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VOL. til, ISO. 27Q.
For Overhauling Army Trans?
A PRETTY NEAT JOB
Will Cont a Hundred ami Tn-euty live
TruniHHiitt Dollarn. lteuiarkab:e
Kevord or the La Grande
The Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company has just secured
from the government a large repair
contract?the general and thorough
overhauling of the big army transport
Manitoba, which is now somewhere In
West Indian waters, and which has
been ordered to Hampton Roads.
The work upon her will begin as soon
as she arrives and the job will require
about two months. It will include,
among other things, the putting In of
a number of state rooms for the use
of the officers, and other conveniences.
The company gets ?12r.,000 for the job.
which will be rushed to completion and
which will necessitate the putting on of
a large force of men.
The Manitoba was originally a
freight -ship and was a sister to the
transport Massachusetts. She has a
tonnage of 3.G5S, and is 450 feet long.
The transport was here during the war
and took six companies of troops from
old- Point to Porto Rico just before the
close of hostilities. The government is
undertaking to put all of its transports
into repair, and this share of the work
Tell to the Newport News yard.
Some figures have been obtained re?
lative to the consumption of coal by the
new Plant Line steamer, La Grande
Duehesse, on her recent trial trip to
New York. These figures go to show
that the record of this ship on that
trip, in this particular, was a very re?
markable one. and has probably never
The magnificent liner, plunging ahead
at a maintained rale of seventeen and
a quarter knots an hour, averaged a
consumption of coal of only one hun?
dred und fifteen tons a day of twenty
four hours. The significance of these
figures will be understood when it is
stated that the average for vessels of
this class is anywhere from one hundred
and thirty to one hundred and seven?
The New York Commercial, of yes?
terday, printed the following, which
will be interesting in view of the an?
nouncements already made in these col?
' The Pacific Mail Steamship Line
will shortly place an order with the
Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry
Dock Company for two new passenger
steamships. It is said that they will
be -of 10,000 tons displacement and will
cost $l.r>on.OOO. Negotiations for the
building of the vessels are now pending
and will likely be closed in a few
'"Another line contemplating the
building of new vessels is the Crom?
well. This company has under con?
sideration plans for two modern steam?
ships to be added to its coastwise Heet.
The contract will likely be awarded to
the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company."
The announcement made yesterday
to the effect that three val?
uable contracts had been awarded to
the Newport News Shipbuilding and
Dry Dock Company was received with
general satisfaction by the general pub?
lic. It was the principal topic of dis?
cussion yesterday and the people are
anxiously awaiting the announcement
that the contracts for the two 10.000
ton Pacific Mail steamships which are
to he built are signed up.
That these two big ships are to be
built here there is no longer any doubt
and it is believed that the next few
days will see the contracts for these,
as well as for the Morgan Line steel
tug, formally awarded.
In order to fill the contracts now on
hand and those in view, it will be neces?
sary to extend the plant, which will
doubtless be done at once. The new
crane under which the battleships Mis?
souri and the monitor Arkansas will be
built is rapidly Hearing completion and
it is probable that the keel for the bat?
tleship will be laid sometime in Janu?
ary. The keel for the monitor will be
laid about the same time.
The new contracts mean more em?
ployees at the yard and the next year
will doubtless see between 6.000 and N 000
men on the company's pay rolls. This
also means increased population for
Newport News and as many of the men
who will come here to work will be ac?
companied by their families it can be
readily seen that the signing up of more
contracts will stimulate business in
every line. Real estate sales will be?
come more numerous, more houses will
go up in all sections of the city to ac?
commodate the new comers, the mer?
chants will enjoy more prosperity, more
money will be in circulation and. all
things considered, Newport News will
reap benefits and advantages that will
sound the fair name of Newport News
far and near and advance the city to
a position, that under ordinary condi?
tions would take several years to reach.
AT THE HOTELS.
New arrivals at the Hotel Warwick
are: C. Hatton, Baltimore; Harry Sal?
ter, New York; W. J. Goodman. Tole?
do, O.: A. T. Johnston New York; John
K. Rollins, New York; H. T. Poske, Bal?
timore; Allan A. Lowenstein, New
York; James Fruhberg, Cincinnati; M.
At the Hotel Ivy: Everly K. Jones.
T$oston: Jewel Hackborgerer Egypt:
Oscar Saide, Exeter, 111.; A. D. Ross. W.
J. Hitter, West Virginia: George John?
ston, Lexington, Va.; Justus Morgans
Beverly, Mass.: Phil McCook and S. N.
" McCook. Hartford, Conn.; Chas. Smith,
Louisville, Ky.; Joshua Phillips, Amity
ville, Vt.; Charles Abrains, Chestertown,
N. Y.; J. M. Branch. Smithfield. Va.
At the Metropolitan: C. T. Brown,
Philadelphia: E. G. Root. New York:
Dudley Staples. Petersburg; J. T.
Rawls, New York; W. H. Adams. Phil?
At the Imperial: George Brooks,
Charles Brooks, Newtown, Va.: W. P.
Wilson. J. N. Hunnicutt, Virginia.
"THE GIRL I LOVE."
"The Girl I Love," which is another
title for "The Wild Cat," was fairly well
presented at the Opera House last night
by the Peruchl-Beldeni Company, the
audience being a small one on account
of the wretched weather. The company
will play "My Partner" at the matinee
this afternoon and will close its en?
gagement here tonight.
Just received a fresh supply of fancy
Cream Chocolates and Bon Bons. Fin?
est in the city, at the Newport News
Bakery, Thirty-first street and Wash?
ington avenue. no 17-M
P. B. O. D.
An Eventful and Memorable Oyster
An enjoyable oyster roast ami fare?
well supper was given last evening in
honor of the departure of Mr. Paul \
Talbot. Mr. Talbot has been connected
with the shipyard draughting office for
the past four years and now leaves to
accept a more lucrative position with
Harland & Holliugsworth of Wilming?
ton, Del. In spite of the inelemei.it of
the weather the members of the P. B.
O. D. turned out in force. It had been
intended to make the banquet an affair
Ions to be remembered. The "Shipyard
Band" had been engaged, but did not
appear on account of the rain. Prompt?
ly at S o'clock the company met on
Washington avenue. W. E. Rouse's
wagon had been engaged to transport
them to the scene of the banquet. Capt.
Jim's oyster house, about a mile above
Hie shipyard. Owing to a difficulty with
the driver, who refused to take the
whole party, the company decided that
if one had to walk the- whole party
should do likewise and it was decided to
make the journey on foot.
It was a good-natured assembly that
braved the elements and struck out for
Capt. Jim's, but when at last, mud be?
spattered and travel stained. they
reached their destination the scene that
met their view was well worth the walk.
Deep in a hollow by the beach a large
fire had been built and. piled in its cen?
ter, the luscious bivalves wafted their
odor to the rain-soaked company. No
time was lost in starting the festival.
They had met to give their favorite a
merry send-off and they were going to
do it. Mr. George Henneffer kept the
mirth going and soon the oyster knives
were clicking, intermixed witli the pop
of welcome bottles and merry laughter.
There is something pathetic about a 1'.
B. (i. D. farewell supper and this one
was no exception to the rule. Some one
started to sing. "Where is Now the Mer?
ry Party'.'" at which the strain was soon
lifted into one of great chorus, and there
on the sand, with the waves beating
melancholily against the shore, the trees
in the background and the fire relleeted
in their countenances, more than one
mind went out to the comrades whom
they had met in like fashion at different
periods to do honor to in this manner.
Recitations and stories were next in
order. Dr. Loeb carried off the honors
in this respect. Mr. E. H. Muhroe sang
some comic songs which would have
brought the house down had there been
any. Mr. W. H. Clifford followed with
tin- "Elephant On His Hands" from
Wang, which was much appreciated.
I Mr. P. A. Talbot will carry with him
] to his new home many happy recollec?
tions of his old friends who wished him
THE FIRST GERMAN.
The Social Season Inaugurated by the
Friday Cotillion Club.
The Friday Cotillion Club, recently
organized, and composed of the young
society folk of Newport News, gave its
first german at the Casino last night.
It was one of the most enjoyable af?
fairs of the kind in the history of the
city, and was in every respect a ready
notable society event.
The beautiful hall was elaborately
and tastefully decorated with ever?
greens, chrysanthemums, and bunting,
the latter being composed principally of
colors which ad been obtained from
tin; British steamship Arlington, now in
port. The incandescent lights in the
hall were shaded in gaily colored pa?
per, which lent to them a soft, pleasing
effect that adedd to the witchery of the
The dancing was kept up to a late
Among those present were: Mrs. H.B.
Baiiev ,Mr. and Mrs. James I-. Street,
Mrs. Norton, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hern
don. Mr. and Mrs. Albert McMahon,
Mr and Mrs. J. F. Quinn, Mr. and Mrs.
Dabney, of Newport News: Misses
Madge Jones, Lila and Mary Chisman,
Ruth Green and Janie Whiting, all of
Hampton: Misses Robinson. Nan Cook,
Olivia Willock. Norma Norton, Louise
French, Annie Sheild. Clemence Cook,
May and Evelyn Garnett, Emma
Rruce, Mai Saunders, Maehie, Miehaux,
Fanny Willock, all of Newport News;
Messrs. J. Barron Hope, George Lake,
McCall Blackinston. 1.. M. von Schill?
ing, all of Hampton: Messrs. Saunders
Sheild. Bernard Nelms. Clifford Branch.
J. A. Massie, Manvllle, Moore, Webb
Stringfield, D. H. Bureh. Fred Pea?
cock. Harry Truby. Fred Palen, Dr. S.
W. Hobson, Fred Sanford. J. L. S. Cook,
J. P. Womble. Cosby. Kelley, Goode
Cofer, W. H. Salley, Graham. Skinner.
R. L. Boiling. Bert Livezey, Dr. Hor?
ace Taylor, H. F. Norton, Thomas,
Pierce. George Palmer, Harold Baiiev,
William Bailey. Fred Mayre. Philip
Young, Portlock and George Butt, all
of Newport News.
Mr. George Crow is ill at his home on
Mr. T. J. Christian, Jr., leaves this
morning for Norfolk on business.
Little Robert, son of Mr. and Mrs.
Julian Quisenberry. is quite sick.
The Young Women's Christian Tem?
perance Union will give a social at the
residence of Mrs. E. T. Ivy next Friday
Mrs. Sills and little Madge returned
to her home on Chestnut avenue this,
week, after an absence of several weeks
In the country.
The Hebrew Sabbath school is pre?
paring for a Kanukah entertainment
to be given about the middle of De?
Mr. and Mrs. Isaac Atkins, of New
York, are at the Chamberlin. They
are on their honeymoon and are mak?
ing a tour of the principal Southern
The building committee of the First
Presbyterian church held am eeting at
the home of the pastor yesterday and
wll! lay the results of its considerations
before the congregation at an important
meeting of that body called to be held
at the church at 7:30 o'clock Monday
Mr. Richard Walsh, who was former
; ly engaged in business in Newport
News and now resides in Bayonne, New
Jersey, has added another successful
invention to his list. The new one Is
what Is known as Walsh's Telephone
Ear Tube for deaf people. Mr. Walsh
while here invented several novelties
which rewarded him handsomely. The
ear tube is said to be his most success?
You ought to be dressed up to eat
that Thanksgiving Turkey. We are
showing a beautiful line of Suits, Over?
coats, Hals and Furnishings.
no 17-tf Woodward & Womble.
An elegant assortment of fine deco?
rated Toilet (washstand) Sets, and a
selection of Pictures which cannot be
duplicated before the Christmas holi
davs, at BUXTON'S. no 18-2t
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
Pure milk 6 cents a quart: 20 cents by
the gallon, from good, healthy cows, not
quarantined. A. It Parker. 11-4-lm
EWPORT NEWS, \
IN COURT CIRCLES
The Jackson-Hewlett Case
EVIDENCE IN THE CASE
Corporation Cimrt. CmiteM Over App'lca
flon for Ordlu try Liquor UeeiiNe.
Deed for Opera Home Property
Ktitercd for Keuonl.
Tin; most interesting event in local
court circles is the preliminary exami?
nation Monday, ln-fore "Squire Jones,
of William Jackson anil Cornet! Hew?
lett, the two negroes charged with mak?
ing away with William Walker, whose
body was found at the end of Pier No.
S Thursday afternoon.
No new evidence has been obtained
since the autopsy, which was performed
by Coroner Gary, and that which is at
hand is nearly all circumstantial,
though said to be very strong. There
is hardly a doubt thai both men will
be held for the grand jury. Much in?
terest hangs around Hewlett, and a
vigorous effort will be made to gel him
to talk, if Hewlett should not be con?
victed here, he will be sent over to
Portsmouth, where there is a charge of
burglary against him.
The Corporation Court was in ses?
sion only a short time yesterday, the
only matter before Judge Harham be?
ing the trial of William Denmark, who
was charged with refusing to assist an
officer when called on and was lined
Slu and costs in the Police Court. The.
ease was appealed to this Court, and
when it came to trial the defense, rep?
resented by Mr. It. M. Lett, waived
jury rights, and left the consideration
of the case to Judge Harham, who has
not yet rendered an opinion.
There are no eases set for trial to?
day and there will probably be no
session of the Court, though it is possi?
ble that the motion for a new trial in
the Hall abduction case may be ar?
gued. - ?
Next Tuesday the Court will consider
the application of Hoffman Bros, for
an ordinary license to sell liquor at. No.
33H Lafayette avenue. They now have
a license to sell malt drinks, and the
move to make an ordinary out of the
place will be hotly contested.
In the Corporation Court Clerk's office
yesterday tin- deed for the transfer of
the Opera House from Mr. George E.
Via and wife to Mr. J. tf. Hailing was
entered for record, the consideration be?
ing the payment of $S,".00 cash and the
assumption of four promissory notes
amounting to $S,9C>0, payble to Schmelz
Brothers, bankers. These notes are se?
cured by a deed of trust on the prop?
A deed was also entered transferring
from the Old Dominion Land Company
to William S. Cooke, one lot, the con?
sideration for which is $300.
1 NJUNCTION OBTAINED.
Thursday in the Court of Warwick
county the Chesapeake & Ohio Railway
Company obtained a. temporary injunc?
tion against the' Postal Telegraph and
Cable Company, enjoining the defen?
dants from further proceedings in the
matter of condemning land along the
line of the Chesapeake & Ohio railway
for use of the telegraph line.
The rlefendants have until December
fi to move for a dissolution of this in?
junction, and it is expected that some
Interesting legal proceedings and com?
plications will soon follow in this case.
APPROVED THE BOND.
Assistant Secretary of the Treasury
W. B. Ho'well has notified Collector of
Customs J. W. Elliott, of his approval
of the bond of the Old Dominion Steam?
ship Com) any as a common carrier of
unappraisti 1 merchandise.
The following cases were disposed of
in the Police Court yesterday:
James McDonald, drunk; fined $2 and
Barney Lear, disorderly conduct: case
Edward Holster, disorderly conduct;
fined $4 and costs.
JONES VS. HOGAN.
Bennie Jones, the well known local
light-weight wrestler, and Jack Honan.
of Philadelphia, have completed ar?
rangements for their wrestling bout
for a small purse. It will take place at
the Warwick Theatre November 2S.
Jones and Honan met about two
months ago and commenced to talk
wrestle at once. It was decided that
they should enter a contest, and since
that time both men have been training
Into condition for the match.
Jones Is well known in this section,
having downed every man who has
tackled him. His friends are hacking
him liberally and already bets are be?
ing placed on the result.
Ilonnn. who comes from Philadelphia,
is one of the engineers on the Sewer
system. This will be his first match in
! GREAT SACHEM S VISIT.
' Mr. C. W. Adams, great sachem of
1 Improved Order of Red Men of Vir?
ginia, visited Calumet Tribe No. ST, of
Norfolk, Thursday night.
This is one of the largest secret and
beneficial orders in Norfolk. The Red
Men are making very substantial
progress throughout the State.
W. J. PARKER'S WIFE FOUND.
Mrs. Parker, wife of Mr. William J.
Parker, of this city, the Manchester]
lady who was reported to have mys?
teriously disappeared from her home,
is at Drewry's Bluff, which was once
her home, on a visit there to friends.
Mr. Parker, the husband of this lady,
has work here and becoming lonely,
Mrs. Parker decided last Friday to go
out to Drewry's Bluff in see her old
home and to visit friends. Captain
1'arker, her father-in-law, was at
Drewry's Bluff yesterday and saw her.
She told him she did not care to re?
turn to the city yet. and would remain
there some days longer.
Mrs. Parker lost one of her children
several years ago. and since then she
has not seemed the same person, often
complaining of being lonely and down?
CHIEF ENGINEER (1 ALT.
Chief Engineer Robert Halt. o? the
navy, is at Williamsburg on a brief visit
to his family. He came direct from
Manila, and was on the Charleston
when she captured a Spanish gunboat.
Lieutenant Gait gives a vivid descrip?
tion of the capture of the Spaniard,
along with many interesting details of
his oftleial career in the far Eeast.
The Lieutenant is well known here
and is a brother of Assistant Construc?
We sell you the Suit,
We give you the fit.
They'll make you look cute, ____
If you stand or you sit. "3
no 17-tf Woodward & Womble.
All r pairs Guaranteed for a year and
cheapest at Newport News Cycle Cg.
A., SATURDAY, ]*
Commission Hears More Testimony as
to Camp anil Hospital Conditions.
NEW YORK; Nov. IS.?The War In?
vestigating Commlslson met here today
and examined a number of witnesses.
Dr. Charles It. Greenleat. Chief Surgeon
ot the troops in the field on General i
Miles' staff, was the first one called.
His testimony covered the doings of the
army both in this country and in Cuba.
Dr. Greenleat said that the water at
i'amp Alger was poor and the country
malarious. He would not have selected
this site for a camp. In his opinion
Camp Miami. Fla., was fitted only tor a
quarantine hospital and should not
have been used as aj camp for 10,000
men awaiting transportation to Cuba.
He described conditions at Camp Wl
koff. Montauk Point, which lie consid?
ered an ideal camp for its purpose.
The witness told of his lauding sup?
plies at Siboncy. He captured some
pontoons and took the law into his own
hands. They had been lying in the har?
bor two weeks. He unloaded them in
In replying to a question, Dr. Given
leaf said he supposed Dr. Pope had
authority from General Shatter suffi?
cient to enable him to unload the sup?
plies at Siboney us he (Greenleat) had
"There is no doubt." saiil Dr. Conner,
"that somebody was dreadfully at fault.
Can't you help us to find out who it
Dr. Greenleat said he could not.
tl;ansp< >rts over<-rowded.
He said the transports leaving Tampa
fie.- Cuba were dreadfully overcrowded.
David J. Goss. a private of the Sev?
enty-first New York, summed up his
testimony as follows:
"It was all pretty rough. Nothing
went right. It was some one's incom
petency, but I don't know whose."
Richard \\". Henry, private Company
H. Seventy-first New York, who was
taken sick after tin- surrender of San?
tiago, testifying to his experience at
the "detention hospital at Montauk
"I suppose they forgot us. We did
not got anything to cat until the next
-lay. when an orderly gave us some
soup. a surgeon visited us at noon. He
made a cursory examination of us and
said that he would send us medicine
immediately. The medicine did not
reach us until late that night."
DR. donaldson testifies.
Dr. Frank Donaldson, who joined Col.
Roosevelt's regiment in C'lA,?.. on July
S. and who was stricken with vellow
fever on July 24, followed Mr. ?enry
on the witness stand. Asked !>" Dr.
Conner as to the condition ot tb' hos?
pitals, lit- replied:
"i do not wish to criticise F'. Re
garde, whom i greatly admire, b t they
were entirely swamped. There ?'as an
insufficient supply of medical stores,
nurses and stewards. The niajoiity of
the stewards were of a most undesira?
ble character and should never jhavc
been selected for such service. -U
Regarding medical supplies, Dr. Don?
aldson said there were supplies,,' but
they could not be reached. ,'?
General Wilson and General Weaver
asked Dr.- Donaldson several questions
based upon newspaper clippjilgs de?
tailing "outrages on the soldfevs nt.
Camp Wikoff. \
Dr. Donaldson declared them afll un?
true and said that several statebnenls
mede were "absolute lies." \
Relative to the statement that (Cap?
tain C. p. Wurden, of the Sqvenlh
Regiment , died of starvation, the wit?
REFUTES THE ALLEGATION
"1. myself, attended Captain We.don
and he got all the attention possible,
I made broth myself and other delica?
cies were found for him."
James S. Sowers, of Company K,.'ev
enty-first Regiment;' served froi.Jthe
time the company went into ean.$,> at
Camp Rlaek until mustered out last
week. He complained that the coffee
was poor and that the volunteers were
not located as well as the regular".
Asked by General Beaver to explain
what he meant when he said Uia: the
volunteer officers took care of them?
selves while the regular officers took
care of their men, he said:
"When wir arrived home at Montauk
Point, there was nothing for us to eat
until the next day. When the Ten til
regulars arrived there was a >vag.n
load of bread and meat waitn^r for
them. Our officers said that they had
nothing to do with the rations."
Mrs. Mary Manson, of West Fifty
first street, was the last witness of tne
day. She had been at Camp Wikoff in
charge of a division of the Woman's
Relief Association. She said the men at
Camp Wikoff had suffered greatly and
had been ill treated. When General
Dodge told her that the men had testi?
fied that they were not badly treated
and had not been neglected at Camp
Wikoff, Mrs. Manson declared that if
they so testified they had said what
Shortly before 5 o'clock the hearing
was adjourned until tomorrow.
HAVANA, Nov. IS.?The Spanish
Evacuation Commissioners today de?
livered to die American commissioners
a note covering information requested
on points affecting the administration
of the island. After its receipt Generals
Wade and Butler and Admiral Sampson
held a private conference at the Troeha
Hotel, at the close of which a long cable
message was sent to Washington.
The strictest reserve is maintained re?
garding its contents. Of late Havana
has been almost overrun with Ameri?
cans who have arrived here without
means of support, but in hopes of get?
ting lucrative employment. Scores of
them are now begging on the streets of
The Spanish transport Isle de Panay
will sail tomorrow for Spain with BOO
sick soldiers on board and sixty mem?
bers of the Guardia Civile, who recently
arrived here from Manzanilo, and 1100
members of the local force.
TO SELL C. & O. CANAL.
BALTIMORE, Nov. IS.?The board of
public works today decided to sell all
the interests of the State of Maryland
in the famous Chesapeake and Ohio ca?
nal. This merest has cost the State in
one way or another about $2i"),0u0,u00,
but its present value is intermediate, as
it is now in the hands of receivers. It
is understood that today's action was
taken for the purpose of enabling the
Baltimore and Ohio reorganization man?
agers to obtain a title to the property
and to use it in connect inn with fhe
present system. The canal extends from
Georgetown. I). C, to Cumberland, Md.
COL. BRYAN STILL A SICK MAN.
LINCOLN. NEB., Nov. 18.?Colonei
w. J. Bryan's health does not mend as
rapidly as he hoped it would and today,
on recommendation of his physicians,
he was granted another additional ten
days 'leave, which permits him to re?
main in Lincoln until December 4th.
Colonel Bryan complains of lack of usu?
al strength and vigor.
today at 2 P. M., on the premises, the
Braxton Office Building, on Washing?
ton avenue, near Twenty-eighth street.
lnol9-lt POWELL BROS. & KING.
OVEMBER Ii), 181)8,
[LEVEN MEET DEATH
Frightful Accident on the
MANY BODIES MANGLED
While Kvatllng One Train the Gang ?r
Workmeu areStrurk by Another. The
Kiigllieer** tlraplltc De4Crl|>>
lion of the Scene.
( By Telegraph.}
NEW YORK, Nov. IS.?In the gloom j
of smoke, storm ami fog that darkened
the rails .if the Pennsylvania railroad
early this morning, between Jersey |
City an. Harrison, a belated suburban
train dashed into a gang of workmen,
killing eleven and injuring four. Five
others had remarkable escapes. All liie
victims lived In Jersey City. They were:
BO DOS KT. FRANK, aged -IS.
COLASURDO. llll'SKI'l'l. :!t: single.
DOHERTY. THOMAS. it: single.
FLAN NIG AN, THOMAS, single.
FA GO EA. JOSEPH. IV single.
LAWLESS. MICHAEL. SI. single.
LUCCI. Nicola. :i4: single.
LHDOWSK1, FRANK, 21; -.-ingle.
PUGGO, ANGELD. 2:.: singl?-.
SLUM 1NSK.1. FRANK, .it).
ST1NZ1ANO. C.1USEPPI. 2:: single.
LIST ( iE THE INJ Uli 151 >.
Following is a list of the injured:
Hoffman, Lawrence: went home.
Miller. Michael: went home.
Swazkowski, Frank; St. Franc's Hos?
pital: will die.
Wangdon, John: St. Francis Hospi?
The accident happened about two and
a half miles west of Jersey City, just
beyond the Hackensack river bridge.
At that point there are four tracks,
two devoted to passenger and two to
At the north ate the shops and traikr
of the Delaware. Lackawanna and
Western railroad. Foreman Quirk saw
that the log might mean danger, so
he sent ahead two men. Lawless arid
Doherty, to give warning of approach?
ing trains. Lawless was to go west anil
Doherty east and were to cover ali of
the tracks. They were to shout warn?
ings at the approach of trains. The pas?
senger tracks were kept busy with in?
coming suburban trains. and t lie
dense smoke and steam from these
trains helped to make the atmosphere
- ... FATAL JUMP.
Suddenly aSlput ,S:lt(l o'clock there w.is
a shout from LawT??ST-^lVi3ii^_ll>'-' ad?
vance guard of the gang. "Train oh fso.
3," he cried.
- It was an eastiAjjrral freight train that
came along slowly, leaving behind it a
heavy pall of smoke. The men who
were scattered along the track jumped
out of the way. Almost all of them
jumped over to track No. 1, the east
bound passenger track. Tin' heavy
smoke enveloped them.
Lawless, too, had jumped across to
track No. 1. keeping all the time a
Suddenly there was a rumble of
wheels and the shriek or a whistle.
The Millstone local, delayed by fog.
was coining along at the rate of forty
miles an hour.
Lawless was struck and thrown thir?
ty feet away, mangled and bleeding.
On went the train. Engineer Van
nostrand had scarcely noticed the
man's body Hying through the air when
the engine struck Doherty. Then it
ploughed into the mass of cowering
men, who stood huddled on the track.
"It was an awful sight," said the en?
gineer later. "There was a mass of
legs and arms and heads living through
the air. I was drenched with blood.
I knew that something terrible had
happened am. put mi the air brakes as
fast as posible."
When the train came to a standstill
the passengers rushed out. The track
was drenched in blood. The meadows
and tin' track looked like a battlefield
covered with bodies.
Women fainted and men turned away
in horror. < )f the nineteen men, nine
were dead and six wounded.
Some one telephoned quickly to Jer?
sey City. Many or the bodies, still
writhing in mortal agony, were placed
on the train and borne to the city.
Two of the wounded men died on the
A relief train brought back the others.
ILLINOIS RACE WAR.
Numerous Encounters Between Negroes
and Striking Miners.
( By Telegraph.)
PANA, ILL., Nov. IS.?Desultory tir?
ing in every section of the city contin?
ued throughout the night. The terror?
ized citizens huddled In groups which
were guarded by heads of families
heavily armed. Quite a number of fam?
ilies left the city and spent the day in
the country with friends.
C. A. Heath, an ex-railroad man.
whose home is in Flatham, a negro dis?
trict, was fired upon by the blacks and
himself and family were driven to shel?
ter in the country. The blacks claimed
shots were fired at their homos from
Heath's yard, a statement which he de?
nies. Members of Troop B were kept!
on the alert all night, but accomplished 1
A colored union miner reported to the
police that a white man had been killed
in the Flatham district. Officers Smith
and Lee, accompanied by the negro,
started for the scene. They were met
by Captain Butler, the militia com?
mander, who told the officers that it
was unsafe for them to enter the Flat?
ham district. Captain Butler refused
to send a guard to accompany the offi?
NEGROES WITH WINCHESTERS.
In Uli' Springslde last nght. Ed. Jones,
a white non-union miner, is reported to
have been shot in the back and danger?
A report reached here today that T".
negroes with Winchesters had lined up
in Springdale to clean out the whites of
that section. Captain Butler at once
sent troops to the scene.
The town has been kept in a slate of
terror all evening by numerous en?
counters between negroes and striking
miners. Both are heavily armed and
use their ammunition freely. About T
Volock Deputy Sheriff Sid Watts, who
was returning from the Springdale mine,
where he had been on duty, was shot
from "ambush. The bullet took effect in
his right arm, which had to be amputa?
ted. A number of resiliences have been
pierced by bullets and those who are
able to do so have sent their families to
the country. The principal streets are
patrolled by soldiers. Captain Butler
had a long conversation by telephone
with Governor Tanner this evening, and
it1 Is said more troops will be here to?
RAISE SUNKEN SHIPS.
Do\v??y Contracts for the Recovery ..I"
Three of the Submerged Fleet. I
WASHINGTON. Nov. IS.?The United I
States navy will soon possess more
than a sprinkling of foreign built war?
Admiral Dewey has informed the Na?
vy Department that ho has contracted |
with a Hong Kong firm of wreckers to |
raise three of the Spanish war vessels |
sunk in the battle of Manila last .May
Day. The cost of raising the ships and
putting ilium in thorough repair wiil ]
lie jr.HO.llOl). The vessels to lie raised
are gunboats of a large type and. in
the opinion nf Chief Constructor llieh-j
born they will be the very best kind of
craft for the protection of the Interests
of the United States among the Philip?
pines and along t be Asiatic coast. They
are the sister ships Isla de Cuba and
isla de Luzon and the Don Juan de
The li ISt two vessels .He of 1.010 lolls.
200 feel long. :?) feet beam, bv 11 feet
C inches drat'!. They are of steel, with
twin screws, good protective decks and I
have an effective batterv composed of!
six- 1.7 llontoria guns, four ti-pouudcrs. i
two l-pounder Nordenl'elds and two
S.:i-ineh Nordenl'elds and three torpedo
lubes. Their speed is plac. d at l.l.'J !
knots under forced draft.
BUILT BY ARMSTRONGS.
The Austria is a little larger, her ion- !
nage being 1.152, length. 2lt> feet; 32
I'.-ei beam, and 12.r. draft. She was built i
in Cartagena In 1SS7. The other two I
ves.-ls were built by Sir William Arm- I
strong at Eliwick. in ISSU. The Austria's
armament is four 4.7-ineh llontoria
guns, four 6-pounders. one machine
mm and two torpedo tubes.
Besides these v.-ss. ls there is already
in the 1'niled States navy the New < >r
Icans, tin- Albany, tin- Topeka the
Mauley, the So.is. the Alvarado, the
I.eyte and the Sandoval, all ..I" foreign
build, some captured and sonn- pur?
chased during tin- last war.
The work of raising t lie three Spanish
v.-ss. ls in Manila Cay will be conduct?
ed under the supervision of Naval Con?
< 'A PTA I N BOLD IS II I-:.
Rescues His Ship Kvom Court Ollii-ers
and Escape* to Sea.
QUEENSTOWN, IS.?Something in
tie- nature of a sensation lias been
caused here by the extraordinary eon
duet of Captain Johnston, commander
of ih,. British steamer Brinrdene. which
arrived her.- on October 21st from New
York, extensively damaged by severe
weather, dimng which she was almost
submerged for ten days.
Since that time the Brinrdene lias
been repairing for a passage west. The
Briai'dene was arrested this morning
by a marshal of the admiralty court, for
debt, and a bailiff was placed on board
of her. Tin- captain determined to defy
the court and started for Delaware
Breakwater. Bui the pilot, w'no was
on board, refused to navigate the shop
out of the harbor with the result that
the captain attempted to do so ami
-grounded the Brinrdene off Haul Bow
line." Twt> -UfJiilS. biter she was tlpatfed
off. 4 ?'?^V-^'ri--- ?
In the meanwhile the admlr-.ty "court
officials communicated with the admiral
in charge of this station and the lat?
ter sent a steam pinnace to intercept the
Briardene. The pinnace met the Briar
dene as the latter was passing out of
Queenstown harbor at lull speed and
ordered her to stop.
The captain of tin- steamer paid no at?
tention to the summons, bui continued
on his way to sea as fast as Ha- engines
of tin- Briarden.uld drive her. with
the little pinnace following in pursuit.
The chase was watched by excited
crowds ashore. off Speike Island the
Briardene had completely outdistanced
the pinnace and the latter gave up the
M ETI IO DI ST C >NFEREN< 'K.
Proceedings of the Third Day's Session.
Conference Brotherhood Meets.
PORTSMOUTH. VA.. Nov. 18.?The
I bird day's session of tin- Virginia M.
E. Conference was held with a down?
pour oCernin to dampen tin- ardor of this
great p|>d\- of M.-tbodists, bill consid?
erable* msinoss was transacted and the
fervor", haraelorisne of Methodisl con?
ferences was not one whit abated.
A feature of tie- dav was an address
by Rev. Young .1. Allen. D. IX. LL. D..
missionary to China, which was most
interesting and instructive.
Fraternal greetings wen- sent to the
Western North Carolina Conference,
now in session at Winston
Charles W. Cooper. Richmond. L. II
Early. Lynchburg: II. W. Dunkloy.
Danville, and J. E. Brooks. Eastern
Shore, wen- elected local deacons.
Conference accepted an invitation to
visit the Chautaun.ua grounds, at Vir?
ginia Beach Monday. An effort will be
made to secure the establishment of an?
nual camp meetings there.
The annual meeting of the Confer?
ence Brotherhood was held at 2::'.il P.
M.. with the president. Rev. J. .1. Lat?
terly. D. D.. in the chair. The follow?
ing officers were elected:
President, Dr. Lafferty: vice-presi?
dent. Rev. R. A. Comptnn: secretary
treasurer. Rev. W. P. Wright, vice' Rev.
George C. Vanderslice. deceased: as?
sistant secretary. Rev. John F. Bos
The society has a balance to its credit
of $2,r,un. $2.000 of which is permanently
invested, and the interest alone is used
Miss Mary Bruce addressed th.n
ference on home mission work.
Bishop Granberry preached a senii
centeninal sermon tonight to a large
Two Accidents on the Rail With Seri?
WILTON. IA? Nov. IS.?Twenty-two
men were more or less injured in two
railway wrecks near here today during
a heavy fog. In a head-on freight col?
lision on the Rock Island at Moscow.
Braketnan Donahue was fatally hurt.
Brake-man Marshall Miller had a leg
broken. Three other trainmen were se?
riously injured. Donahue did not long
Just after the Moscow accident, a con?
struction train, which left here to clear
the wreck, was struck by the fast mail
train. The crew of the mail train fail?
ed to see the signal displayed at Wil?
ton to stop. The construction train had
on board about twenty men. including
section men and citizens of Wilton, go?
ing to the scene of the Moscow wreck.
Of this number, seventeen were more or
less seriously injured, but none was kill?
To the Children I.nrge anil Smnll.
This is to notify you that I have
rented the store next to Adams' Racket
Store on Washington avenue for yout
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 go or send elsewhere
for Xmas p-ese?ts this year. Wait and
see. SANTA CLAUS.
Have your Wheel re-enameled, $1 and
up, at Newport News Cvcle Co. 11-ltf.
SINGLE COPY TvtfOCSNT
ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS
REIGN OF ANARCHY
Brigands Levying Tributein
RIOT, hOBBEREY, RAPINE
?HivleiMiiFHs Siiiv Throughout the Island
Untied gluten Troop* Guilty or Uro?
Mi-conduct, lien. Itrooke Instruct
??<! in Quell i?it*i uriMtncea.
i Ry Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. is.?The cabl
ii"-: session to,l:i> was devoted, t. .
large extent, to il.msideration of
eon,plaints that have reached the War*
Department, alleging that a state of*
!?' ' I at anan-hy prevails in Porto
Th?s? eomplaints asserted that
""? s ? lenient* in Port., Rico are
committing depredations of the gravest
' ?>?" " and that the seriousness of
"'' >Uiuit. is in. .eased by reason of
the fact that United States troops sta?
tioned in t).(. island likely have been
guil;> of j-ro.'s misconduct. The cabinet
took oognizau.|" the reports and on
adjournment Secretary Alger, at the In?
stance of li.. President, cabled General
nquiring as to the accuracy of
P.liK !A M ?> PI I.I.AOING.
most serious allegations are
against brigands and lawless elements
in Hi-- smaller towns away from the
coast. It is said that, taking advantage
of in,- uns?!tied state of th,- country,
due to th,- transfer of the government
from Spain to i he United States, bands
"I men have organized for robbery and
rapine, burning houses and plantations
an.l levying tribute upon the people
wherever possible. In one case, it is
said thai lhe\ mad,- a raid on a small
low n ,,| ab-,in l?.ilOfl inhabitants, fifteen
mil, .- from tin nearest troops and burn?
ed and destroyed property to a consid?
erable value, General Brooke, at San
.Juan, lias b.en Instructed to use the
foot strength of the military forces at
bis command for the suppression of riot?
ing and tie- restoration of peace and
order in the land.
MESSAGE FROM DE WEY.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 18.?News of a
mixed character came to the Navy De
parlnteni today from Admiral Dewey,
ton. hing tin- situation in the Philippine
Islands. The Admiral sent two of his
warships, the Charleston lyf^^jJe Con
?:ord, sonn- time ago to tlu-^J"^ s jYard Of
\ 'anila to ascertain wW*^?^}. .ire was
any truth in the repc? ^> ^x the in
surgents had expende.N ineir activities
in that direc t ion. Today he cables as
"MAXI I.A, November 18, 189S.
"i liarleston and Concord arrived to
of insui-p-ii's, except lloilo, which is de?
fended by SIR) Spanish troops. AU for?
eign citizens there beg for American
protection. The island of Negros has
declared independence and entreats
A morion n protection.
i i lass is commander of the Charles?
ton. So far nothing has been done by
the administration toward curbing the
SITUATH >N PRECARIOUS.
The situation Is now realized to be
critical. So far as the Spaniards are
e,me, rued they can perhaps be left to
lake care of themselves, but the for?
eign residents at Hollo are differently
regarded. Tie- dilllculty in the situa?
tion is that, with th,- best intentions to
intervene to protect tin- Europeans and
ober foreigners and to save the city of
lloilo. th,- second in importance In the
Philippine group, from looting, the
United states fore s appear to be stop?
pe,!, under the rules of war, from mov?
ing from their positions.
Such is the construction placed upon
the elans.- in lb,- protocol relating to
a suspension of hostilities. The Imme,
diatc effect ,,f I Iiis state of affairs may
be to hasten action on the part of the
Paris conference, for it is only by the
determination of that tribunal that the
United Siat.-s can come to the relief
of the beieagurcd Spaniards in Hollo
and at other points.
It is said t,, 'be a fact, however, that
a tidal ilisagreement at Paris may re?
sult in speedier action than if the Com.
missioners agreed upon the main prin?
ciples of the Philippine cession, for, in
such" a case, several additional sessions
would probably be required In order to
arrange the details of the treaty. It la
now thought to be certain that the
Commission at tie- meeting next Man
day "or Tuesday will do one of two
Illings, that is, either agree to the ces?
sion of tin- Philippines or note a disa
greemenl and dissolve the meeting, for
tin' administration is not disposed to
further tolerate delay and has so in?
structed the United States Commls
' " a' VER*< >SE STATEMENT.
The later sent a long cablegram to?
day in cipher. The deciphering took
Ho- entire day and there were wild
rumors touching the nature of its con?
tents. As a matter of fact, it was no?
thing more than an extremely verbose
statement of the Spanish side of the
. as,- relating lo the Philippines. There
was a renewal of the attempt to take
issue with ib.- American contention as
to the meaning of the protocol clause
relative to the disposition of tin? Phil?
ippines and much quibbling, accom?
panied by quotations from French,
Spanish and other European languages
in the effort to demonstrate to Ameri?
cans just what the English word might
The Americans will take no notice of
this sort of hair-splitting plea, but at
tomorrow's meeting will call upon the
Spanish Commissioners lo make answer
to ihe American proposition to cede the
Philippines, probabb allowing until
Monday or Tuesday onl" Cor a final and
responsive answer on that point.
EASTERN FIELD TRIALS.
CHARLOTTE. N. C, Nov. 18.?A spe?
cial to the Observer from Newton, N.
C. says: ??
"For Ihre days the weather has been
so bad as I,, practically suspend the
eastern field trials. The only progress
mad,- was yesierdav afternoon, when
the first s'e, i, s of the all-age stake was
concluded. The second series will be
run tomorrow, if the weather permits,
in the following order: Young Jing?
and Tick Roy; Uncle R and Pin Money;
Minnie's Girl and Sport McAllister; Joe
t'un,miiigs and Why Not: Pearl R*"'- ,?
Cotton Croye 1 >i,k. It has been.m
rainy for several days that a number.
Hie spoilsmen have given up hopes t\
better weather and left for their homes?
Still others have just arrived and expect \ j
some amusement." ?
Stop at Newport News Bakery, corner
of Thirty-first St. and Washington
Ave., and take home hot loaf of bread
for supper. no 10-tf