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VOL. I.
WAR REVENUE IS IN FORGE
BILL SIGNED BY PRESIDENT
Hanker*. llroker* ninl Amazement
PlaceN Kxueplrtl to Give t'p l.ar«e
AmounlN-Many Stamp* Will He
Called For—Abstract of the Mean
are.
Washington, June 13. —The speaker ami
vice president signed the war revenue
bill this morning anil the president signed
it at 3 p. m.
Immediately upon receiving information
from the White house that the bill had
been signed by the president, Secretary
Gage issued a circular explaining to the
public the proposed bond issue. The cir
cular invites sulwcriptions for two hun
dred millions of 3 per cent bonds. Sub
scriptions will be received at par for a
.period of 3 days from this date, Bonds
will l>e issued in the coupon and regis
tered form, coupon denominations rang
ing from $20 to $1000, and registered
bonds from $20 to $10,000.
The following is an abstract of the
provisions of the bill
A tax of $2 on all beer, ale porter, and
other similar fermented liquors for every
barrel containing not more than 13 gal
lons: and at a like rate for other
quantity or fractional part of a barrel.
Special TaxeN From July.l.
: 1. Bankers employing a capital not
exceeding $2.*>.000. $50; employing a capi
till exceeding $25,000, for every addition
al $1000, $2; surplus included as capital.
Savings banks having no capital stock
and whose business is confined to receiv
ing deposits and loaning or investing the
same for the benefit of their depositors
and which do no other business or bank
ing are not subject to this tax.
2. Brokers, $50; but any person having
paid the special tax as a bank shall not
l»e required to pay the special tax as a
broker.
3. Pawnbrokers, $20.
4. Coinmerical brokers, $20.
5. Custom house brokers, $10.
G. Proprietors of theaters, museums
and concert halls in cities of more than
25.000 population, $100. This does not in
clude halls rented or used occasionally
for concerts or theatrical representations.
7. Circuses, $100, to be paid in each
state in which exhibitions are given.
8. Proprietors or agents of all public
exhibitions or shows for money not enu
merated here, $10.
0. Bowling alleys and billiard room?,
$5 for each table or alley.
Tolmocu Tax.
Tobaccos, cigars, cigarettes anil snuff.
In lieu of tax now imposed by law, a
tax of lc per ounce upon all tobacco and
cigarettes manufactured and sold, the
following taxes to lie paid by the manu
facturer: $3.60 per 1000 on cigars weigh
ing more than three pounds per 1000; $1
per 1000 cigars weighing not more than 3
(Kiiinds per 1000; $3.00 per 1000 on cigar
ettes weighing not more than three
]H>unds per 1000, and $1.50 per 1000 on
cigarettes weighing not more than three
pounds per 1000.
The compromise provisio in regard to
the tax on stock on hand provides for a
tax equal to one-half the difference be
tween the tax already paid on such ar
ticles at the time of removal from the
factory or custom house and the tax lev
ied in this act upon such articles. Deal
ers having on hand less than 100i> pounds
of manufactured tobacco and 2d,000 cigar
ettes or cigars on the day succeeding the
date of the passage of the bill are re
lieved from the necessity of making re
turns and thus relieved from the neces
sity of paying the tax.
Tohaceu Dealer** mnl Manufacturer*.
Dealers in leaf tobacco whose annual
sales do n. t excced 50,000 p rnnds e.ich, $0.
Those whose annual sales exceed 50,000
and not 100,000 pounds, $12, and if their
annual sales exceed 100,000 pounds, $24.
Dealers in other tobacco, whose annual
sales exceed 50,000 pounds, $12. Those
selling their own products at the place
of manufacture are exempted from this
tax.
Manufacturers of tobacco whose an
nual sales do not exceed 50.000 pounds, $0.
Manufacturers whose sales exceed 50.000
and not 100,(KM) pounds, $12. Manufac
turers whose sales exceed 100,000 pounds,
$24. Manufacturers of cigars whose annu
al sales do not exceed 100,000 cigars, $0.
Manufacturers whose sales exceed 100,(Xhl
and 200,000 cigars, $12. Manufacturers
whose sales exceed 200.000 cigars, $24.
Inanranre.
Life—On each policy for $100, 10c on
the amount insured. On policies on the
industrial or weekly plan, 40 per cent of
the amount of the first weekly premium
is charged. Fraternal, l»eneficiary socie
ties and purely local co-operative com
panics, employes' relief associations, oper
ated on the lodge system or local co-op
erative plan, "organized and conducted
solely by the members thereof, for the
exclunive benefit of its members and not
for profit," are exempted.
Insurance (marine, inland, fire) —Each
policy, one-half of one per cent on each
dollar. Co-operative and mutual coin
panies are exempted.
Insurance (casualty, fidelity and guar
antee) —Each poli y and eaeh bind for tlu>
performance of the duties of any office or
position or other obligation of the nature
of indemnity and each contract or obli- ;
gation guaranteeing the validity of band-
or other public body or guaranteeing titles
to real estate or mercantile credits guar !
anteed by any surety company upon the
amount of premium charged, one-half of j
1 cent on each dollar; on a lease, land, or 1
tenement, not exceeding one year, 25
cents; exceeding one year and not exceed
ing three years, 50 cents; exceeding three
yars, $1.
Other Provision*.
Manifest for custom house entry or
m clearance of cargo for a foreign port, if
the registered tonnage of such ship, ves
ttel or steamer does not exceed 300 tons,
$1; exceeding 300 tons and not exceeding
tfOO tons, $3; exceeding 600 tons, $5.
Mortgage of real estate or personal
property; exceeding $1000 and not exceed
ing $1500, 25 cents, and on each $500 in
excess of $1500, 25 cents.
Passage tickets to a foreign port, if
costing not exceeding $30, $1; casting
more than $30 and not exceeding $00, $3;
costing more than $<>0, $5.
Proxy for voting at any election for of
ficers of any incorporated company ex
cept religious, charitable or literary so
cities or public cemeteries, 10 cents.
Power of attorney, 25 cents.
Protesting notes, bills'of exchange, ac
ceptance, check or draft or any marine
protest, 25 cents.
Warehouse receipts, 25 cents.
The stamp duties on manifests, bills of
lading and passage tickets do not apply
to steamboats or other vessels plying be
tween ports of the United States and
ports in British North America.
Silver I'rovlNlon.
The provision for the silver bullion is
as follows :
Coinage of silver bullion —That the sec
retary of the treasury is hereby authoriz
ed and ilirei'ted to coin into standard dol
lars as rapidly as the public interests may
require to an amount, however, of not
less than $1,500,000 a month of silver bill
lion now in the treasury purchased in ac
cordance with the provisions of the act
approved July 14, 1800, entitled, "An act
directing the purchase of silver bullion
and issue of treasury notes thereon and
for other purposes." And said dollars
when coined shall be used when applied
in the manner and for the purpose named
in said act.
Ho ml Provlnlon.
The following provision has been added j
to the bond provision:
"Provided, further that any portion of i
any issue of said bonds not subscribed for
as al>ove provided, mey be disposed of by
the secretary of the treasury at not less
than par and under such regulations as he
may preseril>e, but no commissions shall
be allowed or paid thereon and a sum net
exceeding one-tenth of 1 per centum of the
amount of the bonds and certificates here
in authorized is hereby appropriated out
of any money in the treasury not other
wise appropriated to the expense of pre
paring. advertising and issuing the same." ,
Schedule A, Stump Thxcm.
Bonds, debentures or certificates of in
debtedness bv any association, company
or corporation on each $100 of face value
or fraction thereof, 5 cents, and on each
original issue, whether on organization
or reorganization certificates of stock by
such association, company or corporation,
on each $100 of face value or fraction
thereof, 5 cents; and on all sales or deliv
eries or transfers of shares or certificates
of stock, on each $100 of face value or
fraction thereof, 2 cents; in case of sale
where the evidence or transfer is shown
only by the books of the company the
stamp shall be placed upon such l>ooks
and where the condition of ownership
is by transference the stamp shall be
placed upon the certificates, and in ease
an agreement to sell or where the trans
fer is by delivery of the certificate as
signed in blank, there shall be made and
delivered by the seller to the buyer a bill
or memorandum of such sale, to which
the stamp shall be aflixed.
Penalty: A fine of from $500 to $1000
and imprisonment for six months or both.
Stock Kxclinnjce DenlliiKN.
Upon each sale or agreement to sell any
products or merchandise at any exchange
or board of trade or other similar place,
either for present or future delivery for
each $100 in value of said sale or agree
ment of sale or agreement to sell, 1 cent,
and for each additional $100 or fractional
part thereof, in excess of $100, 1 cent;
provided, that on every sale or agree
ment of sale or agreement to sell there
shall be made and delivered by the sell
er to the buyer ft bill, memorandum of
such sale, to which there shall l>e af
fixed a lawful stamp or stamps in value
equal to the amount of tax on such sale.
I lank checks, drafts or certificates of de
posit not drawing interest, or an order
for the payment of any sum of money
drawn upon or issued by any bank, trust
company or any person or persons, com
panies or corporations, 2 cents.
Hills of exchange (international) draft,
certificate of deposit, drawing interest or
order for the payment of any sum of mon
ey, otherwise than at sight or on de
mand, or any promissory note except
bank notes issued for circulation and for
each renewal for the same for a sum not
exceeding $100, 2 cents; for each addi
tional $100 or fractional part thereof, in
excess of $100, 2 cents.
Pills of exchange (foreign) or letters of
credit if drawn for a sum not exceeding
$100. 4 cents, and for each $100 or frac
tional part thereof in excess of $100, 1
cents. If drawn in sets of two or more
for every bill of each set, 2 cents, and for
each $100 or fractional part in excess of
$100. 2 cents.
Hills of 'tiling or receipt (other than
charter party) for any goods or mer
chandise to be exported to any foreign
port or place, 10 real.a.
risyrMa ur Freight.
Tt. i 8 wn! the duty of every railroad
or steaoiinjt. coir.pany. carrier, express
company or corporation or poison whose
occupation is to act a* such, to ferae to
the shipper or consigner a hill of lading,
manifest or other evidence of receipt and
forwarding for each shipment received
whether in bulk 01 in bo>e«. hales, pack
ages. bundles or not so enclosed or in
cluded and there is to be attached and
cancelled to each of sai.l bills of lading,
etc., a htamp of the va'ue oi 1 cent; pro
vided, that but one bill of lading shall be
required on bundles or packages of news
papers when eucloscd "i one gener \] bun
die at the time of shipment. Penalty, $10.
A tax of 1 cent is imposed on every tel
ephone message for which over 15 cents is
charged. Any telegraphic message ] cent.
Indemnifying bonds, 60 cents.
Certificates of profit* of any association
and on all transfers thereof on each $100
I of face value, 2 cents.
| Certificates of damage* or otherwise,
issued by any port wardens or marine s»ir
! veyor, 25 cent*; certificate# of any other
description, 10 cents. Charter parties, if
the regi*t» red tonnage of the vessel does
[ not exceed .'IOO ton*.. $32; exceeding 300
tons and not exceeding GOO tons, $5; ex
ceeding (iOO tons, $10. Contract brokers*
notes or memorandum of sale of any
goods or merchandise, stocks, bonds, ex
change notes or real estate or property of
any description issued by brokers or per
sons acting as such for each note or mem
1 orandum of sale, 10 cents.
Conveyance or deed for real estate, on
which consideration exceeds $100 and docs
not exceed $500, 50 cents, and for each ad
ditional $500, 50 cents.
Entry of bonds at any custom house
not exceeding $100 in value, 25 cents. Ex
ceeding $100 and not exceeding $500, 50
cents; exceeding $500 in value, $1.
Entry for withdrawal of goods from
bonded warehouse, 50 cents.
Certificate of profit of any association
and on all transfers thereof, on all face
values, 2 cents.
For iMMiie of Honiln.
The secretary of the treasury is author
ized to borrow on the credit of the Unit
ed States from time to time as the pro
ceeds may be required to defray expen
ditures authorized on account of the ex
isting war (which proceeds when receiv
ed to be used for the purpose of meeting
such war expenditures) the sum of $400,-
000,000, or so much thereof as may be
necessary and to prepare and issue there
for coupon or registered bonds of the
United States in denominations of $20 or
some multiple of that sum, redeemable in
coin at the pleasure of the United States
after 10 years from the date of their issue
and payable 20 years from such date
and bearing interest payable quarterly
in coin at the rate of 3 per cent |>er an
num. The bonds are to be first offered at
par as a popular loan.
I*ateat Medicine*.
Schedule It —Medicinal proprietary ar
ticles and preparations—upon every pack
et, box, bottle, pot or phial or other ill
closure, except natural spring waters and
carbonated natural spring waters, wheie
such packet, etc., does not exceed at the
retail price 5 cents, one-eighth of 1 cent
tax; when the retail price is between 5
and 10 cents, one-fourth of 1 cent; be
tween 10 and 15 cents, three-eighths of 1
cent; between 15 and 25 cents, five-eighths
of a cent, and for each additional 25
cents in value, five-eighths of 1 cent tax.
The same tax applies to perfumery and
cosmetics and other similar articles used
as applications to the hair, mouth or
skin. Chewing gum, each package of not
more than $1 retail value, 4 cents, and
for each additional $1, 4 cents.
Sparkling or other wines when bottled
for sale, upon each bottle containing one
pint or less, 1 cent; more than one pint,
2 cents. The stamp is only to be affixed
when the article in this schedule is sold.
I'vtrolenm anil Muirar.
j Petroleum and Sugar Refiners—Every
person, firm, corporation or company car
rying on the business of refining petrol
j cum or refining sugar or owning or con
' trolling any pipe line for transporting
oil or other products whose gross annual
receipts exceed $250,000, is made subject
to pay annually a special excise tax equiv
alent to onc-parter of 1 per cent on the
gross amount of all receipts in excess of
that sum. Returns are to be made month
ly. The penalty is a fine of from $5000
to $10,000.
A stamp tax of 1 cent is to l»e collected
on every seat sold in a palace and parlor
car and on every berth sold in a sleeping
car, and the stamp to be affixed to the
ticket and paid by the company issu
ing it.
Inheritance Tnx.
A tax on inheritance and legacies ex
ceeding $10,000 is provided as follows: On
sums In'tween $10,000 and $25,000, first
on lienefits to the lineal issue or lineal an
cestors, brother or sister of the deceased
at the rate of 75 cents for every $100.
Second, to the descendant of a brother or
sister at the rate of $1.50 for every $100.
Third, to the brother or sister of the fath
er or mother or a descendant of a broth
er or sister of the father or mother at the
rate of $3 for every $100. Fourth, to the
brother or sister of the grandfather or
grandmother or descendant of a brother
or sister of the grandfather or grand
mother, $4 for $100. Fifth, to those
of any other degree of collateral con
sanguity or strangers in blood or a Iwwly
politic or corporate, at the rate of $5 lor
every $100.
All legacies or property passing by will
or by law of any state or territory to
husband or wife are exempted from tax
or duty. On sums ranging between $25,-
000 and $100,000, the rates of tax are to
be multiplied by one and one-half; on
those ranging from $10(1,000 to $s<M>,ooo
the rates are to lie multiplied by two; on
those ranging from $500,000 to $1,000,000.
the rates are to Ik* multiplied by two and
one-half, and on those above $1,000,000
the rates are to l»e multiplied by three.
The tax is to be made a lien upon the
property until paid and it is required that
the tax shall be* sati-fi d before the legatee
is paid.
Certificated of Indebtedneaa.
The secretary of the treasury is auth
orized to borrow from time to time, at a
rate of interest not exceeding 3 per cent,
such sums as in his judgment inay be
necessary to meet the public expenditures
and to issue certificates of indebtedness
in denominations of $50 or some multiple
of thai sum. Each certificate is made pay
able at such time not exceeding one year
from the date of its issue as the secretary
of the treasury may prescribe, provided
that the amount of such certificates ob
tained shall at. no lime exceed $100,000.-
000.
Adlienlon Xtainim.
Adhesion stamp*: Section 7 provides
that if any person shall make, sign or
issue anj instrument or paper of any de
scription without its Inking stamped, he
shall l>e guilty of a misdemeanor, the
penalty being $100 at the discretion of
the court.
Section 8 provide* a penalty of a fine
not exceeding $1000 or imprisonment for
a term not exceeding five years or both,
for counterfeiting the xtamps and the pen
alty is made to apply to all persons hav
ing any connection with the counterfeit
ing S
Proprietors of proprietar licle* are
given the privilege of f' their
RITZVILLE, WASHINGTON, JUNE 15, 1898.
own dies or designs for stamps, a failure
to perform which act is made a misde
meanor punishable by a tine of not less
than $50. nor more than $500, or by im
prisonment of not to exceed six months
or both.
It is also made a misdemeanor bv sec
tion 10 to evade the provisions of the
stamp law, punishable by a tine not ex
ceeding $200.
ExeaiptlonN.
Section Ift exempts government, state,
county and municipal bonds from the op
eration of the law and also the stocks
ami bonds issued by co-operative build
ing and loan associations, whose capital
stock does not exceed $10,000 and building
and loan associations or companies that
make loans only to their shareholders.
Section 18 provides for a tax stamp on
telegraph messages and exempts mes
sages of officers ami employes of the gov
ernment. and official business and also the
messages of the telegraph or railroad com
panies over their own lines.
Section 20 makes it a misdemeanor to
evade the plans of schedule It. relative
to drugs, medicines, perfumery, etc.. pun
ishable by a fine not to exceed $500 or
'imprisonment to not exceed six months
or both.
Medicines put up and sold at retail as
prescriptions are not included in the tax
able articles, leaving it to apply partic
ularly to proprietary articles.
Section 24 adds tax on proprietary ar
ticles to the duty on them, requiring the
affixing of the internal revenue stamp
before withdrawal for consumption.
Mixed Flour anil Tea.
A substitute was adopted for the sen
ate provision for a tax on mixed flour,
but the material point* were retained.
In addition to the annual license of $12
upon manufactures a tax of 4 cents per
Uirrel is levied upon all mixed flour man
ufaetured, sold or removed for sale. The
same rate is proportionately levied on
half barrels and smaller packages.
Tea—There shall be levied, collected
and paid upon tea when imported from
foreign countries a duty of 10 cents per
pound. The tax becomes operative with
the act.
EIGHT HUNDRED MILLION.
American Fnrinem Draw From For
eign Countries.
Washington, June 13.—The farmers
the country are drawing upon other parts
of the world for more money in the fiscal
year which ends with this month than in
any prereding year in the history of the
country. Even the high water mark of
1892, when our exports of agricultural
products amounted to $709,328,232, will
Im» surpassed by the record of the year
which closes with this month. The pre
liminary reports of May exportation*
which have reached the bureau of sta
tistics make it quite apparent that the
ngncultural exports of tlie year will I*,
considerably in exec** of $801*),000,000, the
total for the year lading likely to reach
$835,000,000. Never Iwfore have the ex
ports of agricultural product* reached the
$800,000,<M>0 line and never but twice
have they been as much as $700,000,000,
the two occasions being in 1881 and 1802.
Compared with the last lineal year the
increase in exports of agricultural pro
ducts will be fully $ I."> 0,000,000, and com
(Mired with the preceding year the in
crease will be over $250,000,000, while
the total will be fully 50 |M»r cent in ex
cess of that of the fiscal year of 1895.
TOKENS OF ENGLAND'S FAVOR.
Loudly Cheered In Ksiireaalnir flood
Will for America.
London, June 11.-—Last evening's pro
cec ings in parl'amenl illustrated the hipfli
favor in which Americans are held hero
just now. Every allusion of Sir William
j llarcourt or Mr. Chamls'ilain to the sug
gested all ancc or under finding was loud
j Iv cheered, the Irish alone dissenting,
'llarcourt, liberal leader, said:
"No one is more anxious or more eager
for closer and more (M'rmancnt relations
with the United States than myself. Ever
since I have had anything to do with
public life, my foremost, object has been
the cultivation of good relations with the
United States."
Chamberlain, at the end of a long de
fense of his policy as secretary of state
for the colonies, made an eloquent reiter
ation of his desire for close, cordial and
intimate relations with the United States,
adding:
I "And more close, more intimate, more
| definite they are the better I shall lie sat
isfied."'
SPAIN DOESN'T WANT PEACE.
Declare That War Can Be Continued
for Two Years.
Madrid, Juno 11.—The campaign inau
gurated by ionic of the foreign newspa
pers in favor of |>eaee between Spain
and the United State*, is not approved
here. According to the opinions of several
generals, Spain \* capable of continuing
war in Cuba, for two years even under the
most unfavorable circumstances, herefore,
they add, it is unless to talk of peace
unless it implic* a return to the status
quo ante-bellum.
The government, it is added, has not
received any suggestion* of peace from the
powers, and in political circles, it is de
clared, if such sugpection were received,
the government would politely decline to
entertain it on the ground that Spain
has decided to pursue the war to the bit
ter end.
Tranavaal E <|»eetln* War.
London, June I.'.—The Cape Town
correspondent of the J>aily Mail say*:
The war betweer the Transvaal and
Swa/.iland may break out at any mo
ment The Swaziland king ha* 30,000
warriors well : rmed and drilled, and
there is much anxiety in the Transvaal.
When wives and widows speak of their
late husbands, their me: jing is quite dif
ferent.
FIRST EHUD BUTTLE 111 ■
THIRTEEN HOURS OF FIGHTING
Fonr Anierleaim Were Shot Dead—
Ailvnner IMekets I niier l.lenten
iiiilh .Neville mil Shaw Are la-
Hceounteil For—Spaalnh I.onm In
1 nknon a.
On Board the Associated Press Dis
patch Boat Dauntless, off Guantanamo,
Sunday, June 12, via Mole St. Nicholas,
June 12.—Lieutenant Colonel R. W.
Huntington's battalion of marines which
landed from the tmnsport Panther on
Friday and encamped on the hill guard
ing tlie abandoned cable station at the
entrance to the harbor of Guantanamo,
has been engaged in heading off a rush
attack by Spanish guerrillas and regulars
since 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon. The
fighting was almost continuous for 13
hours, until 0 o'clock this morning, when
reinforcements were landed from the Mar
blchead. Four of our men were killed
and one wounded. The advance pickets
under Lieutenants Neville and Shaw are
unaccounted for.
Among the killed is Assistant Surgeon
John Blair Gibba, son of Mayor Gibbs of
the regular army, who fell in the Custer
massacre. His home was at Richmond,
Ya., but he has been practicing in New
York and entered the service since the
war began. He was a very popular of
ficer. The others killed are Sergeant
Charles 11. Smith of Smallwood, Private
William Dunphy of Gloucester, Mass.,
and Private James McColgan of Stone
ham, Mass.
Corporal Glass was ae iden tally wound
ed in the hand.
MpnnlHh i.omm Unknown.
The S|Mini«h loss is unknown, but it
was probably considerable. The splashes
of blood found at daylight at the posi
tions the Spanish forces occupied indi
cate fatalities, but their comrades car
ried otT the killed and wounded. The
engagement began with desultory firing
at the pickets, a hundred yards inland
from the camp.
t i.ptain Spieer's company was doing
guard duty, and was driven in, finally
rallying on the camp and repulsing the
enemy by 5 o'clock.
The bodies of Privates McColgan and
Dunphy were found, ln>tli shot in the
head. The large cavities made by the
bullets, which, inside a range of 500
yards, have a rotary motion, indicate
that the victims were killed at close
range. The bodies were striped of slkm-s,
hats and cartridge belts, and horribly
mutilated with machetes.
When the bodies were brought in the
whole battalion formed three sides of a
hollow square about the camp on the hill
top. lielow in the bay were the warships
at anchor. In the land front of the camp
is a deep ravine, and beyond this are
steep hills. The adjacent country is
thick with bushes.
Anierlpnnn Fine TnricrlM.
The sky was l>lanket «><! with cloud a and
when the mm set a gale wan blowing sea
ward. Night, fell thiek and impenetra
ble. The Spanish guerrillas concealed in
the chaparal cover had the advantage,
the men furnishing a Hue target against
the sky. The Spaniards fought from cov
er until midnight discoverable only by
the Hashes of their guns. The repeat
ers sounded like eraekers in a barrel. The
Marblchead's launch with a Colt machine
gun in her bow, pushed up the bay en
filading the Spaniards ami it is thought
that some were killed. The marines trail
ed much blood to the water's edge and
there lost it. Sharks arc numerous in
the vicinity.
The ships threw their searchlights
ashore, the powerful eyes sweeping the
deep tropic foliage and disclosing occa
sionally skulking |Nirties of Spanish.
It «ull represented a transformation
scene at the harbor. Kach discovery of
the enemy was greeted by the cracks of
carbine fire along the edge of the camp
ridge or by the long roll of the launch
and the machine gun, searching thickets
with a leaden stream.
Hand to llmiil tttriiKKle.
Shortly after midnight came the main
attack. The Spaniards made a gallant
charge up the southwest slope, but were
met by repeated volleys from the main
body and broke before they were one
third of the way up the hill, but they
came so elose that at points there was
almost a hand-to-hand struggle. The of
ficers fired their revolvers. The Span
iards got through the o|>en formation to
the edge of the camp. Colonel Jose (km
pina, the Cuban guide, discharged his re
volver and they, turning and finding
themselves without support, ran belter
skelter down the reverse side of the hill.
It was during this assault that Assistant
Surgeon (iibbs was shot in the head in
front of his own tent, the farthest point
of attack. Jle fell into the arms of Pri
vate Sullivan and both dropped. A sec
ond bullet threw dust in their face*.
Surgeon (iibbs lived 10 minutes but did
not regain consciousness.
Continued All Mlffht.
The surgeons of the hospital corps then
removed their quarters to the trenches
about the old Spanish stockade north of
the camp. The attacks were continued
ut intervals throughout the rest of the
night with firing by small squad* in var
ious directions.
Towards morning the fire slackened.
Dawn is the favorite time for attack, and
as the cast paled, the marines, lying on
their guns, were aroused. Some were ac
tually atdeep, as they had had no rest for
4H hours and tired nature could not long
er stand the strain. Hut no attack
caine. Three new 2 pound field guns,
which could not t>e used during the night
for fear of bitting our own men, shelled
several squads of Spaniards after day
light. They dove into the bushes like
prairie dogs into burrows as the shells
broke over their heads in the gray
dawn.
Foand the Rerteaat'a Body.
As the correspondent of the Associated
Press talked with Major Cockrell, who
was in charge of the outposts, word
came of the finding of the body of Ser
geant Smith, lie was reported as hav
ing been killed at 5 o'clock on the pre
vious day, but it appears that he had
been seen alive at 10 o'clock in the even
ing. When and how he was killed no
one knows at this writing. Neither hail
the man been mustered out, nor had the
outposts of Neville and Shaw been re
lieved.
Lieutenant Colonel Huntington and
Major Cockrell gave high praise to the
nerve and steadiness of officers and men.
especially the younger, as the engage
ment was a baptism of fire for a large
majority. The men were in darkness ami
in a strange land, but they stood to their
posts with courage and fortitude, and
there was no symptom of panic. The
marines, though much disgusted, were
eager for more lighting, promising to in
flict heavy punishment. Today the am
plest precautions have been taken, and
as the Dauntless was leaving, reinforce
ments were landing from the Marble
head.
The Attacklaa Force.
Estimates vary as to the attacking
force—some say 200 anil others run as
high as 1000. Colonel Campina, the Cu
ban guide, said the Spanish were mostly
that they were regulars, as most of the
irregulars, but the reports of the dis
charge of Mauser rifles would indicate
that they were regulars, as most of the
guerrillas carry Remington rifles. The
Cuban guerrillas, as a rule, have more
dash and courage than the regulars.
The new campaign uniforms prove sat
isfactory and are almost invisible at a
distance of 200 yards.
The I>»e guns caused several accidents
on the drawing of cartridges. Corporal
(•lass shattered his hand.
Despite the loss of the men. who are
keenly regretted, the men rejoice that
they have been engaged in the first fight
on Cuban soil. They sailed from New
York* the day war was declared. Since
then until they landed on the shore of
(iiiantanamo bay they have been cooped
up in the Panther, and they had begun
to fear that the troops would beat them
after all.
John lllnlr filhhn.
New York, June 12.—John Blair Gibbs.
who is reported killed at Guantanamo,
was 20 years old, single, and lived alone.
His late home was in this city. He is
said to have been a graduate of the Uni
! versify of Virginia. He lived ami prac
ticed medicine here for about four years.
BRUTAL CRIME IN BUTTE.
1.1 t tic Klhel t ■ 111 Murdered li>- Some
Fiend.
Hutte, Mont., June 11.—Ktlicl Gill,
aged !> vpiU'h, disap|H»arcd from her homo
on South Ohio street on Thursday even
ing. Thin morning her dead body wsi
found in nn outhouse several blocks
from the residence of her pnrents. Tlie
condition of the body showed plainly she
had been outraged ami the marks alnmt
her neck indicated that she ha<l been
strangled to death.
The poliee think they have the man
who committed the eriine. lie was ar
rested alnmt an hour after the girl's ab
sence was noted. The police wanted him
on suspicion of burglary. They found
him in the lumber yard not 50 feet from
the outhoiiHc. There were blood stains
on his riot lies anil when questioned about
them he could give no satisfactory an
Hwer. When today's discovery was made
the police thought of this circumstance.
Si nee then witnesses have been found
who will swear they saw the man and
the child together on the evening of her
di»appearanee and shortly before his ar
rest. The man gave the name of ('has.
Smith, but is also known to the police
as Iliggins.
May Xof llr Ihr Man.
Butt#, Mont., June 12. —Thousands of
people today visited the scene of the mur
der of little Kthcl (■ ill and hundreds went
to the county jail to see the man who is
suspected of it. They were in hopes of
lieing able to identify Charles Smith as
the man who had been seen in various
parts of the city making indecent ail
vanccs toward young girls and children.
None of them were able to do so, how
ever, and some of the authorities are be
ginning to waver a little in their faith
that they have the right man. They arc
landing every effort to find the guilty
party, and most of tliein think Smith is
the man.
One feature of the cane is that when
the little girl did not eoine home to sup- 1
per and the anxious mother weift to look
for her, she was attracted by the crowd
that had gathered around the officer who
arrested Smith on a charge of burglary.
This was not over 2."> feet from the out
house in which the body of the child was
found later, and where it was, no doubt,
at the time.
Not realizing that she had any interest
in the arrest, the mother passed on and
continued her search.
The Gills have been following the race
horses over the western circuit, both
father and mother acting as cooks.
TO KEEP OUT OF POLITICS.
ft«M»lal Democracy Turin Down IJeb»
Plan and Voten for Colonisation
| Chicago. June 11.—ho social democracy
, in convention in this city, decided by a
j vote of i»2 to 30 in favor of the coloni/a
--l tion Hcheme. for which purfw»hc it wan or
I Ifunized, and against the plan of political
i action proposed by Eugene V. Deb*,
j Prior to taking the vote there was a
; warm debute from early last evening un
til 2:30 thin morning. The result of the
Iwlloting was announced amidst the ut
most enthusiasm and wan so overwhelm
ing that the advocate* of the political
action program very gracefully acknowl
edged themselves beaten.
(ierMsa Cralaar for Mnnlln.
Berlin, June 10.—Advices received here
from Nagasaki, Japan, say that the tier
man first class cruiser Kaiserin Augusta
left that port for Manila.
W[ OVER THE WORLE
NEWS ITEMS FBOM ALL PASTS
llualneaa Pointers—Personal Notea-
Curlona Facta—Record of Crime*
and Caanaltlea—Progreaa of Manu
factorlea—Kellffloua Notea.
The Oakland. Cal., Hoard of Trade ha
the California senators to set'un
Iho annexation of Hawaii.
A wild man entirely nude has beer
raptiired after an exciting chase in flu
woods near Valley Cottage, N. Y.
William A. Pinkerton, the famous de
teotive, ha« boon called into government
service to hunt down Spanish spies.
Government crop reports show favora
hie condition of growing wheat, oats an<
| cotton. Corn is somewhat backward.
Arthur Zimmerman, former champion
bicyclist of the world, is (lying of Moxi
can fever, at his home in Trenton. N. .1
For the eleven months ending May 31
the I'nited States treasury receipts show
an increase over 1807 of over
Thus far this season 2,000,000 quarts ol
strawberries have been consumed in Cin
cinnati.
Another slide has occurred on the Val
dez glacier, Alaska, burying a number ol
pack animals. %
A ward in the City of Philadelphia
claims lo be the banner asparagus-grow
ing section of the world.
Congress has passed a bill providing for
the establishment of post offices at mili
tary posts ami camps.
There is a run <m the Hank of Spain
ill Madrid, the people demanding the ex
change of notes into silver.
Owing to the difficulty in shipping
horses so far, it is likely that no cavalry
will be sent to the Philippines.
A giant torpedo boat is to be built by
Russia, at St. Petersburg. It will l»e ol
1500 tons, or about four time« the dis
placement of the largest torpedo-boat de
st rovers.
The towns of Romano and Lost Springs
Kan., have each a population of about
200. Neither town contains an idle mar
or boy, a tippler, a dog, an unoccupied
house or a place where liquor is sold.
French pa|w»rs are now discussing tlu
probability of a French-American coin
pact.
The senate has passed a bill providing
for the appointment of two matrons foi
every volunteer regiment to mend and
wash clothes.
President McKinley is said to have in
formation which points to the early cos
sat ion of the war on account of Spain'*-
deplorable condition.
The Wisconsin Sti|»erior Court has de
cided that a specification in a contract
requiring the contractor to employ union
labor is void.
ltritiNh Colonial Secretary Chamberlain
thinks an alliance between the I'nited
States and Croat Britain is certain in
the near future.
A conflagration at Poshawur, India, in
fho Punjab district, has destroyed 4(NM
houses, doing damage to the amount ot
*20 000.000. The flames raged for twenty
four hours.
Senor Polo de Itarmilic, late Spanish
minister to the United States, has been
appointed under secretary in the foreign
office of the Spanish government.
The United States court at Milwaukee
Wis., has pronounced illegal an ordinance
of that city to compcl street railways t<:
sell twenty-live tickets for $1.
The economic situation in Spain daily
Incomes more critical. The distress amon«i
the jioor is terrible, and the
is heset with great financial difficulties.
A bill has boon introduced in the house
of representatives by Mr. Laoey of lowa
to enable soldiers in the field to vote in
congressional elections during the war
with Spain
Ice is seriously interfering with the
establishment of communication between
the revenue cutter ller.r and Lieut. Jarvis.
who went to the relief of the imprisoned
whalers off Alaska.
'Hie relations of Mrs. Serena Turell, who
died recently in New York, will content
her will, which provides for her washer
woman, dressmaker and several hotel
waiters, without mentioning relatives.
"The irony of fate" is illustrated in the
case of John ftoehel, of Sioux City, Is.,
who atmiHrtcd a fortune in the Klondike
country, and recently died on the trail in
Ahmka while returning home.
Cannibals attacked the village of Mom
bare, New Guinea, carried off all the
women nnd murdered eighteen men, ten
of uhotn they ate.
Soldiers have a special mail service
privilege that most of them are not aware
of. When they mail a letter without
pontage prepaid the letter will lie for
warded with postage due at the usual
nite, to l»e collected on delivery.
William Patterson of Andrew county.
Mo., sold by telephone $2000 worth of
cattle and then went to Maryville and
enlisted to light against Spain, lie has
no relatives, and leaves his fortune of
$0000 to a little orphan gill whom he has
known since her birth.
An organization of 000 mounted rifle*,
to lie known as Palma Mounted rifles,
American volunteers, is under way in
New York to augment the ranks of Go
mez and to aid the Cnited States in the
invasion of Cuba. Five hundred picked
men have already lieen enrolled.
Cannery Loan f7ft.OOO.
Astoria, Ore., June 13. —The loss caus
ed by the burning of the Aberdeen Pack
ing Company's cannery at Ilwaco, Wash.,
is estimated at $75,000. The insurance is
about $40,(KM). The fire is believed to have
Invii of incendiary origin.
Kicked Out of Canada.
Montreal, June o.—Word has been re
ceived here from Ottawa that a messen
ger has left there with notice of expul
sion from Canada of Lieutenant Carran
7jx and Senor Dubosc, recently attached
to the Spanish legation at Washington.
A girl always thinks a man's heart is
in the right place when she possesses it.
NO. 20.

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