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VOL III, NO. 66.
THE KENTUCKY PARTY
Governor Bradley and Staff
Will Arrive Today.
A MELANCHOLY INCIDENT
Bottlcm of H'liirilcey to ite Broken on
Sides or the Battle-ship. Local Ar?
rangements Tor the Launch?
(Special Do tine Daily Breiss.)
'LBXl.N?TON, KT.. March 22.?T3e
?fw^en six and seven hundred Kentuek
ia-ns left here on special and regular
trains eve:- the -Chesapeake & Ohio i-aM
way for 'Newport News rivis artenrn?on
to be present at the christening <>' the
battleship Kentucky on Thursday.
There was a sad feature at the occa?
sion by reason of the death of Gover?
nor Bradley's sister. Mrs. Ma.iguret
Scott, at Somerset. Althousrh mis' wois
?it'ti allowed to interfere with the or
raingemen-ts for the christening, it east
a damper over th-evnt.re party, a.nd' wiil
?continue to do so until tin- ceremonies
The special train is called' the "Hoard
?of Trade SpeciaU," and left Louisville
at 2 o'clock this afternoon. It e insNts
of live sleepers, and all of them are full
Jhe Governor and his staff travel on"
tn.s Ir.nn. Ttv>-regular train, which 3efi
here at 9. carries a special Pullman,
with Auditor Stont and other of?
ficers of the board, who are going
ahead to prepare things for the Gover?
nor and his immediate staff.
The ?maid's of Ihonoc are on the special
?train, as is the XaHiidsvi'lle hoard o'
trade. About fifty Lexington pe pie
boai?d the train here, and the Star.
?Woman's Christian Temperance Union
?sent a lot of choice flowers for .Miss
Bradley. Among the maids of honor is
M.ss Castleman, of lAiuisviille. wire
caused such a furore in 'New York on
account of heir great beauty.
?M-tes Bradley and her mother so from
Washington city, wthei-e the young lady
is at school, to Newport News, tomor?
row. Nearly every male K-nitjckian
?2?Sa goes to ?the .ehi-istenins ??,??-.?<.
bottTe of BourlxTri wCvisTtey; and'be will
?break It on the ship's side as She glides
into the water. While the temperance
women are upholding Miss Bradley Iti i
her choice of water, .t'he men are all
in favor of Miss K'ehardson's plan to
christen the ship -with whiskey. Mrs.
Francis 'IS. Beoucihamp. president of the
State Woman's Christian Temperance
Union, said today:
"We are so proud of Miss Bradley.
Just to -think that a y tag girl, as she
is. htis so valia?ntly withstood all tb
pressure that has ix-en brought to bear
against her and still persists in christ?
ening the ship with water. It makes us
older women, wjio have worked1 so
many- years in tire cause of temper
lance, feel that we bay- not labored in
vain. May God 'bless Miss Bradley and
may the launching he a big sue. ess."
.MAKING SOH'BDDUE TTiMK.
lA-SHlAMN-D. ICY., 'Miitrch 22.?Kern
- tueky's "^Etattlesthlp Special" hits two
?ima$5r.f11cenii Ohesupea'ke & Ohio engines
*n fivwi-i of the -nine steepen* and private
ears, and kt niat??j schedule time. It
?reached H-iir.it-iast'tfn on schedule' time
at 9:30 tonight and is due ait 'Newi>ort
Newts tomorrow ait 2 o'clock P. M.
IPR.ESIDENT ORCUTT F.XPECTJ-iJl.
Mir. C. B. Orcutt, president of the
'Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company, is expected to arrive
in the city this morning to complete
the final arrangements. In the after?
noon Mr. Orcutt will go to Obi Poin'i
tw receive Governor W. O. Bradley and
Am Associated Press dispatch from
rWaah-ingrnn last night says:
"President orcutt. of the Newipcirt
News Shll'pbuSlding oml Dry Dock C??m
jiamv. talked -with Secretary 'Lores *<>
dm.v on the plans ot t'he Pautiehirriig of
?the new btatf-t-l-esihllps Kentucky and
tKeaiisarge at ?Newipart News nexi
Thursday. Owing to the eondliitiiVm of
affairs 'here Mr. Lows is -not likely to
alfternd the laanohlng. as Thursday is
the d iy on. which the report of tihe
court of inquiry may be received. For
tbe ?"'a.me reason many o.f -the naivrl
chiefs -who -had boned to see thei? fine
ships glide *nwv the waiter will 'be un?
able to attend the'launching.
"A d-istinsu*-.hed pircy Is to leave
.here temmww nig>ht, however, ine.lud
in.g members of the Senate and .House
naval committees r.d s-ru-h naval olH
ciaTs as are net pressed by t'he present
eme.rgf.nc-y comdCthm*. 'Mr. Ou-iim stated
that the Keursur.se twuld leave -the
waly? at 10 A. 'M. T'lvursdaty imor.nii-ng
iand t'he Kentucky one hour later. .Mrs.
-Herbert -Wins-low. wife of L.eu tetvi n-.
Oo-mm.rn.d Jr 'Winislow. and Mies C*H*s
tme Bradley, da-tighter of Governor
S Bt towky, Hie 'two tad.es
?wbo w-iM ebrl-slen the K.uit^.rrge ?,nd
Ken'tuieky. respect-iveiy. will .i-etc-H New
.port 'News tomiorrcAv. Governor Brad?
ley <amd a party of 300 Kentucky
?w.i'1.1 arrive at t'he sw|rne -t*me 'to do ftt
iTwt -howcr t'o *h* strip which .bears tlfte
mlaTrie of -their staie. After Ha* liunclh
fng an 'hour will be gt-vein to 'inii-peobing
.tlhe shipyard, ???n.c'ludr.ing tihe work on
? t'.he .b'-g battle^Wp IU'mofs. awd later a
eoloation will be served. Mr Oreutt
?pea'ks in the Tr-fTh,^ -rer-in? ?rf <tee mo
?w 'battl??,hips. <rnd slay* ?t? w ?
.pl'inieih ?iey could be made ^fv ^
Ecrv.lee wiitJiin eight .moml?is a.nd pion
eit'ly less-. .
Every preparation is l>e'/ng made for
the double launching tomoicow morn?
ing If Jupiter PluvMts do?s not as.-ert
llrmseif and g'ves Old Sol full sway t
will be a gala day. The shipyard of?
ficials are hopeful that tomorrow will
- an ideal dby. so that there may
not be anything to mar the pleasure of
the crowd or ddract from the ec.at or
fie occasion. Today the flags and other
decoratfcns for the battleships will ur
rive and When the gates are thrown
i pen to the crowd tomorrow morning i
Old Glory-will be floating in the breeze
from the tall military masts a^id the I
decks of the ships.
Incoming trains and coastwise steam- |
era brought many strangers tto the .city
who came to witness the.launch. To?
day hundreds of visitors will arr.ve, but
the largest crowds will' pour in- early
tomorrow monning on t'he special trains
Und steamboats. Richmond will be. well
iretpresenited .at the laiutnich. It is esti?
mated that^everal thousand pewple will
come down tonight and tomorrow. T1*C!
round trip fare has been' fixed at $1.
Governor Tyler -wMl be conspicuous
amtong- the Richmond delegation. This
is the first oecus'/o-n of -the U.ppearanc:
of His Excellency with his staff, and it
is also the first time such a large num?
ber of staff officers will be seen .togeth?
er as the escort of the chief executive
of the Old Dominion, the legislature
at its recent session hav.ng passed a
taw enlurging the staff from seven to
The Young Sfcn's Business Associa?
tion.Twill bringdown about sixty mem?
bers of the organization and tneir la?
dies on a special train. The memibers
of the association will act us the escort
of Mis. Fitzhugh Lee.
Even the city council of .Richmond
will attend. The members will come
down in a special car, bringing with
them the gentlemen who have just ibeeui
nominated by the Democratic jwtrty for
seats in either of the two branches for
the term beginning on July 1 next.
The 'members of the Westmoreland
and Common wealth- Clubs, the best
'known social .organizations in Rich?
mond, have decided to witness the
launching, and Messrs. Virginius New
fun and Ashton Starke, the presidents
id the two organizations, ore at pres?
ent making arrangements to secure a
special train :f possible for the accom?
modation of the merribecs and their la?
The Chesapeake it Ohio will move or*
Iran from Ri<ad street station. Rich?
mond, tomorrow morning at 7:15 o'clock
a-nd another -at S. In addition to these,
the oft-icials say they are ready to run
any number of trains whkh may be
needed to carry the crowds.
The 'Chesapeake & Ohio 'has also ar?
ranged to have two of its passenger
steamers, 'che Plymouth and the Loluise,
leave tb- railway wharf lice shortly
before Id o'clcck a-nd proceed up the
river to a point opposite the shipyard,
wheie the best possible view of tlv
launching can be obtained. It is ex?
pected that- there will not be a foot of
standing room unoccupied t.n the d'-eks
>f these two steamers.
Ini addition bo- the excursion trains
which will run from R*.ihmond. the
Chesapeake & Ohio will also run a spec?
ial train from Clifton Forge to this
?ity. This train wit] leave Clfton Forge
it 11 P. M. Wednesday night, jiast be?
ilud the Washington express, but will
-each Richmond before the latter,
-v'h'.ch always 'loses about two ho'ars at
There will .be a military display to
n'errow morning, cesides the Fourth
tegiment there will b- two cvmpanes
YeYsterday the following order was
eceived from Colonel Hodges:
Headquarters Fourth Virginia Regt.
March 21, IS'J^
)rder Nw. It.
The regiment will parade at Xewport
?Vws on Thursday, the 24th instant,
or the purpose of escorting Governor
lo-ge Tyler, of Virginia, at the launch
as of the battleships Kentucky- and
Companies A. R and E will assem'bio
t t'hu- armory on the above date at T
M.. in service unvferm. with leggings,
nd under c mmanil of Lieutenant Col
nel George W. Taylor, proceed to the
hesapeake & Ohio wharf, to take thv.
Companies c'^?^a-nS'^f: wall report to ;
he commanding officer ak Newport
lews >on aitiivat of the steamer Louise,
ionipanies F. G and I wMl take Sea?
card & Roanoke railroad 'from their
espeetive stations in time to arrive and
lake close conn-ctions with the steam
r Louise, leaving Portsm^.u'Lh at 7:40
Luneh will lie served ot Xewport
lews free of charge.
There wiill be n>>- chavg- for transpor
nion on steamer. Companies from dis
nn,t stations will return, leaving New
ort News at 6 P. M.
?Field and staff, non-ewmmissioned
taff and band will report at h adquar
ers at 7 A. M.
Field and staff officers will procure
heir horse furniture on- Wednesday.
2d. at the armory, between, t ? hours cf
0 A. M. and 12 OL, and will send their
lorses to steam, r Hampton Reads (at
he Old Dominion wharf in Norfolk) a:
:15 A. M.: in Portsm. nth at 6:30 A.
,L, on the morning of the 24th,
Captain A. M. ?iggins. I. of R. P..
s hereby detailed' acting jeginvtnWl
idjutant: Captain P. T. Marye. Cm
:>jiny C. and Lieutenant C. R. Vance,
"ompanv A, acting battalion adjutants,
iy order. COL H. HODGES.
E. YEATlMiAN. Captain and Adju?
FLOWERS FOR M RS. LEE.
Mrs. Fitzhugh Lee will be a con
'pi tieus figure in Newport-News to
noirow .by r.ason of the official iposi
i..n her husband holds as consul s<n
ral ar Havana. Mrs. Lee will .be met
it the statin by committees represent
ng Jifagruder Camp. C. V.. the local
snip of the iSons of Confederate Vet?
erans and the Daughters of the Con
rederacy. and these organ zat* jis will
vresent her with a basket of American
Til.- -nT-a.-M.gers of the Western TLniim
iml Po'stall telegraph offices have made
pe.C'itt! preparationis for tra.rcs.mlititling
press di''3P'!tt-he-s f-.Mrtorro.w. -Local
iews.)?aTrer men will send otit mere; or
ess extended accounts of the Ua-nnieih
mg toaibo'tit fifty papers. wlh.i.le miany of
he lei dir? Journals of the country Will
receive dis.patc-hes from staff corres
^cindents se-ntt here for tlhe occasion
in order to handle the? large number of
?cPiwrfcils" with dispatch, tiln? We.*:em
lln'Vi.n has pjvrvTOed adidilttanal wires
lind detailed two expert opera tons from
mr'h.mv-nd to <w*l Oh* local force
The TVHtal Teapgrtiiph Company Was a
wire .in 'the shipyard offices for the
?'.mvirfwf c.f new-spacer men.
BUSINESS MEN 'MANIFEST ENTER?
At tlhe regular meeting of the P.us
'?nterl? 'Men's Atwffttw h h.-'ld la?it m'gf.it
in the Rraxtem buf'M'i.ng, the business
irons, feted .p-einaCnod to tvi'inorra'w's
great event ,
Fipesfidmvt W. "R. Vest stated that he
hid ?In'tentled to coll a meeting of <t*??
beard' of dir-x-turs? last 'Monday ?night,
but he was called to Richmond by a
?eJlcgva:m. and therefore hail rent d-cne
-I.). He then asked for a- jrerp'o-tt from
?'he ceirromi-t tee appointed to go to
VVaKihOnigto.il in regard to the proposed
'e.-"'Klrii;,'M-n -huvi-ng for its object tire
t.>neolMati:ion of fhe purtu of .Newport
New?, 'Porisni-mth m'.l Norfolk.
Mr 'R. G. Bivkfo'rd. chairman of it8?-w
committee, stated that the mem'bers
arCFie'n't'ed the claims of Newport Ne-ws
'?n Wafhiti-gton. as all knew, and thrar
- m a- recen't trip to Washington, Ihe (had
'i^ard that nothing would be dune with
Hive mniwtevT WH: that the 'bill was wo
-flweeipclng in- its enuetmveinlts, 'as it pm
if.d to ccnU'jUd'ate so many ports,
im.l tlha-t it had met with vloient op
?posii'.Ston. and was ipnawtf-callly dead.
The report of the commiittee wJas ac
csipt?i:l and' a vote of thanks temtdetred
to i;he mietm-bers for the credWalble mo-n
nKir 5n- ?Wi they represented N?"?w
rort News. The see etary was instruct.
!<*!? to extend to the deleigti'tinn the
thian-ks tj>f the aeaTcftatlicn.
Chairman ?'E. 'C. Hiliyer."of the ctttm
mi'iCtee appointed to se^-ure the Oasan*
?Vr> he thrc-wn open to the vieslltwrS t<:
?the levtty toim"t?rrww,' -repmrted that h?
?would' w>t 'be alb'.e to secure the build?
ing ai-i it had 'been rented !by a partj
for the purpose of giving a diant-e.
Ciaipt.iDn' P. T Matye piroposed tlh?
san-.iple tvnom of the WairwHick W^tel
iMr. Sw'irver-'.'.-.n wa? 'phcHw-d. and h'
kindly tendered the use "of this room ti
?the asifoci'atiion for the purpose of re
calving -viisistors. The eomiraltitee hav
tog the miatteT -to dhalrgie -was instruct
Street Car Line on the Princi?
Liberal Tor ins Made l>y the Company Ac?
cepted by the Ordinance ami Street
Committee;) and the Report
Will Iti> Vivural,le.
The ordinance aridV-stt-eet committees
hfc.*d a meeting' lost nigia: to consider
the application of the Newj>c).rt News
& Old Point .Railway and Electric Com?
pany' for a franchise granting the com?
pany the right to lay. tracks on certain
streets in the city.
Attorney SianiUuel Kosest- r, or Rich?
mond, counsel l':r t-he company, at?
tended the meeting. He stated to the
members that his company dvsiired t'j
lay railway tracks on the principal thor?
oughfares of Newport Ktivs. The in
eorporators meant business, and want?
ed to begi.n. work as s.on as possible.
Mr. Regesrer t'h. n subanitt-.-d a franchise
he bad prepared, which was liberal, and
exacted no unelue Privileges. Among
the terms was an agreement that the
tracks should be laid under the super?
vision of the city engineer, and that
he shall have the right* to inspect iand
reject the material, and require either
rushed rock or sund ballast. It w-.s
aiso stipulated that when the streets
are paved the company shall us ? the
same material bet we. n the rails and two
feet on either side of the track.
Several si ght amendments were sug?
gested by the mem.bers. .ml the altera?
tions were pp. imptly- made by Mr. Reg?
ister, afte-.:- which the committees unan?
imously asreed to recommend t-.,. the
next mveting of the council that the
franchise be granted.
That this company means 'business
there is not file slightest doubt, for
among the ineorporators are H.;n. M.
I-:, liittaillis, president or the Chi.-sap.ake
& Ohio railway: Mt. W. .7. Ptivne, of
rtichmond: .\..iy..r W. A. Post. Colonel
Carter M. Rraxton and Clerk of the
Corporation Court r>. G. Smith, or this
city. These gentlemen propose to con?
struct an el' ..trie railway between this
city and Old Point, equipping it with
the best rolling stock on the market,
and giving an up-to-date transporta?
tion sei vi' e.
As soon as the franchise is granted
work will be commenced on tin- I'ne
ambit will l*. in operation by the mid?
dle ..r the summer. It s estimated that
about STOO.iXM) will be expended on tin
project before it is completed.
Widow ICrotvn Will Return.
Manager G. P.. A. Booker has ar?
ranged with the "Real' Widow Hrown"
Si^JrMT^cn'sP'vir^11 returl> engagement
The ct?mp?try-v?'Hr?V.?jnise tomorrow,
ances?one in the afttrhoon "aira ~vmr
other at night.
Mr. 1). S. Jones May Run.
Tlio If fiends of Mr. IT). S. Jones, the
first president of the common council,
have in circulation a petition for sig?
natures coiling on Mt. Jones to enter
the mayoralty contest.
At. a special meeting of the Anieri
cus Democratic Club last night a res?
olution was unanimously adopted en?
dorsing the candidacy of Mr. M. V. D.
Doughty for mayor.
Not Kiiou?h to Kat.
It is rumored that the crew
the United 'States ca-uiser Brooklyn is
being fed <wU.it an inferior quiility and
i-nii-uhloien't qulin'tity of fxibd. It is saiid
that the- men do not receive enough to
--.atlisfy hunger, and when large quan?
tities are set hefore theni it i!s only of
smch meats and other aartidea as are iwt
Mr. Umighty Kndotved.
Newport News. V.l.. March 22. 1S?S
At the special meeting of the Ameri?
can Democratic Cub, 'held ?. n the above
.late, if was resolved that the entire
club endorse the candidacy of Mr. ?j
V. P. Doughty for tire office of mayor,
?and tender to him their- entire sunt? rt.
AMERilCUS DEIMOO RATIO CUU'B.
George Henefer. Secretary.
Officer N. l.RayfieKT'Monday night ar?
rested Walter Cham'-bers. the negro who
recently broke jail with four other pr.S
oners. C'ham'bers has been away from
the city fer some time and when he re?
turned several days ago he evidently
thought that th.- police had forgotten
Officer Rayfield found him in Rock
? l-:s and escorted him to jail- In th-.
Police Court yesterday .uwnrn-inft Cham
hers was sentenced to serve three
months in addition to the additional
Wan Captain SigKb-eV Cook.
Henry- Williams (colored), who for the
past two years has served aboard the
latt'l-eship Maine as private eook to
! Captain Sigsbee. re-turned to Iiis home
is city .yesterday morning.
Williams is paraylized on his right
id'e as a result of injuries received in
the disaster und walks with considera?
H's wife. Annie Williams, is a teacher
in the Bloodfield' colored school'. Their
: is on Jefferson avenue.
The fallowing cases were disposed of i
I in the Police Court yesterday morning
James Kennedy (colored) and William :
I Sinclair, di. unk; fined S2 and costs.
H. Hiekman (colored), cruelty to |
Newport News Steam T arm dry. vio?
lating sign ordinance; continued.
H. T. Jones, opening bar-ri>om on
'Arthur Call, assault; continued.
H. Bl.'.ndf.rd, assault, continued.
Walter Chambers (colored), escaping
chain gang; three aditional months in
J. K. WinG.-ey, obstructing sidewalk;
Crund r.anncl liig Hop.
Til ord r to provide amuseme-nt for
he large crowd that wi> be hero to?
morrow, I wiil give a hop at the. Casino
from 2 to C P. M. There will be a prize
waltz, open to all. Prize now on ex?
hibition at the Ideal Pharmacy. Tick?
ets admitting to donee floor, GO cents.
I Gallery tickets 25 cents. '
PROF. JOTTN EYNOTT,
sou Lots at Auction.
Sale will commence ofli-'.e 24th of this
month?after the laund/.lng is over?
an? continue until ail are so-id. Pro?
perty situated on car line and. -wabci
front. For maps and information, cal
on Powell Bros. & King ,2701 Wash
ington avenue. mx2-tfi
Mr. F. G. Kipper bus returned from
a business trip to Washington, ?. C.
IMiss Minnie Whitman und Miss Jessie
Hunter. ln>th of Bali'timore. are the
gu-sts of Miss Huth Robins, at toe res?
idence of hev aunt. Mrs. H. W. Joius,
on Thirty-f. .ui't-h street.
An evening of enjoyment was srpont
by the friends et Mr. And IMiis. 'I', P.
'BaitlMmK, wit the AJt'lamiic Hotel. No.
200? WasthiingtO'h avenue, iMoindiay event?
ing, the gliests- of ?be houee partici?
pating in the informal] pleasures of the
>ccttsiOn, which inteluded music, and re?
Mr. John Keene. of Powtuckeit, R. I.,
is the sues* of '.Mr. i.M. A. Hlokey.
?Miss Muttie Edward?, of Isle ot
of Wight -county, is rfeitims 'her ??ste?-.
?.Mil-'. Chuiley Crumpler. on Twentiy
seven-th street. East End.
Miss Minnie Harmon, of Thirty-third
street, is visiting relatives in ITutrk,
Mrs. iMarian G-lcason. cf Baltimore,
Celiia (Du-na and Miriam En-mis,of Was?ir
Ington. D. C. are the guests of Mrs. J.
T. Humphrey and the Misses Humphrey
on Washington avenue.
-Mr. Louis 11. Bolden, of Raltelgh, Is:
viscing Mr. and Mrs. II. P. Stnation.
Mrs. Karvey an.l Miss El.tr.or Har-\.
vey. of Elkton, Md.. arrived in the city,
.eeslordtry and wvll renuajn .u-nni'I after
the latinching as the guests i f Mrs;
Fannie McNaught, in East End.
Misses Rose and Belle Clayton, of
Richmond, .ate t'he guests of Mr aha
Mr. Thomas Bridgeforth, of Manohesi
ter. is visiting his sister. Mrs. Bundy,
on Twenty-ninth street.
Mr. Bos worth and daughter. M'iss Cis
sie. are the guests oT .Mrs. Freeman, oh
Mrs. O. Wbltebeck is quite ill with la
Ri v. George W. Wray. or Peter-burg.
Pstimerly p:?.-:or of i be Wa. ihington Ave?
nue 'MeehodSst Chirr, h. i- viea'aTfe
"tfre-nds in the city. He will preach
this rt-enuii- ot 7MS o'clock n-t the'
"best nut avenue 'Methodist Ohurtth. f
?Mr. Charles Irwin, deputy register of
wills of Philadelphia: Bits. Irwin and
so n. Char!- s: Lleutf ciian-t John L. Coon
? ind- wife: Miss Belile C-askey, sup.ivis
ing principal of the Nineteenth school
-??et: ?n ,.?f BhiittSlelprriu. and Miss Jennie
t'ask -c. of Philadelphia, are the? guests
or Messrs. Hush and1 WiU anrCaskey.
Mr. D. S. Jones contributed $50 to
war.! defraying the expense of enter?
taining tlr- Virginia State Firemen's
Ass- c'trton instead of $10. as was stated
yesterday, and so far he heads the list.
Attorney ami Mis. Samuel Uegestor
ind their son. Master T. Parke, of Rich?
mond, are in tit1.- city stopping at Hotel
OF I-'Kit Uli lliill A 1SK1IIK
two Spaniard* Muk.- :iu Kflurt to Kilter
A watchman at the shipyard tells of
in attempt made by two Spaniards re
rent ly to bribe him;
No one is permitted to ,rnt-. r Ihe.sfhi-P
,-ard Sundays or a'ny Other daytun
ess .he be an employee of the yasSVbr
lB-5-?-=card- -sji-gned 'by . the genekal aj*nier?
nan may hold, he cannot pass thrfcngh"
he gate wltihoiit measuring tip to the
?equirements. This is the order and the
,v-.uchman lives up to it.
"Last Sunday," said a watcihiman to
u reporter tur the OXxH'y P.css, "two
veil dressed' foreigners came to the
,-a.rd. I was on day duty, and they ap
;>rcached me, asking to be allow.d to
*v> into the yard. I asked them if they
iad permits and they said no. Then I
cold them they could not go in. They
gabbled in their native tongue, not
thinking I would catch on, tiut I have
been oil! over the world, and can speak
seveiwS languages. They wei;e speaking
ib- Spanish language a.nd I caught on.
One suggested to the ether that per?
haps if" tln-y -would offer me money 1
would let them inside. I dropped a re?
mark to let them know 1 understood
5'panlsh and 'thev shut up Spanish and
began 'talking Ftem-h. After convers?
ing 'for .1. while one of the foreigners
" -We would give you $1-5 to let us go
in and see the yard.'
"1 woUt_ ix., t let you in without a
pcemit for all the money you have got,"
was my reply.
" 'Then there is no way for us to see
the yard." they said, and I told 'them
the only way they could get in would
lie in. jump the fence, and then they
bad better Jump d?n high or T would
certainly reach them with my gun.
That was the last I saw of the Span?
iards, as they ft ok a sheet ear.
It is seldom <i Sabbath passes that
some stranger does not make an effort
to get in the shipyard without a per?
mit. Generally these people carry ko->
daks for the purpose of making plc
Jmst why the two Spaniards were so
omxiens to enter the yard .? not known,
but thev had some purp is? in v'ew.
They may have been s^ies.
SKST HIM TO PORT'MOUTH.
Spanish OuurtermastT on the Brooklyn
LVl'oTVzo ' IHci-rmo*. . w'n-o w?.is quaii'ten
tvui-ster on t'he eruic-er Bivi-.ik-ly.n. Iras
been semi to Portsmouth wherei ne
will be placed under guard.
Harm? by birth a Spia.ni.rrd, but
before eini'iseiing in tilie Unite1.! States
navy t .-.ik out naturailii-zaitioin pai>eif>.
But bl.ii.nl tm fhticker than water. Oh
*eve.raO oifcae'I'O'ns' llirmo'i sympaThy
for Spain ha? hc-en mttinif-eiSt, and Com?
mander Cooke decided to gt-t r-i'-.l of
the quarter minster umitM the ciom-pViico.
tii.ii with Spain is settled.
Ther" wt re .-ev.r.i! reasons for send?
ing Har-nno to Ponteimeutih, but the
!>:cn'diial one was his familiarity with
he code of giignals. Precaution
pram.pt.eil the order, for it was realized
?ihm: '.f a light were to occur between
:ihe Brooklyn a.nd a Spanish warship
j H.anmo e..uld easily (Ksclose the sig
Lreate am! thus do untold damage.
Wright Wanlo the Phi.
Pn-esMlen-t 'M-.-Kitrley y.'sierdtry a:n
oii?ie. ,1 to' mi-.mlbens of '.the Iowa Com
Tess.ii.ir.o! di'l'.'g;;t!on that 'he had de
Idied I" appe'int Jude-Mn Isyxma, .'.he
icgro ItepuMicj-n naltiontal com.mittee
I man, from -Georgia, to be register of
the Treasury to succeed the kite B. K. '
An-v.-.n-s the a pplirtml's for Ihe oftlce
I was Major Marcus T). Wright, the w
known negro RepubUcam, of this vi
Powell Bi:os. & King will give free
lunch on the ground where they will
sell SOO lots at auction, March 114th.
'After the launching take the street car
anywhere; the eoncluc-tor will put you
off in Ifrom't. of the lots. Dinner from
12 to 2 o'clock. Sale commences at 2
o'clock. For maps call on Powell Bros.
& King. 270t Washington ave.
A Muppy Woman
Is the housekeeper wbo buys her coal
and wo-.d from the Warwick Coal and
Wood Co., Twenlty-elghth street. Jal4-tf
Just try a 10c. box of Casca.reta, the
liver and bowel regulator ever
mad", e .. n?^,i,.uiV/.k?Ai^*l^* s!Hf
Commander Marix Taking it
^MEETING OF THE CABINET
sPreKltlent unit HI? Advisors Debate Ov r
an Hour on the Spaululi Situation.
Speculation an to tin- Find?
ing of tin, Court.
wyei an hour ?und was devoted svNn '
^*a?.fl ?**??'*??* ?Nation in ,
Iim- Th'" vrt '?" '?""ulr?- :i"> w??o
wU" hti ?,'rne ?"' ?>e disouswSOji. wo?
?,st a,? "hat there
of u ff- - IVf"" 'lo "''he WWMt state
'A, uvT'lv'-s ? Cu;l>-1- Secretary Long aiu
?-iz.xi -the su-unsent that .Ule under -
??t:f:p; i1* '?va?""ti-a.
^."''V lvach "'?''^?in.gton
Imiu-Uij or Filday. that it was very
* uriS,^..^. PU'^ion
*;..'V". l""'r,""K',vl':"'ii its .momentous
L'haiuet'rM- ,?qtttrey. Other ea-bim-eit oif
?,,i, , ;"':-i't-<-1 -ita* the getner.nl plan in -
Jludt,,^ ,?,. sending of Presidential
t-'-u.j,o aMig w'.'tlh uhe report, stating
'*'L ?l*'?n had 'bevm caWed upon, to
nake s-ui t'ahie r?;,MM to the ?u-:e .pre!
tented- by flu- court of inquiry. While
ne ca,b,>ne>t a.sso-ci rte? of .the Pres?(lent
?n.t'.nva-;iit'.l their urnnvl reserve an to
.he tat? character of the deliberations,
?t was <M-?K?edvd th?* the discussion
iroeeeded on -the theory that the eom
ng report .would show chut the 'Maine
?xjw.^1:011 av';is not .|.)ie rvtiul-t of an le
udeln*, but was;due to an external
-au.se. 'Pili,.* wo? n.?t 'because- of any
xiis-.Ui've ?i-n-foatma.'tiuin, hoiwever. as .to
he n-nd-inm;. of ?,.? court. There is no
Iou.M>: that mibjt;>.wtk.J uiia.ninu'.tv ex.'sits
'". I''"'"' *>t iSiv President and" all his
aibtinet, both as to .the .Maine question
.;td the general subject of Oiiba. The
loeeciodlt'ty of a" recourse to intervention
a ease Si?a*n declines to make suitable
esnorase to the repr??ein*aiUoin? ire will
nike regarding the sOt nation in I'tilia.
\eoioisanMy the e-onis.idera-tioti or -the
.Ril.ne disaster Win been a.b
tract thus fir. and no civiicilusiiiun has
eel: i-oaohed or it-- i>.?-R'ib'Ie until the vi?
al queis-tioii as to the court's findings
re before the Preividenit and etnbi.net.
et .?n; stt'me .lime there is a very evi
?11t Intention to consider ail eventu
Ci.ti'cs, .'wn.-luili.n.g the reeouinie which
pp.xi.rsi to suitably meet the require
ventts of such a eondDtion. It is -be
eved to be 'the intention of 'the Presi
iant, however, to bring albout a. ve.rv
Hatea-iaJ and satisfactory condi'iiou in
'Ulna: hy nvhat ?hall seem no he this 'bast
f^<J^S^!=$^4~m!ea?od of oibtaineng
eaillze the ?ttwiahm'ati 'ur?k&^&?iatoa.
Sty for saic-h radical a'c-tion on. iher paaft'
;'J:3v -iresr>eef t-i 'Cuha .0?..?Stall eom
laanidi the vaippr.nba'iion of 'ihiiis eorj.iit.ry
nd thus sit once .;>ut an end to ail d!if
Ou.tis.lde of the i-aibinet .meeting the
ay -Was exceptionally quiet. Seere
airv Long wai- able to Clear Iiis des-k
* 3:30 o'clock -for the first rime siin.ee
he 'Main'.; disaster occurred, and he
:>tt the department DeToire office 'hours
i'xit=i=d to enjoy a 'wailk. Dm-ins the
cttenn.11.on. the bureau of navigation
'.os.ivd t'-he hotk-e 'i.hait the .baiitl.-ship
\Ia.s..-\aihusetts bad stilled fav.im Key
,Vist for'Hampton lttuds, following tlhe
fexas. \vhicih left yesitet-dtuy. A;bo.ut
he i-ame time. Comnvcdore Scliiey. who
inis hecn c-'urggesite.! as 'the probaible
ammainder of -the "Flying Squadron."
?enrerc-d -at .Hamilton 'Roads, called at
he deixa.rtim.rii't and htid .1 conference
A.i.-.iii Atf.?.'.s.;.ii:i't StHTcr.ary Rwraevi?
I'he cruiser 'Br.-iBklyn is n* Newport
sVws and the monitor Puritan is under
irddiis <u> ?proceed there, so thait these
.-e^i:<eJ8 will be near the Kaimipton
tutads rendezvous, if it is d*wrm.'wed
o est'alblifih the squadron thence. Order?
'or itliiis move have no* been made, b-nv
>ver. nor has -t'ommodkare Sctlvley re
?eive'.l any infor-ma'-ilon from offVe'.?.!s
hat lie wiiu'ld lie placed in command o"
TVlve :Na vy ?Diixiirt men't conitiin.ueis 1<
ceep 'i'nfvtriiied as to tine Spanish tor
leduv llo'tilla. now stopping at the Oana
res. Tt can 'be Kta'led positively thai
he report that President 'McKiiniley has
protested aga'lnsn the (inning of thl'e
flotillla. is ' un warruni'.e.l. There has
been, no such protest. -
Se-ri'ous a*t-ntion 'is beAK given .by
!he 'Navy Depao-fment otrS-iais to the
UtesWiVh of the acquisition or a snitahle
Ifviiaua.n for a wailing sta.fi> on ifunie- \
where 'in the West InnliMs. Steps have
been takc-'n liready to estaibiish sue* a
?tiat'ion at the 'Dry Tortugas. hut this,
t its ?rfd. is the Only deepwater hanbor
ivaiOable Tor hig war vessels -between |
Hamp t" <n Road s and the Rio Grande.
Ro-'ide. it is praeticailily unipnotecited
present, and a fleet avould' huve tio, be
?ill t'-io'n> d ".here to protect the coail I
stlurod which is nn.-la.tlsfa'Citioiy. There
ar- a'mini her of tine harbors amorg
this West Indies, said a naval office!
today, and at one of these we- ought to
i.ivt a < - av'iing itiitl'.o'n. S: t'Teta'i y Long |
?s considering the ma'.t.ter und it
proibiahte that If the government can
nv ike the neces'.-ary arranigeman.tiS'
-*a.:iion> iwi'li he secured.
?Vt the War ?T.Vp-ar-tmte'm. ibids were
opcii'-'d i'U the bureau of ordiunutnice for |
^u').piyi'ng -17(1.000 p?limdB of broiwn ;
prlsmath: pt wd'er for the s^a-eorast fer-?
ifieailio-n suns. There was only tw1
bidders the 'California Powde-r t.oitn
pany and 'the Duipwnt Powder Com-pamy.
The 'fi.'rni'er co-wen-n offered -to soppy
th" powder at the rate of 32.175 cents
?y i- wa-und. Twenty-one days after re- [
i'-.'-'vi'.n-g the ??ntnaict they wlW 'begi-n
.1.'.r.-vc-ring the powder o.t the rite
251'MlO p-'.unds- weekly.
The Dupont' Powder Company bid at
?V 171 teilte 'per -pevu'iid for that -to :oe
doXverc-d-"ait the powder a.rsenai ajt
rV.ver N J.. and ?4.175 cents per pound
Jor thalt to- -be delivered at the powder
'aa-svnaJ at 'Bcnecia, Call.
In. a diiy or two the oirdnfttice tou.rea? !
. d-oert-men* 2.0H0.iw)0 ?im .k.lest? v
3. r ri' le bail cartridges of SO 0.1!ihre. [
rwc/c..ne.erns suhm'i'ited bids for fur
n'-.^ng .'h?f- '?'*t'rth|?
,1- -\-nil's Coni'iMivy and the unworn
: , 'Cartridge 'Co-nif-uiy. U-r.i, ol ?'?
n'-f-'i'^'t Th'e'ir bids were .-u-b.iKitMai.My
-?'ik":\ .'tid 'the <-onti-a?--t p-rdha'bly ?'i?.
v,;. div'-ded between the two owrmpa?*?!.
The War DeTartment has recwtvexi
,in,iv,rma>t-ion of the arrival at New V?k
of th^ c-teatfi'er ?Nbrdtkyn wo'.h ?..00
pmviwte CM smo'kebs,- powder ?fr.atd
This .powder is fcr les.'Ming .purp.**? at
she Ft?-ndy Hot.k proving ground.
Pending a decision on the g-jvein
m-Hnt's -finail policy, no overtaires or m
1'l.ma.trtons have been .-.civ-y d to -the
ftpan?h g.wern.m'e.n.t, and .there w no
omc,i?,l knowledge a? to how S-paun
would regard a recognition of <-?^1-?
ind?pendence. or intervention. The
Spamitslh TOlnister. Senor Polo, requesiteo
todialy fhia* a statement be made that
reports attributed to him expressions
on tihe subject .if independence were un?
warranted aiml untrue. Senoir Polo soys
he lhas not discussed this or a ny other
tif 'tihe pending q-uetitlons.
'niv.- negotiations, for the .purchase of
lihiiips abroad is going steadily forward,
but there was a regtetuble disappoint
nvemt in-this connection today. The au?
thorities lud been exceedingly anxious
to get the big tbfr.pado cruiser Tupy
built for Br.iziH. She is One of the most
formaiable torpedo craft ?Unat, her
size pluming 'her In tihe cruiser class,
while lier Ibnietk) armament gives her
the- effectiveness of a torpedo boat a.nd
cru'li-er combined. It was learned pos?
itively today, however, that the Brazil?
ian-government would m^t part with the
Tupy. and this closes the efforts for
o.n.e of the best waatslh'tgis under uegMtja
In oi smvaitl -measure this was offset
by the success of the Navy D-eparment
'in eoeuring a trttn little Yarrow-hull.'
launch, which, though small, will serve
as a. harbi>r torpedo boat. She Is of
the same class of craft as the iMoxoto,
built Dor the Brazilian government, j
The 'Navy Department was notified
todlay of the arrival of the cruiser Otai
ciiininati and the guivbUits Cat-tine and
WihuiuigiRni at Pont Antonio, Jamaica.
Tin's is ab.ut tihe same dti-namee fioni
?t he south i thure of 'Cuba as Key West is
t'l'oim the nturth shore. The' gunboat
iMariettM announced'her arrival at Pan?
ama. Tin- iManblehead huts gome fron,
Point Tampa to Dry Tortugas.
Captain Baiker. naval aide to the
secretary of the navy, returned, to his
desk at the Navy Department today
af ter a few days' absence. He went t-.
Key Weist on a secret mossim. the
exact nature of whiklh has nut been dis?
closed, inasmuch as he conferred at
'.c-nglh .with 'Rear Admiral Sicird. com?
manding tin- North Atlia.ntic Squadron
md with 'Captain S'a.iinpi-011, president
of ittlie naval cVmrt of .Inquiry imvestu
Salting the cause of the 'Maine disaster,
there aippeurs to be good rmsohi for
the inference tlhlatt his business related
to that affair 'aiivd its puist-Sble ccaise
One ot the most active branches- of
the Navy Department just now is that .
smga.ge'd 1'iv the on'Mst merit of reclriilts
for various positions in the service.
Yesterday notice was given. by adver
.isemont that recruit in? staiticma iwirmld
>e opened at a number of citiei-r, mostly !
on the coast. Today in response tu
eprc-.-.enitat'Xvns that have c*>rae to hand,
he en 1 isbment bureau gave notice that
i hoard of officers would be 'doiobled to. i
,ii'Sit various cities in the vicinity of the 1
rre.it lakes where, it is staid, there are <
i number of persans Wiho wtouild .oe '
vti'lliing to enter the service. .Many of <
hem are Seandiniavlans who h..ye been t
it s*:ui in. their native cpiutiitry. I
REPORT ON ITS WAY. t
'..ieutenant. Marts I_.sa.ves Key West :
With: the Document. I
KICY WIRST, El,A.. 'March 22.?Lieu- <
ena.nt Mi.ix, judge adyoiealte of the t
'ni'ted Startes emit of inquiry into 'the
ess of the ba.fyiei-.l.'ip Maine, left Key i
Vest 'this afternoon on his way to 1
Vaishllingticai. by the City of Key West, f
found for 'Miami, !tialklnig with' Mm the E
opart 'of the court of inquiry on the
ilisatstter. - ?.'?'?: .i?=';. ??_.?:.. 1
fvvnnnander Marix brought .the report <?
dar.x. spent aSTCrai - o.?.?-^-? -;is.:.,?_-; I
evlslon. i | '
'All of ?ie offioetns of ;the Matae' now '
tare, exiriit Iwy-mixsiter^s Clerk Me
"air.tJvy. have received orders to leaive 1
or their 'Wornies, there to aw.ilt orders, j
is iti the case of other officers who 1
vhb left here last week. This is eon- '
I'dered to he evidence that 'the court I
lid not require the corrolv'tatioir of ':
technical evidenc . as was thought a 5
few diivs ago. ;
The laitij-irity of t'he officers of the
Maine left this nrpternooh for Miami, I
end t'he reir.aiinter will leave foimoii'Tow
.Bofoire leaving here Comimanidter (Ma?
rt x eiaVd nothiing eould 'be given out
vbeuf the 'wt>rk of the count of Inquliiry
?r 'its ftndi'nigs. Per.-iinally. the Com?
mander slid, he was intemsely ro
leved' at cotnp'eting his labors. '
The deci-ston reached by the ?ourt is
still u. matter oZ Mrmte, Perhaps
'ome t-igml'flcia.nce may be attached
i'iv I coin elusion* d'r-awn from a. remark
made by A'dimit'al S'ict'i-d last night,
mheh he said' to a correspondent:
"The case of the 'Maine is most pe?
culiar, perha ps the moat peculiar .which
has ever occurred in the history of the
Prom tihe general rone of hlis remarks
it might be inferred that the court lind
ngs d.i not definitely solve the mys?
tery of lilt- expiloi-ion. This is further
botine ou't by the admiral's statement
that even after the report had been
sent to Washington the department may
r quire further Investigation.
Ijieuenan'ts duWf?en a-nd -Hood. Cmdefs
Brmnso'ii an'd Boyd. P.twsed Assistant
Engineer Bowers. Asafistaint Wngimeeir
Miornlis and Cari>en.:er Hilmi?, of ihe
Maiihie. left here today on 'the City of
Key West, for ?Miarmi.
Gun nor -Hale, of the last battfeship.
will leave .later. Thwe are no eo-mmis
sione'd offixxo.-s o'f 'the Maline here.
The report of the .court of inouiry
left here today in 'the'custody of Li'.eu
teramt Oorn'mahder Marix, judge ad?
vocate-. If the train coneetions be
made, he jw'.i'l aniv? im WasivingUnn
with the d'ocumem'ts Thursday nighit.
WH'llhim. the last live days a m'inorit.y
seniAnrrCT.it 'has 'been sft-'adi'.ly growing
Jhait the c-.vurt h'a.s been unable to do-'
termine dt-tinii1:el'y the cntit-e of the ex?
plosion. Still, it is true that a n-.a
joni'ty hold- the ?conviction that (he re?
port "will find and ?prove ?hat the Maine
wins blown up limsehKonailly.
The sending of the report today to
Washington' w.ii- an undrama'tic cliimax
to weeks of waiting. Lieuienian't Cm
matrerter 'Marix went abciatrd the N'ash
vKle <e-!T*y in the'day and brought off
the findings. After a prolonged confer?
ence with 'Rear Admiral Sirard certain
alterations were' rrta'de. antl then' Ad
mi'iral SU-u.nl affixed his signature of
_upprov.il. After luncheon Liieutena.nt
Cwrnmander Marix boa.rded the steain
v,r City of Key West a.ndfiaiil'edforMiarrni
it 'half .past o'clock, with 'the report
-nfely stowed away in st-itc-roomi No.
16. k ?
I.ieirienan't <"ommaind"r Manx, be lore
foavinigl was in a n".?n-committal mood.
Re wnfin^d himself by i-oying thj.t he
??s intensely glad to he through with
?he very tedious work, and onioe more
'o be on the way nhnth. Dest'lte .the
?nthsenee from Key West of the docu?
ments on which the ey.-s of the world
.re fixed, the curt of inquiry ewiitm
?ifs im ?xi-stem-e. though ina--itive.
3hi>utl the Navy Depirtmen't require
further inivesilgafb.n an'd expr.ss. d'is
i ?itisf e.-ti sn ".oii'b the tin:lings. It Is.prob?
able the <>ourt would be obliged to re?
turn to 'Havana, though 'tihe release of
i ll ..the M'.r'i.(ficers hi Id here as w.It
":?? ??* uni'.ol f' day makes it uhlikely
?that any loophole bos been left which
would justify the ?departm.mt In re?
quiring the court to perform further
Work. _ ..,?__
AIDMTRA'T, SICA'RD'S1 ?TTCCESSOR.
WASH IN'CTON. March 22.?In view
of (he possi.i?le retirement of Rear Ad?
miral Slvard. on account of ill health,
thers is considerable speculation as to
Iiis probable sr.-cessor.
There is ta.n abundance of excell1. nt
. material for the selection of a new com
CContlnueu on Pourth Page.)
It Will ?C l>tA|>?ft
Che House tod,
been printed the
of Thorpe vs. i
bated until 4 o'j
owing .to the ll
row. The prev;
Mr. Er>es, the
unseated, as ujj
ease will largely
tne two other
face of the
upon their fi
Mr. Wulker O
open.d the debi
one to old men
tmes in 'ten
tests from th
ease were to
the ease in
Ity in the disif
Mr. M'iers (
reply to 'Mr.
unseating of ]
rage. The m
he said, disre
:ipies of law.
he .record in.
?'hot the minol
vere -unable tj
weeinets in. -Br
n his argumej
n the altjse
>vos an exte
>f bis argum?
:te wanted tl
.r in the he
ould make a
"We wunt," if
in ti ne author-}
bility may re}
of acton in
and legal pov
thorities to .
object to the
to interfere w L
or muni el pall I
diseases by s
as the autbo,
'Mr. Bacon. IS
In reply t<?|
Caffery said >
terms of thej
stood it. If!
would not it
that State q\
had known \i
acts' to be p 4
he said, uet
power he ih
be uandled ?
speecu in. si,
a civil gov 1
the -morninf" ?
Mr. Foi "
for the tej
At 4:40 !
ate went .
val a-Pi^V. %
of $3.764.| f
? imate of *!
I men* ll.(
to cost f