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VOL. Ill, NO. 27j.
Brief Review of Some of Its 1
CRITICAL S AGE REACHED
Further Atrlug ?t the, Next Council Meet
Ing. Mr. Holter No.Ill-d. Arrangement
Bluu? Wllh ,Mr. l>?rlli,K. rhlr.j
fourtti Hlreet Mutter.
jwering of o city is always
difficult and delicate operation. In Hi
case ..l Newport News it is said to be
particularly so on account or peculia
physieal features, other factors have
now entered into the work, and it has
reached what must undoubtedly he con?
sidered a critical stage.
The city is wound up in some rather
unusual complications. It has a con?
tractor who is doing the actual work,
but who does not seem to he responsible
to the city, a contractor who has a con?
tract upon' which he will not make any?
thing and will, perhaps, lose a good
deal. His bill ror last month was some?
thing over $13.00o. which, with tie/ addi?
tional 15 per cent, coming to him added,
is still some $2,000 les-s than his pay?
rolls tor that time.
It has a consulting engineer, through
whom all business with the contractor
Is done, and to whom the council must
look for a proper carrying out of the
With this consulting engineer the
council, by its action Tuesday night,
showed itself dissatisfied, and he has
been summoned before that body to
show why he should not be dismissed
from the service of the city.
Here is where th.- delicacy of the sit?
uation comes in. If Mr. Potter is dis?
missed, who is to be responsible for the
proper completion of the sewer system?
The contractors will say: "We ate re?
sponsible to Mr. Potter." Mr. Potter
will say: "You did not allow nie to fin?
ish the work, therefore I am not respon?
sible," and if a new consulting engineei
Is obtained, he will say: "I am not re?
sponsible for the working of the sewer
I did not begin it. 1 simply took il
where Mr. Potter left off." Herein lies
the problem which the special sewei
commission and the council will have t.
This phase of the question will prob?
ably come up before th,/ meeting Tues?
day night, along with business along
the same line. It is not known whethe
Mr. Potter will obey the order of the
council to meet with it Tuesday. II.
may disregard it. as he has shown a dis
position, to disregard its other orders
or the orders of its representatives. Th
notice was served on him, or. at least
sent to him by mail yesterday and
-Served personally on his representative
here, Mr. T. K. Pearse.
The notice to M. Honan & Sons, con
trai tors, not to put in the proposed attx
lllary sewerage on Thirty-fourth stree
was served on Mr. Honan yesterday
morning and the work will not be done
This is the understanding now. Mi
Potter may undertake later to asset
what he considers his authority in th
matter, and persist In ordering the work
done, but this is not at all probable
he would have very little occasion
bis reason for issuing the first order he
ing, according to him. purely for th
city's benefit. 11 is probable that ill
contractors will adopt a system of h?
reis instead. If this Is done, they wil
have to be placed some twenty-five fe
apart, and it will take about a hundr
in all, costing, all included, perhaps $
Mr. Pearse stated yesterday to a t
porter for the Daily Press that every
thing had been arranged satlsfactoril
with Mr. Darling, superintendent of the
street railway system, as regards the
situation at the of Twenty-seventh
street and ltoanoke avenue, it bein
agreed that the contractors must
make the space between the cars?.,
which passengers have to be transfer
while the ditch makes it unsafe for th
cars to pass?more than two hundr
feet, which is considerably better th
a block. He also said that if ever
thing went all right, the ditch would
be in such a condition by tonght that
the cars could pass over without hav?
ing to transfer their passengers. Mr.
Pearse also said that the large hole at
"West avenue and Thirty-fourth street
was caused by the breaking of a water
main, which undermined the bottom of
thetrench and washing out the dirt be?
hind the trenches.
Relative to raising the money for the
completion of the sewer system, also a
point of great importance, it is probable
that some money will have to lie bor?
rowed from the general fund for that
purpose and repaid when the system is
completed and assessments begin to
come in from property holders. This
method has been pronounced perfectly
legal and available. This additional
money will amount to something like
eight or ten thousand dollars necessary
to meet certain contingencies originally
unforeseen. As to the matter of assess?
ment, the method has not yet been de?
cided upon. The property owners will
be required to pay either so much for
! their connections, or so much per front
foot. This money cannot become avail
i able until the system is completed. It
will require all the money thus obtained
for some time to come to meet this ad?
ditional amount named to pay interest
on the bonds and to extend the system
to its full scope, which will cost at least
as much more as the present work.
The sewer commission will meet thi?
morning at 10 o'clock for the purpose
of passing on the bills of the contractoi
and the consulting engineer.
AT THE HOTELS.
Registered at the Warwick yesterday: \
3. A. Lamm, H. D. Sheppard. A. Law- 1
tor. ('. T. Marston, Baltimore: M. Bol
ton. New York: J. J. Johnston, Smith
field: T. S. Purdie, Norfolk; W. C. Wil?
kinson, George W. Harrington, Rich?
mond: J. H. Fisher, Alexandria: W. J.
Crump. Richmond: R. Gatewood. New
York, and C. Beyer. Philadelphia.
E. W. S. Burt. Washington, D. C,
and T. ('. Boldln.gr. Chit-ago. were at the
Messrs. Horace F. Smith and Ollie
Harris, managers of the Smith-Harris j
Vaudeville Combination, and a number!
of the members of the company, are
stopping at the Hotel Ivy.
iRSS Misses Maud Myring. Laura Harris,
fjfitrene Jernian. Mr. and Mrs. Nelson.
^Thomas Harris. Sr., Thomas Harris,
Jr., Jack Wentworth and Harry Lester.
of the Smith-Harris Company, are at
. Jordan's Imperial.
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
SERVICES AT THE CHURCHES.
| Announcement of Subjects of Sermons
and the Hours Observed.
Newport News Baptist church. Twen?
ty-ninth street. Rev. C. C. Cox pastor
Mr. \V. It. (tales will preach in the
morning a! 11 o'clock and Mr. It. E.
Redding, superintendent of Union Mis?
sion, will deliver an address at the ev?
ening service, which begins at T:!0
Second Baptist church, Orcutt avenue
rt< v. T. .1. MacKay. pastor. Mr. i'. e.
Kent, superintendent of the V. M. ('. A.,
will streak in the morning at 11 o'clock,
and Mr. .1. E. Turner will address the
'congregation at night. 7:"0.
Washington Avenue M. E. church.
Rev. It. E. Lipscomb. pastor.?Services
at 1! A. M. by the pastor: at 7:::o I'. M.
tin :,. will he a service for men only,
conducted by Evangelist W. !:. (t ales.
The Y. M. t". A. choir will he in einige
of the music.
At the V. M. C. A. tomorrow Mr. Wos
ton It. (tales will, at 2:?,0 P. M.. give a
blackboard talk to hoys. At the men's
meeting at 4 o'clock the evangelist will
give a "Straight Talk on Crooked Sub?
St. Vincent's Catholic church. Wash?
ington avenue. Rev. Father Donahue. .
pastor.?Early mass, s o'c lock A. M.: I
second mass. 10:S<1 o'clock P. M. Ves?
pers and benediction at T::'.o ,,'clock l\
Chestnut Avenue M. E. ehiiVch. Rev.
M. S. Colonna, Jr.. pastor.?Sunday
school. !?:4r. A. M.: preaching. 11 A. M.
and 7:.It) P. M.: morning subject: "The
Custody of the Heart;" evening subject:
"Tile Cross of Christ." Young People's
meeting every Monday evening at 7:::n
o'clock. Prayer meeting every Wednes?
day at P. M.
St. Paul's Episcopal church. Rev. .1.
F. Ribble, rector.?Services at II A. M.
and s I'. M. Young men's Bible class
at Bell A. M.: prayer meeting- Wednes?
day evening at S P. M.
First Presbyterian church. Twenty
seventh st reel. Rev. E. 'I'. Wellford.
pastor.?Preaching at II A. M. and 7::io
P. M.: morning subject: "Present Du?
ties:" in the evening tin- pastor will
preach on "Wearying the Lord."
The East End Presbyterian Mission.
Sundav school at 2:43 P. M. and preach?
ing at"4 P. M. by Rev. E. T. Wellford
11 v. E. A. Shenk. pastor of the- Lu?
theran church, will preach at Moss'
Hall tomorrow at 11 A. M. and 7:30 P.
M. Sunday School will be organized at
In A. M.
GONE TO LYNCH BURG.
Newport News Baptist Ministers and
Delegates C,.-t Off.
Most of the Baptist ministers will be
out of tile city Sunday attending the
association at Lynchburg and their pul?
pits will be filled by other gentlemen.
Tims,, who left yesterday morning to
represent the Newport News church
were Rev. C. C. Cox. Mr. and Mrs. Wm.
Parker and Mr. G. F. Kinnear.
A large number of delegates from
Norfolk. Portsmouth and Berkley came
over on the steamer Louise and left
on the morning train. Other delegates
are expected to follow.
Rev. T. J. MacKay and Mr. George
Kellum. delegates from the Second Bap?
tist church, left yesterday afternoon for
Large Audience Witnesses an Enter?
The season of winter vaudeville was [
ushered in at the opera House last
night under circumstances that prom?
ise well for the future. The house was
crowded and the turns of the artists
Ilatris and Smith's company tills week
includes some clever people and their
work is clean in every respect. The
features are well distributed and put on
in such a manner as to please.
The program was opened by the Nel?
sons in a comedy skit, introducing
=ongs, dances and acrobatic work.
Maud Myring sang several catchy selec?
tions and was followed by the three
Harrises?Tommy. Tommy, Jr.. and
Laura. The elder Harris was a show
in himself as the tramp "coon." Dan
Emerson played the banjo "to heat the
hand." and Jack Norworth tickled the
audience with Iiis black-face mono?
logue and songs. Irene Jerman and
Harry Lester next put on a German
comedy creation. Miss Jerman's "coon"
closed with another sketch by the Har?
rises, "The Doctor Shop," which car?
ried with it a whirlwind of fun.
This afternoon the company will ap?
pear in ji change of program and to?
night new skits, songs and dances will
TH1C ELKS' SMOKER.
The Newport News Lodge. No. 315. R.
P. O. Elks held a social session last
night. It was one of those inimitable
affairs for which the order is famous,
and in which it excels. It was one of
the most enjoyable of the many enjoy?
able social sessions which this lodge
has held. Doug. Smith presided with
that grace and appropriateness for
which he is noted. His first official act
was to line a brother for being on the1
earth, and his next was to line another
brother for some fictitious crime, the
nature of which has never been learn?
ed by the victim, who paid it without a
murmur. During the evening a varied
and informal program was rendered, of;
a character found nowhere else out?
side of this lodge, including songs, re?
citations and all sorts of instrumental
music. The occasion was made the
more delightful by the presence of a
number of visiting guests in the per?
sons of the male members of the vaude?
ville company, which had just conclud?
ed its performance at the Opera House.
These clever gentlemen contributed ma?
terially to the program.
APRON PARTY LAST NIGHT. ,
Mary Washington Council, No. S.
Daughters of Liberty, gave an apron
party at Phillips' Hall last night. The
feature of the evening was the hem?
ming of aprons by the gentlemen pres?
ent. Mr. W. H. Johnson won the firs*
prize and Mr. R. O. Smith the "booby"
1 prize Short talks were made by sev?
eral present and refreshments were
FINE MANSION FOR RENT.
We have for rent a fine brick man?
sion on West avenue. It contains
twentty-four rooms and is the most de?
sirable house in town for a party want?
ing boarders. To a responsible person
the property will be rented reasonably
and the house partially furnished. Ir?
win Tucker & Co., Washington avenue
and Twenty-eighth street. noll-tf
To the Children I.ar(r? and Sm>>>.
This is to notify you that I 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
of toys this city has ever seen. No?
body will have to p-o or ser.J elsewhere
for Xmas presorts this year. Wait and
see. - ? ? ?- ? tts.
AU r pairs Guaranteed for a year and
cheapest at Newport News Cycle Co.
Hot rolls every evening at Newport
News Bakery. no 10-tf
Option Secured on a Lot on
DEAL CLOSED IN EAST END
Kirnt l'r? hliytci [an Congregation Will lime
a Nrw Home by Spring. I'rtiMixeri
Killllcc In Klltit 10oil lo lio
It is probable that by the latter pari
>r the spring Ov? congregation ut the
First Presbyterian eliureh will have a
new house, better fitted for its needs
and growing condition than the building
In which worship is now held.
The present structure on Twenty-sev?
enth street was erected sonn- five years
ago. or about a year and a half after
Rev. 12. T. Wolir.ird assumed the pas
t irate id the congregation. The build?
ing, exclusive of the lot and of the
church furnishings, cost between $*..0UU
and $fi,000. The membership was then
but fifty-four. It is now 327. The con
gregation generally numbers about 400.
The pews of the church haw a seating
capacity of about 300 and the capacity
or the church is considerably increased
by the use of chairs plared in the aisles.
Nevertheless, as may be readily under?
stood, the present edifice is by no means
as roomy as could be desired.
So it was that not long ago a build?
ing committee was appointed to look
into the matter of securing a new
church. This committee has just ac?
quired an option for two months on a
fine lot on Thirty-second street opposite
the" new High School building. There is
no doubt tli.-.t the option will be taken
up am. .to- lo. . .... hased, as every one
desires t see the new church built, and
the proposition of the owner is consid?
ered tin advantageous one. Work on
the neu" building will begin as. soon as
th.. deal is closed and the preliminary
arrangements can be made. The old
church will be sold.
??-??---d new edifice will be or
Southern rx*- handsome
Texas & Paeitic.
Hnion Pacific pref'd. .. .
United States Express
Wells Fargo Kxyn-ts. ^. . .
._LA,1iSn"a''Presbyterian M is
Se'an?"?../.1 in a very short time, have a
handsome little church of its own and
will become a regular congregation,
though it will still retain its connection
with the parent church.
A deal was closed yesterday where?
by a lot on the corner of Twenty-sixth
street and Roanoke avenue was ac?
quired. On this lot th,? new church will
be erected. The expense of its construc?
tion will be largely borne by its pro?
posed congregation, which is now some
'sixty or Soventy-five strong. Of course,
some assistance will be rendered by th.
I church over on this side. The "new :
building will be about twenty-six by
I Rev. !?:. T. Wcllfnrd. pastor of the
I First Presbyterian church, will continue
to conduct the services for the congre?
gation until the first of January, any?
way. By that time he will probably
have been provided with an assistant.
The Peruchi-Beldeni Company will
open a week's engagement at the Opera
House next Monday night, this be:ng
its first appearance in this city. The
Raleigh IN. C.) Post has this lo say or
"One Illing that seems to have a
stranger interest than many others is
the forthcoming engagement of the
Peruchi-Beldeni Company at the Opera
House. Ii may be that their two years'
playing continually in the South has a
great deal to do with it. At any rate.
Jit seems that many of Mr. Peruchi's
company are all favorites in the city,
and our people are anxious again to
meet old friends."
DELI G HT FT! L E N T E RTA [ NM F. N T.
The Ladies' Aid Society of the First
Presbyterian church gave a delight fill
little entertainment last evening in the
parlors of the church, quite a number
being present to enjoy the clover pro?
gram that was rendered and the choice
refreshments which were served there?
after. The program included among its
numbers the following:
Duet?Misses Bruce and Norton.
Quartetti?Misses Smith and McC.ee.
anil Messrs. Hamilton and Orr.
Piano Solo?Miss Bruce.
Vocal So!.,?Miss MeGee.
Duet ?Mr. Orr and Mr. Hamilton.
Recitation?Mr. H. W. Salley.
Vocal Solo?Mrs. Roberts.
Vocal Solo?Miss Norton.
AS A NAVAL BASE.
The Navy Department has decided to
make Hampton Roads the naval base
and winter rendezvous for the North
Atlantic squadron and the cruiser
Brooklyn and battleships Massachu?
setts, Indiana and Texas, as well as the
monitors Puritan. Terror and Amphi
trite, will soon report to Commodore
Philip aboard the flagship New York,
now at Old Point. Newport News will
probably be the coaling station for all
of the vessels of the squadron.
TWENTY-THREE TO FIVE.
The Downtown football team and the
eleven of the Newport News Military
Academy played a pretty game on the
Casino grounds yesterday afternoon,
the score resulting 23 to ? in favor of
the Downtown boys.
UNION TRANSFER COMPANY.
Baggage called for promptly and de?
livered to all boats and trains or any
part of the city. Prompt service guar?
anteed and careful handling of your
trunks assured. Call up the Union
Transfer Company, Bell 'Phone. 17. of?
fice. Washington avenue and Twenty
eighth street. noll-tf
A very profitable business for sale.
For particulars call on the Cottrell Real
Estate Company, 270G Washington ave
| nue. novl0-2t.
I.ot-? Above the Shipyard r..rSiiI-.
Inside lots between Washington and
Lafayette aveneues, $G00 and $650; be?
low Lafayette avenue at $4no. $4.70. $.700.
$r>.r.O and $('.00. according to location.
Lots on Lafayette avenue: corners,
from $800 to $1.200; inside lots, from $7u"
to $800. according to location.
POWELL BROS. & ICING.
No. 2701 Washington avenue.
Pure milk f. cer.ts a quart; 20 cents by
the gallon, from good, healthy cows not
quarantined. A. JU Parker. n-4-lm
. on of the
s'i 15 min
- ;\&!sVw'.f .' .
Seems Surely Scheduled to Reach New?
As the days pass l?\ little by little
the rumor of tin- erection of u new ar?
mor-plate and ordnance factory in
connection with the shipyard seems to
be continued. There appears no
longer to be any doubt about
the fact that Newport News is on the
eve of a great industrial boom. Mr.
Huntington is determined to increase
the capacity of his plant at this city
and to do this, it is believed, he has de?
cided to take in foreign capitalists who
visited Newport News last week. While
in the city Mr. Huntington. Mr. Orcutt
and Messrs. MacKay. Dunn and Cross
ley lifted the mysterious veil that sur?
rounded their movements when they
first arrived and in consequence nuite
a number of persons now know the de?
tails of the deal for which negotia?
tions are pending, if indeed it has not
already been consummated.
Tlie information has been received
with general satisfaction everywhere
and tin- people are looking forward to
a busy period for Newport News in tlie
early future. If. as believed by the ma?
jority of those who are acquainted with
the proposed extensions to the ship?
yard. Mr. Huntington decides to take
tlie foreign capitalists in with him in
the combined shipbuilding, ordnance
and armor-plate manufacturing plant,
he will pave the way for an industry
that will employ the largest number of
hands engaged by any one concern in
the' United States.
The time is not far distant when the
shipyard itself will have 6.000 workmen
on its pay rolls regularly. Tile estab?
lishment of an armor-plate plant and
ordnance factory will mean the employ?
ment of fully ",.000 more workmen.
This will mean a large increase of
population for Newport News, more
money in circulation, business better
in all its branches, will be the means of
drawing more capital in this direction
ami ultimately will result in tlie estab?
lishment of other Industries of which
the eity is so much in need at the pres?
Nothing definite can be said at the
present time about the proposed watch
factory and sugar refinery, but It is
known that a large real estate concern
in Newport News has agreed to give ?
birg.- tract of land for a certain other
Industry that will shortly be establish?
ed her,- if there is no hitch in the plans
of tlie promoters. Nothing ran be
learned of the details of this movement,
but the source from which it comes is
guarantee that it is bona fide.
?->-. three battleships in the water
14; ifinishing touches, three
. six o.. e.- o,,. wayi
,. M\ positive of l?Uicii. ??
. 1(8 the jury was about to i?
140 when 1'omomnwealth's At
. 44 her. who seemed ti> take a
. f,it view of the matter, as:
. 13-1_ ha muter. Ute wntr
rmg of the machinery, workmen mov?
ing about from ship to ship and shop
to shop, all contribute to the hum of in?
dustry and it is safe to say that no
plant in the United States today can
show as much activity as is seen here
in the yard of the Newport News Ship?
building and Dry Dock Company.
The three new Morgan Liners, which
were recently started at the yard, are
moving along rapidly. Today the ships
received their plates and in a short time
they will assume the appearance of a
ship, where now only the keels and ribs
arc seen. All three of these vessels are
being constructed on tlie same plans
and they will be finished about the same
If no accident happens and the ships
are completed ready for launching
about the same time, the prospect will
be good for a tripple launching.
The Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company has the credit of
the first tandem launching from the
same set of ways and also was the first
Plant to launch twe first-class battle?
ships in one day. To launch three ships
in one day. especially vessels of such
large dimensions, would lie an under?
taking of 110 small risk, but the local
company has the knack of prepalring
ships for launching down to a fine point
and it is safe to say hat if the three
Morgan Liners are baptized in the
James on the same day the fete will
be successful in every respect.
Work on the excnvntlon for the new
dry dock at the shipyard was com?
menced in earnest Thursday afternoon
and tin' work will now be hurried to
For the past two months the pile
driver has been busy sinking idles on
each side and at the inner end of the
dock site, this being done in order to
give the basin necessary support on all
sides. The work has been done undet
the supervision of Mr. A. Y. Alsop, en?
gineer for the yard. It is estimated
that tlie work on the dock will consume
twelve months or more before com?
A large force of men is now engaged
on tlie work, but not so large as the
management expects to put on, and
would have put on before but for the
fact that it has been extremely diffi?
cult to obtain sufficient force. More
men are needed, and jobs are waiting
at the yard for those who are out of
work and want work.
The steamship Hansa, which arrived
here several days ago with a broken
propellor, will be sent into the drydock
at the shipyard as soon as the steam?
ship 1'to is taken out.
The Electoral Hoard did not finish its
work yesterday and will meet again at
!l o'clock this morning for tlie purpose
of correcting certain irregularities
which were discovered:
Irregularities in the books of the First
and Second wards were found and the
vote in those wards was not finally can
There were present at this meeting
Messrs. .1. W. Read. Saunders Shield.
W. <'. Kelly and W. T. Webb.
An examination of the books of the
Third. Fourth, Fifth. Sixth and Sev?
enth wards showed that the return-.,
made by the judges are in proper form
and that no Irregularities exist in those
The books of the First and Second
wards, however, tire not properly signed
and there are other little irregularities
that must be attended to before the
hoard can make its report. As far as
can be learned, however, the irregular?
ities are not of a "serious nature and can
easily be remedied by the Judges.
Before adjourning the board directed
the clerk to issue summons for the fol?
lowing judges of election lo appear be?
fore it tomorrow morning at !? o'clock
for tlie purpose of making the necessary
First ward-' . C. Adams. T. J. John?
son and John Donnelly.
Second ward?Robert Erankford. R.
K. Smythe and C. F. Clalborne.
This morning the board will
resume its work and when
the books of these two wards are prop?
erly made up will sign certificates show?
ing that each of the candidates received
so many votes in Newport News.
Accurate Bicycle Repairing, cheap?
est at Newport "'-?ws Cyele Co. 11-1-tf
it 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
NOVEMBER 12, im
Notorious Negroes to be De?
ported from Wilmington.
OBN XIOUS WHITES ALSOI
Sew City om<-:al? Shvo six Negroex rruui |
Lyim-lilng. VIUkciih Ui tcriuluril to
Prevent n eurreiice of
i lie Keeent Ittot.
WASHINGTON. Nov. II. A special
to tli,. livening Star from Wilmington
X. i'.. describes tlie situation there to?
day us follows:
This disturbed and long perturbed
community seems at last to !>,? entering
upon an era of peace and order. Tin
complete change in the municipal gov?
ernment, effected last night with sonic
suddenness but great unanimity. 1ms
placed men in control of local affairs :
representing the best elements of tlie
city. The firm hand of the law is being
laid upon the town am", is holding in
restraint all classes which might threat?
The IIret act of the new government
was to swear in ::5n special policemen
Cool headed men wer,, selected for these
posts and were Instructed to prevent
any attempt to terrorize the negroes as
well as to frustrate acts of lawlessness
by the latter.
LYNCH INC. PARTY FOILED.
Good government was put to o test
and the new officials were called upon,
almost before they had taken their
seats, to make good their promise to
preserve order. A lynching party was
planned for the night and il required al!
that the mayor and his associates could
do to prevent it. There was six negri
in jail who had been arrested during
the excitement of the day and whom
some of the people ..f the town thought
should lie summarily dispatched. One
was a promient leader. Thomas Miller,
who was charged with declaring that
he would wash Iiis hands in a whit,
man's blood before night. Another was
A. R. Bryant, charged with being a dan
gorous character: the others were less
prominent, hut who had been under th.
tvs*> of the whites for conduct oaleu
more lmpe-pV,,^iml his a!SS,,(.i;ltes put
'a" veto uitfm the ^n-riTiWfiod lynching.
They said that good governATv'ili.."'as_t-.
prevail in Wilmington from this tint!
and would come immediately. Tin
would-be lynchers were so insistent thai
the mayor called out a guard to keep
the jail surrounded all night. This
morning the six negroes were taken out
and escorted to the northbound train by |
a detachment of militia to be banishes
from the city. The citizens cheered a
they saw them going, for they consid?
ered their departure conducive to pence
in the future. The men were started
TO DEPORT RINGLEADERS.
This is but tlie beginning of a g. n
eral movement to rid the town of ihe
turbulent negro leaders. It is not pro?
posed to use violence, bllt to send til.'IP
away with instructions not to return
Squads of men are out today searching
for the most notorious characters and
they will be deported as they are found
Last night tin- while Republican deputy
sheriff. G. Z. French, left the c ity. He
was followed to the train and narrowly
A party of men went into the eai
determined to lake him out. The ar?
rival of Fred Stedmnn. who is one o'
the most conservative and cool headed
men In the town, while being at th.
same time a leader in tlie movement for
white supremacy, frustrated the at
tempt. He was joined by two other cit?
izens and the three persuaded the
crowd to let French go. French was
prominent in Republican politics and
has been charged with organizing the
Several white men of flic community
who have become obnoxious from their
leadership of and association with ne?
gro politics are also to he deported
Notice was served upon three of them
this morning to leave within twelve
hours. They are ex-Chief of Police Mel?
ton. Charles Gilbert and R. II. Bunting.
Th.- three men have signalized thoii
willingness to go.
ROUGH RIDERS TAKE A HAND.
WILMINGTON. N. ?'.. Nov. 11.?Com?
parative quiet has reigned here today.
Guards shot .me unruly negro in a ne?
gro slum of the city this afternoon. /
sensation was created by the capttir
of .1. It. Melton, late chief of police, b
a crowd of Rough Riders, who would
have committed violence had not the
military ihterferred and at It o'cloc k
Melton, lt. II. Bunting. Republican jus?
tice of the peace and C. 11. Gilbert, ex
fusionist. were escorted to the depot
and^reiit out of town. Acting Sheriff
G. 'A. French left the city last night.
The city is now under thorough mil?
itary and police protection and there is
every indication that no further out?
breaks are expected.
WILMINGTON. N. C. Nov. 11.?
Though the city of Wilmington is still
under martial law. and troops are
trolling the streets, good order prevails
and no further trouble between the]
races is feared.
Certainly rioting among the ^.'groef
! at an end. and the authorities ar(
now turning their attention to prevent,
ing excesses on the part of the whit,
people. To this end all citizens, except
soldiers on duty and the special police
for.e. will be required to at once la;
down their arms, preserve the peac.
and thereby aid the city government in
This course has been advised by con- [
servative citizens and was a.lot.ted ;
terday afternoon by the Hoard of Al?
dermen in joint session with the Cili- |
Zens' Committee. On adjournment
the Board. Mayor Waddill issued tl
THE MAYOR'S PROCLAMATION.
"The comparatively few persons
this city who seem disposed to abuse
opoprtunity of carrying arms, whir'
ent events afforded, and who are di
? some very foolish talking. ai
hereby notified that no further tnrbu- |
lence or disorderly conduct will be tol
.?rated. They are notified that a regain
Police Force will preserve order an.
every peaceable citizen, black and I
white, will be protected in his person |
"No armed patrol except those
thorized by the Chief of Police will ap
pear on the streets.
(Signed) "A. M. WADDILL.
THE KILLED AND WOUNDED.
The number of negroes known to
have been killed in the tight Thursday
Is six. Six negroes and three white
men were wounded. Only one of the
WhiW men. Mayo, is seriously wound?
ed. Four of the negroes are mortally I
wounded, and uro now In tho eltv Hos?
pital. Tho negroes killed are at the
undertaking establishment of 1>. O.
Evans (colored), on Second street.
Their bodies were viewed today bv
large crowds of pi.le.
At III o'clock tomororw the Coroner's
in.tuest over them will be held. The
('oroner is a negro. This fact, perhaps,
together with the impossibility of get?
ting witnesses, prevented the in.tuest
being bold today.
The live companies of troops on duly
in tin- city tonight, paraded the
streets in a body this afternoon. It
was hoped that this formidable military
ilisplay would serve the double purpose
of teaching the negroes the utter fool?
ishness of further resistance, and
would inspire the white people with
i'ontldenee in the city government and
its ability to protect their property.
The troops will probably be kept here
for several davs.
NEWUERNE SAYS "HOVE ON."
UAL.EIG1I. X. C. Nov. 11. A special
lo the News and observer from New
Lierne. X. ('.. says:
"C. II Gilbert, It. 1-1. Bunting and
.?X-Ohiel' of Police Melton. Ihr.f the
while Republicans who were forced out
>f Wilmington today, arrived here via
die Atlantic Coast Line this afternoon.
I'hey were met at the depot by a com
nittee of citizens and notified that their
iresence was not desire.1. They show
?d n ready willingness to leave und
,vere escorted t.. the steamer Xeuse. .m
.v hieb they sailed at fi o'clock this even
ng lor Elizabeth City. Word lias been
-i nt I.. Elizabeth City und they will
to doubt be kept moving when they
f.MDTO HAVE GONE TO NORFOLK
RICHMOND. V.V. Nov. n.?The In
'orm?tion here is that six of Hi,- negr .es
?xpollod from Wilmington. N. ('.. were
.a tin- Rtchmon.1 bound train today:
that three of them went from Rocky
Mount. N. C. to Norfolk, and that the
.Iber three got off at Manchester, just
icross the river from this city, before
:h,. train slop.-p.! there. Policemen wer,,
it tin- depot in this city, prepared to ar?
rest tin- negroes bad they gotten off to
Till-: TARDY SPANIARDS.
secure Another Postponement From
American Peace Commissioners,
i Bv Telegraph.)
PARIS. Nov. 11.?It is now generally
understood that tin- joint session of the
Peace Commissioners, which was ar?
ranged for Saturday, will be postponed
intil Monday next.
At the joint session of Wednesday last
ii was agreed that the session llxed rot
Saturday night be postponed until Mon
lay. it' the Spanish Commissioners
found themselves unable to prepare a
reply rot- presentation by Saturday, and
I now appears that the Spaniards found
it necessary i<> send to Madrid for cer?
tain records, which cannot reach Paris
before ID ..'clock on Saturday morning.
1110*. 'rJ"""f'"e. their proper embodiment
int.. the '"'V1 memorandum cannot
be acotni.lished" '-L,,Mondiiy. The
next communication tr?wr?ls5& Spanish
commissioners will deal with tln^^rsgsiVi^J
of either commission to discuss Spane*"
Isb sovereignty over the Philippine Is?
lands and with the American contention
that the collections at Manila Is justi?
fied by the fact of the military occu
forces and warranted by the protocol,
forces and wararnted by the protocol,
?ven if faulty, as claimed by Spain, be
?ause such action commenced after the
suspension .>r hostilities.
There is no truth in the statement
printed here this in..ruing, that the
Spaniards have decided to refuse en
Lirely. at the next, session, to discuss
Ihe cession of tho Philippine Islands,
'n the contrary, they expect to fortify
heir position th.-u by introducing their
record of certain verbal utterances of
President McKinley and Judge Day.
ibout tho time the protocol was framed
tnd signed, tending, the Spaniards be
ieve. to indicate absence of purpose on
he part of the United States to take
in- Philippine Islands. In the absence
.f which, it is further contended. Spain
?onsented to sign tin- protocol.
Judge Day. President of tin- Amerl
?an Coniinissii.il. is suffering from a
-old and had a slight shill last night.
Ity his physician's advice, he is resting
CRUISER NEWARK ARRIVES
With Rear Admiral Sehley and the
Evacuation Commission's Report.
XEW YORK, Nov. 11.?The Unite.:
-tales cruiser Newark, In command of
'onunander C. F. Goodrich and living
lie Mag of Bear Admiral W. S. Sehley.
irrivi-d here today from San Juan. Por
o Rico, from which port she sailed fin
November Bib. on board the Newark,
.villi Rear Admiral Sehl.-v. were his
staff, compos, d ,,f Flag Lieutenant .1. IL
s'.-ars. Flag' Secretary B. W. Wells. Jr.,
und Ensign McCauley. aide and lion
"hatl.s W. Russell, of the Department
if Justice, legal adviser to the Porto Ki?
ta n evacuation commission. The reai
idmifai had with him the report of th.
rtoinmission to the President, consisting
if three bulky parcels, in which the doc?
umentary evidence, and estimated I"
contain at least C..OO? words, which he is
to take with him to Washington this
afternoon. He looked well and said he
felt well. I hough tired and in need ..!
rest. He said the meetings of tile colli
mission with the Spaniards had been
very harmonious. the instructions
which the American commissioners
could not deviate t'r. were gracefully
submitted to by them and before tin
meetings ceased this afternoon tit. 1
Spaniards had a very much higher re j
-tuet for Americans than before.
Rear Admiral Sehley said that Porto
Rico had a great future and has ml
vantages fully equal to Cubas. The pen
pie an- very docile and amenable to law
and just now carried away wiih luv
for the United Stales and showing in?
MR. II. L. SCHMELZ CHOSEN
Vice-President of the Baptist Genera1
LYNCHBURG, VA., Nov. 11.?The
-?ovonty-iit'th annual meeting of tin
Baptist General Association began ii
the First Baptist church here tonight
and will continue till Monday. Fivi
hundred delegates, including martv
prominent ministers, have arrived. To?
night the opening sermon was preached
by Be-.. M. I-:. Rrnuddus. of Bristol. Th,
address of welcome was .delivered bj
Rev. Or. F. C. McConncll. of the First
Baptist church, and responded to by
Rev. A. II. Bagby. of Richmond. Rev.
Dr. E. A. Owen, of Portsmouth, was
unanimously re-elected president. II. I.
-Vhinelz. of Hampton: Rev. Dr. W. R.
L. Smith, of Richmond: Judge A. P
Cole, of Marion, and Rev. Dr. C. F
lames of Danville, were chosen vice
presidents: Rev. IT. C. Smith, of Mar
tlnsville, secretary; B. A. -Jacob, o!
Richm.1. treasurer: J. B. Montgom?
ery, of Richmond, auditor. and II
Theodore Eilyson, of Richmond, assist?
ANUAL MEETING S. A. L.
ATLANTA. OA., Nov. 11.?The direc?
tors of the Seaboard Air Line railroad
held their annual mccing here today.
No changes were made In the officers
and all were re-elected without oppo?
I LARGEST I
I circulation ?
SINGLE COPY TiAO CENTS
ONE WEE.K, TEN CENTS
TATTERED AND TORN
By Wind and Wave is the
lIlHiuuxl?.! i.u.l Utterly Wrecked, She Lie
Between T-?i> Itters. IsIhihI I l.hei iaen
?li?ve I. ||er. t ?llrt of ,?
?lillry to InventltTKte.
NASSAU. N. I'., N..v. 11.?Wreckers
w 10 have urn veil here have brought
? ith them stories from the stranded
vessel ..Ii Cat Island, which establishes
beyond dotibi that she is the infanta
.Maria leresn. As the vessel is looked
"P"n as being ., derelict the wreckers
c!> m .1,. right to seize the stores
Mil. h be saved. They report that
the water ,s up lo Her between decks,
that si,,- has a list to starboard, which
sole Is damaged an.I thai she is dis?
masted. 1 he vessel lies between two
reels, on a smooth bottom and has her
IJCHSTION . iF SALVAGE
WASHINGTON. Nov. 1 l.-Odlcials at
the Navy Department were interested
in reports from Nassau. N. P.. uf the
Maria leresn lying off t;ai Island. The
stains has been considered cursorily
and in the opinion of the department the
title of the United States to her is un?
impaired. The,,, may |?. some question
involved as lo the payment of salvage
l.> the Bahamas lishermen, but that de?
pends in a large measure ..n what they
have done. If they hav,. simply been
looting tlu; vessel, then not only are they
not entitled to salvage, but the goods
stolen may be recovered. On the other
hand; If ii was the lishermen who an?
chored iIi,, ship in smooth water, and if
th.-y made any endeavor p, bring her
in. probably they would have a good
claim for salvage. The vessel, however,
is not subject to detention on this ac?
count, international law exempting no?
tional vessels from seizure on any score
in time of peace.
PROBABLY VA LtJELESS.
From the account received, ii is fear?
ed thai the damage to the vessel sus?
tained through the storm and the prob?
able pounding upon the . oral reefs out?
lying i'al Island, added lo the wounds
received by the ship in action when she
sunk originally, are sufficient to render
her entirely valueless. Nothing but ex
perl opinion can determine this point.
The Navy Department has decided that
a court of inquiry shall be held to deter
mitie whether the abandonment of the
TeTjj^^was justifiable, and if not, who
was ^^^^^c^^^j^^H^' Ij^j jjj? y/j "Ur^
deed, hasv.fie court been formally ap?
pointed, for it cannot take the testimo?
ny necessary to elicit the facts until the
wreckers who have gone to Cat Island
return with an account of conditions
they found aboard tin- Teresa.
RACE WAR IN ILLINOIS
Imminent Between Whites and Ne?
groes at the Coal Mines,
i'ANA. ILL.. No.- ii.?The Imported
negro non-union miners here are be?
coming reckless and tiie union white
miners are growing restless.
Troop B.from Bloomington.is due here,
but almost nightly in the "Hat hall"
district, the negro residents practice
shooting at tiny while man that passes.
The negroes have been heavily armed
by the operators.
Last high! the residences of several
white miners were shot into with Win?
chesters in the hands of the colored
men. A white man's widow's cottage,
was pierced repeatedly by bullets, sev?
eral charges barely missing her three
Tie- militia say that they cannot ap?
prehend the culprits. Captain Butler,
in command, is apparently acting en?
tirely under orders of Sheriff Coburn.
and is not following the instructions of
Governor Tanner, given before election.
Captain Butler, when asked to dis?
arm the negr
less, for the
It is reported that a toirge contin?
gent of outside white miners will soon
arrive at Pana. A consignment of 100
ritl. s was received here today for citi?
zens who intend protecting their prop?
erty and families, they claiming that
no protection is given them by the
Sheriff or troops.
II. 1;. PLANT TAKEN ILL.
No Serious Results From the Attack
Apprehended. Quick Recovery.
NEW YORK, Nov. 11.?President II.
B. Plant, of the Plant System of Rail?
ways, and Plain Steamships, was re?
moved ill from his private car from
Jersey City to Mott Haven. The car
was run down to the Grand Central
Depot to take the sick magnate lo his
home on Fifth Avenue. He was ac?
companied by his son, and was in ap?
parent good health until he attempted
to leave the car, when he was seized
with dizziness and was unaible to
rise. No serious result is feared. Mr.
Plant is aged eighty. The trouble is
due to kidney complications and fatigue
from the trip to Florida.
This morning Mr. Plant was better
and he and Iiis family took breakfast
in the Plant car.
TRIPLE MURDER IN INDIANA.
INDIANAPOLIS. IND.. Nov. 11.?A
special to the News from Scottsburg.
"A telegram received by Fern Mc
Clellan. of this city, early this morning
from Glasgow. Kv., stales that last
night Iiis brother-in-law. Robert Brown,
shot and killed Iiis father. Louis Mc
Clcllan, his mother and sister Bertha,
md dangerously wounded Iiis brother.
The tragedy was the result of family
troubles. They live in the country four
miles from Glasgow. Brown made his
FATAL EXPLOSI' IN.
HANOVER, MASS.. Nov. 11.?" .re in
the genera! store ..:' C. A. Stean s today
was followed by a terrific explosion,
which blew out the sides of the bulbi?
ng, killing four men. Over a dozen
driers were injured.
Put away that thin gauze undersuit
together with the midsummer lassi?
tude. Get in one of our tleeced wool
suits and stare the cold wave In the
face when it comes. Woodward &
Womb'e_10 13 if
I I'nve your Wheel re-enameled, Jl and
up. at Newport News Cycle Co. 11-ltf.
itop at Newport News Bakery, corner
Thirty-first St. and Washington
._ e., and tafce home hot leaf of bread
I lor supper. no 10-tt