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TIIR TIM-S POUNDBD 1 SHO.
tiik DispAtcH Pootrtma iho.
WHOLE NUMBER 17,809.
RICHMOND, VA., MONDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 1900.
Ttin WRATHKH TO-DAY?r;tonflr.
PRKJE TWO CENTS J
OLD DOMINION WELCOMES THE WORLD-CIRCLINq FLEET ON ITS RETURN TO VIRGINIA WATERS
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, Atlanllr Battlcahlp'Klcet l)urlti_ Man oeuvrcn Off" Vlrsrlnla I itpp.i.
Bevy of Beauty Awaits the
Sailor Boys at Old.
"NAVY WIDOWS" AND
MOTHERS AT HOTELS
Those Who Parted From Lovcd
Uncs in Sorrow Fourleen
Months Ago, Back in the
Same Place, This Time in
BY H- W. SIMPSO.N.
OU) POINT COM FORT, VA., Feb
ruray 21.?Out beyond the. cape
where the night wlnds are la-sli
Ing the seas into whltecaps and foatu
the battleshlp fleet, home-bound, 1:
waiung to come tn. There is a con
tinuat chatter by wirelcss. Message:
are flaahed back and fortn througl
the ilarkness, to be plcked ur> by tlii.
Bliip ot'ithat, or plucked out of the ai
by governnient land stations, and sen
WhlrUng into all directions to whiel
the compass points. As these phanton
eircuits hum wlth the buzz and whi
or fhystlo symbols and signs lhat an
thrown into words. a searchlight cut:
h white streak against the fleecy boson
of the sky, while from tlie anchorec
t'leet Jthere is a golden twlnkle ltke ;
?hower of stars.
Swarnting like so many butterfliei
around thn hotels of Old Potnt, thi
multitude.is awaiting the arrival of thi
men aboard wlth that same degree o
eagerness and expectaney wlth whlcl
a chlld looks forward to the mythica
visit of Santa Clatis. Now and thei
eyes glance strangely at the clocks ant
count the hours. for it has been four
teen months slnc'o thls same crow<
stood on these sltores and waved fare
Well to the ships that went out- ove
the boaten puth <jC many seas an<
around the world.
At Old Point to-night tlie nav.\
widows and those who hope to b<
have thrown aslde. the dark and som
bre weeds to shlne resplenderit, whlh
the lypica] mother ot the cruislng mat
sits and waits, as the flsher lr.aldet
of old. Beyond the oapes or ltere?I
is difflcult to picture the feelings o
those who yearn for to-morrow.
lY.-lliin of DcmouHtratlon lu Alr.J
Tliere can.be uo mistake about tln
uemoustralion which will break loosi
here to-morrow, for the air is t'alrl:
charged wlth thoughts of it lo-night
And in this excttement of the niotnen
the murvelous leat of the battleshlp
is forgotten, Ihe same being llkewis,
true of the flrst AmerU:an whose nata
day will be celebruted, but ln whoB'
llvlng day there was no fleet. Over li
Norfolk, where they are trylng t(
make the most of it, streamers an
nounce thnt business will be .suspende,
tii-morrow in honor of tlie navy's trl
urnph. in lahored editorials the morn
Ing papers hereabouts dlsmiss the pa
trlotic event. wlth the statement tha
It would surprise Mr. Washington 1
he could come back to life and vlev
the epeotaole ln Hampton Roads. Bu
e hero" ls a hero, whether he is a race
horie or a shlp. and in tlils gloriou
day of peace the real hero must_ b
of flesh or steel.
Although Admiral Sperrv was withi
etrlking distance of the shore to-daj
there was no message to the asseni
plerj evowde A f_Vw excurslon boaf
'"V^oatinueti on Pas& X?o.~Co!_Oitt IJ.
how ^^^i_^r;? \v&t_ r^aseag. ii^i_i__^____t^_h -r_c_^_d?s
Admiral of Atlantic Squadron and
Fifty-Four Officers Ac
ARRIVE TO-MORROW MORNING
Sends \\ ireless Telegratn to
Chambcr of Commerce?Pub
W. T. Dabney, ? liniulu-r of t'onunerce,
Admlrnl Suen-y acuenta wlth mueli
p.lcnaure the agrt'euble luvltatlou of iUo
thiniilicr of CiiinmiTiv aml the pt-i>|ili
nf ItU-liiiioiiil to lunoheoii lu lllelu>l"uil
on Kehrun'ry _B. He will be aoiMint
liiioleil by fifty-four offlce ra.
TJesplte many mlsgivlngs that the
three metsages sent by wlrelesa to the
Atlantic squadron were lost before thoy
could be plcked up ,by the operator on
tho flagshlp Connectlcut, AUmiral
Sperry and the officers of hls fleet
will lunch in Richmond to-morrow aa
tho guests-of the Charnber of Com?
tn the effort to h.xve the men who pi
loted the great fleet in lts voyas'9
around the globe, taste the hospltallty
of the capital city, us well as that. of
the seaporti, the flrst wlrele'ss wns
sent by the Chatuber of Gomrncrcfe
through the $Javy VJepartment from
Washington Friday ' mornlng. - Rece.lv
ing no reply__by- Saturday niglit, inp
AContiauea o_ Pa_a ?iwo?Columa ij.
MILLION DOLLAR ENDOWMENT
FOR UNIVERSITY IS NOW A FACT
Schedule of. Excursions.
. STREET ? STATION.
Counuou wealth Club leavca 7:15
Publlc exeurslou leavea 8tl3 A. M.
Weatmoreland Club leavea 8i30' A.
Publlc exeuralon leuvca U A. .11,
ltETUI*t*V FltOM ULU I'OIXT.
I'ubllc iwcurslon Iciivcm liltll 1'. 11.
I'outmou.weulth Club leavea ? P. M.
YVestmorclaiid Club leavea Ti30 I*.
I'ubllc excuraiou leavea StUO P. M.
Speclal siti-eel-enr facllllles Ituvc
becu nrrniiK't'il ou nll llues leudiuu;
tu Maln Street Statlou.
UlNCHKS AND EXCUHSIOSi
Tlie "iVeatniorcliuiu Club i-icui-nIoh
wlll be met at Ncwport TVew* by tbu
j|. V? 1*.' und. Ai. xteainbuat I'mn
aylvnnlu.. on wblch Ihe iinrt.v wlll
vlew tbe lueoiuluff ticct iu Hnmptou
The Coinmouweuttb Club excuralon
wlll be uiet at Old Polnt by the
Old llomliilon ?teaiu?hlp Poeahoutlia,
from wblch to wltneaa the review.
A,t oiu l'oini, lliini|>toii and \ci\
port N?w? there wlll be a varlety nt
iuuuchca, ateamers nnd other crnft
to (nUc vUHorn out lutn Hatuptnii
An excuralon vlew ti( the luconi
Inic (leet c?n he obtalued from tlie
Old Polnt .dock;
VInIIIua partlc* ahould be ?irinlil
ed wlth luueb, <?* rei??rln Indlcntc
tiupreeedeuted a'teudanee, 'wlth. con
Nciiuent linpoMHibllll v of ?nov'.illinv
? ?' ' >; ,.
President Alderman Makcs An
nouncement of Accomplish
ment of Purpose.
$500,000 FROM CARNEGIE
This Will Serve for Permanent
Kntlowment of Six Differ
[apenal to The Tlraes-Dlupatch,]
C'HARLOTTLCSVIU.-, VA., t''ebruary
?l.?xhe $1,000,000 endowment tor the
University of Virginia is now an ac
complished fact. Tlils good news. wlth
very. brlef details, President Alderman
eommunicated to tho facully lasL
evctiing. Publlc announcenient, wlth
fuller informatlojt, will be made on
To this great work President Alder?
man put hls hauds soon after he came
to Ihe university to assume the dutles
of lts headshlp. AJtdrew Carneglo
subscrtbed himself for $500,001),condl
tlonally, expresslng his great pleas
ure at his nblllty to serve tho Univer?
sity of virginia, and, through it, the
States of the South. Other sums -were
added In splte of financlal depressiuii
in the country, untll wlth $100,000
ralseci ln Noveinber and $150,000 pro
c.urcd during President Alderman's ro
cent visit to New York, the $1,000,000
mark has been reached, without tn
cludlng one dollar of bequesta or State
Thls- lari^e endowment, which1 ex
ceeils lu- $250,000 Jhe aicuniulttled e'n*
, .tContuiusd on-Page y.our.Br.?eluiua 3_,
Plan of the Review.
The plan of to-duy'a review, brlef
ly, ia aa follotva;
The Muyllower, wlth the Preal?
dent and hla party ou board, will
urrive nt the (nll o( Ihe h<'r?.->l.
ln Cheaopenke Day, about eight
ikllea enat of the Old Polnt iilcr, aud
jtUoiii ci|uiil dlatiiucc frum the niKc
way uli the eapea, al 11 o'clock. The
Muylloner wlll be in prautlcally tite
auuie poaitlon ahe look up fiiurtccn
iiionilii Hjjo, wheu the llcet veutureil
l'oiii, ou tlie eruiae thnt waa to nuike
(he Aincrlciiu tutvy luniilliu- nnd i'h
inoo.s ln the porta of the wi.rtil. The
(ouneetleut, teudliiK the aluifle eol
iiiitn of bultleshliia nnii rcacortlhj*;
cruUera, will polul the w'uy lu tho
enpes ut 10' o'clock, uiio* wlll paaa
the Muyllower proiuiMly ut .11
Tlie llne nl' ahlpa, It I- uuv. eall
iiiiucd, wlll be ti 11(11/ more tlinn
aevou inllt-M Ioiik, und wlll he oue
bour iu uaaalUlf, The biittleahlpH
wlll proeeed alowly to the tiuebor
uge grounda ruuiill'ts weat frnni the
Old i'olut pler, nnd tlie Muyllower,
pli-Klim up her tiuehora, wlll follow
tbe laat uf the war veaaela Into the
llonda. The Prtsldcut'a yut-bt wlll
take u positlon ln the eentre of the
fleet, und ut .' o'clock the (Ihjj nud
conimundinic ntlloera wlll be rc.dvcd
on board ny Prealdent Itooaevell.
I.iKi-i- the Pr?ii?lili!iit, uceoinpuuied by
the eouuuaud'.'r-lii-ehlet of the ileel,
?lll kii ubonrd llic Couuccllctii,
I.oulaluna, (Icorifia und Wlacoitalu,
t|ie dlvtalii'inl llii-jalitiia, to uddr. .< .
tlie nieu. Ueturulug to tlie Mtiy
||ower ut the eouelualou of theae
vlatts tbej Prealdeut wll! return tii
once to Vk'HMbliiKtou, tirrivtiut there
eurly Tufaduy iiicrnjuH,
OFF FOR REVIEW
President Boards Mayfknver, and
Is Cheered by an Immense
"GOOD-BY AND GOOO LUCK"
is His Reply as Yacht Swung
Slovvly Into the
WASHINGTON, D. C, February ai.~
Amld the plaudlts of the assembled
throng which had gatliored at the
?navy yard to wltness hla departure,
President Roosey.elt and party, aboard
the United States shiti Mnyfluwcr,
eailed shorlly before dusk to-day for
Hampton Roads, where to-morrow he
will welcqrne the returnlng battleshlp
fleet, As the Mayftower swung out
Into the Potomac Rlver, the crowd
broke out Into cheers_ and the Presi
dnit, ratalng hls hat, called out: "Good,
bv aml good luck."
The Mayflower proceeded down tha
Potomac at moderate speed. It la
, ucheduled lo arrlve at the roads at
I ',i o'clock to-morrow mornlng, and, re
iturnlng, it will leava Hampton Roads
aboili r, o'clock to-morrow evenlng,
reaehini Waahltvgton about * o'clock
ln afldttlon to the President and Mrs
ROOSeveR thO?e in the Mavflower
| mtt and Quentln RooseveU. Miss Uiii
party we,ra Mla.e Bthol R,o.pa?velt, Ker
t,Co_Unu*d on fa?a luu-.CvUuw 4_,
IT DBILL ERDUHPS
All Water Lanes Are Now
? Leading to Hampton
. IN AHEAD OF FLEET
Admiral Sperry Reports His Ar?
rival, and Only Official Mes
sages Are Exchanged by
Wireless, to the Great Dis- j
appointment of Many ,
of the Wives.
"Wireless From Fleet.
ON BOAJUD li. S. FLAGSH1P CON
NECTIOUT AT SEA, vla U. S. S.
Yanktoc, Fobruary 'it UOi-13 p. Jf.>.
-?Tlie hiiulrslitu lleet ls ntnety miles
southeaat of ? njio Ilrnrv, lu llu<- of
tuiuadroim. Spced ten knots. ' AVill
arrlve ,iu HChcdule tline; aluwtuu
down, Ir necessary. Slroui; south
ivent uimU tlurlng tln- nisht of the
lDtli, lnereased <o fresh westcrly
KuIcn. All bnttleships nltcht<l lieui -
Hy, but iiuiilo .MiilNtHciorv iiro_rr.i?.
Tbp wenther ntoderutcd un tUc nlght
uf the '.'Oi h.
The erulMcriH Mortb Carollna and
Montana Jolned the fleet at 11 1*.
M. on the 20th after henvr Meather.
cuusing BOtne delny to tli.-in, makinis
n lotiil of thirty slilp.i, the ?trou_cst
fleet ever hrought to_rther under
the American IIiik. f
FORT MONROE. VA., February 21.'?
Tha returntng battleshlp fleet
reached the Southern drIU
grounda, fifty miles off the Virginia.
capes, early to-day, and the battleshlp
Connecticut has been in eonstant wire?
less communication throughout ihe
afternoon. The fleet will remaln on
the drlll grounds untll 5" o'clock to
morrow mornlng, gettlng under wuy
ul that holtr, in order to make tha
rapes by Ul o'clock and hegin passing
tlio Mayflower at the Tall of the
Htbrseshoe In Chesapeake Bay one hour
Tho weather was well-nlgh perfeot
nn the coast to-day, and the battleshipa
during thelr breatlilng spell on tbe
dt-ill grounds will be pdlished and
patnted afresh for the revlew to-nton
row. which will go down in hlstor/y
as ono of the mosi notable ln th,? an
uals of tho American navy.
The number of vessels 'ln the line
that will flie by tlie Mayflower ?-il|
not be so great as at other revlews,
but never beforn has tha Preeldenl
personally vlslted so many of the stlll
as he plans tb do to-morrow. The re