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THE FUND GROWING
Squadron Soliciting Committee
is Meeting With Success.
About t?->uo K*lHf.<l Up to Date. Sugg-atlou
H?tu I>?cor?tiouti. Tli? Squatttou
Will Reach H?r? F. Iday
Won.ing. Shi 1? Today.
Contributions to the White Squad?
ron fund are steadily, growing. Last
night they ahnest touched the S200
mark, the exavt sum reported collected
being $195.25. This wniuunt includes the
$50 contributed by the street railway
company, $57 reported by part of the
soliciting corr.imittee Tuesday night, and
subscriptions amounting to SSS.25 re?
ported yesterday, these being as fol?
G. B. Nelms ft Br?.. ?5: Mulford &
Jteymdds. $10: Barrett & West. $5: E.
'AI. Holt. $5: Irwin Tucker & Co.. $5:
W. I. Fitzsimtmons, ->5; Fred F. Allen
?fc Cdi. $1: W. B. Vest. ?5: Bohrig &
Co., SI: J. A. Moss, SI: Newport 'News
Fruit and Produce Co.. Si: 'B. G. Car?
ter. 50c: Marston ft James. $1; W. S.
'Bo.vcn. $1: 12. M. Braxton, $1: W. C.
'Stuart. $f>: Mtig'ler Shoe Co., $1: J.
Reyr.er. $1: B. J. Xla key. $2: ,-asii. r.Oc;
H. J. Collins, Si; cash, 25c: J. W. Rolli
?6ti. S1; J. G. La'timer. $2.50: H. K.
Parker. Jr.. $1: James ',:. AOjbe. SI: J.
P. Wcmble, *1: Elias Peyser, S2.50: Chi?
cago House Furnishing Co.. $2: W. B.
Robinson. $1: Newport News Bakery,
81: W. H. Sears. $1: Hughes Bros., $5;
Judge T. J. Barham. $1: . a*'h. 50c: Dr.
A. C. Jones. $10.
It. is possible thai there a re some
subscriptions still out that have not yet
been reported to the Daily Press. If
any names t'hould happen to be emit?
ted for this reason, they will be pub?
lished later, provided they irre obtain?
ed. One individual contributed?or
thought he eontributed?Tuesday. The
mcr.ivber of the tvliciting committee to
?whom he thought he announced, his
contc.bution did not understand him.
and did not report bis name in the list
pu'blished yesterday. The individual
found fault with the paper about it.
His name is published today?as soon
as it was handed in by the proper au?
There may be a meeting of the com?
mittee of/arrangemen'ts today or in the
morning, though none has been called.
There are a number of tilings to be at?
The people ..f Norfolk have already
begun to decorate lavishly in honor of
the coming- of thr sea-lighters, and it
has been suggested by the committee
?,f arrangements that the Newport
News people should do the same.
The North Atlantic Squadron will not
reach Hampton Roads until Friday
morning, contrary to expectations.
According to advices received hero
from Washington and even from Rear
Admiral Sampson himself, tie- squadron
was doe to leave New York for these
waters yesterday, but the entire squad?
ron is si ill anchored off Tompkinsville
an 1 will net get under way until this
Senator Thomas S. Martin has receiv?
ed a telegram from Admiral Sampson
giving notice of the- one day's delay in
the departure of the ships. He say.
thoy will surely reach here Friday.
There will be a number of interesting
features in connection with the pres?
ence of the squadron in these waters,
such as the retirement of Bear Admiral
Sampson as commander and the suc?
cession of Bear Admiral Farqu'aar. who
will raise his Hag over the cruiser New
York on the 1.4th: the grand ball and
banquet on the night of the lltb in
honor of the officers of the fleet: the
visit of thousands of school children
from this city. Hamilton. Norfolk,
Portsmouth and Richmond on the
same day. and possibly a naval paiade
past this city to the shipyard and re?
The people of this section, may be
treated to another interesting event,
which is not down on the program, but
which will lie a source of greater pleas?
ure to the public generally than any
of the other.
It is stated authoritatively that Rear
Admiral Sehley. the hero of Santiago,
who is so well remembered at O'd Point,
is booked to leave for the South At?
lantic Station, to which he has been as-j
signed as commander, sometime next
week. Admiral Sehley has personally
requested President McKinley to give
him his former flagship, the cruiser
Brooklyn, as his llagship on the South
Atlantic Station. The President has
not yet given his answer, but it is be?
lieved in some iiuarters that lie wili
again have the- crack cruiser of the
If the President decides to let Sehley
have the Brooklyn, the great fighter
will raise his dag over the cruiser in
Hampton. Roads, as the Brooklyn is
now attached to the North Atlantic
Squadron and will arrive here Friday
with the other ships. In this event.
Sehley would stin t for his new station
from Hampton Loads. (If course there
is nothing certain ahout this feature of
the program yet.
An afternoon paper yesterday stated
that the committee from the Business
Men's Association, would call in the
evening on -Capi. Adam, of the Frenc h
cruiser Troude, now in port, tor the
purpose of inviting him to be present
at the ball and banquet next Wednes?
day night. The eommitt.ee had so such
intention and would have been unable
to see captain Adam, if it desired to.
as be was in Washington, where he
went to pay ail official call at the
One of the eoiwmitteemen stated yes?
terday that he thought the invitation
of the Norfolk committee, which was
sent to Captain Adam the day he ar?
rived here, was premature. Certainly
the local committee will not take any
such action at this time-. The gentle?
man referred to said that such an invi?
tation should come first from Rear
Admiral Sampson, commanding the
tlnitetl 'Slates Squadron: then, if the
officers of the French warship found it
convenient to remain here and attend
the banquet, invitations -would be sent
by the local committee.
As the arrival of the squadron in the
Roads has been post posed one day. it
is possible that Hp- French naval offi?
cers wili not get h chance to sec the
cream of llv- American navy, as their
ship wili be coaled by this morn?
ing and it is din- to sail that after?
noon. II. is possible that Captain Adam
may decide to remain here until the ar?
rival of the squadron.
Yesterday's Itic-hmon.! limes r.ays:
"The Chesapeake & Ohio officials arc
busy with plans by which they hope
to make the visit of the North Atlantic
scmaOron to Hcmpton Roads an in?
structive feature to the school children
of '.his city. Passenger Agent Potts
was in Norf ulk yesterday and the de
tails e.f the plan to take probably 10.000
scholars of the Richmond public schools
are 'being arranged.
'"The scheme was outlined to the
school authorities here and they now
have [he matter under consideration.
If the plan meets with approval, spe?
cial trains will be run especially for the
scholars and special arrangements
made for their care.
'?Outside r the educational feature,
the people of Richmond have a special
interest iti the visit of the squadron.
Tile- part taken by organizations of this
city in baring tin- fleet visit Virginia
waters gives it a decidedly heal tinge.
Then. too. Norfolk is the port of Rich?
mond. Then. too. the fart that the bat?
tleship Texas is one of tiie squadron
adds interest. The Texas was built at
the Oosport navy yard, and was the
first modern battleship to be launched
in Sort hern waters. It will also be ie
'membered that the machinery for this
Moating fortress was built in this city,
the Richmond Loeetm' live Works be?
ing awarded that contract. Rlohmond
ers naturally feel a local pride in this
lighter, whose powers were so
thoroughly demonstrated in the late
war with Spain.
"The pride of the navy, the Kear
sarge. built at Newport News by an?
other Virginia firm, will go into com
m'ission ahmt January. Pino. There is
also a probability that she 'will be at?
tached to t!i.' North Atlantic squad?
ACTIVITV IN KUtlDIKO CtKCI-ES
f'Inn? for An?tri. r I>'?rR- Rudoof
There is greater activity in building
circles now than at any other time in
the hist try of the city. Brick and frame
buildings rare springing up in all sec?
tions of ill.- city and indications poir.t
to even greater growth in this respect
in the next year.
Some li'ine ago the Daily Press
announced that a number of contracts
for brick buildings on Lafayette ave?
nue tvouhl soon be let. S'ome of these
contracts have been awarded! recently
and r.'S'w several large brick buildings
are in course of erection.
.Mr. Thomas H. Gordon will build at
the corner of Thirty-first street and
Lafayette avenue a three-story brick
building which will be used exclusively
as a ship chandlery and wholesale gro?
cery. Mr. Gordon proposes to carry en
an exclusive business in this building
and lias ordered the werk rushed to
completion. The material fen- the build?
ing has been ordered ami some of it
jhas been deposited at the site. Work
will probashly commence on the struct?
ure next Monday.
The Cord >n building will be at the
northwest corner of Thirty-first street
and Lafayette avenue. Between that
building and the new High School will
probably l>e erected at. an early date
a large block of business houses.
Tin- bin k is in contemplation now
and it is said that the plans of the pro?
moters will soon take material shape.
This block will be directly opposite
the new finch market on Thirty-first
This market, by the way. will be
opened on Saturday, if no legal hitch
interferes in the meantime. It is un?
derstood that a number of the stalls
have been rented and there is every in?
dication that the Finch venture will
prove a paying one.
Tiie new Silsby buUtting is rapidly
nearing completion and it will probably
be ready f r occupancy by the middle
or latter part of November. The build?
ing is under roof and the cupola has
just been completed, adding consider?
ably to the attractive appearance of
Progress on the large Winston busi?
ness block on Washington avenue, be?
tween Twenty-seventh and Twenty
eighth streets, has been necessarily
slow, owing to the care that is being
taken to have the foundation as strong
as it is possible to make it- Some of
the brick work has been done, but the
bricklayers have not started in earnest
In North End considerable building :s
undei way. Both residences and stores
are going up rapidly. Out in East End
the building activity continues and new
houses are springing up all the time.
Not On in, Sail. Ii. .1.
Col. R. E. Eoykin. of isle of Wight,
who has been declared to be the regu?
lar nominee of the Democracy for the
Senate from that district, was hero to?
day. He is not at all satisfied with the
condition of things in his district. The
people are still divided, and while be
thinks the outlook' is rather brighter
than it 'was ten clays ago, he would
greatly prefer ito see the party united.
The same tidings come from practically
all the districts in which contests u ere
passed upon by the State committee.?
?Richmond correspondence, Norfolk
Air. J. It. Locke, referee in bankrupt?
cy for Ihis district, reports that since
the bankruptcy law went into effect the
amount of liabilities of bnkrupts was
in the neighborhood of S114.000 and the
assets amounted to barely SS.OflO.
?1.O0. One Dollar. SI.CO.
Tickets for sale by a!! street car con?
ductors from Newport News into fair
grounds at Norfolk and return for $1.00
via Norfolk & Ocean View Railroad.
An elegant line of warm Underwear
10-4tf WOODWARD & WOIIBLE.
Tu corner of Twenty-eighth street and
Washington avenue. over The Ideal
Pharmacy, '"all en us for Real Estate,
Eire and Life Insurance. The Roads
Real Estate, Loan and Insurance Com?
pany, K. M. Peterson. Manager. 10-1-It
Gets next to you and don't scratch?
lle'eced void underwear at
10-4 ? WOODWARD & WOOd'CLE'S.
ON SATURDAY NIGHT
All Work on the Sewer May be.
THE LATEST COMPLICATION
Looking fo r a Cause. That Council Sleet?
ing. Report or Hie Special Paving
Committee. An Krroneous
It Dirt<>r FJoatud.
The public of course, is watching
with interest the fight that luis been
inaugurated by the Delaware County
Trust. 'Safe Deposit and Title In'stir
aiu-e Company against trie city.
That the contract for the construc?
tion nf the sewer system has been an
elephant on the hands of the city as
well as the cohtractot s is a fact too
well known la require mention.
The city cannot do more than stick
to tie contract. It cannot do less.
Hut that the company would find it a
pleasant Illing to be relieved of it is
a self-evident proposition.
To drop tin- contract without cause
is a dangerous experiment. To find
cause was the proper caper. The com?
pany, 'therefore, set out to find cause
and 'found it in their .alleged inability]
to get what was coming to them from I
The term "alleged" is used discrim?
inatingly, as the conii any will discover
should there ever be an issue of the
mattet 'n court, in the meantime, all
the money that is due the company is
in the treasury waiting for those who
are its proper recipient's.
In the meantime, an order has been
issued by those having charge of the
work, to stop work all along the line
Saturday evening. Whether that order
I will lie revoked, remains to be seen.
The 'work on .the curb connections is
nearly completed and all the pipe for
the main system of sewer is laid. This
work is yet to be proven an honest job.
The consulting engineer ;>-? yet to make
Iiis report. Until he accepts the sys?
tem, no connect!'ins will be made to it.
Tiie report of th" special paving com?
mittee was discussed ??ierall" yester?
day, it was a disappointment to those
citizens who expected the committee
to make a definite rocon i mend j t'.on.
The eom'tnittee. however, holds that it
lias given the council the benefit of its
observations and it is for the members
of th ? council as a wh de to arrive at
conclusions there from.
It is probable t'.ir.t \vh?n the n pert
goes rack to the S hvet C-him it tee. the
fifth meimber. Councilman Leu.i, wi 1
send in a minority report and the oth?
er four members, who constituted the
paving committee will send in the
original report as the report of the ma?
jority, again leaving it to the council
to selt^t the paving material.
Tiie report has been spread that four
?members of the Street Committee held
a secret session Monday night, exclud?
ing the fifth member. .Mr. I.enThis
is a distinc t error. The four members
of tire paving committee held a ses?
sion Monday night and formulated their
report If or the council. Mr. Den:-: was
n t a member of this eonnmittee and
had no m'ore business attending IIS
session than any other member of the
council: Tin' report has now gone to
the Street Committee end Mr. Lenz
will have an opportunity of consider?
ing it and reporting the result to the
c .Lined. That he will not fail to grasp
this opportunity is a fact.
Y. Ml. C. A. Noie?.
Facts taken from the report of Sec?
retary Kent, of the Young Men's Chris?
tian Association, for the month of
September: Total visits to in. ms. 3,
5!?0: daily .average. IIP: average attend?
ance men's Sunday meeting's, fd: di?
rected to boarding houses, S: situations
secured, 3; otherwise assisted, 4: num?
ber of letters written by young men, 72;
number of baths taken. 120: number of
books drawn from library. ioS.
The Ladies' Auxiliary of the associa?
tion held its first, meeting of the sea?
son Wednesday. Mrs. Manville
presiding. Mrs. W. A. Post was elect?
ed secretary to fill the vacancy for the
unexpired term. It was decided to hold
a social tea in the rooms October let'h
at 3:3U P. 0>L invitations will be issued
f ,r that occasion.
The ladies aid in carrying on the ed?
ucational work of the association. They
also have charge of tile furnishing and
earing for .the rooms. In receptions and
entertainments they play an indispen?
Ww StAHinKli'p Hue.
The steamship Ismore, of the John?
son Line will sail from Nor?
folk today with 17," head of cat?
tle beside her general cargo, for Liver?
pool. This is the second sailing of the
regular line of steamers which has been
established between Norfolk and Livt r
Three boats have been put on for this
service, the Ismore. Iran and Idar.
Ismore. October 4th: Iran. October
20th; Ismore. November 4 th: Idar.
November 1.7th: Iran. November 25th:
Ismore. December, eth; Idar, December
17th: Idar. December 27th.
Mrs. Alscrp ,will return lo her home in
Fredericksburg next week, after an ex?
tended visit to her nieces, >t!he 'Misses
Braxton and Mrs V. B. Barclay.
Hon'* This for a Bar gain?
Neat five-room house on [Forty
fourth street, between Washington and
Lafayette avenues, for only $1.500. if
will be sold today at Unit figure. Cot
trell Beal Estate Co., 270S Washington
For first-class cleaning dyeing and
repairing go to Virginia Dye Works,
3105 Washington avenue. Bell 'Phone.
Ml. Established 1S03. 10-3-tf
If you want a. Hat that is right up
to-date in style we are the people
10-ltf WOODWARD & WOMBLE.
10. PEYSER, National Bank B iding.
"" ' - Agents >orV"':';
;'Best in the World. :r
THo Biggest, Brightest one* B^st
-f\ in o
IN THE CITY,
We have no need to praise our stock, for it speaks for itself much more elo?
quently than anything we can say. .11* you are inclined to think we are exaggerating,
suspend your judgment until you have paid a visit to our enormous store and wandered
through each department. It is well worth a visit if you are a householder or contem?
plate furnishing a house. An examination of our big stock will prove of the deepest
interest to you. Not only is every department complete in the smallest detail, but each
department will show you a host of patterns in everything tliat goea to furnish a home.
We do not regulate our prices by others, but what the goods cost us. Our enormous
trade gives us an advantage in making purchases that we gladly share with you.
Heaters, Stoves and Ranges
,Ve carry an enormous stock of these
ist needful articles in mrery style and
i best makes. Every range Bua.run
A host of new designs, handsomer
than any we have ever shown before.
Suits in mahogany, solid bird's eye
maple and rieh golden oaks. Cur
dressers are fitted with unusually large
I mirrors and the carvings are rich and
Portiers in all the latest
oriental designs in the newest fads.
Lace Curtains in Irish Point, Renais?
sance and Nottinghams from $4.50 up.
We drape every pair of curtains and
furnish the poles free.
Brass and Iron Beds.
The styles were never prettier, from
China Dinner Sets.
Havlin's Domestics and English,
from $S.00 up to $50.00.
Solid oak braced arm. high, back: the
51.50 value .Jl 09
Every woman takes a pride in hi ;
ining room and she knows its furnish
in never lie complete without a
sideboard. We have a grand stock to
select from in the latest and danliesi
designs. All elegantly mirrored and
carved, from $9.00 up to $100.
Quartered and polished. Not the kind
that are usually advertised by other
houses: but something fit for a parlor.
Regular price, $1.50. Our price, ,...!il)c.
Pictures Framed to Order.
This? is a new department we have
added. We can ftame any picture at
any pi-ice with all the latest patterns
ami styles. Rig stock to select from.
12,000 SQUARE FEET
Our exhibit this season surpasses anything ever before shown
by us, our immense warerooms being filled with the latest pro=
Iductions of goods in our line.
Some fortuna\e purchases of ours enable us to offer
Bedroom Suites complete at prices yon'Jl find it hard to
jduplicate. Nothing flimsy or deceptive?everything sub?
stantial and durable.
Trices of oak suites start as low as
Space forbids enumeration of all the articles
included in our big stock. We haven't time to
wr ite about and describe our elegant, gorgeous
line of Parlor Suites, Couches and Lounges. Hock?
ing Chairs, etc. But housekeepers will find
about everything needed in the house right here.
We have them in plain oak, quarter
awed, with straight front, swelled
novel's, some with mirrors and some
.'ithout all the newest styles. Prices
No trouble to show goods, and we show them and sell them, too, until 7 o'clock
in the evening. We close then to let the boys take a rest until 7 in the morning.
Bell Phone, 313: Citizens' Phone, ISO.
212 Twenty ei$hlh Street.