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VOL III, NO. 225.
FOR BRIDGES AND JAIL
Bids Opened, But No Con?
MAY DECIDE TONIGHT
Common Council Will Probably Act on
the Proposed Improvement* at
Once; Maoy Proposals
The special bridge and jail committees
yesterday broke the seals of the bids
for erecting two overhead crossings?
one at Twenty-fifth street and the
other at Twenty-fourth street?and for
a new jail and emergency hospital, but
no contracts were awarded.
The commlttes convened at noon in
Mayor Allan A. Moss' office at the
courthouse. Besides the councilmen in
attendance representatives of the
bridge and jail building concerns were
Councilman R. J. MacKay presided at
the meeting of the bridge committee.
Messrs. J. J. O'Donnell and A. E.
Faulkner, the other members, were
The bids were opened and read by
City Clerk J. A. Massie.
It is difficult to determine who is the
lowest 'bidder, as the proposals were
submitted according to plans and
specifications prepared by each con?
cern. The committee did not prepare
a report, as it was the sense of the
members that all of the bids and plans
should be examined by an expert en?
gineer in order to ascertain which are
the best bridges for the lowest sum of
money, and the matter remains in statu
quo with the low bidders on an equal
footing. One of the lowest bidders is
the firm of McNabe & Chapman, of
this city. It is quite certain that the
city will have sufficient funds out of
the bond issue to pay its portion of the
cost of building the viaducts. One
half of the expense must be borne by
the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Com?
pany. The matter will be taken up at
tonight's meeting of the Common
The bids opened were as follows:
Wrought Iron Bridge Company, Can?
ton, O.. Twenty-fifth street, S17.50O;
Thirty-fourth street, $16,000.
Horsehead Bridge Company, New
York, both bridges. $42,865.
New Jersey Steel and Iron Company,
Trenton, N. J., Twenty-fifth street,
$23,520; Thirty-fourth street, $20,393.
Walker Bros., New York, both
Groton Bridge and Manufacturing
Company, Groton, N. Y., both bridges,
Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East
Berlin, Mass., Twenty-fifth street. $22,
600; Thirty-fourth street. $18,900; same
. with three spans $20,100.
Youugstown Bridge Co., Youngs
>town, O., Twenty-ilfth street, $21,034;
-Thtrtv^fcurilCBtreet, $17,892; two for
$41,800 if both have tnreeupans.
McNab & Chapman, Newport 'News,
Va.. both bridges, $39.350.
Toledo Bridge Co.. Toledo, O., Twen?
ty-fifth street, $20,340; Thirty-fourth
New Columbus Bridge Company, Col?
umbus, O., Twenty-fifth street. $14.370;
Thirty-fourth street. $13,227. For sin?
gle trolley line, Twenty-fifth street,
$21,850: Thirty-fourth street, $19,000.
J. E. Buddington. New Haven, Conn.,
both bridges. $43,000.
Grant Wilkins, Atlanta. Ga? hoth
Keepers & Thatcher, Detroit. Mich.,
Twenty-fifth street, -$17,692; Thirty
fourth street. $13,382. This is for super?
King Bridge Co.. Cleveland. O.. Twen?
ty-fifth street, $22.317: Thirty-fourth
Chapman Bridge Co.. Wilmington, O.,
both bridges. $44,250.
Canton Bridge Company, Canton, O.,
both bridges, $44,260.
Structural Iron Co., Baltimore, Md.,
Thirty-fourth street?Plan A, $15,392:
AA. $16,392; AAA, $15,892; B, $14,377:
BB $15,397; BBB, $14,897. Twenty-fifth
street bridge?Plan A, $17.929; AA. $19,
199; AAA, $18,524; B, $16.822; BB, $17,
912; BBB, $17,317. Lowest combined
bid' $31.219; next lowest combined bid,
$33,319. The latter provides for a single
track over each bridge.
The Bracket Bridge Co.. Cincinnati,
O Thirty-fourth street. $20,396; Twen?
ty-fifth street, $20.000.
F R Long & Co.. New York, Twenty
fifth street, A, $22.400; B, $23,825; Thir?
ty-fourth *.treet. A, $19,800; B, $20,212.
Virginia Iron Bridge Co.. Roanoke,
Twenty-fifth street. $18,744; Thirty
fourth street. $15,393. Two bridges du?
plicating Twenty-fifth street, $37.300.
. Pittsburg Bridge Co.. Pittsburg. Pa?
Twenty-fifth street, $22,236; Thirty
fourth street. $18.271.
BIDS ON THE JAIL.
The bidding for the proposed new jail
was npt near so lively as that for the
bridges, and the estimates were more
uniform. There were only four offered.
The first to be read was that of W. P.
Bosher, of Newport News. To build a
Jail after the plans offered by the build?
ing committee, his bid was $15,250. Or
he would add another story and two
cells on the first floor for an additional
$2,000. For $19,272 he offered to build a
jail after plans drawn up himself.
The Pauley Jail Building and Manu?
facturing Company, of St. Louis, offer?
ed to build the jail, according to spec?
ifications, for $16,000 cash. These bid?
ders were willing to give bond in th?
sum of $15,000 for the faithful perform?
ance of the contract.
Brlsborne & McGurd, of Newport
News, offered to build the jail and
courtroom for $15,085.
Van Dorn Iron Works Company, of
Cleveland, O., submitted a bid of $15,
000. As an evidence of good faith these
bidders forwarded a certified check for
Mr. George E. Connell, architect, of
this city, offered to superintend the con?
struction of the jail for two per cent,
of the net cost.
Charged With Stealing; Oysters.
Special County Officer W. A. Price
arrived in town yesterday with Wil?
liam Carter, of Smlthfleld, in custody,
who Is charged with stealing oysters
from the ground of W. H. Hauly, of
Warwick county. The case was contin?
ued In Justice Jones' court till Satur?
day morning. He was admitted to bail
in the sum of $50.
Salyatioo Army Takes the Town,
The Salvation Army, under command
of Major Pebbles, of Washington, in?
vaded Newport News Sunday and bom?
barded the town, taking possession of
Johnson's Opera House, where religious
services were held in the morning, af?
ternoon and evening. The meetings
were well attended and doubtless did
great good With Major PeeblesXwere
a number of good musicians.
LOVE'S LABOR NOT LOST.
Cupid Fulled fur a T:iue, Hue Not
The Charleston News and Courier re?
cently published the following article
from its correspondent relative to two
young people of Newport News, whose
hearts have been pierced by Cupid's
The steamship Minnewaska, which
left New York on Wednesday last,
bound for Santiago and Porto Rico,
now lies quietly anchored in the placid
waters of Charleston harbor. All of ua
on board this beautiful Sunday morn?
ing have been charmed by the beau?
tiful-landscape scene, showing the
wooded beach and city of historic
fame spread out before us. Happy
would we all be had not a wedding
arranged for on board been intercept?
ed. Mr. Eugene Bellenot, of Rich?
mond, Va., is the genial secretary of
the quartermaster in charge of our
transport. For two years and more
Cupid's art has been working out the
destiny which involved the happiness
of this young man and a charming belle
of Newport News, Va. The marriage
ceremony was to have taken place at
her home on September 1, but
the god of war had decreed other du?
ties for the intended groom. The mar?
riage day was set again. Full of hope
and all things ready, it was arranged
that bride and groom. In the presence
of the distinguished company of our
ship, were to be joined in marriage
when, on Friday, we dropped anchor
in Charleston Bay. But a voice from
the deep decreed a quarantine on all
on board. But love's labor will not be
lost. The fates will find a way not to
be obstructed by ocean's waters nor
war's commands. "So near and yet so
far. The pangs of love and romance
made by Cupid's darts will yet be
healed. The peace that follows war
will clear the way to love's true course.
In-rrfmance as in war, "all is well that
Rev. Graham Lambeth, of Hampton,
Va., will address the Epworth League
Mrs. D. Kemper Kellogg and little
daughter. Louise, have returned home
after a two months' visit to relatives
in Gordonsville, Va.
Miss Janie McMurran, a sister of
J. E. McMurran. of this city, died
suddenly Sunday morning at Dublin,
Mr. William T. Argenbright. of
Staunton, arrived in the city Sunday
to accept a position with the Newport
Mr. Elias Peyser, the clothier, left
yesterday for Philadelphia and New
York to purchase his fall and winter
stock of goods.
Miss Fannie Parker, who has been
visiting Miss Taylor, on Twenty-llfth
street, has returned to her home in
Mrs. H. W. Jones has returned from
Massanetta Springs, where she has been
spending the summer.
Rev. E. T. Wellford, pastor of the
First Presbyterian church, will leave
today for the Eastern Shor_\ where
he will attend the annual meeting of
the Norfolk Presbytery.
Mr. T. F. Stearnes has returned to the
city, after a vacation spent in Lynch-.
hnra-oTirt oHiRE-plaoon.: ?^b-j^s^^.ic^j,
Messrs. J. L. Patton and E. T. Kerr
left yesterday morning on a business
trip to Chicago and other western
Miss Carrie D. Kinnear, of Lynch
burg, after a pleasant visit of, a month
to her brother on Twenty-seventh
street, left for her home yesterday
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Fentress, who
have been visiting the former's sisters.
Miss Sue Fentress and Mrs. E. Chris?
tian, for the last week, returned to
their home in Norwalk. O., Sunday.
Dr. William Hoskins is suffering
from a severe relapse at the residence
of his brother. Mr. C. R. Hoskins, No.
212 Thirty-third street. He has been
suffering from a spell of fever and ex?
posed himself too soon.
Mrs. Edward Stratum of VaJ^tie, N.
Y.. died on Friday, September lGth of
Bright's disease. Mrs. Stratton was
well known here, she being the sister
of I. Eugene White. Mrs. F. W. Harris,
and Mrs. W. A. Post, and had made
?numerous vjsits to Newport News since
Miss Estelle MeGee, music instructor
at the Newport News Female Seminary
sang a vocol solo, entitled, "Rock or
Ages" at the morning services in the
Presbyterian church Sunday. The se?
lection was pleasing and showed fine
Mr. C. M. Ferguson, an attache of the
New York World, and his wife, who
have been visiting at the home of Mr.
Ferguson's sister, Mrs. E. R. Perry,
for several days, went to Amelia coun?
ty yesterday. Mr. Ferguson, while
here, was taken suddenly ill. but had re?
covered sufficiently Sunday to leave for
the country, where he will remain for
Clerk of the Courts Douglas G. Smith
arrived yesterday from Jordan
Springs, near Winchester, Va., where
he has been the guest for the last three
weeks of the proprietor, who was an old
classmate at the Winchester Academy.
Mr. Smith has recuperated his health
and Is the same jovial "Doug," a hail
fellow well met.
At a meeting of the pastors held in
the study of the First Baptist church
yesterday a ministerial association
was organized, consisting of the preach?
ers of the city, the superintendent of
the Union Gospel Mission and the sec?
retary of the Y. M. C. A.
Meetings will be held on Monday af?
ter the first and third Sundays in each
month. The next meeting will be held
at the Y. M. C. A. rooms, Monday, Oct.
3 at 10 A. M. sharp.
'Messrs. Watt. Rettew & Clay and
Plllsbury & Rhodes have presented
the fire department with a fine banner
to stretch across the street in front of
its headquarters at the convention In
Newport News. The banner will be
twenty-seven feet long and will bear
the letters "Headquarters of the Roan?
oke Fire Department." It will be a
handsome piece of work and will at?
tract attention. The boys are full of
the coming trip and are loking for?
ward to it with much pleasure.?
Colliers Moving Out or tho Koads.
The colliers to accompany the bat?
tleships are on the move.
The Alexander and Aberenda, which
have been at anchor In Hampton
Roads for several months, got orders
Sunday to proceed to sea, and shortly
afterward weighed anchor and passed
out the capes, presumably bound for
New York to join the Iowa and Ore?
Orders were received at the navy
yard to rush the repair work on the
colliers Saturn. Lebanon, Cassius a.nd
Sclndia, so that they may shortly fol?
low, and mechanics were on duty at
4 o'clock Sunday morning painting and
scraping them, the work being kept up
until Sunday night when another force
The Sterling, another collier, went up
to Lambert's Point Saturday night,
and yesterday completed her cargo of
THE LIKE OE MARCH
Route of the Firemen's Pa?
rade Mapped Out.
WILL HAVE BANDS GALORE
Fauioun Stouewull Bftod, uf Stauutou
Will Probably furnish Mimic for
the Convention. Work of
Important business was transacted
at the meetings of the Citizens' Exec?
utive Committee, held at the head?
quarters in the fire department building
last night. Chairman D. S. Jones pre?
sided over the meeting, which was well
The reports of the various commit?
tees were called for.
Chairman W. Scott Boyenton, of the
finance committee, reported that he
had succeeded in raising the sum of
$931.50 to be used in entertaining the
annual meeting of the V irginia State
Firemen's Association, which con?
venes in this city on September 28th
and will be in session three days.
Chairman Boyenton said he hoped that
all who had subscribed money would
send in their checks at once to Mr.
Elias Peyser, the treasurer. The com?
mittee will make an effort to raisei
more funds this week, as this amount
is not sufficient
Councilman A. L. Powell, chairman
of the banquet committee, stated that
lie had engaged the Casino for the
banquet and had requested the differ?
ent caterers in the city to submit bids
for banqueting 500 people. Mr. George
Cosh was the only caterer to respond.
He offered to set the tables at seventy
five cents a plate. The committee was
given full power to act.
Chairman J. E. Williams, of the en?
tertainment committee, reported that
his committee had discharged all the
duties imposed upon it. He stated,
however, he was in correspondence
with the Stonewall Brigade band, of
Staunton, Va., and hoped to secure that
organization, as he understood the
members were willing to cij'me if their
expenses were paid. The Soldiers'
Home band has already been engaged
and there will be several others in at?
tendance, but Captain Williams is anx?
ious to have the Stonewall band, for
it has a national reputation and is
considered the best amateur band in
the South. Chairman Jones said be
would contribute $25 toward defraying
-the expenses of the hand in addition to
the donation he has already made.
Others said they would gladly contrib?
ute money in order to get the band,
and it is probable that it will be in
The band will give concerts in John?
son's Opera House.
The committee appointed to select
marshals for the parade submitted Its
report, which was unanimously adopt?
ed: JMr-.D. S. Jon^s w?l be the chief
Vanderslice, E. cr-Hillye?F3& W. Mil
stead, D. C. Ashby, W. Scott Boyenton,
W. G. Burgess and Dr. A. C. Jones as
The line fo march was also agreed
Organizations other than the firemen
will be under the orders of Mr. T. M.
Benson, as assistant marshal.
The detail of police, band and cadets
will form at Twenty-fifth street and
Washington avenue, facing north up
the avenue. The Elks, United Work?
men and Junior Order American Me?
chanics will form at Twftnty-sixth
street, east of Washington avenue.
The Pythians, Odd Fellows and Red
Men will form on Twtnfy-seventh
street west of the avenue, and the Ma?
sons on Twenty-eight street west of
the avenue. All the orders will meet at
1 P. M. and appoint their own assist?
ant marshals, who will report to Mr.
T. M. Benson.
At 2 P. M. promptly, the police, band
and cadets will march up the avenue,
being joined at Twenty-sixth. Twenty
seventh and Twenty-eighth streets by
the different orders, who will be in
line in the order first named.
At Thirty-fourth street and Wash?
ington avenue the head of the firemen's
procession will be formed, and as the
secret orders march past the firemen
will fall in behind the Masons.
From Thirty-fourth street and Wash?
ington avenue the line of march will
be as follows:
Thirty-fourth street to West avenue:
West avenue to Twenty-third street;
Tweny-third street to Washington av?
enue; Washington avenue to Thirty
first street': Thirty-first street to La?
fayette avenue; Lafayette avenue to
Thirty-second street; Thirty-secc.id
street to Washington avenue; Wash?
ington avenue to Thirty-first street;
Thirty-first street to Layfayette aven?
ue, where the corner stone will be
After the laying of the corner stone
the procession will move up Washing?
ton avenue to Forty-fourth street, up
Forty-fourth street to Lafayette av?
enue, down Lafayette avenue to
Twenty-eighth stieet, out Twenty
eighth street to Chestnut avenue, down
Chestnut avenue to twenty-fourth
street, down Twenty-fourth street to
Orcutt avenue, up Orcutt avenue to
Twenty-sixth street, down Twenty
sixth street to Jefferspn avenue, down
Jefferson avenue to Twenty-third
street, down Twenty-third street to
Warwick avenue, up Warwick avenue
to Twenty-eighth street, down Twenty
eighth street to Lafayette avenue,
down Lafayette avenue to Twenty
third street, down Twenty-third street
to West avenue, up West avenue to
Thirty-fourth street, and there break
Persons who deeire to contribute ar?
ticles for deposit in the corner stone
of the new school house, may hand
them to any of the following gentle
ment: Messrs. J. A. Hirshberg, J. D.
G. Brown, T. M. Benson or Ed. M. Eu?
It. is also requested that cards be at?
tached to the articles giving the names
of the doners, so a record can be made
and read at the proper time.
Mr. H. Mittledorfer, of the firm of
Mittledorfer & Son, the Richmond dec?
orators, presented the committee with
a handsome flag to be given as a prize
in one of the contests. These gentle?
men are now decorating the city for
the coming convention. Yesterday
they decorated Couniclman R. J. Mack
ey's saloon on Washington avenue.
This firm has secured the contract for
decorating the ball room at the Cham
berlin Hotel for the banquet and ball
.that will follow the launching of the
Mr. A. Sauber, of Baltimore and Mr.
and Mrs. S. Friedberg, of Norfolk,
were in the city, to celebrate the He?
brew New Year with their relatives,
the family of Mr. B. Graff.
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning
and Dying Establishment, 85 suits of
clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and repaireu. and made ' to
look like new. 3105 Washington av?
rS, VA., T?ESDAT
MASS MKETlti?S LAST MUHT.
Wise Republicans Elect Delegates to the
City Convention ?
The Wise Republicans, as that wing
of the party Iii this city Is denominated
pursuant to .the call of Mr. W. T. Hop?
kins, held ward mass meetings last
night and elected fourteen delegates to
the convention which meets In Moss'
Hall tonight to choose eight delegates
to the Hampton convention.
The meetings were not largely at?
tended, in some wards less than fifteen
voters probably, arid some of those
present took part in the mass meetings
held last month to elect delegates to
the Norfolk convention. The light at?
tendance was partially due. it is said,
to a letter written by Senator
M. A. Hanna to Hon. George E.
Bowden, in which the former stated he
would uphold the nominee of the Nor?
folk convention, the Hon. W. S. Hol?
land, of Isle of Wight county. Some of
the Wise leaders in the city say that
Senator Hanna's letter does not cut
any figure, for they hold that they can
not lose anything if he decides against
them. ' '
There was a hitch' in the Second
ward meeting, and it was about 8:30
o'clock when It was called to order.
The colored people appear to have lost
heart, for they did not turn out as
usual. Then, too. It is saia. that ne?
groes from Isle of Wight county have
located there recently and they are
strong supporters of Mr. Holland. The
Republican stronghold of the city, the
total number of voters being about 800.
Returns were received from all but
the First ward. Efforts were made to
get the names of the delegates, but
they proved unsuccessful. It is said,
however, that a meeting was held and
Following is a list of the delegates
Second Ward: William Washington.
P. H. Rnane and J. Hofflier.
Third Ward: T. C. Llpscomb and
Francis Hagan (colored).
Fourth Ward: T. M. Southall and
Fifth Ward: A. C. Peachy and John
Sixth Ward: Renady Stewart, W. H.
Seventh Ward: W. C. Smith and J.
Mr. T. M. SouthaTl, one of the dele?
gates elected from the Fourth ward,
presided over the meeting held last
month pursuant to the call of Chair?
man Fred Head.
At the convention tonight a city
chairman will be chosen. Mr. W. T.
T. Hopkins, it is thought, will decline
to accept the ofllce. and it is not known
who will be selected, probably Mr. A.
C. Peachy, if he will accept It.
SERGEANT AIICI1I ItALIl AltRIVKS.
HIB Eint Visit to the City Since Ho Left
With Company C. 1
First Seargenat S. !$sl$\rchlbald, of
Company C, Fourth Virginia Volun?
teers, is in the city on furlough. He
has much of Interest to say about his
company, the Huntington Rifles?New?
port News boys. He says the general
health of the boys Is excellent. There
-?fr*-'scven of them In'-the-hospital suf?
fering from slight attacks of fever.
They do not seem to object seriously
to camp life. At times It gets monot?
onous, but the boys are thorough sol?
diers, and no complaints are heard.
Uncle Sam Is a little behind hand In
paying them off. consequently the most
of them are short of money. Their pay
was due August 5. but for some un?
known reason the paymmaster has not
yet made his apearanee. This lack of
money keeps most of the boys from
visiting Jacksonville, as the camp Is
four miles from that city, which is too
far for them to walk.
The Fourth Virginia is the crack.reg?
iment of the Seventh Army Corps, and
no company in that regiment is super?
ior to the Huntington Rifles. The men
are all full of grit and are not willing
to be outdone by any company.
As to the probability of the company
going to Cuba, Sergeant Archibald says
that the sentiment of the company is
divided on the subject, but that the
majoriy of them want to go. The mo?
notony of camp life is what they do not
like, but should they receive orders
now to move into Cuba, the company
as a whole would be pleased.
MKS. L. G. .IOVSKS DKAD.
A Well Known Lady Passes A??y at Her
Residence on ThlrtieLh Streut.
Mrs. L. G. Joynes, aged G2 years,
died suddenly Sunday morning at her
home on Thirtieth street of neuralgia
of the heart. A few minutes before she
died she was apparently in the best of
health. In a twinkling, without any
premonition that the pall of death was
hanging over her, she passed away.
Mrs. Joynes was born in Cincinnati.
O., and had lived in this city for the
last eight years. Her married life ex?
tended over a period of thirty-seven
years, and she Is survived by her hus?
band and two sons?Mr. Adrian Joynes,
of Paducah. Ky.. superintendent of the
telephone company in that place, and
Mr. George Joynes, chief engineer of
the U. S. S. Yankton. Her only-daugh?
ter preceded her to the grave six years
ago. She was Mrs. Stella Evans, aged
IS. who died while on a visit to her par?
ents in this city.
The funeral took place from the First
Baptist church Sunday afternoon at
3:30 o'clock in the presence of a large
concourse of sorrowing friends, the pas?
tor. Rev. C. C. Cox, officiating, and the
remains were shipped to Cincinnati for
interment. She will be buried today.
The pallbearers were Messrs. G. B.
West, H. C. Downing, M. J. Moore,
M. J. Eastman, William Parker and
Mrs. Joynes was a devout and con?
secrated Christian woman, being a con?
sistent member of the First Baptist
church. She was a lady of striking
personality, refinement and culture.
Probably her most beautiful attributes
were her gentleness and devotion to her
home, which was in every way an ideal
WASHINGTON. Sept. IS.?The War
Department has received a cablegram
from Major GJous, the secretary of the
American military commission, dated
Havana today, stating that the com?
mission has removed to-Vedado, a sub?
urb of Havana, and that all of the
party as well as the people on the
steamer Re3?lute, notwithstanding
newspaper reports to the contrary, are
in good health.
Mr. Marks Sllverstone left yesterday
for a business trip to Baltimore and
A filter saves health and doctors'
bills. Adams' Racket Store.
IThe newest styles In soft and stiff
hats Just opened at Woodward & Wom
ble'a. sept 9-tf
, SEPTEMBER 20,
SOUTH IN MOURNING
Daughter of the Confederacy
BRIFE SKETCH OFHER LIFE
Aged Mother Holds Up Well Coder Her
Trying Affliction. Telegrams of
Condolence from All Tarts
of lhe Country.
Miss Winnie Davis died at The Rock
ingham Hotel, at Narraganaelt Pier
at 12 o'clock Sunday. She had
been ill about four weeks from
malarial gastritis. Her mother, Mrs.
Jefferson Davis, had been with her
since her illness assumed a serious
During the past week her condition
had been considered favorable, and it
was thought that her removal from
the hotel would be possible in a few
days, as the hotel had closed for the
season, leaving the patient and at?
tendants practically alone in the
house. Saturday night, however, a re?
lapse in Miss Davis' condition was no?
ticed, and throughout the night she
lost strength perceptibly. Sunday
morning the physicians said that the
end was not far off, and at noon
The physcians of Mrs. Davis say she
is holding up with great calmness in
her affliction, and no fears are at pres?
ent entertained of her health yielding
to the strain.
Varina Anne Jefferson Davis,
youngest daughter of the president of
the Confederacy, wos born in the Ex?
ecutive Mansion at Richmond in June,
1864, and a few months after her birth
her parents were forced to tlee.
She was her father's constant com?
panion during his lifetime. She assis
ten him in all his work, and much of
the information which was acquired
by Mr. Davis in his writings was se?
cured for him by his daughter. Her
strong character was marked from
She received the name "Daughter of
the Confederacy" in 1886. when her
father made his famous trip through
tlie South. Mr. Davis being unable to
appear, Miss Winnie was brought be?
fore the thousands at the different
points along the route, and Introduced
as the "Daughter of the Confederacy."
At the time of her father's death, in
1SS9, she was so ill that her life was
despaired of. Since that time she and
her mother had been Inseparable.
Both were conspicuous figures at
nearly all notable Confederate reun?
ions. At Narragansett Pier, where she
had spent her summers for years, she
devoted much of her time to reading,
horseback riding and cycling.
ibiss Davis was the author of two
novels?"The "Veiled Doctor" and "A
Romance of Summer Seas." The for?
mer was published . some time ago.
The latter, was Issued this summer and
received much praise. " " '
The cold which started the disease
from which Miss Davis died is said to
have been 'contracted during her par?
ticipation in the reunion of the United
Confederate Veterans in Atlanta, Ga.,
last July, where she was for a con?
siderable time exposed to bad weather
while in a parade.
Messages of condolence are pouring
in upon Mrs. Davis from all parts of the
United States. She is bearing up par?
ticularly well under her affliction.
NARRAGANSETT PIER, R I..
Sept. 19.?Arrangements for the funeral
of Miss Winnie Davis have not been
completed. The date of the funeral will
not be decided upon until Mrs. James
A. Hayes, of Colorado, daughter of Mrs.
Jefferson Davis, is heard from. Mrs.
Davis is still prostrated and unable to
read the many messages of condolence
which have arrived from all parts of
the country. Telegrams from the
Southern States have been coming In
rapidly all day.
The interment will occur in the South.
Late this afternoon the physicians In
attendance on Mrs. Davis reported that
her condition was about the same. She
is yet too ill to be able to read the mes?
sages of condolence that are arriving
from all parts of the country.
On Wednesday afternoon the remains
of Miss Winnie Davis will be removed
to the parlors of the Rockingham hotel,
where they may be viewed by friends.
The funeral services will be held at
Richmond. Va., on Friday.
MRS. HAYES' SAD MI?SION.
COLORADO SPRINGS. COL., Sept.
19.?Mrs J. A. Hayes, daugher of Mrs.
Jefferson Davis, has started for Nar?
ragansett Pier to attend the funeral of
her sister. Miss Winnie Davis.
SORROW OF THE VETERANS.
REYNOLDS, GA.. Sept. 19.?General
John B. Gordon, commander-tai-chief of
the United Confederate Veterans, today
Issued the following order:
To the United Confederate Veterans:
"The commanding general, with a
sorrow which no words can express,
announces the death of Miss Winnie
Davis, the idolized "Daughter of the
Confederacy." The boundless enthus?
iasm which was evoked by her every
apearance at our reunions indicated the
depth of affection and the unfeined ad?
miration which all Confederates felt
for her. It is not too much to say that
the ovations with which she has every?
where been greeted by the ex-soldiers
of the Southern armies were such as
have rarely benn accorded any woman.
The grief at her untimely death will be
as profound and poignant as their
love for her while living was universal
and sincere, and their most affectionate
sympathies are with the grief-stricken
mother. The commanding general di?
rects that the department and division
commanders select delegations and es?
corts of honor, as they may deem
proper, to represent the United Confed?
erate Veterans and to accompany the
remains to their final resting place.
"By order of J. B. GORDON.
"GEORGE MOORMAN, adj. General."
FUNERAL IN RICHMOND.
RICHMOND. VA., Sept. 19.?A tele?
gram received tonight from Mrs. Jef?
ferson Davis, says the funeral of Miss
Winnie will take place in this city on
Friday, the exact hour not yet being
Are You (Joint to Plttsbnrg?
From October 7 to 12, the Baltimore A
Ohio Railroad will sell round trip tick?
ets to Pittsburg, via Washington or
Baltimore, from Norfolk and Old Point,
at $10.00 each, account Knights Temp?
Tickets are valid for return passage
until October 17, inclusive; with privil?
ege of extension to October 31, by de?
posit of ticket and payment of fifty
For tickets and further Information,
apply to Arthur G. Lewis.
S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio R. R..
ORDERED TO MANILA.
Troops To Make Up Quota To Sail At
WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.?The War
Department today ordered the follow?
ing regiments now at San Francisco to
Manila: Fifty-first Iowa. Twentieth
Kansas, First Tennessee. First Wash?
ington, a detachment of the Second
Oregon, four companies of the Twenty
third Infantry and recruits for the
Tenth Pennsylvania, First Nebraska
and First Colorado.
It was stated at the War Department
that no exigency had arisen which
made it necessary to send the troops
now at San Francisco t-i Manila, but
the order Issued today was in accord?
ance with the general plan of the de?
partment regarding a garrison for the
Phllippplnes. That plan of garrison
duty included 20.000 men for the Philip?
pines. 12,000 for Porto Rico and ?0.000
for Cuba. The troops to be sent to
Manila under today's orders will Uli the
complement for that station. The troops
would have been sent before, it is said,
except the Department was awaiting
the return of tho transports. The or?
der, directing the movement of troops
from San Francisco, contains the fol?
"The quartermaster's department will
furnish the necessary transportation,
especial care being taken to provide
sufficient space; and the sttbsistance
and medical departments ire charged
with providing ample and suitable sup?
plies furnished by their respective de?
partments, to insure the comfort, well
being and health of the troops en route.
"By command of
"MAJOR GENERAL MILES."
ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS.
Members of the Sovereign Grand Lodge
Meet in Boston.
BOSTON. Sept. 19.?An official wel?
come to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of
the Independent Order of Odd Fellows
was given in the Y. M. C. A. Hall this
afternoon. The members of the Sov?
ereign Grand Lodge. 200 In number,
and the ladies repesenting the order of
Rebekah were escorted to the hall by
committees. General F. D. Appleton,
of the governor's staff, welcomed the
grand lodge members of the Rebekah
branch in behalf of the State. ;
Governor Wolcott) had Intended to be
present and welcome the visitors, hut
he attended the dedication of the Mas?
sachusetts soldiers' monument at An
tletam, Md.. on Saturday and was un?
able to reach this city in time.. Mayor
Josiah Qulncy spoke for the city ot
Grand Sire Fred Catieton. of Austin,
Texas, responded, and the exercises
at an end.
The members ot the Sovereign Grand
Lodge then marched to Copuey Hall.
v> here their secret deliberations began.
When the Sovereign Grand Lodge
assembled all the delegates except J.
E. Philips, of New Westminster, B. S.,
w ere present.
Of the ten past grand sires also en?
titled to attend 'the sessions of the
grand lodge, eight are present.
Members of the Rebekah branch and
the Patriarchs Militant, are also pres?
ent in large numbers.
The secret deliberations of the Sov?
ereign Grand Lodge continued rrom 11
A. M. to 2 P. M.
The Due d'Orleans Issues a High
PARIS. Sept. 19.?The Due d'Orleans
has issued a manifesto denouncing the
The Due d'Orleans accuses the minis?
try of seeking a revision of the Dreyfus
proceedings. while convinced that
Dreyfus was guilty, under pretext of
calming the public, for their own
profit He declares that the prospect
makes his heart quiver, and he con?
cludes his manifesto in these words:
"Frenchmen, we are masters in our
own country. Your servants, subject to
occult and pernicious power, presume
to impose upon you the will to which
they submit under pretext of proving
the innocence of a man whom the mil-,
itary tribunals have condemned as a
traitor. It Is the army they are trying
to destroy and France they are striv?
ing to ruin.
"Frenchmen, we will not allow It."
RETURN OF SPANISH TROOPS.
Home Government Makes Arrange?
ments For Their Repatrltftlon.
MADRID, Sept. 19.?The minister ?t
war. General Cortea. has issued in?
structions for the return <rf the Spanish
troops in the West Indies. The sick
are to leave first and the archives, es?
pecially those relating to the war. will
be brought to Spain with the arms, am?
munition, flags and material stored in
Cuba and Porto Rico.
"The minister is greatly incensed at
General Toral for having sent his
dispatch on the latter's arrival at Viga
(Spain), from Santiago de Cuba, and
said Toral ought to be courtmartiaUd
for his conduct as governor of Santiago.
"There is much indignation here at
the fact that there were 123 deaths
during the voyage among the 1,000
Spanish troops on the transport San
Ignaclo de Loyola from Santiago de
Cuba. The Spaniards attribute this
heavy death rate to the "lnhumanity
of the Americans in obliging the sick
Spaniards to embark and make room
in the hospitals for the Americans."
KID M'COY OBSTINATE.
He Refuses to Hold Any Further Con?
ference Wrlth Corbett.
NEW YORK, Sept. 19.?Kid McCoy
refuses to hold any further confer?
ence with Corbett and his mana?
ger relative to the change of date
and place of his meeting with
Corbett. He was not present at a
meeting which had been arranged for
this afternoon at a saloon in this city,
but instead sent a letter. All the pugil?
istic celebratles in town, including Cor?
bett and Sharkey, were on hand. In
his letter McCoy said:
"I have been notified through my
manager that the Hawthorne Athletic
Club, of Buffalo, will pull off the pro?
posed contest between Corbett and my?
self, which has been set for October 15.
Therefore I do not see any need of
meeting Mr. Corbett."
Change In a Pioneer Firm.
Having bought the interest of my
partner in the firm of Johnson & Hodge
I beg to announce to our customers and
the public generally that I will continue
the business at our old stand at 3002
Washington avenue. Will Vndeavor to
keep my stock of shoes and gents' fur?
nishing goods up-to-date, and thereby
merit a continuance of your patronage.
A tie game between our neckwear
at twenty-five cents and other lines at
se 17 tf WOODWARD & WCMBLE.
Duffey*s Malt Whiskey 80 cents per
bottle. Other case goods In proportion.
Mugler's Family Liquor Store. au30-lm
ESINGLE COPY. TWO CENTS
ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
Insurgent Leader Says Rum?
ors of Friction Are False.
RELATIONS NOT STRAINED
Malicious Slander* Calculated to Prejudice
Appeal? of Filipinos for Deliverance
from Tyranny. Uncle Sara's
NEW YORK, Sept. 19.?The follow?
ing dispatch has been received at the
ofllce here nC the Associated Press:"
?'.Manila. Philippine Islands, Sept. 9
"The Filipino government desires to
inform the American government and
people that the many rumors circula?
ted regarding the strained relations be?
tween the Filipino and American forc?
es tire base, malicious slanders to the
enemy to both parties; are without any
truth, and are circulated for the pur?
pose of producing the appeal of the ?
Filipinos for their release from the op?
pression and cruelty of Spain. The le
lations of our people and yours have
. been and will continue to be of the
I most friendly nature, and we have
I withdrawn our forces Trom the suburbs
i>f Manila as an additional evidence of
our confidence in the great American
t Signed.) "AGUINALDO."
WASH I NGTON.Sept.19.?T||e officials
at the State and War ijgfeartrnents
welcomed the note sent to Hie Ameri?
can people through the Associated
Press of the falsity of the stories ue
sorlblng the friction between the Fili?
pinos and the American forces In Lu?
zon. While the officials did not care
to disVuss the matter for publication,
it was evident that the main source
of their satisfaction was the internal
evidence contained in the document
that Agulnaldo had profiled by the
warnings of the American command?
ers, and had gradually receded from
the arrogant attltude^issumed by hlra
I just before General "Slerritt left Ma?
nila for Paris.
te Navy Department Is rushing
preparations tor the start of the big
battleships Iowa and Oregon to Hono?
lulu, and orders have 'been sent to the
New York navy yard to have the me
ianics work overtime on those ship*.
[ The purpose is to have them start on
r long voyage by the end of the
I present month and. according to the de
i partment calcua'tions. they would ar
e at their destination by the end
January. There Is little effort now
conceal the fact that the department
will have the ships met at Honolulu
by a dispatch boat with orders to turn
their prows westward to Manila.
Battelships of this character are not ?
needed to keep the Filipino insurgents
order, and their assembling at Ma?
nila in conjunction with the dispatch
of heavy reinforcements of troops toe
the American land forces cannot but
be regarded as significant. In well In?
formed circles here it is said that the-.- '
real purpose of the President in mak?
ing these preparations is to Insure 'the
peace commissioners against any inter?
ference in their w^ork of disposing of
I the future of the Philippine Islands ac?
cording to their best judgment. Not
I having disclosed his plans respecting
the Islands outside of Luzon, the seat
j of the capital group, the President
still reserves for the American peace
commissioners the right to dispose of"'
the remainder of the islands as they
I may deem best.
A long line of curious incidents, to
which one of the great European
powers hits been a party, has beyond
question done much to cause a feeling
of uneasiness on the part of the ad?
ministration as tending to show a pur?
pose to interfere in our free action in
the Philippines, and this has been
only slightly diminished by apparently
frank disclaimers of an ulterior pur?
pose because the incidents continue
quietly and in a manner calculated to
avoid attracting attention. Such, for
instance, is the gathering of naval ves?
sels to the south of the Philippine
group, the only explanation of which,
coming from native sources, it is true,
but still bringing marks of genuineness,
is a purpose of acquiring either by
seizure or by some secret pact with the
Spanish government, the important is?
land of Palawan. This particular is?
land forms one side of the gateway
through which must pass all of the
extensive commerce that flows between
Australia, Micronesia and southern
I China. The passage s narrow, and if
I the islands of the Philippine group are
be retained, outside of Luzon, thin
island of Palawan must be kept, as
forming one side of the gateway. It is
gathered that it is the purpose of the
[President, therefore, to prevent the
alienation by Spain of any of the Phil
I ippine group, and that these prepara?
tions, naval as well as military, are
but steps toward the execution of his
purpose. With the addition to his fleet
of the two battleships, Admiral Dewey
will have a force only second to that of
I Great Britain in eastern waters, while
on shore General Otis will have -a,
I more numerous army than any Euro
] pean power save Russia.
ATTEMPT TO POISON AGUINALDO.
Eleven Franciscan Friars Alleged to
Have Been Engaged In Conspiracy.
MANILA, P. I., Sept. 19.?The Repub
lica Filipina asserts that an attempt
was made to poison Aguinaldo on Fri?
day night. A steward, it is alleged,
j saw a Spanish prisoner, who had been
1 allowed his freedom, make a move?
ment which appeared like tampering
with a bowl of soup intended for
Aguinaldo, whereupon the steward
tasted a spoonful of the soup and fell
Eleven Franciscan friars are al?
leged to have been engaged in the
The populace, it is further said, at?
tempted to lynch all the Spanish pris?
oners, but Aguinaldo intervened.
At Saturday's session of the national
assembly, it appears. Aguinaldo was
absent, but bis representative related
the story of the outrage to the mem?
bers, who unanimously adopted the ;
chairman's proposal that they all go
to Aguinaldo's bouse, express sympa
they with him and congratulate him
upon his escape.
During the evening a special thanks?
giving service was held in the church at
Soup intended for Aguinaldo is now
subjected, it is stated, to a chemical
analysis before being presented to the
insurgent leader, and the Spanish,
prisoners are kept closely confined.
Excursion to Rfchnaoud 81.OO.
Round trio Sunday September 25tb.
Leaves Old Point 7:5;"". A. M.; Hampton,
8:03; Newport News, 8:25. Leaves
Richmond 7:30 P. M. Eight coaches.
J. F. Herman, Manager.
Largest and cheapest line enamel
ware at Adams' Racket Store,.