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VISITS THE OLD DOMINION
He Witnesses tlie Lauiicning and Glirlsteniiig
ol tlie Torpedo Boat snuDricn at Richmond.
PRAISES VIRGINIA AND VIRGINIANS
The Great Trade Carnival Postponed to Wednesday?The
Shubrick, the First Torpedo Boat Built at the Capital
City's New Ship Yard, Successfully Launched?Speeches
by the President and Others?The Siren, With the Vir?
ginia Naval Reserves, Having Been Delayed by the
Storm, Arrived Late, but Salutes the President.
(By Telegraph to Vlrglnlan-rilot.)
Richmond, Va., Oct. 31.?The demon?
stration Tiere to-day was a success In
many respects despite the forbidding
weather. The civic carnival parade
had to be abandoned until to-morrow,
and tlie decorations of the buildings
presented a bedraggled and woe-licgone
appearance. Rut the people, residents
as well as visitors, from other Virginia
cities and points outside the State, who
came to witness the launching and see
the President, were enthusiastic, and
as far us possible put the best foot
WELCOMED TO RICHMOND.
The Presidential train arrived on
time, nnd as it skirted through tlie su?
burbs of the city the Howitzer Battery
ilred a Presidential salute. At Elba
station, in lite West End, where tlie
President debarked and took carriage
for the Jefferson Hotel, he was formal?
ly welcomed by Mayor Taylor, who
spuke its follows:
"Mr. President: This occasion de?
mands simply an old Virginia welcome,
nnd as Mayor and the representative
of every man, woman and child In this
community, I bid you and your dis?
tinguished associates a.hearty welcome
to this historic city. "We are mindful
of the fact that you have shown by
your patriotic utterances that you
stand for the whole Republic, and in
consideration of the higher purpose of
binding the sections together, which
were once unhappily divided, we throw
nsldoj all difference:-. We. esteem yon
as the President of our entire country,
und na such, we greet you and thank
you sincerely for your kindness in coin?
ing to our celebration of an event
which Is an epoch in our commercial
"Von nnd your distinguished asso?
ciates have honored us, and we shall
show our appreciation of It by doing all
in our power to make your visit pleas?
THE PRESIDENT'S RESPONSE.
Tho response of tlie President was as
Mr. Mayor find My Fellow Citizens: I
only appear for a moment to give
heartfelt response to the warm and cor?
dial welcome given to me by the people
of the city of Richmond, through Its
honored Chief Executive ottlcer. Your
Mayor lias kindly alluded to the good
feeling which everywhere prevails and
I can only, in replying, say that it in
the slightest degree I have contributed
to the unification of the country, it Is
the proudest honor of my life. I am
to speak for a few minutes this after?
noon, nnd so. only thanking you, Mr.
Mayor, and my fellow citizens, for this
welcome, I bid you all good morning."
AN INFORMAL RECEPTION.
Immediately nfler this ceremony the
President nnd party were driven to the
JelTerson Hotel and held an Informal
and somewhat enforced reception in the
Franklin street lobby of the onildiug.
It Is estimated that a thousand per?
sons shook hands with him before he
would permit the police to clear the
way for him to go to his private apart?
AT THE SHIP TARD.
A little later luncheon was served in
the (Urning room of the hotel, some throe
hundred persons silting down, and then
the Presldemtlnl party were driven to
the shiip yard, the President being
warmly cheered all along the route. At
?the yard an immense crowd had as?
sembled and the President, having
'been introduced by Mayor Taylor,
spoke as follows:
Mr. Mayor, Lndi'.ea and Gentlemen: I
am glad to meet my fellow-citizens of
Richmond and to join with ihem. in
?tibia Interesting celebration in honor
of the launching of the torpedo boait
Shublck, built in this oity, of American
material, by the labor of American
worWngmcn. for the use of the Ameri?
can Navy. I congratulate builders and
workmen upon tills evidence of their
skill and Industry, so crcdlitable to the
manufacturing company and so highly
cormhended by the officers of the Gov?
EQUIPPED THE TEXAS.
"This is not the first contribution
which Richmond has mado to our
splendid Navy. She equiipped the war?
ship Texas with ail her machinery,
boilers and engines, which were tried
nnd tested with eminent satisfaction in
the brilliant navvU engagement In the
harbor of Santiago, when that gallant
vessel so gloriously nss^isited in the de
strucition of Cereva's licet, winning a
memorable victory and hastening nn
honorable and enduring pwvee.
"I heartily rejoice with people of this
great city upon its industrial revival
and upon the notable prosperity lit Is
feeling in all of fcts business enterprises.
You are talcing advantage of the com?
mercial opportunities of the hour.
You arc advancing In manufactures,"
extending your markets and receiving
a deserved shore of the world's trade.
""What dan be. more gratifying; to ua
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than the present condition of the coun?
try? A universal love of country and
an nhlc national spirit animate ull the
! people. Wo are on the best of terms
I with each ether and on most cordial
relations with every power on earth.
We have ample revenue with which to
conduct the Government. No deflcit
menaces our oredit.
"Money ds abundant in volume n.nd
Unquestioned in value. Confidence in
the present and faith in the future are
j firm and strong and should not bo
shaken or unsettled. The people are
! doing business on business principles
N THE TRACK
F THE STORM
Reports of Damages Sustained in
North and South Carolina.
HAVOC ON THE COAST
lleuvcs I'lironfi'd in Danville?Halt
nnil Hiisnr Ncltcil and Coltoa null
I.amber Flontetl Awny nt Xien
Bern? iioav.y l'ro|icr(y I.onscs ut
IVrlgutnvllIo, Cnrullmt |Uoiicu nil
-Oitlburolf North Gnrollun.
(By Telegraph to Virsrlnlan-Fllot)
DanvlBe, Va-, Oct. 31.?The gale from
the northeast raged, all night last nJght
und reaohed i'ts greatest force here be?
tween 7 and S o'clock this morning.
Several houses were unroofed and con?
siderable damage done to shade and
fruit trees. By noon the -wind had sub
SEVERE AT NEW BERN.
New. Bern, N. C, Oct. 31.?A hurri?
cane passed through this city last
night. Tire lido was two feet higher
than, ever before. Small boats were
thrown Into the nubile street. At mid?
night tihe firemen fought fire from Knie
barrels catching fire from the water.
Notes of the President's Journey
from Washington to Richmond.
FITZHUCH LEE SPEAKS
Tho PrcMltfont Sinkoallt? Fir?t Spooeli
nt Frptlr rlcknuuri; anil Introduces
General riuhiuii I.po?OuTornor
Tylor Meets tho IlistluKMlsliod Vis
lior ut Aaltlnutl? Addrcaa of Wot*
cuuio nud llctipouac.
(By Telegraph to Virginian-Pilot.)
Bichmond, Va., October 31.?The
President of the United States
left Washington at 3 o'clock this morn?
ing for the Capital of Virginia, "the
mother of States and statesmen." Al?
though the clouds were threatening the
enthusiasm of the party was more than
usual on such an occasion. Sentlmont
caused this feeling. The President him?
self felt, as he said, proud that he was
going to visit Virginia, where so many
of the nation's heroes, statesmen and
distinguished sons had first seen the
lisht of the rising sun.
TORPEDO BOAT SHUBRICK AND MISS CAEEIE S. SHUBRICK.
The Shubrick is the first war vessel built in Richmond for the United States navy since the civil wnr. She is of the '
same size as the Porter and Dupont and is one of 28 torpedo boats and destroyers for which tlie government cave cut i
contracts last fal . She will bo fitted with three torpedo tubes and carry four 0 pound rapid fire gun * II?crew will con
sist of 2 commissioned officers and 20 petty officers and men. Her guaranteed speed is 28 knots
Carrie S. Shubrick the lO-vcnr-old daughter of Dr. John Templar Shubrick of Rocky Mou?t. N. C. chosen to christen
the now boat, comes of a fnnnly famous In the naval history of the country. She is a great-grnnddaughter of Captain
John Templar Shubrick and a great-grandniece of the famous old hero, Rear Admiral William Bran ford Shubrick '
?aiiitl should bo lot a.lonc?encouraged
rather than hindered in their efforLs :to
Increase tho -trade On the country and
find new and profitable markets for
"Manufacturing waa never so active
and universally enjoyed throughout all
the Slates. Work was never so abun?
dant. Tho transpontation companies
were never so taxed to handle the
freight offered by the people for dis?
tribution. The home and foreign mar?
kets contribute to otir prosperity. Hap?
pily Hie latter has increased without
any diminution of the former. Your
locomotives go to Russia; the watch
c.-i?cis from my little city of Canton to
Geneva; the bridges of Philadelphia
span the Nile, and the products of the
American farm and factory are car?
ried upon every sea and find welcome
In most of the ports of tho world.
"In what respect would we change
these happy conditions with the prom?
ises they give of the future.
"The business activity in every part
of the country, the better reward to
labor, the wider markets for the field
of the soil and tho shop; tho Increases
of our shipbuilding not only for our
government but for purposes of com?
merce; the enormous increase of our
export trade In manufactures and agri?
culture; the greater comforts of the
home and the happiness of the people;
the wonderful uplifting o? the business
conditions of Virginia and the South
and of the whole country, mark this
nat only an era of good will, but an
era of good times.
A UNITED PEOPLE.
"It is a great pleasure to me to stand
In this historic capital and to look Into
the faces of my countrymen hero as?
sembled and to feel nnd know that we
are all Americans, sitandlng aa one for
the government we love and mean to
(Continued on Six PageJ^
Jinny tons of salt and sugar In bags
molted and ran Into the river. Eight
saw mills are shut down to-day and the
river Is full of floating coiton and lum?
ber. Nothing has been heard from the
IN NORTH CAROLINA.
Wilmington. N. C, Oct. 31.?Authori?
ties reports from "Wrlghtsvllle and
Carolina Beaches say that the storm,
which reached tlie heighth of Its fury
this morning at -1 o'clock, has wrought
great havoc to property at these places.
No loss of life Is reported. At Wrlghts
ville there arc sixty odd cottages and
of this number lifteen are a total loss
and the others badly damaged. The
loss is estimated at from $20,000 to
The trestle of the "Wilmington Sea
const railroad and track, aggregating
in extent about three miles, is a wreck
and the damage Is conservatively es?
timated at from $10,000 to $50,000. At
Wrlghtsvllle Sound, on the main land,
about one- mile this side of the bench,
considerable damage was also done,
nnd this Is estimated at several thous?
and dollars. The two large summer
hotels on the beach were not destroyed,
but are damaged to some extent.
At Carolina Reach, near the mouth
of the river, thero are abcut twenty
five cottages, boat, and club houses and
a.lso a large hotel- About eighteen of
these were totally destroyed and the
remaining badly damaged. The loss Is
placed at from $12,000 to $1K,000.
Roth beaches were fortunately de
Iserted on account of the season.
A special to the Star from Southport
says that there was considerable dam?
age along the water front thero by the
storm, but no loss of life reported. A
small passenger steamer and tho tug?
boat Alexander Jones were beached. No
other news of damage to shipping has
reached here. The Clyde steamer New
York, Captain Ingram, arrived from
(Continued on Sixth Pace.).
WELCOMED TO FREDERICKS
Tlie trip was without' Incident until
Quantlco was reached. Here a delega?
tion from that blood-drenched town of
other years, that ci.ty of history, board?
ed the train and were presented to the
As the -train approached Fredericks
burg music and cheering greeted the
President. Amid torrents of rain the
crowd, although small, enthusiastically
greeted fhe President.
When tho train camo to a stop the
President addressed the assemblage aa
follows?after being Introduced In the
following words by Postmastor Willis,
My Fellow Citizens,?It gives us great
pleasure to meet, and to me to Intro?
duce to you, the President of our Great
Nation, who will now make you a brief
address. (Great applause and cheer?
My Fellow Citizens?It gives me very
great pleasure to meet my fellow citi?
zens of Frederlcksburg, and your wel?
come is nil the more appreciated bo
cause upon such an Inclement morning
so many of the people havo assembled
here. I am sure- you will n'ot expect
me to do more than to make this sim?
ple acknowledgment of your courtesy
I know you will be glad to meet the
members of the Cabinet who are ac?
companying me, and also one of your
own distinguished fellow citizens who
Is Journeying with me to Richmond.
It gives me very great pleasure to
present to you the. Secretary of the
State. Colonel John Hay; the Secre?
tary of the Treasury. Mr. Lyman J.
Gage; the Secretary of War, Mr. Root;
the Secretary of the Navy', Honorable
John D. Long; the Socrotnry of the
Interior, Mr. Hitchcock, of Missouri,
and the farmer of the Cabinet, Mr.
.(Continued on" Eleventh. Pa#o.).
BOERS GAIN ANOTHER
VICTORY OVER BRITISH
Two Renlinents and a Mounted Battery in
' ' tlie Hills Made Prisoners.
ANOTHER BATTLE NOW IN PROGRESS
Shells from Boer Cannon Dropped Into Ladysmith?General
While, in His Report of the Capture of Regiments, After
Losing Heavily, Takes the Blame For the Disaster Upon
Himself?Boers arc Constructing Forts Around Kimberly,
and Concentrating Troops Southwest of Ladysmith?A
Second English Army Corps Will be Called Into Service*
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-PUot.)
Cape Town, Oct. 31.-12:10 p. m?The South Africa News publishes the
"Iiadysmlth, October 31, 1S99
"A battle is proceeding at the foot of l3tmoulerana, a few mllos from
Ladysmith. Several shells have dropped Into the.town."
BOERS CAPTURE TWO REGIMENTS.
London. Oct. 31.?The Wur Office here received a dlsnatch from General
White, commanding ihe British forces at Ladysmith, reporting that the Royal
Irish Fusiliers, No. 10 Mountain Battery nnd the Gloucestershire Regiment
were surrounded In the hills by the Boers, and after losing heavily, obliged
to capitulate. VI
General White says that the casualties have not yet been ascertained.
The following is the text of General White's dispatch to the War OIllco:
v "Iiadysmlth. Oct. 30, 10:35 p. in.
"I have to report a disaster to the column sent by me to take a position
on a hill to guard the left flank of the Hoops. In these operations to-day tho
Royal Irish Fusiliers. No. 10 Mountuln Battery and the Gloucestershire Regi?
ment were surrounded in the hills, nnd after losing heavily, had to capitulate.
Tho casualties have not yet been ascertained. A man of the Fusiliers, em?
ployed as a hospital orderly, came In under a Hug of truce with a letter from
the survivors of tlie column, who ask for assistance to bury the dead. I fear
there Is no doubt cf the truth of the report.
ASSUMPTION OF RESPONSIBILITY.
"I formed a plan in the carrying out of which the disaster occurred, and
I alone am responsible for the plan. There is no blame whatever to the
troops, as the position was untenable." 1
General While, in a subsequent dispatch, gives the names of the officers
that are prisoners. They , number 42 oftlcers, of whom five were woundedl
At tlie Government Ofllee no effort was made to conceal the feeling of
dlsmny caUHciV_by tho .receipt of the news from General White.--One of ihem
said to tho representative of tlie Associated Press:
AN INEXPLICABLE CALAMITY.
"It is Inexplicable, and lam sorry to say that Its moral effect .Is Inesti?
mable. We have lost heavily In many wars, and have had regiments almost
wliied out, but to have regiments captured, and by the Boers, it is terrible.'*.
An ofllcial of the War Ofllcc said to the representative of tho Associated
Press: "Thin disaster is more likely due to the craze of our young officers to
distinguish themselves, obtain mention In tho dispatches and earn that Vic?
toria Cross, than to i lie fault of that splendid Indian veteran, General White,
In spite of his a v ?w tl."
The War >"" i<j sent the following dispatch to General Buller:
"Thron ex I lions of fcot and ono mountain battery, with reserves,
will leave E:i luring the course of ten days to xnako good tho c as al?
THE BOERS SUFFERED SEVERELY.
A dispatch from Lndyshilth says the Boers suffered severely during the
engagement, some persons estimating their loss at 000 to 1,000 killed and
A SECOND ARMY CORPS CALLED.
It Is learned by tho Associated Press that the War Office has ordered a
second army corps to be In readiness to be called out.
The military officials have not yet decided whether the consummation of
the plan will be necessary, but they are determined to have everything 1n
rcafthiess cither for a demonstration in Europe of Great Britain's capabilities
or for sending even a larger force to the scene of action.
Until the receipt of the news of the Ladysmith dispatches tho latter
course was considered out of the question. But now thero is no knowing
what steps will be decided upon.
WHITE'S PUTURB MOVEMENTS.
London, October 31.?Reports are cur?
rent bero that General AVlitte may re?
tire to Pie tor marl taburff. while the rail?
road is Intact. Thero is much divergence
of opinion In military circles us to the
advisability of such a step.
BOERS CONSTRUCTING FORTS.
Capo Town, October 31.?It Is re?
ported from Barkley West that the
Boers are constructing forts around
Klmbcrley for tho purpose of shelling
London, October 31.?Advices from
Cape Town show that, the Boers are
gathering in considerable force at
Dewdrop, southwest of Dadysmlth,
while largo forces of Boers are advanc?
ing over the Helpmaaker road. A big
camp of Boers Is to be formed between
Harrismlth bridge and Potgletero Farm
camp, -.it Dewdrop, which, it is said, will
extend four miles.
SITUATION AT PRETORIA
An Englishman, who has arrived at
Aliwal Nu'rili, from Petorlo, whence ho
was expelled by way of Bloemtonteln,
says that when he left Pretoria all the
stores there were carrying on business
as usual. President Krueger was still
there, and he did not see any wounded
at Johannesburg. Some of the Trans?
vaal pupeiw are still published, and
contain glowing accounts of the sue?
Cesses of the Boers, saying that Klm
berley and Mafeking are expected to
fall at any moment, while Bechauna
land is cohtiuered and annexed; that
the Republican arms are also success?
ful in Natal, and that the Burghers arc
continuing their victorious march
South, capturing British prisoners and
The papers admit that the battle of
Elandslaagto was a reverse for the
Boers, who lost thirty killed, had many
wounded, and tha#S5 Boers were made
Dadysmlth, according to the Boer
newspapers', is soon to he taken.
The Englishman added that the Boers
are absolutely confident of their ulti?
mate triumph and believe the whole of
Natal is already practically in their
BOER FLAG HOISTED.
A dispatch from Vryburg dated Octo?
ber 25th. gives a report of a remark of
Commandant Delary when hoisting the
Boer llag there.' He declared that tho
llag of the republic was now iloatlng
over the wholo country north of trio
Orange river and that the British, ??g
would never fly there unless hoisted
ever tho dead bodies of the Burghers.
RESERVES CALLED OUT.
London, October 31.?Tho commander
In thief, Field Marshal Lord Wolseley,
has Issued an order for the mobilization
by November 6th of the reserves of tho
Suffolk, Essex and Derbyshire regi?
ments, who will bo added to the South
. RACE TROUBLE.
AN IMPRISONED NEGRO LTBT3R
ATU5D RY NEGROES.
(By Telegraph to Virglnlan-Pllot.)
Charlotte, N. C. Oct. 31?A special to
the Observer, from Mount Hall, N. C.,
'?Sunday night John McDaniel, col?
ored, struck Robert Erwin, white, a
blow which may prove fatal. The ne?
gro was arrested and locked up. A Be?
eret Organization of negroes met and
went to the prison, battering down the
doors and liberated the offender, who
made his escape. An unsuccessful at?
tempt, was made to arrest the leaders
of 'tho negro mob, who resisted. At a
late hour to-night the town is appar?
ently quiet, but every white man is
armed and further trouble is expected
If the negroes persist In defying arrest.
Erwin, the injured man, is not ex?
pected to recover. Bloodhounds will
arrive early -to-morrow to take tho
; Vier l'ri>a|<!?-'|tl I oliai I IWtor.
: Paterson, N. J.. Nov. 1.?At mid- :
: night Vice-President Hobart was :
: sleeping rest fully with every pros- :
: pect of a good night. He Is weak, :
: but holding his own. No relapse, :
: is anticipated to-night.
OTHER TELEGRAPH PAGE6.
CLASSIFICATION OF NEWS.
Telemoh News-P?? 1,6 and ll.
Local News?Pace* *> 5 and 6.
Virginia News?Pas* 8.
North Carolina News?Page 9
Portsmouth News?Pili? 10 and ll.
Berkley News-KiM **<
Real estate?Page 12.