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VOL III, NO. 222.
Hero of the Merrimac to
Visit Newport News.
They Will Take a Count. In Shipbuilding
"Juder the Naval Constructor Mere
and at Other finals in
the Country.
Naval Constructor Richmond Pearson
Hobson. the hero of the Merrimac. will
come to Newport News. A special dis?
patch to the New York Sun sent out
from Washington from Annapolissays:
Five naval cadets will leave on
Thursday fot. a course of study in
naval construction. They will go first
to Newport News, and will also visit
Philadelphia. Brooklyn and Bath, Me.
Constructor Hobson will Join the party
later and will act as instructor. En?
sign Powell, who is 111 in New York,
will not go with the others, but will
meet them later. The cadets appointed
to the Construction Corps are J. W.
Powell, W. G. Dubose, E. f. Eggart,
Henry Williams, W. C. Watts, and f!
L. Pinney.
Lieutenant Hobson is well known in
Newport News, having served here as
an assistant to Naval Constructor J. J.
Woodward, and the announcement that
he will return to the city will be grati?
fying to his many friends, who are em
' ployed at the works of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
Just when Lieutenant Hobson will
arrive is not known. At present he is at
Santiago superintending the work of
raising the Spanish cruisers which
were destroyed on Sunday, July 3, by
the fleet under command of Admiral
Sampson. As soon as this work is
completed he will come to this city.
Cadet J. W. Powell, who will be in
Naval Constructor Hobson's class, was
in command of the steam launch that
lay under the guns of Morro Castle on
the morning the Merrimac was steered
in the chanel leading into the harbor
where Admiral Cervera's warships
were anchored. He volunteered to take
the launch out and wait for Lieutenant
Hobson and his gallant crew, who ex?
pected to make their escape after
blowing up the Merimac. The launch
was exposed to a raking fire, but the
plucky cadet never flinched, remain?
ing at his post till he was satisfied that
the Merrimac's crew had not escaped.
The cadets are expected to arive here
The coliter Merrimac was formerly
the Norwelgan steamship Solveig.
which was partly destroyed by fire In
this harbor on the morning of April 29,
1897, when the piers were burned. At
that time Lieutenant Hobson was also
on duty here. Little did the people
dream on that eventful morning as
they saw the smoke curling up from
the freighter that she would ever figure
?in the nation's history, and that one of
the greatest heroes of the age would
:be Uiehmomi Patsaii Hobaon.- ?~.?' !
. 'Naval Gonstfuctor Hobson will Vre-j
c'eiv? .a royal welcome when he sets !
foot in Newport News again.
Roast Wild Beasts.
Anw one of the many rare wild beasts
and amphibia exhibited only in the
enormous Adam Forepaugh and Sells
Brothers' combined natural kingdom
collections would be grandiloquently
carded by ordinary menageries. No?
where else will you see a school of
trained seals and sea lions, a monster
two horned Sumatra rhinoceros, giant
male hippopotamus, full grown, snow
white polar bear, great African eland,
singular Ethiopian gnu or horned
horse, pair of saddle-back tapirs, and
splendid Niger antelope. And with
these are associated the two greatest
distinct herds of best educated ele?
phants, and every wild beast of every
species worth showing. It is unques?
tionably the most complete, interesting
and instructing exhibit of its kind, in?
stead of, as is too often the case, a
pretext for billing and an empty excuse
to give a pretended moral cover to a
mighty poor circus performance. It
will well repay close inspection and
study, and ample time therefore isgiven
both before and atter the high-class
arenic entertainment. The date of ex?
hibition here is October 3.
I'u-t.liti: the Work.
M. Honan & Son, the contractors who
are putting in the sewer system, are
pu&hing the work in different sections
of the city.
Yesterday four gangs of men were
at work. There are fifty men in each
gang and they are nearly all Italians.
Mr. Honan has sent for fifty more la?
borers and they will be put to work in
a day or so.
A gang began excavating on Wash?
ington avenue in the morning between
Twenty-fourth and Twenty-fifth streets.
The grade for the main along this thor?
oughfare is eleven feet six inches* and
it is not probable that the workmen will
strike any water. So far they have
gone down about ten feet through
dry sand.
- Cruel! y to U??s.
A large black dog with a tin can tied
to his tall created some excitement on
Washington avenue yesterday. The ca?
nine darted out of Bar Harbor and
dashed up the avenue yelping at every
leap. People and dogs were attracted
by the noise. The canine turned down
Twenty-eighth street with a pack of
curs close at his heels. This is the sec?
ond dog that has come out of Bar Har?
bor with a tin can attached to his tail,
and the police are looking for the man
who is committing these cruel acts.
Under the law the perpetrators can be
heavily fined for cruelty to animals.
Prof. Sims, the glass eater, will give
performances in my Show window to?
day from 2 to 5 and from 7 to 9 P. M.
Besides eating glass he grinds rock with
hits fists and stamps on glass with his
bare.feet. Remember these exhibitions
are given in the window of Lash's
furniture store.
950,000 to ILian a- Ouce- No Delay.
We are prepared to loan $50,000 on
real estate security In Newport News
without delay at the low rate
of $10 per thousand per month. No
money collected until after loan Is
granted. You would do well to see us
before taking a loan from anyone else,
especially those now holding building
and loan stock.
General Agents.
Braxton Building.
sept 9-6t
A filter saves health and doctors*
bills. Adams' 'Racket Store.
Air. Park aeu?w'8 Followers Cuptare the
New State Republican Committee.
The members of the regular Repub?
lican organization are Jubilant. They
have captured the three members of the
State committee in the First Congres?
sional district, which settles the ques?
tion that they will control the party
machinery. They now have a clear
majority of the uncontested commlt
teemen and they will undoubtedly
cause to be seated their representatives
from the Second, Third, Fourth and
Sixth districts.
Ail the districts having elected there
will be a meeting of the State com?
mittee early in October for reorganiza?
tion. Mr. Park Agnew will succeed
himself as State chairman.
It is probable that the anti-machine
Republicans will decline to accept the
results of the several organizations as
a true expression of the will of their
party, and there Is little doubt that a ri?
val machine will be created. In other
words, there will, no doubt, be two
State committees.
May Shorten Oyster Season.
Oysters this season are said to be
scarce, and in the opinion of an oyster
dealer will be fewer next year.
It is sAid that the Virginia Board of
Fish Commissioners will probably ask
the nejj^pgislature to make the season
shorterTiy two months, closing the
months of September and April. This
will give the oyster beds rest, which is
much needed. Several dealers believe
that unless the young oyster is given
more chance for his life, the time will
come when Virginians natural rocks will
be as firm as a belgian block paved
street. He says this season there are
very few young oysters.
The gentleman who holds these opin?
ions believes hat the only persons ben?
efited by th. long season are the pack?
ers, and tin y should not be allowed, in
his opinion, to kill the goose that lays
the golden , ? g.
Anotli. r Charge Against Hall.
Tom Hall, tbe negro who was arrest?
ed early. Sunday morning on a charge of
selling liquor on the Sabbath and who
was fined on Monday morning by Jus?
tice J. E. Ford, was arraigned yester?
day morning before his worship on an?
other warrant charging him with a
similar offense, alleged to have been
committed last Sunday night. The case
was continued until today. This ne?
gro Is a brother of Sam Hall, who shot
and killed Private Alonzo Andrews, of
Company I, 160th Indiana regiment, last
Mrs. W. H. Powell and Mrs. Coakley
Snell are visiting Mrs. J. S. Riddick.
Mr. E. R. Wnitmore has returned
from a visit in the Valley of Virginia.
Mr. N. C. Wingfleld. of Richmond, is
the guest of friends in the city.
City Sergeant E. W. Milstead is con?
fined to his home 'by an attack of ma?
larial fever.
Mrs. Alvin B. Henley, of Richmond,
who has been visiting friends in the
city, returned to her home yesterday.
Miss Morgan left yesterday for New
York, where she will be for the next
two months.
Unimportant matters engaged the
attention of the courts yesterday. No
cases., were disposed of In . the Police
Court. - -
?iliss'KU EViieSf"X,7^?r?a'n returned
a few days ago from the mountains of .
Virginia, where she has been spending
the summer.
The police authorities have in their ]
possession at the station house a lot of
bathroom fixtures supposed to have
been stolen.
Mrs. S. E. Richardson and Mrs. R. A.
Parsons have returned to their homes
at Cape Charles after a visit to their
mother. Mrs. E. S. Savage, on Twenty
fifth street.
Miss Louise Catlin, who has been
visiting in the family of Mr. Jno. A.
Robinson, on Twenty-sixth street, re?
turned to her home in Richmond Wed?
nesday evening.
Mr. A. C. Talker, bookkeeper for the
Newport News Wine and Liquor Com?
pany, sprained his ankle Wednesday
night. He was at his desk and jumped
off a high stool. He was taken home in
a buggy.
Miss Nellie Winston, of Louisa coun?
ty, sister of the Messrs. Winston, who
purchased the site between the First
National and Citizens' & Marine banks
recently for the purpose of erecting an
opera house on H. is the guest of Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Cooper, on West ave?
James Brady and R. P. Robinson, two
white men, were arrested a tthe wharf
yesterday by Policeman N. T. Mal
lory for fighting. The men were lodged
in jail.
Mr. H. G. Pungsley. chief engineer of
the collier Scindia, has been presented
with a silver mounted cane and umbrel?
la by the engineers' division of that
ship. Fireman Lanis made the presen?
tation speech.
Postmaster Fred Read yesterd. y re?
ceived a large Moseler Iron tsafe from
the Fostoffice Department. It was
placed in the Postofllee In the afternoon.
The safe is built by the Moseler Safe
Co. especially for postollices. It
weighs about 5.900 pounds, has a double
combination and an inner vault.
From Roanoke to This City.
Mr. August Benlng. the well known
and popular jeweler and watchmaker,
will leave here tonight for Newport
News, where he will follow the same
business under very flattering auspi
iir. Benlng has been in the jewelry
business here since March, 1886, and
during his stay has won the confidence
and esteem of all with whom he has
jcome in contact by his sterling qualities
and uniform courtesy. He learned the
watchmaking '_usiness i.i Germany
twenty-six years ago. among the best
jewelers in Europe, and since then has
worked in New York and other north?
ern cities. His family will follow him
to Newport News in a few weeks. He
and they will leave behind them many
friends who, while regretting their de?
parture, wish them every success in
their new home.?Roanoke World.
Mr. Bening has opened a watchmak?
ing and jewelry repair office at 2704
Washington avenue, in part of the
store occupied by the Mugler Shoe and
Hat Company. He is prepared to do all
kinds of fine watch and jewelry re?
Sept 16-lt
My store will be closed from this eve?
ning at 6 o'clock until tomorrow even?
ing at the same hour.
Prof. Sims, the wonderful glass eater,
who gives performances in one of my
show windows also plays on the
celebrated Whitney pianos. Price $350.
See him and hear him.
M. H. LASH, Furniture Dealer.
Duffey's Malt Whiskey 80 cents per
bottle. Other case goods In proportion.
Mugler's Family Liquor Store. auSO-lis
Annie Smith May Have to
Answer for Murder
Commonwealth*. Attorney J. K.M. New
toil Will Take the C?ne to the (?raud
Jury. Criminals Go Unpunish?
ed. Steps to lie Taken.
Commonwealth's Attorney J. K. M.
Newton says he will ask the next grand
jury to bring a true bill against Annie
Smith, the woman ot scarlet fame, who
hurled a lamp across a room in the
house kept by Jennie Deik, in Bar
Harbor, Monday night and set fire to
the clothes of Bessie Lyman, causing
that woman's death. If the grand jury
returns an indictment against the wo?
man the prosecuting attorney will en?
deavor to make out a case of murder
in the second degree.- '
The verdict given against Annie
Smith in the Police Court does not
seem to have rendered general sat?
isfaction. It is thought the woman
should be severely punished or ac?
quitted. Her act. to say the least, was
Not long ago Lizzie Harris, a woman
of questionable character, while hand?
ling a revolver, accidently shot and kill?
ed a man, but she could not be pun?
In the last twelve months there have
been several murders committed In the
city, but the police were unable to fas?
ten the crimes on the guilty parties.
Some time last spring a man was
shot down like a dog In the vicinity of
Caskey's foundry, but the murderer is
still roaming ad libitum. The strong
arm of the law may never get him
within its clutches, and the only pun?
ishment that will be meted out to him
will be the pricking of his conscience
when it whispers:
"Thou art a murderer. Thy hands
art steeped in human gore."
It has been but a short time since
a negro died in Rocketts from the ef?
fects or a blow inflicted on his head.
Where is the man who slew him?
Eddie Lockett, a well known negro
about town, died In Bloodfleld some
months ago from the effects of a blow.
Where is his slayer?
The police did their duty as best they
could, but were unsuccessful in run?
ning down these criminals. Something
should be done to stay the hand of
the assassin. The strong arm of the
law must reach out and grasp him
and then, for the good of society, mete
out punishment that will deter oth?
The name of Newport News must not
be besmirched by having criminals who
go unpunished.
Observance of the Jewish New Year ana
Atonement Begins Today.
Tomorrow will be what is known in
the Jewish calendar as the Day of
Atonement. It will begin this evening
at sunset and continue till the sun goes
down_ tomorrow.
The two great and solemn~holy days
of the Jewish faith are the days of the
New Year and Atonement. They fall re?
spectively on the 1st and 10th days of
the month Tlshri. occurring this year
on September 17th and 26th.
The New Year is a festival of sacred
character. It is called in the Bible the
day of the blowing of the shofar (Num?
bers xxix., 1.) and of memorial (Lev.
xiii.. 24). The lesson of the day is that
of life's uncertain tenure. Followers of
the faith are reminded of the fact that
they are one year nearer the inevitable
grave. Prominence is. therefore, given
to the thought of self-investigation.
The books of life are balanced, and the
good and evil deeds recalled. Emphasis
is laid upon the thought of God as
Universal King and Ruler, as the divine
Justice that governs and guides the
The Day of Atonement is of even
more solemn and sacred character. It
is a day of self-searching ami peni?
tence, when the worshipper completely
subordinates the body to the soul.
The entire day is given up to prayer
and earnest meditation, all worldly I
cares and appetites being laid aside. Its
j purpose is to purify and cleanse the
heart. to uplift and spiritualize. A fast
of twenty-four hours is kept as a sym.
I bol of the subjection of the material
[ to the spiritual.
As with all Jewish festivities. New
Year and Atonement Day begins with
the sun-down of the preceding day.
All of the stores and other places of
business in the city conducted by He?
brews will be closed from sunset this
evening until the same time tomorrow.
He (Jives Performances In a Show Window
on Washington Avenue.
Some negroes will eat anything from
a "possum to a watermelon, and they
will drink anything from pop to cham?
pagne, but Joe Sims, who says he is an
Australian, can chew glass and swal?
low it, and that it is more than any
other white man or "nigger" can. do.
Sims, who, by the way, calls himself
professor, gave an exhibition in one
of the large show windows in front of
: Mr. M. H. LaSh's furniture store last
j night in the presence of a large crowd.
He "chewed" up pieces of beer bottles,
window panes, and glass of all kinds,
and after masticating them swallowed
them. Glass has no terror for him. It
does not make his mouth sore and he
can dance a clog on bits of it. And,
too, he possesses the strength of a Her?
cules, for he can break stones in his
bare hands. Sims is also a musician
and can "claw" a piano "to beat the
band." He will give another exhibi?
tion this afternoon and evening.
Sims is intelligent. When asked how
he found out that he could swallow
pieces of glass without suffering any
ill efTects he said he attempted to
commit suicide when quite young by
chewing glass, but it did not aid him to
shue off the mortal coil.
Are You Uolug to Pltisbtirg?
From October 7 to 12, the Baltimore &
Ohio Railroad will sell round trip tick?
ets to Pittsburg, via Washington or
Baltimore, from Norfolk and Old Point,
at $10.00 each, account Knights Temp?
lar Conclave.
Tickets are valid for return passage
until October 17. inclusive; with privil?
ege of extension to October 11. by de?
posit ot ticket and payment of fifty
For tickets and further information,
apply to Arthur G. Lewis.
S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio R. R..
i Norfolk, Va.
Biggest ink and pencil tablet for 5
cents at Adams' Racket Store.
Emperor Francis Joseph Lingers With
the Beloved Dead.
(By Telegraph.)
VIENNA, Sept. 15.?The funeral train
bearing the remains of the late empress
of Austria, arrived at 10 o"clock this
morning. Prince Von Leichtensteln.the
chief court marshal, the officers of the
general staff and a military guard of
honor were awaiting at the railway
station, which was heavily draped with
The clergy having 'blessed the re?
mains, the procession started for the
Hofburg. The whole route was lined
with troops, and immense crowds bare?
headed stood silently watching. The
soldiers presented arms as the proces?
sion passed. The streets were impos?
ingly decorated.
On reaching the Hofburg the remains
were transferred to the chapel. Empe?
ror Francis Joseph, with the principal
mourners, had driven from Schonbrunn
to the chapel to attend the ceremony of
blessing the body.
As the coffin was borne to the chapel
the choir chanted the "Miserere." Af?
ter the benediction all departed except
the emperor and the relatives, who re?
mained alone with the beloved dead
until shortly before midnight, when
they returned to Schonbrunn.
Among the wreaths the one from
President McKinley attracts much at?
tention. It has the Stars and Stripes in?
tertwined, and bears theTnscription:
"From the President of the United
States?a tribute of heartfelt sympathy
to the memory of the noble and gra?
cious lady."
All the festivities in connection with
the jubilee of Emperor Francis Joseph
have been abandoned.
GENEVA, Sept.|15.?Luigini or Lu
chesi, the assassin of Empress Eliza?
beth, appeared today before the cor?
rectional chamber. He entered the
court smiling, saluted the public with
a wave of his hand, and asked the
president of the tribunal in good French
to allow him an .interpreter.
The examination appeared to show a
plot involving other Italian anarchists.
la.?Two Important arrest have been
made here in connect on with the as?
sassination on Saturday last, of the
Empress Elizabeth, of Austria.
Captain Howell's Position as to the
Investigating Committee.
(By Telegraph.)
ATLANTA. GA.. Sept. in.?The Con?
stitution tonight received the following
special dispatch from Its New York
correspondent: ( 1 ffrtltilltf
"Captain livan P. Howell. who ^s at
the Fifth Avenue Hotel, will call on
President McKinley Saturday In re?
sponse to a telegram in reference to his
suggested appointment as a member of
the commission to investigate the War
Depa rtment.
"Captain Howell said:
" 'If the commission is to have un?
restricted power in the investigation,
and I am asured that its scope is to be
unlimited, I will accept appointment on
the commission, and if I serve, it will
be with the understanding that I will
'hew to the line, let the chips fall wher*
they may.'
" 'The country demands that if there
has been any official neglect of duty in
any of the branches of the War De?
partment, the blame should be fixed, so
that those who are responsible may be
held accountable, and the innocent not
suffer from the maladministration of
those guilty of any incompetency. If I
serve on the commission it will be sole?
ly for the purpose of going to the bot?
tom of the whole situation. 1 am sat?
isfied that nothing is further from the
mind of the President than the encour?
agement of a "white-wash" report. 1
believe he wants the facts known, and.
so far as I am concerned, they will be
ascertained if I serve. I am fully pre?
pared to do justice to every official.'
' "Concerning the statement that it
was beyond the authority of the com?
mission to compel the attendance of
persons or to require papers which may?
be refused. Captain Howell said:
" 'That, of course, amounts to noth?
ing. If a commission of this character
should request the attendance of any
human being connected with the de?
partment or the presentation of any
paper and it was met with refusal it
would simply be an admission of guilt
which no officer would dare to make.
There will be no trouble about the com?
mission reaehing'both such persons and
papers as it wants and justice can be
done as effectually as if it were acting
under a compulsory resolution of con?
gress.' "
Three Story Structure Destroyed by
Fire at Midnight.
(Special to the Daily Press.)
DANVILLE. VA.. Sept. 15.?The Ho?
tel Normandie, a three story brick
structure located on Main street, was
practically destroyed by Are at mid?
night. All guests escaped. The build?
ing was owned by F. X. Buxton and
John L. Penn, and was insured for
$12,000. The loss will exceed $15.000.
The origin of the Are is a mystery.
Ellyson Bros., proprietors, lose $1,000;
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 15.?William Kane
was shot and mortally wounded and
Edward G. Jackson, his companion,
was beaten into unconsciousness early
today while on their way to work by
striking plasterers. Jackson will re?
Jackson and Kane were members of
plasters union No. 1. Several weeks
ago the members of the International
Plasters' Union employed on a down
town building went out on a strike.
Kane. Jackson and several other men
took the vacant places and formed lo?
cal union No. 1. Since then there have
been several collisions between the
strikers and the men who took their
places. The trouble culminated today
in the assault. Matt Brown and Joseph
Lee have been Identified as the men
who committed the assault.
OMAHA. NEB., Sept. 15.?The third
and last day of the national currency
convention began with a paper.in sup?
port of an unlimited issue of irredeem?
able currency by the government by A.
J. Warner, president of the American
Bimetallic Union. Charles S. Hartman,
of Montana, presided.
To the Public.
My store will close this even?
ing at 6 o'clock- and reopen tomorrow
evening at the same hour.
16-lt J. A. HIRSHBERG.
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning
and Dying Establishment, 85 suits of
clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and repaireu. and made to
look like new. 3105 Washington av?
enue. aug-10-tf.
KxcuritloD to Richmond 81.oo.
Sunday, September 28th.
it J. F. Herman, Manager.
Largest and cheapest line enamel
ware at Adams' Racket Store.
Paris Peace Commission
Fully Instructed.
T?i?< C<iiuinlnGloncrn Uo Not <lo Inder Irou
clail iin.l Unchangeable Instruct?
ions, Hut XVIII Mold Out firmly
for Their Deumnds.
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 1.1.?The cab?
inet met in special session at 3 o'clock
this afternoon and adjourned at 4. All
of the members were present except
Secretary Alger. who is not in the oily.
All united in the statement made after
the meeting that they had agreed to
say nothing more of the r,.sult of the
deliberations than that the peace com?
missioners had been fully instructed.
Of the nature of these ' instructions
they conveyed not a word. Each one
pointed out that to do so would be ex?
tremely impolitic and would amount to
arming the Spanish commissioners in
advance. The peace commissioners who
were approached on the subject made
a similar response, thus closing all of?
ficial avenues of information.
It is not understood that the com?
missioners go under ironclad and un?
changeable instructions at ail points,
for there Is a certain amount of flex?
ibility in the instructions, else, as one
of the cabinet members put it, the
President might just as well have re?
duced his wishes to paper In the form
of an ultimatum and have sent that to
Paris by a messenger. The peace com?
missioners are in no sense mere mouth?
pieces, but, having chosen with the
greatest care and consideration five
men In whom he puts the most im?
plicit confidence, the President feels
that they are to be trusted with the in?
terests of the United States. It is not
expected that they will have a free
rein in the larger questions of policy,
but with ample opportunities for con?
sultations by cable and otherwise,
there is no reason why the commission,
ers should not be able to carry out the
desires of the administration, and at
the same time have the opportunity to
somewhat shape those desires by con?
veying information they may acquire.
For instance, it Is expected that at
Paris the commissioners will meet
General Merritt fresh from Manila and
in addition they will there have the
benefit of a special report from Ad?
miral Dewey. These will be of the
greatest value, for the commissioners
are not acquainted with the Philippine
question in detail and even the infor?
mation that is to be acquired from the
Spanish peace commissioners is not I
to be despised when it takes such an
official form that it can be relied upon !
ats to accuracy.
All the arrangements have been com?
pleted for the departure of the commis?
sion and its staff. Most of the party |
will leave Washington at 4 o'clock
morrow afternoon for New York, but
circumstances may detain some of the
commissioners until the midnight
train. The Campania sails at 2 P. M.
Saturday, and explicit Instructions
have been given all the members of the
party as to being on hand at that
time. Special baggage tags have been
printed for the belongings of the mem.
I bers, and a small paper paster, showing
red and blue bars, crossed on white
back ground, gives a handy way of
marking a "red. white and blue" inden
tlfication of the personal and general
luggage of the party.
A number of stout cedar chests have i
been made to carry the books, para
phlets. typewritten papers, etc., form- j
ing a irart of the American case. The
tdiests are like a shallow steamer
trunk, so that they may be shoved un?
der the berths, and thus be available
on the passage over instead of going
! with the baggage in the hold of the
! steamer. This will permit considerable
work on the trip and it is expected
that the commissioners will hold meet?
ings on shipboard. The party will go
direct from Liverpool to London, there
to stop for a day's rest and then pro?
ceed to Paris by way of Dover and
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.?The com?
mittee representing the Saratoga con?
ference on future foreign policy, call?
ed on the President this aternoon by
appointment, and presented an en?
grossed copy of the resolutions hereto?
fore published, adopted at the confer?
ence and memorial amplifying the dif?
ferent subjects touched upon. The
committee consisted of Henry Wade
Rodgers, president Northwestern Uni?
versity. Chicago: Samuel Gompers,
president American Federation of La?
bor. Washington, D. C; W. P. Wilson,
managing director Commercial Muse?
um. Philadelphia; Henry McCracken,
j chancellor State University. New York;
James J. Hooker, president Board of
Trade. Cincinnati; Wirt W. Howe, ex
president National Bar Association,
New Orleans; Ralph M. Easley, secre?
tary Civic Federation, Chicago; Wil?
liam A. Giles, vice-president National
Business League, Chicago; P. W. Mel
drim, Savannah, Ga.; George McAn
ney, secretary National Civil Ssrvice
League; John Kenks. professor politi?
cal economy, Cornell University; Fran?
cis B. Thurber, president National
Exporters Association; Richard W.
Venable, Baltimore, and W. N. Kline,
The first remarks of the President
after reauing the memorial were:
"Gentlemen, you came at the supreme
moment. I will today give the peace
commissioners their final instructions,
and you are here in time to have yout
recommendation heard and considered
before that is done."
The President said he had followed
Wnu great interest the discussion of tht
Saratoga conference, and was sure thai
they had done great good throughou:
the country, especially commending
the committee for having given so fait
a hearing to both sides and for having
been able to agree on resolutions.
The Presdlnt, in closing a five min
utcs speech to the committee, said:
"I propose to do the best I can witl
such knowledge and light as I have
and hope my acts In the matter -will bi
! approved by the deliberate judgment o
The committee, at a subsequen
meeting, unanimously resolved that f
permenent committee or organizatior
should be perfected to agitate the ques
M?ns touched upon in the resolution:
and memorial.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.?The Stat<
Department tonight gave out the for
lowing statement concerning the dis?
cussion between the members of th*
cabinet and the peace commission to?
The members of the peace commis.
slon, wich the exception of Senatoi
Gray, whose absence was due to hie
Inability to withdraw as counsel in a
fast- in which he was engaged some
time before his appointment as one of
the peace commissioners, have spent
the greater part of yesterday and to?
day in a free discussion of the duties
with the discharge of Which they have
been entrusted by the President. Sen?
ator Gray is expected during the eve?
ning and before sailing will have a full
conference with the President and his
While for obvious reasons it was de.
termlned that the nature of the in?
structions as to the negotiations about
to he entered upon should, for the pres?
ent, ho kept secret atul made known
only after definite results shall have
been reached, it is possible to state
authoritively that the commission goes
to Paris fully prepared to follow a
course of action mapped out fin- II as
the result oT the consultations or the
last two days.
At the very outset it will be made
clear to the Spanish commissioners
that, as in the case of the preliminary
protocol, there can be no deviation
from or modification of the demands
made by the United States.
The decision arrived at by tho Pres?
ident after a full consultation with the
members of the commission subse?
quently received the cordial and unan?
imous approval of the cabinet, at a
meeting held this afternoon. As pre?
viously announced the commission sails
from New York on the Campania at 2
o'clock on Saturday afternoon.
He Will Be Assigned to Duty on
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.?Captain
Robley D. Evans called at the Navy
Department today and had a long talk
with Secretary Bong, the immediate re?
sult or which was the issue of an order
relieving him or the command of the
battleship Iowa, which is now being re?
paired at the New York navy yard.
This was done at Gaptain Evans' re?
quest. He has served more than the
period of time required by regulations
ami practice for a captain to command,
ami his next sea service may be in Hag
Secretary Bong decided this afternoon
to assign Captain Evans to duty as a
member of the naval inspection board
and be will assume his new duties af?
ter a brief vacation.
Tlie next commander of the Iowa
will be Captain Silas Terry. now in
command of the receiving ship Frank?
lin, at the Norfolk novy yard. He will
take the ship around South America
and over to Honolulu in company with
the Oregon and some colliers. It is
said at the Navy Department today
that lhe sailng orders to the battle?
ships have not been Issued, and that
when they are they will take the ships
only as far as Honolulu. It is not de?
nied that they will ultimately proceed
to join Dewey's Heel at Manila if it
I should be deemed expedient to reinforce
him, but as the journey around South
America will occupy nearly four
months, and many changes in the sit?
uation as to the Philippines may be ex?
pected to occur before the expiration of
that period of lime, it cannot be cer?
tainly foretold whether or not the Ore?
gon and Iowa will ever reach Manila.
Its Work of Arranging For Evacuation
Proceeding Rapidly.
(By Telegraph.)
The work of the United States Porto
Rican commission is pmceeaing rapid?
ly; Two sessions were held yesterday.
There has been no hitch yet. The
Spaniards display no disposition to de
| lay the work in hand. Both sides pro
j fess satisfaction, and by mutual agree?
ment no details of the deliberations
are made public.
The report circulated here that our
commissioners have agreed to pay $7,
(100,000 for the Spanish fortifications and
other property is preposterous.
The steamer Yucatan has arrived
here from Ponce with Professor Amil
and the stenographers and employees
of the commission on board.
Captain Brady says it is now general?
ly believed in Ponce that the reported
yellow fever cases in the Nineteenth
infantry were Incorrectly diagnosed.
Although three companies, C, D and F.
are still quarantined, the soldiers are
not alarmed.
The Spanish steamer City of Cadiz,
with Spanish troops from Guantanamo
j on board, has arrived here and is em?
barking the sick soldiers from the hos
! pitals before proceeding for Spain.
The Spanish officers and men are loud
in their praises of the treatment they
received from the Americans in Cuba.
The Spanish warships Terror, Isabel
II. Concha and Ponce de Leon sailed
for the Island of Martinique yesterday,
where they will be docked before pro?
ceeding to Spain. Their departure was
quiet. There was not a single cheer
from the people or a salute from the
forts. The crews of these ships aggre?
gate 000 men.
General Otis Wires That Affairs Are
Much More Satisfactory.
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Sept. 15.?General
Otis today cabled the War DeparDiieni
as follows:
''Maniywj^'pt. ir..
"Affairs much more satisfactory. De?
mands for withdrawal insurgent fores
complied with and all withdrew or
withdrawing today, except small fords
in outlaying districts, which are not i
obeying insurgent leader. Aguinaldo re?
quests few days in which to withdraw
them by detachments and punish their
commanding officers. ' Over 2.0(10 al?
ready withdrawn. No concessions
granted insurgents, but strict com?
pliance with demands of eighih instant
required. General good feeling prevail?
ing. Manila quiet and business pro?
gressing favorably. No difficulty antici?
pated. Have been compelled to confine
Spanish prisoners temporarily within
limits of the wtlled city.
"OTIS. Commanding."
Commodore Kautz Ordered to Com?
mand the Pacific Squadron.
? WASHINGTON. Sept. 15.?Secretary
? Cong has assigned Commodore Kautz
: at present in command of tho naval
training station at Newport, to com?
mand the Pacific station in place of
Admiral Miller, who is to retire in the
course of a few weeks, being the senior
admiral of the navy. Admiral Miller is
now at Honolulu and Commodore
Kautz lias been directed to lake the
steamer from San Francisco for that
place by October 10.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15?General
Miles Is confined to his bed with a
touch of fever, resulting in part from
the work and exposure of his recent
campaigns. The attack causes no ap?
prehension to the general's friends. It
is said to be of a malarial character,
like much of the fever developed after
exposure in southern latitudes.
Six new styles dsnlm shirts.
Adams' Racket Store.
Hurricane Leave Death and
Destruction in its Path.
Ulapatche? From ltrltlnh Authorities la
the Wext Indio? Indlcute That the
Kartier Keporta or the Tornado
Were Not Kxacfterated.
(By Telegraph.)
15?.?The official reports reduce the .
number of deaths here durlu the hur?
ricane, li was at first estimated that
S00 lives wer.- lost, but It is now be?
lieved the number is considerably
smaller. The exact figures are not ob?
The ship Loanda and the bark
Cirace Lynwuod were cast ashore here
and wrecked.
li>.?A steamer which has arrived here
from Barbados reports that fearful
havoc was caused there by a hurricane
on Saturday night. The destruction of
property was immense. It is believed
over l'.'i persons were killed throughout
the island and numbers were rendered
homeless and destitute. The shipping
suffered seriously. The ship Loando, a
bark and two barkentlnes, broke from
their anchorage and were driven to sea.
They hail not returned when the
steamer left Barbados. Many local
vessels were wrecked or blown out to
Bridgetown, the capital of the ilsland
of Barbados, is a scene of desolation
and ruin. Demolished or roofless
houses are to be seen on every side, and"
hardly a tree Is standing.
London-. Sept. IS.?The dispatches
received at the colonial olllce from, the
British authorities in the West Indies
indicate, as a whole, that the earlier
reports et the havoc wrought by the
hurricane were not exaggerated. They
srow widespread devastation.
Owing to the break down of the tele?
graph and telephone systems, -the real
extent of the disaster is still unknown,
but financial aid is required to meet the
People arc Hocking Into Kingston.
St. Vincent, from all the country round
for shelter and food. Everywhere it
appears that all the small buildings
and many large ones were destroyed,
and there is no doubt that the fatalities
were numerous.
Sir Cornelius Maioney, governor of
the Windward Islands, cables that two
vessels Were sunk and that the fate of
many others is unknown.
The governor of Barbados. Sir J. S.
Hay. reports that the hurricane was of
ten hours' duration. Already he has
been oMclally notified of sixty-one
deaths and of thirty-one persons
seriously wounded.
The reports from the country dis?
tricts In the island are incomplete, but
there lias been a heavy loss of govern?
ment and private property. Assistance
is urgently required.
General Wilson and Staff Return From
Porto Rico.
(By Telegraph.)
NEW YORK. Sept. 15.?The transport
Concho, with General Wilson and staff,
of the first division, first corps, and the .
staff of the sixth corps. of General
Miles' army, arrived here today from
Porto Itlco.
The ship sailed from Ponce on Sep?
tember 8. The troops aboard her in?
cluded a detachment of company C,
United States engineers, unattached
battalion of artillery, battery 'A, Mis?
souri volunteer artillery, and battery B, :
Pennsylvania volunteer artillery. 4
Through the entire trip the Conchc -
experienced a succession of strong east?
erly winds and heavy cross seas, In
which she rolled and pitched heavily.
Many of the soldiers suffered from sea?
sickness, but otherwise all were well.
The men are all in the very best of'"
health and overjoyed at reaching port.
Mussulman Prisoners Delivered to the
British Admiral.
Sept. 15.?An aide de camp of Djevad
Pasha hoarded the British flagship last
evening and announced that thirty
nine houses from which the British
troops had been tired upon had been
demolished and that 113 of the ring?
leaders of the disturbances had been ar
l rested. He added that the embassies
of the powers at Constantinople, in
deference to the request of the sultan, ,
had agreed that the prisoners be tried
by an international commission.
This alleged decision of the embassies
does not accord with the demands
made hy the British Admiral, Gerard
Henry Noel, and will increase the dif?
ficulty experienced in disarming the
Mussulmans, as it encourages them in
the holier that the sultan of Turkey
still inlluenees the embassies of the
powers at Constantinople. It is doubt?
ful whether Great Britain will consent
to include the outrage on her rtag with
the questions of pillage and the mas?
sacre of Christians, which are purely
international questions.
Later, forty-eight of the ringleaders t
who had been arrested were delivered,,
to the British Admiral, and it was con- ;;
sideretl probable that all the terms of
his ultimatum would be complied with
without resistance._
Volcanic Spectacle the Grandest in a
Quarter of a Century.
NAULES, Sept. 15.-Mount Vesuvius
is now presenting the grandest spec-.,
tacle since 187:2, due to agjviolent out?
burst of activity. The ?Central crater ,
and a number of new mouths are vom?
iting lava and ashes. Three imposing
<i tea ms are flowing down the mountain
side burning the chestnut woods at the
base of Mount Summa, nearly reaching
the observatory, destroying part of the
Funicular railroad leading thereto and
threatening the barracks of the Cara?
WASHINGTON. Sept. 15-President
McKinley gave a dinner dt the White
House tonight to the mednbers or
Spanish-American peace commlsslo
who are In the city, IrxvhteA to ,mee
them were the members ot the cabfn
now here, and a few officials, most
whom at various times have been call
in consultation about questions relat!
to the war. While the dinner was
tended as a social courtesy to the
parting commissioners, it gave an
portunlty for a more or less Infer
discussion of the work to be und
taken by them.

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