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NEWPORT NEWS, VA., WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 1898
PRI pT, SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS
1 At-lV-'XL, ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS.
Mayor Moss Makes Several
TONNES THE HONOR
Mr. O. C. Asbby Rvfiuw the Fire Com
mlssluutnhlp, nod Mr. .1. A. H Him?
burg Is Mumlnstfd, fiat
The Common Council convened. In
regular semi-monthly session last night
with President J. A. Buxton presiding.
Councilman William Washington, one
of the colored members from fts^ Sec?
ond ward, was the only absentee1 ?
There was considerable business to bo
transacted, but it was not all disposed
of, and an adjourned meeting wiil be
held next Tuesday night, at which time
the contracts for erecting the bridges
and city jail will be awarded. The
bids were read out last night, but no
action was taken.
Mayor Allan A. Moss had a large
supply of messages on hand. Two of
the communications related to unim?
portant matters, but the others were
lengthy. His honor vetoed the ordi?
nance adopted at the last meeting fix?
ing hours for officials, giving as .a
reason that the hours for the city clerk
were not as long as they should be.
The meeting last night was attended
by representatives of the bridge and
jail ibuilding concerns and a number of
Following are the messages sent to
the Council by Mayor Allan A. Moss:
Hon. City Council:
Gentlemen: I return enclosed orai
nance for the following reasons:
1. I do not think it is just to make
an exception of the clerk; besides it
does not look business-like to find him
out in business hours of the other of?
2. Should the clerk meet committees
four nights a week at two hours per
night it would be only eight hours per
week or six hours and fifty minutes per
From my experience in the office 1
find that people come in morning and
afternoon to see him for such as build?
ing permits, bonds, plans and various
other city business.
I think the eleik should be here to ac.
commodate the people, and not the
people to accommodate the clerk.
3. I agree with the Council that the
clerk is busy for the first two or three
days after its meetings, but after that
there is very little work to do. so there
should be no excuse on account of
I have no fault to find with the clerk.
I find him a very courteous and oblig?
ing gentleman, but if his' hours are
so short that the people must be here
at his pleasure, I do not wish to be held
. responsible. I therefore advise to. strike
out the words "except the clerk" and
pass the ordinance.
A. A. MOSS. Mayor.
The ordinance referred to in the fore?
going communication is as follows:
Be it resolved by the Common Coun?
cil of the City of Newport News that
the various officers of the City who are
furnished with offices in the Court?
house building be and are hereby re?
quired to keep their offices open for the
transaction of business with the public
during the following hours, (except the
City Clerk) to wit: from 9 A. M. to ?i
M. and from 1:30 P. M. to 4 P. M. un?
less engaged elsewhere on business for
That notice be posted on the door of
each office containing the name of the
office and the office hours of the occu?
That this resolution shall not apr'
to the janitor, whose services shall
reQuired at any time when needed.
This resolution shall be in foree from
Hon. City Council:
Gentlemen: The city jail is full <of
prisoners. The chain gang is not work?
ing and makes the jail a good place for
a rest. I think if these people were
worked it would keep out the tramps
this winter. I advise that you set the
chain gang to work at once cleaning up
the weeds v>n vacant lotsjn the city
along the line of march of the fire?
men's parade. It will make a great
difference in the appearance of things
on that day.
A. A. MOSS. Mayor.
POLICE COURT RECORD.
Hon. City Council:
Gentlemen: When I came into office
July. 1, 1898, I found there was no re?
cord kept of the arrests and proceed?
ings of the Police Court except a slate
to mark on by the police officer, and a
book kept In lead pencil by the chief of
police. I found prisoners bailed indis?
criminately by justices of the peace. I
tried to remedy this by notifying the
justices of the peace that they could
not do this under the law, as. it came
under the police justice, but it had no
effect and it still continues. I notified
the chief of police to commence August
1 to keep a regular record book on the
police, justice's desk, have each officer
write the man's name arrested, charge
arrested for, color, articles found on the
person, name of officer making arest,
number of beat arrested on, if bailed
name of justice bailed by, name of
bondsman, amount of security, if tried
who tried by, how disposed of, amount
of fine, how paid, who paid to. This
has not been carried out. I am.inform?
ed that in many cases when a man is
arrested it is marked on a slate by an
officer, the man is bailed by paying
sixty cents to some justice and the
slate is cleaned. The. man Is back on
the officer's beat by the time the officer
returns and the case is probably never
heard of again. I do not see why a
record is' not kept; it is kept in other
cities. The police justice gets a thou
? sand dollars a year and sits a few
hours a day; other officers work from 9
A. M. to 4 P. M. The justice and chief
could go over these arests each day
after court and approve the records.
Some one should be held responsible.
I suggest the Council have the finance
and ordinance committees Investigate
the matter and report to the council as
they have finished their work, and with
it an ordinance regulating and govern?
ing the same.
Form to make record book by:
POLICE COURT RECORD CITY
, OF NEWPORT NEWS.
Name of party arested.
Charge arested on.
White or colored.
Articles found on person.
Name of officer making arrest.
Number of beat arrested on.
If balled, name of Justice bailed by.
Name of bondsmen. .
Amount of bond.
When tried, name of justlca.
How disposed of.
If fined, amount of sum.
Who paid to.
A. A. MOSS. Mayor.
Hon. City Council:
Gentlemen: I find there is no or?
dinance governing the tearing up or
relaying of sidewalks, which when torn
up is very annoying to pedestrians. I
think there, should be an ordinance
covering this, and the repairing of holes
in the sidewalks also. The way that
boards are laid over a new pavement
at present is very dangerous. I sug?
gest that parties wishing to tear up or
lay walks apply to city engineer for
grade or privilege, stating kind of
walk, number of days required to lay
It. city to be relieved of any damages
to pedestrians, walk to be laid in days
granted, a six-foot walk way to be kept
in good condition, either elevated or on
the level for pedestrians until such is
v A. A. MOSS. Mayor.
Chairman Hughes of the Ordinance
Committee, reported two ordinances?
one permitting merchants on Twenty
eighth street to place goods In front of
their doors, and another prohibiting
the riding of bicycles, tricycles and
tandems on any sidewalk east of the
tracks of the Chesapeake & Ohio Rail?
No action was taken on either of the
ordinances. They will be considered at
the next meeting.
JANITOR ROANE RESIGNS.
Janitor Wyatt Roane (colored), of the
Courthouse, tendered his resignation,
stating that he had secured a more luc?
rative position than that of the janitor
The resignation was accepted.
Four candidates were placed in nom?
ination: Richard Tucker, J. A. Ash
by, Edward Brown (colored), and M.
The first ballot resulted:
Ash by. 5
Hoosey . 7
Tucker . 1
There was no election and another
vote was taken, resulting as follows:
Ashby . 6
Hoosey . 7
Upon the advice of Commonwealth's
Attorney J. K. M. Newton Mr. Hoosey
was declared duly elected, as he took
the ground that only a majority of the
members present was required. Had
Pouncilmen William Washington, the
;ther colored member from the Second
ward, been present, the vote would
have been a tie, as he would have east
his vote for Ashby. According to the
Commonwealth's Attorney's ruling Mr.
Hoosey was eleeteil on the first ballot,
as he received a majority of the votes
Mr. Hoosey is at present employed at
the shipyard. He is a resident of the
Sixth ward, and was nominated for the
oosition by Councilman Hnghes.
Under an ordinance adopted last
night the salary of the janitor was in?
creased from $30 to $45 a month.
Upon the recommendation of the
Finance Committee a resolution em?
powering the city engineer to employ
an assistant for the period of three
months at a salary of $45 a month was
Captain Fitchett has selected for this
position Mr. L. G. Doyle, formerly a
teacher in" the Deaf, Dumb and Blind
Institute, of Staunton. Va.. who has
lad practical experience in engineering
md is qualified to discharge the duties
if an assistant engineer.
MONEY FOR FIREMEN.
A petition was read from the Citizen's
Executive Committee requesting that
he Council appropriate the sum of
'.300 toward defraying the expenses of
he Virginia Firemen's Association.
The rules were suspended. Resolu
:ons appropriating the money was
LIGHTS FOR SIDE STREETS.
A communication from the Newport
las Company was read. In the com
unieation was a proposition to place
a street lamp midway of the block on
ill streets between Twenty-third and
Thirty-fifth streets, inclusive, and be?
tween West and Warwick avenues.
The company to furnish the lamps and
posts and attend the lights for the sum
of $30 per annum for each light, pro?
vided the lights were installed for the
term of two years.
MR.. HIRSHBERG DEFEATED.
Mr. J. A. Hirshberg was defeated for
election as a fire commissioner.
At the last regular meting Mr. D. C.
Ashby was. under an ordinance re?
cently enacted, elected to succeed Mr.
J. A. Hirshberg, but at last night's
meeting of the Council a letter was
read from Mr. Ashby declining to ac?
cept the eommissionership.
Nominations to fill the vacancy were
then declared to be in order.
Mr. Ford nominated Mr. W. G.
Mr. McLaughlin" presented the name
of Mr. J. A. Hirshberg, and made an
address in his behalf, calling attention
to the efficient manner in which Mr.
Hirshberg had discharged the duties
of a fire commissioner.
Mr. Ford moved that the nominations
be declared closed, and while the city
clerk was distributing blank ballots
among the members Mr. Burgess, who
happened to be in the audience, arose
and stated that on account of his-bus?
iness he could not accept the office if he
were elected, adding that he hoped Mr.
Hirshberg would he chosen, as he
thought that gentleman was entitled
to the eommissionership.
Mr. McLaughlin moved that Mr.
Hlrshberg's election be made unani?
mous' whereupon Mr. Ford arose and
presented the name of Mr. T. F.
This brought Mr. McLaughlin to his
feet. He declared the" nominations
had been closed and Mr. Stearnes'
name could not be presented. "There
is some reason for this," said Mr. Mc?
Laughlin. "I know what is the matter.
He has had the back bone to criticise
the actions of some of the city officials,
and I tell the whole shooting-match
that they will hear from this. He has
made a splendid officer and thel-e is no
reason for turning him down."
Mr. Ford said his reason for opposing
Mr. Hirshberg was because he had de?
fied the Council.
The vote was taken by ballot and re?
sulted in Mr. Stearnes' election by a
vote of 7 to 6.
Mr. McLaughlin lost his temper and
announced that this matter would not
end here, but would be carried into the
JAILS, BRIDGES, SEWERS.
The proposals for building the over
| head bridges. Jail and emergency hos?
pital and also for the making curb
connections with the sewer main, were
All of the bids have been published
with the exception of that of M.
Honan & Son for making the sewer
connections. His bid for doing this
work was 43 cents lineal foot.
No action was taken on the bids, it
.being decided to hold an adjourned
meeting next Tuesday night.
(At 11:35 o'clock the Council . ad-,
jdurned. ' -
WARRANT FOR A COP
Officer N. T. Mallory Charg?
ed With Trespass.
CASE COMES UP TODAY
Mr. A. H. Uli mure Makes Complaint
Against the Policeman and Says
He Shot at Him Three Times
Yesterday at Moon.
Mr. A. H. Gilmore, who resides on
Roanoke avenue, yesterday afternoon
applied before Justice J. D. G. Brown
andx. swore out a warrant against
Policeman N. T. Mailory, charging hi
The warrant was placed in the
of Chief or Police S. J. Harwo
detailed Policeman C. B. Cra
serve it. Officer Mallory -was- a
and taken before Justice Brow
recognized him to appear in the Police*
Court this morning at 9 o'clock. 55?
There was a sensational rumor bfloat
last evening regarding the cause that
led up to the issuance of the-warrant
against the patrolman. It is."$oported
that Mr. Gilmore went to his home at
noon from the shipyard, where he is
employed. He found the door locked.
Mrs. Gilmore having come over to the
business centre of the city. Accord?
ing to the statement of Mr. Gilmore he
looked through a window into his bed
chamber, and he saw the policeman.
He found his way into the house and
procured his revolver. In the mean
time Officer Mallory left, but Mr. Gil?
more pursued him and fired several
Early in the afternoon Mr. Gilmore
came to the office of Chief Harwood
and lodged charges against Officer
Mallory. Later on he swore out a war?
rant against the policeman.
Officer Mallory was not seen last
night, but it is understood that he de?
nies that Mr. Gilmore fired at him. The
policeman was doing night patrol duty
on the "Acre." but at his retiuest a
special policeman was assigned to his
beat last night.
Policeman Mallory is a married man,
and has been on the police force for
the last two years. He was regarded
as an efficient officer.
Officer Mallory has retained Attor?
ney R. M. Lett as counsel. It is said
that it will be proven that no shots
were fire, as was stated by Mr. Gil?
more. Policeman Mallory, it is said, is
confident of disproving the charge of
Mr. Ronan Will Give Employment to Men
Who Are Willing to Wort.
' Messrs. M. Honan --&-Son, the con?
tractors who are putting in the sew?
erage system, want 100 laborers, and
tney are willing to pay the men $1.25
The contractors have experienced
considerable difficulty in securing la?
borers in the city. When they came
here they made an effort to employ
Finding that he could not get the
necessary number of laborers here, Mr.
Henau sent to Philadelphia for a gang
of Italians. Then a mighty howl was
sent up about imported labor. Ne?
groes stood around where the Italians
were digging and muttered because
they did not have a job. The Italians
quit work last Saturday, and Mr. Ho
nan made another effort to employ
home laborers. Some negroes took
their coats off, worked awhile and
quit. It does not look as if they want
to work. Mr. Honan has been compell?
ed to send away for men.
.-v gang of laborers arrived last even?
ing from Norfolk, and an agent is now
in the vicinity of Richmond looking
for laborers. If a man wants work he
can certainly get it.
DELKGATE'l TO HAlttPTON.
Wise Republ cans Holtl a City Convention
In Mos?' Hall.
The Wise Republicans held their city
convention in Moss' Hall last night
and elected delegates to the Hampton
convention, which will meet tomorrow
to nominate a candidate for Congress.
All of the delegates were present.
According to the basis of representa?
tion the city was entitled to eight del?
egates, but sixteen delegates were
chosen with a half vote each. Resolu?
tions endorsing the administration of
President McKinley, and the course of
Congressman R. A. Wise, were adopted.
The delegates elected at the ward
meetings Monday night to the city
convention constitute the faction's ex?
ecutive committee. Mr.- W. T. Hop?
kins declined re-election as city chair?
man, and Mr. Reverdy Stewart was
chosen. Mr. Stewart was the. nominee
of this faction last fall for the House
of Delegates and has been closely
identified with that wing of the par?
WILt, BE MARRIED TODAY.
York County I.atly to Become the lirlde
of Mr. .1. K. TOllklns
The marriage of Miss Lizzie Waters
Hovey, of York county, to Mr. James
E. Wilklns. of this city, will be cele?
brated at the York River Presbyterian
church this afterno? at 3:30 o'clock.
Mr. Wilklns will leave this morning on
the 8 o'clock train for Willi?msburg.
from which point he will go to York
county. He will be accompanied by
Messrs. R. F. Hopkins, who will act as
best man, and B. B. Wilkins, George
W. Crow, J. W. Moore, Isaac Bray.
Thomas Newman, J. R. Anderson and
several other friends.
Meetings Held In the Connty.
The Wise Republicans held district
meetings in the county yesterday and
elected delegates to the county con?
vention, which Will be held at War?
wick Courthouse today. M. D. Wright
(colored), presided over the Newport
district meeting held in ? Blood
field. He was elected, a delegate to
the county convention and-;is a candi?
date for the chairmanship. He was an
alternate to the Norfolk convention,
which nominated Mr. W. S. Holland,
but sat in the convention as delegate.
Recently he- announced himself as an
independent candidate for Congress.
Largest and cheapest line enamel
ware at Adams' Racket Store.
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning
and Dying Establishment, 85 suits of
clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and repairea. and made to
look like new; 3105 Washington av?
Six new styles in dinner sets,
?_~ Adams' Racket Store,
STIINKH'ALLSpIGAOE BAND COMING
Thin Famous Organization to Attend the
It is quite probable that the Stone?
wall Brigade. Band; of Staunton, Va..
will be in the city during the annual
meeting ne?t week of the Virginia
State Firemen's Association. Captain
J. E. Williams, vchairman of the enter?
tainment committee, yesterday wired
the band master that the committee
would pay the band's expenses if ..ie
organization decided to come to New?
While in the ?lty the band will give
a concert at Johnson's Opera House.
This historic association was organ- I
Ized in 1355. under the name of the
"Mountain Sax-Horn Band," which
name it retained-- until the commence- '
ment of the clytl'war. at which time it I
mustered In as the. "Fifth Virginia Reg?
At the first engagement the Stonewall
Brigade had withlthe enemy, the band
organized itself into a surgeon's corps,
and so faithfullygahd Intelligently per?
formed field antt.hospital duties that
officers and mengrecognized the great
vplue pf.tbeirVstjrvices. In all subse
SSwSjf Jjj?itles thefband's devoted minis
^gjSaitons were In requisition and always
"promptly and .. ;r=iithfully rendered,
which won for~ii.-.the proud name of
?Stonewall Brigad|[?Band. by an order of
'-the immortal Christian soldier. Stone
' wall Jackson., read on dress parade at
Camp Winder. (
At Apppmattox jGreneral Grant Issued
aif'ordetf-'t'o allovifethe members of the
band/jio take their instruments home,
withSOiem. whlcht are now on exhibi?
tion hS?heir bandthall.
The band occupied a post of honor at
the funeral of GeSieral Grant, in New
York, and has ntScnded nearly all of
the famous mllita-ry and civic demon?
strations in this country, being the only
amateur band recognized by the au?
thorities of the World's Columbian Ex?
position. The organization was incor?
porated in 1874 un&er the laws of Vir?
There are five original members still
in active service, j '
There is very little doubt that ths
Stonewall Brigade jBand will attend the
convention, for letters received from
Staunton recently. Stated that the mem?
bers were willing td visit Newport News
if their expenses Vfera paid. The band
is handsomely uniformed and presents
a magnificent appearance, and the mu?
sic it makes is of " the very highest
grade. The band will probably lead the
chorus that will be; sung by the school
children at the. laying of the corner?
stone of the High/School building.
With the St6ri%rall Brigade Band
there will be at-IeWt four organizations
in atlendanee^-Soidiers' Home Band.
Roannke Machlner-Works Band and a
band from Suftoll^jThe Soldiers* Home
Band has been; employed to do general
work. It will meet- the trains and es?
cort the firemen through the streets of
the city, and will g&e an open air con?
cert on the Casino grounds. There will
be plenty of music |o enliven the spir?
its of the laddies. ;S
RESIGNS TBE CHAIRMANSHIP.
Mr. .lohn ti. tlveeey-withdiwws.'frotjiii''th?
Democratic Executive Coniml' tw>.
Pursuant to the call of Chairman |
John G. Livezey a meeting of the Dem?
ocratic Executive "Committe was held |
in City Treasurer J. M. Curtis' office in |
the courthouse last night. The mem
'bers present were Messrs. Weston. M.
A. Hickey, Thomas Watson. Robert I
Haley. Henry Booker, Thomas Riley |
and John G. Livezey.
Chairman Livezey tendered his res?
ignation to the committee both as
chairman and as a member, stating j
that he was unable to devote the proper
time to the duties of chairman and
committeeman. After insisting that
his resignation be accepted the com?
mittee agreed to do so. but not before
a vote of thanks was tendered to him
for his services.
Mr. John Sheldon Jones was elected j
to fill the vacancy caused by Mr. Live- j
zey's resignation as a committeeman,
and a meeting will be held Friday |
night to elect a chairman.
No other business was transacted.
Amphltrl e In the Road'.
The monitor Amphitrite. which was I
disabled in southern waters a short
time ago, arrived in Hampton Roads |
yesterday afternoon in tow of the aux?
iliary cruiser Yosemite. Members of
the crew who came ashore would say
nothing as to the extent of the ves?
sel's injuries. The Amphitrite will go
to the Norfolk navy yard for repairs.
In coming up the coast she missed the
severe storm which played havoc in .he
West Indies last week.' -
Mr. Darling's Liberal Donation.
Mr. J. A. Hirshberg, a member of the I
finance committee of the Citizens' Ex- !
ecutive Committee. yesterday re
ceived a letter from Mr. H. L. Schmelz,
treasurer of the Newport News, Hamp?
ton and Old Point Electric Railway
Co., in which-a check for $50 from Mr.
F. M. Darling, president and general
manager of the company, was enclosed,
the contribution being for the purpose I
of aiding to entertain the Virginia |
State Firemen's Convention. Mr. Hun?
ter Harvey also handed a check to Mr. I
Hirshberg yesterday for $10 as a |
Fishing loup Oulsy on Fire.
While the fishing sloop Daisy was ]
moored alongside the tug boat Under?
writer at the Chesapeake and Ohio pas?
senger pier last night about 1 o'clock,
her mainsail and a large part of her
rigging were burned. The blaze was
quite large, but no alarm was turned
in. The crews from the tugboats Un?
derwriter and James Smith, Jr., rend?
ered assistance, and the flames were
soon extinguished. The origin of the
fire is unknown, but it is supposed to
have occurred from the explosion of a
Firemen Wll? Visit Navy Yard.
Llewellyn Lookabili, senior vice-pres?
ident of the Virginia State Firemen's
Association, has received a letter from
Hon. Peter J. Otey, in which he en?
closes a letter from Secretary of the
Navy John D. Long, concerning his re?
quest in behalf of the Roanoke firemen
for permission for them to visit any of
the ships that might be at the Norfolk
navy yeard when they go to Newport
j News to the convention the last of this
: month. Secretary Long enclosed to
Mr. Otey a letter from Commodore N.
H. Farquhar directing him to show
I every courtesy in his power to the eigh
I ty-flve men from Roanoke. This is a
favor on the part of the Secretary of
the Navy which will be much apprecl.
ated by the firemen. They will thus
have a chance under the most auspi?
cious circumstances to see some of the
j nation's fighting machinery-?Roanoke
Excursion to Richmond 81.OO
Round trip Sunday September 25th.
Leaves Old Point 7:55 A. M.; Hampton,
8:03; Newport News, 8:25. Leaves'
Richmond 7:30 P. < M. Eight -coaches.
J. F. Herman, Manager.
Spanish Troops Leave Porto
Rico for Home.
TWO TOWNS ABANDONED
Meeting: of the CouimlMlanere Repre*eut
Ing the Two Couutrle* Without Frlctlor.
Influx of American Promoter* Seek?
ing; Hunlnc?e Opportunities.
SAN JTTAN. PORTO RICO. Sept. 19.?
(Delayed in transmission.)?The evac?
uation of the outlaying positions by
the Spaniards began today. Aguadllla,
San Sebastian and Lares were aban?
doned by them and the troops of Gen?
eral Garretson's brigade and the Elev?
enth infantry moved in and hoisted the
American flag. The Spanish troops
from the abandoned positions are be?
ing concentrated at Arecibo. from
whence they will reach San Juan by
railroad as soon as transportation Is
available. They could not enter the
city before, owing to its crowded con?
On Wednesday the Spaniards will
evacuate the Island of Vilques.
where a company of American
troops, dispatched from General Grant's
brigade has already been landed. The
"Spnnish troops from the island of Vie?
ques will remain at Humacao until the
Spaniards fall back on the line of the
military road. Spanish Control Is now
confined to within a line drawn from
Humacao to Abonito and from there to
Arecibo, less than one-third of the is?
The Spanish evacuation eommlssfon
ers, at the meeting of the Spanish and
American commissioners today, official?
ly informed the Americans that they
had been notified of the sailing from
Spain of two transports intended to
embark troops here, and also that 40.(1
Spanish soldiers will sail from here
tomorrow on a transport which is ex?
pected from Cuba The departing
trVrops consist of 200 sick men and 200
members of the engineer regiment.
The meeting of the commissioners
was entirely without friction, and it
was owing to the good feeling prevail?
ing-between our soldiers and those of
Spain that it was decided to allow
the company of Americans to land at
the island of Vieques before the Span?
It was decided today, in the inter?
est of the order of the island, to al?
low Americans to enter the Spanish
lines and vice versa in pursuit of ma?
rauders. This obliterates the neutral
zone and it is believed It will result
in .the complete suppression of disor?
der at TJtuado and other places in the
Interior, and afford protection to na?
tive and Spanish residents alike.
In spite of the fact that some of them
have been disillusioned, the Influx of
American- promoters ? continues."""M?st'
of them are at Ponce and unable to
reach San Juan, owing to the military
regulations. An agent of the American
Sugar Refining Company is here and
many others are seeking business op?
portunities, franchises and concessions.
All of them are fretting over the un?
The condition of the troops on the
island is not improving. Almost 2,u-o
men are reported sick. General
Brook Is doing all in his power to im?
prove the condition of the soldiers
and afford them every' comfort possi?
ble. He has ordered every military
tent on the island to be fitted with
MISS DAVIS' REMAINS.
They Will Reach Richmond at 9:05
NARRAGANSETT PIER, R. I-, Sept.
20.?It has been decided that the body
of Miss Winnie Davis, after a brief
service here, will be forwarded to Rich?
mond. Va-, on the train leaving here
at 10.10 o'clock Thursday morning.
The journey will be Completed at 9:05
A. M. Friday. When the body reaches
Kingston Juncton. R. I., Thursday
morning it will be placed on a funeral
car of the Pennsylvania railroad, at?
tached to the Colonial express of the
New Haven road. The body will reach
Washington at 9:45 P. M., and leave
that place for Richmond at 4:30 A. M..
The hour for holding the final serv?
ices has not been decided upon.
MONUMENT TO BE ERECTED.
RICHMOND, VA., Sept. 20.?At a
meeting of Richmond chapter. Daugh?
ters of the Confederacy, held today,
the following was adopted:
"The Richmond Chapter, Daughters
of the Confederacy, have, at a meeting
at Lee Camp Hall, September 20, 1898,
resolved to inaugurate a movement to
erect a monument over the grave of
Winnie ('The Daughter of the Confed?
eracy'), feeling sure that this work will
meet with the sympathy of all lovers
of the South, Daughters of the Confed?
eracy, Veterans Associations, Rons of
Veterans, and many others over the
whole country. The said chapter re?
quests that all who desire to join them
in this work of love, will send In their
names at once. The monument is to be |
commenced January 1, 1899."
The chapter will attend the funeral in i
RICHMOND, VA., Sept. 20?The re?
mains of Miss Winnie Davis will arrive
here Friday morning at 9 o'clock and
will be escorted to St. Paul's church,
where her father worshipped and was
confirmed. They will be placed In the
lecture room and remain there under a
guard of honor until 3:30 P. M., when
the funeral will take place, the inter?
ment being in Hollywood, in the Davis
section. Colonel Archer Anderson was
requested to make the funeral arrange?
ments, but at a conference this after?
noon of the Jefferson Davis Memorial
Association and members of R. E. Lee
Camp, Confederate Veterans, of which
Misa Winnie was a member, it was de?
cided to place the details of the funeral
in the hands of the camp. These have
not yet been perfected. The active pall
bearers will be members of the camp.
Delegates are expected to attend tit*,
funeral from all parts of the South.
N i? Fall* unit Return S13.
The last select excursion of the sea
I ion to Niagara Falls, Buffalo. Roches?
ter, Geneva, and "Walking Glen, will
leave Norfolk, via Baltimore or Wash?
ington steamers and the Bauimore &
I Ohio Railroad (Royal Blue Line), Wed?
nesday, September 21. Round trip from
! Norfolk $13.00. Tickets limited to 11
j days. Stop-overs permitted on return
Journey. For tickets pnd lurther infor?
mation, apply to.
ARTHUR G. LEWIS.
S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio R. R-.
I (Under Atlantic Hotel.)
I aep 15 e o d td Norfolk, Va.
Biggest ink and pencil tablet for 5
I cents at Adams' Racket Store.
Duffey's Malt Whiskey 80 cento per
bottle. Other case goods In proportion.
Mugler's Family Liquor Store. au30-lm
DEFEATED SPANISH ADMIRAL.
Spanish . Ministry Forbids Demonstra?
tions Welcoming Cervera Home.
MADRID. Sept. 20.?The workmen of
Bilboa, where the cruisers which be?
longed to Admiral Cervera's fleet were
built, have decided to go to Saratander
in order to make a demonstration
against the defeated Spanish admiral
on his return to Spain. The govern?
ment, however, has taken measures to
prevent the plan being carried out. and
the ministry has forbidden demonstra?
tions welcoming Cervera home.
Captain General Blanco cables from
Havana that he is not in accord with
the ("uban colonial ministry, to which
the government here replied that while
Spanish sovereignty existed In Cuba
he must apply autonomy, and there?
fore he could not turn out the colonial
government now in office and appoint
u new one.
The Duke of Tetuan, who was minis?
ter for foreign affairs in the cabinet of
the late premier, Conovas del Castillo,
is quoted as saying in an interview:
"Sonor Conovas. If he hud lived, could
never have accepted war with the Uni?
ted States. Conovas and myself were
convinced that war would lead inevita?
bly to the ruin of Spain."
Continuing the Duke blamed the lib?
erals, who he said could have averted
war either by accepting the proffered
K"Od offices of the United States min?
ister. General Stewart L.. Woodford, or
by treating with the insurgents on the
basis of Cuban independence, or by
"Senor Sagasta," said the Duke of
Tetuan. "is responsible for our disas?
ters and must be ejected from power."
BRYAN TO RESIGN.
The Democratic Leader is Not Enam?
ored of Camp Life.
KANSAS. CITY. MQ? Sept. 20.?A
special to the Star, from Jacksonville.
"Colonel William Jennings Bryan, of
the Third Nebraska volunteers, will
shortly resign his commission in the
United States army and resume his dis?
cussion of public questions. This
statement Is not made upon the author?
ity of Colonel Bryan, however. When
asked to express himself on questions of
public interest he said:
"You can say that 1 refuse to dis?
cuss any matters connected with poll
tics, the army or myself, except that 1
see no reason to change the views in
regard to expanding the territory or the
United States I expressed in my Oma?
ha speech, made before entering upon
this army life."
This is all Colonel Bryan would say,
except to add:
"You might say that I am not so en?
amored of camp life that 1 would at the
close of the war apply for a commis?
sion in the regular army."
ALGER AT LEXINGTON.
LEXINGTON. KY., Sept. 20.?Secre?
tary Alger and party inspected Camp
Hamilton and reviewed the troops this
morning. Surgeon General Sternberg
praised the division hospital. The bri?
gade of immunes were inspected this
afternoon. After the review Secretary;
Alger, made a" short .address 'to?tbe, sol?
diers, "ad'ni6nishihg ihem~t? be strong in
their duty tb their country. He said
the government had always done and
will continue to do all in its power for
the enlisted men. He declared the cit?
izens instead of finding fnult with the
government should lend their country
assistance by helping the soldiers all
they could. This sentiment was warm?
ly cheered and the secretary added that
he was glad to say that he had heard
excellent reports from the citizens of
Lexington along this line. and he
wanted to thank them for the great
good they had done in furnishing so
many delicacies free of charge to the
sick, and for refusing to practice ex?
tortion on the well.
General Breckinridge spoke next, and
paid Secretary Alger a high compliment
as being the most tender-hearted Sec?
retary of War this country has ever
had. He declared that the secretary
was doing all in his power, and was
causing others to do all in their power,
to tnke the best care of the f.ick and
The Secretary left for Knoxville to?
night. He said the condition of the
troops is excellent. Secretary Alger,
when asked by the Associated Press
correspondent about his reported resig?
"There is not a word of truth in it,
GENERAL HAS KELL'S FUNERAL.
' WASHINGTON, Sept. 20.?The re?
mains of Brigadier General Joseph T.
Haskell, one of the heroes of Santiago,
who died at Columbus, O.. last Sat?
urday, arrived here today over the
Pennsylvania railroad. The body was
accompanied by Captain Charles D.
Clay, of the Seventeenth Infantry,
grandson of Henry Clay, and a detach?
ment of non-commissioned officers from
Columbus barracks, who acted as pall
bearers. The body of the soldier hero
was laid at rest in the Arlington cem?
etery this aftern'oon with appropriate
military and Masonic ceremonies, in the
presence of a distinguished gathering
including President McKinley, General
Miles. Adjutant General Corbin and
other persons prominent In military
and civil life.
STUART DENIES IT.
CHICAGO, Sept. 20.?Dan A. Stuart
said tonight that the story to the ef?
fect that he was, in company with
others, making an effort to bring off
the Corbett-MeCoy fight at Roby. Ind..
is utterly without foundation.
SECOND REGIMENT RETURNS.
RICHMOND, VA., Sept. 20.?Three of
the four sections of the train bear?
ing the Second Virginia regiment ar?
rived here tonight. The fourth section
is expected at an early hour in the
morning. The third and fourth sec?
tions were delayed by an accident near
Charleston. As they arrived the troops
were escorted to their quarters by de?
tachments from the local military or?
ganizations and Confederate veterans.
The first sections were welcomed by an
artillery salute fired by the Richmond
Howitzers. The men are quartered at
the city armories and are being sub
i sisted at hotels and restaurants.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 20.?Nearly
1200 of the American troops at Santi?
ago are on the sick list and General
Lawton reports 88 new cases of fever
today. His report sent to the War
Department is as follows:
"Sick 1187, fever 670. new cases 88,
returned to duty 289; deaths 7.
PARIS. Sept. 20.?The cabinet council
this morning re-appointed General Zur
linden to the post of military governor
of Paris, which he occupied previous
to accepting the portfolio of minister for
war, made vacant by the resignation
of M. Cavalgnac.
- A tie game between our neckwear
at twenty-five cents and other lines at
so 17 tf WOODWARD & WOMBLE.
Shocking Destruction of Life
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION
UpontaueousCombastlon of mist In a Grain
Klevatnr Causes the Most Klnnftrnos
Klre la the History
of the City. x
TOLEDO, O.. Sept. 20.?Eight men
cremated, am! eight more fatally
burned is the result of the most disas?
trous tire that ever occurred In Toledo.
The spontaneous combuslton of dust in
the grain elevator owned by Paddock,
Hodge & Co., at 9 o'clock caused this
terrible destruction of life.
William J. Parks, the superintendent,
after being blown through the window
of the lower story, was conscious for a
moment and said that about 8:30
o'clock a terrible explosion occurred on
the south side of the elevator and that
he knew there were about twenty men
at work on the seven floors of the enor?
mous building. None of those men
who arc now alive win survive the
burns and bruises with which they arc
covered. Beside those regularly em?
ployed at the . levator. the three child?
ren of Superintendent Parks were vis- "
itiitg him at the time. One of these
may recover from his burns, bul Grape,
a 17-year-old frirl. Is burned almost be?
yond recognition, and Harold, the third
child, has not been found, being either
blown to atoms or cremated.
At S::',0 this morning the people of j
lOast Toledo were startled by a terrific 'pj,
explosion which caused a panic all ?
over the neighborhood. Houses were/.
shaken as in an earthquake, and win-"*
daws were shattered for blocks
around. Those in the vicinity of the
Union elevator soon noticed flames
bursting from the shies of the building..
It was but a few minutes till the fire
department of the city began the work
of rescue, which was rendered difficult
by the terrific heat of the fire. The
river cut off escape on one side and
there the flames seemed to be less
fierce. The families of a dozen men
who were known to be at work within
rushed to the scene, and women calling
for their imprisoned husbands, broth?
ers and fathers, made a scene Indescrib?
It was learned that the force of
twenty men were expected to load
80,000 bushels of grain during the night.
Not one of the entire number could be
seen in any part of the building, and
it was Impossible to reach them. Wil?
liam Parks was found first. He was
twenty-feet from the building, fright?
fully burned, and his clothing almost
entirely torn off. ..He h?d-been.hurled
from - hisplace In. the, main : .rootrir;^
through -^wit^?wv SsBud Ids ?^'^ntamg^j
cries were most pitiful".:.. Affother. em- '
ploye, John Carr, was hurled front the ?.'
fifth floor of the building and was found
bleeding and burned with many bones
broken. He did not long survive.
Fireman David Kemp and Charles
Kelfer, the engineer, were found at
their places In the engine room. They
were wounded by falling timbers and
their faces were chaired to a crisp by
The little daughter of William Parks
was sitting near the desk in the office
at the time of the explosion, and she
was hurled out of the door. She walk?
ed down the elevation on which the
building stands and dropped down to
be carried away unconscious, suffering
from wounds from which she cannot
John Smith was fatally burned. The
missing men are doubtless all dead. No
trace can be found of any of them,
and as they are employed at the top
of the elevator their chances for
escape- were but slight.
The heat became so Intense that
twenty cars on sidings near the burn?
ing building were added to the loss.
The fire department had a hard strug?
gle to save other elevators und proper?
ty. The bridge across the Mnumee
river was on tire several times, but out?
side of the loss of the elevator, the
damage is slight.
Mr. Paddock, a member of the firm
owning the plant, said that there was
between 500,000 and 600,000 bushels of
grain in storage at the time, the most
of it being winter wheat. The property
and the grain is an entire loss and will
reach $450,000. Insurance is $135,000 on
the building and the grain is covered
with $25S,000 insurance. At 12:20 o'clock
! the flames were under control.
Members to Meet the President Satur?
day for a Conference.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 20.?The Pres
indent is making progress in the mat?
ter of the preparation of the commis?
sion for the investigation of the con?
duct f the war. so far as it relates to
the War Department, and he stated to
members of the cabinet today that he
had so far completed the commission
that he had invited the members to
meet him for a conference at the White
House on Saturday next with the view
to beginning their work next week.
Seven of the nine members of the body
have definitely indicated their ac?
ceptance of the President's invitation
and he expresses himself today as be
ingvery confident of being able to se?
cure the services of the other two
gentlemen necesary to complete the
quota of nine by the time set for the
conference. The names of the new men
who have been invited to serve were
not given out.
To the 1'llbllc.
Owing to the numerous changes dur?
ing the past year, and after consulta
tion with a great many of the fore?
most business houses of the city, we
have concluded that the time is ripe
for another edition of our City Direc?
tory. Work on this publication will
begin tomorrow (Thursday), ami we
earnestly hope for the same liberal pa?
tronage that has been bestowed upon
us in the past. I; is hardly necessary
to add that a thoroughly reliable City
Directory is almost indispensable to a
rapidly growing city, such as Newport
News is. and we promise the public
that we shall use our utmost efforts in
furnishing the best publication of the
kind the city has ever had. The cit?
izens will assist us greatly by furnish?
ing our canvassers the information
necessary, quickly and accurately.
J. L. HILL PRINTING CO.
tlhange In a I'loneer 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 endeavor to
keep my stock of shoes and gents' fur?
nishing goods up-to-date, and thereby
merit a continuance of your patronage.
W. H. HODGE. ?>,