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VOL III, NO. 212.
ICE TG COME DOWI
Price Will- Be Cut Next!
NEW COMPANY'S PLANS.
Will Mnmiruc nr., It lu Hampton anil itrlri; |
it In Nrwpurt Nnwa Over the Klecl
rle Itiillwuy Kvc-ry
If present indications' h .1.1 good the
citizens of Newport News will he se.-v
^ea^o"' i'"'t'y ' '"'aI' ''>' the coming
It is lcar-ned from an absolutely
reliable s..uree that the Newport
News and Old Point Railway and
Electric company will furnish' ice in
this city thi.tiling season. Ii seems
the plant .?!' the Chesapeake Light and
Power Co.. of Hampton, will be a p ut
of its system, and the company will
largely increase the present capacity of
the ice department of thai company, the
plan of the railway company being to
operate a system of ii.ars between
its plant und New port News. The elec?
tric ice ears w ill be run directly into
file ice fact ry and loaded, and'within
thirty minutes the ear win i?. jM New?
port News distributing ice t . the deliv?
ery wagons along the route in different
parts of the city.
It is claimed by th.- oonipunv that
this system will effect great economy in
expenses, is the act no of convenience in
delivery and will enable them to fur?
nish ice to the public at a very low
It is quite evident thai whether or not
the different c mpaiii.-s will desire to
make extremely low prices next season
on i.e. such will be ile- inevitable re?
sult, and there will be lively time in
prices and the \.pie will get the bene?
fit of it.
nit i:s on r.icoAii snout: tkavk.
Wheelmen Kilter louti-i-tw Arranged ftiy
Mllglllre .V Smalt. J
The first bicycle races of the season
were held at Rrir.ulshoro truck y'esler
ilay afternoon by Messrs. Mnguvie &
Small, the blevi le deal. rs.
The racing began at 2:30 o'clock,
many local wheelmen participating.
Tlier.- were live events in all. and t'he
winn.-rs received haiulsoine priz. s
which wa re donated by the bicycle liriu.
The laees resulted as foil ,ws:
Half-mile novice Percy Cox first,
John Trayer scemd. Time. 0:10. Prizes,
pair M. X- W. tires, searchlight lamp
Five-mil,- handicap? Percy Cox first,
R. Reisfield second. Tone. 13:43. Pr.zi s
pair Kangaroo tires, picture of E. A.
McDutlie. Itrown racing saddle.
Consolations- race?Ed Denny first,
Ashton Wr.iv second. Time, 2:4?.
Prizes, bicycle suit donated by Wood?
ward >t \V noble. Standard cycloniet r.
There was also on th ? program a mile
championship race, but owing to the
fact that lb.- rid.-rs failed I-, finish, in
the time limit tie- race was declar, d . ff
Th.- races were witnessed l?.v a large
crowd of people.
Wll.r. MHHt MUS >AV NKillf.
Lexington Firemen Will Hrlng n T- aim to
the 0,invent inn.
An important meeting of the execu?
tive comnrutee will be held a; the fire
department building tomorrow night at
S o'clock, and it is hoped (hat ail inter?
ested citizens will ii.- in attendance, as
there is considerable business to be
A special from Lexington. Va.. to the |
Richmond Dispatch says:
Mr. Vermin E. Funkhouser, trainer
and captain of the Lexington volun?
teer fire department team, has selected
the following members from th.- depart?
ment to man the reel in the coming
Slate Firemen's Convention, which will
be held at Newport News on September
2S 2d and 20th: Frank L. Young. A. H.
Beckwith. .lames Tolley, Wilinm Kra?
mer. Frank Brown. John Tolley. Frank
Fuller. Charles Mall. Charles- Besen fol?
der William Smith. Fratik Lindsay.
Oeorge Baker. Walter N?chels. Adis
Sullivan. Walter Hook. William Fuller.
A. T. Knighton: Edward Woodward,
and V. E. Funkhouser. The substitutes
an- also included in the make up of the
team. All are now under strict
training rules and runs for practice are
made each night.
CANNOT ACCKI'T IUI. INVITATION
Attorney tienerill A. -I. Montague Will Not
Uelivel- an Address.
School Trustee J. J. O'Donnell. chair?
man of the committee appointed to ar?
range for the laying of lb.- corner stone
of the High School building on Thurs?
day, September 20. yesterday received
a letter from Hie 11 on. Audi ?
Jackson .Montague, attorney general of
the State, in which that gentleman
states that, owing to the illness of his
wife, he cannot accept th,- invitation to
deliver the address here on this occas
Chairman O'Donnell yesterday exten?
ded an invitation to Col. It. T. W. Unke,
of Charloli. sville. the grand master of
the State Masonic lodge, to deliver the
address. It is probable that Colonel
Duke will accept the invitation, as he
Is likely to be here to oflickito al Ihe
laying of the stone. Colonel Duke Is
a finished orator.
Must Serve Three Yesrs.
Private William 1. Ellington. Compa?
ny K. Fourth United States Volunteer
Infantry, having been tried and fir.und j
guilty of violation of the 21st. 22d ah'!
38th Articles of War by tin- general
couVlmartinl. convened at Fredericks-;
burg. Va.. was sentenced "to be dishon?
orably discharged from the service
the United States, forfeiting all nay and
allowances, an:! to be confined al such
prison as tlie reviewing authority may
direct for Hie period of three yents."
By direction of the President the sen?
tenced is approved and will be duly ex?
ecuted at St. Francis barracks, St. Au?
gustine. Fla., to which place the pris?
oner will be sent under proper guard.
Ellington formely lived in Newport
News and was well known about town
He was employed on the C. & O. tug?
boats. It will he remembered that on
one occasion, while under the influence
of liquor, he created a disturhance on
one of the tugs and it required several
men to take.hiin off the boat.
The attention of the lady readers of
the Daily Press is called to the adver?
tisement of Messrs. J. F. Rowe & Co.,
of Hampton, who announce that they |
are offering spme great bargains in dry I
I.AItUK DAY TOMOKItOtV.
Ilaw the Holiday Will lie Celeliruteil /by
the People in Thin City. v
Tomorrow will be Labor Paw ami
the holiday will be generally observed
in the l ily. The works of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
pany will close down in order to give
the employees a much needed rest
Ruckt. Reach will be the Mecca for
hundreds of people, for that is where
the various labor organizations propose
lo eel,-brate the holiday according to
the custom that has prevailed here for
Following is the .program that will be
Ras.- ball game -First prize. bat
mask and glove, by Abbe's book store;
second prize. ball.Vby Crosslev Pros
Pout ball game?Prize, box of cigars
by A ib-n's drug store.
i'in- hundred yard dash?First prize
pants pattern, by Klasky and Reisfi'eld;
s."I prize, pants pattern, by Mioh
aelson Bros.; third prize, valise, bv J.
Hummer throwing contest?First
prize, trousers, by London-Paris Cloth?
ing I'M second prize, umbrella, bv
i'barb s MitgJer.
P?ning tin- shot?First prize, pict?
ure, by .Morgan Furniture House: .sec?
ond prize, cigars, by !?'. Rordenave.
Running broad jump?First prize, ra?
zor, by Oadwell's Hardware Store; sec
olid prize, bat. by 10. Peyser.
Standing high jump Prize, picture,
by i 'hicag i Furniture House.
tjtioit match?First prize, shoes by
Phillips and Marston; second ptTze.
d,.g collar, by .Newport News Stenn
Two hundred and twenty yard dash?
First prize, lump, by Herman's Furni?
tur.- House: second prize, shoes, bv L.
Fat man's race?First prize, box of
handkerchiefs, by Orilliths & Lewis:
second prize, ham. by R. R. VVilkins.
Tug ,f war-Prize, box of cigars by
A. 1-:. <:. Klor
Foiir hundred and roily yard dash
First prize; picture, he Perkins. Dun
'???in e- Co.: second prize, iiat bv Wood- j
...,n! and Woinble; third prize, box ,,f
men's hose, by M. Holer.
Tumbling contest?First ptiz.-. uni
brelhi. by Johnso.i .v.- Hodges: second
prize, box of li.-s. by Mohyr.
Three legged iaci ? First prize, um?
brella and hat. by Sommers' Broad?
way Store; sec.I prize, box of cigar
ettes, by W. H. Hopkins.
Shoe race- First prize. shirt .mil
studs, by earner: second prize, night
lamp, by Good Luck SI ire.
Sack Race?First prize, rug. by Bux
lon's Furniture House; second prize,
bicycle lamp, by F. (',. Kipper.
Swimming match?First prize, toilet
s, t. by M. 11. Lash; second prize, uicv
? ?!?? lamp, by Johnson & Smith.
Potato race First prize, shoes. by
Kisenman Pros.: second prize, lea. by
New York Tea Co.
Qunrlci mile hurdle race -First prize.
I"raining square, by Neu p.,i t News
Hardware Co.: second prize. half a
dozen spo.ms. by Laskey.
Hop. skip and jump- First prize,
cigar-., by 10. J. Collins; second prize,
ha m. by K. Ray nor.
Pie eating match?Prize. 2", cents, by
Ackerinan and tie by Shugam.
Waltz contest?First prize. lady's
cologne and handkerchief. bv 1.1. al
Pharmacy and Sol lVvser; second,
lady's fan. bv Meyers Pros.
Waltz contest?First prize. gentle?
man's umbrella, lie the Gloge: second
prize, gentleman's hat. bv Millman.
The business men of the city will co?
operate with the laboring men to make
the day a success. The merchants
have made generous donations for the
SAYS HI-; Wl I.I. \\ I Hi.
11 on. W. A- Young ('??undent of Victory in
oratio candidate is "chuckling" over a
ohilise in lie- letter of Hull, chairman
of t!i.. Republican Congressional Com
mi:t. -. ? Iii. h read as follows:
??I . anno! .-????? any iustiliealioii in the
basis of the call submitted to me and
sign. .1 by S. L. Pair, ughs as chairman,
chairman of tin- duly authorized Con?
Mr. Young said: "I shall ring the
changes' on tin se gentle.a when i
ml..- the stump. This sum.- Mr. Hull
voted t" unseat tue upon the .supposed
votj t.. which In- alludes. Of course.
Mr. Wise did not receive those votes
it was a Republican fraud perpetrated
upon a m il! whose position was sus?
tain,-,I by indisputable la, ts. It was
a supposed vote only upon which he
iiased this contest. lb- never received
the cotes, and now Chairman Hull.
'.In- highest authority, admit- what 1
have always claimed."
Mr. Young attended the meeting "f
the Slate Committee at Richmond, 'Hid
says that the "outlook is origin, and
that the DemnoraIs expect to sweep the
Stale. 1 am going back to Congress
with a larger majority than I received
before. I am not concerning myself
about Republican splits. If the war?
ing faction's com.- together it w'ill not
effect tin' result in November."
TP,- Democrats expect to lie in the
saddle from now . the day of .-lec?
tio,, and will organize every county.
Ruit, ,1 Sales Senat..r Marlin will
speak in the district. He is not wi 11
known in the Tidewater counties, but
!.x pects to bo better known before
the going down of the sun on election
It is said that In- is a good stumper,
and will devote his entire lime to his
pai iv during the months of September
and October. lie will be subject to call
and will go wherever most needed.
Tin- Democrats think it rather unfor?
tunate that General I. cannot enter
actively in the canvass.
IIOSI'IT.AI. T It A I N.
Will l'nry .Sick Keiitiiek'.ann Hack
\ hospital train, consisting or two
coaches and one baggage car. arrived
at lib) Point last night from Frankfort,
Ky.. to take back the sick men.of tin'
First and Third Kentucky volunteer
regiments in the general hospital at
The train will leave this evening on
its return (rip. It is in charge of Col?
onel Walter Forrester, assistant adju?
tant general of Kentucky. The hos?
pital staff comprises forly nurses, four
of whom are ladies, the others being
members of the state guard. These are
in charge of Captain J. W. Stewart.
The following cases were disposed of
in the Police Court yesterday morning:
James Borge (colored), disorderly;
fined $:'. and oosls.
.Major Croon (colored). Frank Ryan,
Lemuel Corfeldt, drunk; fined $2 and
Samuel Guthrie, trespass: fined $5
Pansy Kasley (colored). petty lar?
ceny: continued until Monday.
James Sbeppard (colored) cruelty to
animals: fined $2 and- costs.
John Clarke (colored!., pitty larceny;
fined $5 and costs.
National Republican Con?
TO REOPEN THE QUESTION
The Culling or the Convention Will lie 1M
eilSHtMl unit tlie ClllltriiluilHlli|i Con
trnversy Settled. Post muster
Tomorrow afternoon the National Re?
publican Congressional Committee will
decide whieh is the regular Republican
organization of the district?the Bur?
roughs or Carney committee. Bot li
sides will be given a hearing ami the
result wil be patiently awaited.
The Wise people scored a point on
their opponents when they succeeded
in inducing Chairman Hull, of the Na?
tional Republican Congressional Com?
mittee to issue a letter authorizing
their chairman, Mr. S. it. Carney, of
Portsmouth, to call a Congressional
convention for this district; but ii
seems that the chairman was too bastv
and was compelled to back-pedal. Af?
ter National Cnmniittoemuh George 10.
Bowden und Pus;master S. 1.. Bur?
roughs, of Portsmouth, appeared be?
fore the committee in Washington and
laid their side of the ease before him
it was decided to reopen the ease and
tomorrow was lixed as tin- day for
hearing the matter.
Postmaster Fred Bead will leave tor
Washington tonight to be present at
th. hearing. He is confident that after
bearing both sides of the ease the Na?
tional Congressional Committee will re?
cognize the present organization.
Histriet Chairman Burroughs, who
returned from Washington Friday mor?
ning, made the following statement ;.j
a reporter for the Portsmouth Daily
Star regarding the matter at issue:
"The Wise people have been working
on the National committee for Che last
three weeks, it seems, w ith all sorts of
arguments about the legality of Car?
ney's right to tlie district chairman?
ship, and the illegality of mine. At
kngtll the committee was prevailed
upon to give the matter a hearing, and
the secretary of the committee was di?
rected to write to me. informing mi?
that 1 was expected to appear and pre?
sent mv Side of this question.
??Now. fll have to tell you the devious
course that letter took in reaching me.
in the first place mv name was mis?
spelled and the letter misdirected. Tim
direction was?here's tile letter, you eail
se. for yourself-land its recipient
produced an envelope) ? the direction
was 'S. L. Burrows. Norfolk, Va..' This
h tier was mailed at Ii P. M. on lb,- 2?Ui.
It was received in Norfolk on the 27th;
ri mntncd in tlie office a day. and was
sent to Portsmouth on the 2Sth, to see
whether or not it was intended for me.
It was received at the postofliee at--"*
or 7 o'clock P. M. Well, now. it hap?
pened Iba; at ? o'clock on the after?
noon id' the 3Sth. whieh was Sunday. !
took the steamer for Washington, so. of
lours -. I did not get that letter. I: fol?
lows that 1 knew nothing about ac?
tion of the national committee. arii-P.-l
not (jo m ar them while I was in Wash?
"Well, what does the Wise crowd do
but got to the committee and say:
"This man Burroughs is in town, lie
hasn't been near you. He's ignoring
"you see bow they worked it?" con?
tinued .Mr. Burroughs. "Wasn't that
sharp? They got tlie committee mad
and then proceeded :o work them. The
result was the action disposing of me
and putting Mr. Carney at the lead of
"1 returned from Washington on
Wednesday and found that famous let?
ter I've been telling you about awaiting
me. Further intelligence the next day
took us to Washington.
"We went ;o Mr. Hull and told him
tin- circumstances of the case, and he
at once said it would be necessary to
bear lb,- mailer further, lb- at once
notified th.- other parlies that Mr. Car?
ney was not to proceed to call a oon
| y-ention until after the whole mailer
had been gone over. I am not afraid
of the result of the meeting, which is
to be held next Moiuhiy."
"How about the charges of irregular?
ity about tin-holding -if the Portsmouth
city convention?" Mr. Burroughs was
"Admitting for Hie sake of argument
-I admit on no other ground?that they
prove their allegations, that was a sec?
ondary argument of theirs." he said.
"But admitting they prove what they
say. I can prove that the Wise men
didn't have a ghost of a chance in the
coming convention anyhow. Throwing
out Portsmouth entirely, we carried the
rest of the district overwhelmingly,
and they cannot say that due and reg?
ular notices were not given before the
"Then they bring up the basis of rep?
resentation?pshaw! What has the Na?
tional commit too lo do with ii? The
committee's sphere is an advisory one.
It's a self constituted body of Congress?
men and Senators to advise in the.case
of contests and conduct the same, but
it isn't its business to interfere with our
Sta to concerns."
Mr. P.uroughs said that the district
convention called for September 7th.
in Norfolk, and which the National
committee in its wrath repudiated,
would surely be held.
llllnolH Lulle? ICetttr.ieil Thanks.
The ladies who were so active in lo ik?
ing after the wants of the volunteers
during tin- war very frequently receiv?
ed-letters from tin- homes of the men.
thanking them fur their kind treatment
of the troops w bile here.
Airs, .lohn G. Rlvezey, who was
among the most active of tie- ladies in
this work has i.eived -.-veral letters
I of the same character. The lasi to ar?
rive will 1.f interest to the lady
workers in particular and tin- public in
general. It follows:
Quiney. Ills.. August 150. 18?S.
Mrs. .lohn (5. Uvezey.
Newport News, Va.
The Soldiers' and Sailors' Belief So?
ciety, of this city. at. their meeting yes?
terday afternoon voted a most hearty
"thank you" to yourself and all the
ladies and citizens of Newport News
who were kind to "out- boys'' of the
Fifth Regiment. Illinois Volunteers,
while they were stationed in your city.
Tlie Quiney boys wer.- mostly in Com?
pany F. though there nr.- a Tew in oili?
er companies. All who have written
have spoken of the universal kindness
shown them, and we, lure at home, are
very grateful for it.
We are sorry not to know the naims
of all. hut feel sure you will communi?
cate to thorn, by having this letter
printed in a daily paper, our feelings in
ANNE J. WOOD,
Secretary ' '. P- s
\ VA., SUN;DAY, 8
! I.< I AT IN<; FO ItT K KSS.
The Newport Newa liid Calls for Hip
I'? iv. mil B:i'tK?lii|>
Tin- niniv the nowspape:-* and the
ship builders consider-.the hi.I of the
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Couipany for the: IS knot battle?
ships of 12.500 tjns displacement, the
miov remarkable appears the great
strength and lighting "power of the
Homing fortresses the'eompany offers
to give the government for $35.000 less
than the bid of any other concern
The Newport Nejws battleship
will have a coal capacity of t.lioti |
tons.?\vhieh is an item that deserves
more Ulan passing notice. This capa?
city is exceeded in th* United States I
navy today bj- o-nly tivo vessels
Minneapolis and Columbia, and
the Navy Department gave sunn
slderation to Ihe IS knot battleship it j
had no idea I iut sueh/a large bunker
space Would he offered.
The company guaranteed its ship to
steam over a radius of G.Ou" knots at 1U
knots an hour, which far exceeds the
department's requirements of 5.200
knots. Tin- guarantee is also made
that the ship will be aide to speed 2.00(1
knots at a speed of eighteen knots an
The battery nf the new battleship will
be many tons heavier Jluin either that
offered by Cramps or . the Union Iron
Works. The main' battery will
comprise four modern 12-inch guns, or
13-inch, if the department prefers, and
a large broadside battery of either
inch or il-inch guns, with smaller rapid
Riv guns in the secondary bath.
These features, together with the as- ;
suraiice that this vessel will havt
old reliable Scotch bolters, and not the
water-tube boilers provided by Cramps,
which are not regarded as suitable for I
naval requirements, will surely win the |
favor of Navy Department olllcial
Some interest is- being manifesto
the distribution of names styitrr
award of contracts. Maine. Ohio and
Missouri are the names decided
for these three ships and Ne
.News people are hoping that the
yard may build the successor to Cap
lain Sigsbee's old ship? which
blown up in Havana harbor on F
ary 15 last, and which really pre
tated ih.- war between the .United
dates and Spain.
li has been suggested in naval dr?
ies that one of the IS knot vessels be
lamed th.c "United States." " If this
uggestion is favorably regarded by the
eerelary. then the ship'to be buill here,
wing to its superior jjjower. should b.
loiiored with that name.
Mrs. A. A". Diliion left last evening on
a visit lo r.-latives at Wllliamshui g.
Mils Mai lie Cokes, of Washington. Is
th.- guesl of Miss Mahle Davis, on
Twenty-eighth street. -
Miss Jessie D. Colleih.f:Of Baltimore,
is visiting her brother. MK W. H. Col-'
lein, on Forty-sixth street.
Miss Lillian Adams, Of Norf Jk. is the |
guest of Mrs. y. I\ Sarorhons, on Twf
ty-eiglith street. *
fiTir. J. T. Hume wiiUeave tills morn?
ing- for White Sulphur'Springs-, W. Va.
on professional business.
.Misses Eva and Ooldio Ciathright
have returned from a visit to relativ, 5
in Mmanchester, Va.
Miss Kate Hudgins. who has been
visiting r.-latives in Mathews county
for the p.ist ten days, returned ham.
Miss I.otth- P. Clark has retur.I li
h. r home at Williamsburg, after a visi
to her aunt. Mrs. L. T. Davis, on Twen?
c.,1.aa-l and Mrs. E. W. Huffman re?
turned yesterday from their bridal tour
and have taken up their residence a:
the Newport News Military Academy.
I >.- La Salle Institute, an educational
institution conducted by the Brothers
of ihe Christian Schools near Hampton. |
will . pen the session of lSftS-'OO ,.n Mi
day. September 12.
Ensign W. M. Condrlch. of the auxil?
iary cruiser Dixie, was the guest of
friends in the city yesterday. Cnsign
Ooortrich formerly lived in Newport
N.-ws. He is by profession an archi?
Mr W. O. Burgess returned yesterday
morning from a visit to Baltimore.
Washington and Annapolis. While at
Ihe capital of Maryland Mr. Burgess
saw Admiral Cervera, ihe Spanish na?
val ollieor who was captured at Santi
Mr. Henry Konitzky, the first super?
intendent of Ih.- Newport News Ship?
building ami Dry bock Company and
late with the Neatic & Levy Ship and
Engine Building Company, has been
appoint..! to the position of general
supei iuleildent of the Columbian Iron
W orks and Dry Lock Company at Bal
S.y-K t> iii.-iii Is No Conti.
Citv Engineer Fitchett has made a
startling discovery, and one that may
result in having all of the work on the
new s.-wer system gone over again.
Mr. Fitchett secured some of the ce?
ment being used by the contractor and
subjected it to the usual test with most
Acotnpanied by Mayor Moss, tin- city
engineer visited the scene of the sew?
erage consu l.ci ion and W-os shown just
how the work of cementing the pipes
was carried ..n. Th.c contractor show?
ed them a large quantity of the ce?
ment and explained how it was placed
in ihe pipe joints. Mr. Fitchett took a
handful of the dry cement and placing
it. in an envelope carried it away for
the purpose of giving it a thorough
test. He l.Inced the cement in a tum?
bler of wilier at 12 o'clock Thursday,
and lo this hour it has not hardened.
Engineer experts say that the cement
should harden in three hours at the
latest. 11.man & Son agreed, it is un?
derstood to furnish Rosendale cement,
which is rated next to Portland.
Th.- matter will lie brought to the
attention of the council Tuesday night,
and an investigation will ensue.
KCI.ir.SU ItlCVCLK UNION MADK.J
Mr. K, .1. Collins h Corr*cti ? St.leiiiejit
Fred O. Kipper, Esq.,
Newport News. Va.
Dear Sir: Several days ago, I made
a statement to a friend. that the
"Eclipse" bicycle, for which you are
agent, was a "scab'' wheel, made by
non-union labor, and was boycotted by
labor unions. l'i. investigation. 1
find that the statement made by me
was'entirely incorrect, and that on the
contrary, the "Eclipse" is made by
union labor, and endorsed and recom?
mended by Ih.- labor unions.
Yours very truly.
K. .1. COCCI NS, ?
WANTED?At Jim Virginia Cleaning
and Dying Establishment, 85 suits of
Clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and repaired, and made to
look like new. 3105 Washington av?
SPTEMBER 4, 1898
Visits The Hospital Wards at j
TEARS OF SYMPATHY.
SulTerlligK of the lleror* of Si?ikll?Ko
TouelieH Iii? Henri of Ilm tiller
Kxccutlve- IVl.iiiy Inter
MONTAHK POINT. Sept. 8.?Presi?
dent McKinley spent live hours in the
camp today, bareheaded Most of the
lime, visiting the sick in the hospitals
incuts. He made a speech to the
embled infantrymen, reviewed the
alrymon. expressed Iiis opinion ,.r
cainp to Hie reporter* and issued an
order directing tlie reguUirs to return
to their stations east of the Mississippi.
Willi Hie President wer,. Vlce-Prcsi
deut lloliari. Secretary ,,f War Algor
Attorney General Griggs. Senator Hert?
ford Proctor, of Vermont: Brigadier
General Hagau, commissary of the
army: Brigadier General Ludd.ngton.
.quartermaster of the army: Colonel
Henry Meeker and Secretaries to the
President Porter and Cortelyou. The
ladies of the party wen- Mrs. AI gel* and
Miss Hooker, a daughter of Colonel
General Wheeler, his .-taff and nearly
. very itilcer of prominence in the camp
mot the President at the station ex?
cept General Shatter, who is still in de?
tention, und General Voting, who fell
and broke his arm lasi night. After
greetings and introductions on the rail?
way platform, the President look Gen?
eral Wheeler's arm and went to a car?
riage, i ?ohm,.I Theodore Roosevelt, of
the Hough Riders, was among the
group ,,f horsemen near l,y. Mr. Mc?
Kinley sou him and got out of the car?
riage to speak to him.
Colonel I to sevell hastily dismounted
and tussled with a gauntlet for fifteen
seconds so that ungloved he might
shake hands. The column of earring s
wound up a hill, escorted by the Third
Cavalry Regiment and the mounted
band of the Sixth Cavalry. 'Phe parly
paused a moment on the hill and the
President lo jked out on the w.de. undu?
lating cape, waterhmjind on either side
and w hitened oil the levels and hill lops
by the tents of In.ikiii men, laid ,,111 in
Mr. McKinley drove to General Shari
er's tent in the detention camp.
The general, who was Hushed and
weak from a mild case of malarial fe?
ver, was in -full uniform, sitting in a
chair at the do.ir of the tent. He tri, d
to rise, bio.i Mr. McKinley said:
? Stay w.iJcTe you are, general. You
are entitled to rest.'
The President congratulated Genera!
Shaftor on the Santiago campaign, ami
after a few minutes' rest proceeded to
the general hospital. The soldiers i e
contly arrived on transports and de?
tained in the detention section of the
camp lined irregularly on .ach side of
the load and cheered. Mr. Mci-inloy
look off his straw hat and then scarce?
ly put it on for more than a minut.?
two at a time during the remainder of
ids progress through lite camp. Miss
Wheeler, the daughter of the general,
happened to be in the ttist row of the
hospital tents and she showed the Pres.
ideitt through her division. Genera!
Wiieeh-r announced in rii.'li ward:
"H.-ys. the President has come to see
you: the President of the United
Koine of the soldiers si.-pi on uncon?
scious, sonic listlessly raised upon their
elbows, others feebly clapped their
hands. Mr. McKinley- gently shook
hands with many, and at . very cot he
paus, d an instant and if he saw the
sick man.looking at him be bowed in a
direct and personal way.
In i lie second ward Surgeon John Al?
exander. Company 1). First Illinois,
w ho has a fever, was rather startled by
hearing General Wheeler announce the
President. The sergeant half raised
upui bis cot. Mr. McKinley, attracted
by tin- movement, took Alexander's
hand and said:
"I am sony to see you so sick. 1 hope
Hull von are getting better."
"Thank you. I think I shall get well."
"Do you wish tor anything?" inquired
"Nu. 1 havc-overyihing good for me,
I guess." Alexander replied wearily,
"but 1 w ish 1 was home."
"I hope that we may soon get you
there." .-aid Mr. McKinley.
He said many such bits of talk with
the men and seemed to be in no hurry.
He almost outwore the patience of ad
his parly bv his shrwgoing through
ward after ward. When seemingly all
the wards of the general hospital had
been gone through and the President
was about to get into a carriage. At
t -nev General Griggs detained biin.
"Miss Wheeler has told me." said he.
"of a 'Lieutenant Prado. w ho is in a
tent back here by himself and be is in
a dying condition, lie has ask.-,| ab im
your coming, and Miss Wheeler has
promised that you shall see him.
"Certainly. Lei us go to him," Mr
The others of the party discreetly re?
mained outside the lent. The President
reappeared with tin- nurse u minute or
two later, His .-yes were moist and
As it was inconvenient, to go back t.
Hi,, doors of the long tents, Mr. Mc?
Kinley said In- would go through the
frame work at the ends of the tents
and jump down. The general hospital
is on a slop,, and the height of the
Poors from the ground increased with
each ward. At ward F the jump was
nearly six feel. Mr. McKinley took it.
Vice-President Hobart. who is a bulky
"I balk here. Can't go over this hur?
dle." he said. Neither would Secretary
Alger. who had taken all the jumps un?
til then, but General Wheeler sprang
Today was led. Mr. McKinley wore
a black frock coal with a waistcoat. T. e
perspiration streamed from his face. A
! glass of appolinairs was offered to him,
i but he declined to drink, saying that
I he was too warm, lie proceeded to the
infantry plain, as it is called. The men
of the Ninth Massachusetts, the First
Illinois the Eighth Ohio, the Thir?
teenth. Twenty-first. Twenty-second
d Tenth Regular Infantry were as
rnhled without arms. About 5.001)
men stood in close order.
The soldiers cheered many times.
The part of the field where the Eighth
Ohio stood, the regiment which is some
times called "the President's own," was
I particularly noisy. The party then
went to the detention hospital. The
grave-yard. In which sixty or sevenf
plain new wooden crosses stood, was
near the mad on the left, 'the Presi?
dent solemnly raised Iiis hat.
Mr. McKinley wein through all the
wards of the detention hospital in the
sann- careful way in which he had
gone through those of the general hos
pital. When he came to the last ward
Major lt. T. Eberl said:
"This is a dangerous ward." ami.
turning to Secretary of War Alger. in?
quired: "l>o you think the President
had hotter go in here?"
Mr. McKinley, without waiting to
hear what General Algefs reply would
he.- started into the ward. General Al?
ger and the others of the parly remain?
ing outside. The Presidential party
then drove through lines of cavalry
drawn up on either side of the road
Among them wer.- the Hough Uhlers
Ihe Second. Sixth. Ninth. Tenth and
First Regular Cavalry.
Th.- Third regulars were slill acting
as tile President's'escort..
Mr. McKinley then drove to General
Wheeler's headquarters and sat under
the shade of a. tent ling for a while.
Secretary Alger and General Wheeler
were with him.
The President and those with him
took lunch with General Wheeler and
Th.- President issued an order direct?
ing that ihe regular troops at Camp
Wikoff. whose posts are east of the Mis?
sissippi, should return with tin- l.-asi
possible delay to Ihelr posts.
Th,- Presidential party then went
down lo the station and left on a spe?
cial (rain at l:i>0. On the train Mr
McKinley made this statement:
"I am very much pleased to meet the
hero.-s of Santiago ami i.. observe their
splendid spirit. What I saw ..f the care
of the sick men In the hospitals by
I hose in charge and by the noble wo?
men engaged in that work was espe?
cially gratifying In inc."
j When Ihe President arrived at C-.np
I Island City he took the government
lorry boat General Melgs and was tak?
en around the lower cud of Manhattan
Island t.o the Jersey shore on Iiis way
to the Vice-Preshb-Ill's home in Pater
son. N. J.. where he will spend Sunday.
Members of the French Cabinet Will
PA IMS. Sept. 3.?The Dreyfus agita?
tion is not abating. Tin- populace wo
again inflamed today by posters, print?
ed by ihe Siecle, with which the town
has iieen plastered. They produce two
letters which Dreyfus wrote to the
minister for war in 1804. und one whi.-h
he wrote to his counsel, M. Damangc.
in is:-1, protesting Iiis innocence and de?
nying that he had ever been guilty of
indiscretion. The posters also call at?
tention to the fact that Colonel Pic
quail wrote on July 9. affirming the
falsity of Lieutenant Henry's docu?
ments anil they denounce the arrosl
and imprisonment of Colonel Plenumi
M. Cavalgnac. minister for war, has
resigned. The resignation is due. to a
disagreement with his colleagues who
desire a revision of the Dreyfus case,
thus a revision of the case seems as?
Th.se are the circumstances which
led M. Cavalgnac t? resign:
After the discovery of Lieutenant
Colonel Henry's forgery the govern?
ment sought means to reassure the
public. The question of revision was
broached. Certain ministers believed
the lime had come to (brow full light
and establish every responsibility.
M. Cavalgnac strongly objected. He
declared that lie was convinced of the
?itili of Dreyfus. M. Bisson vainly en
il.-av. red to overcome his resistance.
Later M. Sarrien pointed ..ill to M.
Caviiignae tha: Ihe revision would be
purely judicial. M. Cavalgnac replied
that Hi.- r.-vision could only be justified
if some n.-w fact were developed to
show there had been a judicial error
and that ii.. such fact existed. Henry's
forgery being subsequent to the con?
viction of Dreyfus and only indirectly
connected with il.
M. Bourgeois, recalled to Switzerland
ma.h- a new effort, but M. Cavaignac
still refused. Th.- latter then saw M.
Brisson. the premier. and declared
Unit his determination was immovable.
Mini that he would resign.
After M. Cavaignac's departure, a
conference was held at the ministry of
Ihe interior between M. Brission. M.
Bourgeois and M. Sarrien. About 3
o'clock M. Cavaignac's letter of resig?
nation was received.
II is assumed that a majority of the
cabinet accept the views of Mr. Brisson.
ns the other ministers retain their port?
folios. The resignation of M. Cavalg?
nac enables tiie government to decide
the matter, and it is believed that M.
Cavaignac's successor al Ihe war office
will soon be appointed and a definite,
MAY G1VC RACK THE FLAGS.
CINCINNATI. Sept. 3.?As there were
quite a number of arrivals today for
the thirty second annual encampment
of the G. A. R.. which begins next Mon?
day, the city was illumin Bed tonight as
a son of opening welcome. While many
minor changes will be proposed it is an?
ticipated that the proposition to rec?
ommend to Congress the return of the
Confederate Hags will attract more- at?
tention than any other question. As
Ihe Confederate generals have been in?
vited to co-operate in the encampm--nt.
.'in.l as ih.-y are prominently represert
cd on the local commlttees.lt is ex?
pected thai inuch more favorable con?
sideration will be given to this prop?
osition than ever before.
VESSEL BLOWN UP.
NEW ORLEANS. Sept. 3.?The gov?
ernment steamboat .John It. Meigs was
lotallv destroyed by an explosion at
Fort St. Phillip today. She had aboard
Lieut mint Jervey and a party engaged
in removing th.- torpedoes laid in the
Mississippi river during the beginning
of th - war. Lieutenant Jervey hud a
narrow escape. The killed were Cap
Inln Starr, commander or the boat;
Sergeanl John Newman, of the engi?
neers; Pai Carlos and Ralph Rogers
Those wounded were Frit/. Koch and
!>. 11. Reddy.
I. Iicrty Ciiajmny Win?.
The gam.- ..I" ball between Liberty
Fire Company No. 1 and Harmony
II.-so Company, which was played at
ICasl End Park yesterday afternoon,
was witnessed by a fair audience. The
game resulted in a victory for Liberty
Company by a score of 17 to ll>. It was
not a w.-ll played game, as the score
will show, but it was ludicrous. Only
seven innings were played.
Nllignru I-'mIIkuihI KettlrnlS I a .
The next personally conducted tour
to Niagara Falls. Buffalo. Geneva. Ro?
chester ind Wa-.kins Glen will leave
timore steamers and the Baltimore &
Ohio R. R. (Royal Blue Cine), Wednes?
day. September 7th. Round trip from
Norfolk $13.i;0. Tickets limited for n
.lays. Stopovers permitted on lelurii
journey. For tickets and further infor?
mation apply ii
ARTHUR G. LEWIS.
S. P. .V. B. .fc O. R. R.
Under Atlantic Hotel. s.-pJ-Gt.
*?? tap tfp CM, ? q? ^ ^ ,
ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
E MUSTERED OUT
List of Regiments That Will
Leave the Service.
! ? * ?> -
MANY WILL BE RETAINED.
-teeoud Virginia Among Tlione to Keturu
Home. iMHt Batch to B? Relieved
from Duty ror Some Time. Mob
lllnliiK Organization? Left.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 3.?The appen?
ded bulletin was issued by the War
Department today announcing the ad?
ditional regiments to be mustered out
of the service. Adjutant General Cor
bin said that in a II probability few
mor,- of the Hoops would be ordered re?
lieved from duty at this time. The bul?
letin of the organizations to be mus?
tered out follows:
First I". S. volunteer infantry, at
Ninth Massachusetts infantry, from
Montaus to South Farmington. Mass.
Batteries Ii. C. and D, First Maine ar?
tillery, at Augusta.
Companies A, It. C and ?, Second
Washington volunteer Infantry, Van?
couver Barracks. Washington.
District of Columbia infantry, from
Montauk to armory, Washington, D. C.
First Battalion Nevada infantry, a*
Ninth New York Infantry, from
Huntsville, Ala., to Troy. N. T.
Third New York infantry, from
camp Meade, Middletown, Fa.. to Troy,
Fourteenth New Vork Infantry, from
Huntsville. Ala., to Troy. N. Y.
Second New Jersey infantry. from
Jacksonville. Fla., to Sea Girt. N. J.
First Massachusetts heavy artillery,
from Fort Bickering. Mass., to South
Second Virginia. forty-six officers,
I,2:i!l enlisted men, from Jacksonville, to
Second Texas infantry, forty-six offi?
cers. 1,297 enlisted men, from Jackson?
ville, til Houston. Tex. *
Fourteenth Minnesota, forty-nine offi?
cers and 1,266 enlisted men, from
Knoxville. Tenn., to St. Paul.
Twelfth Minnesota, forty-nine officers
and 1,259 etiliste<l men, front Lexington.
Ky.. to St. Paul.
First North Carolina, fifty officers and
1.160 enlisted men, from Jacksonville,
First Louisiana, forty-live officers,
1.192 enlisted men. from Jacksonville^
to New Orleans.
Tn connection with the orders muster?
ing out of the above named regiments.
It is significant of the government's
intention to retain many of the volun?
teer troops in the service that orders
were issued transferring thirteen reg?
iments front their camps to the various
camps of mobilization throughout the
country. It is understood that the or?
ders were issued with a view to the
retention in the service, perhaps until
next spring, of the organizations nam?
ed in the orders. The regiments inclu?
ded in the orders arc- as follows:
Third Georgia from Gritlln to Jack?
sonville: Fifteenth Minnesota from St.
Paul to Camp Meade. Middletown, Pa.;
Fourth New Jersey from Sea Girt to
Camp Meade; Eighth infantry (regu?
lars) from Fort Thomas. Washington,
to Lexington, Ky.: Fifth Massachusetts
from South Farmington to Camp
Meade: Thirty-fifth Michigan from Is?
land Haven to Camp Meade; Third
Mississippi from Jackson, Miss., to Lex?
ington: 201st New York from Home?
stead to Camp Meade: Third North
Carolina from Fort Macon, to Knox?
ville; Fourth Kentucky from Lexington
to Knoxville; Third Alabama from Mo?
bile to Jacksonville: Third regiment
United States engineers from Jefferson
Barracks to Lexington: First Territo?
rial regiment from Tuseon, Ariz., to
The regiments to be retained In the
service until further orders are:
Third Alabama (colored), Second Ar?
kansas. First California, Eighth Cali?
fornia, battalion California ^.artilley.
First Colorado. Third Connecticutt. B.
Connecticut heavy artillery; C, Connec?
ticut heavy artilley; First Delaware.
First Florida. First Georgia, Second
Georgia. Third Georgia, First Idaho,
Second Iillinols, Third Illinois, Fourth
Illinois, Eeighth Illinois (colored).
Ninth Illinois. IfiOth Indiana, 161st Indi?
ana. A- and B. First Indiana (colored).
Forty-ninth Iowa. Fifty-first Iowa,
Twentieth Kansas, Twenty-first Kan?
sas, Twenty-lhird Kansas (colored).
First Kentucky, Second Kentucky.
Third Kentucky. Fourth Kentucky,
Second Louisiana. A. Maine heavy bat?
tery: First Maryland, Fifth Massa?
chusetts. Sixth Massachusetts. Eighth
Massachusetts. Thirty-first Michigan.
Thirty-fifth Michigan. Thirteenth Mln
neota. Fifteenth Minnesota. Third Mis?
sissippi. Second Missouri, Fourth Mis?
souri. Sixth Missouri. First Montana,
First. Nebraska. Third Nebraska, First
troop. Nevada cavalry: Third New Jer?
sey, Fourth New Jersey. First New
York. Twelfth New York. Twenty-sec?
ond New York. Forty-seventh New
York. Sixty-ninth New York. 201st New.
York, 202nd New York. 20lird New York.
Fourth New York, light artillery: Fifth
New York, light artillery; Seventh.
?few York, light artillery; Second North
Carolina, Third North Carolina (color?
ed). First North Dakota, Second Ohio.
Fourth Ohio. Sixth Ohio, Eighth Ohio.
Ninth Ohio, battalion (colored). Tenth
Ohio; Second Oregon. Fifth Pennsyl?
vania. Eighth Pennsylvania, Ninth
Pennsylvania. Tenth Pennsylvania.
Twelfth Pennsylvania. Thirteenth
Pennsylvania: Fourteenth Pennsylva?
nia. Fifteenth Pennsylvania. Sixteenth
Pennsylvania, First Rhode Island. Sec?
ond South Carolina. heavy battery.
South Carolina artillery: First South
Dakota. First Tennessee. Second Ten?
nessee. Third Tennessee. Fourth Ten?
nessee First Texas. Third Texas. First
Texas cavalry. A. Utah light artillery:
B, Utah light artillery: C. Utah light
artillery, First troop, Utah
cavalry; Fourth Virginia, First
Washington. First West Virginia. Sec?
ond West Virginia. Fourth Wisconsin,
Third Wisconsin. First Wyoming, First
Wyoming, light battery: First U. S. V.
engineers. Second U. S. V. engineers.
Third TT. S. V. engineers. Second U. S.
V. cavalrv. Second U. S. V.. Third U. S.
V. Fifth U. S. V., Sixth U. S. V.. Sev?
enth U. S. V. (colored). Eighth U. S. V.
(colored). Ninth U. S. V. (colored).
Tenth U. S. V. (colored). Arizona. New
Mexico. Oklahoma and Indian Terri?
tory U. S. V.. Astor battery.
Do not loose sleep when a 10c bottle
of "No Mosquite" will drive away ev?
ery mosquito. FRED F. ALLEN At
Duffey's Malt Whiskey 80 cents per
bottle. Other ease goods in proportion.
Mugler's Family Liquor Store. au30-lm