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VOL III, NO. 61.
NEWPORT NEWS, \\y?ESDAY, MARCH 15,
PRTfTF SINGLE COPY, TWO CENTS
I l\ IL ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS
NO CAUSEJFOR WAR
Rev. E- T. Wellford Pleads I
CUBA ILLUSTRATES IT.
Rev. M. is. Column. UruwH a IMrluro
SlifYuriiiK In tli?- Island In a Iiis
course uu the I'arablr i.r
On- flood Samaritan.
"Shall We Have War ?"
TAtl-ls was the subject of Rev. I".. T:
Wr.if irtFs mo in tig d-.ticuursci at the
iFi.ivt Piestbyterian church Sunday. Mr.
?Weci'ford lock bis u-u from itumann
Xil:iti?"Iif it lie possible, ms much as
l.eth in1 you, live peucuibiy witn a-11
m'en"?ainld discussed the crisis through
w'ni.cb the country to (tossing, i.r.cwuig
vivid plot UU'es of .t!he horrors of a I loowy
contllct. He sa.d in part:
"At the present time under the pro
Bent i iteumstatevs I'tic t'Xt i? otn aPpU
cuible lesson for tlve church, .coumtry
and the world. While there has 'been
?war fr. m the beg.lining of the world,
yet, if there be one, let its cauiSe not be
'traced to ,iiny act of jour hand or be?
cause ,i.f any influence you may nave,
for it ;~i Gcijts command that you live
peaceably with alt mankind. There uiv
times when War is a neeessitty, and the
ItiiU'e recogoilzes legitimate wutfaue.
'Hut 'man is on'iy exeusa'ble when driven
to war to protect his God-given rights
"Theie is no doubt that there is and
has lieen intense sympunhy through! 'an
the country for Cuba, and 'iattelft, by am
unfortunate chain of chx-umsttatncessthiis
Hie Iks almost ii.,yn fanned into
fllairrne. Spain dislikes th? sympathy
und inoral aind other emp?rt given by
the citizeius of the United States to til'
t'uUitis. while, on the cither hand, tin
feet'tnigsl ot the people have l?eei
wrought 'to an intense heat >becausie 0"l
the disaster to- the .battleship .Maine
As a result, the relations ..r the two na?
tions are strained. When a certain .ot?
ter tell into the hoards of tin- govern,
m.-nt, the feelings of the people wer,
aaoused to such an extent that it was
almost impossible to control them
The position' of Spain towards her sub?
jects. ar.UI towards the United States
is pecular. The citizens of the United
Staats are crying for ihe freedom of
Cuba, wTvfle f Spain declar.d Cuba free
it would mcui an internal revolution.
At the present time , jr., injudicious
Ktcp would bring ai>' ut a war; and per?
haps pre- ipitate the where world in
wur. Under such circumstances and
in such times of trial St is our duty to
Jo. k to a higher power for advice. ?'"n
irres? has appropriated $50,000,000 f r
national defense: Greiatt Briitian has ap
ipropriateijl $120.000,000! and Russia $'">o.
(HH>.ODO?thus we tiniH that $2C-0 .0O.CO0
lhave been appropriated by three na
lions to make- preparations for war.
It mist be remembered tihat the cost of
?preparation- is not to 3>e compared with
tree cost <vf .K'tLtti': war?it is only an in?
dex to the evils or war. Wv ian have
war, but we must pay for it. War is
always costly and .1 -true: U-. A good
example Is Cuba, a ibauntlfu'l amdi pro?
ductive comntny in time of peace, now
dev. staled and deflate with if. u?ands
of people eryng for tho ?.?. ss:-es of
life??uTferlirg i i h ? evils f war. W.
can have war, but we mos- a.so have
poverty with It. In .tir iwn beloved
country we can fln.i ,n .a ? iat ? civ I wu
where 43.000 men were killed in two
Idlaiys ntd at another time where 20.0oO
row. homes des. lated?a fair lar.U ,b so
totted, let us hove w ir. Shun .1 this no.
ffon rise in. ailn:?? and be th. victor. ,1,
not tlvSnk we will not ray for it.
fain filings belong t i war, and thes
are true th ? wot ;,1 over.
"W.- sht -uid stanij- firs* as a nation oi
peace. Our bot.ieis do not bound upo.n
a hostile country. Tin- -cons ate at
eocht nab- , f us aod frien 1 ;. rat cms
border our bouni juries. W. are far re
ir.'oV'.-d from those t tilings which are a
source of so mu-.h 4r> r:,ble ?:?> other
countr es. i on- surroundings an- suCh
as moke fW pence, and we have the
n-s. 'Utecs tu feed mi I'nusi The immen?
sity of our naition hus made other n?
Xhins If ear its. The foreign policy of
our goverr.lmein't litis always H en for
?peace.' a-nd the avlOllimv > 1' entatng
liivg ?iHlancie?' w. uld no tenser aura
should we go i.. war under th.- preser.it
cireumstianoets. We have i> tic? and can
kv.-p .; or lose u a? we wish. "Shall We
"At. the time .if the establishing of
this grc-ait mutton it was be cry ihat
ix numairchy was the bn'.y successful
form of government; that under u re
puhticain f.- inn <..f government ithere wias
too mu ih dcinitral'iswtion of p.iwe.r. wbile
? hider a denrocriaitilc fVsrm, Ot was .top ts
sible to control the.peo'ple. We ivtand as
n. greaU tiatii n?ur. example?shewing
thiat the masses cun he cjonveroMci'i. We
are 'the gr '.'test power on earth, and
taw d'erroi - t :u:ed to klntgdoma lamd
mcnorchles ih-it a representative [Ko?
pie is ocmcerva tlve. \?\ hnve, as a na?
tion, r. i'.'i:i- Uy demama'cd and de?
clared .-n favor ..f arl .'tinti. .a. claiming
this as the best methbd t if setitlirg r.a
itt?n?l d'.fferer.o.s: Bir.lH have ex-ten le 1
the ifrl.-ndly hand arbittat'??n to stive
ivur between nations. Shall ' <-. who
have beicin demanding rend ladvi-.eaitimg
arl ultra ton, rush hea?long into a war?
Will not oither nai'ims lock upen us as
thyprocrHs? Cn the othef i-iind. wouli'
1t net ilie letter f. r ui- to doinnon.3tr?te
the principle by a living lessen? Should
we mi.-, thereftora. n i ve mote slowly?
While Pfcin is but a poor nutlfin-, a
feeible e'fi''d. and this govemm'ent has
t'w>> gu-nt? ?. > h-er one. we shou'd rot be
tiro confidl Kvt. Over ??onfJliance or sn.i
ix-.rior .power has repeatedly caused the
fall i if nations. lU-fcj-,-- Gcd and the
world we huve no cause for wur: a.nd
slbould we rush headltong into war wo
mciv have Bhetbloclf, if the world on <iir
ihuind's. You Msk why! The whole i if
[Europe \s in a resi'Vs.. ??.*???'.. Have we
not heard of i:hV immer.-? ? wir appno
pflto ti-'or.s <>f o'th-i-r eountf. es? FcorT-e is
?wa.tchl'P-g''St tr'n: Germany Is watching
Fj-ancie; ?ngsutn1! is wiitehiing Itu.s'a.n
encrviach ments In the East, and ri> is
Japan.. In case of ? conilint 'Iwtw. -n
the TTiri'ted States and Stpain., we wK?
tri t only U.-'o <kst nr*:sent peWee, but are
eonfr.'-i'esJ with' the pes--.il iil'"t ies ?rtV
prUhrtihU-iti'?s that it v.-. nld pr.elp
a war .the whole wnl l.
The dvimo-r-l of I'n'demmJt'es "nil .rr
Wlttraitlon >orre befl re a dec'-aration ot
wo.r. An-1 when tJ>b iTuy <ivt".- tr?i!
?wnir :-- a ni?rv?-.slty. ihe^e who sire lenv
e?t 'H-w wiW lie the terde-rest. n.-id t'he
ooiwoT'iv who hive counsel.!.-,! !|ww)ee
wilC be n't tho mm. T^'.t us stand <V>'
?pert^r*. ace. '"dim to 1** pol lev and det?
Jar.-iicTi or tte'n court v ti? ?he w r'lll
eird rot hyrner'iticiiil. I^et its stand 0>y
SE-RMON TO YOU.VG LATHES;
At the Secsvn'l Bamtrst ehuich Snnday
evening Rev. T. J. MacK iy. the pastor,
Tn-dislhed ta s-necial sermon 'to young l.a
d'ies. He took his 'text from ifjhe book of
Rutih'?"Thy people slhnl'l he 'my peciplo
and t'hy Go? shaJl "be my God." Mr.
MaeK'ay ?aild, in paTt:
"The words at my text were uttered
by one in tire depths of sorrow und jn
gruisih, yet Uhey are words of determitna
Won, und I vv?uW have every young
lady -to repeat Ohem in prayer us this
Moahite woman did. 'Na.ntni wais the wife
? ?f an Isivlitv. There was a famine in
the land and instead of trusting im the
tlo'd of Isreal he enti re! the land or
Mi u'b to find a tome, but God's ways
are higher than our ways. Instead ot
a'home he-found a grave. He tiled In a
i-ir.tilge land, with no Jewish priest to
earnmiR this Body to the ground. We
must rememaber that imam process, but
Cod disposes. God's thoughts are not
your thoughts. His ways 'are higher
Uhiam y.'iir ways. One would say surety
Naomi now returned to her peoiple. No, |
she remained. Her son eaune in com
ta- t wit'll Idolatry ami they married
wives there. See the home tilled with
miii ' v and dancing, ltut God looked |
from his ihrone 'in Heavem. Seen the
home was turned into a home of
Ii,.?Urning. S.-e 'those three 'Women
stam-dCng at the grave w. ep'ing an-it no
doub>t making many premises.
Many hei" have made those iir.itni.-es.
but they are In-oki'a. Tonight tliey are
untll'led. There Is no grander steht ie
tihree women weeping- a ?mother and
her two duughters-'in-la w. Naomi
plead's ?w'.,!ii t'liftn to return tu their
father's house, otpa'ii k.'.-s.d her moth?
er- in-Taw and returned i" her Hotis of
woo.l and of i-'tojie. but Kuril places her
arms about the neck of her mtwherin
l.iw, .Tying- in the words of my text:
'Thy 'people shall' 'be Tny people, and
thy <:. .I shall1! be my God.'
"I would to God tha't ev. ry young
ladly could see'the 'i'lTvportanee ofh iving
Jesus als her eoum i'lor. You know if she
m ike- .me misstep ehe world will ti ver
forgive h< r an.I she is los't forever to
cultivated and refined s. eiety. Oml-y
divine grave can ever save her. It is |
not -o with '.'Ii.- young man, but it
g'ive, one who said 'go in p^eatce and sin
no more.' I warn you to 'be careful of
your comipanions, ladies or gentlemen,
fir they ire'the cultivators of youri=ouil
?hi.ii is the garden of God. ?Hem.im
ber that beauty of character is tihe mej
iim'portunt cons^dii'ratioTi. Women t<
?lay do not depend on men for snppor
There are more than 500 avenues opem
lo Ihe'lr su'iwrt, but the grandest ami
the noble'st state is when you enter the
marriage band and become queen in the
home. The Queen of Em-gland does not
rei'gn as you may in your home. With
Jesus on the throne of your bom.- yo
hnldren are your jewels and your ro>
subjects. Should you ask nie what kind
of a mian 'lo marry I woulld tell you i"
marry a man th it lovei; his mother,
ml y..u may rest In th.- fact lie wllll
love vou. Marry "a Christian mm? ne
with the love of Christ In Iris heart and
not a flirt, who can tell y*K .1'! the lit?
tle stories. Choose one with the divine
love implanted in 'his very being. This |
love is divine, and ii- as lasting as eter?
At 'Chestnut Avenue church Sunday
evening, Che pasu r. Rev. M. S. Co
lonr.-a. Jr., read the paratolie of the Good |
Samaritan us X'oi i>as.s for his discuuri
He said in past:
"?Every loud that we travel in l.f.-. \
ilkt tho one leadiing from Jerusalem to
Jeiuchla, is stiewn with the victims of
vlol-eimce. It them its a matter of cc
tiir.ual 'interest cu us?this question of]
the proper atti'tuLle toward such suffer- |
ing. In the parable there are thlee dil
?.iinct i.i.us 'of conduct tfta. are drawn.
from the poor fellow, l.u:f U'.-ud*. Doul
h mo.. v.'n .- - r .' Ii s , ', iu ii er-ii
Th re iJwa-ys are. U may taw s.-.tti' d
to him thai; h's ?fti aal lilgnity wi uld
i-e cximpiv.mised by memilsterling to mi.
all tlJs and more, or to take a charitable
tie- Levite was f-.ili wing him, and con?
cluded that he wouid 1.1. k h m up.
"The priest, sali? to say. represent* a
ui.ee portion of tlie church today. To
ein-.- one's eyes to the physical woes
ind sufTer'ungs i- humanity is to b.-tray
our . iiara- ler and to gfive the lie-to our
professions). There is no special dif?
ficulty im train ng .:no.-f to s. e "illy the
haippy side of l.f.-. -but cross-eyed op?
timism is OuCU of mischief. Self-lmpcs d|
HiS ill' 11- b-il '1t-5 *hr. ' :' -.'
spot where, the unfortunate man lay
He asoettatneti' Ii s ci nditio.i us ti.st he
.ii .1. and pt^scd m with a i '. ci. us
bit 'OS news to re ite. To know . f mis
Cortiutne and not to feel inminM?''? for
th.- victim is wc.se tli-an bru'.ish. Some
few pOrsons there are whos-j symp'.i ffte
can mover extend beyond the si c .i! class
t'o iw!h*ch tl'.ey belong: si.iik- that have
their s-ympathies bound by the t ire.- i i
whim.ft they happen to exist. Chris?
tian's should Iturn to exercise their
ijrji.21 'nation if tlH-y would put them?
selves in the place of those that suffer.
?'Th* exam pile of the Samarium was
that eominei.?>-d by p.ur Savlcur. Bound
by. r.o ties of race, under no partikular
ob igatior.s ot" religion, he conquensd his
pri.le sufficiently to mlhis?ter to one who
in health would" prV-ibubly hove spurned
any asslBtance offered by horn. Unlike
the priest that declimied to know the
facts'; unlike- Uhelievite who coldly turn
efjaway to pursue his journey, tlie gvj d
Samaritan had ^ornplassii'on on him. He
felt the pulse, looked imiito the eye, per
hups put 'his hand en his fo.heud, and
then, with a sympathy -hat was heavem
l>orn, b.g'.un 'tu revive the ;ipark of life
that was left.
"One application of this parable that
occurs just now is to the case of Cuba.
Under a- most oppressive government
the patriots of the i.-l-fa-ted island en?
tered up:mi 'a war of resbslllon jn 186s
(i-.at iiiisttlJ foT ten years. Then the
spuivia'i'.ls pnomlsied to institute a set l.f
reforms. Sixteen >-ears showed that the
cmhappy people had nothing to expect
from the.=e premises, and . n the iWa.
lit Fii'hruary 1SS6, a new imsurrectlon
broke out. > :?'t'.e.Ml Catnu'os was p!a ed
in CMMMCiunI ->f the Spanish fores, but
?aft. r conducting the war for one year
he was 'lemov-1.' from his jios-iiion ?tu be
succeeded by cne whose otamc -luis l>e
orr.o a synonym for CKUeJly?Weyler,
"One of the official acts of this main
was to issue .1 pn ? la-mliton in Octobeir,
1898. or.lerlng aM Wie inhabitants of the
country d.lstr.cts or thiosie who resided
i ii't'.-'de occupied by troops on rWIn o|
dealtht. With r.?; money, with no .pro?
visions, with in. means wr.o/tiever nl sup?
port, thoae persons hove been col'.eel d
in c-nkni'ies to penish M?m fever and
s'tarvalti ?. )?. IHUmdreds of thousands i f
tl-Jo-e I. i rr.--.siv'.- wMtriie-n tamd childrun
have .iVreadiy d'iedi. Those? thiv't Survive
must follow so'on lun.'ess r.ve resixmill to
the appeaB for help. Shall ?-c illtav the
exomiplie of the priest or the Levlte or
t h.- S-i ma i ?:>en ?"
At the Christian church Sundvy eve,i
iiftig, (Rev. W. H. Iiotlt-y, the naiior.
preached' the annual seirm/^n hteifotre
'NewpOct News CoundE, No. 65, Pr. O.
lT. A. M., taking "True Patriotism" as
his subject. The member* 'of the coum
c.il attenlded the serv'ces 'in n lady.
en d'iscuss'nig the lveait't:'f-s and .uttin c
t'onsi of Palestine for the Jew, Mr. Mot?
ley said he tho'.-'ght this was a practica]
(Continued on fourth page.)
THURSDAY, APRIL $
This is the Date Fixed for the
NO PLAN YET ADOPTED
Important Meeting of the City Democratic
K\centlve Committee Held Last
Night. Date Acceptable
Thursday, AprH 2Sth.
This is t'he date fixed by the City
Democratic Executive Comvttee for
holding the pniniary to select 'Uhe cam
didates for t'he muniioipal otticere to b
eit .-id Tehursday, .May 26th.
Tlie committee held' a imeettoig last
n'igttu in 'the city treasurer's office.
Ohaii-man John G. Livezey presiding.
A'll ,.-r the members wer,.- present ex?
cept Messes. Htckey, Evums, and l^etiz.
Am,.tig the candidates in attendance
were Mesrs. A. A. Mess, J. K. M. New
tc?n. C. XV. it,,bins.hi. 10. W. MUlstead
and lt. S. Shield.
After transacting routine business of
minor 'importance the committee took
'up the matter tiif holijling a primary,
and it was agreed 'to 'holid th,' primary
under the ate* passed by the last Gen?
Tiiere was- some discussion as to- how
the judges should be selected. Mr. II.
St. Smith moved th.it t'he committee
men from each 'ward be vested with the
power to name t'he Judg. s who should
conduct tihe election In 'their respective
precincts. Mr. T. 'M. Wiatson offered
as an amendment that the committee
men be authorized to recommend .the
names-sof live persons from each wird,
next meeting of the comimittee.two m
two of whom are 'to be electe! <o
Judges at th,- nex't meting . f the tat?
Tile committee then flx'e'.l the date for
hoMllng tihe primary ami the candidates
present stated that it was perfectly sat?
isfactory to them.
The plan to regulate t'he primary was
nex't taken up and dis'custsed. it we
disposed of hy t'he appointment of a
committee of three. composed of
Messrs. C W. Reynolds, Thoma.s Riley
and Dr. II. M. Smith: to draft a plan
and snlbmit i't to a meeting to 1>,- hi (d
Friday night for approv tl. It is un?
derstood that the expenses of ho.!d.ing
the primary will be 'borne by the can?
didates', who w-iii he a-.-i-s.s-. ,1.
No o'eher business was transacted.
N.w that the .late for tl:-- primary
has been fixed, the candidates will get
on the '?"hurr-up," ami t'hey will hustle
fr..m this time until the date for the
election. Tiu- campAlgn promises to .be
on.- of 'the liveliest evr held in the city.
GOVEllNOK TYtKK COII1 <:.
He Will Witness the Launching of the
Governor Tyler ?w.ll attend tihe Munch?
ing of the tw.n bat fie ja. pa Kentucky
and Keaiuiairge at Uhe shipyard -..a the
2-ath insimvt. He w.ll be laooompainiied
by the laslies 'of his family and hrls start.
The party w .VI pivbaoly come on a s-pe
c.ai ir.c.ii. or it may be that Governo!
feature of his 'flVp 'to So-llle of the Tide
water cities and counties', which he has
had i.ii conitempMtion for some etile. He
has not yet det-ided as to when he will
start on this trip, but It 'is more itlhain
probable that 'he wTOl have some ilrnie
The ??yi- ter boat Chesapeake wSM cliirry
llae party, whutl 'Will !>?? c,, to p..-J oi
tin- Governor and 'Ills f'.tmi'ly. and. pro.b
ab'Iy, cue or two invited friends. Tihe
run wii'l be made down the Jianies di?
rectly to Norfolk. Tile night will lie
spent there, ami then the party wi'M go
ov.-r to the Eastern Short?P0K.s31n1o.ke
sound and Tangier being included en
The prime object of the Governor's
trip is to took into the oyster question
as much as pesibic prior to appointing
the Board of Fisheries, created by the
tas; Legislature. The a-;.pi.'. ...M?ns for
th- c '. . .-,1 vc Vim ??? I -c' 1 te 100 0
as possible of the i|U.vhlic'ations of each
.f the applicants.
Sir. anil Mrs..I. M. Johnson Cel brute tli
I'lfteeutll Year or I'lieSr Marriage
?Mr. and 'Mrs. J. M. Johnson cele
lUraitadi the lifteeavtfh atntoiversuiry ot
their marriage by giving u orystoJ wed
!.Cmg at their re.-l.b.aee on Chestnut ave?
nue, itn ivas't End, lust night. The par?
lors wciv beatnt'.fully decorated 'foir toe
ocdaision, and the many guc.-ts spent
o delightful evening.
rrhe foiiuwing were among those
present: Me.alamos J. L. lil.icik, David
Katr.e, H. II. Futnwo.t. M.ss Fanihte
t'huir.'h aind IMr. L.. 1'. Fulm'walt, of
Norfolk; Mr. umtV Mist. W. R. MoFail.
air. and .Mrs. J. E. Sills, Mr. and Mrs.
A. F. Sm?dh, Mr. and Mrs. N. F.
KetchU'm, Misses Mamie Fel'o.n. Flor?
ence Smith, May Norswo: thy, Kklina
Nottingham. IMaggie Rayfleldt, Dora
Bun-kUy, Elsie Gillam, Mesdoimes J. R.
GU.'.u.m, N. 1. Ha.yfie.tit W. T. Rayfreld,
W. IF. Williamson., and Measrst J. 1".
Claiffey, C. G.eshu'.-n, Oiarence N't us
worthy, T. G. Euibahk, W. C. Albde'.l,
.1. ,M. IBjnfturd. Jv-hn Hunkly. Thomas
,*:mith. and F. R. Smith.
. .ef tvshmelnts, 0? ?ntiis-rlng of t r pica'
fruits, iees and cake, were s.rvel. ufv- r
wih.<?:?> dar.-.'.'ng and- other festivities
wore irllluilged i:n. IMr. and Mrs. Jolvn
son were tin- recipients of many .beauti?
ful and costly presents.
lief ore .lust ire Ford.
Justice Ford disposed of thr. e cases
in his IMoodfieid court yes/u rdav mo; n
ing as follow,-:
Jennie lyt-ekett waft tired and costs
for stealing 'two piKcw slips from .in
other negrcss na'med Gra'die Ann Tyter.
She was sent to jail in default.
For using profane language Charles
Braxton wus fined $! and ensts.
I.ucy Faunt'lerc.y was hrf-are the
cou.it on a warrant ch.rrg'ng her w'.tr.
asnltlng 'her sli-ter Alive. The case was
Shot in I be Leg.
A wiW'.te imam.'named Harry AlcCau'.ey
was shot i'ri the left Kg aivrjt 10
o'clock hist n'ight, on Twenty-Xonlrth
street. ne>jr iMa'ckey's le.-tauiunt by a
stramlger. It seems that the .men. hod
a previous difficulty. The stranger mad..
Negro Charged With Sednotlon.
Sergettnt J. W. Jteyfiolds yeste-rdny af?
ternoon arrested James Olairk, a negro
fireman on the Chesap^nike apd Ohiio
tugticiit Helen, ..n a eliacge ..f scductiini.
It is aWejgeid' that the cri ic was com?
mitted in Ntrfolk. Clark protested Ws
innocence, claiming to .be a married
man, with children.
Casc?rets stimulate liver,kidneys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or gripe.
" I.I I I ITEMS.
Olia. K. (lahrs lias returned from a
visit to New Orleans.
(Air. iE. Peyser left last evening on !a
business trip to Baltimore ana New
Mr. A. Q. Scammon. tlie advance
agent or the "Iteai Willow lirowm" coin
ilKtny. was in the cUy yestesidiay.
The bo-uflevaird along the water front,
between the Chesapeake and Ohio de?
pot and the O.isino. 'has been eotnp'leiti !y
repuiivd 'ami Is 'now inuvh stroiige-r and
abler to resist the force ot a storm than
ever bi Core.
Mr. \V. B. Vest, the newly elected
president of the Bateiness Men's Asso?
ciation, has called a special imeettiing of
the association for tonight.
Twenty expert sbSpHtters and copper
smlit'hs left) the shipyard' yesterday
for Portsmouth, where they wii'lil
assist vn rushing the work on the cruis?
er Newark, now undergvjil'rag 'repair., at
Mr. John E. Oad-w.? left Sunday
ter. Pa. * ' ? ' '"
Miss Carrie Bnrnvy. of Fredenicks
tun-g. iu Visiting the Misses Carter, in
Mr. Peter Cunnlngihaim, of BtaHitinnvure,
is the ?ruest of Mr. Thomas Daughtry.
in North End
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Brink-ley. of
Washington, are the guests of Mrs.
Miss Maniiv Elliott, of Smiilthfleid. re?
turned home yesterday after a vis.t
t.. her sister, 'Mrs. Mooney, in Nonun
Miss Carrie t?pp.?cot't has returned
f rom H'.i'l1; imore, 'Whfe-re she Visited her
sunt, Mrs. T. K. Harvey, formerly ot
Master Tammy Cirrter, of Easit End.
left Sunday with his aunt. Mrs. Be-r
rydUle, for a visit to relatives in Al- )
bany, N. Y.
Mrs. Samuel J-cihTison. of East End.
left last night for Bot-.twn, where she
win join her husband, who recently se?
cured a Position in that city.
.Mr. Berlind Wynn, a boU'ermakeir.
a:r,:l MissAnna Richiusidson, both ?-f this
city, w.cie married yesterday 'ifto.-n oa
at the Methodist pur.-onage, Rev. lt. 1".
I ,i psco mb o ff'i. ialll.ng.
The fire engine which has b?on undeir
gt ing repairs at the shipyard, wni
tested yesterday afteinnoon and found u
<?? in workilng oi'.ier. The .-t anter was
then taken to the central station, on
Yesterday was the first .lay of the
Mar.-h erm of che Coctpi ration ..rat.
hut no busine^si cif importance was
trainsact.Nl. This Is the regular etrimina] !
term, -and a niiambetr of cases will
The 'I!. '1 irews hel'd a cufcewalk at
Moss' Hal last night. In whi- h twen'ty
flvte couples partieir.tati d.
?A hop ?will -l>e given at the Gisir.1
on Wednesday n-'ght, March 23.
Tonight the common council will meet
in regular session.
MAN V lHII.mNll.s GOINO LI
Structured in Hie i'uur.ie of Krrielloii
Throughout] Ilm City.
Carpenters amd on: raetors are busy.
In every eectiert of- r:-.? oity bd'tiatns.-.
are going up, jnd others are being con?
ti uieted for.
In a few days the work of excavatEng |
the found.xv./n of a Jt?O.Oiw opera tho us*
? ir theatre w.'.l be conimenced.
Within tl.e next ten days the Board
of Sc'he.,,1 Trustees will ask for bids fo
the erects, -n of a handsome high sehen
building, which in to cost :n the neigh
boihood of $25.000, exclusive of th
ground cn which'it will be built.
The Common Council will shorn!
give some c.tn.-i.lerath-n to the buOldiivg
of a new jail on tlie property adjoining
the courthouse, on Twenlty-fifth street.
This hull-ting will do service not only
as a jaS'l, but an etm-i-geiu-y hosipCtail
ir.'.| station house as well. It will cost
Mr. F. V. Finch is excavating his pro
Petty at th- comer of Th'intleuh street
in I Washington avenue for some large
buiidllng, 't'lie nature of wh'kh has not
ye: been dii;eh;Bed. Mr. Finch gave :'.
out sonic w. eks s'ince that he would
build ? theatre on thts property, 1
scmce then it is probable Uhuii he 1
change.1 his mind. At any rate. In
not excavating for nothing, and
doubt the near future will see u hand?
some large combined store -and tene
.ni iiou.-e going up.
Tlie First Presbyterian church is now
cons'ldeTtng the advisability of erecting
a magnificent house of won hip at the
?orner of Washington avenue and
Thirty-fourth street. It it is ru?
mored that the building will
be'of brick, and will ctolst upwards ot
$20.000. exclusive of the price of the
site. It is understood that the
present frame church on Twenty-sev?
enth street: wi-I?. be moved to the new
site and ui-:ed as a Sund ...' school. The
consummation of these plans will >ma-ke
the Firs; 'Preshyiterian church the ham'd
scimest in Newport News.
St. Paul's Episcopal cthtlTCh wi-M
shortly erect a new bui'l'diing to cost
$10.000 on Thirl v-thst street.
'fne Wa--.hin.st. n Avenue Methodist
and Newport News Baptist churches
are contemplating the ereclttiicn of new
One of the local preachers stated from
the pulpit that the colored Baptist
church was the only church In the city
that was keeping up with tihe progress
of Newport News.
This fine building Is rapidly neiring
completion and win sh.n'.'ly be ready
Among the large new buildings near
iiv,' .??.'iiii'iHl.m are Mr. W. K. House's
carriage repository on Twenity-flfth
>' re.t. between Washington and iJafuy
ettc avenues; Mr. D. S. Jones' combined
store and tenement house at the corner
. f L/afayetite avenue and Twenty-eighth
sire -t and the ice-storage house -for the
ivnin.-ula Er.e.-ttlc Ijight and Power
A number t f new res'.dem. s have
recently 'been ccmpfletied, the finest of
?hieb "is that belousing to Mr. W. B
Vest, a? the crn.-r of West avenue and
With a>W of the evidences of the groat
buildimg boom whi'ch lu now at hand,
j comes'the au;h-:r.i".iva announi-.-menit
thai a ",ii-.vav!n;-nt ci pi i-a'?st will shortly
invest a portion of hi's fortune in
a magnificent new hotel In the central!
ptai'l .-f the city, to be operated on a
h Standard at a popular scale of
otipled with this announcement, it
ii:-'. known 'tlv.it -work on a new ho
wiM sh'orly be commenced on the
I property at the corner of Washington
avenue and Twenty-foU'rtih street.
Casearets stimulate liver.kid.ieys and
bowels. Never sicken, weaken or grlp?.
Wood delivered in any part of the
iity. M. S. WA'RTtEN, 445 Twenty
ninth street. Blu-ne 2B15. feb6-2m
For Rent?The Central Hotel, nlcely
furnished. Apply to M. H. Lasi>,
Washington avenue. teb l?-tf.
When bilious or costive, eat a Cas
caret, candy carthartlc, cure guaran?
teed. 10c., 26c.
Don't forget the litfte house 2112
Washington avenue whem you want
1 .- ?
TWO SHIPS SECURED
Amazonas and Admiral Abreu
all Uncle Sam's Property.
BOTH FINE CRUISERS
American Line Strainer St. I.mns May lie
lli i.I 1>> tho liuvt-rnmrnt. Spain's Ke
portc.l l*urcliaHC of the O'llie;
W AS'IHX. ; T< MX, LVlaiixlh 14.?A week's
nlegotiatJ r.? closed today by Che pur?
chase !>y 'the navy department mi Lon?
don of two line cruisers buii/t und tiirH
.lititg an '1'J.s.w'ick for tho Bra-/....an gov?
ernment. '1-Ussifoly the urtlcais took
more pleasure in closing icp tihe business
in this manner fooeau.-o 1 f the know.,
el Ige thai ulie fc>p<i'nii=lh agents hud loeen
stvivlmg to secure these very so-ips, to
whom, it ,s su d, they would 'foe of mu.-h
greater value in case o.: trouble than to
the United States. Tht next question Is
how lib get the ships home, and that lias
not been settled, ac M-dimg to the sec
retairy of the navy. Just as soon uts'tihe
1 tew .am be n>ut aboard t:.o Amazonas
she w-.11 star, for the Uuoted Stares.
The other vessel -wiill follow at 'ehe ear?
nest poss'fole moment. The terms of
sii.lt- ate secret. Mr. bine, agent 1 f th,.
Mux'iin-'Noi'denie.l .t Company, said to?
day that the two ships weul.l lv a most
dest'.able acquisition to tihe American
navy,< as they ate the Jutest and 1 esi
yards. One of the shi ps-is <a mpiete n
every respect, has Wer ccal supply and
amnvoiritlon on beard anil steam cum foe
raised .at any time. There will lie no
trc/ulhle in bringing this s>!t p aetoss, as
aai a.fo qua v force from the .'oca] yards
can be seeuted f.ur the service.
TWO CRUISEIKS BOlalllT.
WASHINGTON, March 14.?The re?
ported sale to the United States of the
two Brazilian anuEseuts Amazonas? ami
Admiral Aihreuail, n'ow nece-lving t'hei't
tin..-hing touches in an English shlp
yaid, was confirmed here this after- i
noe>nt 'It is learned also that Spain has
n. t se> ure?i the O'Higglms, and that
Chili! will not sell her to Spain. It is
furthermore said that SpaOn. has not and
?ti'mwrt purchase ships from eiil'h'er Chili
...':' the Argvnti.no Republic.
Otdeas have 'ocen sent t'o OomnWi tv
How.ili, commanding ithe Eunepean sta?
tion, to send a foree of men from the
San Paulo so to take pi ssession aind
hoist the United States Hag on the Bra?
zilian ship thai is teady to. go into com
ma&/6(' tut Newcastle. This will pre
vyfjt any Uliffilcuilty in case hostile i ties
Tijlfould 'break cut, as the ship would be
-'under the tlag. but ly ing in a friendly
hiairl 1 Jr.
The two vessels wi'li he extremely use
lul additions, t'o the United States navy
in ei their war ??r peace, in the opinion
of Secretary L..ng, who acknowledges
?fhvtyt have 'U.en Uuught ?>y' Tmr-i.'_-:l-'.d
Sttites. They are steel shwaheui and :
coppered, and with twin screws, and
will b# the first of the cimtoers in ,.ur
navy to embody ithait most usk-ful feat?
ure of naval construction, sheathing,
for whieb Chief Construct.r 'H.chlx.m
has worked eon nestle fior many years
past, ill,- finally succeeded it: having
Will? of the smal.vr gunhemts con?
structed ...11 this principle. The Ama?
zonas is rated at 3,600 tons cil sj. .i.
mont. w ith an ind.i'cated house jnower
under natural draught of T.r.oo. which
is ealculaieed' f., develop twenty knots
speedl Thus, while the ship is about
the size ,,r (.he ChUrlesiton. she is much
faster. Her armament is also much
mote fo imidabtle, not s,? much n caJl'bse
Dor to.- main Ktnteiy is mailt up of six
G-tnch guns, but these guns, as nvl as
the 'four 7-lheh guns, tare oil' what is
known- ?1? fiO-calibres length. iv-lmg
tin m am unusual range and power.
A .linger..us deficiency in the emgin- !
?i-r bran', h of the navy has lie n
itrough'! to light in the fact that it is
-?iri-ely possible to secure a staff of
engineer officers to 'bring back to the
United States any of t'he ships pur?
chased albroud. This state of affairs
hat- been brought to the attention of
?Ii- Hons.? naval eomm'lttee. but so far
.t is fe.-r.-d without meeting with
that degree ..f success which i't w is
honed for in the shape of an amend?
ment increasing the number of en?
gineer officers in the service.
In ad lltion to this then are ten six
p-Hinder qu'A'k fining guns, four one
nounders. four 'Mix im .m'ae'liine gun..;
end two boat or field guns. The tor
t- 10 tubes are 'three in number. The
?Nil capacity is Sf.0 tons, giving h.-r an
?ffectlhg stetamiing radius of 8,000 knots,
1 .most valuable feature, inasmuch as
It would enable the ship to ecss and
-e.-ros? the Atlantic! without coaling.
Sunn a vessel used as a commerce de?
stroyer would be vastly more effective
litmi 'what appear to he more powenfuil
craft, because of her abl'liiy to get along
on long cruises without touching in at
neutral ports to coal and thus .-xpising
themselves to capture. The cruliMirs
-.trry no armor in the OTd?nury sense,
but their machinery Is protected fr m
t'he fire of guns by an arched stiel deck
Just below the water lime, varying in
thickness frorn 1.2 to 3.5 inches. The
battery has an unusual train, being ar?
ranged to tire thoee ahead and three a
stenni of the sn-ln- ipaH guns.
It is said the coal and ammunition
on board passed with .the sale to the
United St.ites. The ammunition ii- not
ail of the kind in use by the United
States navy, so that the supply of am?
munition is a necessary adjunct to the
new siiips. The other ship has been
launched, but it will take some time to
make her ready for sea. 'Mr. Bane be?
lieves, however, that there will be dif?
ficulty in bringing her over immediiaite
I'y, if it is deshed to make the move
without de'.Uiy. us the hull of the shitp is
so weU along that she eouid toe towed,
and her own sail power utilized for thv
The bureaiui 'of ordnance t If the wair
departnienit opened 'fo.ds todlty tor a
large supply of armor padcjng piojeic
trles. or.:.1 for 12.000.000 rifle ball cart
t.'dges. The bidding brought tog.'ther
a rtumilxv of the irepresentaitives 1 f the
large! steel and arnmulnitioii eompa.ai.-s.
son.,, of whom took occasion to give as
stuirtances that in the piwfnt em.?gen.-y
government work iwou.'d Ik' given the
preftenenlce over ..om'merc-'a! otders. The
bldlifcws Uv steel jwojectiies, varying :.n
size from the eight-inch steel-capped
.-?hoc to the l.OOO-ihiund shot, wer.- the
Mlidvelle Steel Company, the 1>. Atha
Illings worth Crnptny. the C -x pent, r
Steel Company, and the Furth Sterling
<*om]*i,r..y. The bids varied only s jght
ly on the various classes of heavy shot,
runmiing from $116 aacfh for the 8-inch
shells to $235 ?ach for the 1,0n0-p uni?
ons. The'It. A.tha 'IMlngswoirth Ooirnpaniy
confliniedl their bill'to uhe S-iwoh shot and
shell, while the others ?ulhimJtted 'foils
foi.l the ehiWre onler (wntem plolvd by the
war departnum't. viz.: 160 8-indh shot,
capped-; 40 S-.'fK-h shell; 4S8 10-inch sihl t.
capped'; 4*1 ao-inch shteU; 1.2m 12-':mch
de k pivroimg shell, -weighing xOtl pount's
each: 835 12-jnch sh'<?Is. weighing 1.O00
pounds each. Thie bids of oil the cum.
panics for the 800 and 1.000 pound sihe'ls
were tlh'e same, nlaimely $1S7 and $236
Although the ?Vpartmemlt init'ends to
.,. .?.^o^,,oi'..: ..v lie..
i-jit only one bid, or'to USvidte the or
bet-weem thebidders, it afforded'sat
Lctiotv to the authorities to know that
such large suppUes could lie obtalaaed
in 11? so many sources un short notice-.
The .MMvjIl' Cuniiuny offered to begin
.venos 'in twvnty-live days; t.e
earth Sterling Company at the raite of
101 per week, and afteu- iwuswy-Uve
days; ttthe Carpenter Company 25 per
day after April s. and the B. Alna U
i tDjsw.irth Company, iui ?0 d iys.
The bl'Ja for rille carti-ldges with
brown I'l'w.l. r. and 2,000.000 metal I it
cartridges. with smokeiess lwder.
The:.* were three tiddlers, y v..: the
Union Metttt'lic Cartridge 1 -ompany; Uiu
United Starts Cartridge Cr-tmpany. and
tin' Win he.-'ter ??.np.-a.ting; Aims Com?
pany. The b.d.S Wele ll.O KOlllie Wl e.l ill
case. SIS.i?O for the brown imviier cart?
ridge, and $.'7 for the smokeless cairt
ii'.dgo. i .a.- company offered to deliver
50.000 tit once, and LiiW the ..flV.n <-.n
teinipilated -i Ucdivery i if 100.000 a day
as the war department w.sh-.s the
t to beg en at once.
loneC Heywood. the cinmmanda.nl
ie Maine corps, today made five
'Is for nai'i in.s for etuUsers mow 1? -
repaired or reui-jy for commission.
' . r .ttr i.V. I..I .-. ' I a a for i h
? f 52 for the Newark at Norfolk! and
wo of 30 nieli for the Columbia und I
Minneapolis, at League Is'lanU.
mator ProctoT visited t'he White
House and up town departments today
md bis call exerted a good detail of in',
crest. He s-peii'; hilf an .h-.ur first
vI t Ii Secretary Alger, explaining, it is
i li.-ve.l. t'he military situation in Cuba,
md afterward had a eonf.-r.-n-. with
Judge diy. ae.-istant secretary ot
Then 'he went the) White
Hon.--.- and was) Close'ie.l with the
-sident for -two hours and a quarter.
When he .-merged from the room he
t-ou-. teously declined' to speak regard?
ing the nature of the information he
had comnvunicated to the President.
N. P. ralm.-r. representing tile
Qulntaixl Ir -n Works, o'f New York. |
which built the engines of t'he Maine,
was at the navy department today in
consultation with the officials n spool?
ing the conversation of vessel; of the
?bant marine1 into war craift.
While not a ship building firm, the
Qu/ln'ta.nd works have iVnie mil h
work "ii the engines und interior fit?
tings of sh'1'i?, which is just tlhe class
>f work ;';> it would he required in the
case of th.- auxiliary cruisers.
Because > f a protest from some of the
western people, one secretary of war
has modified his order of last week
-.'hanging the namvtS o'f bounds of th
military department so as 'to retain the
name of the department of the Mis?
souri. To do this, however, it was
ii.-e. irv to abandon 'the naming of
The department or the Platte" and
the territory 'included within tlhe pres?
ent linrl-le of that department wi'M be
known as lie department of the if is- ,
-oiiri. Tin- old department of the
M'ls-oiiri retains its new name of the
department of the laikes.
The Spanish n.t 'n 1st er, Senar Polo y
Bernahe. received it number of dis?
patches today -from the minister of
?t?te at Madrid and from Cuiptain
cral Bdaneo. Those from General
B'lanco ....re reassuring In lone and
stated that t'i.e i-ltua;ion at Havana
und throughout the i.-iand was quiet
and satisfactory. The minister oi sUtte
-ahled saying in substance:
"Tlie uprising in the Fh'PIipphTeS is
so inslgnlflcam't 'rinn it -wi-H 'be ended
by ihe time you receive ibis. "
The 'minister asked chat an emphatic
i-nii.l 1>,- made in his nume to the re?
ports from Spain that Senor .In m Ce
b.i'.lo'S had been i'n Washington as a
comnnlsioner from the Spanish govern?
ment t" -make overtures for terms of
aett lernen I wi'.h the Cuban Insurgents,
nor Polo's attention was called t"
reports from Spain us to t'he pro
rive suW'mg of the Spanish torp .1
fleet for Havana and lo file significan-:'
.h had been artached in this .-.un?
to this movement. Tin- minister
sold thai:the mov. m-nl , f tarpetdo^olVlit
iming hat.li no relation whatever lu?
re wanted for work along the Cuban
r-a.- mi nister has received no intimia
.ii as to the find ng of the Spanish
url of inquiry ivM is investigating
,? Main,- dnsasier. He says ibis corn
is.--...a Is proceeding with '.'tie same
pmaClty and secrecy is th.- United
I States curt of inquiry and that no in
imuVion of its findings will be justified
inti'l the foinial n port is presented to
a,- Spanish government. Sen a- Pol
d.i. .1 thai his persirnai belief, however.
I l-.e was convinced that this als
Ii.- t'he conclusio-n reached by the
pie in this country 'when ill the
facts in t'he matter are made known.
The recruiting bran.in ..f the navy de?
partment is naturally oil'- of tlie big?
gest branches o'f the service just now.
It is in the temporary command of Cap
> iin Hdmphl'W dtiring The absence in t:h
South o-f Captain Hawlev. and he was
busy today w ith a representative of the
raii'l-roa ds- engaged i-n arranging for
term's for transportation of recruits t
I'll,- seaboard and of sailors already ki
.lie service from on,- port to another,
ma le necessary by t'he commission of
new ships. A new problem that con
fronts the recruiting office -is to procure
the necessary force of enlisted men for
manning the 'two ships which have b. en
purchased from Bnazll.
Colonel Myron M. Park.-r. one of th.
leading 'business.- men of Washington,
who accompanied Senator Proctor in
his recent visit'to Cuba, said today that
the Americans on the island had no"
doubt th it the disaster to the 'Maine
was caused through Span'l.-h in;, nev.
Their belief, however, he said, .- <uld n it
he traced to any authoritative source.
The In'surgt nis.('...'!.mei Parker.thougfnt.
were in better shape than ever before
and -would he able to acc-.mpli.sili their
indipen-'len.-.- in time.
T'.-.e Cubans as a rule, he believed,
would be glad to see the' island come
under the American (lag, and would do
what they could to 'bring about that re
sult. The Co'lonel reiterated his sate
ment of last night that the situation of
the reconcien trados was dep'onabie in
i lie extre-au-. They were confined with?
in ii i.i row Ifmits anli1, pracitncaUy left to
starve. The generosity of the Ameri?
can people, however, was beginning to
he fell and t'he extreme distress was
sra in :' -ly being relieved. He spoke in
ie highest terms of General f>-e and
ie w .rk 'he was doing, and ah-o of
?n'sti'l 'Barker, who had made great
?is-.n il sacrifices for the starving pen.
e wi'.h in his district.
Representative Elliott, of South Ca.ro
na, called at the navy d'epartmen't to
iy to talk with the offlcia's re?pect.l.nic
ie clothing of the naval militia. T'n
~r the existing regulations the depart
ii n: has no 'authority to expend any of
l.- small iilio;merit of fund's mole by
ongress 'for the us,? of the naval mi'li
a, for the purchase of clothing. It is
11 consumed in the purchase of b ats
liiilTiients, arms, books, signal flags
:c. For several years the miiStloimen
ave been trying ^ard to secure a med?
ication of the law that would p ran:
t the aiiplication of at least a portion
(?c2-t:d qianoj uo p3nui(i.uoo)
Parson" Massey to Retire
From Office Today.
MINISTER FALLS DEAD
Aged Winchester Man Attempts to Com
...It SW.cl.ie. T?Ja>.8 Municipal Con
lot . I'reNiilent Audrewa to
Deliver mi A.Liren?.
(Special to the Daily Pro?? )
RICHMOND, VA? March H.-Tcmor^
. ,u,,.' LWJi'tness tine -toying aside of of
"Ce b.y ;l '?"> 'Who has art-acted
ore atent'ion duping' the laut twenty
ie years than any other two men in
le !>t?ite of Virginia?'Hon. John E.
nsey the superintendent of pultrfdc i-n
lUeeuins, uill lay down the title to
s office. **? nee 1S72 Mr .Mvtssey has
?en i-otiwnui.u'dy before the public. Oo
?e stump vn 'the many campl'gns since
e campaign of Horace (ireely for
resident. '"Parson" 'Mosey hies been a
cognized leader. He was an able de?
li, r. 'forceful speaker and as a m?i
?lo'f the H.nii-e of Iv.e31.v1ea, the State
?11 it<'. Lieutenant-Governor and Sup
intendent of Public Instruction he
is discharged his duti.es with signat
liil-ity. He has been asisa'i'led time and
me again, and eakh time has come
from the contests a'-.w inner. Doubtless
most exciting tShae in his political
lory was the time when-lie sued the
rfulk Daily Pilot for s'iander and s-uc
ded in getting a nominal verdict. He
sued for $50.000 and was awarded a lit
? ? more than $1.000.
Mr. J. A. 'McGllvary, who hals beer*
erk to 'file S'tate Board of Education
r several years 'wi'li be succeeded by
Mr. F. 1'. Brent, of OnanccJck, a most
oSarHy and aoomplished gentleman,
resident K. B. Andrews, of Brown.
University. wiiPl tomorrow night lecture
e-fore the Rlfchmond DyCetin on Robert
. Lee. Dr. Andrews is one of the moat
rominenf educators in the United
tat.s. 'He has the "courage of ir.s
mvictHonir," and when he esipounded
ie cause of W. J. Bryan and was told
> desist by the 'Board of Trustees of
rown University he promptly met the
?quest 'by a manly letter, tendering His
ssiignation. It was a bomb. There
ere hurried consul rations, and the re?
sult was that Dr. A ndrews is still at the .
head of Brown University. As a e-peafe
? r he enjoys the reputation of being one
i'f the most fluent on the 'lecture ptlat
folm. A northern man, a recognized
educator, to sound the praise of the
southern chiefton is certainly to be
rr. "t.-.l by a packed house on the occa?
sion of his apearande.
Rev. W. J. Jolly, pastor of Randolph
Street Baptist church, fell dead today
it his residence. He has heen a' resd
l'ent of this city for about six years,
and was highly regarded .by hits congre
COril rxe was a'OouL s-I.^tj yeana off?
age. . _
I iv Manchester ojt_ $nnit<y-s?*'?aiiSrv
Mr. John S. I^-ctha.m. aged seventy-two
rs. ;.".'ho was suffering from an acute
track of grip, which caused temporary
insanity, atempted to sulicide by jump
ng from the second story of his .reel?
len, -e. The old gentleman -was not
im-ch hurt, and after regaining his feet
? went to the wail of the house and
Lnit'ted t'he wall for several minutes, dth>
dieting pall'ivful injuries. A physician
, ok several Stiches in his head and it
s thought lie will recover.
There was a lire this afternon at the
residence of T. It Hatcher, north Forth
dr.?t The llaun.s originated 'in a rear
?com on tl'..' second Boot in an un?
til, wn manner The daimage wilt
vmount to about $200.
Evervthing is a stire here todiy In
, .I'.'itiea'l circles. The cand'ldates as a
?tile are moving with alacrity, tak
ng a'final shot at the votem. The pdSte
n tomorrow morning at 6 o'clock
end wi'li 'be open just fourteen hours.
Th'en the candidates will be on the
nnxious seat. The Good Government
f -a"-ue has endorsed strong men in
very ward except one. and are making
areiiuous efforts to succee d. Nothing
.3*? ',.. .-a'd against their nonfinees.
Generali John'Watts Kea.rney and Miss
Elizabeth Montgomery Harrison wsjsgp.
malrried at 4 o'clock thlls afternol n at
the residence of Mrs. Greene Peyton,
near Chart ottesville. Thte marriage
was a private one; indeed', it ws an ex
ling v quiet affair (n every respect,
only a'fe'w intimate friends Le-ng pres?
ent'. Among those pkesent were Mrs.
,Iul' --n Hunt son. ml thei-, and Mr. Ber?
nard Harrison', brother! of the hrid'e;
Phil Kearney. sen of 'the groom-. Mrs.
t'owe'lfi "--i.-t..- of tWe groom, daughter
end -1 n. of New Y.tk. and Mr. W. M.
IHi'W o'f Richmond, the hrkl'e's brother
in-law The ceremony was performed
,by. Rev H. B. Bee. of the Episcoptl
chuite.h. General and Mrs. K arney left
, in th-- 5:40 Southern for N'iew York,
whom- they Will soil on Wednesday
<i r 0 bridal tour In Europe. The '?r?de
'is the daughter oif the late Colonel
Julian HartVson. of Elk Hili on the
James. H." mother is- a Kentuckian,
whore maiden name was Phoebe John?
In the mar rage license GeJwrail Ke-ar
rev is set down at 52.
VTRGINTiA Pi?TM ASTERS.
Knight Nati -'l for Richmond and -Bur?
roughs for Portsmouth.
?WASHINGTON. March 14.?The Pres?
ident today rt m''nate?l th*? fol'ow'ng
posit masters for Vtirgimia: Wray Thorn
is Knight. Riehmonldl; Samuel L. Bufr
1 loughis, Portsmouth.
A Stylish Hat.
The finishing tott-h o'f a gentleman's
attire. The eot-:ect halt for spring -t
WOODWAiDR & WOMTOjE"S. mrlSbf
Crackers ami Pndding.
The proof of the pudding is not in
chewing the bag. nor is trie proof of
Fox's XXXX crackers im tasting eoroe
other bran.! which may be clai'm'eU' to
be their equal. When you tvquire the
beet you'll take Fox's and only Fox's.
A Happv Woman
Is the house-k. eper who buys her coal
ind wo d from the Warwick Coal anl
Wood Co.. T-wenlty-eighth street. Jal4-tf
SOO Lot* at Auction.
Sale Will commence on the 24th of this
month?aft.t the launching is over?
inl continue until all are sold. Pro
petty situated on car line and wattT
fr. nt. For maps and informatioti. call
on Powell Bros. & King .2701 Wash
Ington avenue. mr2-tf
The very finest quality at green
house prices. W. G.l BURGESS.
The nobbiest Hats e-ver shown In this
city were opened up by Woodward &
Womble this .week. The styles are