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THE EVENING4 TIMES, WASHINGTON, SATURDAY, APRIL 9, 1898.
TflE WIBSHIPS DFIMERIGi
Trial-Trip of (lie New Composite
STEAMERS BEING PURCHASED
It I lli-iortMl lu Crrmniij-Tlmt Till"
;o eminent IIiik Iloujrlit Three
More Gerinmi Vessel The Anvy
Depnrtuieut Snlil to Have Formu
lated Plans for AuvIIInry Crulitcw.
Camden, N. J.. April !.-The gunboat
Princeton still lies moored at her wharf,
ready for her trial trip. Report is that
she would .make it today.
In 1S93 Congress tiamcd a bill pro
viding for the bui'.dlng of five gunboats,
one of vhlch mis tho Princeton. She
wws launched" one year ago. The build
ers, however, made no effort to hurry
her, as' Ihe Government was in no ap
parent need for her service. When the
rush orders came from Washington
extra gangs of workmen were set at
work on her night and day.
The Princeton is one of the !s
dozen composite gunboats Authorized
by Congress. The composite type is
a new departure in naval architecture in
tWs country. The featrue of this
style of vessel is that it combines speed,
lightness of draught, and is quite capn
Ule of participating in battle as well as
doing patrol duty.
The lower part of the hull is of wood,
covered with, copper, while the upper
part is of steel, the entire frame being
or the latter metal. The deck is housed
with light steel plates that give ample
protection to the men, and at the same
time stiffen the ship.
Jn general appearance the Princeton re
sembles yachts of tho Mayflower and
Sovereign type. Her lines are particu
larly graceful. She is barkontine rigged,
with a sail area of 11,000 feet, which will
enable her to travel almoBi as fast be
fMt tho -wind as under steam. Her en
gtaos are of the vertical direct action,
trtfrie cxHiniiien type.
The armament of the Princeton -will
constat of six 4-inch rapid-tire guns such
; Is carried by the Dolphin and tho
Texas. Pour G-pounder rapid-fire guns
of the tvpe that will be carried by the
Mayflower and two 1-poumlers such as
tht torpado destroyers Neynlscot and Al
gottquta carry forward. She will a'so be
provided with a number of rapid-fire Colt
and Maxim guns, of smalt caliber, capa
ble of firing l.i shot e a minute.
Her crew will consist of about 2W men
Dtotriwirted over the ship will lie a 2S
foot laHch. a cutter and whaleboat of
the aame length and a 38-foot gig and an
JS-foot dingy. She will also carry a couple
o4 powerful searchlights. Her cost will be
Th a report on composite gunboats Con--trctr
Hichltomc explains one esen
tial reason for their construction they
ufe largely independent of docking facili
ties and -economical in the ue of fuel.
Wunaebeck, Germany, AprM 9. There
are fresh reports, seemingly from an au
thoritative source, that the United States
1mm bought three more German steamers.
Tfc American consul refuses official In
formation on the subject.
Tte Hamburger Nachrlchten says the
tUree new vetihelK will be transferred im
inediately. anl IMiiiim.
According to present dans, it is the in
tention "of the Navy Department to send
tte two Morgan Jitiors first armed and
manned to.the Paoiilc The New Orleans,
GapU Fo"Ipr. niav .also go to the Pacific
The TajiKee, .formerly Bl Nerd. Com
mander Charles J. Train, and the Yo
wmile, formerly El Sod, Commander W.
H. Ilroitson, will be armed with main
batteries of ten five-inch quick-tiring
rtrtess rfml secondary batteries of twelve
Max-im-Nordenfelt automatic srfx-pound-ern
and six machine guns. This is a re
markably heavy battery and Indicates
ihat the four Morgan liners are relied
upon to act as commerce destroyers.
The other two Morgan liners, the Dixie,
formerly El Itio. Commander V. T. Em
cry, and the Prairie, formerly EI Sol.
Commander Charles H. Davis, have been
ordered t Newport News.
1 Kee four vessels will form a new tvie
the Navy, and their performance in
r will be watched with intrAct i,v
Navy officers. The Dixie and Prairie will
le provided with equally heavy arma
ments. Pacific waters are now receiving the at
tention of the Navy Department The
Asiatic squadron, augmented by the
crwteor Baltimore, is considered ample to
crtMh the Spanish flotilla at the Philip
pines and cut the islands off from soecor
from Spain. At Honolulu the are nl
the gunboat Bennington and the cor
vette Mohionn. and in commission at San
PranclHco are the seagoing monitor Mon
terey, the coast defense monitor Monad
nock, and the slow corvette Alert- The
Charleston, outfitting at Mare Island,
will not be ready for two week. the
Philadelphia for a month and the York
Work begins on the Yankee and Yose
mite this morning at the Broekivn navv
The force on the Atlantic station is be
ing augmented by the cruiser Newark,
outfitting at Norfolk, the cruiser San
Francisco, expected at the Brooklyn
navy yard today, the Improvised cnils
er Dixie and Prairie, ordered to New
lort News, the dispatch boat Mayflower,
to be ready for sea at the Brooklyn Navv
yard on Tuesday, the diiatch boat Dof
phln. which has orders to sail from New
Yoik today, and the vessels of the mos
quito Heet. of which the yachts Scorpion.
Eagle, Hawk, Wasp and Hornet are the
The An-vlIIarj- Uonril.
New York, April 9. Nearly fifty ocean
Fteamors were placed at the disposal of
the Government yesterday.
Gnstnv H. Schwab, representing the
North Gorman Lloyd Company, informed
Captain Hodgers, Oi the Auxiliary Board,
that out of Its fleet the Government
might select for purchase desirable ships
for thcjNavy. excepting that the company
will not soil Kaiser "Wilhelm der Grosse
anil a few others of the largest liners.
The names and prices of the ships offered
wore kept secret. The vessels of this
company first to be inspected will be.
probably, the Werra, 4.S1S tons, and the
Aller, 5,127 tons.
Liout. Commander Beeder, with Naval
Constructor Towresey and Chief Engi
neer Dixon, inspected several vessels ves
t onlay. The City of Washington and the
Niagara of the "Ward line wore exnmincd
and found to be In very good order. In
fact It was said that the Ward line boats
Tfre kept In man-of-war shape. The City
of Washington is the steamer that was
anchoreu In the harbor at Havana near
the Maine when the latter was blown up,
and to her Capt. Sigsboe went after leav
ing the sinking battleship. Boats from
the Washington rescued survivors of the
The Irrawaddy was examined by the
auxiliary board at Long Island City, and
was deemed unsatisfactory. The Sterl
ing, a collier, will also be examined. She
Is owned-Jiy C. A. Campbell & Co., and
was built In 1SS1 in Glasgow, Is an iror
screw steamer. 274 feet long, 37 feet beam,
23.2 feet draught, and 1.4S3 tons.
Today members of the board are to
Take Dr. Henry's Blood Tea.
The great Blood Purifier, Kid
ney, Liver and Bladder Regulator.
At all drug-g-isfs. Price, 25c.
Business Worry, Lossf Sleep, "
Overtaxed Brain, Physical Excesses,
Irregular Living, Disappointment
The ordinary man or woman uses the Iwdy us a
machine until nature gives way and a collapse
follows. The nerves are drained of their strength
Mid the physical foundation t.httered. All per
sons whose vtality is lou-, circulation poor,
twrvc unstrung, digestion impaired, or any
function disordered, should consult
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CONSULTATION' CONFIDENTIAL) FKEF..
visit Philadelphia to examine the old
American line freight steamer Illinois,
with a view of using her for a repair
ship. The new steam pilot boat Phila
delphia will also be inspected. It is said
that she can be purchased for $100,000.
Two valuable seagoing tugs, the Paoll
and the Wlnthrop. of the Boston Tow
boat Company, can be had In case of
war not otherwise.
The high prices asked for American
ships was more than once referred to
yebterday. It was declared that one com
pany made an advance of $75,000 In the
price of a ship, after having named the
lower price to the Government.
Key West, Fla.. April 9. The Fern,
Mangrove and TJache will bo Ironed for
war. They will be equipped with rapid
tire guns. The Mangrove is taking on am
munition and placing the guns today. The
Fern and Bachc will be armed as soon as
they come from Havana.
f'uc Topekn Sofia for Iloirte.
London. April 3. Tho United States
cruiser Topeka, formerly the Diogenes,
aiid the United States torpedo boat Som
ers, sailed from Weymouth this morning
for the United States.
AivnilliiKT the Xeiv Orlenns.
Xew York, April 9. Officers at the
Brooklyn navy yard await with great in
terest the arrival of the cruiser Xew Or
leans. She carries a heavy shipment of
ammunition and will be titled up and
manned at the yard. Capt. William Fol
ger, who has been assigned to command
her. went to the yard last evening In the
lighthouse tender John Kodgers and call
ed on Rear Admiral Bunce to discuss the
work which will be necessary to prepare
her for action.
HAEVAED MEN UNDER ARMS.
Patriotic l.iiiiiiKT-Up of Uieli lloyn mid
Cambridge. Mass.. April 9. "William K.
Vanderbilt, Jr., In the ranks" these were
the words which one Harvard man pass
ed to another and brought a crowd of
curious sightseers to the gymnasium,
where Lieut. Wirt Robinson was drilling
There, side by side with all grades of
men. rich loys and poor boys, was the
heir to New York millions vainly trying
to master the manual of arms. William
1C, jr.. was not the only young man of
prospective wealth, for In the same ranks
were those whose fathers' positions in
the country are on a level with the
Vanderbilts. Among those was Roger
Walcott, the son of his excellency tho
governor and commander of the State
There was W. A M. Burden, son of I.
T. Burden, the New York millionaire; F.
L. Higginfeon. jr., son of Francis L. Hig
ginron, the lwnker; Neal Fairchild, son
of Col. Fairchild; M. Cheney, the son of
ex-Gov. Person 1. Cheney, of New Hamp
shire: W. H. Parton. son of James Par
ton, the historian; L. J. Watson, son of
Col. Watson; D. K. Catlin. son of Gen.
Isaac Catlin. of Brooklyn; E. L. Logan,
son of Col. Logan, of the Ninth Massa
chusetts; Frank Alger, son of Secretary
of War Alger. Percy Dalton. son of
Adit. Gen. Dalton, of Boston, and many
Of the men who are better known ti
the country for what they havo done
while in college than by their fathers"
deeds or money, there were Capt. Good
rich, of the 'varsity crew; Boardman,
Jim Perkins, president of 9S; Jaffray,
Boal, of football fame; Norton Shaw,
;he stonewall guanl; "Bart" Hayes, sec
retary of ?; Fletcher Dobyns and
Charles Grllk, two Yale debaters; "Jack"
Moulton. of the football eleven, and El
iot Wadeworth. Harry Adams, who is
well known both as a crew man and as
a descendant of the Massachusetts Pres
ided ial family, was also In the ranks.
Shoulder to shoulder with these men
were S2s others nil common soldiers
banning at the bottom, to learn the
rudiments of drilling, ready, if war
comes, to do what Harvard men did in
A little less than thirty-seven years
ago a similar body gathered on the
Cambridge Green, and when Abraham
Lincoln needed them there was a gen
erous response. Today Harvard is as
readv as she was In 'CI, despite the
lcirtc votes that have been cast in
Lieut. Wirt Robinson, of the Fourth
Untied States Artillery, is the ollicer
asfigned by the Government to teach
military science, in the college. .A few
days ago the gravity of the nation's
position roused hLs soldier blood, and he
called for volunteers. Yesterday the re
sponse which he received testifies more
strongly than ballots and debates how
Harvard feels about Spain and her ac
tions. The gymnasium has become a verita
ble armory. In the basement gun
racks have been built, and on the as
phalt back of the building the drills
are held. Lieut. Robinson expects to
divide his company into squads and in
struct them in the manual of arms.
Yestcnlay the fundamental principles
of drilling were taken up marching,
wheeling, saluting, etc. The Govern
ment could spare only sixty rifles, hence
the MV-ad must be limited until more
are sent from Washington.
Actor De Forrcnl Locked l'i.
Policeman Gover was called into Cobb's
Hotel, Tenth and E Streets, about 2:30
o'clock this morning to arrest 4xn actor,
who gave his name as Charles De For
rest. It was alleged that the actor had
created a disturbance in the house and
assaulted Night Clerk Alfred Donaldson,
by striking him with his fist and break
ing a glass over his head. De Forrest
will be tried in the Police Court this
morning on the charge of assault and
Octogenarian Jlonnrch's Birthday.
Copenhagen, April 9. The eightieth
birthday of King Christian IX, of Den
mark, was celebrated quietly yesterday,
it being Good Friday. King Oscar II,
of Sweden and Norway, arrived at noon,
on board the Swedish gunboat Svcnsk
sund, on a congratulatory visit to the
royal family. He dined with the Crown
Prince of Denmark and toasted King
Christian, who expressed his thanks.
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A SCARCITY 0F-8AU0K-
Fifteen Hundred Men Arc Needed to
Mint Hie Auxiliary Fleet Comman
der Miller, of the Receiving: Ship
Vermont, AVnntM One TIioiiniiiiiI
Good American Recruit.
New York, March 9. Commander Mil
ler, of the receiving ship Vermont, an-,
nounced yesterday that the service is In
need of all available recruits. Jn a ew
days the Vermont will be called upon
to supply nearly 1,500 men to new cruis
ers and vessels of the auxiliary Jleet.
It will take at least 1,000 recruits to prop
erly man the vessels to go into com
mission in the Immediate future.
Men of -the following classes are espe
cially desired: Machinists, seamen, pot
ty officers, boiler-makers, blacksmiths,
cooks, ordinary seamen and firemen.
They may enlist for a term of oio or
"Wc want all the good men we can
get in the service as soon as posslule,"
said Commander Miller yesterday. "We
are recruiting ns fast as we can. In a
short tlmo there will he n heavy draft
of men demanded from tho Vermont. It
.i necessary that we e in a position
to atiswcr the call when It ctne3. Of
late we have acquired a great number
of vessels to be used ns an auxiliary
fleet and as torpedo boat destroyers.
Each of these vessels in'ist have u. lull
quota of men just as soon ns thev go
Into commission. In times of pea&a wo
havo no Immediate use '' a very large
force of men, but du.ing an cmeigcncy
It js necessary that we have all the de
sirable recruits we can go to properly
man the craft In the service.
"But no matter how urgent our need
of men we will accept no recruits unless
they come nip to requirements. We want
clean-cut, brave. Intelligent and consci
entious recruits. A man in the Savy is
a child of duty. He does not ask the
whys or wherefores of orders. Ho does
not fight because he wants to. He goes
Into battle because he is commanded to
do so. The men we want are men who
aie ready to do ns they are ordered.
"While many of the men In our Navy
are foreigners by birth, they are all citi
zens and ready to defend the Stars and
Stripes with their last drop of blood.
"Just now we need machinists and en
gineers. We are doing all we can to en
list the crews of such vessels as El Sol
and El Norte. Wc have -not been very
successful, however. In order to retain
the engineers we have stretched the
regulation covering talary as far as pos
sible We are willing to pay these men
tile gr ntest amount the law will allow.
We take ordinary seamen from the ages
of eighteen to thirty years. Applicants
must have been at sea at least two years
and have a thorough knowledge of reef
ing, steering, knotting and splicing. The
pay is $19 a month. Seamen must be
within the ages of twenty-one and thirty
five years. Recruits must have at least
four years' experience atsea and be able
to pass a rigorous examination in sea
manship. The pay is $21 a month. Cooks
and stewards have an. age limit from
twenty-one to thirty-five years. Stewards
receive from $21 to $45 a month and cooks
$20 to .HO a month. Engineers are paid
$C0 a month.
"Machinists are compelled to pass an
elaborate examination. The candidate
for enlist mont must be a machinist by
trade and capable of handling the tools
of tho craft, including bench work. Jle
must understand arithmetic. .Machinists
who have had no experience at sea with
marine engines will be dubbed as 'second
class, with a salary of $10 a month. Those
who have been to sen come under the
head of 'first Class," with a salary of $S0
New York. April 9. The Government is
tilting tho steamer Creole, of tho Crom
well line, as a hospital ship. The Grad
uated. Nurses' Protective Association of
the State of New York has offered the
services of twenty trained nurses for du
ty on board the hospital boat. These wom
en are willing to serve for nothing. Sur
geon General W. IC Van Rcypcn. at
Washington, replying for the Navy De
partment. Informed these patriotic wom
en that their services would be desired.
The nurses purpose to wear a distinctive
costume. It Is a navy blue India silk
waist and skirt, with a white apron. This
stylo of dress was decided upon because
the material Is light and can be put in
small bundles. After being washed It
does not require Ironing. For traveling
the nurses intend to wear long cloaks
and alplno hats of navy olue.
This association of nurses Is regularly
Incorporated in accordance with the law?
of the State of New York. It experienced
considerable difficulty in obtaining Its
charter, for It was vigorously opposed by
the various superintendents of training
schools for nurses. Any nurse that is a
graduate of a recognized training school
who wishes to join these women In their
work may obtain Information from Miss
Ellen Enright, vice-president of the
Graduated Nurses" Protective Associa
tion, at No. 10 West One Hundred and
Miami, Fla., April 9. The announce
ment is made by the famous Semlnoles,
Billy Bow Legs and Tommy Tiger Tall,
that they are getting up a company of
Seminole braves to fight Spain in case of
war. Several weeks ago some of the
guests here bantered Billy- to get up a
company. Billy took them at their word,
went home at once, and started to get
volunteers. He was in town yesterday
and stated that he has 1C3 braves all
eager to fight. (
Billy had his list of names and they
were sent to Washington with his appli
cation. The Seminoles would make good
fighters, and as scouts they could not be
equaled. They would be invaluable to
the Army in Cuba as such, and an Army
officer here thinks that a company would
Among the best known of them are
Tommy Tiger Tall, Billy Bow Legs,
White Shirt Billy, Bad Hearted Charley,
Chief Tushkeeghee, and Long Eye Pete.
Their old Indian names are almost un
known, as all prefer the cognomens given
them by the white hunters and settlers,
many of which arc very odd and some-
times pretty tough, such as Whisky Jim
and Charley the Thief.
Key AVcst Volunteer.
Kek West, Fla., April 9. The municipal
authorities of the city of Key West, In an
outburst of patriotism, have tendered
their resignations, to take effect In the
event of war with Spain, Dr Maloney,
mayor of the city, offers his services to
the Federal Government ns a volunteer
surgeon to the Navy; the aldermen are
all enlisted In the local militia of home
guards, and the entire city police force
have made application to Join the ma
rines. Senor Carbonell, late commodore
of the Havana Yacht Club, and Miss
Evangellna Cisneros' affianced, has also
tendered his services to the American
Navy in event of hostilltees.
GouvncrM Snys Thin "Wnr I flight.
Kansas City, Mo., April 9. "You ask
me how war would affect my people
the laboring people," said Samuel Gom
pers, president of the American Federa
tion of Labor, today. T say it would
make corpses of the men, widows of the.
women, and orphans of the children, Tor
it is the laboring men who must defend
Trair.ed Nnrses Vo'un eer
Sail on the Hospital akip.
his; country's flag, rind It Is the laboring
man who must die for Its honor.
"Can you wonder that J shrink from
the degredntlon of blood and murder and
jnlsery, and yet I would havo war rather
than retreat from the wise, firm, and
honorable position which this country has
taken In regard to Cuba.
"You ask mo whether or not war
would be wholly a misfortune: whether
lf would not In some way relievo and
rescue us from the constnnt brooding
over perplexing social'' questions. The
answer Is that we are exchanging con
ditions and questions of peace for those
. "The sentiment of labor the harmon
izing thoughts of home and family and
comfort are to be changed to the anl
mal and brutal thoughts" of slaughter;
war makes men brutal. War is brutal
always and fprever.
"And- war cannot "extinguish for all
time the problem pf employer and em
ployed; war cannot make us forget for
ever the problem oftma.cUtnery, of labor,
of child labor, of closer"miman relations,
and of sanitary conditions. , . ,
"War enn only dlspla'ceUhem for a time
with bloodier thoughts, which give .way.
in turn and leave us leading over again
the primer of social conditions."
Harrow, thaEngHs5i, torpedo boat build
er, has written Engineer-In-Chief Mel
ville, offering his services In an advisory
capacity to the Naval Engineer Corps.
The War Department wRl Issue an order
within the next two days defining the
duties of the National Guardsmen and
Stato mUltla. The latter" are subject on
ly to certain duties 'whfrih do not promise
to be involved In the present call.
ft. A. It. Men.
Babylon, L. L, April 9. William Gur
ney Post, 533, of Bay Shore, has offered
Its services in case of hostilities. A reso
lution to that effect has been sent to the
President. There are fifty-two veterans
members of the post, and all say they are
fit for actlvo service again.
Trenton, N. J., April 9. Major General
Plume, Adjutant General Stryker, Quar
termaster General Donnelly and Comp
troller Hancock drove to the Interstate
Fair Grounds Iiere today and examined
tho grounds and buildings on them. It is
thought thnt this visit may mean that
in case the New Jersey troops are called
out they may be mobilized at the fair
grounds Instead of at Sea Girt, which
would then he left open for the use of
other troops thnt the Federal Government
might wish to assemble there. Another
possibility Is that the New Jersey troops
may bo mobilized by brigades the First
at Sea Girt and the Second at the fair
New York. April 9. Officers of the- Sixty-ninth
Regiment are very much de
lighted over the rush of men to enlist
In their orgnnlaztlon. It keeps- them busy
now drilling recruits. One of the first
orders Issued by Colonel Edward Duffy
after his election was to ,hls officers urg
ing upon them the necessity of having
the Sixty-ninth make ns good a showing
In tho event of war as It did In 1S6L On
Thursday night sixty young men pre
sented themselves for enlistment. Thirty
two of these were accepted, and last night
twenty more were added to the rolls-.
Northern People l.rntlu); Florldn.
Jacksonville, Fla., April 9. Alarmed by
the Imminence of war large numbers of
people have been for the lat few days
closing up their business connections in
various towns of this State, and hasten
Rapid-fire guns to protect the mouth of
the St. Johns arrived last night. The
city and all other State troops are making
final preparations for active service."
Spniifxh Coii.huI Leaves ICej Uc(, .
Key West. Fla., April 9. Senor Fer
nandez, the Spanish consul here, left for
Havana on the Olivette last night. He
hud received semi-official wirtnlng from
his government to be prepared to haul
down his consular flag and plnce himself
under British protection the moment
word comes that Consal General Lee had
Trooint It enriy to Jlove
Chicago, April 9. The troops at Fort
Sheridan will leave for Chlcknmauga or
the coast not later than next Tuesday.
Should a sudden emergency arise the
exodus may begin within twenty-four
New York. April 9. It is said thntjScc
rctary Alger is in communication with
the French government for the purchase
of the great airship "Le Ballon d'Alas
ka." Last Wednesday Secretary Alger
telegraphed M. R. Antony Varicle, chief
engineer of the expedition of the French
Geographical Society, who Is now at the
Hotel Martin. In New York, to come at
once to Washington with, all the plans
and drawings of the wonderful airship.
In response to that telegram Gen. Alger
received a message from M. Varicle yes
terday stating that he had already dis
cussed the plans of his airship with Col.
Gralg, chief of the Signal Bureau.
The expedition of the French Geo
graphical Society, which was to have
loft New York for the Pacific coast last
Wednesday, js still at Hotel Martin.
The party comprises M. R. Antony Vari
clo, chief engineer and founder of the so
ciety of Electrical Engineers of France;
M. Arthur Jerwagnc. M. D., secretary of
the expedition; M. Leon Bureau, mining
and electrical engineer and chief engi
neer of tho- vast coal mines of D An
nezln, France: M. J. Ferret, mining en
gineer and geologist, and M. II. Mngnier,
constructing engineer and designer.
Dr. Jerwagnc said "last night; "I can
tell nothing about our plans except that
we intend to visit Alaska. We will bo
pleased to furnish the Government the
plans of our airship. It Is hardly proba
ble that the French Geographical So
ciety would sell the Ballon d'Alaska. but
there are other airships In France very
similar to it that might be purchased by
the War Department.
"If our balloon was stationed at New
York at "the height of a mile an observer
from the car could distinguish an ene
my's fleet at a distance of eighty miles.
"Our aerial machine Is probably the
most perfect built. It can carry four
tons, it was contsructcd by M. Mullet
and M. Ichnmbre, wno built Andree's
balloon. This ship enn remain In the
air for weeks and even months at a time.
In the center of the car Is a tier of three
seats. There arc pedals, chains and
sprocket wheels, like thoso of-a bicycle,
attached to fan propellers. If wc want
to advance, the forward propeller Is used,
If we want to go higher, the lower.
"We have made the distance from Paris
to Hamburg, 773 miles. In twenty-four
hours, and that is only one of all the
, , Mascots.
Norfolk, Va.. April 9. An evening pa
printed yesterday what purports to
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Secretary Roosevelt. It is addressed to
commanders of naval vessels, and recites
that "until the present war colors of shps
are changed, the only pets nllowed on
board naval ships will be Maltese cats.
All bear cubs, goats, etc., must be sent
ashore at once."
Boston, April 9. Work' on the fortifi
cations In the harbor has been rapidly
pushed along In the last two or three
days, and that parti of them that could
by any chance be usedl in case of v.ir
within a short time, isjbeing put in as
good shape as possible. The flrlng plat
forms for tho. guns at Long Island
Head are now all ln,i place, nnd the
guns could be used at very short notice.
At Fort Warren the suns recently
mounted are ready" fdf firing, and thu
work on the emplacements for the newly
authorized ones is being- pushed along,
although it is not ithought likely that
these will take DaH In any war that
may bo declared within a few days.
This is also true regnrding the battery
at Grover's CliffVrc guns for which are
not expected to arrive before May 1, ni
the earliest, while even at that date
Just 20 years we have been catering to the public's Furniture wants. -Twenty years
of persistent, steady endeavor to give high qualities and low prices. That we have suc
ceeded is evidenced by our enormous business. We take this opportunity of thanking you
all for your generous patronage, and to show our appreciation will hold a great anniversary
sale, in which
AH Profits Will Be Foregone.
Wonderful prices will prevail in every department of our big seven-story build
ing, and though we only mention a few, they will give you an idea of what an event
this will be in the Furniture world. Equally great reductions have been made on Parlor
Suites, Chamber Suites, Carpets, etc., etc., all the way through the store.
YOU ARE WELCOME TO CREDIT AT THE REDUCED PRICES.
I This large saddle-seat ROCKKIt. In oak
or mahogany finish; frauw finely polished.
Regular price, $2.75. ASNIVEKSAIt
SALE PRICE fl-3
Tliis handsome Tabourcttc in oak, ma
liorany finish and cherry, odd ..verywLere
for $1. ANNIVKKSAKY SALE
there will be no emplacements ready for
them. . .
A large party of electrical engineers
.ni fintr-n to r.omr Island Head thts
morning, taking with them many colls
of Insulated cable, and quantities of
other electrical apparatus, to make the
connections for the mine fields which
are to protect the entrance to Boston
harbor In case of war.
Galveston, Tex.. April 9. Lieutenant
Harry Burgess, of the Engineers' Corps
at"Willcts Point. N. Y. has been assign
ed to duty here to assist Lieutenant Itlchc
In placing Galveston in a state of de
fence. About 10) torpedoes are now here, and
they will bo placed in position just as
soon as the Department orders the chan
nel and its approaches mined.
Work on the fort at Bolivar Point has
been begun and will be pushed to early
Norfolk. Va., April 9.-A detachment of
twelve marine engineers from VUHets
Point, N. Y., has arrived here to lay
cables and electrical apparatus for the
mopripg antl operation of controlled
mines in Hampton Roads.
A barge containing submarine mines,
apparatus, etc.. is lying off Old Point and
was Visited by the marine engineers on
Wilmington N. C. April 9.-A detach
ment of Army Engineers from Com
pany B. Corps Engineers, Willets
"Point, N. Y., has arrived here in com
mand of Corp. wuuam j. v-usieuou, iiU
will go to Fort Caswell today to mine the
All the necessary explosives are at the
fort, and the harbor can be. thoroughly
mined in seventy-two hours.
Kurt at 'Frisco.
San Francisco, April 9. New lines of
Interior defense are now being built for
the fortifications of this city. If hos
tile ironclads should manage to pass the
outer line of fortifications, tho inner bat
teries of Alcatraz. Angel island ami ai
ley Beach would resist their further ad-
U . . . .
Major Hcur, who is In cnarge or me
tnrnedo station on Goat Island, has plac
ed in position electrical npparatus for
Want to Help LIcU Spain.
New York. April 9 The British ship
Glendbon. a handsome clipper, was clear
ed Thursday from tills port for Yoko
hama. Aboard were five apprentices, who had
joined the ship In England to study nav
igation and seamanship. Capt. Morrison
Thursday night cast anchor off Tomp
klnsvllle. S. I., waiting for the tug lie had
engaged, to take him to sea early In the
When Capt. Morrison got out of his
bunk at four bells yesterday morning he
found that the quarter boat and the five
apprentices were missing.
"I heard them say they wanted to help
this country's Navy lick Spain," said one
of the forecastle hands.
Capt. Morrison went ashore, saying he
must either find the runaways or ship
Ilnrvnrd Debaters Chosen.
Cambridge, Mas., April 9. The final trial for
speakers in the Ilarvard-l'rinccton debate was held
lat evening and resulted in the selection of the
following men: It. T. Parke, '03, of Lynn, Mass.;
F. 0. White, D9, of Boston, Mass.; and S. B.
Rosenthal, '08, of New York. P. O. Carlctn, '93,
of Ljnn, Mass.. was chosen as alternate. The de
bate' will bo held In Cambridge May if. The ques
tion is, "Resolved, that the present immigration
restrictions in the United States are insufficient."
Harvard has the affirmative.
Ilrynn'n Gift to a XJiiIvemtty.
Columbus, Ohio, April 9. President James II.
Canfield, of the Ohio State University, has re
ceived the following letter, written by William J.
Bryan at Columbus: "I hereby propose to give
to the Ohio State University, if agreeable to the
trustees, ?i50, the same to bo Invested and the
annual proceeds used for a prize for the best
essay discussing tho principles which underlie our
form of government. W. J. BRYAN."
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Your credit Is good at Lansburgh Furniture Co., 1226
The above cut represents a finely polished ma
hogany finish Tabic, inlaid top, French less, lower
shelf, good value at S3. ANWIVEKSAKY SALE
FHEE A Iwttle of Cedarine Furniture I'ollsli
with each table.
maple frame -a
Furniture and Carpet Co.,
1226 F St. n. w.
PRICE CUTTERS. PRICE CUTTERS.
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MOBILIZING THE ASHY.
War Department ArrniiKPineiitH Itr
Kurileil tin Completed.
The War Department's arrangements
are now complete for the mobilization of
the standing Army west of the Alleghen
les and east of the Rocky Mountains In
the Chlckamaugua National Park. The
Army administration Is taking the final
steps to secure a strong auxiliary force
from the National Guard organizations of
the several States. The State governors
have been asked to assemble at once all
regiments of State troops in their ar
mories. Preparations are going on in several
States for the mobilization of.thelr militia.
Indiana's State troons have been ordered
to go Into camp near Indianapolis next
"Wednesday and to be prepared to move to
any place that may be designated by the
Secretary of War. The State's mUltla
forces consist of 3,000 infantry and three
batteries. The Nebraska National Guard
is also active, and each company is to be
increased from 63 to 115-men, giving the
State 3,000 men with whom she could re
spond to a call for troops.
The movement of regulars from the
forts in Nebraska and the Northwest will
begin on Monday and It Is thought that
the Nebraska Guardsmen will take their
places In the forts.
CAUGHT AFTER A LONG CHASE.
Alleared Swindler Followed Ucr the
Continent by u Private Deteetlve.
Philadelphia, Pa., April 9. George B. White, of
Hjndman. Pa., who is wanted in Iloston to an
swer the charge of obtaining money from everal
banks in that city by misrepresentation, was ar
retted here yesterday and held to await requisi
tion from Mapachusett.
In 1S93 White and hi brother, John K., were
engaged in the leather business in Boston, under
the firm name of W. S. White k Co., and obtain
ed, it i alltgcd, nearly 10O.n0O from the Conti
nental. Commercial Manufacturers', Bank of tlie
Hepublic and Merchants bank, of Ilotwn.
Capt. Dugan. of the Boston Detective Bureau,
who appeared adins-t White, mid that the firm
of White & Co. had represented to the Boston
banks that they were worth $1,230,000. and had
ly this means Mcurcil Jaige loans from these in
I stitutiono. The firm, he Hid, failed in Septeralxr.
I 1893, aml GcorSe " White came to Philadelphia,
I wham lt umc irracriwl UntiiaItiAn mhMM ia-an
where he was arrested. Henuiltion papers were
taken out, but White forfeited his bud by ab
sconding to South America.
As soon as it was ascertained that White had
fled to South America, the Boston lianks placed
their case in the hands of Private Drtectire
Woods, who has followed his man all orer the con
tinent and spent thousands of dollars in tracing
him. Finally Woods located White in Philadel
phia and his arrest followed.
SISTERS SAVE A PRIEST.
Hxcltlnur Fire Inclilent In n Brook
lyn Catholic Clinrch.
New York, April 0. While celebrating mass at
the Church of St, Malachi, Brooklyn, yesterday,
the vestment of Rev. Father Cuminiskey, the pas
tor, caught fire from an altar candle. Jbcten hun
dred children, who were assisting at the cere
mony, were thrown into a panic by the accident.
Father Ward, who was on the main altar, saw
what had happened, and immediately ran to the
assistance of the other priest, lie wa- tearing
the burning vestments from Father Cummiskey's
body when his own taught Are. He immediately
drew back to brush out the flames that were
consuming his own garnienls,vand Sistera Kditha
and Dominica ran to assist the priests.
Sisters Ed it ha ami Dominica smothered the
flames in the pricst's-vestments Jy throwing their
heavy veils over him and beating out the fire
with their hands. They succeeded in savin Fa
ther Cummiskey from injury other than being
burned about the wrists, rather Ward was badly
burned on the right arm. Neither of the sistera
The Unlucky Thirteen.
Providence, April 9. Town Clerk Wood, whose
wife alleged that he spanked her thirteen times,
has been defeated for a election by a majority of
13 for his opponent. Wood claimed that a fraud
was practiced at the poN and refuses to sur
render possession of his office.
TO CUBE A COLD IN ONE DAX
Take Laxative Bramo Quinine Tablets.
All druggists refund the money If. it falls
to cure. 25c The genuine has L. B. Q. on
K St. Nir,
ThU Iteed Sewinc Itecker, turdiToed frame, very)!
xtronjr and eomfortaMe; god value at SI. AX-
MVEltSAItr SALE l'KICK Meg
Thij soHd poHiied aiL TanK 1815,
top-beaded edge lower ahelf regular
price. 75c AN":f.i:R3Ai:r SALE
FIFTEENTH SERIKS-Otizan's Mu
table Building Association, f Secg
town. D. C. corner Thirty-first and M
I streets. Regular meeting 3d MMttay
each month. Books are nw span ftr
subscription to the 15th series ef steak In
the Association. Advances T2C0 to share
without fees or comnise4eis. -S. Thes.
Brown, president; Edgar Frtsby. vtae
president; C. P. Williams, secretary; Htf
gar I. Berry, treasurer,
THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTKB OF
the Washington Jockey Club having
authorized the admission of asseoiate
members, subscriptions will be received
at the office of the club. SOS Seventeenth
! Street. Such members and a lady aom-
I panying them will have access to aM club
t houses, buildings and Incisures on race
j days, and also receive twelve fcxdtes'
i tickets for each meeting. Subscription
I feer $10 for each meeting, or J IS fr the
year (covering both the Spring and Au-
tumn meetings, some twenty-five days In
S. S. HOWLAND. Presldent
ROBERT WALLACH, Asst. Secretary.
WILLIAMS In Iorinc rwerahane of r dear,
darlintc son. BLAIXE J. WILLIAMS, who dleV
two years ai today. April 9. 1S9.
Year. Ions years will p&m away,
Xo more to see thy fiier.
But willine liands ami loriag hearts
Keep green thy restlBg ptare.
It By Ms MMlwr, Father and Sister.
DRIBS At her late residence. Lincoln are
ne., on Friday, April 8, lsW, after a hng lit
nss. Al'C.L'STA 1., beloved wife ef Adm 1
Driex. and daughter ef N'oah and Fannie ZeMtir.
aged twenty. are years and two meaths.
Xoticc of funeral in today's Star. It
DISXEY-On April 8. ISP?, at 3 p. ra.. JOHX
W. DISXEY, at his brother's residence, 1304 f st.
sc.. in the sixty ninth year of his age. It
UNDE HT AKEnS .
J. WILLIAM LEE.
332 Fa. Ave N". W.
S"l-8t-clis service. 'Phono. 1333.
Gave Her "Wnrnlnt.
(From the Detroit Journal.)
"I warn you not to maiy him," persisted the
frail, wan person, with the backing cewgh. "I was
once his wife!"
The radiant creature litn! coldly.
"His temper," continued the ether. neUrtng
daunted, "is awful! lie beat me! He was drank'
every day! He made me take in washing te sup
"And and he den't pay ray atfraeny a Wti
Now these twa women aro clasped in caoht
olher's arms; and one is sobbing out her pulf
tudc, in that she lias been sived rem nrfn if
the other's warning.
A Urond Cmupnrlson.
(From the .Mexican Herald.)
According to Evangelist Moody, women am elir
made converts than men. The Serpent in the (Jar
den hit on that idea and then got the wmaa to
convert the man, which she did instanter.
Laundry of Yours.
Please let us have your laun
T dry bundle just once we want
to give you a taste of perfect
Tell us when we can call. ,
Drop a. postal or 'phone 1537.
We'll attend to everything- else. J
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