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VOL III, NO. 45.
PETE MENZI IN JAIL
He is Wanted by Portsmouth
FOR PRIZE FIGHTING
He 1? Char;eil With UeliiR.On? of the l'rin_
rlpulK in a Mill That Vksot Pulled
OIT Early Tuesday .Morning.
Arr**Ht(.d i.;tst Ni^ht.
Pete iMainzi Us in jail.
He waia aroetslted last nigibt in Rock
??ltts by Fuiarolimiaini N. 1. atiaytnekl and
taken, to the oiity prison, where the will
be .held t?r flu- Potrtsmwrtih authorities.
Miamzi, it is alleg'ed, its t'he pugilist
who knocked out Ted Williams, itthe
CuattJherw-eight, in a suburban, tiettiemictnit
u? Portsmouth, at an early hour Tues?
'Uaist evening Chief of Police S. J.
Harwtxwi received a teiephwinie message
?i?Wi Pomtiamouth to apprehend and
told Miainzi until an ofHcor could- come
floirihim. iMamzi wta? takv.n. *m<o custody
at tbe Warwick theatre, where ihie is
employed by ihia faiehcr, wibJo manages
Uegairdiiinig abe .mill ytesferday's Nor?
folk Daily Pilot said:
"It hardly sounds reasonable that a
prize figtht could be "pulled off i-uecesis
Cully in one of the moeit populous sub?
urbs '.,f Porrtsmiou'Uh, im view of it'he
presence of so matny special constables
urn duty, but it X* alleged that tilt was
rlealiy dorn? yesterdlay mtairniirag, between
Uhe ?hvu.re of 12:30 aind 5:30 o'clock, in
"it is MaCd that .t wo figh ts, or 'events,'
or 'bo-utw for points,' weu-e ?pulled off,'
within sixty yards of Scott's Greek
bridge, tin the presence of about 100
PerltsmouTt.h a.tid Newport News sports.
"Tito* titist, reported as a six-round
.???I-... -tOtig bout Coli- poAabg, was botween
if itn.-s were given yesterday ai- Hale
and Kti.rl. and was dveideil ana "draw.' "
"The olihier match, it its suiid. was be?
tween Te.1 Williams, of New Jersey,
und a man from Newport News, uind
there wore seven rounds.
"It fui. her said, that about 200
jackets w< re ,11.-p. .-i d -of at $1 eacth, but
only $10 of this amount could .be pro
duet d f< r 'stak. -' fortlhie lost anid pnltn
CLipal event. This mt-fney was evenly
divided bit ween tihe ?iiarrers for
'):? .tits.' as were the 'honors.'
"Williams d.rew first bb.od in the 'thi'rd
round by a. clever swing of one of Iii?
f.,: - paws ?.Mio his opponent's nose.
"I t was next to impossiibl'e to get ao
cu.na.te information about tibe-ie aJTai-rs.
If repoirts (atre-to be oredifted. there were
sevetrai county officers presiant, but ev
eiy citizen apprutaehed by the Pilot's
iiepresemtiaiuive wus calm-like din his1 ?i
"The Newport News crowd came over
on a tug boat, and were carried to the
scene of the light about 12:30 Monday
night by two street cars that ihaid been
chantered for that purpose."
The 'Norfo'k Hand-mark had the. fol?
""About tin's hirntii'eal sports gathered
(Monday wight after 12 o'clock to enjoy
u prize tight. Bippamiged to itaikfe ptace
bi'.w,.-.in Ted Williams, formerly of
Newark, mow of 'Portsmouth, and
LManifil, a pugilist of Newport New?.
The crowd went out to ScottsvEte,where
?in an old iKurrel facroty, ju-t oveir ,tihe
Glasgow street bridge, the ring was
plitchod, and a renn sratiktned at tlhe
docir to take a dollar from every man
w.ho entier'ed. The bait was empfciied.but
t'here was not enough dasn found, that
?is. not enough to make two iheavy
?welgirts pummel each otiher. ami tihe
light was declared off. 'Not to be dis
'.ippainted, two featlit-r-wviglnts were
bro.ugth't up and fought. Same say a
i'i*r?\l I'as'tetl elevem mlimuites. The up?
per cutting -aind jabbimg continued until
i^nt' of chie by-sttainders taillowed 'that the
could lick any man in the houwe, and
s-pi>ke plairniculiairly to the time keeper,
w hien ahe referee declared the feauher
?weigihits juat equal to each other, and.
t-i,n"i'f'ore. a draw, when the crowd
hivike up a;n.d came to town."
Th'.? two ireporis are at variance, a nd
bvlt'h seem to have based o^n .rum.>.rs.
No i n P.'irmiait U im 'has been given out in
this city tiuait Manzi was one of tthe
principals in the mill. If he was there
4ihe "spoTts" thttve kept it strictly "un
d.T tiheir hats."
IManzi is weH known in> local sporting
circles. It will be .iviuembarel 'that jha
look part in JBl "entetta^Uiimenit" given
tilt Point 'Breeze last November. A
young man named Ozraast, a.k*i> figured
Jin thei bout. The matter was after?
wards brought to the ait'terttfoin of the
Ooirpoirait'ion Court and true bills of in
dicfment were found against Manzi,
Oman and oitiw-rs. These Castes lhave
never been' disposed of.
UiHhop to Preach Here.
Biattop G'iianberry, of 'Che Metihodost
'Ep*scopail church. Soutb. wiil preach at
the Wasihingtori Avenue Methodist
ctourch the first Sunday in March. This
will be the first time a 'Methodist Risuhop
Ibas filled the pulpit of tthe iWashington
[Bfeibxsp Graimberry now resides at
Ashland. He ii? well advanced to years,
but Is said to be an intervtsting speaker.
The choir of tihe church' will render a
special mu'Sicial program on this occa?
Condition of Mr. Chappelle.
.Mr. Tt. B. Chappelle. who sihot himself
fm t'.ho Citizen's aind 'Marine bank Mon?
day morning, is now rei-itiimg as easily
as can be expected under the circum?
While Mr. Chappelle is not seriously
injured and is in .no danger whatever,
it will be impossible for bim. to use bis
right arm for some time to come. It
will be ten days or two weeks before he
can leave his bed.
A (ioinl Motto.
"Crack and try
Before you buy."
Next time you go to the grocers for
cracker's remembers tb'is and put it to
practice. If you Btre a good judge IFox's
XX XX Square Wafers will please you
hesit, no maJt-ter how many brands you
Dear Sir:?A gentleman remarked to
a painter. "I see you have to put the
sign 'paint' on the house to let people
know that you are using paint; they
might think you were Whitewashing."
Now, if people use iHolt's ipaints and
other building material they will need
no signs; they ean also call iPhone No.
2873 When they want an undertaker.
W. 'H. K. HOLT.
"The north -wind doth blow," and twill
blow and you need weather strips on
your windows and doors. I have them.
W. (H. K. Holt, Twenty-seventh street
and Roanoke avenue. .Phone 2873.
LENTEN SEASON BEGINS.
Gaiety Given Way to Fasting and
YeataiWtiy was Ash, Wednesday and
the bogrnrning of 'the' Lenten 'season,
'which wi'M last until Easter Sundaly,
falling u>n April 10. Dew.itionul servieles
appropriate to the occasion wet<e he>ld
at St. Paul's (Episcopal artel St. Vincen t's
Catholic churches yesterdBy morning.
'Lent, since ft is dep>:tntien't up, in Kast
en. Is a movable feast, and continues
ifoilty days, the forty days .being symibol
k-al of Christ's fasting. The custom
dates back seventeen centuries, and,
whi'lv osl>erved' in a general .wuy toy the
entire Christian i-hureh, i-t is particular?
ly a fea'ture of the Protestant Episco?
pal and ltoman Catholic, denominations.
TherM six! Sundays, Ibut none of
these is considered a part of Lent, as the
Su'btet'h is a day of rejoicing, and' iwt
one of fasting. Th.r last seventh day is
Palm SunUay, and thfe one immediately
preced'in'g- thttlt Possion Sunday.
|A custitim that is gradually dying out
is that of burning on Ash Wednesday
the patmsd??tribu'ted the previous /year,
and the s,prink'ling of th'eir ashes on th?
head' o'f t he congregations. The iweai ^
ing of .i cross is now taking 'its place.
UVKKVING THE GOVKRNHENT.
No Uusli at the Shipyard Due to the
Tlie war scare in this city has ni t
died out, as is evidelicet' ,l>y the rumors
'that Veci.?vr. crunient at imtfervals.
One of the 'last rcipotlts is -that] the
government has sent "hurry-up" orders
to the "Newport '.News Shiii-ll>uitUdr.ig and
Dry Dock Corn,: at.'., to push to comple?
tion the itiMVe bat.'.esh.ps now 'building
h-.re. This iieport is uuti i/ndedL As ii
matter of fact, the .company is hurryfr.g
tlie government, for there has .'iH-en. de?
lay in 'fuit'nishit.'g the armor plates for
the Illinois aii i< it impedes the w rk to
some. xt-.-n't. It is to the interest ..f the
(i mpany to finish, the work on the war?
ships as soon as possible. The .work on
the fighting mac-bin .s is progressing u:t
a rapid rate, 3rut thete is no undue has' e
on account of the pending crisis. As
?was stated 'in th se columns recen-Wy. in
ease or an emergency the Kentucky and
Kearsarge couJli'ibe ci n ipleted und ready
ti - g? Into service in six months.
Another rumor that has ,b> en afloat is
that Naval Consta luctor J- J. Woodward
reeeiwU, orders from, the navy depart?
ment a d.ty or so ago t, ?? keep a vigilant
iwa'tch on the vessels under i.i urse of
cor.Ktru.fi on and not to perm It strang.l-'s
to go alioard an'y of them. This is an
o1U order issuid. o year ago and has al?
ways 'Ween, enforevd.
HEAVY DYNAMITE EXPLOSION*.
About 1,400 Pound* Exploded in the Hold
<?r tlie IVyanoke.
Two largo charges of dynamite were
exploded to tin- hold of the sunken
stetaimer Wytainolce yesterday.
The first charge fired was about Hev?
en 'hundred pounds <if dynamite, and
the force of the explosion shook it. greait
many of the bouses on West averuue.
It .was ?et off ia;t 12:30 o'clock. A sec
onlj btii-t flo-Howed ait 1:30. whiieh Was
nearly as heavy as t?te first.
The wreck is pretty well hrolcen up
how, and ihe malst, which lias stood
thuwugih all tlhte explMStons,wtMl rurobubly
go up trodtay, as the work of blasting
bias- nearly reached the foot of it.
The Housing debris which can be seen
Crom 'the beach is tihe wooden deck
flooring that bias been blown from the
The explosion- ?bat took place yes
terdlay at noon sonic a large body of wa?
ter at leawt 125 f*<et imito the- tfr. It
was one of the pi-ettiest sights ever
witnessed in this eiity.
The work of removing iflhte wrwk will
be fiinlilshed by aibout the fin-'t of June.
MAY ESTABLISH A SUMMER RESORT.
It is Reporte? That the C. S O. Will Build
a Hotel at Pig's Point.
Work on -the Pig's Point and Newport
News railroad is at present at a stand?
still aind thereby hangs a bale.
The latest story in connection with
this road is that the Chesa.pea.ke &
Ohio "railroad will operate t:he big resort
at PHg's Point and have connection .with
thmt p.>int by ferry from this city.
Knough work has been done on tihe
road for the company to hold its char?
ter and interesting developments tare
now being awaited by the officers.
The Legislattuire has passed a bill per
nsJttlimg t,he erection of a wharf and
si?iml>?it landing on the pr\>perty a't
Pig's Point and everything is now in
readiness to go ahead as soon as the
dean bet ween- tihe officers and the Chesta
pealce & Ohio iK closed.
It is now undersltood that the whole
prodect was put on fcnut by tihe pn>p
erty owmeirs along the m>ute, wibtih .the
understandiing tthat the Chesapeake &
Ohio would continue the work to com- i
It is understood ihhiait the Chesapeake
& Ohio c??nbemplaites erecting a hand?
some hotel and running an up-to-date
summer iand excursion resort.
It its als? saiid in this connection tihat
the 'Ohesapeake & Ohio will now aban?
don the idea of bidding for the Ocean
View 'property <ait the Norfolk & West?
ern state nex t month.
Deeds were recorded yesterdoy as fol?
T. J. Banham to T. W. Judkins; re
J. G. Wilson et ux to T. W. Judkins:
G. T. ITzzell 'to M. A. Mesic; correc
Wise, or otherwise? The newspapers
have published information in regard
to the importance of Newport News in
case of war. and have shown 'how easily
Spain could get in and knock us to
pieces. -However, there will be no war
and more important just now is the in?
formation that building material, cof
I Sns and caskets can be gotten at reas
1 onalble rates at Twen'ty-siventn street
and Roianoke avenue. Phone 2873. W.
H. K. 'Holt. ?
Deposit your olothes money with us.
It will pay you good interest.
WOODWARD & WOMBLE.
Men may come and men may go, but
we are here to sta'- and sell building
material and furnish coffins, caskets
and undertaker's services right. W.
H. K. Holt. Twenty-seventh street and
Roanoke avenue. Phone 2873.
Call; iif you can't call
'Phone; if you can't 'phone
Write; -it you can't write
Send some one to;
27th street (car :dne) and Roonoke ave?
nue when you want good undertakers'
senrites. Phone No. 2873.
I fe!6 tu-tn-rsa-tf.
TWO PLAY HOUSES
Mr. F. F. Finch Says He in?
tends to Buiid a Theatre
THAT WILL COST $40,000.
Other Parties Negotiating for a Site on
Whin, to Erect an Opera House.
All Kniit to Mean
From present dhduc?Moh? it looks as
if Newport News- will have two oi>era
It .was rumored around the city yes?
terday tihat Mr. F. F. Finch intended
to build a itheaiteir on his property aa
?the Conner of Thirtieth street und
iSome da.ys ago the work of exco
rating this Conner tend was commenced
and there were all sorts of speculations
as .to what 'Mr. inch projK-wd to put up
on the site.
A Daily Press reporter interviewed Mr.
Finch last night and from him learned
tihijlt .together with several northern
capitalists he intended to ibuTM! o play
house >n the corner property thu.t would
cost between forty and fifty thousand
dullairs. 'Mr. Finch says the plains are
now being made and thu-t the building
will be completed by next October.
Mr. Finch further stated that be was
In eomimuniicationi with Mr. Thomas G.
Leath, of Richmond, and he bad asked
that gentleman to uake 'Che management
of the house.
The house will be 'built. Hin the moi-t
modeirn plans and will have a seatiitng
capacity of about twelve or fourteen
From Mr. Finch's account there is no
doubting the fact -tthat he means busi?
ness aind will surely give Newport News
an up-to-date theatre.
This inf.'-rmativ.n will occasion some
Interest in view -of the fact that Judge
Sims, of Louisa county, has announced
his initeir.'tion of putting up a 'large thoa
ere on the Low property between the
Citizens and Mar line and Fin-'t Nafioniall
.banks, in case che deal fur the land cam
be closed. It has been stated on good
authority rivet Judge Sims will certain?
ly erecit a play house in tiW's city. A gen?
tleman who is-thought'to be well posted
in regain! to Judge Sims' plans said last
night that he understood that the the.v
itre would be erected aind 'that it would
be built as was reported. This means
than an eighty thorn-and dollar house
may be constructed in this city by
Judge Sims and a forty thousand dollar
structure by Mr. Finch. Both parties
seem to bein earnest.
Marriage in East End.
The marriage of Mi-is Rosa Lee
Haynes and Mr. Aiexia.nid.fr Kien took
place in Eaist End Tuesday night at
t'^e"residence of the groom's bnoitiher.
Rev. Thomas J. Ma-cKay performed the
The madid of heinor was Miss Effle
Rocks and iMr. Haairy Milter was been
mtan. Lillian OrphCtv and Harry Ste?
venson were the flower bearers for the
Is Out of Dancer.
'Miss Ida Holmes, the 13-year-old girl
who drank the contents of a bottle of
carbolic acid Sun-day night, is now out
-if all danger and is getting along nice?
There is now no fear of fatal after
effects. The girl will be able to be out
in a few days.
City Clerk Massie Issued building per?
mits yesterday as follows:
M. Meyihir, one-story frame house,
metal roof, on Twenty-third street be?
tween Warwick and JenVrsm avenues.
R. IMillo, iuwo-story fram? house,
wood roof. Thirty-fifth street, batween
Washington and Lafayette avenue.
^IM. H. Lash, three-story addition to
la&are ofl Washington avenue.
The Newport Xetvs -Medical Society
held an interesting meeting Tuesday
nisht in the rooms over S hmeiz 'Bros.'
The juape-r of the evening was read by
Dr. Warriner, who UN.k as his subject.
"Hypertrophy of -the Prostate Gland."
Dr. VaindersHoe was accepted as a
member of the society.
At 'the next meeting of the society,
two weeks hence, -Dr. Murray will read
a .pa-ik-r on the subject, "Causes of Tu?
A Religious Paper.
"Our Church Herald" is the name of
a new small four-page paper, published
in the interest of -the Second Bajytist
church. Bast End. It contains interest?
ing notes about the church services and
members of the congregation, also con?
siderable general religious matter.
Attended the Convention.
Mr. J. A. (Willett, cashier of the F'rst
National Bank, and T. F. Causey,
of Schmelz Bros., bankers wire the
only representatives of the banking :n
stitu'iions of this city 'Who attended the
convention of Virginia. Bankers in
.Mr. Will'ett was re-eleated one c-f 'lie
v,ce-presidents of the association and
Mir. G. A. Schmelz was re-elecUd to
membership on the- ci .remittee or; bank?
ing and- jurisprudence.
Police < curt.
The following cases were disposed of
in the Police C. tirt yesterday morning:
Silvas Rowlett (colored), disorderly;
wairnan t withdiraiw.n.
Lucius Sterling, Charles Lawson, Jas.
Vaughan. George Lowe, Richard Ellis,
WilMaim Coles, drunk; each fined J2 and
Alice Lockett (colored), assault; dis?
William Lee (colored), disorderly;
fined $3 and costs.
Cascarets stimulate liver,ki-Jneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
We are prepared to do all kind of re?
pairing, dying, cleaning and pressing
in first class manner and at low prices.
Virginia Steam Cleaning and. Dye
?Works, John Austrian, Prop., 3105
A Happy Woman
Is tha housekeeper who buys her coal
and wood from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Ja 14 tf
Wood delivered in any part of the
city for 90 cents iper load, cash. M. S.
Warren, 445 Twenty-ninth street.
Phone 2616 fe6-2m.
Cargo of M. J. Grove's .No, 1 Wash?
ington Lime, Brick Lime, Plaster and
Genuine Portland Cement. Will meet all
j fair competition in prices. W. H. K.
I HOLT. Phone No. 2873.
CITY NEWS INBKIKK
Mr. a: U Mrs. W. M. Taylor returned
yesterday nn.-nlng' from an extended
wetdldlng' t> it- of northern cities.
Two sons of Assistant Superintendent
George EX Clark, of the shipyard, ure
critically i 1 at their borne on Th irty -
rourtli street, between Washington and
A manriidige license "?1013 issued yes?
terday to CalladoTiiila Bland and James
Chandler, of Newport Nera Botih jvair
ties aire colored.
Sheriff N. C. Watte, Of Augusta coun?
ty, arrived in tine city yapteirday on bus?
iness connected with the mew telephone
Captain J,,hin McQuaild, of Washimg
tom. is in the city, and will remain sev
'Miss Lee G. 0>?>k will address a meet?
ing of tbe Y. W. C. T. C, to be beld
this evening, at the Wasihiin'gttrai'Avenue
?Mr. 'Walter W. Humphreys is the
giu-st of Mr. Thomas Dickson.
. Mr. and Mrs. Walter d>a!ton sire vis?
iting relatives in Philadelphia.
(Misses Mami- and Annie ILee left Tues
dey night for a visit to rrrends in Balti?
Mrs. Ixr. Joseph Charles will give a
reception this evening in hi mor of
her guest. Miss Marion Lloyd Fisher, j
A live pigeon shoot will be beld at
Pi int Breeze this afternoon, ut which
160 live birds will be used.
Secretary C. C. Kent and the other
delegates to the Y. iM. C. A. State Con?
vention recently beld at Lynchburg,
teturneti to the city yesterday morr..'mg.
Mr. George W. Gwytuie is cnitieal'ly
ill at his boarding bouse on Twenty
six til street, in the East End. He has
been suffering with grip for some time.
The two montihs old child of Mr. and
Mrs. Farm,ir .is critically ill wit'h pneu?
monia at the residence of its parents,
on Thirty-third street. East End, and
slight hope of its recovery is enter?
.Mr. Cyrus Peirce, of Philadelphia,
was in the city Tuesday for the pur?
pose of obtaining informa'tiion about
the issuance of the bonds for public
improvements. He 'represents the Pvun
Mutal Life Insurance Company, of
iMr. W. C. Smitlh, of Richmond, is vis?
iting luis swin, 'Dr. Howard M. Smith.
Mr. Smith is a manufacturer and dealer
in high grade carriage and contemplates
esitabliishi'nig u large factory here.in the
event he can secure proper induce?
ments. ;; -* .*
This afternoon at 3 o'clock the ladies
who will take part in the Pair which
the local Icsi'ge of Elks wl'.l give at the
Casino the first week after Lent will
meet at Johnson's Opera H< use.
Mr. Ward R. Scull, whose home is on
Twenty-seventh street, broke his right
leg yestenday afuraaon: in L. R. Bed
ling & Co.'s store on -.Twenty-eighth
street. The accident was cuused thy a
stove falling on him.
V terday a'ftenmoloai tihe jury sitting
in the case of C. L. Harris, the colored
justice of the pealce : for the Second
ward, charged with miilfeasance and
misfeasance in onlce, brought in a ver
dict uf .not guilty. Attorney C. Ayler:
As h by made an eloquent speech in be?
half of Harrie.
Kills Four Men Before He Ts Over?
LINCOLN". NEB., Fab. 23,?'A special
from Alma, thecounty seat of Ha: Ian
"Ward has just been received fr m
.Mascot, this count'}', that Thomas Ford,
who last week cut the throat of his
bil 't'hfr-?n-law.eseaped from ju.il today
and killed four men beifore he cou'Jl bi
overpowered. There is intense excite?
ment here and tihe sheriff has left for
A'ltma is not a night telegraph office
an.l further details cannot be obtained'.
P.IG FIRE AT WAYNESBORO, VA.
RICHMOND. VA.. Feb. 23.?News
.revii-hen here .tonight that 'the Fry block
at WlaymesboiM, Augusta county, in
eluding tbe opera house. Masonic lodge
1-. wits and s?-veial stores, was .l..s;ioy,-,i
by tire today. Loss not stated. Little
WAR IS IMM'IINEINT.
(COLON, CtWJIIMlBTA, Feb. 23.?Ad?
vices Crom Port Linron today announce
that war is imminent between Costa
Rica and INieoragua. This grows out of
the fact that Costa Rica allowed' 'Nica
raguan r.'bels to cross the frontier. The
iNiearaguan government bos since driv?
en them back into Costa Rica. The
British cruiser Cordelia sai.ed for Port
Limon \-n Monday.
LYNCHING BEB IN KBNTCCKY.
PADU'CAH, KY., Felb. 23.?'Richard
A'l.en nnl Tom Holmea were lynched
at Maysville, Ky? tonight. ?Allen_robbed
a house and Holmes killed his wife six
R'EMAIIiNS OF MISS WTLLARiD.
CHICAGO, Felb. 23.?The remains of
Miss Frances E. Wii'land, late ptesUdemt
of the World's W. C. T. U., lay in
state at Willarj: Hall in "the Woman's
Teni.t le from noon tili 5 o'elciek this af?
ternoon. Thousands of people viewed
the remains '.iHiring that time. At 5:30
the casket was escorted to "Rest Cot?
tage." Evanston, Miss Wi'ltard's home.
Students at Northwestern University
acted, as a guard of honor and as pell
Tomorrow morning at 9 o'OIock pri?
vate services will i>e held at "Rest Cot?
tage." The body will 'be taken to tbe
First Methodist crunch oif Evanston,
where the lost tribute will be paid t - the
dead temperance leader. The inuerm.nt
will take pa e at Rose Hill ?emetery.
BLEW HER iFATHJEtJVS HEAD OF1F.
N EB RIA SEiA CITY, NEB. Feb. 23.?
Mary Kutwitsky, a sewnteen-yeatr-o'Jl
girl, tcday blew her father's head off
with a shotgun while he was asleep.
Ti-.e father came home 'd'runk and
chased the family out of the hous<r with
a lumber knife and thueatened to kill
them. He was finally pacified andi in?
duced to go itto bed. It Iis supposed that
terror from fitequ-nt occurrences of this
kind drove the giri insane. She has
HART GOES TO THE "PEN."
PHILADELPHIA. Fob 23.?John P.
Hatt, president of ifi-i JTart Steamship
Company, <was today taken to the East?
ern: penitentiary to verve tbe sentence
imposed upon him a /ear ago by Judge
?Buth-n in the UnRed States district
? curt. Hart was at tint time convicted
of aiding a Cuban filtivustering expedi?
tion on the steamer Lauralia and was
sentenced to an imprisonment of two
years and to pay a fine of $500 and the
costs of the trial. An aipipeal was taken
to tihe United1 States court o>f appeals,
but the appellate court confirmed the
finding of the lower tribunal.
Just try a 10c. box of Cascaret?, the
finest liver and bowel regulator ever
made. ' ?
Mail From Key West Starts j
NOTHING BUT THEORIES
The Curt i>f Inquiry Proceeds With the
Examination of Witnesses. Pre?
paring to Halse tlie
WASHINGTON. Feb. 23.?The arrival
of a mal.1 In Washington from Key
West this afternoon, bringing several
private ratters from naval officers taitie
ly attached to the Maine caused a wave
of excitement ait the departments aind
the cap.lt?.il, for there were all sorts of
rumors at? to the eontenVs of the le'tte-rs,
very Sew of which rumors an. ixvint of
fact had any sound basis. The only
feature so Bar ats could be discovered of
real importance as tbno-wiavg light on
the cause or the explosion, contained in
the let-tens-, wiaa the statement that the
two aft'iHr boilers- in the after boiler
space were all of the eight boiiers of
the Maine that were under steam at I
the time of the -expI.xs.Un. This foot I
Lad la negaitiive value, for it disposed at
once of the theory thttt a.ny exploding |
boiler had caused the wreck. The ex?
perts ail say that' by no possibility
could tihe after bo-'Cer explosion havs
wrecked the fore part of the IMaiine aind
left the af-x-ir-part almost u rub arm? d.
Much Jml.eresit was shown in u. dis
patcih -received shortly after :i o'elo
ftvwn Admi.-tal Siea'rd, giving the r.
o- ..vniiHi'ttiori' of i 'la.j rain- Saim-inson.
the court of inquiry, as to the .raising of I
the wreck. Tine view of naval officers I
was t'huit Cap-lath Sampson and his ei
eoeiates were giving this advice neat :us I
a court, but als ofllecrB in a potsitiion to
speak ias to the m-. tiioiis to 'Im- adopted
for raOsi'.ng the Maii'ne. Various Iroter
pra'tat'lona were put on the expression
"forward half completely destroyed."
This was .regarded 'as a partial dorifir- |
ma'tion of the theory that the forworn!
magazine h'.t.i exploded.as .that is one of
the in st importao. portions of the for?
ward half of.the ship. At the ?atii.
time i't wais held by some naival au
iihoriialitis tha t the destruction of'the for?
ward half of 'the srtvrp did not necessari?
ly mtit:in that the forward magazine
had exploded, as this might slt.ill be .in?
tact, although part of the genera!
wmecka-ge. In the absence of am explic?
it sia'tement as to the forward maga?
zine there w as 1a. disposition not .to ac
cept amy implied statement as to its de
Captain Sampson's -reeo-mmendolt.ion
that a cotnlbnatot be made with the .best
equipped wrecking company, to remove
material and lift the ship without de
luy, was in lime with the action alrealdy
taken in cliisr.n'.g a c-einlt-raet with the two I
la-rgeeit wrecking concerns .in the court- I
try. by which their combined facilities
wil'1! beat tlre-se-r-vice of the government.
The contract contains- a clause binding
?the w-reckens- to use their utmost' ef?
forts to expediitle 'the work, so that the J
depairtment feels that everything hau |
been done to carry Out the views ex?
pressed by Captain Sampson. A clause
of the contract itemizes the amounts |
.to be paid for each branch of work,
viz.: Wrecking tug Underwriter, $1501
per day: wrecking steamer Jones. $20(1;
lighter Seymour, $75: derrick chief, $7?;
barge Low?- Star. $50; wrecking .tug ]
Rlight Arm. $200; w-reckmaster, $15
wivekers, $1.50 each; diivers, $:in each.
Evidently the president of tlie court |
of ino.ui.ry is fearful of the effect upon
the public of ili-judged attempts to ac
count for the destruction of the Maine
for this afternoon he 'teiegrta.phed Sec
netairy Long, doubtless having in mind
"Havana, iFVb. 23.?Any reported in?
terviews with divers untrue. (Every
precaution has beem taken. Officer al?
This brief statement dieP-?ses of all the
allegations than ha ve been mauiie pro |
and eon as to the blowing up of the for?
The v)fficers here are still thinking of |
Cap-tain Sigsibee's request of yet;-terday
to be furnished with the plans of the
Maine's section' through the magu-zines I
and coal bunker pockets. The .reference
?to -the latter is particularly interesting, |
and leads' to a desire to be -Informed on
the exact quantity and quality of the
coal supply a.t *he time of the explos?
ion. It is said tihiat these pocket bunk?
ers are namely emptied, being designed
ai- much for the proteetiV>n of the ship
against gun shots as for capacity to
hold eoail. One expert said that these
bunkers in his own experience have not
been' emptied In months. Ail of these
have to do -wOtlh the spontaneous com?
bustion theory, as the hunkers abut on
the magazines and might have set off j
even the safe 'brown- powder, if the lat?
ter were exposed- to a degree of heat
above t-ix-hundred degrees for tSome
time. The request besides may show
that Captain Sigsbee is not yet satis?
fied as to the cause of tlie explosfon,
not withstanding the expressions itiha* I
have .been attributed to him by author- [
One of the private letters .received
here today, in speaking of the disaster, |
says it wias all over in five minute
The -writer was ashore and beard the
?noise. Hi^ hastily took a boat Bind ]
start-eel for the Maine, arriving their*
about twenty-five minutes. Then
was quiet and smooth and in fact, as I
he said, in five minutes after the blast j
? the -Maine was' in about her present
com lit loin.
Some i;olicJitude was expressed alt the j
Nuvy Department over -the report of
Admiral Sicard's health. -It its ss
Wowever, nhat there was no occasion fori
relieving him mow; that 'tihe flagship j
>Iew York is not 'to leave Key West,
?and even if ?he could Captain Samp- I
son or Captain Taylor can assume
charge of the squadron while the admi?
ral lakes the two weeks' leave to recu- |
penate from his malarial fever, which
he was about to enjoy when he volunta?
rily .returned to has place.
? formal order was maxie out this
afternoon for Lieutenant Commander
IVainwright to take station alt Havana
and look after the government's inter
?ests while the work of raising the
Maine progressed. It has been arranged
.hat he shall be subsisted on b u.'-d of
the wrecking steamers. The big double
turn f.-.l monitor Terror remains under
orders to stay at Hampton Roads until
fin tlier notice. It is likely that .-he will
be .-. lit tto take the place of the Ma;n
in the No-th Atlantic. Squadron, if not
needed elsewhere immediately. The
otlicials. however, are loath to encum?
ber the battleships and 'speedier craft
with the Terror, as she might retard
the execution of manoeuvres.
HAVANA, Feb. 23.?The United
States court of inquiry into the loss of
the Maine met this morning at 10
o'clock, and examined Dr. Honeberger.
Paymaster Ray, and Chief .Engineer
Howell, of the .battleship. There was- a
recess ordered at noon, and it lasted
until 1:30 P. M. .Several! witnesses,
whose names are not now obtainable,
-were exuimtned during the af ternoon.
Another visit waa made to tine wreck
by 'Captain Sampson, president of ibe
Tlhie captain stays ho has mo Idea of the
length of tun? tihe court will remain in
session here. It ail depends upon the
iueslimony and new features requiring
further tavtestigationi may develop at
O&pta'n Sampson added that soomvr
ot later, every survivor of the 'Maine
will be exuMnitwed by the court, which
seems t,> imply that sessions for that
purpose will be held at Key West.
Although tthile information is meagre,
it is absolutely all Cap data Sampson
will give to the press. The corr.spoind
emt of the Associated Press sees bim by
appointment 'twice daily, but there 'is a
rigid rule to observe silence unitdl Wie
(acts in the case ihave developed
Chrouglh the lyestSimlomiy presented.
The Itigtht Arm. of the Merritt &
Chapman DenrBck & Wrecking Com?
pany, is moored about 200 yards Gnom
.be pu p ,,r the Main'e. The wrecking
tug looks ixnverful enough to move a
moumlttttn. yet it is reported that she is
niJt supplied1, owing to .her bu pried de?
parture for this port, with all tihe ap?
paratus site needs for the work which
is before her.
Captain McGeo, the commander of the
'Right A,rm% has reported to Captain
Sigsbee, as ordered by 'tihe fMarvy De
parementt, and w ill act under Captain
SigbecV' orders, wihieb are not yet for?
mulated, or at least, are not made
A strong wind today made the harbor
rough and added to tbe diltncul't?es of
the divers, as tbe electric lights are
worked from a battery on board the
lighthouse .under 'Mangrove, 200 yaivls
HAVANA, Feb. 23.?The tug Right
Arm. belonging to tihe Mcrri'tt-Chap
man Wrecking Oomptainy, with addition -
tLl drivers and apparatus, arrived here
litis monni/mg. The wounded are doing
well. Tin- olivette may take two bod
lies to tihe United Statues 'Units afternoon.
The lideinitlilty of t he corpse is not known
It ii- reported bhlatt five bxHlios, prob?
ably of litx-mem. were found under tihe
hatch leading to tthe fire room itoday,
the wettlliheir its .much cooler, the wind is
high, 'ami a. inot'Uher is t'liivaiMied.
-A.-ii Wednesday is passing very
quVtly. The churches were crowded
with people, and tbe lashes of forty
Jesuit Fathers, w'hk-.h bad been collect?
ed, ?vre 'huiried in a tomb in tihe cem?
etery of Columbus. Thousands of the
betit people were present at the cere?
mony. Those engaged in examining tile
wreck of rhe ba t't losthip 'Maine hope to?
day to settle tbe question deliniiitely as
to whether 't he lO-'Wcih miagazine on tihe
eiliairbaard side forward blew up.
It is suggi s:te<1 'that the public should
bear 'm mind 'that a .warship is mot
easier to get about in. even when afloat.,
and the difficulties are itherefore much
greater when such a ship tie wrecked
and under the water. This accounts
for live slownests O'f the results of the
d'i veins' work.
iM'iss Clara Barton, president of tbe
Red Gross Society in the United States,
Is actively engaged In the relief work,
and system now prevails where "lack
of i't was formerly.
?BOSTON, Feb. 23.?The crew of tthe
Underwriter worked! bard all day in
getting aboard stores, and late this af
jtettnooin tbe tug left for New York.
She -will leave New York Friday after
j nitron and' it is expected she will reach
Havana." ai?fimti next Wednesday.
'Her crew wGll "eoifiKist ,,of seventeen
?WASHINOTOlN. Feb. 23.?Ueprei-^err
?t'.ii.iv.. Barrett, of Massachusetts, baa
int'rod'uced a resolution allowing the na?
val afTtaiiirs comnittttiee t? Incorporaitle in
tbe naval appropriation bill a provision
for an appropriat'tori mot to ex<teed
$5,735,000 for new dry docks, or extern -
Siems -to existing -ones alt (Boston, New
York. Norfolk. Porst Royal. New Or?
leans aind 'Mare Island, Oalifomiia.
NIORFODK VA.. Feb. 23.?Although
reported ready for s>ea at noon today,
the in nitor Term?r is still lying at tihe
dock await Eng 'ordert-. She will mot
loi.v? tonight, possibly not -for some
days. It is the cthange in five Vizeatya's
pllalns 'tihaj litis resulted in a Change of j
tlho?<e of 'Uhe Tonror. The torpedo boat
iWlineloW will be ready for sea by 'Mon?
day, and the Foot,- in a week.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23.?The MS
cb'.Us has stilled from 'Funcbal, tMadv&ra.
for Norfolk, returning from a long tour
tin the Atlantic station.
N 1CW* YORK, 'Feb. 23.?Major General
Mfr.ri'.it. ctomimtamder 'of tbe deportmenlt
of tine Etalitt. left Ihm lay f- r tun inspection
of th'e d'efenste on the Atlantic ootau't
Ei mth of New York. 'His route is under -
?-"?i i di to include Aitlanta. New Orleans,
"Mobile, Pfinsaoola and Savtamnaih, tb'ose
o'ties bevirig visited tin the order named.
ThipaugW one of bis aides the general
umnOum-eed ?halt his 'trip was his regular
'annual inspection which he Inlaid .had in
coni'ieir.phi'tiom tor about two months.
INiBW YORlK. Feb. 23.?Sensational
reports that tbe Vizcaya's officers had
ordened 'that dual be taken aboard in
HiBS'je, and that men be kept at work
day an<i night ihv tbis Service were au
tibtrn'tlvely denlied today.
On itlhe con'tirary, mo nwre diilspait ch bias
?btJen used in coaliim.g tihtan is usuai. and
no effort will be made to complete the
loadiing of the amount required by tbe
Vrzeayia before tomorrow.
It was learned at the Spanisih con?
sulate tlhtatt Captain iBulalte bad re?
ceived nk> ?ililing orders. 'He was or?
dered, before leaving Uns Pal mat*, to
spend '<>n week in Amenioan 'waiters, be
f,.?,? staiiliing tar HaMainta-. and since huiiS
.received no iinsnructions a unflictitng with
VAId.lCJO, CAE., Feb. 23.?Th'ore are
now ait the Ma're Island navy yards the
'i 'biairlestom, Yorlctowont, Pbitaidtelphia,
Hartford and Adams. A number of me
cthatnies who hlave been at IPont Orcih
ard. have returned and will asstist in
ruethiitng ti > comptetion the repain, to 'the
vuifious s'ini'ps at Uhe yardls.
NE3W YORK. Fe1>. 23.?<L?te tonight
tbe wrecking ste'amibo?t T. J. 'Merritt,
with the barge Fred It. Sharp, ".eft New
York for the scene of the Maine disaster
in Havana harbor. These boats are
cm-ned by the Menritt & Chapman 'Der?
rick and Wrecking Company, which has
secured the contract to raise the battle
Forty men. exclusive ..f Ithe officers,
constitute the wieckir.ig crew and a
larg- quantify' of paraphernalia was
taken along, ev rything having been
tested before it was placed aboard.
Captain Wolc-ft s.iid tonight just l>e
fore his 'departure that be expected to
maintain a speed of 9% knots from San>
dy Hook to Havana. (He c tiki do no
bettor than that witib the heavily laden
barge in tow. He had' no dOutbt of his
ability to reach port in safety.
HAVANA, (VTA 'KEY Wi-IST. FDA.).
'Feb. 23.?The situation. Which may be
Chanu'-d at any imomvnt by fresh dis
coVeri.'S. may be summed up. when
Ithfls ?'sptaitdh is sent tbis a>fterrAH?r,
substantially oe? followi-t
"The divers baving dliscovetred oases
Of brown hexag1..mal powder for tihe
ID-inch guns uin&xploded', and believing
a'so tlhat .'it-bers uniex ploded will be
f, und Sn the lO-inob magazti'ne on the
starboard sidle forward, the conviction
grows that this magazine diid not blow
up. If this be so, and many have An?
sisted, from the 'first that it is. fuirtiher
conviction forced that 'tihe expk?s>ii,i,n:
wihich wrrecketl tbe Maine came from
the outside on the part .bow.
"As previously wired the main .pirtiooi
(Continued on Fourth Pace.)
State Solons Rushing to Fin?
The BIU Providing for Them I.efoated In
the Senate. Very Little Show
for Immediate Re?
(Special to tihe 'Daily Press >
RICHIMOJTO, VA.. Peb 2S.^tU w.
isvatune Us now_ gmppktag wMl ,the ?*_
Stir aind more important Mils yet to be
dlispcvsed of. htaivlms cleared its ?Se?S
da.i-s of more ?Saint a hundred pension
and .relief art unimportant .local bills.
I he Senate began its work today .by
sending the Ba-nkadlaJe Senatorial pri?
mary tail to Its doom, defeating- the
prop.Oisu-Molr, by a vote of 25 to 10. The
Reddy bill, offered in the House with
the same object in, view, will now be
?ismitssed when tt eom'es up on the cal?
endar. The Withers" com-titutionaa oom
vewiuon bill now up as the special or?
der nn the .Senate will hardly pass, tout
stands a better chance of enactment
n?>w than it did o fortnight ago. There
have bean introduced in both Houses
ait Wast a dozen Joint resolutions pro?
posing to turnend the constaitutNm im va?
rious sections, -ail aiming alt economy
?1 the administration of the .State gov?
ernment. The must important of these
in the series of .b..l Is seeking to reorganize
the Judiciary by the substiitubioa of ju
d.-.-iul dO.-i.tiidc counts for county and
circuit courts. The fate of these Joint
neianlutiions is very doubtful, but even
if they betadoptetd it will be from 4 to 6
years before such amendments to itihe
eoiiL-t: ituciotv can be ratified and made
The House committee on asylums and
prisons today reiMi-rted adversely the
Senate bill appsroprlajting $100,000 for the
erection of an addition to the peniten?
tiary, and there ?s- little doubt that the
?House will endorse the action of its
committee. Complicated with this bill is
the question' of leasing convicts to a
sugar beet scheme, and the matter of
?::;>po.pp:a'ting $25.000 for the purchase
of 1,000 acres of land in Goochland
county to be used as a penitentiary
flarm. The passage of the last .bill .will
merely have1 the effect of making such
farm purchase cuscreMonairy with the
pe.niteintiairy board. "What disposition
will be made of the imperative question
of relieving 'the overcrowded, condition
of the peniteh'tPJary -Is yet very unceir
itlailn. 'Even if the House adopts a plan
the Senate must recede from its action.
:.n appropriating $100,000 for the peniten?
Thel House todaiy, after brief diiscus
S'l'i.n, passed the Waltfldins bill prohibit
.'.mg tihe bringing aind selling of futures,
or otherwise dtaJOng in what is knlor.vn
as futures, by declaring suoh tramsac
tiion gambling. The bill which aims to
albciUth coimmi-ision houses, popularly
known as bucket ishops, was practically
u,m:.pposed. It now goes to the Senate,
where it will doubtless be opposed.
The House was engaged in' discussing
l^ie Parker bill to prevent railroad..and
ether -'er^nhiportalUlon companies from
making unjust diliscniminalt'ions against
the 'people of Virginia, in favor of
through fit-eights, when it adjourned
for the afternoon recess today;--The
bill is strenuously oppesed by many
members, .who contend that 'its effect
would be to prevent competition In
rall'es and ail special excursion rates.
Its defeat is assured.
In the Senate tod' iy Mr. Wickham, of
Ha'nover, chairman of the finance com?
mittee, offered a bill creating a consti?
tutional commi-SKion, in line with the
recom mendoit'lmms of the Governor, the
duty of staid commission being to 1m
vestigate and report a plan of conscBtu
t'.'.'.nal ?vW? in the diteetion of econ
my. The bill was made a special order
The Senate today passed a bill con?
solidating 'the Richmond and 'Peters?
burg railroad companies at? the Atlan?
tic Coast Line of Virginia. This Is al?
most identical with the bill withdrawn
?in the House yesterday because of aim
amendment making the consolidated!
read- lilalble fur county taxes.
The Senate also patssed the bill ex?
empting newspaper publishers from
payment of a license tax, which 'bill
was engrosi-ed several days ago.
It is now practically conceded that
?Mr. Montcailm Oldham will win to. the
contest for the county judgeship of Ac
comwc Senator LeCalto is out of the
city, but he arid .Delegate Matthews
will tomclrraw confer and make a rec?
ommendation for the position.
There is little doubt but thaio Govern?
or Tyier will veto the bill chartering
the town of rHosslyin. in Alexandria;
county, just aicross the Potomac river
from Washington. The pl'ace is fchte
irendezvous of Washington gaimblera
?and toughs, and' the moral element of
the county a.re strenuously din opposi?
tion to the charter.
The House committee recommends
the removal of the Houdon staute of
Washington from the oapiltpl rotunda
to the new library building by reason
of the great danger of injury to the
work of art .in case of fire to'tine capttol.
The statue is one of the finest pieces
,.f sculpture portraying the great 'Vir?
ginian ever mode, if not the finest.
Common sense vs. Nonsense. Good
ingredients mixed by machinery, oy re
sponsilbJe people^ makes g.Ard paint.
That's comnion sens,-. "Oh. I don't use
ready mixed paints."- Thot's nonsense.
Try Valentine's common lense at 27th
street and Roanoke avenue. Phone No.
2873. fe!5t th-satf.
?Having inventoried our stock we of
*r Per five days the following goods
t greatly reduced prices? -Parlor suits,
edirtototm suits, white eni:*jje!ed bed
cads. sidelioa.tHls, bureaui*JBs*tos. lino
?ums." mattings. Same bargains
l this sale. J. A. Ituxton & Oo.
When you wont building material
Heid your orders until you
Knjciw what the best and lowest in
Hardware, lumber, lath, paints,
oils, string es, m>-Hidings, cement,
lime, plaster, roofing, materials,
tar, tools, stoves and tinware.
Twenty-sevent !>? street' and Roanoke
?tv- nue. PVlone No. 2S73.
IDontt make good crackers. It's the
best of materials worked by the best
obtainable skill 'that makes Fox's
XXXX Square Wafer Putter Crackers,
I the best on the market. feb241t
Drop in the basement of the Citizens
and Marine Bank; you will have no
trouble In finding the seller. Houses and
lots in all sections of the city. Powell
Bros. & King. *eb 8-tt
If you want pictures of any kind or
size see Wagoner, 2-402 Washington av
euue. teb 20-ti.