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VOL. Ill, NO.-263.
Greeted Or, R. A. Wise ati
Political Koten. Varlou? VI. w. uu the Ap
pulu 11..1H ?f Mr. Juhu K. Wa.lUy to
Pt?-t masttn-lilp of Norfolk. A.
Leiter From VP.Khlngrou.
It is evident that Dr. Wise, one of
the Republican nominees for Congress
from this district, has not learned the
latest Republican campaign trick of
carrying- his audience around with him,
fir at his meeting at McLaughlin's Hail \
last night his audience was too slim to
warrant -apposition. There were pres?
ent in the audience forty-five people,
plus the band, and the staff, or sixty- 1
six by actual count, including every j
one in the hall.
The Wise City chairman. Mr. Reverdy
Stewart, presided, and' introduced the
speakers appropriately, the first being
Mr. G. W. Clements, of Portsmouth,
who was followed by Mr. George Nelms
Wise, of this city. Dr. Wise was then
presented, and spoke at some length on
national issues. He then devoted some
time to an account of his deeds in Con?
gress, following this up with some
more-or-less pertinent allusions to Hon.
W. A. Young, his Democratic opponent,
measuring himself morally against the
latter, and reaching by the operation
'suofsnpuoo >">jqv!>iJi;ui3a jauiu-i otuos
There was not a little discussion yes?
terday in local political circles of the
^appointment of Mr. John it. Waddy to
th>- posimastership of Norfolk. The
AVise men are jubilant, and point to it
as the most signiilcant evidence yet
presented of the leader's strength with
the administration, and of the legiti?
macy of his candidacy. The Anti
Wrise element, on the other hand, affect I
to consider the matter lightly, and say
that it does not in any way alter the
status of their man in the race. They
assei t-Jfor one thing, that the appoint?
ment ?l!T Waddy is at best but a relic
of days gone by: that the appointment
is not as new a thing as it looks, but
was decided on long ago. and would
have been made sooner but for present
complications. They rather plume
themselves oh the fact that it has been
delayed so long. The other side look j
upon this view of the case with
concealed amusement, and anticipate |
great things in the way of "moral ef
friends are also pointing I
to a letter received from |
ssman Babcock by S. B. Carney,
wli (is chairman of the Wise wing in
thiV 'district. This letter is as fol?
Washington, D. C, Oct. 31, 1898.
S, B. Carney, Chairman Republican I
: ,i Congressional Committee,:Second JDis-_|
*:~ triet,-State of Virginia.
My dear sir:
The attention of this Committee has
been called to the fact that there are
now two Republican candidates for
Congress in the Second District of your
State, each claiming to be nominees of
a Republican convention.
Some time ago, as you are aware, this
Committee was called upon to
mine which of the two Congressional
committees in the Second District was |
regular and authorized to call a Co
gressional convention, this committee
being the only one having ji&isdiction
or authority over District Congressional
committees. After due and careful in?
vestigation it was found that the eom
l-Sttee of which you are chairman was
thj only one authorized to call a Re?
publican Congressional convention for
the purpore of nominating a candidate
for Congress. Upon the advice of this
Committee a convention was held
the 22nd day of September, at Hampton, I
Va? and the Hon. Richard A.. Wise re-|
ceived the nomination by acclamation.
XTnde-i these circumstances Mr. Wise is I
the regular Republican nominee for
Conj-y-ess of the Second District and is |
entitled to recognition by tms Commit?
tee and the Administration.
It is not the desire of this Committee,
nor has it been, to take part in any
factional differences that may exist in
any of the three hundred and fifty
seven Congressional districts: but when
called upon to determine as to the regu?
larity of a convention or the authority
of a Congressional committee, it is in?
cumbent upon it to act and determine
these questions upon the facts and evi?
dence submitted. The regulations and
rules governing this Committee have
not heen changed since I have had the
honor to be chairman, nor have I known
of any change in the practice for many
years. The rules applied in the recogni?
tion of the committee of which you are
chairman is the same rule that has
been in force and has governed the ac?
tion of this Committee for many years
Our object is to elect a Republican
House that will support the present
Administration: and to this end we call
upon all loyal Republicans that are
voters in the Second District of your
State to give Mr. Wise a cordial and
active suport. We cannot afford at
this time to lose a single member by
' .party dissension. The Second District
'liias a large Republican majority, and
ri^you have it In your own hands to elect
#a: member of the Fifty-sixth Congress
if you stand by your party nominee-,
'? and I trust when the votes are counted
on the Sth day of November it will be
found that Mr. Wise has a substantial |
majority of all the votes cast.
Yours very truly,'""
J. W. BABCOCK.
Chairman of the National Republican
Judge Baker P. Lee left yesterday for
Warwick C. H. to count the tickets to
be used in this county in the coming
election. The law provides that there
must be just twice as many tickets as
there are registered voters.
Among those who attended the
Young-Montague meeting Wednesday
nighCwere county chairman. Dr. J; H.
Crafford. and ex-Oyster Inspector. Mr.
James F. Bonewell, of Lee Hall. They
returned to the county yesterday morn?
ing. Both gentlemen expressed them
selves highly pleased with Democratic
prspects in Warwick, and are con?
fident of the result of the approaching
A well-known Republican who has
recently returned from New York de?
clared that it was his conviction that
Van Wyck was a winner in that State,
though several weeks ago he would
have scouted the idea of such a thing. ,
"There are a good many people up there
who are like me." said he, "Teddy has
the big-head bad; if I were voting in
. New York, I would vote the Democratic
." < ticket this election for ttfat reason, j;
V for no other. The big-head Is one thli;o
; that no political party can afford ; y
? .foster or encourage." ?'
Pure, milk G cents a quart; 20 cents by
1 the gallon, from good, healthy cows, not
quarantined. A. I*?Parker. ll-4-lm
THAT SUSPICIOUS CASK.
Nothing New Appears to Uave Developed 1
In It. Dr. Iti-cby I? In Clinrc*. i
So far as has been ascertained there
was no change yesterday in the condi- '
tion of Dinks Strother, the negro bar?
ber who kept a place on Seventeenth j
street, and is believed to have smallpox.
This belief, has not. however, been sat?
isfactorily confirmed, and there is still
considerable doubt about the case. The
man is completely isolated, as is also
his nurse. Some fear has been express- j
cd that those who patronized the shop
berore these precautions were taken
may have caught the infection, but it is
not believed that there is much danger
from this source, even if the man has
smallpox, which has not yet been proven
to the satisfaction of the physicians
and those familiar with the case.
Dr. Bagby stated yesterday afternoon
that he visited the pesthouse yesterday
morning to learn the condition of the
patient, but did not go inside the sick |
room. He ascertained, however, that
the man's symptoms are not yet pro- ;
The doctor went to the barber's home '?
on Seventeenth street yesterday after- j
noon and disinfected the premises.
Dr. Bagby states that he will person- !
ally attend the stricken negro at the
pesthouse. His private practice he will
entrust to some other pyhsician and be ?
will give his full time and attention in
an effort to save the barber and to
prevent the disease. If it is small-pox. j
from spreading through tho community.
It is not believed that many persons
came in contact with the sick barber
on the Acre. Some of his friends went
to see him, but most of the negroes in !
that section heard the rumor that the
man was stricken with small-pox and .
kept as far away as possible. I
SHOOT1NC Of THOMPSON
Not so Mjslerli.ui ?? I O ce Was. W-m.ti .
Arre-led lid Knl.a'ed.
The shooting of Tommy Thompson in i
the Klondike Wednesday night proves
to be not so mysterious as was at ,
fust supposed There never would have j
been any mystery about it. had the '
woman Fannie Cooper, told the truth. 1
but she didn't?until yesterday?and
this fact led to complications. Yester- j
day. however, the woman confessed ?
that she did the "shooting herself, but
she was able to show that the affair i
was purely accidental,and though taken !
Into custody, she was afterwards re- j
leased, and Is now nursing the wound- '
ed man. who last night was worse, and i
hail a large majority of the chances
against his recovery.
It appears from the version of both !
Thompson and the Cooper woman, that ,
the former brought a revolver to the '
saloon Wednesday night. It had three
cartridges in it. and he took it out of .
his pocket for the purpose of putting:
the other two in. Thompson said the ;
cartridges were wet. and would not j
go off. He and the woman then got to
fooling with the weapon near the near j
door of the saloon, and while the I
woman had it. it went off. inflicting the I
wound from which the man will proba?
bly not recover. He told her to throw
the revolver into the river and profess
ignorance of the origon of the shootng,
and this she did to the. letter, until yes- J
terday. Thompson s?y\s the shooting]
was entirely accidental, and if he gets i
well there will probably be no further j
investigation. Should he die, a formal j
investigation would necessarily have to j
An interesting case was that of Mr.
W. C. Bondurant, which was before
Justice Brown yesterday in the Police
Court. Thi' charge against Mr. Bondu?
rant was trespass, the warrant alleging
that he entered the premises at No. :;?)!$
Washington avenue and kept from en?
tering the same Captain Maggie chand?
ler, of t'l? Salvation Army, who. the
warrant Efts forth, was "the person en?
titled to the possession of said premi?
ses." The warrant was issued by Jus?
tice Brown and the hearing was had
yesterday morning. His Honor reserving
his decision until this morninr.
It seems that the Salvation Army
rented a room in the building from Mr.
Finch. The presence of the army was
a source of annoyance to Mr. Bondu?
rant and his family and he consulted
Mr. Finch, who advised him to keep
the army soldiers out. the lessee of the
building being-back in his rent.
Captain Chandler and tier associates
went to the building Tuesday evening
and found the entrance padlocked. On
the advice of the lessee they removed
the lock. When they returned later in
the evening they found the door fasten?
A warrant was sworn out for Bon?
durant and the hearing took place this
morning. Justice Brown reserved his
decision until tomorrow.
The following cases were also dispos?
ed of by Justice Brown yesterday
John Walker (colored), drunk; fined
$2 and costs.
Charles Schweickert. drunk: fined $2
Charles Keeler, drunk; fined $2 and
James Crossley.jjnd Henry Holey, dis?
orderly conduct: fined $C an., costs.
John James (colored), allowing a
horse to run at large: dismissed.
A month ago T.izzie Page, a negro
woman was fined $2f> and costs for cut?
ting one Emma Jones. She couid not
nay the fine and was sent up to do
time in lieu thereof amounting to sixty
days. Judge Barham yesterday up?
on application of the woman's attorney,
remitted the rest of her punishment,
and ordered her released, considering
that she had been sufficiently punished
by one month's Imprisonment.
The Tfleth *..T-lve-?..rv.
The ninth anniversary of the Sundav
-chool of the First Presbyterian church
w! 1 be observed Sunday night with ap?
propriate exercises, in which the Fast
Knd Presbyterian Mission Sunday
School will join. The regular sermon
upon this occasion wiM he omitted in
.v.l. r thai the special jirjjrram may K
?id- fwi. The princiml ntHross wilt '. -
delivered by Rev. H. M. McLaughlin,
pastor of the Hampton Presbyterian
' Money to loan at f per cent, straight,
instead of C per cent, crooked. Powell
Bros. & King, 2701 Washington ave.
Have your Wheel re-e<iameled. Jl and
?p. at Kipper's. ?7tv. oeiw>?
Dr. N. Jackson, homeopathist. has lo?
afed at No. 12S Twenty-ninth street,
?nd offers his services to the public of
Vewport News T>b-.e; ?q a? 29-lm.
I To the Children t.^re" und ?molt.
; This Is to notify you that I have
I rented the store next to Adams' Racket
^tore on Washington avenue for your
vnecial benefit, and on December 1st,
c.vlll be on hand with the grandest lot
Iof toys this city has ever seen. No?
body will have to go or send elsewhere
lor Xmas presents this year.- Wait and
see. SAMT A '"'.AUS.
r-i ???? V .>,3>v*-...
Considered at the Meeting of
the Board of Health.
PUBLIC SCHi OL PUPILS
?las* He Vaccinated. The Slate L,aw on
tbe Subject Eu'lorxtMl, and Ordered
Included in tbe Itj-tnv?. Kon
Hue IIuir.no> k Tranm.c.ml.
The Board of School Commissioners
met last night and remained In session
something over two hours, transacting
considerable routine business and tack?
ling the vaccination proposition, endors?
ing the action of President Cooper and
adopting a resolution which lias the ef?
fect of making vaccination in the
When the board was called to order,
some "en minutes after the usual hour,
there were present President Cooper.
Clerk Jones and also Trustees Ford.
Hiley. Robinson, O'Donnell. Clark, Rob?
inson and Perkins, and the superinten?
dent. Mr. Thomas Temple Powell.
Mr. O'Donnell. of the building and sup?
ply committee, reported on the purchase
of a stove for the Twenty-eighth street
school and asked the board to advertise
for bids for furnishing fire wood.
Under the head of school regulations,
the subject of vaccination in the schools
was discussed, the State law on the sub?
ject being informally argued, it being
maintained, on the one hand, that this
law provided for compulsory vaccina?
tion without action of tbe board: and
on the other, that it required the action
of the board to make the law operative.
The clause referred to reads:
"Persons suffering with contagious
diseases shall be excluded from the pub?
lic free school while in that condition,
and the teachers shall require of the pu?
pils cleanliness of person and good be?
havior during their attendance at the
school, on the way thither and back to
their homes: and no pui.il shall be ad?
mitted unless they have been vacci?
nated: provided the operation of this
clause concerning vaccination may be
suspended in whole or in part by the
school board of any city or county."
Dr. Cooper said that he had issued
instructions to the teachers to have
their pupils vaccinated and he believed
that practically all of them had been
vaccinated by this time. Dr. Perkins
said that there were some who had not
been vaccinated, and some that ought
not to be. on account of the condition
of their blood.
On motion of Mr. O'Donnell it was
ordered that the vaccination clause In
the above quoted section be incorpor?
ated in the school by-laws.
The question arising. as_to_ito\v.,rthose_
children'who were not able to pay for
vaccination themselves could confply
with the order. Mr. Ford moved that
the principals of the schools be instruct?
ed to have such cases vaccinated, the
expense to be sustained by the board,
the fee not to exceed 25 cents per child.
The motion was carried, this action ren?
dering vaccination in the schools com?
Professor Epes was requested to in?
struct the teachers to make a persona"!
examination of the pupils in their re?
spective rooms for the purpose of ascer?
taining who had and who had not been
Dr. Cooper, of the special committee
appointed to fight the application of the
proprietor of the Metropolitan Hotel for
a saloon license, reported that Mr. New?
ton, Mr. Powell and himself had gone
to Aecomac and had succeeded in de?
feating the application. He presented
a bill of $30 expenses, which was order?
ed paid, and a vote of thanks was ex?
tended the gentlemen named for their
good work .
Superintendent Powell presented the
following report for October. 1S9S:
Total enrollment of white children. 1.041
Total enrollment of col'd. children. 281
Average da. attend, white children. SI9.1M
Average da. attend, col'd. children. 222.2;",
The increase over last year's enroll,
ment is. for white children, 233; for col?
Mr. Powell prefaced this report with a
few remarks upon the general satisfac?
tory condition of the schools.
An application from the Roeketts.
asking the use of one room of the color?
ed school in that section for a night
school being organized there, was made
and after some discussion .is to the ad?
visability of allowing this. Mr. Ford
moved that permission be granted
Clerk Jones thought that the principal
of the school should be consulted before
the board acted. He also made the point
that the school buildings were insured
as public school buildings and asked
how the policies would bo affected if
night schools, conducted by others,
should be permitted in public school
Mr. Robinson said that so far as the
insurance was concerned, it would be
an easy thing to get the insurance com?
panies to consent to the arrangement,
provided the proper restrictions were
observed. The matter was referred to
the building supply committee.
Accounts amounting to $1S".?,0 were
On motion of Mr. O'Donnell the clerk
was instructed to notify the local wood
dealers to offer bids for supplying the
public schools, the bids to be opened
next Thursday night by the proper
Commissioner Ford moved that each
member of the board be furnisher! with
a copy of the State school laws. This
motion was carried.
The following deeds were entsred for
record in the ciei k's office yesterday:
Newport News Land and Develop?
ment Company in \. S. Wright, of
Richmond, lot No. 44, in block 13; con?
Lory Fitzgerald to Joseph Pearce, bar
fixtures, furniture, etc.; consideration.
Ltitu Will Advance.
Now that the car line has changed
hands, we learn that they will stop
any where on its lines. This will cause
an advance on Merrlmac lots. Buy
now. This property is for sale by
Powell Bros. & King, 2701, Washington
ave. ?e ?* "
All repairs Guaranteed for a year,
and cbeanest at Kipper's.
Kot Chocolate. Clam, Beef and
Tomato Boulllion and many other ex?
tra fine hot drinks at Burgess' Drug
S, VA., FRIDAY, N
LEs'ON OK OHKD1KNCE.
?'Uo Forward" the Subject of Evangelist
Scliooltlel?'? Sermon. I
The last two words of the 15th verse
of the 14th chapter of Exodus?j'Go for?
ward"?was the text upon which Evan?
gelist J. E. Schoolfield preached an in?
teresting sermon at the Washington
Avenue Methodist church last n'ight.
"The children of Israel," skid the
evangelist, "in the providence of God,
were in bondage to the Egyptians for
centuries when God called Moses upon
Mount Horeb to be the deliverer. You
arc familiar with the story. You re?
member how Moses began to make ex?
cuses. You remember how he finally
consented to go. You remember how
Pharoah refused to accede to'the re?
quest that the Israelites be allowed to
go three days' journey into thfr wilder?
ness to sacrifice unto God. You re?
member how God brought plague after
plague upon the Egyptians to the num?
ber of ten, the last one being the death
of the first born. You remember how
Pharoah finally let them go. They had
traveled three days and now the Red
Sea Is before them and the moun?
tains tower above them. "In the
meantime Pharoah had repented or
allowing them to go and Is coming up
in the rear with a powerful army. With
the mountains on one hand, the sea in
front and Pharoah's hosts pressing
upon their rear they became1 panic
stricken. It was at this supreme mo?
ment that Moses went to God and it was
then that God said: 'Wherefore comest
thou unto me? Speak unto the children
of Israel, that they may go forward.'
"Unbelief would have stopped to de?
bate the question. Unbelief would have
said here'is the sea on one hand. If
we go that way we will be drowned. It
is impossible to climb over the moun?
tains, and the Egyptians are in the rear.
He had learned the hard lesson of obe?
dience and he ordered the Israelites to
go forward and the sea was divided for
them to go over.
"Any nation, or individual for that
matter, is strong in so far as thev obey
Referring to the lack of Christian
growth he said many Christians re?
minded him of the wasrp. "Not because
of a tendency to bite and sting. The
wasp is laiger at its birth than it is at
any other time in its life, and some
Christians are the same way."
"Two men." he continued, "wanted
to row across the bay. They were in?
toxicated. After pulling at the oars all
night, morning found them right where
they started. They had forgot to take
up the anchor."
In tlte stirring times of 1861 he re?
membered how the company that was
formed near his home used to drill pre?
paring to go to the front. One move?
ment that puzzled him was that of
"marking time." Turning to Rev. Mr.
I.ipscomb he said: "Brother Lipseomb,
for the past fifty years the church in
this country has been marking time to
the Devil's music."
He believed the only definition of tem?
perance that would stand the Bible test
"to severely let alone every thing, that is
harmful irr Ifsel'febr in its tendency and
the moderate use of all good things."
There could be no temperance In evil.
"People sometimes ask," said the
evangelist, "why doesn't Mr. School
field say something about tobacco? and
then they answer it by saying he is in
the business, but I am not. and never
have been. I take Mr. Moody's position
oh the subject. Some one asked him if
a man could he a Christian and chew
tobacco? to which Mr. Moody replied:
'Yes; but he will be a mighty filthy one.'
If I were a woman and married a man
who chewed tobacco I would never kiss
him unless he first washed out hi
mouth with turpentine soap, and if I
were married to a woman who used to?
bacco or dipped snuff. I would not kiss
her unless she would first sandpaper he
There were three tests of Christian
character. First, love to God; second
love to fellow man. and third. 'Christian
activity. There was something wrong
with the Christian life that would not
boar these tests.
He closed with an eloquent appeal'to
all present to bring their lives into con?
formity with the will of God. There
were several professions of faith.
Tonight Mr. Schoolfield will preach his
farewell sermon. He stated last night
that lie was especially anxious to have
rill who had professed conversion dur
ing the meeting to be present, as he has
something special to say to them.
The congregation entirely filled the
church last night, it being necessary to
bring many chairs into requisition in
order to furnish ?eats for the audienc
The face-Hayes Nuptial*.
Cards have been issued for the marri?
age of Miss Mary P.ettie Pace, the I
daughter'of Mr. and Mrs. Muscoe Ru?-|
sell Pace, of Richmond. Va., to Rev.
William Luther Hayes, now of North
Carolina, formerly pastor of the New- .
port News Baptist church. The cere
mony will be performed at the Ran?
dolph Street Baptist church. Richmond,
Tuesday afternoon, November Sth, at
2 o'clock. The contracting parties both
have many friends here, to wish them a
I long and happy life. The bride-to-be
has visited in this city several times |
and the prospective groom is remember?
ed affectionately by his old congrega?
tion, as well as the many other warm
friends he made while here.
ItHck From WaslttuRt ?n.
General Superintendent W. A. Post
, returned yesterday . from Washing?
ton where he has been for the past two
j days in connection with the work on the
Mr. Post stated that the decision of
he navy department to enlarge the four
new monitors will not change the con?
tracts awarded recently, which have
been signed and sealed.
The Plant Liner Grande Duchesse,
Mr Post states, will probably leave next
Monday for New York. The officials
of the Plant Line have not yet decided
i in what route the Duchesse will be
placed, but it is possible that she will j
run between Florida and points In |
I Cuba. _
THE PASTOR ARRIVES.
Rev E. A. Shehk. who has been ap?
pointed pastor of the Lutheran church
In this citv. has arrived from
Waynesboro and will begin next Sun- j
day '? conduct services in Moss' nail
on Twenty-eighth street. ,
The Lutherans will build a church as
soon as the necessary funds are raised [
lo make a start.
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning I
and Dyeing Establishment, 85 suits of"
clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and repaired, and made to
tonk like new. ?105 Washington av?
The city clerk has received from, the
contractors, the bond and contract for
the new Jail, all properly signed. Work
on the structure will he begun as soon
as t*?i? materials are on tnc ground.
OVEMBER 4, 1898.
SPAIN WILL OBJECT
The American Proposition at
MEET AGAIN IN WEEK
Commissions will Ketlro from Con front lue
Positions for ? Few Uuy*. Trouble
Galore In -Sight Over the
WASHINGTON, Nov. 3.?By way of
preparation for what may happen at
the meeting of the peace commissioners
in Paris tomorrow it may be said that
the officials here have no idea that tie
Spanish reply would be an uncondition?
al acceptance of our last position relat?
ing to the acquisition of the Philippines.
On the other hand, they do not expecl
an unequivocal rejection. What is like?
ly to occur is that the Spanish commis?
sioners will come in with a counter pro?
position. In short, it may be said that
the officials here do not expect a final
breach of relations between the com?
missioners to occur tomorrow, notwith?
standing the comments of unfriendly
European newspapers in that line.
Having heard the American propo?
sition, the Spaniards might have imme?
diately declined it. as they certainly
will do at tomorrow's session. Whether
they will accompany the refusal willi
a counter proposition has not been defi?
nitely ascertained, though at a late
hour this evening this course seems im?
probable. The result will be thai the
commissioners will retire from confront?
ing propositions until one or the other
shall have reformed its lines for the
next meeting, which will probably oc?
cur next week.
The correspondent of tbe Associated
Press ascertains from Spanish sources,
beyond question authentic, that before
the Philippines question is settled the
Spanish commissioners will declare that
they are uot here solely to save or to
gain all the money possible from the
If the United States feels it a high
duty to retain the Philippines Spain
envoys will declare t!" ? so,. *
equally sacred duly in holding them to
the pledge of their revenues in honora?
LONDON, Nov. 3.?The Paris corres?
pondent of the Times, who repudiates
as "calumny" charges of hostility to?
wards the United States contained in
letters he has been receiving from
Americans for some time, says:
"I understand that at tomorrow's
tFriday's) sitting the Spanish commis?
sioners will reply textually as follows:
" 'It is impossible for us either to ac?
cept or refuse the conditions the United
States Impose. We do not desire to de?
clare a formal rupture, because It would
oblige Europe to run the risk of behold?
ing the humiliating spectacle of ah
American fleet bombarding European
" 'We do not intend to furnish Amor,
ica with a pretext for the realization of
such an act. but we cannot subscribe to
dictates which are not in conformity
with the stipulations adopted in the
common agreement that terminated the
" 'We withdraw because we do not
feel we have a right to sign the abdi?
cation sought to be imposed upon us
We withdraw leaving public conscience
and history to Judge the act of violence
of which we are the subject, and al?
though we are unfortunately convinced
that our attitude will have no effect
upon the minds of our conquerors, we
cannot assume any other because by ac?
cepting the conditions imposed.we should
become accomplices in an injustice and
a violation of international law to which
we may submit, but in which it is im?
possible to ask us to take any share of
the responsibility.' "
FRANCE WILL SERVE AGAIN.
NEW YORK, Nov. 3.?A dispatch to
the Evening Post from Paris says:
"The reported rupture of peace ne?
gotiations between Spain and the Uni?
ted States is not credited in the French
foreign office. France willingly wilt
serve again as an intermediary in the
hope of putting Spain under permanent
moral, as well as financial obligations,
thus strengthening her own position in
the European balance of power.
"Paris and Brussells bankers are tak?
ing active interest in the question of
MADRID, Nov. 3.?The announce?
ment of the intentions of the United
States regarding the Philippines has
greatly excited the public here. It is
generally recognized, however, that it
would be absolutely futile to appeal to
Europe, which had abandoned Spain t*
MADE QUICK WORK OF IT.
Chief Boatwright, of Bloodfleld. has
received a letter from Sergeant Hall, of
the Richmortd police force, asking him
to look out for one Henry Colmack. alias
Henry Book, alias Ruff Grant, wanted
in Richmond for highway robbery.
Chief Boatwright in a little while se?
cured the negro and had him locked up
in a jiffy. This is the same fellow who
was so badly shot and cut last Satur?
day night by Floyd Coles, who will be
given a hearing before Justice Ford to?
THE FIRST ANNIVERSARY.
The first aniversary of the installation
of Pastor iuacKay was celebrated at
ihe Second Baptist church last evening,
a large congregation "being in attend?
ance. The religious exercises were as
Opening prayer by Deacon Sanford.
Reading of the Scriptures and prayer
by Rev. Mr. Motley.
Address by Rev. Mr. Wellford. Sub?
ject. "The Need of Young People s
Address by Deacon Hallow, subject.
Benediction by Rev. Motley.
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 &
WomWe 10 13 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
Hot Cream Chocolate, extra fine, at
Burgess' Drur Store. nov-3-2t.
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
England Buys Large Quantity of.
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 3?A morning
paper publishes the folllwing:
"The probability of a war between
England and France received fresh
impetus here yesterday by tho action of
England, which purchased a large
amount of American coal for immediate
delivery at herWestlndianaval stations,
in response to hurried cablegrams
form London ship brokers engaged in
tlie West India trade spent the greater
part of yesterday searching for tonnage
suitable to transport the coal from
Philadelphia and Newport News to
points where it will be most convenient
for English war craft to fill their bunk?
ers. Sailing vessels from" 1,500 to 2.000
tons carrying capacity are in demand.
"The lirst shipments are to be sent
to Kingston, followed by vessels for
Bermuda, st. I.nein and Demerara,
which arc the principal ports in the
West Indies, subject to Great Britain.
It is also proposed to discharge a part
of the pint base al St. Thomas, a Dan?
ish island, when- hulks will bo used. It
was reported yesterday that two Brit?
ish warships had been ordered here to
undergo slight repairs, which under
ordinary circumstances would have
been made either at Halifax or the
SHEFFIELD. ENG.. Nov. 3?At the
annual feast of Master Cutlers hem here
this evening it was expected that Right
Hon. Ceo..I. Goschen, first lord of the
admirably, would be present as the
Mr. Gosctien, however, was unable to
attend the banquet and the chairman
read the following letter Of apology
"It is absolutely Impossible for me
to leave the iidmirnlity. My continuous
presence there is essential. Sheffield
will appreciate this in the present state
of affairs. I am truly disappointed, but
duty cianes before pleasure."
AN OFFF1CAL NOTE.
LONDON, Nov. 3?An official note is?
sued this evening says: ? "
There is now good reason to hope thai
the political situation is ameliorating.
It can be confidently stated, that when
the cause of the irritation which un?
fortunately recently existed in France
and Great Britain on the upper Nile
is removed, which is expected soon to
be the case, the door will again be open
for a resumption of those friendly nego?
tiations which happily characterize the
moral state of the relations between the
TAKING ON WAR STORES.
HONG KONG, Nov. 3.?Extraordi?
nary activity has prevailed in naval and
military circues liere during the past
few days, bill no information on the
subject is attainable.
The British first-class cruiser Pow?
erful has Just taken on board over 2.000
tons of coal and all the other British
warships here arc taking aboard stores
and ammunition, it Is reported that
they have been ordered to be ready for
The British second-class cruiser Bon?
aventura bus been recalled from Manila
and arrived here last night. She Is now
coaling with all possible haste.
Il is reported that the British gun?
boats have been ordered to rendezvous
At the navy yard here the ordnance
department is must active and is en?
gaged in mounting siege guns.
NEW KORK. Nov. 3?The London
correspondent of tin: Evening Post
cables that a general and satisfactory
arrangement has been reached between
Great Britian anil France on the
Looks Pale and Worried. No One Al- !
lowed to Interview Him. j
CAIRO,Nov. 3?Major Marchanr, the
commander of the French expedition
at Fashoda, arrived here at V o'clock
this evening. He was met at the rail?
road station by the French officials and
residents. The explorer looked thin
Directly the major appeared at the j
loor of the train, the spectators rushed
forward waving hats, slicks and hand?
kerchiefs and crying "Vive Marchand."
The latter who was much pleased and
touched at the reception accordeu him,
drove oil to the French diplomatic
agency amid more cheering.
The French officer. who is short,
active and bronzed, was dressed in
Only two Senegalese soldiers accom?
panied Major Murchand, whose future
movements depend upon the instruct?
ions which Captain Baratter brings
Iii in tomorrow.
At the French agency it was formally
announced that no one would be per?
mitted to interview the French officer a
M. Delcasse, the French minister of
foreign affairs. and the Marquis of
Salisbury must he the first to "receive
all news which may contribute to the
harmony of the two countries."
The major reports that he left all his
companions in good health and he adds
that they had abundant provisions and
a plentiful supply of ammunition.
The French commander also express?
ed himself as being much gratified at
the kindness shown hun by the British
officers during his journey to this place.
DISMISSED THE CASE.
RALEIGH. N. C, Nov. 3?Captain W.
H. Kitchen, father of Congressman
Kitchen, Claude Kitchen, ^v. C. Liver
man, Eugene T. VVhitehead and T. W.
Ferrer, all of Halifax county, N. C,
were arraigned before Justice Montgom?
ery of the supreme court here today on
a charge of brenking into the bouse of
a negro register and forcing him to
write his resignation.
A bench warrant had been sworn out
but the accused parties came before it
was served. After hearing the evidence
Justice Montgomery dismissed the case.
THERE WAS AN EXODUS.
About i o'clock yesterday afternoon it
was discovered that the boiler which
furnishes heat fur the courthouse had
-:ome twenty pounds of steam on and
not a drop of water in it. The water
had all run up in the pipes and the
steam was shut up in the boiler. The
janitor was somewhere else. Jailor Cur?
tis, who discovered this state of affairs,
in a short time got the steam off and
had water in the boiler, but while be
was doing il there was something in the
nature of an exodus from the clerk's
office, which is Just above. Those who
went did not return until they were
positively assured that all danger was
WILL ARRIVE TONIGHT.
Mr. C. P. Huntington will arrive in
the city this evening, it is not known ex?
actly at what hour. He will have two
I private cars with him this trip, ond they
may be attached to the regular train
which reaches here at 6 o'clock P. M. or
Mr. Huntington may come In on a spe?
cial. He will probably occupy his pri?
vate cars while here.
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ONE WEEK, TEN CEN TS
OCCUPATION OF CUBA
Alger Issues the Initial Order
to the Army.
TROOPS LAND ABOUT 22ND
!xilo Tliuo Kiriler TIlHil at FlrHt Coil tern
plated. The Army Wilt Then Take
Poss-SHlon Uratluallj- ?s the Spau.
I?h Evacuate the IslauU.
WASHINGTON. Nev. H.-Secretary
Alger today issued II.,- first order look
mg io the military occupation of Cuba
by the United Slates troons
tile military olli
Issued only after very
"''.f tin- report of.
ow in Cuba, ami
f the Heeker board and other expert
ominissioners, which have been in the
,k'ld. Th0 to the oeeupation
points to begin with, namely,
Neuvitas and Puerto Principle, but tlie
oeeupation will be extended as rapidly
as the Spanish evacuation proceeds.
Th0 order directs the movement to be?
gin at once, |,ui according to the calcu?
lations of the department it will scarce,
"y be feasible to make the first landing
leCore November 2-iid. Headquarters
>r the new corps, which have been cre
ued for the purpose of beginning the
iceupation, will he at Nuevitas. under
he command of General L. IT. Carpen
er. Me is now in command of the cav?
il ry brigade, composed of the Sixth and
seventh Cavalry of HuiHsville, Ala.
Tlie order is as follows:
The headquarters of six troops of the
Eighth United Slates Cavalry and th?
Third Georgia Volunteers will be at
Six troops of the Eighth United States
.nvnlry and the Fifteenth Infantry at
The regiment will be prepared for em?
barkation at once and tlie subsistence
_epartmen. will arrange for the neces?
sary rations. The command will be
equipped and rationed for GO days. The
quartermaster department will furnish""
necessary wagon transportation for
use at their new stations. The surgeon
general will make provision for hospital
and medical supplies.
Brigadier General I,. IT. Carpenter,
United States Volunteers, Is assigned*
to command these troops, with head
quarters at Nuevitas.
The cavalry brigade, composed of the
Seventh and Eighth United State. Cav?
alry, is discontinued.
Tlie Seventh is assigned to I he First
Army Corps and the Eighth to the Sec?
ond Army Corps.
The Fifteenth United States Infantry
is detached from the Fourth 'A?.fly
Corps and an Infantry brigade created,
composed of the Third Georgia Volun?
teers and the Fifteenth United States i
infantry and designated as the Second/
Brigade. Third Division. Second Corps./
The orders sending the Second UHj
gade. Third Division. Second Corps, t/
Athens Ga., have been revoked. V
THE REASON FOR IT. \
WASHINGTON. Nov. :l?It was ex-,,
plained at the War Department that
this first movement of troops to Cuba
was ordered in advance of the date
originally intended, for the reason that
'the Spanish evacuation commissioners
had unexpectedly notified the American
commissioners that they intended to
evacuate ruerto Principe on the 22nd
of the present month. Consequently
it 'became necessary to have United
States troops on hand in Cuba to re?
place these Spanish forces to main
lain order and to protect life and pro?
MYSTERY OF A SHIP.
i Cast ITp by the Sea, Unidentified and
Her Crew's Fate Unknown.
NEW YORK, Nov. 3?The board of
underwriters are seeking to identify an
unknown vessel and her cargo, reported
by their agent at Beaufort, N. C to be
ashore at Cape Lookout light since
I October 16th. The bottom is about 160
> 165 feet long and yellow metalled.
All the upper works are gone. She is
. ailed with lumber of various dimen?
sions, most of it marked with the let
I ter "S" on the end. The letter is about
2 1-2 to II inches long and appears to
I have been cut by some tool or in?
strument made for the purpose. The
lumber is believed to be Florida or
.. .rgia pine. It is also a question as
I to what has become of the vessel's
GEORGIA'S LAND CLAIM.
ATLANTA. GA., Nov. State's At
i torriey Wimbish has filed his report
I with Governor Chandler ou the claim
set forth by Georgia that 1,500 square
! miles of territory, lying in Tennessee
ami North Carolina, belong to the first
named Stale. Mr. Wimbish goes into
the case as far back as 1SS2 and says
the question is still an open one and is
ia matter for the courts to decide.
There is still some doubt as to wheth?
er Chattanooga is in Georgia or Ten?
nessee. Referring to this matter the
ale's attorney said:
'Chattanooga is within the ancient
boundary of Georgia. If .CTsm'ing'[rTft^
reopened and,that t,ouno..:5 ??- ?/
I lished Chattanooga will, of course, be in
COULDN'T FIND HER WAY.
About 10 o'clock last night a little girl,
probably eleven years old. was found on
Washington avenue, very much mixed
up as to her whereabouts and unanle to
find her way to the home of the friends
she is visiting here. She gave her name
as Mary Ellis, saying she had come over
here Crom Portsmouth. Vii? to see some
of her friends. An officer came to her
rescue and took her to her destination.
Mr. Robert C. Bowles, of Richmond,
has purchased the stock and goodwill
of the Newport News Cycle Co., (Kip?
per's old stand), on Twenty-seventh
street, and he will continue to conduct
the business on tlie liberal lines estab?
lished by the former owners. All re?
pair work will continue to receive the
same careful attention as heretofore,
and will be fully guaranteed. Mr.
Bowles has been connected with the
Newport News Cycle Co., for the past
season and is fully competent in every
branch of tlie bicycle business.
Thanking my former patrons for their
kindness toward me. I bespeak their
goodwill for the new owner.
FRED G. KIPPER, Manager.
LO'H for Sale.
In South Side Addition. $100 to $l,000f
Very liberal terms. Powell Bros. &
Kin ft. 2701 Washington ave. 10-27-tf.