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* Dispatch ts*
VOL. Ill, NO. 2G0.
To Guard Against Collapses
in the Future.
A NEW STYLE OF PERMI f
Will II? IT< i> >Ht,l t<> t|?, council Tonight.
To UhuvkI III* Sewxr T.i,tie. Cuu
IrucU for iiit< ViutluctK. Au
The city council tonight will consider
and pas:: on several mailers of more
than usual importance, and the session
will he an interesting one.
Of particular note will be the proposi?
tion which will be urged looking to the
passage of an ordinance which shall. |
in as large a measure as possible, pre?
vent a repetition of the terrible acci?
dent of a week ago?the still inexplica?
ble collapse of the Columbian Invest- |
meat Association's building last Tues?
The proposed ordinance will provide
for a building permit in which shall be
stated especial** certain essential tk'- !
tails of the cor -uclion contemplated, j
as for exampl' > number of stones:
Character an- 'n\ipporting strength of
foundation: "WTickness of walls and)
strength of mortar: weight of roof and t
its adjustment to the walls, anil other
similar points which will suggest them
st lv? at once to architects and con- I
tracers. It is probable, moreover, that
this ordinance, when enacted, will be |
printed upon the back of every build?
ing permit blank, so that those con?
cerned may not have the slightest [
room to question their obligation to the
city under the ordinance.
The contract for the work on the
Twenty-fifth and Thirty-forth street
bridges over the Chesapeake & Ohio
Hallway will come up for the approval
of the council. It is understood that
the Chesapeake & Ohio people. who
have agreed to pay half the cost of the
work, have already approved the con?
tract, which were made with them,
and which were taken to Richmond
several days ago for their considera?
tion. These contracts wol be duly
signed and completed tonight after j
which tile city's contract with the
bridge company for the actual perfor?
mance of the work, will take a similar j
course, and the company will be in a [
position to begin work as soon as
is ready to do so.
The sewer tangle on Thirty-forth and j
Twenty-fifth streets will also, it is be?
lieved, be unraveled at this meeting The I
sewerage commission has gone over the
situation very thoroughly and has |
placed before the representatives
the Old Dominion Land Company, [
Messrs. Segar and Manville. a vr?P?s>
tion, wu.ch.' it seems, was the basis of
n satisfactory understanding, and by
which' neithW -the- city nor the Old
Dominion Land Company will be the
loser. The commission will make its
recommendation in this connection, and
the adoption of its report will put an
end to present complications.
"THE BUCKEYE" WELL ACTED.
Crowded House Greets the Myrkle and |
Clever people, good acting and
entertaining vehicle for their talents!
?all at popular prices?that s what the |
Myrkle and Harder Company gave the
Opera House patrons last night in "The I
Buckeye," the opening bill of their
week's engagement here. If ever actors
worked hard to please their audience
the members of this company did on |
last night and in recognition of their
merits the large audience present was]
kept busy applauding good comic hits
funny selections and the well acted |
scenes that made up the plot.
To sum up in a few words, presuming I
the future performances will be as |
creditable as that last evening, i
Myrkle and Harding Company gives a j
better show at popular prices than
many more pretentious companies |
playing at regular prices.
While all of the players know the re?
quirements of their parts and act them |
accordingly, there is one particularly
bright little star whose work shines out |
with more brilliant effect than any
her associates. Emma Myrkle is per?
haps the cleverist little Soubrette ever |
seen in the city. Vivacious and pretty,
with a keen sense of humor and the
knack of knowing how to sing a
character song just right. she alone
gave the audience its money's worth
and those who may not care to take 1
in the other performances will go to see |
Ema Myrkle. W. H. Harder made
good lover as well as specialty partner!
for Miss Myrkle and their oancing and [
singing brought the house own.
George R. Itobinsnn as the big heart?
ed proprietor of "The Buckeye" was I
natural and what the character re- |
quired of the actor.
The other players?Mrs. E. M. Leroy. |
Lillian Dean, E. M. Leroy. J. H. Hen
ton. Francis Bryant and J. C. Carter
were well fitted to their respective
Tonight's bill will 'he "My Uncle I
From India." and while unacquainted
with the comedy, the Daily Press can I
give assurance of the full worth of the |
price of admission.
The Columbian University football
eleven.of Was.iington.D. C, will play the
Newport News team before long, but
the exact date of the contest hits not
been fixed. Manager John Crossley has
received a letter from the Capital City
organization, which is a strong one. ac?
cepting the terms of the local manage?
ment , which will begin at once to get |
into trim for the fray.
As the situation is now, it is probable J
the games which were being arranged |
between Richmond College and Ports?
mouth will be declared off, owing
some hitch in the management.
Manager John Crossley has secured a
ga;n< with the Columbian University
Football Team, of Washington, but the
date for the contest has not yet been
determined. He received a letter from
the manager yesterday accepting his !
terms and the men on-the city team
ex<?rt every effort at practice during the
next week to get in trim for the fray,
which promises to be a close one.
Citizens T. lephoi e * T.-i?gr.tph On.
New 'Phones placed since our publica?
tion of last week:
No. 201. T. J. O. Maulley, Funeral
No. 202. Wolford & Evans, Tinners.
No. 203. W. W. Faulkner, Groceries.
No. 204. John W. Crane Metropolitian
Life Insurance Company, First National
No. 172. Old Dominion Land Co..
Pier A. ?
Phone holders please cut out and
paste on list.
The only line connecting with Hamp?
New Rims. G. & .1. and plain, $1.50
and up.^at Krpper's, 27th street.
The Story of Im origin ?n<l Observance.
A Fenint Kve.
Last night was Hallowe'en, a term
which In these prosaic fin de siede days
rings almost meaningless in the ears
of the busy world. Once it was a name
to conjure with, and at its mention
bright eyes were clouded with night?
marish visions of uncouth ghosts and
goblins gruesome. .Merry maid and
hopeful lad. as the shades of night ap?
proached, grew solemn, and watched
with hated breath for the coming of
Things, and the development of their
In those good old superstitious times,
tite future lurked in darkened wells, and
was foretold in many strange signs and
It is believed that weird rites, divina?
tions, eit-., which characterize its ob?
servance existed-long b, for,. :!:,? day go;
its present name, which is essentially
Christian, for Hallowe'en or All Hal-'
lows's- Kve. or the Vigil of Hallowmas,
indicate thai the days falls on the eve
of All Saint's Hay. one of the greatest
festivals of the Church.
According to Chamber's Hook of
Pays. All Saint's Day had its origin in
the seventh century, when the Pantheon
at Rom,, was converted into a Chris?
tian palace of worship, and was dedi?
cated by Caiie Don!face IV to tie- B.-eas?
ed Virgin Mary and al! tie- martyrs.
The anniversary of this event was at
first celebrated on May 1. but was siib
seiiuently transferred to November 1.
which was thenceforth, under the des?
ignation of the Feast of All Saints, set
apart as a general commemoration in
their honor. The Feast of All Saints
will by celebrated tomorrow by the
Catholic church, and also by the Prot?
estant Episcopal and possibly one or
tw other denominations, which have
retained it since pre-1teformation days.
The traditional pastimes of Hallow?
e'en appear to have no religions signi?
ficance in the Christian sense, although
they often suggest the supernatural. Ii
is a time when signs are sought for a
revelation of the future, especially in
relation to the fate which awaits the
unmarried. Various lests are employed
to determine who will he the future
husband or wife of the person seeking
such information, and while it is safe
to say that no sensible person tiny lon
ge>- believes in such things, so grout is
the fascination of attempting to lift the
veil from the future, even though it be
done as a joke, that the old customs
seem to appeal to the popular imagina?
tion as strongly as ever, and to retain
their pristine popularity.
Nuts and apples are employed in many
Hallowe'en rites. Indeed, nuts and ap?
ples are a sort, of "sine qua non" for the
proper celebration of tin- night, and the
uses ? f which they are put to make fun
The pei-son who takes an apple, pares
it without breaking tin- peeling and
then throws the latter over his or her
shoulder may discover in the shape the
peeling assumes, when it falls, the first
letter of the name of their future wife
A maiden with more than one suitor
may determine which Is the one she
will wed by naming several nuts after
them, and then placing the nuts on top
of a stove. If a nut cracks or jumps the
lover will prove unfaithful: if it begins
to blaze or burn he has a regard for the
person making the trial, and if the nut
named after the girl and her lover burn
together they will be married.
So general is the use of nuts on this
night, and so numerous are the tests in
which they are employed, that in the
North of England the name of "Nut
crack Night" is applied to Hallowe'en.
Formerly one of the commonest as well
as the most popular sports with apples
was thai of "ducking." The custom
still survives, though, perhaps, not to
such an extent as formerly. It is essen?
tially a pastime for the very young. The
apples are set afloat in a tub of water,
and the youngsters duck their heads
and strive to catch the fruit with their
In olden times various spells were
used by curious and credulous young
women who wanted to discover their
future husbands. One such spell was
thai of eating an apple before a look?
ing glass, when, it was believed, the fu?
ture husband might be seen peeping
over the maiden's shoulder.
Another old custom is thai of placing
a maiden, blindfolded, before three]
dishes, one of which contains clear wa?
ter, the oilier muddy water, tie- third be?
ing empty. If she dips her finger in the
first she will marry a single man: if in
the second a w idower, but if in the third
she will never marry.
ENJOYABLE HALLOA. E'EN SOCIAL
The social committee of the Young
People's Society of Christian En?
deavor gave an enjoyable Hallow'en en?
tertainment to the members of the
society and their friends in the lecture
room of the church. The evening was
spent in Hollow'en games. such as
blowing out candles and diving for ap?
ples, and the young people present
seemed to enjoy themselves thoroughly.
Refreshments . consisting of cake and
chocolate were served.
Dhmt ?-d the
Offlcer Sam Harwood Sunday after-]
noon arrested Ed. Hurley, a young
white man, on the charge of relieving
Mr. George Oleson of a handsome gold
watch and chain. Hurley was placed
In jail to await trial on the charge of
The policeman traced the man to the
passenger pier and arrested him as he
was about to board the steamer Louise
He was placed on trial in the Polle*
Court yesterday morning and Justice
Brown dismissed the case.
A letter has been received by City
Clerk Massie from Rudolph Klcybolte
A Co., acknowledging the receipt
ot a telegram stating that the
bridge bonds to the value of
$40.000 had been forwarded
to Cincinnati and thanking him for his
courtesy in matters pertaining to the
purchase of the bonds. The bonds were
signed by Mayor Moss and Clerk Massie
Siek Se.|?1l?-r? ri>RK T-nroiUrll.
A hospital train of thirteen cars pass?
ed through the city Sunday morning
?n route to Fort Monroe'. There were
upwards of 100 convalescent soldiers
from the volunteers at Camp Cuba
Libre on the train.
On arriving at Old Point .the sick men
were transferred to the Joslah Simpson
Tn the CMIdr-i. l.-.rc- ?.?! Sini?H.
This is to notify you that T have
rented the store next to Adams' Racket
Store on Washington avenue for your
special benefit, and on December 1st.
will be on hand with the grandest lot
if toys this city has ever seen. No?
body will have to go or send elsewhere
for Xmas presents this year. Wait and
see. SANTA CLAUS.
Dr. N. Jackson, homeopathist. has lo?
cated at No. 123 Twenty-ninth street,
and offers his services to the public of
Newport News. Phop? 99. ae 29-lia.
Young Will Speak at Ameri
cus Club's Hall.
CASINO NOT OB i A1NABL
Mecincof the Ileniotnttlc Kirirntlvr foui
uiliter. Dr. It. A. \vi... ?:?Uh,i t?
Washington Suiliindt . Inti re-I
illC I'OIUU'HI Notes.
Hon. \V. A. Young. Democratic can?
didate fur Congress, will not speak at
the Casino Wednesday night, hut in
the hall of the Ainericus Democratic
Club, under the Opera House. This
was decided upon by the Democratic
Executive Committee at its meeting last
night in the city Treasurer's otliee. It
was a derision made necessary bv the
exigencies of the situation: for it" was
found that the Casino, which the Com?
mittee had hoped to obtain for the
speaking, would not be let out this year
for political meetings, ami was accord
ingly, not available.
'I'hc committee did not get together
until S:30. by which time there were
present Chairman John Sheldon Jones
Secretary C. W. Reynolds, both ol the
Fourth ward: Messrs. T. c. Powell and
T. M. Watson, of the Third ward; T.
S. Watson and Claude Harham, of the
First: R. F. Haley and H. M. Smith, of
The committee transacted sonic rou?
tine business and then look up the
ones.ion or securing a hall tor tne
speaking, selecting the Ainericus hall
as the best that could 1.btained.
Mr. Young w ill not be the only speak?
er div the evening. Hon. E. E. Monta?
gue, member of the House .if Delegates,
will address the audience, and also
Judge D. Tucker Brooke, of Norfolk as
well as several local speakers. The
committee hope, ion. to have Senator
Martin here on that date.
Tin William A. Voting Democratic
Association, of North End. will hold a
meeting tonight al .McLaughlin's Hall
for the purpose of making arrangements
In attend tile speaking i iui body. The
Amerieus Democratic Club will also be
CALLED TO WASHINGTON.
Dr. Dick Wise, one of the Republican
Congressional nominees from this dis?
trict, was hooked to speak at McLaugh?
lin's Hall last night, but at the eleventh
hour wired that he could not till the
engagement, owing to the fact that he
hail been suddenly called to Washing?
ton. Presumably the doctor's busim,'ss
at the National Capital is connected
with the complications down here. He
expects to get through with his busi?
ness by Thursday, and upon the even?
ing of that date will make his postponed
speech at the place origir.=.'.ly rslocted
for that purpose.
The new regis nation in the city
Saturday was very small. In fact Is
was discouraging to politicians who
usually see to it that every man votes
who has a right to vote.
Tile number of new names appearing
on the registration books does not ex?
ceed two hundred. Conservative esti?
mates before the registration closed
placed the number of new voters at
fully :!00, but this estimate was entirely
Prior to this campaign the registered
vote of the city was about 2.800. It will
not reach over ::.0A0 with the new reg?
There were a number of transfers
from ward to ward, but few transfers
from other cities and counties.
Tl.- l i? K- tuck .
It is understood here that the First
Kentucky Volunteer Infantry. Col?
onel Casteman, which embarked
here August !) on the. trans?
port Alamo for Porto Rico, will
return to this port and here take the
train for Lexington. The entire regt
ment is said to be ready to embark at
Porto Rico and it is thought that it
will be landed here in the next two
The Alamo it will be remembered,
carried one half of the First Kentucky,
under Colonel Castleman. On the ship
also went General Fred Grant, who, it
is said, apprehended that orders detain?
ing his brigade would lie issued, and
sailed out of port before daybreak, get?
ting well out at sea before the orders
were forwarded to Cape Henry. It
was reported at the time that one of the
government boats followed the Alamo
for the purpose of bringing Grant back,
but the transport continued on to Porto
Rico without interference.
Bids were asked for recently by the
government from the railroads ter?
minating at New York, and from those
terminating at Newport News, for the
transportation of the Third Hanois Reg?
iment to Springfield, 111., and the Fourth.
Ohio Regiment to Columbus. Ohio, and
lo the smaller towns in the respective
States from which the different com?
panies composing the regiments were
The contract for the transportation
of the Fourth Ohio was awarded on
! Saturday to the Baltimore <& Ohio Rail
I road, and that for the transportation
of the Third Illinois was awarded the
The Illinois Regiment is on its way
to New York from Porto Rico on
the transport Chester, and the Ohio
regiment will leave Ponce on the 30th
The tug E. V. McCauley, which was
towing the Merritt wrecking barge
John Haggerty and went out to at?
tempt to raise the day beacon, recently
sunk off Hatteras, has returned with
her tow to Norfolk.
The high seas rolling over the shoals
made it impossible during the rough
weather now prevailing outside to work
upon the sunken beacon. Mr. H. B.
Bowerman, supervising engineer, has
communicated with the Lighthouse
Board, and is awaiting further instruc?
It was feared that the beacon might
have been sunk from sight in the shift?
ing sands, but this proved to be not
true. The structure is still visible, but
titat is all. The job of raising it is a
Herculean one, however, it appears,
and it is gravely doubted by many that
is will again be essayed. Certainly not
until the weather moderates.
The city clerk has received from the
contractors, the bond and contract for
the new jail, all properly signed. Work
on the structure will be begun as soon
as the materials are on the ground.
Put away that thin gauze undersuit
together with the midsummer lassi?
tude. Get in one of our fleeced wool
suits and stare the Cold wave in the
face when it comes. Woodward &
Womblo. 10 13 tf
It In Construed Hi Thin Time to Be Highly I
'he arrival of Collis P.j; Hunting-I
I. railroad magnate and owner of the]
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry
Doek Company from New York tonight,
l is awaited with not a little interest, and
the purpose of his visit is the subject j
of considerable speculation. Mr. c. B.
Orcutt. president of the company, will
accompany Mr. Huntington as will also |
the hitter's private secretary, Mr. Miles,
j and possibly others.
Mr. Huntington's magnificent private
ar "Oneato." will carry the party to
I this point, and probably house them
fhile here. It will be switched off at
he depot tonight, and in the morning
will be transferred 10 the shipyard. Mr.
Huntington has been spending
I some time on the Pacific coast and has
ly recently returned to New York.
President Orcutt was in tje city Sat
(hiy. but he returned tc* New York
? same evening in order tcV accompany
v magnate on his visit this
evening. It is not known, just what
time Mr. Huntington can he expected,
but it is probable that hie "car will he
attached to the afternoon strain from
What the "Father of Newport News" 1
has "up his sleeve" on this trip cannot |
be ascertained, but those who are close?
ly identified with shipyard interests I
seem to think that the time has arrived j
when some of his pet projects will as?
sume active shape. ?
On previous trips, the great self-made
man staled positively that he would one
day build an ordnance factory and
armor-plate plant. Following this in?
teresting bit of information was the
pun base by Mr. Huntington of one
half mile of water front afoove shipyard
for the purpose of "advancing the in?
terests or the Newport" News Ship?
building and Dry Dock Company."
By securing absolute control of this I
property. Mr. Huntington gratified his]
wish to have one full mile or water
front ror his great shipbuilding indus?
try. Now that he has taken this step,
it is believed that he will go farther and
establish the two plants which will
make this the largest and? most com?
plete shipbuilding plants in the world.
The shipyard now etnploys about I
5.000 men. An armor plate plant and |
an ordnance raetory would necessitate
the employment or at least 5.000 more.
Thus ii will he seen that if Mr. Hunt?
ington carries out the plans he enter?
tained some months ago. Newport News |
will he lienefltted in many. ways.
Of course any statements as to the |
purpose of Mr. Huntington's visit are
mere speculation, hut thel trip at this I
lime is construed to be highly signifi
THK Tit AM I* NUISANCE.
KITeetlve CruxHde Inaugurated Agalna'
Helm? by in? c. and O.
Probably the most superlative and
unbearable or all the nuisances which
afflict municipalities and' railways is
the tramp nuisance, which has grown to
even more than its usual ante-Christ?
mas proportions this fall.? The Chesa?
peake & Ohio railway and Newport
News have, had thetr iulWshare,of the
ubiquitous, ?i\v'od rtcenttyv-?T..',t?;;- eity a"
number of cases have been reported of
their insulting and even threatening
manner. They haunt the kitchen doors,
and some times go boldly up to the front
door of a residence and demand food
w ith the air of men who had earned the
right to demand and receive.
Upon the railway they have become
a prominent and fixed institution, and it
is almost impossible to read of an accl
dent without seeing .where one or more
tramps were "horribly mangled." They
are generally killed, hut it is stated
upon excellent authority that soap and
railroads are about the only institutions
which do effect them ratally.
The Chesapeake & Ohio finally reach
ed a point where patience ceased to hi
a virtue, and decided to inaugurate i
crusade against the army of the grea
unwashed which was using the line as
a common carrier. Accordingly th
matter was placed in the hands of Rail
way Detective J. B. Heck, who on Sat
urday night, rounded up at Morrison"
an even dozen hobos who were stealin
rides. Sunday ni".ht. at the same, placf
he pulled eight more, and the wh >!
score of them were taken before .
lice Ford, who assessed eighteen
them fines and costs amounting
SS.75 each. The other two carried con
cealed weapons, for which privilege H
Honor taxed them $37.70 each, and coi
fiscated the contraband articles, i
they were all without available cash or
bank tic-counts, they were sent up to d<
penance for their sins. They may be
compelled to take a bath before they
But the crusade" is by no means over,
ror the company proposes to tight it out
on this line if it "takes all winter. An?
other haul was made at Fort Bee last
night, and other contingents will be
given a reception as they arrive, which
will be warm, if not agreeable.
The work of shelling Twenty-eighth
street is nearing completion.
The city police donned their new win?
ter uniforms yesterday.
The work of shelling Eighteenth street
will begin this week.
The Fast End Mandolin Club held a
rehearsal last evening.
Miss Stella Panford is ill at her home
on Twenty-fourth street.
Mr. Morris Whitnker will return this
week from a visit to Brooklyn.
Miss Janette Davis is visiting friends
in Aecomac county.
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Freeman "nave
returned to the city from a short visit
to relatives in southeastern Virginia.
Mr. Henry Patterson, of Washington
is the guest of his brother, Mr. E. C.
Mrs. J. U. S. Kirby has returned to
her home in Staunton after a visit to
her son Mr. Ed. Kirby.
Mr. Arthur Babcack of Baltimore, is
the guest of his sister. Mrs. T ~
The steamship Ely has arrived at Bal?
timore from this port. She will be re
Tin- zero tie between the football
teams of the engine and hull depart?
ments at the shipyard will probablj
not be played off.
Mrs. J. F. Quest-liberty, of Hampton
avenue is entertaining Miss Emma J.
Filer, or Cloverdale, Va., and Mr. Frank
Holland or Richmond.
Mr and Mrs. William H. Midgett re
turned bust evening rrom their honey?
moon, which was spent In North Caro
lina. While away they visited Mi
The organization or tue young men's
gymnasium class at the Young Men's
Christian Association last mgnl was
postponed until a later date, the new
gymnasium room not being in condi
tion to begin the work or the class.
If you are thinking of buying a din?
ner, tea or toilet set. In simple justice .
to your pocket, you should see and
price our assortment. Adams' Racket |
Accurate Bicycle Repairing, cheapest
at Kipper's 27th street.
NOVEMBER 1, 1898.
WILLTAKE THE GROUP
United States Demands all
THE DEBT FEATURE
Such Drills us Were Incurred f<ir M'.lltHrj
FiirponeM Spain Munt l'ny. Pence
CouiinlttRlmiern Acted on Inntruc
tlOim. Madrid Ik Sur prlneil.
PARIS. Oct. 31?The American com?
missioners presented a written expres?
sion of the purpose of the United States
tn take the entire group of Philippine
Islands, and to assume such proportion
of the Philippine debt as lias been
spent for the benefit of the islands or
their inhabitants in public works, im?
provements and permanent better?
It was also set forth that lite United
States would not assume anv part of
tlie Philippine dein. which had been
incurred by Spain for the furtherance
nf military or naval operations to quell
Insurrections of the natives.
The session was adjourned until Fri?
day in order to give tlie Spaniards time
to prepare a reply.
The session today lasted a little over
ACTED OX INSTRUCTIONS.
WASHINGTON. Get. 31?The advices
from Paris to the effect that the Unit?
ed States peace commissioners have de?
manded the cession to the United States
if the entire Philippine group, is in
Ine with tlie instructions that have
been issued to the representatives of
the United States. Up to a very recent
date the United States commissioners
had no precise instructions on this vital
point. Or course, before they had de?
parted from Washington much consid?
eration had been given to this im?
portant subject by the President. Sec?
retary Day. Assistant Secretary Moore
and the members of the commission.
Hut there was a lack of data as to the
financial and political affairs of the
Philippine and it so happened, that
when the United Stall's commissioners
sailed, they were not committed be?
yond change to any line of policy . A
majority of their number leaned to?
ward a restriction of the demands to be
put forth as to the Philippines, vary?
ing all the way from the retention of
Manila bay and the immediate sur?
rounding country to the acquisition of
the whole island of Luzon. That re?
presented about the extreme demand
that was in demand when the commis?
sion left. But since that time the
President has become convinced that
there is a great popular demand for
the annexation to the United States of
the whole Phillippine group and he is
disposed to defer to that sentiment.
: Besides, there . ?is ground to ibelieve
ihat'.'in an unofficial' manner, possibly
through the informal communication
with Agoncillo, Aguinaldo's agent in
Paris, or perhaps, through some direct
dealing between the chieftain and Ad?
miral Dewey the United States commis?
sioners have satisfied themselves that
the difficulties in the way of annexa?
tion os far as they might be expected
to depend upon the will of the natives,
have been very much exaggerated.
It cannot be learned definitely what
money consideration is to pass with the
title to the Philippines. Indeed there
is reason to believe that even the
United States peace commissioners have
not yet been able to fix the amount
exactly. Assuming that they are to
repudiate all portions of the debt of the
island, which does not represent money
spent for actual betterments, it will be
seen at once that the task presented
to the commissioners in the loose fi?
nancial methods of the Spanish col?
onial authorities. That this debt should
be assumed by the United States in
some proportion, is said at tin- State
Department to be inevitable if an?
nexation is to follow. The conditions
presented are entirely unlike those in
Cuba. Tn the latter case there was
justification in international law and
precedent for our refusal to 'he saddled
with the debt when we had received no
But in the ease of the Philippines,
rich and well populated. the United
States would acquire what, in the eyes
of the world, is a most valuable posses?
sion, and it is believed that the
holders of all government obligations,
without regard to nationality, would
assist that the lien should pass witli the
property. Quite unofficially, but in a
manner to carry conviction as to the
accuracy of the information, the Span?
ish commissioners some days ago were
allowed to know what the United
States purpose as to the Philippines
was. once the conclusion was arrived.
So they are not taken completely by
surprise by the demand presented today
at Paris and ere likely to be prepared
to proceed rapidly with this last article
of the protocol.
A SURPRISE TO MADRID.
MADRID. Oct. 31.?The news that the
Spanish peace commissioners at Paris
had referred to the government a for?
mal demand of the American commis?
sioners for the absolute cession of the
entire Philippine group caused the
greatest surprise in Madrid.
The strongest feeling prevails that tlie
government should protest .energetical,
ly against what is regarded as a viola
lion of the spirit of the protocol.
SOCIETY WEDDING IN* SAVANNAH
SAVANNA IT. GA? Oct. 31?The social
event of the winter in Savannah was
the marriage, at noon today, of Miss
Ma hie Gordon and Rowland Leigh of
London. Miss Gordon is the youngest
daughter of General and Mrs. William
W. Gordon, her father being a member
of the Porto Rico peace commission.
Mr. Leigh is the youngest son of Lord
Leigh, of Stone Leigh Abbey. Warwick?
shire, and resides in London.
The marriage was celebrated in his?
toric old Christ Episcopal church, the
ceremony being performed by the Rev.
and Hon. James Leigh, dean of Her?
ford Cathedral assisted by Rev. Robb
White, the rector of the church. Pol
lowing tlie ceremony there was a wed?
ding breakfast and a brilliant reception
at tlie Gordon home, corner of Bull
street and Oglethorpe avenue.
[,<?.? r?r sale.
In South Side Addition. $100 to Sl.nno.
Very liberal terms. Powell Bros. &
Ving, 2T01 Washington ave. 10-27-tf.
To dress as nicely as he can is the
duty of every man. Let us help you to
do your duty. We have the newest
styles in Hats, Suits and Overcoats.
Woodward & Womble. 10-9-tf
Money to loan at t per cent, straight,
instead of 6 per cent, crooked. Powell
Bros. & King, 2701 Washington ave.
All repairs Guaranteed for a year,
and cheapest at Kipper's.
RUSSELL ON THE SCENE.
II? Kinds the Negroes Determined to
Run a County Ticket.
WILMINGTOJT.N. C Get. 31? Not?
withstanding the more peaceful out?
look that has prevailed for the past two
days, the feeling of unrest begins to
show itself again tonight. There is a
disquieting rumor that the negroes are
seriously considering the question or
running a county ticket, regardless of
the wishes of Governor Russell and the
three or four white lieutenants here
who, have not deserted him.
The unexpected arrival or Governor
Russe! this evening caps the climax of
the changed conditions. The hope
among conservative people is that Cov?
et nor Russell has heard of the move?
ment of the negroes to place a county
ticket in the Held and has come here
to suppress it if possible. There are
other theories, however. In regard to the
object of his visit.
There is little doubt that it" a Republi?
can ticket is brought out ror county
otlicers. the situation here will become
more serious than ever. The Democrats
have carried out their part of the ar?
rangement made with the governor by
changing their candidates ror the lower
house of the legislature and they are
furious over the talk of a negro county
'five following editorial from the
negro paper. The Record, or this after?
noon, is considered when read between
the lines, a positiv,- indication that the
negroes do not consider the question of
a county ticket dually settled. The
Record is the paper that printed the In?
famous editorial reflecting on the
chastity of the white women of the
State. The article that appeared this
afternoon is as follows:
"Saturday at 12 noon was the time
appointed ror the holding or the county
I convention and Humiliation of county
I officers. At ill o'clock^, the delegates
went into caucus and .after much
speech-making and resolving, it was
decided not to nominate a ticket at
this time; consequently there was no
need for calling the convention to?
gether. It was rumoren around the
city that the convention or some one
had decided not to put up a ticket for
county otlicers at all. but concede every
thing to the Democrats. We tried to
ascertain the truth of this statement
hul could not.
"The morning papers, however, came
nut yesterday with the announcement
that there would 'tic no Republican
ticket in the Held and that everything
had been arranged by the governor. So
we presume the county convention
must have met Saturday afternoon as
nothing of this nature had been de?
cided upon al the close of the caucus."
BOUND FOR HAMPTON ROADS.
Maria Teresa Sails From Calmanera.
To arrive Next Tuesday.
WASHINGTON, Ot t. :tl? The navy
Department has received a. telegram
from Calmanera, announcing the sail?
ing from that place for -ampton Roads
ot the Maria Teresa, which is up to this
time the only one of the Spanish ships
sunk at Santiago to be floated.
Sbo i?-uoi?r- ?inuTtMiil ... of. Captain
Harris, who was detached from com-""
munil of the Vulcan for that purpose.
The Teresa, sailed from Gaimancra at
(i o'clock yesterday morning with the
Vulcan and the Leon.das. These ves?
sels will escort the Teresa most of the
way to Norfolk. The Cincinnati also
started with the Teresa, but she was
to go only as far as Cape Mays! ami
thence across to Port Antonio.
It is probable that with fair weather
the Teresa will reach Hampton Roads
about Tuesday of next week. There
she will he surveyed by the naval
board, which will report to the de?
partment the probable cost or putting
her into condition ror naval service.
Tlie advices so rar r.ived al the
department indicate that this is going
to be :m expensive undertaking, but
nevertheless, it will be carried forward
us much from sentimental as practica?
NOT WITHIN LAW'S PALE.
Richmond Federal Officeholders Only
Guillv of "Pernicious Activity."
i By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. Oct. :n?It was de?
finitely announced, at, the civil service
commission today, that the evidence
taken in the recent investigation of
charges against the federal officials at
Richmond, Vit., hail not been sustained
and no further action is probaible:
The testimony which was taken by
Messrs. Aloyle and Wales, has been in?
formally submitted by them to the com?
missioners as a body and his full report
is in preparation.
It will show that, while there is much
lo be replored in the facts brought out.
there is no evidence ot the violation of
the civil service laws or rules. The
case was taken up behind closed doors
today, and the preliminary report made
called attention to the fact that the
participation of officials in the political
gatherings was. in their belief, a viola?
tion of the Cleveland order regarding
"pernicious political activity." but that
does not come within the civil service
BLAZE IN DANVILLE.
Tobacco Factories Go Up in Smoke.
Loss and Insurance.
DANVILLE. VAi..,uct. SI?Fire this
afternoon destroyed the leaf tobacco
factories of Schoolfield. Boatwright 'ft
Co.. und partially wrecked the adjoin?
ing factory of Schoolfield & Watson,
manufacturers of the celebrated "S ft
W" plug and smoking tobacco.
Loss on hui Illings is estimated at
about $24.000; covered by insurance of
$17.000. Schoolfieud. Boatwright & Co.,
estimate loss on stock and fixtures at
about $47,000: covered by about an
equal amount of insurance. School
field and Watson' saved about $30,000
worth or manufactured goods.
Their loss on stock In process of
manuracture and machinery is about
$10.000; offset by insurance. Both firms
will rebuild. The fire originated from
IheToverturning of a gasolene stove.
M. DUPUY'S CABINET,
The Men Who Will Direct France's
Affairs Witli Him.
t By Telegraph.)
PARIS. Oct. 31 The new cabinet is
constituted as follows:
M. Lehret. Minister of justice.
M. Dupuy, primier and minister of
M. De Freycinet. minister o war.
M. Lockroy. minister or marine.
M. Delcasse. minister ot foreign af?
M. Peytral, minister of finance.
M. Leygues, minister of public in?
M. Deloncle, minister of commerce.
M. Guillaine, minister of the agricul?
. .. Krantz. minister of public works.
MARIA TERESA SIGHTED,
i By Telegrapn.i
WASHINGTON. Oct. 31-A telegram
nas been received at the Navy. De?
partment stating that the Maria Teresa
passed Cape Maysl, Cuba, this morn?
ing going at the rate of six knots un?
der her own steam- all Well.
I LARGEST I
SINGLE COPY TWOCSNTS
War Clouds Gather, Park
RUSSIAN SPY ARRESTED
Slgnllicniit. Condition., on the London
Stock Kxehttugu !"?>' I'iirtH B.mrne.
Onio-M of UoIKlou VolUnteerH No.
flled to lt<i l(?H<iyto Mobilize.
r.flKDON. Oct. 31.?There was an un?
expectedly gloomy feeling this morning
on the stock exchange and the Baris
bourse, both these markets being in?
line!!, ed, it is inferred, from the-nggres
siv,. tone of some of the French papers.
Besides this, something extraordinary
seems to have happened and it looks as
if a crisis wer.' approaching. The Brit?
ish naval preparations are eertainlv be?
ing pushed with great activity. The
British emergency squadron is gather?
ing at Davenport with all possible
Seven battleships and one cruiser
ha\v been i has far designated to Join
I Ulis so und ran. Olttcers and sailors have
.n hurriedly recalled from leave of
absence and several battleships and
cruisers at Portsmouth are taking their
full crews on board and other warlike
preparations are beingemnde.
A number of signal men. now on duty
in the British channel squadron, which
arrived at Gibraltar this morning, have
been ordered home for service, it is pre?
sumed, on board the auxiliary cruisers
if the latter should be required for act?
A sensation has been caused by file
arrest this morning of a supposed Rus?
sian spy at a fort near Harwich. The
man was already under surveillance and
went. i? ;l redoubt, where he tried to ob?
tain son.., information from a sentry
regarding tin, fortifications. He was
promptly arrested and inquiries are be?
ing made regarding i,is antecedents.
It was als., asserted today that the
commanding otheers of the Lor>a?n vol?
unteer regiments have received orders
to prepare for immediate mobilization
and it was asserted that the different
artillery corps had been informed as to
the- forts on the southern and eastern
I casts to which they have been allot
I She Pall Mall Gazette this afternoon
"England has been and even now is
s.-i near war that the government has
carried on its preparations to the far?
thest limit of the preparatory stage. It
[ has been arranged to call out the re
?rves and mailitia and to mobilize the
ilunteers simultaneously and to form
rge camps at various important rail
I road junctions, where rolling stock am};.v
locomotives will 'fie concentrated." ; V ,ta
STUDYING SECRET PAPERS.
ourt of Cassation Begins Tts Supple?
mentary Inquiry in Dreyfus Case.
PARIS. Oct. 31.?The criminal sec?
tion of the Court of Cassation appoint?
ed counsellors today to proceed with a
supplementary inquiry into the Drey?
fus case and counsl for th Dreyfus fam?
ily went to the minister of war for the
purpose of studying the secret docu
| ments in the ease. M. Lockroy, who is
I still acting as minister of war. pending
' the installation of his successor. M. De
Freycinet, raised difficulties about de?
livering the documents and only allow?
ed counsel to inspect certain of them.
LONDON. Nov. I.?The Paris corres?
pondent of the Times, fj^^fflfig upon the
?t that the Dreyfus'Sffrnir occurred
under M. Dupuy's former premiership
I and when President Faure was minia
i'r of marine says:
"If is disquieting for the revisionists
that M. Faure now confers the premier
| ship upon M. Dupuy. as these t wo are
called upon to screen their former col?
league. General Mereier."
The Paris correspondent of the Daily
"1 learn that it is not at all unlikely
I that M. Dupuy. the new premier, will
turn his back on General Mereier.
"It is rumored that another mysteri?
ous prisoner was brought to Montval
orein prison on Saturday."
ABSCONDEP. A RRESTED.
Will, Who Had Stolen $40.000. Led De
tectives Across Two Continents.
ST. LOUIS, Oct. 31.?After a chase
cross two continents Lambert Wilt,
comptroller of the Bunglau Savings
I Bank, at Junghunzlau. Bohemia, with
I his wife and her aunt, was arrested at
the Hotel Rosier today on the charge
of his having absconded with 109.000
guldens equivalent to $41,420. The ar?
rest was made by a Chicago detective
at the Instigation of V. Sezemski, a pi?
ano denier at 042 Blue Island avenue,
Chicago who is a stockholder and the
western agent for the Bunglau Bank
and who had been instructed to search
WANT INSURGENTS DISBANDED.
HAVANA, oct. 31?Advices received
here from Santa Cruz del Sur say that
, a majority of the representatives of the
(luban army, at the meetings held there,
ire in favor of the dissolution of the
'uban insurgent government and the
appontment of a commission to go to
Washington for the purpose of thanking
the American government for its inter?
vention in favor of the Cubans, and to
put themselves unconditionally at the
disposition of the Washington authorit
?s so is to enable the latter to de
e'l'ope their program without any his
I drance. The Cubans are also said to be
i? favor of .he disbandment ot the in
j ?urgent army.
WILL NOT VISIT HOLY LAND.
JERUSALEM. Oct. 31-The emperor
and .-xpress of Germany ore curtail?
ing ,he r visit to the holy land They
have abandoned their trip to Jericho,
owing to the European complications
and it is also believed they will not go
to Syria, . .
Their majesties this morning at?
tended the consecration ot the church of
the Redeemer. The ceremony. tri
which the natives took a leading part
was most impressive and was marked
with the greatest pomp.
SCHOONER SHI PWRECKED.
N\SSAU N P.. Oct. 31?The schooner
Jennie' ' f! Willey. Captain ?Sor.
which sailed from Jacksonville on
September 21st, for St. Pierre. Mar?
tinique, and Gonalves. and New Yo.k
encountered a hurricane on October 1st
during which she was dismasted, her
deck was blown off and she was
partly sunk. She drifted, however, and
stranded on October 26th at Walker's
Cay The vessel and cargo are a total
loss. The crew succeeded in reaching
shore and arc now at t s ort.