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VOL III, NO. 17.
ItWiil Bo Enlarged and the
Capacity Doubled,
IEy AddingAnother i*?mn tlio Output Win
Keuch <>.OOO,O0O (inUooa a Hay.
Inca-caseil ituvtiHMS UcmamiH
the Extension.
The Newport News Light ami Water
Company is coirittimplating an extension
ti> its water works plant; in fact Mayor
Waller A. Post, the company's engineer,
has prepared the plans ?X this proposed
kixtension, which wild ?ouble the capac?
ity of the plant.
At present the plant is equipped With
two triple expansion engines, which
Wave a putraping capacity ot s.ooo.OOO
gallons of water per day. IFY in the res.
ervavjr Newport News, Hampton, Phoe?
bus, Soldier's) Home, the Chambertin
?Hobcl and'-Fortress Monroe are supplied
with 'water for domestic use, pressure
on the plugs tor fire -purposes and the
total consumption per ?ay. averages
over 2.00O.?0O gallons. N- wport News is
growing rapidly and demand for water
is 'increasing proportionately. This is
why the company proposes to enlarge
its plant;
The plans prepar. d by Mayor Post
provide ifor the- plating o.r another large
engine in the pump-house in the county
ne-ir the reservoir. It 1s an improved
type primping; engines unii'tas .1 ca?
pacity Kit S.OiiO.OOO gallons a day. This,
together with fir. engines now Cuing
Service, w. raid increase the dai'iv- output
to 6.000,000. galons.
It has not beer, decided when the work
of rr-aking the addition, will be com?
mence;?, Inn it will probabiy be early in
the S| 'ring.
Thor are some people wbt> bejleve
that the 'w.u. r supplied fiom the res?
ervoir contains impurities, but a recent
chemical analysis showed the water to
be entirely Tree of organic matter, far
above tl?i- average water used in cities
tor domestic purposes.
MEW n. V., I*. a: n. STEAMkk.
Roach's Varil, at Wi.'stcr. ra.. <:??!* the
Contract for tin. Vrsi.Pl.
The contract far a new steamer Cor
the Now y,?.k> Philadelphia 'and Nor
f..lk Railroad C?m|?ny, which was
thought t.. bo'.awarded to the/flocal ship?
yard, has l.n given t.> tliv Delaware
Stiver Iron Shipbuilding ?nd Engine
'Works, of Chester, (Pa., of which John
Jioaeh Is pr.--id.-nt.
Yestenlay's ^Norfolk Landmark <'on
?ained the following in reference to the
"The New York. Philadelphia and
Norfolk Railway Company is soon to
?have an addition to its fleet of fine
passenger transfer steamers plying be?
tween the terminus of the rail line at
(Cape Charles and this city. For some
..Um.- past a rented steamer has..been.
' 'w?e?r by the line, but it is stated that
?ri ego tin tions have been closed 'between
A. .1. Oassett. president of the -New
York. Philadelphia and (Norfolk Rail
.road Company, and C. W. Sproul, rep?
resenting the president, John It. Roach,
of the Delaware River Iron Shipbuild?
ing and Engine Works, of Chester, Pa.,
for tin- construction of r. fine passen?
ger steamer for t?te Cape Charles
?'The nev amer will be 230 feet in
length, 11 beam over the deck, 15
?.feet depth .0 hold, and is to carry 250
passengers and 250 tons of baggage
.and express on a draught of 9 1-2 feet.
The shallow draught is necessarv to en?
able the steamer to get into the wharves
at Cape Charles. She will-have hand?
some joiner work and nicely fitted sa?
loons with ample accommodations-for
passengers, the main saloon extending
l.he whole length of the joiner deck.
Above this will be a promenade on the
hurricane deck.
"?The new steamer will be driven by
a screw propelior, and (her engines will
have cylinders 19, 32 and 50 inches in
diameter, with a 2S-ineh stroke. Steam
will be furnished by two boilers 13 feet
in diameter, and a working steam
pressure of about 170 pounds.
"Mr. Cassett has decided on the name
'Cape Charles' for this steamer, which
will be the largest and fastest on the
line. This line, which is a connection of
?ithe Pennsylvania railroad, has become
one fi'f t'ne most popular routes to Wie
South, as it is the most direct line to
Atlantic coast points. There is a sail of
about 36 miles from Cape Charles, Va.,
where the railroad terminates, to Nor
folk, which is covered by the steamers,
^the landing nt Old Point Comfort being
made on the route. The present
steamers on the line are the 'CNew
?York,' and 'Old Point Comfort.* The
new steamer to be built at Roach's is
to be about 25 feet longer than the
INew York and is also several feet
"The Cape Charles is to be finished in
seven Months from the time of signing
the contract, and is to make eighteen
miles an hour."
Louise Leaves for Baltimore.
The Chesapeake & Ohio steamer Lou?
ise will not toe repaired 'by the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
The Louise loft yesterday at an
early tiour for Baltimore in tow of the
tug Helen and will undergo repairs and
a general overhauling at the yard of K.
J. Codd, of that city.
The latest estimate of the damage
sustained by tiie Louise is about $(1,000.
It was found, on closer examination,
that the repairs necessary to place the
boat in working order a'gain would not
be so extensive as at first supp>3i.l.
The -departure of the Louise for a
?Baltimore shipyard occasioned no little
surprise around t-he docks yesterday,
as it was generally believed that the
boat would have her machinery re?
paired at the local yard.
The Louise will probably remain at
Baltimore four or five weeks, during
which time the Plymouth will piy be?
tween this city and Norfolk.
Mr. Route's New ItuildlDg.
The 'foundation is now being laid fir
?a large brick carriage house on the
property of 'Mr. W. E. Rouse on Twen?
ty-fifth street ^between Washington and
'Lafayette avenues. The building will
,be on the site formerly occupied by Mr.
?Rouse's residence. Mr. T. B, P.edd.i.
cord has been awarded the contra.it for
the brick work.
fMr. Rouse's house was moved several
days ago from the corner of the all^y
leading to his stables to a lot a short
distance to the west. While the build?
ing was being moved it was still oc?
cupied by the family, who were not in
the least disturbed.
Tjr t? S. Harmon., optician. Ey r eac
amdtrefr free. 358 Main etreei, over 6
and 10 cent etore, Norfolk, Va.
dei2-tt. , ... ... .(??&.
Why Ivy Avenue Is Generally Called Mlooil
nie. vineM.
Dh?s is the name of a n' gro settlement
on t'he southern outskirts of Newport
News, but low people -probably know
t'he history of the place and the origin
of the name.
nioivd'field is really an ? xtensi. n of
'Rocketts. 'It has but one thoroughfare
?Ivy avenue. When the city was lncori
porated) thlls part of the town -was not
?included in the boundary limits, as It
contained an element Which was not
considered to lie conducive to good cit
'Bloodfleld was founded by Mr. E. T.
Ivy, for whom, the thoroughfare was
n.im.-.l. it (being intended to establish a
settlemen t o!f colored people the re. The
first cOloredi man to put'chase a lot was
John It. Jones, who is the overseer of
th-poor for Newport district. He erect?
ed a small, two-story, frame house and
rented it to a negiess named Km ma
ETIpps. The house became a reni' zvous
.br colored pet-pi v. Hops and'cid time
??break-Uowns" .were frequently given
tint- . '.It was at one thees .hops that a
tight ovjteurred in Which a quantity of
gore was spilled. Ivy avenue was then
but -an open Held, and a negro wag
named NV-k R'ose dublbedi the pit e
?'IJioodilield." Sine, then it has always
'been knr.wn by that name.
W'h'M. Bloodtleld has a great many
respectable denizens of both races, still
it is notel for its lawlessness. Th-re
are crap Joints and other gambling
A ns, und those pilae's ore'frequented
iry both white and colored people, who
oc/caslonatlly engage 'in scrimmages in
which f?z'ors an it guns ligure conspicu?
ously. Fr some tim Bloodtietd did
n->- enjoy the proper police protection.
?N'-tw the pluee is patrolled by three po?
licemen and two Ju-ii es hold regular
dourts to mot., <t:t punishment to the
iffc-nO :s against the peace anil dignity
of the Com'monweafth.
Bicodifkil '.' is compactly built up and
bus a ii 'pulation of about 700. The av?
enue extends to Hntnpton Roads, and
?it is tlhmiight the thoroughfare will
.ventuoiify bee -me a r. si nee section of
Newport News for white people, for it
is a m..st desirable site for homes.
Police Inaugurate a Crusade Against
Newport INews is no place for "ho?
bos," and the police will inaugurate a
?rusa.le against the nichts .if the turn
Ipike, for thoy are becoming an intoler
j I'oie nuisance.
Hereafter vagrants will be arrested
and taken before Justice Brown, and
what his worship will do for them will
"be n plenty." They will be required
to "do" time in the chain-gang and help
keep up the city's streets.
Reports have been received at the po?
lice department from various sections of
the city ..f ins..!, nt tramps who apply
.it houses for something to oat, in many
nstances insulting ladies, ('specially if
their requests are refused. It is said
that there is a sort of brotherhood that
exte'& atmong professional "holms." If a
tramp finds a house where the lady is
kind and deals out big chunks of bread
j to him, he marks the house so that a
fellow knight may al.-o stop and gat,
?kttrals-.it the same place. The'mark ]
seems to, be universally known, as I
iramps have ho difficulty in "spotting"
the houses.
stand a definite chance of going to bed
Yesterday morning about 9 o'clock a
liump entered Mr. C. B. Cadmus- resi?
dence. No. 2903 Washington avenue, and
stole two overccats an ".- t wo hats, which
were hanging in the hall, making goo?i
his escape before being detected.
There were a number of "hobos" in
the city yesterday. Bom of them were
well dressed, while others were, rough
and unkept.
Member*hip Contest.
The membership contest between
-quads to he known as the "fteis" and
"Greens" was favorably launched yes?
terday by the membership committee
??f the Young Men's Christian Associa?
tion. Each squad will he composed of
fifteen men. Mr. Gee. M. Eat n is com.
mahder-in-chief of the Indians, ????'' - i
Mr. C. W. Raines holds a similar p...
tion at the head of the "Green" squau.
The sid; securing the largest number of
new members before March 1C will par?
take of a sumptuous supper. furnished
Jointly br tihe two squads. The- losing
side, ho,-ever, will get no supper and
'.lt-eir nrsery will be accentuated by hav?
ing to wait on th winners. During th
progress-of the contest a light displayed
in the transparency in front of the
rooms will tell -which side is ahea't?
i "danger signal" shewing that the
'"greens" ar? in eiinger of losing the
supper, while a light of emerald hue
wil! signify that the noble "red men"
stand a good chance of going to bed
! supperless for on- night.
JKanquet Tomorrow Might.
The Newport 'News Democratic Club
is three years old today, but as the an?
niversary falls on Sunday the eelebra
i tion will take place at Moss' Hall to?
morrow night. ? i
Extensive preparatiosty have been
been made for the eveiyrand it is ex?
pected 'that the attend/fnee will be un?
usually large. 'Befoj^the members sit
down to the spreadyihe club will be re?
organized with new officers.
There is considerable speculation as
to the policy the club will map out fot
?.he future. It is believed that the
members* will decide to go into the pri?
mary and will begin a warfare at once
for their candidates.
Justice Jones' Case,
The January term of the Warwick
County Court will convene at Denbign
I tomorrow morning with Judge Baker P.
[ Lee on the bench. 'Probably the most
interesting case to come up will be the
notion of 'Policeman John A. Wiillam
-i.n Cor the removal of Justice Henry
fi\ J-.,nes from office. Attorney W. T.
Moss will represent Officer Williamson,
tnd Mr. it. M. Let t will appear as coun
el for Jus-Lice 'Jones.
Gov. Roahnell at Old Point.
Hon. A?sa- S. iBushnell, Governor of
Ohio, aocompanied by Mrs. Bush.nell
tnd thel: son. and daughter-in-law, ar
?ived at Old Point Friday evening
ind are now registered at the Ohamber
Ohio's Executive has been in poor
health of late and came to Old Point to
recuperate on the advice of his physi
Xt is probable that he will visit thi;
?ity and go through the shipyard be
?ore his return to Ohio.
Death of Mr. John Symier.
Mr. John David Snyder, aged G6, died
Friday night at the residence tf ivi-s
.laughter, Mrs. Will? <tt 'K. McFan", in
he East End. Death was caused -by
paralysis of th.- heatrt. Mr. Snyder was
-i native of Pittsburg. His remains
were sent to that city- last night.
A HnppJ Wernau
Is the housekeeper who buys her coal
and wood from the Warwick Coal and
1 Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. 3a 14 tf
Local Business Men Favor Its
The Measure to Prevent Fire Insurance
Companies From Entering Into
Compacts to Control Kates
Generally Approved.
The bill introduced In the House of
Delegates by Delegate Wharton to pre?
vent fire Insurance companies doing
business in this State from entering
into combinations to m'ake or control
rates for lire Insurance on property, is
generally approved by business men in
this city, and they hope that it will
be enacted 'into law.
At Tuesday night's meeting of the
Business Men's Association the matter
will be taken up and discussed, and it
is likely that a strong resolution will be
'adopted urging the General Assembly
to pass Mr. Wharton's bill. It 1s ?be
general opinion Urat the insurance rate
in this city is entirely too high. Busi?
ness men are complaining. They want
relief, and they will insist on a reduc?
(Following are two sections of the bill
?Mr. Wharton offered:
. "Section 1. Be It enacted by the Gen?
eral Assembly of Virginia, that it shall
be unlawful for any Are insurance com?
pany, association, or partnership doing
?a lire insurance business in this State
to enter into any compact or combina?
tion with other fire insurance compa?
nies, associations, or partnerships, or
to require their agents to enter Into any
compact or comhination with other In?
surance iagents, companies, associa
t'knns, or partnerships for the purpose of
governing or controlling the rates
charged for fire insurant*- on any
property in this State: provided,
that nothing herein shall prohibit one
or more of such companies from em?
ploying a common agent or agents to
supervise and advise of defective struc?
ture, or suggest improvements to les?
sen fire hazard.
"Section 2. That all lire insurance
companies, associations, or partnerships
doing a tire insurance busine.-s in this
State, shall cause to be filed on the first
day of March in each year, with the au?
ditor of public accounts of this State,
the affidavit of some officer or agent of
said company, association, or partner?
ship, who resides in the State, setting
forth the fact that the company of
which he is an officer or agent has not
"ja The twelve months previous to the
-late of the said1 affidavit entered into
iny -trust, combination, or a=soc?ation
for the purpose of preventing -compeli
1'i.on in insurance rates in this Stale.
The said affidavit shall be made before
some officer of this State authorized to
administer oaths, and any false state?
ments made in said affidavit shall be
deemed perjury, and punished by a
"me of not less than o?e hundred dol?
lars nor mor-r than one thousand dol?
lars-., and by confinement in fjhe -peniten?
tiary for one year, or, in the discretion
>f the jury, by confinement in jail for
i period of not less than thirty days nor
nor more than twelve months: provided
further, that any attempt to evade this
'act by agreeing upon any one person,
or number of persons, for the purpose
of making rates for all such insurance
companies,associations, or partnerships,
or by buying rate-books made by any
person or per.-ons. shall -be deemed a
violation of this act, and shall be pun
shed as herein provided."
The bill is a direct blow at the South?
eastern Tariff Association, which regu?
lates the rates in this Suate. To break
up the "combine" is the object of the
measure. Then competition will bring
down the exorbitant rates.
Some time since the Common Coun?
cil imposed a license on all insurance
companies doing business in the city,
and the-total revenue derived from the
license amounted to $$.?00 a year. TTp
went the rates, and instead of thk- ?for?
eigner paying the tax. the man at home
had to jiay it. "1 raised a 'kick" to the
agent of the company carrying my in?
surance," said a well known business
man to a reporter for the Daily Press
yesterday, "and he admitted that the
increase was Vue to the1 license. I
told him that the increase was more
than necessary to pay the extra license i
fee. The agent was a frank sort of fei- |
lc-w, and he stated that the increased
rate netted about $24.000 a year, or $16.
000 more than was required to pay the
The Wharton bill is meeting with fa?
vor throughout the State, and Is being
endorsed by business men everywhere.
Decomposed Body of Ki-mpor I?. Green
(Colored) Found.
The decomposed body of a mulatto,
which 'was afterwards* indentiifkd as
Kemper P. Green, of this city, was dis?
covered in a cluster elf. bushies near Lee
HaH Friday night. In the dea\l' man's
right hand' lay a revolver with one
empty chamber and a wound in the
temple marked the place wbjire the fa?
tal toul'.et entered'.
Was ihi negro murdered or did he, in
a tit of despondency, taki:- Ms own life?
This is the question that is puzzling
Sheriff Young and the other offleiaJs of
Warwick county.
Green was well known in this city.
wUere he has lived for the past fenr
yeais. He was a carpenter iby traJe and
worked at the shipyard1. During the
presidential campaign he figured con?
spicuously in politicos, being president
of the Whaiey Sound Money Repuibli
:an -Club. bore a good reputation
?and was .prominent in church and Y. M.
C. .A. work. He was last seen in New
pout News last Sun.'a-y, when he made
an appointment to meet some colored
friends. This engag ment Green failed
to keep. Since then his movements can?
not 'be traced !by his friends. No cause
is assigned for suicide. If Green had
any ttoubi s. domestic or otherwise, he
kept them to himself. Grecn was 26
years old and' unmarried. He was edu?
cated at the Hampton Normal School.
Painfully Injured.
Mr. John Holtney, an employee at the
shipyard, accidentally fell from the top
? f his boarding house in the INorth End
Friday night and received a bad shak?
ing up.
Strange to say, Mr. Holtney had no
bones broken and says he will go to
work Monday. At present he is nursing
a number of bruises on his right side.
I'ollco Court.
In the Police Court yesterday Jus?
tice Brown disposed of only two cases:
Harry Russell, <drunk; fined $2 and
H. J. Johnson (colored), drunk; fined
$2 and costs.
UepOBlt your clothes money with us.
It will pay you good interest.
Mr. "Walton,: a mission worker, of
Norfolk, will conduct services at the
mission rooms on Twenly-elgth street
Monday evening.
; Masters oif -steamers are complaining
thut their sailors arc b.ing induecd to
desert thenr shijis by u'nt^-rupulwus sail- ]
i or traders, and an effort Will be made'
i to Iti ing these nefarious traders to
Justice. .
(Mr. Joseph Copeland. who has been
ill with typhoid fever at the residence
<>f Mrs. 'Charles White In the East End, j
is recuperating. j
! The total shipment of grain from
this port last week was 414.427 'bushels.
Of this amount there were S54.000 bush?
els of corn and 60,427 bushels of wheat.
An adjourned session of the Com?
mon Council will be held Tuesday
night to prepare the the ordinance au?
thorizing the issuance of bonds fur
school. Jail and sewerage purposes it
being understood -that the bill amending
the charter will pass both brane-hes of
the General Assembly, and meet the
Governor's approval.
Rev. Thomas J. IMacKay, pastor of
the Second Baptist church, will conduct
services at the" Thirty-fifth street mis?
sion at 3 o'clock this afternoon.
Mr. Lawrence Tenney, of Baltimore,
is in the city today.
Miss Oakley, of Culpeper county, Is
the guest of friends in this city.
Mrs. J. R. Lvrxley and daughter, Miss
'Mamie, are visiting Mrs. Joynes in Eust
Mr. Thomas Patton left yesterday
for Philadelphia, where he has accepted
a position.
Miss Sallie Pringle, who has been 'the
guest of Miss 'Murray, has returned to
her home in Portsmouth.
M'iss Miriam P.alllnger, of Washing?
ton, wiilli sing a soprano -solo entitled1
"On Solemn Thought" at St. Paul's
Episcopal chur-h this morning.
Miss FannK- iFoster, of Norfolk, is the
guest of Miss Kate Hudgins, on Twen?
ty-sev-: nth street.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Drew gave a de?
lightful euchre party Friday night at
their resid'en??e on Twenty -eighth street.
Hefreshm-nts were served.
Miss G'iiidin, of James City county, is
the gti.-st of Mrs. "X. H. Turner, in the
East End.
Mr. A. L. Carver, of Marion, Md., is
visiting bis brother, Mr. M. F. Carver,
in the East End'. .
Injuries Sustained by the Child Thursday
I'rnvc t-'ntal.
Little George iWeymouth, the 3-ye:ir
old son or Mrs. W. W. Weyniouth, died
yesterday morning about 4 o'clock from
the effects of burns -susta/ined Thurs?
day afternoon. I
The little boy was playing with a box
of matches about 4 o'clock Thursday
afternoon in one of the rooms occupied
by his mother in the- Eastman building,
? ?n Washington! avenue. He crawled
un-.lt-r the bed find struck one of the
matches, which, being held too clos?
to the open box, ignited the other little
sulphur heads and set fire to the ohild'3
George's little sister hoard his cries
and dragged him out from under lite
bed and at the same time called for
her mother, who at once came to her
boy's assistance; She -extinguished the
fire, but mot until it had got in Its
deadly work.
The body of the unfortunate little fel?
low will be shipped to Oriano over the
Chesapeake & Ohio tomorrow morning
at 9 'clock.
The funeral will take place about 11
o'clock and the interment will be made
in the old family burying ground?the
tl'urtis burying ground?in Warwick
Mrs. Weymouth and other relatives
will accompany the remains to Orianp.
Km Down a Fox.
City Sergeant E. W. 'Milstead. with a
pack of yelping hounds and a party -if
local sportsmen, yesterday morning ran
down a fox near Little 'Bethel church.
It was a pretty chase, lasting over two
hours. Sergeant 'Milstead's ten thorough?
bred hounds were In fine trim and never
lost the trail of the fox, but on the
other hand kept close at his heels. Ser?
geant Milstead captured a fox near
little Bethel church two weeks ago.
During the chase Sergeant Milstead
iost his fine female dog '"Racket." She
is black and white, 'and has a brown
I head. -Mr. Milstead said he would not
have parted with "Racket" for $25 cash.
**Tlie Star Gazer" Again.
The return engagement of Joe Ott And
company in "The Star Gazer" was play?
ed last night to an audience fully as ap?
preciative and almost as large as that
which greeted these favorites last Wed?
nesday night. There were few vacant
seats in the Opera House.
There were several new songs and a
number of fresh "gags." but the main
features of the show, of course, were
the same as on its first presentation
here; if anything "The IStar Gazer wjs
better staged last night.
The large audiences which gree'ol
Joe Ott and the Manola-fMason compa?
ny are the best evidences that Newport
News is what professionals term a
"good show town." 'Manager Booker is
receiving the patronage he deserve*.
The Steamship Stockholn City.
The 'New York representative of Fur?
ness, Withy & Co., Mr. Drew, arrived in
the city this morning to make an ex?
amination of the fire-damaged steam?
ship Stockholm City.
IMr." Harry BHackiston, 'Newport News
agent of the company, said yesterday
afternoon that no time has yet been
fixed for making a survey of the sh.p.
The American agents of Furness, Withy
& Co. are now waiting to hear from the
other side and until word comes from
London it is not- likely that anything
will be done with the vessel.
It Is not known whether the contract
to repair the Stockholm City will be
awarded to the 'Newport News Ship?
building and Dry Dock Company out?
right, or bids for doing 'the work will
be called for from American shipyards.
(By Telegraph.)
CHICAGO, ILL., Jan. 22.?Adolph L.
Luctgert occupied the witness stand to?
day in his trial for wife murder. The
most important feature of his testimony
was hie explanation of the presence of
the potash in the factory. Me said it
had been pure-hashed to make soft soap,
?and was in the factory two months be?
fore the day of his wife's disappear?
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?The follow?
ing fourth-class postmasters have been
appointed for Virginia: iBloxonn, Rfrch
ard W. Somers; KeHler, George T.
StoeWey: Otterview, Mira, "RVJsa A. Mar?
tin; TInd?K, Mrs. Sollte. E. Basham.
Launeliine: of the l??'tl*-Nlilpf).
The day the Kentucky and Kearsarge
are launched Powell Bros. & King will
seil 300 lots at euetion at Merrlmac.
on car line, and on Kampton Roads
water fornt. Maps and full information
can be had by calling at their office.
Eloquent Tribute to the South?
ern Military Genius.
ur. Gunter MvC.nlre, <>f Itlcliiiioiid. F.ulo
?1hch Ix-e'h Greatest Lieutenant In im
A?l*lrt*K? u> tu*' Confederate Vet
??r;iiis of New York City.
(By Telegraph.)
NEW YORK. Jan. 22.?Two hundred
white haired soldiers who (ought for
the Confederate muse under L v and
Jackson met tonight for the eighth time
to toast tht- memory of their dead com?
rades an! renew associations. Their
banquet was held at the S't. Denis Hotel.
Colonel C. IE. Thorn-burn, commander
of the Oj-nfederate Veterans Camp, the
o.CnVia.1 titlv of the gathering, presiitd.
Grc*ipel' around him at the centre table
weiv Ooione4 A. it. Chisholm, Major S
Ellis Briggs, former Cove: nor Hugh S.
i Thompson, Augustus W. Peters, Dr.
I Hunter MeGulre. of Stonewall Jackson's
staff ; Major Jed Hotclrkiss, and Rev. J.
P. Smith, both of whom served' with
Jackson, through the war: Rev. G. S.
Bakvr and Rev. W. F. Jen kin.
?The dinner wan given in memory of
Stonewall Jackson and the portrait of
the famous Confederate leader looked
down upon the gate ring. Ab>ve this
was a portrait of General Lee, both
framed in the tlags of the Union and' the
Confederate tamp.
The toast of the night was that whkrh
canv VI General Jackson's name, and to
this Dr. IM.Gulre, who extracted the
bullet from the Confederate leader as he
lay dying, replied:
Dli-. 'MeGuire said in part:
"General1 Jackson's history is y.vur
history, andi a share of his glory be?
longs to you. Your title to it Ss proven
1>y the ?xistence of this organization:
by the unswerving devotion with which,
il'.s'r'iteadvan ing yearsand adverse sur
rciundlngs, ycu have adhered to the
principles that ennobled your young
manhood: by the exalt- 1 and self-exa't
Ing reverence that you pay to your glo?
rious dead.
"'I am to speak of Stonewall Jackson,
not in the formative lyears of his life,
nxr tin the quUt *if peaceful avocations,
but as men kn< w him when 'The tire
from heaven fell upon him in the bat?
tlefield.' uh it tiid upon Arthur?the fire
by which Sir 'I.auncelot knew him for
his king,?the fir. that H'ke the 'live coal
ilium off the altar touohMI-the lips' of
Jackson and brought from that kindly
voice wlhii h the eagle of victory knew
and obeyed. For a king was Stonewall
Jackson, if eveir royalty annointed as l>y
Hire, a'; peat i;d among mem
"In sei 'king to define Jackson's pllaec
in history I accept Lord Wolse?ey's Ofe
iftnition of a great commander, lie de?
clares, in effect;, that the marku of this
rare character are: STirst of all, the
pow it-, the instinct, the inspiration t..
define the condition and.jite-.purjiose of.
your enemy. Sete'omMy, the genius that
in strategy Instantly devises the com?
binations most likely to defeat those
purposes. Thiidl.y. the physical and
nioo-al urarage, the absolute self-reli?
ance that takes the risk Of decision and
the skill that promptly und properly de
liwiis the blow that shatters the hostile
plans, so managing one's own forces
(even when small) as to have the greater
number at the point of attack. Fourth?
ly, the cool judgment that is unshaken
'by the clash and clamor of emerg- nci. s.
"And last, "but not least, the previs?
ion, the caution that eure? for the lives
and well-being of the private soldiers,
and live personal magnetism that rouses
the enthusiasm anvi. affection thfcit make
the commander's presence on the bai
HefWDJ the nw-entive to all that human
beings van dare ami the unquestioned
hope and sure promise of victory.
"(Many Lneiidenn? of JUikson's career
prove that he possessed- the Instinctive '
power to know the plight and to fore?
tell the purpose <of the Federal army
and its oomir.arAie*.B."
Dr. M'cGuire then ww on to tell
many incidents of 'General Jackson
on the battlefield', the nvest interesting
and Unamatic of which were the follow?
ing: '
"At Malvern IHM, when a portion of
our army was l?Mi and to some ex?
tent tdemoralized. Hit and E.we-1,1 md
Early came to tell him that they could
make no resistance lif MeClellan attack?
ed them in tjhe morning. It was diffi?
cult to wabeGeneral Jackson, as he was
exhausted and Very Sivund asleep. I
tried It myself and after many efforts
partly succei ded. When be was made
to understand what was wanted- he
said, 'MeOleDan. and his army will (ie
gone 1>y daylight' antdt went to sleep
again. The general thought him mad,
but the prediction was true.
"At Frc'Jl.rieksibu.rg, after BurnsSde's
repulse, he asked me how many band?
ages I hfctd. I told him and asked why
he wanted to know. He said that he
wanted to have a piece of white cloth
to tk. on each man's arm so that his
soldiers might recognize each other in
a night attack, and- he asked to be al
li"-wtd to make such an attack and drive
hrs foe into the swoolen river or capture
him. Sul?seque.nt events ?Jemonstrated
that he knew the state of things within
the hostile lines, ond woulU have accom?
plished his purpose. General Lee with?
held his consent for the- reason that so
often restrained him in -like eases?he
coul'J not put at so great risk an army
which the South could not replace.
"That J-ackso-n replaced the second
and third requirements.tbe genius tode
viseand the -skill and courage to deliver
the blow neeUied to defeat his foes, is it
not amply proved 'by the general fact
that his own Tortv- tn the valley cam?
paign was never over 17,000, and gen?
erally less, and that for a time he was
keeping at hay 60.000 Federal so".dicrr
in. or ntoj the great valley, and 40,000 at
jplnjderlcksburg?soundly thrashing 4i
the field from time to time large por?
tions of this great a.mty?
"Or, taking a wilder view, Jackson and
his small force sc influenced the whole
campaign as to keep 100,000 Federal
troop1? awny tiom Richmond nnd c- m
p l the IFWeral government to employ
a larger force than the entire Confeder?
ate army in VOrginia, Sn order, as Lin?
coln said, 'to protect the Fedetal Capi
toi,' whCe another superior force o'r^
rateM against Lee and Richmond.
"I cannot give you any instances or
Illustrations of the mental action by
which he reached his conclusions, or die
vised the combinations which defeated
hts> enemy; for Jnckson took no counsel
save with hiw 'familiar,' the Genius of
War ?nd his God.. He dfdt hold one, and
only one, council of war. In March,
1S02, at Winchester, Ja had in his
smalf .-rray less than 5,000 men. Gen
? i al Banks, who was advancing upan
Winchester from Harper's iFerry and
Charles-town, ha'l 30,000 sr.vMliers. Gen.
Jackson repeatedly offered- Gen. Banks
l/nttie. Unit the latter declined, and tn
the night of the lllh oif Marc h went Into
camp four miles from Winchester. Gen.
Jackson ???t- for his- of fleers and pro?
posed to make a night attack, but the
plan was not approved by the council.
Hy sent 'folr the uflftcers a second time,
some hours later, and again urged them
to aguH? to make the night assault, but
they agU'in disapproved' of the attempt.
late in the afternoon we wlthnUreiW
from Winchester and marched to New?
ton. I rode with the general as we left
the place, and as we reuihcd a high
point overlooking the town we both
turned to look at Winchester, just e vac?
uated und now loft to the mercy of the
Federal soldiers. 1 think that a man
may somet&nWs yield to ove-rw helming
emotion, tmd 1 was utterly overe-ome by
the fact that 1 was leaving all that 1
had! dear on earth. Hut my emotion
was arrested by oik- look at Jackson.
'His face was fairly blaxlng w ith the lire
that wast burning in him. and I Celt
awid tbeifore him. Presently he cried
out with a manner almost savuge. 'that
is the lost council of wair I will ev^r
ho'ld.' And it was his Urst and last.
Theiea'Iter he held council in the-secret
chamber of hi-s own heart and acted.
Instantaneous decision, absolute self
relianee. every ?action', ev ry word dis
ployed. His voice displayed it in bat?
tle. It was not the |>eal of the trumpet,
'but th sharp crack erf the rifle?suJ.ien.
imperative, resolute.
"Jackson, always expc^eteel to ho?d his
lines, 'but was always most dangerously
aggressive. I heard him say once, 'we
sometimes fail to ditive th. enemy from
I his position. 'He always fads to drive
! us." Hut he was never content with the
j defensive, lunvever successful or how
! ewr exhausting. In the terribly ti.es
truetive battle of Sharpshurg he was
looking ail of that vlay for a chance to
make the (- unter stroke.
"He was always calm and self-con
trolled". He neyer lost his balance for
one mom-tut. At the first Mantissas,
when we reached the field and found
our men under Bee and Bartow failing
back, when the confusion was greatest,
an.j Bee in despair ciied out. 'they are
driving us hru-k,' there was not the
slightest emotion apparent al>oul him.
His thin lips were com|yressed and his
? -yes were ablaze When he curtly said,
then, sir, we will give them the bayvt
"In the very severe engagement at
Chantllly, 'fought during a heavy thun
der storm, when the voice of the ar
tilKuy t4f heaven could scarcely be dis?
tinguished from that of the enemy, an
aide came up with u message from A.
P. Hil". that his ammunition was wet
and that he asked leave to retire. 'Give
my compliments to Gen. Hill and tell
him that the Yankee, ammunition Is as
wet as his; to stay where he is." There
was always danger and blood when he
Itegan his terse sentences with 'giw my
"Jackson knew the value of the South?
ern volunteer better and sooner (as I
b:lieve) than any other of our great
leaders: On this subject I once heard
Mm say, 'the patriot volunteer fighting
Cor country and his rights makes :he
most reliable soldier on earth."
"The Urst time I was under fir-, ihe
attempt to diagnose my feelings obi
not discover to-me anything thai rteo
Ognized as positive enjoyment. 1 fold'
Geneinl Ja 'kson frankly what my feel?
ings'were and asked him haw he felt the
tlrst time he experienced it. 'Afrall ihe
flue would not b hot enough for me to
Hstinguish myself.' he promptly.rc-plied.
"I have seen. General Jackson stop
while the army- was on try mar-jh to
help a poor simple womo i lind her son.
when sh- only knew that this son was
in Jackson's company. There Is no
measuring the intensity with which the.
?ery soul of Jackson burned In battle!
Out of it be was very gjntie. After th.
?atrle of the- Second Mantissas we were 'i
sitting by the tire drinking 'he c ffe
tut eif our tin cups when I said.'Wehave
won this battle by the hardest kind jt
lighting.' And he answeied me very
rently and softly, (Nil, but we have won
it by the blessing of Almightv Hod."
"The story of Jackson'.- death is so
familiar to yon atl that, thoug.v inti?
mately associated with its scenes, f will
not narrate i.. I will otilv declare that
he met this great -.nemy as he had m> t
all others, calmly and steadily, expect?
ing a'ways to c-injuer."
Th-ie .were repeated' cheers at,the
more fervid periods oif the doctor's elo?
quent eul.gy. but the wildest enthusi?
asm o,f th. "night occurred w hen he said;
pointing to thv- Rev. Or. Smith:
"This clergyman threw himself in
front o-f Ja.-kson's body U> receive the
bu let aimetl at the leader.
Form r Governor Thompson also
Interesting News and Gossip From the
National Capital.
,'Ey TfcleKraph.l
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.? Secretary
Long believes that an erroneous con?
struction has been placed on Assistant
Secretary Roosevelt's! letter to the
House naval committee comparing our
naval vessels with those of Japan, to
our detriment. The Secretary says that
instead of being unprepared for war,
our navy is as efficient, ship for ship,
?as those of any nation, while our new
ships compare favorably with any In
the world-' Instead of allowing the old
ships to become non-efficient, the de?
partment has been steadily and syste?
matically renovating them, bringing
their batteries up to date as exhibited
in the treatment of the Atlanta, Boston,
Charleston, 'Newark and other ships.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 22.?An inquiry
'into the sanity of Mr. IHaliett KI1
boUTB'e, a prominent citizen of Wash?
ington, was held today by a marshal's
Jury, and resulted in a verdict finding
Mr. Kilbourne of unsound mind. The
inquiry, which was had upon the peti?
tion of his family, showed that his mind
had been deranged for several weeks,
and that he had made three attempts
recently to 'take his life.
A bill to authorize the coinage of sub
sid'ary silver coin from silver bullion
put chased under the act of July 14, 1S90,
and the re-coinage of uncurrent subsi?
diary silver coin in the treasury has
been introduced in the House by Mr.
C.harl?3 W. Stone, of Pennsylvania. An
amount Of treasury notes, issued under
that 'act. equal to the cost of the bul?
lion so used is to be cancelled and not
The Sinful 'Parson Saws Out of the
R.Mtnoke Jail.
OBy telegraph.)
RICHMOND. VA.. Jan. 22.?Rev. Les?
lie 'O<iokie, who has been confiend in the
'Rrttnoke city Jail, under an indictment
for fogery. sawed out last night and
made good his escape. The special case
n which he- was indicted involved a
check purporting to have .been signed
by T. 'W. Wood & Son, of this city, ami
which Cook cashed during Ihe meeting
of the Baptist Associaiion in Roanoke
tome months ago. He held a pastorate
in Roanoke for a short time. Cook is
wattled in other places on similar
WASHINGTON, Ulan; 22.?The Presi?
dent today nominated Governor John
W. Grlggs, of New J' rsey. to be attor?
ney general.
Cascarets stimulate liver,kidneys nn-1
bowels. Never sicken, weaken dc gripe.
Newport News Railway Bills
Reported Favorably.
<lrt Anlernling Section IUI of the Charier
or This city Slile ntrkked by
tlieilouM. Work of the
(Special to the Daily Pi^s)
RICH MOND. VA.. Jan. 22.?The com- M
mittee on roads and interntl naviga
tion la t night had up for e insideration M
the various bills introduced relative to
the construction of electric railways
Newport News. Hampton, Old Point;
and hamlets. All of them were ordered -3?
to he reported favorably.
iMr. Powell today .introduced a bill?!!
to incorporate the ??Laboring Men's'
Bright Star Beneficial Association, (t.'-t
Newport 'News, and county of War- h
wick." That is the name of the con- Ssj
cern. The following are nanml as in- :i%
corporators: Samuel William Stokes,
Emmet t Fowlkes. William Johnsen,
.'harlos 'Rowlett, George Monroe and -a
Fred Itrown. The object of the assoeia- vj
tion is to care for the sick at $1.30 per ::(S
week and to bury 'the dead to the ex- .-??
, tent of
Mr. W. P. Pendleton. of Louisa, tu
lay presented a petition signed by llf- ;7|
ty-six members of the Ttouse callinR-Sj
for a caucus on the 25th insttsnt, to take i
immediate action on measures liking ?
to retrenchment nnd reform.
.House bill to amend and re-enact':;??
section 11)1 of an act entitled an act to'\4
incorporate the city i>f Newport News,
in the county of Warwick, and to pro- \%
vide a charter therefor, approved Jan- -'|
uary 16. 1896, was passed by.
Hou.-e bill to authorize and permit . 2
the Old Dominion Land Company to ? .<j
-rect a wharf or pier aRd to construct |
?t bulkhead on and along its wa-ter?Tia
front in the city of Newport News.-^js
Virginia, and to authorize the Issue by?
it of negotiable notes or bonds, secured;...qg
by mortgage deed of trust, to pay for SiS
the same, was passed in the House to- -'W
Delegate Kizer Introduced a bill to
make it a misdemeanor for any person' ^
not a member of labor or ?fraternal or?
ganizations to wear any of the insig
nia of orders,
In the Senate today Mr. Withers* of-,j>'
fered a lwil providing thai at thegeneral
dection to he held in Virginia for the 5
!lecH.>n of representatives of Congress. ^
there shall be submitted to the voters
the question: "Shall there be a -eon
\ent.lon to revise the constitution and
mend the same?" The bill was referr- ?
The Senate passed the House toil! to
oak.- it unlawful for any lawyer. phxH|
deinn. surgeon, dentist, "or any other
?lerson engaged in a profession or caHjwHj
ng, taxed by the law:. .if the Sl&jHB
who has bis residence in the State, to
practice bis profession in any . ..other ??
??aunty or city of this com ?? ?^nw*sU4lS,'-\5
ander a license-tax from arty?other
State or the District of Columbia.
?Mr. ?('bales T. IBlanil today mailed .
io following reply to Mr. Herman C. ::
Niemeyer. secretary ef the Board ttvS
Prade and 'Exchange of Port-mouth.
tMy Dear Sir:?Your favor of the 2?.'h:iV:
inst, containing resolutions as pass-yd
by your body objecting to the "boiler
nspection bill," now penling in th ?
House of Delegates, at hand.
I desire to say to the B >a-.l of Trade f
md Exchange through you, that 1 am ?
.he patron of the bill in question, and .
is I have never, during my brief pub- 0
dc career, given my humble support to H
any measure which did not resiil; in a
.nost beneficial way to the great ma- V
jority of the people, and assert:ma; that:
inch is a fact, I see no reason now why
I should change front, and mav.? in an "??
opposite direction.
The bill now before the House, uii.l
which bears my name, and which I
hope will become a law. Is one which ?
will give protection of tht* proper kind-.y;
to more than a million and a half pea
pie who reside within the borders a" triers
State of Virginia, and who are crying ^
iloud to the law making povvar of the Vj
rftate for legislation heneflciai to them.: 1
of course, understand from whence ? -
ibjections come, and I am sorry that,
ihe gentlemen who object to this bill %
becoming a law cannot see It in the "
lame light as viewed by myself. If yju ?
want legislation of the proper kiri'i here
.s an opportunity to get it, for whert a S
million and a half people say it 1? a ?
d thing against 4,000 people -who are .
?ffected from a small, very smirt-41-"
nancial standpoint, and who say. it Is
bad bill, then there is no question"
where 1 should, and with all due defer-.>
eure 'to you and your honorable .issj
iation. I expect to be found?on the
side of the people.
?You have only to look about you just
a little for facts, to .bear out an argu- ;
ment why a State should have a "boiler!
? nspection law," as an experience of our-.,
local affairs In that direction) will show:,
treat loss of !ife, and destruction of?
property, which would in all probabili- J
ty have been averted, if there had been r;
such a law in Virginia.
Then this measure will place a net
revenue in the State treasury of n^t ;
ies3 than $15,000 annually, and any one
knows that the larger the revenue the
State derives from different sources, ?
.he less the general rate of taxation will
There are various other reasons why
his bill should pass, tout I have enum
mera'ted a sufficient number.
Very truly yours,
The Senate committee on roads gave.
. brief consideration to the Withers
railroad commission bills yesterday af
ennoon. There are three companion./
measures. One of tham creates a com
aiission of three members, to be elected
"oy the Legislature. The a-t gives the
?ommisslon authority to make frelgr.t
and passenger rates, to examine the
ooks of officers of railroad companies, ;
o order stations establish-; 1 wherever
they aTe needed by the public, and to.
?equire separate ears t > b^ furnished
'or the two races.
Very broad powers- are conferred
upon the commission. An >taer bill con
j'.itutes the commissioners a board to
ir praise railroad property for 'taxation
and the third makes the board a court
at record.
Mr. Witners made a brief address to
the committtee in support of the meas?
ures, and further consideration was
postponed until Tuesday, Februa-y 1st,
at 4 P. M. It was distinctly understood
:ha't there should be no further post
iwneraent. Mr. Alexander HamiRon.of
:ersburg, will be one of those who,
will speak against the bills.
i measure that wrtl likely occasion
^oiiie discussion In the 'House is the bill
in relation to pawn brokers. It WS?
introduced by IMr. Wallace, at the in?
stance of Mr. Sam Stern, one or the
best known men in his trade In Vir?
The measure provides that all pawn
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