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VOL III, NO, 16.
TfS CfTHS AH
For the United States Naval
OFFICIALS DISCUSS IT.
Owing to tlio Many KuvaulagUH Afforded
Here fur Training Cadul? Ute
School May ba Traiigrer
\ red lion, Annapolis.
It is und. ?stood that there is a move?
ment on. loot in i.Uval circles at Wash?
ington to. i?nwve the Uoited States '.Nu
v?u AcaOemy now lov.ued at Anapolis,
Mu.. to Newport News.
The buildings at Annapolis are in a di
luptdauu condition and will r-courr-. at
kost $6,U00.ou> to tepii.ee them und put
xiMi Uril.ing grounds in. g;??d oonGition...
It is fc/r this reasLm the advisability of
ii-moving the government's naval school
is 'being seriously eoosidsrwd toy the of?
ficial's in Washington.
A reporter tor the Dally Press learned
f.>>rn a gentleman who was in "VVasihing
ton leeently that the navul .Wfioiais pre?
fer Hampton 1:' ujs as Uie site Cor the
academy. The great expanse of water
will afford ideal drilling grounds, much
better than the govenuiiemt ?low has
at Annapolis. Thon, too. if the academy
?were .ocated in. Newport News it would
oe donvesoiien't to 'the Iuigest shipbuUde
tag plant in the country and the cadets
?would havi an opportunity to -wattta the
construction o'f a warships from the iaty.
lag of the Keel 'till it made its o.fk i'al
trial trip. This piiioLica.i wo. k would
be of untold advantage to the navai
Congressmen and Senators, it is said,
ore also, interesting themselves in the
project and 'the matter wU probably be
'brought to t'he attention of Contgress at
-bin early date during the present ses?
sion. Theie is considerable opposition
to appropriating funds to restore the
academy at Anna,'His; in fact, it is
thought a bill provi'Jii-ng for the appro?
priation would fail of jwssagc-.
lite removal otf the; r.avu-1 academy to
- this city would ineaji a great deal for
Newport'News. The sentiment in WasJi.
rngtcri is strongly in ravor of tihe trans?
fer and it is believed that if the Virgin?
ia representatives will interest them?
selves in the matter an appropria?
tion, for erectimg new buii'.'ln.gs here
coij.ld be pushed through tihe present
term of Pnr.gr-s.s,
'VVh.-n Hon. T.h.>m.is S. Mnrti-n, the
janoir Senator from Virginia, was in
;ntly he stated to a reporter
?I'less that hi- thought a
azlno would be located in
in t'hc near future. Ben
[ar-tln also said that a party of
bat." officials had visited Old Point
io^V* a view of examining the 'harbor
- ""uns water way.
Sihce then Congressman Knowlcs, of
South .Dakota, spent a day in the city
and while hi re he visited the shipyard.
Significance 'is now at ac'.ed .t.. tho.t vis?
it. TlMHtNmgrfcasn'.an was then proba?
bly gathering <kita wit'h the; intention
of. ?urg'.ttg the rem-jyal of tflie academy
to Newport News. At 'any ran' there
fet n-?scn to hett-eve tihat such a step is
ccnt.-mplated In naval circles.
Another I'ugUiHtlc Match.
It leaked cut yesterday that another
prize fight, or, us ;.;..* sports are pleased
to term it, sparring exhibition, took
place in tills vicinity last Thursday
According to the report, Peter Manzie
w.ii one of the principals and again
The name of the other slugger could
not be learned.
It is said -that six rounds were fought.
The first round, according to the ru?
mor, was exceedingly 'Woody, although
neither of the principals is said to have
been seriously injured.
Ail efforts to learn the place where
the fight took place have proved futile.
One. report was 'to the ofTeet that ti
was held in a resort in the city limits
?under Che guise of a political meeting.
?? The police say they heard of the fight
and understood that it occurred at
this city -reccn
?if?\r the Daily
Colored l?LTiiry Soel? ty.
A movement has been inaugurated by
?the better element of negroes 'living on
Ivy avenue, in 'Dloodfield, to organize
a Literary society for the purpose of
promoting education among the race.
Rev. S. A. Howell and Professor W. P.
vI\ederose are furthering tjhe movement,
ami on next Wednesday night n. meet?
ing wtH be held at the Christian church
for 'the purpose of effecting permanent
Before .Justice Ford.
Chanles Makes, a notorious "hobo,"
who hails from R-ic'hmio.nd, was before
Justice James E. Ford in Bio.sift Od yes
teiday morning on a warrant charging
him with eany-ir.g concealed weapons.
Makes was "stiappedi" and went to the
lo.kup in default.
Last evening Captain C. J. Phillips ar.
rested three little r icanlnni s, who "ho.
tieed" their way to this city on a freight
train yesteiday from Richmtr-Tid. Then
are a "sassy" set and refused to give'
their names.'Taptain Phillips locked
?them up in tihe prison.
Entered a Nolle I'roieql.
The case"of the State vs. Fr d CHehl,
indicted far house-b-reaki.-g, which was
placed on tria'. in the corporation court
ijiesterd'ay morning, can.* to an abrupt
end, Common wiuiltb's Attorney J. K. M.
LNeWton enterUng a noil-- pros^qui.
It seems that the inUietmer.t was
faulty, there being a mcstnke in the
name of the owner of the house from
?which Hehl is all' g.d to have stolen a
lot of carpenter's tvjecs. A jury had
1>een enrpamneled when Attorney R. M.
l*ft, ? t-eriresen'ring the prisore-i. raised
.tiv. p.:int. which th.-.ourt sustainef.lt It
is "un'Vrstood that Held wir, .be reindict
Child riaycd With Matches.
George, the 4-ycar-cld son of Mrs.
M'olie U. Weymouth, a widow, who re
sSdes at NV>. 2712 Washington avenue,
n^aeseriously burned a>tH his faxend.
itMidy shorWy aft., r 3 .-/clock yesterday
afternoon while playing with matches.
II seems-that the l'Mtle fellow was in a
room alone antl got hold of t> box of
matches. He struck a matcii wliSfc-h ig?
nited the others ard finally set fire to
his clothing. -Mi's. Wr-ym/uth heiardi th?
child.- screaming and mshed to his as?
sistance, extinguishing the flames. Drs.
?W. F. Cooper and Aiyilett wore summon?
ed and the physifianB made Ow "lttle
fellow as tornfortalyle as possiWe.
Launcliine- of tiie liattleHhlpfi.
The day the Kentucky and Kearsarge
nre launched Powell Bros. & King will
sell 800 lots at auction at Merrlmae,
on car line, arid on Hampton Roads
water fornt. Maps and full Information
can he had by calling at their office.
"ACRK" SCHOOL. .1 ItOS.ISI! K!>.
Pupils Transferee*!' to the National Itunk
The Board of Trustees of the city
public schools held a .meeting in the
principal's room in the First National
Hank build Lug last night. Or. W. F.
Cooper, the president, presiding.
Upon lhe recommendation of Profes?
sor H.H.Epes,t.he board decided to abol?
ish the Eighteenth street (Acre) school,
of which 'Miss Annie F. Wingfleid is
the teariher. In recommending the ab?
olition Professor (Epes stated that it
would enable him to provide accommo?
dations! for at least twenty-five more
pupils, as he could transfer Miss WJng
(ield to a room in the high school huild
ing. This would enable children living
on this side of the railroad to attend
school, amd it would not work a hard?
ship on t'he pupils living on t'he "acre,"
for tihere would .be room for them a'lso.
as the rooms in the bank 'building were
more commodious than the one now in
use on Eighteenth street. He also ex?
plained that Miss Wingfleld could di?
vide her classes, ? teaching half in the
morning and the other half in t'he after?
Th ? order .abolishing the school wall
take effect on .Saturday so that the
change will not intcrefere w.ith the
Encouraged by the speedy action tak?
en by theiHouse of Delegates in passing
the bill amending the city charter so as
to enable t'he Comimon 'Council to issue
bonds to the amount of $50.000 for
the purpose of erecting suitable school
buildings in different sections of 'the
city, the board authorized the commit?
tee on grounUs and buddings to select
sites for the central school and other
buildings, and (Mr. John G. Livezey was
appointed a special committee to com?
municate with 'Mr. C B. Orcutt, presi?
dent oC the Old Dominion X.and Com?
pany, and obtain the lowest price pos?
sible for land.
After transacting unimportant rou?
tine business the bovi.rd adjourned.
KM.AKCING Till: I'LANT.
PennlKula Klectrle Light ami 1'mwr Com?
pany Makes Kxtetisive Additions.
The 'Peninsula Electric Light and
Power Company is adding extensive
improvements to Its plant on Virginia
avenue, and when the work is com?
pleted it will be one of the best equip
on! plants in the State.
Not only does this company supply
the electric ligihts for the city, hut it
manufactures all the .?e consumed here.
Tn ordei'-to meet the increased demand
for ice an additional ice machine has
oeen ordered and is now .being placed
?in positicn. This will enable tine com
pany to manufacture 100 tons of ice
every twoney-four hous. A large stor
ago warehouse is also under course of
construction. This budding will have a
capacity of 1.00O tons. The company
proposes to do an out-of-town business
next summer, shipping ice to nearby
The electric light plant will also be
enlarged. An order has been placed
with the General Electric Company for
anotiher large dynamo to be used for
arc 'lights. There will also be added to
.his department two b,.-i<iers of 150'horse
power each, and an improved- Green
engine of 100 ihorse-power. This will ne?
cessitate the building of another brick
C1TV .VLB'S IN Silas?''.
Misses Nan and Clutnenee 'Cook went
to Norfolk last eventing to take part
n "n organ recital given in that city
last niight at the ?Epworl'li fMethodist
Today is the Chinese New Year and
no "shiirtie" w ill be "washie," as the
Chinamen will observe t'he holiday.
Mrs. Horace 'WeMford Jones is visit?
ing friends in Richmond.
Mr. C. 15. Bartlett. of Newark, N. J..
is th guest of his brother. .Mr. S. P..
<: t W. P.. Aylitt, of King William
county. :at'her of Dr. W. H. Aylett, of
this city, is a guest at II .tri Warwick.
Mrs. W. X. Brake is ill at her home on
Tin- Womon's Christian Temperan e
Union hr-JU a meeting yesterday after
no.ov at flic military ae.tcXmy.
Miss JencSe Teimpiktori. cousin of Mir.
It. H. Tc-mpleton, nlgiht clerk at Hotel
Wanwiek, was married last night at the
resiUertee of her father. in Bedford
county, ro Mr. Ohart s Jones.
Miss Lottie Davidson, of Culpeper, 4s
the guest of 'Miss Johnston.
Mrs. W. S. Lee, of Richmond, is the
guest of Mrs. James Colborn.
'Miss Bessie Bray, of Gloucester coun?
ty, is visiting her cousin. 'Miss Lessle
Roiph, on Twenty-seventh street.
?Misses S'.cllie and Louise Hopkins
have returned to Richmond after a
short stay in the city as the guests of
Tihe Philopatrlan Literary Society
?srsve a euchre party Wednesday night
at Orr's Hall. Quite a number of young
men were present and participated in
the evening's entertainment.
Assistant Postmaster Harry W.
Barnes w<nt to Washhington last even?
ing on official business.
Great Senior Sagamore of the Great
Council of 'Virginia, I. O. R. M.. iC. W.
Adams, paid an official visit to James?
town Tribe, No. 41, of Richmond, Va.,
Wcimesday night. While there he
"raised" their n'i-w chiefs and made an
Interesting and instructive odress.
A't nor-n y sterday Mr. Lemuel Pfaft.
of Baltimore, and Miss Roscna Kate
Kaskcll, of Philadelphia, lvotb m.mlx-re
o ft he theatrical profossiv-n, were mar?
ried at St. Paul's Episcopal church by
Rev. J. Fmn-.'is RilVbie. the pastor.
Mr. W. K. Ilarrett R?bbel?.
In- addition to the two burgl^Kes
Which were reported in yesterday morn?
ing's Daily Press as havitwt occurred cm
West avenue Tuesday n?ght, Mr. W. E.
Barrett, wrto lives on the same thor?
oughfare, ? was ic'bbtU, the burglar get?
ting $1.0 in cash.
iMr. Purrett ses'des with his father-in
law, Mr. -Tleorge B. West. Some'tiitrrv:
Tuei*:y night the hous- was entered
ill rough a window. The thief went into
iMr. Barrett's room, took his cKithes,
"carried them to another* part of bh?
h.-use ar.'l rifled the pockets. It was
evid lit tha't apot cash was w'h.at the
burff'oir was 'ooking for, as nothing else
was stolen, though there was a jew lry
box on the bureau In Mr. Barrett'b
It is rtpposed thalghe thief wlio pc-b
?K d Mr. Barrett was*' same man who
? ntered Mr. J. G.,Latimer's h?>us . steal?
ing a gold watch and a smaU amount otf
'?s yet the police h.ive been unable to
discover a cine to the burglar or hurg
A Happy Woman
Is the housekeeper who buys her coal
and wood from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Ja 14 tf
Dr. D. S. Harmon-, optician. By s ex
j amineJ free. 358 Main etreet. over 5
and 10 cent s-tore,;.Noifol>, Va.
Cascarets stimulate Hver.kldneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken ..v gripe.
10c ._.. a*-^.
IH POLITICAL CIRCLES
Candidates Continue to Bob
Up on A!l Sides,
MAYORALTY BEE BUZZING
!?: <-< '<?!!.-.11 or ?,r Cost-much L, F. Stenn? k
" the Latent Addition to the 1.1st.
Aspirants fur the Other
There has been a lull in political cir?
cles for tihe last few days, but it will
not be long before the smouldering
embers win burst out afresh, and then
the pot will boil, sending steam up
from every quarter.
That there will not be a dearth of
candidates is evident Trom the fact that
aspirants are bobbing up serenely ev?
ery day, and their fiends wail soon be
on the hurry-up. "It's going to be the
hottest Tight the people in Newoprt
News .have ever seen," said a well
known politician' to a Daily Press rep?
resentative yesterday. "It will be a
case of the longest pole knocking the
The list of ?candidates continue to
grow. (Following are those spoken of
in connection with the mayoralty:
1VALTBR A. POST (Democrat).
DR. JOSEPH CilARiLTDS (Republi?
ALLAN' A. MOSS (Democrat).
DR. CARTER PERKINS (Demo?
ALEXANDER C. IGARTtBTT (Demo?
ROBDRT J. ORR (Republican).
LEWIS P. STBAiR'NlliS (Democrat).
'Mr. Stearnes is ohe latest addition to
the list, but it is said that if he enters
the field .he will make -a formidable
fight. Mr. Stedrnes was formerly col?
lector of custom? for this port.
For Commonwealth's attorney there
are three Democratic candidates. They
JAMES K. M. INT3WTON.
OLAREJNOE W. (ROBINSON.
C ATLETT ASHiBY.
The-fight for the city sergeancy prom?
ises to be intensely Interesting, as there
will be candidates galore for this posi?
tion, which is the most remunerative
elective office in the municipality.
Among those spoken of as probable
candidates are the following gentle?
.EiiMETT W. MILSTEAD (Demo?
JA1MF1? MTCLLOR ORepublican).
GEORGE B. A. (BOOKER (Demo?
f'HA'RLKS C. CRAFFSORD (.Demo?
X IHAIRDF? C. SMITH (Democrat).
WILLIAM T. HOPKINS (Republi?
For city constable there will be no
lack of candidates, and the light for
this office will wax warm. Here is the
GEO'RCE 'W. CROW (Democrat).
ZACIIBRY T. JONES (Independent).
(R. S.Ml.rNiDJSRS SHEILD ((Demo?
R. W. ROTWELL (Democrat).
As yet the aspirants for council manic
honors have not invade their appearance
on the poirtlcal stage, but Jt is said that
there will be some lively contests in the
It is understood that Mr. J. A. Wil
lettr one of the representatives from
the Fifth 'Ward, will not be a oandi
late for re-election. Mr. Willett was
the former president of the Common
Council, and has made a good represen?
tative. His declination to stand for
re-election would be regretted by his
..cnsEltuents. If Mr. Willett declines re?
election .it is understood that Mr. E. W.
Robinson, who served as a councilman
from the Fifth Ward in lS9fi-'97, will be
urged to become a candidate again.
Mr. Robinson declined re-election last
Councilman George E. Via, one of the
members from the 'Fourth Ward, will
probably have Generad Yardmaster E.
I. Ford, of the 'Chesapeake & Ohio rail?
road, as his opponent, for it is said that
Mr. Ford's friends are urging him to
enter the fieid.
The colored people expect to elect
Councilman 'F. C. Lenz's succesor from
the Second Ward. This precinct Is
strongly dtepublican, and as the .ma?
jority of voters are colored people they
will probably select one of their own
race to represent them. At present Dr.
W. R. Granger, the colored physician,
seems to be the favorite, though he has
not announced his candidacy. Mr.
Lenz, it is claimed, will not be eligible
for re-election, having moved his resi?
dence to another ward.
Councilman James F. (Hughes, of the
Sixth 'Ward, will be i.n the fleld again
next spring. He has already declared
himself a candidate, having been re?
quested to do so .by his constituents,
who waited on him last December. Mr.
Hughes is president of the Americus
Democratic Club, and is universally
Mr. .'Mark .McLaughlin, who occupies
a seat in the council from -the Seventh
Ward, has not stated whether he will
enter the field, but it is thought by his
friends that he will conelud&_t.o do so.
Councilman 'McLaughlin is chairman
of the committee streets, and is also a
member of other important committees.
'Neither has Mr. W. >C. Wilkie, from
the Third "Ward, made public his Inten?
tions. Mr. Wilkie .has been a faithful
representative, doing his part in se
r-u-ring legislation beneficial to his con
vl'tuints. If he decides to become a
candidate for re-election he will re?
ceive the endorsement of Republicans
Neither party has yet mapped out a
plan of campaign, but ft is generally
conceded that ihe 'Democratic party
will hoid a primary, though there wi'rl
be some objection to this plan of se?
lecting candidates unless the .primary is
legalized so that perpetrators of fraud
may be punished by law. 'Hon. Thomas
Temple Powe'j. the member of the
House of Delegates from this city, will
be urged, it .is said, to introduce a bill
at an early date legalizing primaries
in this city. The City Democratic Ex?
ecutive Committee will probably hold
a meeting in the near future to fix a
date for holding a primary or ward
meetings, and to form a plan governing
Deeds wer.; recorded! yesterday as fol?
Old Dominion Land Company to J, G.
Jones: consideration, $200.
J. G. Jones et ux to F. J. King, trus?
tee; consideration, $744.
J. A. "Willett et als, trustees, to Alice
R. iStuart, release deed.
Alice R. iStuart and husband to Se?
curity Trust Company; consideration,
Deposit your clothes money with u?.
It will pay you good Interest.
WOODWARD & WOMBLE.
Casearefs stimulate liver, kl?neys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken ->r gripe.
tOc . .
S, VA., FRIDAY, ?
?President 'McKinley's Views as to Cuba
(Have Not Changed.
WASHINGTON. Jain. 20.-CentIemen
in Congress, who. by reason of their
position,, have reason to be accurately
Informed} on the policy of the adminis
tiation as tb Cuba, say that Mils policy
is ire substance as follows:
At the present moment it is felt that
Hhe same -material ^conditions prevail
that existed when the .President sent
his last message to Congress. At t'hat
time it was stated that uhe plan of au?
tonomy having been 'maugiirated.lt was
the purpose of the executive branch to
give proper time for this plan to .be
tried. The administration is said to en?
tertain the same sentiments today.
The autonomous plan was inaugurated
only three weeks ago, namely on Jan?
uary 1. when the autonomous cabinet
took office, so it is felt that there has not
been adequate time up to the present
moment to form any fair judgment as
to the merits of I4ie plan as a means
of ameliorating conditions on the is?
land. The recent occurrences at Ha?
vana are looked upon as affording ev?
idence of discontent with the plan, but
whefher this will be sufficient to over?
come tihe plan itself is not considered as
established with any degree of certain?
ty, or even approxlmateness. In the
meantime, while ciosely observing the
progress of the autonomous plain, 'the
administration''has adopted every pre?
caution to guard against any sudden
emergency, such as an uprising that
will threaten American interests. This
is not expected to occur, but if it should
come, it is said that the naval vessels
of the United States are so disposed as
to be in t'he harbor of Havana within
six tiours of any crisis which would im?
peril American interests.
In order that there may be no delay
sihoukl an emergency arise, it is said
that Consul General Lee 'has been em?
powered to make direct request to bhe
commanders of the warships,so'that the
vessels could start on receipt of word
from him, without the delays incident
to having his requests pass through the
official routine at Washington. To a
great extent the Intelligent judgment of
General Lee is relied upon as to deter?
mining if an emergency requires the
presence of American vessels. This,
'however, applies solely to the question
of tumult of a critical nature, and 'has
no connection with the general question
of intervention for the purpose of
bringing the war to a close. iSuoh a
step is not under Immediate considera?
tion, for, as alreadystated.it is predica?
ted on the failure of the plan of autono?
my, which resutt, it is said, t'he admin?
istration does not regard as established
by the evidence at hand.
The Spanish minister, Senor Dupuy
de Lome, called at the State Depart?
ment today, this 'being diplomatic day,
and spent ?chree quarters of on ihour in
conversation ?i?o Judige Day, the as?
sistant secretary. There was no late
?news from Havana, which is taken as
a sign that ill is quiet there. But it?
's believed that the minister is seriously
ii.-ouieted by certain events of the last
few days in this country. 'First, there
e .is the speech yeslerdOfV in the House
of Representatives of Representative
Hitt, chairman of t'he committee on for?
eign affairs, which, while from the
.Spa.ni.-'h view serving the useful purpose
of consolidating the majority in sup?
port of the Presi'lent's policy as to Cu?
ba, yet embodied certain statements im
general terms that are likely to be mis?
interpreted in Spain. Then a few
changes made recently in the disposi?
tion of the United (States naval vessels
are believed to be subject to the same
misinterpretation by the Spaniards.
While the movements doubtless are to
be explained as a part of Phe regular
routine orders, it is believed t'hey have
attracted the notice and disapproval of
Uhe Spanish authorities.
BANK ROBB ICRS FOILED.
A Courageous Cashier Makes Use of His
?POftTUAiND, ORE.. Jan. 20.?A bold
attempt was made to hold up the Cit?
izens Bonk, on the east side about :!::t0
o'otook this afternoon, but owing to tihe
CL-urage of Cashier A. W. Lamibert the
rotlb. r was put Co liight without se
euri'r.g a cent. - The bank ha'i just closed
for t'he day, and Mr. Lambert, the man?
ager, with his assistants, was .prewiring
to put the money in the vault when a
masked man entered the front vioor.
In his right hand he had a re volver.
Pointing to a stack of bills on the
tounter behind the screen the ro-blrc-T de.
manned that Cashier Lambert band
them cut. Lambert started to pick up
the money, but at th?.- same time se?
cured a revolver from the drawer. As
soctn as the robber saw this he turned
artel fled, but before he reached the
street Cashier Lambert fired at him. A
targe crowd was attracted by the shoot?
ing, but the fleeing robber secured bis
horse, mounted it, was soon out of
sight. No trace of him had been, se?
cured up to a late hour.
Justice (Brown disposed of the follow?
ing cas.-s in the Police Court yesterday
John Ryan, disorderly; fin^d $3 and
iBertie Fay, atlas Bertie Chatty (col?
ored), petty larceny; sentenced to serve
three months in Jail.
iBert King (colored), fugitive frjm
justice; convmkteed to jail for ten days.
Wondrick Kelly, disorderly; fined J6
and costs and required to give $100
Ike Gorson, trespass; warrant with?
Virginia Installment Company, doing
business without a license; required to
take out same.
Uohn iMalone, selling goods without a
license; required to take out same.
George Owens (colored), alias Wil?
liam Mall, Ihousebreakiing; sent on .to
the grand jury.
Progress on the BiMtlrshipB.
The report made monthly to Chief
Constructor Hic-hbom. at Washington,
as to Uhe progress of the. work on the
warships now building, shKiwfe that
the big battleships Kearsarge and Ken?
tucky, now building at the Shipyard
here, are more than ihmlf finished, the
exact figures being S3 per cent. The
battleship 'Illinois, at the same place, is
39 per cent, advanced toward comple?
tion, while the Alabama, at Cramps',
is 36 per cent., and the Wisconsin, at
t'he Union Iron Works, is 32 per cent,
Tidewater Medical AftHorlatlnn.
?A meeting was he'd rn Norfolk yester?
day of the physicians of Norfolk, Ports?
mouth, Berkley, Suffolk, Smithfleld,
Hampton, Newport News, Edenton.
Elizabeth City and :tba adjacent coun?
ties of North Carolina and Virginia, for
the purpose of forming a medical asso?
It is not intended that this association
shaa in any way conflict with the
State ?Medioal Association of either Vir?
ginia or North Carolina, but the pur?
pose in calling the meeting is to bring
together the physicians of 'this section,
so that they may become 'better ac?
quainted, and for the benefits to be de?
rived from the discussion of papers,
reports of oases, clinics, etc.
The address of welcome waa delivered
by Mayor Mayo.
JANUARY 21, 1898.
WORK OF CONGRESS
Speaker Reed and Congress?
man Bailey Lock Horns.
A QUESTION OF VERACITY
The Uentletrail From Texas Accum? the
KeiHihllti.n C*ar of Repudiating an
Agreement Mittle in Good Faith.
?ami Mr. Bal'ley. deader of .(he Demo?
crats, from his place on the tloor, glared
at each other at the close of tihe Cuban
debate today and joined an issue at
This sensational episode completely
overshadowed the interest in the Cuban
deb-ate which has continued uninter?
ruptedly in the House for three days
during the consideration of the diplo?
matic and consular appropriation bill.
iMr. Clark (Democrat), of Missouri,
opened the debate with one of bis ehar
acteriwtic breezy speeches. He said in
"If Spain does not bring tlhe war to
a speedy conclusion the United. States
ought to expel her from the western
hemisphere. There can be no doubt as
to what 'has been our traditional policy.
?What our foreign policy is under the
McKinley administration, like the peace
of God, passeth all understanding.
There ought to be no question as to our
foreign policy in the fucure. Tersely
and bluntly stateid, it is -this anil it
ought to be enforced with an iron hand
?that we intend at all hazards, and
whatever costs, to thoroughly dominate
the western world.
"In these days of IMo.Hannaism, our
foreign policy Is so feeble. ?o cringing,
so cowardly that even old and decrepit
Spain insults our -Hag, maUlrcats our
citizens and searches our ships with
perfect impunity: and President !Mc
Kirrley. instead of sending men-of-war
to protect our'honor, assert our suprem?
acy and teach the insolent and impo?
tent dons a lessen they would never
forget, passes the hat around and In?
vites the American pea-pie to contribute
alms for starving and dying Cubans.
"To every suggestion that w? should
re-enter ui>on a vigorous foreign policy,
which will thoroughly protect American
citizens and American interests on ev?
ery part of the habitable globe, we are
met with the hysterical shriek that we
are ad v..eating war. It is not true,
hut suppose it were? There are some
things worse than war?deplorable as
war unquestionably is?and one of them
is to play the cry-baby act unlit we are
despised by ail nations and kindreds
"My Republican friends." he said in
conclusion, "I invite you to lay aside
ihe weight that is holding you do win,
assert your rights, come out on the side
or eternal Justice and human liberty,
thereby demonstrating that you are
worthy of the high vocation wherein
you are called. We Democrats and
Populists stand here ready to remove
from America her great reproach. We
on this side will contribute one hundred
jind Arty-two votes. If only twenty
seven Republicans -will break the yoke,
defy their taskmasters and join us in
this noble work, before the sun sets
this day. we will send the glad tidings
ringing round the world that 'Cuba Is
free!' iFree, thank God. by the act of
the American Congress."
Mr. Williams (Democrat), of Missis?
sippi, a member of the foreign affairs
committee, sneered at the statement of
'Mr. Hitt yesterday that the granting
of belligerent rights to the Cubans
would art'oid them no advantage.
"Shades of history and all the people
who have ever rebelled against tyran?
ny!" he exclaimed, "what a pity that
tleorge 'Washington. 'Nathaniel Greene
and Thomas Jefferson, when seeking
the recognition of belligerency during
the revolution did not know that bel?
ligerent rights would not be advantag?
eous to them. What a pity that Robert
iE. Lee, Jefferson Davis and other Con?
federate statesmen were not Informed
that belligerewcy would not aid their
cause -when they were seeking that re
'Mr. Kinig (Democrat), of Utah, who
has recently returned from a visit to
Cuba, gave the House some of the re?
sults of his personal observation. He
described the harrowing conditions
there, characterized the scheme of au?
tonomy as a delusion, and declared if
oeace came on that basis Spain would
saddle the war debt on Cuba. There
would he resislanfce, and once more the
Uses of revolution would be kindled.
Permanent peace could not come to the
island until independence was achieved.
!Mr. Johnson (Republican), of Indiana,
in a fifteen minutes speech, sustained
'the course of the administration. The
President, he said, had displayed good
sense, sound judgment and exalted pa
triotiism. Congress, he said, would not
lie warranted in attempting to override
the (President and rushing the country
rashly into war fraught with tremen?
?Mr.- Simpson, of Kansas, speaking of
the third party, said he was not "lying
awake o' nights" worrying over the Cu?
ban question. (Rut he was satisfied, he
said, that the1 real secret behind the at?
titude of the admiinistration was the
fact that the holders of Spanish bonds,
$400,000.000 in amount, were not yet sat?
isfied that they would get their money.
After some brief pro-Cuban speeches
by iMr. IRobinson ('Democrat), of Indi?
ana, and iMr. Coehran ((Democrat), of
'Missouri, Mr. Dingley, of Maine, took
the floor to reply to some of the re?
marks made during the course of the
debate relative to the wage reductions
-in the' cotton- Industry during the past
few months. It was due to
the sud'den an unexpected decline in the
pniee of cotton. In three months the
price (had declined 30 per cent, because
the Southern planters insisted upon
growing 2.000,000 bales more cotton than
the world wanted. In addition to this
he pointed out the effect of the oompe
tirioin that had grown up in the South,
where longer hours and 'lower wages
were in vogue. Eventually the South
would come up to the northern stand?
ard, but temporarily present conditions
?av? ISvs South the advantage.
At 4 o'clock the committee rose under
the arrangement imade yesterday and
reported the .bill to the iHouse. One of
the most dramatic and sensational epi?
sodes of this Congress followed. The
Sneaker of the House and Mr. .Bailey,
of Texas, the'Demoeratie leader, clash?
ed on a question of veracity, and the
excitement rose to .the boiling point.
The Texan moved to recommit the bill
with instructions to the committee to
report it back with an amendment em?
bodying the terms of the Senate Cuban
Mr. Hitt .Immediately made the point
of order that 'the amendment was not
germane, and was obnoxious to the
rule against new legislation..
This point the Speaker promptly sus?
tained. Mr. iBaitey, surrounded -by a
group of DemoeratSjjprotewted that the
agreement triade yesterday include.!
PruceetlingH of the Senate.
provision fur a vote on the motion to
Mr. Hitt denied this, saying that the
notice of the motion to recommit was
given afterward. There was much eoiv
fusion while Mr.' Hilt was talking, and
when he concluded Mr. Bailey sudden?
ly electrified the House with tihe state?
ment that he had a distinct understand?
ing to that elTect with the Speaker of
"The chair states that the gentleman
from Texas is mistaken," retorted the
:S|>eaker from the chair in t'he 'most em?
phatic tones. The Speaker looked Uhe
Texan straight in the eye and his voice
quivered with emotion. "The chair
never agreed' t'hat a motion which was
plainly out of order would be enter?
tained-. The gentleman notified me that
there would be no further opposition."
"And 1 make the statement." declar?
ed Mr. Bailey without flinching, ".that
we did have such an agreement." lie
too. was evidently laboring under great
stress of f.-eling. 'By this time the
House was in an uproar, tend the spec?
tators in the galleries were looking on
with amazement. Mr. Bailey proceeded
to explain the circumstances under
which the alleged agreement was made.
He said that some of the members on
his side desired' to attend the funeral
of a distinguished ex-member ('Mr.
iButterworth) yesterday afternoon, but
?they desired to remain if there were to
be any voles. He had approached the
Speaker, he said, with the proposition
of a vote on the motion to recommit.
The chair had assented, he declared,
and he had so informed his colleagues.
"The chair again states that no agree?
ment was made," said the Speaker,
looking down on the turbulent scene be?
fore him, "and if corroboration Is need?
ed he has just been informell by a. gen?
tleman who was present
"1 think the chair will need corrobor?
ation" interrupted Mr. Bailey emphat?
ically. "1 again oppose my statement
against that of the Speaker."
The confusion at this point was very
great, but the voice of IMr. Smith ('Re?
publican), of 'Michigan, could be .heard
shouting above the tumult that he had
been present, and no agreement (hud
"The chair Is willing to rest the case
on the settlement -made him," declared
the Speaker, as he beat the desk with
his gavel in his attempt to restore or?
Mr. Bailey thereupon appealed from
the decision of the chair, and Mr. Dal
zell moved to lay the appeal on the
table. The roll was called amid much
confusion, but party lines were unbro?
ken., and' by a vote of 10S-114 the appeal
was laid on the table.
The bill was then passed, 158-95. and,
at 1:10 1*. M., t'he iHouse adjourned.
WASH i:\t.Te >N, Jan. 20.?By the de?
cisive v. i,.- o'f 41 to 25. tlv. Sonnte today
de ided to proec-td at oiive to the consid?
eration elf the r-solution- introduced a
Tew days ago by Mr. Teller, of Colorado,
providing tor the payment ot bonds at
the United States in silver, at the option
ot the government. The resolution pro?
?That all 'bon'de of the United States
issued, or authorized to be Issued, prin?
cipal and interest, at the option of the
government ot the United Suites. In si.
ver dollars of th-: coinage of the Uni?
ted Staus, containing four hun-ared and
twenty atul or.e-hoJf grains each of
standard stiver; nnlj that to restore to
its coinage such silver coin as o legal
tend.r In payment.o? srt.'d- bonds, prin?
cipal add interest, is not in violation ot
the public faith nor in derogation ot t1u
rights of the public creditor."
T-ho- rcKcoiu'rimi offered yesterday by
M'r. Hoar, of Massachusetts inquiring
of the postmaster g neial what -tction
was n-icessary tot maintain the excel?
ler? e >f the postal free delivery service
was laid be tor. ? the Senate ar.t! agreed
IMr. TiHman's resolution, presented
yesterday,extending the authority of the
interstate and' foreign commerce com?
mittee' relative to the investigation of
the giving lay railroads of transporta?
tion I'e.i any other consideration than
?as-ii was acted upon and passed.
air. Innige, .<r Massachusetts, thin
moved that the Senat., go into executive
... 'sSio-n. This wan antagonized by Mr.
Vest, of Missouri, who called attention
t. . tlw fact that he hael given notice of
his Intention to coll up the Teiler reso?
Th. chair heldi thut Mr. Lodge's mo?
tion took preeed nice and the yeas ana
nays were demandedi The vote resulted,
yc-ais. 27; nays. 39.
T..- motion elf Mr. Vest to take up
the Toll, r r> solution' was then carried,
U to 2f>. os f .ill-WS:
Yeas?A.iien, Bacon, Hate, Bony, But.
er. Cannon. Chilean. Ciurk, Clay. Cock
i:eil. Faulkner, Harris, HeittVld. Joneis,
(Arkansas); Kcnn..-y, Kyle. MciEnery,
Mallory. Martin.. MYlls. Mitchell. Money.
IM organ. Perkins, Pettlgrew, Pettus
Pritchaid, Quay, Raiwl'iins, "Roach
Shoup, Stewart, TeK. r. Till man. Turple,
Vest, WalthaJ'., Warren, White and
?Nays?'Aidrich, Allison. Baker, Cul
lom, Davis, Fairlbanks, Foraker, Frye,
GaBlingor. Hear, Hah1 Hanna, Hans
brough. H, ar. Lodge, Mclh'ide, Morritl,
Nelson; Platt, (Connecticut); Proctor,
Sew-.ill, Spooner, Tr.iuston and Wetmorc
Mr. Vest spoke in support of the reso?
lution. He sai-di h i hnU no desire at this
time to truesh over the cid straw of fi?
nancial discussion, but hoped- to be able
to call th. Senate's attention to some
reason why the pending r. (solution
should be agreed to by the Senate. He
said that twenty years hud parsed sine.
th..- Stan-ly Matthews resolution was
"first put on the statute lvok. but he be?
lieved there was now reason why there
should be reiteration .in the resolutions
ir.d. d- clarations contained in them.
Mr. Vest maintained that if the resolu?
tions were originally correct and pio
per they are correct and prof er at the
present time. "They 'dm not In any
sense," said Mr.Vest, "involve either re?
pudiation or dishonor."
The Senator maintained that the 's
su.i 'involving the consi'?erutlon of tin
resolution had been Cfcimst upon the
Senate by the administration, and that
Senators were required either to remain
silent or 'hyi th ir s'ilen-ce give tacit as?
sent t.-:i the recent declarations of tlu
secretary of the treasury in favor a' a
gold standard, those tt-claratlons being
eviden'tli endorsed' by t!ie President, or
f'ise tojgeaffirm the Stanley Matthews
resolut'tfip which hod been passed by th'
Senat.- ?y a vote ptf mor.' than two to
one ar.dg by the III 'use by an over?
whelming majority. It will be recall?
ed," said Mr. Vest, "that the present
Presld int of the Uni-t-d States was th r.
a member ruf the House und voted' for
these resolutior.rs." He he?! that the
time had now arrived wh n the country
must (ither so to a gf'.d s'n-ndarl or
mike the list and overwhelming eon
test fl ?!? the fireneial system which he
bevieved n great majority of the people
wer ' in fl.vor of."
Mr. Vest was proce.eling with ii? re?
marks when Mr. Platt, of Connecticu'.
asked If ilt was Mr. Vest's Intention to
press the resolution and to secure an
'II expect." replied Mr. Vest, "to en?
deavor to secure- a final vete upon the
resolution- -wh> never, unil'.r the rules of
She Berate, a flrul vote can he reached '
The Vlt*HPresIUent, at 2 rVelock. la A
before the Senate the unfinished bast;
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ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
Proceedings of the General
art of Appeal* Revcram tlic Decision of
the Circuit Court In the Case of
.Rix & iientley v?.Schmelz
(Special to the Daily Press.)
RTOH'MOND, Jan. 20.?In the Court of
Appeals today an opinion prepared by
Judge James Keith, president of. the
vurt. was handed down in 'Dhe case of
.hinelz 'Brothers vs. Rix & Bentley.
?om the Circuit Court ot Newport
Jews. The case is that Scamels
rothers discounted a note for Rix &
Bentley for $500. The note wasprotested
' r non-payment and a new note was
?ide to take up the protested note, a ,.
ed ..f trust executed to Wileix, trus?
tee. Default was-made and the trustee
advertised the property named in the
trust deed for sale. Rix & Bentley se?
tt red an injunction from the Circuit
Court of Newport News arid an appeal
was granted by the "Court of Appeals.
The opinion is an able one.
After prescribing the usual duties of
trustees in case of sale, the deed con?
cludes with this: "If no dafault shall |
made in the payment of either of the
above mentioned notis or insurance
uvmiums, then on request of the par- |
iies or the first part, a good and sufS
?icn't deed of release shall be executed
So them upon their own proper costs
and charges." It 1? true that the deed
does say that the. sale shall be made
wiien Johnson, the endorser, his exec- '
utors. administrators or assigns shall
r.-ciuire, and in the covenant for the .
payment of taxes, assessments, dueo
and charges upon the property, it is
di dared that the dutirs ar? impos-d for
the "further protection of either E. W.
Johnson or his assigns," but lookiug to
the whole deed, to the fact that Rix &
Bentley owed a debt to Schmilz Broth?
ers, and that the eftc-ot of the deed was
to appropriate their in.iney.-to the pay?
ment of their just l*b-, we have no
doubt that it is to be construed as a
security for the debt Itself and not as
an indemnity to the endorser. Which
would ensure to the benefit of ehe prin?
cipal creditor only. In the event that
or damage befell the endorser. For '..'
LVisons given, wo are jf the opinion
that the Circuit Court erred in perpet?
uating the injunction and :ts decree;
oust be reversed
Argument was continued In the Haus?
oday on the employees* liability bill by ?;
ilr. Saunders, of Franklin, who made '
he most powerful, argumentative -
speech heard on the floor of the House
for a long time in support of the bill. :
When he concluded 'ie was rewarded
with a generous round of applause.
?Mr. T. C. PHeher, of Fauquier, folle ,v
led Mr. Saunders, and was spealciiijtp
when, at 3 o'clock ihe gave way for a,..
motion to adjounn, and the bltTSVe-lIt'
jver without action.
Mr. Powell today ?intr.jjui'-i.i a bill to
I allow the Old JXmiinlon Land Company,
of Newport "News, to etw.-t a wharf ra
Us property along the Jimes itiver.
In thc^-nttta K-uiay. ilr. Marfan, frar-nx""
the s-pet-ial committee on Retrenchment 1
I and Rcfcrm, reported favorably w-rthr-iit- "
amendment the resolution offered by
.Mr. -Kee-iell, designed to amend tne
?onstituuion so as to abolish the spring
.'lections and consolidate them with the
A bill was introduced by Mr. Keezel
to abolish the tenth Judicial circuit. '
.ately presided over by Judge 'W. S.
Barton. The act adds Louisa to the
sixth circuit; Richmond, Westmoreland,
I Hanover and Caroline to the ninth,
I Stafford, King ?George, Spotsylvanta
u'ul Fredericksburg to the eleventh cir?
cuit. It is further provided that the
tm of $100 of the salary heretofore
I paid to the judge of the tenth olrcuK.. -
I beepaiei to the judges of the rtimth and
eleventh circuits?to each of them $200.
resolution was offered by Mr.
Mushbach, directing the finance cam
| mitlee to re-port a bill making an apoi J
iation of $10.000 for the enlargement
the institution for the Deaf ami
Du tub and of the Blind, or so much
?eof as may be necessary to provide
imniodations for thirty children,
de-af. dumb or blind, who h'ave applied
>r admission but. cannot be taken into
lie- istitution at present on account of
ack of funds. iMr. Mushbach stated
that he offered the resolution at. the in
._.ice of ..he Board of Visitors c-tf^Jthe
nsti! ution. The measure was referr"fc-fi~
the committee on public institutions
I and education.
A bill was offered by IMr. Mushbach
I and placed on the calendar, changing
the name of the institution tor the Deaf,
the Dumb and the iBlind, to 'the Vir?
ginia .School for the iDeaf and Blind.
This proposed change was reeomme-nd
ed by the Board of Visitors at the stag- :
gestion of Professor (Bowles, the prlncl- ;
pal of the institution.
A bill was offered by Mr. Wlekman
> incorporate the Ameniean Develop?
ment Company, with Tazewell EHett,
Warren P. Taylor, O. iF. Breese. Jr.,
3. Buchanan, Charles V. Carrintgtoi?,
I Wirt E. Taylor, Clyde (W. Saunders, A.
L. EHett, Jr.. and C. H. F-kaming. all
Ftichmonid, as corporators. The act
] authorizes the company to purchase,
i, sell, rent, buy, lease, etc., any real,
personal or mixed property in South
America, and more especially to buy.
lease, sell, rent, operate, and generally
to own and develop any concession,
grant or franchise street ailways, bon?
ded warehouses, cattle-packing, cold^
I storing and shipping, railroads, feie
-;raph and telephone lines, and to estab
ish, operate, own, perpetuate and gen
sraHy to work or cause to be worked
or operated, mines, .mills, factories, fur?
naces, electric plants, etc.. In the repub?
lic of Venezuela, tin the State of Vir
ginia an in Venezuela the company
snail have power to do a general banfc
r.g business. The capital stock is to be
less than $1.000.000. and may be tat
| creased to $2?,0?0,000. It is said the in
orporators have ample backing.
There was a lively debate on the bill
amending section 311 of the code in re
llation to the taxation of dogs, making
them subjects of larceny, etc. The law
I at present applies only to Richmond,
j Manchester and Henrico. The measure
de Alexandria, Petersburg. Dinwld
iie an.l Lynchburg subject to the pro?
vision of the law. Mr. Mcllwaine bad
i substitute designed to make the law
la general one throughtntt the State.
Mr. Boy.kin moved to have the coun.
t.es of Isle of Wight. Nans-emored and,
Southampton excluded from the provis?
ion of the act, and various Senators
followed his example. Mr. Mcllwaine
( finally withdrew the substitute, and the
.riginal act was passed.
The Senate committee on finance met
this morning to consider Mr. Munford's
bill relieving certain charitable institu?
tions of the .oilaterjl inheritance tax on
bequests mad., in the will at the late:
Major Lewis Gintec. Those who appear
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