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VOL III, NO. 37.
NEWPORT NEWS, YA.V TUESDAY, EEBRUARY 15, 1898. PRICE SINGLE COPY'T*,? CENTS ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS. LAND OF Fi Past, Present and Future of Japan. CITY'S DENS OF INIQUITY Rev. T. J. Mai-Kay II. reaches on the Vices 1'ractU-cd in Newport New? milt Says That the Jail is Not the Place for Every Prisoner* Services at Uk various churches Sun? day were -well attended. It was an ideal Siibbath and chut\ h-goers turned out in full fcirce. Mr. Yvattaro Okano, of Japan, was in the city and officCatid' at two services, -speaking at the Second Baptist in. the imorndag and at the First Presbyterian church in the eveming. "Japan, Pres? ent and Futu'.c," was the subject of Mr. Okano's a Uiv.ss. ar.d he said, in part: "I am very happy to address you as a native Japanese. I appear in my native 'costume us you see. 1 aim glad to soy I am a OiVristian and all you who b? lieve in Christianity, are my brothers and my sisters." 'Mr. Okiimu then exhibited the Japa? nese- national Iis?, showing a round red murk in the centre of a white Held, rep reser.'ting, the speaker sai l, the rising ".\t.v:co Polo was the first European traveler to appear in Asia. We hd<Vfe reason to i>e;ieve that Colutnlbus was sevklr.g: Japan when he discovered. America. It was in 1S53 that Commo? dore Perry, of flu: United States navy, loipened up Japan to th. Christian civil? ization. Over 3t)0 years ago Catholic missionaries appeared in Japan and nxi'.L- many c inverts. Almut 250 years ago there iwias a i tvil war in which the Catholics vo re lciKed or compelled to give up thei'r religion. "I rejoice that it was America and not one of the older nat? ns that opened up Japan to civilisation. That little island called Japan is albcut tfc size of Oali f irnda and ivas a population of forty millions of people. Like an ancient lAftveniaJi, the i opie are inspired with a :<eaire for kn wedge, and they want 'th.- Christian civilization. In lite late ?war (1...1 was on th.- side of Japan' and she defeated China, a country with a population of four huniirred millions of peanle. '?There are today in Japan' several hundred CUvristia.ni mdssionavies repre? senting aJboui fifty dendminatfcms and there are forty thousand native Chrisr ttlans. Between enree and four thou? sand converts cue made every year. ?Filially Japan, the land of the rising 6Ui3, s-ies the rising of the sun of right? eousness. "I was sent here Crom. -Jaljian by my ' "Tarna- t?- utiLi? ia.w in..A!nre-riean lanv in BtltutOons. When I came !-,.--? I -cciuid inot'sp^ak a word <;f Bngiislv otid it was very different from Japanese. "There are forty-seven, letters in the Japanese alphabet. The Japanese lan? guage is a iisical, the letters glide one into tit.- other. The Jarvu-.ese troys and girls siing iheir aiphaibet. The Japanese are a poetical people: they have artistic t&st- am it a love for truth. The Ameri? can ?albies speak just the same lan guagi as the Japanese babies. The [baby's language belongs to the liaby's world: it is nuu-.siv'. that off the angels. When- we reach heaven we shall all s)k ak in ?. ne language." .Mi. Okano told how some of the -a tive Japanese worshijKtd idols of stone and oth.-rs worshiped the mountains. Their were followers of Budha and fol? lowers of Cc-r.fucsous in Japan. "The New Japan has replaced the Old Japan, but it is still a heathen nation an.".' many of tin- natives-do not know ?what Christi.tr.:ty (means. A your.*g Japanese when told of Christ wanted to know what number, street and t-jwn he lived in. so he could write t<> him." Mr. Okano is a schi lar ar.Ois a grace? ful and fluent sp uket-. After (riving a tbrief account of bus eouveision to Lie Christian faith he closed by saying: ?'1 know Christianity is the religion of truth ar.d tiat Bu'.ahisin will go dirwn and' ChristSati'lty becotme this religion, of the whole world." This exening at 7:30 o'cb ck Mr. Okano will deliver a lecture at the First Pres. Ibyterlun ciiur h. illustrating bis re? marks with stereopticam views. His subject wilil be "The Sunny Side of Life in Japan and the Battles " .the Wair 'Between Japan and Chin ." IM'R. MACK-AY ON VICE. At the Second Presbyterian church Sunday evening Be v. Thomas J. 'Mac Kay, the pastor, preached to an over? flowing congregation. He chose as his text: Galntions. 6:14:17?"God forbid that I should glory, save nil the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is erictfied unto rue, and 1 unto | the world." Mr. 'M.icKay said, in part: "The words of our text are the utter? ance of a consecrated, sanctified 'heart, fitted with the divine spirit of the liv? ing God. They should be the expression \ of every heart in divine presence. They were written to a church in which were j false teachers. Paul cried: 'Oh. fool? ish (Valatians, who has bewitched you that ye should not obey the truth! God forbid that I should glory save in the cioss of Christ.' Paul might have gloried in being a pharis-.-e of the Phari? see?. He might have gloried in his pol? ished education and in his moral life. Let us ask Paul why glory in the cross j of Christ? It is the cause -of all your ] suffering. Paul, you were beaten with stripes three times, thirty-nine lashes j each time. Three times you were beat? en with rods, Paul, and you were ship- : wrecked because of the cross of 'Christ. Why, you were stoned -once. Why not | stop oil this suffering? You were night and a day- in the deep because of I ?this cross, yet we hear him say: God forbid that I should glory save in the cross of, our Lord Jesus Christ. "Paul gloried in the cross because it destroyed death. IWe hear him say af? ter all this: O. death, where is thy sting; O grave, where is thy victory.. " The cross of 'Cirri:? t condemns the world, but it is the salvation of the Christian. Paul's glory of the cr&sss- was of a practical nature. iOod displayed his power on the mount in thunder and earthquake, 'but it was a grander dis play of his power on Mount alvary, for j God was in 'Christ reconciling the world unto himself. 'iWJiat a difference there was In Simon's cross and .Paul's crpss. Simon did not glory in his burden, a material cross; but Paul gloried in the power of the cross: the cross in which he gorled had the sunbeams of heaven on it. It is the power of 'God unto salvation. . "The method I would have you adopt to stop the vice of our city 1:* the power of the cross. You have heard the cry made by the dive keepers when a ser? mon is preached against them: 'Let the minister preach the gospel.' What is the gospel but good tidings to men ? They- are like the man with the evil spirit with devils in him. 'He cried out. 'what have I to do with thee, Jesus, thou sen of the moat high; I beseech ?thee, torment me not.' They care noth? ing about the gospel as long as they are not tormented. "What kind of a gospel did Jesus preach and demonstrate? See him enter the temple with a seurge and overturn the tables of the money changers. What kind of a gospel did Paul preach at Ephesus? See them bring their b,?iks and burn them in the street, and we read 'there was no srnaM stir down that way.' This was the power of the cross. Should I take and incarcerate the fallen women of our city in the prison cell? No; you cannot re? form one in the prison cell. It must be accomplished by The power of the cross of Christ in love. -What men want is to come in Contact with the saving grace j of KJod. Let che cell be the last resort; ' bring them under the influence of close association of 'Christian people. Look into our jail and see the young criminal confined in the cell with the ?old crim? inal steeped in sin. In ten hours the young criminal is a graduate In crime, with the idea that the officers of the law are his comma n enemy, and every man's hand is against him. .When a man .comes forth from the prison is there a helping hand extended to him to win him or her baeik to virtue and society? .No, rather if he looks into a store window the hand of the officer of the law is on -his collar. Take the houses of bad repute and have all the inmates arrested. IW'ill this reform them? Uy no means. You simply drive them to other cities. iSorne have enter? tained the idea that that was imy meth? od. Let the prison cell be the last re? sort. We want to win them by love which streams from the cross of Christ and have a new nature implanted in them. The need of our city is a society to prevent crime, and .if you cannot pre? vent it, then punish it and see that the law is enforced to prevent it. '"If Christ were to come into our city, do you suppose he would go into the largest churches and call the deacons and elders around Him? They might need it. If he called them it would be to send them to caill the lost of our city, for he said: 'I came not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance.* When the woman was brought before Him He said:' 'Hath no man condemned thee? neither will I condemn thee; go in peace and sin no more.' 'Let the cross in whic'h .Paul glorified be the drawing power, the saving power. Note the fact, that the cross is the sinner's ref? use: the sinner's remedy, the Chris? tian's glory." ST. lOt'H ARRIVES; American I.lm r Greeted With Cheer-as She Steamed Op the River. The American Line steamer St. Louis, Captain Handle, arrived at the ship? yard yesterday morning at 9:30 o'clock for her annual overhauling. On hw voyage from Southampton to New York, the St. Louis picked up the passengers and crew of the sinking Holland-American 'liner Veendam. Cap? tain Stenger, which way lost FVbruary 7, rescuing 212 souls from watery graves. The St. Louis arrived in New York Saturday, and sailed from that harbor to this port Sunday morning. Cheer af ter che.er greeted the magnifi? cent ship as Stie steamed riowly up the James yesterday morning. She was saluted by the vessels lying in the stream. 'Hundreds of people lined the beach to see the -good ship come into port. It was her first visit. The St. Louis went immediately to the shipyard and anchored near the entrance to the dry dock. 'She will be docked at high water at 5 o'cuock tomorrow morning, and it is expected the vessel will .be in the dry dock about two weeks, as she will be thoroughly overhauled. The hero of the hour is First OlTicer Thomas G. Seagrave. He commanded the first boat that went to the rescue of the passengers on the ill-fated Veen dam, transferring ninety persons from the sinking ship to the St. Louis. First Mate 'Seagrave is a modest and unassuming gentleman, tail and hand? some. When seen by a reporter for the Daily Press yesterday afternoon Mr. Seagrave was in charge of the vessel. He said the New York reporters had robbed him of all the news, for when the ship wras moored alongside the wharf over 200 scribes rushed aboard to get the story of the rescue. m Marriage I.lcan h<-?. Marriage licenses were issued yester? day as fdllows: George Smith and Alice Cunningham, ?both of thiis city. Ilenjamin H. Crouch and Nellie Jones, both of this city. Kpurorth League Social. The social ?committee of th'e Epworth League1 of Wash.VngKin. Avenue Metho? dist church entertained the members of the League and their friends iast night at Moss Hull. The cvening was spent in pleasant games and social intercourse. ?Mic-s De Wald rrt-lted an amusing se? lection entitled "The Drummer." Light re/riShments were served. .lust Arrlvotl. Cargo of M. J. Grove's No. 1 "Wash ingtoji. Lime. Brick Limi,'. Piaster and Genuine Portland Cement. Will meet all fair competition in prices. W. H. K. HOLT. Phone No. 2783. Their Oullt Fully l'roven. After running for over a wel-Sc, our bclld. challenge remains unanswered. They dan- not expose their wheels to a competitive test, for they know that we have the strongest and easxst tunning wheels on earth. Had you not be tter compare them? Look at ail the wheels offered for sale in this city and then come and Took at ours1. We will abid. by your decision, as we know that, after having seen the only '9S bicycle that has really something new on it, our. auto? matic coaster and 'brake (found only on our whl els), you will have no other. By the way, tb'e people who don't iike Fred. G. Kipper are those who don't know him. Funny, isn't it? Of course, his competitors have emi? nently good Misons for the bias of their opinions. Have you? If not, come and let's get acquainted. NEWPORT .NEWS CYCLE CO., tAs managed by Fred. G. Kipper, fe L2-tf 221 Twenty-seventh St. For Rent?The Central 'Hotel', r.Scely furnished. Apply to. M. H. I^tsh. 2S0C Washington avenu.;. feb 15-tf. A Happy Votutn la the housekeeper who buys her coal nid wood from the Warwick Coal and Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Ja 14 tf The death rate in Netwport News is ?aid to be seconidi lowest in the StO'Ur, but when needed V/. H. K. Holt can "trnraish fine caskets, cheap ct.;>fflns, F. D. services, hearses and carriages at rea wnaible rates. 27th street (car line) and Roan. Ike avenue. Phone No. 2783. And rew Ferguson was aTrestev] yester lay aflern.on by Patrolman RayfMd on the charge of assaulting W. N. Mills. Wood delivered in any part of the ! city for 90 cents .per load, cash M S Warren, 445 Twenty-ntntlh street' Ptoon* 2S16, *e?-2m. ENDORSE THE BILL Prominent Democrats Favor a Legalized Primary. APPLIES TO ANY PARTY. Proposed Measure Makes it Lawful for Ail 1'olltical Organizations to Select Candidates According lo Its Provisions. The bill introduced in the House of (Delegates lost week by Hon. Thomas Temple Powell, to legalize primary elec? tions and conventions In this city, has met with the general approval of pol? iticians, and there is but Mule doubt that the measure will be enacted. If the bill does become a law the first pri? mary will be held under it this spring, when the candidates for the municipal offices wiill be chosen. Any political party may hold a legal? ized primary, for it does not apply to the Democratic party alone. The ob? ject of having primaries 'legalized is to prevent the peri>etration of fraud. Un? der the present system it matters not how much ballot-box stuffing there may be tlie perpetrators are guilty of no ipenal offense in the eyes of the law. (But under the .new system it will be dif? ferent, for the law is explicit and bal? lot-box stuffcrs may be punished as se? verely as if they had committed the crime in a general election. Then there must be a fair count and an honest re? turn: in other words, the will of the peo? ple must be respected. The bill was prepared by Common? wealth's Attorney J. K. M. Newton, at the instance of a number of prominent citizens. The most important features are found in the following sections: "1. 'Be it enacted by the General As? sembly of Virginia, that it shall be lawful for any political party in the city of Newport .News, in this State, previous to any general election held for the purpose of electing any State, municipal ro. federal officer, should they desire so to do, to hold a primary elec? tion or convention for The nomination of candidates for the offices to be voted for at the said ensuing general election, upon such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the local executive committee of such iparty: provided, however, that such primary election or convention toe not held more than thirty days nor less than twenty days previous to such general election; and, provided further, that the expense of any primary election or convention be borne by the party conducting or hold? ing the same. "2. The local executive committee of the ,;aid party shall determine the rules and regulations upon which such pni -tn<?ry election, or convention ^.hoal-. he. Tie??r which said rules and regulations shall be published in some convenient newspaper and' posteU' at the front door of the court house uf said city at least five days previous to the holding of such primary election .or convention: and a printed copy of such ruies and regulations shall be served"* upon such candidates to be voted for at such pri? mary election or convention, and eacli judge.and clerk who shall conduct the same, and shall also be .posted at each voting place for the holding of such primary election or meeting-place, for the selection of delegates to such con? vention. "3. The local executive committee of said party shall appoint so many judges and clerks for the conduct of said .pri? mary election or convention, and pay them such compensation for their ser? vices as they may deem proper." The bill then sets forth where the primary elections shall be held, how the returns shall be made, and Axes the punishment of persons convicted of fraud. The punishment is the same as that meted out under similar circum? stances in a general! election. The bill is a. personal measure, and Therefore will not meet with any oppo? sition in the General Assembly. MEAN MCGRO IN 1SLOODFIKLD. He Assaults a Woman aud Tlien Resists Arrest. A mean negro, brim full of mean whiskey, made things lively for a while in Rloodfield Sunday "iifefteraoon, and yesterday morning Justice Jones made things lively for the negro. Jack Bro-.iks is the negro's name. He is well known to the police, for he has given them no little trouble. -Sunday afternoon Brooks went to Bloodfieid. He had drunk enough mountain dew to make him merry. Brooks met a ne gress named iltosetto Smith and began to cuff her around. Rosetta got a war? rant for Brooks' .arrest. But Brooks did not intend to .be locked up, and he re? sisted arrest when County Officer rW. C. Boat right served the warrant. How? ever, with the assistance of bystanders Officer Boatright succeeded in taking the negro to the lock-up. Yesterday morning Brooks was taken before Justice Henry F. Jones, who fined .him ?20 and costs for assaulting the negress and added three months for resisting the officer. Brooks was short of cash, and when he leaves the county jail after serving out his time, the hon t-y-suckle will be in full bloom, and the swallows will be searing in the heav? ens, as he will have six months to spend behind the bars. Economy? Yes; tout there is no econ? omy in using poor paint, not t.ven gvod .matenraJ badly mixed. Try Valentine & Co's. pure paints. W. H. K. HOLT is sole agent, 27th street and FRoanoke avenue. Phone No, 2783. fel? tu-th-sa-tf. A Liberal Collection. A col on. d woman named A. B. Turner, wtWoi is traveling in, the interst cf a col oreld orphan asylum located at Oxford, N. C., delivered an address at the Wes? ley Grove Christian church Sunday night. She asked for funds to be used in supporting the asylum and the- color? ed peop-e contributed, liberally, giving her $25. Common sense vs. Nonsense^ Good ingredients mixed by machinery, by re spj.nsMe people, (makes good paint. That's common sense. "Oh. I don't use ready 7nixed paints."- That's nonsense. Try Vaien tine's common sense at 27 th st'ieet and Koanoke av-.nue. Phone No. 2783. fe l?tu-th-sa-tf. Drop In the basement of th,;- Ci'tizens ond Marine Bank; you will have no trouble in finding the seller. Houses and lets in all sections of the city. Powell Bros. & King. feb 2-tf. Wh-.n you wamit building material Hold your opjlers until you Knew what the best and lowest in Hardware, lumber, lath, paints, oils, ehiingies, mtoiuldings, cement, lime, plaster, rooting, materialist tar, tools, stoves and tinware. Twentyi-sevent,lv street! and Koanoke avenue. Phone No. 2788. fel6 tu-th-sa-tf. CITY NEWS IN BRIEF. ?Mr. A. C. Chancellor, a prominent business mail e-? Coltravbus, Ga., was the gUvSt of friends In tie City Sunday. Mrs. M. L. Eraser and ftllss Iva Fr?? ser, oif Spotsylvania county, are the guests of M i s. ISoyd XJ. Chuinidler. . Miss Olivia Willoekhas returned from Washingtons where else was entertained toy Mrs. General Picket*-. Miss Orie Weaver and tMiss Minnie Rotoinscn, of Pcrtsnxttrth, are the guests of Mrs. J. E,. Williams^' on Twenty^ninth street. The two horses tfaftt perished In the .fire on Twenty-eighth street Sunday morning were owned by Mr. J. M. i launders and not bvijthe Newport Sews iFruit and Producel'Xiompany, as was i stated. The common council will meet in reg? ular session t> .night. Attorney E. G. Blekford, who has been confined to his room by an attack of the grip, is improving. ?Mr. Thomas Whitehead left Sunday night for a vteft to relatives in Pennsyl? vania. LVlr. John L. Bickerstaff and family have moved from this city to Man? chester. Mrs. Elizabeth iMorris, of Manchester, is the guest of her ibrother, Mr. Andrew H. Harlan. Mrs. F. C. Barlow, of Warren ton, is the gust of IMr. and SMrs. Felix Mobraiy in North End. <' Messrs. Harry, William and Ted Sul lilvan have- returned from a visit to their parents in Philadelphia. IMrs. Frederick 'Jones returned last evening from a visit to relatives in Richmond. iMrs. Jones has been absent a week. IMr. and Mrs. W.'?F. 'Carson, who have been in the city for the past week as the guests of 'Mr^ and Mrs. Johnston in East 'End, returned yesterday morn? ing to their homean Baltimore. Or. AV. R. Granger (colored), has leased a number ?of lots on Twenty fourth street, In HSooketts; <>n which he will build tenenvjnt houses. He will name his settlement "Granger's Town." Captain Jos. iXJ. 'Crawford, chief engi? neer of the brandh lines of the Penn? sylvania railroad,; accompanied by his , son, James U. Crawford, Jr., both of Philadelphia, were in the city Sun? day as the guests;of Mr. "W. S. .Bowen, superintendent of; the Newport News Gas Company. They visited the ship? yard, viewed they water front and re? turned to Old Pofet Comfort. WARK INT OlDT FOR II.I.KKS. He Is Implicated in the Suender-Maclieruy Snooting Affair. A warrant wasj.yesterday issued for the arrest of iBrnest Jllers. prepric-wr ..f the Philadelphia House, charging him with bavins'aided and .abetted Ernest Suender, \yho shot another Ger? man named. Karljaacheray-, last Christ? mas night. The w-arranfr^jfeas issued at the in- I stance of Messrs?*1. Saunders and Mitch? ell, counsel foX (Miaoheray. It was rl-i-cd ;". t he hii4,'* n' sen -officer, but up to a late hour lai-"t evening Hlers had not been found, it was reported that he had left the city. Hlers, it is claim? ed by Macheray's counsel, was parti ceps criminals to the- shooting, having furnished Suender the weapon and in? stigated the deed. The ease i? a complicated one. There seems to be a woman at the bottom of the trouble. Some time after Suender was arrested a.pretty little German girl, who lived at the Philadelphia House, swore out a warrant against Miacheray charging him with criminally assaulting her. The case came up in the Police Court, and, although he did not think a strong case had been made out against him. Justice Brown said his court in this case was simply a court of inquiry and it was not in his prov? ince to dismiss JMaCheray. The man was sent on to await the action of the grand jury, but was admitted to bail. When the grand 'Jury meets today it is expected that 'both Suender and Macheray will be .indicted, the former for felonious shooting, and the latter for rape. Later in the week the case of t he Common wealth vs. Suender will be called for trial. Attorneys Julius T. .Saunders and C. <C. (Mitchell will assist Cnrrumonwealth's Attorney J. K. M. iNewton in prosecuting Suender. SCHOONERS IN COLLISION. Ed. W. Smith Crashes Into the Emma C. Afttldleton. x^wo schooners collided off Hog Is iand at 9:30 o'clock Saturday night and tiioth were badly damaged. The three-masted schooner Emma C. .Middleton, Captain Higby, bound from Scotland for New York with a cargo of railroad ties, was proceeding sfowly off ?the island, when, the ELK W. Smith, Cupta'in Lane, another three-master, en route from New York to Norfolk, sud? denly hove in sight. Captain. iH igby was at the Wheel, but Ixifare he could steer clear of the otter at hooner she crashed into his ihtiw, tear? ing off the bow sprit and jitoboon arod shattering this topmast. The Ed. W. ?Itmit'h .was also damaged, having her top rail smashed. iFoer a while considerable excitement ?prevailed' on tooth vessels, as the shock was terrific. A'fter finding the Emima C. Middleton was not re no er ed uttsea iwiartlhty Ca'ptuin Lane proceeded to Nor? folk, tout Capta5n, (Higby dropped an? chor air.d waited iill morning, when the tug E. Luckenliac-h, Captain Grant,came to the schooner's assistance and towed her to th-.; shipyard for repairs, arriving late Sunday aftennoen. When seen iby a representative of thc Daily Press yesterday afternoon., Cap? tain Higby said he did not knoiw whl> iwas re9p0nsi.be for the collision. At the time the accident occurred the wind was ?ga?ist him and he had to control the schooner as .best he could. Captain Higby estimates his damage at $700. 'It is thought the Ed. W. Smith's kkwnuge ?will reach' aibout $800. Call; itf you can't call 'Phor.e; if you can't 'phone Write; if you can't write Send some one tta 27th street (car line) and Roonoke ave? nue when you want good undertakers' services. Phone No. 2783. fel? tu-th-sa-tf. Deposit your clothes money with us. It will pay you' good Interest. WOOr>W^vRT> & WOMBLE. Good soup is often spoiled by the u-so at hard, cheap crackers. To avoi'j this have your grocer send you Fox's XXXX Crackers with your next can oif oy.--.u-rs; they are delicious, tender and crisp. It. Yard sticks either three .'eet long or thirty-six inehes Song et 27. h street and Roanoke ave<f!u<e. They heive. on them in;fonmatie..n which you can get from no other sticks. Phone No. 2783. fel? tu-th-sa-tf. "If you've been looking for anything oif this kind', this is about the kind of thing you've toeen looking for." What? Why a new Ibui'ldfng su'eply and under? taking esta'Miishmtinit. Where? 27th street (car line) and Roe-neke avenue. Who? W. H. K. HOLT. Photo? No. 2783. fe!6 tu-th-sa-tf. Senor Bernabe Named by the Spanish Cabinet. WOODFORD'S MESSAGE Its Content* Closely Guarded by the S'ata Department. Satisfactory Adjust? ment of Kxlstlngr Differences Kxpectcd Soon. (By Telegraph.) BilAT>RTD, Fe*. 14.?The cabinet .met at 5 o'clock this alteration ami discuss? ed the present state of the war in Cuba and the De Lome matter at great length. It was decided to publish a decree ac? cepting the resignation of Senor Dupuy De Lome as minister ut Washington and appointlog Senor Louis Polo. Benna.be as his successor. A decree will alst> be issued convening the chaatlbe-rs btfutv. the en?i of this month, so as to enab.e the election of the new cortes to occur on Waich 20. Sorter GuThw.. the minister of foreign affairs, informed the cabi net that Unite! Suites Minister "Woodfloxd had Just banded him a note referring to Senor Dupuy De Lcimit-.'s letter and to the meaning of several paragraphs in it. WASIHINGTOIN, Feb. 14.?The state detarUmient today officially denied re? ports that Gen-.ial Lee. consul general to CuibUj had tendered his resignation. It can be stated also that, while de? tails atv not ,. btainar.?'e. matters r - gariing the De Lome incident haw as? sumed su h shape that an early and en? tirely satisfactory adjustment of the af? fair between -the United States and Spain is confidently expected by th,?. state de? partment. The officials of the state depo rtrnenit still maintain th-.1r reticence as to the contents of the cablegram from Minis? ter Woodlford received late Saturday night. It may lie said that all state? ments so for made as to the nature of this despatch are speculative. The message' was m I deciphered until wei'i along in the afternoon yesterday, and then it passed into the haa.ds of Assi'st amt Secretary Day and the President 'in turn, who have l>een- the only persons in Wahsington, save the employees who unraveled the cipher, to see the dis? patch up to this time. No answer has been made as yet to Mr. WoodiBord's message, and it is by no mieans certain that on answer will lie required,. Senor du Hose, the Spanish charge d'affaires, was one of the va-^y callers at the state department and tiys natur? ally 'led- to conjecture that his vT5l*t~AVjs in connection with the De Lome IneJa^" etat. It is stated posUtlvel'yi however, that the incident was not referred t!-i. tbuit that the call had to do with other 'penditng Spanish affairs. -Everything relating to the De Lome letter thus far has taken place at .Wadrill throAigh Minister Woodt'ord. Owing to the pres? ence in Washington of Duke de A'reos, laW- Siraji.ifh minister to Mexico, ,;?w on leave, it was felt that he would be named as minister1 in order .that a speedy adjustment might be effected. The Spanish le-g.ition has received mo intimation us to the name of the next minister. Calderon Carlisle, counsellor for the Spanish legation, was another caller at the state department today. It is understood, hleiwever, that he is at present a ting ncit so much as legal np:vsetuative of Spain as the private counsel of s. nor Canelejes, to whom the*IV Lome letter was addressed, ami who desires to secure i>e.?svss'H>n ,-yt it: There was a ruiiwr that Mr. Carlisle's visit had relation, to prosecutions for the theft of the De Lome letter, but it was stated later by those fully conver? sant with the fact that no move toward the prosecution of thoc-s connected- with the taking of the De L (me letter had 'been made rowas at present in contem? plation. It is said that if the loss had occured while the letter was in. the United States mails the n the usual pros? ecutions by the p; stal authorities might occur, hut in the present ease there is no trace as to the point where the letter was abstracted and such evidence as is at hand goes to show that the ietter was takert oifter it letft the United States mails and was in the hands of the Spanish authorities. iSenor Dupuy De Lome has about com. iVleted his arrang.men.ts for leaving the United States. His present plans are t!i leave Washington to-morrow night, sail? ing from New York Wednesday om the English liner which goes to Liverpodf. He has not been ewnmanded to go to Madrid, and unless this order comes he wir. prtjceed- from Liverpool to the enn finent for a quielt rest, and then go to his home near Valencia. MA'DIRID, Fell. 14.?El Liberal, com? menting on the De Lome letter, says it wets a private document of which the government misunderstood the text. Tt is semi-officially1 stated1 that official claims cannot be founded on a private letter, that Spain acted rightly in ac ?ept'Vr.g the .resignation t.f Senor Dupu.y ?De I/om? and that the ministers declare that any eflainvs whutever are Inadmis siihle. AVASH'INiCrTON. Feb. 14.?The reso? lution of Representative Lewis, of Wa-ihingtoii, demanding 'Mr. De Lome's recall, was introduced in the House to? day. WlAStHINGTON, T\4b. 14.?Ac tual ed by a sense- otf hcrr.or and a strict idea at justice, the state department has taken steps to place in the hands olf Senor Canalejas, to whom, the letter was ad ?dressel. the epistle .written l>y Senor Dupuy De Lime. which- led to the res? ignation ol? thorn, in'ister. The transac? tion, is expliain.ed in the following brief statement given can tonightt by the state department: . "ReeJ.,gn'izing that the '.egal ownership of the De Loime letter is In Mr. Canaie jas, and his agent and attorney,'Mr.Car? lisle, having presented proper authority to receive the same, the letter was de? livered Do him today;" As explained in this statement, M!r. Carlisle was fully authorized to apply for and: receive the letter, having the cabled authorization-.Prom, Stiver Cuna lejas. In the view of the state dipart ment the letter was a stolen document, ?an.!, iike any other piexe of property, it should, upon app'i-ation. .be delivered to its rightful Kiwner. There was mi other course left open. Poo- in the United States, as in at! other countries, having a code olf laws, a letter becomes the sole property of the person to whom it is ail? diessed immediately it 8tarts .an. Its Way from the sender. Even the latter can? not obtain p.ssession of it -without the, consent of the of the person addressed;; the limit of his power legally .being in certain cases to stop the delivery of the ?paper. This letter has- lies id es a. ready served all the uses for which it might have been applied by our gwemtmenit, and there are in existence fac similes of. the.paper that are so surely authenti? cated as to leave no legal d .ubt of their accuracy. There remains niotwi only the closing chapter of t'he Incident to be written, for the ent" is already in sight. Not? withstanding all that "has been said in | the press about demands cm Spain for ' apologies <>r retractions of the disogre*. - ahl? things said 4>y Senor Dupuy IK Lvtnv- in 'his letter, it can be posltiively stated, that at no time since the pub? lication! of the letter has the state de? partment taken any such course. In- j stead it has relied entirely upon the sense of propriety of the Spanish gov- : ernrnier.t to adl that was proper and need- | fill to blot out the unpleasant impres? sion produced by these- statements, and It can now l>e said that this course has been fully justified! and that the- Spam- i ish cabinet, now being aware vif the fu'il text of the letter, is expected within a I Jay or two,, tto- make such disclaimer of the letter as is required tt>y the. circunt stanSes. Tonight the state department 'received official .notice fron? Madrid of the selection' of Senor Louis Polo Ber nal>e as United States minister to suc? ceed Senior Dupuyi De Lome, Senor Louis Polo Baxnalbe, whose ap 'polntment as the successor of Dupuy De Lioffne was foreshadowed last Friday in an exclusive dispatch to The Associ? ated- Press, is a son -. ,f vice-Admiral Pole?, who formerly represented Spain In this country. Senor Barnalbe is now-en? gaged in a special department of the foreign ministry at (Madrid, dealing with comimercial matters and consulates. >?MAit?RilD, .FW>. 14.?The- note- from Minister1 Wood ford demamlied that Spain [should formally disavow the insults o President McKinley, contained in Senor ?Dupuyi De Lime's letter to Senor Cana Iejas. The can >i net council today, it Is re? ported, decided unanimously to reply to Minister Woodford that Senor Dupuy De *L.tine's spontaneous resignation and the terms - if the decree accepting it were considered suit'tieient satisfaction. It is understood that Minister Wood ford received this intimation and despatched a long cipher t> legram to Washington. 1 MADPJIID, Feb. 1-1.?The Cuidad de Cadiz, of the Com pain la Trans-Atlantlca. which has been tit ted out as a cruiser with ten guns, will proltaibly arrive in, Cuban waters 1?. fore February 28, with a f?rpedi.? flotilla and t'he frigate Vito ria broadside ship elf 7,250 t' ins. Lti Corres;' (ndencia de Espana an? nounces that owing to the international considerations Involved the government has taken steps to ascertain how and by whom Sem r Dupuy De Lome's let? ter to Senor Canulejas was stolen. LOOK OUT CUK THESE VA K I Its, Men Trying to Lea*e Letter Boxes by Ml? rp presentation. There are several postal fakes In the city who are representing that the post etlice d.-partnient requires all patrons of the local postofHce to provide letter re? ceptacles at their doors, in which the letter carriers can deposit mall. The object of this misrepresentation is to induce the people of this city fo lease?, as the agents claim, letter I boxes for a period of five years for the very economical rate of fifty cents for T?eentire period. Tftssiieagents represent the United States iSfJwajiard Letter Box and Plate Company, tir^vbich !W. B. Hackett is the president aTIKi -dislocation of the home ofBe-e la unknown. -?*' iPostmaster 'Reed was told yesterday of this fake scheme, by which not a few residents and merchants have bee-n duped, and he authorizes the statement that the lease of these boxes is purely optional with the people. If they desire to secure the use of private boxes in which the letter carrier can deposit their mail, there Is no objection on the part of the postoffice department ?if they feel otherwise there is no law compelling iheim to rent the recepta? cles. Th.- agents carry no boxes, but de? mand 'fifty cents on the promise that the boxes will be delivered. Following is a. portion of the notice which has been scattered 'broadcast through the city and which is wholly it variance with the exact reading and meaning of the postal laws and resulla tions and the United States Official Pos? tal 'Guide: "Postmasters will observe the follow? ing rules: "1.?The householder must, for his own convenience and advantage, and at his own expense, provide^ suitable box. "2.?Postmasters are instructed to give information about the boxes and encourage hou-eholders to put them up. Inasmuch as .the general use of boxes will increase the safety and speed of the mail, all clerks and carriers are ordered to recommend and facilitate their adop? tion.?(Order of the Postmaster-Oeti erall. 90: l\ S. Official Postal Guide, p. S84.) "iNTOTIlCE.?iBvery householder will now be provided with a mail receiving box. which will be leased by the U. S. I Standard Letter Box and Plate Com? pany at the nominal rate of ten cents per year. It is not rented for one year oily for ten cents, put is put up for a term of five years for fifty cents. It will be your own property during that time and you may take it with you rrom one house to another whenever you move." H 111 Get a New Hill. The East End fire bell, which was cracked on the night of the Luke fire in the county, was taken from its tower ? >ver the hose house Saturday night and shipped to Cincinnati yesterday morn? ing. The (Cincinnati Bell Company has agreed to replace the bell with a per? fect sounder free of cost. The new bell willl probably be here inside of the next week. Went to Kiel mund. At 4:30 o'clock Sunday afternoon a committee composed of gentlemen rep? resenting every building and loan asso? ciation of Norfolk, Portsmouth and Berkley, excepting the "Equitable," ar? rived on the steamer Plymouth and boarded the train for Richmond via the Chesapeake & Ohio railway. They go to oppose the passage of legislation now pending in the Genera!! Assembly which is highly inimical to, the Inter? ests of the associations, and conse? quently of their members. A movement is on foot at 'Richmond to pass a law prohibiting the charg? ing of interest in excess of 6 per cent., and making any overcharges usu? rious. Blowing Hp tin; Wyaiiok?-. The blowing up of the steamship Wy anoke was continued yesterday, half a dozen charges being set off. About 12, 1 and 2 o'clock the charges were so violent that the houses between West and Washington avenues trembled be? neath the force of the explosion. The . hocks were felt by persons standing on the Casino bluff. Oasearets stimulate liver,kidneys and howels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe. 10c. (Anyone, everyonei whin once gi ts a taste of Fox's XXXX Square Butter Crackers wants more. No wonder; tht-y are delliieiouse It Thie finest and most palatable Butter Cracker made Is Fox's XXXX Square, sale by all dealers. See that the imlprtnit "Fox" is on the cracker before you buy them and take no other. It. Newport News Bills Passed by the Senate. THEJUDGESHiP CONTEST Mr. Bland Introduces a BUI Providing for a l"rce I'ress. Anti-Trading stump lllll rawed, other Legisla? tive Matters. (Special to the Daily Press.) 'RJJCHIMON!D, VA? Feb. H.?Immedi? ately after the opening of business in. the -House today the following House bills with Senate amendments were taken from the callendar and passed: To amend section NSB of the code, in relation to payments of costs and ex? penses in prosecution for vagrancy. To amend the act to regulate and li? cense pawn brokers and junk dealers, requiring them to close their business places at certain hours, etc. (Norfolk and Lynehburg are excepted from the operation of the bill. Bill making city, town and county officials, clerks and employes liable to garnishment. Incorporating the Virginia Electrlq Railway Company, changing the title thereof. To amend section 24T<? of the code, .in rit.ati.in to perfection of mechanics lien, etc. Also these House bills: To prevent the adulteration of flour. 'Ceding to the United States land in ami near Frederlcksburg for a national battlefield memorial park. The House today refused to pass, by :tT noes to Uti ayes, a bill permitting a laboring man who is a house-holder to waive his exemption from garnishment. t.Vtr. Hicks, of Roanoke, led the fight against the bill. TRADING STAMPS I'llOHfBUPBD. The Senate today passed the House bill prohibiting the use of trading stamps and other gift enterprises as in? ducements to trade, with an amend? ment making the law operative from July 1st, 1S9S. The House will undoubt? edly agree to the Senate amendment, and the bill will gj to the Governor for has approval. This measure has .been strongly urged by merchants all over the State whose business has suffered from the competition of those merch? ants giving such stamps. The House today passed by a vote of it" to 32 the Parker substitute for House ?bill 318, to provide for a better assess? ment of personal .property under the control of fiduciaries and the courts of the commonwealth. The bill passed al? lows the circuit judge to appoint a com tnlsstoner in chancery for each city and county, instead of one for each judicial district, as now. In the Senate today Senate bill iNo. 62, abolis'hing the ? per-centv pvaattr~ for non-payment of taxes by December 1. arcaiscd" considerable discussion. 'Mr. Clement and Mr. Bprr, advocated the bill and (Mr. Keezel oi-it&iedliC^FSS" Senate refused to order the bill to its engrossment. The Senate today'passed a large num? ber of private bills, among them one amending the charter of 'Newport News, another allowing Newport .News to issue bonds: to provide for a road commissioner for Northampton county; authorizing Elizabeth 'City county to is? sue bonds. The employers' liability bill went over until tomorrow as the special order in the Senate. NEW H1I.L.S PROPOSED. Among the new bills introduced In the House today were these: IBy '.Mr. Powell?To provide for the working of the public roads in the county of James ity, and the keeping of same in repair. The supervisions may do this by the contract system or the system of hiring day labor. IBy Mr. GarneU?To require purchas? ers of real estate to record their deeds within the year in which purchase 4s made. By .Mr. C. H. '"Walker?To provide for the better enforcement of the collection of capitation taxes; such taxes when returned delinquent to have the force and effect of a Judgment for a fine, and also to provide for the establishment of chain gangs to work out fines and costs. By 'Mr. Gwyn?To appropriate $10,000 to the Southwestern State hospital at Marion, to furnish additional room. By Mr. INewberne?To incorporate the Chesapeake Transit Company. J. fW. Ashton. S. Q. Collins, Marvin Hardy, J. E. Cole and R. W. Shultice. incorpo? rating. Capital stock, from $10.000 to "lnO.OOO. The company may build and jperate a. railway from some point on Chesapeake Bay. in Norfolk county, to some point on or near the Atlantic .-oast in Princess Anne county, and from any point on said line to .Norfolk city. The company may also operate steamboats or other craft. Hon. Thomas Temple 'Powell today in? troduced a bill to prevent the killing or ?shooting of game at night in the coun? ties of King William. King and Queen, hartes City. New Kent and Henrlco. Mr. (Maupen today introduced a .bill to prohibit gambling at any Inn, ordi? nary house of entertainment or saloon, and in or on any adjoining premises, and imposing a tine of flOQ or imprison? ment for four months. Mr. (Montague today introduced in the .House a bill defining what constitutes a peddler, and prescribing license there? for; also permitting such licensed ped? dler to seJl'l anything which a merchant may sell, and to peddle the same from place to place. ?FOR A TeRTEE "PRESS. The following bill was 'introduced In the House by Mr. C. T. iBland, of Ports? mouth, and 'referred: To exempt those engaged in the pubii ?ation of newspapers from being re? quired to obtain a license for the (priv? ilege or right of printing or publishing the same in the cities, towns and coun? ties in this State. 1. Be it enacted by the General As? sembly of Virginia, that the councils vf any incorporated city or town or Board of Supervisors of any county In this State shall! not require a license to be obtained for the privilege or right ,f printing or publishing any news? paper in said cities, towns or counties. But this act shall in no manner be con? strued so as to exempt those ^o engaged in the publication of newspapers, from the payiment of a tax upon the plant, machinery, capital or other property so used in such business: or upon the in? come deriv.-d therefrom. This bill is the outgrowth of the suit of the city of Norfolk vs. the newspa pers of Norfolk, which had resisted the payment of a license tax imposed on them. The newspapers claimed that the imposition of a license tax on newspa? pers was unconstitutional. The case went to the Supreme Court of Appeals ,.f Virginia, which recently handed down an opinion adverse to the press. Its passage is exceedingly doubtful. THE J-JDC/ESHITP FIGHT. The contest for the circuit Judgeship (Continued on Fourth P&ge.)