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GEH, KENT'S REPORT ten?
iHain u n.-islrr. (:. MeAIexander. 1 and my aides, 1 v...- S. ('.in wright. ! mi y. ami Kirs'. > : Jackson. Second ! Adolf.; Carlos Mu Thriiling Story of the Battle IB^t^k^lV'ih) at Santiago. DESPERATE ENGAGEMENT inti (tillluut Otlic id liitrvpfil He ny rui.li Forwai utti Ueallne 1 the Ku.-niy. (Copyright, 1SHN. by Ass (Correspondence of Assi i 1KADQUAKTKS D1V1SP (:ORPS, July 22, having the dflit J. Ford 2 and 3 is now 1 press.! ; Press.1 F THE Fl MST fight should d the c ib at I in .i : ienornl rouyhi tire. ( light ' lisi shov e.|llnlo|y .|. if killed and ?! iheir valoi tbir ?Sin jUtfj al. first divisi. lit -port The opening portions of tic deal with orders given and the llrsi forward movement towards San Juan hill on the morning of July 1. lb- oc tails his inspection of the enemy's posi? tion made at tie- front, and tic- opening of the lire by Grimes' battery. He Hen continues: "I laving complete.1 the observation with my staff. 1 proceeded to join the head of my division just entiling under heavy lire. We were already sufferinu I ti? ll li V llle d dit hall.i. si lion, eadlly front Hill "A X: Is Wha -ti tided and lift K ILLED. : a Unv iph.) ::. It ee that d d that ; v from tii. assisted li .and I. I ?I Malnnza i raeting In "The enemy's infantry fire. ! increasing in intensity, now can till directions, not only from the and tie- d.-nse tropical shickels on our Hanks, hut from sharpshooters thickly posted in trees in our rear and from shrapnel, apparently aimed ai the bal? loon. Lieutenant Colonel Dirby. of Shatter's staff, met me about this lime and informed me of a trail or narrow way.that had been discovered fluni the balloon a short distance hack leading to the left of the ford lower down the stream. 1 hastened to the forks made by <_his road and soon ufter. the Sev? erity-first regiment, of Hawkins' bri? gade, cam.- up. I turned them into i he by-palh Indicated by Lieutenant Col? onel Dirby leading to the lower ford, sending word to General Hawkins, of this movement. This would have speedily delivered them in their proper plaee ..n tie- left ..f the brigade, but under Hi,, galling fire ..l' il.noiny the leading battalion of this regimen: was thrown into confusion and recoil.-d in disorder on the troops in the rear. At this critical moment tl.dicers of my staff practically formed a cordon behind the panic stricken men and urg? ed them to .-main go forward. I final? ly ordered them to li.- down in the thicket and clear the way for others of their own regiment, who wer.ming up behind. This many of them did. and the Second and third battalions came forward in belter order and moved along the roads toward the ford One or my staff officers ran hack wav? ing his hat to hurry forward the Third brigade, who. upon approaching the forts, found the way blocked by the Seventy-first New York. There 'were other men of this regiment crouching in the bushes, many of whom were en? couraged by I he advance of the ap? proaching column to arise and go for? ward. 1 pushed Hie head of my divis? ion as quickly as 1 could toward the river in column or files of twos, paral? leled in the narrow way by the cavalry. Owing to the congested condition of the road, the progress of the narrow coinirjp vi?-- h.?^er_._.u.-j'^ciiv si..v. "I ug.-fTh sent' n TSiaff officer at 'a gallop to urge forward the troops In the rear. The head of Wolfe's brigade reached the forks al 12:2u P. M., and hurried on io the left, stepping over prostrate forms of men of the Seventy-first. This herioc brigade (consisting of the Thir? teenth. Ninth and Twenty-fourth Uni? ted States infantry) s|..lily crossed the sir.-am and were quickly deployed to the h-n of the lower ford. While personal I v su|>erintendlng this move? ment Colonel Wolfe was killed, the command of the brigade then devolving upon Lieutenant Colonel Worth. Thir? teenth infantry, who immediately fell severely wounded, and then upon Lieu- I th< tenant Colonel Liscum. Twenty-fourth Infantry, who. five minutes later, also fell under the withering fire of il.n emy. The command of the brigade then devolved upon Lieutenant Colonel 1! P Ewers. Ninth Infantry. ? - - Crossing the lower fork a few minutes lat. r. the Tenth and Second ascended the high ridge beyond, driving back the enemy In ihe direction of his trenches. Colonel F.. P. Pearson. Tenth infantry.mmanding the sec? ond brigade, and Hie officers and troops under his command, deserve great credit for the soldierly manner in which ibis movement was executed. 1 earn? estly recommend Colonel Pearson for promotion. Prior to this advance of the Second brigade, the Third, com.t ing with Hawkins' gallant troops on the right, had moved toward Fori San Juan, sweeping through a zone or most destructive fire, scaling a sleep and difficult hill, and assisting in capturing the enemy's strong position. Fort San Juan, at 8:30 1". M. This crest was about rjr. feet above the general level and was defended by deep trenches and a loop-holed fort, surrounded by barbed wire entanclements. "Credit is almost equally due the Sixth. Ninth. Thirteenth. Sixteenth atid Twenty-fourth regiments of in? fantry. The Thirteenth regiment cap lured' the enemy's colors, waving over the fort, but unforunately destroyed them, distributing the fragments among the men. The greatest credit is due to the officers of my command, whether company, battalion, regiment or brigade commanders, who so admi? rably directed the formation of their troops, unavoidably intermixed in the dense thicket, and made the desperate rush for a distant and strongly defend? ed crest. I have already mentioned the circumstances of my third brigade's advance across the ford, where In the brief space of ten minutes it lost Its brave commanderl killed) and the next two ranking officers by disabling wounds. Yet, in spite of these confus? ing conditions, the formations were ef? fected without hesitation, although un? der a stinging fire. Companies acting singly itf some circumstances, by bat? talion and regiment in others, rushing through tie- jungle, across the sir.-am waist-deep and over the wide bottom, thickly set with barbed wire entangle? ments, in this conn.-.lion I desire to particularly mention First Lieutenant Wendell L. Simpson. adjutant. Ninth infantry, acting assistant to general of third brigade, who was noticeably active and efficient in carrying out or? ders which 1 had given him to transmit to ids brigade commander, who no lon? ger existed. The enemy having retired to a second line of rille pits. I directed my line to hold their positions and en? trench. Ai ten minutes past P. M., I received almost simultaneously two re? quests, on.- from Colonel Wood, com? manding a cavarly brigade, and one from General Sumr.er, asking for as? sistance for the cavalry on my right, as they were hard pressed. I immediately sent to their aid the Thirteenth infan? try, who promptly went on their fur? ther mission, despite Ihe heavy losses they had already sustained. Great credit is due to the gallant of? ficer and gentleman, Brigadier General H. S. Hawkins, who. placing himself between the two regiments, h ading his brigade, the Sixth and Sixteenth in? fantry, urged and l.-d them by voice and bugle calls lo the attack so suc? cessfully accomplished. My earnest thanks are due to my staff officers present al my side and under my per? sonal observation on the field, especial? ly to .Major. Sharp.-, assistant adjul lei-shlp ursdny ?ming rpose past if 111. affair s ..ff afti r lasted i. ?I l: NEXT EUROPEAN QUADKON 10 Past Will lanllo. lion.lent of ? considering quadron lo be Th. U eV.r her,,,e. .?in all th.- An withdrawn fn ?hi the Asiati. si 11 nid for :h. before a war foreign service the iven'i had lim.- t,, bother anging for a resumption of osculation in alien waters. In ihe European station has in importance :.? the United .1 only ihree ships, none iu? re kept there. The naval of begun lo talk over the of He- new Europe,.,, squad lia.ve praeiiealy reached the thai a strong and formida shouhl he sent 1 here, not be ?>' likelil.d of trouble with nations. I,in to show the r there ihe ship's ihat whip nisisi The ai I, sqt .Iron .'ill wo haiile uid other CRUSHED IN 'I'm.; irii. D;:q ril Mis iv I liy Telegraph.) ST. .1' 'HNS. N. F.. August :: .rwegi.'in steamer Fortunat. i- 'fill Cove 1.. |.,a,l.,, ans.a. was crushed in the ice. ?n .lavs ago. 500 niil.-s froin Ian A CPAYE PROBLEM. .titudi lo He Assumed Toward Phil? ippine Insurgents. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, August A:: Inler ting oiiest:,a,, and one of vital itn rta.ee t.> the administration, is the tltude to be assumed by the Unite! ates towards the Philippine insur nts in the event that we reach an leeinent for the suspension of host I ? < with Spain. It is stipulated In our ace terms that the United Stat s iiit u y f iivs shall occupy and ?stab? il a military form of goVernniH.u .jv r ? ? ay of .Manila and the bay with the i.. '.Hiding territory. This involves Immediate surrender of the Spanish i-ces. not to Agulnaldo, but to General ?i riit. and there is some apprehension .1 the insurgents will resent this very itcrly and that il will he necessary expel them forcibly from the ten i ibe.l. tili it ds. h ?is that, pending the de commissioners as to the Philippines, the United morally hound to main quo in the Island. in ing deprived Spain of .an.-" of resisting the onslaughts insurgents it has been urged that nil. .1 States would be hound lo il He- latter from continuing their re. There is a lack of infm ma? il Washington on many import ninl as to the conditions in the ? pines. For instance, it is not .. even approximately, bow ex ? ? i he revolutionary movement ?en throughout the vast group of -lands and among the large popu . estimated to aggregate between fill and If..""il.I"?'. If lie- revolu J MA YOB WYCK A HERO. lie SavcsK'es of Three Drowning I ' Girls. Telegraph.) ! NEW YAug. 3.?Mayor Van Wyek. whbeen summering j Freeport. today distinguished I himself afe saver by rescuing three voiemen from drowning. The "rest were: .Miss Jennie' Lowndes, ?:er of Rev. Arthur Lowndes. ant rector of St. Thorn- ! as churchnis city: Miss Clara Pritz and Eliza Heinsheimer, both j of Cincinr The thrjng women went in bathing iiaica bay. about 200 vards frorjiotel, where Mayor Van Week wiopping. Miscalculating the deptlne water on account of the tide Jlowndes, the only one of the trio wuld swim, got over her depth anal not get back to the beach. Ther young women, al? though thuld not swdm. started to I her rescuiey were instantly be- [ yong theijth. The cries of slrugglingig women attracted the | intention ityor Van Wyck.who was sitting on porch, and he immedi? ately (hie his coat and ran to th- ] rescue, ltd he brought the three to the b< They were all uncoil scious. The mathen gave orders to the excited srtors to procure barrels. Three werought and each of the uneonseiojrls was placed over a barrel at direction of the mayor, and rolled! revived. Miss Lownd. s and Missnsheimer regained con usnessa few minutes, but Miss and in.Is the Stales vill he 11 il is decided l.. 1..- Incuml? icre il has been lost. Inn io i.e. and I., ?s a I the ha (IN Till-: DIAMOND. Results of Yesterday's (Sanies in the National and Atlantic Leagues. (Ity Telegraph.) PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 3. Today's Cleveland-Philadelphia game was postponed on account of rain. CINCINNATI. Aug. 3.- No game to? day with Neu York on account of rain. Prit/.'i On is much more serin though necessarily fatal. I1IC.AGO. Aug. 3.?No game today: will play two games .. Friday. WASHINGTON, 1. Aug. 3. ?Hits by r.-ll saved the Wash shut ..in. The Sena ' made in Hi.- fifth and llon'or was too much Tor i heni. Donovan and McCreery were the whole thing for Pitisbuig. the for? mer scoring three times bv ex.-client has.- running, a.lied by MeCreery's ped the second .:r..w and tv PITSRURG. I: PITTSIIUItG. /rigley and Fa minus another >rs' hils Were I xth innings Ihe first i ng. ga tomorrow. Attendance, 3,000. Seer. : R. H. E Pillsburg. . ..I n 0 0 1 0 n 2 x? I S 2 Washington ..0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0?1 5 1 Batteries Ifoffer and Uowerman. Weyhing and Fariell. Umpires?Swart wood and Warner. Time?2:00. ST. LOUIS, 4: BROOKLYN. ?.. ST. LOUIS. Aug. 3.?The St. Louis and Brooklyns broke even in their double header today. The Browns won the first game by a brilliant finish in the ninth inning. The second went to Brooklyn by the locals' loose fielding. A GCEN OPPORTUNITY. (Sgfleld Republican.) our mec corps has done a remark ibly efficl piece of work if already he yellower epidemic has been becked a ntiago. And. by the way, ve now b an opportunity to clean -antiago It never was cleaned be? ere. Thay has long been a pest ...use of |ow fever, and with such in opportty to abate a public nul is.nee we uld be fools Indeed to turn he lowlier to the Cubans, who (now as rh about modern sanitation in th.-y about integral calculus. ?Ml the (jin cities should be revo ul ionized this respect before we c-ove therOur own yellow fever epi iemics ha almost invariably had ig in these nasty Cuban wns. Ill DOOID To STARVATION. By Telegraph.) VICTOR. B. C. Aug. 3.?Word came fioithe north yesterday of a desperateampede from the Copper river corny to the coast, the state? ment beirjmade that 3.000 men are making th- way over the Yaldez gla? cier and tt many of them are doom? ed to staation unless the United States goTinnent sends relief prompt? ly. Ad via received from Dawson slate 1 halbe dissatisfaction with the administrion of mining regulations is growing vy w.despread. PORT PERSONS DROWNED. (By Telegraph.) LONDO. Aug-. 3.?According to a al diiatch from Madrid it is said Persons were drowned by f a water spout at Villa q ihat f., bur Miidiana n Tuesday. :iIT. HUMOR. He: "Jhai is a remarkably bright girl I wa just talking to." She: "But Isn't il rther hard to keep up with her?" '"hat's jusi it. I can't tell you what a idief it was to meet v<;-?',""' Detroit Pee Press. ' ~~ if .1. rift .1 all, It !? ans.-a, 'EURRITl'S ?public Of (. Oil Th .? prlu ?,1111,1 f, lieh lan BE PAID . Settl a n :ialm. ;raph.) ?? i longress of the it is announced in goia. the capital, lived to deposit a ounds ($300.000) as it due th.- heirs of Italian subject us.- claims against the government Colombia were decided in his favoi President Cleveland, as arbitrator ? resolution, il is added. become: ? in six days. Ii is further explain that Italy's demand for a settlement ich was backed by Ihe presence u era I Italian warships at Carlhngena I not hitherto reached Ihe Colombian ?ornmenr in official form. REBLIN ?public of ('olonibia dispatch from li Mil equal to fiO.OOO i eurity for the man ienor < 'eurritl, the hose claims again f i 'olombia w ere d R.H.E. >t. Louis. . ..0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 2 - 4 8 1 ?ooklyn . . .10 2 0 0 0 0 0 0? 3 !i 3 Batteries?Sudoff and Clements: eager and Grim. Time?1:50. Second game? R.H.E. Louis. . ..0.0 0 T, 2 0 0 0 0? 7 1" 8 r. Mi?/y n? V" . - r -r-.e?if ?^-4 Batteries?Taylor and Clements.Dunn id Bvan. Umpires?O'Day and Me? nial.1. Time?1:50. LOUISVILLE. 2: BOSTON. 1. UTSVILLE, Aug. 3.?With the 2 to l in tlie Colonel's favor a y rain h.-gan falling at the end of even'.h inning. After the custom vail Umpire Gaffney caled the ?. The Colonels infield did some work. Attendance, 1,000. .re: R. It. F. sville.0 0 1 0 0 1 0? 2 4 1 on.0 0 0 0 0 0 1? 1 3 2 11 cries- Howling and Kittridge, is and llergen. Umpires?Gaffnev ml Urown. Time?1:30. ATLANTIC LEAGUE. \LLENTOWN, PA.. Aug. 3.?Allen wn-Norfolk game postponed: wel PATlVltSON. X. .).. Aug. 3?Paterson I not have new balls on band at 2:10 .1 Umpire Ebrlght gave the first me to Newark, ft lo 0. Second game - R.H.E. uerson. . . .2 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0? 5 10 1 ewark. . . .o o 2 n e o 0 o l? :: 4 1 itleries?Maglnnis and Bemis, Mc irtlln ami Rothfuss. Ai Lancaster R.H.E. s, dkl you "oticr ilps Hi h. Basterd^?et,.. ,.Yes? ?f It looked like fealltv*-"'" "??P?'''1 "I' witil 1 of rfP"s. a decanter stopper and a Truth. Mill im i Jink. TRI )OP Irymeil a ( U dered i.M 1 N( lloME. and Rough Riders in Cub ed to Moot.ink Point. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. August ::. All tl troops of cavalry with Shafter's arm md t).Ighl companies of Roosevell Rough Itid, rs have been ordered 1 proceed to Mnntaul; P ihit. L. 1.. tor ei campment, Cionern! Shafier has be directed to us.- all ihe transport faci itles In- can comma ml and to send tl troops north as rapidly as possibl The regular cavalry with Shafier cm prises eight companies each of li First. Third. Sixth. Ninth ami Tenth cavalry, all .Iis:.nie.I. and foil mounted troops of the Second cavalrj NEW TREATY WITH FRANCE. ( By Telegraph.) PARIS, Aug. 3. The Temps ibis al lernoon says the United Stales has m tili.il the French minister for foreig affairs. M. Del Casse. thai she desirf lo enlarge the reciprocity treaty by in eluding ii.-w products. Frame. 1 paper adds, has iieeptod the Suggest! ami lb" negotiations on ihe subject w he opened. li WVAIIAN VOLUNTEERS. (By Telegraph.) \X FRANCISCO. August ::. -Mei riam, e..ii.in.linn Hie do| 11 of California, has received lb ? wing dispatch from Adjutant dent di that If any SHAFTER'S SANITARY REPORT WASHINGTON, August 3.?Genei -hal t.-,- has sent the follow ing sanita report for August 1: Total sick, 4,2: tolal fever cases. 3,17'j: new eas.s r.'\er, 'Mi; eases of fever returned luly, lo'.'; deaths on August 1st, 15. TEXAS IN THE DRY DOCK. NEW YORK, Aug. 3.?The battleshil Texas was placed in the dry dock at th navy yard lotlay. An examination ner shows thai except for a slight d 'n her k.-.-l made by striking a coral reef off Tortugas. she is in very fair londltion. It is thought ib.- Texas will rerneln at Ihe navy yard for about a tichmond. tteries?M'ilheh id Yigneaux. Hi ?tf. ? Iii ? :: i; l 1 7 3 . Leev R.II.E . .0 2 0 0 0 0 'J Hartford. . . .li 0 o 0 I n n u 0? 1 7 - Batteries?Fertsch and Heyden.Vick y and Williams. 11 UN Pa "ATS TO SAX FRANOISC ?hr. June 2llth i'heiv in-: c.m>turi:d. '. August :?!. ?A spe ? from Cavite, dale nine little Spanish gun i.-its sea tiered about this and the i ine group of islands and when Maniln is been slot-.d Admiral Dewey will rn his attention to their captun tin I loll. sunk ?l he liable that two of y Dewey's Meet m aised and rendered serviceable." PRISONERS WELL TREATED WASHINGTON. August 3.?SJie Si Depai lmenl has been advised by United nsul Wildman. at Hong Kong, ihat all persons taken by Agliinald. a- insurgent chief, including Monks re "treated with perfect humanity, ltd thai all reports to the contrary ar hsolittely false. KILLED P.Y A CYCLONE, i Ry Telegraph.) VALENCIA. SPAIN. August 3.?' lias.' Mediana has I.n wr.-c .- a cyclone which killed many i its. Several houses al Hornillos h en engulfed by tie- floods and r r the people have perished nu, RISING OF CARL1STS. LONDON. August 3. ? A special d patch from Barcelona says a formi able rising of Carllsts has taken plat near Lorida. Catalonia. pi iLI'ITCIANS SUMMONED. MADRID. Aug. 3.-5 P. M. Preml Sagasia has summoned Senor Silvela the conservative leader, and other s. nt politicians lo Madrid in order onsuli with the m regarding the pe terms. M'KINLEY'S PRO POSA L. LONDON'. Aug. 3?A dispatch to the Daily Mail from Singapore says: "President McKinleys proposal th a commission should decide the future government of ihe Philippines is const .?red here as giving Spain a chance recovering partial authority over her revolted subjects. This state of things, il is thought, might afford an opening for Intrigues on the part of foreign powers unfriendly to America, Great Britain and Japan and might prov dangerous to the cause of permanent peace in the Pacific." general; Major Philip Heade, Inspector month. NEW ORK.Aug. 3.- The battleshil t. xas was placed in dry dork here till: morning. A number of plates will replaced and she will lie thoroughly overhauled. ilh^*' " 'U?vely7 co tidies w( a decanter , necktie sticking out of it."? such a broad expression?'' 'Because he fancies it giv.\ an aii- of distinction, docs he not?" s: 'Perhaps, but I always sup (1 it was beause he had to asso iaie so mich with himself."?Harlem ife. Dear il. :?? said Wilbur, as he looked >ut over Watkins' lawn. "The dande on Ulis place must run up Into milLins." "They do," said Wat ins. "Ilm we've given up trying t.. rid o." 'em. and to console ourselves call h.-iu Klondike daisies."? ITar Why it is ihat women always lay en . li nnre stress than men do upon ? value of a pedigree?" "They in ii il from Eve. 1 guess." "From e? 1 don't see what she had to boast in Ihtt line." "Il wasn't much, but ? wasn't made out of clay, whl'e Adam was, and I'll bet she never got ihr..ugh reminding him of her superior rigin."?('hieago News. AT THE FRONT. rs only are at the front in blue who face S6; and on boy; Not the soldi today. Not alone the the foe. 1 the lent and in the the weary way. There are unseen sentinels who watch with eyes aglow. Mothers who have sent their sons to battle for the right. Wives and sweethearts, all day long, whose throbbing hearts are there, host of loyal loving ones who help the gallant tight liy beating at the throne of God. with never-ceasing prayer. hese may not tread the jungle, n.ir storm the frowning hill. They stand not in the riilepit. they man no sullen gun; But they are with the army, and with strength their pulses thrill. \nd theirs will lie the victor's part, when once the strife is done. Standing for the old flag, .standing firm for God. Standing for humanity, they meet the battle's brunt, T.cso women, who for heartache scarce can see the path they've trod. Since they kissed the lads they love so dear, and sent them to the front. -Margaret E. Sangster, in the Inde? pendent. ON A WAR FOTING. tPlttsburg Times.) If we keep on picking out our coal ng stations all over the Pacific we ihall have enough to start another war. WHERE HE WAS LUCKY. (Washington Star.) General Lee was fortunate in getting his share of the glory before competi? tion became so violent. A HOT-WEATHER DEVICE. (Chicago Record.) "1 have a new way of getting my husband awake in the morning." "What is it?" "1 pile a lot of bedclothes on top of him." Too Much?"Jinklin had to break off witli Miss Traddles." "What was the trouble?" "She taught her poodle to eat Ice cream, too.'?Chicago Record. The Mightier Weapon?"When Gen? eral Blanc., is defeated will he have to yield up his sword?" "No; ue will let him keep that: but he will have to hand over his pen."? Chicago Record. Lukewarm -First office boy (bitterly) ?De ole man kin wear de American liag, but he ain't much of a patriot. Second office boy?Why not? First office boy?He called me down for whistling de "Star Spangled Ban? ner."?Puck. ALONG I HL WAT LR FR?N I ITEMS OK IN'TEKKST t; ATilKKKI) AltOUT THE PIEUS. Kntraiieew nnil Clearance?] at tho Cuntu llu hp. Lint of Vt-HHcls Now In l'ort. Other Marine Items. CALENDAR FOR THIS DAY. Sun rises . 5:13 Sun sets . 7: OH High water 10:38 A. M .and 10:58 P. M. Low water 4:30 A. M. and 4:52 P. M. TFeather Forecast WASHINGTON. Aug. 3.?Forecast for Thursday, for Virginia?Threaten? ing weather and showers in the early morning, followed by fair and cooler; southerly winds, becoming northwest? erly. ? ARRIVALS AS I) OEl'AKTURES. VennelH Arrived Yettterday Steamship John J. Hill (Am.) Point. Steamship Manitoba (Br.). New York. Barge Caravan. Providence. Vertnel? Sailed Vertterday. Steamship Lord Antrim (Br.), Minis? ter. Dublin and Belfast. Steamship Glencoe. Norfolk. Steamship John J. Hill (Am.), Allyn's Point. Barge Caribou. Providence. Barge Mary Whitridge. New Haven. BIG LINERS TO BE RETAINED. Harvard and Yale to Be Kept in Serv? ice for Army Transports. A dispatch from Washington to 111r New Vork Herald says: ?'Two American lim steamers are to be retained in Hie government service for use as army transports. This has practically been decided upon by the President, after consultation with Sec? retary Long and Secretary Alger, and formal orders for the transfer of tile two ships from the naval to the mili? tary service will be announced in a few days. '"As a result of a call made by Pres? ident Griscom. of the American line, upon Secretary Long this morning he was informed of the intention of ib. government to return the St. Louis and St. Paul to their owners within a sheet time. "We shall be glad to get them back.' said Mr. Griscom to me this afterno in. ?Under the contract between the gov? ernment and American line the United States will be required to re-store the vessels to the conditions they wen in before their charter.' "Such action will necessitate tile dis? patch of the St. Louis and St. Paul to the navy yard at League Island, where their guns w ill be taken out. iiiagazinis removed and the appliances they had on board before their entrance into the government service returned to their old position. The expense of perform? ing this work will be considerable, and will, of course, increase the general cost of the ships. "Tile St. Louis and Harvard were chartered on April J4 and the Yale on April 30, while the St. Paul was im? pressed into the government service a few days before the war. In round numbers, the cost of the four American liners to the ernvernnient has reached almost $1.000.000. ??Term- u,?o, which the War Depart m nt is t hart -r ,h ' ' Yale are yet to be arranged. It is un? derstood, however, that their cast will be practically the- same as that under which they were chartered by the navy ?$2.'JIW a day each. Before turning them over to the army, it is possible that the guns they have on board may be removed and m-f-d by the navy for ships intended for service as men-of war, though this is not finally deler "What is causing some .,..> the status of the officers and men on these ships. The officers bold commis? sions from the President and the men are regularly enlisted in the service. Il is probable that they will continue on board the Harvard and Yale, and thess two ships will be military transports such as are in service in foreign na? vies." SIDE LIGHTS ON THE WAR. Graphic ttories of Battle on Sea and Shore. Arthur Hiplum. whose mother lives in Carlisle. Pa., is a gunner on tho Iowa, that took such a prominentapart in the destruction of Cervera's licet. In a letter to Iiis mother he tells how his small boat picked up Captain Lu? hne and eighty of the Vizeaya'sNnen. adding: "Captain Eulate was almost hysterical. The first thing he did waa to grasp my hand and cry: 'Ah. Yiz eaya.'Vizeaya! Did she not tight well?' I said 'Bueno! Valorasamente!' He. then took off his sword and belt and handed them to me. but, of course, 1 did not accept them. "We bad to pass close to the binning Vizcaya on t>ur return to the Iowa, and it was pitiful to see the look on that man's face. Afterward he felt rather relieved. 1 thought, to be over with it all. for he realized that it was to come. When we reached the ship a guard of marines paraded in bis honor. He was hoisted on deck in a chair. Then he arose and pulled himself to? gether and advanced to meet Captain Evans, who was standing with his hat in his band in front of the marines. Fulate took off his cap. kissed his sword and banded it to Captain Evans, saying in Spanish: 'The Vizcaya is a good ship, but the Iowa is a better one.' "Captain Evans pushed hack the sword and said: 'C'est a vous." Then they shook haiuls and walked down in front of the guard, standing at present arms. As they reached the end of the line there was a sort of push, and ev? erybody looked toward the Vizcaya. Her after magazine hail exploded, and a column of grayish-white smoke shot upward and rippled and billowed out far above the mountain tops. Eulate could hardly speak, but he-managed to say: "Vizcaya! Vizcaya!' then turned and went below." GRASS KILLED A BOY. (New York Journal.) A blade of grass is the direct cause of the death of 7-year-old Louis O. Soherrer, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. p. Seherrer, of Orange-, N. J. Louis, with several other children of about bis own age-, was "playing horse" in a vacant lot near bis home. The child was pulling a small can. and pretended to "run away," jumping the fence and walking on all fours. Then he began to eat grass, as all horses do. The boy. In breathing, sucked a blade of grass down his throat. Another broken blade was sucked down the bronchial tube, lodging in the right lung, causing an inflammation and ab? scess. SNOW IN JULY. A dispatch from Lincoln, Neb, dated August 1, says: An unpreeedentel cold snap is giving Nebraska a premature taste of fall. At Kimball, near the Wyoming line, it snowed for seven minutes on Sunday, the first time snow ever fell there in July. Dispatches That Were Never Sent? From General Shafter. weight 309?"I intend to fall on the enemy at once." Admiral Dewey referring to the Von Deidrichs incident?"I believe the worst is over." From Admiral Sampson. expressive of his feelings when he discovered that Cervera had come out while he was away?"I have requested Captain Bob Evans to do the subject justice "? Cleveland Plain dealer. The he>at in the hold of the vessel is so great while she Is under her own steam that It was decided to have her towed away. . Allyn's Smith. Men's $10 - Bicycle Suits for $5. Men's SIO Suits for 55. The Banner Clothier, ?1 21->06 Washington Avenue, oji|>osi!e Opera House. || s 75 cts. and SI & ?s Children's S2 i jjte Reefer Suits 'I H for $1. Nepligee Shirts ?l 39 Cents 1? If you want a building lot Buy it of the Old Dominion Land Company Lots for sala on easy terms in all sections of the " city. Finely located busines?. lots on Washing-ton five. Farms lor sab- or rent in Elizabeth City, War? wick and Y ork Counties. Old ?D>or?imon L^rsd Company? ROOM NO. 11. FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILD5S%SG. OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M. t^ig^^***!? 1?^L "~3?C?-5==*T" New bummer Resort. THE BUCKROE BEACH HOTEL Is situated on Hampton Ruads in .sight of Fort Monroe, where electric cars meet incoming and outgoing steamers. This delightful sunueer re sorL will he OPENED MAY 2. 1838. The hoi el has been enlarged. Per? fect sanitary condition and plumbing. Bathing is unexcelled. Fishing and boating unrivalled. No malaria. The cool breezes of tue Atlantic. Electric cars every 15 minutes for Fort Monroe, Hampton and Newport News. No liii uors sold or gambling permitted. Pic? nic parties allowed the use of the mammoth pavillion during the day. Music every night except Sunday. For terms applv to CHARLES II. HE WINS, Manager, Buck Roe Beach Hotel. Hampton. Va. .pr w.Fm Wm\mm iA,^5 - 5 IS k r It's Breed, Not War the Spaniard Wants. There are many people in Newport News also who-can't get bread to suit their taste because they don't know that we make the purest and most de? licious bread stuffs in Newport News AVe also make the richest and finest pastry, fancy cakes. wedding cukes, loaf cakes and maccaroons to be found anywhere. We cater to the most fas? tidious palate and never fail to ph ase our patrons. A. B. VVILHSNK, 217 Twenty-seventh street, nearWash Ington Avenue. WONDER NEVER CEASE Everybody has an idea that l'nele Sam and John Bull were waiting for a chance to tly at each others throats, hut now ii seems they have discovered ilia I each is the best friend the other ever had. Time works wonders. It isn't so long ago that nobody- not even outsiders would have believed that we would ever he able to sell such rare values in high grade, handsome, durable bi? cycles, at the wonderful low price that now rule here. Newport News Gysis Co Fred <i. Kipper, Millinger, Sole Agent for Southeastern Virginia, 221 Twenty-seventh street. fVIackey's Cafe it. r. vtiqcv.t, t> ttot?<uK?6<t. The Bc-sf.Anottn Salcon Van fn JVevporr He vs. Wines, Liquors, Cigars. HrtfeST EXPORT ti?ER MflDR. Comfortable Pool and Billiard Parlors Adjoining Cafe, R. J, MAOKEY. Like Pulling a Tootn to get some men tn insure. But when they do secure a pulley they feel as much relieved as a patient who lias departed with a diseased molar. Don't prolong the worry. Get a pol? icy now and you can snap your fingers at the work of the fire fiend. We represent the best companies and guarantee that claims will be adjusted promptly and on a very liberal basis. jVURYE & BOYNTON, Room No. 1, Braxton 'Building. own House By buying one of these attractive dwellings: Seven room dwelling near West ave? nue $2,ri00.00. -Nile house on Forty-fifth street $1. 700.00. Modern five room house on Twenty ninth street $1,350.00. Six room dwelling on three lots, in good location and only been built a year: price only $1.400.00. Modern dwelling, all improvements, '?" ? rooms, near West avenue: price $1,000.00. Before investing eail and look at our list of Improved and unimproved property for sale in Newport News. You will find many attractive pur? chases on it which yield a large per? centage on the amount invested. Irwin Tucker ? Co.' Real Estate. Fire, Elfe and Accident Insurance Agents. SSth Street and Washington avenue..