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YOL. L?NO. 151
NORFOLK, VA., FRIDAY NOVEMBER 15, 1895.
PRICE 2 CENTS ^
INJURY TO THE TEXAS
Sustained While Being Docked in the Brook?
lyn Navy-Yard Exhaustively Explained,
BY NAVAL CONSTRUCTOR F.T. BOWLES.
Me Says tho Ship Was Carefully
Docked ami Every tstuil Precau?
tion Observed ? The (Structural
strength or the snip NotAffected -
Due to JUciitliitK ol'Cap ItlockM.
Washington, Nov. 14.?The official re?
port of the injuries to the battle-ship!
Texas in tho dry-dock ai the Brooklyn
Navy-yard, was received at the Navy i
.Department. It is made by Naval Con?
structor F. T. Bowles, under whose su?
pervision the ship was built at the
Norfolk Navy-yard, and Is addressed 16
Commodore Montgomery Slcard, com?
mandant of the Brooklyn Navy-yard.
The text of the report follows:
"New York, Nov. 13.
"Sir:?In compliance with your verbal
Instructions of Noveihbor 12th l have the
honor to make the following report of
the (locking of the Texas.
"The dock was prepared for the Texas
November 1st and 2d and she was docked
November 4th. The keel blocks upon
Which she rests had ben renewed with
White otik blocks previous (o the dock?
ing of the Columbia, August lL'th. The
spacing of the blocks was four feed ami
the ship was so centered its to bring the
keel blocks and bilge blocks on frames.
Thirty-eight feet from the rain was
left overhung. Two sets <d' Wales shores
and one set of bilge shores were used,
the later being placed under the bilge
"The ship was landed very closely
to her position and with tt sliy.ht to
port. One bilge block Oll the starboard
side, sixteen inches forward of amid
ship's, failed to haul, and after pump?
ing down it was found to have dented
her bottom, as reported in my letter
of November Bill. Seven other bilge
blocks were found to be bearing hard
und were di a wn out after the bilge
shores had been driven. They hud not
produced any effect lipon the bottom,
"The ship was painted November Bin,
Ctlt and 7th. the bilge blocks and shores
being removed one at a time to paint
ihe woke of the bends.
"i)n November ".tli it was noticed
that! two of thokee.l blocks were Bhowlng
sighs <iii tie- p.'.it side of taking heavlr
./. the edges of the cap blocks bavin;;
turned up slightly, nnd the bottom
plate bavin;; perceptibly buckled. The
edges of these bloc ks were cut back to
prevent any further buckling.
"Late In lite afternoon of November
8th, It was reporti tl that the lloor
plate of frame was buckled, and
that the ship showed signs of strain?
ing. I went to the dock Immediately,
but from an examination of the outside
could detect no sighs of straining or
settling, and recommended to the com?
mandant that water be put Into the
dock next morning tit a h< Ight that
would led interfere with tho work
then progressing. On November 9th
the doel: being cleared ready for Hood?
ing an examination was made of the
condition of the bottom from the out?
side, which showed that the ship was
bearing heavily on si veil of the keel
blocks, the weist ones being those
from which the edge., had beeil cut the
day before, when I lie indentation did
not ext.d one half Inch. The dock
was then tilled to six feet above the
"On November Kith, by direction of
the commandant, the dock was filled
tO 11 feet.
"tin November 1Mb a thorough ex?
amination was mude of tin- double
bed ti.in and it was found that since
docking the ship had continued to bear
heavier upon the keel blocks until the
pressure upon them became so great
that their outer edges turned upwards
and pressed hard against the bottom
plating outside of the tint keel to such
nn extent as to crack the cement and
buckle the bracket plates and floor
plates lure and there over a. length
of HI amidships. A detailed report,
showing tin- position and amount of
these defalcations and the extent to
which the cement was cracked Is here?
to attached, in this appendix, the
figures given refer to the maximum
delineation in each ease.
"In gelicral, it is to lie noted, first,
tho cracks hi the cement almost every?
where extended in a fore and aft di?
rection, parallel to the keel, are only
flight, nnd ate about fifteen to eigh?
teen feet fron tin; middle lino; second.
Where lloor plates are buckled, deflec?
tions occur near the middle of plates
third, no buckling or other effect was
noted outside of the flrst longitudinal:
fourth, the ship has not made any
water whatever so far as can be seen
at present, though the dock has been
flooded six feet above the keel for four
days, showing that the calking and
rive ting are intact, and the keel plate
The ship is at present lying in six
feet ij; water and can safely remain
as long as necessary,
"In conclusion, l submit:
"The ship was carefully docked nnd
every usual precaution observed.
"Bending of the brackets and floor
plates was due tu the bending up of
the ends of the cap-blocks.
"The structural strength of the ship
is not affected.
Tile effects produced would have been
entirely avoided if the ship had been
promptly undocked when painting was
completed, and not delayed to change
"In order to avoid tlifllcillty in future
docking I recommend that cap-blocks
two feet long are used, that In addition
to the shores used on this occasion an
nddltohal tier of shores lie placed on
the second and fourth longitudinals
from tin- middle line keel."
Coiislu'clor Bowles concluded his re?
pot t by recommending that the crack
In the cement be repaired, which he says
cull be done in twelve days at a cost of
and that "two angle clips should be
worked on each Hoor to stiffen the
doors and brackets."
These are all the recommendations he
With reference to the report Mr, Mc
Adeo, who was Acting Secretary of the
Navy, to-day said:
"The twelve days required to make
the repairs to the Texas recommended
by Constructor Bowles seem tu be out of
proportion to the small amount of money
expended, but this Is due to the fact
that tile work has to be done in the
double bottoms, where It is ditllcult
to get at, and where only a small force
"A further investigation of the result
of the recent docking and the recommen?
dations of tin? commander of the Texas
as lo certain minor considerations, will
be submitted to the regular Inspection
bourd, who will examine her after her
steam trial, which is about to take
place and for which she will be 1111
docked this week."
The recommendation of Constructor
Llowles as lo repairs has been approved
by the Chief of the Construction Bu
reau. Commodore Hlchborn. The facts
as to Hie extent of the injuries sustain?
ed by the Texas will undoubtedly some
out on the stenm trial, if that should
take place on the day indicated.
THE SOUTH'S PROSPERITY.
.finny New Industries l'ro.|cctc<l mid
Others In Course of Construction.
Baltimore, Md., Nov. 14.?Special re?
ports to the (Manufaott)rors' Record
show the projection of a number of im?
portant industrial enterprises during
the week. Details are published of the
machine shops to be built at Alexandria
by the Southern Hallway at a cost .if
about SU'.O.OO?. to employ when i^. full
operation live to six hundred hands.
Austin Corbln, of New York, is prepar?
ing lo build fifty miles of railroad in
Arkansas to reach a large cotton plan?
tation, which be and others own and to
open lip adjacent la ltd. Northern cap?
italists are Investigating for a site
In the South for building n print cloth
mill of 1,000 looms capacity.
Among other enterprises reported are
a $75,000 water works and electric light
plant, coal milling and gold mining
operations lu Alabama, leading Cu?
ban tobacco grow.'is have organized a
$100,000 company to cultivate and manu?
facture tobacco In Florida; Georgia re?
pot ts large cold storage plant: a $10
000 cooperage company, brick and tile
plant and electric light works; Louis?
iana a i.t?.ooo silgar mill, water works,
electric light works and oil mills: North
Carolina a $20.0110 spindle mill reported
as to bei bullt by Philadelphia peo?
ple, a harness factory, spoke mill and
a shuttle mill: Texas 5,000 acres of coal
lands to In- developed, n $30,000 oil mill
company: in Virginia a $50.000 lumber
company ami a $100,000 mining com?
puted, and a number of miscellaneous
enterprises in other States.
VIRGINIA COURT OF APPEALS.
Jinny Cases of Importance Heard null
iHsposcii ol Yesterday.
Richmond, Va., Nov. 14.?The follow
in:; were the proceedings In the Virginia
Supreme Court of Appeals here to-day:
Cassey vs. Checks, error: Merchant vs.
Ilealy, appeals allowed; Dean vs. Com?
monwealth, Stoneman vs. Common?
wealth, Hunch vs. Commonwealth,
Myers vs. Sumery, Albright vs. Hay?
maker. Harrison vs. Richardson, ap?
In addition to eases here disposed of
eleven writs of error and appeals have
been awarded since the adjournment
of the court In Staunton on the Sth of
( lei ober.
Splllmah vs. Gilgln, petition for re?
Honck's administrator vs. Dunham
and Keerfoot, Hulvey vs. Hulvey. Pe?
titions for rehearing refused.
Trustees Emery and Henry College
vs. Shoemaker College. Argued by Mr.
Btlllllt for appellant and submitted.
Brcennnd Fearly vsJ Perron. Flood vs.
Chesapeake ami Ohio railway vs.
American Express Hank and Ford vs.
Jamison vs. Chesapeake and Ohio
Hallway Company, argued by A. S.
Sogar for defendant, lu error, and sub?
Keesee vs. Melvln, petition for man?
Garland vs. Garland, Violet vs. City
Council of Alexandria. Sargeatit vs.
Irving, put on privilege (docket for
CAPT. H. W. HOWGATE'S CASE
The Former Disbursing osiicer oft lie
e'oe, onl Service Sentenced lo Albany.
Washington, D. C Nov. 14.---Tin- Dis?
trict Court of Appeals to-day. in nn
opinion delivered by Mr. Justice Mor?
ris, sustained the verdict of the Criminal
Court In the case of Captain H. W.
How gate, former disbursing officer of
the Signal Service. The Criminal Court
bxeil his term of Imprisonment at eight
years. Captain Howgate is now in the
custody of the marshal of the District.
He can carry the case no further, unless
bis attorneys should discover some con?
stitutional question not now apparent
upon which they can ask a decision of
the Supremo Court of the United States.
Colonel Worthingtoni counsel for
Captain Howgate, says the last act has
been performed so far as the courts are
concerned, and nothing can intervene
but executive clemency, to prevent
Howgate serving his time In the Al?
bany penitentiary. The prisoner 'was
removed to the district Jail, where he
will remain a few days to permit hint
to close up bis business affairs prior to
his removal to Albany to begin serving
The United States Circuit Court.
Richmond. Va., Nov. 14.?Judges
Golf and Simont?n and Brawley, pre?
sided in Hie- United States Circuit Court
of Appeals here to-day. The case of
Mack and Horen. plaintiffs, in error, vs.
John Porter, defendant in error, was
argued by G. B. Caldwell and William
O. Htlbbard, for defendants in error, and
THE BASEBALL LEAGUE
Of the National Association of Professional
Ball Clubs of America Meet.
DOYLE AND GLEASON FOUGHT OVER.
Tile line System Abolished, mid as 11
Substitute the Ou~endlu|r Player*
Mill itc c.\jx llcil From tho Lame
Without Warning; tu (J taring Cases
A Harry Wright buy Established.
Now York, Nov. 14.?The annual fall
meeting of the National Basebull Lea?
gue was concluded to-night ut the i'iftb
Aveuue Hotel, after a session which,
with Intermissions, lusted from 12:30
till 7 |?. ni. All the delegates were In
attendance, and with one or two ex?
ceptions, the meeting was very har?
President John T. Brush, "f Cincin?
nati, nnd President Andrew Krccdniun.
of New York, fired some hot shots at
one another during lite day over the
exchange of Doyle, of Now York, for
Qleason, of Baltimore. Brush though:
he had an option on Doyle In exchange
The most Important move taken by
the league was the abolition jf the tine
system. For tile future Offending play?
ers will be expelled from the game uf
ler one warning in trivial coses and
without notice In glaring offenses.
The Umpires Hurst, Emslle arid Keefe
gave evidence before the meeting as to
their treatment by obstructing play?
ers on last and previous seasons.
By the unanimous vote of the League
the Secretary was directed to accept the
Hairy Wright tidies, and to have a list
of the same drawn up and presented at
the next spring meeting.
A committee, consisting of Messrs.
Brush, of Cincinnati, Hart, of Chicago,
and Hogers, <>r Philadelphia, wtis ap?
pointed to arrange for a day in lite
spring 'to lie called "Harry Wright
Day." and to be uniformly set apart
in all the eitles of the League, on which
a game is to be played and the pro?
ceeds thereof to bo devoted to the elec?
tion of a monument to the veteran
umplrf). A long and highly coin pi I
im ntary eulogium to the deceased was
ins 'i ted on the minutes and the Secre?
tary was ordered to have a copy enroll?
ed and framed, and to present the same
to the family or the late chief of umpires.
The double umpire question went over
to the stning meeting-.
President and Secretary Nick Young
was elected las', year for a term ot"
three years. The National Hoard was
increased by the election of another
member, John T. Brush, while Messrs.
Urne, of Brooklyn; President Nick
Voting, und Soden, of Itoston. were re?
The Hoard of Directors was elected as
Vender Horst. Baltimore; Soden. Bos?
ton: Wagner, Washington; Hart, Chi?
cago: Stuckey, Louisville, and Kerr,
The board, as constituted, has three
delegates from the Kast and three
from the West.
The playing rules committee was ap?
pointed by the president, and Is made
lip of President Reach, of Philadelphia:
Chris Von Der Ahe, of St. Louis, und
President Hanlou, of Baltimore.
Willi regard to the Sunday ball ipn-s.
tioil tlie advocates of play on tin- Sab?
bath won their end nnd Sunday ball
will be played in the West. The presi?
dent will direct tlie schedule commit?
tee to arrange a schedule for the com?
ing season so far as practicable so
that clubs desirous of playing ball on
Sunday shall be scheduled for the first
day of the week In order not to con
filcl with clubs not playing on Sunday.
Tlie League then adjourned until
February 24. is'iti.
A BOSTON CONFLAGRATION.
The Ihn pi re lHstiiiinir Company Mus*
tains a Loss o! SK?.omi. i,
Boston, Mass.. Nov. 14.? The live
story brick building at 200 and 202 Con?
gress trcot was gutted by tire thin
afternoon. It was occupied entirely by
the Empire Distilling Company. Sev?
eral persons were injured, but : one
The Empire Distilling Company's loss
is about $35,000, partly Insured The
building, which was owned by William
II. Stafford, was valued at $10.000 and
Little is known about the origin of thi
lire. There was suddenly an explosion
of alcohol on the second lloor and in
a minute two more followed. Then H
ECCIllCd as though tie whole structure
was burning. Tlie flames spread with
remarkable rapidity, and when tin Jirsl
? b tall of apparatus arrived, were pour?
ing huge volumes of smoke fror., "very
window of the live lloors. About 200
men were employed in tin- building,
lint mos I of them bad gone to dinner.
The flaims continued to the building
of A. P. Taylor &- Co., boots and shoes,
lind "f Thompson ,\i Nortis. pa| er box?
es, but tho damage to each wns slight.
A panic was created among some forly
flve girls employed in the Thompson &
Norris factory and thej rushed v Hdly
through the htil'iMng. Some of them
would have jumped from windows had
they not been prevented, but all dual?
ly got out in safely.
A similar slate of affairs occurred In
the confectionery shop of William Low
ney, in the rear of the distilling com?
pany's building. Some lim girls are em?
ployed there, and when tlie smoke from
the burning building reached the candy
factory the girls became panic strick?
en. Many of them fainted in the rush
and excitement, but, as in tlie paper
box factory, all escaped Injury.
4'hrysiiiitlicutiiiiis, All Moides.
Bridal bouquets, funeral designs,
plants for decorating.
MRS. BIDGUOD, 39 Qranby street.
A NORFOLK-SAVANNAH WEDDING
Mr. T. .1. Itonilolpli mul MlfW I.aura
Lester Unllcil in Jlnrriitgc.
Savannah, tJa., Nov. 14,?Mr. Thom?
as Jefferson Randolph, of Norfolk, V?..
ami' Miss Laura Lester,\daughter <>f
Congressman it. 13. Lester, of this olty,
wer married tonight at St. John's
Episcopal Church. The wedding was a
brilliant social event. The church was
filled with friends or the twn families
some time before the hour appointed
for to cermonyc und many others who
could not be adhilted within the church
doors stood without tn catch it glimpse
of the bride and groom as they passed
from the church door to the carriage.
The church den tr?tions were simple
but elegant, consisting of palms and
white chryrf'lit'hcmuma. The bridal
party entered I he church to the wed?
ding march from Lohengrin. ' The
ushers were Messrs. J. Itslldolph An?
dersen and Trenholm Hopkins, and
Messrs. \V. DcBruyn Kopps and \V. S.
Chlsholm. The bridesmaids were Miss
Ithiunt. of Macon. daughter of ex-Coh
gressman Biotin t, and Miss Comor,
daughter of President ('inner, of the
Central itallroad or Georgia: The
groomsmen were Messrs. Garrison
Mollit, of Baltimore, and Gardner
Booth, "f Alexandria, Va. The maid
uf honor was MI&S Baldwin. The
groom's best man was his brother, Mr.
The wedding costumes wefe simple
and handsome. The bride wore heavy
white satin and carried a large bou?
quet or Hilles of the valley. The maid
ol" honor wore while brocade and tulle.
The bridesmaids wer attired In green
brocade and tulle and carried bou?
quets of white roses tied with white
Aftei the ceremony there was a re?
ception at he resilience of Colonel and
Mrs. Lester. The rboih in which the
bride received was handsomely deco?
rated with white flowers und palms and
the decorations on the second parlor
besides pultllS were In yellow.
Among the visiting guests wore
Judge and Mrs. Fish and Miss Fish,
of A merlons, relatives of the brides
The groom belongs to the Randolph
family of Albemarle county, Va.. and
Is a 'descendant of Thomas Jefferson.
He now lives In Norfolk, where as n
lawyer be has a large and successful
practice. Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Will
reside III Norfolk. Va.
Reception of Illinois Visitors In
Charleston?A True Welcome.
Charleston. S. C. Nov. 14.?The demon?
stration hen- to-day in honor of the.
Chicago visitors was the great?t thing
ol the kind which has ever I ecu sc. n
Business has been practically tnts
pchded und the people of Charleston
turned out en masse to welcome the
It was estimated that from sixty to
seventy thousand people witnessed tl-.o
parade. The excursionist:; orrl.'Cd ill
the city at i; a. hi., In five trains, num
le ring forty Pullman cars. The olli
clnl reception took place at 9:30. 6'cu.ck.
The Reception Committee consisted of
Mayor John P. Picket), and one hun?
dred of the most prominent citizens.
General Anderson, at the head of the
detachments from I he Washington
Light Infantry, the German Arllllety.
the Sumter Guards, the Carolina '.: uesJ
the Irish Volunteers, the Moultrlo
Guards, the German Hussars and the
Naval Reserve corps, numbering foil
hundred men. acted as escort to Cov
ernor Altgeld. AI the depot ah ad?
dress ?f welcome was made by Mayor
Flcken. The responses for Chicago |
were made by Governor Altgeld and
Mayor Swift, The line of march was
then taken up and continued through
the city down to Mio batt.-ry, where
the military, numbering 1,400 men in
uniform, passed In review before Gov?
ernor Altgeld ami Mayors Swl t and
Pieken. The Flist Regiment, National
Guards, or Illinois, made a splendid
Impression and were loudly eheerc I
throughout the day.
At 1 o'clock the entire party of guests
were taken for a trip across Ute Im?'
bor and through the jetties Oil a tleet
of fine exeip-slon stemm rs. he,.d-d by
the civile Lim- ocean steamer Sem'nole.
a handsome lunch was served on board
ol each vessel. The visit lug soldiers
gave an exhibition drill on the bat?
tery at 4:30 and their Glee Club fave
? concert from the balcony of the Char?
leston Hotel at 7 o'clock. Early in the
lllghl the visitors were tendered a pub?
lic reception and supper at the Chut leg
The visitors left the city to-nlghl at n
o'clock. The day has witnessed the
greatest demonstration Charleston lias
ever accorded to n party ol stran.i ts
and both the guests and hosts appear
to be delighted with one ancth.tr.
A Conference Of Pastors.
Petersburg, Va.. Nov. 14.?A confer?
ence or pastors meeting with the Bap?
tist General Association of Virginia,
Which meets here to-morrow night as?
sembled to-night at the First Baptist
Church with Rev. j. b. c..x. of Stauiiton,
presiding. Religious services were held
and then the conference proceeded to
discuss the questions before it. The
ilrsi was "Does tin- Lord require of
his people a definite part of their living
as their contribution to their work?"
Those who took part in the debate
were R.-v. Frank R. Boston, of War
rciitoh, Va.: Rev. a. p, Bagby, of Parm
vllle; Rev. Edward Pollard, of Roa
noke, ami Rev. Thomas Diinaway, of
Rev. I. M. Mercer, pastor of West
View Baptist Church, of Richmond,
read a paper on the responsibility of
the local church in missionary effort.
Iii in li of ll Sou Of tlOV. M at I hew N.
Atlanta. Ga., Nov. 14.? Benlck S. Mat?
thews, son of Governor Claude Mat?
thews, of Indiana, died here to-day.
His father Is on his way here. Young
Matthews had been sick for several
The Sudden Demise of State Senator Ben?
nett, of Carroll County, Maryland,
WILL CAUSE ANOTHER POLITICAL BATTLE
Tho Control ot tlu'Sriialc of Maryland
Hinge l'|ioutht- ItvNiilt, inrSiiould
? to Itrnnbllcnus bo SiirrrNslnl. lite
lte|ircH<>iiinlluii Would be Kqunl?
A Lively viliilr Promised.
Baltimore. Nov. 14.?Tho death of
Stute Senator I'lttkncy J. Hen net t, <>f
Curroll county last night, will result In
nuothor light between the Democrats
ami Hepubllcuiis of tho State. The
control or the State Senate hinges
to some extent upon the result. Prior
to Mr. Bonu.ltY. dentil the Senate was
composed of 14 Democrats and in Ite
piibllcaus. Should the Itcpubllcuiis
elect Mr. Bennett's successor the Sen?
ate will be a tie. This would give W.
Cabell Bruce, an Independent Deine,
erat, oT Baltimore, the balance of pow?
er. He Is a very pronounced anti-ttor
ItlUII man and will vote wit It the He
publicans to confirm Lloyd Lowitdns
appointments, ami for many proposed
chunges In the registration, election
ami other laws of the state, tho Dem?
ocrats don't approve. Mr. Dennett's
majority in the elect ion nine days ago
was but 47. The special election, there?
fore, promises to be a lively alTalr.
IT SOBERED HIM UP.
IIllll I o vii I a f i ii ii dulses U .11 Isll II p Oil
< ii in i n Street.
Last night as a gentleman started
to enter Land's shoe store, at No. -14
Church street, he mot with an expe?
rience he will not soon forget. As In
stepped on lite sill of the door he
placed his hand on one of the Iron
pillars which support the second lloor
of the building unit in an instant he
was lying sprawling on the sidewalk.
A gentleman rushed up to nssist the
prostrate man to his feet, and as he
clutched the Iron pillar lor support he
took a header and landed In the gutter
A crowd begun to gather, among
which was a colored mull somewhat
under the Inllueuce of liquor. The col?
ored man attempted to pass, but In
doing so gave it lurch und fell against
the post. To keep from falling he grab?
bed it with both hands, when his
feel Hew from under him, he turned a
somersault and landed on his ear. The
gyrations evidently sobered him, for,
grabbing bis hut. hi' struck out for
I,osnor's Park, which was reached in
Just Iwo minutes ami twenty-seven
Tin' insulation on the wire which feeds
the electric llghl ill the store had be?
come wont off and the wire, nibbing
against the iron front, had charged it
with electricity. This solves the mys?
tery ami it policeman stationed in front
of tin- door prevented further mischief
during the night.
Prominent Murj landers Married,
Baltimore, Nov. 14.?A large and
fashionable wedding look place this
afternoon at Brown Memorial Church,
tie- contracting parties being MIsh Ada
laide Cray, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
.lames A. tlray, ami Mr. Eugene Lev?
eling, Jr. The church was handsomely
decorated with palms and chrysanthe?
mums. Aller the marriage a wedding
breakfast was given at the Clary town
house to a selected party of guests.
Miss Daisy House, daughter of Mr.
John (1. House, of Bcialr, Md., was mar?
ried to Mr. John Wilson Richardson, of
Baltimore, at the First Presbyterian
Church, Bolalr, to-night. The affair
was a brilliant society event, many
guests coming from Philadelphia. Wash?
ington and New Jersey. The bride had
A Conference of Pastors H t
Another Central Labor Union,
The oflicers of tin- Centra* Labor
Union In this city were notified yester?
day of the organisation at Koanok-j <if
Hu- Central Labor Union of Southwest?
ern Virginia, This makes three Ceiitrril
Labor bodies in this State, the third
being located at Hichmond and having
jurisdiction over all towns adjacent to
that city. It is said there i-i not it city
or town in the Stale which is not re?
presented by labor unions
Charged With llwusebrenuiiig.
John Moyd, colored, is locked up at
Police lleadtitiarlers, charged with
hoiisebreaking, He was caught last
night In the rear of tlie Davis furniture
house, at No. 212 Church street, by
Mr. H. F. Mllher, who placed him un?
der arrest and turned him over to Offi?
cer i'i nt tess. Ho fore doing so. how?
ever, tin- prisoner showed tight, and
cut Mr. Mliner's farv.
Valuable Homo nnd Lot nt Auction.
By direction of Win. W. Old, trustee,
there will be offered nt public auction
to the highest bidder, at 10 o'clock this
morning, on tlie premises lot No. iilS
on Pom lb avenue, in West Norfolk, to.
get her with the buildings ami Improve?
ments thereon. Kor terms see adver?
tisement on eighth page of to-day's
The Brown-White Wedding. ~~
Lexington, Va.. Nov. 14.?Professor
William (i. r.rown, Ph.D.. L.L. D? for?
merly professor of chemistry at Wash?
ington and Lee University, now In the
Agricultural Department at Washing?
ton, anil Miss Belle White, daughter of
the late Professor James Jones White,
of Washington anil Lee University,
were married here this afternoon at
the residence of the bride's mother.
Tlie ceremony was prformed by Kev.
Henry M. White, of Winchester, an un?
cle of the bride.
FROM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
'i in- <io\eminent and tlx* Hyrlau
Const, mill ?Hier Notes.
Washington, Nov. 14.?Postmastor
Gcnornl Wilson has dented the privi?
leges of the mails to an unauthorized
concern callng Itself "The Exposition
In f?r mat Ion Bureau of Atlanta." it
Issued a pamphlet purporting to give
Information to visitors to tlie Atlanta
Exposition, bill which the post pffico
authorities construed aa being Intend?
ed for fraudulent purposes.
It Is learned to-day that the reasons
why tbls Government bus not sent
more war vessels to the Syrian coast
Is that it depends upon the assistance
ot < treat Britain. Prance, und other
Christian countries In protecting Ame?
rican missionaries and other citizens
of the United States In tho Sultan's
possessions. The well known policy of
the United Slates to avoid foreign al?
liance, precludes the Idea that there
is a formal agreement between this
government and European nations,
but an understanding has probably
been reached that will permit the
American representatives In Turkey to
call on commanders of foreign vessels
for succor In the event that the lives
of American citizens are placed In jeop?
ardy through I be feeling against Chris?
tians. This has been done in similar
instances particularly where no Amer?
ican naval vessel was available.
The report of the chiefs ot the
Naval Bureaus of Construction anil
Steam Engineering concerning the fall
tire or the* ram ICttlllhdll) In malte
Ihn speed required by the contract
With the Navy Department, have been
made to the Secretary of the Navy.
It Is understood that they recom?
mended the vessel be accepted by the
Government despite the requirement
thai If lite vessel fulled to ilevelope an
average speed of seventeen knots per
hour (luring her trial run. she would
stand rejected. The ground for the
recommendation Is that the arbitrary
contract requirement wan not made
under a provision of law but at the vo?
lition of the Secretary of the Navy,
and that therefore the Secretary Is not
bound to compel adherence to the
letter of the contract, but may modify
It as lio pleases.
The Southern Surgical and Gynlcolo
Ulcal Association closed their three
days' session to-day In this City by
electing a new list of officers for the
criming year us follows: Ernest V.
Lewis, of New Orleans, president; Jo?
seph Taljer Johnson, Washington, ilrst
vice-president; It, Douglas, Nashville,
Tetitili second vice president; Dr. Cart
ledge, Louisville, ivy., treasurer, and
William B. B. Davis. Birmingham, sec?
retary. G. J, Englcman, of St. Louis,
was elected lo succeed himself lu the
Nashville, Tenn., was chosen as the
place of meeting for next year, and
Dr. William David Haggard, of that
city, was npointed chairman of the
local committee of arrangements.
PENNSYLVANIA AND GEORGIA.
Tlie lUanuntetu'rcrM1 Club of theC'lly
of Brotherly Love In Atlitnfn.
Atlanta, da.. Nov. 14.?The Pennsyl
vanlans had possession of tho Expo?
sition to-day. Governor Hastings and
staff, the justices r.f the Supreme
court, the Manufacturers' Club of
Philadelphia, and the Plttsburg press
cadets came in on special trains early
111 the morning. There were two hun?
dred in the Manufacturers' Club par?
ty. During the forenoon the Governor
ami bis staff wer escorted lo the Ex?
position grounds by the fyovernor's
Horse Guards of Atlanta. Tho speech?
es were delivered at Pennsylvania's
Governor Hastings address made a
fine impression and he was loudly and
He was followed by .Mayor King of
Atlanta. Lieutenant Governor Lyon of
Pennsylvania, H. II. Cabanntss of At
lania. and Judge Willlnms of Pennsyl?
vania's Supreme bench.
The Mexican Bund gave overtures
between the speeches.
The Pennsylvanlans were given a
luncheon at the Piedmont Club.
Cleveland's Chamber of Commerce
held a reception at the Illinois building,
this afternoon. The building was ten?
dered to the Ohioiins by Commission?
er Abbott, of Illinois.
AN OUTRAGED HUBAND'S ACT.
Ite Klmots IIIn Faithless Wife nnil
Turns tlie Revolver 9 poo Himself.
Chattanooga, Tenn., Nov. 14.?An
outraged husband to-day made n des?
perate effort to kill his wife and her
paramour and in the belief that he had
succeeded. Ilred the last ball in his
revolver Into his own head. Will
Bridges, the would-be homicide, is an
Intelligent working man, whose home
was made wretched by Ills wife's free
ways with other men, and especially
with Walter Hastings, a young gallant.
Meeting tho two on a much frequented
street corner, the husband lired two
shots from a bulldog revolver at Has?
tings. Ills wife ran bei ween them and
the weapon was trained upon her and
two shots Ilred, one striking her in
the mouth. Bridges then sent the re?
maining charge Into his own head, but
after entering the skull It glanced up?
ward and passed out. Neither husband
nor wife are dangerously wounded.
lie, .not I'nmi incut Went Indians.
London, Nov. 14.?Mr. Joseph Cham?
berlain, Secretary of State for the Colo?
nies, received at he Colonial olllce to?
day a deputation of prominent Brit?
ish West Indians who had calcd to re?
quest that negotiations be opened look
to the abolition of sugar bounties. Mr.
Chamberlain replied that he would
communicate with his colleagues upon
the question of opening negotiations.
Regarding the application of counter?
vailing duties, he said he did not be?
lieve that the House ofConunons would
favor such a policy.
A HEALER OF THE
A Man Named Schlater Creates a Cra
Among the People of I en er, Colorado.
THE PUBLIC BELIEVE THE MAN HONEST
lie Writes n'Note ton t 1 loud, Say In?
Tlint His Mission Was Finish?
mill Thiu tlie Father look Iii
Away ?Jinny Mick People Frc
Afar l?rcnllj- IMeuippointcri.
Denver, Col.. Nov. 14.?The city I
wild over the latest sensation In tl
Schlater craze. This morning whcn7;
member of the Fox family wont to
the healer of the sick for breakfa
about 8 o'clock, his room was four
vacant. Ho had mysteriously ' dla '
beared some time during the night, lei)
Injr no word behind. Mr. Fox later col
before the crowd of 3,000 people til: ,
hod been assembling; since 3 a. m., am
told them the startling news. The crow
was astounded and were disposed i
llrst to disbelieve the story. Then they
began to discuss the matter, some being
inclined to blame Mr. Fox. To-day^
Kchlatith- was to appear before the'
United Slates Commissioner as Wt"
nens against "The Blessed" handke
chief fakers, and the fear of becorVil:
entangled in the court proceedings 'Is
probably the real reason for tho dis-,
appearance of the man.
it was observed yesterday that he
was growing restless under the Increase
lug excitement nnd tho swelling crowds;
The craze had grown beyond his power
to control and thin fact Is also believed',
to have some Influence In sending hlrrsj
away. Later In the morning a note?'!
from Schlater was found, reading: "Mr.'S;
Fox. my mission Is finished. Tho Fatre?i>
er takes me away. F. SCHLATER." if
11 is thought the healer Is wandering
over the hills. It Is known that he tooli
no money with him. Thousands of peo?
pie flocked about the deserted cottage*;
this morning and the condition of theS
disappointed sick from a distance Is plt-;"i
The United States Court has Issued,'
subpoena for Schlater's Immediate dp.^
peurance as a defaulting witness. A,'
search Is being made for him without'*
success thus far. Should lie be found.;
and jailed trouble will follow so strong?
is public belief In the man's honesty^
and sincerity, and even hin power of;'
curing diseases through some sort of su
pernalurul means or by divine dispen-0
sullon. . >'v
Tlie Norfolk Art I.engno's Ktnntnn .
There was held last night at .'thti?/
rooms of the Norfolk Art League, In th'qi'S,
liuddlngton building, the first enterj-M
tainment of the season?a Russian ted. |
The fortunnte were invited from 5 to ;-r:
!) o'clock, and, notwithstanding the verySsfi
Inclement weather, there were many Rjj
present. Delicious tea was served tvonif?'
j the Samooar, and with it other light rig?
freshments, most inviting to the. guests''';-*
j Numerous pictures, the work of tho 5
mernibers and other artists, adorned^
the walls. The rooms were charmingly^;
1 decorated and nature and art , allk.eSf
j caught and held captive the gazer'ajpi
I eye; in fact, nature had rather the heijt^s
I of it, for some of the young gentlemen.^
It seemed, could not see the pictures^
1 for the artists, and small hlamc to them;-^
It was made clear last night that 'fUii'?.
without tea, Is Incomplete. -
The Carnival of 1'radc,
The disagreeable weather last nighty
kept many people away from the Car^M
nival of Trade at Armory Hall, buti
those who did go werp amply repaid:lift?
tlie opportunity of witnessing the Per?
sian Guards' March, representing modes,:
I of warfare 3,000 yenrs ago, the costumes j
of those days being duplicated by fhe'v
soldiers, who last night appeared in.S
battle array. This, at least, was stated.
by those who profess to know. ?t
To-night Rev. Thomas Dlxoh . W???
bo the special attraction. He will de-?
liver one of his famous lectures ant??
there is no doubt that the mere an?
nouncement of his coming will draw e??
big crowd of people.
The price of admission to-night wl||
be 25 cents until 9:30 p. m., after which,
time the- fee will be reduced to 10 cen^a
FOR THE BALANCE OF THE WEEK
Sale Continued on Umbrellas, Whlt?
UtilltH null Curtains. .
On account of the continued Inolerfl
lent weather we will sell for the ba*1
lance of the week those white qulltsr
(at 79c. worth $1.25 and $1.50, and tho^
silk gloria umbrellas at 9Sc, 'wortr
$1.50 and $2.50: chenille portieree, $ijtj
and up; lace curtains, 39c. and up. SI
bargains. Call and see them.
196" Main stT4Q&|
?Slveii at Our ?reat Mid-Sale or SSi'f'
Class Dry Goods, Coats and Cap
Public interest in this great sale,
unabated. Every department Is a bcq
of great activity. Mention a few ot t]
wonders: All wool serge, 'worth "
now 21c; serge worth G0c, now 3
serge worth G0c, now 40c; aerge wof
51, now 75c; novelties In fancy weavi
worth 75c, now 50c; novelties wajftjj&.i
now 75c: clay suiting, worth :$8,S'SQ^
$1.25. . Many wonders await you incfig
and muslin underwear parlor. GaiUs
save money this week. Remember.;
goods are not reduced, but evtiry$j
partment has reduced goods In f
variety. R. A. SAUNDERs
172 Main str
A Shoo Stock nt Cost.
Mrs. B. Raphel's entire stock, a
116 Church street, must bo sold at'<
Everything that pertains to flj-sC-j
shoe-making, at cost to close out"
"Newest Dlscoveiy'Vd&ttiv ? itS.
pain, N. Y. E>. Rooms. Ennes,