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VOL III, IVO. 15.
NEWPOiri;"NEWSrVA., THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 1898
PnTflO SINGLE COPY,TWO CENTS
IXlvjH' ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
SHIP ABLAZE. ?T SEA
Steamer Stockholm City Gut
. ted by Fire.
THE CAPTAIN'S STORY
IIo TelU of H|M Tlirlllluc Exporlwuce.
Oumes lnlul'urt Without Chart
or VowpaHH. Uiimage
?Without chart, compass or wheel the
Britl-siv steamship Stockholm City, Cap
lain Richardis, bound1 from Mar.chasttr
;te- Newport News, steamed into this
harbor at C oVloek last evening.
The vessel left Manchester on Christ?
mas day und 'besides encountering fierce
gailcs and rough s'.as, fire broke out in
her bunkers, destroying the cabins,,
saloon, bridge, wheelhouse and all the
woodwork in the middle of the vesse?.
The of fleets and crew of thirty men
not only lost all) tb 1r money, but
nearly every vestege of wearing ap
.parre'.l, ensil some ot? the.- men aid not
have enough clothing to cover their
ho'dies so that they might come ashore
Probably no cr -w ever had a more
thrilling expeu ienee. Two dais and
nights death star-.d them in the face
and they were compelled to shift albout
the turning steamer in ord<er to k.ep
from being roasted alive, but the sea?
men fought the flames like Trejuns and
finally succeedtVi in extinguishing the
fire. When seen last night by a rei>or
ter for the Daily Press Captain Richard
wins clad in rags. with his face arti
han-ite iiurnt brown.
"Per three days 1 have had no sleep
lind nothing to eat." said the master of
the freighter, "and I am almost ready
to col-lapse.- My cnew have no clothes,
no money, no anything.
"We left'Manchester on Christ mos
day for this port. On the Mowing day
We encountered heavy seis und hurri?
cane wind*. The ship was light, as we
wert in ballast, and she tossed owr the
luittoiwqn waves like a cork. At time?
the sea was so rough we could not steer
-at-a-il.- atM' hence w; were deluyed.
"The first good weathnir we had wo~
llist week and all went well till ias;
Sunday night al 11 o'clock, when fire
broke out in the coal bankets. For a
?WhrTe I>?-JJames taged fiercely, but athr
threq? ? ~Jf hard1 work the lire was
extU _,rt-0. At St o'clock Monday
rrt- f^.-ng the fire broke out again.
?' Vidtag to the cabins and d' stroying
wW woodwork amidshlp. Every man
prVand. was put to work and we
baft tire for cut rives, for it lo> kei as
_-5iS* were doomed to a fiery furnace.
=",??.- did no* get the fir- under control
til! earlv ..is morning.
"T los.-"ail of my steeling gear. Th,
?wheel ht>use was destroyed and I had
to steer by hand, com tab* 450 ntUe? wlth
out^ehart or eompaess. Fortunately 1
guYissed the i.ititu'lonrectly, first giv?
ing south on a parallel and then true
west till last night, them 1 was guiO.d
hy the Norlth Star, reaching Cane Henry
"We had some narrow es tapes. When
the fire bn-k ? out the second time Chief
Engineer Vicars \\i:s usle: p in his cabin
^ and he narrowi'iy escaped in ijT.s nigh!
oLthes. A'.l of his personal effects were
burned. He lost about W.OOO in mon-y
and clothes. Other losses sustained toy
my.-. 'ir and crew will reach $1.000. Even
our Provision? were burned and f?yr thc
'l.vst t'hnee '.'oys we Have lived on a scan?
ty supply of pork and potatoes. All of
the ship's jiapers were destroyed!"
The vesseil has mot been surveyed, but
it is estimated that ti>r damage will
The Stock ho: m City was chartered by
IFurne-ss. Withy &. Co., and she was
en route to this port to hud a genera1
cargo. West Harte)pool is the-- steamer's
home port. Her gross tonnage is l,751i.
The fire o.n the Stockholm City, it U
thought, originated from sp ntaneous
uombustion, the gas:-s from the coal ig?
Dr. A. C. Jones, the quarantine officer,
was the first person to board the Stock?
holm City -when s-l,? arrived' In the har
'htor. The ship's papers having Ir-vii des?
troyed by lire Cap-Svin Hi .'hards could
ruifpiodu'ce a health certificate, and the
- members of the crew wer* subjected to
a rigid' examination.
Steward Joseph Richards, of the
Chesapeake & Ohio steamship Appomat
tox, which is now in port, is a -brother
of the master of the Stockholm City.
Shortly after eo-ming ashore Captain
?Richards visited his brother, who sup?
plied him with a suit of clothes.
This is the first trip the Stockholm
City has made to this port in. the last
Reply to Councilman Lenz.
(Editor OaKy Press:
Kindly aliiow me the space in your
valuably .paper to answer our Second
ward councilman abtut the Jews' Sab
Mr. Lenz claims that the Jews keep
oi>en all the t'ime. Has he ever b.-.ugiht
anything from a Jew on his Sabbath day
or d;U' he sei- someone eise do it? Mr.
'Denz jumped on the thlcvf off police for
not haying the Jews -"puMed." Now
dKJn't he pull them tiixe and again?
Then he remarked that the Jews do
mort- harm on Sunday than ail the bans
Now, Mr. (Lenz, please explain to the'
readers of the Daily Press what harm
it does a man buying a handkerchief
or a necktie ot a collar-button on Sun?
day. 'Did you ever get drunk on that
mixture? iNob'e representative, your
own employees f>u>y< their wearing ap?
parel on BanUay because yr>u keep them
working on Saturday nlgc.t till ail the
stores, aie closed and they are comp, i'ied
to buy their gooCb on. Sunday. 'Now will
you call that harm? I do not care to
discuss whether it does a man gtr-od or
harm to Duy a pair of shoes when bare
'foowd. hut I want Bo say to you that if
you are so. much of a law-abiding citi?
zen, then why don't iyou stop kicking
about the Jews' SaUbath. It Is a Stat,
Haw tlhat gSves the Jews the privilege
and when yea speak against the Jews'
Sabbath, then- you taik against the law
and a".! the talk in the wor.U' will do you
no good until the privilege' tor erased
from the statute books.
Jan. a9, 1S0S. Second Ward.
New Electoral Hoard,
The city Democratic executive com?
mittee will recommend the names ol
.Messrs. Irwin Tucker. Thumas .Watsor.
and and William Penn, to the Virginia
(Legislature for election as members ol
the electoral board of' this city. The
present board is composed of Messrs.
J. L. iMnrye, "Jr., Edwin Phillips and
R. ID. Chandler. -
A IIa;?p v Woman
Is the housekeeper who buys her coa
and wood from the Warwick Coal aru
Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Ja 14 tc
THK "STAU GAZER" AX.- RIGHT.
Jo?> Ott ami Compauy Play to the Larg?
est llutiHe <if tlie S.'hhoii.
Catchy sougs, bright Jokes, clover
men, pretty girls and a house packed to
the very walls with an appreciative au
tf4emee, tells, the story elf the first per?
formance in Newj?irl News of the non
sensical'ly funny farce coni-dy "The
Star Uazen" by Jo. Ott and company.
Several large au'J&ences have greeted
the opera house since Mr. Bunker as?
sumed the ir.unag ment. but none so
large a? that which laughed from 8 to
IT o'clock last night.
So. quickly an i rapidly wore the "good
shots" of music and mirth <lr..d that it
was 11 o'clo-ik before the' audience
thought it was 10. No lietter testimoni?
al can- be ptiid to thv cure effected by
the dose usually administered by farce
Joe- Ott, with his amusing songs and
gr-.tesque 'dances, was simply Immens?'
and! hib brothers. Matt a'rt-d Phil, follow?
ed in his footsteps. Tim Cronin was
"?nil right." Beatrice- Bonner and Bijou
M'agnon carrieJ the leading beauty roles
and acquitted' themselves we 1, the tot?
ter singing and dar.cir.-g In fine form.
?All the otheT' mem'b rs of the omptiny
were first class. A pSano player,
who kn..'ws his business, played a novel
selection after ti>- first act which alone
was worth the price ..f a'dim'fsslon. A
-well balancedl male quartet also ten-,
-derei! seveihl tine selections.
The "standing room oni'y" sign was
hung out last night for th~ first time
this seasjn. Manager Booker taking in
$15 after the house was sold ?ut. So
large was the a iv.-vnee sole that Mr.
Booker airanged to have Mr. Ott play
a return, engagement Saturday night.
A lots - oudience should witness the
LONG I> STANCE TELEPHONE.
riio Southern Itt.ll Company Connect*With
Sluti-H E Ht or the MltmlBHippl.
The Southern Bell T-.lephone Compa?
ny yesterduy completed the long 'uii'st
ance telephone lin? to R'.chir.ond. put
ring Newport News in communication
with vV-eity City east of the Mississippi
The system extends to thirty-cne
states and a conversation may be had
?with persons living in New Orleans. At?
lanta, Memphis, Chicugo. Pittsburg,
Philadelphia, New York. Washington.
Baltimore or any city. Manager Brad
shaw has placed a booth in hits office to
be used exclusively, for long distance
The llr?.Jo_g? Jislanco message was
ser.-T to Kichmon?t and tfitT line v.orke-J
Pike a (harm. Later in the iift-rnoon
New Y.Jtk was communicated with.
BOKGLAItS AT WORK.
Two Itolisi-M Entered l?y Thieves Tucsduy
Two burglaries were r ported to Che
police department yesterday. Both of
. hem occurred on W> si avenue Tuesdliy
come time during the night the vol
or.d woman employed as a domestic by
Mr. L. B. Reynolds, who resides on
West avenue, near the corn, r of Thir?
tieth street, was awakened by a noise
-in. the house. When she arose to give
the alarm she saw a man In the dining
?room aii'l another 'burglar standing at
the cloor. T-he robb rs escaped beifore
'Mr, Reynolds responded to the alarm.
It is evident that the men ha.i just en?
tered the house, as nothing was missed.
lAn entrance was effected' ttvrcngh a
Mr. J. 11. L-.itimer's resilience. NO. 31.0
West avenue, was burglarized some
time Tuesday night. The robber enter
adl Mr. Larimer's room and iHUJ his
pocket of as mull amount of cash with?
out awakening anyone in the house.
Several pieces of silverware were miss?
There is no clue to either of the bur?
I NewHgiuper Compliment)* the Ilost
The current num.be r of the Hotel Ga?
zette, in speaking of Hotel Warwick,
'tllhtel Warwick, at Newport News,
Va., although an unpretentious brick
structure, without! much arc.lvitc-ctur.il
beauty, is weU known for its ex-.eilent
eu'isine, good Iteds, pure drinking water
?-us substantiated by its analysis?and
its perfect, up-to-date- sanitary condi?
tions. It is accessible from the famous
hoc Is at Old Point Coni.1 nt. nine milks
by electric cars ---very 15 minutes. One
of the great attractions at Newport
News Is the immense shipbuilding plant,
one of the largest in the world, where
w-ill b launchetit In a 'few weeks the two
Iv.ttlcshi-ps Kearsarge ami Kentucky.
There is much of historical Interest at
Newport News, which was a strategical
point during the civil war. The War?
wick is open thuli-ughout the tyijar and
is under the management of Mr. J. R.
Swinterton, -who is favorably known to
the traveling public, and who has had
fee management of the 'house since Its
opening. The prices are very reasona?
ble, considering the accommo.ititij-.ns
3rd the homelike, solid comfort which
HEPTASOPHS AT A HANO?ET.
"Spread" Given nt the Hotel Ivy Lai-t
James River Conclave. iNo. 253, Im?
proved order of Heptasophs, held a
oanquet at Hotel Ivy last night.
iBefo-re the banquet was given the
newly elected officers for the ensuing
erm were Installed by District Deputy
Supreme Achron Henry Flegenheime:,
if Richmond, assisted by Mr. W. B.
-heek, of 'Norfolk.
Proprietor (M. Joo, of Hotel Ivy. pre?
pared a royal feast for the members of
he order, and at 10 o'clock forty per?
sons tflled into the dinlmg room and
-lartook of -the tempting viands.
Speeches were then made .by Mr. FMo
genhetm, Mr. Cheek. Attorney B. S.
Robinson and iDr. John R. Bogby.
Louise at the Shipyard.
The Chesapeake & -Ohio steamer
Louise, which was disabled Tuesday
morning by the breaking of her ma
hinery, will be-'repa-ired at the ship?
Mr. George W. Stevens, general iman
iger of the 'Chesapeake & Ohio railway,
.ras In- the city yesterday, and after a
?o-nferen-ce with other officials of the
-oad, it was decided to have the ves
It Is learned that the Chesapeake &
Shib officials expect to secure the stea?
mer Plymouth to ply between this .ley'
tnd Norfolk. The Plymouth is now
working for the New York, Philadel?
phia & Norfolk Railroad, although she
does not belong to that company.
Am effort is being -mode to have the
Plymouth -inaugurate her trips tomor?
The Louise, formerly the John Romer.
was built in 1S63 at 'Keyport, N. J., and
was an excursion .boat in 'Massachu?
setts when purchased by the Chesa?
peake & Ohio. She was afterwards re
How Cargoes Are Loaded by
CARE IN DRESSING A SHIP
Skilled Men Employed to Do ilio Work,
nnu Freighter* Munt lie Handled With
Dispatch, ax Steamers Are t?x
peuKlve While Idle.
'Few persons have a clear conception
of the amount oif tobor required to put
a cargo aboard an ocean steamship;
nor have they any idea of the skill re?
quired to IcoiqI one of the line-rs that
?ply between (Newport News and -.Eu?
ropean ports. I
Time and again every day vessels art
reported through marine channels to
have sailed with a general cargo
abroad, but how that "general carg>"
s gotten aboard the average citizen
knows not, neither does he care. Ques?
tion a landsman and he will tell you
that the exports are hoisted on deck
by meuns of steam derricks, and
dumped into the hold. That is as far
as his knowledge goes on this subject.
He does not reatlize that as much care
.s taken In storing a cargo as in dis?
tributing the furniture about the finest
mansion in the city. He has a vague
idea that all that is required is that
the cargo be dumped into the hold, the
hatches beaten down, when the ship is
ready for sea.
Never was a man more mistaken. A
ship under these conditions would he
no more ready to leave port than the
interior of a house is presentable after
the furniture has been "dumped" where
jhe men who move choose to place it.
The comparison is about the same.
Just as much care must be exercised
n "dressing:' a ship as In dressing a
house; more, in fact, for many a good
ship has been sent to the "bottom sim?
ply because she was not properly "trim?
In Newport News, as In other seaport
towns, there are men who are experts
in the art of loading ships. They are
known as stevedores, and are eng>a.ged
n the same line of business as are the
famous longshoremen of Great Britain.
These men make a study of loading
vessels. They have their officers. They
are giad'ed. There are those who do the
hard work, and there a.re others, who,
because of experience, are experts and
lo the directing. As the tons of freight
-ire lowered- into the lvotld of a ship
there are men there to receive it, move
it aft. or forward, as the case -may
require, but above all. there is -a man
below to "trim" the ship. The cargo
.oust be so distributed da at the vessel
will be on an even keel. Too much
weight roust not be thrown, forward
nor aft. The weight on the starboard,
end port must be equalized, and above
all, the freight must be so securely
stored that it will not shift.
Every .bit of available space must be
occupied, and everything 'tween decks
.Uiiist be fast. 'For the cargo of a vessel
:o shift, or get "adrift" during a heavy
norm is one of the most -serious mis?
haps that can occur. The ship is bound
to Hist to the side on which the greatest
weight happens to be thrown, the var?
iable goods are thrown about, and in?
variably damaged as the vessel rolls
It 1s next to Impossible to secure a
ariro that has gotten adrift, as long as
a storm lasts. In -the first place it is a
perilous undertaking to uncover the
hatches if the s-.a is boa:ding the sihip.
ind even if this is done the crew is ex?
posed to great danger if ordered below
to make fast tons of freight that are
being pitched about with every roll of
ihe craft. *
Thus it can be etisily understood that
?t requires a master hand, directed by
he bra'm of an expert, to guard against
.lie possibilities of the -cargo getting
adrift at sea. To the stevedore is con?
signed this duty. After the freight is
lowered into the ho4d it must be stored
with a view to economizing in space,
and a'bove all, it must be placed with
This work must be done quickly.
While a s-hip is in port she is an ex?
pensive artlcK.-. The object of her
owners is to keep her on the move.
Every day she remains inactive she is
running up a bill of expenses of hun?
dreds of dollars without earning a cent.
As she is only valuable when cruising.
t is tfhe object of everyone interested
in her to get her out of port with all
possible dispatch. A vessel belonging
to a line is often worked on night and
As soon as the day force of stevedores
have completed their allotted tasks the
night men take their places.
When a ship comes into port her
hatches art lifted, and her cargo
"yanked out" in a. Jiffy, and no sooner
is this ashore than she loads ? again,
clears and sails?aii aect.mplished in an
inereditably short time. When a vessel
is in water ballast Chi? worthless cargo
is easily -gotten rid of. and when ahe
takes aboard a cargo of grain the steve?
dore does not play such an important
part, but at all events the steamer must
go to sea on an even keel, and with her
?argo as "snug as a bug in a rug," else
there will be trouble for the captain
and crew when the ship runs her nose
into the -first gale of the passage.
?Owing to the superior facilities at
this port owners of steamers prefer to
send their vessels to Newport Newa,
as they are handled witih dispatch.
At present there are a number of for?
eign freighters, schooners and barges
:n port and all of the piers are em?
IH HONOR OF LKK.
Itlrthday of the Great Southern Soldier
The ninety-first anniversary of the
birth of -General Robert E.' I^ee was ob?
served In this city yesterday. The
banks were closed and school work sus?
Last night Bethel Chapter, Daugh?
ters of the Confederacy, tendered a rt
ception to the old ""Vets" at Moss' Hall.
Addresses appropriate to the occasion
were delivered by Rev. 'J. Franc/is Reb
ble, rector of St. Paul's .Episcopal
church, and Rev. W. R. Motley, .pastor
e.f the Thirtieth Street Christian church.
Miss Cle.mence Cooke recited a selec?
tion entitled "On the Other Side."
At the conclusion of the exercises
refreshments consisting of ices, cakes,
sandwuches and coffee were served.
Launchinr of the Battleship*.
The day the Kentucky and Kearsarge
are launched Powell Bros. & King will
sell 800 lots at auction at Merrimac,
on car line, and on Hampton Roads
water fornt. Maps and full Information
can be had by calling at their office.
Dr. D. S. Harmonv optician. 'By ? ex?
amined free. 358 Main street, over 6
and 10 cent store, NorfoTV, Va.
CITY NEWS IN BKIEF.
?Miss .Elsie /Barker, of -Stafford county,
is visiting her sister, (Mrs. Carter.
Mr. and Mrs. James Seldon and
daughter have -moved from iBerkly to
'Mrs. M. W. Garrett, of 1161 Twenty
third street, East (End, la vlsltl-ng in
Mrs. Walter iMc?onougfh, of Ports
moutih, is the guest of ner sltster, Mrs.
Harry Lemoyne, to North IJnd.
tMliss tBessle 'Bray, of Gloucester coun?
ty, is the guest of her cousin. Miss Les
sie Rolph. on Twenty-seventh street.
Mrs. G. W. Wright, of ?36 Twenty
second street, East End^ is visiting
friends and relatives' in Powhatan
iMisses cMaimie and Daisy Wilson, have
returned to Portsmouth, after a short
stay in the -city as -the guests of Mrs.
C. L. Patton.
Mrs. A. D. Lewis, who has been visit?
ing her mother in Baltimore during j
the pust t-:n- days, neturnedyesterday
to her home, 1037 ?ThirtiyHfi'^sstreet.
-Miss Leila' Furneaux. of- Washington,
who has been the guest ot-.Miss Annie
Marie Reynolds for the pajwr'Tew days,,
/eft yesterday afternoon f?r Baltimore,
where she will visit ?friends.
Sheriff Newton C. Watts, of Sta-unton
Va.. is in the city on business connected
with the establishment 6t, a Ibng dist?
ance telephone between N-awport News
An Aged Lady Drad.
Mrs. Phil-pot, mother of (Mr. L. Q.
Philpot, died at her home in Warwick
county at 4 o'clock yesterday morning,
'Nu Court I e?t?nli|-r.
The -Corporation -Court was in session
a short while yoste'rday morning.
The case of Frank Hehl, indicted on
the charge of housebreaklng, was on
the docket to come up the first thing
?this morning, but shortly after court
convened the question airose as to the
legality of a trial on Dee's birthday?a
The code and various authorities were
referred to and Judge iBarham finally
decided that a triad before the court
would not be legal, and am adjournment
was taken until Uhis morning.
The following cases were disposed
of in the Police Court yesterday morn?
-Henry Reed, disorderly; lined $3 and
George McOa 11, drunk;! fined $2 an*
J. B. Berman, trespass; dismissed.
J. S. -Ptinnan (colored), obstructing
, J. P. Cochorap, nuisance; required to
abate same. " " ? -vi'.
.Mrs. John Golden, nuisance; abated.
R. Levi, nuisance; ab-.-tpd. ;
Dan. I.egksky, nuisance; abated.
S. Booker, assault; fined $5 and costs.
THE ill ANNA BRIiBBRoT CHARGES.
Several Witnesses Will* Probably be
Arrested for Contempt.
'CODirMIBl-S. O., Jam. 19.?The inves?
tigation into the charges of bribery at
?tite recent election of a United Stales"
Senator readied a cnirf-* tvjiawito-^HSto.
matter what may be the final result of
the investigation, there will likely be
several witnesses arrested for contampt.
The Senate committee iast night ex?
amined Sumuol Pentland, 'Frank P.
Ross, 'W. IF. Truesdale and Shepard M.
Dunlap, who then asked to confer with
their attorneys and were excused till
tonight for that purpose. When they
appeared tonight itthey said 'that their
attorneys held that the Senate had no
jurisdiction: in the investigation of the
alleged bribery of a member of the
House, and had advised them not to
I amswe'r any further questions before
the committee. They all followed the
advice of their attorneys, as did Mr.
Ilollenbeck, who was not on the stand
last night. The committee then went
j into executive session. *
The Senate* chtam'ber was crowded
while the committee im open session at
e-'tmpted from 7:30 to 9:30 P. M. to ex
umlne witness-.s. The witnesses did not
decline to tell the names of their coun?
sel, and their replies showed that em?
inent lawyers had been engaged in the
The members of the House Investi?
gating committee were present on in?
vitation tonight, and they were reques?
ted to ask questions but none of them
took any part.
Senator Carfleld would close each ex?
amination by asking: "Do you decline
t'o answer questions because your at
tcrney says this committee has no ju?
risdiction in this case, and has so ad?
The reply was in the affirmative and
the witness was excused.
Each witness was told that he was
held under service by the committee
and should report tomorrow night at
7:30 or sooner if called for.
As the committee will make a partial
report to the Senate tomorrow, a lively
time is expected. The committee will
ask the Senate to punish the witnesses
for contempt and give the investigators
THE NEW 03NGLAND STRIKE.
Peace and Quiet cPrevtail at the Cotton
BOSTON, Jan. 10?The third day of
the strike in the New England cotton
and woolen mills has been am unevent?
ful one and peace and quiet prevailed.
There were mo> signs of concession by
either side and -none is looked for in
the near future.
The only acquisition to the list of
j striking communities today was that of
the Cabot .miltl at Brunswick, Maine,
where 225 operatives refused ito work at
the reduced wages. Those who left
the mill are speed tenders and fully
700 operatives still remain.
Strikes taTe mow on in the cotton
mills at INew 'Bedford, Biddeford, Saeo.
Brunswick, Lewlston, (Burlington and
in the King Philip, Laurel Lake amd
Hargreaves INo'. 1, at Fall 'River and
'White Rock mills at Westerly.
In the woolen centres there are strikes
in >Jhe Wanskuk and Geneva mlils at
Providence, Central mills at Central
?Falls and Over and Lacon'ia, 'the lat?
ter being a hosiery concern.
NEW BEDFORD, MASS., Jan. 19.?
There Is a good deal of dissension and
reciminatlon among the mill owners to?
day. Consequently the cause of the
strikors Is growing brighter. An angry
altercation took place between Andrew
Pierce amd the treasurers amd managers
of some of the other thills. There are
reasons for -believing that Pierce will
be forced to yield to the demands of
the strikers through the Influence of
some of the large stockholders amd di?
rectors of the company. If .the em?
ployees win at this point there can be
little doubt but that they will have a
speedy victory throughout the entire
Cascarets stimulate liver, kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken if gripe,
White fowls are liked beat by poultry
men. because when dressed (they look
A Spirited Debate in the
CUBA TO THE FRONT AGAIN
10 (luMi.i.i nr Granting Bel?gen
Klgltix to tho Insurgent* Oecuplc?
the- Entire Day In the House
?WASraNUTON. Jan. 19.?A spirited I
debate was precipitated in trhe Senate
tjoday 'by the introduction of a reso?
luten by (Mr. Hi?as.5?W?assaclhusetts.
providing for am inquiry by the commit?
tee on postofflces and post roads con?
cerning the recent order of the post?
master general reducing the force of
letter carriers In several cities of the I
country. Mr. (Hoar declared that the |
order had had the effect of a dynamite
bomb in creating consternation among
business men throughout the country
while apparently all that was needed
by the pistolliee department was an
appropriation of $150.000 fuilv to main?
tain the efficiency of the carrier serv?
The debate took a wide range, lir
?Wolcott. chairman of the committee on
postofflces and post roads, insisting .
Lhat many New England people repre- !
sented by the Senator from Massachu
setts (Mr. Hoar) were responsible for
the deficiency In the funds of the post
office department, .because they Insist?
ed that the government should carry
second class mail at am enormous loss
and Mr. Allen, of (Nebraska, charging
that the government was annuallv de?
frauded! out of millions of dollars
through the underweighing of mail
Mr. Allen spike sarcastically of the |
good times the peopie of Ned England
were having under the Dingley law
with their strikes and ilock-outs. He
.thought that a good many of them
would now have time to go to the post
offices to get their .mail if it was not
properly delivered by a carrier. He
thought the great point involved in the
discussion of the postoffice finances was
the charge that there was an annual
leakage of from eight to ten, million of |
dollars on account of the underweigh
ing of mail matter.
"It is .most remarkable," said Mr.
Allen, ".that charges of such gravity
should be made in the public prints and
yet that the party in power should re?
main with reference to them as silent
as the grave. If we only had Uie nerve
to take hold of these frauds and eradi?
cate them we "should have money |
enough to put a corps of efficient teLier
carriers in every city in the land."
After some good natured sparring be?
tween IMr. (Hoar and Mr. Allison as to
the terms of the resolution, the former '
agreed to change it so that the post?
master general should be instructed
forthwith to inform the Senate what
amount of money was necessary to .
maintain tl^e. excellence...of.the. -eanric-r
The resolution, in the modified form,
ist still pending. (Mr. ."Vest gave notice
that he would move tomorrow to take
up for consideration the Teller resulu
tdon reported foy the finance committee
providing that bonds of the United I
States may be paid in standard silver |
dollars. Mr. Vest's notice seems
indicate an intention on the part
some 'Senators to displace, temporarily,
the Hawaiian annexation treaty, as it
is evident as 'Mr. White, of California,
said, that the consideration of the res?
olution would "precipitate some slight
At 2:20 'P. M.. the (Senate went into
executive session, and, at 5 o'clock ad?
journed until tomorrow.
- WASHINGTON. Jan. 19.?Senator
Morgan continued his speech in advo?
cacy of the ratification of the Hawaiian
annex.l.tion treaty in the executive ses?
sion today. He announced at the con?
clusion of today's session that he prob?
ably would require one more day In
which to complete his presentation of
Senator Morgan dealt today with the I
questions of the agricultural and com- I
mercini possibilities of the islands, with
the character of the present govern?
ment and with the position of the resi?
dents of the island on the subject
annexation. He repeated his assertion, I
that President Cleveland was favorable
to the acquisition of the islands and
again expressed the opinion that it was
his intention to have restored Queen
Liloukalami. and to have negotiated
with her a treaty of annexation. He I
elaborated his views on this subject an i
considerable length, saying that while |
he believed it was Mr. Cleveland's in?
tention to have annexated the islands
he naturally changed his intention to
do this through the restoration of the
Queen when she made lonown her blood?
thirsty disposition toward those who
?had dethroned her. He expressed the
opinion that Mr. "Cleveland would have
?never taken such positive position as he
did take against the Dole government I
and in opposition to annexation, but for |
the antagonistic and misleading report
of iCo.rnmissioner Blount.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 19.?All day |
long the question qf granting belliger?
ent rights to the Cuban Insurgents was j
argued In the House, but. as on yester- |
day, the minority hurled itself against
a stone wall. On the only vote taken
today a motion designed to overrule
?the decision of the Speaker and direct
the committee on foreign affairs to re?
port without further delay the Cuban
resolution passed by the Senate at the
Hast session, the Republicans stood sol?
id and voled to sustain tihe chair.
The galleries, as on yesterday, were
banked to the doors, and there was con?
siderable excitement throughout the
i early part of the session when the
members of the minority were success?
fully pressing all sorts of amendments
bearing on the -Cuban question for the
purpose or embarrassing the majority.
The debate was precipitated by Mr.
Brucker ("Democrat), of iMiiohigan, who
asked unanimous consent for the con?
sideration of a resolution instructing
jthe committee on foreign affairs to re?
port without delay the Senate Cuban
Mr. Hitt. chaLrman of the foreign af?
fairs committee, .made a point of order
which the Speaker pomptly sustained,
and was about to recognize Mr. .Hitt to
call up the diplomatic and consular ap?
propriation bill when Mr. Bailey de?
"One moment, please." he called, "let
us first dispose or this question of or?
der." ?_ . . ?
"The chair sustained the point or
i order," retorted the Speaker tersely.
"Then appeal," called Mr. Bailey to
Mr. Brucker across the hall, and (Mir.
! Brucker entered an appeal from the de?
cision of the chair. Afll was instantly
excitement and confusion. A dozen
members were on their feet ^demanding
recognition to debate the appeal, but
?the Speaker recognized Mr. Dalzell.
who moved to lay the appeal on the
tahle. This cut off debate, and the
Speaker put the question. On a rising
vote the Republicans stood firm and
voted 10,-91 to lay the appeal on the
I tab.e. The yeas and nays were de?
manded and obtained by Mr. Ttailey
The Democrats who expected to see
the Republican line broken were disap?
pointed. The majority presented an
unbroken front. .Mr. White, of North
Carolina, the solitary colored member
of the 'House, when his name was call?
ed; declined to vote at all. answering
?'.present.?' But at the conclusion of the
roll call he thought better of his res?
olution and voted "aye." The motion
to lay the appeal on the table was car?
The House, then, on Mr. Hitt's mo?
tion, w.-nt into committee of the whole
and resumed the consideration of the
diplomatic and consular appropriation
bill. As soon as the first paragraph
was read the struggle was resumed.
.Mr. Williams ('Democrat), of Mississip?
pi, offered an amendment to direct the
?President to appoint three commission?
ers to proceed to Cuba and. if possible,
negotiate a treaty of peace, amity and
commerce with the republic of Cuba,
and appropriating $15,000 for defraying
its expenses. It was declared out of
order. Immediately after, 'Mr. Lewis
(Democrat), of W-aehlngtoh. ofTered an?
other amendment -providing that to em?
phasize that a state of war -existed in
'Cuba the consul general or the United
States at Havanna be withdrawn and
the government of Spain be notified of
a suspension of diplomatic relations at
IMt. Hitt quickly raised a point of or?
der, which Mr. Hepburn, in the chair,
"I appeal from the decision of the
cha.ir," said 'Mr. Lewis.
"And I ma.ke the point that the ap?
peal is dilatory." exclaimed Mr. -IDalzell
(Republican), of Pennsylvania.
"The chair sustains the point of or?
der," declared Mr. Hepburn, who direct,
ed the chirk to proceed with the read?
The reading of the bill went on. in?
terrupted every -few minutes by five
minutes speeches from the lDesmocra>tlc
side on Cuba. Mr. ?tilzer (Democrat),
of New York, offered an amendment di?
recting the President to notify Spain
oh-at unless the war ceased i.n -thirty
lays we would recognize the independ?
ence of Cuba, and enforce our position
by force of arms.
-Mr. Wilson ^Democrat), of South
?Carolina, presented the Cuban question
In stitll a new form in hope to engraft
it on the bill provided for a change In
the salary of the United States consul
?rcneral at 'Havana, pending the con?
tinuance of the present war. Mr. Wil?
son declared that It would be a blot on
the name of the House of Representa?
tives if It prevented a vote on the ques?
tion of war in Cuba, a blot comparable
only to that of the law written in blood
and of'th? law written so high that It
could not be read.
?Mr. iRRt'? point of order disposed of
this 'last amendment.
(Mr. -HIM opened the general debate on
the pending bill with a brief -but impor?
tant statement as to our foreign rela?
tions with Spain and Oiba, and the
?course of the administration. .He
sketched the course of affairs since Mr.
iMo.Kinley's advent to power, and .told
of the successful efforts of the Presl- 1
dent in obtaining the release of Ameri?
can prisonei-s in Cuba. . IBut the Presi?
dent had gone further. 'He had protest?
ed with such emphasis and energy
against the ba.ra.barities of the war aVid
the policy of concentration that Goitre ta.1
Weyler hat! been recalled In dtsgr-yc'
and the policy of concentration Jfa-ct
been abandoned. -Further even tflian
this the 'President had gone. (He }had
notified the Sagasta. ministry that the
war must cease and proposals of set?
tlement made within a reasonable time.
These representations had been made
owing to the great interest all over the
country In the struggle the Cuguns
were making. The President's repre?
sentations had 'been listened by Spain,
said -Mr. Hitt. and the s.heme of self
trovernment. modeled upon that of Can?
ada, had been issued. Whether it would
He successful, said he. many might
doubt. Pet-haps it would be a harsl
ludeinenl now to s-iy it had already
failed. F/very act of .the President has
?shown the spirit which animated him
in .his public ul-tera-nees in the past.
He had a ehieved much in a few months,
but he said that he thought it unwise
for the lU-nited -States at this time to
recognize the belligerency of the insur?
Mr. Hitt admonished the members
that a national action must be dictated
by the would, and that we must prove
in what we do that we are actuated by
ii.. vulgar greed to -rob a neighbor or
to seize, the property of others: Pro?
ceeding he dwelt upon the effect of the
extension of belligerent rights to the
Insurgents, arguing that it would give
Spanish cruisers the right of search and
Impose a great hardship on the Cubans,
who were without a. navy.
A declaration of belligerency would
allow Spain's warships to hunt our ves?
sels on the high seas. In the existing
situation, good men sympathizing with
Cuba's cause were constantly making
their way to the islands. Supplies,
?runs nn.I ammunition were going from
the United States. Members, he said,
might ask why with ail these disadvan?
tages in s-tore for them the agents of
the Cuban republic in tihis city desired
belligerent rights. "I could explain it,"
said Mr. Hitt, "but I prefer to do -so in
the words of one of these agen ts to me."
" 'We know,' said this gentleman,
'that we have much to Jose in the mat?
ter of sur-plies, but we also know that
if Spanish . risers begin to stop Am--T
ican skippers it will not be long before
a hasty shot is fired. With that shot
public opinion in Spain and the United
States will plunge those countries into
war: then our battle will be over.'"
"That peihaps is a very just argu?
ment for the Cuban," continued Mr.
Hitt, "but not for an American. If we
are 10 have war let us face it directly,
not be forcfd. Into it by chance. I do
not tblame the Cubans, how-.ver, any
more than I blame the Confederate who
.'luring the rebellion hoped to precipi?
tate war between the United States
and Great ?Britain, knowing that once
war came the contract for freeing the
Confederacy would be taken off his
?Mr. Hitt spoke of the SpanisCi author?
ities in Havana as tottering between
armed- forces without ansy tumultuous
riot within, but with impressive words
warned the members that, the vast re?
sponsibility of action with the momen?
tous consequences that might ensue
rested on the shoulders of the executive
not on -members of Congress who might
be making speeches for popular ap?
'He referred to General Lee as an offi?
cer of ability and experience who could
be relied upon to guard jealously our
honor at IHavana. and concluded with
an eloquent appeal to the members of
rhe'House, though they might have dif?
ferences, to drown all other voices as
they did in the Venezuelan crisis, and
sta nd by the 'President and the country.
While lie could not .prophesy as to the
future he solemnly assured the House
? hat the President would not* disappoint
the ex|i*ctation.s of his countrymen.
As Mr. Hitt concluded a roar of ap?
plause swept the floor and the galler?
iMr. Dinsmore, of Arkansas, the lead?
ing minority member of the committee
j ,-n foreign affairs, replied to him. and
Messrs. Adams (Republican), of Penn
(Contlnued on Fourth Page.)
Renewal of the Womack
Stubbs Check Case.
Coloniil Cutshaw May Accept a Position as
KiiKlnoer Tor a Mine In Mexico,
ICequtaltlon Honored by Gov?
(Special to the Dally Press 1
RICHMOND. Jan. 19.?The renewal
or ,the stubbs-fWomack check Mstory
investigation takes place in Lynchburx
tomorrow and interest in the meeting
grows. The fact Uh&t the committee
virtually recommended tthe expulsion of
" grand commander, and that Gene
I George J. .Hundley and Captain
John fussons were thought to be pre?
paring for a hostile meeting as an out
.ome of the report of the committee,
and are now under peace bonds, are
all familiar with the readers of the
Daily (Press. Colonel Stubbs will not at?
tend the meeting, but his interests will
be looked after by General Hundfley.
Ihi- belief is expressed by prominent
gentlemen that while Mr. Stubbs has
bei n Indiscreet, the has been prejudged
n this whole affair. A member of the
State Democratic committee 'told ate
yesterday that the whole thing was the
outcome of the Lee-Martin senatorial
light, and the determination of the Lee
men to "do" all the Martin men who
were veterans. The whole affair Is
The store at the corner of '"West and
Washington streets. Petersburg, oocu
pied by Joseph Williams as a barroom
and building adjoining occupied by ihlm
is a dwelling, were badly gutted by Are
this morning. IMr. Williams lost all of
his stock of liquors and bar fixtures
and but little of his furniture was
His loss is about $1.000: no insurance.
The damage to the buildings, which are
owned by Mrs. James Talley, Is estima?
ted at fifteen hundred dollars; the store
was insured for $1,000 and the dwelling
The lire is supposed to have origim
ited from the stove.
A pretty-marriage took place this af?
ternoon at 3 o'clock at Cowardin Av?
enue Christian church, 'Manchester.
The contracting parties were 'Mr.
Charles R. Noble and iMiss Alice May
The couple entered the church with
the .bride-elect leaning on the arm of
her future husband to the strain of
Mendelssohn's wedding march perform?
ed .by -Miss Corlnne Moore.
They were preceded by their attend?
ants, IMr. Elwin Mann, a brother of the
bride, who acted as best man, and
?Messrs. 'Robert Dos?, Robert C. iWlhlte.
J..'M. Small, of Richmond, and UiJddi-^
When, the bridal party reached ?the .
?hancel ii.ihe ushers separated and "form
?>d a half circle with the couple In ffhe.,. ^
-enter. Rev. J. A. Spencer then Tjii^ugt*^
noum-ea The -words - that -joined- two-lw*.'?^
ng hearts together in the holy bonds of
The bride is a most attractive young
lady of this city and has a host of
friends who admire her for her personal
'harms and beautiful traits of oharac
er.- She was gowned in a costume of
;reen corded cloth with trimmings of
brown, with hat and gloves to match,
und carried a bouquet of bridal roses.
IMr. 'Noble is well known in .Richmond,
where he represents Jackson .Ward in
the city council.
After the ceremony they left for an
?xtended trip to visit many northern
-.titles. On their return from their tour
they will make their future home in
The popularity of the young couple
has been evidence*! by the number of
handsome and costly presents which
hey have received.
'Caphsin Krank Cunningham left this
?nottnin'T to assist the Washington post
if Confederate Veterans in celebrating
Governor Tyler has honored the re?
quisition of the Governor of North Car?
olina for Iii. IM. Womble. who Is oharg
>d in Raleigh with the theft of a wiatch
?ind chain. Womble is now in jaifl at
-Some ti.me ago Col. (W. E. Cutshow.
the able city engineer of Riohmor.d. ob?
tained a long leave of absence, the first
n years, to go on a trip to some place
which he did not specify.
'Later information developed the fact
'hat the destination of the city vengl-:
freer was the City of .Mexico, or sdme^ .
?dace in that vicinity, and it .is now said *
hat the object of his visit was to con?
sider the advisability ft accepting -a po?
sition in some silver mines. <for which
his well known engineering ability
would so well fit htm.
As is known, the salary of Colonel
iCutshaiw was last year reduced from
*5.000 to $4.000 per annum, although
many thought that his experience and
ability entitled him to receive an even
'ar.-^er compensation than the former
?mm. The city, however, had found i-t
necessary to retrench in every direction,
ind the engineer's department suffered
nrobaibly more severely than any other.
Colonel Cutshaw- made no complaint at
'?he our'ail'Ttemt of his own salary, but
fought hard to save the men under him,
and succeeded in every case but one.
It-is said that the "position offered
Colonel Cutshaw will pay him at least
56.000 per annum?some say it will go as
I'tigih as $10.000?at all events it will be
i considerable improvement upon the
i-ne he is now in receipt of. Some
years ago. it is said. 'Colonel Cutshaw
was offered the same position which heV
now looking into, but at that time de
dined to accept It.
A^ city engineer of Richmond. Colonel
Cutshaw has made a splendid record
for ability and straight forward hones
?y and if it is true that he contem
olates leaving the city will sustain a
great loss. ? , . .
' Mr. Hen-y D. Kent, of Philadelphia,
l large woolen manufacturer, and Mr.
.Tame^MctNaughton. of 'New York, -have
nurchased the Liberty .'Woolen Mill at
Bedford City, which has been J die for
some time, and, it is stated, will start
it up at once.
General El E. Lee's birthday was cele?
brated here today by the closing of the
public and- private schools, banks, public
l'nces> and business exchanges. Ad?
dresses were made'.it the So'.diers' Home
and Lee Camp Hall.
MURtPHY NOT GUILTY.
WILMINGTON. .DiEL., Jan. 19.?Cap?
tain -Murphy, who was on trial In the
United States district court, charged
with filibustering in connection with the
steamer Laumvlta. was today declared
not guilty by the Jury and' wes released
Cascarets stimulate liver.kidneys an?1
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
Deposit your clothes money with u?.
It will pay you good Merest.
WOODWARD & WOMBLE.