The Albany News. (Albany, Tex.), Vol. 15, No. 6, Ed. 1 Friday, May 27, 1898 Page: 2 of 11
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The machinery of the ice plant at
Jacksonville is being put in place.
J. W. Ragland, who settled in Collin
county over fifty years ago, is dead.
The annual reunion of Terry's rang-
ers will be held at Austin June 1
Julius Dunn, A Central brakeman,
fell from a freight train at Piano lately
and was badly hurt.
Mrs. H. A. Moore's residence near
Kosse was destroyed by fire od the 20th.
Loss, $1500; no insurance.
A tinner from Missouri named George
W. Fox died at El Pasi from the effects
of an overdose of laudanum.
The members of Temple Emanu-El
at Dallas, have purchased a lot and will
erect an elegant synagogue.
Rev. Joseph Butler, 79 years old, a
resident of Dallas over forty years,
died at his home near Dallas, a few
N. H. Burkett, aged 77 years, died
suddenly in Yoakum, at the home of his
son, several days ago. The deceased was
a Texas pioneer and had lived in south
Texas the greater portion of his life.
J. T Bolton, formerly tax assesor of
Dallas county, died in the City of Mex-
ico a few days ago. Mr. Bolton had
been in Mexico since 1896 and was a
contractor at Vera Cruz just previous to
W. J. Swindle, a prominent farmer
of Collin county, was together with his
team of horses instantly killed by light-
ning on the 20th instant, twelve miles
east of McKinney. Mr. Swindle had been
to Farmersville and was on his way
home when the dreadful affair hap-
Recently twenty prominent citizens of
Pleasanton were the recipients of no-
tices signed "Whitecaps," in which the
Information was imparted that failure
on tbeir part to discharge all Mexicans'
In their employ and hire no more,
would be attended with disastrous re-
sults. Those receiving the notices say
any attempt at heroic measures will be
met with decisive retaliatory tactics.
Miss Mabel Sinclaire, daughter of Capt.
J. H. Sinclaire, of the Waco Salcation
Army corps, eloped with Warren Tay-
lor, a Waco young man. The couple
were married at Marlin, and upon re-
turning to Waco Capt. Sinclaire caused
the bridegroom to be arrested for false
swearing. The bride threw her arms
around her husband's neck and vowed
she would share any fate that befel him.
Subsequently Taylor gave bond and was
released and witb his bonnie bride ad-
journed to a hotel.
The Texas Woman's Christian Tem-
perance union held an interesting and
profitable session at Fort Worth last
week. The old officers were re-elected,
as follows: President, Mrs. Helen M.
Stoddard, Dallas; corresponding secre-
tary, Miss Minnie Kirtland, Lawrence;
recording secretary, Mrs. Harriet U.
Canfield, Dallas; treasurer, Mrs. J. A.
S. Curtis, Beaumont. The following
vice presidents were elected: First dis-
trict, Mrs. C. Sceuerman, Houston; sec-
ond district, Mrs. Eudora Turner, Mar-
shall; third district, Mrs. M. L Hern-
don, Tyler; fourth district, Mrs. Emma
Talbott, Texarkana; fifth district, Mrs.
L. E. R. Schimelpfenig, Piano; sixth
district, Mrs. W. E. Goodman, Hills-
boro; eighth district, Mrs. Eunice A.
Mrs. Alice Boon, Smithville; tenth dis-
trict, vacant; eleventh district, Miss
Minnie Terrell, El Campo; twelvth dis-
trict, Mrs L. M. Bissell, San Antonio.
Delegates to the national convention
were elected as follows: Mrs. Ella Mow,
Beaumont; Mrs. Weaver, Forth Worth;
Mrs. Schimelpfenig, Piano; Mrs. Pren-
dergast, Mexia; Miss Mason, Austin.
Alternates, Mesdames Stevens of Fort
Worth, Curtis of Sherman, Patterson
of Fort Worth, Sheurman of Houston
and Miller of Palestine.
The stockmen of San Saba county had
their annual meeting at San Saba, elect-
ing officers and transacting such other
business as came before them. This or-
ganization has been the means of put-
ting down sow stealing and other repre-
The tax collectors at their meeting last
week at Austin re-elected Tax Collector
Knight of Dallas president and Mr. Kirk
of Austin secretary. The meeting de-
cided to meet at Austin again next year,
the session commencing the first Mon-
day in June.
The police of Texarttana captured
a few nights ago three mysterious char-
acters. The police also captured a lot
of Jewelry and money, also a complete
set of burglars' tools. . The men have
stubbornly refused to divulge their
GQattle Is Probable Off
Coast of Hayti.
NOTHING YET DEFINITE
Key West, Fla., May 24.—It Is re-
ported here on high authority that the
Spanish and American fleets are fight-
ing off the southeastern coast of Cuba
in the Windward passage.
Advices from Port de Paix, Hayti, say
heavy cannonading has been heard to
the northwest, in the direction of the
Windward passage. It is thought Samp-
son and Cervera have met.
The navy department at Washington
is convinced i!:at Sampson and Cervera
have met, but have no news yet. It is
believed the fleets met at Santiago or
in that vicinity.
The belief is prevalent in all circles
at Madrid, and in all sections of the
press, that the government has news
from Cuba of importance. Its charac-
ter has not been made public.
Sixty Thousand Troops For Cuba.
*Sixty thousand United States troops
will be poured into Cuba at once.
The first detachment of the army of
invasion, according to good authority,
is now on the way to Cuba.
The war department has completed
arrangements to land 25,000 troops
within thirty-six hours.
The war department has planned a
movement like Dewey's, swift and
overwhelming, to completely surprise
Two places of landing have been
chosen, one east of Havana, the other
west. Gunboats will clear the way,
knocking down any fortifications and
driving away any force that may try
to prevent disembarkation. An engi-
neering and signal corps will land
with the first troops.
The bases of supplies will be at once
strongly fortified against any attack
by either land or sea.
The two divisions of the invading
army will be in admirable positions to
close in on Havana.
President McKinley himself is the
force that has set the invasion in mo-
tion. He would permit of no further
delay. He took an active hand in all
the plans, and is familiar with all the
smaller details of the invasion.
Spain's protest that the blockade of
the Cuban ports is ineffectual, if made,
has not reached the state department,
but Secretary Day has been expecting
something of the kind, and is prepared
Anticipating that either Germany,
France or England might complain,
"special" concessions were granted
each of these powers. The Adula, a
German ship, was permitted to pass
the blockade and the French liner La-
fayette was allowed to go on to Ha-
vana. The British vessel, the Polia,
was favored also. The governments
having accepted the courtesy of the
United States with relation to the
blockade of Cuban ports, could not
with politeness object to the character
of our blockade of Cuban ports, ftnd
herein is reflected a little Yankee di-
plomacy. There is not another power
that the United States cares for, and
so far as Italy is concerned, her protest
will fall on deaf ears.
San Francisco, Cal., May 24.—The
preparations tv r the flrsit expedition to
Mani'a are almost complete. The first
expedition will be divided as follows:
Tlie City of Pekin, with 59 officers and
1044 men; the City of Sydney, 24 officers
and 670 men; the Australia, 37 officers
and 676 men. The troops assigned to
depart on the Australia and the City
of Sydney have been ordered to report
at the docks of their respective vessels
at 8 o'clock to-day. The organization
of the second expedition to the Philip-
pines will not be determined until af-
ter the arrival of Gen. Merritt. About
eight more large steamers will be re-
quired to transport the necessary sol-
diers to Manila, but no more vessels
have been chartered, though a number
o ffine steamers are available.
Little Rock, Ark., May 24.—A spe-
cial from Mena, Ark., says that a de-
structive rain and hail storm struck
that section and did great damage along
the line of the Kansas City, Pittsburg
and Gulf railroad. The property loss Is
heavy and several persons are reported
killed. Several railroad bridges are
washed out and railroad traffic is imped-
ed. The number of live3 lost is not
Terrific Ktplnilon Heard.
The officers of one of the United
States cruisers which has arrived at
Key West says that while off Cape San
Antonio (the western extremity of Cu-
ba) Saturday afternoon a terrific ex-
plosion was heard from the direction
of the shore, but apparently many miles
away. There was an upheaval of water
al labout the ship and the cruiser her-
self vibrated with the shock from stem
to stern. Many are inclined to think
the phenomenon was an earthquake.
There are no batteries near enough to
Cape San Antonio to account for a de-
tonation of suchc volume, and it Is
thought if any naval disaster had oc-
curred news of it would have reached
Judge Locke in the United States dis-
trict court heard arguments in three
of the most important cases, those of
the Buena Ventura, Miguel Jover and
Catalina. A number of counsel appear-
ed and it was contended on an extended
citation of authorities that all three ves-
sels should be condemned as lawful
Arguments against this contention
were made by an array of counsel repre-
senting the various interests, including
the owners of the vessels and their car-
goes. Judoge Locke reserved his de-
Contribution From England.
Washington, May 24.—The first mon-
ey sent by an Englishman for the
American fund was received yesterday
by President McKinley and appropri-
ately acknowledged by the treasurer of
the United States. The following cor-
respondence details the incident:
"No. 7 Prince Place, Gloucester Road,
BIshoptown, Bristol, England, May 5,
1898.—To the president of the United
States republic, Washington: Inclosed
you will find a post office order for £1
sterling as a small contribution to the
war department fund for carrying on
the wa/ against Spain, for which your
acknowledgment will oblige. Yours re-
"United States Treasury—Mr. Wil-
liem Hartwell, Bristol, England: Sir—
Please find enclosed official certificate
of deposit for $4.87, proceeds of your
postoffice order for £1 sterling, sent to
the president of the United States. Thii
contribution toward the fund for car-
rying on the war against Spain is ac-
knowledged as a recognition of the pur-
pose on the part of this government to
promote the cause of humanity and civ-
ilization from one who, though not an
American rasident, is one of our near
kin beyond the sea. Respectfully yours,
"ELLIS H. ROBERTS,
"Treasurer United States."
Made a Great Hit.
Mobile, Ala., May 24.—A new assign-
ment of regiments of the first division
of the fourth army corps was made by
Gen. Coppinger, as follows:
First brigade—Eleventh and twen-
tieth, United States infantry.
Second brigade—Third and nine-
teenth, United States infantry.
Tihrd brigade—First and second
Texas volunteers and first Alabama
Cavalry brigade—Second and fifth
United States cavalry.
The senior officer present will tem-
porarily command the division. The
senior officers of brigades will com-
mand their respective brigades. Major
and Chief Quartermaster Pond was
yesterday sworn in as lieutenant col-
The Texas volunteers have made a
great hit with the regulars. Old cam-
paigners say they are the finest lot'of
volunteers they have ever seen, being
ready for duty, making no complaint,
helping themselves and giving proof
that they do not regard the campaign
as a holiday affair. They show intense
anxiety to leara soldiering, and are
assiduous in drill
Attempt, to Blow Up V«neln.
New York, May 24.—News reached
here yesterday of a dastardly attempt
to blow up the boats of the blockading
squadron. What is believed to have
been a submarine mine was exploded
Sunday by the Spanish, twenty miles
off Cape San Antonio. Officers on the
warships say that Spain has put float-
ing mines throughout the gulf stream
in an attempt to blow up the blockading
squadron and newspaper fleet.
The vessels were scouting well out
from land in the Yucatan channel, and
were in a semi-circle, 800 yards apart,
when an explosion lifted the ship and
sent seamen and officers spinning across
decks. It was at first thought that it
was the shock of a large gun and the
men rushed to quarters.
"The explosion adds a new feature to
naval warfare," one of tbe officers said.
"None of our ships were injured, but
the explosion warns all vessels to look
cut for floating mines."
Baltimore, Md„ May 23.—Ffaur mur-
ders, and attempted murder and sui-
cide and a suicide is yesterday's record
for Baltimore city and state. Nearly
all the principals were negroes.
At Lauraville, a suburb, Daniel Hall,
shot and instantly killed Wm. Swigert,
white. The murderer surrendered to
Joseph Makel, colored, of West
River, stabbed his wife, Agnes, five
times and then cut his own throat.
The woman will probably recover, but
the man will die. They were visiting
in this city.
Robert Cook fractured the skull of
Frank Hutchins with a hatchet. Hutch-
ins will die. Cook has not been cap-
tured. Both are negroes.
At Salisbury, Garfield King, colored,
shot and instantly killed Herman Ken-
ny, a white boy, 18 years old.
At Petersville, Frederick county,
Daniel Salmons shot and killed Harry
Davis, colored. The men quarreled
over a bar bill.
Emma Riggs, colored, of this city,
had a quarrel with her lover, and end-
ed her life by taking laudanum.
San Francisco, Cal., May 2",—By the
derailing of an Oakland narrow gauge
train at 2:45 o'clock yesterday after-
noon Fireman Jack Hickey was in-
stantly killed and Engineer Edward L.
Baldwin so seriously injured that he
died within three hours. The accident
occurred on the long mole, which con-
nects with a trestle leading to the pier
to which the passengers are trans-
ferred to the ferryboats for San Fran-
cisco. The train was moving at a good
rate of speed, when, according to the
account of Train Dispatcher Walker,
the brake shoe of the engine became
detached and fell down before the
wheels of the tender, which was In-
stantly thrown from the track. The
engine and tender both fell on their
sides, and the smoker was also derail-
ed and is among the debris.
/ictivity at Cadiz.
St. Johns, N. F„ May 23.—Capt
Strong of the brig. Energy, which ar-
rived here Sunday with a cargo of salt
from Cadiz, reports that when he left
Cadiz a fortnight ago the greatest activ-
ity prevailed in the naval arsenal there.
The two Hamburg-American liners,
Columbia and Normannia, purchased to
be used as auxiliary cruisers, and now
named the Rapido and Patria, were be-
ing rapidly armored, and the warships
refitting in the harbor were loading
stores and ammunition.
Capt. Strong is convinced that at the
time he was at Cadiz the Spanish gov-
ernment fully intended to send this
fleet to attack the American coast cities
on the north Atlantic, preferably Bos-
ton. He says the Spanish populace was
bitterly inflamed against English and
Americans, and that his crew dared not
Chickamauga, Park, Ga., May 23.—A
passenger train on the Chattanooga,
Rome and Southern railway, which left
Chattanooga at 8:40 Saturday morning,
ran into the third section of the mili-
tary train conveying the first Missouri
volunteers, who arrived in Chatta-
nooga Friday night, near Rossville,
Ga., killing private George M. Walker
of company D and painfully injuring
M. Maynard of company M and How-
ard Brolaski of company D and slight-
ly injuring several other occupants of
Four Men Killed.
St. Louis, Mo., May 23.—A construc-
tion train and a special bearing Super-
intendent Miller and other officials of
the road collided in a deep cut on the
Vandalia at 12:10 o'clock Saturday
afternoon, tvto and a half miles east of
Coliinsville. Four men on the con-
struction train were killed and twenty
other injured, five seriously.
Forced to He tire.
Madrid, May 23.—An official dispatch
from Havana says: Two American
warships attempted to force an entrance
at Isabella Sagua, near the mouth of
the Sagua river, Santa Clara province.
The troops were massed upon the shore
and compelled the Americans to retire.
Plan of Bombardment.
Washington, May 24.—A new plan for
the bombardment of Havana has been
submitted to the president. The prop-
osition is to storm the city from the
water front. A speedy result is claimed.
The Cadiz fleet left Spain, ostensibly
Graham Takes Command.
Maj. Gen. W. M. Graham formally as-
sumed command of Camp Alger Mon-
day. His personal staff will be Lieut.
Summerall, fiifth artillery; Lieut. D. B.
Devore, twenty-third infantry, and Maj.
Monday night 9050 men were in camp,
and the total will be swelled to about
NOTED BRITON DEAD.
London, May 19.—Mr. Gladstone died
at 5 o'clock this morning.
When the Rev. Stephen Gladstone^
read prayers and repeated hymns the
only evidence that Mr. Gladstone re-
alized his surroundings was when his
sob recited the litany. Then the dying,
man feebly murmured "Amen!"
This was the last word spoken by
Every other topic In Great Britain,
yesterday dropped out of sight before:
the passing of Mr. Gladstone. Hawar-
den focused the attention of all classes.
Just before the house of commons
rose yesterday a telegram from Mr. Al-
bert Gladstone reached Lord Stanley
saying his father was sinking. Already
before his death the hush of grief seem-
ed to fall over the scene of his triumphs
and from the present men turned to
the past, recalling sayings and doings.
A great lion lay dying, his old col-
leagues, his one time enemies and fol-
lowers watching his last lingering fight
with his last and implacable foe as they
watched in past days his fights against
foes whom he could overcome. True
to himself he was yielding slowly inch
by inch. It was generally felt that his
dying was the sequel to that great scene
witnessed four years ago when his last
speech spoken he quitted the house
without one word of adieu. Anticipat-
ing the inevitable the members of the
government discussed the appropriate
proceedings to be observed and resolved
that no effort on their part should be
wanting to mark a suitable sense of
their loss. Disregarding recent prece-
dents it was decided that the pro-
gramme in parliament should be the
same as that adopted in the cases of the
Earl of Chatham and of the younger
Pitt, namely, an address to her majesty
praying for a funeral at the public
charge and a monument erected in
Westminster Abbey. Throughout the
whole kingdom every one expressed
grief at the approaching end. At the
banquet of the home counties of Lib-
erals last night Sir William Vernon
Harcourt, Liberal leader in the house of
oemmons, instead of delivering an im-
portant party attack, only uttered a few
words of grief and left the room.
Dewev to Be Reinforced.
Wtshington, May 23.—Admiral Dew-
ey's squadron will be reinforced by five
warships. The Charleston and the
Monterey, a monitor, are already under
orders and orders have been telegraphed
to the Philadelphia, now at Mare island
refitting to hasten repair work on that
vessel. The Charleston will pick up the
Bennington at Honolulu and the York-
town, of the same class and armament
as the Bennington, will be got ready
at Mare Island yard as quickly as pos-
The Bennington aud the Yorktown,
although third-rate gunboats, are equal
to the Spanish gunboats of the type
blown up by Dewey at Manila.
It is expected that before the new
Spanish fleet arrives at Manila Dewey
will have received the Charleston and
the Bennington and at least 8000 troops.
Many Troops at San Francisco.
San Francisco, Cal., May 23.—There
are 10,999 enlisted men and 477 officers
gathered at the two military camps in
this city. The Presidio reservation is
the temporary home of nearly 7000
men, including those from this state,
Washington and Oregon; in fact, the
camp is the headquarters of the Pa-
cific coast men. The troops from Min-
nesota, Wyoming, Nebraska and Col-
orado are quartered on the site of the
old Bay district race track, which has
been divided into town sites, covering
about twelve squares. Each square
will accommodate comfortably 1000
men. This city of tents has been
named Fort Richmond, and shelters
about 4500 men. Gen. Otis is in com-
About 3000 people took part in a riot
which lasted two hours at Bhowanipoor,
India, ninety-nine miles west of Dyna-
gepper. Saturday. Many of the rioters
were injured and they were finally dis-
persed by the police. Several attempts
to renew the disturbances were also
suppressed by the authorities.
Portfolios American Navy.
The Gulf, Colorado & Santa Fe rail-
road has made arrangements for a spe-
cial edition of the famous portfolio of
the American navy, Cuba and Aawaii,
for the benefit of its patrons. Single
parts may be had at ten cents each,
the full set of 160 pictures, costing but
one dollar. Local agents have samples.
Hose Cart Accident.
Lorraine, O., May 23.—During a cele-
bration of the supposed naval victory
Saturday night a hose cart in a proces-
sion ran over two men. Peter Snyder
is dead an another man whose name is
unknown is dying.
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