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VOL III, NO. 70.
SHIPS E_ BLACK
"Flying Squadron" Painted
Significant..Order Received at Seaboar
l'ostofll.es. MaHHachUHetta Arrives
in i>or?. Kxclteiiient in
tfttie ta'tost uevelopments in the crisis
itfhromgh wihHelh the country is passing
<ut,used a nipple of exdi tarnen t *n this
city yesterday. War appears to be in
evtitaibie, und it 'now seems only ia. rn u
?*f time when' either Uncles Sam or
epoin \vM make line deekiroiflon. 'J''heru
iis to be a clash; that is certain. 'Phis
da Wie genei-ai up im km among well post?
ed -meto .'im uh-fc? city.
iGr?at f ear i s enier.Uiined 'fin- the SQ'fe
ity of 'Newport News in the event of
?war, but the fortifications aA Old Point
o,nd the Mying squadron that wi'll be
stationed in these waiters should dispel
all anxiety, a* this will be the best
protected point - ninns the Atlantic
ecu* I. The new squadron will be made
nip in the 'next few 'days. Commodore
<W. S. SdMey. who will be hi iwnniami
of the tleet of vessels will raise h's
llag on the 'Brooklyn tomorrow.
Commodore Schiey has a good record
?for line discretion, good Judgment and
fighting qualities. He was in eonnma-nd
of tlhe Baltimore during the Chilian
trouble that threatened b> cr.vl .in war,
?und ?hat it had a peaceful termination.
It is- believed, w.is due largely to his
taet and discretion.
Among the other ships which proba?
bly iwill be added to 'his cam mam d .'.re
the St. Paul and the St. Louis, of the
Atnerieam 'Line, which were built so
that they could 'be turned into efficient
righting machines at a few days' no?
tice. Tlhe vessels 'have 'not been im?
pressed as yet. but arrangements have
heen perfm*\l between the government
ta.nd President Griscom so chat no tie
lay wPli result as ?<?? as the decision
is reached that the outlook justifies
?the large expenditure of money neces
tary for their transfer to 'the Navy De?
partment. The cruiser <'inein naii and
?gunboat W#ml-iwrum prolwhly will be
added to this squadron, as will lie the
Bamci'oift. now on .her way across, the
Atlantic for 'Fortress Monroe.
MORE SHIPS EXPECTED.
The Columbia, the Minmeapollis ard
tbe New Yolk are daily expected to re?
in toree t'he tleet. The destinaiYo r,t the
new squadron is pr.-Metna-j.eul. II'...
collection of snips is offil ially known as
the .Hampton K..uds squadron, but .t
has 1>ern. designated as the "flying
fc-fiuadroiv" ?However, the squadron is
mot a. flyer by any means. The Brook?
lyn, the New York and the CMuimba
om fly in the nauticail sense; the others
of the fleet me slow ships.
An officer of the 'Brooklyn said yester?
day that the fleet wonJid not threaten
the coast of Spa im, as has been :n-fe:veJ,
but Is here to protect Baitlkm.??. Wash?
ington, Norfolk, and Newport News.
That is tlhe mission of the vesse'.s as
indicated'at present, with the exception
or the Puritan, which has iieen ordered
to Key West.
"Be in .readiness to move everything
you have in this postoff.ee out at twe:i
ty-four hours' notice," is what a United
States postoffiee inspector told Post?
master Oarwuod 'it Virginia Beach. The
remarks sp-ak for themselves, ard go
to show Uncle Sam expects trouble, and
very shortiiy at that.
The Virginia Beach postoflice is ve y
tiear the. surf, and handles all the mas I
of lower Prinl.ess Anne county. t.i:e
(Princess Amme Hotel, and nearjy oil ir'.t
consigned to the Virginia coast from
Cape Henry to Little Isiand. incltid't g
False Cape ar.d Dam 'Neck M' ',1s. That
the government'intends to save th ? nv_i!
matter in cage of war is evident, s.nd i:
is understood the same inspector has
given these orders at For: Me nr. e a nil
other sea coast ports. Tt is probable he
w":H continue on dnwn; th- cons . as b
is under orders of Postmaster Gene-:31
Gary. The inspector, how-v, r. ivs n ?;
Issued anv ordeis to P. siir.a.-ter Fitd
The monitor BuriUam- wilJ weigh an?
chor earl- this morning and sail for
southern waivns, 'uihitiU*j- sh ? was or?
dered -Frid ay. The, little craft his been
painted black to the water line in ac?
cordance wit'h the otd-t r issued by nhe
The 'battlesihip Maestfchuseits arrived
?i-n port yesterday afternoon and drop?
ped anehbr off the Casino 'beach. Or?
ders were received yesterday from the
INavy 'Deirart'menlt instrtu-ting the com
ir.ainidens of t*e 'Brooklyn and Massa
eh.usett'S to paint the shops black. This
\work 'will be done at once. This mom
Smg a, m'umiber of pa-imiters .will be low?
ered 't!o tihe sides of the men-or-war
and they wMI 'begin putting on the
coat of 'Mtck 'lead.
.Am officer at Fort 'Monroe last night
stated that it was proha'ble uhat the
?War .Depairment -would issue an order
in. a few days^'Teaui.ning all persons ex?
cept the troops to leave the govern
onetnt resarvaitions at Old Point. The
officer -further stated that he woutld not
Ibe Ktirprise-d if an order 'were issued
for razing all three hotels to the
Tlhe arnivail of the United States gun?
boat Vlckslm'rg in Hampton Roads la:e
Anhtarsday might created ccnsiider.aib.le
excitement. She stea.med inito the har
tbor and diropi>?d ainchor off the Hygeia
When last heard ?f the Vickshurg was
at St. Thomas, in the WTest Indks, and
it was not known at Old Point that she
had left that place until she was sight?
ed from the-Capes. The Vicksburg left
St. Thomas under sealed oiders, find
therefore the captain did not know his
destination until he was well out at
The ship Will wait in-Tfampton Roads
for tordera, as .her commander was only
lnsitnucted to come here, and his move?
ments after this will dk-pend on instruc?
tions, to be secured. It is possible that
the Vicksburg will be attached to the
Hampton Roads squad'ron, or she imay
Ibe dispatched to Key West or some
The Vicksburg -is one of the very lat?
est addi'th >ns Ho the United States gtvn
fooait servil. Fhe was on.ly comploted
JasH s'unrm'er at the Bath Iron Works.
She has a diiaptacemen t of 1,000 tons and
a ?T>eed o'f 12.7 knurls.
The revenue eutt' r Windom is an?
chored in. Hampton Roads, off t're
Chambarlm Hotel. Old Point.
The monitor Terror, which put into
Hamipton Roods'on her way from New
York to Key West, has proceeded, and
will be painted Mack on. he.:- way south
in obedience to th- order issued by the
nevy department Tmwteday. to change
the color of all the war vessels from
white bo hlack. She will stop at
Chanleston for coal.
A Hnppy Woman
li the housekeeper who buys her coal
arid wood- from the Warwick Coal an?3
.Wood Co., Twenty-eighth street. Jall-tf
COLONKL TOM HALL I.l-IAVKS.
Genial Keutucklim Koluriis to Iiis IJoinr
Colonel Toni Hall, the v-n'terprisin
srreapo-iKtewt of the Louisville (Ky.)
Coui-ifrr-Jiwunral, wlho ttrme 'h?re wir-a
the Louisville Board of TruVhs to wit?
ness the launchi-nig ot the battleships,
returned home yesterday motni'ng.
Col. Hall is responsible for the ruem
i.ng of one of Uncle Sam's II -.King fort?
resses for tlhe 'famous Blue Oiuss |
Stole. He it was who dipped Wie Aimer
iean ooHora at the stern of the nohle
Kentucky when ehe slipped from ways
to water last Thursday1 mo minis and
l.ietiled them to the peak again amid
the ciheers of 26.000 vn.Viusla-tic specta?
This -was popular "Tom" Hall's sec?
ond vil-vt to Newi?ii-t News i.n the inist
live months and on both trips he made
"host .if frietrdi- wlho will remember
with pleasure the genial, silvery locked
Oonifedei'aie veteran who Ira.I interest?
ing anecdotes "to burn" atiil who told
them with a cheerful willim-giic-is which
made him u pcpular entert einer all the
time he was here.
Colonel Hall Is secrdanv ..f the Ken?
tucky Stute Firem-Aii's; A's-fiot-.ti m. and
while In the city he made air* tig -
mrants to biing a party of Blu? Gt-ass
?firemen to Newp- it News next SepU.m
bvr. whan the Virginia State Firemen's
Association will m-et ln> annual ses?
AT TI1K CIIURttllKS TODAY.
Subjects That Will 11? l>:?. oureed 011 rroiu
First Presbyterian etau-n h. Rev. K. T
IVellford. pasf.ir-Services at 11 A. IL
uid 7:30 P. 11. Subject in 'the morning:
?Tamely Counsel fur ail Times." In .the
-veiling: -Pile Reek of Ages."
First Baptist church. Rev. c. c. Cox.
>as-to-r?"Services at It A. M. and 7::',U
' *? M. '.Morning subject: "Fi,: jab's
"light." 'Fv.-ning topic: "A'r.ub."
Second Baptist dh'ureh. Rev. Thomiats ]
I. -McKay, pastor?Services at 11 A.
M. ami 7:80 P. '11. Morning subject:
'Tii.. Atonement und its Results in the
? Hit-is: la 11." This evening Mr. McKay
will pre-u-h to young 111.-11.
IWu-.-ihi-ngitoti Avenue fit. F. church.
Rev. Ii. F. Lips-i-omb. pastor?Services
it 11 A. M. and 7:30 I'. M. Morning
subject:- "Living'Sa.-riHi es." Evening
topic: '-The End Retter than the He?
ches; nut Avenue 'Method-id church.
I! v. M. S. Colon-na. dr.. pastor?Ser?
vices at ll A. 'M. and 7:45 P. M. Evening
subject: '"Fighting the Devil With
Thirtieth Street Ohristean church,
R.-v. \V. It. Mot lev. pastor?Services at
ll A. M. Mill 7:30 I'. M. -Morning sub?
ject: "'Pile Specific Vain.- of the Sllll
Founlacn of II, iling."
?St. Paul's lvpi--.--it.il ciumh. Rev. J.
F. Bibble. pastor?Sei vices at ll A. M.
in.I 7::'-" P. M. Morning subject: "The
Value of Cod Sp-ukintr to Man."
iEvcning topic: "Who can tell if God |
wiltl turn and repent, and turn awia
from his tierce anger, Ihat we periiilh I
not?" .lohn III:'.'.
St. Vincent's catholic church. Rev.
Father Charles T?naBwe. pastor?Tjow
mas-s at 8 A. M.: high ms-s at.10:30 A.
M.: vespers rind !i-.a:-dic:'. n at 7:30 p.
M. The subject _<at high p ass will bf
the "Epistle of the Mass." the text be?
ing: "For if the blood ? :" bulli- an.
if guilts, and the ashes of the heifej
sprinkling tile unclean, s.vivctifioth th,
purifying of the tlosh: how 'much anon
.-hull":ii.- blood of Christ, wib.i tlii-ou-1
i'iie eternal spirit offered bini'Scif with
out i;'pot to God. purge your eonscienci
from dead works, to serve the liviiu
Co, IV" Hebrew IX.13-H.
Harvest fi>r l'leki.kets.
Pickpockets sevm to have had r
harvest i-u this city Thursday judging
by the number of c.wiipla'.nts made to |
Li ? police department. Many peoi
. ist valuable jewelry and large sums |
'even. Edgar Allan, of Richmond, was I
ne ,.f tile 'heaviest losers, lie was re- |
.-ieved el' a pocket-book containing-$?,
s75 in negotiable not us, $45 in bank
notes and a coin, not of much intrinsic
value, bin; which he'-prized very highly,
would ndt have parted with for a
aundred tanicS it's ivul worth. The
...,;n was tine given tin old darkey wo?
man by General Ouster, in exohani
for s-oiie eases. It fell into 'the ham
,;' Judge Wilt and file latter presented
it to'Mr. Allan, who served under tit
The notes cannot be used by the par?
ty -who secured them. One was tor S
?.'.iiu one for $mm) and the third for $75
'Mr Allan-th?nks the pocket-book was]
elk;, 1 ?r tu i.is 1 1 POCK-I u !?.'t h. w !
endeavor ns '?" .limb up to some p.anks
in 'order to gala a good view of the
?cnl? Rcuor ded.
Deeds were re. aided y Rterday as
L. E. Morris, trutstee, to 1.. A. w .1
1-iaims; release deed. ,
M T. Davte, itirusltee, to R. A.
I'-'a.nu'; consideration $5.500.
' It. A. WlWanis to A. P. Thorn, eit als,
trustees: consideration Ja.nOO.
The property involved in the aJbove
deeds is n't the corner of Washington I
I avenue and Twenty-fifth street.
The Missionary SociVty of the Wash?
ington Avenue Methodist church v
hold its regular monthly meeting this
afternoon at 1 o'clock. An interesting
igrani has been arranged foe- the <
For Suffering Cuban*.
?Mayor W. A. Post yesterday tfcr
I warded -to the headquarters cuf the Red
Cross Society in 'New York a draft for
($208.62, the first remiittamce from New?
port .News for the benefit of the starv
I insr Cubans.
The money forwaided 'by Mayor Pos,;
I was received! from the follow
Rev. Father IDOn?ihoe .$7-l.S1
Christian Church . 10.06 |
Methodist Cliurch . 5
Presbyterian Church . 2
W. C. T. H. 2
Chesaii>eUkc Gun dtib . 20.00 I
TV?l'a1 . $208.62
Notice hi Citizens' I'homi Vh
INotlice to .the Citizens' Telegraph
nd Telephone Company su'iiscrlbers:
On recount of delay in getting mate- 1
rial to complete the plaint no cC-.urge will
made to any point reia'ahed toy our
lines, until A'pril 15tih, lS'JR. The man?
ager no'w in enlarge is S. H. D. Treed,
win 1 wii'1'1 take pleasure in Correcting
any trouble that may occur. The rate,;
for the Phone service iwilO be $25 per
year for rerfdence? am'd $30 .per year
for business houses, payable quarterly
in advaince. 'Fifteen cents toll will be
tiharged after that Uti-te to 'Norfolk.
25 cents to foMu'wing places: Sulfoilk,
Fivi-iiki'CT, Copeland, Holland, Cowrt
1and and Carrsville.
N. C. WATTS,
m-27-ltJ F?r Company.
If you want pictures of any kind 01
size see "Wagoner, 2412 Ws^hlngr-m av?
enue. - xeb 20-tf.
:M.r. Lemuel 'Norlleet ?s visi'tji'ng reiia
l ives in Suffolk.
i.Mirs. SannUel H. Edwti'rds, of W;ish
ing. is visiting her sister, Mrs. T. W.
Miss Bragdon, of SmtthfleM, is the
guest of '.Miss llorteniso Webb, on Twett
?Mrs. 'Miary Marlowe 'has returned
from a visit 'to 'her sisiter, Mrs. T. Fiunk
Sayers. in Suffolk.
Al-.ss Lena Un it Tax. of Culpeper Oe-uii
ty. is the guest of Mi* Alma-da Uiw
ranee, on Th-.rt'eth .street.
'Miss Sali'ie H?lsen, of 'Richmond, re?
turn d home yesterday after a shoot
visit- no her cousin, Miss Darden, in
'Mites -End'ora Lorriitu-d iinn returned
to ?her home tn Fredericksiburg offer a
visit of one week to 'Misses (Marv and
'Mr. C. A. Net-Hurtt, of WaslhiinTgton.
formerly secretary ,.f the Home Build?
ing and Investment Company, is vis.iit
i'n*g 'in rile ei'tv.
Mr. T. J. Ferris, of Baltimore, left
yesterday for Philadelphia, after .1 -ho t
visit to .jio- friend. Mr. Thomas Wil?
liams, :>i Ntort'h End.
Mr. and Mrs. S. F. Bawker. Wiho
have resided i-n tlhia city for t.h? last
y ar. left yesterday r.ir Piiniiad-c'iii'liiiia.
where they wi'ii make their future
'.Mr It. T. -Morris. ?* has been vis?
iting his daughter, Mrs. R. A. Clayton,
o-n West avenue. Ih-ns returned to his
h .me 'in Surry county.
M rs. .1. C. Dozier and her duuglhiter.
Miss M'av. of KieiiinVond. who have been
Ws.iU.lng Mrs. R. E. Drew, an Twenlty
efirth street, have returned home.
Mr. Pnflrner Elliott and wife, of Dan?
ville, IM., a-nrtved here las; ? veiling to
spend a' week or ten day.?'with Collector
of Customs and 'Mrs. J. W. Elliott.
Misses Harriet Lane. Cora Viine-y,
Bel'le Lnvs<n and Sarofh I./?ugt ry. of
Ma;n chest er. who have boon vieiting
Mrs. Heniry Cham-bers, on West avenue,
wiil return to their homes on 'Monday.
'Misses Cora Tyler, of Covington, Ky?
and Lorn Pierson, of Wiiimiingf-on, Del.,
re'tiu.rned home yesterday morning after
a week's visit t? Miss Hat tie M' or . on
West avenue. They eaime eepeetol'Iy t,.
witness llh-e launching.
"Tho riuiig--r" Tomorrow Nielli.
Tomorrow night at Johnson's Opera
H..use Oliver Bytvn. Iv.n.- ByiWn and j
their company will begin a three' n'i'ght's
engagement, presenting "The Plunger."
'Tis plot it* one that sustains on in
teres?L until the drop of tile curtain.
There ore exciting incidents enough to
pi ms- the most exacting lover of tlhe
sensational There is not a little o-f
tin- pathetic also, ?and altogether tihe
pi.iv is w.ll 'Worth the o?mrf.denitka>
of the the itre-go -r. Oliver IDoud By?
ron .s-.i -.s the -prinicipal role, .-und it iap
penirs r.h et he has 1.n happily eni-t.
In Hier r-.l-. Kate Byron has much
sway for her peeti-1'i.a.r tai-ents. The
other <hti-tVK-ters nr.- well t'tk n ivni
'S.I:- 'p-i-forrii'Hne-e thus ..--mootilily from
the first to t'.i.- iast act.
The fallowing cases.were disposed of
yesteuday 'by Justice Brown in the Po?
..Mary Sue Hundiley (eoJored), dit?or
deiliy; fined $6 and costs.
'. '. H. Smith, vagiiancy; dismissed.
Daniel Gihson (colored), drunk; fined
John Barrey (colored), disorderly;
:i:; .1 $C und costs.
Johnnie Harris (cMored). petty larce
ny; senteniced to serve sixty dtu>s in
ATTITUDE OF FRANv a.
M. Hamotaux Drivers an Impartial and
PARIS, March 26.?In the chami.er
of deputies today M. Clroussot. social?
ist, made a sweeping oriti. ism ol the
foreign policy of the government.
M. Baion. speaking in support of M.
Groussot, introduced the Cuban qu.s
tion. iHe said:
?'France cannot rcmai'n indifferent to
the Spanish-American. conilicJt and1 the
monstrous encroachment of tile An?
glo-Saxon .race on the Latin race. It
it the duty of France to ai.ipron.h Spaita
and tile United States with words of
conciliation and- pf.ee."
M. Hainotdux. minist-v of foreign af?
fairs, replying to M. Baron, said in re?
gard to Cuba: "However neci ssaj y the
defense of our own interests may he,
th? y are subordiiaUe to the impoit--ir.ee
grave difficulties which -the CtiUan
i?\].-t-v.on has presented for so long. The
world is following with anxiety the
varying fc. tunes of the conflict pro?
ve, ding in C'uoa. and the whole world
earnestly hopes for its speedy conclu?
sion-. The interests uffected or threat?
en d, and the courage end persever?
ance displayed, add doily some element
to tile dramatic trend of events in that
island. Tiie chamber knows th-. sym
pathy and esteem which the Unk-d
States has insphed, and the respe- u.
with which patriotism of a heroic na?
tion naturally iu.-'pirs us. On the other
hand we have a powerfiui reirxiMic, a
sister of our own, -full of ardor, confi?
dent of her va'lor. who demands that
an immediate end be put to eviiis in
which she he:self has shared, and which
have lasted a very long time. Such is
the position, of the conflict where both
interests and honor -are involved. Out
first duty is u-nesastrt.giy to express to
the two nations the desire of a:J that
a sanguinary and formidable fight .be
"If these two parties. wClth- common
accord, a'tte end avoring to rind sure and
impartial friends to hei-p them in the
amicable arrangement of so grave a
question, they will set- that all! well in
feationed people are lending themselves
t" the d'tsire, and we will not he back?
ward. But it .would be goir.g beyond
the reserve.imposed upon us to go fur?
ther than. this. I can hete, at least,
only renew the expression of our ardent
wishes for an equitable solution of the
matter, wherein right, honor and'liberty
may be satisfied, and' it may result in
maintaining between* the two nations,
equally dear to us. the great benefit of
A motion approving M. Han-.taux's
statements was adopted by a vote of
:;oo to in.
Saturday, March 26, ISflS.
The Amrricus Democratic Ciuh, New?
port News, Va.
Gentlemen: It was with feelings of in?
tens*- gratification as a fellow member
of the Amerious Club, to be cognizant
?i f the action of the cinb in offering me
its endorsement and support for the of
fi'ceof mayor of Newport News. And St
is with the most profound regret that
I am obligvd to state that I will be
unable to accept jx-ur proffered aid in
my 'behalf, owing to the fact that I
cannot be a candidate for the honor
you- wish to confer on me.
I wish to co.nivey to you ail. as fellow
?mem-liers of this organization, my heart?
felt thanks and believe me to be ever
iwith you in our camp of true Jeffer
sonian Democracy. Remaining truly.
It M. V. D. DOUGHTY.
For Rent?The Central Hotel, riUcelv
furnished. Apply to M. H. Lash. 2803
Washington avenue. feh 15-tf.
Wood delivered In any part of the
oity. M. S. WARREN, 44? Twemty
ninth street. Phowe ?615, feb6-2m
Iiis is ine iiii Sent
He Wiil Not Demand An
INQUIRY COURT'S REPORT
I W 11 Me Submitted to Coiigrona Tomnr
rww Without Hiicaiumuiidittioii.
Message lo Follow Tucxday.
I-alcst Ui velopm nts in
W.AlSHI'NGTON. Sfctrch 26.?The in?
tense anxiety which .marked yesterday's
developments -i-n the Spanish sutuatiion
was noticeably relieved today, as <ihc
worst, for the present at leant, had
become known in the publicatio n of nhe
materiiall points of ithe court of inquiry's
report, und lit'Je remained hut to await
calmly the s-ubmiss-ton of the full re?
port and Die President's message to
Congress early next 'week. Such cable
commtmicatlo-ns as [may have passed
between Washington and 'Mud-rid in re?
gard to the report -ware cilosely -gua-rded
by officials. It was'kn-own. however,
that -Minister 'Wioodford had Ibeen ca?
bled to notify nhe ?Spanish government
as to the resides found by the American
court. particularly r?that the explosion
was external, and that the -responsibil?
ity for the external; explosion had nut
be--n definitely fixed.; This cablegram,
it em now he stated, was sent Crom
Waishingion Thursday night. The fact
that it was .dispatched before the ar?
rival of Comimunder'^Marix bearing the
full text Of the report and the evidence
??i-PPears ?<n its 'faeec&o involve eontra
dictiion. It "an he Stated only that the
cablegram was sent io Minister Wood
ford directing him to give this notifi?
cation -to the Spanish government on
Thursday night. It is believed that the
dispatch went no further t'htain dilrec?ng
the results to be moW-e known to the
Spanish government.; with a view of
1 --'.a v 1 r.'ir t'lie i,--s'i.;Hni-ihl,',iVy with Spain
of making such responses as seems ap?
propriate on suHh o-tf oeoasiion. ,Up to
loniiylu no action on>the -part of the
Spanish government nad 'been officially
commui niicatod to "Washington. It is
not doubted that the'iSpanish annnistry
and ?Minister Wood-f.ird hail conferred
on the subject, but ahat any formal
or final coutve of action had been de
tenmined upon is not probable. Beside
the Maine event, the Span-isth cabinet
Its today .vn the eve of a fierce political
conflict 'Wh'\h terminates tomorrow -in
elections for -the Cortes, so that this
may coirse sv?me slight delay.
President McKinley had a compara?
tively quiet -lay afteh the excitement of
yesterday. There were rumors of spe?
cial cabinet meetings, but these did
not occur. The cabinet officers devoted
their attention solely to departmental
aSfairs.- Secretary Uong left his office
at 3:30 P. M.. remarking that he had
not seen the President in twenty-four
hours and that his entire day had been
given to detail. As he left the depart?
ment, ho we vc. he went to the White
House and joined the President. Judge
Day likewise started about the same
vinio for the White House. It was
?rtalted that the eon'ferenee did mit re
lite to the Maine disaser, so far as
Secretary Long was c-oneerned. us be
carried a number of ntaval requisitions
from the flfi'.y million defense fund for
the approval of .the President. Before
going to tile White House Judge Pay
bad a. Ions conference with Assistant
Secretary of State Ade-e, whose partiic
ittaT forte 'is the framing of State De?
partment pipers to meet diplomatic re?
quirement);. 'Whether it related to the
Spanish 'matter could -not be learned,
for on this Judige Day and all others in
the St \v Department maintained com?
plete si'lince. Judge Day declined to
say whether any dispatch had gone
from Madrid or Come from there con?
cerning the Maine report or the Cuban
The Span'sh minister did not call at
the State 'Department during the day.
nor haw he 'been there within 'the last
two days Sir Julian Pauncieitdte. the
British aimibas'siador, spent some time
with Judge Day during the afternoon,
but it it; understood to have had no
relation with the 'Cuban question. It
is undoubtedly true, however, that the
British ambassador hits learned offi?
cially that the essential conclusion
reached by the Atmerican court of in?
quiry, and that the British government
is apprai=-cd of the facts. 'An official in
high (standin't, referring to Sir Julian's
"all. stated that the Maine report -was
one more fat"i-ar Toward inducing Eu?
ropean goverr.imen'.s'. -parf-lcuUi-rly Great
Britain.to take :-. \-r:inv-e r.t the dread
I'ul condition of affairs prevailing in
Cuba and io look at least with sym?
pathy, if not with more practical
means, to an int.erventfcn which would
put an enci to such suffering.
The 'Navy Department '.is usual was
the -most active centre of the day.
Commodore Sch-fey came tin bid good?
bye to Secr-'t -ry i.eng before 'going to
Hampton Rotds to assu.-na Command
of the flying squadron. He leaves
Washington tmnrru?' and will raise
his commodore's flag on 'Monday. His
heart is in "h'-S particular ??sigroment,
and he evp-- -.- d '-.the greatest .-atisifaic
tion on ?t irr lores- for tlhl's sea service.
T>ate in rh? -luv innother fPv'ft wtas
mad.- in .":i ? -fil-ans for p tin Ores the war.
ships, an', t'?.??.??? c.'ti t'r -i-wn'.n shield fi?
nally dct. iir.'-a'd thai ill the -ships of
the navy shouid be.p.iin-i-.-d a dull lead
oolcr. This -was the col t of the federal
ships during the civil war and is said
to 'be the best "fighting color."
The naval bureau of ordnance is pre?
paring new mounts 'for a nuimlber of
W'ii'ifchead torpedoes in order to place
'hem on the 'revenue cutters, the newly
acquired yachts and tugs. The torpe?
do tobes were originally i-n'teded to go
below decks, but with tine new craft
the tubes and mounts must be changed
for service on I'hc upper deck's. When
this 'work is done Captain O'Neriil. head
of the bureau, expects to be able to
equip sixty craft, if occasion demands,
[with torpedo nub.?s.
The contracts for the big steel piers,
coal sheds and extensive coal applian?
ce's for loading 'war vessels at Dry Tor
tugas and ev West 'were let today. The
Union Bridge Company, Of 'New York
?City will bill Id the steel piers, etc.,
both at Tortugas and Key West, ?lh?
contract price being SSDO.000. The
ttacks. cars, madhinery, will be furnish?
ed by the 'Brown Hoisting Company
cf cieveliamd, for $151.000. Hheae wert
not the fowesit ;b!ids, but the Na.vy De?
partment conaldesred o'ttheri leatAxrc;
.than the aimownt. ?MVi The otmtrac
MARCH 27, 1898.
cadis for oomple'tlhrg the extensive work
at Torui?ui> in ISO days, aiiid at Kej
West iin 170 -days. The machinery is Co
in.- iinstailled und really for service ten
tl'oinna-1 orders were issued today 'by
Captain Shoemaker, chief of the reven?
ue cutter service, for the eight revenue
Vessels caMed into service of the navy
to rendezvous at tlhe Norfolk navy ytuni.
T'he instructions given to uhe cotnunatul
ers id' t'he ships were to reiKirt at Nor?
folk bet ween tile 2'Jnih of -Mtuvh and the
5t'h of April, and uheire tie 'have the nec?
essary alterations and repairs mad*
?upon, them 'at uhe earliest possii'ble uio
?II.en* An heretofore announced file
st.ips..will proceed to Key West as soon
;us t'hey can be gotten ready for service.
I *rej iura lions are maki-ug t)y tlhe light?
house faunl to turn over to the iNuiVi
Department t'iie lighthouse tenders, ana
instructions were issued today by uh.
'boa-id to the comim.widens of tin- tender:
to take si o'.'iiip.ete inventory of an.
present 'fu.i-.nii'iih'.ngs und equipment o.
TJie equipment of tiie vessels and t'he
other necessary work upon uhem iwllil
be done at t'he XUr folk navy yard; '?' '-'
ifor s.-venal days a. propos?tlioa baA
been under consideration foy Secretatr?es
U'n? and Aiger to -iotrm a. hoanxl com?
posed of ome oflloer each from tihe army
any navy to systomtaitize and ihaittnon
ize tihe defensive operations aiong tone
Atlantic seaiboard, Oil order Chat there
might toe no clashing 'between, the two
ii-eia arms of the government.
Today -'Lieutenant Ookxnel A. J. Wiag
ner, etttief of the 'bureau of milnuuy
I'niteil-isence, was dea-.gi.u^eu oy ^e^-.v
oa.ry Aiger to ?et wi.ua Captain- Bar?
ker, as the representative of 'the army.
iLate tihis afternoon Captain. Barkel
lain-J 'Colonel Wagner had an extenideu
conference with Assistant Secretary
Roosevelt In tiie 'lauer'? private office
iPrei-imin-ary pia-ros for tiie Operation oi
tlhe iboa.txl were to run u kited aio-ng the
i'imeis indicated above, but no definite
statement concerning the nature of tilt
?board's import couid be evbtained fron.
Biny of tlhe piaii-uies to the conference.
In case of hos-tiili-ties the work of the
heard will 'be very important,as through
it the two great departments of ihe
government at ail t-imes >wU4:l wv.rk in
perfect unison. It is 'believed-hy niuimy
?.???' tiie war and navy officials that the
hoard, composed 'as it is of two most
efficient otllceins, will prove of distinct
As rapidly as posisi'Jble tlhe Navy De
?parument is pushing the work of pre?
paration for caWng into active service
such of the naval niillti'a of the various
states as may be needed and will vol
U'nieer for service.
A large contract for disappearing
gun carriages was awarded today to
.he W'avker Company, of Cleveland, O.,
wih.H-e iiini'mens-3 foundries aired -machine
shops 'have 'been placed ait Uhe disposal
uif uhe government. The company wli-1
run its piant night and day to rush
the work for rapid delivery. It is pnob
ato-ie that t'he first deliveries wii'l 'begin
.n about three weeks.
THE PR'ESIDRINT'S PLAN.
He Wi'M Not' Demand an Indemnity at
.WASHINGTON, March -26.?President
McKinley talked freely with his con?
gressional visitots today, both in- re?
gard to his plans for ihe future and
his appreciation of t'he situaton with
re'fitrence .to Cuba. His program as thus
outlined is as follows:
??To send the report of the Maine
court of inquiry to Congress on Mon
day without 'recommendation and with?
out explanation on his part liurth' r
than to say that he hos acquainted
Spain with the finding of ihe court; to
follow this Tuesday or Wednesday with
a message dealing with the condition of
the non-combatants in Cuba and asking
for an appropriation of $500,000 for their
immediate relief; to piesent anew this
condition to Spain, ask that country to
make provision for the care of her own
helpless people, and to come to some
terms with tine Cubans which will be I
satisfactory to them, and put an end
to the war. This failing, to forcibly
intervene on humariiarian grounds. ?
The President indicated to his callers
an abiding faith that peace still may live
preserved, and a determination on -his
part to accomplish that end if it may?
be done with honor to our own country
and without disregarding the demands
of humanity. He frankly and neptated
ly averred today ihis d- sire to pievent
conflict, while at the same time indicat?
ing a firm purpose to seetKv relief tor
the starving reconeentrados. Indeed,
the latter purpose appeared to be the
topic uppermost in. the President's mind.
He dwelt upon the fact that the rte>. og
nition of belligerent rights or of inde?
pendence would not be of any material
service to these unfortunates. He ad?
mitted that such action might be of
assistance to the men at arms, the in?
surgent army, tut they, he said, have
shown a capacity lo take care of them
selvv-s, and do not stand' in pressing
need of our kind offices. The President
believes Siiain will intetpose nv obsta?
cles to our sending succor to hier in?
digent people, and he will ask Congress
to act promptly, that file aid to be
given may not arrive too late to relieve
tht present pressing necessities.
This done, the President is hopeful
that Congress will remain quiet while
the executive bianeh of the govern?
ment continues its efforts to secure a
peakefui settlement of the difficulty. He
thinks it not too late to do this, and
he made the assertion today that Spain
was willing to mieet the United States'
half way in adjusting entanglements
without coming to blows. He referred
only casually to the sailing of Spain's
torpedo flotilla, leaving the Impression
on the minds of his visitors that ?* con?
sidered that so far in this matter Spiin
is acting within the bounds of her own
lights, and that no just complant con
yet be made by this country in regard
to this course.
He did not enter into details regard?
ing the propositions he may maWe or
may have made to Spain, Cor undoubt?
edly some are now pending, but he left
the impression that he would be sati.
fi'ed with no settlem. nt that would r.ct
give the Cubans a very liberal n it
government. -He admitted frankly (hat
autonomy had proved a failure, and cx
pn. ssed the opinion that it would We as
difficult to satisfy the Americans with
any settlement that might be made. . s
it would be .to satisfy the Cu??i: u t'hem
selvtes. 'He reasserted the possibility of
securing an agreement on the part of
Spain and the Cubans could agree witr.
affairs with absolute freedom exe pt
that the island sWould be required to
pay the mother coUn.ry a spec lied atirn
in the way of tribute every yea.: out .-f
her-revenues, seeming to think that this
wco'id form a basis upon which both
Spain and the Cub ins eou-'d agree with?
out the sacrift e of too much pride n
Mr. McKinley reverted o.-cen in his
conversation to his d'S.rv to maintain
peace, and dwelt ujion the fact that war
meant not only the Joss of life and
property, but that it also would injure
our commerce, disturb business condi?
tions generally, increase our public debt,
add to ctir pension roll, and -result in
many ways to our disadvantage and dis?
tress. He also made it clear that what?
ever course he might pursue in the
future he would not at present demand
any indemnity at the hands of Spain for
the loss of the Maine, preferring to
leave that matter ito tbe adjustment of o
more quiet period. Thle President also
spoke of possible comp!leathers, with
other nations, but did not manifest any
uneasiness cm this score.
Senators who have visited the Presi?
dent have without exception, so far as
ea.ru be lcU.rn\ d Tissui <.U li.in that the Sen?
ate appreciates his e'fiorts to preserve
iK.-ace under proper conditions, and huve
told him that there is no danger of pre
eup.tuto action oj tbut body. They ?et
the- impression tliat it' the worst comes,
and it is absolutely determined that no
other course will aval, the President
will be found ready for armed ml" : edi?
L>n the score of pdities he assures
.hem that he would rather see t.:-e Re?
publican party ruiil of future success
? ban to wage an, unjust war; but that f
war must come it must be a. war tor
Humanity and that this fact must be
.node so . vhKivi that he will have the
entire nation behind him in a conflict
EXCITOJMBNT AT KEY WIEST
KEY WEST, iMareh. 26?Intense ex?
citement was caused here hy the As?
sociated Press bulletin to the effect that
the United S;etes jgovernment bus no
t?t&s?c Sj*U? r? that 'hostilities In Cuba
The' .work of patafuing the warships
black -was carried on this attenic n
with redouibled energy.
[Rear Admiral Sicard was on the .poin'
otf reaving Key West -and knew ?nlthing
ot tine action taken by the United
..tea. A torpedo boat was at once
iispatched to Captain Sampson, on
...utvl tlie Iowa, notifying him of the
a resit devel opmen t s.
Ca'pt'aOn Ohadwich of the New York,
s leaving to take command of the
tro-oklyn ? and -Captain Sampson's Hag
.rill be t rumst erred to the New York.
Tile Indiana, Iowa. 'Neiw York. De?
troit, NasibviMe, -Mai-blehead and Mont
romery are being painted black.
Ail the ofllcers here regard war as
Rear Admiral Sicard, with his wife
end daughter, left Key West this af
ern-oon on the steamer for Miami.
They are going to Nassau and thence
to Palm 'Beach. The 'admiral expects
to spend several weeks resting at Flor?
'Captain -Saonpsou has taken formal
i barge of the Meet. The usual ceremo?
nies- in the change of Hags was omit?
Later in the day an order to stop
"aiming the vessels of the squadron
black was issued. This was caused toy
a query from the Navy Department
o 'Cliptaln Sampson as to whether he
could1 suggest a 'better color. He re?
plied recoirn'mendimg gray or drab, but
no answer has yet been received to
Ibis sugges'tron.. The Nashville and
the .New York are the only ships which
have been completely repainted.
The arrival of three new warships
added fuel to the fire of excitement
and the i.bores rang with Cheers as
the vessels steamed into harbor. Owing
.v> darkness it was impossible to make
?u't their exact identity, but they are
'aeWeveel to be the cruiser Oiueinanti
ind the gunboats WitniiiTgtou and
Oasfino. Additional precautions were
?taken on all the ships tonight. They
have everything in readiness to pull
nit at 'a- moment's notice. The gun
rows sleep by their guns..
The coast sUrvoy siteamei B-'-Clle sail?
ed for Havuna tonight presumably to
help carry away the Amer'tare officihls.
The steamer Olivette, from Havana,
.which r.rived tonight, brought all the
offic. rs of the Maine except Eieuten
nr.-t Commander WainwTight. With the
exceiption <5f O'na.plain Chid wick, they
proceeded for Tampa on their way
Cnrptain Sigshee sail, when shown the
Associated Plies* bulle'tin- regarding ihe
ultimatum! to Spain: "This looks like
T!ie Olivette also brought nine bod?
es recovered from the wreck of th
Maine. The body of Lieutenant Jen
kitis was sent th-ro-rgh to Pritshurg.
The others will be buried here tomor
SITUATION TN 'HAVANA.
T.-nsion Iner- uses and Expectancy
Grows 'Mv.'i e Acute.
HAVANA, via KEY WEST. FliA.,
March 26.?The tension- here is greater
than it was a week ago, while expect?
ancy jfiowj more acute daily now that
the 11-ports of both cuiNS of inquiry
into the Mai-tie disaster a: e in the hands
of thv respective governments, out?
ward signs her.- of an impending
breach there are few, if any. The v?.
u-nt.es and recruits ate diilling hard
' r. ar.,1 especially in the harder work,
such as the emplacement of g guns
in'the sul inibs of the city, with a show
of grisly cannon, quite formidable. It
is noticed, however, that navu- officers
smile ,wh n passing the woiks. One of
them said tecently: "One oi? our bat?
tleships now at Toitugas caciJies more
meiait than the whole pack of these
There are murmurir.gs' in the low
cafes, and sometimes rather black looks
for the "Americanos" on the streets,
but on th whole it is mu. h to be
doubted whether Cubans and Spaniards
in the intern ?.- cities of the United
States would !>e treated with as much
general courtesy as is shown here to oil
foreigners. Naval men here are ex?
tremity earnest in. the wish that the
United Slates sibculd take early steps
to prevent the arrival of the Spanish
tonj>edio flotilla off the coast of Cuba,
within a few hours' sui! of the ileet at
Key West or the Tortagas. All the
Washington officials fuliy approve of
the desirability of such prevention.
However, the real attitude of every?
body is that so long maintained, t> me
ly, a waiting on . Many be-'ieve diplo?
macy or arbitration would avert war
even -now, and some think that Spain
will say in effect: "Your decision is
that the explosion was external, und
ours that it was internal. This is a
grave malt Wir; we demand further in?
vestigation, in which disinterested par?
ties shall act -with the Spanish and the
American governments. We will abide
by the decision of the final .tribunal
so far as'Indemnity is concerned, i'iough
now and forever disclaiming any fore?
knowledge of a plot or purpose to olow
up the Maine."
The high Spanish official who is prac?
tically quoted abow thinks that su, h
a proposition by Spain is bound to meet
with acceptance, being regarded as emi?
nently fair by all civilized governments.
Meantime General Gomez and the in?
surgent chiefs and their followers arc
evidently prepared to continue fighting
for years yet to come, if meessary. The
knowledge of this fact has had some?
thing to do with the increased bitter?
ness in. the tone of the Havana press,
which, within the -post week, has been
tealiy abusive of Americans.
General d<im? z has wri'tten a letter
to the Junta in New York, reiterating
his- purpose to accept nothing but the
conditions of the Monte Orifito decla?
ration. He says he is willing, however,
to pay Spain $200.000.000 purchase
money, if needed. He is also anxious
that the Spmish soldiers who are still
here should help in the rebuilding of
Cuba's commer.- lait greatness. General
Gomez says he has nearer fifty thou?
sand then thirty thousand men under
arms, and is gaining recrultls daily.
lighting has been resumed with vig?
or in the provinces of Puerto Principe
since the failure to induce the insur?
gents to accept or even lis'ten- to the
"ridiculous offers of the autonomists."
As usual. It is impossible to tell the
(Continued on ^Fourth Pajfe.)
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Political Pot Commences tc
A CANDIDATE WITHDRAWS?
M. V. Doughty Will Not Ron for the OSlco
or Mayor. The Fight Is Bethen
Dr. Carter I'erklns and
A. A. lion.
vNow that the launch de oiver itlhe jxal
vticians Will set on 'tlhe wax path, asad
i.rom tioiy on a lively coimpaagin win i>e
Candidates ore looming up on ail T
sAUir. Already they are as .thick ms :,
"skii-pots" irr .a pond, and. still l?iey
eome. Indications point to the liveliest
municipal e.im.pa'ign 'this city has ever
seen. ; .:',
Tiie DeinivieraUc legalized primary
?viU be held on Thursday, April 28. At ?
'.?vis time tiie candidates for the various
? ftices Will lie reom'inaited. Demoorats
?tent-rally believe that ia nomination, as
_.<iui vale-nt to an election, and hence tiie ?%
greatest flight is made in che primary;
out 'the ^Republicans mean to take a "A
aand in the tight.
The greatest -intereslt centers du tile . %
selection ot ciamdidatea for mayor.
Ueith parties will make an, effort to sxuit .
ANAviard t'he strongest main they can
get. Tlhe 'Withdrawal otf Mayor 'W. A. ; :.
Poet from itihe Held on account of press
jf business was a great blow to .many 5'
of his friends in tlhe Democratic party.
During 'his admiroistraion Mayor Post
aas ever been alive to secure needed
public improvements.ond in this 'he has ?
aeen very successful. When he goes
ait of office he will see .public school
auildsngs erected, a new city Jail under
course of construction, workmen toy
ang a sewerage sysltem and last, tout
not least,the two iron 'bridges amid a
.uninel being constructed ait streets Iin- .
.erseclting with the railroad. This is
ii part of hit; excellency's record, and if
ae were to allow his name to go toe- .
fore the people again this spring nt as '
believed by his friends he .would toe %
nominated by a Barge mojonlity. Since
Mayor Post has announced uhait he wi-li.
not be a candidate Dr. Carter Penkams ''..
and (Mr. M. V. D. Doughty, superimtemid
ent of the hull department at the ship
yajxl. 'have 'been placed in the field for
?tihe iDemocirutic nomintafion. Both Uire
estiima'ble gentlemen and either would
tm the otllce with credit. Dr. Perkins ?
'has contented to he a candidate, butt
Mr. Doughty, in a card published else
where, announces that he will not enter
the 'race. PrcJl>a)bly the most confident
main is <Mr. A. A. Moss, the dead'tag
spirit in the 'Newport 'News Democratic
Olu'b.- He believes, and his friends are
.It the staime opinion, that he wiil toe ?:
nominated hy & large majority. ;:i-i
In the RepuIbMcain eaimip (Dr. Josepfo..
Charles its the unanimous choice ot
.both ifacticms as their candidate focr
mayor. Efforits have -been made to pur?
's trade Dr. Ohuiries to consent to head,
the ticket, but as yet he has not "de?
cided to do so. It is thought the party
will be united this spring. Negotiations
are pending, and it is unden-tood that
a satisfactory conference weis held re?
THE CARTER COURT MARTI- L.
Several Interesting Features in Tester-".''-?
SAVANNAH. OA., March 26.?There
were several interesting features -in the
Carter court martial proceedings here
today. Lieutenant Thomas H. Rees,
who was here from 1SS9 to 1SS3 with
Captain Carter, was taken up by Col?
onel iiarr on the crvss examination,
and ask. d about Captain Garten's horses
and forage account. To this Mr. Blair
objected, as it had not appeared in the
direct'examination. Colonel Barr said
the witness having testified to Captain
Carter's "immaculateness," be consid?
ered he had the right to shew up the
This brought a spirited' Teply from.
Mr. Blair, who said such a remark
ought rot to be justified by the record,
and asked the court's ruling. The court
refused to exclude the evidence, juleu
tenant Rees' forage accoum-ts were aiso
brought into dispute. Lieutenant Rees
characterized Chief Clerk J. W. O. Ste:
ly, witness for the prosecution, as a
sycophant and a liar.
The most sensational feature was the
r*petition by Lieutenant Rees of a con?
versation, he had with Captain Gillette,
in- which he considered Curtain Gillette
triei to intimidate him. When asked
for this conversation on Tedfrreet ex?
amination by Mr. Biair. he said:
"I went up to the engineer offi' e h-=rt
nearly two months ago, when I first
cam* down, when I was first sum?
moned, on an errand, and Captain Gil?
lette at once began to talk to me about
the case. He said with reference to the
testimony that I had given before the
board of incfuiry, that I was extremely
partisan toward Captain Carter. - Ho
said: 1Now you and I will be In the
corps of eng'neers longer than Captain
Carter; I know that; and now we wiil
have to toe careful how we stand in
this business." He said 'you must not
let your feelings for Captain Carter and
your prejudices influence your testi?
mony, because ft won't do you any good
?and !t may do you harm/
"He went on to say 'I realise that I
am held socially, professionally and of?
ficially responsible for the chairges
which have been made against Captain
Carter. I realize that it has come Oo
tie a fight between him and me, and
when I am fighting. I fight hard, and
anybody who stands in my way Is
iiaible to get hit; it would make no dif?
ference if it was my best friend, I
would hit him and hurt him If I could."
"Those were, as near as I can re?
member, his words, and them- he went
on to show me what he could produce
against Captain Carter, particularly in
reference to the quarantine matter,
which I knew all ahout, and knew
there was not anything in. it. and he
tried to make that as black as possible,
and. as 1 thought, to try to prove to me
that Captain Carter was wrong, and
told me to come up and he would show
me lots o: things; that he had lots of
things of the same kind that he could
show me. I said with reference to that
that I supposed they would bring out
everything they hod in the trial, and
I would probably hear it."
?Rv-eryiboiily attend the -lot sale next
Monday at 2 P. M.. or you wi?l lose the
ih-amee of a- life time to purchase lots
it such pri'-es. as any body can afford
to own a lot right on t_>? car line at
'Merrfimack, between Ttiverview and
liter's Creek. If you have an Idea
'how cheiap they are you wiK be pres?
ent. These lots are being sold by de?
cree of court and must a.'rl be sold. BYw
further information call on Powell
Bros., and King. m-28-St
CabJmetfl. $2.00 dozen; Diamonds, J1.B0
per dozen: tin types 2 for 25c.. at Wag?
oner's, 2412 Washington &v?. men 17-tf
When bilious or costive, eat a Cas
caTet, candy carthartic. cure guaran?
teed, Kte, 25c.