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VOL III, NO. 37.
NEWPORT NEWS, YA.V TUESDAY, EEBRUARY 15, 1898.
PRICE SINGLE COPY'T*,? CENTS
ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
LAND OF Fi
Past, Present and Future of
CITY'S DENS OF INIQUITY
Rev. T. J. Mai-Kay II. reaches on the Vices
1'ractU-cd in Newport New? milt Says
That the Jail is Not the Place
for Every Prisoner*
Services at Uk various churches Sun?
day were -well attended. It was an ideal
Siibbath and chut\ h-goers turned out in
Mr. Yvattaro Okano, of Japan, was in
the city and officCatid' at two services,
-speaking at the Second Baptist in. the
imorndag and at the First Presbyterian
church in the eveming. "Japan, Pres?
ent and Futu'.c," was the subject of Mr.
Okano's a Uiv.ss. ar.d he said, in part:
"I am very happy to address you as a
native Japanese. I appear in my native
'costume us you see. 1 aim glad to soy
I am a OiVristian and all you who b?
lieve in Christianity, are my brothers
and my sisters."
'Mr. Okiimu then exhibited the Japa?
nese- national Iis?, showing a round red
murk in the centre of a white Held, rep
reser.'ting, the speaker sai l, the rising
".\t.v:co Polo was the first European
traveler to appear in Asia. We hd<Vfe
reason to i>e;ieve that Colutnlbus was
sevklr.g: Japan when he discovered.
America. It was in 1S53 that Commo?
dore Perry, of flu: United States navy,
loipened up Japan to th. Christian civil?
ization. Over 3t)0 years ago Catholic
missionaries appeared in Japan and
nxi'.L- many c inverts. Almut 250 years
ago there iwias a i tvil war in which the
Catholics vo re lciKed or compelled to
give up thei'r religion.
"I rejoice that it was America and not
one of the older nat? ns that opened up
Japan to civilisation. That little island
called Japan is albcut tfc size of Oali
f irnda and ivas a population of forty
millions of people. Like an ancient
lAftveniaJi, the i opie are inspired with
a :<eaire for kn wedge, and they want
'th.- Christian civilization. In lite late
?war (1...1 was on th.- side of Japan' and
she defeated China, a country with
a population of four huniirred millions of
'?There are today in Japan' several
hundred CUvristia.ni mdssionavies repre?
senting aJboui fifty dendminatfcms and
there are forty thousand native Chrisr
ttlans. Between enree and four thou?
sand converts cue made every year.
?Filially Japan, the land of the rising
6Ui3, s-ies the rising of the sun of right?
"I was sent here Crom. -Jaljian by my
' "Tarna- t?- utiLi? ia.w in..A!nre-riean lanv in
BtltutOons. When I came !-,.--? I -cciuid
inot'sp^ak a word <;f Bngiislv otid it was
very different from Japanese.
"There are forty-seven, letters in the
Japanese alphabet. The Japanese lan?
guage is a iisical, the letters glide one
into tit.- other. The Jarvu-.ese troys and
girls siing iheir aiphaibet. The Japanese
are a poetical people: they have artistic
t&st- am it a love for truth. The Ameri?
can ?albies speak just the same lan
guagi as the Japanese babies. The
[baby's language belongs to the liaby's
world: it is nuu-.siv'. that off the angels.
When- we reach heaven we shall all
s)k ak in ?. ne language."
.Mi. Okano told how some of the -a
tive Japanese worshijKtd idols of stone
and oth.-rs worshiped the mountains.
Their were followers of Budha and fol?
lowers of Cc-r.fucsous in Japan.
"The New Japan has replaced the Old
Japan, but it is still a heathen nation
an.".' many of tin- natives-do not know
?what Christi.tr.:ty (means. A your.*g
Japanese when told of Christ wanted
to know what number, street and t-jwn
he lived in. so he could write t<> him."
Mr. Okano is a schi lar ar.Ois a grace?
ful and fluent sp uket-. After (riving a
tbrief account of bus eouveision to Lie
Christian faith he closed by saying:
?'1 know Christianity is the religion of
truth ar.d tiat Bu'.ahisin will go dirwn
and' ChristSati'lty becotme this religion, of
the whole world."
This exening at 7:30 o'cb ck Mr. Okano
will deliver a lecture at the First Pres.
Ibyterlun ciiur h. illustrating bis re?
marks with stereopticam views. His
subject wilil be "The Sunny Side of Life
in Japan and the Battles " .the Wair
'Between Japan and Chin ."
IM'R. MACK-AY ON VICE.
At the Second Presbyterian church
Sunday evening Be v. Thomas J. 'Mac
Kay, the pastor, preached to an over?
flowing congregation. He chose as his
text: Galntions. 6:14:17?"God forbid
that I should glory, save nil the cross
of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the
world is erictfied unto rue, and 1 unto |
Mr. 'M.icKay said, in part:
"The words of our text are the utter?
ance of a consecrated, sanctified 'heart,
fitted with the divine spirit of the liv?
ing God. They should be the expression \
of every heart in divine presence. They
were written to a church in which were j
false teachers. Paul cried: 'Oh. fool?
ish (Valatians, who has bewitched you
that ye should not obey the truth!
God forbid that I should glory save in
the cioss of Christ.' Paul might have
gloried in being a pharis-.-e of the Phari?
see?. He might have gloried in his pol?
ished education and in his moral life.
Let us ask Paul why glory in the cross j
of Christ? It is the cause -of all your ]
suffering. Paul, you were beaten with
stripes three times, thirty-nine lashes j
each time. Three times you were beat?
en with rods, Paul, and you were ship- :
wrecked because of the cross of 'Christ.
Why, you were stoned -once. Why not |
stop oil this suffering? You were
night and a day- in the deep because of I
?this cross, yet we hear him say: God
forbid that I should glory save in the
cross of, our Lord Jesus Christ.
"Paul gloried in the cross because it
destroyed death. IWe hear him say af?
ter all this: O. death, where is thy
sting; O grave, where is thy victory.. "
The cross of 'Cirri:? t condemns the world,
but it is the salvation of the Christian.
Paul's glory of the cr&sss- was of a
practical nature. iOod displayed his
power on the mount in thunder and
earthquake, 'but it was a grander dis
play of his power on Mount alvary, for j
God was in 'Christ reconciling the world
'iWJiat a difference there was In
Simon's cross and .Paul's crpss. Simon
did not glory in his burden, a material
cross; but Paul gloried in the power of
the cross: the cross in which he gorled
had the sunbeams of heaven on it. It
is the power of 'God unto salvation.
. "The method I would have you adopt
to stop the vice of our city 1:* the power
of the cross. You have heard the cry
made by the dive keepers when a ser?
mon is preached against them: 'Let
the minister preach the gospel.' What
is the gospel but good tidings to men ?
They- are like the man with the evil
spirit with devils in him. 'He cried out.
'what have I to do with thee, Jesus,
thou sen of the moat high; I beseech
?thee, torment me not.' They care noth?
ing about the gospel as long as they are
not tormented. "What kind of a gospel
did Jesus preach and demonstrate? See
him enter the temple with a seurge and
overturn the tables of the money
changers. What kind of a gospel did
Paul preach at Ephesus? See them
bring their b,?iks and burn them in the
street, and we read 'there was no srnaM
stir down that way.' This was the
power of the cross. Should I take and
incarcerate the fallen women of our city
in the prison cell? No; you cannot re?
form one in the prison cell. It must be
accomplished by The power of the cross
of Christ in love. -What men want is to
come in Contact with the saving grace j
of KJod. Let che cell be the last resort; '
bring them under the influence of close
association of 'Christian people. Look
into our jail and see the young criminal
confined in the cell with the ?old crim?
inal steeped in sin. In ten hours the
young criminal is a graduate In crime,
with the idea that the officers of the
law are his comma n enemy, and every
man's hand is against him. .When a
man .comes forth from the prison is
there a helping hand extended to him
to win him or her baeik to virtue and
society? .No, rather if he looks into a
store window the hand of the officer of
the law is on -his collar. Take the
houses of bad repute and have all the
inmates arrested. IW'ill this reform
them? Uy no means. You simply drive
them to other cities. iSorne have enter?
tained the idea that that was imy meth?
od. Let the prison cell be the last re?
sort. We want to win them by love
which streams from the cross of Christ
and have a new nature implanted in
them. The need of our city is a society
to prevent crime, and .if you cannot pre?
vent it, then punish it and see that the
law is enforced to prevent it.
'"If Christ were to come into our city,
do you suppose he would go into the
largest churches and call the deacons
and elders around Him? They might
need it. If he called them it would be
to send them to caill the lost of our city,
for he said: 'I came not to call the
righteous but sinners to repentance.*
When the woman was brought before
Him He said:' 'Hath no man condemned
thee? neither will I condemn thee; go
in peace and sin no more.' 'Let the cross
in whic'h .Paul glorified be the drawing
power, the saving power. Note the
fact, that the cross is the sinner's ref?
use: the sinner's remedy, the Chris?
ST. lOt'H ARRIVES;
American I.lm r Greeted With Cheer-as
She Steamed Op the River.
The American Line steamer St. Louis,
Captain Handle, arrived at the ship?
yard yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock
for her annual overhauling.
On hw voyage from Southampton to
New York, the St. Louis picked up the
passengers and crew of the sinking
Holland-American 'liner Veendam. Cap?
tain Stenger, which way lost FVbruary
7, rescuing 212 souls from watery
graves. The St. Louis arrived in New
York Saturday, and sailed from that
harbor to this port Sunday morning.
Cheer af ter che.er greeted the magnifi?
cent ship as Stie steamed riowly up
the James yesterday morning. She
was saluted by the vessels lying in the
stream. 'Hundreds of people lined the
beach to see the -good ship come into
port. It was her first visit. The St.
Louis went immediately to the shipyard
and anchored near the entrance to the
dry dock. 'She will be docked at high
water at 5 o'cuock tomorrow morning,
and it is expected the vessel will .be in
the dry dock about two weeks, as she
will be thoroughly overhauled.
The hero of the hour is First OlTicer
Thomas G. Seagrave. He commanded
the first boat that went to the rescue of
the passengers on the ill-fated Veen
dam, transferring ninety persons from
the sinking ship to the St. Louis.
First Mate 'Seagrave is a modest and
unassuming gentleman, tail and hand?
some. When seen by a reporter for the
Daily Press yesterday afternoon Mr.
Seagrave was in charge of the vessel.
He said the New York reporters had
robbed him of all the news, for when
the ship wras moored alongside the
wharf over 200 scribes rushed aboard
to get the story of the rescue.
m Marriage I.lcan h<-?.
Marriage licenses were issued yester?
day as fdllows:
George Smith and Alice Cunningham,
?both of thiis city.
Ilenjamin H. Crouch and Nellie Jones,
both of this city.
Kpurorth League Social.
The social ?committee of th'e Epworth
League1 of Wash.VngKin. Avenue Metho?
dist church entertained the members of
the League and their friends iast night
at Moss Hull.
The cvening was spent in pleasant
games and social intercourse.
?Mic-s De Wald rrt-lted an amusing se?
lection entitled "The Drummer."
Light re/riShments were served.
Cargo of M. J. Grove's No. 1 "Wash
ingtoji. Lime. Brick Limi,'. Piaster and
Genuine Portland Cement. Will meet all
fair competition in prices. W. H. K.
HOLT. Phone No. 2783.
Their Oullt Fully l'roven.
After running for over a wel-Sc, our
bclld. challenge remains unanswered.
They dan- not expose their wheels to a
competitive test, for they know that we
have the strongest and easxst tunning
wheels on earth. Had you not be tter
compare them? Look at ail the wheels
offered for sale in this city and then
come and Took at ours1. We will abid.
by your decision, as we know that, after
having seen the only '9S bicycle that has
really something new on it, our. auto?
matic coaster and 'brake (found only on
our whl els), you will have no other.
By the way, tb'e people who don't iike
Fred. G. Kipper are those who don't
Funny, isn't it?
Of course, his competitors have emi?
nently good Misons for the bias of their
If not, come and let's get acquainted.
NEWPORT .NEWS CYCLE CO.,
tAs managed by Fred. G. Kipper,
fe L2-tf 221 Twenty-seventh St.
For Rent?The Central 'Hotel', r.Scely
furnished. Apply to. M. H. I^tsh. 2S0C
Washington avenu.;. feb 15-tf.
A Happy Votutn
la the housekeeper who buys her coal
nid wood from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Ja 14 tf
The death rate in Netwport News is
?aid to be seconidi lowest in the StO'Ur,
but when needed V/. H. K. Holt can
"trnraish fine caskets, cheap ct.;>fflns, F.
D. services, hearses and carriages at rea
wnaible rates. 27th street (car line) and
Roan. Ike avenue. Phone No. 2783.
And rew Ferguson was aTrestev] yester
lay aflern.on by Patrolman RayfMd on
the charge of assaulting W. N. Mills.
Wood delivered in any part of the !
city for 90 cents .per load, cash M S
Warren, 445 Twenty-ntntlh street'
Ptoon* 2S16, *e?-2m.
ENDORSE THE BILL
Prominent Democrats Favor
a Legalized Primary.
APPLIES TO ANY PARTY.
Proposed Measure Makes it Lawful for Ail
1'olltical Organizations to Select
Candidates According lo
The bill introduced in the House of
(Delegates lost week by Hon. Thomas
Temple Powell, to legalize primary elec?
tions and conventions In this city, has
met with the general approval of pol?
iticians, and there is but Mule doubt
that the measure will be enacted. If
the bill does become a law the first pri?
mary will be held under it this spring,
when the candidates for the municipal
offices wiill be chosen.
Any political party may hold a legal?
ized primary, for it does not apply to
the Democratic party alone. The ob?
ject of having primaries 'legalized is to
prevent the peri>etration of fraud. Un?
der the present system it matters not
how much ballot-box stuffing there may
be tlie perpetrators are guilty of no
ipenal offense in the eyes of the law.
(But under the .new system it will be dif?
ferent, for the law is explicit and bal?
lot-box stuffcrs may be punished as se?
verely as if they had committed the
crime in a general election. Then there
must be a fair count and an honest re?
turn: in other words, the will of the peo?
ple must be respected.
The bill was prepared by Common?
wealth's Attorney J. K. M. Newton, at
the instance of a number of prominent
citizens. The most important features
are found in the following sections:
"1. 'Be it enacted by the General As?
sembly of Virginia, that it shall be
lawful for any political party in the
city of Newport .News, in this State,
previous to any general election held
for the purpose of electing any State,
municipal ro. federal officer, should they
desire so to do, to hold a primary elec?
tion or convention for The nomination
of candidates for the offices to be voted
for at the said ensuing general election,
upon such rules and regulations as may
be prescribed by the local executive
committee of such iparty: provided,
however, that such primary election
or convention toe not held more than
thirty days nor less than twenty days
previous to such general election; and,
provided further, that the expense of
any primary election or convention be
borne by the party conducting or hold?
ing the same.
"2. The local executive committee of
the ,;aid party shall determine the rules
and regulations upon which such pni
-tn<?ry election, or convention ^.hoal-. he.
Tie??r which said rules and regulations
shall be published in some convenient
newspaper and' posteU' at the front door
of the court house uf said city at least
five days previous to the holding of
such primary election .or convention:
and a printed copy of such ruies and
regulations shall be served"* upon such
candidates to be voted for at such pri?
mary election or convention, and eacli
judge.and clerk who shall conduct the
same, and shall also be .posted at each
voting place for the holding of such
primary election or meeting-place, for
the selection of delegates to such con?
"3. The local executive committee of
said party shall appoint so many judges
and clerks for the conduct of said .pri?
mary election or convention, and pay
them such compensation for their ser?
vices as they may deem proper."
The bill then sets forth where the
primary elections shall be held, how the
returns shall be made, and Axes the
punishment of persons convicted of
fraud. The punishment is the same as
that meted out under similar circum?
stances in a general! election.
The bill is a. personal measure, and
Therefore will not meet with any oppo?
sition in the General Assembly.
MEAN MCGRO IN 1SLOODFIKLD.
He Assaults a Woman aud Tlien Resists
A mean negro, brim full of mean
whiskey, made things lively for a while
in Rloodfield Sunday "iifefteraoon, and
yesterday morning Justice Jones made
things lively for the negro.
Jack Bro-.iks is the negro's name. He
is well known to the police, for he has
given them no little trouble. -Sunday
afternoon Brooks went to Bloodfieid.
He had drunk enough mountain dew
to make him merry. Brooks met a ne
gress named iltosetto Smith and began
to cuff her around. Rosetta got a war?
rant for Brooks' .arrest. But Brooks did
not intend to .be locked up, and he re?
sisted arrest when County Officer rW.
C. Boat right served the warrant. How?
ever, with the assistance of bystanders
Officer Boatright succeeded in taking
the negro to the lock-up.
Yesterday morning Brooks was taken
before Justice Henry F. Jones, who
fined .him ?20 and costs for assaulting
the negress and added three months for
resisting the officer. Brooks was short
of cash, and when he leaves the county
jail after serving out his time, the hon
t-y-suckle will be in full bloom, and the
swallows will be searing in the heav?
ens, as he will have six months to spend
behind the bars.
Economy? Yes; tout there is no econ?
omy in using poor paint, not t.ven gvod
.matenraJ badly mixed. Try Valentine &
Co's. pure paints. W. H. K. HOLT is
sole agent, 27th street and FRoanoke
avenue. Phone No, 2783.
A Liberal Collection.
A col on. d woman named A. B. Turner,
wtWoi is traveling in, the interst cf a col
oreld orphan asylum located at Oxford,
N. C., delivered an address at the Wes?
ley Grove Christian church Sunday
night. She asked for funds to be used
in supporting the asylum and the- color?
ed peop-e contributed, liberally, giving
Common sense vs. Nonsense^ Good
ingredients mixed by machinery, by re
spj.nsMe people, (makes good paint.
That's common sense. "Oh. I don't use
ready 7nixed paints."- That's nonsense.
Try Vaien tine's common sense at 27 th
st'ieet and Koanoke av-.nue. Phone No.
2783. fe l?tu-th-sa-tf.
Drop In the basement of th,;- Ci'tizens
ond Marine Bank; you will have no
trouble in finding the seller. Houses and
lets in all sections of the city. Powell
Bros. & King. feb 2-tf.
Wh-.n you wamit building material
Hold your opjlers until you
Knew what the best and lowest in
Hardware, lumber, lath, paints,
oils, ehiingies, mtoiuldings, cement,
lime, plaster, rooting, materialist
tar, tools, stoves and tinware.
Twentyi-sevent,lv street! and Koanoke
avenue. Phone No. 2788.
CITY NEWS IN BRIEF.
?Mr. A. C. Chancellor, a prominent
business mail e-? Coltravbus, Ga., was the
gUvSt of friends In tie City Sunday.
Mrs. M. L. Eraser and ftllss Iva Fr??
ser, oif Spotsylvania county, are the
guests of M i s. ISoyd XJ. Chuinidler. .
Miss Olivia Willoekhas returned from
Washingtons where else was entertained
toy Mrs. General Picket*-.
Miss Orie Weaver and tMiss Minnie
Rotoinscn, of Pcrtsnxttrth, are the guests
of Mrs. J. E,. Williams^' on Twenty^ninth
The two horses tfaftt perished In the
.fire on Twenty-eighth street Sunday
morning were owned by Mr. J. M. i
launders and not bvijthe Newport Sews
iFruit and Producel'Xiompany, as was i
The common council will meet in reg?
ular session t> .night.
Attorney E. G. Blekford, who has
been confined to his room by an attack
of the grip, is improving.
?Mr. Thomas Whitehead left Sunday
night for a vteft to relatives in Pennsyl?
LVlr. John L. Bickerstaff and family
have moved from this city to Man?
Mrs. Elizabeth iMorris, of Manchester,
is the guest of her ibrother, Mr. Andrew
Mrs. F. C. Barlow, of Warren ton, is
the gust of IMr. and SMrs. Felix Mobraiy
in North End. <'
Messrs. Harry, William and Ted Sul
lilvan have- returned from a visit to their
parents in Philadelphia.
IMrs. Frederick 'Jones returned last
evening from a visit to relatives in
Richmond. iMrs. Jones has been absent
IMr. and Mrs. W.'?F. 'Carson, who have
been in the city for the past week as
the guests of 'Mr^ and Mrs. Johnston
in East 'End, returned yesterday morn?
ing to their homean Baltimore.
Or. AV. R. Granger (colored), has
leased a number ?of lots on Twenty
fourth street, In HSooketts; <>n which he
will build tenenvjnt houses. He will
name his settlement "Granger's Town."
Captain Jos. iXJ. 'Crawford, chief engi?
neer of the brandh lines of the Penn?
sylvania railroad,; accompanied by his ,
son, James U. Crawford, Jr., both of
Philadelphia, were in the city Sun?
day as the guests;of Mr. "W. S. .Bowen,
superintendent of; the Newport News
Gas Company. They visited the ship?
yard, viewed they water front and re?
turned to Old Pofet Comfort.
WARK INT OlDT FOR II.I.KKS.
He Is Implicated in the Suender-Maclieruy
A warrant wasj.yesterday issued for
the arrest of iBrnest Jllers. prepric-wr
..f the Philadelphia House, charging
him with bavins'aided and .abetted
Ernest Suender, \yho shot another Ger?
man named. Karljaacheray-, last Christ?
The w-arranfr^jfeas issued at the in- I
stance of Messrs?*1. Saunders and Mitch?
ell, counsel foX (Miaoheray. It was
rl-i-cd ;". t he hii4,'* n' sen -officer, but up
to a late hour lai-"t evening Hlers had
not been found, it was reported that
he had left the city. Hlers, it is claim?
ed by Macheray's counsel, was parti
ceps criminals to the- shooting, having
furnished Suender the weapon and in?
stigated the deed.
The ease i? a complicated one. There
seems to be a woman at the bottom of
the trouble. Some time after Suender
was arrested a.pretty little German girl,
who lived at the Philadelphia House,
swore out a warrant against Miacheray
charging him with criminally assaulting
her. The case came up in the Police
Court, and, although he did not think
a strong case had been made out
against him. Justice Brown said his
court in this case was simply a court
of inquiry and it was not in his prov?
ince to dismiss JMaCheray. The man was
sent on to await the action of the grand
jury, but was admitted to bail.
When the grand 'Jury meets today it
is expected that 'both Suender and
Macheray will be .indicted, the former
for felonious shooting, and the latter
for rape. Later in the week the case of
t he Common wealth vs. Suender will be
called for trial. Attorneys Julius T.
.Saunders and C. <C. (Mitchell will assist
Cnrrumonwealth's Attorney J. K. M.
iNewton in prosecuting Suender.
SCHOONERS IN COLLISION.
Ed. W. Smith Crashes Into the Emma C.
x^wo schooners collided off Hog Is
iand at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night and
tiioth were badly damaged.
The three-masted schooner Emma C.
.Middleton, Captain Higby, bound from
Scotland for New York with a cargo of
railroad ties, was proceeding sfowly off
?the island, when, the ELK W. Smith,
Cupta'in Lane, another three-master, en
route from New York to Norfolk, sud?
denly hove in sight.
Captain. iH igby was at the Wheel, but
Ixifare he could steer clear of the otter
at hooner she crashed into his ihtiw, tear?
ing off the bow sprit and jitoboon arod
shattering this topmast. The Ed. W.
?Itmit'h .was also damaged, having her
top rail smashed.
iFoer a while considerable excitement
?prevailed' on tooth vessels, as the shock
was terrific. A'fter finding the Emima
C. Middleton was not re no er ed uttsea
iwiartlhty Ca'ptuin Lane proceeded to Nor?
folk, tout Capta5n, (Higby dropped an?
chor air.d waited iill morning, when the
tug E. Luckenliac-h, Captain Grant,came
to the schooner's assistance and towed
her to th-.; shipyard for repairs, arriving
late Sunday aftennoen.
When seen iby a representative of thc
Daily Press yesterday afternoon., Cap?
tain Higby said he did not knoiw whl>
iwas re9p0nsi.be for the collision. At the
time the accident occurred the wind was
?ga?ist him and he had to control the
schooner as .best he could. Captain
Higby estimates his damage at $700. 'It
is thought the Ed. W. Smith's kkwnuge
?will reach' aibout $800.
Call; itf you can't call
'Phor.e; if you can't 'phone
Write; if you can't write
Send some one tta
27th street (car line) and Roonoke ave?
nue when you want good undertakers'
services. Phone No. 2783.
Deposit your clothes money with us.
It will pay you' good Interest.
WOOr>W^vRT> & WOMBLE.
Good soup is often spoiled by the u-so
at hard, cheap crackers. To avoi'j this
have your grocer send you Fox's XXXX
Crackers with your next can oif oy.--.u-rs;
they are delicious, tender and crisp. It.
Yard sticks either three .'eet long or
thirty-six inehes Song et 27. h street and
Roanoke ave<f!u<e. They heive. on them
in;fonmatie..n which you can get from no
other sticks. Phone No. 2783.
"If you've been looking for anything
oif this kind', this is about the kind of
thing you've toeen looking for." What?
Why a new Ibui'ldfng su'eply and under?
taking esta'Miishmtinit. Where? 27th
street (car line) and Roe-neke avenue.
Who? W. H. K. HOLT. Photo? No. 2783.
Senor Bernabe Named by the
Its Content* Closely Guarded by the S'ata
Department. Satisfactory Adjust?
ment of Kxlstlngr Differences
BilAT>RTD, Fe*. 14.?The cabinet .met
at 5 o'clock this alteration ami discuss?
ed the present state of the war in Cuba
and the De Lome matter at great length.
It was decided to publish a decree ac?
cepting the resignation of Senor Dupuy
De Lome as minister ut Washington and
appointlog Senor Louis Polo. Benna.be as
A decree will alst> be issued convening
the chaatlbe-rs btfutv. the en?i of this
month, so as to enab.e the election of
the new cortes to occur on Waich 20.
Sorter GuThw.. the minister of foreign
affairs, informed the cabi net that Unite!
Suites Minister "Woodfloxd had Just
banded him a note referring to Senor
Dupuy De Lcimit-.'s letter and to the
meaning of several paragraphs in it.
WASIHINGTOIN, Feb. 14.?The state
detarUmient today officially denied re?
ports that Gen-.ial Lee. consul general
to CuibUj had tendered his resignation.
It can be stated also that, while de?
tails atv not ,. btainar.?'e. matters r -
gariing the De Lome incident haw as?
sumed su h shape that an early and en?
tirely satisfactory adjustment of the af?
fair between -the United States and Spain
is confidently expected by th,?. state de?
The officials of the state depo rtrnenit
still maintain th-.1r reticence as to the
contents of the cablegram from Minis?
ter Woodlford received late Saturday
night. It may lie said that all state?
ments so for made as to the nature of
this despatch are speculative. The
message' was m I deciphered until wei'i
along in the afternoon yesterday, and
then it passed into the haa.ds of Assi'st
amt Secretary Day and the President 'in
turn, who have l>een- the only persons
in Wahsington, save the employees who
unraveled the cipher, to see the dis?
patch up to this time. No answer has
been made as yet to Mr. WoodiBord's
message, and it is by no mieans certain
that on answer will lie required,.
Senor du Hose, the Spanish charge
d'affaires, was one of the va-^y callers
at the state department and tiys natur?
ally 'led- to conjecture that his vT5l*t~AVjs
in connection with the De Lome IneJa^"
etat. It is stated posUtlvel'yi however,
that the incident was not referred t!-i.
tbuit that the call had to do with other
'penditng Spanish affairs. -Everything
relating to the De Lome letter thus far
has taken place at .Wadrill throAigh
Minister Woodt'ord. Owing to the pres?
ence in Washington of Duke de A'reos,
laW- Siraji.ifh minister to Mexico, ,;?w
on leave, it was felt that he would be
named as minister1 in order .that a
speedy adjustment might be effected.
The Spanish le-g.ition has received mo
intimation us to the name of the next
minister. Calderon Carlisle, counsellor
for the Spanish legation, was another
caller at the state department today.
It is understood, hleiwever, that he is at
present a ting ncit so much as legal
np:vsetuative of Spain as the private
counsel of s. nor Canelejes, to whom
the*IV Lome letter was addressed, ami
who desires to secure i>e.?svss'H>n ,-yt it:
There was a ruiiwr that Mr. Carlisle's
visit had relation, to prosecutions for
the theft of the De Lome letter, but it
was stated later by those fully conver?
sant with the fact that no move toward
the prosecution of thoc-s connected- with
the taking of the De L (me letter had
'been made rowas at present in contem?
plation. It is said that if the loss had
occured while the letter was in. the
United States mails the n the usual pros?
ecutions by the p; stal authorities might
occur, hut in the present ease there is
no trace as to the point where the letter
was abstracted and such evidence as is
at hand goes to show that the ietter
was takert oifter it letft the United
States mails and was in the hands of the
iSenor Dupuy De Lome has about com.
iVleted his arrang.men.ts for leaving the
United States. His present plans are t!i
leave Washington to-morrow night, sail?
ing from New York Wednesday om the
English liner which goes to Liverpodf.
He has not been ewnmanded to go to
Madrid, and unless this order comes he
wir. prtjceed- from Liverpool to the enn
finent for a quielt rest, and then go to
his home near Valencia.
MA'DIRID, Fell. 14.?El Liberal, com?
menting on the De Lome letter, says it
wets a private document of which the
government misunderstood the text. Tt
is semi-officially1 stated1 that official
claims cannot be founded on a private
letter, that Spain acted rightly in ac
?ept'Vr.g the .resignation t.f Senor Dupu.y
?De I/om? and that the ministers declare
that any eflainvs whutever are Inadmis
AVASH'INiCrTON. Feb. 14.?The reso?
lution of Representative Lewis, of
Wa-ihingtoii, demanding 'Mr. De Lome's
recall, was introduced in the House to?
WlAStHINGTON, T\4b. 14.?Ac tual ed by
a sense- otf hcrr.or and a strict idea at
justice, the state department has taken
steps to place in the hands olf Senor
Canalejas, to whom, the letter was ad
?dressel. the epistle .written l>y Senor
Dupuy De Lime. which- led to the res?
ignation ol? thorn, in'ister. The transac?
tion, is expliain.ed in the following brief
statement given can tonightt by the state
. "ReeJ.,gn'izing that the '.egal ownership
of the De Loime letter is In Mr. Canaie
jas, and his agent and attorney,'Mr.Car?
lisle, having presented proper authority
to receive the same, the letter was de?
livered Do him today;"
As explained in this statement, M!r.
Carlisle was fully authorized to apply
for and: receive the letter, having the
cabled authorization-.Prom, Stiver Cuna
lejas. In the view of the state dipart
ment the letter was a stolen document,
?an.!, iike any other piexe of property, it
should, upon app'i-ation. .be delivered
to its rightful Kiwner. There was mi
other course left open. Poo- in the United
States, as in at! other countries, having
a code olf laws, a letter becomes the sole
property of the person to whom it is ail?
diessed immediately it 8tarts .an. Its Way
from the sender. Even the latter can?
not obtain p.ssession of it -without the,
consent of the of the person addressed;;
the limit of his power legally .being in
certain cases to stop the delivery of the
?paper. This letter has- lies id es a. ready
served all the uses for which it might
have been applied by our gwemtmenit,
and there are in existence fac similes of.
the.paper that are so surely authenti?
cated as to leave no legal d .ubt of their
There remains niotwi only the closing
chapter of t'he Incident to be written,
for the ent" is already in sight. Not?
withstanding all that "has been said in |
the press about demands cm Spain for '
apologies <>r retractions of the disogre*. -
ahl? things said 4>y Senor Dupuy IK
Lvtnv- in 'his letter, it can be posltiively
stated, that at no time since the pub?
lication! of the letter has the state de?
partment taken any such course. In- j
stead it has relied entirely upon the
sense of propriety of the Spanish gov- :
ernrnier.t to adl that was proper and need- |
fill to blot out the unpleasant impres?
sion produced by these- statements, and
It can now l>e said that this course has
been fully justified! and that the- Spam- i
ish cabinet, now being aware vif the fu'il
text of the letter, is expected within a I
Jay or two,, tto- make such disclaimer of
the letter as is required tt>y the. circunt
stanSes. Tonight the state department
'received official .notice fron? Madrid of
the selection' of Senor Louis Polo Ber
nal>e as United States minister to suc?
ceed Senior Dupuyi De Lome,
Senor Louis Polo Baxnalbe, whose ap
'polntment as the successor of Dupuy
De Lioffne was foreshadowed last Friday
in an exclusive dispatch to The Associ?
ated- Press, is a son -. ,f vice-Admiral
Pole?, who formerly represented Spain In
this country. Senor Barnalbe is now-en?
gaged in a special department of the
foreign ministry at (Madrid, dealing with
comimercial matters and consulates.
>?MAit?RilD, .FW>. 14.?The- note- from
Minister1 Wood ford demamlied that Spain
[should formally disavow the insults o
President McKinley, contained in Senor
?Dupuyi De Lime's letter to Senor Cana
The can >i net council today, it Is re?
ported, decided unanimously to reply to
Minister Woodford that Senor Dupuy
De *L.tine's spontaneous resignation and
the terms - if the decree accepting it
were considered suit'tieient satisfaction.
It is understood that Minister Wood ford
received this intimation and despatched
a long cipher t> legram to Washington.
1 MADPJIID, Feb. 1-1.?The Cuidad de
Cadiz, of the Com pain la Trans-Atlantlca.
which has been tit ted out as a cruiser
with ten guns, will proltaibly arrive in,
Cuban waters 1?. fore February 28, with
a f?rpedi.? flotilla and t'he frigate Vito
ria broadside ship elf 7,250 t' ins.
Lti Corres;' (ndencia de Espana an?
nounces that owing to the international
considerations Involved the government
has taken steps to ascertain how and
by whom Sem r Dupuy De Lome's let?
ter to Senor Canulejas was stolen.
LOOK OUT CUK THESE VA K I Its,
Men Trying to Lea*e Letter Boxes by Ml?
There are several postal fakes In the
city who are representing that the post
etlice d.-partnient requires all patrons of
the local postofHce to provide letter re?
ceptacles at their doors, in which the
letter carriers can deposit mall.
The object of this misrepresentation
is to induce the people of this city
fo lease?, as the agents claim, letter
I boxes for a period of five years for the
very economical rate of fifty cents for
Tftssiieagents represent the United
States iSfJwajiard Letter Box and Plate
Company, tir^vbich !W. B. Hackett is
the president aTIKi -dislocation of the
home ofBe-e la unknown. -?*'
iPostmaster 'Reed was told yesterday
of this fake scheme, by which not
a few residents and merchants have
bee-n duped, and he authorizes the
statement that the lease of these boxes
is purely optional with the people. If
they desire to secure the use of private
boxes in which the letter carrier can
deposit their mail, there Is no objection
on the part of the postoffice department
?if they feel otherwise there is no law
compelling iheim to rent the recepta?
Th.- agents carry no boxes, but de?
mand 'fifty cents on the promise that
the boxes will be delivered.
Following is a. portion of the notice
which has been scattered 'broadcast
through the city and which is wholly
it variance with the exact reading and
meaning of the postal laws and resulla
tions and the United States Official Pos?
"Postmasters will observe the follow?
"1.?The householder must, for his
own convenience and advantage, and at
his own expense, provide^ suitable box.
"2.?Postmasters are instructed to
give information about the boxes and
encourage hou-eholders to put them up.
Inasmuch as .the general use of boxes
will increase the safety and speed of the
mail, all clerks and carriers are ordered
to recommend and facilitate their adop?
tion.?(Order of the Postmaster-Oeti
erall. 90: l\ S. Official Postal Guide, p.
"iNTOTIlCE.?iBvery householder will
now be provided with a mail receiving
box. which will be leased by the U. S.
I Standard Letter Box and Plate Com?
pany at the nominal rate of ten cents
per year. It is not rented for one year
oily for ten cents, put is put up for a
term of five years for fifty cents. It
will be your own property during that
time and you may take it with you
rrom one house to another whenever
H 111 Get a New Hill.
The East End fire bell, which was
cracked on the night of the Luke fire
in the county, was taken from its tower
? >ver the hose house Saturday night and
shipped to Cincinnati yesterday morn?
The (Cincinnati Bell Company has
agreed to replace the bell with a per?
fect sounder free of cost. The new
bell willl probably be here inside of the
Went to Kiel mund.
At 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon a
committee composed of gentlemen rep?
resenting every building and loan asso?
ciation of Norfolk, Portsmouth and
Berkley, excepting the "Equitable," ar?
rived on the steamer Plymouth and
boarded the train for Richmond via the
Chesapeake & Ohio railway. They go
to oppose the passage of legislation
now pending in the Genera!! Assembly
which is highly inimical to, the Inter?
ests of the associations, and conse?
quently of their members.
A movement is on foot at 'Richmond
to pass a law prohibiting the charg?
ing of interest in excess of 6 per cent.,
and making any overcharges usu?
Blowing Hp tin; Wyaiiok?-.
The blowing up of the steamship Wy
anoke was continued yesterday, half a
dozen charges being set off. About 12,
1 and 2 o'clock the charges were so
violent that the houses between West
and Washington avenues trembled be?
neath the force of the explosion. The
. hocks were felt by persons standing on
the Casino bluff.
Oasearets stimulate liver,kidneys and
howels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
(Anyone, everyonei whin once gi ts a
taste of Fox's XXXX Square Butter
Crackers wants more. No wonder; tht-y
are delliieiouse It
Thie finest and most palatable Butter
Cracker made Is Fox's XXXX Square,
sale by all dealers. See that the imlprtnit
"Fox" is on the cracker before you buy
them and take no other. It.
Newport News Bills Passed
by the Senate.
Mr. Bland Introduces a BUI Providing for
a l"rce I'ress. Anti-Trading stump
lllll rawed, other Legisla?
(Special to the Daily Press.)
'RJJCHIMON!D, VA? Feb. H.?Immedi?
ately after the opening of business in.
the -House today the following House
bills with Senate amendments were
taken from the callendar and passed:
To amend section NSB of the code, in
relation to payments of costs and ex?
penses in prosecution for vagrancy.
To amend the act to regulate and li?
cense pawn brokers and junk dealers,
requiring them to close their business
places at certain hours, etc. (Norfolk
and Lynehburg are excepted from the
operation of the bill.
Bill making city, town and county
officials, clerks and employes liable to
Incorporating the Virginia Electrlq
Railway Company, changing the title
To amend section 24T<? of the code, .in
rit.ati.in to perfection of mechanics lien,
Also these House bills:
To prevent the adulteration of flour.
'Ceding to the United States land in
ami near Frederlcksburg for a national
battlefield memorial park.
The House today refused to pass, by
:tT noes to Uti ayes, a bill permitting a
laboring man who is a house-holder to
waive his exemption from garnishment.
t.Vtr. Hicks, of Roanoke, led the fight
against the bill.
TRADING STAMPS I'llOHfBUPBD.
The Senate today passed the House
bill prohibiting the use of trading
stamps and other gift enterprises as in?
ducements to trade, with an amend?
ment making the law operative from
July 1st, 1S9S. The House will undoubt?
edly agree to the Senate amendment,
and the bill will gj to the Governor for
has approval. This measure has .been
strongly urged by merchants all over
the State whose business has suffered
from the competition of those merch?
ants giving such stamps.
The House today passed by a vote of
it" to 32 the Parker substitute for House
?bill 318, to provide for a better assess?
ment of personal .property under the
control of fiduciaries and the courts of
the commonwealth. The bill passed al?
lows the circuit judge to appoint a com
tnlsstoner in chancery for each city and
county, instead of one for each judicial
district, as now.
In the Senate today Senate bill iNo.
62, abolis'hing the ? per-centv pvaattr~
for non-payment of taxes by December
1. arcaiscd" considerable discussion.
'Mr. Clement and Mr. Bprr, advocated
the bill and (Mr. Keezel oi-it&iedliC^FSS"
Senate refused to order the bill to its
The Senate today'passed a large num?
ber of private bills, among them one
amending the charter of 'Newport
News, another allowing Newport .News
to issue bonds: to provide for a road
commissioner for Northampton county;
authorizing Elizabeth 'City county to is?
The employers' liability bill went over
until tomorrow as the special order in
NEW H1I.L.S PROPOSED.
Among the new bills introduced In the
House today were these:
IBy '.Mr. Powell?To provide for the
working of the public roads in the
county of James ity, and the keeping of
same in repair. The supervisions may
do this by the contract system or the
system of hiring day labor.
IBy Mr. GarneU?To require purchas?
ers of real estate to record their deeds
within the year in which purchase 4s
By .Mr. C. H. '"Walker?To provide for
the better enforcement of the collection
of capitation taxes; such taxes when
returned delinquent to have the force
and effect of a Judgment for a fine, and
also to provide for the establishment of
chain gangs to work out fines and costs.
By 'Mr. Gwyn?To appropriate $10,000
to the Southwestern State hospital at
Marion, to furnish additional room.
By Mr. INewberne?To incorporate the
Chesapeake Transit Company. J. fW.
Ashton. S. Q. Collins, Marvin Hardy,
J. E. Cole and R. W. Shultice. incorpo?
rating. Capital stock, from $10.000 to
"lnO.OOO. The company may build and
jperate a. railway from some point on
Chesapeake Bay. in Norfolk county, to
some point on or near the Atlantic
.-oast in Princess Anne county, and
from any point on said line to .Norfolk
city. The company may also operate
steamboats or other craft.
Hon. Thomas Temple 'Powell today in?
troduced a bill to prevent the killing or
?shooting of game at night in the coun?
ties of King William. King and Queen,
hartes City. New Kent and Henrlco.
Mr. (Maupen today introduced a .bill
to prohibit gambling at any Inn, ordi?
nary house of entertainment or saloon,
and in or on any adjoining premises,
and imposing a tine of flOQ or imprison?
ment for four months.
Mr. (Montague today introduced in the
.House a bill defining what constitutes
a peddler, and prescribing license there?
for; also permitting such licensed ped?
dler to seJl'l anything which a merchant
may sell, and to peddle the same from
place to place.
?FOR A TeRTEE "PRESS.
The following bill was 'introduced In
the House by Mr. C. T. iBland, of Ports?
mouth, and 'referred:
To exempt those engaged in the pubii
?ation of newspapers from being re?
quired to obtain a license for the (priv?
ilege or right of printing or publishing
the same in the cities, towns and coun?
ties in this State.
1. Be it enacted by the General As?
sembly of Virginia, that the councils
vf any incorporated city or town or
Board of Supervisors of any county In
this State shall! not require a license to
be obtained for the privilege or right
,f printing or publishing any news?
paper in said cities, towns or counties.
But this act shall in no manner be con?
strued so as to exempt those ^o engaged
in the publication of newspapers, from
the payiment of a tax upon the plant,
machinery, capital or other property so
used in such business: or upon the in?
come deriv.-d therefrom.
This bill is the outgrowth of the suit
of the city of Norfolk vs. the newspa
pers of Norfolk, which had resisted the
payment of a license tax imposed on
them. The newspapers claimed that the
imposition of a license tax on newspa?
pers was unconstitutional. The case
went to the Supreme Court of Appeals
,.f Virginia, which recently handed
down an opinion adverse to the press.
Its passage is exceedingly doubtful.
THE J-JDC/ESHITP FIGHT.
The contest for the circuit Judgeship
(Continued on Fourth P&ge.)