VOL III, NO. 13.
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., TUESDAY, JANUAUY 18, 1898.
P?TP.T? SINGLE COPY. TWO
GOD IH THE HOME
Subject of Rev. J. F. Ribble's
PRACTICAL AND PITHY
S?nnern? liy Oilier Ministers, K?v. M,. S.
Colunnu, Jr., IVeuclies on **<Jttriatiitii
Liberty,** ?ml Rev. C. C. Cox on
"Christ in tiie ctiureJi. ??
Kiev. J. -F.aneis Ribble, rector of St.
Paul's J'ipiseopa! chuerh, preached to a
large congregation Suruutay morning on
t*U subject "God in the Home." His
text was Psalms 1-27:1?"Except the
l-'.ird build the house,Mvey labor lit vain
that bu?U? it"?aliout which Mr. Ribble
said in- part:
"The Psalm, from which the words of
my text are taken are suppo-iil to have
be.-n written by Solomon. It refers, not
to a period- of warfare, bin peace. 1, us
a. scene of home aiiiJ home c/mCorts
uather-'than, war and4 broodshe l. It
was the reign et David that was ohar
acterizeUi by war, but the leign of Solo?
mon was one of peace. It was a reign
of building uii t'iie fct.niIs. before devas?
tated by- war: burldSng c?? houses and
cities, and lust vf aU, the temple to the
l.ving God, which (Davivi was not iier
mitled to'build; tiecaiutse his hands were
stained with bloout
"It was only natural, my brethren,
.for him whoi built the temple for the
service of the- living God to Utter the
words of the text. Hut when he utters
these wotcds they have a iit.vp-.-r mean?
ing than re-feirenoe merely to a material
bul 1.1 ing. By leading the Psalm we find
the reference is ne'e s.ji nvu.-h. ,to the
hc?se, but to the household. It was' a
ce.mmeJi expression in the B.ble to
s*r>eak of a mat's family as hi^house.
It is in this set.es we desire to treat the
tej.; this morning.
"In ell of'Solomon's building he start?
ed right. He aske 1 ne t for wealth and
.honor, but 'wisdom'?not his own wis
d-om, but G.d's. it was for this reason
be iM-osperoje and us long as he built
?with the- Loid his building was no't in
vain. Ami. now we turn to the house
vr the household we aire to consider.
"Is the. (Lord the builder?
"Every household starts with the
head. Too often men. ixt sneaking of
their families or households, separat*
themselves 'from the family, or think
they do. But there never was a greater
m'iatake. What u man's family is 'Je
p.ruls upon his heart and l.fe. It is a
IVji'f natu-ie that like liegen* like. It
'iVT"w s!ain we may expect tv- Lharvest
_ljl>. If we plant the vine we maiy ex
SSsL the 'fruit of the vine. Let every
il h<Kd 'how he sowetjj
tentl'oii. .The first is 'Visj^S^Lt.ns of
the fathers nr?n their?b:' ' ~'':!gtul the
sv.-u.iL is ,i prov.-rb?T ;-;j-ii.iv.
teeth are set s.n eA-j...' -nu^__tiLsx_sen
ti.'.ue ,ji??s that, w.vat the father "Shan
file child iii.he'iii'is. .Would to iGviu.it w*as
only the father's temporal wealth, but it
is not. Ii is his disp.'s-tti n and char?
acter.. It is his physical' si-iengtiiv or
'weakness, as the case may be. Notice,
if \*ou please, in the seeor.a sentence, or
the p'rewerb?'The fathers have eaten
sutir grapes and tihe c'hildren'S'teetthare
> : one edge. The -au-t of the fauher was
t'he past, the effect on the cfh'ild is in the
Present. Yeur.g men seldom th.n-k for
their present sins. In the future they
will lie brought into juk-fement. We see
a wayward child that has 'l/rous'ht dis?
grace; ar.-i-grief upon its parents, as the
sons- of the old prophet tEW, who wailk
ed not in the ways of U>- Lord, and at
last 1?. ought their father's gray hairs in
sorrow to the grave; the heart bleeds for
the old prophet, but"it was Eli's faul':.
"And just so tvday we ??<- m-cken
hearteei parents en account of the sins
elf the child; but tbow oir'ten does the
father see in his son t.'s own early life
cf dissipation. It is 'the sin of the
father Inherited by the chiMt,
"Or again, in all delicacy, let us be?
hold another piclu-r- . The little child,
so innocent, is tiielicate or deformed.
A'sk th-- physician the cause, and hew
often, if he spoke truly. wouJd he say,
'It is the sin ef th.- father visiLotd upon
the child.' It is the father's inheritance.
'There- is a future mo-re terrible than
this. The parents stand at the grave.
The darling of their life has just been
lab! at rest, and broken hearts ask the
question. "Whe:e is the justice of God?'
wiion-God .had nofhi.ng 'to do witih it.
"Biiit when and where- does the build
ing of the house begin? It commences
in t'he head, of the house, it commences
1n early life. Therefore fcbe exhortation
of the wise man: 'Remtimbe." now thy
Civator in the days of thy youth, while
the evil days come not. nor th - years
draw -nigh when thou shalt saiyt I have
no pleasure in thc-m.'
".My hearers, if the Lord build these
tem'ples of ours, if he over dwells there,
then the temple- will be holy and' unde
ifi'ic-i. It will be in fhtiimage of the per?
fect man. There wi.l be health of -mind,
body and soul, and as we would expect
'an.inh-.-ritanc1, tacoreuptible and uroie
filed, and that fade-th not away,' so we
could hand down just such an Inheri?
tance to our posterity.
"But let us turn to the household.
Ther-.: are. so many little lives that are
still as the teroier plant, untoucheel by
the frosts of sin. As we look into the
fa.ees <l? little children iw think of the
Master's words,. 'Of sucb a'-* the king''.wan
bf heaven." And in what parent's heart
is there not a longing that th-.y shouTd
ever continue the cJhildren of God? It is
to the paren ts the wise man sp aks, and
his words are words -of wisdom. Now
remeimi'oer the -buil-iing 1?- gin* with the
h ail of the house; remember what a
man's family is dpentis too often ujvon
bis own heart and life. When I look at
the splrituail life of many parents in cur
midst and then lexik into the faces of
th-.Or 'little ones 'I tremble when I ask
nryseTf the-wiuestien: 'What shall ?be
harvest be? In, each case you will find
t'rietja would.have tiroir chifdrsm do, not
as they do, hut as t;bey ray. The bar?
room kef'per, with his Ill-gotten gains,
will clothe his ohildr-.tn "m the- best of
apparel, place them under religious in?
fluences, require them to attend! tie
Sabbath school, the services of the
church, but he hhnsclf liv-s in this Uuns
of hell and satan and- make? others
three-fold more the children of te-11'than
"himis If. The intemperate man will be
free wi-tih his .glass.but will -toll his sous
to loeik riot upon the wine wibicii is red.
The profane man will be free in ths.- use
of word's, but he would punish the child
feir rising the same. The active busi?
ness man thai la so overworked in the
week that lie must sleep or read away
the Sabbath. an-J thinks not of entering
the Father's house of worship, wir. S'.ie
that his chik'iren attvnti
"And vv.hat is the result?
"It is not long before the little life
.Is ?tarniL.-hed. History repeats itself and
we see a harw?t of drunkard's, of pro?
fane .men.of ,immor?.1lity,men and women
of the world, a lack of splrtuaJiy. The
.son atfd the daughter are- not the par?
ents' comfort, but only the care and
anxiety of their old aye. They have
caused t'htt hair to turn white, the wrin?
kles of trouMe tu sink Kifctper. The boy
is irreligious, or profane, l>r iatemperatu,
or immoral, or dishonest?the father or
the mother's heart 1? broken. That
child was as innocent and as pure as
the driven snow. Why so great a
change? Was he fed on the milk of the
world, was he N d into the waiys of ho'li
H'8- und the paths of peace, or was he
sent? There is a difference between
leading and Sendling. 'A little- one that
.s seiMi ?s apt to go asrcay?.get lost.
"My h-iarer, is GoUl the bujlder of
your house? Have you started ?.oxly in
tSfe^y (placing the master builder upon
the throne of your heart? Docs he
mould your mind, soul and body into
a spiritual Umtp-ie? Where you form a
home of your own ilu'.roti take him with
you? Your little ones, do you cbmmenu
to his care and k^'pirtg? If not, in the
Lname of God I beseech you to begin
now. Over the door of your heart and
the door of ycu'r hous' t inscribe these
words: 'Holiness unto tile 'Lord.' Cotn
-*r.ence each day- by the reading of the
Word and family prayer that Go.li will
protect you and yours. On th?- Dora's
day, with your little ones, be found in
hi? house, and raise .your heart with
them in prayer and p.uise. Yes. kit th.
Lord be the bulilder of thy house, and as
the sins of the fathers wort- visited uiwm
? he children, so now will be their vir?
tues. Let the Lord build thy house and
inst ud of Ays of bitterness, anguish
and broken hearts there will Ik? days of
Joyl and gladness: instead of divid.tl
households we can sing,
" iBkst bo the tie that binds
Our hearts in Jesus' love.' "
AT THE BAPTIST CHURCH.
"Christ in \he Church," .was the .sub?
ject of Rev. C. C. Cox's sermon Sun?
day Wight 'Phis wo? tiit- third .,f a. se
ries of setmons on itlhe life of Christ.
These discourses -are a-tt-roetSns consid?
erable atten.ai-on jchd a torw o.ngrvga
blon greeted Rev. Mr. Cox.
Rev. .Dr. M. R liroaddus, of Bristol
was expected to fill the pulpit of the I
shurch Sunday mutwillig, but'lie was de
talned in Hump ton by sickness, and the
past,,:- conducted it'his service also.
The text selected by 'Rev. Mr. Cox
Sunday night was Luke iv:16?' And as
his custom was. be ivcnt into the syna?
gogue on the Sabbath day."
"The word church," said !Mr. Cox. "as
used in Ithe gospels conveys two mean?
ings. Wihen the word is' used an th
singukir it means all Christians?the
followers or Christ as a body: that great
hoelt which will be presented sinless to
the Father at the given day. Again it
i-s used 'in the singular in referring t.i
some specific organization of Christ?
ians, always us?ng Che name of church
n conjunction with it. The efcureth
Corinth or the church at Rome, for in?
"As so.m as Christ was old enough
he attended the servk-es of 'the -tempi- '
end even before he was old enough o,
attend ahme he was taken there by his.
pious parents. We find him w hen only
twelve years of age in the temple dis?
cussing the law w-iiith the rabbis and
>ther learned men ,rf that day. The re?
ply given by Chr.'s.: to his mother when
-he found him thus and asked .him
Why hast thou d a Si with us thus?
lias been criticised by many. The ati
thorized versom puts the reply, 'Wist
ve not t:hoC I must be about my father's
msiness?' while-the revised version has
p., ..Trisi ve not Inat t- iui?. w. ... .. .
father'* .houseV' which is the correct I
tratrrslaition. J.-sus Christ d-id not .have |
to be led by his parents int? ?be svn
xgogue. bu't he w>en.! of his own accord
into tl'Jve places of worship in Judea,
" i-i-iiee and Nazareth, where he tread
.he prophecies and expounded them tn
luch a manner as to bring about
'? 'Went as was his custom'?not
mere chance bus-on ess. The most in
jortatr-'t 'of .his life werk was done in the
?'.lurch, l't -was here Ithat the great
muitltinl' s sought him, and 'here
performed his greatest miracles in the
sealing of Ihe lame, halt and blind, and
it was here that he taught some of his
irtc'e-s't lessons. He attended- all tih'e
feasts of the temple. iWe find him/in |
ferusalem in attv.ndan.ee upon 'all tihe
<re-it feasts of the tihildren \>f rsirad.
"?He -went into, the church, notwith
iLandiing the fact that he knew -of all
he corruption 'Whlich existed in it at
trat time. The Scriptures <.f that day
?ons:s:ed of rolls of parchment, tihe
woiks of rabbis, in which Itlhe law and
oropherVes were- inscribed. We find j
som'e V> t Christ's most bi t ter sarcasm t-n
Liis comments en th.'s very thin-:,
tdvi-res the people wot to do as- the [
each'ers did. but rather as they |
.Mr. Cox spoke of the sarcasms and
(ttdarmients pronounced upon the senibes |
and" pharlsees in the 23rd cihapter "
Malttkew because of their ?hypoCritica.l
lotions in public life as well its in r?
Ii at. us iralltiers,
"Notwithstanding the ohiiTih- was
?orrupl to the Core, he went to the sser
v.lce<s habitually. 1 dntw- from this three j
lessons. First, that 'the duty is obliga?
tory as followers of Jesus Christ, 'to
participate -in public worship at lelaelt to
the extent of attending public worship.
We find him in the church and sahoul.l
be found -there also. I do mat say that
the conditions exist here more than
elsewhere, but many people carry
the-'T church letters in their pock
ets'ar.d holdl aloof from the church, be
'anse, they say. the church is not their
deal, or maybe tihey will not join be?
cause there is some one in the churcr
whom they do not like. This is not the |
trouble. The truth often is that the
do not want !to help support the church
and its institutions. Many pers-ms
are not Christians give as a reason for |
not be'lng followers of Christ -that they j
ire as good as .many who are already
'.n Ithe church, and tblit they want
the people who do .not belong t'here put
nit before they come ;into the church.
This is all non."ens!e: an ixcuse which is
rto excuse at all.
"Second. J' ku-:. cleansed the church
Ho found -Improprieties and he c!ea.ns\-d
hem out. Twice he did Ith is?fi reit,
he begomn'ng of his ministry, and see
.nd. near its close."
Here the speaker referred 'to the im
-i.lents- connec-fed with the d-riv.nj: ou*
cf I he 'e-cple of thedelaler-s In merch in
lise aired' th'e overthrowing of the tables |
if t'he mcney changers. 'Ho paid the j
reason was not that the building itself !
was holy, but because of the ineongru
>wmese of< I:he acts and '.'he out-of
ilacen.ess of it Mil. As an ?nt?m>r?y for
?he sfiifcemen't ithat the place wirh.'n it- I
self \m.i not hoiy. (Mr. Cox referred to
"?he eonvers-->tlon with the woman of I
Syehri. in which Christ toldl her thot
the wors.hip of God was not to be lim?
ited l o the rfcmntwins- of Ssimhrla. as
nres-cribed by^khe Samaritains. nor alt
Jerusalem as prescribed by the Israel
:tes. but thjait the ruler of the universe
?v. iild accept homage miade anywh'sjre.
"Wiien we talk aboult discipline we
^?re diealing with a delicafe point. I
iUve no patience wrth t.h'osre so-called
?J!*clpV.na rla-ns- who take much pleasure
n pu ltvnc-offending irrvembers Out of the
?htirch. This Fihould be done only with
"ears and with 'the .prayer that they
T-Jav be brnuph't back aRiain. to the
church very soon. Some say that Christ,
?n the parable of *he tares, contradicts
?he ;instrut-tion he gives -t^hristians for
?he settlement of their disputes. This
's a misrtaken idea, because the wheat
lr.d lares' referred Ito does not mean
hat ungodly mew are to he Jtept in the
Continuetfi on Fourth Page.)
WHERE IS THIS BOY
Young Clarence Bartlett Dis?
FOUL PLAY SUSPECTED!
He Was Laut Seen on The "Acre" at Noon
YeKterday When He Collected a ?
Itill. Police Searching
for the Lad.
Wfhere is Clarence Bartlett?
He was last seen at Mr. J. B. Jen
omgs' saloon an Seventeenth street at
noon yesterday, where (he collected a
bill. Since that time the poliiee 'have
been unable to trace His movements,
?and lit is feared ?be lad met with foul
play at tihe murderous hands of thiev??.
lYoung Bartlett wars employed as a
collector by 'the Daily Commercial. He
reported at the office at the usual hour
yesterday morning, received bis ac
counits and started on his rounds. He
Called to return to the office in rheafter
i?)>?n. but itih'is created nio anxiety.
Eveniing ramt and still he had'not put
in appearance. Then darkness settled
? lo wn and no one 1ra? yet seen the boy.
Iis uncle land aunt, Mr. and Mrs. S.
K. Bartlett, wtbh whom ClaTenoe lived
at No. 221 Twen'ty-nintJh street, beeame
alarmed. It was 'the first time the
youth had stayed away from home
w.thout permission. He was not there
for either dinner or supper.
The police department was notified and
the paltrolmen instructed to keepalook
? ut for'the boy. Friends of the lad or?
ganized searching parties and sp.-nt
the greater part of uhe night scouring
the city, but -up to a laite hour this
morning no clue to Iii? whereabouts
had been dicovervd. The police traced
him to Mr. Jennings' saloon, where he
collected a bill. This was at noon. Here
tire mystery begt'.nis and as yet it re?
mains uTisiolved. The boy, after receipt?
ing the WH. left the swioon. In what di?
rection 'he went no one seems to know.
Circumstances point to either abduc?
tion or foul play.
'Few boys Ihtave borne a better reputa?
tion than CiarenciSwBartlett. who is 15
years old. He tas always been regular
in h'is ilia bits and never left the house
without first obtaining the permission
?if his aunt. Mrs. Bartlett is almost
distracted over the stra.nge disappear?
ance of her nephew, and the youth's
friends feel grave anxiety for bis safe?
ty. Young 'Bartleft's parents reside in
Portsmouth, but the boy has made Iiis
home with relatives in this city for
Ot t FOa TIIR SOUTH.
North AtlaulicSiiua.lt- ?. Cock t? Sea W
That ptivt of i'Cve X-.rlh Allan':
Squadron ooimnosed '.f the tlags?
New York and battleships, hi"-* ? ?'
sacihusottcs and Indiana. wtS cne ,.e"
in Hampton Roads at ^e any 'lls"
"ij oioii i?.& ?.,?! i.^ ..ivith respect to
It was a beautiful sigbt to tsee four
01 Uncle Sam's most powerful fighters
pass out. and when orders were given
to proceed the piers tat Old Point were
lined with hotel guests and others, who
gave three ciheers as the ships moved.
There was a heavy sea on at tihe Oapes,
but the vessels behaved admirably.
A special from CHat'teras tat 7 o'clock
Sunday nigih't says the vessels were
sighted away-out. A very beavy sea
MiS running at the time ami their Com?
manders took no Chances on running in
tuo close to sihore. The ships are fully
provisioned and ihave an extra, lot of
ammunition abo-ard. and wihile the sup?
position ?s tltta't rhey are on an evolution
cruise off the .Florida oo'ast, they will
not gi too far out in case their pres-ence
is required at Havana. The Texas, is
supposed to join the fleet at Cape Fear,
'It will be inlferest'mg 'to note the
strength .if the great niaval contingent
which left Hampton Roads yesterday
on its- way to the vicinity of Cuba.
The New York is an armored cruiser.
si>eed 21 knots, carry!ng 6 S-.inch breech
loa.l'iii'g rifles and 12 4-inch rapid Mre
guns in It-he nfain battery; secondary
btaCt'ery, 12 6-p..unders and 26 smoiler
The Massacihusctts?iMain battery. 4
l?.-ineh breech-loading rifles, S S-inoh
breeeh-hnad'ntrifles-ami4 6-inch breeoh
Vcading rifles: -secondary battery, 20 6
pounders. 4 1-pounders, 4 Gatlings and
2 field guns.
The Indiana?Main battery, 4 13-ineh
breeech-Vading rifles, 8 S-wich breech
loadl-ng rifles. 4 6-inch breech-loadinig
ritles; secondary battery, 20 6-pounders
and ten smaller guns.
The Iowa?JFour 12-inch breech-load
ir.g rifles; six 4-innh rapid fire guns;
secondary battery, 20 0-pounders tamd 10
The Texas?Main battery. 2 ie-im<h
breech-loadi-ng rifles, ? 6-inch breech
loading rifles; secondary battery, 6 1
pmnders and 6 smaller guns.
In addition to these the following will
be assembled at Key West within the
Second-crass Sattles'hlip Maine, armor?
ed cruiser Brooklyn, iron coast defense
moWOTS Puritan aind Terror and. 't'he
cruisers Detroit, Marblehead and Mont
?-'omery. as well as the entire torpedo
?Notwithstanding t'he fact that tihe
Columbia, is laid up in ordinary and
i-hat several other fine and .Past cruis?
ers which were attached tv> the first
squadron of evolution, under Admiral
Meade, are now on other stations, the
(leset under Admiral Sicard's command
will ?be the finest 'that ever followed
an American flag3bip. It is composed
of battlestvips of the first-class type,
mounting guns of the (heaviest cali?
ber known to naval ordTWtnoe, and :n
ease of trouble it will prove itself the
-invincible iarmada of Che nineteent.-i
Nanhville Sail). Today.
The gunboat 'Nashville will sail this
morning on her first voyage across the
Atlantic. She arrived at Old Point
yesterday, where the trim little war
vessel awaited orders.
The Nashville will go first 'to (Gibral?
tar, from whence she will proceed to
joint the European squadron, now in
Mediterra nelan waiters. Stie will take
the place of t-he Marblehead. which
came back to the home station a year
ago, amrt which is now doing filibuster
patrol duty off the Florida coast.
? The 'Nashville is wot only a ihandsome
gunboat, but a formidable'little craft as
well. Sine has a speed of nearly seven?
teen knots to her credit, and will prob?
ably be used as the dispaltoh boat of the
The sTIvip was built by the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
pany, and is tihe fastest boat of her
class in the world,
A Happy Woman
Is the (housekeeper who buys her coal
and wood from the Warwick Coal and
"Woofl Co.. Twenty-ielgh'tai street. Ja 14 tj
FIRE THIS HORX1NU.
Flau?-? Dlwovrml at 4s30 O'clock in the
Newport News Auction Uouae.
iFire was discovered In the store-room
of ithe Newport News Auction House,
corner of Washington avenue and Ttoir
ty-first street, at 4:30 o'clock this morn?
ing, by Special Patrolman Barnes and
two Daily Press carriers. The offloer
hastened to the central jstafcionand turn?
ed in geneal alarm, the deparement re?
sponding with Alacfcry. When Chief
Stow and tihe firemen reached the store
room they found the door and the glass
in the front windows unbearably warm.
When the firemen broke open the door
huge volumes of smoke poured out. A
line of 'hose -was uuEcHcly run and in- a
jiffy tihe ftaimes were distinguished. The
?fire is supposed to have originated from
a stove. The damage- will probaWy
The store room is below, the Central
Hotel and the fire occasioned some ex?
citement among the guests, many rush?
ing into the street.
CITY NEWS IN HKIKF.
Misses Mamie and -*orne I'ulizsl, of !
V< rf )lk, aiv: v-stung fronds in the* eil v
Mr. and Mrs. 'Edwa$-tl Clark, of Bal?
timore, are the guests of friends In .the
Misss Loulie Coulter has returned
from a visit to friends -in Stafford
Mr. D. C. Ashby has returned from a |
business trip to Newf York and Phila?
Ensign Y. Sterling-' Jr..has been Or?
dered here as assistant to Lieutenant
R. H. Gate.
Miss Janie Walters-, of Suffolk, is the |
guest of her sister, Mrs. James Carpe
ter. in the North End.
IMrs. Richard Dozier 'has returned
home after spending the holidfrys at .her
former home in South Carolina.
Mr, Ed. 'N. 'Eubank, who -has beet
confined to his home for the past fev
days, is able to be out -again.
On next Friday night at 7:30 o'j. >el.
Rev. Bernard F. Lipscomb will prea?h 1
in Bethany chapel, on Thirty-seventh I
Misses Kate land Stella Bradley, of
Richmond, were- thie -guests Saturday
and Sunday of Miss Rogers, in the
?Miss -Martha Epes, sister of Professor I
H. H. Epes, has returned from a visit 1
to relatives and friends in Petersbur
The Misses French, in East End. have
as their guesits 'Miss Ruby Thomas, of |
?Richmond, and Mists Willie Saunders.
of Louisa County. j
iMr. T.oti McCurry was called to his |
home in Philadelphia- yesterday by
a telegram announcing, the death of his
The Citizens Telephone and Teiegrapa
Company placed several more 'phones
yesterday. It is thought the workof put?
ting in the iw-truments will require
about a month's labor.
II is probable that the Mn^'.c trn.l Witt
P'.cb win nlay a* The Soldiers' Horn*
Theatire in the near future, producing
lh<> niinrftrels. to he followed by the I
on Parle Franca?ee."
Nan- and Clemence Cooke
Norfolk Sunday afternoon ?
iteiiiciCS}' tlve rorraer rendered the I
x j??i.,_ ,? ,, l'-r'P?"1 Methodist church
K double-taced WW^,,* onc. of the Ports.
last "'eve r.t'rig.--"*?n??*_ ti*vm? i
The North End Baptist Mission Y
been transferred from Forty- fourth [
street to the corner of Lafayette ave?
nue and Forty-third street. The time
for the regular weekly prayer meeting
has been changed Tom Thursday
Judge Benjamin T. Gunter, who Is
undergoing treatment in a Baltimore |
hospital, is gradually recovering.
The Common Council wiM meet to?
The London-Paris Clothing Company !
was engaged yesterday Jn moving from
2610 Washington avenue to the new
stare room in the Ivy buii'dlrrg, corner
Washington avenue and Twenty-sev?
There are eight foreign stea'nvers ly?
ing alongside tihe piers discharging and |
loading cargoes, to say nothing of the j
scnoonerf. and b?rge? anchored 1n the
stream. The elevator is being operated
day and night alnd two forces of hands |
are employed at the coal piers.
Social iu North End.
'Miss J. W. Henley entertained a num?
ber of her frUends? at a "Social Bon
Party." on iForty-eishth street. North
End. last evening. Those present were:
Misses Warren, Puekett. Ma.tting.Iy.
Pearson and iMiss Hartsell. Messrs.
Midge tt, Jones, Nickum. Hudgins.
Oaughtry, and Drs. Pearson and Apple
wihite.- After several selections of vocal
and instrumental music, light refresh?
ments were served.
Broke III? Left Lee
W'hiile plying this trade as a painter
on tihe battleship Kearsarge. now build?
ing at the shipyard, Juihn Painter slip
I>ed aind fell from the scaffolding yes
terdlay afternoon, fracturing his left
leg. Dr. Joseph Charles rendered the
Robert Swan, a ship carpenter living
at 2513 Oak 'avenue, while at work at
the shipyard late Saturday afternoon,
fell from the ways and broke his right
Dr. Joseph Charles reduced the frac?
Mr. Swan only fell a distance of three
feet . but his wiholc weight on the right
arm was sufficient to break the mem?
A Kew Department.
The Newport News Steam Laundry?
always up-to-date?has established a
repair department and for a triflling
cost will keep your garments in repair.
They moke ia sjpecta>rty of neck bands
ami will renew and rejuvenate your old
shirts for ten eenits etaich. Ja-18
Fifth Anniversary Celebrated.
The local order of B'liVh -Abiaha.m
celebrated the fifth annivenajT-y of the
organization at Reisfleld's Hail Sunday
Grand 'Master Samuel Dorf, of Bal?
timore, visited the lodge and made an
address, after which the following offi?
ce ns were installed':
/ .N. Highifield, of Hampton, president.
H. M. Peltz, vice-president.
J. Greenburg.'i'ecbrding secretary.
M. Stein, financial secretary.
A. Meyer, treasurer.
I. Biaverman, outside guard.
S. Nachman, inside guard.
'Joe Austrian, conductor.
Among those who participated in the
enterl?-inmeut were Mt. H. M. Peltz,
German song: Mrs. Klaskey. song: lit?
tle Bella Klaskey, song; Mts. Higihifleld.
reoitadfon; Professor SmSfth. of Soldiers'
Home, violin solo.
LanncliittP- of the Battpchlpa.
The day the Kentucky and Kearsarge
are launched Powell Bros. & King will
sell 800 lots at auction at Merrlmac,
on car line, and on Hampton Roads
water fornt. Maps and full information
can be had by calling at their office.
Deposit your clothes money with us.
It will pay you good Interest.
WOODWAPvD & WOM8LE.
Army Declared to be Obsolete
TOP-HEAVY WITH LACE
Ueneral Mol !. Hau'? Son Snyd It I? No
BetterTlian a ?'ollce Force. Senator
Wolcatt Ulaciukea Interna?
WASHINGTON. Jan. lt.?This was
Ikistrrct of Columbia day in the House,
but only three hills of loeai importance
were passed. The remainder of the ses?
sion was devoted to further cons.deio.
?ulon of 'tne army appropriation bdW. The
debate was particularly notable for a
Vigorous speech by Mr.- McOlellan
(Democrat), of New York, a son off G.m."
George -B. IMoClellan. attacking t'he
present armiyi organization as obsolete
The army today, 'Mir. MeCllellan; de?
clared, was little better than a elumsily
i.rgamzeu national police force, top
h. uvy with the gold lace of staff ofti
ee-rs* many of whom had not seen more
active service than Calls to the lot of a
meirtber of thxi police force. The army
should, he declared", ibe entirely reorgan?
ized. Hu said this in no spirit of jingo?
ism, but foe the purpose of calling the
attenton of the country to the fact that
we were paying a large! price for a very
inefficient army, utterly unprepared for
war. while a very small a Alitiomtl "x
pense, with proper reorganization,
would work Wunders.
One otf the gravest Ut.ffects of the pres- -
ent organization, he said, was the lack
of prctperlyt instructed and' competent
statt. Tina brains of the army should be
in the staff.
In the modern sense of the word we
had no staff. Our ammunition plant
was, he said-, hopelessly deficient.. A1 '
the present rate of accumulative re- '
srve, tuo saldt at the end of five years,
we would only have enough-iimwiunilion
to supply the in/antry for two tiays at
the 'firing rate 'of the battle of Gettys?
In tlio present 'Onditions. hedged
about as the service was, Mr. MeClellan
said, it was not strange that army offi?
cers lost pride and! ambition In their
profession and looked forward only to
soft 1> irths and - retirement. It was
amazing, he saiJ( but it was true, that
not one officer In the Service was en?
gaged in preparing for war. Tlwrewas
not u single plan of campaign, not a sin?
gle skeleton otvler for mobilization, no
plans for camps of instruction; In-fact,
not one of the preliminary n? cesaities to
meet a war crisis should it come. These
statements might b*y denied, but they
were u;ue. It was the duty of Con?
gress, he declared in conclusion, to ?e
to it that our array, for its size, to as 1
nearly perfect as human txiveriktn.e and
knowhdge couki make it. 'Mr. McClel- 1
lan's remarks ware given close atten?
tion and he was liberally applaueitd
when he eoneluJkd.
any increase of the army. -'He- ohArgekL -
that the trusts were in control of the .
country and constitut d the mailed
hand of power behind the decrees of the
courts. If the army were irn r ased the
people wouliefl, he said, l>e justified in
asking whether It was not to be-- used-to
barricade t'he courts and brcu'k down
everything that means the fre dam ?>f
the government. Mr. I^ewis quoted a
b olegram which he sad Senator Hann?
had received tfrom Frankfort, Germany,
slgn. dlby A. iSeiigman. as fallows:
"I congratulate you on your election.
It is man satisfactory to me."
That 'mi ssage; he said, came from the
man who helped to place a mortgage on
this government of ?2O0I.OOO.0?0. Its in?
solence, he saK.I,, had no parallel in his?
tory save in (tie message sent by Pon?
tius P.late to the executioner of Jesu^
Christ, congratulating him that his
werk was well done.
Mu-. Hull (Republiean). of Iowa, chair?
man of the .ommitte on military af?
fairs, expressed concurrence in the
views of Mr. MeClellan to the Kottent
that he believed the army should be re
organia U, as the present organization
was obsolete. The 'discussion of the
nee-.ds o'f the army was continued by
?Messrs. Wh' ele-r (Democrat), of Ala?
bama; Clark. (^Democrat), of Missouri;
Coz (Democrat), of Tenn-ssee); Marsh.
ORepubiica.nl. of Illinois. Without com?
pleting the discussion, the committee
arose endt at 5:110 the House adjournedi
WASHINGTON; Jan. 17.?The feat?
ures of today's, proeemdna* in the Sen?te
were the speecth delivered by Senator
Wol.ott, af Colorado, chairman of the
bi-metallle commission, ujMn the nego?
tiations of the commission wth Euro?
pean countries relative to international
bi-nulaillism, and thfe passage of the
Lodge bill restricting immigration into
the ITnted Stares. The proceedings were
the most interesting anJi Important that
?have Characterized any single day's
w-cirk of the Senate during the present
session. iQuite unexpectedly Senator
Hamia a; pea red at the opening of to?
M'r. Foraker, th?? senior Senator from
Ohio, presented; Mr. Hanna's creden?
tials for the remainder of Mr. Sher
I man's f irm, which wlB expire on March
4, 1S99, and a;ked that the oath of office
be aUiministeroj. to him. Mr. Foraker
escorted his eolIeaguM to the desk, where
Vke-Freside nt Hobart administered the
At 1-2:90 Mr. Woicott was recognizi d.
iBy this time the galleries ane! the floor
were- crowded. CMr. Woicott was In fine
void i and spoke with only occasional re?
ferences to his manuscript, which he
'had before him. He was accorded t'he
closest at tention' of Iiis auditors, among
whom were many members of the
?Mr. Woicott introduced the subject by
saying that hi-i was- glad to make a
statement respecting certain phases of
the work of the recent biinKtallic com?
mission, bint j-n doing so lie spoke un
oMicially. not committing his associates
in the slightest degree."
"I>ater in the session," hie said, "we
are certain to have ample discussion on
the sufbject of silver, and it will proba?
bly be acrid and', bltfc'r enc*igh."
Taking up the subject off his remarks
he told, or the appointment of the bi?
metallic- commission. The failures of
'former international- conferences, he
said, made it evident that unle-s. some
prior understanding was arrive! at with
some of the commercial nations', an?
other faUunei would he the result of an
international conference at this time,
and as France. Germany and Gnat
'Britain hadi within the year made --He
da rations favorable to silver, it was de?
cided to bring the subject to th- atten?
tion of the vaitious countries an-1 natu?
rally the first turn was made to France
fon many reasons, but above ail be?
cause of Premier Meline's belief In bi?
metallism. In France, he said; the
question of bimetallism was regardedas
strictly an International question, and
it was- agreed that France and the
United States shouldi unite In presenting
the nu.tt.ro to Great Britain. He eOn
b-'n-dej fur the importance of a prelimi?
nary understanding with France be?
cause of the lurge p. r capita circulation
of th.it country. "Hod England even
adhered to h-?r assurances ur the 17th
of Manch. ls;M>," he said, "countries
representing mote than one 'nult of the
total moneyi of Europti and the United
Stat.s would have ugree-d; prior to a
conference, that upon terms tobe settl1 d
upon at such conference they would
(Sopun their mints to the unlimited coin?
age ot bath silver and gold."
It was perfectly realized front the be?
ginning, he said, that bimetallism for
England was out of th> i question. India
was the vital point of all the negotia?
tions with England and all other pro?
posals were Insignificant in comparison
with that respecting the reop.ning of
the. mints of India to the unlimited
coinage ot silver end gold an'd' the re
p-.al of the order permitting goid to be
paid tor government dui s and to be
exchanged for government rupees.
"The an,-wer of the Indian govern?
ment protesting against the n opening
of the India mints." continued Mr. Wol
co-tt. "was as much a surprise to the
English ministry, a;? it was a disappoint?
ment tons. While the protest was not
final a,iid while the English government
in London could1 have over-rulid1 the
objections fro-m India, yet such action
wcrj.ll; haw been contrary to al'. pre
o dent. As a matter of fact, the home
government, ft is said, unanimously up?
held the re|>ort.
"To u?." Mr. Woleott continued, ".the
India situation is unexplicable Mll
Uxma of people, must of tih-m-extremely
poor, niave for yeulrs Invested all their
sawlngsiin silver. These accumulations
?Jl few years ago were worUi a thous?
and millions -of dollars and more. To?
day they aire .wvVrth less than half that
sum. The world has heard much of the
lamlne in India and of the great funds
subscribed for -its victims. It lias not
been, however, so generally known than
.(he famine was one or money rather
.'luvn of food, andtihoit during the whole
peri.d of ttie fton'tnie rice was abundant
where men were starving, and its price
was but a trifle over a centa pound, less
than tihe price of wheat in England-.
Mr. Woleott next enumerated the ob
Stactes wCtSi which t:he commission had
?tad to contend. In which he included
he remarkable drop .in the price of
Silver, the coincident tJariff legislation in
.he United States laid the abatements
of New York bankers in England, who.
he said, sought access to English offi?
cials and assured them thai any senti?
ment whi.ih -had formerly existed In the
ITnilT-.l Stales in flavor of bimetallism
was dead. Other statements made by
tire ba-nkers, aeco'rdins to Mr. Woleott,
w. re the hollowing:
"That the mission was sent solely as
a. sup to a few western Republicans,
that tihe country gvnenaily favored the
?jolil standard, and that the -President
of the United States shared this view.
"The statements were," M. Woleott
continued, "of course untrue, but in
?support of them tOaose people assumed
to present interviews and statements of
.he director of the mints, a ihoLd-over
from the last ailiTiiinistiation. tihe late
Jon'tTOller of the Currency, and equally
rvivrious legacy, and pretended state?
ments in letters and interviews from
the Secretary of the of the Treasury to
the effect til.at there was no eir.i'm-e for
nttrnaiiti.tel bimetallism, and favouring
he permanent adoption of the gold
Mr. Woleott summarized 'tihe present-- ?
situtatior by saying 'that It is apparent
tih'at. for-the time being it is useless to
,-ouol on atiy co-operation from Great
Britain tow ard a bimetallic agreement,
tnii that while France amively desires
to see silver restored to its old position
us a. stiindad of value equally with
rold. sh* insist*, "hat -the problem .is
me whdcfh demands international action
ami the eo-operat'.on ito same adequate
f-xte-nt of other lea'di-ng commercial m
i Kiiis of I he world.
Here Mr. Woleotit annountoed his In?
tention to retire from 'the commission.
"It is my- sincere conviction that an
nteirnational bimetallic agreement is
-fill feasible, by the terms of w hich cer
ain countries will join us and open
??heir mints to ithe unlimited coinage of
?iilwr, and others will contribute to tihe j
plan an enlarged use of that metal as
money, ami I say this the more freely
because I shall give way upon r.he com?
mission 'to somebody more .fitted .for
?juch negotiations, and better able to
rive them his constant time. This re?
sult ca nti-ot cannot be brought about
witliouit the expenditure of bo?h time
and patience, and the persons eintrus
ted with 'tiha duty of negotiation must
.rave back of them tihe hearty support
of the President or of 'Congress."
He thought it mi glut be necessary to
-hange the ratio to something like. 20
At this point he refc-v: ed Lo tit" at?
titude of Secretary Gage on the linan
jla'J question, contracting it with tihe
President's potsitiun. lie criticized the
Secretary's will for wihlch he predicted
Mr. Woleott closed with a strong plea
for internat.Uinal hi metal lism.
Mr. Woleott concluded at 2:05 P. M..
tavin? spoken for an hour and fifteen
minutes. As .he sort down idhere was a
hurs t 'of applause ifhirohghuot the chan-.
lier, trwt for several minutes he was
surrounded by his colleagues, who de?
sired to tender him tlheir congratula
At the conclusion of Mr. Wolcott'3
*peech the immigration bill was takeln
up and d'isicussied untiil 3 o'clock, the
hour at whicih, by previous agreement,
t had been arranged to vote finally
upon tihe amendments and t'he bill. Af?
ter t.he adoption ot two amendments
iroposed by Mr. Spooner, of .Wisconsin,
the bill was passed by a vote of 45 to 2S.
The bill, as passed, provides that all
immigrants physically capable and over
sixteen year? of age shall be able to
read CT write the English language oi
?j?nre other language: but -a person not
able to reail or write who is over 50
years of age and is tihe pa.rent or grand?
parent of a qualified immigrant over 21
years of age capable of supporting suoh
i. parent or gandparent, may accom?
pany the immigrant or the parent or
?rranidpar-ent may be sent ftvr and come
to join tihe family of the child or grand?
child over 21 years of age qualified un?
der tihe haw; and wife or minor child
not able to read or write may accom?
pany or be sent for and come to join
.he hu?!?an.d or parent who is qualified.
The act does not apply to persons com
ng to t'he- United States from the Island
jf Cuba during the continuance of the
present dt sonders there .Who have here
foforc been inhabitants of that island.
?After the immigration hill was dis?
posed of he Senate devoted some time
to iihe consideration of bills on the cal?
endar. The Joint resolution providing
for pat id pat-ion by the United Slates
n tihe fisheries exposiHlon to be held
h'U year In ?Bergen, Norwoy, which had
he-en pas-sed by the House with an
amendment providing that the commis-.
sioner of the United States should haw
?a salary of $2.500, was called up by Mr.
kelson, of Minnesota- The amend?
ment of the House was agreed to and
t'he resolution passed.
The Bcni-vc? then, on tnotton of Mr.
i Quay, -went into executive session and.
I at SP. M? adjourned.'
- "The Sultan's wreet.ler is coming to
this country." ..- '
^ j?j uNb WEEK. TEN CENTS.
One Newport News Bill Un
TRADING STAMP MEASURE
era Llv.-lu l>ebateit Was Recommitted.
Delegate Suun.lers Champions the
Uc.niy BUI. Other Pro?
(Special to the Dally Press )
?RrCH'.MOX.D, VA..Jai?. 17.?The House
today ilioa been, considering; the bill in- ~
troduced by Mir. IMurphy, of this city,
to suppress one tirading stamp concerns 5
and trading cheeks. The bill was. re?
ferred to the CominTttee on Hanks, Cur?
rency and Commerce, and after bearing V;
t'he matter d'.seussed several <Say?, "the
eommhitee reported the bill with tine
reoornjnieii'da.tiun that tt do not pass,
and they also reported a substitute."
?Vilich provides tlhat hereafter 'it shu-li ,
trot be lawful for any trading stamp .
company, trading check company, or
any other ?imiHar enterprise to enter
into any exclusive contracts .witih ajty
merdiaret, but they shall I supply and
furnish all merchants with such stamps,
checks or other devices upon applica?
The debate assumed several phases
and from time to time was accorded! a
very wide range. ._ ~--'"T-"-1-'-::
Mr. James 1/ewis Anderson. Of this
city, offered a resolution recommSOfcrng
the bill to the Committee on. Courts of
Justice, w-EUh instructions to report a
bill which would most effectually dia
pijsv of the trading stamps.
This resolution provoked another Kve
iy dl.scussion um! on a viva \v...-e whe
the motion to recommit was declared
?arried and a, demtand for a roll call
showed the result to be 46 to 39, land t'he
bill! was cev.-ommSt'ted.
House bill 150, introduced by Mr. W.
P. llteddy, of tihis city, to "fix and reg?
ulate the Mability of employers >to make
compensation for personal injuries suf?
fered by employees 'in their services."
Mr. Reddy was recognized and oUade
a ss.rc.rig s|>eeeh in favor of 'the bill.'
IMt. W'illard. of 'Fairflax. moved t'hiat
in view of the importance of the bill
tnd the small attendance, th-at tihe
measure be pass>ed by. This was op?
posed by Mir. 'Saundera and .was de?
IMt. Saunders then 'took the floor and
made one of Dhe strongest arguments
ever .heard in t'he House. He quoted
from t'he message of Governor MCK'i-n
ney in reference to tihe measure. His
speech was argumentative from the
Mr. Wiinbonne: "Will tihe gent!emU,n_
ref v iretia casein which the Supreme^.
Courit teas decided tiba*. am employee
eoulcl not recover damages?" _
Mr. Saunders: "I refer tihe gentleman
o the ease of W'h'lte vs. the 'Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dodk Com?
pany. 1 also refer ihim to t'he Balte case
?f Houchen? vs. t'he Norfolk & West- -
r-rn railroad, and to a tihoiusand simitar .
the railway un'iohs re.ea :i ? i;e a '-vor -enc^:
f?-sassre of tlh* bill. _ _?? ?-"
Mr."Sa?tn?'ffi'a'was interrupted several
titm.es. and on each occasion *he reply
ijo tihe quest-ton's thrust at him served to
bring out istrong point in 'tihe argument
he was making in Bavor of the meas
The bill was still under consideration
when -tihe House adjourned.
The fotolwlng telegram was read In
the House and Senate today:
"Resolved. That .we. a committee of
tihe Tidewater Beet Sugar Association
of VlngMim. assembled in the oi'ty ot
Newport 'News, in the interest of the
beet sugair industry, endorse the Ftood
bS-11, arid tlhaifc the resolution be tele-"
graphed to the speaker of the House
and the president of the Senate."
House -bi'll to authorize the Common
council of t'he city of 'Newport "News to
u'use to be issued in name of the said
city certificates of debt or bands in
addition 'to those authorized by section
101 of an set entitled- "an act to inaor
TOrate the- city of Newport INews. in
?ihe county of 'Warwfck, and to provide
a charter therefor," approved January
IG, 1S%. it any amendment thereto
now existing or hereafter enacted, and
in addition to the present indebtednesa
or tihe city, came up ?n its passage in
?he iHou'.e today and was passed unan
RICHMOND IN BRIEF.
Bov. Preston Niash, who has suffered
""or a week with ?!>. severe cold, while In:
great p.rlrfvm Saturday afternoon sa-tou
VwteiA a ihanrticeuv'htief with chloroform
and besevn inhaling trie vapor. He goon
became unconscious and but t'4~^JVtoN:
timely Intervention of a member o^'Cf
fa.mtily. who heard :his stertorious
breathing and removed the cause, ihe
mlgiht hu>ve inhaled enough of t'he chlo?
roform tK> ihave caused his death. Mir.
Na?=ih -was entirely recovered on Sunday
and -Ailed all his appointments, looking
none the wors* for an ejcpeirinrenit that
he will nioft repeat.
The Hundley-Cussons case wall be
ailed in the Police <Tourt tomorrow
morning at 8:30 o'clock.
Captain M. B. Rowe, of Frederleks
burg. 'has declined tihe appointment as
a member of tihe Governor's staff.
Governor Tyler has appointed iMx. E.
Dorsey Cole, of Frederlcksburg, *o suc?
ceed Captain Rowe.
McCITNB BIIJ_, KILXJ2ID.
The Senate committee on- public insti?
tutions tonight decided" Sgr^report sti?
vers iv the McCune auBgprting bill.
! The House committee on PSurts of jus
1 tice decided to r-iport adversely the
j Saunders bill requirint^Jf railways., to
fence ther tracks.
Thieves at Wuik.
A gang of 'thieves .have been oper*..
g along -the water front recently,;
.paring from the officer-- of the *>nrps
tied up at the piers.
Three important robb rles/and &
number of small .'. .-fts :iav>^rV??t re?
ported to Uhe poll- - in the/ past few
days. The sibeaimsl.ltii Nl^rwo?-^- was
docked at pier 5 Ipadijlfe grain Vast
Wednesday and s?w^rti-. after nightfal!
s-otne unknown person ,it red -tihe ?tftr
:a.'n's cabin aral made \e\?y with a s?oHd
gold watch and chain, <?? au.it r* clotttes
in.t $30 in money. 'WIviTejthc ?oanish
bark Pedro L.eCave was lying ?S pier S
last Thursday some one entered t'h*
captain's cabin and stole his gold watch
Late Saturday night the pilot and <Kie
.if the officers of the Chesapeake & Ohio
steamship Greenbr'-er were robbed
each of a, gold watch and some of his
valuable possessions. The thief or
?.hieve? entered the rooms of the officers
wfeile tbey were asleep.
Th police have as yet been unable to
anpiMhend the guilty panties, oJtlhousih
lithey are vmw working upon several
Dr D S. Harmon-, optician. By a ?x
i amine>l free. 358 Main street, over 5
[ and 10 cent ?st?r?, Norfolk. Va.
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