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Off Guantanamo, Cuba, Friday June
1U.-The invasion of Cuba by the
American forces began to-day. Six
hundred marines have pitched their
tents about the smoking ruins of the
outer fortifications of Guantanamo
and the stars aud stripes for the first
time float from a Spanish flagstaff in
To Capt. Clarke and the battleship
Oregon belong the honor of accom
plishing the first successful land.ug of
the war. Forty marines from the
battleship went ashore this morning
and occupied the left entrance of the
bay until thc troopship Panther ar
rived with 600 marines. These, under
command of Lieut. Col. ll. W. Hunt
ington, arrived at o o'clock and within
half an hour they had burned the
buildings of the Spanish camp and
had set fire to the miserable little vil
lage which crouched on the beach
under the hilltop of Guantanamo.
Mole St. Nicholas, June 12, 8 p. m.
-Hunting'.on's marines were contin
uously engaged for thirteen hours
until 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon,
fighting Spaniards, Guerillas and reg
ulars ut entrance of Guantanamo har
bor. Americans finally landed rein
forcements. Spanish loss believed to
be heavy. We lost four killed and
one wounded. Our advance pickets
unaccounted for. Among our dead is
assistant surgeon John Blair Gibbs,
>ome Richmond, lately practicing in
New York City.
Cape Hayden, June 12, 10:30 p. m.
-Eight thousand Americans, accord
ing to a private dispatch from Port
au-Prince, have landed very near
Santiago de Cuba.
t he United States auxiliary cruiser
St. Louis arrrived at Mole St. Nicho
las to-day.
Washington, June 12.-Under com
mand of Major Gen. Shafter, the first
division of the United States array
will sail tonight from Key West for
Santiago de Cuba to besiege and cap
ture that town. The array transports,
30 in number, left Port Tampa yester
day and are now at Key West.
The convoying warships, believed
to number between 16 and 19, will be
ready for the voyage by nightfall, and
with this powerful force there is no
longer reason for apprehension that
the transports can be attacked success
fully by any Spanish warships, even
if such should have escaped the vigi
lant search of the naval commanders
at Key West and off Havana.
It is believed here that the sally
out of Havana of the three Spanish
gunboats was intended to create the
impression that they were prepared to
go out to attack the transports. If
so, the plan miscarried for the crafts
were detected immediately by Commo
dore Watson's cruisers and driven
back pell mell into Havana harbor
under the protection of the guns of
the shore batteries. Even if these
boats had escaped they could have
done no damage, for the size of the
convoy furnished for the troopship is
sufficient to warrant belief that they
would have been speedily destroyed
should they have had the courage to
make an attack upon the fleet of
American ships. The Spanish gun
boats are not of formidable character,
not one of them being the equal in
power to the smallest of the American
cruisers, or even of such gunboats as
the little Bancroft, which may be
used as Gen. Shafter s flagship.
Every precaution has been taken by
the government to ensure the safety
of the troops en route to Cuba. The
uaval war board'was in session to-day
making the final preparations for the
disposition of thc guard ships. The
transports will fjje kept as closely to
gether as safe navigation will permit
and the warships will be disposed
ahead, astern and on either flank.
The fleetest scouting vessels will be
thrown far out in advance of thc
transports, and in order to ensure
against an attack from thc rear some
of the vessels, such as the St. Louis,
perhaps, will linger far astern ready to
signal the heavy armed cruisers at the
first sign of an approaching foe. The
stately battleship Indiana, it is ex
pected, will lead the procession of
ships, which will be the most numer
ous gathered in American waters since
the civil war.
The troops should arrive off Santi
ago by Wednesday night, supposing
the fleet proceeds at eight knots speed,
and landing operations should begin
by Thursday, for Cen. Shafter will
not keep his men cooped en shipboard
a moment longer than necessary, lt
is not, believed that they will be land
ed ut. Caimanera, the point on Guan
tanamo bay where the American flag
now flies over the head of Sampsons
marines, ai that place, while well
adapted to serve as a naval base, and
as a harbor of refuge for thc American
warships, is not particularly well
suited for the beginning of military
In ten days time, unless unforeseen
obstacles are encountered, the move
ment upon Porto Rico will begin.
The war department has been in
close communication by telegraph
with Gen. Miles at Tampa, and all the
necessary instructions have been given
to the commanding general for the
military forces to be used in this part
of the campaign. Gen. Miles in turn
has been consulting Generals Coppin
ger and Lee at Jacksonville, giving
the necessary detailed instructions,
and all is so near ready that were some
essential supplies on hand the expedi
tion could start within 24 hours.
The navy department has been ad
vised of the purpose of the army, and ?
the war board to-day was making ar
rangements to supply the convoy fleet.
This will be of a more formidable
character than that which goes with
the Santiago expedition, for the plans
contemplate a joint attack upon San
Juan fortifications by the anny and
navy, and these fortifications are so
powerful that heavily armored ships
only can bc sent against them, at the
beginning. Therefore, it is believed
that Sampson's battleship* will head
! this fleet.
j Tampa. Kia.. .June 12.-Thc expedi
tinn that sailed from herc to Key
West prior to going to Santiago, was
made up of nearly 20 regiments of
regular infantry, of from 500 to 550
men each, including besides the regi
ments of thc Fifth army corps, four
regiments of infantry that have been
in camp at Mobile, and which formed
part of Major General Coppinger's
command at that rendezvous. The
total force of regular infantry was
about 11,000. There were also two
regiments of volunteer infantry, about
2,000 altogether, the Second regiment
of cavalry from Mobile, 500 men, and
two squadrons each from the First.
Third, Sixth, Ninth and Tenth caval
ry, about 3,000 men ; eight troops of
volunteer cavalry, taken from Roose
velt's rough riders, 560 men ; four
batteries of light artillery, 300 men
and 16 guns ; two batteries of1 heavy
artillery, 200 men and 16 guns ; the
battalion of engineers, 200 men ; sig
nal and hospital corps, etc., about300
men, a grand total of about 17,000
men. The regulars were practically
picked men, as not a single recruit
was taken, the regiments carrying only
the old seasoned tnops.
Adulterated Fleur.
One of the best provisions of thc
war tax bill, as the Senate passed it,
is one which requires every barrel of
"adulterated" or "mixed'* flour to be
stamped with a four-cent stamp, and
to be plainly marked or branded
"mixed flour,"' together with the true
weight of the package, the names of
the ingredients contained therein, the
name of the manufacturer or packer,
and the place where manufactured or
There could not be a juster tax. lt
is not a tax on the poor man's food,
as some of its opponents tried to make
it appear but a wholesome piece of
legislation from every standpoint.
Most of the adulterated flour which
is sold so largely in this country now
ts a vile compound which should be
discouraged and exposed by every
means possible.
In the debate on the provision to
which we have referred Senator Mason
read the following circular from a
North Carolina firm addressed to a
firm of millers in Pennsylvania:
(The York Maunfacturing Company,
paints and wood fillers, 112-114 Fay
etteville street.)
Greenesboro, N. C., May 7.-Gentle
men: We invite your attention to our
mineralize, which is without doubt
the greatest existing discovery.
There is no flour mill man who can
afford not to use it, for several rea
Your flour will be much whiter and
nicer. It does not injure the flour in
any way, is not at all injurious to the
health, and by using mineraline you
realize a margin of from $400 to $1,6U0
on each car load you use.
To secure a low freight rate, we
mark it "ship stuff." We can furnish
you mineraline free on board cars,
your station, for high grade flour, for
$20 per ton, for medium grade flour at
$16 per ton, fur bread meal at $8 per
For a high grade flour use 15 per
cent mineraline, for medium grade
flour use 12 percent mineraline, for
bread u*e 12 per cent mineraline, and
for feed meal use 18 per cent mincra
liue. We furnish all our customers
with a mixer free of charge This
machine will distribute completely
any proportion desired, and costs
nothing to attach. All you have to
do is to bore a hole in your elevator
pipe, clamp on the machine, attach a
cord to run it, fill up thc hopper, and
set the feed to the proportion desired.
Enclosed find sample of our minera
line for medium grade flour.
You cannot afford to let your com
petitor beat you in both quality and
margin. We would be glad to hear
from you. Very truly yours.
The York Manufacturing Company,
Hy M. K. H.
Messrs. Fisher & Miller, Huntingdon,
An analysis of the mineraline ad
vertised in this circular was made by
the firm to which the circular read by
Senator Mason was sent and shows
that the adulterant is nothing but
ground clay, 75 per cent of which is
iusoluble even in acid.
The other adulterants of flour which
will bc reached by the war tax meas
ure are barytes flour or ground rock,
which increases the weight and adds
to the whiteness of the flour with
which it is mixed, and the must com
mon one of all which is known as corn
flour from which the gluten and sugar
have been extracted and bleached
with sulphuric acid.
Many States have laws forbidding
thc sale of adulterated food products,
but goods manufactured in States hav
ing no such laws may be sold in any
State in original packages.
The Supreme Court of the United
States has held that the sale of such
goods can not be interfered with by
State laws, as that would be an inter
ference with inter-Btate commerce.
It is not in the power of Congress to
prohibit the sale of adulterated food
products but congress may use the
taxing power of thc government to
discourage food adulterations, and that
is what it has very properly done in
regard to adulterated flour.
- Coleman Gibson, the 15-year-old
son of John Gibson, who lives in Paris
Mountain Township, Greenville Coun
ty, was struck by lightning Sunday
afternoon and instantly killed.
Happenings of Interest to Home Folks
Concerning Anderson Volunteers
At Chlckamauga Park.
CiriCKAMAUGA, GA., .June ll, 18!>8.
This has been a red letter week for
thc 1st Regiment S. C. V. On Mon
day evening, before we left Camp
Ellerbe, thc Governor made u; a very
affecting speech, and as we passed
through Columbia thousands of men.
women and children crowded the side
walks and waved handkerchiefs and
cheered. When we at last got on
board the train thc boys talkcd^from
thc windows of the cars to the crowds
that thronged the union shed. Final
ly, the train moved slowly from the
shed and the people yelled themselves
hoarse as it steamed away.
From Columbia to Augusta, at
every station, great crowds gathered
and cheered us on our way. When
darkness had settled down bonfires
were built at the stations along the
route, and the people gathered around
these fires and waved their handker
chiefs and yelled as thc train passed
There were four sections. The first
two carried Companies A to F, under
command of Col. Tillman; the second
two carried companies G to M, under
command of Col. Alston. The first
two sections came over the S. C. &
Ga., and tuc seond two over the
Before we left Camp Ellerbe Mr. E.
M. Scott was transferred to the regi
mental band, and it was a good selec
tion, for Mr. Scott is a musician of
j the highest order.
A day and night were consumed in
making the trip from Camp Ellerbe to
Camp Thomas. Along the route,
between thc "coffee stations," we ate
"hard tack," Boston baked beans and
corned beef, and enjoyed it. We ran
through 3ome very pretty scenery and
about dusk on Tuesday we reached
the end of the railroad, and, unload
ing our tents, camp utensils and bag
gage, we placed them on the wagons
that were waiting at the depot for us
and marched three miles over one of
the dustiest roads I have ever seen in
my life. In places the dust was
actually over our shoe tops.
On each side of the road for the
entire three miles there was almost
a continuous string of men and tents,
and the soldiers assembled there
cheered us as we passed.
Notwithstanding our disagreeable
march, I never heard a murmur of
dissatisfaction from any of the men,
and when we were dismissed the men
rolled up in their blankets and slept on
the ground wherever they happened
to be.
Camp Thomas is as pretty a place to
camp as one could wish for. About a
hundred yards below thc place where
Company C is located is the famous
Chiokamauga creek where our fore
fathers fought and died before us, and
it is one of the prettiest streams I
have ever seen.
It is a strange freak of fate that the
1st Regiment S. C.V. should bc in
the same brigade with a Miuncsota
and a Penna lvania Regiment, the
sons of men who were the enemies of
our forefathers thirty odd years ago.
Wc are on the friendliest of terms
with the northern regiments, who are
a fine looking lot of men.
There are now encamped at Camp
Thomas about 50,000 men.
I neglected to mention in my last
week's notes that Company C presented
Captain Watkins with a sword before
we left Camp Ellerbe. He was much
affected by this evidence of the regard
which his men held for him.
Lieut. Grant has been very sick for
several days, being threatened with
pneumonia but, I am glad to state, is
now well again.
On Thursday night Col. Alston,
Lieut. Col. Tillman, Adjt Frost and
Major Earle each made short but elo
quent address.s to the men of 1st
llegimcnt S. C. V., aud while the
other speeches were good Col. Till
man seems to be endowed with the
same magnetism that his famous
uncle possesses, and waa cheered over
and over again.
Mr. Milledgo Bonham has been ap
pointed Sergeant Major of thc 1st
I understand that uniforms for the
1st llegiment S. C. V. will be given
out to day, and if this is true, the
men will oertainly be glad to get
them, for camp lifo has about ruined
what clothes the boys brought with
them. Thc uniforms supplied to each
man consists of one suit of brown
duck, ono blue suit, one hat, one cap,
two blue flannel shirts, two suits of
underclothing and one pair of shoes.
Down below Alexander bridge on
Chiokamauga creek, where a fierce
battle was waged during thc civil war,
is a large spring of pure, c ld water,
and although this spring is fully a
mile from camp there is a constant
stream of men with buckets goin?2
there all day long. There are other
springs nearer camp, but the water ia
this spring is so much better than
the others that thc men do not regret
the long walk to obtain it.
Just back of Capt. Watkins' tent is
a large tree that some time in the past
has been shattered by shot and shell
and it still bears the scars. And
many of the large trees throughout
the camp bear traces of the tenible
hail of iron and lead that occurred
here during the war between the
States. Several of the men have
found Minie balls and worm-eaten
tent stakes and broken swords, all
route evidences of that awful struggle.
--mm I ?mt -
- It is said there will be seven can
didates for Governor.
- Rain is needed in nearly every
section of the State.
- The Board of Health?has declar
ed the smallpox epidemic at an end
in Columbia.
- President McKinley has appoint
ed David Hemphill, of Chester, Chief
Quartermaster with thc rank of Major.
- Senator A. H. Dean, of Green
ville, who has been solicited by his
friends to run for congress, has decid
ed not to enter the race.
- Mr. A. B. Watson, of Pudge
Springs, has thirty acres in tomatoes
this year, and expects to put up 50,
000 cans of peaches.
- Mad dogs are numerous in the
Alexander and Crew Creek sections of
Pickens county. Those G dogs that
have been bitten by them are being
- Rewards of $50 each are offered
for Harvey Lackey and Bill Yeargati,
Laurens county convicts who escaped
from the camp of W. Holmes Hardin,
Jr., Chester county, on June 4th.
- A small child of J. M.Stewaru,
who lives above Pickens, fell in a pot
of boiling water last week and was very
badly scalded. It was doing very well
at last accounts.
- G. W. Whitman, of Jonesville,
was in town last week. He is now
riding a wheel and says he is going to
make the campaign on it. He says
that is one hobby he is riding and an
other will be the placing of all Sta;e
colleges on the same footing with free
schools, charge no tuition at all. He
says he is going in to win the Gover
norship this time.-Spartanburg
- There are only two ?ases of small
pox in Newberry and both have beei
promptly isolated. Energetic meas
ures have been taken,vaccination made
compulsory, and there is no fear of
the probability of spread of the dis
- Mr. E. L. Yates, near Lone Star,
possesses a freak chicken, which ha*
four well developed legs, though only
two are used by the foul. Two legs
grow between the regular legs and are
useless for walking purposes. The
chicken ought to make a great scratch
- The smali grain crop is reported
to be very fine throughout the State.
- J. R. Tolbert, a white Republi
can of Abbeville county, has* been ap
pointed collector of customs of the
port of Charleston, and General Bob
Smalls, colored, has again secured the
collectorship of Beaufort.
- The Daughters of the Confeder
acy of Spartanburg have passed a res
olution offering a medal for the best
sketch of "Spartanburg County in the
civil war," to be written by a student
of Wofford College, provided the fac
ulty of the college approves the propo
sition. A committee called on Presi
dent Carlisle and made known their
- The building boom that started
in Aiken last year is still booming.
It is estimated that over $200,000 was
expended on new buildings and im
provements during the year '97, and
this year already improvements aggre
gating in the neighborhood of $75.000
are now underway, and the year is not
half gone.
- The Charlestoa News and Cou
rier publishes a dreadful statement to
the effect that Mr. Mike Hair, wife
and son died of smallpox in a thickly
settled portion of Saluda County with
out attention of any kind-utterly
abandoned to their fate. That the
old lady, who was in a precarious con
dition, wanted water and the old man,
in helping her to the bucket, fell, with
his wife, when both expired. Six doc
tors were seutfor, yet none responded.
The paper calls for some merciful
protection for the people of that
section. The smallpox in that local
ity must be of a very virulent type, as
other deaths have occurred from the
same malignant disease with no help
afforded from either local or State of
ficials._ _
How's This.
We offer One Hundred Dollars reward for any
case'f Catarrh that cannot be cared by Hall's
Catarrh Core.
Wc, the undersigned have known F.J. Cheney
for the last 15 years, and balieve him perfectly
honorable io all business transactions and finan.-.
dally able to carry out any obligations made by
their firm.
WEST A TRUAX, Wholesale Druggists, Toledo, O.
WALBING. KIHHAS & M AK vis, Wholesale Drug
gists, Toledo, O.
HaU's Catarrh Cure ia taken internally, acting
directly upon the blood and mucous surfaces or
the system. Testimonials sent free. Price 75c.
per Mottle Sold hy all dru/gLtta
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Makes plans to advauce ou the Spanish array, and wipe then from the faoe
of the earth. Our plans are already made, and we are daily doing away
with the high price syntem used by our competitors. The knife has been used
by us in cutting prices, and to-day
- Is given up to be the
Dreaded by competition and Imitators.
Men's Suite SI. 98.
A Splendid Suit for $2.98.
Boys' Suits 50e.
Men's Good Jeans Pants 35c.
Will give you for 75c. any style Ladies' Shoe you want.
Children's Shoes 15c. up.
Just out of t'ght our Men's Shoes of all grades, &e,
Ginghams 2?c. yard, Cheese Cloth 2*c. yard, one box Laundry Soap le.
Best, two Cakes for 5c Our Millinery Department is the cheapest you ever
heard of. Away with high prices !
THE RACKET STORE. Cheapest in the 8tate.
A well-selected lot just received-the best retail bulk Candy money wm
Another barrel of White Wine special pickling
To arrive this week. Send around your Jug and try some of our five varie
ties of HOT WEATHER SYRUP, guaranteed not to ferment.
Largo 3-lb Cans of GRATED' PINE APPLE at 15c. or two for 25c.
A special bargain for a few days.
Big lot of superb assorted CRACKERS and FANCY BISCUITS.
Trv then while fresh.
KINGAN'S KELIABLE HAMS. Always soft and fresh. Boy your
Hams from us.
Phone 89.
H. 3. FANT & SON.

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