case, returned home yes?
terday morning.
Attorney Samuel Regester. of Rich?
mond-, counsel for the Newport News
and Old Point Railway and Electric
Company, who has been in the city in
the interest of the company which he
represents, returned home yesterday.
Mrs. Leila Etherldge and two chil?
dren arrived in the city yesterday
morning to visit her sister, Mrs. Thom?
as Simpson, who has been quite sick.
She will remain here for some time.
A number of men who were recently
discharged from the nnvy yard have
accepted positions at the ship yard
here. This will cause the navy yard
officials some trouble when the services
of these men are again needed.
Mrs. Richard Howard is critically ill
at her home on Twenty-seventh street.
About three weeks ago Mrs. Howard
was stricken with partial paralysis.
Within the past few days her condition
has grown worse and has given her
friends some uneasiness.
Railway Detective J. B. Heck re?
turned yesterday morning from Peters?
burg, where he went Tuesday to secure
Eddie Cole, the negro wanted here on
the charge of stealing a bicycle from
John Edwards, a Western Union mes?
senger boy. Mr. Heck also brought
back the bicycle. Cole will be tried in
court this morning.
Ensign J. N. Blankenship, who was
formerly stationed at the shipyard and
who is well known In this city, will ar?
rive here the latter part of the week on
the collier Abarenda. from Santiago de
Cuba. The Abarenda has been attached
to Commodore Watson's eastern-squad?
ron, which is to harass the coast of
Spain, and Ensign Blankenship will go
with her.
CA N AD I AN-A MERICA N TROUBLES
Commissioners Appointed by Queen
"Victoria to Adiust Them.
(By Telegraph.*
LONDON, June 2!).?It is officially an?
nounced that Queen Victoria has ap?
pointed the following to be high com?
missioners, in pursuance of the agree?
ment, signed at Washington, on Mar
30, for a Joint commission to adjust the
Canadian-American differences:
The Lord High Chancellor. Baron
Herschel: the premier of'Canada. Sir
Wilfrid Laurier: Sir Richard Cart
wright. Canadian minister or com?
merce- Sir Louis Henry Davies, privy
councillor ami minister of marine and
fisheries of Canada, and counsel for
Great Britain before the Internationa
fisheries arbitration, at Halifax, in 1887.
between Great Britain and the United
States, and Sir John Charlton. a Cana?
dian member of parliament.
Moscow has lf>00 silk mills.
Venezuela has 10,000,000 cattle.
American Troops Being Push?
ed to The Front.
SUBSISTENCE REQUIRED
The General Advance uu Santiago Delayed
ou Account of an luBdrtiulle Supply
of Food for General Sliar
t*r*? Army.
(Copyright. 198. by Associated Press1
AT THE FRONT ON TH Ii, Ri<>
'.t'TAMA. SECOND CROSSING Tues?
day June 29. 4 P. M.. per the Associ?
ated Press Dispatch boat Dauntless
San Antonio. June 29.-9:30 A AI ?Tin
preparations for a general advance of
the American troops on Santiago de
I uba are being pushed steauily forward
and troops of all branches of the serv?
ice are being liurrleo to the front.
General Kent's division, consisting of
the brigade of Central Hawkins. Col?
onel Pearson ana Colonel Worth, has
joined General Lawton's division and
with the cavalry division of General
Wheeler and four batteries of lighi ar?
tillery, will now be strung out in the
rear of General Lawton's division.
The front still rests on the second
crossing of the Rio Guama river, on the
j road to Santiago de Cuba, In the rear
of the crest of the Sevilla bills and a
mile and a half back.
The brigade <d" General Bates, the
Thirty-third Michigan regiment and a
battalion of the Thirty-fourth Michi?
gan regiment, which were landed yes?
terday by the auxiliary cruiser Yale,
remain at Juragua or Siboney.
The delay in the general forward
movement is due to the inability to get
subsistence stores to the front rapidly
enough.
The advance, it is said, will nut be
ordered until every man has three
days' rations in his knapsack. This
however, is impossible until the road
is passabl- for wagon trains. The
pack trains can only convey one day's
rations in a day.
' The men constructing the bridge
roads have the work almost completed
and this afternoon the first wagon na n
of four 6-mule teams will go through.
In two or three days more every man
will have three days' rations in his
knapsack and as soon as that occurs
the army will move upon the enemy.
The day has been utilized to good ad?
vantage. Although the Cubans affect
to have a thorough knowledge of the
country and the trails nothing is taken
for granted and the whole country,
front and flank. Is being thoroughly re
;:annoitercd and an accurate map has
been made by the engineers. Much of
the information thus obta-ined will be of
Inestimable value. ' ?> i
Last night General Mendoncn. of
General Lawton's:?taff ,-maae a recon?
naissance up to the very trenches of
the enemy, their sentries talkingr on
picket duty being plainly heard.
Corporal Dewey and nine sharpshoot?
ers from the Seventh infantry went out
at dark last night, with one day's ra?
tions, toward the Spanish lines, and
they have not yet returned, but no fear
is entertained for their safety. It is
believed they are probably lying in the
hushes waiting for night.
At daylight this morning Lieutenant
Smith, of the Fourth Infantry, with a
detail of fifty men from the Seventh
Infantry, under Lieutenant Dearfoe,
crossed the San Juan and went In a
northeasterly direction as far as Caney,
or El Gaumey. as It Is marked on the
maps, without encountering any Span?
ish troops and fifty men of Company A.
Seventh regiment. under Captain
Young, also made a reconnaissance in
force. The Spaniards have seemingly
retired to their entrenchments, as no
pickets or skirmishers were encounter?
ed.
General Lawton, General Wheeler and
General Ctinffee have had riders out
beyond our advance posts several
times.
Captain Wright, of General Hates'
staff, today followed the line of the
railroad running put of Juragua. to?
ward Santiago de Cuba, to within two
and a half miles of the city. The road
approaches within a mile and one-half
of our front and can be utilized to bring
supplies and siege guns, the first of
which were landed at Baiquiri this af
ternopn.
As soon as the remaining battalions
of the" Thirty-fourth Michigan and
Ninth Massachusetts, which arrive on
the Harvard tomorrow and the six
thousand reinforcements sent out from
Tampa, reach here, Aguadores. a town
on the coast, four miles west of Jura?
gua, and about the same distance east
of the harbor entrance, will be taken.
The place was shelled today by sev?
eral ships of the fleet. Aguadores Is on
the line of the advance of the army into
the Interior and close to the railroad. '
It will then probably become the base
of operations, while the supply base
may remain at Juragua.
Captain Wright, on his reconnais?
sance, obtained information which is be?
lieved to be reliable, to the effect that
three thousand Spanish troops have
been sent to reinforce the garrison at
Aguadores.
General Lawton wfT" probably make
a division with his artillery as soon
as he Is placed In position. A heavy
rain this afternoon made it impossible
to move today beyond General Wheel?
er's headquarters. But the roads will
dry quickly, the guns will probably be
brought up tomorrow and the intrench
ments will be shelled by the artillery
tind by Colonel Wood's dynamite guns.
The sharpnel fire will be more used by
the artillery. The guns arc 3 2-10 inches
and with sharpnel, they are effective at
li.fiOO yards.
The Cubans say the Spaniards are In
deadly fear of dynamite and General
Lawton will see how he can terrify
them.
Simultaneously with the bombard?
ment. General Chaffee's brigade wdl
move forward and occupy a position of
vital importance in advance of out
front. The correspondent of the Asso?
ciated Press is not permitted at present
to divulge its location.
The military telegraph line has been
completed as far as General Wheeler's
headquarters, thus placing the front in
direct communication with General
Shatter, w-lno still maintains his head?
quarters on board the Saguranca.
where he can keep In close touch with
Hear Admiral Sampson. It is probable,
however, that he will establish bis
headquarters at Juragua tomorrow or
Thursday. The troops belonging to
General Lawton's division are kepi
i-eadv to move. In light marching order,
i while the reconnoltering parlies are out.
This precaution Is considered necessary
in order to avoid disaster in ease the
small parties of troops should collide
with the Spaniards In force. Not a sin?
gle skirmish has occurred thus far.
The Cubans under General Castillo
are doing commendable work as ad?
vance picket*. They are thrown out,
day and night, from half a mile to a
mile in advance of our pickets, along
the front and flanks, thus forming a
double cordon about the army.
There are now more than thirteen
thousand men at the front.
Drinking water for the troops at the
front is obtained from the Rio Guama,
a stream full of springs, running di?
rect from the mountains. The water la
remarkably good and is now carefully
guarded from pollution. The Cubans
and our soldiers bathed In It at first,
but strict orders have been Issued
against such practices in the future
and sentinels have been placed to en?
force the orders.
Strict orders have also been Issued
about eating the great variety of trop?
ical fruits, mangoes, oranges, etc.. m
which the woods abound, the only ex
ceptlon being made in the cases of milk
from green cocoanuts. which Is con?
sidered healthful and refreshing, and
limes.
Some of our men made themselves
sick through eating fruit.
An epidemic of measles which was j
started on board one or two transport?
is spreading to the camp and about
twenty new cases have broken out to.
day. The disease Is not dangerous, but
the men attacked have been sent to the
rear, where they can have airy quar?
ters.
Our boys are cheerful In spite of the
excessive heat and the hard rare, which
thus far has been confined exclusively
to coffee, hard tack and bacon, a diet
hardly suited for the climate. Rice
would make a splendid staple here.
Hut the great deprivation is that
both men and officers are suffering
from the lack of tobacco. The men
are remarkably steady and confident.
The pickets show none of the nervous?
ness which might be expected and
there are practically no alarms or
?phantom firing" on the lines at night:
Two reconnoiterlng parties, one of the
Ninth cavalry and the other of the
Twenty-fourth infantry. collided this
morning and several shots were ex?
changed, fortunately without accident,
before their identity was established.
NO FLYING SQUADRON.
Commodore Schley's Vessels Merged
Into Admiral Sampson's Fleet.
ON HOARD THE ASSOCIATED
PRESS DISPATCH BOAT DAUNT?
LESS. OFF SANTIAGO DE CUBA.
Tuesday. June 28. via Port Antonio.
Jam., Wednesday morning, June 29, by
way of Kingston. Jam.. June 29.?I P
M.?The Hying squadron, hitherto com?
manded by Commodore Schley, has lost
its identity by an order Issued.today by
Rear Admiral Sampson, and it has been
merged into the lleet under the admiral.
The order caused considerable surprise
on board the Brooklyn, which has been
flagship of the Hying squadron, where
is was supposed the squadron would re?
main intact at least until the fall of
Santiago de Cuba. Commodore Schley
has been assigned to command the sec?
ond squadron attached to Admiral
Sampson's fleet.
From two Cuban officers picked up
.by the Vixen .today..it. has.be.en .learned,
that General Pando is moving from
Manzririlto with 8,700 Spanish troops,
for the purpose of assisting the be?
leaguered city of St>o,,2gc de- Gutta.'
The Cubans had come to Aserraderos.
in small boats with dispatches from
Genera! Rlos for Admiral Sampson and
General Rabi. They report that Gener?
al Pando has with him seven battalions
(numbering S.70a men) with cattle and
a pack train with provisions. He left
Manzanillo province, off Santiago de
Cuba, on June 22. to relieve General
Linares. The Spaniards were moving
at tlie rate of twelve miles a day when
the messengers left, and at their pres?
ent speed, it is expected they will reach
Santiago de Cuba next Sunday, July 3.
The Cubans have a small force hang?
ing on tin- Spanish Hank and rear har?
assing General Pando's troops at every
su p. Manzanillo is 127 miles west of
Santiago de Cuba and the roads are in
bad condition. The Spaniards say that
if General Pando reaches his goal it
will be with less than half the force he
started with. Tito Cubans who are har?
assing him only number about two
hundred men, but in the passes and In
the bush they are at a great advantnge.
It is probable that immediate steps will
be taken to throw a force of Americans
and Cubans between General Pando
and General Linares. Pressed as the
latter is on the east, he could not spare
a man for a sortie to the west.
Admiral Sampson has ascertained
that Admiral Cervera's lleet has moved
into the upper harbor of Santiago de
Cuba.
General Shaffer, In his dispatches to
the secretary of war, complimented the
lleet for its assistance in landing tronps.
With the soldiers landed from the
Yale yesterday and General Garcia's
army transported from the westward,
21.1100 men in all have been disembark?
ed in the vicinity of Santiago de Cuba.
DETERMINED TO FIGHT.
American Troops May Have a Desper?
ate Encounter at Manila.
(By Telegraph.)
MADRID. June 29.?10 A. M.?Dis?
patches from Manila today under date
of June 21 say the Spaniards are de?
termined to Hght to the death, and that
there is every reason to believe that
when the American troops arrive des?
perate lighting will occur on land and
sea.
It is supposed at Manila that the
German warships will prevent the bom?
bardment of that place, and it is alleg?
ed that Prince Henry, of Prussia, is on
his way there on board a warship.
The Spaniards are said to be active?
ly pushing preparations for the defense
of the city.
General Aguinaldo. the insurgent
loader, declares that the family of Cap?
tain General August!, who are prison?
ers in his hands, are at Panpanga. and
aro well treated.
MERR1TT OFF FOR MANILA.
I Sailed From San Francisco yesterday
on the Steamer Newport.
(By Telegraph.)
SAN FRANCISCO. June 29.?The
speedy steamer Newport. bearing
Major General Wesley Merritt, military
governor of the Philippines and his
staff, beside the Astor light battery
and companies H and K of the Third
United States artillery and detach?
ments from the signal corps, sailed to?
day for Manila. The Newport will
make an effort to overtake the third
fleet of transports which sailed on
Monday, after the fleet reaches Hono?
lulu, where the vessels will coal and
take on fresh supplies before proceed?
ing to Manila. General Merritt Is very
anxious to avoid an encounter with
any vessel of the Spanish navy and will
issue orders to the fleet at Honolulu tc
make all possible speed.
Film , Klent; Mild Red IlngH,
Are positively driven out by the use
of Calverfs Inse^^^ur The pat?
ent sift top ' ?
dealing dust
?era. Only "
take no oth
Shafter Says He Can Take
Santiago in This Time.
ARMIES EVENLY MATCHED
Spanish. However, Have the Advantage in
Position, Beloc Thoroughly Entrench?
ed and Behind Barbed Wire
Fences and Block Houses.
(By Telegraph.1
WASHINGTON. June 29.?The opin?
ion prevails here that within a day or
two at mo*t General Shafter will have
begun his attack upon the city of San?
tiago proper. The Important event of
the day was the general's announce?
ment that he could tak,e the city In
forty-eight hours, but at considerable
loss. Taken in connection with the an?
nouncement contained In another dis?
patch that he Is going to attack with?
out awaiting reinforcements. It will be
seen that the ottlcials have ground for
their expectation that the first general
engagement of the war will begin in a
very short time. Numerically the op?
posing armies are not very different,
the estimate of the Spanish force being
placed at 11,000 men, thoroughly en?
trenched and behind barbed wire fences
and block houses, as against about 18,
000 men under Shatter's command, aid?
ed by 4.0UU Cubans. One of the gravest
elements In the problem, however. Is
the Spanish warships, for unless Shaft?
er is materially assisted by Sampson,
who might engage the full attention or
the Spanish warships, their fire upon
the American advance forces would be
very hard to meet. The military au?
thorities here say that General Linares "
has shown great military tact in slow?
ly retiring during the last few days, as
hi- has gradually drawn our troops
away from the protection of the Ameri?
can ships and brought them close to
the lire of the Spanish ships in Santi?
ago harbor. For this reason It was
with relief that the announcement was
received that Shafter had succeeded in
landing all of his artillery. Including
his siege train, for unless Sampson can
be relied upon to force his way into the
harbor and attack the Spanish ships
the siege guns planted on heights com?
manding the buy would be the main
reliance of General Shafter in offsetting
the presence of the Spanish ironclads.
Undoubtedly Shafter Is animated to
attack as soon as possible by his
knowledge of the approach of the rein?
forcements for Linares from Manza
niilo. for with this additional force
Shatter's position would be disagreea?
ble If not perilous, at least until he had
received reinforcements. The War De?
partment received the first definite
news today as to the approach of these
Spanish rei.iforcements. This was In :
an. official. dispatch, stating that- 3,003-- "
men, with pack.-train?. ?vg-?lSC^ror v
animals, w.er^^vanclffe from Mar.za
nillo. ^.ia were 54 miles from Santiago.
It has been known through reports
from Lieutenant Joyce, made to Gen?
eral Miles,- that the Spaniards have 12,
000 men at Manzanillo and 10,000 at
Holguin, and every precaution has been
taken to guard against their advance
from either quarter. The official re?
port today showed that 8,000 of those at
Manzanillo had covered half the dist?
ance to Santiago and It is the belief of
military officials here that General
Pando Is making similar advance with
his 10.000 men from Holguin. These ad?
vances, now practically unopposed, are
regarded as one of the most serious
phases of the situation.
There Is the further element to which
the military authorities are giving
careful attention, that one man in?
trenched behind earthworks or In rifle
fiits. is worth three men on the open.
It Is said that the battles of Chancel
lorsville and Spottsylvania aMSrrded the"
most direct proof on this point.
It was announced at the War Depart?
ment that by their reports 3.000 soldiers
should be leaving Tampa today to Join
Shafter. They will be three or four
days on the voyage and it Is probable
that it is this force that General Shatt?
er refers to as likely to arrive too late
for his action.
The Navy Department today gave
out a message from Admiral Dewey
which was brought to Hong Kong by
the McCullough, so that it must have
left Cavite on the 23rd. The admiral
made no reference to the landing of
German marines and the officials her?
are satisfied that Germany is acting In
good faith and according to the rules of
neutrality.
The report that (The Egyptian govern?
ment had finally refused coal to Ca
mara's fleet at Port Said, has not yet
been officially confirmed, but., its accu?
racy is nut questioned. There is still
some doubt whether this refusal in it?
self will operate to prevent the further
movement of the Spanish squadron to?
ward the Philippines, as Madrid ad?
vices alleged a purpose on the part of
the Spanish government to send addi?
tional colliers with the expedition to
overcome the refusal of the various
ports along the way to the Philippines
to supply coal. There is a strong Im?
pression, however, that the Spanish
government will avail itself of the pre?
text afforded by this refusal to turn
the fleet back to Spain.
SANTIAGO'S WATER SUPPLY.
Reported on Good Authority That It
Has Been Cut Off.
(Copyright, 1808, by Associated Press.)
SIBONY, PROVINCE OF SANTIA?
GO DE CUBA, June 28, via Kingston,
Jam., June 29.-10:30 A. M.?It is rft
ported here tonight, on apparently good
authority, that the water supply of
Santiago de Cuba has been cut off. If
this proves true, the city Is at our
mercy.
General Wheeler today forwarded Iil3
official report of the encounter between
the Spaniards and Colonel Young's and
Colonel Wood's commands. The offi?
cers are highly complimented for their
dash and courage.
The general says there is absolutely
no warrant for the statement that our
troops were ambuscaded. He says the
attack was deliberately planned, from
knowledge in his possession, the night
before.
STOCK EXCHANGE HOLIDAY.
(By Telegraph.)
NEW YORK, June 29.?The governor*)
of the stock exchange today decided,
in compliance with a request of a ma?
jority of the members, to close the ex?
change on Saturday. This will mak?
a suspension of trading on the ex?
change extending from Friday to Tues?
day._
Swiss Frappe Is delicious and cool
At Allan's Drug Store. ju-28-St
-da Saya" Is a nice tonic drink,
den's Drug Store. Ju-28 St

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