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Hobson Held as a Hostage to Save
Morro Castle From Bombardment.
Objections to His Promotion
Associated Press Special Wire
WASHINGTON, June 17.—Plans are
moving steadily for sending expeditions
both to Porto Rico and Cuba. There ts
little likelihood that a second expedition
of 5000 men to reinforce General Shatter
at Santiago will leave within the next few
days, as has been reported. The necessity
of sending these additional forces is ques
tioned by high military officials, anl,
moreover, the means of transporting such
h force are not available. The main con
sideration just at present is the equipment
of an expedition of greater dimensions
than any heretofore dispatched, with Porto
Rico as the objective point.
More Men Needed
A month ago the military authorities
Were satisfied that a small force would be
sufficient to occupy Poto Rico, as the Span
ish force there dld'hot exceed 6000 or 6000
men. Now, however, the Spanish garri
sons have been so reinforced and the de
fenses strengthened that it is believed
a much larger Invading army will be re
quired. Moreover, the officials were satis
fied, on learning today that the Cadiz fleet
had sailed, that the ships would go to
Porto Rico, rather than to Cuba, If they
crossed to this side.
It was pointed out that this move would
be the natural strategic one of the Span
ish commanders to take, as there was still
something for them to save in Porto Rico.
Holding Hobson as Hostage
The naval officials are somewhat puzzled
at the failure of the effort to exchange
Hobson and his crew, just announced from
Havana. Of course, this ls not perma
nent, but simply means that the Havana
authorities as yet have not been author
ized to exchange prisoners. The report
that came from Madrid was that the ex
change had been authorized, so it is sur
mised that the Spanish government has not
yet found means of communicating its
decision to General Blanco at Havana.
Prominent naval officers are putting on
long faces over the projected promotion of
Hobson to the rank of lieutenant com
mander. Not that tlfey object to his re-,
ward, but they feel that It is hard that
some means could not be found to do this
without practically Injuring the 250 officers
whom he will jump.
Dewey's Report
Dewey's report of June 12 from Cavlte
was food for a good deal of discussion
today at the navy department. Taken in
connection with the press reports, It would
seem to Indicate that Manila probably has
fallen by this time. One phrase used by
the admiral "that they do not intend to
take the city at the present time," war
rants the belief that he has reached a
perfect understanding with the insurgent
leader, and that the town is not to be at
tacked until the American troops arrive.
For some reason, it ls extremely desirable
that such should be the case, and that
Dewey should receive the surrender of the
town ln person rather than force the Span
iards to surrender to insurgents and there
by afford a possible pretext for the Inter
ference of some of the European powers
whose ships are gathering ln suspiciously
large numbers in Manila today.
The Cadiz Fleet
The Cadiz fleet is being narrowly watched,
although the naval view is not similar to
that taken by the army officers. The for
mer do not attach so much importance to
the fleet as the latter, and few of the offi
cers can be found to believe that the ships
will ever venture for from the Spanish
coast, much less attempt to cross the At
lantic or go to the Philippines. The list
of vessels in this fleet ls rather formidable
tn sound, but as a matter of fact it Includes
not more than two up-to-date war vessels,
excepting the small torpedo gunboats. It
is certainly the opinion of the naval officers
here that If Dewey had the Monterey with
him he would have no difficulty in repuls
ing the whole Spanish force, while the Ca
diz fleet would only afford pastime for
Sampson's steel bulldogs. •
Spain's Fleet Cruising Anywhere and
Everywhere Except at Santiago
NEW YORK, June 18.—A special to the
Times from Washington says:
New reports of the approach of Spanish
vessels to the coast of the United States and
the flutter of concern the reports cause,
serve to Increase the Interest of the naval
war board ln the plan of Assistant Secreta
ry Roosevelt, now for many weeks laid on
the shelf, to make a dash at the Canaries
and the Spanish coast by way of interest
ing and occupying the Spanish people with
their own affairs.
There are some differences of opinion
among those who direct tho operations of
naval vessels concerning the practicability
an* effectiveness of a raid on the Spanish
coast. It Is believed by those who have
looked at the matter carefully that the
moral effect of such a demonstration would
be to terrify people who live on the shores
of Spain and would serve to bring the Span
ish to terms earlier than tf the forces of
the United States were not so employed.
An objection urgea In the navy depart
ment against the Immediate dispatch of a
fleet to Spain Is that It would bring the war
to a close before the administration could
complete some of the Work It has cut out.
It Is desired that the occupation of the
Philippines shall be completed and Puerto
Rico gained before Spain sues for peace.
If those undertakings aro to he rounded out
before Spain Is to be visited, It might not
be before August that the fast vessels of
the United States navy could b* used to
knock at the doors of Cadiz or to sail into
the Mediterranean and sound the defenses
at Port Mahong.
The answer made to this argument by na
val officers who believed our patrol fleet, or
a part of It, might be put to better use than
It is now, than to wait for fighting ships to
be ready for service ln Spain will be to lose
the chance to carry out the ceaseless, ac
tive campaign which li r. Roosevelt desired,
as a careful reader and disciple of Captain
Mahah. They call attention to the fact that'
the people living along the coast of the
UHlted States Have been frightened out of
their Blimhier habitations by mere phantom
ships that appear ln the newspapers one
day and disappear the next, as elusive nnd
Impossible to describe as the Sea serpent.
The presence of the Columbia and Minneap
olis along the Spanish criast for a Week or
two and the capture by them of a few ves
■els in the coastwise trade, It Is urged, would
engage the strictest attention ofthe Span
ish cabinet and would put an end to reports
of the probability of Admiral Camara and
his Cadiz squadron crossing the Atlantic.
Naval officers also admit that the Spanish
government could quiet a good deal of the
talk about this proposed dash to Spain by
permitting two real ships to run over toward
this side of the ocean and Just show the'
Spanish flag out of range of American bat
teries. A bold act like that would at least
make it apparent that the American under
taking of like character would have had its
Some Stumpy Great Men
Socrates was stumpy, also St. Paul and
Alexander the Great, great only as a war
In stature both he and his far more In
tellectual father, Philip of Maeedon, scarce
reached middle height. In this regard we
may rank With them the famous Spartan
general, Agesllaus; with Attila, the
"scourge of God"—broad-shouldered, thick
set, sinewy, short; with Theodore 11., king
of the Goths, of whom Casslodorus writes:
"He Is rather short than tall, somewhat
stout, with shapely limbs alike lithe and
Actius, toi, commander-in-chief of the
Roman troops and prop of the tottering
Roman empire ln the days of Valentlnlan,
was a man of low stature, therein resem
bling Tlmour the Tartar, self-described as
a "puny, lame, decrepit little wight, though
lord Of Asia and terror of the world;" also
the great Conde and his pigmy contempor
ary, Marshal Luxembourg, nicknamed
"The Little" by those who admired him for
making Louis XIV Louis the Great, who,
by the by, less his high-heeled shoes and
towering wig, dwindles to about Aye feet
six Inches
But even thus pared down to the Inches
nature gave him, he was a giant compared
with Sir Francis Drake and with Admiral
Keppel—"Little Keppel," as every sailor
In the fleet fondly dubbed him from pure
love and admiration.
When Keppel—a commodore at 24—was
sent to demand an apology from the Dey
of Algiers for an insult to the British flag,
he took so high a tone that the Dey ex
claimed against the Insolence of the British
king for charging a "beardless boy" with
such a message to him. Replied the heart
less boy: "Were my master wont to take
length of beard for a test of wisdom he'd
have sent your Deyship a he-goat."
Oliver Cromwell, Claverhouse and Mehe
met All must be content to take it out In
brains, for they all lacked Inches. Two of
these great names naturally suggest that
of another famous soldier and ursurper.
Napoleon Bonaparte, "Le Petit Caporai,"
as his men lovingly called him, stood about
five feet (French) in his stockings, say Aye
feet one and three-quarter Inches (English.)
In stature the Iron duke beat him about
six Inches, while the live feet four Inches
of Nelson places him midway or there
abouts between the victor and the -victim
of Waterloo.—London Spare Moments.
Pomona Budget
POMONA, June 17.—There was hot as
large an attendance at the called meeting
to decide on the question of celebrating the
Fourth of as was expected. It Was
the unanimous sentiment that this year, of
all years, Pomona should celebrate ln a
fitting manner the anniversary of this na
tion's Independence. Frank Balfour was
elected chairman and S. M: Haskell secre
tary. The following resolution was unani
mously adopted, "Resolved, That Is the
sense of this meeting that Pomona have a
celebration on the Fourth of July." The
chair was authorized to appoint an execu
tive committee with full power to act. The
following finance committee was appointed:
W. H. Poston, Walter A. Lewis, U. E.
White and Sidney Mr Haskell. The general
sentiment was for a regular old-time cele
bration, leaving out the usual parade.
The Fraternal Brotherhood lodge, No. 26,
at Its regular meeting last night, re-elected
M. J. Simpson president and F. W. Balfour
secretary. The other officers were nearly
all re-elected.
At the High school commencement exer
cises this evening at the M. E. church the
high school chorus of over a hundred voices
will render several selections.
Prlvate David Andrews. Company D,
Seventh regiment, and also of the recruit
ing staff, speaks In the highest terms ofthe
new officers of Company D.
Interest Increases as the time for the bi
cycle races draws near. The track ls in
first-ciass condition and some record-break-
Ing is anticipated. June 25 will find every
thing In shape for a first-class meet.
Cuba's Morro Castles
Before the operations of the American
Warships In Cuban waters Interested folks
In the nomenclature and geography of that
neighborhood, most people thought that
Morro castle meant a particular fort at the
mouth of Havana harbor. In a hazy way it
was imagined that the fortress was named
after some Morro or other. Now the
knowledge that there is a Morro at Sah
Juan and another at Santiago has sent the
Inquisitive ones to the Spanish dictionaries,
where they find that the principal meaning
of Morro is "anything round, or projecting
over an eminence; an overhanging like of a
precipice."—New York Sun.
Chinese Chopped to Death
OAKLAND, June 17—Chong Sin, the
Chinese boss at the Pleasanton hop yards,
was llteraly chopped to death this after
noon by Chong Yee, his quondaih partner
ln the Chinese cabin at the hop yllrds. There
were, no eye witnesses so can be
learned. The murderer used n wood axe
artd all but cut his victim's brains out. Af
ter the killing Chong Yee rode to Pleasan
ton, a mile distant, and Is now In jail there.
He admits the killing but says.lt was done
In self-defense. The men quarreled over
money matters.
Piper Findiater Out of the Hospital
Piper Findiater, the hero of Dargal, has
received bis discharge from Netley hospital
and will he Invalided out of the army after
the queen's visit on Saturday next. It is
understood that the primary object of her
majesty's visit is to personally commend
him for his bravery. Findiater has had
many offers of employment, and continues
to be inundated with offers of marriage.
—St. James Gazette. i
The Mad Emperor Trying to See How Far
He Dare Go in Interference
4« WASHINGTON, June 17.—(Special to Tha Herald.) There ok
Is undoubtedly great irritation at Germany's cours*. This is dis- ... {
U played both at the White House and at the state department. But tj L
.'is it is the belief of the administration that Germany will not inter- a l
,L fere with Dewey" s operations too impudently. It ls thought likely U ,
$M that Emperor William is sounding thb United State? to see how far ]j,
.Is he dares to go and how much we will stand in the shape of German «j *
*fc interference in the Philippines. Members of the administration «
J. do not doubt that Dewey will hold the Germans at Manila within J ,
|« the same strict lines that he has laid down for other nations and ,■ |
that he will not be overawed by the show of force the German ad- «
4» miral, Diedrich, may take opportunity to make against him. The .J h
; X, continuance of peaceful friendly relations with Germany may de- i «
.$, pend upon the arrival of the United States soldiers at Manila be- 4,
cs. foro the German sbldiei-s arlve to reinforce Admiral Diedrich. c j ,
The General Wounded in the Left Arm.
Insurgents Need Arms and Food.
Coal Supply Exhausted
NEW YORK, June 18.—Capt. Rafael
Conte of the Cuban army has arrived at the
headquarters of the Cuban junta In this city
with dispatches from Gen. Gomez. He was
accompanied by a lieutenant of the army of
Capt. Conte and his companion left Go
mez in Las Villas. The general then had
with him a bodyguard of onJy sixty men—a
cavalry escort. There Was little food ln the
region where Gomez was making his head
quarters, so he did not mass any large num
ber of men there, but had them spread over
a large extent of territory and directed their
movements from his headquarters.
He has all the necessary arrangements
made for the concentration ot the troops
when the proper time comes, but keeps
them scattered and employed' ln a guerrilla
warfare in the meantime so that they may
find food.
The captain claims that Gomez can con
centrate 30,000 armed men in a short time at
any point where it ls desirable. There are
several thousand more men who are at
tached to Gomez's army and ate only wait
ing for arms to be available fqr defensive
or offensive operations.
In a skirmish with guerrillas about three
weeks ago, Gomez was wounded In the left
arm by a Mauser bullet. The wound healed
quickly, however, In spite of the general's
advanced age, and when tbe captain left
headquarters the old chief was able to use
his arm as well as before be was hit.
After leaving Gomez the envoys made
their way to the sea coast, living upon sweet
potatoes and fruit which they found along
the way. For two days they were without
any food at all. Finally they reached the
coast between Matanzas and Cardenas and
were taken by a fisherman to a small bay
untll a vessel of the blockading- fleet was
reported when they put oft ln a rowboat
and were picked up six miles cff the coaet.
The vessel which picked them was the
tug Osceola, Captain Put-cell. The Osceola
Is one of the auxiliary fleet. They were
nearly naked and nearly famished when
taken on board the Osceola, but the
officers of the vessel supplied them with
food and clothing and carried them Into Key-
West. From there they came on at once
to this city with their dispatches.
Gomez ls now especially desirous of re
ceiving arms and food. It Is understood
that a definite plan for the co-operation of
the troops under Gomez with the United
States troops, when the time for such co
operation arrives, has been arranged be
tween the general and the War department
at Washington. Meantime Gomez will keep
his forces scattered.
Captain Conte says that from information
received from Gomez's spies., it ls shown
that in all tbe garrisoned towns held by the
Spanish sickness is making great ravages
1 among the troops. The hospitals in Ha
vana are so overcrowded with sick that
proper medical attention cannot be given
them, and the number of dead increases
every day.
The coal supply of Havana ls nearly ex
hausted, and what there ls left has been,
taken in charge by Blanco, who has his
officers supervise consumption. The electric
lighting company recently received an or
der to shut off their dynamos at 9 o'clock so
that the coal might be husbanded. After
the hour at whicb} the electric lights are
shut down Havana ls ln darkness.
England Thinks United States May Be
Forced to Annex Cuba
At the present moment, at any rate,
there Is the best reason for believing that
neither President McKinley himself, nor
the great republic Ih whose mmc he
speaksi and act?*, has any desire to annex
Spanish territory. it is not, of course,
sheer disinterestedness which is re
sponsible for this reluctance. Fortune
and the wisdom of the founders of the
United States have kept America out
side the troubled sphere of European poli
tics. The Monroe doctrine, If It barred.
Inlet, also excludes exit. Wlthlfi the
vast limits of the western hemisphere th"
United States ha 9 elbow room enough t<!
spare. Annexation of Cuba, and still
more the absorption of the Philippine
Islands, would inevitably draw America
within the vortex of those old world
rivalries from which, happily for her
self, she is exempt. Self interest as well
as the solemn pledges of congress, prevent
America from sveking territorial aggran
disement. These considerations, how
ever, are subject td modification. A pro
longation of the struggle may exact sac
rifices from the United States for
which President McKinley will be Justi
fied In demanding an Indemnity. Spain,
at the close of an exhausting war, will be
in no position to pay cash; the alterna
tive wilt he an Indefinite occupation by
America of the Philippines as well as of
Cuba. W" know from experience what
that means. When the British goverh
ment intervened to suppress the revolt
of Arab!, not a member of tho cabinet
supposed that our occupation of Egypt
would last more than twelve months.
That was fifteen years ago, and we are
still ln possession, and are likely to re
main thero for a period, the duration of
which no man can forecast. Annexation
Is sometimes tllrust upon nations, as
greatness ls upon Individuals. America
may quite sincerely repudiate territorial
cupidity today and be forced to gratify it
tomorrow. Spain, therefore, If her rulers
are wise, will agree speedily with her ad
versary. Her honor remains untarnish
ed, and with Spaniards that is the first
consideration. Should Senor Sagasta
communicate to the powers, or to some or
any of them, the determination of the
monarchy to accept the situation, and to
bow to inexorable facts, we do not be
lieve that the United States would seek
to drive a hard bargain. There must,
however, be no misunderstanding so far
as this country is concerned. Lord Sails
bury would certainly not consent to be
Intermediary, in the sense of suggesting
terms to America which Mr. McKinley
would be unlikely to accept. Some Euro
pean powers are mightily Indignant with
this country for the open sympathy dis
played towards our kith and kin. Fa
miliarity, however, with the displeasure
of the continent has bred a certain meas
ure of contempt. We honestly rejoice
ln the Improvement of our relations with
the states, and there Is no reason for dis
guising our satisfaction. Merchants and
manufacturers met on Wednesday at the
New York board of trade and passed,
amongst others, the following resoutlon:
"That we are firmly resolved that the
blessings of peace, of uninterrupted com
merce, can best be secured through the
friendly co-operation of the Anglo-Saxon
race In all its branches, whose aims have
ever been towards the development of the
material wealth of the world, for the
peaceful Uses of the peoples of the world."
Those are the sentiments of the parent
stem of the Anglo-Saxon race, and If they
are distasteful to others, we may regret
the fact, but we cannot help it, and cer
tainly shall not turn our back upon our
kinsmen to please our neighbors.—London
Daily Telegraph.
What Two Cents More a Dozen Means
in a Town of This Size
"I have been reading for quite a spell,"
said a householder, "about the rise in the
price of wheat, and this morning I began to
realize It. I found at the baker's that the
price of the loaf of bread commonly sold
at 5 cents had been raised to (1. and that
rolls commonly sold ut 10 cents a dozen
had been raised to 12.
"A cent more for a loaf of bread or two
cents more for a dozen rolls doesn't seem
|very much, and It really isn't, but when
we come to take Into account the number of
people that buy bread, it will be seen that
It amounts to ,a good deal. Reducing all
the bread and rolls eaten in Greater New
York to rolls, and allowing one as the daily
consumption of each inhabitant, which
would probably be much below the actual,
we should have a dally consumption of
300,000 dozen rolls, which at 10 cents a dozen
would be $30,000. If we add two cents a
dozen to the price of the rolls we get for
them $3G,000, or $0900 a day more, or upward
of $2,000,000 a year more as a result of add
ing one cent to the price of a 6-cent loaf
nnd two cents to the price of a dozen rolls."
—New York Sun.
Senator Sherman's Bottle
George A. Sheridan, the campaign speak
er, used to tell a story to illustrate the ab
stemious habits of John Sherman. "We
had," he said, "been making speeches at
Xenla one wet, cold night, and on our way
back to the hotel Senator Sherman said:
'Sheridan, I believe a little whisky ls a ne
cessity for us, tn prevent contracting colds.'
It ls almost needless to say that I agreed
with him, and expressed my regret that I
had none with me. 'Don't worry about
that.' said the senator. 'I have an ample
supply. We will go to my room and get
It.' We went to Senator Sherman's room
and he produced from his valise a four
ounce vial of whisky and a teaspoon. Pour
ing out a teaspoonful he gravely handed It
ovet to me, telling me to take it, as he
had no doubt that I needed It. After I had
Indulged ln one spoonful Sherman took a
teaspoonful himself, recorked the little
bottle) and returned it to his valise.—Boston
Evening Transcript.
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iuo ouvei ■BtfJlluniU
The dispatches nay the government has
purchased 250,000 Mexican dollars for use
in the Philippines. The government pur
chased those dollars, of course, on a bullion
basis, and the price reported is $11*6,000
American money. But why should not the
government set the mints to work coining
the forty odd millions of silver seigniorage
held In the treasury? That would clearly
be tne sensible thing to do, but of course
there are reasons against It. One reason
Is that It would run counter to the gold
Ideas of the present secretary of the treas
ury. However, his gold Ideas are certain
to be very much upset before this war is
over arid Its debts are all paid.—San Diego
It Pays at Times
Los Angeles has gone into debt to the
amount of $17*1,000 for the purpose of In
creasing the facilities of Its lire depart
ment and for other improvements. A per
fectly equipped and thoroughly trained
fire department will save hundreds of thou
sands of dollars* worth of property to a
iarge city during the course of a year, be
sides effecting a large saving to all prop
erty owners In Insurance, and Los An
geles, like other cities, has learned that at
times it pays to go into debt.—San Jose
Bryan as a Soldier
Although we do not agree with AVilllam
J. Bryan politically, we believe that If he
goes to the war and serves faithfully,
either as a private, as a colonel or other
wise, and acts from purely patriotic mo
tives, he will receive the commendation he
deserves from all the people, Irrespective
of their political prejudices. This is no
time for politics.—San Diego Tribune.
The Explanation
The news comes all the way from Costa
Rica that Boston and several other Atlantic
coast cities have been bombarded and de
stroyed by that terror of the seas. Cervera.
Of course the censorship of the .American
press accounts for the fact that we had
not heard of it before.—San Jose Mercury.
Tt seems that "Swiftwater Bill" was
himself responsible for the false story of
his drowning. To start such a" story seems
an* odd thing for him to have done until it
is recalled that two or three women were
on the afflicted man's trail.—San Francisco
Not So Patriotic Now
What is the matter with the professional
fighters? We have not heard of one of
them who used to tic his waist up In the
American flag and pummel the other fellow
in the prize ring who has enlisted to lick
a Spaniard.—Sacramento Record-Union.
Sr.me Everywhere
AH over Southern California Decoration
day was this year splendidly observed, but
nowhere was there a greater display of
patriotic feeling than in Pasadena.—Pasa
dena Star.
Remembering the Veterans
There arc over 200 living veterans ir Pas
sdonn, and ii 2 buried in our cemetery. In
our decoration of the graves of the dead let
us not forget the living.—Pasadena News.
Two Bottle Babies
Two bottles should be kept for a bottle
fed baby. The one not In use should be
flllco with cold water and soda.—San Pedro
A desperate Chicago criminal who was at
Inst placed behind the barS'the other day
is named Goodenough.
"Why did I never marry? Well, I'll
tell you."
The little crowd ot Hstefiers lookecl
Interested as Colonel Wiley, the hand
some white-haired bachelor settled back
in his chair, as if more comfortably to
relate the story of his escape from mat
"I was very much in love, but you
would know that when I tell you that
she was as fair and lovely a girl as
these Virginia skies ever looked down
upon. A true southerner, she was loyal
to her state and was proud to say that
her ancestors were among the F. F. V.'s.
"While a slender little creature, she
was a splendid horsewoman, and knew
every inch of our rugged mountain
roads. Of course that was just before
the war, and I was a young chap then
"Her name was Lucy, a good, old
fashioned name that we southerners
still cherish, and do not change to the
more airy Lueile.'as do our northern
neighbors. It doesn't matter about her
surname; you would all recognize it were
I to divulge, so I shall be silent concern
ing it.
"She was the daughter ot the house
and had two large brothers, who looked
upon Lucy as a met' 1 baby and guarded
her quite as zealously. I first had to
win their friendship before getting any
where near being even a mere acquaint
ance with Lucy.
"When the war broke out both broth
ers were filled with the enthusiasm of
the battlefield, and by constant allusions
to their bravery, and adroit, carefully,
worded remarks concerning their excel
lent appearance in the uniforms of the
Confederate gray, I soon won them com
pletely over. As for Lucy, she regarded,
me with suspicion for some time, but
suffice to say that when I marched away
into the fire and thunder of Shiloh a lit
tle golden curl, a locket Inclosing the
photograph of a pretty girl, and a Bible,
her gifts, were snugly and carefully
tucked away Into the lining of my coat.
"Lucy's brothers and I were enlisted in
the same regiment, and in that way I
frequently heard from her. Their father,
a strong-minded, stubborn, aristocratic
old fellow, had positively forbidden an
engagement or even communication of
any sort. She was too young, he said,
to have her mind turned topsy-turvey
with love nonsense.
"She made no effort to disobey, but
when she gave me the curl and locket
and looked at me through tears that
were just falling from her great blu"
eyes, I felt that In the battle of hearts I
had not lost and that in due course of
time I'd claim the Indemnity of war and
call little Lucy my own.
"This blissful condition continued for
six months or a year. Then came the
usual uncertainties, suspicions and jeal
ousies that so frequently disturb love's
young dream and bring despair to youth
ful lovers.
"It was this way: Our first lieutenant
was a dashing young officer, as fearless
as a young Hon and so handsome
that the privates soon dubbed him
'Master Prettyboy.' We were cleaning
our muskets one day, preparatory to
the morrow's fight, when Master Pret
tyboy came strolling along antl paused
near us, saying to Jim, Lucy's brother:
'I received a charming letter from your
sister today. She sent her love to you
two boys and ask'd me to till her how
far you both ran at tho first fight.'
"That night I went to Jim and asked
him if the first lieutenant and his siter
had long been friends.
" 'They played together when babies,'
he answered. 'Sis thinks a heap of him.'
"That was enough. From that hour
my visions of sweet Lucy were blurred
with the mist of insincerity and faith
lessness. To be sure, we were not en
gaged, but we understood, and our eyoii
had asked and answered the questions
which our Hps were forbidden to speak.
"My love-life —as Ibsen calls it—died
one day when the first lloutenant, beam
ing and smiling, hailed Lucy's broth.if
with: 'Congratulate me, old boy; she
says she'll have me.'
"Well, the war ended—as you all have
perhaps heard ere this, although some
of our mossbacks here In the mountains
refuse to believe it. When Leo surren
dered I was the superior officer of thet
handsome first, lieutenant, whom I hated
and envied with eejual passion. I came
out of the army with a cruel wound in
my shoulder, and it was months before
I came back to this part of the country,
wheto 1 had found and loved and won
my pretty Lucy.
"The old-time scenes and associations
(although the' war had brought many,
grievous changes) seemed to open my
emotions anew, and one Sunday I decided,
to go to her.
"I had gone perhaps half the way
when I came to a switch on which stood
a dilapidated locomotive. An engineer
and his assistant were endeavoring to
polish its rusty wheels'and boiler. They
w-ere discussing tho pros and eons cf
" 'There's no use in talking, 'said one;
'there's mighty little sincerity in
" 'That's true,' reiterated the other.
'I went to the war cngag' d tti the sweet
est girl you e-ver clapped eyi s on, but
when I cdme back she was married to a
cowardly cut- that never saw tho smoke
of a musket.'
"So I was not the only one, I thought.
I retraced my steps, bearded a train, and
a month later was digging a gold mine
in the Grand canon of Ccdorado.
"Years later I was in the, depot at
Denver awaiting train to take me
back oast, and was much surprised to
find myself face to face with Lucy's
brother Jim.
"That night wo talked over old times
as we iraoki d our cigars and let memory
drift back to the exciting days 0f1'64. I
thought of the dashing first lieutenant
and casually asked:
" 'And whatever became of Pretty
" 'Why. didn't you know?' he replied,
'He married my sister Katherlne—'
"'Your—sister—lCatherlne?' I gasped.
'I—l never know you had any sister but
Lucy I'
" 'She was a half-sister. My father
was married twjee and Katharine always
lived with her grandparents. Say, by
the way,' he added, 'wo thought at one
time that you were rather smitten with
"You can Imagine my eagerness to
reach once more dear old Virginia. How
beautiful the dusty old town looked as
Jim and I sprang from the train and
almost ran down the street toward his
old home!
"Our footsteps sounded loud and clea l
as we Walked across the porch and
Jim opened tho door. Jim tramped
along the hall shouting and laughing
and asking if the place were deserted.
"Then bis mother, bent and gray and
Shatter's plan of campaign; the
army of Invasion ln Cuba.
Fall of Manila certain; insurgents
victorious everywhere; Spanish and
German officers carousing.
Third expedition to Manila leaves
next week; the Seventh regiment will
Archbishop Nozaleda tells the na
tives of Philadelphia that he has a
message from God. saying Yanke;
pigs will be defeated.
Finest troops in the world; General
Miles returns to Washington and tells
about Tampa delays.
Menaced by Germany; the mad em
peror seeing how far he can go.
Will take Hawaii; senate receives re
port of foreign committee; Admiral
Miller will raise the flag and Dole be
• the first governor.
Spain's bogy fleet sails once more
from Cadiz; a mysterious explosive on
After Agulnaldo; the Philippine
chief proclaims a republic; Dewey
sanctions the move.
At'headquarters; latest army; pews;
still holding Hobson ns a hostage.
Second call for volunteers; quota re
quired from the various states.
Admiral Sampson's orders at the
second bombardment of Santiago.
A war reporter's fairy story about »f.
• happy Havana. *
• Cadet Powell promoted for bravery. 4»
"H- +++ + + i-1 + i- v>■l' -h +
her once beautiful face furrowed with
lines, came softly toward* i-s. She fell
Into Jim's arms, sobbing as she did so.
" 'It was thoughtless of me to come
without telling you beforehand,' he said,
'I might have known it would upset
"She but sobbed the more, and could
not speak. Then she took Jim's hand,
and, I following, led us to an upstair
room and gently pushed the- door ajar.
" 'She died but an hour ago,' the
mother said, but I heard as if in a
dream. Then going to a table she took
up some letters, and, trembling and
sobbing, handed themi to me, saying as
she did so: 'Lucy left these. She said
there was one'for you.'
"There was but one sheet and on it
but a line or two—simply: I did not
forget, and I have waited patiently.
I love you, dear.' " —Chicago News.
Once Very Common, Their Flaca Has
Been Taken by Shoes
"When I was a boy," said the middle
aged man, "pretty much everybody used
to wear boots—l did, I know, line calfskin
boots. Now nobody wears boots, except
horsemen and farmers; that is, practically
nobody; you do meet a man ln the city now
nnd then that wears boots, but such men
are so few that they don't count
"We turned from boots to congress gai
ters, once almost universally worn, and
there's quite a lot of congress gaiters worn
still. You look along the rows of feet of
the men sitting in an elevated ear and you
are pretty likely lo see one or more pairs
of them, but button shoes und lace shoes
finally. In very large measure, supplanted
the congress gaiters, and they remain the
shoes commonly worn today.
"And we shall slick t'i shois of one sort
and another. 'Wo .shan't go back to boots,
for various reasons. In the first place, w,>
don't need them. In cities they are not
necessary for protection, nor are they es
sential for comfort. Shoes arc now more
suitable for wear at centers of population,
besides being more convenient and ehi ap r.
"So in populated regions, for th 9 wear
of the great majority of men, we have got
through with boots. It Is another illustra
tion of how easily even long-established
customs vanish when conditions change,"—
New York Sun.
Intelligent Soldiers
On the street cars, which In Tampa fro
as they do In Boston, with overhead trolley
wires, considerations of rank in great part
disappear. Private soldiers sit on the same
seats with colonels. They salute the
colonels and the colonels salute them. They
talk and laugh over the officers' heads; the
officers smile, and all goes democratically
and merrily. I confess to astonishment at
the character and composition of the regu
lar army. An English correspondent here
who has aeon all the armies of Europe tells
me that these private soldiers are mor.i
intelligent than the officers of the Spanish,
army. They seem to be Americans,
though thousands of them have Irish
names, nnd quite often a soldier speaks
with a Herman accent. I met a hands une
young Soldier—really a regular Apollo Bcl
vldere of a fellow (no doubt you can im
agine the Apollo Belvldere in a slouch hat,
dark-blue shirt, light-blue trousers, br
gnns and brown canvas leggings) who
said he was from Boston, and he was very
happy when I told him I was also from
Boston. His name was an Irish one. of
course—and he was a gentleman, if he was
a common soldier. He had a Cuban flag
on his hat. I noticed, by the way,' in the
camp of the Sixth regiment today a very
large Cuban Hag floating from a pole im
provised by cutting the branches off a
tree. And yet the poor Cuban teglment
here Is treated with contempt.—Tampa let
ter to the Boston Transcript.
Nobody is too old to go to school,
but many lack both the time and the
opportunity. The Herald has ar
ranged partially to supply the lack
by conducting a spelling school. Head
the advertisement elsewhere in this
morning's paper headed. "The Her
ald's Spelling School." A gold filied
watch is offered as p. prize this Week.
After the Men on the Grass
WASHINGTON, June IT.—Secretary of.
the Interior Bliss today tel. graphed to J. -
W. Zevcly. special inept-.-tor. appointing|
him acting superintendent of Yosemite, Se
quoia and General Grant national parks th
California. Mr. Zevely will proc ed lirst to
Yosemite park ami expel Intruders and then
remove trespassers from the other two
parks. The commissioner of the land of
fice has been Instructed to have three sp o
lal forest agents report there for duty and
the acting superintendent Is authorised to
employ ten mi n.
A Four-Round Go
It looks now ns if tills will be alinnt a|
four-round go to a Mnlsh between tho Don I
and Uncle Bam. The lirst round wis at
Mnnlla. the second ut Santiago, the third
will beat Havana, and th,- fourth ot Porto
Rico, and S|u|in will then b.: declared out.—
Ran Diego Still.
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You ought to p'iy twice as
much for Schilling's Best as
for other good baking pow
Low-price baking pow
der you should not use at
ail* u2
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1 From t
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j£j As an investment, to say p
nothing of the pleasure \
L of owning a handsome |
gem, our diamonds at A
j import cost is a good f
rS one. The range of selec- A
j tion for purity and size
« is almost unlimited. The a
j F styles of mounting em- P
/=• brace the very latest S
! y ideas. Any stone will g
¥ be reset to suit the taste ¥
e»" of the purchaser. Each <J
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» black figures, with re- V
is duced price in red. Jj
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9c Goldsmiths ' 2[
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CM Opticians {J
j « 235 S. Spring St.
Balloons Balloons
Free With Shoes
Special Saturday's prices on
Children's Shoes and a splendid
balloon with each pair.
Our $".00 Shoes for Ladles,
either Tan or Black, Lace or But
toned, ran nut be duplicated else
where at anything like this figure.
Shoe Store .....
122 So. Spring
It Comes From
THIS is one of the watches offered
as a prii-e for the detection of
misspelled words in Herald advertising.
It is a beauty. Somebody will get
it, or the mate to it, next Monday.
Read "The Herald's Spelling School"
ad elsewhere in this issue.
| Rugs.. • j
I At Auction 1
(4 The entire mock of Fine Turkish Tm
to. Bugs owned by H. Mtrntian.t- Co, $)
(4) will be »old at public iiiictbui by (A
9) Thomas B. Clsri- »t 213 South fj
4 Broadway, 'M
9) MORNING SALE AT 10.30. w)
7m Ibesaies will continue each da* uj
Al "jutil l lie entire stock indisposed fj
(fl of. ThW is r rare c lose- Of
<fi cure n GENUINE TURKISHata §j
(p burg!.in price. tf
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Thos. I). Clark. Auctioneer,

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