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VOL HI, NO. 228.
TWO CONTRACTS LET
For Plumbing the East End
and Rocketts Buildings.
HAVE CIRCUS DAY, TOO
Children Wilt ?iet Three Holidays Hon.
Thonia? Temple Powell Will be the
Orator at the corner
A special meeting of the Board of
School Trustees was held last night in
the First National Bank building pur?
suant to the call of Chairman W. F.
Cooper for the purpose of disposing of
The members present were Dr. W F.
Cooper, Dr. Carter Perkins. Messrs. J.
J. O' Donnell. John Sheldon Jones, E.
1. Ford. T. J. Riley, John G. Livezey
and N. B. Clarke (colored). Hon.
Thomas Temple Powell and Professor
Horace H. Epes were also in atten?
The first mater taken up was the
awarding of the contracts for the
plumbing necessary in the East End
and Rocketts public school buildings.
Bids for this work were called for some
time ago. but when they were opened
were round to be so close together they
were submitted to a special committee
for investigation, as it was hinted that
a "ring" or ??combine" had been form?
ed. The committee reported last night
that there was nothing to do but to ac?
cept the lowest bids, whereupon the
contracts were let. the plumbing for
the East End building being awarded
to Mr. A. C. Bargamin at his proposal
of $GOS. and the Rocketts school to Mr.
J. A. Vandergrift, whose bid was $611.
The laying of the corner stone of the
new high school building, now under
now under course of construction,
which will take place next Thursday
afternoon, was next discussed and ar?
rangements made for the event.
The committee on arrangements re?
ported, through Chairman J. J. O'Drni
nell. that it had been unable to secure
an orator for the occasion, and th*
board unanimously decided to request
Hon. Thomas Temple Powell, superin?
tendent of the city public schools, to
make the address. Mr. Powell was
present and agreed to deliver the ora?
tion, though he said he preferred that a
foreign speaker he secured ir possible.
NO NAMES ON CORNER STONKS.
"What are we going to have on thai
stone?" asked Trustee Livezey.
"The names of the building commit?
tee, the chairman of the board, and the
superintendent of schools," replied a
This provoked a lively discussion.
Mr. Llvezey. as member of .the building
committee, objected to having his name
carved- on the stone- ..Another member
stated that if any name appeared oil
the stone the names of all the members
should be carved on it, as it was not
right to discriminate.
This brought Mr. Jones to his feet.
"I, for one," said he, "shall object te
my name going on that stone. It is
cheap notoriety, and reminds me of
that old saying about 'names beinj:
stuck in public places, etc' In my
opinion the only thing that should be
on the stone is the date "1898." I don't
want to build any monuments to my
memory while I am alive. We do not
deserve all the credit for erecting
these buildings. I repeat that I shall
object to my name going on that
It was stated that the names had
been cut on the stone and it was dress?
ed and ready to be laid.
"Turn it around!" interrupted Mr.
After discussing the matter further
the resolution adopted some time since
providing for the carving of the names
of certain persons on the stone was re.
considered and rescinded. All that will
appear on the stone will be the figures
"1898." The stone will be reversed and
the names "turned toward the wall."
The trustees will ride in carriages in
the parade preceding the corner-stone
laying and wear badges.
It was decided to give the children a
half-day holiday so that they might
witness the ceremony and take part in
the exercises. Professor H. H. Epes and
Howard Jeffries will have charge of
COLORED SCHOOL BUILDING.
Trustee Clarke, one of the members
from the Second ward, who has charge
of the Rocketts school, stated that he
had fixed Tuesday, October 4, as the
date of laying the corner-stone of that
building. The stone, he said, would be
"well and truly laid" by the colored
Masons. The reason this date was se?
lected was because there would be a
holiday at the shipyard and the color?
ed people could participate in the ex?
HOLIDAY CIRCUS DAY.
Professor Epes called the board's at?
tention to circus day. October 3. and
the date fixed for the launching of the
Illinois. October 4. asking whether he
should give the children holiday. It
made no difference with him. he said,
but a great many children would not
attend school on those days and the
classes would be demoralized.
V'' is provoked a lively discussion.
&k of the members favored giving
holiday and others objected. Several
trustees argued that the ocular les?
sons the children would have by visit?
ing the menageries would be of untold
benefit to them, and they thought they
should have holiday. Superintendent
Powell thought holiday should be given
on both days. Two object lessons would
be taught?the children would see wild
beasts of every kind, and at the launch
they would have an ocular demonstra?
tion of the progress made in the me?
Dr. Perkins thought the circus was
all right, but was opposed to turning
loose the children on the launching day.
However, it was finally decided to give
a half holiday on circus day and a full
day when the battleship is to be
launched, and they will be counted reg?
ular school days.
At 10:30 o'clock the board adjourned.
Are You Uolog to Flttsbure?
From October 7 to 12. the Baltimore &?
Ohio Railroad will sell round trip tick?
ets to Plttsburg, via Washington or
Baltimore, from Norfolk and Old Point,
at J10.00 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..
REFUSES TUE LICENSES.
Judge Barnaul Decline* to Urant Vliap
Judge T. J. Barham rendered his de?
cision . yesterday shortly after the
'.rporation Court convened in the mat
?s of the application of'S. P. Chap
nan for a license to open an ordinary
over Mr. T. W. Dyson's saloon in the
hall form " occupied by the Hunting
ton Rifles- ?.5 an armory, refusing to
grant the license.
The ground upon which his honor re?
fused the license was that the hall was
not a suitable place for a barroom, it
being on the second lloor of the build?
ing. One of Judge Barham's objections
to granting the license was that the
curtain law enacted some time since by
the Common Council could not be en?
The applicant was represented by At?
torney R. G. Bickford. Hon. Thomas
Temple Powell, Attorney R. M. Lett
and Justice J. D. G. Brown appeared
as counsel for the contestants. The ap?
plication for the license was originally
made in the name of L. P. Guill. but his
name was withdrawn and Mr. S. P.
Mr. Chapman has spent several thou?
sand dollars in fitting up a saloon and
cafe in the hall. Beautiful pictures
adorn the wall, the floor is covered with
Brussels carpet and the fixtures are of
the very latest designs.
Attorney Bickford gave notice that
he would appeal the case to the Cir?
cuit Court. Later in the afternoon Mr.
Bickford appeared in court and made
a motion that the applicant be granted
a temporary license, as he had gone to
considerable expense in fitting up the
Place. His honor did not have time to
hear argument on the motion today,
hear argument on the motion yester?
day. The ease will be called up this
As yet Judge Barham has not ren?
dered his opinion regarding the applica?
tion of 1.. II. Sturgis for a lic ense to
open a sal ion at his hotel, the Metro?
politan, ai the corner of Thirty-first
street and Washington avenue.
AFTKK THE UlSTKKIIEN.
Inspector Madison Sltikn a t'linofl and
Collect* from Oilier*.
County Oyster Inspector R. C. Madi?
son had an eventful day Wednesday.
Among the adventures was the sinking
by collision with his own canoe of an
unlicensed oyster canoe manned by
Captain Min go Barker and a man nam?
ed Richardson, both negroes. The col?
lision occurred off Watt's Civek about
5 P. M.
Inspector Madison in his canoe "Little
Leafy," a swift and staunch boat, was
in pursuit of the other boat, which was
running, presumably to escape payment
of the license. The fugitive attempted
to cross his bow, but was not fast
enough, and was struck squarely and
sunk in 30 seconds in 40 fee; of water,
together with its cargo of 40 bushels of
oysters. The two men wer? picked up
and taken aboard.
The inspector went in search of six
oyster boats that had not paid the li?
cense, and sueeeded in collecting from
four of the six.
Mr. Madison went up aboard the
State oyster steamer Chesapeake to in?
vestigate the claim of P. H. Wright
that his planting ground near Mulberry
Island had been depredated. The in?
spector founa no one depredating and,
of course, made no arrests.
On the return voyage of the Chesa?
peake to Newport News. Captain
Parker, of Nansemond, was sighted
with a disabled boat, his mast having
been blown away. Owing to the rough
sea running at the time. Captain
Parker's boat was leaking badly. Tt
was taken in tow by the Chesapeake
md brought to Pier 7 at this place with
WILL KEEP "OPEN HOUSE."
Huntington Clul> will Entertain VUltlng
KepnbllcitnH at the Launch.
The members of the C. P. Hunting
ton Republican League Club held an
important meeting last night.
Politics not discussed, for there
was other business to be transacted
The attendance was unusually large,
although it was an inclement night. In
keeping with the usual custom, it was
decided to hold a social session once
every month during the fall and win?
ter, and an amusement committee was
appointed to arrange the program for
these entertainments. Tt is the pur?
pose of the members to make the club
attractive and a place where they can
spend the long winter evenings.
The club rooms will be thrown open
to Republicans who will visit the city
on the day the battleship Illinois is
launched, for it was decided last night
to keep "open house"and serve re?
freshments to the visitors.
The membership of the club has in?
creased considerably in the last few
Portsmouth Firemen Coining.
At a meeting Wednesday night
the Independent Fire Company,
of Portsmouth made final ar?
rangements for its trip to
Newport News next Thursday, the 29th.
The company is going to attend the Vir?
ginia State Firemen's Association. The
Artillery School Rand, of Fortress Mon?
roe, has been engaged and will go to
Portsmouth Thursday morning and
come down here with the company
The company has adopted a new fa?
tigue cap for this trip. The caps were
distributed to the members last night.
It is probable that between 80 and 100
members will be in uniform.
The company also > has elected
the complement of delegates to the
State convention as follows: H. F.
Butt, J. Frank Wonnycutt, C. B.
Lash John W. Happer. C. W. Mur
daugh. J. W. T. Hyslop and John T.
Brady. No alternates.
Mu?t Prove the CliHrge*.
What promises to be an interesting
case has grown of the recent charges !
of Rev. Thomas J. MacKay against
Justice Henry F. Jones, of Warwick
county, whose office is in Bloodfield.
The charge was to the effect that
Justice Jones impeded justice by in
foming saloon keepers that the police
had their places of business under sur?
veillance, and to be on the lookout for
This case will come up for trial in the
Warwick County Court. Just what ac?
tion will be taken is not known, but
Justice Jones' friends say Rev. Mr.
MacKay will have to prove the charges
he has made.
Your straw hat Is looking like the
last rose of summer. Bring it to us
with three dollars and we will give you
the latest fall block for it. We also
have cheaper ones. Mugler Shoe an1
Hat Company, 2704 Washington avenr
The newest styles in soft and stiff
hats just opened at Woodward & Worn
ble's- -Pt ?-tf
IN THE PLACID JAMES
Body of a Little Boy Found
in the River.
WILLIAM KENNEY, AGED 11
Coroner'a Jury Find* That He Was Ac.
t-ldeulally Drowned. But Ituea
Not Aacerlalii How It
The body of Willie, ihe 11-yearlold
sun of Mr. and Mrs. William H. Ken?
ney, was found near the shore of James
river, at the foot of Thirty-sixth street,
late yesterday afternoon.
How the little fellow lost his life is
a mystery that time probably will nev?
After hearing the testimony taken at
the inquest held by Coroner B. R. Gary,
the jury rendered a verdict that the
little boy came- to his death by acci?
dental drowning. The jurors were
Messrs. L. L. Anderson, Richard Wal?
ker. Irwin Tucker. E. W. Harwood, W.
P. Bosher and J. H. Caffee. Sr.
Willie was last seen Wednesday af?
ternoon about 2 o'clock. He was then
playing around the boat houses on the
beach at the foot of Thirty-sixth street
with several boys of his age. He got
into it small green-colored row boat
owned by an oysterman named Howeli.
Then it appears his playmates left him.
The boat was found yesterday aiorning
near the shipyard drifting with the
tide. There were no oars in it.
While in the boat the boy may have
drifted out with the tide and in a lit
of desperation jumped overboard in the
hope of wading ashore.
There- is still another clue. Boys
about Willie's age frequently go to the
beach to play. There is a high fence
around part of the beach and at high
tide the water inside is about eight
feet deep. Oftentimes boys are seen on
top of this fence. James may have fal?
len off there and drowned.
When the little fellow failed to come
home to his supper Wednesday even
uilf his parents became very uneasy.
Nightfall came on and still he did not
come. Then searching parties were or?
ganized and the police department no?
tified. All night the search was kept
up. but not a trace of the boy was dis?
covered. Yesterday the search was
The finding of the boy's body was ac?
cidental. Some time between 'i. and 1
o'clock George Black, a fisherman,
pushed out from Thirty-sixth street to
go crabbing. H,is oars became entan?
gled. Mr. BlacTc gave them a hard
shove and lifted to the surface the life?
less form of Willie Kenney.
Dr. R. R. Gary was notified and he
summoned a jury and held an inquest.
The body was taken to the home of
the grief-stricken parents. The funer?
al will probably take place tills morn?
Mr. Kenney moved to this city last
July^from Philadelphia and was em?
ployed at the slwpyard.
Mr. L. H. Birdsong is confined to his
home by fever.
Mr. B. F. Robinson, who has been
sick for several days is convalescent.
Mrs. D. S. Jones is visiting relatives
in New York.
Mr. E. P. Buford. commonwealth's
attorney of Brunswick county, is in the
city on business.
The City Democratic Executive Com?
mittee will hold a meeting at the court?
The British steamship Inchdune,
from New Orleans to Hamburg, enter?
ed, coaled and sailed yesterday.
All of the firemen of the city are to
meet at the central fire house this even?
ing for the purpose for arranging for
The Epworth league entertainment
which was to have taken place tonight
lias been postponed on aecvmnt of the
League being unable to secure a hall.
- F. W. Davidson, of Company C
(Huntington Rifles), Fourth Virginia
Regiment, is spending a fifteen days'
furlough in the city.
Rev. B. F. Lipscomb left last even?
ing for Ashland, Va., to attend the
meeting of the board of directors of
Randolph-Macon College, which con?
venes today. He will return tomorrow.
Mr. George B. AVest. president of the
Citizens & Marine Bank, has gone to
Philadelphia and other Northern cities
on a business trip.
The horse for the new hose wagon
has arrived and is now stabled at the
lire department building. Chief Slow
and Driver Darlington are training the
animal to respond to fire alarms.
Mr. T. W. Davidson, of Company C,
Huntington Rifles. Fourth Virginia reg?
iment, passed through the city on his
way to Richmond, on a fifteen days'
The government tug Alice has been
placed at the disposal of the Independ?
ent Steam Fire Engine Company No.
1. Captain Julian F. Pace, for the pur?
pose of transporting the company and
its friends to Newport News Thursday,
the 29th inst.?Virgln.an and Pilot.
There was a small fire yesterday
afternoon in the rear of the Daily Press
office, but no damage was done. A lot
of waste paper ignited and sot fire
to the fencing and some boxes that
were stored in the alley. The flames
were extinguished by a bucket brigade.
A quiet wedding was solemnized at
the home of Mr. Colin Campbell. No.
2M4 Oak avenue, on September 20. Mr.
William F. Campbell, of this city, and
Miss Maggie Cumming. of Scotland,
were the contracting parties. Rev. T.
J. MacKay. of the East End Baptist
Mr. D. C. Ashby. of the Newport
News Wine and Liquor Company, has
contributed the wine that will be pour?
ed in the corner stone of the high !
school building. The oil was donated
by Mr. W. G. Burgess, proprietor of the
Warwick Pharmacy. Mr. E. N. Eu?
bank will furnish the urns. *
Commissioner of the Revenue Ma
gruder B. Jones has passed mile post
No. 37 in this mundane sphere, and cel?
ebrated the anniversary of his birth at
his residence. No. 300ii Chestnut ave?
nue. Wednesday night. Aong'the guests
present were Rev. T. J. MacKay. pas?
tor of the Second Baptist church. A
sumptuous supper was served.
Change lu a Pioneer Firm.
Having bought the interest ot 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.
A filter sav.-s health and doctors'
bill*. ?.:,.a:ri8" R?-':-t "tore.
VA., FRIDAY, S3
i'KOtiKAM OF T?1K LAUNCH.
Preparations Making for theftimlns:N aval
Things are being put in ship shape
for tiie launching of the Illinois.
The ways upon which the great ship
will glide* into the placid waters of th?
noble James are being tallowed.
The scaffolding which was built up
around the vessel, upon which th?
workmen did some of: their work, has
been torn down. All unnecessary props
have been taken . from under her, and
now she looks like a great red giant
perched high in the air. By the time
Um hour set for her .launching arrives
?all that will be holding her to the stock?
will be two pieces of heavy timber.
These will be sawed in twain and she
will then glide into the water.
Miss Nancy Leiter, who will break
the bottle of champagne over the bow
of the Illinois, has secured apartments;
at the Chamberlin for herself and
Govenor Tanner, of Illinois, has ap?
pointed a committee which includes 250
prominent citizens of Illinois to make
arrangements for the launching of tke
battleship at Newport He'ira, Va., Oct.
4. The members of the committee
were notified by a letter from the Gov?
ernor Monday of their appointment
and requested to attend a meeting at
the Great Northern hotel Friday after?
noon at 3 o'clock to discuss plans.
The committee chosen by the Gov?
ernor is non-partisan, the purpose be?
ing to have all interests of Chicago and
the state at large represented. All the
Congressional representatives of both
houses, except Senator Cullom, who is
in Hawaii, are on the list, also the
Slate officials, ex-Vice President Adlal
13. Stevenson, and ex-Governors Fifer
and Altgeld. Mayor Harrison has been
appointed, and will attend the launch?
ing. All the principal clubs are repre?
sented. Prominent business and pro?
fessional men are also Included, and
the committee as a whole will be com- ,
posed of the best known men In every
walk of life throughout the State.
Among the other prominent members
of the committee may be named the
Ex-Vice President Adlai Stevenson.
Senator W. E. Musfln.
Congressman Joseph G. Cannon,
Congressman V. Warner, Clinton.
Congressman Joseph V. Graff, Pekin.
Congressman Benjamin F. Marsh,
Congressman William H. Hinrichsen,
Congressman James A. Connolly,
Congressman Thomas M. Jett, Hills
Congressman Andrew J. Hunter,
Congressman James R. Campbell,
Ninth Illinois volunteers, Jacksonville,
Congressman J. Balder, Belleville.
Congressman George> W. Smith, Mut
Congressman Albert J. Hopkins,
Aurora. V ,
Congressman Robert- R. Hitt, Wash?
Congressman George W. Prince,
Congressman Walter Reeves, Strea
In his letter Governor Tanner says
the date of the launching has been tlx
e<i. by?? the -Secretary '."the'Navy. The
naval authorities in Washington will
arrange the formal programme, which
will include an address by Governor
The Chicago Inter-Ocean says:
Illinois will be properly represented at
tiie launching of its namesake, the bat?
tleship Illinois, at Newport News, Oct.
4. When Miss Loiter breaks the bottle
of champagne over the prow of that
magnificent vessel of war she will do
so in the presence of Governor Tanner
and all his staff, a proper representa?
tion of the state troops, and a number
of prominent citizens, representing
prominent clubs and societies, whose
names will be announced later.
The fact that the launching is to take
place from the shores of Virginia Is
regarded as a special compliment to Ill?
inois, for there are many ties that bind
the two states together. Lincoln traced
his descent to Virginia, and Shelby M.
Cullom and other illustrious sons of Ill?
inois were sons of Virginia sires.
-The silver service which is to be given
to the Illinois by the citizens of the
state will not be presented at the time
of the launching, but the presentation
will be deferred until the time of put?
ting the vessel into commission, which
event will occur several months later
at a date not yet fixed. It will be pre?
sented at the time, however, with fit?
ting ceremonies, the matter being in
charge of the Illinois Battleship Tes?
timonial association. The silver serv?
ice will cost several thousand dollars,
and most of the money is already in the
bands of John R. Walsh, the treasurer
of the association. The names of the
donors to the fund, the design of the
silver service and the programme of
the presentation are not yet ready for
publication, but will be given out in
proper time. Following are the names
of the officers of the association and the
President?George E. Adams.
Vice President?A. H. RevelJ.
Treasurer?John R.' Walsh.
Secretary?Thomas C. -,iac Millan.
Finance Committee?John R. Walsh,
Marshall Field, P. D. Armour, S. M.
Nickerson, James H. Eckels.
Design Committee?C. B. Farwell,
Franklin MacVeagh. H. N. Higinboth
am, Frank G. Logan. George E. Adams.
Transportation Committee ? Jesse
Spalding, Robert T. Lincoln, C. K. G.
Billings, Marvin Hughitt, T. H. Keefe.
Programme Committee?Wm. Penn
Nixon. S. W. Allerton, George R." Davis,
Nelson Morris, Thomas C. MacMillan.
Another movement is also on foot to
still further show the appreciation of
the people of Illinois of the honor done
their state by bestowing its name on
the new battleship. It is to do as was I
done by Massachusetts, which present- j
ed the battleship Massachusetts with a |
large emblamatic bronze figure suitably j
inscribed and commemorative of events
in the history of the commonwealth. It j
Is suggested that the legislature as?
sembling this winter be requested to
make an appropriation of sufficient
money to present the battleship with
such a token. A bronze figure either of
Lincoln, Grant or Logan has been pro?
posed, and the idea of a bronze figure
of Lincoln meets with most approval,
as, being a civilian and a martyred
President, a statue of Lincoln would be
more appropriate on a vessel of war
than a figure of any army officer. Such
a figure placed in a prominent position
near the prow of the vessel
would be a fitting tribute both to the
martyred President and to the United
States navy, and no doubt the idea will
be warmly received by the legislature.
Governor Tanner has returned to
j Springfield, and will soon give his at?
tention to the details in connection with
j the delegation to represent the state at
I the launching, and the representatives
selected will be suitable for the great?
ness of the occasion.
I A tie game between our neckwear
I at twenty-five cents and other lines at
! se 17 tf WOODWARD & WOMBLE.
CPTEMBER 23, 1898
EVACUATION OF CUBA.i
Cuban Antonomists Wish to
THEY WILL BE IGNORED
The Doited States Install Upon Kvacuatlou
tief ore Settling the Islaml's Future.
Removing; the Spaniard? 1?
a Tedious Task.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 22.?According
to official dispatches from Havana ra
ceived by one of the embassies here,
the colonial government of the island
Is taking a hand in shaping the terms
on which the evacuation shall be exe?
cuted. This, it is believed here, may
develop some new phases in the situa?
tion in Cuba. The colonial government
was established by Spain shortly before
the war broke out. there being a cab?
inet of five otlicers at Havana and a
legislative body with two houses. It
carried out in a measure the long pend?
ing plan of giving Cuba home rule by
means of an autonomous government,
but while in name autonomous, it was
contended by the insurgent element
that genuine home rule was lacking
and that this colonial regime was a
continuance of Spanish domination.
It appears, however, that these colonial
authorities are taking a very active
part in the present negotiations, and
that there is more or less co-operation
between them and the Spanish govern?
ment. This creates a condition in
which the United States must deal not
only with Spain, but with those who
claim to represent the island itself, free
from Spanish control. The colonial or
autonomists administration Is very
thoroughly organized and can exert
much influence. It established a regu?
lar legation in Washington prior to the
war. with several prominent public
men of Havana on the stafT. It num?
bers in Its ranks much of the wealth of
Cuba, and claims to stand for the ed?
ucated classes as against the insur?
gents and illiterates. This makes two
distinct Cuban classes?the autonomists
who are co-operating with Spain, and
the insurgents who are opposed to
It now seems clear, from the official
as well as the press reports from Ha?
vana and Madrid, that the autonomist
element is taking up the claim first ad?
vanced by Spain that many incidental
questions as to Cuba must be settled
before the evacuation begins. But the
view among government officials here
is that the Cuban autonomists, as well
as the Spaniards, nave no questions to
advance or settle before evacuation is
determined upon. The time and place
of evacuation is looked upon by the au?
thorities here as the only point involv?
ed, -and there is likely to be a rude
awakening of the pro-Spanish element,
either as autonomists or as native
Spaniards, insist upon bringing in the
determination of the Cuban debt, fu?
ture forms of government, rates of tar?
iff for Spain, and many other subjects
as a preliminary to evacuation. The
American commissioners, according to
the understanding here, will insist on
a strict adherence to the protocol for
an immediate evacuation of the island,
and if need be will submit an ultima?
tum against taking up subsidiary ques?
tions on Cuba's future.
While the Cuban colonial government
is thus combining with the Spanish
government in bringing forward these
incidental questions yet the opinion
was expressed today by a high diplo?
matic officer, based on recent advices
from Havana, that a serious issue
would be averted, and that the actual
evacuation of the Spanish troops from
Cuba would begin within the next
month. But it appears that the evac?
uation will cover a much longer time
than has been anticipated. There are
?ome 100.000 Spanish troops in the is?
land. Allowing 1,000 men on a trans?
port, a vessel leaving every day. it
would take 100 days, or over three
months for the evacuation. But the
vessels are not available for a trip ev?
ery day for 100 consecutive ,daj:s. so
that the time for deuart-aTe" will"prob"
ably far exceed three months. i
CERVERA AT MADRID.
The Admiral Says His Ships Were
Burned. Not Beaten.
MADRID. Sept. 22.?Admiral Cervera
arrived here today. There were no in?
cidents worth noting in connection with
his arival at the capital.
In an interview the admiral said he
had a clear conscience regarding San?
tiago. Nations, he said, grew great by
their victories and not by their defeats,
however glorious they might be. Spain
had lived in a dream, and she had now
to face reality. The adr.iral added that
his warships were not destroyed in bat?
tle, but by lire.
General Toral, the Spanish command?
er, who surrendered his forces at San?
tiago de Cuba, has also arrived here.
He did so without attracting any at?
tention. He is now sick in bed.
PROUD EVEN IN DEFEAT.
Admiral Cervera Declines Courtesies
From Minister Aunon.
MADRID, Sept. 22.?The marked
coolness of Admiral Cervera and his of?
ficers toward the minister of marine.
Senor Aunon, is much commented
upon here. Senor Aunon and his staff,
in uniform, met Admiral Cervera and
his party at the railroad station. The
Admiral halted before the minister,
saluted him stiffly, and said:
"I am at the orders of your excellen?
cy. I shall present myself at the min?
istry today as is my duty."
The admiral then started to leave, af?
ter embracing Captain Eulate. the for?
mer commander of the Vizcaya. and
his other comrades.
The minister of marine offered the
use of his carriage to Admiral Cervera.
but the latter declined to accept it and
entered another carriage.
A NOTABLE MAN DEAD.
PADUCAH, KY? Sept. 22.?Major I.
P. Girardey, a Confederate veteran,
aged 70 years, died here tonight. He
was born in France and spent most of
Iiis life at Augusta, Ga.
He invented the Girardey fuse to ex?
plode shells. For his Invention he re?
ceived $50,000 for a one-fifth interest
during the war. His invention was suc?
cessfully used in the Franco-Prussian
war. During the past few years he
! resided In Paducah.
Cold weather makes you feel a little
chilly. How about a medium suit of
underwear. Mugler has them in all
Biggest ink and pencil tablet for 5
I cents at Vdams" Racket Store.
COAL FOR THE LAKE TRADE.
A Fleet of Schooners to Ply Between
Newport News and Cleveland.
CLEVELAND. O.. Sept. 22.?Cleve?
land vessel men are negotiating: with
the Atlantic Transportation Company,
of New York, for the charter of a fleet
of about twenty-five wooden schoon?
ers to be taken to the Atlantic coast
by way of the Canadian canals. The
vessels are to engage In the uoal trade
between Newport News and New York,
Boston and other places north of the
West Virginia, coal supply.
BRYAN SEES MeK 1 NJ.EY. j
But Gets No Assurance of His Men j
Being Mustered Out.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.?Colonel
William J. Bryan, Third Nebraska Vol?
unteers, was at the War Department
today, and occasioned as much Inter?
est among the employees as a returned
Santiago hero. Colonel Bryan was ac?
companied by Governor Heleomb and
Representative Stark, of Nebraska.
They went first to the adjutant gener?
al's ..tllce, where Colonel Bryan regis?
In General Corbih's office he shook
hands with the gentleman and intro?
duced the gentiemen accompanying
him. The call was formal and brief.
The party was then introduced t.. Act?
ing Secretary Meiklejohn. 1ml remained
there only a few minutes, returning to
the adjutant general's office. General
Corbtn inquired as to the condition of
the camp at Jacksonville, and asked if
I the soldiers wanted to come home.
Colonel Bryan said that lie had not
made a poll, but his judgment as to
their sentiment was that they did wish
to be mustered out. Colonel Bryan
went from the adjutant general's of
lice to army headquarters and called
on General Miles.
Neil her to the acting secretary of
war. nor the adjutant general did Col?
onel Bryan nor Governor Holcomh
make any request as to mustering om
the Third Nebraska regiment, nor al?
lude to the desires of Colonel Bryan in
reference to the subject.
After leaving the War Department
Colonel Bryan and his party went tu
the White House where they were im?
mediately ushered into the President's
room. The party was cordially receiv?
ed by President McKinley and remain?
ed in conference witli him for morethan
an hour. They preferred no request for
the mustering out the regiment as a
whole, but only for the dis.'barge of
such of its members as are disabled by
diseine or such as have peculiar calls
upon them. They represented thai
there were about twenty per cent, of j
the members of the regiment ill and |
they urged that these should bo re?
lieved and sent to their homes, where
they agreed that probably most of
them would speedily recover, becausi
of tiie difference between the climate of
Nebraska and that of Florida.
Tiie President gave careful attention
to all that was said, anil talked sympa
I thetically with his callers concerning
the condition of these men, but he
made no positive promise as to the
I course he should pursue in the matter.
After tiie interview with the President
the three Nebraskans returned to the
War Department. Mr. Bryan was
dressed ir? the full uniform of a colo?
nel, and, beyond the fact that his com?
plexion testified to his exposure to the
southern sun. he looked very much ?s
he did in the campaign days of '96.
Colonel Bryan said tonight that he
would not leave for Jacksonville until
tomorrow evening. It is understood
that he has concluded the business wilh
the War Department which brought
him to Washington. He will 'devote
tomorrow to conference with some of
his political friends.
AG UIN ALDO" S E M B A S S A DO RS.
The Philippine Leader Sends Two Mys?
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 22.?The
steamer China from Hong Kong and
Nagasaki arrived here today. Briga?
dier-General Green and his staff were
on board, as well as a number of sol?
diers from Manila who returned to this
country because of the expiration of
their serin of service.
Among the passengers were Fllipn
Agonciiie-and Jose Lopez, who are go?
ing to Washington as representatives of
Aguinaldo. Agoncliic did not come di?
rect from Manila, but started from
Ilong Kong, where he has been for
some time. He says that he is not fa?
miliar with conditions existing at
Manila except what he has been told by
Aguinaldo. He declines to make public
what Aguinaldo wants or expects, but
states that the insurgents generally look
for ultimate independence. After a
short stay at Washington, the two men
will proceed to Paris to attend the
meeting of the peace commission.
Gen. Green says he was not recalled
for any particular reason that he
knows of. He received his orders to
return to San Francisco the same day
that General Merritt received orders to
proceed to Paris.
Speaking of the situation at Manila,
General Geen expressed the opinion
that there would be no trouble with
Aguinaldo, but he declined to go into
details. The health conditions at
Manila are improving, but it is ex?
tremely difficult to prevent disease
from spreading among the American
soldiers, as the Spaniards have occu?
pied the buildings and have left the
germs of disease behind them.
SCOTTISH RITE MASONS.
CINCINNATI, O., Sept. 22.?The Su?
preme Lodge of Scottish Rite Masons
adjourned this afternoon to meet in
Philadelphia, the third week in Septem?
ber. 1899. The report of the financial
committee was adopted. Its balances
were all on the surplus side, including
an item of $181,000 in the investment
fund. The trustees made a report, on
the Cathedral which is located here.
THE HIBERNIA FLOAT ICD.
NORFOLK. VA.. Sept. 22.?The Brit?
ish steamship Hibernia. Captain Cam?
eron, stranded off False Cape yester?
day morning, floated at 10 o'clock last
night. She was backed off by her own
steam and reached Norfolk this morn?
ing. A survey was held and no ap?
preciable damage was found. The
steamer coaled and will proceed for
Ntaguro Fall?and Her urn si:;.
The last select excursion of the sea?
son to Niagara Falls. Buffalo. Roches?
ter, Geneva, and Watkins Glen, will
leave Norfolk, via Baltimore or Wush?
ington steamers and the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad (Royal Blue Line). Wed?
nesday, September 21. Round trip from
Norfolk $13.00. Tickets limited to 11
days. Stop-overs permitted on return
journey. For tickets pnd lurther infor?
mation, apply to.
ARTHUR G. LEWIS.
S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio lt. K..
(Under Atlantic Hotel )
sep 15 e o d t?" Norfolk, Va.
it SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS
.yJT-, ONE-WEEK, TEN CENTS.
TOBE BURIED TODAY
Plans forthe Funeral of Miss
AN IMPOSING PtGEANT
Northern Soldiers, Sons or the Southland
ami Many Prominent ex-Confeder
atvn Will Attend the Obsequ es
Funeral Party Kit Kotite]
RICHMOND, VA.. Sept. 22.?The re?
vision of the order for the funeral ar?
rangements of .miss Winnie Davis had
not been completed at a late hour to?
night, but it is known that this will,
he immaterial. General Fitzhugh Lee
telegraphs that, owing ro the fact ?'hat
the Secretary of War had notified him
thai he would inspect the seventh ar?
my corps in the next three days he
i Lee) could not be present. He also
sent a message of condolence to Mrs.
Davis, to lie delivered to her on her ar-.
rival, owing l(. high water the gov?
ernor cannot be present. The absence
of tins.- two gentlemen will necessi?
tate some changes in the list "of pall
bearers. There will also be some addi?
tions to the list of pall bearers. Col?
onel William Preston Johnston, of New
Orleans, arrived tonight, and will be a
The remains will arrive at S:40 to?
morrow morning and will be met at the
depot by l.ee Camp, and escorted to St.
Paul's church, where they will lie un?
der a guard of honor, until the lime of
the funeral. 3:30. The public will not
lie permitted to view them. Mrs. Da?
vis and party will be met at the depot
by a committee of ladies and gentle?
men, and escorted to the Jefferson Ho?
tel. The burial will be in'?"?.? north sec?
tion of the Davis circle, about ten feet
from the grave of Mr. Davis. The
hearse will lie drawn by four white
horses, and the military escort will
consist of the Richmond Howitzers,
three companies from the First reel
ment, three from the Second and one
from the third.
Beautiful floral tributes are arriving
from all parts of the country, as also
are telegrams conveying the actions
of Confederate organizations.
Tile service at tin- church will be con?
ducted by Rev. Dr. Hartley Carmlch
ael. tin- rector, and Rev. M. D. H?ge,
pastor of the Second Presbyterian
church, and there will be reserved seats ,
near the bier for all the other minis?
ters in the city.
NARRA?ANSETT PIER, R. I., Sept.
22.?The remains of Miss Winnie Davis,
daughter of the chief of the Southern
Confederacy, left this place today en
route to Richmond, Va.. where they
will be interred. A detachment from.
Sedgwick Post, G. A. R., acted as an
escort from the Buckingham to the
railroad station. Besides Mrs. Davis,
the following persons accompanied the
remains: Mrs. J. Addison Hayes, of
Colorado, Mrs. Davis' daughter; Mrs.
Joseph Pulitzer and son. New York;
Mrs. Samuel T?te, of Memphis, Tenn.:
A. A. McGuinis, New Orleans; Burton
Harrison, who was private secretary
to Jefferson Davis; Clarence Carrie,
Mr. Clifford Partridge and Mrs. Llla
WASHINGTON, Sept. 22.?The train
on the Pennsylvania road hearing the
remains of Miss Winnie Davis arrived
at the Sixth street station from the
east en route to Richmond, Va.. short?
ly before 11 o'clock tonight. To the
regular train had been attached a spe?
cial combination car, a parlor car and
one Pullmn sleeper for the remains and
for the party accompanying them.
In the funeral party were: Mrs. Jef?
ferson Davis and her daughter, Mrs. J.
A. Hayes, Mis. Joseph Pulitzer and
Mrs. H. T?te. Accompanying the re?
mains as a guard of honor were the
following named members of the New
York Camp of Confederate Veterans:
Edward Owen. Joseph C. Calhoun, R.
W. Gwathnev, Clarence Carey, John
Conover, W. Brittlngham, W.-F. Beard
ley, Fred F. Rodgers. W. S. Keely and
J. P. Smith. The car containing the
remains was almost tilled witb beauti?
ful floral offerings.
At the station here the parly was
joined by a guard of honor from the
Washington Camp of Confederate Vet?
erans. The guard was composed of
John S. Tutien, John T. Callahan, C. C.
Ivey. Benjamin Marlin, J. A. Wortham,
13. W. Anderson. E. T. Crump. L. Q.
Mince, G. P. Pegues, Mrs. D. Fairfax
ami Mrs. Colonel Ayres.
At 4:30 o'clock tomorrow morning the
funeral train ami party will leave
Washington for Richmond over the At?
lantic Coast Line.
LIKE A FAIRY TALE.
A French Newspaper Thus Describes
the Evidence vs. Dreyfus.
PARIS. Sept. 22.?The Soleil says
that owing to yesterday's events, the
cabinet at an informal conference dis?
cussed General Zurlinden's action, and
the Fronde even asserts that tne pre?
mier. M. Brisson. disavows the meas?
ures taken against Colonel Picquart,
which, he says were instituted without
the knowledge of the cabinet.
Picquart was transferred this after?
noon to the military prison of Cherche
The Matin affirms that it has authen?
tic information that the name of Drey?
fus was never once mentioned in the
mass of documents brought against
him. It adds that the only serious doc?
ument is the so-called Borderau. The
documents in the case, it appears, con?
sist entirely of fragments of letters re?
ferring to everything except Dreyfus,
and the whole matter, the -Matin adds,
"constitutes such a fairy tale that no
sober-minded person would dream cf
Two Men Killed While Reproducing
the Manila Battle.
PITTSBURG. PA.. Sept. 22.?Cap?
tain George J. Adams, aged :::! and Cap?
tain Charles Miller, aged 22. his assis?
tant. Here instantly killed while con?
ducting a fireworks display and repro
ducing lie- battle of Manila on the
Alleghany river in front of the expo?
sition building tonight.
Captain Adams was a native of New
Orleans and had been engaged all sum?
mer at Atlantic City giving fireworks
displays and exhibitions of deep sea
diving from Young's pier.
Captain Miller was a native of Ashe
ville. N. ?'.. where his I'ather.and moth?
er still reside.
Excursion to Klchinond Sl.OO.
Round trip Sunday September 25th.
Leaves old Point 7:55 A. M.: Hampton,
8:03: Newport News, S:25. Leaves
Richmond 7:30 P. M. Eight coaches.
J. F. Herman. Manager.
Now is the time to insure your pro?
perty. Call on Powell Bros. & Kins'.
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