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- . THE - _ OMAITA . _ . . - - - _ _ 3 PATT/ig. J J&EEi . _ SUOTAV . . , . MAY . _ 8 , 1808.
Omaha , May 8 , 1403.
Our business is selling choice dry goods We have none other
Jior interests to divert us from it.
* Wo do not
are seen else
where in such
eigns , to any
thing like the extent they are
Silk nml Wool and mohair and wool In
rich nil-over and net designs $1.00 to
J3.no n yard.
NOVELTY SPECIALS Light , airy ef
fects , designs worked out In silk on
silk and wool ground very now and
novel $2.00 to $3.00 a yard.
Over fifty 'distinct styles to choose
from $1.00 to $2.00 a ynrd.
Hosiery Ladies' fast black
With ribbed lops also double toe , solo
and heel 3."c , 3 pair $1.00.
Children's Inn fine ribbed Lisle Hose
t with double knees 20c pair.
Infants' fine ribbed nlack Lisle Hose ,
double toe and heel , ISc pair.
New designs ,
rich colorings ,
rare beauty ,
and a multitude
to choose from.
Hero are some
At fie Nice Corded Lawn , pretty pat
At IOc Dotted Swiss Mull with dainty
flower printing , also beautiful plaid
At 12V4c Flno American Organdies and
Dimities In rich colorings.
At ISc Printed Organdies In delicate pat
For Graduate's Dresses But a
the time when
Standing with reluctant feet where the
brook nnd river meet , womanhood nndi
childhood Meet. The fair graduates
will bo bidding adieu to school and
sU'ppliiK Into a new , broader world.
Tha dress Is an Important feature of
The fabrics to choose from
Ca-lnch Organdie , 4Sc , COc , ( iOc , 75c , SCc ,
OOc , $1.00.
48-Inch Opera Uatlste , 45c , 50e , COc , 65c ,
75c , $1.00 per yard.
22-Inch Persian Lawns , 25c , 33c , 40c ,
4. > c and COc per yard.
' ? *
For bright ,
weather , dotted
or plain wither
or without border.
Oho or three yards long , simple or
elaborate In fact , all kinds of Veils
to suit every taste. Veils from loc
a yard to $3.50 a yard.
Notions A convenient main
aisle counter holds
these suggestive household
The little things you are'likely to forgot
till the need of them causes trouble.
This hint may prevent the worry.
Linen Dress Shields at 23C , 30c and 3. > c.
Hooks and Eyes , the best patent , at oc
and IOc per card.
Tracing Wheels , fie each.
Stocking Darners , EC each.
Brooks' Glace Spool Cotton , 43c per
Darning Cotton , 2 spools for Cc.
Self-Threading Needles , IOc per paper.
LININGS A few novelties in
linings , silver sheen.
A beautiful lining suitable for organ
dies or otherwise , In all the late
shades , 36 inches wide , at 20c per
McCall's Bazaar Patterns and
publications. Patterns IOc to I5c.
. BELPEN & Co.
The Spaniards of Argentine , It Is an
nounced , will cable to Madrid next week an
other $200,000 as a further subscription to
the national fund being raised to strengthen
the Spanish fleet.
MATANZAS GETS IT AGAIN
Dupont' and Jloriiet Follorr Up the
Dedtrnetlon HVKUU ! > > the I.urner
Shli'H n Few DnyN A o.
( Copyright , 1S9S , by Press Publishing Co. )
REV WEST , May 7. ( Now York World
Cablegram Special Telegram. ) The tor
pedo boat Dupont and the auxiliary cruiser
Hornet bombarded and destroyed eight
block houses at Matanaas yesterday evening.
The block houses were rebuilt during the
night and were again destroyed. Thn Du
pont reports that tbo killed and wounded
The bombardment was brought on by the
temerity of the Matanzas Spaniards , who
apparently were not content with the Tear
ful damage wrought last week by the
greater ships of the fleet.
The engagement proper had Its begin
ning ; Thursday afternoon , when the Dupont ,
cruising close to the shore , observed a num
ber of Spaniards on the point near Matan-
( ds light raising a Spanish Hag. The torpedo -
podo boat men suspected that now guns
were being mounted there. There was
nothing positive , however , to indicate that
a oew battery was In course of construction
and nothing further occurred until Friday
The Dupont had then been Joined by the
Hornet and both were scouting about Mntan-
zai , not more than 600 yards from the shore ,
when suddenly a storm of rlflo bullets came
whizzing toward them. The attack was
made by a body of Spanish cavalry , spread
along the shore In groups of from fifty to
100 , apparently on the watch for filibusters.
The little boats lost no time In answering
the challenge. From their few and small
guns they poured n storm of Iron Into the
body of cavalry , which promptly retired. Not
long afterward a wagon wns seen upon the
chore gathering up the dead or wounded
soldiers , but nn estimate of the number of
Spaniards killed or wounded could not bo
made , although the wagon made repeated
The two boats continued firing for some
tlmo afterward , directing their missiles at
three block houses which were quickly re
Whllo this firing was In progress nn 8-lnch
shell from ono of the Matanzas batteries
was sent toward the Dupont , but fell short.
This was the only firing from the fortifica
Nothing daunted , the two little boats con
tinued the firing this morning , but drew no
reply. It Is estimated that over 300 shots
wcro fired. Not a man on either boat wns
touched by the Spanish bullets. The Du
pont brought the news In tonight.
Your Appetite ,
Vitalize Your Blood , Overcome That
Tired Feeling. Get a bottle ol
Hood's Sarsaparilla and begin lo
take it TODAY , and realize the great
good it Is sure to do you.
If America's Greatest Medicine. All druggist * .
PROMPTLY PROMOTES DEWEY
Secretary Long Sends Him a Cablegram by
Authority of the President.
APPOINTS HIM ACTJNG REAR ADMIRAL
Alfto ThnnkH Him and Hln Men In ille-
half of the Nation for -the Splen
did Victory Achieved
WASHINGTON , May 7. By decision Of the
president , Secretary Long sent the follow
ing cable dispatch to Commodore Dewey :
WASHINGTON , May 7. To Dewey , Man
ila : The president , In the name of the
American people , thanks you and your offi
cers and men for your splendid achievement
and overwhelming victory. In recognition
he has appointed you acting admiral and
will recommend a vote o/ thanks to you by
congress. ( Signed ) LONG.
DEWEY CALLSFOR TROOPS
NebrnNkn Men May He Sent to Aid
Him In Holdlni ? the Philippine.
Inland * .
WASHINGTON , May 7. ( Special Tele
gram. ) Dewey has asked for troops , food
and munitions. Secretaries Long and Alger ,
In conference with the president this mornIng -
Ing , decided to send him relief , In order to
take Manila. Nebraska troops will probably
bo ordered to the Philippines , as well ns all
troops , to the extent of 10,000 , west of the
From a source near the president It Is
learned that there will bo no brigadier generals -
orals appointed from civil life at present ,
It being the Intention of the chief executive
to give , colonels In the regular army prece
dence In matters of promotion should
additional brigadiers bo considered neces
sary over those already appointed.
Postmasters appointed : Nebraska Mllll-
cent M. Shoff , at Axtcll , Kearney county , vice
E. ( J. Sellen , removed ; Cora M. Ashford ,
at Ashford , Banner county , vice James W ,
Thomas , resigned ; Jennie B. Hooker , al
Maple Creek , Dodge county , vice Edward W
Hooker , resigned. South Dakota George S
Maxon. at Lodl , Clay county ; Clydi
H. Hoe , nt Lone Tree Lake , Dcuel county.
The following mall contracts In Soutl
Dakota were awarded : To J. P. Stewart
between Chamberlain nnd Castalla , | 8U i
year ; between Splnk and Elk Point , ? 274 ;
between Andrew and Llncwood , $138. AU (
between Vermllllon and neresford , S. I ) .
to D. Franklin , nt ? 29 ; between Armour am
Castnlla , S. D. . to C. H. Beebo , at $533 , am
between Pllotsburg and Wellman , In. , tc
A. A. Call , at $ HS.
Bids wcro opened today In the office o ;
the supervising architect for the construe.
lion of the foundation , basement and walls
of the Cheyenne , Wyo. , public building. Thi
lowest bid was from Ilobcrt W. Bradley o
Cheyenne , nt $39.098. The next lowest wai
G. W. Atkinson & Son of Cheyenne , 01
William J. Savage of Akron. la. , and Her
bcrt L. Swinson of lied Oak , la. , were toda ]
appointed clerks In the railway mall service
nir ViilimteiTN Muntered In ,
CHCYENNE. Wyo. . May 7. ( Special Tclo
gram. ) The first of the Wyoming volun
tcors wcro mustered Into service this morn
Ing at the state capltol by Major Thoma :
Wlllielm. U. S. A. , mustering ofllcer , am
consisted of company C of Buffalo , undo
command of Captain Thomas Millor. J
large number of people , Including all o
the state officials , witnessed the ceromon
of mustering -the men into service. Th
work of examining the volunteers was con
eluded today. Of 346 men examined , 308 W9r
accepted , and the cntlro quota will bo mustered
ored Into service tomorrow. Major Wllhelc
today ln tructed recruiting officers who hav
beoa enrolling recruits for Torrey's cow
boy cavalry to send recruits to this city a
once from the following points : Denvci
Salt Lake City , Carson City , Salmon. Idaho
Blackfoot , Idaho ; Laramle , Hawllns , Sara
toga. Green Klver , Ilock Springs , Evanatoc
Lander. Kmbas , Casper , Douglas , Lus *
Newcastle , Sundance , Moorcroft , Clca
mont , Buffalo , Big Horn and Shoridai
WTO. Transportation and subsistence hav
been provided ,
tlio men Imd ilio
And the woman with -less than n dozen
stunning things to wear with uppish
collars Is not now thought up-to-date.
All the newest things are here.
Puffs. In white pique nnd fancy madras ,
Pun's In white and cardinal Ottoman
silk , $1.00 each.
Silk Strings nnd Bows , 25o each.
Fancy Ribbons with fringe ends , 2Gc up
to $1.25 each.
New. Summer Skirts New linen
dress skirts ,
At BOc , $1.25 , $1.35 , $1.65 each. Not
much more than the price of the
Unbleached Sheetings Special
42-Inch nt 8c , 9c , lie per ynrd.
45-Inch at 9 ,4c , IOc , 12&c per yard.
48-Inch at 12 gc per yard.
GO-lnch nt 12c , lie per yard.
! > 4-tnch nl 13c , Ific per yard.
8-4 at 13c. ICc , 19c per yard.
0-4 at ICc , 18c , 20c per yard.
10-4 at 17c , 20e , 22c per yard.
string ties ,
Ladles' String Ties , In stripes , plaids
and solid colors , 2Gc each.
Ladles' white pique Puff Ties , also Puff
Tics , made of colored wash goods , nt
Plain white or cardinal silk Puff Ties
at $1.00 each.
SOLDIERS BUILD CAMP FIRES
Cold Weather VlHltM the Troom n
Clilekitmatitm Park nmlTheir
FIreH Attract Many VlNltorn.
CHICKAMAUOA NATIONAL PARK , Oa.
May 7. Tho. weather for the last two days
has been so Inclement that the soldiers It
camp at Chlckamauga have been compcllec
to make fires during the night , being 'alto
gethcr unprepared for the severe cold whlcl
has prevailed. The unusual spectacle o
" 'camp fires" on Chlckamauga's field In Ma )
was therefore ono of the attractions thai
drew many people from the city to Cami
Thomas last night.
The greatest enthusiasm prevailed In cami
today when' the confirmation of Commodon
Dowey's brilliant victory at Manila was re >
celved. The officers were highly elated ant
are more than ever chafing at tha delay at'
tending their inovments. They are Anxious
to be sent to the front , so that the army mai
clinch the victory already obtained by thi
The result of the court-martial trial In thi
cases of Private Kngleham of Now York
Third cavalry , charged with desertion , am
of Trooper Henson , Tenth cavalry , for as
saultlng and Insulting a superior ofllcer , wai
announced today. Engleman's offense wai
construed simply as leaving camp wlthou
leave ; he waa fined J5. Henson was 'dtshon
orably discharged and sent to the pcnlten
tlary for two years.
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Hunter , dep
uty judge advocate general , arrived toda :
from St. Paul and entered on his duties a
Second Lieutenant L. H. Whitman , Second
end Infantry , was today granted an Indefl
nlto leave of absence to accept a 'commls
slon as major In a Kansas regiment of vol
untcers. Lieutenant Whitman entered Wcs
Point in 1S93.
An order was Issued today putting Colone
J. N. Andrews In command of the Second In
fantry brigade of General Brooke's provls
lonal corps and Colonel A. B. Burt Is re
llevcd , the latter to accept n brigade com
mand later In the volunteer army.
A squad of fifteen recruits came In toda :
from "Robin Hood's barn" from Boston am
will bo assigned to duty tomorrow.
Several carloads of mules and horses wer
received this afternoon for the further equip
ment of the cavalry and to supply the -wagoi
trains for the volunteer army. The quarter
master's department seems to have brokci
the corner on mules and little difficulty I
now experienced In.getting the number o
The cavalry division In camp hero was re
organized today as follows : Colonel A. K
Arnold , to command division ; First brigade
composed of the First , Second and Tenth
Colonel O. C. Hunt commanding ; Secom
brigade , composed of Third , Sixth and Nlnti
cavalry , the latter In detached duty a
Tampa , Brigadier General S. S. Hunter com
No order of any kind affecting the arm
was received today.
Leave of absence was tonight granted t
First Lieutenant John B. McDonald , Tent !
cavalry , to accept the commission as colonel
First regiment Alabama volunteers.
The Second cavalry received orders tonlgh
to ship all surplus baggage to Fort Leaven
worth and this Is taken to mean that the
will soon be ordered to the front.
FOODSTUFFS AKI3 TO COMI3 IN FIIEI
ll Mil Decree SuHiieuUlnv Dotle 1
MADRID , May 7. A royal decree wa
gazetted today announcing that whea
maize , oats , rice , barley , flour , beans an
potatoes are henceforth allowed free entr
at all Spanish ports on the peninsula an
Interdicting the exportation of wheat , rnalz ,
oats , rye , rice , barley , flour , beans &n
Frank McCnue KnllxtN.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McCune of 1410 Nort
Twenty-fifth street have received word ths
their son , Frank McCune , who Is well know
In the younger social circles , has enlisted 1
the Second Infantry at Salt Lake City. M
McCune has always had an enthusiast !
leaning toward the military and much of h !
spare time has been occupied In the stud
of military tactics and such other branch !
as might assist him to advance In the arm ;
He went to Salt Lake about a year ago an
bis enlistment is a surprise to most of h
friends. Ho expects to bo mustered inl
Captain Turner's company and to leave fc
the front with the other recruits at once'
GETTING i AWAY FROM CUBA
Newspaper " rrcspcndent Relates Some of
"H ia Experiences ,
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MAKING A A ! 0 RUN FOR HIS LIFE
Me ii' '
Doiluliitf' SndV'Ajji niiltetn nnd I'linhlnu
Tlui > ii lfj Jlje lliiNh til KfttMilio
with 'HOWM for the
'r.9f ' < J Fleet.
1 T bti
( Copyright , 1S9S , by I'rcss Publishing Co. )
KBY WKSTFla. . , May 7. ( New York
World Cablegram Special Telegram. ) After
being In Havana slnco April 13 I am again
In my own country and free from the con
stant danger that beset me In Cuba. There
Is a reward of $2,000 for my capture and If
I had been discovered In Cuba , I was cer
tain of summary execution. My legs are
covered with festering sores from poison
that crept Into abrasions resulting from
running' nnd crawling through the Juugle.
My tongue Is slightly swollen from lack of
water. Thanks to the alertness and kind
ness of Captain C. C. Todd , U. S. N. , nnd
the ofllcers and men of the gunboat Wil
mington , I am again on the soil of my own
land. My last experience In getting out
of Havana Is freshest In my mind and I
will tell that first.
After making .two trips to the appointed
place where 1 expected to meet the dis
patch boat , and falling each time to tie
picked up , I found on returning to Havana
that I was constantly watched. So I deter
mined to get nwav' from the place which
could no longer furnish mo a bit of In
formation and I made up my mind to get
to the coast Filling a bottle of water I
started. I had been told that every day
boats from the American fleet had been seen
to approach the shore. The Spaniards ex
pected that either an attempt was to bu
made to land an expedition or that somc-
jody waa to bo taken off shore. I left
Havana at 4:45 : o'clock In the morning of
May 3. Passing through Rcgla , I got olt
the train at the Ouanabacoa station. Walk-
ng through the town I met a. farmer drlv-
ng a herd of cows. Scraping up nn ac
quaintance with him and pretending I was
going out to look at some land , I walked
along , helping htm herd the cattle. I wns
soiled and unkempt , with a week's growth
of beard on my face. I looked like a cow
icrder. Wo passed the line of forts without
difficulty , and wo found an encampment of
about 2,000 cavalry stretched along the hills
'or ' about a mile. >
I left the farmer after we got by the last
soldier and struck Into the bush. Through
.ho tangle of undergrowth I followed the
general direction of my two former trips ,
ceeplng away from the points where I had
found soldiers before. About sixty soldiers
saw mo at a : distance of half a mile and
acgan rlflo pfactlc'e , making mo the target.
The Mauser bullet' ' makes a sound like the
scream of an qhgry cat and It appeared tome
mo that I wnsr surrounded by a colony of
'ellnes that was holding a primary election.
Jut my luck did not desert me. Not touched
jy a single missile1 , I promptly changed my
course and mnda ff Into the bush , where 1
could not be g J6p-l Soon after that I struck
l > o l4JViiter [ Hiittle.
In my haste to get away from the soldiers
who were firing , al mo I bad lost my bottle
of water. Nfarly dcad with thirst , I stag
gered out ou the Bandy beach and sank tu
the ground. Slcsooni gained strength to gel
to my feet , and1 then.I . saw one of my own
ships oft shoos ; wHh'the glorious stare , and
stripes waving over Its stern. Frantic with
a desire to attract attention , I signalled
with-my handkerchief. I .waved It wildly ,
but could not see that I had attracted at
tention. Despair almost seized mo. Then
[ thought that my signal might be too small
to be seen. So I tore oft my shirt , tied the
sleeves to a , stick and waved It. The ship
was headed to the west when I first saw It ,
My signals were again unheeded. On II
wont without noticing me. Despair filled
my mind , a'nd then I began to look about
for material , for a raft. Up and down the
beach 1 ran like a wild man. I attempted
to lift logs , tbat fifty men could not have
carried Into the water. . Again exhausted , 1
stopped , staggered and fell. I must have
fainted from , hunger , thirst and exhaustion. .
When my senses returned I sought the
shade after a few moments and soon felt
more myself , My heart leaped again. I saw
that the. United' States ship had turned In
Its patrol duty -.and was now coming back
toward roe. Running to where I had dropped
my shirt , I again hoisted my signal of dis
tress. Once more It passed about two miles
off shore. >
This time I did not waste energy In a wild
endeavor tothrow the forest Into the sea.
I rested a few minutes and went back Into
the country about a mile for water. Much
refreshed by the few swallows I secured , 1
went again to the coast. There was my ship
and I signalled "again. This time my signal
was seen. It stopped and , thank God , waa
lowering a boat. The boat came In with n
Dag of truce flying and when near enough
Lieutenant A. C. Almy , who said ho was
from the United States Steamship Wilming
ton , asked mo who I was and what 1
Snved nt I.nit.
I told him Iwas n correspondent for t
Now York paper who had been In Havana
slnco April 13 and that I was trying tt
get back where .1 could communicate will
my paper. Lieutenant Almy ordered his met :
to pull In close to tbo breakers and I waded
to my walat. The "Jnckles" grabbed me and
hauled mo into the boat. Its bow was al
ready pointed to sea nnd In ten minutes 1
was on board the Wilmington. I wns hardly
able to stand. Captain Todd and his mcr
could not do too much for me ; I shall cvei
remember their- many kindnesses. I re
mained on board the Wilmington the nlghl
of May 3. Thc next morning the llagshlt
signaled the Wilmington to put me on boart
the Loydenlr ; Wchi was to transfer mo tt
the flagship KowitYork , RS Hear Admiral
Sampson waritcriiio see me.
The tug Tiltohnwas coming alongside tc
take mo off oral carry mo to Key West , bul
the Wilmlngtx nio > beyed orders , ran to th <
Leyden and put me on board that vessel.
At this moment ; the Now York slgnnlei
the Wllmlngton-to protect tbo landing o ;
the Loyden's icargo on the Cuban coast. We
started for the.fcofnt where the cargo was tc
bo put on shoroa While there I again heart
tbo scream oljiSpafllsh bullets. After th <
skirmish nnd.avben the Spaniards were Ir
retreat I wenfcmiehoro and found a lot o
my friends nmoofcitho Cuban forces.
jttn.UfcJ 'Sw York" .
When wo Jtttntaoff shore the Loyden. U
pursuance ot bf'gdrders , put mo on the flag
ship. After tk - ftpturc of the Lafayette wi
ran to thls' Br * . "
Sylvester Scoy'el has already sent storj
of our meetlng'Jori the coast of Cuba or
April 22. After bidding him farewell I wcm
with my Insurgent guard back to tbo cami
at Mosquito , three -miles In the country
That afternoon Colonel Delgado gave me t
guard to accompany mo to Evlstons , In thi
suburbs of Havanav About ono mile out o
Ilegla we questlonc'd our guide as to hov
wo should break through the military lines
He said the only way out ho knew ot waite
to march boldly by the guards' hoiye. Wi
let htm go bick and 'went ' straight througl
Guanabacoa. Or ) the outskirts tbo guan
stopped us. Wo told him that wo did no
want to go through the lines , but wo wen
merely waiting fpr , iomo people coming It
from the countryWe waited until the ser
geant of the guard went Into the bouse
when we began talking ' to the soldiers
watching our cbauce. In about half an hou
wo made a run for U , expecting every min
ute to hear the firing ben In and the whistle
of rlflo balls. From there wo made our
way through the brush about eight miles
to n point on the coast , arriving there about
9 o'clock l night. On reaching Uic coafct
we saw n bent three miles further onst
making signals to us. Wo answered , but
were not seen , BO we stayed there until 4
o'clock In the morning. Our sufferings were
We had walked fifteen miles without a
drop of water. Wo tried to make ourselves
seen. No answer came nnd Just before day
light , we decided that wo must make our
way back. Some of the Intrenchmcnta at
CoJInm could bo seen outlined ngnlnst the
western sky. We crept under the banks of
the fortifications nnd Iny there until day-
llghiv We found a line Of Intrcnchments all
around CoJInm nnd about 5,000 regular
troops In the town.
When I got back Into Havana , I found
they were taking the guns out of Alfonso
XII. They could hot get Us boilers repaired ,
BO they took Us heavy battery of 6-Inch
guns nnd mounted them on shore. 1 hung
about the fortifications from LaPUnta to
Vedadol 'that day. They -were mounting anew
now battery on LaPunta of two G-lnch
I'lUner Vtt Snnd.
On all the other batteries large forces of
men were at work piling up sand In front of
the embankment. In constant danger bt
discovery , I knew that my llfo was "not
worth much If once the military authorities
picked me up. They suspected I was In
Havana , as was evidenced by the reward
offered. A second rendezvous had been ap
pointed for mo April 29. I started again to
the seaward. I avoided the towns. I went
across the bay again In n small boat. 1
started for the open country at a point
where there are no houses. I went right
up to the CoJImn road , crossed the road at
a point midway between Co JI in a and Guana-
bacoa. Beyond the road I hod to break
through the line of forts which are located
more than 2,000 yards apart , with a sentry
hex between. There I made n run for It.
The soldiers saw me and opened fire , but
did not pursue me. lUmnlng at the top of
my npeed , I seemed to feel a stimulus each
time a bullet whistled by or started up a
light cloud of Oust as It struck the ground.
Out of breath and distressed with the violence
lence of my exertions , I finally reached the
brush. I glanced back from this conceal
ment nt the Spanish soldiers , who did not
know how close they came to getting $2,000
reward for my capture.
About a mile nnd n half In the Jungle I
found n barricade blocking the trail. Think
ing there must bo some soldiers behind It
I crawled forward 100 yards on my hands
and knees , nnd getting up on my feet I came
face to face to a sentry , who was not fifty
yards away. His astonishment was evi
dently as great as mine. I thought the
game was up , but had no thought of sur
rendering. Without arms I could not at
tack him nnd I had to take to my heels.
Three times that Spaniard fired nt me. Ho
must have been nervous , for I got away
without n scratch. I started for the coast
through the brush in a northeasterly di
rection and struck the coast about 4 o'clock.
I waited In hiding all night , hoping for the
dispatch boat. No boats appeared near
shore. Straining my eyes nil night out over
the heaving waters , I could see nothing. I
know that I had not been deserted and knew
that efforts were being made to find me.
Surely they must succeed.
But luck or fate was against me. My sig
nals were unseen. I knew that as daylight
approached I must get back to Havana. I
made a long detour and went back again
through Guanabacoa and Regla , reaching
Havana about 3 o'clock on the afternoon of
last Sunday. There was nothing for mo to
do but to carry out the mission which took
rile Into * the enemy's fortified city.
I reached Havana proper that night. On
the train from Marlananol I first heard tha\
the American fleet was off for Havana.
When I reached the city crouds were run
ning about the streets In a state of frenzy.
Women were wringing their hands and callIng -
Ing upon the saints to save them. Children
clung to their skirts , wild with fright and
terror of incomprehensible dangers. Jump
ing Into a coach , I went to the vicinity of
the shore batteries , in the neighborhood of
the Uelna battery. Everything was In
confusion , not a single thing In readiness.
Havana could have been taken at that mo
ment without' struggle. After that quiet
was restored and next day every man In
habitant in the city that could bo Impressed
was set to work on batteries and defenses.
All theaters and places of amusement
closed their doors. Everybody that had
ready money took passage on foreign ships
that were in the harbor. Gclata , the banker
paid $9,000 for passage for himself and fam
ily to Bermuda. After I had been about
the city and had got what I considered suffi
cient information I started out for the
rendezvous appointed by the World's corre
I discovered that a reward of $2,000 had
been offered for my capture. The authori
ties had searched Kegla for me , understand
ing that I had returned with nn expedition.
This added somewhat to the difficulty of
getting out of the city. Out It was neces
sary that I should cross the bay to Ilegla ,
there secure my guldo nnd start for the
appointed place on the coast cast of Morro.
I was well known In Havana , and naturally
had to disguise myself. Dressed an a farmer
and with a clean shaven face I walked down
the sloping streets of Havana to the boat
landing nt Paula. Picking up ono of the
harbor boats I sailed across the bay to the
Ilegla shore. I had a friend with mo. Wo
met our guldo and tramped through Regla
on the way to Guanabacoa.
Until May 3 I walked about In the city ,
noting every point about which information
of benefit to my country when Us forces
are called upon to inaku an attack upon the
The story of my third trip to the coast
and rescue has already been told. The dis
tress ! n Havana is already severe. Food
and clothing sent there by the Americans
for the relief of the rcconcentrailos have
been appropriated by the Spaniards and not
p. particle of them will over reach those for
whom they were Intended.
CHARLES H. THRALL.
SELECT CAMP OF VOIU.\TEUHS.
Olio C n > N to lleinlozvoiiN nt KnlU
Cluireh , Virginia.
WASHINGTON , May 7. On the recom-
mendatlon of General Miles the secretary of
war has selected a tract of land In the vi
cinity of Falls Church , Va. , as a camp for
about 20,000 or 30,000 soldiers of the volun
teer army. The camp Is located at Munson'r.
hill la Fairfax county on the line of the
Southern railroad and extends toward Fort
Myer. The probability Is that the District
regiment of volunteers will be ordered to
camp in that vicinity , although that matter
has not yet been settled. Either General
Lee or General Wilson Is likely to have
command of this corps of the army.
WOIIU I'HOM AMKUICAX i.'OXSUI , .
Inform * III" Wife of tin- Surrender of
ROCHESTER , N. Y. . May 7. Mrs. O. F.
Williams of this city , wife of the United
States consul to Manila , received the follow
ing cable message at 8:30 : o'clock this mornIng -
Ing from her husband nt Hong Kong :
"Spaniards surrendered ; am well. "
I'KKIX TO TAKK TIIOOI'S TO MAMLA.
\VII1 AUo Carry Supplies to American
WASHINGTON , May 7 , It has been de.
elded to send a transport with troops and
supplies to Commodore Dewejr at Manila.
The City of Pekln will be used for this pur
Dr. ehfr-anVn Hook. "The New
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PLEASING SHOW FOR BLANCO
Stars and Stripes Saluted Under Guns ol
HONOR RENDERED BY FRENCH CRUISER
Taken for n Simnlxli War Ship , Three
of ! lli > cl < nilliiKT Fleet Conic Upon
it. After AVhlfli Snlutex
Are IC\eliunB ' < l.
( Copyright , 1598 , by Press Publishing Co. )
ON BOARD THE TRITON , Four Miles
from Morro Cnstle ( via Key West ) , May C.
( New York World Cablegram Special
Telegram. ) There wns a pretty exchange
of courtesies between the French and Amer
ican nations almost under the guns of Morro.
Just now a large full-rigged war ship sud
denly appeared on the western horizon
headed for the blockaded capital. It came
close along the shore , not more than four
miles from the land. It "could readily bo
seen that It was not nn American ship , and
at first those on the Triton Imagined it
might bo a Spaniard from the south sldd
of the Island , a belief , It turned out , that
was also shared by our fleet.
A flag fluttered from the mlzzen-gaff of
the war ship , but on account of the way In
which It lay It could not be made out. To
settle the question of Its nationality the Tri
ton headed for It. When wo were within
1,000 yards of U the Triton's captain said
ho was sure It was a Spaniard.
The only American ship In the vicinity ex
cept the Triton was the little Morrlll , which
lay to the north. It had all Its guns ready
and was awaiting developments. The Tri
ton soon discovered , when It ran alongside ,
that the newcomer waa the French cruiser
The officer of the deck shouted out In
English that it waa eight days from Mar
tinique and was going Into Havana harbor ,
presumably to look after the Interests of
French citizens there. It got its first news
of the defeat of the Spanish at Manila from
Its sailors crowded to the sides , astonished
to see an American boat flying the stars
and stripes so near the cannon of Morro.
The Triton was certainly nearer to the caa-
tie than It has been slnco the war was
declared. It reasoned that lllanco's artil
lerymen would take no chances of striking
the French cruiser , and would' scarcely
shoot at the same ocean It waa on for feai
of hitting it.
Ail in I ml MnkPH NcKiitlntluiiN.
Wo opened negotiations with the officer
on the Frenchman's bridge to Induce him
to take a correspondent Into Havana. The
ofllcer said he guessed they could do It ; but
the admiral subsequently sat down upon ti )
proposition. His refufaal was put very po
litely thus : "Porry wo cannot take you
along , but wo have already started , " which
they had not.
While this was going on a squadron of
tfireu Vessels cnmo steaming up at full speed ,
the Vlcksburg , the Mangrove and the May
flower. They had sighted the foreign
cruiser , nnd excitement ran high nmong
their ofllcers nnd crews on the supposition
that It wns one of the fifty-six Spanish ves
sels \\hlch It is asserted are in storage ware
houses and dry docks along the Cuban shore ,
and that It had sneaked around the south
const and was making a dash for Havana.
Every gun on the Vlcksburg nnd May
flower was ready to go Into action , and
the last named had Its torpedo tubes pre
pared for business. Tha little Mangrove
tagged behind In a "Mo , too , " kind of way ,
ready to tackle anything , for there Is noth
ing It frars slnco Its gallant capture of the
Three or four miles from the cruiser the
VIckGburc discovered Its nationality and If
a ship can look disappointed the American
certainly dlil. Still keeping up n racing
speed- ran the trl-rolor of Franco up
lo Its peak nnd gave It n salute of thirteen
guns. Meanwhile the Frenchman , who did
not-know what to make of these events , had
steamed to the westward n little and was
waiting near the entrance of the harbor ,
probably for a p'lot. ' HP must have missed
tins meaning of the Vlcksburg's cannonade
entirely , for ho paid no attention to It what
A few ralnutes later tbu Vlcksburg , which
was still nearer , ran a much larger French
flag up to Its peak nnd fired thirteen more
Kuns. There was a pause , and then the
Frenchman gruapcd the situation and up
went the stars and stripes to bis mast and
puff went his guns In salute.
1'Jenmint for the Npnlnnrdii.
The whole thing must have been a delight
ful experience to the officers at Morro , who
thus had the American navy honored under
their very noses. The firing must liavo
caused excitement In the town , for the
French cruiser was lying right off the beach
and the smoke from It drifted toward the
houae near tbo castle Do La I'unta.
The American war ships In the distance
taw what nccmcd to them tu be the symp
toms of a naval engagement nnd hurried up
to join. It Is likely that the Vlcksburg did
not know what ship It saluted , the only
Vessel that went In to find out being the
As the Triton returned toward Key West
the men on the little Morrlll were pulling
the shells nnd shrapnel from their guns ,
nnd returning them to the magazine. The
Merrill's position wns an excellent ono from
which to shell the Frenchman , but the duel
would have been nn odd one , for the Du-
bordlou could put two or three Morrllls on
Its deck without their bolng In any onc'i
The French cruiser Is wooden nnd of the
old frigate type , but it bristles with his
guns and Its crew looks HKo n very line lot
The Mayflower owed the Triton an apology
for chasing It twice and tiring across Its
bows once last night , and It was duly tend
ered nnd very graciously received. The
Mayflower explained that It thought It was
pursuing a Spaniard.
The Triton has been fired upon by Ameri
can ships , Spanish cavalry and Spanish
Infantry. To round out Us experience It Is
only necessary now for It to bo Bpotted by
p. _ Spanish war , ship , but no such , good luck
seems in sight.
IIOI'IMJ FOIl OUDttltS TO HTAIIT.
MeinlMTH of the Klj'liiKT Nqiiailrma
Clinfe nt Delay.
OLD POINT COMFORT , Va. , May 7. ( On
board the flagship Brooklyn , off Fort
Monroe. ) The arrival of the Minneapolis
nnd Ibo expectation that the St. Paul and
the New Orleans would bo hero during the
day made things rather more lively today
with the flying squadron than they hnvu
been for some few days. In fa. : ' tblngs have
boon extremely dull hero , the men chafing
over 'heir enforced Inactivity , although goIng -
Ing through drills regularly. What Is most
annoying to both officers and men are the
frequent lurid stories sent out under New
port News headlines of frequent scares nnd
midnight calls on the squadron. The naval
reserves at the capes , who are keeping night
lookout , are also Indignant at a story sent
out to the effect that they signalled a
Spanish fleet coming and caused a panic on
the war vessels. No such thing occurred.
Tbo foundation for the story was that
Adjutant Phillip of the local force received
a dispatch saying that some vessels without
lights had gone out after dark. Hn mis
read It as saying coming In nnd Informed
Commodore Schlcy. Ho was told that the
Scorpion was scouting for the squadron and
would take care of any strangers. There
was no gun fired and no call to quarters.
The various telegrams announcing that
Commodore Dowey's fleet and men had not
materially suffered created great excitement ,
but were received with some doubt , It being
deemed hardly possible that the four hour.-s'
engagement nnd the loss of thn ontlrn Span
ish fleet could bo accomplished In so easy
a manner. t
The Solace , the hospital ship just fitted r
up , came down this morning and anchored
with the squadron nnd the gunboat Alllftncc
went to sea for practice. Thn St. Paul hud
not arrived nt noontime , neither had the
TH001 , S WAIT FOR Till ! STIJAMKIU
Tnu TlKiunniiil of Tln-ni Hiailto Hull
for tin * I'lillliMilin-M.
SAN FRANCISCO , May 7. The ofll-lal
report of Admiral Dewey'e triumph nt Ma
nila created the wildcat enthusiasm lit-ro.
It Is now regarded certain troops will bo
sent from linro to aid Dewey and propnr.i-
tlons will noon go on with n rush. Tha
First rrgltncnt of volunteers has nlro.-Uy
"been sworn In and Is In camp nt the Presi
dio. The Seconl rcKlmcnt will arrive from
Los Angeles this afternoon , making In nil
2,000 voluntecrr Immediately available. The
steamer City of Pekln , which has lueii
chartered lo take the troops to Manila , Is
duo here today but has not yet been sighted.
Upon Us arrival It will land Us passengers
in quarantine at Angels Island and Its
cargo at the dock. This probably vlll take
two days. Then It will be taken to Mare
Island navy yard , where It will lie loaded
with ammunition nnd supplies for Pcvoy'.i
fleet , and temporary quarters for the iroo .p
will bu erected. It Is hardly probable that
tbo Pokln will sail for Manila before May lr .
Hlmiilil Unlit ( tin IMillluiilnvN.
CIIICACO , May 7. A special to the Nowa
from Washington says : Senator Teller ,
when asked today what this government
ought to do with the Philippine islands ,
said : j
"Wo should hold them , of course , but as }
to what thu policy of the administration , < ? V
will be I do not care to express an opln- v t '
Ion. " 11
"What kind of n government will bo es- | 1
tablUhed on the Islands ? "
"It will bo a mIKtary government for the
present and will bo n belter government
than the natives have bad for 200 years. "
ItrnrulfN for the
CHATTANOOGA. Tenn. , May 7 , A larga
number of recruits from the north and east
to bo used In filling up the regiment ! novr
stationed In the park arrived this morning.
A number of now recruiting offices liayo
been opened at various largo cltca. | an > 1 all
the men enlisted are s nt at once to Chick *
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