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' '• •: ■SPr 55 ^ SUN THE I TnQJ WILMINGTON, DELAWARE, SATURDAY, JUKE 18, 1898. ONE CENT iL. 1. NO. 235. ~ G GUNS BATTER SANTIAGO no in bile the City is Being De stroyed Our Troops Arrive Off Cuban Coast. ARISES TO BE REINFORCED rave Americans About to Be Attacked by Many Spaniards. larvation Rages in Manila and the Insurgents a. e Taking Possession of the Place—General August! Ready to Give Up—Cubans are Butchered by Span Ise Officers and Their Men. of IMlttl Dispatch to The Sun. New York, June 17.—A special cable from Hongkong to the Journal [ram ys; The most severe and important battle Admiral Dewey's annihilation of lie Spanish fleet has occurred at Manila, thousand insurgents attacked 2,000 Spaniards, inflicting heavy losses and 'most forcing the entrance to the city. The insurgents under General Aguim .Ido and the American sailors and ma ines of AdmirallDewey's fleet completely round Manila The foreign residents true lied to the ship" is | Admiral Montojo and Governor-Gen Lral August! have placed the women, the children, and the priests in the forts for l J a v Governor-General August! is reported L be w illing to surrender to the Ameri cans in order to prevent the insurgents [from capturing the capital, setting it mi [fire and killSig the Spaniards The Archbishop, however, is opposed to surrender, and has overruled August! The suecesB of the insurgents is won derful. The Spaniards taken prisoners in the two weeks' campaign aggregate 3,000, including 2,000 soldiers of the regular army. Prominent among them are Gei e als Garcia and Cordoba. The governors of the provinces of Cavite, llalucan and Bataan were also made prisoners. Two million rounds of cart ridges were seized in the fortified cathe- w dral of old Cavite. The large garrison of old Cavite lias j He surrendered, thus giving the insurgents command of the shore of the entire bay. All interior sources of supplies are now cut off from the Spanish forces in Manila, the The Americans can take Manila within ■-'* »•"•« aft-r <»«• a . rr '', al *• 'W ! ra a ! IS i| t • a .i m ! e Ll b .Taf.niZn ! 8 shall join the army and do military d, ' ty - f' suceiaiDDru.cn to The scn. jV, On- S vt.aoo Tune 17 -Admiral! S'linnson'V^fleet slieiled^tbe forts at t™e t0 «impson s ntet sneuea uit ioris aiim. lively fusillade lasting about one hour , f . Hie order tor the engagement was sent about among the ships of his fleet by the ea Admiral on Wednesday night. At day-! licrlit t)ia• v 1 w.ir-in td pliid(> ill tOWAFfl tilt* ^ -fi ii„ni mey txgan to Close in towaru wie entrance to the harbor, and when they were within Kss than a mile they formed re[u a crescent, with the battleships in the centre, the flagship New York at the j ^e right and the Massachusetts at the left, j on The New York onened the ball. firin« 1' f lie first gun. In a moment all the ships were popping awuv with their big and little guns. Most'of the fire was di- «rn reeled at the butteries on the western de of the l.araor The Snaniards re ? turned the lire fuHmisly? b,ftu" usual, their marksmanship was wretched, and, catt as far as has been learned up to the present time the United States ships the SltfAtr " r hU While Rear-Admiral .SamDson on the bridge iVthe Hagship New Yo. k,'watchcd t!ie easteni^'batterv^appiirentlv m'posi tion He stunned the New Ycirk as she was ffoincr hock tn her hlnekadine nosi Hon^andMraonaHv directed the^ffring ful. of tlle^igi^incl'i guns "at tluise 6 marks, six In the* admiral's ireneral orders for the bombardment ocSi^U'eteM wing mr ngranh- " had "Fire will h« Holih-imte end after the batteries are silenred it will be carefully a dirccted to their licsiriict.ion Ammuni tion will not he thrown awav Careful natructioiis will b-uiven to tlie BuncaD tains not to Ho. iinl.^is tbov ran see their ing mark whieh in thin ease will be the ing enemy's B.ms'' ' TIimsm ;r,w.iinno an well ciiri ied out that Admiral Mammon after the had bom hard men said - "I P <lo 'not believe there tsmucli'left of the we,te" n bTry Itirnt a Uammerine The eastern foitificatfons avot™ harder to hit 1 think some of the eima wo uee there are Quakers ' L g 8 " 880 'UD0H "I wish Hnhann and Ids fellows were Inm uot in Morro CmMe We would kS that down uem h imi for that reason I t«l "upporthe Mmn iarets^^ dewr^Ttheir . gUM won after our tire /mcned U R the would ™, .kl ir.nTzS to there " y * If it be true that ships' guns have been ince Q6 U1 The city is now \merican fleet. Big Gnus Batter Santiago. an ■nt lance of ■ mounted on the Spanish batteries the fact will be of great significance, for it will show that Admiral Cervora has given up hope of ever getting out of the trap which Admiral Sampson guards. After the^lccks had been washed down and the guns cooled, Admiral Sampson set this signal: "The firing on the west ern battery was exceedingly good, espe cially that of the Texas. " No Exchange for Prisoners. Special Dispatch to Till: Sun. Havana, June 17.—The Spanish Government, it is said at the palace, has not authorized the exchange of the pri he gunboat Yanez Pinzon exchanged communica tions yesterday afternoon with an Ameri can warship, under a Hag of truce, and the commander of the latter was in formed that Captain-General Blanco has no authority to exchange Naval Contrac tor Hobson and his gallant companions for Spaniards who are now held prisoners in the United States. The Spanish authorities here absolutely deny that the armored cruiser Vizcaya lias been destroyed or even damaged by the fire of the Vesuvius. soners of the Merriinac. Blanco Knows Our Actions 9|Kx iai Dispatch to The Sun. New Yokk, Tune 17—The Evening Sun prints the following special under to day's date from Madrid:— In an interview last evening a member of the Ministry declared that the Gov erhment did not believe that the Tampa expedition to Cuba had sailed from the American coast. The movements of the American ships and troops, he said, well known to Captain-General were Blanco. ...... Admiral Cervera telegraphs that all are well on board the ships of his squad ron, which are still located at Santiago He says that his supplies of stores and provisions are sufficient to last several months. . General Linares reports a similar con dition of affairs among his troops, The report of the surrender of Manila is discredited the marine infantry at Cavite has joined the forces of General Monet, which are supposed to be operating in the rear of the insurgents, who are besieging Manila. A dispatch froni Havana sa^B that the batteries there shelled the United ,States criiiter Montgoniery, winch appioached inside the hue of range. Hit dispatch says that eleven American slops arc now blockading Havana, w ith Maceo in many of that leader s great engagements in the West of Cuba. j He is about fifty years of age. He says that immediately after war! was declared the Spanish guerillas in Dinar del Rio province went through the country districts butchering the pacifies, women, children and old men, "'VnriedD)* this "hT ^ ! f L a |Smni.h infa'ntrv the Culfaus eon-iat i ;; Nmi.ih hi ante: t M f' , 1 birds • i licl Anno savs there L , ^ d intlenro-cc but. jV, '^ n ''t " t | ld aw ni her soldiers ,iZ nul nsnZnts lHil tlic' t0 of the 'nrovfnce from Baliia nortli coast^ of the^ prnunce non imiuh f . ra | Maximo ( omez and the ate General vinreo n their famous raids from the ea a t C p rov !ince to Pinar del Rio. The insurgents control now all the ter- j -fi „„ n nnnniail hi< M'lfWi fllld llllVO OX- i ntory occupied DJ .vtaceo, anu navo tx tended their operations to regions never re[u ,| le< j bv him. His mountain for treesseH | iaV( > never been wrested from j ^e (Mbans. General Diaz's troops live on HW oct potatm's and beef the year 1' ,verv tired of the diet. I Maceo's potato farms' have been kept in ! cultivation, and in the hills in the south-1 «rn part ?.f the province are herds „f Lm,. v, snecinllv as ? »i ,1 „ lu' P i a^iupte to capture I hese catt ,| e |' a ve been repeatedly defeated, j (Lionel Arnao bad eggs last evening for the first time in seventeen months, and I hU at " tl,em l,k " " S,arV "' g . Situat ion in Manila. ; «-66 Dispatch ,« The scn. ; Manii.a, June 8 , via Hoxo Ko.vo, June 17.—The situation in this city is Right ful. The officials stale that for thirty-! six hours the Spanish troops have been j without, food. . Whole companies of Spaniards have had nothing to eat for two days, and. some of them are literally crying. It is 1 a pitiable sight. The native peasantry^ charitably assist the starving without compulsion and some Englishmen yes* j terday gave a treat to the soldiers guard ing mi outpost. They bought a wander-1 ing hawker's stock of eatables for n few ; shillings and gave the food to the sol diers, who Haiti it was tile first food they i had tasted for thirty-six hours. ! - "The Farmers' Blink at George .... .. , town IS holding Worthless |>a|>er, i.• . ,| Which BOUfy WHS raised to. Inm nnmnepaflo vntou fnr file Ingt Wem<>CratlC VOleS ,0r '"f 1 t«l VOftPS ''—Jerome R. Bell, ID . I, ' ' I the SBUdaV Star. stay_I The yacht Niagara has ariived at New York. 1 It is believed that here. Butchered by Spiiniards. iSifciftl Dispatch to The bun. Key West, Fla., June 17.—Lieutenant Colonel Arnao, who is enroute to New York with news for the Junta, is the chief of staff of General Pedro Diaz, com manding the Cuban forces in the prov ince of Pinar del Rio. and who fought an i FIGURES IN ABUNDANCE Given in Testimony in Thomas S. Clark Case in United States District Court. THE INTEREST IS UNABATED No Sensationia! Features Intro duced During Yesterday. The Defendant was Interested in a Race Horse Called Brooklyn. Books and Letters Admit ted in Evidence-Senator Ken ney Was Here. There is no abatement in the interest manifested in the case of Thomas 8. Clark, now on trial in the United States District Court on the charge of aiding and abetting William N. Boggs in wil fully and unlawfully misapplying the funds of the First National Bank of Dover. The testimony of yesterday, however, was not as salient as that of Thursday and consequently the "tilts" between John Biggs, counsel for the defendant, and United States District Attorney Lewis C. Vandegrift were few and far between. Both the counsel for the governin'-nt and defense are fighting the case hard and every portion of the grourd covered is fought inch by inch, and at present the former apparently lias the best of the argument at this time. Court reconvened yesterday morning at 10 o'clock when Judge Bradford an noil need that he would not admit in evi dence, at this time, the letters alleged to have been written by W. E, Cotter of Philadelphia to William N. Boggs They were alleged to have been written in 1894. ■ . . , Dying Boggs, resuming the stand gave (lark h balance**, commencing withe September 3d, 1893 as 61 cents, and other balances as tollows: 18!).!—October (ictober 31st, $2.63; Novem •[ber 1st,*31.03; November OOtlq *99 83; December 5th, $9.83; December 12th, *17-79; December 31st $101,09; 1894 January 31st, $o.52; last of tehroary, $19.93 overdrawn; last of March, $26.04 balance; April 2d, $26.04; April 2d, after noon, *14,40; April 12tli, $30,40;! April 13tli, $59 40; April 14th, I cents overdrawn; April 24th, : balanced; April 28th, $1.70 -bal mice; May 3d, $3.79 overdrawn; 8th, j 11th, $11.21; 18th, j 21st, $34.07; 25th, ! i !L ..... | $•>-. 7, I. >, WJ.br, . .... $ ■•>■ , iXnceSth 41 *! 96owrdraw! $l .,o4 bala lc $4 lb ovi draw , j At ! 1 $9.26 balance; 20th, $24.26; 29tli, $9.26; ;)5-Jannary 2d, $15.74 overdrawn; $5.74 overdrawn; 291 n, $14.26;: 30th, $4.20; February 23d, $19.26; Mav -Hli, $4.20; 5th, *14.20; 8th, $40.26; t»th $34.51; 11th, $14.51; 1,3th, $5.29; | April 7th, *10.29; 10th, $20.29; 12th, $5 29; 22d, $1.29; 25th. $11.29; Mav ' Gth, $1.29; 9th, $11.29; 11th, $2.29; . * > . isn» *•>•>'1,'v »-'•"' •jj"' »*.• iH ' | *- o.», August i-tn, im-.u.i, totn, »-.(>•>, 1 * e P te " 1 , b ?': A Ull i. H' 1 ?' 1 j lWh. $<.64; 28th, $1.6.); October 7th, i 't'h'll OVCriirilWIlJ $'•'».()■! bftlftllCO! c l. i, *.««.). ,,,, I |1846—Jebruaiy otli, 8tD, 69, cents; 19tl\ $h>'fi4; 14th, $».69; March j Hth, $.>.o<; -2d, $3.22, April 8th, $! 72: ldth, 41<.<i; 14th, $ 2 . r.\ -1st, $2.82; 2oth, $7.82; 30th, < I cents; I May 18th, 46 cents: .lime 1st, $lo.4(l; ! 5Hi. $34.46; 8tli, $21.96; _12th, $18.86; ■July 1<th, $<8.86, .list, / cents over drawn; August 14thu $.,93.balance; 8ep tember oth, $70.93; 8th, $4.07overdrawn; i 12th, *2.54overdrawn; I ictober 3d, $14.96 balance; 13th, nothing; 15th, 10 cents; j ' baiance^'nth $4 03""""s7 Hth, balanu l-ith, HAW, -1st, I j v dp \prii Ofcli 4 !' -|?th !si' tuts: 2.'li; $187.74; 23d, $1.74; 24th, 59 cents; 30th, ; $24.05; May 1st, $9.05; 5th, $14.05; l.ltli, ; $44U).25tl.. $7.30; 27th, $9.94; June 4th, William X. Boggs also took the stand am i picked out the entries in the above mn <le by him. j Tj,e judge ordered the books to remain in the custody of the clerks during the (lria |. After the individual ledger Imd been 1 g„ ne over Mr. Vandegrift asked William Boggs, w h<i was on the stand, con ceruing ce,tuin alleged irregular trims j actions, but Mr. Biggs objected to the f or n question and the matter was ar g„ed at length. The judge agreed with ; |,| m that the form of question was not p „,per. i yf, . Vandegrift then asked Boggs con ! corning a $300 item of October 17tli, 1893, relating to certain horse racing operations, asking who was interested "Thomas 8. ( lark, Jefferson fi. Ford and Charles H. Butler," he replied. "VVhat was it given for?" "Part payment for the horse." "Was there a Ilian named Underwood interested?" "No, sir, I think not." * I "What were tl.,*e checks with rela* tion to J. Underwood." "J- Underwo,si was given charge nl a horse owned by Clark, Butler ana J. L. 1 Ford, to be taken on a western circuit, MORXIXd SEXSION. i Those checks were for the maintenance of the horse. They were all paid by out of the funds of the bank." "Was that money ever paid to the bank?" "No, sir; Clark came to me one day and asked me for the checks, but I re fused to give them to him without the cash. He was very anxious to get them. The talk with Clark was in the latter part of '94 or '95. "Were those Underwood checks in cluded in this $4,000 bond?" "Thev were." ^ Mr. Vandegrift offered in evidence a slip obtained from the Farmers Bank, which Boggs said was in his handwrit ing. He aslied Boggs what it was. Mr. Biggs objected to it going in evidence and Cashier Morris of the Farmers Bank was called. He said he received it from the First National Bank, it being a notice of pro test of a check given by Thomas S. Clark to E. B. Cuthbert & Co. Mr. Morris said the checks had been paid, however, at the First National Bank, checks some id after notice of protest me times bein is sent. "We never got the check Mr. Morris said. Mr. Biggs asked him if he sent the notice to trie Philadelphia bank. "No, sir," he replied, "it was filed with the papers in our bank." W. N. Boggs again took the stand and explained the meaning of the notice of protest, saying it had been sent to the Farmers Bank, but must have been paid before the expiration of the time. "How was it paid?" asked Mr. Yande "have^yon^'t'ain telegrams which^re odtP'nnll A 0 inst°i'id J \ 1 W14?'' th ' A '" 8 "N?ste tl^teplf ' 'Thev were ' all turned over to Clark. - Mr. Biggs cross-examined the witness relative to the race horse business. Boggs said that, although he had an interest in the horse he was not part owner. "Do you remember having a.con versa tion with Clark, Ford and Butler relative to the purchase of the horse, before it was purchased?" Mr. Biggs asked. "I don't remember any particular conversat ori l e^l ed i r i y , TAirVlw?" beforehand about the p»«Ue I think I do. 1 remember disticctlj j. a conversation with Mr Clark, but don't | remember all that was said. "Did you have a conversation before i the. $300 check was.given relative tothe St giving ot the check, with Ihomasb. Clark, in Uie presence of Charles If. Butler and Jefferson Ford? grift. "Clark w orked a scheme to have it paid," Boggs replied. "I sent notices to all persons interested regarding the check." Boggs here explained the method of protesting checks. He said the actual protest was not made in this case. Butler and Jefferson Ford? "I do not remember any such conver nation." "Will you say you did not?" I "1 will not: I have so many things to : reinember." "Nevermind. I have your answer." j "Were you not told that they had j $800 and' what they needed was $300 ! more to buy him?" "No." "Wasn't this check for $175, paid on i October 31st, 1893, in connection with ! the horse Brooklyn?" ing day send out the formal notice that pretest had been made, with the chock attached?" , "The custom is to send out the formal notice of protest at 3 o'clock in the after noon, after the bank closed." "Didn't you often go away on the 3.45 train?" "I went away on that train sometimes nm* d iv in wtvk There wan oik* week | ,.y„ t ! rten b"ing''" j ion were gainoung. "N". but just as bad. 1 was with a man who was gambling. ( ijllllullllo »Ol yOlll I <.y., u »i r n sn. u ^t the Lafayette Hotel. > No sir. At race tracks. AN hat time did yon get home?,, -On the train due at 1.16 a. in. In reply to a question from Mr. \ an degrift the witness said the home was | bought because the people interested | could not win sufficiently on other! people s horses and thought they could do bettor with a horse of their own. | , f Mr Biggs asked Boggs if he won money | racing 1 ''' The "witne^"-ahl'he went'ti,"a ! rating, mt \nhiuhh . ,iki neutin iiii $ idmno therewj^fal in ! g^,blin^ ' g 8 ! Mr. Biggs asked him if he had a Jamb- ] ling house in Wilmington To this Mr. ; ^^l^nRobjected. ^B.jtgs sa.^ » in other ways besides on horse racing. The question was sustained. i "Whose in.mey was lost?" Mr. Biggs asked. „ f| , 1 lie bunk s money, was the reply, i "Lost by you?" I "Well, I was on the inside and hand-j led the money, but did not give the ! checks." ... "Did you not lose money in gambling and other wavs other than betting on horse racing?" j Mr. Vandegrift objected to this ques-; tion, saying it might, lead to the politics . of 1894 and on indefinitely. j The judge said he did not see that any ground had been luid for this queetson. This ended Mr. Biggs'cross-examination ; of Boggs. | Joseph McDaniel of Dover was next, called by Mr. Vandegrift. He said lie | remembered receiving two $.8) checks from Clark mid presenting one of them | to the bank. But it was not paid. Mr. Vandegrift asked him what Cashier I Bateman said when the check was pre-1 sented. Mr. Biggs objected and theob jection was sustained. Witness said he told Clark, and Clark said he w .edis appointed and advised the witness to rake it to the Farmers' Bank, saying he I i j i 1 would have the money later, got the money on both checks in this way. The transaction, witness said, was in 189<i. Harry McDaniel was questioned con cerning entries in the books of the Adams' Express Company, he being agent. Referring to a book, lie spoke oi a deed and check received from Easton, l'a., in which Clark was interested, on June 5th, 1896. He said he collected the check, which was for $100, but he did not remember how. Witness said Clark sometimes paid him with money and sometimes with other people's checks. Thomas B. Murphy, who has charge of the bookkeeping department of the Western Union Telegraph office in Phil adelphia, was asked concerning certain telegrams in 1894. He said they were not in the possession of the company, three years having expired, but, upon being ordered to do so by the court, pro duced a telegram of May 12th, 1896, which passed between Cut'hbert! & Co., and Clark on May 12th, 18%, relative to Bay State Gas. E. J. Faucett, manager of the telegraph office at Dover, also produced Home tele grams signed by Thomas addressed to William N. Boggs. The telegrams were offered in evidence. Neither of the telegrap produce the paper until the court issued a special order. Witness the S. Clark and h men would AFTEBNOON PROCEEDIXtlS. When court convened at 2 o'clock the first witness called by Mr. Vandegrift was Walter E. Sexton of Philadelphia, representing the brokerage firm of E. B. Cuthbert & Co. "What margins had you been paid on Bay State Gas stock by the defendant in May?" "He was obligated to the firm for 130 shares, representing $520.60, including commissions on which we had received ^hat d i d thi^stock represent?" "So that 'if this stock had become worthless he would have been compelled to pay the difference between $520.60and - w .. 1 .i f i i, p „„,■»> te not h wa , Btn „ k wnr i. thpn9 » ,,• "How much did it denreciate'" ... 0 hi,. P ted to the niiestion for . ' at J it as .j * stock ).„,i been transferred by Clark to William N. » Vandegrift cont ended that he hail the right toZk the question as it would show that $500 represented in the two checks of $2.50 each was a total loss to the j. . | j Brad f ()r( j overrnl ed the objec tion made bv Mr Biem and the witness i Xd that he ^ou ftell bv cat.Xune St ^tn tel Uhe lowest pohit to whirl', , . , if 1 "'f.fSfow what the stock sold at." "W'sh that *.500 wined out and lost bv l® 8 'elation?'' "On Sentenibcr "1 1890 there was one <Bioo lof of R i,^ <4 vs Vhit s-.ld At of Ba > ' State (ias tha J 8 at ' ' ''Would that wipe out the $500?', "It would show a loss. A portion of this stock Avas bought, at $25 and sold 'at $16, a loss of nine points and represent ing $480, not including the commission. The other one $11X1 lot was bought at $31 and was sold at, $16, which meant a loss of $720." "So that-the real loss was $480 plus $720?" "Yes, sir." . . ... Mr. Riggs objected-lie claiming Ilia the entire book should be admitted as it was a running account, After consirable argumen h-tween counsel the court admitted the book m j the request of Mr. Vandegrift. "Had „ n „ nnnnwilnn n-itli Hip (ruck ^t-iw'th the rtco track ... , • , • "Did you receive anv checks from Thomas s ('lark'" "Yes" "What time - '" «\f av and ftineof 1894 " "Mr" Underwood have' vou made a Mr l nUei woou nine you maai a wart i or ^test cdec-s. /j • ,, Did ^on find them, N". "Have you any personal knowledge of these checks and the amounts they call "For$33, $66, $105, $140and $1(X>." . n*iid' v ' " Yes and another fmiiioi) w»s not." "Who. check was that?" "Clark's." "Did yon ever get it?" "No. }? „ "The check was protested." "Did yon not sell the horse out fora board bill?" asked Mr. Biggs in'erm examination. "Aes. "What did lie cost?" Mr. \ andegnft objected to the ques tion and whs sustained by the court, "What banks were these checks pay able on?" "First National Bunk of Dover." "Are you sure of that? "Not positively but I think so. Mr. Vandegrift then recalled H. A. Richardson to the stand. "Have yon recovered any part of the *4000 bond which Mr. Clark had as signed to Mr. Kennev, the latter to Mr. Briggs and lie to the tiank?" "No sir. "Have you recovered any part of the $26-) bond? "No, both are a complete loss." Has the bank been reimbursed at all for any cheeks paid out for this de fendent?" "Was the $500 then a total loss?" "It was." i "Did the stock purchased at $25 wipe j out the $500?" asked Mr. Biggs. and more too," was the re "Y sponse. Mr. Vandegrift then offered the books in evidence as far as these two Clark items of September 21, 1896, was con cerned. Mr. Biggs objected to the question and was sustained by Judge Bradford. "Has tlie bank recovered any of tlie Continued on Page Two. MORE TROOPS FOR DELAWARE 18th Pennsylvania Regiment New Stationed at Delaware City and the Forte. MEN IN FRIGHTFUL CONDITION Most of the Roys Are Literally in Rags and Are Ashamed to Be Seen. Wlth Shame Faced Air They Are Com* pel led to Exhibit Their Naked ness—What Colonel Smith Says of His Men's Condition. * At 12.30 yesterday afternoon the Eighteenth Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, passed through this city en route to Delaware City. Arriving at Delaware City via Porters, the regiment was transferred to Forts Delaware and Mott. Some of the com panies will be assigned to shore duty on the river at and near Delaware City. The members of the Eighteenth ment occupied two entire trains, and a more dejected looking crowd of soldiers has not passed through this city during ihe present war. The Eighteenth is surely in a bad condition. The soldiers w hile they remained at French street station were the object of many curious eyes. Not one-third were provided with arms and some, in fact a greater part of the men, were literally in rags. Many of the boys said yesterday that for weeks they kept within their ' tents, refraining from joining in the soldier spoils, because of their lack of wearing apparel. Words cannot describe their shame faced air as they were obliged to exhibit their nakedness. The sight made by these soldiers of Uncle -Sam as they passed through here yesterday would bring a blush of shame to the cheeks of every man who holds his nation's honor dear. Colonel Smith was in command of the regiment, which is composed mostly of Pittsburgers. Colonel Smith said that he had made repeated attempts to bring the dire con dition of his men to the War Depart ment, but all with mt avail. He said that 4iis advances had been met, time and time again, with promises, all of winch remained unfulfilled. The regi ment is composed of 873 officers and men. I DEMOCRATIC PRIMARIES. To l>e Held on Saturday, Scplemhc 10 Next—The Effect of the New Law, The Democratic party will hold its primary elections on Saturday, Septem ber 10th, and notice of the same lias been forwarded to SheriffF'liiin and the Depart ment of Elections of this city by Patrick Nearv, chairman of the Democratic County Executive Committee. lie new law the i quired to make out tion books, and tlie party notifying the sheriff and Board of Elections first of their time of holding its primaries will be entitled to the possession of these books on the day of the primaries. No other party can obtain them for that day, and as the Democrats have been first in the field this time, it will compel! tlie Republican party to hold their primaries the first or third Saturday in September. B ars are re >f registra WO Pet Municipal (Joart. Thomas Joy and John Connolly were arraigned in Municipal Court yesterday morning on the charge of drunkenness and disorderly conduct Joy was dis missed. the charge against him not being Connolly was tine 1 $3 and sustained, costs. Obed Winter, charged with the lar ceny oi a B. A 0. railroad mileage hook belonging to Nathan Levy, was dis missed. Eluier Lindsay, a feeble-minded boy, who was arrested yesterday for tlie lar ceny of a quarter, was given over to his mother, who was given instructions to keep him in the house. Gen *ral Session Court. In the Court of General Sessions Mar tin B. Burris. Esq., asked the court to give its construction of section 4, chapter (X), Revise code, relative to its power to widen a public road already laid out. Mr. Burris desired the court's permis sion to widen certain roads in st. Georges hundred. The Court stated that its power in such limiters was clearly laid down in section 5, Reviser code, m which it is given authority to lay out a new public road, vacate a public road or change the course of a public road already laid out. It hail no power to widen any road. The desired permission was ionised. A Now Rule. Wa ter J. Young, secretary of the local Civil Service hoard, has received a notice from the Civil Service Commission at Washington fixing the term of the elegi bility ofpersons passing the civil service examination al one. year from the time the name is placcu upon tlie register. Marr led. Tatman-Bi'll. on Thursday, June 18th, 1898, by the Rev. A. N. Keigwin, D. D. r Harry C. Ta' niun and Mary Bell, both ot WiliiiiogL.il, Dei.