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? 5 0< DISlifltGll?S. VpL III, NC). 200. LYNCH!NG_OF ALLEW A Tragic Event of Sixteen Years Ago. FOOLED SHERIFF CURTIS A (Juiit Kx.'. iKion i,> WnrirU'k t:-oi Whleh (inuitnl IntviiK*) ICxctu-iiieuf. i Hampton in ISid. The excitement caused New.-Thurs.lay night i.y ti tinn of the angry radium wreak yensoanee on barn Blnodlield divt keeper w! hilled Private And rev. s. ret hut terribly tragic event. \. red in Warwick nearly seventeen ve.tr? ago. .Tiicie is h.u.il;. cue of i he oldo ? citizens of Newport News?ih.;s who are reckoned among the pioneers of the town?who does not rciiic-i'nbe,r Sheflett Weaker. ;t good natured, bard working, wiry little man who, in the days when Washington avenue v.as but little m re than a winding cow path throtie h a f r est,ol weeds and tangled undergrowth, lived a mile beyond the corporate lim? its of the present thrifty city. Work had just been commenced on the- hi-; dry dock, and the principal buildings 'i ii is surrounded, dr. purpose o Were but lioighboi ' a good ho i f?l? lt. TI .ly concluded thai money could o.- by opening a boarding esiablis ul. This be did. and in a si,on th had' as ^jiany boarders as he could ist ante fr shipyard rlatcr's hou: md fr. the: . d t? witl ship. the day s w. eral times, to make lie' hitched hi:: did th.- w i, l Stimmer a.n. and I be wii boarding ho K" wm: i: i isfaction ..f i had had son Willi Allen, trilling matt gotten. When Mr. shipyard on 4, 1SS1. :? t'! across tin. . mo... II. -.-llll.es iOun tor left t'ru leeemb-. l lUITvlUE Allen's c.i ri i a.< them on the re ped ab ,urd the M r. Schlier wall and called him Not ; hinking I Ii ject Mr. Si-inter the n Mi continued his journey on foot. Tin thought of bring assaulted by A "en never for a moment entered bis mine and il" it had it would not have caused him the slightest worry. It was Perhaps twenty minutes bef re Mr. Seiai.-r reached Irs suit.-. where somewh.il to his surprise, he saw Al? len's carriage standing in the highway. The peg;., was on the ground, the d -v.I that lurked in his w'r ked hear; seemi: g to Hash from his eyes. Solater knew that trouble was ahead and might .-as - ly have saved himself from a-sauli bj calling for help from the house. But he v.a< too brave a man to be frighten? ed by a brutal negro and calmly await ed the attack. But few wards parsed between the two men. Allen, a power? ful, athletic fellow, beside himself with rage, sprang upon Ihe small unarmed white man and bore him to the ground. There, raising a dagger, which he had kept carefully concealed, he plunge.! il into Sclatci's heart. The lirsi blow was a deadly one, but it was not sufficient to appease the infuriated negro's thirst for blood. With the fury of a imng.y tiger feasting upon its prey, he raised the dripping blade again and again a: d sunk it to the hilt into the body of his victim. So quickly was the tragedy en? acted that no one in the house was aware of what had happened until Al? len -was about to leave. Then the aw? ful scene burst upon the vision of Scla ter's friends ami family. Allen was not permitted get away, although he was not arresied until the following day, Sunday. With.in! los of time he was taken liefere eX-May.ir Walter A. Post, then a justice of tin peace, and. after a brief heaving, or Bered to.be locked up in the county Jail, at Warwick Court House, to an \yer an indictment. Accordingly he? 's turned over to Sheriff Hohei t Cur. By Monday the excitement cans, d Newport News by the mutdo.r h.a. early died out and people settled down o the belief ttint at the next term o! udge Henley's court I he negro would he indicted, tried and sentenced to pa> death penalty. But it was not si n Ham'ploii. There the dead man lvf Several brothers and hundreds o! 5, among his brothers being Mr '?1 H. Si-later, one of the most promt lent citizens of tue city at this lime he plans for another trag.-dy wci'o be? ug quietly laid, however, and were fill. completed before Monday night, ihr th inst. Who laid them and who exe tiled them is another-question witi hich this history does not propose to nl. But on that night, with the moon r.d the idars shining brightly, a party f hoc- emeu perhaps a dozen in num r. met several mile's above the town nd proceded by a circuitous route rough the woods to Warwick Court ouse. It was 12 o'clock before they ew up in sight of the jail and three . their number. leading a riderless ;orse, called Sheriff Curtis from hi ;d and handed him a note signed "W ost," -directing him to turn the prig, er over to the three men. The note talned that information had been ie. vod that a gang of negroes had or nized for the purpose of liberating 'don and it was deemed prudent- to j nd him to Hamilton. To make the ceptlon complete Sheriff Curtis was' own a mitimus, addressed to the] eriff of Elizabeth City county, to re? ive and lock up the negro. Without a ment's hesitation Mr. Curtis opened.! ceil in which Allen was confined it-*1 handed him over t?? Iiis visitoi Juioker lliun it takes to teil ii hu was i ?loued on the hack of the extra lum unl the party struck out toward t: fiaek River road, which they said tin ir.d l.ecn instructed by Mr. Post to fo low on their way to Hampton. In Vw moments they were joined by tier I companions, who had remained out of sight of Sheriff Curtis, and the united ??..-.-?o galloped (iff to a Point ;\ mile from die courthouse, where a halt wa.-: eall ? 1 under a large tree which nature | seem,m| to have designated for the ve purpose they had' in view. Uv this time Alien knew that his hour had ?on:,', tau his appeals for mercy might ? s w. v, have been addressed to the tow. ?ring pinbs as they waved to and fro in the breeze and in their melancholy roughing seemed to murmur a song of death. It was hut Hie work of a mo men: to throw a lint- over the limb of ? e tree under which the party stop: ed. and but another moment was required ?o swing the bodv int., the air. A few ?diets were (bed r.y-way of a parting salute to the murderer of Shelton Sein? er nib* the men wh , strung him in ?otic away. The body hung there uiti I 11 -\ r l of Tl I," H 'de.'- A v . - irons effort was made to appr, hen,1 the lynrhers. but it proved utterly futile. 1.0 .f u .'. :il- 1. l.g.-r. - I in ouenl will not only have :? pay hi.. li? cense, bnl a !?!?? as weil. Tiny have uinil Thursday to settle with the com? missioner of the revenue. After that lie.,- I will lake the matter in Land. This; is very distasteful to me, but 1 have alternative." H i.- understood that there are quite ?Vhite lite change was being mail, St; <ls was in the-custody of Patrolman it. CralTord. The relations between Sturttlsr and his | tltc.ii'.ey are not .si; ":-:i>il. Mr. (Jarrett wllhilivw because he docs not make u-aclice ..,' going -.:i his clients' b.,nds. \ Mr. Imllison v. . ; willing " to beeom< ?iiivlv foe ihr :>mount r: -uiiici by Mr. ii ?? >< : v? i'I i ? 1 ably be irg. s ivady <umed tin1 and occas ? Curt. ? lie,! 1, ineeti ed at once whether proper s will lie compelled to provi lions wheth, r Lhey intend to u si, in ;,t once or not. 11 Lie.- cn is uro mad,, it will not lie tic to tear up tile streets in the fu Wtll Ulllld :?. It-is.k. Mr. P. F. Finch will build a bank at I the corner of Washington avenue and Thirtieth street. Of this there seems to | be no doubt, although Air. Finch is no hen: lo confirm the. statement, and Mi W. I. Pitsssiinrnons, his representative states that he is.not at liberty to speak [ of Mr. Finch's plans. .Mr. Vilich has finally decided I what to do with his valuable piece of "Washington avenue property. Whether or not the bank will be con? ducted by himself or by an association cannot be learned. The building will cover three lots and he three stories high. The ground floor, it is staled, will be used as a bank and the upper stories devoted to office rooms. When Mr. Finch broke ground at the corner of Thirtieth street several months ago, it was believed that he in? tended to build an opera house, but it is learned authoritatively that ther will be no theatre or entertainment hall in the building. 1 ;;-Yo?r oni iti-ii e. Miss Nettie Hermateu and Mr. Ed? ward Hermateu were united in marri? age a; I- o'clock yesterday by Rev. B. F. i.ipscomb at' tile pastor's ham-'. Po'.h of the young people live near Oriana. The groom is 23 years of age and the bride only 1G. She wore a short dress at the marriage. The identity of names is account for by the fact that the girl is an , Phan and was adopted-by the gronn father. shooting mi Ai-eiiieut. Miss Hunter, the young lady livinp near the Itriariield road, who accident? ally shut Adam Parsons last Wednes? day while scaring away a number o: ?iig.s. was exonerated of assault with intent to kill in .ru.--.tice Jones' court yesterday morning. MissHunter did not know tiiat she shut Parsons until the warrant was served on her. The bad struck lie- negro in the mouth a lodged under the jaw. Negro Charge <i Wtlli Felony. Daniel Tines, a James City county negro, was arrested yesterda by City Sergeant Milstead on a eapia charging the prisoner with felony. Tines made merry with about thirty other male and female darkeys at a ban near Williamsburg two weeks ago and pistols, knives and knacks were freely exhibited. Tines was indicted with others and he came to Newport News, .securing employment culling logs near North Newport News. Sergeant Mil stead will take the prisoner back for trial in a few days. Cheap l-'ltttH Best location in town $11.50. Bath, gas. range, hot and cold water. MUL.FORD & EDMUNDS, aug 21-3t. 135 Twenty-fifth St. NEWPORT NEW: SAY HE IS PROFANE Charges Preferred 'Against Captain T. R. Marks. REFUSES TO RESIGN Commander of Cuutpuiiy C, 1 OOih Indiana WlltStund Trial. Kegiiuc'iit L-avts Tor Lexington, Evy., This Afternoon. Some of the privates and non-com? missioned officers in company C, ltfOt'n Indiana regiment, have preferred ehrges against the commanding oth eer, Captaih T. ft. Marks, allesing that he has been guilty of conduct unbecom? ing ? gentleman and officer, in violation of the sixty-first Article of War. Captain Murks, it is understood, was given the alternative of resigning his commission, but tills lie refused tu do. declaring he would stand . trial first. There are' twelve specifications in the written document, as follows: No. 1?(."barges that Captain Marks said before the company a. tattoo on May 11': "Hell will begin from now on." This wiis before his command left tor Chiekumauga. No. 2?That while on board the train en route from Indianapolis to Chatta? nooga. Captain Marks said: "If I catch any of you standing on the plat? form I'll knock your (.1?d d?n blocks off." No. ::?That on Monday, August S, <n Newport News, after tattoo had been sounded he sitl he had herd that a petition was being circulated for signa? tures to be presented to the colonel pro? testing against his conduct, and that he would get even with those s?s of b-s." No. I?That on various occasions be? fore the company had assembled he had us-ed violent and abusive epithets. No. .".?That while the train was standing in the railway yards at Chat? tanooga. Captain Marks said to a pri? vate who had been on a coffee detail: "While in the JigH have you been? I'll lix your clock for you w hen you get in? to camp." The private attempted to explain the delay and Captain Marks said: "(Jet out of here, you C?d d?n ruin duni." He then raised from his seat and' kicked the private in the side. No. ??That on July 2, at Camp Thomas, Captain Marks used profane language, saying to privates: "I'll fix you: I'll knock your G?d d?n blocks off ami put you on the chain gang." These privates were on the guard, and it is alleged that Captain Marks at? tacked them, and he was relieved from duty as officer of the day and put under arrest. Nee 7?That while on board the cars it Hossville waiting to start for Newr port. News, Captain Marks came up behind a private and struck him a violent blow on- the head, knocking him ten feet into the car. No. S?That" at the same time and date a private was leaning out of a car door and Captain Marks came up behind him. grabbed him. threw him back into the car over a gun and into the Scat. No. a?That on the same day and date a private was standing on the platform and Captain Marks came up behind him, grabbing him in the back of the neck and throwing him back into the car seat, at the same time saying: "You G?d d?n rookies, don't you know how to ride in a car? I'll learn you how to ride when you are with me. Don't you remember what I said when we came down from Camp Mount'?" : No. 10?That in Newport News, Aug? ust f>, at tattoo roll call, Captain Marks went to a tent where a private was sleeping and dragged him into the com? pany street; tearing the tent down, and at the same tinv striking the private in the back with his fl*t. No. 1] .a..: in New ,:..>! News. Aug? ust 5. i uptaui Marks ordered enlisted men to go to the tent of a private and la . .am and drag him to a barrel of w: '??] by the heels, which the privates die, Ijul failed to shove the man's head in the- water, as had been ordered. No. 12?That while in the city look? ing for men absent from camp, he slap pe-; a placate in the face. ' li i3 ..isii charged that Captain Marks t'ses profane and obscene lan gui:;:- htiuUutttiy toward the men, and it is further specified thai it is a mat? ter of common repute and conversation in ihe regiment tout lie has been re pro, o.: ..l . eral times by the colonel for using profane language, and that one lime the colonel placed him under ar? rest for such an offense. Captain Marks is a young man of pleasing address. He is a graduate of Ann Arbor College and has studied law. but was never admitted to the bar. His father arrived in the city several days ago to look after his son's case. Cap? tain Marks will stand trial if a court martial is ordered, and he Seems to have no fear of the result, the charges against him notwithstanding. It is said that his men have become dissat? isfied with him because lie is a strict disciplinarian. TROOPS LEAVE TODAY. The Pl?th Indiana regiment will leave for Lexington, Ky., today, probably late in the afternoon. It was expected that Colonel Guilder's regiment would leave for Kentucky last Friday, buL the cars for their transportation failed to arrive. The Hoosier State soldiers have made many friends during their stay in the city. Their deportment has been good and they have given the civil authorities very little trouble. Company H was detailed for provost guard duty last night. It was the boys' hist night in the city and they slipped the lines in order to "make a night" of. it. It is understood that the camp in Kentucky is live miles from Lexington. IslagKm Falls and Ketu n, SIK (HI. The next select excursion to Niagara Fails. Buffalo, Rochester, Geneva and Watkins Glen will leave Norfolk via Washington or Baltimore steamers and the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad (Rov al Blue Line). Wednesday, August 24th. Fare for the round trip from Norfolk, $13.00. Tickets limited to eleven days. For tickets and further information, apply to ARTHUR G. LEWIS, S. P. A. Baltimore & Ohio R. R.. Under Hotel Atlantic, Norfolk, Va. aug-21-4t. ?Notice. The patrons of the Newport News Light and Water Company arc hereby notified that the water supply will be cut off at H o'clock P. M. Saturday. August 20. 1SSS. anil will remain off for about six hours while certain connec? tions are being made at the pumping stai ion. Newport News Light and Water Co. By L. B. Manville, agent. ,v.a aug-19-2t Sio illosqulte. Do not loose sleep when a 10c bottle of "No Mosqulte" will drive away ev? ery mosquito. FRED F. ALLEN & CO. aug-10-l-w s VA., SUNDAY, A U.M.I. BIAKKS A STATKMEXT. Murderer of (lie lint.mm Soldier Claim* Hcsiw.t in s.-ir it> r<-itK?. As yet Commonwealth's Attorney J. K. M. Newton has not decided whether to have Sam Hall, the negro saloon keeper, of Bloodtleld. Indicted in the Corporation Court or County Court for the murder of Private Alonzo Andrews, of eompany I. 160th Indiana regiment, who was killed on Ivy avenue last Thursday afternoon. If Hall is to he tried In the County Court Commonwealth's Attorney New? ton will have to come to that decision today, as the August term of Judge Baker P. Lee's court will begin tomor? row, and it will be necessary to sum? mon a special grand jury in order to indict the negro. After Hall is indict? ed lie may not be tried this month, as his counsel will probably make an effort to have the cuse postponed till the feel? ing agains t the negro calms down. There were no "developments in the case yesterday. The soldiers from the Iloosler Stale have quieted down ami are willing for the law to take us course. While all of the soldiers would like to see speedy justice meted out to Hall, the most intense desire to avenge the death of Private Andrews is manifested by the inetnbej-s or com? pany I. To a reporter for tin; Virginian and Pih t Hall, who is now confined in the Norfolk city jail, made the following statement regarding the shooting: "Some half a U"z'.u oi' Urn; . Indiana ?.Pit. er .?r> into ivy ; lac* very no! y. it was in tie- afternoon about .1:39 r.r 4 ??'clock. I was not behind the air. Put had a couple of barkeepers* Hier-1. 1 was going out for a drive ami had stepped into the bar. wi-et.-.I heard a rumpus, and ?me of my men said that rhe soldiers had ordered a round of drinks and then, without paying foi the first, had ordered a saeon'i. 1 then told hini the first i .und to let go. to have no quarrel, 'out to give them no more, and then starred for ihe carriage-. It-fore 1 had taken I've steps the sol? diers had block.'.] my progress, and were \elling that they would kill me: hang me to a post.. I tried to get to my t-.e: t ami they .surrounded me with threats of death. t drew my rev ilv.ci and fired 1-, prot > :t-myself, not with the intention of killing any one. Hut they were so .-lose to me the bullets <! tired twice) 1 was afterwards told, struck two men. killing one of them." Hall expressed srivat regret at the fa? tal shooting, but maintained that i.< simply defended his life from a erne d of drunken, furious soldiers, who want? ed it. In speaking of Hall's presence in Nor? folk, the Landmark says: Police Justice Tomlin formally turn? ed Had ovi r to tlie care of City Ser? geant Lnv.ler. who will look after hint until the Indiana troops leave Newport :.'ov.-k. which thev are expected to du in a few days. Jailor Louis Friedman hits a holy hor? ror -ef mobs intent on lynching?. All day yesterday Louis was uneasy aj(d all because some one had told him that the Indiana troops had determined to come over here, in a.body, take Hall out ?nd haug him. Mr. B. C. James, of the hardware firm of Marston .?.-. James, yesterday denied the statement that Sam Hall purchased the revolver front bis store with which he shot Private Andrews. Killt lilt: I IS'.! STATIONS. V>v' "* i-\ Shipped from Newport Newa flu <: .John null'? \Vs?r?Iil|?u. Yesterday's papers published a state? ment that the British government had contracted with the Pocahontas Coal Company for an unlimited amount of coal, and that the mineral was being loaded at Norfolk in British bottoms for John Bull's coaling stations. A sim? ilar contract has been secured by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway Company, and ninny tons of coal have been expor? ted from Newport News. The following vessels took steam coal here last week: Olaf Kyie. 4.U110 tons. Gilbraltar for orders. Sandhill. 3.500 tons. Pireas. Greece. CroyVk'in. 0.250 tens. Montevideo. Knutsford. 3.000 tons, St. Michaels. The .steamship Deramore is expected In a due or so to load British coal am: other vessels will follow In rapid suc? cession. The schooner Sadie I.oekwood is now loading 500 ton- or coal here for th< British admiralty to be delivered a: Bermuda. England is buying up vast quantifier >r coal for.no other reason than to pre? pare for war with Russia and il is pleasing to note that Newport News is getting her share ,,r the fuel contracts given out to foreign countries. I??--U '?????! The following deeds of bargain and sale have been admitted to record in the clerk's office of the Corporation Court: Security trust company*to Harriet Council: consideration, $660. Harriett Cornell to Robert Lackey. Jr., et als, trustees: consideration, $1,165. ? Old Dominion Investment Company to Sarah e. Clarke; consideration, $215. Sarah e. Clarke- to e. R. Shaw, trus? tee ;o consideration. $1,165. H. R. Booker et als to B. K. Stearnes; consideration, $3.000. C. B. Orcutl et ux to B. K. Guy^ con? sideration, $1,501). Inside Laitd Company to P. W. Bay lie: consideration. $25?. S. W. Bayne'et ux to R. M. Lett, trus? tee; consideration. $000. B. K. Stearnes to A. S. Segar, trustee; consideration, $5.000. XV. Lee Powell to C. H. Lee; consid? eration $237.50. Polliiu Courr . The following cases were dispuosed or ui the Police Court ye.sternay m.uu itig: Jiinmie O'Neil, house breaking: sent on to the grand jury. Robert Dixon. disorderly conduct; fined 53 ami costs. Jim Robinson, allowing."horse to run it large; dismissed. . Van Whiting. Lawyer Hargrove. James Mori-field, William Johnson and Clarence Height, grand larceny; sent hi to the grand jury. ~ Negro KreukH HI- Tolgh. D. Jones, a negro laborer, while at work removing freight from the Old Dominion steamer Princess Anne at Pier C last night, had jhis left thigh broken. It seems that 'a gang plang tilted and fell, striking the negro. Jones was taken f> his home on War? wick avenue, where the fracture was reduced by Dr. Aaron Jeffrey. Cbei.p h'.'utH Hist location in town $11.50. Bath.".' gas. range, hot and cold water. mulpord'a edmun DS. nug 21-:tt. 135 Twenty-fifth St. vVANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning and Dying Establishment, 85 suits of clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed, pressed and repaired, and made to look like new. 3105 "Washington av i etiaa - aii?r-ln.t?* UGUST 2 L 1898: MERRITT'S REPORTS Conditions of the Capitulation of Manila. FULL TEXT OF THE TERMS Whole l'tiilipplnc? No: Ml. ,1 in ti,,. Surrt.i:iliT. Ni'uKi.f 3'eiiec I'nur llnys Lute. Calila Again in Working Order. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.?The War Department lat,- this afternoon posted tin. following cablegram from <; ne-ral Merrill, giving tho terms of the caplt ulatldb of Manila: "ll.mg Kong. August 20. ?Adjutant General. Washington: '1-e lowing are the I -tins r.f tho apitul-thm: ??The undersigned, having been ap? pointed a commission t.i determine the :-" ' 'Is the en p. tu:., thin of the city at'.J ?' fences .if .Manila and its suburbs and the Spanish forces stationed there? in, in accordance with agreement en? tered into the previous day by Major General Wesley Merrill. United Slates army, eommander-in-chief in the Phil? ippines, and his excellency. 1'on F.t min Jardenes. acting general-iti-ehiet of the Spanish army in the Philippines, have agreed upon the rolhi-.vi.ng: "1. The Spanish troops. European and native, capitulated with the city and defenses, with all honors of war. depo--. King" their arms in the places desig-. nated by the authorities or tip. United Slates and remaining in quarters des? ignated and under the United States 'authorities, until the conclusion of a treaty of peace between the two b-llig erent nations. All persons included in the capitulation remain at liberty, the officers remaining In their respective bom. s. which shall he respected as long as they observe the regulations pre? scribe! for the government and the law in fore". ??2. Ofiieers shall retain their sid. arms, horses anil private properties. All public horses and public property of all kinds shall be turned ovi r to staff officers designated by the United Slat.-s. Complete returns in duplicate of men by organizations and full lists of public prop.-riy and stores shall be n-n dered' to the United Stales within tea days from this date. "?!. All questions relating to Cue re? patriation of officers and men of '.lie Spanish forces and of their families and of the expenses which said repa? triation may occasion .shall be referred to the government of the United StaP-s at Washington. Spanish families may leave Manila"at any time convenient In 'Item. Return or arms surrendered by the Spanish forces shall lake place when : hey evacuate the city or wher ib.- American army evacuates. ?T.. officers and men Involved in the capitulation shall be supplied by the ladled States, according lo their rank, willi rations and necessary aid. as though they were prisoners of war, un? til (he ooneluskm of a treaty of peace between the United Stales and Spain. .Ml the funds in the Spanish treasury and all other public funds shall be turned over to the authorities af the United States. ?"15: The city, its inhabitants. its churches and religious worships, its ed? ucational establishments and its pri? vate Property of all descriptions art placed under special safeguard of the church and army. "P. 1-5. GREENE. Brigadier General of Volunteers. U. S. A. ??P. I,. LAM BP ti TON. Captain U. S. Navy. -. "OHAS. A. WT-TITTTER, Lieutenant Colonel and Inspector General. "12. II. CROWDER. Lieutenant Colon? el ami Judge Advocate. "NICHOLAS OP LA PfCNA. Auditor General Kxcts. "CARLOS BEYERS, Colonel de Tnge "JOSK MART A OLEQUTN FTC LI A DP KSTRADO, Major. (Slgriedl "M E R R ITT." KILLED AND WOUNDED. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.?The War Department has received the fallowing: "Hoog Kong. August 20. "Adjutant General Washington: "Tn assault of Manila, August Kith. Genera! Anderson commanding divis? ion. General MacArthur First Brigade. Genes al Green Second, losses were as follows: "Killed?First Sergeant Holmes. As tor Battery: Sergeant Crimins. Astor Battery; Bugler Patterson. Thirteenth Minnesota; Private Thailen, Twenty third infantry; Private Dinsinore. First t 'alifernia. "Wounded?Captain Seabeck, Thir? teenth Minnesota, serious: Captain B. Pjori stad. same regiment, badly: Lleu tenam Bunker, same regiment, slightly, ?and forty enlisted men. (Signed) " "ME RR ITT." FOUR DAYS LATE. WASHINGTON, Aug. 20.?The War Depai tment received tile following dis? patch from General Merritt late this after! oon: "Hong Kong. August 20. "Adjutant General, Washington: "Cablegram -or the 12th direct log mil? itary operations be suspended, received after noon of the 16th." .Spanish com? mander' notified. ' Acknowledged ic celpt of cablegram same date contain? ing proclamation of President. (Signed) "MERRITT." SILVELA'S VIEWS. MADRID, Aug. 20.?4 P. M.?Senor Silvela; now the virtual leader of the Conservatives, expresses the views of that party on the capture of Manila in the following statement: "The capture of Manila in no wise affects the rest of the archipelgo; and the Cortes should he summoned willi urgency in order to prevent the world gaining the impression that Spain has lost her sovereignty in she Philippines. The Liberal party should conclude peace, but the Sagasta cabinet cannot effect this task." If the Queen Regent tenders him an Invitation Senor Silvela is disposed to accept office. ZAl'IKO MUST LEAVE. SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 20.?A spe? cial from Hong Kong say*i Consul Gee. era! Wildman has 1-equeste.d of the Hong Kong authorities permission for the ships of the American Meet r.ow at Manila to be allowed to dock and repair there. The questions presents such serious complications that it had to be submit? ted to the British home government for an answer. Meanwhile the harbor po? lice ordered the gunboat Zafiro. which arrived there with dispatches from General Merritt and Admiral Dewey, to leave British waters within twenty PKK fuiir hours. The governor is much Jis tressed at Hie situation. WASHINGTON*. Aug. 20.?The Navy Department authorities iliscount the significance given the report of the en? forcement of the neutrality laws at Hong Kong by orii.uri.ng the Ziifiro from the harbor ami deferring permis? sion for the American fleet ,o ,1 ?k there. Admiral Dewey recently rece'v eil orders from Ailing Secretary Allen to report on his plims for docking end repairing the ships of his fleet. The ca? blegram sent him on tills subject gave inly instructions to make an inquiry as to the most available means for attend? ing to the repairs which are much needed anil to report as early as pos? sible. Admiral Dewey undoubtedly im? mediately set about negotiating to se? cure a suitable place where the Work could be executed and the request to the authorities at Hong Kong for per? mission probably fallowed immediately and doubtless was carried on the last oq. or the y.aflro. The action of -he British harbor police at Hong Kong in ?rdering the Zafiro to leave British wa? ters within twenty-four hours is an ac? tion strictly in accordance with tin pence terms. This is the view of foe otlicluls at tin- Navy Department, who say the American dispatch boat, since '.he inception of hostilities, never has remained in port lunger than that pe? riod! Permission tore-main longer than that lime would ben breach of neutral? ly, and an action against which, in the case of Spanish vessels at certain oilier points in western waters, this government protested. The signing or a protocol. in the view or the naval authorities, would not al ter the circumstances of the case, as in the absence of a treaty of peace or some special arrangements bv ?hieb the time of remaining in port could he extended without brea. h of neutrality, tin- neutrality restrictions operate to tin- same extent as in time or actual war. MADRID. Aug. 20.?The government has accepted the resignation of the governor general of tin- Canaries. Gen? eral Manzano. His successor has not vet been appointed. RIVERA NOT SHOT. MADRID, Aug. 20.?? TV M.?The re oort cabled from Gibraltar that General Prime de Rivera, formerly governor general of the Philippines. has been shot is without foundation. Genera1 do Rivera, it is announced, is in good health. CAULK IN OPERATION. WASHINGTON. Aug. 20. ?Major General Merritt has notified the War Department that the cable rrom Hong Kong lo Manila is again in operation. AFFAIRS IN MADRID. Spanish Government Frightened by It. Otvn Handiwork. (By Telegraph.) MADRTD. Aug. 20.-4 P. M.?El Lib? eral, in an article headed "Peace With? out Friuts," says: "The government is beginning to-be frightened by Its own handiwork, and it has gained nothing by imposing si? lence upon the press. Parliament and pubile ought to be informed fully as to the progress of events, so that the Spanish people will not he driven to ac? cept the wild rumore that come from abroad. "We are entering a period most ditfl cult and perilous, anil It may have in store for Spain fresh disasters greater than those or the past." SH AFTER'S HOMECOMING. He Will Not Leave Santiago Until All Troops Have Embarked "WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.?The latest advices rrom General Shaffer, com? manding the fifth army corps, are to the e(Teel that he will not leave San? tiago until after the departure of all the troops at his command1. The expectation is that the last or these troops will embark during the .?arly part of next week, and that Gen oral Shafter will be able to sail for horn.- before Saturday. The plan for the embarkation of all of General Shaf? fer's corps before the close of the pres. enl week was impossible of execution by reason of the lack of sufficient trans ports. GENERAL BUTLER'S SUCCESSOR General Gobbin in Command at Cnmr Algor for the Time Being. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Aug. 20.?A commis? sion, consisting of Surgeon Major; Reed; Vaughn and Shakespeare, begar today an examination Into the sanitary arrangements of Camp Alger, Va. It now seems very uncertain whether the troops at Dunn Coring will go tc Middletown. Pa., as a scarcity of suit able ground and water is reported. General Butler's successor for th' time being is General Gobin. The report of the court or Inquiry in the ease or the Third Virginia regl ment has been forwarded to Genera' Graham at Middletown. Although nothing definite can be learned in re? gard to this report it is believed to b, adverse to the Virginia regiment. ? Ar investigation by a number of officers hits shown that most of the enliste' men are dissatisfied and desire to re? turn to their former occupations. STEAM LIGHTER SUNK. Over GOO Soldiers on Hoard, but N. Lives Lost. (By Telegraph.) SANTIAGO DE CUBA, Aug. 20.?fi:2> P. M.?This afternoon tlte steam lighter Laura struck a rock near the steel pi3: and sank in ten feet of water. At t,h< time of the accident she had on board Btiti men of the Third Michigan regi? ment, who were on their way to the nansport Harvard. ? No lives were lost but an exciting scramble for the short took place, in which many of the mer fell in the shallow water. The Harvard will leave tomorrow. The cruise; Prairie arrived this afternoon and will be used as a transport. General Shaft? er and the sick soldiers, who are un U-r the caie or physicians, will leave or Monday on the transport Mexico. The civil authorities of San Luis..the western terminus of the railroad, re? port acts or' rowdyism and theft and the insulting of women by members ol the battalion of the Eighth Illinois teg. iment, which is stationed there. It is said that the soldiers are worse than the i'-pa Ilia ids. The people assert that all discipline is ignored. The chief of? fenders have been imprisoned; The embarkation of the Spanish troops at Santiago will be completed tomorrow. There is much complaint regarding the mail service. No mail has been received in ten days. A TANGLED WEB. (London Fun.) Tommy?Pa, why are single women called spinsters? Pa?I expect It's because they ave always spinning a web to catch a man. Reduced ltei.tl Flats with every modern improve? ment reduced from $1-1.1)0 to $11.50. aug 21-St MULFORD & EDMUNDS. LARGEST CIRCULATION! <TT single COPY, two CEfcTS ?? Hi one week, ten cents. CHASED By A MOB Alleged Spy Assaulted by Citizens and Soldiers. "KILL HIM! SHOOT HIM!" Sayn IIb Wait Not a Spy, But Unban Gener? al uml Relative of Cornelias Vun Yamlerbtlt. Leaven Under Cover of Might. ATLANTA. GA., Aug. 20.?Joseph Castedanes, alias Georwe Edward Van dcrbilt, arrested In Tampa, Fla., three months ago as a Spnish spy, and sine? that time Imprisoned at Fort McPher son. was given liberty today together ,. with three ether suspects. The three men quickly separated, and "Vanderbilt," clad in the Cuban uni? form, which he wore when arrested, came down town. Ills reception her? was so demonstrative that he was soon placed in the central police station tor safety, where his numerous wounds were dressed. He took his departure under the cover of darkness. ? <>n reaching Atlanta. Vanderbilt was recognized by a crowd of halt a dozen drunken soldiers. They stopped him. but he refused to be interviewed. The soldiers decided to take him by force and Vanderbilt took to his heels. This urged the soldiers on, and they wer? joined by a lot of citizens, who pum meled the fleeing man freely and let fly. many stones and sticks. Vanderbilt ran into a candy factory at the corner of Alabama and Pryor streets. A large crowd collected about the store and when the little man ap ;ared at the door with two officers had been sent for, the cry of Ipanlsh spy" was set up and It did take the mob long to add the cry of Kill him!" "Hang him." The noise d to bring others into the proces in. which swelled to large propor and by the time the police sta ivas reached 2.000 people were at eels of the officers. When the station was reached the ?rs rushed the little fellow into the nard office and the great iron gates re quickly closed to keep the mob ck. Officers ran to the front doors d stood guard at them. "They turned me out this morning," dd Vanderbilt excitedly, "and I am it a Spanish spy. but am an AmerK n citizen and a Cuban general. See have the stars on my coat sleeves to my rank In the army." Vanderbilt was bleeding from three at wounds on his face and throat, me soldier had cut at him with a knife aid left a bloody mark on his forehead, mother had grabbed him .by the throat nd left the print of his Angers. He daims to be a relative of Cornelius lerbitt. ana says his mother is at ?nt in New York. FATAL HOTEL FIRE. j Three Persons Lose Their Lives at Lit? tle Itock. Ark. (By Telegraph.) (By Telegraph.) OT SPRINGS. ARK.. Aug. 20.?A which resulted in the loss of two ?Is, a livery stable and several pri :? residences and cost at least three human lives, started in the National el at It o'clock this morning. The (flowing bodies have been recovered: ABE MATTHEWS, Greenville, Miss. W. H. WILLIS. Randolph county. Ark. Mit. HUGHES, Tulsa. 1. T. Among the seriously burned are Mrs. Eula Jefferies. a visitor from the In lian Territory, and Patrol Wiley, or the ?al police department. A dozen or more were more or less injured, and it is believed by some of the guests and employes of the hotel that more lives were lost and that when learch is made in the ruins Several bod? es will be found. In addition to the hotels a cottaga elonging to Col. O'Brien and the Ken? tucky livery stable were burned. The two hotels suffered the destruction of ill their effects, but the horses and rriages in the livery stabie were tak out safely. The fire started about 2 A. IS. in the National Hotel and spread rapidly. A number of guests escaped down the stairway while others jumped ' from. windows of the second and third stories in their night clothes, barely j getting out with their lives. Several I who leaped were seriously injured, and ne unknown man Is expected to die. Directly across the street from the National Hotel is the Avenue Hotel, rhich narrowly escaped burning. THIRD VIRGINIA CASE. j Findings of the Courtmartial Taken to Camp Meade. (By Telegraph.) CAMP MEADE, MIDDLETOWN.Pa., Aug. 20.?Lieutenant Summerhill, of eral Graham's staff, reached camp I today from Camp Alger with the find? ings of the courtmartial in the Third Virginia case. It will not be made pub until after General Graham has ex | amlned the report. Colonel Ives, chief mgineer of the corps, arrived today from Porto Rico, where he went with Central Miles. Chief Medical Officer I Girard started today to inspect the hos? pitals at Washington and Thorough? fare Gap. The Second and Third bat? talions of the Tenth Ohio regiment i reached camp last night from Camp Bushneil, followed by two battalions of the Second Missouri and a detach? ment from the Sixth Pennsylvania. Seventh Illinois, Thirty-third and Thir? ty-fourth Michigan, First West Virginia I and First Delaware. Fourth Michigan and Ninth Massachusetts. General Graham has prohibited bath ng in the Pennsylvania canal for the I reason that it receives Harrisburg I sewerage and may cause disease. "he use of spring water from near I farm houses is also prohibited for the same reasons. A bathing place will bo j established by the corps of engineers. I'ytliUns Leave Today. The First Regiment, Uniform Rank Knights of Pythias, will leave Newpoit News this" morning at S o'clock for Indianapolis to attend the biennial encampment there. The local campany will meet the com? panies from Hampton, Norfolk, Ports? mouth, Bekley and Suffolk here and proceed with them to Indanapolls. A number of ladles will accompany the Sir Knights. HOW ABOUT THE SILVER VOTE? (Nashville American.) If the people of the United States had their way, Fitz'Lee would be elec? ted Senator from Virginia by a risinff vote. Virginia must not disappoint ffca people. Reduced Rents. 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