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His Nomination Confirmed
by the Senate.
Colonel Eoyal T. Frank, Commandant at
Fort Monroe, Named by the r resi?
dent to be Brigadier
?WASHINGTON, May 4.?The Presi?
dent today sent these nominations to
the Senate: To be major generals:
Brigadier General Joseph C. Breckin
ridge, inspector general. U. S A.;
Brigadier General Elweli S. Otis, U. S.
A.; Brigadier General John J. Cop
pinger, Brigadier General \Villianj>_K.
Shatter, Brigadier General William "M.
Graham, Brigadier General James F.
Wade, Brigadier General Henry C.
Merriam: James H. Wilson, Delaware;
Fitzhugh Lee, Virginia; William J. ?
SeWell, New Jersey; Joseph Wheeler.
Colonels to be brigadier generals?
Thomas M. Anderson, Fourteenth in?
fantry; Charles E. Compton, Fourth
cavalry; Abraham K. Arnold. First
cavalry; John S. Poland, Seventeenth
infantry; John C. Bates, Second in?
fantry; Andrew S. Burt, Twenty-fifth
Infantry; Simon Snyder, Nineteenth
infantry; Hamilton S. Hawkins,
Twentieth inrantry; Royal T. Frank.
First artillery; Jacob F. Kent. Twen?
ty-fourth' infantry; Samuel S. Sum?
mer, Sixth cavalry; Francis L. Guen
. ther, rFourth artillery; Guy V. Henry,
Tenth cavalry; John I. Rodgers. Firth
artillery; Louis H. Carpenter, Fifth
cavalry; Samuel B. M. Young, Third
cavalry; John M. Bacon, Eighth cav?
alry; Edward B. Williston, Sixth ar?
Lieutenant colonels to be brigadier
generals?Henry W. Lawton, inspector
general; George M. Bandall, Eighth
Infantry; Theodore Schwan, assistant
adjutant general; William Ludlow.
corps of engineers: A. R. Ohaffe. Third
cavalry; George W. Davis,' Fourteenth
infantry; Alfred E: Bates, deputy pay?
-Subsistence department ? Colonel
Charles Patrick Egan, to be commis?
sary general of subsistence with rank
of brigadier general.
Postmasters?North Carolina ?Rich?
ard K. Marshall, Mount Airy; Samuel
H. Viek, Wilson.
Virginia?John P. Ackerly, Lexing?
The Senate, in executive session to?
day, confirmed all the 'nominations of
major generals which had been sent in
earlier in the day by the President. In
the case of Senator Sewell the confir?
mation was Immediate, the Senate fol?
lowing its usual custom of acting up? i
the nomination of a fellow member
without any reference to committee.
The other names were referred to the
committee on military affairs. and.
were almost immediately afterward
favorably reported, the committee's
vote being taken In the Senate cham?
ber. Confirmation followed in all cases
without comment except In that of
General Wilson. Senators Bacon and
Lindsay took occasion to speak of him
in complimentary terms.
[Colonel Royal T. Frank. whose
name is included in the list of colon?
els to Be brigadier generals, is the
commandant at Fort *<.onroe.?Ed.
SITUATION UN SPAIN.
Riotous Women Provoke the Fire of
SaldJers. Many Wounded.
MADRID, May 4.?11 A. M.?A dis
tpatch from Talaveras, (Taleva de la
IReyna, about thirty-seven imiles from |
Toledo), announces that rioters there
have committed serious disorders.
They (attacked and seized the ruilToad
station, burned the cars, and then set
flTe to several private houses and a
cafe. lAfter that, the rioters tried to
break Into the prison and release the
convdets, but were prevented by the civil
Many persons were arrested.
Owing to the threatening altitude or
the population of various towns the
authorities have proclaimed martial law
tin the province of Valencia.
(Riots have occurred at Carceres. but
they are said to have been suppressed
Iby the gendarmes.
The miners around Oviedo, caipitial
of the Province of that naime, have
?struck work and disorders are feared.
iRe-inforcements of troops 'have been
A renewad of the rioting at Gidon,
the fortified seaport of Oviedo, on the
?Bay of Biscay, is feured and a abate
of siege has been declared at that place.
The flsherwomen are taking the cnost
active part in the disturbances, which
are due to the dearaess of provisions,
and the opposition of the people to
the Octroi tax. All the bread at Oijbn
ll3 baked at the military depots, as the
rioters are threatening to pillage the
regular bakeries. All the stores are
closed and business bias about suspen?
The Madrid newspapers ore very pes?
simistic iln their comments upon the
situation in the provinces and the de?
bates in the Cortes, and it is believed
the resignation of the cabinet is im?
The Canlist organs and the Imparcial
" and (Liberal predict grave events. The
cabinet, however, is disposed to ener?
getically maintain order and hasten the
vote on the financial bills, in order to
suspend the Cortes and give the crown
and executive power full freedom of
9 P. M.?The situation In the provin
ices is unchanged and everywhere dis- |
eat?efectlon is growing, especially over |
the prices of bread. Acts against au- |
?thority are 'becoming raoTe and more
overt. At Carceres, capital of iEstre
IMudura, the populace marched into
the railway station to prevent the ex?
port of provisions and overpowered the
soldiers on guard, capturing fourteen
carjoads of wheat flour.
AH Valencia, is in a state of siege.
At Catalan the rioters captured ''he
mayor and town councillors ^and de
tmended a ran-som. On the mayor pro?
testing he was shot through the leg,
after which, the gendarmes dispersed
Ithe inob. At Talavera the rioters were
most determined, sacking many bakeries
and setting on Are several government
buildings. In the town of Aguilas, In
the province of Murcia, a mob mostly
compised of women burned the store?
houses and offices. The flsherwomen.
?who broke out against the Octnodues
at Gijon, received the most determined
assistance from the tobacco girls. To?
gether they sacked several bakeries
and burned all 'Che Oetrio offices, with
ail ttoe papers belonging to the foreign
ships loading In the harbor. The civil
guards were hotly stoned at the prison,
and the mob marched off with the iron
bars of the Jail. When the troops ap?
peared they were hot'ly stoned, replying
?with fire, and wounding many. The
mob then attacked the government
building and smashed the windows.
The troops again fired, this time from
tie toaSconies, and wounded many, but
the women kept on throwing stones.
The Jesuit house at Taievara was at?
tacked 'because it was supposed that
(gram was stored there. The troubles
ATe expected to increase. w
iPubilc interest centered again today
In the Congress (lower house of the
Cortes). The ?principal ?peech was de?
livered by Senor Romeroy Robledo.
: tfonneriy -minister of Justice, and leader
of the Weiert!* party, who maintained
- that America, fostered the Cuban rebel-1
>?o?. '?ad /'meant war from the com-i
IBewcetnerit." iSenor Morel's policy of
ilrt^pofn? tie #m?vtftp4ii*4 fla * twa.
?\nd ?n absolutely erroneous. lAa for;
the ?Cubans, 'he declared fliar they Ahl
iivj-t desire autonomy, and as for the |
rebels, 'that they never intended to ac?
cept lit. In the course of the debate a I
formal promise was mode on behalf of |
the old Conservatives; to support I
government while rhe present situation!
How rhe Associated Press Obtains War
NEW YORK. May 4.?The fast dis?
patch boat Kate Spencer, which j. t>
Jacksonville on Monday night to no int.
the service of the Associated Press, ur
rived at Key Wept this morning. Th
Spencc-r will operate in eonjunctioi
with the famous dispatch boa't Daunt
less. which has been operating in Cuban
waters for some weeks in csu-rying
news for the Associated Press from thi
blockading squadron to the cable i-i.j
tion at -Key West for Illing. Tin
widening scope of operations in tie \v s
Indian' waters'made necessary the char?
tering of a third dispatch boat for til
Associated Press and the fast oc-o:
yacht Wanda has been secured for Iba
purpose, and mailed from here today
having on board us correspondents A
W. Lyman and lAl'fred Cecil Goudie
The Wanda is recognized in her <-Ias
wi'th one exception, as the fastest oceai
steam yacht in these waters, cm boar,
the Kate Spencer are Howard Thomp?
son and J. F. Mitchell, the well kn
correspondents from -the Washington
office of the Associated Press. On th
Dauntless are J. Ii. Nelson and < >s. :i
Watson, of 'the New York olllce. A'
Key West are Albert E. Hunt, of Phil?
adelphia, and Myron It. Newton, of Buf?
falo. On the flagship New York
William A. Goode. of New Yolk, and
on the flagship Brooklyn ii- George E
Graham, of Albany. 'With the troops .it
Tampa is A. W. Copp. of the Chicago
>fnce. In addition to these eorrespond
etns. each in his way, among the best
known writers on the Associated Press
force of correspondents in those waters,
mporuun points of cable communica?
tion in the West Indies as follows:
Elmer E. Roberts, at Kingston. Ja?
maica; Harold Martin, at St. Thomas.
Danish West Indies; 11. It. Davenport,
at Port au Prince, Hayii; and 1". .1.
Hilgert, at Havana. Tin- Associate.i
Press has personal representatives with
the tleet at (Manila, at (.'apt: Verde Is?
lands, Hong Kong, Rio de Janeiro.
Buenos Ayret-, Madrid and on tin
French frontier, In additiin to which
.t has the exclusive use of the great
news flacIMUe? of the Reiner, Havus and
Wolf services throughout Europe und
iE. R. Johnson, who went to Havana
.ast February and was chief of the
force of correspondents In those waters. I
has returned north temporarily owintr
to ill health.
SHARP DEBATE IN THE SENATE
I The Income Tax Proposit ion Bobs Up I
WASHINGTON, .May 4.?Quite unex?
pectedly a brief but sharp debate was
precipitated in .the Senate today oi
the Income tax proposition. The res
olutlon proposing an amendment to thi
Constitution of the United States re
Idling to .the succession to the Presi?
dency was under discus-ion. Mr. Mills
?f Texas, proposed an amendment In th,
] form of a new section .intended to au
thorize Congress to lay a tax bn in-1
comes in such form as to meet the n
qulrements of the decision of tin- Si
I preme Court. He was sharply citicisc
I for endeavoring to place such a rider o
a resolution which practically nil Sen;
j tors favored, but stood his ground and |
.nsistod upon u vote on his amendment.
The amendment was defeated 32 to ??.),
ill the Republicans voting against tin'
umendmeni and ?II the Democrats, ex
I cep't Mr. Oiftery, of Louisiana, togethe:
j with t'he Populists ami silver Republi-]
cans, voting in favor of it.
The Joint resolution which was adopt-]
ed reads as follows:
"In all cases not provided for by ar
I tide second, clause fifth, ?.f the Const:
tutlon where there is no person entitled |
to discharge the duties of the olllce of
the President, the same shall devolve
jpon the VIce-'Preisldent. The Congo-ess
I may. by law. provide for the case where
I ;here is no person entitled to hold the
ilflce* ?rf President or Vice-President,
I declaring whut ottlcer shall act as Pres-I
.der?, and such officer shall act accord?
ingly until the disability shall be re?
mover or a. President .-hall be elected."
The conference report mi the t'orti
| lications appropriation bill was present?
ed and agreed to.
'Mr. Stewart, of 'Nevada, offered un
amendment as a substitute for the loan
and bond sections of the war revenue
j bill which provided for the issuance of
I $500.000.001} of treasury notes.
'Mr. Chandler ami Mr. Gorman an?
tagonized the action of the Senate con?
ferees in abandoning an amendment |
iffered by Mr. Chandler respecting pay-1
ment 'by the government for the us. of
I inventions of army and ma.vy oliieers. I
(The report Was agreed to, 'however.
'Mr. Cockrell, of'Missouri, secured the
j passage of the .following resolution:
"That, the secretary of the 'treasury
j is hereby directed to make to the Senate
a report showing the coining value of
the silver bullion in the treasury ami
?the amount of the seigniorage and the
amount of the existing treasury notes
?ssued in its purchase; and the amount i
t'he standard silver dollars coined I
I under the act of July 14, 1S70, and the
I amount of the seignorage and the
I amount of treasury muten redeemed in
such dollars and retired."
At 2 o'clock the special order, a joint j
resolution proposing an amendment to
the Constitution of the United States .
providing for t'he succession in case of I
death of the President-elect before his
Inauguration, was taiken up. The pro?
posed amendment was favorably re
| ported from the judiciary committee.
Mr. Mills, of Texas, offered the fol
| lowing amendment 'in the form of a new
Section 2.?Direct taxes ehall not be
appropriated among t'he several states |
which may be included within this un?
ion according to their resi>ective num- I
bers. hut Congress shall hove power |
I to lay and collect direct taxes as other
I taxes, duties. Imports and excises are
levied and collected."
Mr. Mills explained that his amend?
ment' was offered in order that the]
I points raised by the Supreme Court I
against the Income tax proposition
j might he met.
Mr. Hoar made an appeal to Mr.
; Mills to withhold his amendment, prom
.tti-n-g that at any time in the future
I he would assist him in g.-tting consid?
eration for his income tax amendment.
Mr. 'Milte insisted upon his amend?
ment, and Mr. Hoar then moved to
?lay It on the table.
?Upon this the yeas and noes were de?
manded. The motion was carried?-il
| to 29.
After some further debate upon the
j resolution pending, in the counse of
which both Mr. Hoar and Mr. Bacon
aid That It was not intended to cover
and did not cover cases of contested
Presidential elections, the resolution
was agreed to, the necessary two-thirds
voting on it.
?Mr Haw ley. chairman of the mili?
tary affairs committee.presented the re?
port of the conferees on the bill sus?
pending the law relating to the pur?
chase of supplies by the quartermas?
ter's department of the army.
Mr. Gorman, of Maryland, thought
the proposed law was "unwise," impru?
dent, and unnecessary. He regarded
it as most extraordinary that bureau
officers should be authorized to pur
Chase unlimited supplies without the
restrictions of law. The report went
over until tomorrow.
At 5 o'clock the Senate adjourned.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.
WASHINGTON, May 4.?The House
today adopted the conference report
I upon the fortifications hill. The re?
mainder of the session was consumed
I with tfhe consideration of the Alaskan
land toil! and a resolution for the rt
?'-iirjriAiiotiu In bond through the
?rltVry or the United Stales Into the
poo zone" of Mexico. The bitter was
ssed, hut the Alaskan Measure went
The House, at 4:20 P. M.. adjourned.
MINISTERS NOT MURDERED.
r.i INDON. May 4.?The reports In
rculation that Senor More'.. ithe
panish minister for colonies. Marshal
Eartinez do Campos, the former cap
iIn general of Cuba, have been aasas
nated ate untrue. Inquiries show that
passenger who arrived there I'r.
pain yesterday afternoon brought the
unior li.at Senor Morel and .Marshal
a:n|?>s liad bePn murdered and that
'render Sagusta had sought refuge In
he British embassy at Ma.hi.I. The
ispalehes sent from Madrid last night
'?porting the speeches of Senor Sagas
a and Marshal Campos show conclu
ively that there is no truth In the
WILL, SOON SUE FOR PEACE.
(panish Politicians Regard the 'War us
LONDON. May 5.?The Madrid cor
es.pondeiit of the Daily Telegraph
"Those who -are best informed as to
ne g'.v. mm. nt's view allege i'hat if the
'p irish .inns suffer another reverse,
ike 'tr.'it a-t Oavite, the government
voiiltl informally request the great pow
rs to lend their service to arrange the
best possible terms of peace.
"1 am assured that the government
would be content to cede Cuba to the
United States, but would not pay In?
demnity because unable. Well int'oi-m
.1 p .11; :.s here regard the war as
p. ictieally terminated, and that toward
:-:ie end or 'May it will become history.
Atil the elements of a long civil war in
Spdin are unfortunately becoming vis
OX Till-; DIAMOND.
Results -of Yesterday's Games in the"
National and Atlantic Leagues.
At Baltimore?Baltimore, 4; Phila?
At Pitlsburg?'Pit'tsburg, :i; Chicago,
'*At 'Brooklyn?Brooklyn, 11; Washing?
At New York?New York, S: Bos?
At Cleveland?Cle vela nd.S; Louis?
?AT LA NTIC LEAC H MS.
At Newark?INewark, S; Lancaster,
At Richmond?Richmond, 7; A'Hen
At Norfolk?Norfolk, 6; Reading.
At Hiurtfoid?Hartford, 3: Patterson,
THE KENTUCKY DERBY.
LOUISVILLE, KY;, May 4.?Plaudit
won the Kentucky Derby: Lieberka,
second; Isabey, third. Time. 2:u'J.
Plaudit won by a neck.
BALOONS IN WAUFARE.
air Ship <<> Carry Twenty Men a
The largest and one of the most pe?
culiarly shaped balloons ever launched
luto space was sent up from a suburb
at' Berlin recently Lv" a corps of export
aeronauts attached to the Go; man
The Kaiser's military mnnngers nro
making numerous experiments w.-th
war balloons. Ther hale been uniisu
Blly successful, and i-oiue very startling
discoveries in the w y of aerial naviga?
tion and ballooning for the purpose (if
viewing and photo;; 'nulling the enemy
mid their forts in time of war have
In launching tbia big r.ir ship the
united efforts of a score of soldiers
were brought into requisition, and
when a brisk breeze sprang up the gi
6tit gas cylinder broke away from its
moorings, carrying into the air a nuui
tiib i.aiiokit i:u ii is is run wout.it.
her of Emperor Wilhelm':; pot officers.
A huge scramble for rope ends ensued,
end the maninio'.tl balloon was saved,
nmid great tipplause and much perspi?
This air warship can curry twenty
men a thousand mles in less than half
the time it takes a train of cars to
travel. This is assuming, of cotirte.
that the wind is t lowing in the right
direction. Very little is known about
the Kaiser's balloon experiments. The
valuable things his officers and aero?
nauts have discovered have been re?
vealed "to no one outside the official
circles of the German army. Some
day the fiery Teu on Emperor may
startle the world vfth a complete fly?
ing machine and enemy annihilator.
That, at least, is what he is working
tor at the present time.
A " hold" lilen.'
The latest fancy for young married
women In Paris is to have a ball-dress
of satin, tulle and flowers. Now, this
sounds most ordinary, for our grand?
mothers wore the same combination.
But listen to the boldness of the idea.
A satin merveilleux skirt, clinging
closely about the figure, with an over?
dress of pliant tulle; the bodice is tuen
very tlecollette and composed entirely
of violets, which do not even shelter
the perfectly bare Shoulders, the two
sides of the bodice being held in place
by sitings of amethyst. The tiniest
moss-roses entirely compose another
bodice, with pink sapphire for the
shoulders, and the modest, pink-tipped
daisy, with strings of pn.k pearls for
sleeve.-; forms still a:.oilier comuina
A Millionaire 5Utn<! SniterVlKnr.
The cleei;.ii. of A. J. Cnssntt for Road
Supervisor in Lower Merion Town?
ship, Montgomery County, Penn., eigh?
teen times in succession goes to prove
that an entirely capable official may
fasten liit:...* ;r to bin piace so that he
cannot tic dislodged. Mr. Cassatt is a
Supervisor who has supervised. The
roada in Lower Merion ?oje .models.
gant 'to go to suc-'n an expensive
De Jinles?What could I do? He was
the only one who would trust me.?Bos?
WHV JACKSON WEI).
What Jao.rtrson said when h? came
back and rejoined his companions was,
"No. the nigger isn't there, boys, and
we'd better go a little farther down."
In this Jackson had knowingly uttered
an untruth. He had seen the fugitive
with his own eyes, had watched him
closely for almost a quarter of an hour.
But for all that the lie was a white
one. So very white, that the recording
angel ni.'de one of those peculiar mis?
takes of his and registered it plus In?
stead of minus. The reason he did so
Shortly after midnight that night,
the great prison bell of the Alabama
State stockade clamored out the alarm
of an escape. In a moment all was ex?
citement. Guards came running, buck?
ling their arms about them and shout?
ing out orders to the "trusties;" horses
and mules were saddled, and the blood
hounds, one of the fiercest and best
trained packs in the State, were
brought, up from their kennel under
a heavy leash. Almost before the bell
slopped ringing there were ten men.
armed and mounted, and thirty dogs,
keen-scented and eager, ready for the
pursuit. The warden addressed the
group,_.wliile a negro "trusty" held a
lantern high-up for light. "Men," he
said, "it's young Bud Kafforty. trusty
two-seven. You got to move, 'cuz he's
used to I'unnin' the dawgs. If he gets
to the swamp, make for the river to
head him off. Gone since seven an
still In his stripes. Thai's all."
As if controlled by one rider, the
horses whirled and galloped away.
The hounds, slipped from their chains,
scattered with yelps and whines and
trotted in widening circles with noses
close to the ground. Suddenly, far off
to the left, came a doleful note that
needed no interpretation; that melan?
choly yho-o-o-o-o was the voice of old
Spot, as he told he had found the
About this time, eight miles to the
southwest, there was a young negro,
stumbling along in the last stages of
exhaustion. Warily he would look
about him. craftily he would seize
upon every opportunity to leave
behind him a blind trail. lie
had run before the hounds mote
than once in daily practice, and
now the training stood him in
good stead. lie knew that his
pursuers would soon learn the swamp
could he his only refuge and then his
capture would ho a mere matter of
time. He stopped to listen. One min?
ute. Two minutes. Then, as his
breathing became more quiet, far off to
the north he heard a sound that again
set him plunging forward through the
water and slime.
That faint musical note that sounds
so sweetly to one unaware of its mean?
ing, to him had a terrible significance.
It acted upon him like a spur on the
(lank of a weary horse. It was the cry
a bloodhound utters when the trail
is fresh and warm.
Hut the river was not his destination.
So, when an hour later, the prison
guards had discovered that their hu?
man quarry had entered the swamp,
they called off the hounds and started
on a dead run for the river, there to
scatter out and shut off the escape ol
the fugtttive in that direction. But it
happened that young Rafferty was la?
boriously working his way through the
slough, giving never a thought to the
Toward the eastern extremity of the
swamp, neat- the bank of a little stream
that, served as one of its feeders, there
lay an old log cabin. Even at that
late hour the solitary window showed
a patch of yellow light, and within
there was sounds of wakcfulness. For
old Rafferty lay dying., Horn down at
last by the "mizry" he had fought so
long, partly from exposure, partly from
improper care, the old cx-slave was
going to his last emancipation. His
old wife was crying softly at his side.
"Ezry, don' yo' cry, houey, he gwine
The old man's voice was all but in?
audible. "Yes, Lo'd, he gwine come."
"He gwine come aja' see his ole pap
"Ain' got long. JIos' crost Jo'dan
now." The old man opened his eyes
and faintly smiled. "Ha'k, don' yo
ueah him comin' now?De good Lo'd
His wife gently stroked back the
gray hair from the black forehead. She
knew his stout old heart had been
broken when Bud had been sent to
prison for cashing a worthless check.
For two long years he had never men?
tioned his son's name. These old ser?
vitors, many of them, possess all the
pride and spirit of the patricians who
reared them. The old man had been
delirious for the last two days, calling
for the absent one. And now could
she tell him he would never see their
"Blessed is de Lam," quavered the
old negro. "Randy, he'p me up." She
stooped to help him to a sitting pos?
ture. Again he cried out, now loud
und clear, "Blessed is de Lam, fer de
promts' am fulfill." And indeed so it
was, for while he was still speaking the
door opened and in stepped the son.
When Jackson crept up quietly to
the window of the cabin a half hour
later'and looked stealthily in, he saw
a yonng^uegro in prison garb, torn and
muddy, kneeling by the side of a gaunt
old African, whose glazing eyes were
filled with supernal happiness. Be?
fore the fireplace an aged woman, her
face in her apron, was sobbing.
He heard the old man whisper. "Do
Lo'd done 'store de widow's son, Ran?
And then he (Jackson) swallowed
mightily and turned away, for he knew
that Handy in truth was a widow.
Spring time?house cleaning time.
But you won't be fixed until you hav?
gotten wall lints, stains and varnish
to beautify your homes and the- cheap?
est door and window screens from W.
II. K. HOLT, Twenty-seventh street
and Roanoke avenue. Phone 2703.
OREGON BOUND NORTH.
BUENOS AY RES, VIA GALVES
TON, TEX., May 4.?A dispatch just
received from Rio Janeiro announces
that the United States battleship Ore?
gon and! the United Slates gunboat
Marietta have suited. The United States
dynamite cruiser Niichtheroy will fol?
low them, probably this evening.
?L?NQ THE WATER FRONT
ITEMS OF IKTEREST GATHERED |
ABOUT TUE PIERS
Entrance* nud Clearances at the Custom
House. List of Vessels Now lu Port.
Other uMarlue Items.
WASHINGTON, May 4.?Forecast for
Thursday, for Virginia?Threatening
weather: probably rain; winds becom?
CALENDAR. FOR THIS DAY.
Sun sets. . . . . . . . . ..0:
High water?7:57 A. M. and S:20 p.
Low -water?2:03 A. M. and 1:08 P. M.
ARRIVALS A?U DEPARTURES.
Vessels Arrlveil V" *? ?
Steamer Curityba (Gr.), Mohrin, Gal
Stevuner Albano (Gr.), Koch, Htum- '
Steamer Rosemoran (Dr.), Stabcll,
Schoner Agnus F. Mausen, Boston.
Barge Delaware, Providence.
Barge (Escort, Allyn's Point.
IBurge Be'Me of Oregon, Bangor.
Barge Cilintonia, -New York.
IBurge Rondout, New Haven.
Vessels Salted Yesteriiay.
Steamer Catania (Gr.), Hamburg.
Steamer Curityba (Cr.), Mehring,
Steamer Orion (AmrJ, Boston.
IBarge Litchenfels Bros., Boston.
LBaige Caravan, Boston.
PILOT SPUAOUH'S TRIP.
Pilot Lewis Sprague has written a
letter glviug a description of the vio?
lence of the northeast gale which pre?
vailed along the coast last week. Pilot
Sprague boarded the Italian bark
America to take her to Baltimore, the
The bark, he said, encountered the
full force of the hurricane on last
Wednesday. The wind was then blow?
ing at the rate of 70 miles an hour, and
the vessel was soon torn from her
moorings. Foretopsail and jib were
blown into ribbons, but the foresail
held, and the crew succeeded In turn?
ing the vessel down the bay. Seas
continually broke over the bark, and
It was almost Impossible for anyone to
remain on deck.
From Hampton Roads the vessel
was blown toward Norfolk, and as the
rigging was gone, there seemed little
hope of escape, execpt by going
ashore. This Mr. Sprague did. He
reached Norfolk pretty well shaken
up by his experience, but glad that he
escaped with his life.
LIGHT VESSEL ADRIFT.
The lighthouse board has served no?
tice to mariners that the light vessel
olT Little Island Life-Saving Station Is
I adrift about IS miles to the southward
and eastward of Cape Henry Light
Station. The vessel will be replaced
as soon as possible, to lie removed,
however, at the discretion of the au?
thorities. The vessel is supposed to
, have been torn from her station by the
prevailing storms of last week.
N ICKI.K-I N-Tll K-SLOT MACH INES.
I Police Authorities Anxious to Know How
to <iol Kid or Them,
The local police are somewhat unset?
tled as to what steps they ca*i take, if
any. ag-iinst nickel-in-the-slot .ma?
chines, which are coining money for the
owners in some of the saloons of the
j ers in a majority of the saloons in the
The slot mochines are nothing less
I than gaimhling devices and quite a
number of frequenters of the saloons
have called the attention of the author?
ities to their presence.
(While the owners of the device do
not deny that it is a chance arrange?
ment they know their ground so wrell
that they can really defy the authori?
ties to interfere with them.
The State law covers the machine In
the same way that it does the ordinary
chewing gum and tobacco slot arrange?
ments and levies a license of $2.50 on
The city law reads the s.ime way the
State law does and the same license is
?Com.missioner of Revenue Alagruder
B. Jones wrote to the Attorney-Ger
eral of the State in reference to the
matr-r. but his reply did not touch on
the machine in question. The let?
ter was sufficient authority for the
Com.missioner of Revenue to grant li?
censes to all of the saloon keepers ap?
plying for them.
Already about a score of these li?
censes have been issued.
Seme of the police authorities main
fain that the devices, which, on their
face, are for gambling purposes, can?
not be licensed because of their design,
hence the man who operates the ma?
chines can be held for promoting gamb?
Chief 'Harwood does not take this
view, however, and it is not likely that
the ,-aloon kee.rs will be bothered.
IM.u-e machines will probably be in?
troduced and the .men who are running
them will continue to enjoy a harvest
th.it does not come along with every
like device invented.
This machine is considered a "mint."
and even if the authorities decide Pi
step in and make a test case, it is like?
ly- that the saloon fraternity will light
the ease to the bitter end, on the
ground that they hold licenses granted
by both the city and State.
THE BAND PLAYS "DIXIE" NOW.
I like to see "Old Glory"
A wavin' full an' free;
An' while it tells <i story
Of sighs an' tears to me;
It's stil'l the country's banner?
1 loves it, anyhow !
So el'ar de way Susanna?
The ban' plays "Dixie" now :
I likes to see it flutter
Up th?T?on top the roof.
An' hear the boys mutter:
" You bet she's bullet-proof ! "
It's al'l the country's banner.
In peace or in the row;
ST> cl'ar de way Susanna?
The ban' plays "Dixie" now !
So. let 'em 'Wave "Old Glory,"
'Fru.m all the steeples high;
An' tell the stars her story.
While .her red stripes sweep lue sky.
It's all the country's banner-r
l loves it .anyhow 1
So cl'ar de way Susonna ?
The ban' plays "Dixie" now !
Crab nets, lines, hooks and fishing
supplies. Adams' Racket Store. tf
Whiskey and beer glasses, blown or
ihreud decanters, brambar trays. Ad
ams' Racket Store. _tf
ctcrin Offered to anyone bringing me a Watch
?pDUU jannot put in first-class order.
A.J.HAUSER, . . .
.... WflTGflES AND JEWELRY
No. 208 Twenty-eighth Street.
*ugZ?-Sn> Newport Hews. Va
AND SO IS ?
Bear Paw Buffet,
44S Twenty-eighth stret,
is the place to get cold?ice> cold?beer j
on draught, also National and Pabst
Export Beer?ice cold.
Mint Julips and all mixed drinks.
The finest brands of pure whiskey I
always on carried in stock. Claret
Wines and all seasonable drinks.
Todd's "Private Stock at 2.r.c a pint |
' is as good as any that costs double the |
S3?"Perfect order always maintained
THE BEAR P?W BUFFET
44S Twenty-eighth street,
G. W. Todd, Proprietor.
Irwin Tucker & Co.,
Genera! Rai Es lata,
We represent leading Insurance Com
|panies of the world and write
FIRE, LIFE AND ACCIDENT IN
SORANGE AT REASONABLE
IMPROVED AND UNIMPROVED
REAL ESTATE FOR SALE
I in the best business and residential
sections of Newport News.
; Houses Sold on Small Cash
[ and monthly sums thereafter, amount?
ing to about what is pa.i for it at
Local investment securties of all
I kinds dealt in and bought and sold.
Loans negotiated on collatterals and
I city real estate. Information cheer?
fully furnished to parties desiring t<
invest or rent. Correspondence solici?
Owners of real estate and city secu
I rities are Invited to list their pxopert;
I with us for sale.
Notary Public In our office.
I Ofllce, Harwood Building, Washington
I avenue, near Twenty-seventh street
ty-7-ly Newport Nfe~*. V?
from healthy cows
?stable as clean
as a house and al?
ways open for inspeotion?6 cents a
I quart or 3 cents a pint. Milk from Jer?
sey cows 8 cents a quart or 4 cents a
pint to glass battles. Delivered any?
where In the city.
J. E- Langslow.
Those: Who Give
Directory of merchants now -rivintr
trading stamps in Newport News:
Bakery?R. A. Josser, :',020 Wash?
Bicycles and Sundries?Macruyre &
Small, 2511 Washington :>vc.
Boots and Shoes?Phillips A' Mars
ton, Washington avenue and 2i>th sr.;
Elias Peyser, 2715 Washington ave.;
Baltimore Clothing- Co., 3000 Wash?
ington ave.; H. Sommers, 2000 Wash?
Clothing?Elias Peyser, 271") Wash
ton ave.; Baltimore Clothing Co., 3000
China. Class and Queenswave?The
Adams Racket Store, 2sor> Washing?
ton ave.; Joseph Feinsteiu, 2;!d st.
Cigars and Tobacco?'.1. B. Law.
rence, 2.r>07 Washington ave.
Confectionery and Ice Cream?R
A. Jesser, 3020 Washington ave.
Druggists? Klor's Drug Store, 2ti0:i
Washington ave.; Klor's Central
Drugstore, 2711 Washington ave.;
Klo-'s Up Town Drug Store, Wash?
ington ave. ami olth st.
Dry Goods?A. F. Uudgins & Son,
opposite P. O.
Dyeing and Cleaning?Virginia,
Steam Cle aningand Dye Works, John
Aust inn, proprietor.
Cents' Furnishings?H. Sommers,
2i)u(i Washington ave.; Baltimore
With irresistible power and no ob?
stacle will or can Impede btfr wonder?
ful progress In reducing prices In
every line of Dry Goods and Mlllnery.
50 DOZEN SHIRT-WAISTS WITH
WHITE COLLARS, THIS WHEK
Crash Skirts, new line, worth more,
Check Duck Skirts.
Checked Duck Skirts, worth double,
Blue or BlackDuck Skirts
Blue or black Duck Skirts, very nice,
In all colors, worth $3.00 and $4.00;
our price $1.98.
White China Silk Parosols at 98c.
Others with ruffles, same goods and ?
silk lace, $1.25 and $1.48.
Black Taffeta, No. 60, special.
We also carry a full line of all
shades in solid colors and fancy
stripes and plaids which are being sold
at prices that cannot be duplicated
anywhere. Plag ribbon; be patriotic
and show your'colors;
7c per yard
10 pieces plaid ribbon that usually
sells elsewhere for Sac, our price
25 pieces Moire Ribbon. No. 40, reg?
ular price 25c, for this week,
Chiffons, all colons, at 75c.
Narrow Chiffon, all shades, tola
Ribbon Chiffon, worth 26c, now IGo.
Liberty Silk, plain, all colors. 75c.
Liberty Silk, pleated. In all shades,
Mousseline De Sol, all shades,
25 dozen Children's Hats, worth 50
and 75c; our special price
J "Waehing-ton Avenue.
: Trading Stamps.
Clothing Co.. 300? Washington ave.;
Elias Peyser, 2715 Washington ave.;
Philips ?i Marston, 2001 Washington
Groceries?MeNuin @ James, 232
28th st; Wolf Levy, 3212 Washington
are: G. Albert Lenz, 2500 Jefferson
ave; 15. Graff, 21st s;., and Jefferson
ave; Brightwell & Hurt, 3808 Lafay?
ette ave; Hollan & Ward, 3808 L?fay
este ave; Nye & Jennings, 1018 27th
st; L. A. Bevill & Co., 232 24th st; K.
L. Woodson, 130 27th St.
Hats and Caps?H. Sommers, 2906
Harness?A. J. Clark,222 27th st.
Jeweler and Optician ? John J
Palmer, 222 28th St.
Laundry?Newport Hews Steam
Laundry, 213 27th st.
Meat Markets?W. H. Sears, 3103
Washington ave; B. B. Wilkins, 140
27th st; E. Graff, Jefferson ave., and
21st st; E. N. Gordon, 3410 Lafay?
Photographers?Rush & Shaw, 2618
Washington ave. Special photo?
graphing on handkerchiefs.
Printers?Bright &.Belch, 217 26th
Stationery?C. B. Lawrence, 2507
Teas, Coffees and Spices?Michigan
Tea Co., 3010 Washington ave.
Is excited now to the highest pitch: not over
warn^ws; but over the very low prices we have been
quoting on our goods.
Always a new stock to select from.
Good Matting at 12h cents per yard and tip.
White .Enameled Beds with Brass Caps, all sizes, at
$3 50 and up.
We have a Solid Oak, 5 Drawer, Chiffonier, at$3,75.
Baby Carriages ; a fine line ; the celebrated HeywoodV
at prices so low we even feel cheap in telling them.
The finest line of Refrigerators on earth, so when you
hear the name Parson you can guess the rest.
^^Sideboads and China Closets galore, the latest styles
and war prices.
In fact everything we have in the'house are bargains,
and all prices are special. We have, goods good enough
for a king and also cheap enough for a miser. Save your
pennies?stop drinking for one week and buy your house
full of furniture with them. Don't feel bashful if you
haven't got the cash ; we will give you good easy terms,
but please don't tell anyone,
Hoping to be of service to you, I am
Yours very truly,
2803 & 2805 WSHINGTON ?VE?