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VOL ill, NO. m.
Missionary Persona Non
Grata to Christian People.
* ASKED TO LEAVE CITY
He, Wir. TlMV. U II..U?r?? ,l?s.l,.,..l S?,?e
UHt SleeniK" l'..?H..,.K. r. Thrlr
W'urli in -N.v.|.?rl N,,h
Unless Missionary t
'lark, a su,,|
i..i I; .i.l avii
?leans up a cloud ihn
ivor him. ii will appear i
thai the "kettle is ealliu;
Wilson, v. h
tainst the pi-v. w. ^
I c?-laborer i? ,,,
tie.I ill lie'
claimed I., he missionaries at,
began to hohl meetings in
\A heu I hey first >. I > in tin
slopped al lie- . 'ellti'til Ii.I
l,aio.d Metropolitan. 1 'itinll>
r 1:1 r.
.1. M. He k. w
naneiully, kindly in
of their iioiisc. .\".
street. 1.. 11,. m and
Up I., that tiiue the missionaries
a).par. ally the best ,,1 ! r.wods. \\
ospei .Mi.-.^nr. al a salary of f.SO
nil. lb- bad been .,1 .\ii. I seek
two weeks. Thun, according to
.111. ni mo.].- by Mrs. Beck. W ilson
.is wife would join him in a short
and he wished to pay f ir their
I oiid lodging. Mrs. Wilson arri\ -
I,. 1 .-Min.- her i. link
Twenty-eighth str.-ei. Al itrst .Mis.
H.-ck refused to ivc ive the trunk, s ly?
ing there was no such lady al her
fc home, bin the driver ..1' tic dray insist
P lhI tliat llieie u.is.
Mr. and .Mrs. Wilson slaved al M.S.
Heck's lions.? till they we're asked to
leave, and then, it is claim.'ii. they d -
part.-d ..wir.? 11 board bill. They w, ni
t.. board willi Mrs. Quiuii. a lady who
for some time lill Mrs iiuhin ihr ateu
ed to .-je t them and. in fact, del send
lor ii policeman. Mi's, Wilson, ii b so d.
gave way to a lit of temper and used
profane language. Neither Mrs. tjuii n
nor Mr,. Heck se ined 1. particular?
ly struck with the piety ..I' .-iller W.u
fc-Koll .a- 11,e wo,,,,ni he .-I.line as his w ife.
f Wils.lid not serve long as su; erin
t. iid. iu of Hi.- I'm00 lii.spel Mission
and be claimed he was removed its the
result of reports circulated against
him by Clark. However, it seems ti,..t
Ii.it teens in I crested in tie mission
Inaugurated an investigation, ami wrote
a number ..I" I. tiers asking for inform 1
tion regarding Hi.- mam After being
dismissed Wilson opened a mission on
Washington uv. uuo and called i; the
?'Rescue M ission." w hi. h !.,? ran ,1
the Coo. ,,
lating I., w
e.l a letl.'r 1
v. hieb 1... sh
Nee.. ..Ii' hi
lug the full
Tb.- bo l i-d
. sohle Hille lasi .nine, alt
the mailer and bavin
.nsiderable information r
ilson's past record a.blr, s
,, bin. e;iviiiK him a week i
lake the duri of Now po,
e. I . A I I lie Milne e|
,| .-.'111 lo the lllissioi
tees "i 1 I,.- III
most ma 1 in-. ,
' O.Spel Ml
a special i.e.-.'line; upon the mosi c.u
nil reconsideration, the action ci
' braced in (lie accompanying r.s.liiii
t was mosi reluctantly, bin most con?
scientiously lot..:, and ordered 1 o be
forwarded 10 \ ai wilii this l.-ti-r
Resolved, That the Hoard. Pastors
and Auxiliarv committees of lie- IJiil 11
Oespel Mission in joinl s.s.-ion 1,-1
compelled 10 publish tli-.n Mr. C K.
W ilson has 10, can, . lion whatever
with this mission, bin was dismiss, d
by lb,-in March Ulli because of unlit- '
ness. This public notice is taken b -
cause be is known to he now 11 thy of
she support ,,!' any , 'luisl iau people.
The facts 111-,11 which iliis action is
based are in possession of the boa 1 d
and could be given if necessary.
Wilson left lb,' city and w,?it to
Hampton ami !"h,.elms.
The following was furnished bv the
Hampton correspondent of the Daily
The recent public.,lion of a letter
signed by Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Wilson,
of PI.bus. has brought to light some
rather interesting facts of compara?
tively recent occurrence in this city, in
which they tigund somewhat promi?
nently. Mr. and Mrs. Wilson arc ai
present conducting a reading room and
soldier's restaurant on Curry sir,-et. in
t Phoebus. They came here some time
ago from Newport News, where Mr.
Wilson was the superiniendenl of n
mission society. It was during his stay
: in Newporl News that his trouble with
' Rev. Mr. Clark began. Mr. Wilson says
that the lower element of ihe congrega?
tion at tin. mission sided with dark
in the various disputes as lo auiliori.y
which arose, and thai finally, in or.:b r
not to become a si 11 ml,ling block in the
way of Christian work in hand, he de?
cided to give up his position and go
elsewhere. Ii appeared, however, that
Mr. Wilson and Mr. Clark became ac?
quainted some four or live .'.ears ago
at which time they were both engaged
in the peiTormnuc of religion.- labor in
Shortly after reaching Ibis city Mr.
.. Clark applied to Ministers' Association
al one of ils regular meetings. 1 , lake
up and investigate the numerous
charges, filed by the lbv. Mr. Chirk,
which had pre. eded him lo I laihpl in.
. ' Mr. Wilson was pres.til al the meetii S
and explained to the pica, hers how In
had b.en wronged at Newport News,
and said thai all he desired was to vin?
dicate his good name and reputation.
After he had finished his remarks <h"
matter was taken up and discussed for
nearly three hour.-, during which time
the missionary wa- required u answer
it number of interesting finest ions
There were several charges a gains
him. one of I heiu having been preferred
by a New York Life insurance Compa?
ny, and there was a --lory to the effect
that Mrs. Wilson had come to Virginia
under an assumed name. Concerning
the Insurance matter Mr. Wilson ex?
plained that he had become responsible,
without knowing It, by taking the" bock
ii' oaiil, .if an agent who, ai the lime.
? wed Uii> company about, As the
iisurnnce business was new to liini he
was not a ware of the fact that hi- was
being lielil responsible for Hie $1> iinnl
about the time be unit work. Regit til?
ing the manner in which his wife nav?
el..! lie said that mi account of limit .1
limine, s she had taken steerage pa
stage on the sie:.r tintt brought her to
Virginia and in order to prevent that
fact from being known had adopted an
ussii.I name.. In reply to this slat- -
inei.ie of tin- w itm .-s. s asked M r
Wilson why In- had referred to bin wire
a Khorl lime before as having remain d
01 her suit.u-arly all the lone.
lb- said I ha I the captain of t;,.- stea u, i
tbfollgll courtesy, had offered her ti.e
'I'he upshot of the mailer was that
Iho preachers did not make lie- investi?
gation iviunstod by .Mr. Wilson, and
he ami Ins nil'.- are now conducting a
rest a lira ni ami reading room at Phoe?
bus. Ii is a ni-ally kept _pluee and
seems i,, l.e plentifully supple ,1 wiili
noli literature as sol,hers ,| light io. In
this work they aie aided bv lie- W ?
men's Christian Temperance Onions of
Newport News ami Manipt.in. Mr. Wil?
son is aa Kiiglishinaii. lb- is an ? iiti
ion b ..i Ins oxpol'ielioc i,and' in'l
unlive land to Ha- Daily Press corn
i.leid a lew days ago. lie says
has mo he. o his. purpose 1 . prol
chart . s agniusl Mr. < 'lurk, but to so,
by a series of incontrovertible fa. Is
ib.ii llial g.ullouiun has been playing
a double r.,11 for some time, lie says
that l.e was in..si unjustly tr. at ,1 til
Newporl Xi ws ami thai all of his tr >'u
hie was due in falsch tads start. ,1 bv
Mr. Chirk. Mr. Wilson says thai some
of t p.- womi n look up i 'lark's quarrel
,,it,l conducted themselves In so un
.-???inly manlier that he felt ? p, b :
llu' place, lie says, however, thai h
did not do Ulis because he f a red ill it
Mr. i'l ok,- charges w ul.l be proven.
Rev. \V. S. Clark, who is charge
with having two wives, besides all.gi-d
to l? guilty of ?Iber ofi'et'.si s. is thought
to ',,.? in Norf -Ik. I!, was a Do asked to
have Mrs. Reek's boarding house. It
wot learned yesterday that Clark
was not iln- Inaugurutor of the move?
ment to establish :i Florence Ci-ltlen
den Home in this oily to re, hum fal?
len women. This work was taken up
bv a ladv atei Clark, it is stated, undo:
to k io supersede her.
Tie- following ,.itnuifeation regird
ing i'lark was received at Ibis otllce
Editor Daily Press:
Th- si .ry in regard to Rev. W. P.
Cl.-.rk that was published in your paper
of August !i is not true, but a false
statement gotten up by two irrespoiisi
l.leocople. Mr. i'lark has never been
married this I know to be a fact. Mr.
an.I Mir'. Wilson's work as missionaries
has I.ii Io ii" satisfaction either in
New Vork or Newport News.
M ,11 I ['.Oll I'.O IO ItU'O.
Th" first mail fron Poll., Rio , arriv d
heie v.-sienla;. in ruing via New Vork.
There were several letters address.,I to
r. shlenis of th.- oily and tils,, to the
soldiers in camp here. One of those to
write home from Porto Rico is Mr. Oil?
ier lt. Pickten, who went from Newpoi t
New.-. ,,n the Plain litter La Crandc
Tie- mail left Porto Rico August X
having (...en duly stamped by ib.- no ttal
authorities there. It arrived ni New
Vork v.-sterday on the first steam, r :?'
lea v. after the postal station was es?
tablished mi the bland and reached
'I b V ? !?' now" r ally ihr,- t as
mail direetid io P.,no Rieb, u hieb, r
i ordiug io lb,.,-rs of the Post .11
liepari.ul. musi g. th- transf
i.'buche. Tin- en,-ho has not tn-.h
lei" and tlo-|e is .oiling when ??
will cei in. as n , orders hav. been 1
i probable that other
w,ll be made Io gel II,
Sititl !?? Have 'three Wives.
\ 'tpecitil dispatch t" the Washington
p.,ei from Springfield, ill., says:
.lohn P. Reynolds, of company K.
Fifth Illinois, is the husband of three
.liffereiil vvonieii. Eva -Maun Reynolds
is now suing him for a divorce in the
Springfield eoitrls. charging bigamy.
Mrs. Uevuol.ls says thai she is wife No.
?? arid thai wife No. 1 is living in
Oleen Mountain Falls. Col. No. ::. she
further claims, was recently acquired
ai Chickamanga in the person of -Mi
"Reynolds was formerly a minister of
I he dispel and preach.-,I for so. thru
ut Rivei'ion. a small town near Spring?
field, where he was the center of at?
Illinois Troops Iiis, mliiirk.
The Fifth Illinois regiment, which
went aboard the transport Obdani. dis?
embarked yesterday and returned to
the camp above the shipyard. Last
evening Col. Culver issued an order
granting every man in the regiment lib?
erty till tcttii o'clock last night. Nearly
all .if the men came down town. They
conducted themselves in a most orderly
manner, and it is said that with few
exceptions every soldier returned to
'I'he Ohdam, it is understood, will sail
today lor Charleston, and thence to
Porto Rico. The ten men of battery C
let'i behind to fook after twenty head
of horses which were too late to go w, h
th. batcries n the expedition thai sail?
ed last week, embarked on the trai s
p.irt yesterday afternoon. The horses
w ere also loaded.
Altgi.illil Will K.cover
'I'lte condition of Renj. Allgatdd
Hie sinker who was painfully scalded
by stumbling into a ditch of hot watei
at th- electric light plant, is not seri?
ous, 'i'he man is suffering considera?
bly today, how. v.r. and will mil li?
able io m ivo nhoni for some days.
The employees of the electric light
plant say it was impossible for stoker
to have fallen into the ditch, as ii is
very narrow ami Iho water is not over
? 1.is Keen il-tl.
Following is a lisl of the deeds ad?
mitted io record in the Clerk's Office of
tlit- Citri,oration Court since the last
The Coll roll Real Estate and hipu'
[ am ,? Company t" W. !'. Madegan: eon
! sideralion. $I,UGU.
i Sol Miller to F. F. Causey, trustee'
consider;! I ion $2.1?f).
I Bismarck's memoirs are looked for
eagerly. A Berlin correspondent states
that the Leipzig house of Cotta has bad
the manuscript under seal awaiting
Bismarck's death, and that the book
will probably be published as soon as
it can be translated into half a dozen
languages. The date assigned for the
deposit of this manuscript precludes
the Idea that the Prince's relations with
the Empress Frederick and the present
Empress and Emperor are discussed,
bur supplementary chapters may have
Soldiers Take Possession of
BRICKS,CHAIRS AND CUES
'I'lii'Mi. Iii? \V?il|>i.lli< IW.I l.y ISo.vh in lllu.
A N. Kio's II. ail C ut llpfii.
I'r.iu.,1 <iut.nl ('..II
There was a row in Sam Hall's sa?
loon in HI.Hi.-1.1 Inn- yesterday aTter- !
tio.iii between soldiers from ibe Third j
Kentueky-and ltiuih Indiana ivglineiils..
The soldiers hurl been drinking and !
began quarreling in Holl s place. In '
a jilTy chairs, bricks, slicks and bit- j
hard cues were dying thick and fast. j
Charles Holmes, a respectable cd..red
man. was in the sal..on. and he was
strutk on the head with a brick thai
cot a long gash in Ibe skull. He is se?
Al ..ne time il looked as if there
Would be bloodshed, but Chief W. i'.
P.oarwright telephoned 10 Camp ?Traut
and asked thai a provost guard be
sent to Hloodfleld at once. The guard
responded im.illately and the men i
were either arrested or escaped.
Today Chief Boa: wright will go to!
the camp and endeavor to identify the !
man who hit Hohnes witli a brick. If
he finds the soldier he will swear out |
a warrant against him. The row |
created considerable excitement in
W hen seen regarding ;he disturbance.
Sam Hall, proprietor of the saloon,
"I am doing a legitimate business on
Ivy avenue, for which 1 pay a license,
and along with the other merchants
and business men of this city, my doors
have l.e. n thrown open night and day
to the volunteers in our midst. I have
n. v. r grumbled at giving them a drink
Whether there were two or a dozen:
but wh. n they abuse the privileges
granted them. 1 think it is time lo
call a hall. Two ..r I he ninth Indiana
tr.s. and ten of the Kentucky men
cam,- into my place today and started
a row. hitting men with chairs and b"S
liard cues, and injuring one of inv em?
ployees very seriously."
ICAST l:NI> .11 MllliS.
Council N... 11S, .lr:o t A. M., I..Mullen
Tiic memhers of Ka.-i 12nd Cmiiieil,
No. IIS. ,ir. ii. H. A. AI., inet al i he .Ill?
inois' ii:,|| ,,n Washington avenue la i
iiieju ami Hie council w as inst i i in e.l hy
l'epiily Stale Councilor |.|,.vd A.
II ml e ins.
There were thirty-live new menthol's
present, notwithstanding the incieiu,..i
oy of the weather. This promises to 1 ,.
a line council of the order. It is com?
posed of som.- of i lie boat business no u
? f thai section of the city. Addresses
were made by Messrs. K. S. Kohius.ui
.1. A. Hh-shlierg. M. H. Mim. r and < 'apt.
c. w. Adams.
The following is a list of the ollic rs:
Junior I'asi i ?ounoillor M. 11. Mint r.
Councillor--W. W. Washburn.
Vi, e i '..nil, illor?.1. 1.. Fawoeil.
lb-cording .-'-? crctaiy 'I'. .1. Smith.
? As-isla ii i lb-cord ne. Secretary- Titos.
Financial Secretary?K. S. l: binson.
Treasurer N. K. Kelt-hum'.
Waiden W. Ii. Tb imas.
Conductor?P. I.. Wad.-.
Inside Senli. P. M. Powell.
i nitside Sentinel H. T. Mill. r.
Trus-te.-s I.. It. Pierce. .1. T. TUiy
liebl and M. II. Minier.
1:. |.r. sentalivo lo Hie State. ?Council?
M. 11. Minier.
ItltOWN I.l>si:s Til K I.'IIN TU Alii.
Cti.it ru.-for K. \V. .lt.inis.oi Will lotet Ho
K.it ll. lU Sel.iM.I ltll.ltll.ig.
i'.oil racial- I-:. W. Johnson, of I his
city, will erc.i ibe public school build
in;: in Itoekctls lor colored children
lie was awarded the eontrae! by tue
Hoard of School Trusl.es last n ght.
\'s Ia n the bids w re opened s one lime
sin. .? Mr. B. It. Hrown was found lo
I..- the low,-si bidder and the contract
was awarded to him. but be failed lo
comply with Hi,-- terms requiring him
lo give bond in the sum of $f..0il(l. Mr.
Johnson's hid' for lb.- work was $!l.l'.rO
He was Hie next lowest bidder, there
being a difference of SI r.U. bill he IS a
resident of the city and the board has
no linn- to waste on outsiders. Mr
Johnson will give bond at once and be?
gin the work immediately. II.- slat d
lo i he boa:,! thai he would have Ike
Hock.-its building ready r,,r occupancy
before the other schools wer, thrown
Mr. Alexander Farmer, the contract,
or to whom was awarded the contract
for building the P.ast End school bui'd
ing. failed to produce his b .ini las;
night. However, he promised i , have
lb,- contract ready by Monday n'.ght
and an extension of time was grant, d.
If he fails to have the bond ready by
Unit time the board will award the con?
tract io the next lowest bidder.
Mr. ?ml Mrs. K. I. f or,I lO.it. rliiln.
Councilman and Mis. E. I. Pord Iteld
an informal reception at iheir residence
,,n Twenty-sixth street last night, en
lertaining a number of friends anal tel
atives'i Among those present were Mrs
Manrv fSnode. of Nynchburg: Mis
Anna M.iistella. of .letters m City, M >.:
Miss Klla K. Mayo, of Manch. -I r
Miss Hertha Williams, of Hichmond
Mrs. .Woodson and daughter, of Mem
phis.' T. nil.: Captain and Mrs. T. IJ
Adams: Messrs. Charles P.,,binson. W
c. 1 .atick and I.. 1.. Anderson.
Funeral of f..pliiln ?V. C. T-nol*.
Tl.,- funeral of Captain W. c. T. nil's
wlto died al the residence of Mr. 11. !?'
Williams, on the "Ai r,-." took pike
from the residence yesterday nfternoo
j at 2 o'clock. Itev. .1. I,', nibble, rector o
Si. Haul's Episcopal church. oHi. iaiii g
cemirlery. Captain Tennis had ici.ltiv,
w ho reside in Hampton.
MESSAGE FROM MINES.
(By Tt l. grapn.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 12.?At
.-'elo. k this morning the War Depart
ment posted the followin:
"Home. Aug. 11, 1S9S.
"Secretary of War. Washington
?'Following from Schwan:
'??Immediately aft**r repulse ye:der
day Spanish troops joined by win
were left in Mayaguez in ive.l i i d re
lion Lares. Have sent scouts in i!n
direction. My command.entered May:
guez at !l o'clock this morning.
.HAHKIKU IN THK HOSl'ITAI. TUST.
Kv-S.pilre I". It. 1U?|- ii? Dlllclntc? at a
tVc.l.llig nt C?iii|> tir?ut.
Harbor Master O. It. Hosklns por
rormeil a marriage ceremony in the
liospiial tent of the Third Kentucky
regiment mi the outskirts oC the city
in o'clock last night, uniting .Miss
Ferdina MePherson anil Mr. Charles
Mcrdilh In the holy bonds of matri?
The contracting parties are residents
of Newport News. They bail intended
that the ceremony should be performed
by Uev. 13. T. Welltord. pastor of the
First. Presbyterian church, but that
gentleman is out of ' the city .spending i
his vacation in the mountains of Vir- I
gum. anil it was decided that ex-Justice
of Hi,.. Peace lloskins should otlieiato.
as he is authorized by the County Court
of Warwick to perform the rites of
matrimony. The groom was not long In
Unding Air. Hosklns. who informed him
that he was not authorized to marry
couples in the city, but if they would
step outside the corporate limits into
th.dims of ipo |.-ree state of War?
wick he would take pleasure in tying
The couple decided to go Into the
county to p.- married. A cab was or?
dered and the pair, together with .-x
'Siiuire lloskins and the brother of ; he
??room drove to tile camp above
I lie shipyard. Mr. lloskins suggested
that the troth be plighted ill a tent,
and Surgeon Sounders, of the Third
Kentucky, kindly tendered the use of
iho hospital ion:. His offer was ac?
cepted, and soon soldiers were at work
pulling the parlor in shape for the wed?
ding. Candles were used to illuminate
There was no wedding march. Mr.
lloskins look his position in the centre
of the tent where, in the presence of
many soldiers, he pronounced the words
tlit11 made ;he couple man and wife.
No ritual was used by Mr. lloskins.
He performed the ceremony after his
ow n notion.
After receiving the congratulations of
Iho soldiers iho couple drove to their
home .01 Twenty-fourth sti.r. Mr
Meredith is a bricklayer by trade.
Lizzie Harris. 1 he woman who .i
dently shot Allied k-.wan in her notice
of ill fame in Itock.tts the early part of
losi week, causing Hie man's death,
was given a preliminai y bearing t,i | b,.
Police 1 .hui yestcidn> morning. Aft. ,
hearing tl.vide:. .lusti, e Hrown ,j s
charged [he woman. 11.0 until he g 1 ? .?
lo r some wholesale advice about the
ii.-,- of firearms, bow. ver.
Tin- other cas. s disposed of y-Mterdny
morning loll >w:
Richard Shaw, potil larceny; case
.lohn Mit. lo ll and .Limes Casey, d.s.
orderly conduct: case withdrawn . 1.
payment of costs.
.1. S. 1 lin.-s. disorderly conduct: con?
tinued until SatuiMav.
lien Hoykin. disorderly conduct, 0
tinned until Saturday.
James Cyan, drunk; fined $2 a'.I
John Mallory. drunk: fined and
Samuel Wolfull, drunk; fined $2 and
Waller Mayo, drunk: lined $2 and
costs,. T _ <Ui?.- ?:
.la.s Murphy, disorderly conduct.
fined $11 and costs.
William Simpson, carrying concealed
weapons; lined $20 and costs.
Richard Sch?lt, vagrancy; d.smis ed
Mr. Thomas lielch is visiting a f.-w
day:: in Raleigh, N. C.
Mr. I'toberl P. Orr and family '..-ft
Wednesday evening for a month's visit
in Saratoga. N. V.
Mr. S. It. Harriott, of No. 221 Twenty
ninth street, litis as his guest his uncle,
Mr. S. S. Runlet t, of Shiloh. N. C.
City Cl, rk .1. A. Mas.-i.- left lasi e\i
in;; for Washington. 11. 1'. where
will spend his vacation if ten days.
Mr. Andrew Jell .is .11, of Itoanoke
visiting his sister. Mrs. J. Page Cr,
Miss Hallie Hright. of Lyucliburg.
visiting Mi.-s Gertrude W.-lllngtoiu
Hasi Unit; ?
Hr. William lloskins. of Kino; and
Queen i.-nnnly. has local,-,! in E isl End.
He is :i brother of Harbor Master C. It.
Mr. .1. S. p.ntl.r. of York. Pi.. Is in
the eiiv on business. Mr. Puller w..s
formerly engaged in business ,01 T.vei -
Mr. Charles Ilainillou. of the Oiliz ns'
Telephone C.p.in.v. Wt!S called Io If
home in Staunion y, sterday on uce.'.unl
of the death f his broile r 1 'larenc ?
Majors flraham. Marsh. Tr.iom'ol;.
and Lagan, of th, P.S. Arm.- Pay I ??
partmein. arrived in tin- city ftoii
Washington yesterday morning ei
route to Atlanta, lia. Tiny L it hist ev?
1 ;nil.ling permit No. (I2C. litis been is
sued 10 13. W. Johnson for a two story
metal roof, frame building on Lafayot.K
avenue, between 'Forty-third and
The servic-s at the Union Mission
tent last evening were in charge' of
Rev. .1. Ernest Thinker, pastor of the
Presbyterian church of Alexandria. At
the services he conducted lasi Friday
, \ oiling t her.- w ere six eonvo! t -.
One of the Maryland pilot boats ar- !
rived tit the shipyard Wednesday for
pairs and will remain here for several |
days. The repairs are not extensive
The vessel is now moored at the lowe
Mrs. John Lowr. y left yesterday I'o
the Delaware Water Cap. wh.-ie
will join her parents, who are spoil.Imi
the summer at that resort. Rel'ore io
turning she will visit Atlantic City.
Misses Kate and Polly Abernaiby, .,
Richmond, ami Miss Alice Owen, ,,
Lvnchburg. who have been visiting Ml
.and Mr.-:. 13. N. Eubank for the pas
two weeks, returned to their bom
The lug E. Luckenback was In colli?
sion witli the schooner Gen. Merwin off |
Rack River in the Chesapeake P.av
about s o'clock Tuesday night. The |
schooner's forward chain smashed the
lug's boat and otherwise damaged the
little craft. The repairs, however, will
no: be extensive.
Captain Thomas Sherman, son
General W. T. Sherman, who is a -ha
lain in Hie army, arrived ir?ttle- c
yesterday morning far the purpos ?
taking the first -hip Io Porto Rico
The four engineers of the tran.-tp
Obdam and several of the crew, all
whom struck for higher wag s vest'
day afternoon, returned to work y
tei'day morning, having reached a sat?
isfactory understanding with the gov?
Fire broke out in one of the hunkers
of the cruiser Minneapolis Wednesday
afternoon, but ii was extinguished be?
fore any serious damage was done,
though il was necessary to remove the
coal and Hood the bunker. 3
Tin- rudder and propellers of the bat?
tle: hip Kearsarge were placed in posi?
tion yesterday and ai high tide in the
afternoon tin- vessel was Moated out of
the dry dock. The Kentucky will prob?
ably go into the dock Monday to re?
ceive her rudder and propellers.
VUG U ST 12, 1898.
Interest Centers in the
FALSt RUMOR AFLOAT
i..rail Mil.--., Slmri.-r nil.I Merrill X..I
Ordered lo Ml-IM U.I II.COlllll.k. Ilnl.
iiI>t*|.:tri i.teul Secure.* ii Kiip
|.ly ?.t sin.ill.'i. s- I'.ov.l.-r.
(P.y T. I. graph.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11. The inter?
est in government circles centered to?
day in the press .lisp:,I. li.-s from Mad
rir. as the lirsi news of tile ileeision of
lie- Siianish govoi nmeiil woul.l mail ?
publie i here anil there w as no likelihood
of anvihing being known oiliclully in
Washington .luring the .lay as to
Spain's ileeision respecting signatures
to the p.-aee pro I.?I. Aller the close
of ..illee hours Secretary I 'ay ilrove
over to the While House anil hail hair
an hour's conference with the Presi?
dent. He stated that no further word
had been received from Anibasador
Cambon. but ailmitted that he expo t ,1
a . all from that gcnileinan I..morrow.
Certain members of the cabinet ex?
pressed the opinion thai the President
would have some news for Ihul^bony
when i: meets tomorrow, which was
eei,si, ii.-1 to mean Hint the ambassa?
dor's call probably would l?- made in
the morning. . ulieials show no loss ,,t
confidence in their original opinion ;b u
ibe Spanish government will authorize
M. Catnlion to sign lie- protocol jnsi as
ii was transmitted from Washington to
Madrid lasi evening. The naval war
board, led by Acting Seerelary Allen,
called on Judge Day about noon. It is
believed their purpose was p. impress
upon the seerelary the importance of
making the surrender of important
strategic points at the entrain.f har?
bors, such as Morro Castle, al Havana
harbor, conditional upon the cessation
,,l" hostilities. Ii is questionable. Imw
,-v- r. whether it is not now too late to
amend the pro:.1 in its substance as
prepared by the war board.
A I'm.' was put afloat Ibis afternoon
to 14,?- off.el thai Seerelary AI ger. in
anticipation of the beginning of the for?
mal p :. negotiations, lias cnb'od Gen?
eral Miles ami General Merrill, in Por?
to Rico and the Philippines respect?
ively, orders that looked toward a ces?
sation of hostilities. When his atten?
tion was dire, led to this rumor. See?
relary Algol- promptly pronounced it to
I,.- without foundation and as absurd.
and bis words were practically rep,-.1
willi emphasis by Adjutant General
,'oi bin. through w hose hand any su. n
messages mosi pass. The publteat ion
,,f such stories, moreover, was depreca?
ted as tending I.li oiirage the Span?
ish government to further delay and
passive resistance. As a matter of fact
General Miles seems to be pressing t'or
ward.,with the greatest energy, and a
cablegram received from him late In
the afternoon reported the forward
movement of General Schwan. ill
charge of one of the divisions of the
American army, and the ensuing skir?
mish. Ernst's brigade is also advanc?
ing rapidly along- the road lo Aibonito.
and made what General Miles describ?
ed as a very important capture at Co
anio yesterday. Merrill undoubtedly
is pursuing his campaign in Luzon.
II is staled positively that he \~ under
no restraining order from the War De?
partment, but that ii is left entirely to
his own discretion how and when to at?
tack Manila. Inasmuch as ii had been
reported from Cavite that he was sim?
ply wailing the double turreted monitor
Monadnock. it is presumed this attack
will soon follow if ii has not already,
for a,'cording- lo the calculation of the
Navy Department, the Monadnock is
about due now at Cavil,-. While not
,|Ui'te eb-ar as to General Merrill's pur?
pose in deferring his attack until the
vessel arrives, it is the opinion of Hie
military ollicials that his plan Is lb
plan: the two monitors. Monterey'and
Monadnock. directly within range of
the Manila batteries and if a demand
for surrender is refused, to batter dow n
those defenses. Only lull\ armored
vessels . an he safely employed in such
work, hem-,- the delay on account of
the non-arrival of the Monadnock.
Seerelary AI ger today cabled to ib-n
eral Miles to supply immediately to the
Porto Rlean port's captured by him the
tariff drawn up by the government of
Santiago and oilier Cuban porls. This
is in line with ihe policy ,,f the War
Department in extending the American
system of tariffs as rapidly as possible
over captured territory.
The settlement of the details of
evaeuati.I" i 'uha and Porto Pico is
already receiving the earnest attention
of the ofllcinls.
There is also some naval properly in
Cuban and Porto Rican porls. ami il is
a iiuesiion whether or no! Ibis should
be abandoned by us or allowed to re?
main in Spanish possession. The con?
clusion lias been reached by Secretary
Alger to refer these to a military com?
mission, and Adjutant General Corbin
is now looking up pri.dents for the
gnidan.f such a commission. Pos?
sibly this commission would mool -the
question raised by the naval war board
as to the propriety of holding Morro
Castle as a pledge until the formal sig?
nature of a treaty ,,l" peace.
The ordnance department of the army
has succeeded at last in securing ii
smokeless powder adapted for us- in
the Springfield rille, willi which nearly
all the Volunteer irnnps are armed.
The powder used with Ibe small bore
repeating rifles was too powerful and
a special powder had to be procured.
This is now coming- from the manufac?
turers and being turned int.. fixed am?
munition in such quantities as lo
"warrant I he belief that even should the
war continue our soldiers would hoi be
again exposed to the danger encoun'ler
ai t|,c battle ,,f El Caney through the
betrayal of their presence bv Du?
blin,ling smoke ,,f the Springfield*.
Ni > W( '1: 11 AT M 11 i.V il HIT.
WASHINGTON'. Aug. II. The As--,
i la ted Pres a built tin IT in Madrid an?
nouncing that ii..- Spanish c.ihiiioi hid
approved ihe pence proioeoi and th
Prench ambassador would receive in?
structions I., sign il was very gratify?
ing to Hie ndmiiiislralion. bin ii w
expected Unit such would b He- i-our e
of the Spanish government. Ii is eo r
dentiy expected ilia I Ihe signatuies will
lie aflixed i ibis ilocumeni loiiiorr, w
and immediately l hen after both gov?
ernment-- will begin carrying OUI iis
provisions. The Ih'st w ill be the c -ssa
rion ,,f hostilities, foil.,wed immediate?
ly by in,- occupation of .Manila by Gen?
eral M.-rrill and lb. United St :t -
troops und. i his command. the oeeunn
lion of Sau Juan de Port,, Rico bv Ge ?
era! Miles and ihe evacuati.if thai
Island by the Spanish forces. Ii is be?
lieved that there will be delay in the
evacuation of Havana. Matanzas aid
oilier Spanish strongholds in Cuba as
some dillicllies are anticipated in ar?
ranging for a proper form of govern?
ment of Cuba and because there is n.,
desire to hurry American troops into
In? isl.ni.1 Ml tin' present time, th.- prof
?r, nee being tu wait fur cooler weather.
'I'll.- near approach I i the siguii g .11'
Ii.. protocol has required the diseussii 11
? I' the personnel of the peace commis?
sion. There is good authority for the
statement that Secretary Day will l.e at
he head .0' the commissi 11 an.I that
n.. United Stales Senators will he
members of it. Senator Allison. of
Iowa, anil Senator Gorman, of Mary
laiul. have heen prominently tneutioncil
for places .0, th,- conmnissio-i ami it i
km.wii that they have been tin.lor con.
-a.I. rat ion hy the President. It is 11 I
believed by members ..f the ailmii is
tralion Unit the commission can com
p|, ;,? iis work in time to cause an extra
s. si..n of Congress 1 1 consider legis n
tioii which the treaty will necessitate
although there is a prospect that an ex?
tra Session of the Sollt.!.' 11111?';' 1.'' l.-all
,.| in November I.insider the treaty
Up to the hour of midnight the 1'res
i.leut bad received no ollicial com
inunicu'-ion as t.. the action of the
"punish government, but it was staled
10 ih so who saw him tonight that he
w'r.s very expectant that this was 1 he
last ilay'of the war.
T-ho French embassy has as yet re?
ceived no communication from Madrid
authorizing M. I'ambon to sign the
protocol, bin the secretaries of the em?
bassy b'fi orders on retiring to be, call?
ed if any message was received, and
11 will I..- Immediately translated.
I) IS PATCH ES FROM MIRKS.
II- Has Established Telegraphic Com?
munication With Brooke,
i Itv Telegraph.?
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11.?The War
Department has received two dispatch
, s ft .on General Miles, tinder dale of
1'. August 10. as follows:
"Secretary of War. Washington:
'"The following is a list of wounded in
the Sixteenth Pennsylvania in the
skirmish beyond Coyanio. August !)'
Corporal Rai nes, company E. left side:
Private C c. Frank, company '". right
side: Private George Whillock. eoinpa
nv c. right side: Private I,. Cbold.
company E, right elbow ; Private E. V.
.lolly, company F. left arm.
I Signed.) "MILES."
?"Secretary ..f War. Washington:
""Have established telegraphic com?
munication with General Brooke, who
reports Unit on u skirmish on Hie eighth
with the eu.-my, about three miles north
of Guayama. G. ral Haines forced the
enemy t<> retreat. The following men
of the Fourth Ohio were wounded, one
"Captain Edward O. Thompson, com?
pany K. in right breast: Private Sunl?
it -1 .1. .1. Jones, right knee: Private No?
ble W. Hanlai'ker. company C, in an?
kle: Private Harry S. Ilaines, company
. in right foot: Private William Jed
diugton. Company A. in right hip.
A dispatch received from Genera!
Shul'ter. at Santiago, reports the death
this morning of Lieutenant William G.
Elliott. Twelfth infantry.
Another dispatch from General Miles
transmitted the following messages he
had received from General Schwant
"Gamp near lloriuiguoras, Aug. 10t
"Advanee guard, including cavalry of
this command, while recoiinoitering
northwest of Rosarlo river, near Hor
migueros, encountered a strong Spanish
force, which lay concealed In the bills
north of Mayaguez. In the general en?
gagement that followed Lieutenant
Byron. Eighth cavalry, my aide de
camp, was wounded in the foot, and
Private Fernberger, company I"). Elev?
enth infantry, and one other private
wer,- lulled an.I fourteen enlisted men
Were Wollllded. It is repelled tllilt tllO
most ..f the entire Spanish garrison of
Mayaguez ami surrounding country,
.sisling of 1,000 regulars and 200 vol?
unteers took part in iho engagement.
Wo drove the enemy from their posi?
tion am! il is believed indicted heavy
loss. A wounded Spanish lieutenant
was found in the field and brought into
our lines. The conduct of oflicers ami
men were beyond ail praise. I propose
io continue my march on Mayaguez at
an early hour tomorrow."
Later in tit" day the following delay?
ed telegram was made public:
"Poneo, August 0.
""Secretary of War. Washington:
' I He following received from General
""General Ernst's brigade captured
t'nninn tit S:::0 Ibis morning. Sixteenth
Pennsylvania. Colonel Hillings i.i
mamling. led by Lieutenant Colonel
Riddle, of my slaff. having made a
turning movement through the moun?
tain.';, striking the Aibonito road half a
mile beyond the town, captured the en
tin- garrison of Coamo, about 1T.0 men.
Spanish Commander Illeron and Cap?
tain Lop. /, killed. Our loss reported six
wounded, only one severely. Men and
..libers behaved excellently.'
"Colonel ilulitie-s and Colonel Rid?
dle are especially to be commended.
This is a yery important capture and
well executed. Names of wounded as
soon as received here.
1-1 ORSON'S FATHER HONORRO.
President Appoints Him Postmaster.
Although He is a Democrat.
? Bv Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.?The'Pres?
ident today appointed Judge .!. M.
Hobson. father of Lieutenant l-fobson.
of Merriniac fame. postmaster at
Greensboro. Ala. Mi-. Hobson is a
Democrat, and the nomination was
made at the earnest request of his Re?
publican fellow townsmen as a mark of
FURLOUGH FOR SOLDIERS.
I Bv Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.?A general
ord.-r has been issued at the adjutant
general's office, granting one month's
furlough Io tin- sick and wounded sol?
diers, and transportation to their
homes. At the expiration of their fur
lotighs. if tit for duly, the soldiers must
report to the nearest army post, camp
or hospital for the purpose of being
sen: to their regiments.
Secretary Day Exercises the Good Or
lices of the United Slates.
WASHINGTON. Aug. 11.?By ex-er
cising the good otlices of the United
Stabs tactfully, Secretary Day proba?
bly has succeeded in averting a severe
crisis in Iho relations between Italy and
Colombia, growing out of the Cerutti
affair. A cablegram was received at
i!n- department today from Rome say?
ing Ihtil oiu of regard for the United
t'lat.-s th" Italian government had tel?
egraphed the Italinn ndmnra! at Car
thagena. Colombia, to give the govern
tnenl eight months time in which to
settle with Cerutti's creditors, under the
terms of President Cleveland's award.
While Colombia has not y.-t been heard
from in acceptance of ibis proposition.
it is nol double.1 here that it will be
Mr. Julian R. Anderson, who is em?
ployed at the shipyard as a machinist,
is on a vacation to see bis relatives
in King am! Queen county.
Do not loose sleep when a 10c- bottle
of "No Mosqilite" will drive away ev?
ery mosquito. FRED F. ALLEN &
SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS
ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
M. Cambon Empowered to
Sign the Protocol.
BUSY DIPLOMACY DAY
Sdverul Cnltliiet i'l.iuu-els nnil (.'ourreofei
Hel.l It.-f..i v II,.' I-. ace Ni-KotlHtlou*
Werf Advanced t? the
! MAORIO. Aug. IL?U A. M.?In offt
l.-ial circles here ilie reply ..r the United
Stales t.i Spain in the matter of peace
negotiations is regard. il as satisfactory^
MADRID. Aug. IL?1U P. M.?The
government has received the protocol,
ami Hie cabinet r..se at ?:40 P. M.. after
having approved it. The government
will wire M. I'amlion tonight, empower?
ing him t.. sign the |irelimlnaries of
MADRID. Aug. 11.?10:30 P. M.?The
day has been diplomatically one of the
i busiest since the outbreak of the war.
There have been several cabinet coun?
cils in addition to diplomatic eonferen
I Tliougt the te\t of the protocol was
lOt received until tile evening was welt
dvanced, the government had been
nade fully acquainted with its contents
The matter was practically settled,
as already cabled, at the cabinet meet?
ing ibis afternoon and the receipt of
Ibe actual document, therefore, only
required a meeting of the cabinet for
a formal acceptance.
Ministers adhere to . the statement
that the protocol contains no modifica?
tion of tin- original terms, but only new
They expect it will be signed at
Washington tomorrow (Friday) and
that a suspension of hostilities will be
Duke Almodovar de Rio, minister of
.reign affairs, assures the correspond
IIt of the Associated Press that the
negotiations for the peace treaty will
lake place in Paris, hut be says the
ommissioners have not been appoint
I. The terms of the protocol will not
e published until the instrument has
PEA CP. A SRTTLED FACT.
MADRID. Aug. 11.?11 P. M.?The
ress now considers ponce a foregone
.inclusion, and echoes the general im?
patience to see a termination of hos
li.s and to know the program for
? peace commission, at which it is
believed tlUll OithOI' Sell.!!' Moret 0T
Duke Almodovar de Rio will preside.
It is believed tliat the negotiations will
extend into the second half of Septem?
[THE THIRD REGIMENT TROUBLE.
Senator Martin and Congressman
Lamb Defend the Soldiers,
WASHINGTON, Aug. 11.?Senator
Martin, of Virginia, and Representa?
tive Lamb called on Adjutant General
Corbin today to ask an investigation
into the trouble that has arisen in
connection with the Third Virginia reg?
iment, in General Butler's command.
Senator Marlin expressed the opinion
I that Major General Butler, in issuing
I Ho- order confining the Third Virginia
gimeiit t,, quarters, had acted under
dsapprehenslon. being led by nppear
nc.s to believe that the men of the
?giment laid beeir guilty of a gross
reach of discipline, when in reality
ich was not the case. He represented
i General Oorbln, the state of the case
s explained by the officers of the regi?
The department has not been informed
f the alleged charges againstSurgeon
Duncan and others In connection with
alleged desecration of the grave e,f
Major Duke, of Mantissas. It is re
;arded as likely that the matter will
not come before the department, as It
an be dealt witli in the Held.
BLOW TO BRITTISH CONCESSIONS.
China Grants the Conditions Demanded
LONDON, Aug. 11.?In the House of
Commons today. Mr. A. .1. Balfour, the
fust lord of the treasury and govern?
ment leader, admitted that the state?
ments in the Pekin dispatch to the
London Times today were substantial
y correct, and said that the matter
?as ?'engaging the serious attention of
he government." This statement was
eceived with cheers.
Tile correspondent of the Times ca
| bl. d that the Tsting Li Yamen had giv?
en formal assent to all the conditions
lemanded by the Russian charge de
affairs, M. Pabloff, regarding the con?
tract for the Niu Chang railroad ex?
tension loan, these conditions being: in
direct conflict with the terms of the
signed contract and designed as a blow
to British concessions.
TROUBLE IN ..LASKA
it tore ,,f Artillery to 1'.,- Sent to St.
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 11.?The
"Serious trouble in the interior of
Alaska is apprehended by the United
''..ml riots tire feared at Fort Yukon
and other up-river points, growing out
if the failure of transportation eompa
> s to get supplies .ii there on the pre
liling low wat.-r.
"Acting on instructions received from
Washington. Major General Merrlam
will quiek I v dispatch a battery of artil?
lery to St. Michaels, the officer in
?barge having orders to proceed at
nice up the Yukon river to Fort Yukon
and open a military post for the coming
The expedition will also carry a large
Itiantity of extra provisions and sup?
plies t.i relieve distress. When St.
Michaels is reached, the commanding
.rlicer will promptly levy on any river
>o;its he may lind, siozing them if iiec
HSSary. and will transport his troops
and supplies I" their destination with
till p .ssible dispatch. A form of mi'i
tary government will he established
ii g.I order maintained in Alaska.
n if it requires the services of the
Idlers and artillery.
WILL CSE DYNAMITE GUNS.
ST. PETERSBURG, Aug. 11.?It is
I announced that in view of the success
I which has attended the use of dynamite
1 guns in Cuba, the minister of marine.
Vice-Admirnl Tyrtoff. proposes to
[ mount such weapons on four Russian
warship.'-. Their use will be extended If
! they turn out to be satisfactory.
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning
and Dying Establishment. 85 suits of:
clothes every day to be oleaned, dyed,
pressed and repaired, and made to
look like new. 3105 Washington av?
enue . aug-10-tt