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McKinley and Hanna Hanged
RIDDLED WITH BULLETS
Members of the Slate Board of Fisheries
Organize. Governor Tyler Kecel ving
Applications Looking to Hie For?
mation of Military Companies.
RICHMOND. VA., Maich 30.?In the
western suburbs of the city tonight a
crowd, -headed by William Hattess. a
well-to-do butcher and well known
Democratic ???toer, hanged and burned
President McKinley and Mark IHanna in
efllgy. -"he crowds called themselves
the Pie-HiU Brigade, and' during the
performance Hatteras mcunttd a b x
and made a funeral oration. He crit?
icized the President and .Hanno seveie
ly, asserting that t'hey had. by their
failure to call upon Spain to at once
cease hostilities in. Cuba, dishonored
rhis country and the offices they hold.
He was loudly cheered oe he made this
statement and in order, he explained, to
emphusizc bis disgust at the manner
in which the Spanish question has been
dealt with, be jerked a pistol from his
pocket and opented up a tusilade upon
the ligutes, fairly riddling them with
bullets. This was a signal for the rest
of the crowd to do likewise.
Chief of Police Howard knows nothing
us yet 'of the capture of the two men
jn iNewport News for the killing of Tom
Keed. A well known iiolice official said'
to me that he thought there was littie
chance of the men being t'i-.e ones who
did the shooting, he believing that the
men were still in Richmond. There is
general rejoicing among the negroes in
the bailiwick in which t-he dec egro
reigned. He was regarded as a holy
terror and bullied all who come in his
?jjr-Trie police are much elated at the
"very successful work of the shi oter,
the negro having given t'hcm no end or
trouble. Hi- was a notorious thief und
was always out for a row. He Dragged
of having "done up" more than one
The State P. ard of Fisheries met here
today and took the oath of office. Bc
yi.nd qualifying and reading the laws
bearing on the oyster and fish industry
nothing was done. All the members
were presen t.
Governor Tyler is receiving applica?
tions from nil parts of the State I. nki'iig
to t-he formotion of new military com?
panies. It is understood that he will al?
low no companies to be formed except
to nil vacancies or in localities in which
there are no militiamen.
The tight for city attorney is getUng
warm. Mr. C. V. Meredith is being op?
posed on the ground that he did not
support t'he Democratic nominee for
president. That is the only argument
against him. He is a gold man. while
bis opponent. Mr. I.. O. Wendenburg, is
a party non. I: may result in a new
man being put ul). Tb? light is very
bitter. There will be a split in the Dem?
ocratic party of Richmond .it no dis?
tant day?the "Goo Coos" ami the club
men bMng the two factions.
The (Guarantors Insurance C.mipanv,
of Philadelphia, whb-h has been doing
business in this State, and which has
discontinued . .f late, has Instituted suit
against State Treasurer I-Iarman for
the ftim of $2.ri.00<> held by him as de?
posit for protection of policy Ii, biers.
Mr. Hai man declines to surrender the
deposit until all policies hive expired,
hence the suit. So fir one insurance
company has decided nut to do business
in this State in consequence of the
ALONG THE WATER FRONT
ITEMS OF INTEKKST GATHERED
AltOUT THE l'l 1C?S
EutmneoH and Clearance? at the Clinton)
House. List of Vowels Now In Port.
Other ..Marine ItelUH.
.WA'SrirNT,Ti>.N. March 30.?Forecast
ifor V'iiTgiinfa, for Thurs<Kiy?.'Rain: clear
ting in western portion: colder In nor?
thern .portion; north westerly winds.
CALENDAR FOR THIS DAY.
Sun rises .5:52
Sim sets ......6- >'7
'High water?3:3d A. M. and 4:20 P. M.
Low waiter?10:08 a. M. and 10:12 P.M.
AKK1VAI.S AM) DKI'AKTtKES.
Vessels Arrived Vcstcnlay.
?choosK-r J. ?. Planning, Boston.
vessels Sailed Ycst*er<lay.
Schooner E. A. Cn-keM. Norfolk.
Schioonier John Proctor. Gloucester.
(Barge West Point, Providence.
Barge A. W. Weston, Boston.
DEPEW TO RETlRiE,
S. 'R. GaJlo-way to Be President of the
New York Central.
NEW YORK, March 30.?Chaunoey
M. Depew today authorized the state?
ment that he would on Apnil 20, retire
from the presiklency ..f the New York
Central & Hudson River Railroad Com?
pany and ilK-ojme chairman of the board
of dillriectors <of the New Yiork Ceniunal
& Hudson River, Lake Shore. New
Yiork, Chicago & St. Louies and the
Michigan Central Railroad. S. R. Gal?
loway will succeed Mr. Depew as pres?
ident of the 'New Y-ork Central.
(Corneti-us Vari-dei'bi'lt, im retiring from
the chairmanship of the iNeiw York
Central and Michigan Central Compa?
ny, and fWilliam K. Vunderbilt in re?
tiring from the <ha?iTmahshIp of 'the
ILake Shore ainki of the New York, Chi?
cago & 'St. Ixuiis companies, will re?
main in the d'irectory.
SIGSBEE ASSIGNED TO DUTY.
WASHINGTON, March 30.?Captain
C. D. SCgsbee, who commanded the bat?
tleship Maine af the time of the ex?
plosion, Jus bev-n assigned to duty as
aide to Sec-retury Long.
'LONDON, March 30.?It is rep.rted
here tod-ay that President Kruger, of
the Transvaal Republic bus been assas?
sinated, but the report 'is generally dis?
SHff YORK. March 30.?Former
Chief Clerk ?Wings, of the Adams'
Express Company has been arrested.
He Is said to be short in his accounts.
'M?nster, -in Westphalia, has a public
school which has Just celebrated the
eleven hundredth anniversary of its
.foundation. I; is the St. Paul Gym?
nasium, 'and was originally a convent
.Owe IFi-eneh citizen is doing 'his best
.*? save hits country from depopulation.
?'A new recruit in Paris startled the En?
rollment Board by announcing that
toe was the thirty-fourth child of his
" ? "iHunger stones" have been seern in
-.ilSic (Rhine this winter. They appear only
'when- the river -is very low, and the
.'.date of rhtair appearance is then cut
' Into them. They are believed to fore?
bode a year of bad crops.
I Admission to Ho-lyrood Palace and
; ?hapel will hereafter be free, the Brlt
ls;h government having decided to dis?
continue the taking of fees.
Continued From First Page.)
sit during the sessions of the S naite.
Fo Slowing this action. (Sie resolution
piovldi'ng Cor the recognition of th? in?
dependence of Oti'o.i. ,jurduc.\J yester?
day by Mr. Allen, of (Nebraska, was.
at ?t'he request of 'Mr. Fry*, of 11a me.
relferred to the foreign relations cwn
mittee wittliout debate.
Mr. Frye, of Maine, reported from
the committee on foreign relations tihe
"That t'he Perisdent be requested if
molt anciwrtiKUible wit'h public interests,
to tr.'.n-vmi't t>> the Senate "11 of the
consular correspjnd'ence relating u> the
conduct of the war in the is and of
Cuba, the condition \,( the people and
other matters relating thereto."
iMr. Krye asked lhait fhe resolution
Ke on tlie 'taible until tomorrow, when
tie wvu'ld awk for its consideration.
At tili it-, point the 11.? was yii Ided
to iMr. Woic.nt. of Colorado. chairrnain
cif fhe cumiwJtree on postotlices and
post road*, who mode a remarkable and
caustic arraignment <>r the secretory ?i
t'he treasiury. on accxiunt of the secre
tarv's llippant freutmeint "'I a request
made toy Mr ?Woleott's ecimmittee for
hia opuaion uiion a postal savings bank
After waiting for an unusual time,
the eomm?tt+'e. 'Mr. W-olcott said, had
received the secretary's reply. "1 have
to report to t'he Senate," said Sie. "that
file reply ?vis of such a nature thai
1 have b-eii unanimously instructed by
,4v. ccnvmitt'ee to return it. 1 wtH n ?:
ask here t>> have t'he letter .'1' the sec?
retary read. 1: wais llippanit and im?
pertinent m l has no .place on fhe re?
cords of this body."
(Mr. Caffery. of U>uli-:.;ana, concluded
ihis speech on file notional quarantine
bill, after which tlhe measure niaiking
four puwislwn? for a civil government
f.rr Alaska wits passtd.
At 3:32 1'. M. 'the S.-mate weint int..
executive session, aind toon afterward
CIM'.AN 'It'ISSOLUTK c.N'S.
[WASHING'IV *S. March 30.?A reso?
lution, similar to that tot reduced by
Senator Foraker yesterday, reeogniz
ong Cuban indvpeindieince, was intro
dw.il in the'House today by Reptvsen
ta'tr.'ve l!r.Aleri. k. of Kansas.
.Representative Wheeler, of Alabama,
introduced the folio wing Joint re*?4u
?'Resnlv.d. that fhe government of the
United States hereby il-ehuvs that the
struggling ptatiints in the island of
'Cuba are liei'Iige'ren'ts, and sure r."S
roized as sucOi by this government."
'Represents tivie Adtinison, of Georgia,
has introdnced a resolution recogniz?
ing the republic of Cuba und authoriz?
ing the 'President to accredit t?J it a
minister of t'iiis government.
iRepresenta'fivie Mahany, of New York,
introduced a joint resolution recogniz?
ing the Cuibtun republic ai- a free and
independent sta'te, and welcoming her
to fhe "sisterhood Of republics in fhe
lltepre.senfat.ivo Todd. of 'Michigan,
in troduced a resolut ion declaring -> state
of war exists between the United States
(Continued from first page.)
liest toward .relieving suffering and
starvat'n n on the island, with America
to be allowed to assist in this work.
DENIED IN WASHINGTON.
WASHINGTON, March 30.?The
above dispatch was shown to an jfll
cial i>f tile administrat.on "vhose p<si
lion is such as to give weight la his ut?
terances". He said that in view of to?
day's events, -he Madrid statement of
the President's proposition was n' t t.
be 'taken seriously. The armistice
scheme referred 10 was the very < in
which had almost cnij.iej an open re?
volt in Congress. The administiution
w >s flu-ved as ;ayii,f- t lay ;i.at a -
mistiv wojia not he |.r?s.?d T'e
pr..b.ibla expi ina.l n ??,. in.i: ;i-e ar?
mistice et Hy !u ? b-.-n c.r-i.i.T. d lv.
the government in 'Madrid for home
Itlivl' U BDI CA NS Cf I ECK ED.
They iWill Permii't the President to Ma?
ture Iiis Policv.
IWIASHINGTON, March 30.?The (Re?
publicans of tlie House who are ag
givssil.ve.Iy in favor of prompt und en?
ergetic icUtt>n in .tlhe Cuban matter,
and who met Ittst night in conference,
h.-ld another meeting after 'the House
adjourned twilight. At last night's
.meetiing forty-six members were pres?
ent. Toii'iight they were re-enforced by
.-ixty-n.iine, maiking a total of 115. Tints
constitut.? OMisiide'rably miore than a
majority of tihe 'Republican memtoer
sli.ip of nhe House, and the members
present tonight say that it hy no means
'represents the full strength of those
Wiho will be stuished wit'h nothing short
of 'the ciomoU-te independence of Cuba.
Ma.n.y of the radicals favor armed inter?
vention and a few, like Representative
iMcirsh, of Illinois, beUieve the blowing
up of t,he .Maine is a casus beiHii. The
sj>eeches ait tonight's meeting, wiliiie
vigorous ami yielding nothing were
?lievertheiesK in favor of giving tihe
Pi-esidlent an opportunity to mature Ins
policy and of convpletiug the negotia
ti.o.ns in wfliich he is now engaged.
A'M'E-RICAINS HEAVING HAVANA.
Not Safe Cor Them There Now. Items
?Pr..nn Key West.
?K<RY WEST, FLA.. 'Maixm 30.?The
cable from the Dry Tortugas to Key
West tras oomiple'ted today when, the
Nashville and tihe coble boat arrived.
The wv>rk was siieedlly done.
The torpedo boat airtack upon Wie
Indiana, Io?-a anil New York in Jos*
niigiht's evolutions resulted in a tor?
pedo boat victory. The torpedo .boat
mien claim that tlhe Iowa could Siuve
been blown up with a kiss of only two
tonpedo boats, while 'the Indiana and
New York were in serious danger.
The sailing wf the Spamiish warsilvips,
pres'Uimably for Cuba, has created con?
siderable feeling among many of the
officers, as was the case when the tor
riedo llotil'la sa?led for Porto Rico.
There were ninety-four pjsseinlgere
from 'Havana by phc Masoo'l'te tonight,
and among them about fifty Americans,
who say that Americans are not safe
i.r? Havana now. The Mallory Line
stej.nn-r iNueces arrived tonight from
New York with 3.069 packages of pro?
visions and ammunition fur'the govern
STANMl) HY THE PRT1S IiDENT.
CHARLESTON, S. C, March 30.?
The commercial 'bodies of Charleston,
the cotton exchange, the ehaimber of
c..mmeiVe, fhe ma^'hlnli-te' exchange
and the Young Men's Business League,
all met today and unamimicnusly adopted
resolutions filling on tihe Senators und
Representatives of South Caroluna t<i
stand by tlhe President in his efforts
maintain peace. Tihe resoluttoms
idioptcd were gpigned by the presidents
?i! the .bodies nanitii, and were address?
ed t?) Senator Tlliman and were as fol?
"A strong sentiment and desire cx
iats airnong the butsJiness men of Charles?
ton that Presidie-nt McKinley be given
full time to complete life plans to main?
tain iieace with Spain, consistently with
rihe honor <M our country. ?-e nespect
fully urge our Senators and Ilcpresen
tat'ives to support and upluold the Pres?
ident in such efforts. 'Please oonimiu
mioato this telegram to the entire South |
MAJOR ARTHUR TO RETIRE.
ATLANTA, March 30.--'Major William |
Arthur, who 'has been located -here for
some vears as assistant paymaster
tunned "over his office to Ohe new depart- |
irKiit of the gulf today. Major Arthur,
who is a brother to ex-President Ar?
thur, lvaves tor New York tomorrow.
He will retire from the army next May,
BOUND FUR CUBA.
(By T< legraph.)
LONDON, Mar. h 3?.?Ma 1 adv ces re?
ceived bete today from Las PaUnas.
Canary Islands, und rdate ol March -.,
conllrm the Washing-fit ad vb es of the
?ailingoj the Spanish torpedo tlof.Ua.
Th?- i.-tter received here s;.vs mat on
that dote three Spanish torpedo boots,
i >ie- lo p.'do bout destroyers ar.d their
.?scort the transport Cuidad de -adlz.
received telegraphic orders tc proceed
DES TU N AT1 ON I * NIK NOWN.
WASHINGTON, March so.?The navy
rtment has leeeived a diSpatclu say
tis't'hai the armored cruise:s Infanta
ia Theresa and Christobal Colon
the torpedo, boat destroyer Des
ructor, have sailed from Carthagena,
paln. Their destination has not been
.r: ned as yet.
A VIRGINIA MURDER CASE.
Tn the jail of this a unty is a man
barged with murder. He 'has been
ried twice and is now awaiting a third
rial. When first arraigned he was
roseeuitd hv the Hon. W. S. White,
ommunwealth's attorn-y for Stafford,
?ho h..s since died. His new trial. s">n
i take place, was granted by Judge W.
. Hurti.in, who has since died. ?Judg?
'. 11. As'hton. who presided- over the
Gcjnty court which twice tried the man,
.is sin.- lieen defeated for the judge
ship and is no long...- judge. The Hon.
It. 11. L. Chichester. who prosecuted the
irisoner at the second trial, is m w
judge of the trial court. The H. n. .lohn
Mason, who assisted Cominon
?lth's Attorney Chichester in th
pr- secution, has since been made judg?
if the circuit -our: and now occupies
Lite Judge Ba-: ton's place. The
i. T. Wei don Berry, wh, ? was coun?
sel for and defended the prisoner at
imonwealth's attorney, prosecntoi
for that county. Seven lawyers, in
ding Judges I'.uton and Ashton,
ve figured in tie- trials of this pris
?1-, twio of whom have died, und of
iso living, the Hon. W. R. Little, dr.,
counsel f,.r defence, is the only one
o has rn t b en disqualified by pecu
r ciicumstdncs, and the changes
which they have wrought, for all serv
?es conne ted with the case.
News comes from Stafford urn fficiallv
that the case will have to be removed
for trial to some other county, or -ise
judge from .vnother cinntv will have
, pr.-side over the Staff, rd court when
the matter conies up, and a prosecuting
?" irney will luv- to lie "impor'ted,"
if the case is not removed.
BRICKS M A DE OF PAPER.
An Industry Which Gives Promise of
he ma.nu.fnc tu re of eiKnnveled paper
*s, ai.rdiing to t'h'e BosbtHn Journal
"ommerce. has now .become .i definite
indu-try with a satislfuotorv pronrisv.
? pro'dtiet.iori of th.'se bricks on the
I'*-!-" I'l-oi.'. ie is a mnrk.-d feature in
ir form, t-he object of this us stated,
n'g practically t'he same .is that
| sought in the malting of hollow AirgeO
'?I shafting. -N-.it oiniy is a defective
cer removed, 'but it ii* .possible to put
nanUrel into the hollow and by ap?
ing pressure the walls are operated
I upon both from the inside and outside.
When a solid body is healed the tern
I pera tu re -of the 'Interior always varies
um flint of the outer portion at first,
ten ivtsnlting in the expansion of
e or tlhe other that causes defects,
is for these re.i.-'o.ns that t'he plan
forming .the bricks upon the hollow
I principle and plugging- ihe.m afterward
is one, if od Wim tage. Sawdust is found
. be ;i good tiller for the ?purpose: it
first ti.proofed, .aid is also the
i|k r pulp use.l 'in the bricks: then it
mixed' with o-m-ni and pressed into
i,- h.dlow of the 'bricks, smoothed and
urers Urged by the Nu Woman
Association to Exhibit.
IWit.h a- view to eroalblimg the m.inufa>c
!uners of the United States to avail
Inxinselves of the advantage!? of the
Paris Exposition-, 'President Theodore
'. Search, of the 'National Association
if Manufacturers, with headquarters in
be bourse builnliing, has just issued a
?irculnr of information settling forth the
i prongernenIs Which the association has
under consideration for the prosecution
..f ibis work. President Search calls the
i ittMifxim. of the members -of the associa?
tion and the manufacturers of the Uni?
ted States in general to the necessity
I'm- on early expression of their wishes,
in order ih.it plans may be perfected
for the proper representation of their
interests -in the exposition. A blank
form of application on which to enum?
erate t'he articl-.-s to be exhibited onn
the probilble amount of space required
is also int.-lv.ised with the .circular. John
.1. Riwmey and Joseph Bayan, of New
Vork City, have been retained as the
agents of the asi:Oei? Mom in this work.
President SearVh calls further atten
ie.n to t'he fact that 'neau-Iy mil the Eu?
rope m countries have already filed def?
icite applications for space in .the ex
posiit? in. aind it behooves American
manufacturers to signify their intention
ti this direction without loss of time
if they would 'be adequately represented
.11 the a 1 hitment of e pace.
Tin- service which t'he Ntationatl Asso
ciaticin of Manufacturers- will render
o its members in this connection will
include the entire charge of exhibits
from .tire time of their shipment from
ib.- favtory of the United Suites to
hciir liinal disposition after the close
of the expisi'tion. embracing all details
Ai'i.mected -witrh the irlhipmemt ol the
gi.iod's from this country, their reception
in'.I ;nsiu,'.''..ment in Paris, their care
ihrotigihiout the exposition, and after
ibis the packing and re-shipment of
.their -disposition in such manner as the
owners may designate.
Any inquiries on this subject address?
ed to thie National Aissociatioin of Manu?
facturers, Bourse building, will be
cheerfully answered and given- prompt
FtIR'EIGN N OHES.
dames iDoel, now 94 yeans of age, ie
believed to Ik- the oldest Jiving actor
-'.'!> 'England. lie was general utility
m in, 'and acted in minor parts with
the elder Kean.
Bombay newspapers are responsible
for tlhe tale of a liocnil crow which has
?built a nest of spectacle frames stolen
one by one from the slock of a Baboo
Italy has followed 'New York's lead
in fighting the spitting habit. Notices
in .many street and railroad cars re?
quest passengers to ahstain on Uhr;
gnounds 01 decency and health.
M.r. Lea, of Worcestershire sauce
fame, left an estate of $5,350,000: his
?partner. I', i rin, left nearly as much
They began life as druggists in a small
way in an 'English country town.
During tiie academic year 1806-97 i-n
the twenty-one German universaries
was granted 2.371 doc'.ons" degrees, 1,187
???f them in medicine, 829 in philosophy,
335 in -law. and 20 in theology. lEryan
giin seems to be the favorite place
ifor the final examination, 332 degrees
having been taken there.
PITTS-BERK;, PA., 'March 30.?Penn?
sylvania railroad officials deny that
their dines are affected by t he floods and
say that their road is open inevery di?
rection, .what damage they suffered
from high water having 'been repaired.
Just try a 10c. bcx of Cascareta, the
finest liver and bowel regulator ever
??d* 2 u4..ii.?a.taiSi*?r?^S
MKS. OKOHGE E. V1CJBJ5TT ILL. I
Prostrated Over the Keport Thai She
Christened the Kentucky Wltli hinke?
Mts. George E. Plckett, widow ot
the Ute Confederate general, is pros?
trated owr the report that she smashed
a bottle of whiskey on the prow ot the
liattleship Kentucky at the launching of
L'ae ship here last Thursday.
Mrs. Pickett d-.nies that she in any?
way interfeied with the successful
christening o; the Kentucky and- has
authorized a well known. tFVueral officer
io write to Governor Biadley and
'brand fhe whole story as a fabrication.
This same Fedeial officer, writing to
the 'Louisville Courier-Journal, has this
"Mrs. Pickett, who lives in Washing?
ton and supports herself, is a very mod?
es"., gentle lady, who shuns all publici?
ty beyond what is inseparable from the
fame of her husband, who led one of
the most famous charges in the history
of the war. I had the honor of making
her acquaintance on' tbe Gettysburg
battlie-tleld ten years ago, and we be?
came good friends. She was invited by
Governor Tyler, of Virginia, to accom?
pany him and Mrs. Tyler to witness the
launching of the Keaisarge and Ken
I tucky, but, shunning publicity, she had
declined the invitation, when Mrs. Ty?
ler Wus taken suddenly ill and tele?
graphed Mrs. Pickett to please come
and be her representative.
"The room on the boat that was re?
set ved for President and Mis. McK.n
ley was placid at her service, and the
came to Old Point with her son, who is
an aide to Governor Tyler. The Kear
sarge was the first launt h-di und then
the Kentucky party, the Kearsaige
pattv and Governor Tyler. Mrs. Pickett
and "the staff wit'h others walked over
to the christening stage under the bow
of the Kentucky. The stage, besides
the .Marine Bond- of fifty pieces, proba?
bly accommodated about thp-e hun?
dred tiersons, but for the Governor of
Kentucky. Mrs. Bradley, Miss Bradley
and her maids of honor tbere was pro?
vided a small inclosed space, elevated
above t'he rest of the stage. The Gov?
ernor, with Mrs. and Miss Brudley; en?
tered the inclosed space first and were
followed by the maids of honor. This
parity nearly filled all of the space.
"1 then saw Governor Tyler come for
watd and station himself at the right of
the enclosure where 'he could easily eon
verse wiin the young itudues, and then,as
Mrs. Pickett was detained- somewhere
in the crowd, he sent one of his statt to
bring her forward. She may have en?
tered the 'inclosure and so 'have been on
a line with Governor Tykr, sepaiuted
from him by the railing and elevated
i foot or two above t'he stage.
"At this time I left the christening
stage because I wished to get a full
length view of the ship as she glided
into th- water, and what occurred later
I will tell as Mrs. Pickett totld it to me
at her house in Washington last even?
ing, only I may say that 1 know it
w. did not have been possible for Mrsi
Pick, tt to have '.elbowed Mrs, Bradley,"
for they were too 'fur apart and the
crowd was dense. It took Just one hour
and a half to get the Kentucky ready
for launching, anil during th-.- -wait Mrs.
Pickett tells me that some one in the
Kentucky crowd handed a small bottle
of whiskey to Miss Castleman. with the
pink badge wann, by Kentucky excur?
sionists pinned to the cork of the bottle.
Miss Alice handed it to Mrs. Pick-.tt,
who slipped it into her pocket, think?
ing it a pretty souvenir of the occa?
sion. She never for a moment thought
of breaking the bottle against the ship.
She carried- it home with her, and
shi-w-d it to me at her house yesterdoy.
There were a great many of these min
iatute bottles of whiskey on the ground,
but whether they were given away for
advertising purposes or were sold I do
"I saw a number of them flung at the
ship as she was sliding off the ways,
but it was all in fun and good-will as
far as I could see or hear. After the
ships were launched the guests invited
to the banquet at Old Point went on
board- the steamer Newport News, but
Governor Tyler and his party had their
own boat, and I did not see Mrs. Pick?
ett until we formed to march into the
banquet room. She was plao d at t'he
table with the maids of in nor, and I
sat at the right, hand, as Governor Ty
!-:r -was placed at the speaker's table.
She did not mention the incident I have
above related, but after the banquet
she asked me to present her to Gov?
ernor and Mrs. Bradley and Miss Brad?
ley, which r did.
"Mrs. Pickett has just finish-d writ?
ing a book on the war and wished that
I might tead the chapter on Gettvs
burg. She therefore invited me to dine
?it her hi use Saturday at G o'clock
When I went to fulfill the engagement.
I found that she had been since her re?
turn from Old Point Friday morning
made ill by the report -printed in a New
York paper that she had done su. h a
thing as to interfere with the manner
adopted for christening the Kentucky
Her mortification and distress were ex?
treme. She authoriz d me to write in
Governor Bradley on my return
INE-W TYPE OF "W!AR WESSEL.
Light "Draught Armored Ships Intended
for Coast Defense.
A bill! .was introduced in Congress on
Saturday by Representative Adolph
Meyer, which authorizes the Presideinl
to 'haive constructed nix Might draught
armored coast defense vessels, which
?are to bo 'loaned to the naval miilitio
?by the Secretary of the Navy.
According to the New York Herald,
plans for these vessels 'were prepared
l ust summer by Naval Architect Artlhuj
H. Cassidy, of the Bureau of Construc
Diimenisions of the proposed coast de?
fense vesisels are: Length on load (wa?
ter line, 200 feet; beam, extreme, 50
feel: draught, load Condition. 12 feet 6
inches; displacement, 2,500 tons. They
are to .be twin screw vessels, .with en?
gines of the triple expansion, inverted,
direct acting type, high pressure ciyl
nd'er. 19 3-4 inches; intertniedlate, 30 3-4
inches, aiml lew pressure, 52 3-4 inches,
with GO-inch strOIke of pist'on. The pro?
pellers are to be seven feet in diame?
One of the features of this vessel .will
be fhe forward turret. It is placed
fully six feet higher than the after one,
tlhlus giving a free fighting deck for?
ward, and a bettor elevation of the
guns. Accom'modatlionLs are provided
for a ca.ptu.in, eight wj.rd room officers
and a 'crew of 130 men.
Their armament wMl be: In the for?
ward turret, two 10-incih breechload
inlg rifles: in the after turret, two 8-inch
breech loading rifles. On the gun deck,
amidiihi.ps, ;.wo 4-inch raipid fire, breech
loadilm'g -rifles. Forward of the officers'
qu t.rtens. on the gun deck, two rapid fire
six pounders; on the bridge, two rapid
fire six pounders; amlidships, on the
?hammock berthing, two one pounders.
The armor belt amr.idlships is eight
inches thick, two feet six inches above
the water line, tapering to four inchiet
at three tfeet six Inches below uhe wa?
Naval officers who have shown the
plans to builders stay these vessels can
be constructed and equipped ready for
teenv'iee in ten months, .because there
would he no 'time lost in preparing .plam-n
am.d specifications, and also because
he builders would be required to fur?
nish armor of the proper standard for
he pHive quoted!?$1,080.000 each?thus
avoiding the loss of time inioidentail
to repeated inspections, as has always
be.-n the case in the construction of
anmlored vessels for the government.
"FIGHTING BOB" WANS.
"Fighting Rob" Evans mow has com?
mand of the Iowa, and is liWedy to have
a ch.ince to live up to his miiicknaime.
Don't Tobacco Spit atfl Snso3? Yuur lift Away
If you want to quit tobacco using easily
anu forever, bo inaue w?U, strong, magnetic
full of now lifo and vigor, take No-To-Bac,
the wonder-worker, that makes weak men
strong. Many gain ton paunds in ten dayi.
Over 400,000 cured. Buy No-To-Bac of your
druggist, under guarantee to cure, 50c or
?1,00. Booklet and sample mailed free. Ad.
Staling Remedy Co..caOo?ro or Now York.
Police Must Not Interfere
WILL CALL FOR MARINES
Warrant Sworn Out Agalimt tile Shipyard
OfllclHl? for Working on I-a Grande
Duchenne on the Sabbath
Cause? n Threat.
Chief off Police 'S. J. Hanwood is pre?
paring, it is said, to inaugurate a cru?
sade ogjiinst alleged violations of t'he
Sunday lalbor law. Warrants, it is 'un?
derstood, wW'l be sworn ojut aguinst the
railway and elevator companies, the
..Newport Newts Shipbuilding aind L>ry
.Duck Company, the Daily Prest4 and
others. In some cases Justice J. D. G.
Brown lias been ashed to issue the
The warrant that was to be Issued
against the shipbuilding company was
(Cor working on the steamer La. Grande
Duobesse. Which is having a new set
*f 'boilers put in. When he heard that
the company -was to 'be "pulled" At?
torney Arthur Segur, counsel for the
corporation, is reported to hove said
that before .he 'Would allow poUcetnen
to interfere with tie work on L.a
Grande iDuchesse he would apply to
t'he Nuivy 'Department for .marines to
protect the yard, as t'he vessel was ibe
tag converted into a hospital ship for
the navy, and it was necessary to work
night and day and on Sunday, too, in
order to complete the work on. the
stfeamer. Owing 'to this emergency if
is probable that the warrant will not
Just nvben the other warrants .will
be served is not known. It is a fact,
however, 'that policemen h.ive been de?
tailed to secure evidence Co be used in
making out a ease -against the parties
.for Whom the warrants were issued.
?There is an ordinance as well as a
state Taw restricting manual labor on
tine Sa'bbath. but t'he law has not been
rigidly enforced to the 'letter. Probably
the spirit iff the law was tarried out,
as those p.' pie who work on Sunday
dliaitm that it is made necessary by file
exigencies of the occasion and not be
caiuse they .wish to work on Sunday.
ODD HUMOR KEV1VKO.
Armstrong? Agent Coming to Inquire Intii
the Ordinance Factory lTojx-t..
A report regarding that much-talked
of armor plate and ordnance factory
which Mr. Collis P. Huntington and Sir
William Armstrong, t'he gun manufac?
turer of iLondwn. are to establish bete
to be oi>erated in conjunction with the
shipyard, has started on the rounds
It is said that Sir WiWiam Armstrong
will send a representative to America
to inquke into the proposed proje. t,
?M r. Huntington is tw meet Si'r William's
agent when he arrives in. New Yoik
and bring him to Newport News. Just
when the Englishman will arrive is not
'known, but it will not be in the near
future, as Mr. 'Huntington went to San
Francisco recently and' he is not ex?
pected to return east for several weeks
It is well known that Mr. Huntington
hopes doi have an. ordnance factory In
Newport News ar.d for some time past
he has been at work on t'he pr. .je t.
Whether he has made any material
progress is not known. He stated when
he was in Newport News the last time
that he was negotiating with Sir Wil?
liam Armstrong for the establishment
of the plant, but that no agreement had
ON THE DIA1MOND.
CHARLESTON. S. C. March 30.?
Charleston's 'Southern League team
played .the 'Baltimore Orioles to a stand?
still at the ball park ihere this after?
noon. After nine innings the score
Charleston . 0 1 0 1 02 0 1 1?t
Baltimore . 0 0 3 0 0 1 1 1 0??
Batteries?Kinvball. Hieberk and
Goodheart; Kiitson, Pond and Clark.
?England has learned a lesson from
the Jameson raid'. IIr. H. Caven'.vuJish,
who was making preparations to lead
a large and heavily armed "scientific"
expedition! into the country on the
southern border of Albyss'ihda, has been
notified 'by the- government that it ie
advisable for him to postpone his pro?
When bilious or costive, eat a Cas
caret, candy carthartic, cure guaran?
teed. 10c, 2&c
Life's Chief Blessing.
Healthy people don't ride wheels,
nor are all bicycle riders healthy, bur
any physician will tell you that tnere's
no form of exercise more heulthfuS than
bicycling. A wheel is the best kind of
"spring medicine" you can take.
We prescribe the ECLIPSE. Every?
thing considered, we think it's the most
'economical and permanently satisfac?
tory wheel .ycu can buy. Come in and
let us tell you why. Retiring free.
Newport News Cycle Co.,
KREDD O. KIPPER, Manager.
221 S7tjh etireet. Newport New?, Va.
Ruin and Desolation
Do not always follow a Are, but it
Invariably causes some loss.
The only way to guard against this is
to take tout a policy with MA RYE &
?BCYENTON. Then you have abso?
lute insurance against pecuniary loss
and a iliberal and prompt settlement
which will prevent much inonvenience.
Our* rates for insurance on buildings,
mereHandlse and household furniture Is
so snoall that it is wtrong to be with?
AMARYE & BOYNTON,
?HoorJ No. 1, Braxtoim Building.
General Real Estate
135 and 137 Twenty-fifth street, iNew
After seeing the launching of ithe
great battleships Kentucky and Kear
W6 Invite You
To come and see th ilaeuncbing of our
AIN 13 ROOM DWELLING
Three stories, jui-.f aomipletea, situated
on Twenty-II ruh street between War?
wiek avenues. When tihe proposed
wick and Jefferson avowuesi. When tht
proposed overheaxl bridge is built aerost
Chesapeake und Ohio 'Railroad itiracks,
it will make this street a thoroughfare,
thus enhancing the value of this prop?
erty. New rents for $40.00 a niomth.
Price, $1.700 Cash.
THREE STORY R-RTOK STOIRE -VNE
This sit ore is situated right In the
business center of our city, Washlngtor;
nvenue, has all modern conveniences
gas. electricity, both bot and cold w\at?r
sewenaige, and is newly built. Rent*
f..r (lease, different temmamts) $1.400 e
year. Over 15 per cent, on investment
A earner lot on Washington avenue,
one of the most del-i nable business
slands an tihe city. IVioe,
Facing the river above the Dry Dock
$500. East End, $300.
Do a little thinking about
the cost of gas lighting and
cookiug. With gas at ?1.00
per thousand, you get G? feet
for one cent. You can get 24
candle power for five feet of
gas properly burned in a good
burner. This makes you a
lirst-class light of 24 candle
power for five-sixths cents per
hour, or light equal to an
average electric light for
about I cent per hour. Again,
take an improved Welsback
burner, consumes 3 feet per
hour, gives 80 candle power.
Just think, an 80 candle pow?
er light for i cent per hour,
Ponder this over. It is the
cheapest artificial lighting
agent known. If you are not
convinced, call at the Gas Of?
fice, 2713 Washington avenue,
and we will prove ic to you.
As to cooking, gas at $1 per
thousand io not half as ex?
pensive its coal at $(>.&() per
ton, or wood even at, the pres?
ent prices, Coal oil and gaso?
line are not to be mentioned
in the same week as gas for
cooking.and then the comfort,
cleanliness and efficiency. Call
at the Has Office at your con?
venience and we will take
pleasure in showing you the
benefits. Come whether you
have gas at present or not.
Newport News Gas Company
* Every Vemon Tooth Brush
we sell is guaranteed.
We ar* agents for ?Nuninally's
We sell "Chlco" Cigars.
Our line of stationary is the
nicest in town.
We make the best Hot Choc?
olate tha t can be mode.
Our special work 1s filling
prescriptions?We do it right.
M Op. Johnson's Opera House ' ??
from healthy cown
?stable as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for Inspection?6 cents at
quart or 8 cents a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cent* a
pint in glass battles. Delivered any?
where in the city.
J. E. Langelow.
BOOT AND SHOE MAKES.
_Ti_ 280? Washington avenue
RHP ATR WORK X 8PECTALTT.
Our Milinery Opcsv
ing continues today and
Special Milinery Offer?
Lot of all silk Moire
Tafleta Ribbons, 4 in?
ches wide, in ail pop?
ular shades, including
those which are scarce
A quality which sells
for 25c everywhere;
special pi ice 19c.
Lot of 4? inch all
silk Tafleta Mcire
Ribbons, also the new
plaids, stripe and
check Tafleta in tur?
quoise blue, burnt or?
ange, cerise and all
the new shade?. This
quality usually sells
for 39c ; opening price
25c. Marabow Chif
on?in all shades for
?at the lowest price
ever named per yard ;
opening price 12^
cents. Lot of flowers
for hat trimming, em?
bracing roses, large
bunches of violets and
foliage; opening price
10 cents. Bunch of
pretty violets for 1
cent. Lot of short
back sailors and black
hots in all shapes and
styles. Shall go at
opening price 39 cents
Lot of untrimmed
hats in all colors and
black, in mixed and
fancy straws. The
most stvlish shapes.
Shall go at the open?
ing price 18 cents.
Dry Goods Store,
2610 Washington Av
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
General Real Estate,
Fire. Life ants ncciw insurance Agents.
We represent leading Insurance Com?
panies of the world and writs
PIKE, 1 I FE AND ACCIDENT IN?
SURANCE AT REASONABLE
R v r ES.
IMPROVED AND UNIMPROVED
REAL ESTAiE FOR SALE
In th? best business and residential
sections of Newport News.
Houses Sold on Small Cash
and monthly sums thereafter, amount?
ing fo about what is paid for rent
Local Investment securties of all
kinds dealt in and bought and sold.
Loans negotiated on collaterals and
city real estate. Information cheer?
fully furnished to parties desiring to
invest or rent. Correspondence solici?
Owners of real estate end city secu?
rities are invited to list tbelr property
with us for sale.
Notary Public to our offle*._
THE ROAD TO FAME
is often step by step. Andl
this may be said of things as weM aa
Step by step the Weber and Wbeel
ock Pianos have climbed the ladder of
fame and1 now etand at the top, the
peer of any.
Write for information' and prices to
The Hume, Minor Co,
MO MAIN STREET,
Our representative, Mt. J. E. Dunbar,
IS to Newport News every Tuesday.
A Good Judge of Fuel
wiill raever burn anything but our Mff?
gradie coal. It lls not only satisfactory
Cor cooking and beating purposes, but
its lint?nse heat and long continued
combustion malte R eoomamlcajl in the
6. 6. SMITH & 60.,
Seventeenth street ajid Oafaveftr* Ave.
'Ffcone 2E24. tse 2teu,w&f6as