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Dnnrr V' a rress < 9 5g. 177. vgl Uj THE CITY fO Soldiers Ready Nearlifor Porto Rico, to/_. i'ROOKE ARRIVES g;_ ^fruf i lie t'tritt Corp.? Comes *>i Jini Trulii. Unlterl.s A hiiiI c 'M?y Krenk Cuuip i.ml Uu with the ?x|> ?llilotl. Not since the siirrring days of the sixties, when the Nortli was fighting: under the stars and Stripes Co the tune of Star Spangled Banner ami the South under the Stars and Bars to the strains of Dixie, have there been as many troops in Newport News or tins vicinity as are now in camp beyond the works of the Newport News Shipbuild? ing and Dry Dock Company waiting to go aboard transports to he taken to the Gem of the Antilles?Porto Ri? co?where they will strike one of Spain's richest possessions in the west? ern hemisphere in order that !l may be? come A free and independent republic or a part of the United States, or be Indd as a guarantee of a war indemnity. Incoming trains during the last thir? ty-six hours have brought nearly six thousand troops to this city. This in? cludes the second brigade of the fust army corps, in command of Brigadier General Haines, from Chickaniauga Park. Tenn., and live troops of cavalry from Camp Alger. The first train reached the city Sun? day at noon, and from that lime on till late yesterday afternoon, section fol? lowed section. The trains stopped within a few hundred yards of the camp grounds, and as fast as the troops arrived they were marched to the site, where they pitched "dog" tents and made themselves comfortable. General Haines' brigade is composed of tl-,e Third Illinois, Colonel Bennett: Fourth Ohio, Colonel Coit, and Fourth Pennsylvania, Colonel Case, which ar? rived in the order named. The regi? ments arrived in battalions of three trains each. The first battalion of the Third Illinois regiment reached the city Sunday shortly alter 12 o'clock, but it was not till 2 o'clock yesterday af? ternoon that the third battalion of the Pennsylvania regiment brought_up the rear. Meantime Hie five troops of cav? alry arrived from Camp Alger. troops A and C, of New York, reaching the city Sunday afternoon, followed yester? day by troops A. I! and C. of Pennsyl? vania. All of these went into camp. .Major General Brooke's special train, which left Ohiekaiiiaugn Sunday aftei noon with the commander of the llrst army corps and his staff, pulled in at 2:110 o'clock yesterday afternoon, and General Brooke immediately repaired to the Warwick Hotel, where- he will remain until he sails for Porto Rico on the auxiliary cruiser St. Louis. The general was enthusiastically received when he put foot in the city. The last train to reach the city that had troops on board was the one bringing the brigade, hospital corps from ClilckaTS ">nB'?J.2rr.-'i-'Wr?> 'ry-du?'eO: "rvO nii?ji:J>udr>the;: ambulance wagons!' No more- troops will come in till daylight, when the sig? nal corps will arrive. Tomorrow morn? ing at 11 o'clock four batteries of light artillery will arrive from Chiekamauga. They are battery A. Illinois; battery B. Pennsylvania: battery A. Missouri, and the Twenty-seventh Indiana bat? tery. Orders wore received at Camp War burlon yesterday afternoon ordering batteries A and C, Pennsylvania Na? tional Guard, to be ready t.i leave with this expedition. These 1 wo batteries have been stationed here since the 6th of May, having been ordered to New? port News to protect the battleships j Illinois, ICearsarge and Kentucky, now, under course of construction. Balte A is in command of Captain Barclay H. ] Warbiirlon. of Philadelphia, son-in-law eif .lohn Wanamakcr. It is probable that all seven of the batteries will leave | on Hie same transport. WILL EMBARK TODAY. General Haines' brigade will begin to | embark this morning. The trans? ports Massachusetts, Roumanian and City of Washington have been at the piers taking on provisions lor the last thirty-six hours and they are ready to take on board the troops and horses. It was expected lhaiv troops would embark yesterday, but it was impos? sible to get the transports ready in time, as there was a huge quantity of provisions to be put on board. The auxiliary cruiser St. Louis is ex? pected to come up from Hampton Roads this morning, and it is probable that the vessel will sail in the afternoon with General Brooke and his staff and 1,300 troops. The St. Paul is expected to steam in? to port today frtTm New York. She will take on troops and provisions. GENERAL BROOKE'S STAFF. GVneral Brooke's staff is made up of the following officers, all of whom ac? company him: General Sheridan, chief of staff. Major Dean, chief aide de camp. Lieutenant McKenna. aide do camp. Lieutenant Castlte, acting aide de camp! Lieutenant CVdonel Richards, adju? tant general. Lieutenant Colonel Vioom, inspector general Lieutenant Colonel Goethals, chief engineer officer. Lieutenant Colonel IIuidekoper. chief surgeon. Lieutenant Colonel Rockwell, chief ordnance officer. Lieutenant Colonel Sharp, chief com? missary. Lieutenant Colonel Carson. chief quartermaster. Lieutenant Colonel I-TunJer, judge ad? vocate. % Lieutenant Colonel Glassford, chief signal officer1. Captain Williams, assistant quarter? master. Captain Campbell, assistant quarter? master. Major Mason, medical inspector. ROSTE R O FFIC E RS. Following ies the list of?the regiment? al staff officers with the troops: FOURTH PENNSYLVANIA. Colonel Case. Lieutenant Colonel O'Neill, acting major First Rattnli'an. Major Ernst, commanding Second Battalion. Major Mickley, commanding Third Battalion. Regimental Adjutant Kckinann. Regimental Quartermaster Holber standt. Regimenini Surgeon Major Cavvley. FOURTH OHIO. Colonel A. B. Coit. Lieutenant Colonel C. B. Adams. Major J. C. Sparks, First Battalion. Major John L. Sellers, Second Batta' lon. Major Charles V. Baker, Third Bat? talion. Regimental Adjutant MacLee Wilson. Regimentai Quartermaster, Captain George B. Donovan. Regimental Chaplain, Rev. 3. C. IP ^ Schindell. Commissary Officer, Lieutenant Wm. B. MeLeod. ? ? Regimental Surgeon, Edmund M Seainens. THIRD ILLINOIS. Colonel Fred Dennett. Lieutenant Cidonel Fisher. Major Jackson. First Battalion. Major Shand, Second Battalion. Major Caughey, Third Battalion. Regimental Adjutant. E. G. Bowen. Regimental Quartermaster. H. B. Smith. > Surgeon Major. J. B. Shaw. CAVALRY. Captain Clayton, acting major, first squadron. New York cavalry. Captain Jones, acting major, com? manding second squadron. Pennsylva? nia cavalry. Colonel Huidekeper, hospital carps. Colonel Glassford. signal corns. PEACE COMMISSION. The expedition which will sail to Por? to Rico will be accompanied by a peace commission, in charge of ex-Consul General to Mexico, W. P. Sutten, of M-chican, and eight influential Porto i In commissioners arrived here Sun il.-.y from Washington. They are Mr. W. I". Sutten. General Antonio Mattei l.luvcras. Matco Fajardo. Jose Budet, Rni'uel Marseuach, Domingo Collazo, Rafael Munoz, Emilio Gouzalex and P. J. Besdsa. In explaining the object of their visit to Porto Rico, one of the natives of that island said: "We are going to Porto Rico to keep the natives from bearing arms against the United States. "We will tell them j that Porto Ric;o will be annexed to this great country and they will be given freedom that they never dreamed of. 1 don't think we will have any trouble in keeping the natives from fighting the United States, as the most of them sympathize with the Cubans."' , Mr. Sutten is going to Porto Rico at 'the earnest solicitation of General Nelson A. Miles, lie is an internation? al lawyer, and for a number of years has been located in Washington. For ten years Mr. Sutten was consul gene? ral of nunrtbern Mexico. He speaks the Spanish language fluently, has vis? ited San Juan, and is acquainted with the ways of the Porto Ricans. While in the city Mr. Sutten is stopping at the Powhatan on West avenue. General Antonio Mattei Lluveras is a native of Porto Rico, and was at the head of the insurrection on the Island against Spanish tyranny, hut was compelled to flee to the United States in order to save his life. A large bounty has been offered for his capture by the Spanish government, and should he fall into-the hands of the linns he will be put to death. Fre? quently his home In Porto Rico Is searched by Spanish soldiers. The? other commissioners are Porto Ricans who have been living in New York for the last six months. Some of them speak the English language. The Porto Riean commissioners will sail directly from Newport News to Cape San Juan, where they will join General Miles. They will carry with them HO.DOO rifles which arrived here yesterday morning and a corresponding amount of ammunition, furnished by the War Department and designed for native Porto Ricans. General Lluveras has been in com? munication with prominent Porto Rie? kaus on the island since he has been In '!?ls_<:uun,ti'y niitLkis revolved inform? ation that several thousand Porto Ric? ans have volunteered to aid the Ameri? cans and onlyneed arms to make them formidable fighters. It was upon bis recommendation that the rifles and ammunition were furn? ished, and. In fact, that the necessity for the commission was realized. There is no fear that the expedition will be inteiffered with, according to General Lluveras, as there are nt present only one cruiser untl four gunboats in Cuban waters. These are the Isabel II, the Terror, the Fernando Catolico. the Conoha and the Castillo. AFFECTING SCENES: Many were the affecting scenes wit? nessed at camp and on the streets yes? terday. Wives, mothers, daughters or sweet? hearts were either greeting, or taking leave of boys who will soon be on the trackless deep bound for the paradise of the AirWles. Porto Rico, perhaps never to return, but if so. on a stretch? er or in a casket. This thought dims many an eye to the glitter of the shoul? der strap or polished sword, for ihere is a difference between dress parade and the struggle on the field of con? quest. Many of the ladies who came yesterday had not seen their dear ones since they bade them farewell when they left to go to the front. Camp life had changed their appearance. The sun had browned their faces, the once clean shaven faces were covered with a stubby beard and their hair was un? kempt. Wherever the'boy-s were met these ladies threw their arms around them and kissed them. Frequently this occurred on some street corner. Some or the ladles took leave of their sons at the corner of Washington av? enue and Twenty-eighth street, and affecting indeed were some of the scenes enacted there. The boys were brave, though sometimes they could not keep back the tears, but they were manly tears , that coursed down those rugged checks. STAR SPANGLED BANNER. A pretty custom prevails in the Third Illinois Regiment, and Sunday evening it was witnessed and applauded byhun ilreds of people of this city. A great crowd thronged the camp and its en? virons when the bugle sounded the call for guard mount, and refused to leave until the last squad of soldiers in the line or 100 that were inspected, marched away to the music of Dixie. Then the band turned about and proceeded to I the headquarters of ?'Colonel Bennett. I who stood in front of his tent attired | in a plain drab suit without any thing j whatever n? indicate his tank." He is just that kind of a man, the boys say, and there arc those among them who declare that there is no celling how big bis heart is. And yet. they add. there never was :t man who possessed a larg? er fund of gentlemanly dignity. A moment after the musicians took their places Colonel Bennett arrose from, a camp chair and advanced a pace or two. Then there was a flash of light from a.sword that swished in the gath? ering twilight, followed by the first notes if the Star Spangled Banner. In? stantly throughout the camp more than a thousand bats were lifted and the Third stood bareheaded and silent un? til the music had been finished. The soldiers then replaced their hats anil the -people began to disperse. Before they had lime to do so, however, Gol? eme! Bennett delivered a brief address. "It is the custom of the Third Illi? nois regiment,'?, said he, "to uncover their heads every evening while the band plays the Star Spangled Banner, 1 desire, therefore to,announce to all ci? vilians that they will bei required to comply with that custom when attend? ing dress parade and guard mount." Those who go to the camp hereafter will bear his remarks in mind. WASHED IN THE JAMES. A blacker and dirtier body of men were never seen than those who arriv? ed from Camp Thomas. -They had been .on the train for three days and nights having been delayed on ?he ? V;-" - ' ' - * " NEWPORT NEW i road on account of the heat which made it necessary to stop the trains and water their horses. As soon us the men in a company had finished pitching their- tents they were given permission .to go bathing in the James river, which is but a few hundred yards fronVthe camp, and at times yesterday there were several hundred men pad? dling in the historic stream. WERE NOT KILLED. For a while yesterday morning it was thought that the fin", sergeant and .hree privates belonging to company L. Fourth Ohio, had been killed in ihe lens; tvnnel which runs through. the Clue Hidge mountains one mile this side of Basic City. There is a steep grade leading up to the tunnel and just before it was reached the men were seen standing on the platform of one of the car-;, but when the train emerged on the other side the men were missing It was supposed they had been killed, and their comrades were agreeably sur? prised when they arrived in camp several hours later. The men had jumped off the train to look through the tunnel and failed to get aboard. They walked back to Basic City and caught the next train. OFFICERS UNDER ARREST. One company in the Ohio regiment was in command of the first sergeant yesterday, the captain, first and second lieutenants being placed under arrest for an Infraction of the rules. it seems that shortly after arriving the commissioned officers left their command and came down town with? out the permission of Colonel Coighf. When they returned they were placed under arrest and put in charge of a corporal. The incident created consid-: erable amusement in camp, but the men in the captain's command were "hot in the collar." as it is necessary for them to have a permit from their captain before they can pass through the lines, and being under arrest that ollicer could not issue passes. NEARLY ALL LAND LUBBERS. Nearly all the men in General Haines' brigade are land lubbers. They never were as close to the sea as they are now. Of course it is natural for some of the men to ask foolish and ridiculous questions. Yesterday a squad went fishing. Some of them had good luck, but when they caught any crabs, they had something they did not know what to do with. Several were seen carry? ing crabs around in the streets show? ing them to the other landsmen. To the western troops the cruiser Minneapolis was a wonder, and they In ? sisted on calling the vessel a battleship. A number of Jack tars visited the camp yesterday and they were received with outstretched arms. On different streets a jackey might be seen spin? ning yarns to the soldiers of his ex? perience in southern waters. POSTAL CLERKS BUSY. The clerks in the postofflee were nev? er busier than they are now. Since the arrival of the troops letters have, been coming in from Chickamauga Bark, having been forwarded from that point to this city. It is estimated that over 10,000 letters were handled for the troops alone yesterday.- The reg? istered letter and money order depart? ments were also kept busy, as many of the soldiers received money sent to j them from their homes. The telegraph wires of the Western Union and Postal companies were kept hot receiving money sent to the sol? diers by wire. ... SAID HE WrAS A COOK. ? Air uid~ colored man applied at the headquarters of one of the companies yesterday morning for a position as cook. * "Boss, said the old negro, addressing the first sergeant, "I hears yer want a eook an' I'se cum to 'ply for de job." j "Are you a cook?" asked one of the | fellows who was half starved, as he j had been living on canned beef and hard tack. "Yes. sah: but I ain't much o hand ] at makin' pastries an' sich things, hut kin cook the substantial eatings," re? plied the son of Ham. "Get to h?1 out of here then;" shout? ed the lean and lank private. "We want a man who can make cream puffs and cookies out of air. What do you suppose we eat?" And the old negro moved on. CAUSED HIM TO CLOSE. A squad of ten soldiers made Arthur Chrysson. the Greek who keeps a fruit stand next door to the Daily Press of? fice "shut up shop" yesterday after? noon. Two. men went up and engaged the Greek's attention by asking him the \ price of bananas, apples and other fruit while the eight filled their pockets and shirts with anything they could get their hands on. Chrysson jabber? ed in broken English, but it had no ef? fect on the hungry men. Fearing that other soldiers might take possession of his place the Greek carried his fruit inside and closed up. CARRIED TESTAMENTS. ' Nearly every man in the brigade carries a small testament and a plug of tobacco in one of the pockets of his blouse. Some of them have the pic- I tures of their wives. mothers and sweethearts, which were taken on but? tons, and they wear them on their shirts. PRAISE THE C. & O. OFFICIALS. The officers and men are loud In their praise of the Chesapeake & Ohio rail- j way officials for the prompt and sys? tematic way in which the> were trans? ported from Chickamauga Park to Newport News. Not a man was injured on the trip, and there were no accidents. The troops and trains were handled with dispatch when they reached this city. General Yardmaster E. 1. Ford, who, by the way, is the youngest mas? ter in the employ of the company and is in charge of the largest yard outside of Cincinnati, was in charge of the trains, and they were skilfully handled by him. HAS TYPHOID FEVER. Private Mansfield. of company C, Fourth Ohio regiment, was taken sick en route from Chickamauga Park, and his case was diagnosed as typhoid fe? ver. He was placed in the hospital tent. He will be sent to the hospital at Fort Monroe. RABBIT AS A MASCOT. The boys of company C, Fourth Ohio, have a young white rabbit as a mascot. "Rubber Neck" is the hare's name, and it knows every man in the company. Rubber Neck makes his home in the first sergeant's tent. He gambols in company C's street, bur cannot be induced to go outside of the limits. Other companies have dogs as mascots. WILL REMAIN IN PORTO RICO. Some of the men in General Haines* division announce their intention of. remaining in Porto Rico after the war is over. The island has been pictured to them as a sort of paradise and they believe they will amass a fortune there in a fej/r* years. ' AN OLD TROOP. Probably the oldest troop of cavalry In the United States is the famous City Troop, of Philadelphia. This troop's origin dates back to 1774. The men are good horsemen and present a magnifi? cent appearance. When they passed Camp Warburtxvn yesterday they were ftheered to the echo. DRESS PARADE. General Haines ordered his brigade out for dress parade last, evening at ft o'clock, and the' manouvres of thu troops were witnessed by a large (Continued on Fourth Page.) 'S, VA.. TUESDAY TRI AI* UKUIN? TODAY. Oue of the CtiHctt of tue Stute va. L.. Iii. Stur | gl* Will Ii? Called This Moni Inc. The trial of L. M. Sturgis, attorney at law, will begin in the Corporation ? Court this morning before Judge J. T. Durham. There are live indictments against I Sturgis. one for forgery and four for embezzlement. It is probable that the case of forgery will be taken up first. i A venire has been summoned from Hampton, a.nd if the jurors have not ??previously made up their minds and can give Sturgis a fair and impartial I trial." twelve men will be selected to I try the wily lawyer. Sturgis will be represented by Attor ney A- C- Barrett, of this city, and ' Judge Burroughs, of Norfolk. <:<mp 1 Meeting? This Week. I The gospel tent of the Union Mission. i Superintendent Uedding in charge, was opened Sunday for the first thin. it is situated on Elevator Square facing I on Twenty-ninth stieet. It is a large i bouse of warship under canvas, capa? ble of seating several hundred persons. Sunday's services wen- conducted by Superintendent Redding. During I the week, however, the city divines will j lead tin- nightly meetings. I The program for the week is as fol? lows: Tuesday ? Rev. C. C. i'ox. pastor of [ the Newport News Baptist church. I Wednesday--Rev. . IS. T. Wellford, pastor of the First- Presbyterian church. Thursday?Rev. F.:!j. Ribble, rector of St. Paul's Episcopal church. Friday?Itev. P.. F- l.ipscomb. pas? tor of the Washington Avenue Metho? dist church. - Saturday?Rev. W. R. Motley r-pust >r of the Thirtieth Street Christian church. Police Court. Justice J. D. G. Brown disposed of the following cases in tin' Police Court yesterday morning: -lames Robinson,; petit larceny; continued until tomorrow morning. Eugene S. Ware, drunk; lined $2 and costs. J. Broadley, drunk; fined $2 and costs. Jennie Pettiford. Soliciting on the street; rquired to give security in the sum of two for three months. Cud Tony, drunk;.-fined $2 and costs. Martin Knee, drunk: fined $2 and costs. George Bennett, drunk: fined t- and costs. Edward Powers, accidental shooting; dismissed.. BKIKt'S. , Lieutenant W. L. iHillyer, of the Huntington Rifles, recruiting officer here for the Fourth Virginia Regiment, received notice Soii'iday of the death of Private Jos. McGiraw. a member i-f the Hunaington Rifles. McGraw's re? mains were sent To Richmond, where his brother resides. J Musician J. W. Speele. Light Bat? tery A. Pennsylvania.1 .Volunteer Artil? lery, now at Newparlt News, will be dis ehai c., d from the tjervlee or the Uui tcd States by the commanding officer of his station. .']f;v The police have their" possession a brace, inch bit and a chisel, all high grade, which they have reasons'to be? lieve" were stolen from the owner. The?e articles are now at police head? quarters and the owner can have same by identifying them. IimpiIi Rpi-iiriml. The following deeds of bargain and sale have been recorded in the clerk's office or the Corporation Court. S. G. Camming et ux to W. Lee Pow? ell: consideration. $$1.50. Newport News Land and Develop? ment Company to 12. M. Holt; consid? eration, $1.250. Old Dominion Land Company to John August; consideration. $t;r,i). Hti?r? Wmmib cl Soblterrt Arrive. F.loven wounded, principally officers, arrived on the.steamer Hudson at Old Point yesterday, in charge of Assistant Surgeon Shannon. Among them was Private Stanley Hollister, of the Rough Riders. He was a famous foot ball player at Harvard. He sustained a shell wound in the right in-east and a gunshot wound in the left hip joint. The wounded were transferred to the field hospital. Uealh of h Yimi-g Man Mr. Edward Ethlen. aged 2C years, died at the residence of his father. Mr. C D. Ethlen. at No. 1)22 Twenty-fifth street, last evening after a brief ill? ness of typhiod fever. The funeral will take place from the residence this af? ternoon at 3 o'clock. Mr. Ethlan was an employee of the shipyard. Ilessih in Kant l?uft Mr. E. R. Hackett. son of Mr. O. B. Hackett. of East End, died at the fam? ily residence yesterday morning of ty? phoid fever. Funeral will take place this afternoon at 4 o'clock from the residence and the interment will be in Greenlawn cemetery. WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. WASHINGTON. July 25.?As soon as the transports arrive from Santiago all the remaining troops at Tampa will Vie embarked for Porto Rico. Orders ha\e been issued for the First Florida, Sec? ond Georgia and Fifth Maryland vol? unteers to prepare for embarkation. NEXT PHILIPPINE EXPEDITION. SAN FRANCISCO, July 25.?General King will be in command of tin- next Manila expedition. General Miller will remain here for the present at the re? quest of General Mcrritt. Active preparations for moving, troops to cm bark on the Presidio began this morn? ing. Sickness among the soldiers is increasing. BOND DELIVER BEGINS. - WASHINGTON. July 25.?The first bond? of the new issue were sent out today by express. About 2,000 were forwarded and the shipments will rap Idly Increase in number until all are forwarded. ? It is not thought that any of the $.1,000 subscription can be allot? ted, though it will be some days yet be? fore the exact limit can be known. RTOTOUS DEMONSTRATION. CHATTANOOGA, TENN., July 2r,.~ Four batteries of -artillery have de? parted for Newport News to embark for Porto Rio... They weite Battery A, Illinois; Twenty-seventh, Indiana; Battery B. Pennsylvania, and Battery A. St.* Louis. The Second Division, First Corps is not expected to leave for at least a week. The Third Brigade is still at Camp Thomas, but. expects to leave for Newport News by Wednes? day. THE O'HIGGINS. !R.V Telegraph.) VALPARAISO, CHILI, July 25.?The Chilian cruiser Almlrante O'Hlgglns ar? rived here today. JULY 20, 181)8. 0 SIGN OP PEACE YET WarWi 11 Continue Until Spain Suffers More Losses UPRISING OF CARLISTS (?ovurnuieut datum To lie Fully InrnrniiMl as ToTnolr Intention* ami illovi iiiciuh. Authorities In tin- Monarchical I'urly Tliluk Tin-re Ir. No Danger. LONDON, July IT..? The Madrid cor? respondent of the Standard says: ? "There is still an endeavor t.. keep alive the impression thai soiiiotiiiijc; is going ..ii behind the scenes in the di? rection of peace, but the prevalent idea is thai the war will continue until the fall of Manila and the invasion of Por? to Rico. A cabinet crisis has been averted for the time being. '?Those who suet.d the present cab? inet will certainly be obliged ,-re long to ask the country to submit to terms profoundly repugnant to the national pride. The prospect of intermediary cabinets is' marred by th. loyal and correct attitude of General Polavieja. who declines u. become the instrument of politicians eager to create a third party." CARL1STS' DO I Ni l S. MADRID. July 2?.?M iduight?The government pcd'.vjses to have full in? formation as to all the Carlists' doings and is acting accordingly. The Carlist leaders, it is believed, left Madrid be? cause they fear.d arrest rather than with any idea of preparing a rising. The authorities assert that the agita? tion has been effectively suppressed. The exodus of Curlisls from the northern provinces of Spain int.. France is extremely active. CARLIST EXODUS. LONDON. July 2fi.?The Paris corres? pondent of lhv Daily News says: "The prefect id the lower i'yreenes reports "a Carl 1st exodus from Spain. Saint Juan do Luz. Cayenne and Biar? ritz are alive with Carlisls. The pre f.ets of the I'yreenes have been order? ed to place eei-iain Carlists chiefs un? der surveillance and to notify the French government, if any organiza is discovered. NO DANGER OF AN UPRISING. LONDON. July 2?.?The Madrid cor? respondent "I" thl 'rim.-.-. inning the great Increase in Carlist activity, says: "All Hie leading members of the par? ty have left Madrid, on the other hand, some influential Carlists i.-pu diate any illegal tuition and the best authorities in the monarehial party are also of thc opinlan that there is no dan? ger of n. rising at present, since few Spaniards are willing to increase the nation's calamities by plunging her into the horrors of civil war. MISS SCH LEY IN MADRID. LONDON. July 26.?The Madrid cor- ? respondent of the Daily Telegraph ] says:. "An American lady, said to be Com? modore Schley's daughter, has arrived here, hut the Queen Regent nor any responsible personage will receive her. She will probably be requested to de 1 part at the earliest possible date." Pro's urn ably the American lady refer? red to is Miss Jesse Schb-y. daughter of I Mr. Charit? Sehloy, of Milwaukee, a cousin of Commodore Schley. THE ARANSAS AT TAMPA. T.. P.e Held at Quarantine on Account of yellow Fever. (By Telegraph.? TAMPA. FLA., July 2fi.?The trans? port Aransas arrived at quarantine to? day ami will be held. The Aransas has on board sixty-four people and on Ihn -trip from Santiago several cases of yel? low f.-ver developed. . She was held ill the quarantine station at Mullet Key and Or. Glennan, of the marine hospit? al service, who is in charge here, went down at once and ordered that the boai be held indefinitely. Colonel Asti.ii" is one of the parties on board the Aransas and he bus import? ant dispatches for the secretary of wai, which he lias orders to deliver in per? son, but he will be held until all dan? ger is over. Dr. Flennnn says he has orders to hold anything that comes from an infected port and expects to carry out his orders to the letter. ALABAMA POPULISTS. (By Telegraph.) BIRMINGHAM. ALA.. July 2?.?in response to a call issued some time ago by Chairman J. B. Crowe, of the State Executive Committee of the Populist party, a number of party leaders met in state campaign headquarters today in this city to discuss and devise pian-i for the closing week of the campaign. The circular issued by Chairman Crowe in regard to the establishment - f ! a dual government in event of frauds was discussed in executive session. Af t ter a conference lasting several hours the meeting adjourned, but the result was not made known. CORE AN KING TO ABDICATE. (By Telegraph.) LONDON, July 2?.?A dispatch to the Daily Chronicle from Shanghai says: "Langi Hanki, the king of Coroa. de? sires to abdicate and to take refuge at the British consulate at Seoule. "The British consul declines, however, to see hi in." TWENTY-FIVE ROUND DRAW. Kid McPartland and Jack Everhardt Break Even. NEW YORK. July 25.?Kid McPart? land. of New York, and Jack Ever? hardt. of New Orleans, fought twenty live rounds tonight at the Greater New York Athletic Club, Coney Island, and at the end of the fight both men were well able to go several rounds more. Referee Sam Utsin satislied every one by declaring the bout a drew. This is the third time these men have met. and tonight's contest leaves the question of supremacy between the two men to be .settled at some future time. Won't that, suit of yours look .better If it is nicely cleaned and pressed'.' What is the use of throwing a good pair of trousers aside when we can make them look like new? We can re-n ovate your wardrobe at a reasonable cost and pfobnbly save you a good hill at your clothier's. Virginia Steam ('leaning and Dye Works. No. If 105 Washington avenue. jy 2?-tf Kor this Week Only. We will sell "screen doors at Tf.e and $1.00, with hinges, hook' and knob, all sizes. E. W. OA DW ELL, Hardware 2001 Washington, avenue. jy 2il-l!i Special sale In chocolate tan. men', shoes, at $1.65. The O-lobe. PRK TERRIBLE PLOT F?ILKD. Attempt Made to Blow Up the Supply Ship Port Victor. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK. July 25.? In a letter to a prominent officer here by Captain William (\ Briekley. of the refrigerat? ing and supply ship Port Victor, he says that an attempt was made to blow up" the ship when she was throe days out. He said that a box containing thirty pounds oC dynamite and gun cotton, was found without nny address on the main deck of the steamer. A clock-like mechanism had been arrang? ed bv which the explosives were to be set off. The Port Victor left New York July 14. The box was made of 2 1-2 inch lumber and was joined and grooved. It was eighteen Inches high, twenty inches wide, nine feet long. When the box was opened another box made of the same kind of lumber and nearly as large was found inside. This was opened and inside was found the guncotton. The upper side or the inside box was lined with numerous wires connected with a clock-like mech? anism, as described by tile captain's letter, though the letter did not state what the mechanism had been set to explode. Captain Briekley wrote that he and the steward threw the box over hoard. They did not Inform any one .rise on tie- whip with the exception of an expert officer who managed the ma? chine f.ir Captain Briekley. The letter contains very few details, and the de? scription of the machine dues not give the army officer who received the let? ter a definite idea of what the machine was or how it was to bv; exploded. The Port Victor Is known as trans? port No. 2. She carried eight hundred tons of Bed Cross stores, ns well as a large quantity of supplies from the i United Slates Commissary Department, j At Tampa she was to have taken on I 4.500 pounds of butter. STARVING CUBANS. People of Clentuegos Address a Pitiful Appeal to Admiral Sampson. (Copyright. ISOS. bv- Associated Proas.) GUANTANAMO BAY July 2!..?11 A. M.?The following pitiful appeal has been addressed by the starving people of Cienfuegos to Admiral Sampson: "Honorable Sir: The Cubans, old men, women and children, resident -in the town of Clefuegos and this neigh? borhood are all dying of hunger. The young men are all in Che die Id with the Cuban troops ami have not shoes neith? er food. All of the provisions in this ?own nil in the hands of '.be Span lards. Cubans .-annot obtain a piece of bread, as it Is necessary to send ev? erything to the II.-ll. The Weyler system is the way. The situation Is terrible, if you. honorable sir, do not come quick with your-squadrjn to our I'.elp and take possession of this town we shall be lost. IVe beg you -o pro clpitate your operation. About 5,000 ? ild men, women and children shall die of hunger in this town. Some of tin si? eh! men have four or rlva sons fight? ing for his freedom. If ilio great peo? ple of the United States do not come quick to our help we are. lost. For God's sake come quick. I Signed.) "SOMK CUBANS." Nothing can bo done for the people of Cienfuegos until that pluco is captured. This will not be for ?onte time. FIRED ON A GERMAN STEAMER. Cruiser New Orleans Blazes Vway at the Crotla. (Bv Telegraph.) ST. THOMAS. D. W. I.. July 2!7.? Captain L?tz, of the German steamer Crotta, which arrived here yesterday and reported having been fired upon three times off San Jutta de Porto Ri? co on Sunday night bv an American warship, understood to lie the United States cruiser New Orleans, was quoted In an interview today as say? ing the first solid shot fell within twen? ty yards of the vessel. The- steamer was immediately stopped, but. her cap? tain adds, two more shots were fired over the Crotia's bows from close range. Later an officer from the New Orleans boat-tied the Crotla and asked If the ship was injured. Captain L?tz was highly Indignant at being fired upon, as lie considered the slap was out of the blockading zone. Be says be saw nothing of the invading fleet. The French gunboat Fulton arrived here to? day. She is going in search of the French line steamer Rodriguez, which was captured by a United States war? ship and taken to Charleston. S. C. while on a voyage from Hayti to St. Thomas with passengers, mail. etc. (SETTING READY TO MOVE. More Troops to Leave Chickamauga for Porto RIeo. (By Telegraph.) CHTCKAMAUGA, July 'It,.?The ex? pected move of the Third Brigade, first division, first corps did not take place today. It looks tonight as though the First Kentucky will get out tomorrow afternoon and the Fifth Iilllnois and the Third Kentucky will break camp Wednesday morning. This brigade will go to the front uiid%r command of Gen? eral Fred Grant, who was recently transferred to Its command from a bri? gade in tin; third corps. The Third Battalion of the Sixteenth Pennsylvania infantry, which was re? cruited and sent here after the regi? ment left for Charleston, will go to Porto Rico attached lo the Fifth Illi? nois. Major General Wade, now in. com? mand at Camp Thomas, issued an or? der today designating the members v?f his staff. In addition to those hen'to fore published are named: J. N. C. Lee, first quartermaster, to be chief, quartermaster: Lieutenant Colonel Hai-tsuff, deputy surgeon, to be chief surgeon; Major Henry 1!. Osgood, to bo commissary of subsistence. Frequent showers at Camp Thomas today caused drill work to be practi? cally abandoned. The First South Carolina of the first corps will not be included m the Porto Rico expedition, and it is the hope of Colonel Wilder, of the Fourteenth New York, and his men that the Fourteenth will be assigned in the place of the South Carolina regiment. TO GO TO PORTO RICO. WASHINGTON. Jttlv 25.?The War Department has decided lo send the First Florida. Second Georgia and Fifth Maryland regiments, now a; Tampa, to Porto Rico. Fleap. Kllea anil Bedbug*. Are positively driven out by the use of Calvert's Insect Powder. The pat? ent sift, top box makes Its own death dealing dust. Different from all oth? ers, i inly 10c. Ask for Calvi/t's and take no other. jti25-eod-lrn. How to-KcrpCnitl. Visit our Soda Fountain frequently, where you get the nicest iced drinks made. ? Plenty of chairs nnd tables assigned for the comfort of our lady customers. Swiss Frappe Is delicious, and our dr?nge Phosphates cannot be improved on. FRED P. ALLEN & CO. jy 22-tf. The new lot. of fever preventive wa? ter filters have arrived at Adams' Adams* Racket Store. Jull-l-tf THE fLARGEST f CIRCULATION SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS. More Troops Coming to New? port News. GEN. GRANT'S BRIGADE I Colonel Uetker Kupons to the Wax Depart? ment TiiHt Thin City Ih Eminently Suitable Tor the Shipment of ttoldtei*. a* (liy Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, July 25.?The War Department was busied today In har? rying the disoatch of the icumlnder I of Miles' expedition against Porto Rico. Sueli progress has been made that It ! is hoped that all of the troops will be Porto Kican soil in a week at the atest. General Miles Is not expected to " ?ter his landing until that time, but I presumably will pick out a suitable j place for encamping his tnnp3 and es ablisli himself ashore, awaiting the ar rival of tbc other detachments now on. their way. Department officials expect that. I the news received from General Mile* I will come through the press dispatches, the general has not with him, so us is known, any dispatch boats, vill be at least Saturday before ca | bio communication can be established i with him, and in the meantime reliance I must be had on the dispatch boats run? ning across to St. Thomas. distant about four hours' run. It was expected [at the department that General Brooka and General Haines would sail from Newport News today to join Miles, and that most of Brooke's command would.. I be embarked by Wednesday. The work of embarkation at Newport News is being conducted with much ess difficulty and delay than was ex? pected. Colonel Hecker, In charge of the transportation of the ward post? master, who has Just returned from that place, has reported to Secretary Alger that it Is eminently suitable for the shipment of the troops. Conse? quently the secretary ordered all of General Grant's brigade, 3,000 men, from Chickamauga to Newport News. It is not expected that all of the trans I ports required for their ae-ommodatlon * 1 will have arrived there by the time the ioldiers get in, but they camp on sult | able grounds there and Lt Is 'jelieved ie benefited by the change from Chickamauga. signal service has succeeded In claiming the tubes from the battletleid if Chickamauga, which supplied the military balloon with pure water. It was announced today at the Navy, Department that Secretary Long ex | pet ted a report from Admiral Sampson on the destruction of Cervera's fleet. It j is supposed to have been brought by I Captain Sigsbee 'on the St. Paul, which arrived al New York last Friday, and have been sent by mall by Captain |Sigsbee. lt Is the Intention of the Na? vy Department .to give the report to - the public in its entirety. It wilt ; be given out for publication Wednes- . I day morning. Secretary Long today forwarded to I Admiral Dewey the joint resolution ex I tending the thanks of Congress for the victory achieved at Oavtte. The res ilutlnn was beautifully engrossed and I prefaced by a forma! attestation of Its iiilhc-ntielty by Secretary of Slate Day. Die whole being enclosed in highly gilt |and ornamented Russia leathers. Il ls e remarked that Secretary Long In letter of transmittal makes rer ee to a letter from tin; secretary of ? complimenting Admiral Dewey upon his direction of affairs since the cat victory. The letter of Secretary >ng is as follows:' Jnvy Department, Washington, July 2:1. l.x'JS. Sir: The department has received (from the secretary of state an on-., grossed ami certified copy of a joint solution of Congress tendering the thanks of congress to you and the of icers and men of the squadron under our command for transmission to you,? and 1 herewith enclose the tame to. I you. "Accompanying the copy of the joint esolution the department received a j letter from the secretary of state re? questing that there be conveyed to you his appreciation and his Impression of your character as a naval officer, and . good judgment and prudence you have, (shown In directing the affairs since j your great achievement in destroying; the Spanish tleet. "This 1 take pleasure in doing, both, in behalf of the navy as well as per Isonallv. Very respectfully, "JOHN D. LONG. Secretary of the Navy. ?Rear Admiral George Dewey, com? mander-in-chief." GENERAL SHAFTER'S ARMY. j No Conclusion Yet Reached as to Its: Disposition. WASHINGTON, July 25.?Rumors of ~ riotis kinds have been In circulation to the disposition of General Shaf? t's army, but the Wur Department is nol come to any conclusion as yet i the matter. A sutlicient force Is be kept at Santiago to maintain the position tlie United States has taken and i preserve order. While there is yellow ?ver infection in the army no attempt . . ill be made to bring the troops to the | United Stativs. The army department,|| jit may be stated, is now bending every, effort to secure for General Shatter's army an ample supply of nutritious I food and also will see that the soldiers have a rest and careful attention, so they may get in the very best condl-'; lion. The medical corps is making a-' ?areful examination of the army, with' i view of advising the department aa to the best methotls of restoring the sick to health and preventing any I further spread of disease. It Is not be? lieved at the department that any I large number of troops will be neces y at Santiago after the Spanish I prisoners have been deported. REMARKABLE DEMONSTRATION. j Spa nish Prisoners at Camp Long Cheer a United Slates Gunboat. PORTSMOUTH, N. H.. July 2"..?If. ?as learned today that a remarkable.'" demonstration occurred Saturday even-;: ling at Camp Long, on Seavy'3 Island, I where the captured soldiers of Adml-:? Cervera's licet are confined. As the ' United States gunboat Frolic passed the Island on her way to Cuba hun? dreds of prisoners greeted the v?ssel I with cheers and waving of hands. Thay I took the Americans by surprise. The>' outburst was regarded by those in charge of the camp as a result of good I treatment received here by the Span lards who took this method of express-., ing their gratitude. Surgeon McPherson said today that the condition of the prisoner* In th?. hospital showed a marked Improve? ment. A young man walking along Wash , Ington avenue discovered that the Olnbt Is selling Crash Suits at one dol 1 lur nr.d a half.