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CASKEY BROS'. FOUNDRY.
Finest Industry of Its Kind in
The foundry of Messrs. Hugh and
"WrtHaim Cask, y covers an area of 300
by GOO feet, and give? emplovmeut 125
iiion. Bot* proprietors are practical
men, who ore thoroughly familiar with
oil the details of their busine.ss.in wh(<-li
"bey have -engaged for 'thirty years,
sixteen of which they were In business
in Philadelphia before removing to
Kewport News in February. 1896. There
are in the foundry twenty-four 23-inch
furnaces, which will melt eight tons of
brtLSs at a single lion1*.. Tlvere is rili--? a
Col linn eupalo Qiaving u meiting <xnt?tc
uy of twelve tot s per hour, and another
of eight tons cniWcity, both of which
a if used for melting iron. The equip?
ment throughout is complete in every
respect ond (includes tA\*v>immense (Jhitrty
ton traveling cranes and several of
smaller sizes. The most important
productions of the foundry are Cas
key's manganese bronze and white nr.
ing metal, which are Hannous 'both in
this and foreign countries. LM.mgin
.?>-?' bronze is a metal of w*onderfu!
is used largely for the monufucture of
prorellors for large vx-sscls, and bus
to n great osU'Ht taken the place ot
tneel and c ast-iron for that purpose.
AVI LLfA-M CASKET.
T.i convey wt? idea of the capacity ?.
this great plant it may be straitod tlm
there iwere recently turned out six o
The largest manganese bronze hubs eve
mist in tbe United States. Th'ey weigh c
lO.onn pounds each and ire intended foT
t'he three government battleships now
being bui-lt by the ^Newport News Ship?
building and Dry Dock Company, in
addition t<? these easHings there have
,ii;-.> been completed twelve ?bronze co-n
densor (dates, weighing 2.000 pounds
eaoh: tw<> intermediate cylinders, eaeh
being con-structed thirty-six mangan?
ese bronze pro|>ellor blades for the bat
tlesihi'ps IvetiTsarge, Illinois and Ken?
tucky, besides an infinite variety of
other articles. The bronze costing!
i i tlo- i.-overnrnent bat*,lesh'ps are r*
c.r..r< .1 t" wit-nstand a ?.?-ti-i> t'-it if 63,
'.'00 pounds to the souare in :ii and an
elongation cJf 20 per cent, in two inches.
Th-.' uu.rgonese b>-onze aani white lin?
ing metal made by the -Messrs. C.isUty
have no superior here or else where, :f
indeed, they have on ppial. They are
used in the United .States naval vessels,
and by -he Pacific Mail. Cromwell, Mor?
gan. International. Plant. Wojhit.gton,
a: i Norfolk, Savannah an I P*h'?acola
t> 1j; brat and many other well komm
steaimsbip companies. The Messrs.
Cas-key are <loing ail t'he foundry work
f. ,r the Newport News Shipbutildilmg aind
J>ry Dock Company. They oilso have
large contraots for Government work.
There art- few plaints in this line cap?
able of executing contraots of sueh ex
ceptionoil magnitude. T'he success tthot
lias alttended this enterprise is not
phenomena)!, hut the natural result of
the applied practical knowledge and en?
ergy of the Messrs. Caekey.
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navy were mot laid, however, until JJhe
second war wiith threat Britain stared
the Twelfth Congretas souanely in the
fa.N?. Up io Ulis itime all the efforts
made in favor of a navy resulted in the
Juasty preparation of a few war vessels
under the pressure of a. -great emer?
gency, amd which were laid uside as
soon as the difficulty was settled.
Mr. Lamgdon Cheves was laipiiointed
chairman of ib.- Commltt.>f Nava.I
AfTaiiv. and at once nia?k> a. complete
study .,f .tli.' situation. After a careful
Investigation 'into tlhe needs of the na
tion, sund u considerate ex-aimiinatiion of
the argu-menits offered by thoisc who did
not believe 'it was tlhe true policy to es?
tablish a n ovy, the committee expressed
the deliberate opinion that from every
lib kit of view, after weighing the neces?
sities; and tlhe resources of title country,
S: was tile true policy of the United
States "to build up a naval establish?
ment <.'s th" cheapest, the su.fest and
the .best protocitUm to their commerce,
aind that such am establishment was in
seixt'rabl y connected with the future
I>rosperlty, safety and glory of the
Accompanying this report was a bill
submitted by Mr. Olveves, wbo hus ibeeti
i-ailled '"Ph.- Father of Ithe Navy," rec
oiiipiueiid.iiig a definite system and a
inaval force cooisMlling of twelve ?hops
? -r th.- line, and twenty frigates, besides
Heating batterh-a and otlier vc*j*l* ??(
From the officio! statements which
:wxv?ii|K.iiny Hie r-|*?rt. it appears that
siliere were hut throe -frigates of the
first-clai-r? in Hi.- navy and that but
live vessels ..f any description were in [
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?ommission. These wore the President.
44; United States. 44; Constitution. 44;
Essex. .".L": and Congress, 36.
War was declared l>y congress
agaim-t c.r.?'t Britain on June IS. 1S12.
ami was procla'lmed by the President
on the foWowimg day. At ithait turne the
naval force of the United States includ?
ed the following vessels: Frigate;?Con
wtitution. 44: <*hes?i>e?ike, 36; New York.
36; Constellation, 36; Congress. 36; Bos
ton, 32; Kssex, 32, and Adams. 32. Cor
verite?John Adams, 26. Ships of war?
W isp. 1?. and Hornet, 16. Brigs?Siren,
iti: Argus. 16: Onelda, 16. SHOhooners?
Vixen, 12; Nautilus, 12; Bnterppize, 12:
Viper 12. Bomb ketches?'Vengeance,
Spitfire, Aetna and Y.-suvius and 170
The number of registered sea.rnen in
the United States, according 'to the re
jM'rt of the Secretary of State, amount?
ed at that time to 106.757. On the other
band the British navy consisted <'f
:i!>->ut 1,000 vessels, of which 2S3 were of
Despite the great superiority of the
IBririi-'h navy, the Uniiited (States was
paricularly fortunate in winning sev?
eral decisive engagements. The brav?
ery and the skill <?f tAemnican seamen
made up for what the country lacked
in v.-nsels ot war. The briililanit ex?
ploits of T>ecatur, Somets and Stewart.
Perry, Paul Jones and Lawrence and
nil the rest did muoli toward increasing
til.- reputation of the American navy.
The Close "f the war found the navy
In a state of great elTioiency. It was
popular with the people and with con
k'n-s'. Tin.- whips, instead of being ne?
glected, as had hapivened after the
French and Tniiiwflittan wars, were
msuintali ned in ?11 their efficiency:
while at different periods additions
were made .to their number.
The republic being alt peace wi'th Itrhe
whole world the navy was divided into
four squadrons, destined respedtively
for the '.Med i tenraneam, Pacific, Brazil
and West Indies. Iro 1841 a home squad?
ron uns .-r,-atod to cruise on 'the coast
of the United Stat-t. In this way the
? li'gnricy of the nation was 'maintained in
all parts of the world, and American
i-oni'meitve was everywhere protected.
With the application of steam to
ocean navigation attention w(a? directed
to war ste umers. and several vessels of
This character wen.- constructed by the
t lovern nvent an experiments. Per ninny
years prior to the war with Mexico the
.-li.ief additions to the navy were ot this
c-htiiraeter. while several specimen sloops
of war were also constructed 'hi order
ro d.-t .-rtn.ine the most advitaatole model.
In "Twenty Years of Congress," Mr.
James <I. Rkr.ine stints up The naval eit
untion up to the civil war. He says:
"Since the close of the second war
with Great Britain the navy had en?
joyed no opportunity for distinction.
The war with Mexico was wholly a cou
van on land, and for a period <?f forty
live years 'the navy of the United States
had n<?t measured Its strength with any
foe. Meinwliile. however, it had made
great ad'Vtunce in the education and
training of its ortlcen* arid the general
l ine of the service. Under the secre
taryslitp of Oeorge ifeuier..ft. 'tie- emln
? ?nit historian (in the Cabinet of Mr.
I'olkl, an academy had been estaililished
ml Ainnaivvl'iis for the solentillc traii'tviaig
irf naval otllcers. By 'this enlightened
l>'ii;.-v. inaugurated, if not origiin
allv e..:ie.-iv,nl by 'Mr. Bamorofi, naval
i .Ulcers 'had. .f"T the Hi>-t time, l>.n
plsie^l on equal footing with the officers
i.f the army, who had long en'joyed tlhe
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reaches 'Newport News at 11 A. M.
Tin- only paper coming into Virginia
with its regular edition.
advantages of the well-organized and
efficient school at West Point. The
academy had borne fruit, and alt the,
outbreak -.f ,tu ? war 'the navy was filled
with young officers, carefully trained
in the duties ??? their profession, i-n-tei?
lige nt in afltaiirs. and with sun esprit de
corps not surpassed in the service of
any oilier country. Their efficiency w.-ts
suppletn-nted !?> tin it of volunteer offi?
cers in Karge number?, who came from
the Amorisaan a?reliant marine, and
who in all the dut'ise of seamanship, in
courage, capacity and patriotism, were
the peers or any men that ever trod the
"Congress n-'.v i-ea'lized that a reorga
nizu'tion of the : a val service was nec?
essary, -.hat the Stimulus of promotion
should he men her ally used, the pride j
of im iik more e :h irai'iv indulged. An i
act was 'ihre for ixissed in July 1?, 1S02.
greatly enlairgiti" tire scope of the navial |
organization a: I advancing the rank of
its officers. Forragut bad won his mug- j
nitlcent triumph at New Orlea'ins while j
holding the rank of captain?tlhe high- ;
est hon..r then known inourservice, and j
W. rden had icihieved his fame at
Hampton Roads with the coin-mission
of a lieutenant. David D. Porter, with j
no higher rank, had been exercising ;
commands which in any European -iv- '
eminent would have been assigned to
tin admiral. Perhaps no navy in the |
world had ?t thot time abler officers
than ours, while the rank and emolu?
ment, except f"r '.lie lower grades, ware
shamefully inadequate. The old navy ;
had only t'he grades of past-midshipman
lieutenant, commander and captain. The
new law gave nine grades-?midship- '
ihm. ensign, master lieutenant, lieuten?
ant commander, commander, captain,
commodore and rear admiral. The effect
of th.- increased runk was undoubtedly
stimulating -to the sec-vice "and valuable
to the government.
Two higher grades of vie... admiral and
admiral were subsequently odded and
w.-re filled by Far input and Porter, t->
whom, in the judgment of the depart?
ment, special and emphatic honor was
die-. Tile navy hod conquered Us own
plu.ee in the public regard, and had
performed inestimaliGc service in the
contest against the reliellio-n.
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jail for three days for stealing four
small sticks of wood. It was the first
"IT-ne,. th" woman had ever committed.
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Scientific investigations show that the
green color for which Parmesan and
other Italian cheeses are remarkable is
due to the fact that the acid milk is
allowed to stand in copper vessels,
twenty-live samples of green Parmesan
cheese showing for each two pounds of
cheese from O.S to 3.3 grains of copper.
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NEWPORT NEWS OFFICE.
C. & O. BUILDING.
W. H. SALLEY, Manager.
Special Fish and Oys?
ter Dinner Today
Corner of Twenty-Fourth Street and
Has launched out into their New Store,
2610 Washington avenue, with a larger
lime or iMSllinery than was ever shown
im'Newport News. Their stock is com?
plete fivm A to '/.. They willl show at
theiir opening next week?IMtcuday.
Tuesday and Wednesduy, March 2S. 2'J
and 30?all the latest and must prevail?
ing styles of the season. Their millin?
ers, with their assistants, are mow
rushed with work, preparing for the
occasion. They have added to their
stock several new departments, such as
Infants' and Children's Heady Made
Dresses, Undergarments, etc. Til eh
Dry Goods Department yi.u will be we 10
pleased with, as they cam still you in
ulil styles of Dress Goods. S.Iks.' Cl ng
hams. Lawns, Linings and all that !>?
tains to that line.
In ready made garments, such us
Skirts, "Waists. Suits Wuuppers. etc..
they make a specialty. They have also
a complete line of Fancy Goods. No?
tions. Laces and Embroideries fifo.il de?
scriptions. They will he ploused to have
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* A"D Decorator,
8 Manufactures and Puts Ui>
3 OF EVtRY DESCRIPTION, ON fi
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* Twenty-, cvcnth Street,
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Is not half so sweet as
the Foses and Carna-'
tions I sell. Leave your
order for Easter Flowers
now. Remember your
sweetheart, your sister,
andyotir mother. Their
Easter gowns will be
more complete with a
spray of flowers to wear,
' Botii Old and New Phone No.
^^licii iiT" need of a l^yeh1 cjili^ ^^^^^^^
x?)^XZU^1 and examine the We call special attention to our
sensible mothers push the J QpfiAQ j F? ]El L A Y Qg I Carpet Department,
Haywood Carriage, 8 f| I |||\%lv _ ',, _ ? ^^MTflC"! K? which is second to none
, , . 1 111 II Iff ill Terms: Ten Dollars Down, and Two Dol- a^IVUR
because they know it i*> fc*VI I ^jJJ w w * in the btate.
. ,. lars a Week.
a good thing. ^
jf8^ and p ?.
W r arson Refrigerator
os J^St ,<.^ .1 W ? W~?% ? which economizes in ice, beautifies
flOd Old?Su liOllS? ^^%^^ ^ Lowest Hricss. ^^*
Sewing Machines P^^lt
in half, and by bo doing sell double thf JW. H. Lash, ^'^\y-S
TTv& pric The Old Reliable WBT
m lO A5e^^r^P,Ce Furniture Dealer and Inaugurates of ^$.1 ..-/^^W
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