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irgest Expedition Landed
on Sunday, Juiy 3.
aelrnr? aud l'eora Cover the l-ainlii
:\Vlilcli ?an Violent!} K-?ls'u<l by
Spaniard*. General liolnffz
SKEY WEST. FLA.. July 14. Those
JPfp?ipion filibusters, the Florida and
,n!ia. umler convoy of the title auxil
larry gunKial Peoria. ?Iii.Ii proved
jfrself a veritable dar.- devil. have
landed the 1.ngest ami probably I he
last expedition sent to ihr aid o? the
jH&urgents. It was a task beset with
?ril and difficulty, costing one man h s
|llfe and wounds to half a dozen oile rs.
Mg;;Captain .lose Manuel .Nunez, brotoer
gt?r General Emilio Nunez, was killed:
iiSVinlhiop Chanlcr. of New York, was
|T5hot through the right elbow and five
i,Cubai)s suffered trilling injuries. How
littny Spanish lives answered for this
11 never be known, but there were
j-ttough to more than balance the score
sjjf.The debarkation was effected on July
Sp?t Palo Alto, on the southern coast of
'uba, but lighting occurred before then.
The Florida ajid Fanitu left Key
j-West on Saturday. June 25. under the
jponvoy of the Peoria. commanded by
lieutenant F. W. Ryan. Un board the
gfeteamers were I.:.". Cubans under Gen
,cral -Nunez. 50 trooper* of the Fifth
United Stales cavalry under Licuten
||31Jits Johnson and Ahearn and 25 Hough
fgRiders under Winlhorp Chnnler. broth
Sger of Colonel William AsUn- Cbanler.
IjThe cargoes were .-1101111011.-;. Topping
js< the list of arms were two dynamite
iSijuns with 150 30 pound projectiles to
g?it them and two full batteries of light
Sffifield pieces, ten 3-inch titles of regular
fe?rdnance pattern, with harnesses that
sggo with them and 1.500 cartridge-'. In
sJihe matter of infantry rifles there were
'-' 4.0U0 Springtields with 354,000 c
^and 200 Mansers with 200,000
,.f th
|srwjcked shells the;
K': Fifty of the Cubans aboard were
?Jt'&lUit-d with Mauser, 1'nl itlnrs
jgfcrt'l Springtields. For Hi. insurgent of
Sfci'.rfrs were provided ?flft army ?"..It re
^volvers and 27.0MO cartridges. Twa
f?hvndred hook 1 of the Un'teJ States
Kfcwalry and Infantry tactics, translaico
gj.lnto Spanish were taken along. In the.
^'expedition were also 1,475 saddles, 050
If saddle cloths and 45o bridles. For the
^Cubans there were ..(1113 uniforms, 2.533
Kbrown canvass of the army fatigue and
?;the balance cotton and linen ol the pat
sjjtern ol the Mexican troops: 5.080 pairs
biaf army shoes. 1.275 army blankets. 411U
j: shirts, 450 hats and 250 hammocks.
!p? These were tin- commissary stores
E.-carried, calculated by pounds: bacon,
?g 67.275: corn meal. 31.250: roasted coffee,
'{.. 10,200: raw colTee. 3.250: sugar. 2.425.
?;Vmess pork and beet". 9.G00; canned beef.
;;21,U0O; beans, 18,000; hard tack, 1,250:
cans of corn. I.LtfiO.
; - The expectation was that the land
I lng would be effected^ at San Juan
point, on the south coast of Cuba, mid
way between Cicnfuegos and Trinidad.
K..but the enemy appeared in force and
'' the project was abandoned.
iV On June 30 they arrived at Las Tu
v. nas. 40 miles away. Four miles west
.- of the town at the mouth or the Talta
p bacoa river stood a large fort built of
railroad iron and surrounded by earth
- works. The Peoria ran boldly in ami
...fired several shots from her tbrce
. pounders, but brought no response. A
scouting party was 01
was made up of fiftce
.der Winlhorp Chanlei
Cubans under ? laplaii
?Peoria to-ik a position
short range of I lie fort.
botched and 1 heir occu
most the 1
sands the
around it 1
shell screa
boat v
t til t
,1 th
The boats were
ants cautiously
brush. Ai al
they set foot on the
1 the entrenchments
1 llainc and shot and
ut t lie lit lie band of
Lopping from his
vhen a shot struck him between
.-s and In- fell dead. Chanler fell
1 broken arm. The others safely
1 the thlckel and replied with a
lire dire, t. d at the entrench
. Meanwhile tin- Peoria set all
ans at work and rained shells
nil tb
rd e
nemy's fire
?d and the
but volley
inic fi-orn tb
d li
?ir Ii
side the boats with only 1!
posed until the ships were reached. Tin
Spaniards had tin- ranne, however, and
live Cubans were wounded. though
"Tioite seriously. Returning to the Poo
oria the men rejKirted thai a vicious
? tire had conn- from a grove of cocoanui
palms which extended to tin- eastward
, of the fort. Tile Peoria opened tire on
the place and must have killed many
-.Spaniards, for her shells dropped into
. . he smoke and Hash id' the adversaries
silenced it at once and forced them
?nd up rockets for help.
f, le next day the gunboat Helena
ived and Friday morning she and
Peoria steamed in toward Has Tu
-^.-vr? which the Spaniards had been vig?
orously fortifying. Tunas is connected
by rail with Saudi Spiritus, a town of
considerable size and reinforcements
and artillery had been rapidly coming
in. Range buoys had been placed in
the bay. Tin- Spanish had several
Krupp field pieces of three or four
inches mounted on earthworks along
the water front and they began a vig
orous, inn ill-directed reply. The reply
of our ships was accurate and destruct?
ive. Tin- Spanish gunners had not
tired more than fifteen or twenty shots
before their guns were flying in the air,
their earthworks a mass of bloodstain?
ed dust and their gunners running for
their lives. Both the Peoria and Hele?
na were struck several limes, but no
one on either ship was injured.
That afternoon both ships again
turned their attention to the foil and
the entrenchments at tin- mouth of the
Tallahacoa river and for half an hour
poured a wicked tire upon them. Thai
night the Spaniards burned a large
wharf and the adjacent buildings, ev?
idently expecting landing in force the
next clay.
It was learned from various sources
that, reinforcements were pouring int;.
Las Tunas from all directions. It was
determine.1 1., proceed during the night
with tie- landing expedition to Palo
Alto, 50 miles to the eastward, the He
lena remaining at l.as Tunas in niaki
the Spanish believe an attempt was to
be math- to land there.
At 10 o'clock Saturday. July 2, the
Peoria of the Florida and Fanita, with
all lights out, slipped silently away
There was not a Spaniard seen when
they reached Palo Alto ai daybreak
and the men and cargo were put ashore
without obstacle.
' Gomez with 2,000 men was known to
be in the vicinity and scouts hurried to
his lines. On Monday. July 4, the griz?
zled old warrior appeared in person ai
Palo Alto. An awning was sr>r??i7 over
the end of the abandoned wharf and a
conference was held. There were pres.
ent beside General Gomez. Lieutenant
Ryan and Ensign W. G. Davio. of the
Peoria: Lieutenants Johnson anil Ahe
ara, of the Tenth United States Caval?
ry: Auditor General Freye. of the pro?
visional government; General Nunez,
.Colonel Nunez and Major Roje.
The veteran commander-In-chlef said
e. was greatly pleased at the succews
I ..result of the expedition which he
Influence upon the war.
He outlined a plan of campaign
which he later submitted in writing to
Lieutenant Ryan for transmission to
President McKinley.
It was subsequently learned that
during the tight at Las Tunas live
buildings in the town were completely
destroyed by the fire from the Ameri?
can guns, while 23 were partly destroy?
ed ani eight schooners, which happen?
ed to be in range, were burned and
German Papers Denounce the Report
as a Fabrication.
(By Telegraph.)
BERLIN. July 14 -The Cologne Zei?
tung denounces the story of the Ger?
man warship Irene interference at Su
blg bay. island ot Luzon. Philippine
Islands, as a fabrication. The Loknl
ansiieger says I lie Americans at e on
reasonably excited about the Iren? in?
"Even if it .urred as Admiral Dow
ey reported, the Irene did not Interfere
but retired immediately upon the ar?
rival of tin- Americans. Therefore ev?
ery courtesy was shown that the Amer?
icans could ask of a neutral country.
Hut. if the Irene .lid binder AguiniSldo's
landing It is no business ..f Dewey's.
If the American admiral sees lit to
make common cause with the insurgent
"hiofs. it is none of our affair. Germa?
ny still preserves lo r neutrality toward
Spain and does not intend t.. recognize
Aeulnaldo and his horde as b il g 'rents.
The matter is so plain Dial we do not
believe any diplomat's step will be tak
?n. and do not doubt for a moment that
the Amerlcnn officials will admit the |
? orreetness of tic German proceed?
The foregoing Is believed to he In?
The Tageblntfs Madrid correspond?
ent says Sagastn has declare.1 he is
?low convinced that the American?
would be defeated by the land forces 1n
Cuba and thai the Cubans know this
themselves, but since Spain no longer
has a fleet Hi" Americans! could starve
'he island without subjecting them?
selves to the exposure of tlm SpnnfSh
bulb ts. TTcnce he has resolved to bring
about pence as soon :is possible.
The Cormnn emperor has contributed
l.rmo marks to the Red Cross fund.
So Says the Commissioner of Internal
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, July 14.?The com?
missioner of internal revenue be de?
cided that all telegraphic messages
must be stamped by the senders, as
s shown in the following letter mailed
"Western Union Telegraph Company,
New York. X. Y.:
"Gentlemen: Upon the question as to
whose duty it is to atlix a stamp re
qulred by the act of .Inn.- 13.1S98. to
? ?a. h telegraphic message offered for
transmission, you are advised that this
.til.-.- inl.-s that this duty Involves upon
I In- person who makes, signs or issues
the message.
"Section 7. ..r the act provides that,
i' any person or persons shall make,
sign ..r issue any instrument. docu?
ment or paper of any description what?
soever, without lb.- same being duly
stamped for denoting the tax thereon,
'he said person or persons shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and.
in conviction thereof, shall nay a fine
? f not more than $100. Telegraphic
dispatches and messages are enumera?
ted in the act as requiring the docu?
mentary one cent stamp.
"Section IP of the act Imposes upon
'he telegraph company a penalty of
'en dollars for transmitting any di?
oatch or message that has not been
'tamped in accordance with section 7.
"You are further advised that the ex?
emption of messages of the officials
and employees of railroad companies,
is provided In section is. Is strictly
limited to the transmission of those
messages between stations on their re?
spective systems of rail roads of the
-ailrnad companies. All dispatches oi
messages of railroad officials and em
nlovees sent rrom railroad stations on
?heir respective railroads must be
? tamped by their makers, signer? or Is?
suers in accordance with section 7.
(Signed.) "N P. SCOTT.
More Orders Entered bv Judge Locke
(tlv Telegraph.)
tu.ice Locke today entered orders (n
b" United States court regarding the
lispnsitlon of a number of the prizes
?f war.
The steamships Cnfallnn. Miguel .To
? ei'. Burma Ventura and Guido were or
lere.l to be taken from Knv eWst to
Vow York under convoy of the United
Slates steamship Newport. The Guido
"-1 Buena Ventura nre to be sold and
the cargo of the latter to be trans
shinned, as it has be.-n ordered to be ro
dored lo ib.- calimnnts. A bond has
H,-.,.n fixed and accented for the cargoes
.f the Catalina and Miguel .Tover, but
'CIS been refuse.1 for the vessels, and
they will be laid up In New York until
'he appeal taken by I be government
has been settled by the Supremo Court
if tie' United States. Orders were also
entered for the removal of the prize
cases of the steamships Gallito and rar
?m of the Twickenham, cargo of Am
ipala and cargo of Emanuel Revel, and
argo oX Estenger from Key West :o
the Jacksonville branch of the United
States court for trial.
come rp with Tin-: "dust."
Americans Subs- -ibe Liberally to the
V. or Loan.
I By ' -leg ? iph.)
washington, .lul 11.?The sub?
scriptions to the new 'nr. ?? per cent,
war loan of $200,000.000. which closed
at 3 o'clock this afternoon, including
the offers made by syndicates, will
amount to $1,200.000.000, or six times the
amount of the issue.
The subscriptions represented by
checks or other forms of payment il is
estimated will aggregate about $750.
000,000, or 3 1-3 times the amount of the
issue. Early this week Assistant Sec?
retary Vandetiip, w ho has had immedi?
ate supervision of the work in connec?
tion with the loan, became convinced
that the subscriptions of individuals
would be far more than sufficient than
to wholly absorb the loan and gave in?
structions that checks representing all
subscriptions of corporations be pre?
pared and returned to the senders to?
night. It is thought at the treasury
department that no individual sub?
scriptions as high as $10.000 will receive
an allotment of. bonds.
(Copyright, lS'.'S. by Associated Press.)
MO BAY, July 14. 2 P. M.?"Genera!
Tora!, commanding tin- Spanish forces
in Santiago de Culm, Ibis morning sent
a communication to General Shafter.
indicating bis willingness to accept the
terms of surrender proposed yesterday
and asking the American commander
to appoint commissioners to meet the
Spanish commissioners to arrange lo
send the Spanish troops back to Spain.
This will be promptly done.
The surrender of General Tonil not
only means the fall of Santiago, but by
the terms of surrender the whole east?
ern end of the Island falls into the
hands of the United States without a
shot being fired.
LONDON, July 15.?The Daily Mull's
Hong Kong correspondent cables that
it is "now known here that Admiral
Dewey requested the correspondents at
Manila not to give the full story of the
Irene incident for fear of arousing a
feeling in America which might lead to
complications with Germany.
When full details become known It
will be seen that the Incident was more
serious than it first apepared to be.
Porto eico next!
(Continued from flrsi pace.)
up lo the close of office hours to what
extent the American licet was partici
: paling In the Spanish surrender. With
I Santiago In our hands the way will be
?iear for Admiral Sampson's fleet to
enter the harbor and proceed up to the
wharves, as soon the the torpedoes and
mines at the harbor entrance are Re?
moved. The fortifications of Morro
Castle. Socapa. Cayo Smith and others
at<- included in the surrendered zone,
i'b.- possession of these fine fortifica?
tions, particularly Morro Castle, will
afford valuable garrison points for a
large number of men. The terms under
which tle-se strongholds are surrender?
ed are not known, but. it is regarded
as lik ly that their big guns pass with
' he surrender. Whlle.the fleet will soon
he free to move up to Santiago city.
..me doubt is entertained in naval cir?
cles whether any good could be accom?
plished by such a move, as it might
subject some of our sailors to the con?
tagion existing within the city.
Eighth Annan Session Opens in Buffa?
lo Yesterday,
t By Telegraph.)
BUFFALO. N. Y.. July 11.?The
'?ighth annual international convention
if the Baptist Young People's Union
ipencd most auspiciously today. The
stars ami Stripes predominately in the
decorations, but the Union Jack was al?
most equally prominent. John N.
Chapman, of Chicago, opened the con?
vention. In the course of his remarks
be said:
"Today we meet under two flags, but
with on.- spirit. The Union Jack is
drooping today, because Cod has late?
ly called home one of England's many
heroes, William Ewart Gladstone.
There is sorrow beneath our flag be
cause we have been called upon to
chastise another nation in the cause of
liberty and right. But we are to light
.against a worse foe than Spain, ami In
a better cause than Cuba's?the cause
of Christ in this world."
This afternoon the reports of the
board of managers and treasurer were
read. They showed the organization to
Ii.- in a very prosperous c imlilion.
At tonight's session "the selective ge?
nius of Christian literature" was dis?
cussed by Rev. Archibald Wheaton, of
.Mystic. Conn.
President John 11. Chapman, of Chi?
cago, delivered the annual address.
The missionary address "Napoleon
and Carey, a contrast." was delivered
by Lemuel C. Barnes. I>. L>.. of Pitts
burg, Pa..
ICopyright, 1S9S, by Associated Press.)
.\|n BAY. July 14.?A French gunboat
or about 2.0110 tons displacement at?
tempted to come Into the harbor to?
night without permission and met with
a surprise party. The cruiser Marble
head fired a blank shot as the boat
came into the entrance of the harbor,
but no attention was paid lo this and a
shot from a C-pounuer was sent across
her bows. This, too, was disregarded,
the gunboat coming along under full
For a few minutes it looked as If a
row was possible. The trumpets on the
Marblehcad rang out a call to quarters
and another shot was sent across the
French gunboat's bows, this time In
uncomfortable proximity. That warn
in gwtis sufficient, however. and the
Frenchman stopped with extreme sud?
denness. It is against naval custom
for a war vessel of one nation to enier
a port where vessels of another nation
;iic blockading unless permission is
given. The captain of the French gun?
boat was either in ignorance of the
American occupation or chose to disre?
gard it until forctuly reminded of the
fact by Commander McCalla.
The gunboat was allowed to anchor
in the lower harbor for the night.
( By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. July 14.?The Presi?
dent today made the _ following ap?
Justici?Hamilton Glover Ewart, of
North Carolina, to be United States
district judge western district of North
EM ward R. Meek, of Texas, to be Uni?
ted States district judge of tin- north?
ern district of Texas.
War?Jacob F. Kent, to be major
general of volunteers: S. M. Young, to j
be major general of volunteers.
Henry Carroll, to be brigadier general
of volunteer.-.
I By Telegraph.)
douhie lynching, in which Jim Redd
nntl Alex Johnson, negroes, were the
victims, occurred at Monticello. Ark.,
today. A mob of men broke down the
doors of the Jail and entering the cell
room, poured a volley of shots into the
cages where the men were confined.
Johnson Is dead and Redd is fatally
wounded. They were convicted for
killing W. F. Skipper, a rich planter
and merchant of Baxter, and were sen?
tenced to hang. An apepal to the Su?
premo Court had granted them a new
MADRID. July 14.?Captain General
Augustin telegraphs under date of July
10 as follows:
"General Monet's column unable to
bold out at Macaboro; left in throe
boats towed by the gunboat Leyte, to
seek reinforcements. It was stopped
by the Americans but aided by the cur?
rent, it succeeded in reaching Esteros
and Bulacan. There, however, the col?
umn was made prisoners by the insur?
gents. An official inquiry has been
opened into the conduct of Genera!
HAVANA. July 14.?The story circu?
lated throughout the United States by
a Cuban named Jose Pauline Blanco, to
the effect that Captain General B'.anoc
had attempted suicide on receiving no?
tice of the destruction of Admiral Cer
vera's Heel, is a fabrication.
"What do you think? Mrs. Rodger
went to a picnic the day after her hus?
band was burned."
"What of that'.' Picnics are not
pleasure, goodness knows."
"You say you don't intend to marry
Miss Whooper?"
"No; two men have come between
"Yes: a preacher anil the man she
"My lawyer told me he thought I
would have a hard time establishing
my claims under the will."
"What did you say?"
"I asked him how much more money
he wanted."
"My next door neighbor sent word to
me to oil my lawn mower."
"Did you do it?"
"Yes: he said if I didn't he's buy his
wife a parrot."
"Did your daughter make a good re?
cord at college?" '
"Yes; she Came away without getting
engaged to a professor.' '
It may seem an easy task to shop,
but It isn't when you have to make one
Results of Yesterday's Games In the
National and Atlantic Leagues.
(Bv Telegraph.')
PHILADELPHIA, July 34.?Philadel?
phia shut out Cleveland today in a
game that was a battle between pitch?
ers. The only run was scored by |
Douglas In the first Inning on a base on
balls and a two bagger by Flick. M<s
Kean trot into an argument with Urn
oire Emslle and Was nut out of the
game. Attendance, 2,398. Score:
Philadelphia. .1 0000000 x? 1 3
Cleveland. . .0 0000000 0? 0 4
Batteries?Platt and McFarland.
Tones and Criger. Umpires?Emslie
mfl Hunt. Time. 2:05
WASHINGTON. Jdlv 14.? Dineori ,
Pitched good ball until the ninth inning!
when his error and a base on balls
?cave^Chlcago the game Attendance
Score: R.H.E.
Washington . .1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0? 3 R 3
Chicago.0 0012000 1? 4 r, ^
Batteries?Dlneen and McGuire. r-al
lahan and Donohue. TTmplres?Swart
wood and Wood. Time. 2:00.
BALTIMORE. Juyl 14.?The Reds "and
Orioles played a twelve-round draw
today. "Buck" Ewlng was expelled
from the grounds for throwing a ball
1 that was in play over the fence. At?
tendance. 1.278. Score: R.H.E.
I Baltimore . .0 02 00 0 1 0 2 0 0 0? 5 13 6
[Cincinnati ..1 1001010100 0? 5 13 0
I Batteries?Maul and Robinson. Breit?
enstein and Pietz. Umpires?Snyder
land Connelly. Time, 8:10.
NEW YORK. July 14.?Kennedy
I pitched an almost perfect game against
the Pirates this evening, which enabled
1 the Brooklyns to make it two straight
I Attendance, 900. Score: R.H.E
Brooklyn. . ..0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0 x? 4
ittsburg. . ..0 0010000 0?1
Batteries?Kennedy and Grim. Gard?
ner and Bowerman. Time, 1:22. I'm
res?Gnffncv and Brown.
NEW YORK. July 14The Giants tn
nth games of a tjouble-header this I
[ternoon. making it four straights
?om the Browns. The superior sitck
ork of the Giants was responsible
("tendance. 2.000. Score: R.H.E.
First game?
ew York. . .5 1 2 0 4 0 0 0 x?12 14
I Louis. ...0 3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1? 5 5
BatterifR?Ruste and Warner. Tay
ir and Clements. Umpires?l.ynchand
Andrew?. Time. 1:40.
Second game? R.H.E.
Tew York . . .0 0 0 0 4 1 0 0 X? 5 "
t. T.opis. . . .0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0?3
Batteries?Hohenv and Grady. SudolT |
nil ftngden. Umpires? Yynch and An
Ircws. Time 1:48.
BOSTON, July 14.?The home team
von both irniriPS from Louisville
lav. The first was ease, but the ;
md was h twelve inning tight,
ondance 3.500. Score: R.H.E.
Boston/ . . .".0 4 3 t 0 1 0 0 x? 9 13
miisvllle . .0 0000010 0? 1 7
Batteries?Willis nnd Tender. A
eck. Todd and TCIttrld"e Umnires
\Ter?nnn!d and O'Day. Time. 1:50.
ml game? R.H.E.
l 00210000000 1? S 11 "
Louisville.'. 00001201 3 00 0? 7 18
Batteries?Klobedanz. L.-wis and Ber?
ken Frazcr and Klttrldtro. Umnires
\TcTSnnald and O'Tinv. Time. 2:29
NORFOLK. VA., July 14.?N.orfolk
T.ancastcr game postponed on accaunt |
of wet grounds.
At Newark? . . V" c V .
Hartford. . . .2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1- 5 S 1
Newark. . ? .1 0 0 0 0 0 .0 0 0? I S 2 |
' Batteries?Murphy and Roach. Flan
nigan and McMannus. - ? ?
P^rre^ 0 0 0 .HH-1 6 3
Reading.2 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 X- 4 4 1
Ratteries-Jones and Bemis, Garvin
and Hr ydnn. t> vr V
At Richmond? ? ,?',.",'
Richmond. . -? s 0 " ^ ?, " ^
\11entown. . .0 0000000 0? 0 S
Batteries?Chosbro and Vignoaux
West and Foster._
A Scotch Tanner Believes He Has an
Idea that Will Interest Chicago.
(Hide and Leather.)
From Scotland and its banks and
comes a proposition that is pic?
turesque in conception, startling in sug?
gestion and brilliant in audacity. The
sition aims at nothing short of
svating the humble but necessary pig
losition of artistic worth and en
irominence. In brief, a manufac?
turer of pigskin leather in Scotland
litis temptingly and alluringly of the
dvantages and glittering possibilities
mied pigskin for portrait painting,
the tanner:
ur specialty here is the manufac
of pigskins. We post you here?
with copy of Glasgow Daily Mail with
tice respecting novel form of art we
ve introduced, whereby pigskin is
preprinted for portrait painting. The
fracted rays of light on the rough
ain of Hie skin produce a lifelike el- i
?l not approached on canvas or other
rtists' material.
'It just strikes us that, Chicago be?
ing such a centre for pigs and million- I
. some of your line are people |
might care to take up this novelty.
?'Such a portrait would cost about
guineas ($26.25) each here to a mer
?hant. Of course, any subjected can
tecuted in the same way. For in?
stance, from a photograph this artist
mid produce you any distinguished
?itizen on pigskin. We give you the
for what it is worth and shall lie
{"lad if it can be turned to mutual ac
'Certainly we think this pigskin por?
trait Idea, would be a fetching one in
Chicago, and we speak from experience
the country."
Our Scotch tannery friend would evi?
dently like to see the hide of every re?
fractory, noisome and doomed pig at
the stock yards deftly removed and in
due course appear in the homes of the
Chicago peopie hearing the faces of our
great men, prominent citizens, family
portraits or scenes from life. &c.
Alas, however, exterior decoration
has been sacrificed by the Chicago
.ackers to interior decoration of the
insides of the people. None of the pigs
rketed at the stock yards is skinned,
but sold in segments, skin and all. The
pigskin portratlt idea, however, is
thrown out by us for what it is worth.
An excellent portrait or Mr. Glad?
stone, on pigskin, was recently exhibit?
ed in London, it was done by hot in
| struments, practically burning the im?
pression into leather and rendering the
portrait imperishable.
(Banner of Liberty.)
Mr. O. M. Suaclener, our enterprising
I ice cream manufacturer, made and sold
twenty-seven gallons of ice cream dur?
ing April, forty-five gallons during
May and 120 gallons during June.
(Pittsburg Chronicle-Telegraph.)
Mr. Murray Hill?Spifflns boasts that
I he is a self-made man.
Mr. Point Breeze?Then why did he
Intake a tool of himself..
(M inneai ml is Tribun 7.)
Admiral Cervera is evidently a gen
? tleman and a brave fighter, and
are glad to see that his captors are
treating him well.
(New Orleant) Picayune.)
Look at the ftagsand ask: "Is our
I country growing?" ,'<*Read the answer
in the star*." j
(Minneapolis' Tribune.)
,.The serviceable iostume of our sol
I dlers in Cuba is a cartridge belt, a rifle, j
a broad brimmed hijW; and a chew of to
UntranrvH and Clearances at the Custom
M? 8?. Mut of Vessels Now In I'ort.
Oilier murine Items.
Sun. rises . r,.os
Sun sets ."".7:20
High water?11:06 A. M. and 11:15 P. M
Low water?0:03 A. M. and 5:15 P. M.
Weather Forecast
WASHINGTON, July 14.?For Vir?
ginia: For Friday, fair except showers
in western portion: warmer: variable
western winds becoming southerly.
Vessels Arrived Yesterday.
Steamer Saint Irene (Sr.), Altre,
Schooner E. H. Hunt. Providence.
Schooner Viator. Washington.
Vessels Sailed Yesterday.
Steamer lien Gallic (Br.), Taylor,
Steamer Appomattox (Br.), Foall,
Steamer Saint Irene (Br.). Altre, Rot?
Schooner Ceo. P. Davenport, Bait
Barge D. I. Turley, Boston.
Barge Caravan. Providence.
Tile foil,,wing vessels arc en route to
this port:
Fiuiry. Gibraltar.
Glen I..ig. Hamburg.
I Consols. Swansea.
Gleiicoe Bolterdain.
lilglelled. 1 In. Iva.
Uappahaimock. Liverpool.
Kanuwhn. Liven.I.
Pinner's P .int. Liverpool.
Gre librier, London.
Shenandoah. Liverpool.
i 'hlcka hominy, I kinduii.
Api.oinailox. London.
The following vessels are scheduled
to sail from this port:
i 'aptia. I lambin g.
Hillbruok. Hamburg.
Glengoil, Hamburg.
Kapidan. Llveri.ool.
St. Enoch. Antwerp.
Lord Antrim. Belfast ami Dublin.
Planet Mercury. Hamburg.
Rappa.liannoek. Liverpool.
St Andrew. Rotterdam and Amster?
Kenia, Copenhagen and St. Peters
bit. g.
Sorrento. 1 lamlntrg.
Consols, Hamburg,
i llenloig. Rotterdam.
Pinner's Point. Lie r].1.
Kanawha. 1.Ion.
Shcnh ndoah. Liven.'?
St. Marnnek, Antwerp.
I tidraui, ' ilagow.
capturing Half-Ton Fishies is No Pin
hook Recreation'.
(ToronLo i Hobe.)
1 saw a sturgeon in Victoria, on the
cannery Hour, measuring twelve feet by
the tape ami weighing more than six
hundred pounds. Any one wishing to
deceive the public by aid of a prevari?
cating camera should pjse beside this
twelve-foot fish. The men who skill?
fully ami laboriously reduced it to sec?
tions with :m axe said it was not an
uncommon fish, though the biggest on
the door; that they often found them
far larger and weighing as much as
twelve hundred pounds.
Two men lifting a half-ton fish into
their boat is the exciting feature of
sturgeon tishing. The sturgeon, if not
fastened in Iiis thick hide, is apt to re?
sent it. He shakes his head in emphat?
ic dissent;: ami a head three feel long
ami as big as a log. when vigorously
shaken by a half-ton body, is a thing
Lo be avoided. The tail. too. is a s >uree
of danger, for it not only slaps with en?
ergy, but can cover a large surface
with one application. Tin- man new at
the business is apt to get hurt the first
time lie helps to coax a wriggling stur?
geon of standard size over a gunwale
tin the 11 .or of the cannery the stur?
geon is a great inert mass of fish. The
first operation the butcher is lo chop
off the bead ami tail with an axe. and
lor these free gifts or nature tin- In?
dians ami Chinamen are eargeiiy wait?
ing at ib.- door. Tlie tins are cut off
with a knife, and these are not allow,-.I
to go t... waste As the r.-1'use is shov?
eled aiu'tig the planks to the river there
is little allowed to pass tit,- coast native
ami bis cousin of tin- braided hair.
Chinamen potter around the place and
help to clear away the refuse tor the
sake of what they can glean, and have
a weakness for taking parts not in?
tend.?.I for tic- river. When such Mon?
golian tricks tire discovered the China?
men .are all driven out with m ire noise
than eremony. but they take their ex?
pulsion with oriental indifference, .anil
in a few minutes tire all back again.
Queen Victoria's fondness for music
grows with the years, ami a few days
ago she drove to Carthie church for the
purpns,? ? of hearing an organ recital by
Sir Walter Parratt ami one or two sa?
cred songs.
Canon Silvan Evans, who has been
granted an annual civil list pension of
$f.00 by the British government, has
done probably more for Welsh litera?
ture than any man living. He lias for
years devoteu himself to the complica?
tion of an exhaustive Welsh diction?
W. L. Foster has piloted over 200
boats through the White Horse rapids
in Alaska during the last two months.
For this work he received nearly $12,
000, and he thinks that he succeeded in
earning its much money in the same
length of time as any man jo^Alaska.
F-jsti r ran a street car at Astoria be?
fore be went to Alaska, and he is now
thinking of buying a few shares of
stock in tlie company of which lie was
once an humble employe.
A Kansas volunteer is vastly indig?
nant over an order issued by his com?
manding officer w hich compels the sol?
diers to bathe their feet once a day. In
a letter to his home paper he interprets
the order as a reflection upon the per?
sonal habits of the Kansas troops, and
he adds: "I want to tell these West
Point dandies that the Kansas soldiers
are just as clean as anybody, and that
they change their socks about as often
as General Merrill."
"We learn on good authority." says
the London Chronicle, "that for some
time past there has been a marked ten?
dency among the palace officials at
Ylldiz to rebel against the Sultan's ab?
solutism; and that, in consequence,
many of the ministers pay little or no
attention to his majesty's tirades, as he
is no longer looked upon, even by or?
thodox Mohammedans, otherwise than
as a cipher, to be obeyed or disobeyed
as it may suit their convenience."
NEW YORK. July 14.?Miss Natha?
lie Sohenek. of Babylon, L. I., some
weeks ago determined to use the end?
less chain" to assist the ice fund of tlie
Red Cross Society. This chain con?
sists of each one sending contribution
reguesting that four of his friends send
contributions, and these four in turn
each reguesting four of his friends to
send contributions, and so on. The
deluge of letters that has flowed in on
Miss Schenck has completly over?
whelmed the postmaster at Babylon
and Miss Schenck. Over 9.000 letters
were delivered at the Schenck hom yes?
Will Iray choice of
over one hundred
Sack Suits
i The Banner Clothier,
I 2S06 Washington Avenue, opposite Opera House. j|
^ If you want a building Sot
[ Buy it of the
) Old Dominion Land Company
* Lots for sale on easy terms in all sections of the
[ city
* Finely located business, lots on Washington ave.
\ Farms for sale or rent in Elizabeth City, "War?
wick and York Counties.
! Old Dominion L>and Company?
r ROOM NO. 11. Ii
The Impregnable Fortress
in which our business ? i.s
intrenched is that of Quality.
While our prices ore very low. we
never sacrifice (inaliiy to cheapness.
We sell none but the very bes: and
most reliable wheels?buying of us
means both safely and satisfaction.
Newport News Cycle Go
Fred tf. Kipper, Manager, Sole
Agent for Southeastern Virginia, 224
Twenty-seventh street.
Portsmouth, Va.
L5 minutes' ride by Ports
mouth Street Railway. Grand
opening and Hag' raising
July4. High class Vaude?
ville July 4th and thereaf?
ter daily. Admission to Park
i & 0. or Norfolk & Willcurjhbu
S>D!t Route.
Hcuses For sale.
Nine room dwelling on 3ith street
near West avenue. Has all modern
conveniences nnd will be ready for oc
,-upancy June 1. Price $4,000.
Six room lmuse on 29th street. Al
modern conveniences. Price $1,350.
Six room house on 28th street, new
and nicely located. Price $1,400.
Tenement dwelling on leased ground,
renting for $30 a month. Price $fi00.
This pronprty pays 30 per cent, net
ifte'r deducthtSLground rent.
Several iiewHTTem*?Sin Fast Fnd,
ranging in price from $S0fr~to_$2,000.
We can make very easy terms on thf
properties advertised above. Sma
cash payment and the balance 1
monthly Installments will be satisfat
Houses anil stores for rent in all sec?
tions of th? city.
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
Genera! Real Estate,
A u eerieroils nuronc fispis.
A Good Judge of Fuel.
will never burn anything but our high
grade coal. It Is not only satisfactory
for cooking and heating purposes, but
its Intense heat and long continued
combustion makes it economical in the
C. C. SMITH & CO.,
Seventeenth street and Lafayette Ave.
?Phone" 2524. se 23-su.w&f-6m
I Eat at
Meals at all hours. First-class Din?
ner. 25c. From 12 to 2 P. M. The best
that the market affords in every re
j spect. Game in season. Suppers fur?
nished to parties on short notice.
I Cor. Washington Avenue and 2th St.
I George Lohse Manager.
from healthy cow?
??table as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for inspection?8 cents a.
quart or 3 cents a pint. Milk from Jerr
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cents a
pint la glass bottles. Delivered any?
where In the ctty.
J. E. Lansgio vu
Vi Transportation Co
W. R. SCUJLL., Manager.
Storage Warehouse
Freight, Baggage, Safes a rni
ture carefully and promptly moved.
All kinds of hauling dona at low
PHONE 2592. 1 -. O. BOX 141.
2809 Washluartoo av>mi?,

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