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L. 1. NO. 280
egular Troops and Rough Rid
ers to the Number of 15,000
Have Gone.
uxiliary Cruiser St. Louis Has
the British
Steamer Twickenham
, _
Special Dispatch to Tub si s.
Wash, noton, June 12.—Tlie fleet of
... . , if,«Hort with
^transports which have been loaded witn
troops several days awaiting an investi
n f Knnnish shina
gallon of the reports of Spanish ships
being seen near the Florida coast, left
B ,.- „
Tampa this ntternoon lor Santiago.
The destination of the expedition is
| Santiago, or near that city, and numbers ^
It is largely made,
. . , .,,,,1 ,. 1
ip of regular troops of intantn and at
illery, together with ti.e rough riders
. ... . | , , ri „i,t,m»ni
inder lolonel M ood and I.iuitmant
I .ridaM.
An engineer regiment and a detach
lent of the signal corps also accoinpa
. ,
ies the expedition. 1 lie slops will be
diana and the Brooklyn and a number
be followed will tin
filboiit 1)00 miles long, anil the journey
3M ,,,
should be made m fom thus. j
■ By Thursday, therefore, the expedition
W, ,1 i .i • , ,• I,, : ,,
Bionlcl reach tin point ot debarkation,
Ivhich is in the vicinity of Santiago, but
... . i ti . • i . | lot i; , wr
'v"l >'ot be made public until the landing
has been effected.
, . ,i i, „
lhe navy department lu.s been in
formed that the auxiliary cruiser St. '
df be s„.o,i-b fleet , u ,d !
a cargo of coal foi Hit Spanish fleet, ana
has followed theJUtter from Martinique. |
ipcciai Dispatch to Thkhi'n.
r Wahiiinuton, June 12,-It is said at,
the War Department that 2,<HKl troops
should reach Slanila by Wednesday nexj,,
and that they will be landed at Cavite,
for the purpose of soon thereafter taking
Manila. The Philippine insurgents are
??mnifest Iv acting under the directions of
Admiral Ifewev and are conducting war I
IWini a civilized plane. Their leader,
n||Aguinakh>, however, demands that the
HBnnra* set, noon his head be recalled or he
IlSN'ill not be resiKuisible for consequences
[Imf his forces should take Manila lx-fore
illBhe American troops shall arrive.
W War Department officials say that 5,000
Imlroops shall start for Manila from San
Mwrancisco tonight or Sunday morning
SHvith ample Hupplien and ammunition.
Hbenenil Merritt has reported that this
imecond expedition is this afternoon ready
IHo sail and wi'l sail without needless
Iff Tifrj.ml, tlu. V.W 1 Iciiiri iiii'iit \d
Ihecmtc ™io of the war ^ ho cost of the
IlhU will te adl'l te tim war indemnity
iHleauired It is not believed however,
Whit this threat w ieter'ervera from
■LV W . 118 1 u. 1 . 1 1 * ' .
BHblowing up his cruisers, because that
NlBktute Snaniard will realize that it would
ffiBe U l»tt,erfor s\ain to Mvaddltiiinal
1|T, 1 j F?' Jhere.
IBidemn.ty if conquered than that the
■Wessels of her own navy should be used
HJly the enemy to assist in accomplishing
IJ||er downfall.
II), Tlie determination of tlie President re
IlHiains the same concerning tlie future
flfKohduct of tl.e war. It will be carried
INlnn most aggresiu-iy until tlie govern
nt at Madrid sms for,,peace. If the
§about 15,000 men.
polonel Roosevelt.
invoved by some of tl.e finest ships
fleet, including j.robably tl.e
ton. ti.
t smaller warships.
(The course to
mbtedly be along tl.e blockade line on
.e North coast of Cuba and around the
. , .
tins route is
western end of tl.e island.
Louis had captured tl.e British steamer
Twickenham, off Santiago. She carried
Troops lit'.it'll SfliiliiiKO.
Sixciftl Pisi atcii to Tin: Si n.
/ Off Santiago via. Cape Hail ion
ia.-Elevcn transports liearing
American army have arrived liefi,re I
, June
S llu; !
w AVo.k of (1 Isom hark in a it ishclievcd
will cominonce imniedintoly.
* The Spaniards are taking every slop
jmssililo In prove 111 Iliem Dsun effect
B|lng a landing.
Conquest ol C'ubu, Then
Army Goes to Spuin.
„f p.,Kn i W<A p;„,. ti^r'nrrt
co l ' ' .
■ b sufficient the American
„,:ii L, ... .. ii« ™
navy will te sent across he o(»ancon
v r®. . ' . . •, «. • L tho
pLilipnf's rtnlinv nn.i will tmt Jap
I residents policy, and it vull not be
c » * .
. There will be no European interven
turn. That is, there will be no liiterfer
cnee with this country. It is possible
that European intervention will ulti
^ ,n a t e |y be fclt in Madrid bv the powers
of Europe demanding the cessati.m of
1 Spain s policy of national suicide. This
Ina to be the dream of the Sagaeta
Ministry and <if the Queen Regent. They
? an safely say to tlie people that they
have been compelled to abasidon the
I war by the powers of Europe. They are *
'apparently willing to lose everytmng in
, he A tl a ntic and Pacific oceans in oruer
to maintain the dynasty and save it from ,
the wrath of the misguided and misgov-;
erned people.
Navy Department officials were ap
patently surprised when information |
was given to tiie public concerning the
landing of Die monitor Mmitery at Coro
nado, ostensibly for the purpose of coal
ing. T hey say it is likely that the moni
tor entered the harbor to make some re
! pairs to her machinery. It is more likely
that tlie Monterey is on the way to the
we are at war with Spain and everything
is coming our way.
The invincible monitor could take ter.- 1
tative possession, and some of tlie tnious
now embarking at San Irancisco might
go thm . fa* enlire plan of the ad
m inif-t rat ion cannot In* wholly discerned, i
Hut McKinley manifestly intends t<>,
„ ake the war c „st,ly to Spain as possi- j
hie. i
Suplilles LanUetl III UllDtl, :
, I
Poitr Antonio, Jamaica June 12.—Tlie
! a "^' ia '.v cruiser Yixen Has landed f,„.
insurgents at, Aserrado, a few miles
| west of Santiago, tOOrifles, 00,000 rounds
of ammunition and five tons of provi
«ions. j
The Spanish cavalry attempted to pre- l
vent the landing ot tlie supplies, but
were shelled and driven off The Vixen's
rent execution. j
red refugees from Manzanillo
Tliev re-j
port that Manzanillo, an important port
on tlie south coast of Cuba, where re
cently a large force of Spaniards were
concentrated, is almost defenceless. j
. .
Admiral .Sampson says, and authorizes ,
the World to print; ,,
H I had ten thousand troops 1 coitld
occupy, Santiago within foity-eight!
All naval officers wonder why no land ,
forces are furnished. 1
Santiago-s defenses arc now practically
demolished, but delay means repairs and ;
'he remounting of Bjnallertruns and the;
placing of tj. veras 11-incli guns in
splendid positions. 1
, e ,*L wt ', ^ J® a i' in . v ' V, H .' act '
the difficulty of today. It given a rt tie
time tervera can cover the land and sea
approaches with the following guns: ;
,, "" r ,!,: ln ,and
i* w .2 «*• !* i
forty «■ inch. •
Over one hundred, 0-pounders. i ,
Many smaller rapid-brers.
Admiral Sampson's daily reports from : t
tiie shore show that these guns have not
yot been removed from the ships. Bub j
u f f Cub 7 n General Garem is nearing
nien an . a twelve Hotchkiss l- pounders. ,
, Ad,a, . ral Sampson is considering a plan a
of sending his own field artillery ashore
fo n ; d (4«r^ia if he arrives him >n audio
a,< * lta J c,a i* ue ariives soon, ft|| a 10 ,
t»kc Santiago be ore the tardy troops ge
General (iarcia s men are the best
digciplined of the Cnbang . T hev aru ,
used to the support of artillery. ' !
Tlie steep hills surrounding Santiago
•• r - - - B
Ladrot.es or Carolines instead of to Ma
nila. Those Spanish possessions might
we fl fall into our hands as not while
Special Dl#i»teh IoThesi'n.
I have arrived at Montego Bay.
shells did g
! Six build
Sanipson Wants
SiHicial j)i
New York, June 12.— In a special
cable from Kingston,Jamaica, the \Vorld
tr Th p 1 t'J
take Santiago before tl.e turdy troops get
here. General Garcia's men "are the best
disciplined of the Cubans. They are , s
used to tl.e
excellent for bombardment signaling
and assault.
The nightly risk of torpedo boat at
tacks is wearin " " - '
. on tlie fleet,
Kven "Fighting Bob" Evans is growing
Adthiral Sampson appreciates 1
ti rt*
this, but is determined that no Spanish
cruiser sliail escape. He said to me to
"Especially after the other night's tor
pedo episode the wear on our captains
has been tremendous. Neither can their
crews stand the nightly strain and be at
their best, but wo must keep right close
up so that by no possibility ,in no dark
ness and by no storm can the Spaniards
escape. It is said the sunken Merrimac
bars their exit. That may be so, but"—
and Admiral Sampson spoke from his
heart—"I would ruther lose my head
than let one of them get away."
The local Cuban Chief, Cebreco, is aid
ing Admiral Sampson greatly. He re
ports 7,000 Spanish troops in the Santi
ago entrenchments, on the fortified Keys
and at the entrance to the defences.
Captain Chadwick of the New York, esti
mates the number at 5,000, and The
World's last field news show that num
Spain Wants to Fight On.
Special Dispatch to Thk sun.
Madhiu, June 12.—The campaign in
augurated by some of the foreign news
papers in favor of peace between Spain
and the United States is not approved
here. According to the opinions of sev
eral generals Spain is capable of con
tinuing the war in Cuba for two years,
even under the most unfavorable circuni
stances. Theref .re, they add, it is use
less to talk of peace unless it implies a
return to the status quo ante helium.
The Government, it is added, lias not
received any suggestions of peace front
the powers, and in political circles it is
declared that if such a suggestion was
received the Government would politely
decline to entertain it on the ground
that Spain has dfeided to pursue the war
to the bitter end.
Digpatcheg rm , iv( . d here f ro m Cuba
announce that yellow fever is ravaging
Hear Admiral Sampson's fleet, the Prov*
ince of Santiag0 de Cuba, it is claimed,
being the hotbed of the scourge.
. ., T . .. n , WhlI „
June l..-i ne ».reiu-/^iu ng
today says it can connrm trie reports mai
taking P' 9C ® .
powers ? .. , '
Spam and the I mud i tatis.
McK'lllt'V Wiitlts IlllltSIIlIllf V
c . .JL TllK sin J
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ahiiimsion, J }
Mc Kink-v k ufosi t hat 1 < »rto Rico e muUl ,
be lnu. k ' ' ** '
soon as possible.
r m il'can be^ t obtained^^ there hi i
,, at m. fears that Spain
™ f(ir pea. e after the fall' of San- j
y . d , s 1
*»,«. V.^nnM nf olitainina imlem
' J 8 the war
ti.p." nosoessioii of 1'orto Rico
,,, • * ' '
f V„'re i,„ u i,„„„ v „ rv .
... 7 f , i,,.
ii.o niH nf tiw
rrS YSK ildth this
... . U_ , , t) lHininistrn
.! ri'uliVuiion of the uncertain non
u!!; iVli i ' -
tl0, | la d | IO I„ , j d ' n i v throueli Siianisli
■l, i '!,,'V,,nit v F, l 11 ,i'|,uVl',, r t < i Rico' In the
1 . -J ., ,
te rc^on for the change in
. , i 5llt | a J;' , t() . v-ilinblu :
.'J ',! a ' r Hi.Iirv M
^" m o d { e t ^ KouVo, Artilleiv : ^wlm 11
returned to Washington on Thursday |
atu i a kcict trip to tin pnm ipal placts ;
"tV e sunoosition that, between lo 000
and 20,000 Spanish soldiers are stationed |
in Porto Rico WL« disnro-ed bv Lieuten
", , V i:,„ '
a »t'M.i.nej s ...jest,gallons. ,
Merritt Wants More Men.
nis!Etch toT hfsun I
B i l ' tu ''.
San Fkantiscti, June 12.—Major-Gen-1
erat Merritt wants more troops. He is
now in communication with Washington '
on tiie subject, and hopes to receive j
word within a few hours that additional
forces have been granted him.
General Merritt contemplates leaving
San Francisco for Manila two weeks from |
to-day, and is desirous that Ins expedt-1
tiemarv forces shall precede him to the
Philippines. With the troops that ar-j
rived yesterday and to-day helms a force
of about, sixteen thousand. It is said
tliat in the last forty-eight hours the I
Goyernor-General has been in constant j
communication will, the War-Depart
ment, and has finally demanded that the
f ld | qu,,t a ,,f 20,000 sneciiied by him, be
tilled. ' i
Tlie Senator and tlie Morgan City are
being tittud up for tlie truojis, and both
tiiese veHnels will be ready by the end of
next , weo ^ They were built for the
Klondike trade, and have a large carry-,
j„g canacity, and a few days' work will
them in shape as transports. ;
The third fleet prebably will comprise
the Senator, the Morgan City, the Ohio ;
and tlie Centennial, if the latter is ac- i
cepted after reinspection. The Ohio ar-;
rived today from Seattle and was turned
over to the Government. ;
The work of organizing the engineer j
signal corps for Manila is proceeding'
slowly, as not enough men can be found, j
So far only twenty-seven have been en
, itlted F iftv men are wanted in each
corps, and as California cannot supply I
t | lf .,n. Major Thompson has telegraphed
askine for volunteers i
' Major J.F. Bell engineer officer on j
,„,,le r s to start for Manila on Tuesday,
d, ' 8 '
wd | btMiccompanted by a large corps of
a , siM ants.
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CamiDZil to Leave. |
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Dl#.»teh w'Ihssun.
Ottawa, tint., June 12.—Lieutenant ]
Carranza and Senor du Bose will sail for j
—■— '
s l*c |al Dispatch t° Thksun.
?I adr ' d ^ r< **? Montreal^on Saturday, June j
, two weeks from today. I
In the meantime, it is stated in official
circles, Canadian secret service men and
private detectives are to watch their
movements closely. |
The Extensive Plant of the Ar
lington Manufacturing Com
pany Will Again Become
Work to lie Resumed Within
Two Weeks.
The Largo Mills Employ 2,500
Hands and all Old Employe#
Will be Given the Prefer
ence.—A Philadelphian Will
Manage the Works.
After a shut down of nearly two years
the Arlington mills located on Vandever
_ _ , ' ,_, ,
*'enue, over l " Market street b dge,
owned and operated by a stock company
under the name of Arlington Mills
Manufacturing Company will resume
. .... _.
operattons with n the'next two weeks
lor the past three days rumors of the
resumption of this large and extensive
p | ant have been rife and onlv last even
. ,, ,, , ,
mg could they be venfied.
The mills, covering a large area < f
ground, have been idle since Christmas
of 18 97 and although frequent attempts
, ® 1 ,
have been made to resume work the
stockholders could not agree and >n
of this the plant has re
.... 1
iv'tfif 11 '. a , . , •
W ithin the past week, however, it is
understood the ow ners of tlie mills
reached an amicable settlement, and as
goon as the machinery etc lias been
. ., . . j' . . .
thoroughly overhauled, this large in
duetry will again become the hive for
busy toilers.
! - ' , . * ' .„ , " ■.
! pans to the machinery will take at least
i a week > alld as soon as this portion of J
tlle « - °i'k has been properly attended to
j the looms and shuttles will again become !
1 .
l1l0t " m ' , ,
11 is ""derstood that the plant will be I
under the management of William |
, „ |i|,ii,,,i,.i„i 1 i, 1 „ „ n ,i ™ n , t i 1B i
, 7 P ' " ' ,
P rlnc, pal stockholders, and that enough ,
orders have been secured to operate the i
mills fo. at, least, a vear.
tviw.n .vr.rL-imr full Hie ini'la ...i, !
■, .
are a " UJI1 K st thl ' largest in the I tilled .
S(a, es, employ about,2500 hands and it is
stated that all old employes will be given |
, .
!, V •„ • I
: Hu* pnncipul product of the nnlLs is
the manufacture of cottons and ginghams, i
11 a scarcity of this c'ass of goods noa be-1
| ing noticeable cm the market.
n ■ , , i
; Among the principal stockholders are '
Mr. Grier, John Baldwin and other |
| prominent capitalists.
. . !
, #- T | le Farmers' BiUlli il t GeOI^e-,
• i ir . <i i !
tOWIl IS llOluing IVOrtlllPSS |iil|M'l *,
n liieh mmiav was ,"»isA<l tn
I "I' 0 " 1,1 ,0 •
|,iiv DeiHO(TiltlC VOteS for tlie liiSt
•' ,
fell yeiirs. —.lei*flllie B. Bell, 111
' . ■ .
j tlie fSlITKlHy MiH*.
| h M W , k .
• " ' ' ;
starter on Plans Similar to Pas
I cur's, New York.
. , I
"■ U Doekstader, manager ot I lie j
I Wonderland Ihcutre at Seventh and
j Shipley streets, winch was djstroved by
hrea number of weeks ago, has decuded
to rebuild that lamotis and prx'tty little |
place of amusement.
i Tins action was decided upon on
Saturday alternoon after Mr. Doekstader
had. held a conference with Architect
Lewis K. Springer and George All-1
A number ;♦ buildings were submitted
for purchase, but the only practicably!
; feasible one was that of reconstructing
the Wonderland at a cost nf about ;
; #20,ODD.
i t |f be plans for the new place of amuse -1
ment will be drawn by Air. .springer and
the ground specifications are already |
; under wav. iMessrs. Pockstader and
j .Springer will inspect Tony IVtetir 'lhe-.
atre in New ) ork tins week and the
j Wonderland will be modeled on the same ■
(BAs soon as the plans are completed;
I work will be commenced and it is ex
ixjcted that the new place ot amusement
i will be ready by the opening of the sea
j on of '118 mid 'tm mi September 15.
driving her team'd, the vicinity of Front!
and Market street, about 7..10 o'clock, l
last evening, when the horse took fright
at a trolley car and fell down. The bar-1
llwaii ... nu ,. irtl .. lllltll u.„, nf n i n<t(IM lllu i
! ness was torn n a ntimbei ot places and
the shafts of t he carriage broken. The
| animal was eat about the legs. Miss
™ \v i „#n. a |
n ? ^ W. Lyons, a |
] P ,,llw otl'eer.
Going to Fort Mott.
I A special train of ten cars passed
ti.rough here yesterday afternoon at 2
o'clock, carrying the Fourteenth 1'enn-!
svlvania Regiment, Infantry. Thengi-jin
| intuit will be ataiimed at Fort Mott. |
We Will Sink Into the Slongh
of Despond and Die in
The "Git Together" Clnh On Its
Last Legs.
Bach & Co. Will Endeavor to
Save tlie Boat but the Would
be Political "Trolley
Dodge rs" are Bound
To Die.
That "faithful" band of political "dis
organizers" better known as the "Git
Together," alias the "Git-Out," alias the
jj nco i n (jlub, held a meeting on Satur
da y evening in their barren looking
headquarters at No. 008 King street,
l *'' s <aty. Ur the purpose of looking over
the "brilliant" prospect that confronts
Fred. Eden Each, Esq., occupied the
chair whilst among the "numerous"
members present could be seen the well
known faces of Harry Billanv, Assistant
City Solicitor Medford H. Cahoon, Post
office Clerk James Crippen, Letter Car
Carrier J. Albert Oliver and a few others,
who are more than anxious to secure a
government position, no matter how I
Fred called the meeting to order and a
minute later he announced that the ob-1
!o Ct „f tiie gathering was to ascertain i
whether or no the "Git-Together" Club j
g h oldd gt! lect registration and election
officers in opposition to those named bv
the reunited Union and Regular Republi
can f °rces.
A vote was taken on the question and
it wa9 decided He |oct. a separate list
and send them to Governor r.be \\\ Tun
nell. with the compliments of the "Git
Out" Club. :
Only one gentleman present had the
ner ve to sav that that was about all it
J would amount to, and when Eden|raised |
hiB sonorous voice in righteous indigna-!
! tk "> <« the protegf, that one took a quiet;
sneak by lus 1 nesomeness and was seen
no more about the building.
I After bis departure Mr. Baeli glanced !
| anxiously around the room, but all in j
i vain, for Mavor H. C. JIcLear and Dr.
| Evan G. Sho'itlidge were conspicuous by i
, p| lt ,i r absence, flave they, too, deserted!
i us, was the quest ion put by one of
"trolley-dodgers" present, but no one
! answered tlie query and tlie meeting
then took on a lugubrious aspect. |
. About this time City Treasurer William
H. Currv appeared on the stage and his
| presence apiieared to partially dispel the i
gloom existing, and a tew m'.ntites later,
I after going over would-be political plans j
f or t | |e future, the meeting adjourned;
i without elect permanent, officers, a
matter of inipurtenre that is three weeks |
„ . , ...
"We ad opes, leuuuked one o( the
' smal | political office holders after the
| meeting, "but it now looks as if we mis
'will die in .despair," lie concluded,
lll!i c '" ll l li1 "" 111 nodded a silent, assent
! and ineclianicallv added "Where are we
at," ' .
! "I don'tknow," replied his more coni
nnmieative companion, "but this much
1 do know," he continued, "and that is
• that we have already sank, in the slough
of despondency and we will soon bean
organization of the past.
"Such apjiears to be the opinion of j
others, and Baeli A Co., apparently are |
helpless to prevent the calamity that it
gradually overtaking tlie "Git-out"
club, continued his companion.
"We all have our ups and downs and
we at present are going downward with '
; a rapidity that astonishes me,' said the!
first speaker, ami that concluded the ' j
conversation. I
I This is the present status of the "Git
j Together" club and not even a crumb of j
comfort- is given Fred & Company, by
tlleil . members in misery.
A few weeks ago the jrrospects of the
| (-ini) was tlsrr brightest, now it is the I
darkest, and that touching piece,the!
dead lnurc |,, „ j|| j x . played within a
s | 10rt time and Fred A Company will no
] on g P ,, i )t . a power in jiolitics or be com
j K ,|| lH j t<) dance to the tunes of "After
the Hall" or "Johnnie Git Your Gun," i
.but, instead, will hear the sweet tefrain
() j- "('|nb me tnotlier, club me mother,
n „ the other side, inv mother;
; dt . a ,-.» '
Mother may club but it will be with a I
bedpost and then all that is mortal of the | »
'•Git-Out" club will sink into the insigni- ;
| Homce from which is raised its "proud"
j, eat j and never waken even at the |
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■ A Dog's Long Fast.
. ...
son of Morton, I a., sometime las^ month
followed Ins master into a vacant lionitc
and was fastened in.
Tlie family thought tlie animal had
llo l ° 1 r ,IHt . ,
l flJJtfax" ,md how he ^h^H a .rested
ua *^ H a ! ia 11 , i vui is a m> Hicn.
, n "' a ""» a l ."as taken home and sti 1
iwh and is in g»>od health.
Now at Farnhurst.
Detective W. H. Smith of Washington
arrived in Wilmington about I! o'clock
yesterday morning, having in l.is custody
Col. Cody Aufenger, win
rested at Cl.ickanmttga Dark last week on
tl.e charge of forgery. He was subse
fluently adjudged insane, and was lodged
Farnhurst a few hours after being
| brouglit here.
wan ar
Second Regiment Boys at Camp
Montchanin are Pop
Well Founded Rumor That ih)
Second Goes to Philippines.
Court Martial Will he Held Toiiy
Rifle Practice Begins This Week.
Grand Army Men Visitors in
I he Soldier Boys* Tented
Fully two thousand people visited ti e
First Battalion Second Regiment on
guard at the duPont powde
Montchanin yesterday,
It was a gn at day for the soldier boys
and as they do not expect to spend many
more Sundays in Montchanin they were
delighted to"see so many visitors. "
Excursion trains ran all day long both
from Philadelphia and Wilmington, and
by an early hour in the morning hun
dreds of people were on the camp
grounds. Tlie weather was intensely
warm, but this has nothing to do with
the boys not enjoying themselves. All
agree that a better time could not be ex
pSrienced. Life in Camp Montchanin is
I not a particle monotonous, as there is
invariably something to ke^pthe soldiers
wideawake in the way of sports and
i A well-founded rumor was nrevalent
yesterday among otticers and men, that
!n perhaps two weeks the battalion
would be relieved from duty at tlie pow
der works and, together with the second
battalion, thereby completing the Second
Regiment, would be ordered to the front,
Tlie report added that the Philippine
Islands would be the destination or the
Recruits are arriving daily and, though
there is not at present a sufficient num
her of rifles for all, it is hoped that a
consignment from the Frankford arsenal
will arrive this week. The companies
are beh.g recruited to Kill men each
i lie rifle range has been erected and
target practice under the direction of a
different otlicei each day will begin early
in the week,
Court martial will be held todav ac
cording to orders from the commandant
of the department of the East and yes
theiterday saw men in the guard house
awaiting trial by tlie court.
Suiytli Dost, ti. A. R. of Wilmington,
accompanied by the post hand, visited
camp yesterday^and the band was used
in the dr
which took place at, 7 o'clock in the
evening. Tlie band gave an interesting
concert dnriug the afternoon.
Sixty-three men compose the detail
used in guarding tlie powder works.
Captain Turner was officer of the day
yesterday and the officers of the guard
were Lieutenants Sharp, J^indsay and
Lodner. Captain Williams of Company
I) will be officer of davtoduvandLieu
tenants Saufer. Nowlaml and Alferbach,
officers ot the guard. The men are anxi
onsly awaiting tlie puv due them from
the government.
As a lwll i, „f the war the Navassa
phosphate Company, that owns tlie
Vuvaesa Island, in the Caribbean sea, is
j n financial straits. The laborers weie
,«centlv removed from the island bv an
American auxiliary cruiser] OnSiitur
jav an application for a receiver of the
company was filed in the Circuit Court
a t Baltimore by an employe.
' when tiie "war began tlie Navassa
(Vmipaev had to cease operating its work
j 0| . [ ( , ar 0 f Spanish invasion, and all of
its employes were brought here. They
were not naidtheir wares hut received
dlle j,j|j g acknowledging the imlebted
nes8 0 f the company" aiid these unpa'd
™ti 0 n
on Saturday afternoon Deputy of In
ternal Revenue Wells received a com
munbation from R. F. l'arlett, collector
() f internal revenue for this district.
niu .act which has been passed and which
w j|| be approved at an earlv date, it will
be necessary that beer stamps will liave
to U* impriiited with the words: "Rate$2
» H » r barrel, series of 1N98."
Rubber stamps fi»r the i>urpf»se were
and when received no time waa
| 0 st in imprinting only a sufficient, num
ber of stamps to m.vt the current de
maud, from Jay to day, under the in
creased i ate of tax.
r works at
parade of tl.e battalion,
In Fin inciiil Straits.
Addition il Taxon Beer.
Flag Day.
Tomorrow, Flag Day, the one hundred
ami twenty-second anniverrary of tl.e
making of tl.e design of nur national em
blem uill l>e observed in tl.e public
f Wilmington by special exer
In tl.e evening tl.e Delaware Society,
Sons of the American Revolution, will
render an appropriate program in the
rooms of tlie Historical Society.
Priceot'Rop? increased.
Since the war between Spain and tl.e
United States t l.e price of rope lias in
creased consid Titbly and tl.e Manila
hemp has jumped from three and a naif
cents to eigl.t and one half coins per
pound. Even at tl.e latter price no hemp
can be secured for future shipments, and
a further advance is expected in the

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