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NEW FLEET IS PROVIDED I
III PROGRAM FOR MOT
Plan Now Ih to Ask for Fifteen to
Twenty Vessels of Dreadnought
und ltuttlo Cruiser Type.
SMALL BOATS IN PROPORTION
Secretary Daniels and President Wil
son In Accord on Naval Needs, and
Latter Is Expected to Make It an
WASHINGTON. October 12.?Fifteen
to twenty fighting ships of the Dread
nought ami battle-cruiser typo, with a
proportionate number of sea-ROliiR sub
marines. scout cruisers, destroyers an<l
auxiliaries?enough to inako a new
fleet ? is contemplated by Secretary
Daniels for recommendation as a five
year building program for the United
President Wilson and Secretary
I">aniels have, discussed Informally 'ho
needs of the navy, and are agreed that,
in order to i>e adequately prepared for
defense, the present strength of 'lie
fleet must be almost doubled In the
next Ave years, with the addition of
many of the latest type of fast and
powerful fighting craft.
IJETAII..R AS TO NtMDKRS
NOT FINAI.liV WORKKIJ dl'T
Details as to numbers have not. yet
been finally worked out. bur the idea
of fixing a ratio for a continuing pro
gram over a period of five years in the
basic principle upon which the general
board of the navy and Secretary Daniels
are planning their recommendations.
Another conference between the Presi
dent and the secretary will be held on
Friday, at w fetch the total number
probably will be fixed.
The five-year naval program when
completed would add, In addition to
Dreadnoughts and battle cruisers,
nearly 100 submarines, about seventy
destroyers and several scout cruisers
and a proportionate number of fuel and
An Important part of the program,
too, will bo a proposal for a large in
crease In personnel. Appropriation for
at least 3,000 additional men will be
asked for the first year to make up
present deficiencies, and an adequate
number will be sought to man the r.<>w
ship's built In tho five-year period.
The total cost of the proposed pro
gram for the first year, according to
present plans, is estimated at nearly
*24^.000,000, or about $100,000,000 In
crease over last year. Just what con
struction should bo provided for 'he
first year has not been determined. As
to the approximate number of ships
the fleet should have at the end of
five years, however, officers of the
general board and Secretary Daniels
are understood to he in thorough
MAY 1KF.K TO KII-T.
i iujkxt i)i:fi? if.\('ii:s
It Is considered probable that the
construction program for the flryt year
will exceed that of succeeding yerrs,
Ir. order that urgent deficiencies may
be filled promptly. The general board
has been consistently recommending
four battleships a year, but last year
only three were provided for The
previous year only ono battleship was
granted The general board's original
plan of having a fleet of forty-eight
first-class battleships by 1020 conse
quently has suffered materially.
It Is understood that President Wil
son Intends to discuss the naval pro
gram in his annual message and to
make of It an administration measure.
The hulldlng program last year pro
vided for sixteen submarines, so that
the total of tho underseacraft. built
and building, Is seventy. Although
effective means of combatting under
sea warfare apparently have been
found In Europe, It Is the purpose of
the Navy Department to recommend at
least thirty submarines for next year,
so as to furnish an adequate number
for defensive purposes. In the next
four years, however, a naverage of six
teen submarines a year, a few of which
would be fleet submarines, would be
maintained. That would bring the
total to about 170 in Ave years.
It Is not known as yet what the
plans of the navy are for tho organ
ization of the new fleet, but the gen
eral belief In naval quarters is that
the plan of having a fleet in the Pa
cific will figure materially in the new
MANY PAY TRIBUTE
TO TYLER'S MEMORY
(Continued From First Page.)
highest terms. He referred to the reso
lutions adopted by the General Assem
bly of Virginia and the Confederate
Congress on his death, and declared
that the late President was a man of
exalted character and splendid ability.
He recalled his boyhood impressions of
Mr. Tyler and the efforts made by him
to prevent a breach In the Union previ
ous to 1861. commending the spirit
which led him to follow Virginia In
The address of Mr. Gordon, one of
the best-Informed men In tho State on
the career of distinguished Virginians,
was in reality a detailed sketch of
President Tyler's life from the time of
his birth, In 1700, until his death, In
1862. It was an able and well-worded
tribute. In which he brought out tho
actions of Tyler which failed to meet
with the approval of his fellow-Vir
ginians as prominently as he did those
acts which brought general approval.
GOHDON'S CLOSING TRMHTH
TO PRESIDENT TVI.ER
In concluding hiB address. Mr. Gor
"Timo would fall for the rehearsal
here of the opinions expressed of him
[President TylerJ by men of distinction
and renown. Jefferson Davis said of
him that he was the most felicitous
among the orators ho had known:
Alexander II. Stephens said th?t his
StHte papers compared favorably in
point of ability with thoso of any of
his predecessors, and Daniel Webster,
and Henry S. Foote, and Henry A.
Wlso. and George Tlcknor Curtis, and
R. M. T. Hunter, and a host of other
great men bestowed upon him the ex
pressions of their admiration, respect
"Concerning his general appearance,
we havo the report of tho novelist,
Charles Dickens. Recording an account
of a visit to the Whlto House In 1842,
he wrote of "his mild nnd pleasant
expression" and of his "remarkably
unaffected, gentlomanly and agreeable
manners," and added that ho thought
that "In his wholo carriage and de
Tyler Monument in Hollywood
. fc.?r r. ?? "
Monument ??rerte<l liy Federal government to John Tyler, tenth Presi
dent of the I'nited States, whose picture appears above.
meanor ho became his station singu
j larly well."
"IIo was buried in Hollywood Ceme
i tery, where a large concourse gathered
to testify their pride in his greatness
and their sorrow for his departure, ;tnd
in Ins funeral obsequies city and .Slate
? and Confederacy alike took part.
Mi. N inCA Mil 'Oi' ACTION
or* fi:di:kal coyer vmf..\t
"And now the Federal government
i has '-reeled this monument over his
I mortal body, hut the significance of the
act does not lie In the cost or the
| beauty of the memorial itself. Its erec
tion is unique in that it Is the first
j monument to bo voted by the Federal
J Congress to any man whose sense of
| duty impelled hirr. to take sides with
, the South in the stormy days of seces
sion. Viewed In this light, this me
morial shaft to John Tyler'Is the most
Impressive and significant of all me
morial structures in the United States.
( for it is the first it. which both North
and South have freely Joined, and It
stands to the world as the sign and
pledge of a reunited country and a
testimony that the passions of the past
j have perished.
"John Tyler, statesman ami patriot,
; needs no eulogy. The austere epitome
? of liis life and deeds can convey but
nil inadequate conception of his cour
?ig., his ability, his steadfastness and
I his patriotic devotion to country. His
; dust reposes here beneath' this monu
ment, and on the page of history his
fame itself Is monumental. His name
(has been placed there alongside those
?of tin reat leaders of our epic story
of Jefferson and Madison, of Calhoun
and Davis?and as long as the record
| of the republic shall endure lie will
| be remembered and honored as one of
jits most Illustrious sons."
( MOM MKvr r.wKii.im
IIV TYLER'S OAIICIITKH
| Kscorted by Mayor Ainslie, Mrs. Fllis
stepped from the platform and un
j veiled the monument. When the can
vas was drawn back, the assemblage
applauded?not the enthusiastic demon
stration which characterizes many pub
. lie occasions, but more of a dignified
t tribute to a former President, whose
| memory they honored.
After the salute by the Howitzers,
Bishop Collins Penny, of the Metho
dist Church, pronounced the benedic
tion. Bishop D. .1. O'Connell, of the
I Catholic Church, was an interested
spectator ami occupied a seat on the
The parade formed on Capitol Street
I at 3 o'clock. Governor Stuart and his
j staff, wearing dress uniforms, were
< mounted and followed a squad of
I mounted police, commanded by Captain
, Sowell, of the First Precinct. The
! Blues, the Grnys, the Howitzers and
j tho Signal Corps were In full dress
j uniform, and all made a splendid show
J '"J? Automobiles, occupied by the
congressional delegation, tho rep'resen
tatlves of the city, the Tyler family,
j and other distinguished visitors, fol
I lowed the military.
I I'KOIM-F! CROWD SIDEWALKS
ALONG LI.VE OF MARCH
All along tho lino of march people
j crowded the sidewalks, and the Gov
| ernor and tho members of Congress
! v?c?-e accorded hearty ovations. In the
congressional party were Senator
Fletcher, of Florida; Senators Martin
and Swanson, of Virginia; Congressman
t Carlln, of Alexandria; Congres*mian
; Montague, of Richmond, and Congrcss
| men Roberts, of Massachusetts; Mc
j Cllntlc, of Oklahoma, and Baker, of
] New Jersey. Major W. McK. Evans was
chief marshal of tho parade.
Two sons and a daughter of Presl
1 dent Tyler were applauded at various
J points along the line. They were Dr.
! l-yon G. Tyler, president of Wllliairi
| and Mary College; Judge D. Gardiner
j Tyler, of Williamsburg, and Mrs. Wll
i liam Munford 1011 is, of Montgomery
Ll\\CIIEO\ AT JKKFERSO.V
FOR TYLER FA JULY
Much of the entertaining done In
Richmond this week has been to do
honor to the family of President Tyler,
to whom the monument was unveiled
yesterday afternoon, and distinguished
men and women from many part.* of
the country came tr Richmond to be
present on this occasion. Yesterday in
tho oak dining-room of the Jefferson
Hotel a handsome luncheon was ten
dered tho Tyler family, with Mrs. Wil
liam Munford Kills as lao guest of
honor. The decorations were In pink
and white cosmos, shaded lights and
forns, and covers were laid for fifteen.
Those present were Mrs. Kllis. Dr.
and Mrs. Lyon G. Tyler, of Williams-1
burg, Judge and Mrs. D. Gardiner Tyler,
of Williams!.urn; Mrs. Albert Taylor;
Goodw.vn, of Montgomery, Ala., and
Mrs. Frank Griflln. eif Swarthmore, Pa.,
representing the descendants of I^-titia
i 'hrlstian, President Tyler's fir?t wife,
and daughter and granddaughter of
Robert Tyler, the poet; Mrs. l'r*>ston
N'oland, Dr. and Mrs. James S'.uihal!
Wilson, of Williamsburg: John Tyler
Kills, of Charlottesville, and Mrs. l.llllan
Ti.1t, of Xcw York.
The* luncheon vvas given Just prior
to the unveiling, the guests golnc from
the Jefferson to attend the cetemonies
of the afternoon.
FINDS BURGLAR IN HOUSE
John (Inrrrlt < Iiiiscm .Negro Over ItiMif,
roller l-"? 11 to Kind Any
When John Garrett, MS Seminary
Avenue, went home early yesterday
rrcrnlng and found several lights in
his house burning he thought that
his brother was also just aniving
home. lie started up th" steps and
had gone but half the way when he
saw the form of a man standing in an
alcove. He called to his brother but
received no reply. His eyes, becoming
accustomed to the shadow, he was able
to discern that the man was a negro.
Garrett did r.ot know what to do.
Neither did the Intruder. Hoth stood
staring at one another until the negro
finally made up hit- mind to tlon. He
j ran swiftly up the steps and dived
into a room, closing the- door behind
him. Garrett ran back down the rt-ps
to secure a weapon ami as he returned
henrd the negro making his way down
A burglar alarm was sent to the Sec
ond Precinct Station and police were
dispatchcd to the house. They were
able to tind considerable evidence of
the intrusion, btu could secure; no clue
as to the intruder. The negro did not
j succeed ill stealing anything.
GIVES FMNCEE LESSON |
III HIS FAVORITE GAME
President Wilson Instructs llrlde-to
IJo in Kino Points of tiolf
nt Country Club.
WKDDIXfa DATE STII.L SKCKKT
Certain That Nuptials Will Not No ^
Celebrated i" Immediate Future.
Friends Are Given "l'eok" at What
May Be Bridal (.own.
WASHINGTON. October 12.?I'rcsl
.l.Mit WUhoii lUHl 1i!s llanccc. Mrs. Nor
man (jalt, took advantage of the beau
tiful day ami motored to tlx- Columbia
lountrv Club this afternoon. The
President gave his bride-to-be a lesson
in the- game. Mrs. Gait Is very fond
of gulf. but is still a novice, as she
l>layed her tlrst game last sprint?.
Mrs. Gait reiterated the statement
I hut she is "very happy." she !*a1'1
also that sh<- will "gladly" take the
public Into her confidence when her j
wedding plans are completed, and will
. von tell nil about her wedding gown.
niie gown now being made for Mrs.
?jalt Is generally believed by those who j
have been given a "peek" t?> be her!
wedding gown. It ^ ?f soft, creamy
satin trimmed with hands of sable and
rare old rose point laci?an heirloom
in the I tolling family.
It is certain that Mrs Gall will wear
this kind of gown, as it is her second
marriage, and it is not the custom
to wear "all white" in such cases She
will wear a hat instead of a veil, unless
the marriage takes place In her own
house, when her head may <><? uncovered.
A number of hats of the picture variety
were sent to Mrs. Malt s house to-day
for her Inspection, but it is understood
she .li.l not make a selection.
I) Vl'K OF Tlir.IH wfihmng
S'l'lI.I. IS I)AHK SECBKT
The wedding date remains a dark
secret. even Miss Helen Bones and Mrs.
Oalt'B ward. Miss Alice Gertrude Gor
don, declared they have not, been told
when the ceremony will take place.
It was stated at the White II..use that
the date will he given out In "due time."
It Is now expected It will be between
the 1st and 15th of November. Secre
tary and Mrs. McAdoo. the latter the
voungest daughter of the President,
left for the West to-day, and will not
I return for at least three weeks.
j The. President and hlB fiancee are no
[longer considering a wedding within
I the next week or ten da>s. Miss Mar
! paret Wilson will return about October
! ?0 to preside over the White ITouse dur
ing the prenuptlal days. It Is expected
'the President will give several dinners
in honor of his bride-to-be.
In the early hours of the morning
when most of Washington Is still asleep
: the future first lady of the land drives
her electric down to the famous old
' Center Market where Abraham Lincoln,
Harriet Lane Johnson, Mrs. Grover
Cleveland and other famous people also
did their morning marketing. Mrs. Gait
is well-known to the market people, as
, she has patronized some of the stalls
for years. Several days after the an
nouncement of the engagement Mrs.
Gait went to the market and was greet
? od with a flood of congratulations,
which she acknowledged smilingly and
MOST OF BKll Ft IIN ITU fin
from CHII.DIIOOn HOME
It has just been discovered that most
of the furniture In Mrs. Gait's house,
where the President did a good deal of
Ills courting, came from the childhood
home of her father. Judge Boiling, at
Wytheville, Va. Oval-backed chairs up
holstered in red velvet, long pier glasses
and mahogany tables occupy prominent
places throughout the house. To-day,
Mrs. Gait refused a very good offer to
: rent her house for the season. This
I is interpreted to mean she Intends to
retain it and probably will lend It to
her mother, ^Trs. illlam Boiling, w ho
is now living In an apartment.
Football Pinyer Killed.
DECATUR, OA., October 12.?Davis
Chambers, seventeen years old. half
l.ack of the local high school football
j team- was killed here late to-day in
a game with Marlst College, of At
The Thinners of the Country
?y. Are the Tobacco Chewers"?
-- said one of the greatest
thinkers this country
f I Hrrr
Is one of the biggest factors in modern warfare.
And tobacco is a powerful aid to endurance?
not strong,rank tobacco, but PICNIC TWIST,
the mild, long-lasting chew, without black tobac
co's jerk on the nerves.
J' " 7 &&
You want a clean tobacco that you can
chew all day ? That means von want
I'ICXIC TWIST, the mellow, soft chew.
Try it once, and bid good-bye to
black tobacco. Buy it by the twist or
the air-excluding- drum of 11 twists.
CHARGED WITH SHOOTING BRIGMAN ELECTED PRESIDENT
Knrll llnukM t uder Arri-nl?I*ol Icrnin n
Tntr ln|iirc<l In ('hnslng I'arlv
I'jwcll HnnkB, colored. was arrested
by Sergeant Waytnack and rollconicn
Tate and Wood last night on a warrant
charging him with shooting at Henry
Coleman, colored, anil slightly injuring
him. During the chase after the ne
gro, Policeman Tate fell and injured i
his kneecap, requiring medical treat-j
mont and being incapacitated from !
According to the information secured ?
by the police, a nemo named Sam!
Austin struck Coleman as he was 1
standing on the oorncr near l.ombardy !
and Claiborne Streets. Coleman thought !
one of several negroes on the corner
had struck him and at once went for
them, Austin is said to have taken j
to his heels. The other negroes de- j
nled bitting Coleman and, w hen be at-'
tacked them, one or more drew pistols
and lired at hint. Coleman was struck
in the neck and on the wrist, both
of the wounds being slight.
SEEK FUNDS FOR SCHOOL
Allen Ij. Young, principal <<f the
Wake Forest Normal and Industrial In
stitute of Wake Forest, X, C.. a well
known colored educator, is in the city
endeavoring to rales funds for an ad
ditional building for mat Institution.
He states that J10.000 will be needed,
of which tii.000 has been contributed.
The work has the indorsement of Itev,
Russell Cecil. D. 1)., pastor of the Sec
ond Presbyterian Church, and of Her
bert W. Jackson, president of the Vir
ginia Trust Company.
Hcnd of Student llmly In t'Sloseti ?t
>lcillcul t'oili'Kr of
Tho student body of the Medical Col- i
lege of Virginia held the annual elee- -
Hon of student body olllcers during t
Monday and yesterday. W. I >. Hrig
man. of the senior medical class, was
elected president after i warm con
test. Ills election was-" assuied yes
terday when Horsey Tyler, one of the
candidates, retired from tiie race,
lirigman's majority was 107. Vlee
I'resident Hallou, of the senior dent il
class, and Secretary and Treasurer
Amick, of tho senior pharmacy class,
were elected also after several ballots
had been taken. Class olllcers have not
been elected as yet at the medical col
lege, but it is expected that these elec
tions will be held within a short time.
VISITING NURSES MEET
Reports Show tO.IMM Visits Mnile mid
l2:iO Patients booked After
The board of managers of the In
structive Visiting Nurses' Association,
held regular monthly meeting yester
day at the home, L"-3 South Cherry
The reports were most gratlfylnir.
especially that of Miss Minor, chief
| nurse, who read a most interesting
and full account of the work done by
the nurses during the summer months.
A total of lO.fiOt visits were made, and
1.23? patients looked after. This work
is growing rapidly, and is doing untold
good In this city.
Sto re Will Close at
1 P. M.
Open for Business as Usual Thursday
Morning at 8:15
Wherever there's a Victrola |
you'll find a happy family. |
"How did we ever g?*t along
without it?" is what they all j
Victrola**, SI.*, to 8200.
Kasy Monthly Payments.
Walter D. Moses & Co.
iu:t Kn.st llritinl Strprt,
Oldest Mush- House in Virginia
amt Nort ii < 'arollna.
1 Over 5,
It costs money to bo with- ^
jC out an Alaska. ^
S Cheaper to buy now than 5j
? later. "J
^ Over 60 different styled now ^
on display. ^
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RICHMOND LUMBER CO.Jnc.
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benefit. Joy immense for 5 cents.
It's toothsome, soothing, refresh
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? sealed air-tight against all
impurity. No wonder its sale
exceeds all others.
They've rhymed King Cole
Till the poor old soul
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Teeth, breath, appetite and
digestion all have steady,
ready friends in these
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