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j Press t VOL III, NO. 225. FOR BRIDGES AND JAIL Bids Opened, But No Con? tracts Awarded. MAY DECIDE TONIGHT Common Council Will Probably Act on the Proposed Improvement* at Once; Maoy Proposals Submitted. The special bridge and jail committees yesterday broke the seals of the bids for erecting two overhead crossings? one at Twenty-fifth street and the other at Twenty-fourth street?and for a new jail and emergency hospital, but no contracts were awarded. The commlttes convened at noon in Mayor Allan A. Moss' office at the courthouse. Besides the councilmen in attendance representatives of the bridge and jail building concerns were presen t. Councilman R. J. MacKay presided at the meeting of the bridge committee. Messrs. J. J. O'Donnell and A. E. Faulkner, the other members, were present. The bids were opened and read by City Clerk J. A. Massie. It is difficult to determine who is the lowest 'bidder, as the proposals were submitted according to plans and specifications prepared by each con? cern. The committee did not prepare a report, as it was the sense of the members that all of the bids and plans should be examined by an expert en? gineer in order to ascertain which are the best bridges for the lowest sum of money, and the matter remains in statu quo with the low bidders on an equal footing. One of the lowest bidders is the firm of McNabe & Chapman, of this city. It is quite certain that the city will have sufficient funds out of the bond issue to pay its portion of the cost of building the viaducts. One half of the expense must be borne by the Chesapeake & Ohio Railroad Com? pany. The matter will be taken up at tonight's meeting of the Common Council. The bids opened were as follows: Wrought Iron Bridge Company, Can? ton, O.. Twenty-fifth street, S17.50O; Thirty-fourth street, $16,000. Horsehead Bridge Company, New York, both bridges. $42,865. New Jersey Steel and Iron Company, Trenton, N. J., Twenty-fifth street, $23,520; Thirty-fourth street, $20,393. Walker Bros., New York, both bridges, $44,000. Groton Bridge and Manufacturing Company, Groton, N. Y., both bridges, $36,000. Berlin Iron Bridge Company, East Berlin, Mass., Twenty-fifth street. $22, 600; Thirty-fourth street. $18,900; same . with three spans $20,100. Youugstown Bridge Co., Youngs >town, O., Twenty-ilfth street, $21,034; -Thtrtv^fcurilCBtreet, $17,892; two for $41,800 if both have tnreeupans. McNab & Chapman, Newport 'News, Va.. both bridges, $39.350. Toledo Bridge Co.. Toledo, O., Twen? ty-fifth street, $20,340; Thirty-fourth street, $15,870. New Columbus Bridge Company, Col? umbus, O., Twenty-fifth street. $14.370; Thirty-fourth street. $13,227. For sin? gle trolley line, Twenty-fifth street, $21,850: Thirty-fourth street, $19,000. J. E. Buddington. New Haven, Conn., both bridges. $43,000. Grant Wilkins, Atlanta. Ga? hoth bridges, $36.363. Keepers & Thatcher, Detroit. Mich., Twenty-fifth street, -$17,692; Thirty fourth street. $13,382. This is for super? structure only. King Bridge Co.. Cleveland. O.. Twen? ty-fifth street, $22.317: Thirty-fourth street, $21,267.60. Chapman Bridge Co.. Wilmington, O., both bridges. $44,250. Canton Bridge Company, Canton, O., both bridges, $44,260. Structural Iron Co., Baltimore, Md., Thirty-fourth street?Plan A, $15,392: AA. $16,392; AAA, $15,892; B, $14,377: BB $15,397; BBB, $14,897. Twenty-fifth street bridge?Plan A, $17.929; AA. $19, 199; AAA, $18,524; B, $16.822; BB, $17, 912; BBB, $17,317. Lowest combined bid' $31.219; next lowest combined bid, $33,319. The latter provides for a single track over each bridge. The Bracket Bridge Co.. Cincinnati, O Thirty-fourth street. $20,396; Twen? ty-fifth street, $20.000. F R Long & Co.. New York, Twenty fifth street, A, $22.400; B, $23,825; Thir? ty-fourth *.treet. A, $19,800; B, $20,212. Virginia Iron Bridge Co.. Roanoke, Twenty-fifth street. $18,744; Thirty fourth street. $15,393. Two bridges du? plicating Twenty-fifth street, $37.300. . Pittsburg Bridge Co.. Pittsburg. Pa? Twenty-fifth street, $22,236; Thirty fourth street. $18.271. BIDS ON THE JAIL. The bidding for the proposed new jail was npt near so lively as that for the bridges, and the estimates were more uniform. There were only four offered. The first to be read was that of W. P. Bosher, of Newport News. To build a Jail after the plans offered by the build? ing committee, his bid was $15,250. Or he would add another story and two cells on the first floor for an additional $2,000. For $19,272 he offered to build a jail after plans drawn up himself. The Pauley Jail Building and Manu? facturing Company, of St. Louis, offer? ed to build the jail, according to spec? ifications, for $16,000 cash. These bid? ders were willing to give bond in th? sum of $15,000 for the faithful perform? ance of the contract. Brlsborne & McGurd, of Newport News, offered to build the jail and courtroom for $15,085. Van Dorn Iron Works Company, of Cleveland, O., submitted a bid of $15, 000. As an evidence of good faith these bidders forwarded a certified check for $6.000. ? Mr. George E. Connell, architect, of this city, offered to superintend the con? struction of the jail for two per cent, of the net cost. Charged With Stealing; Oysters. Special County Officer W. A. Price arrived in town yesterday with Wil? liam Carter, of Smlthfleld, in custody, who Is charged with stealing oysters from the ground of W. H. Hauly, of Warwick county. The case was contin? ued In Justice Jones' court till Satur? day morning. He was admitted to bail in the sum of $50. Salyatioo Army Takes the Town, The Salvation Army, under command of Major Pebbles, of Washington, in? vaded Newport News Sunday and bom? barded the town, taking possession of Johnson's Opera House, where religious services were held in the morning, af? ternoon and evening. The meetings were well attended and doubtless did great good With Major PeeblesXwere a number of good musicians. LOVE'S LABOR NOT LOST. Cupid Fulled fur a T:iue, Hue Not Eterually. The Charleston News and Courier re? cently published the following article from its correspondent relative to two young people of Newport News, whose hearts have been pierced by Cupid's arrow: The steamship Minnewaska, which left New York on Wednesday last, bound for Santiago and Porto Rico, now lies quietly anchored in the placid waters of Charleston harbor. All of ua on board this beautiful Sunday morn? ing have been charmed by the beau? tiful-landscape scene, showing the wooded beach and city of historic fame spread out before us. Happy would we all be had not a wedding arranged for on board been intercept? ed. Mr. Eugene Bellenot, of Rich? mond, Va., is the genial secretary of the quartermaster in charge of our transport. For two years and more Cupid's art has been working out the destiny which involved the happiness of this young man and a charming belle of Newport News, Va. The marriage ceremony was to have taken place at her home on September 1, but the god of war had decreed other du? ties for the intended groom. The mar? riage day was set again. Full of hope and all things ready, it was arranged that bride and groom. In the presence of the distinguished company of our ship, were to be joined in marriage when, on Friday, we dropped anchor in Charleston Bay. But a voice from the deep decreed a quarantine on all on board. But love's labor will not be lost. The fates will find a way not to be obstructed by ocean's waters nor war's commands. "So near and yet so far. The pangs of love and romance made by Cupid's darts will yet be healed. The peace that follows war will clear the way to love's true course. In-rrfmance as in war, "all is well that ends well." BRIEFS. Rev. Graham Lambeth, of Hampton, Va., will address the Epworth League tonight. Mrs. D. Kemper Kellogg and little daughter. Louise, have returned home after a two months' visit to relatives in Gordonsville, Va. Miss Janie McMurran, a sister of J. E. McMurran. of this city, died suddenly Sunday morning at Dublin, Virginia. Mr. William T. Argenbright. of Staunton, arrived in the city Sunday to accept a position with the Newport News Bakery. Mr. Elias Peyser, the clothier, left yesterday for Philadelphia and New York to purchase his fall and winter stock of goods. Miss Fannie Parker, who has been visiting Miss Taylor, on Twenty-llfth street, has returned to her home in Smithfield. Mrs. H. W. Jones has returned from Massanetta Springs, where she has been spending the summer. Rev. E. T. Wellford, pastor of the First Presbyterian church, will leave today for the Eastern Shor_\ where he will attend the annual meeting of the Norfolk Presbytery. Mr. T. F. Stearnes has returned to the city, after a vacation spent in Lynch-. hnra-oTirt oHiRE-plaoon.: ?^b-j^s^^.ic^j, Messrs. J. L. Patton and E. T. Kerr left yesterday morning on a business trip to Chicago and other western cities. Miss Carrie D. Kinnear, of Lynch burg, after a pleasant visit of, a month to her brother on Twenty-seventh street, left for her home yesterday morning. Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Fentress, who have been visiting the former's sisters. Miss Sue Fentress and Mrs. E. Chris? tian, for the last week, returned to their home in Norwalk. O., Sunday. Dr. William Hoskins is suffering from a severe relapse at the residence of his brother. Mr. C. R. Hoskins, No. 212 Thirty-third street. He has been suffering from a spell of fever and ex? posed himself too soon. Mrs. Edward Stratum of VaJ^tie, N. Y.. died on Friday, September lGth of Bright's disease. Mrs. Stratton was well known here, she being the sister of I. Eugene White. Mrs. F. W. Harris, and Mrs. W. A. Post, and had made ?numerous vjsits to Newport News since 1881. Miss Estelle MeGee, music instructor at the Newport News Female Seminary sang a vocol solo, entitled, "Rock or Ages" at the morning services in the Presbyterian church Sunday. The se? lection was pleasing and showed fine vocal talent. Mr. C. M. Ferguson, an attache of the New York World, and his wife, who have been visiting at the home of Mr. Ferguson's sister, Mrs. E. R. Perry, for several days, went to Amelia coun? ty yesterday. Mr. Ferguson, while here, was taken suddenly ill. but had re? covered sufficiently Sunday to leave for the country, where he will remain for some time. Clerk of the Courts Douglas G. Smith arrived yesterday from Jordan Springs, near Winchester, Va., where he has been the guest for the last three weeks of the proprietor, who was an old classmate at the Winchester Academy. Mr. Smith has recuperated his health and Is the same jovial "Doug," a hail fellow well met. At a meeting of the pastors held in the study of the First Baptist church yesterday a ministerial association was organized, consisting of the preach? ers of the city, the superintendent of the Union Gospel Mission and the sec? retary of the Y. M. C. A. Meetings will be held on Monday af? ter the first and third Sundays in each month. The next meeting will be held at the Y. M. C. A. rooms, Monday, Oct. 3 at 10 A. M. sharp. 'Messrs. Watt. Rettew & Clay and Plllsbury & Rhodes have presented the fire department with a fine banner to stretch across the street in front of its headquarters at the convention In Newport News. The banner will be twenty-seven feet long and will bear the letters "Headquarters of the Roan? oke Fire Department." It will be a handsome piece of work and will at? tract attention. The boys are full of the coming trip and are loking for? ward to it with much pleasure.? Roanoke Times. Colliers Moving Out or tho Koads. The colliers to accompany the bat? tleships are on the move. The Alexander and Aberenda, which have been at anchor In Hampton Roads for several months, got orders Sunday to proceed to sea, and shortly afterward weighed anchor and passed out the capes, presumably bound for New York to join the Iowa and Ore? gon. Orders were received at the navy yard to rush the repair work on the colliers Saturn. Lebanon, Cassius a.nd Sclndia, so that they may shortly fol? low, and mechanics were on duty at 4 o'clock Sunday morning painting and scraping them, the work being kept up until Sunday night when another force went on. The Sterling, another collier, went up to Lambert's Point Saturday night, and yesterday completed her cargo of coal. NEWPORT NE? THE LIKE OE MARCH Route of the Firemen's Pa? rade Mapped Out. WILL HAVE BANDS GALORE Fauioun Stouewull Bftod, uf Stauutou Will Probably furnish Mimic for the Convention. Work of Couimlitees Important business was transacted at the meetings of the Citizens' Exec? utive Committee, held at the head? quarters in the fire department building last night. Chairman D. S. Jones pre? sided over the meeting, which was well attended. The reports of the various commit? tees were called for. Chairman W. Scott Boyenton, of the finance committee, reported that he had succeeded in raising the sum of $931.50 to be used in entertaining the annual meeting of the V irginia State Firemen's Association, which con? venes in this city on September 28th and will be in session three days. Chairman Boyenton said he hoped that all who had subscribed money would send in their checks at once to Mr. Elias Peyser, the treasurer. The com? mittee will make an effort to raisei more funds this week, as this amount is not sufficient Councilman A. L. Powell, chairman of the banquet committee, stated that lie had engaged the Casino for the banquet and had requested the differ? ent caterers in the city to submit bids for banqueting 500 people. Mr. George Cosh was the only caterer to respond. He offered to set the tables at seventy five cents a plate. The committee was given full power to act. Chairman J. E. Williams, of the en? tertainment committee, reported that his committee had discharged all the duties imposed upon it. He stated, however, he was in correspondence with the Stonewall Brigade band, of Staunton, Va., and hoped to secure that organization, as he understood the members were willing to cij'me if their expenses were paid. The Soldiers' Home band has already been engaged and there will be several others in at? tendance, but Captain Williams is anx? ious to have the Stonewall band, for it has a national reputation and is considered the best amateur band in the South. Chairman Jones said be would contribute $25 toward defraying -the expenses of the hand in addition to the donation he has already made. Others said they would gladly contrib? ute money in order to get the band, and it is probable that it will be in attendance. The band will give concerts in John? son's Opera House. The committee appointed to select marshals for the parade submitted Its report, which was unanimously adopt? ed: JMr-.D. S. Jon^s w?l be the chief marsh'a^iwliA_Meis^^J..F^Budlpw, W.. Vanderslice, E. cr-Hillye?F3& W. Mil stead, D. C. Ashby, W. Scott Boyenton, W. G. Burgess and Dr. A. C. Jones as aides. The line fo march was also agreed upon Organizations other than the firemen will be under the orders of Mr. T. M. Benson, as assistant marshal. The detail of police, band and cadets will form at Twenty-fifth street and Washington avenue, facing north up the avenue. The Elks, United Work? men and Junior Order American Me? chanics will form at Twftnty-sixth street, east of Washington avenue. The Pythians, Odd Fellows and Red Men will form on Twtnfy-seventh street west of the avenue, and the Ma? sons on Twenty-eight street west of the avenue. All the orders will meet at 1 P. M. and appoint their own assist? ant marshals, who will report to Mr. T. M. Benson. At 2 P. M. promptly, the police, band and cadets will march up the avenue, being joined at Twenty-sixth. Twenty seventh and Twenty-eighth streets by the different orders, who will be in line in the order first named. At Thirty-fourth street and Wash? ington avenue the head of the firemen's procession will be formed, and as the secret orders march past the firemen will fall in behind the Masons. From Thirty-fourth street and Wash? ington avenue the line of march will be as follows: Thirty-fourth street to West avenue: West avenue to Twenty-third street; Tweny-third street to Washington av? enue; Washington avenue to Thirty first street': Thirty-first street to La? fayette avenue; Lafayette avenue to Thirty-second street; Thirty-secc.id street to Washington avenue; Wash? ington avenue to Thirty-first street; Thirty-first street to Layfayette aven? ue, where the corner stone will be laid. After the laying of the corner stone the procession will move up Washing? ton avenue to Forty-fourth street, up Forty-fourth street to Lafayette av? enue, down Lafayette avenue to Twenty-eighth stieet, out Twenty eighth street to Chestnut avenue, down Chestnut avenue to twenty-fourth street, down Twenty-fourth street to Orcutt avenue, up Orcutt avenue to Twenty-sixth street, down Twenty sixth street to Jefferspn avenue, down Jefferson avenue to Twenty-third street, down Twenty-third street to Warwick avenue, up Warwick avenue to Twenty-eighth street, down Twenty eighth street to Lafayette avenue, down Lafayette avenue to Twenty third street, down Twenty-third street to West avenue, up West avenue to Thirty-fourth street, and there break ranks. Persons who deeire to contribute ar? ticles for deposit in the corner stone of the new school house, may hand them to any of the following gentle ment: Messrs. J. A. Hirshberg, J. D. G. Brown, T. M. Benson or Ed. M. Eu? bank. It. is also requested that cards be at? tached to the articles giving the names of the doners, so a record can be made and read at the proper time. Mr. H. Mittledorfer, of the firm of Mittledorfer & Son, the Richmond dec? orators, presented the committee with a handsome flag to be given as a prize in one of the contests. These gentle? men are now decorating the city for the coming convention. Yesterday they decorated Couniclman R. J. Mack ey's saloon on Washington avenue. This firm has secured the contract for decorating the ball room at the Cham berlin Hotel for the banquet and ball .that will follow the launching of the batteship Illinois. Mr. A. Sauber, of Baltimore and Mr. and Mrs. S. Friedberg, of Norfolk, were in the city, to celebrate the He? brew New Year with their relatives, the family of Mr. B. Graff. 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-16-tf. rS, VA., T?ESDAT MASS MKETlti?S LAST MUHT. Wise Republicans Elect Delegates to the City Convention ? The Wise Republicans, as that wing of the party Iii this city Is denominated pursuant to .the call of Mr. W. T. Hop? kins, held ward mass meetings last night and elected fourteen delegates to the convention which meets In Moss' Hall tonight to choose eight delegates to the Hampton convention. The meetings were not largely at? tended, in some wards less than fifteen voters probably, arid some of those present took part in the mass meetings held last month to elect delegates to the Norfolk convention. The light at? tendance was partially due. it is said, to a letter written by Senator M. A. Hanna to Hon. George E. Bowden, in which the former stated he would uphold the nominee of the Nor? folk convention, the Hon. W. S. Hol? land, of Isle of Wight county. Some of the Wise leaders in the city say that Senator Hanna's letter does not cut any figure, for they hold that they can not lose anything if he decides against them. ' ' There was a hitch' in the Second ward meeting, and it was about 8:30 o'clock when It was called to order. The colored people appear to have lost heart, for they did not turn out as usual. Then, too. It is saia. that ne? groes from Isle of Wight county have located there recently and they are strong supporters of Mr. Holland. The Republican stronghold of the city, the total number of voters being about 800. Returns were received from all but the First ward. Efforts were made to get the names of the delegates, but they proved unsuccessful. It is said, however, that a meeting was held and delegates chosen. Following is a list of the delegates elected: First Ward:-? Second Ward: William Washington. P. H. Rnane and J. Hofflier. Third Ward: T. C. Llpscomb and Francis Hagan (colored). Fourth Ward: T. M. Southall and Walter Smith. Fifth Ward: A. C. Peachy and John Fltzpatrick. Sixth Ward: Renady Stewart, W. H. Righter. Seventh Ward: W. C. Smith and J. Kenney. Mr. T. M. SouthaTl, one of the dele? gates elected from the Fourth ward, presided over the meeting held last month pursuant to the call of Chair? man Fred Head. At the convention tonight a city chairman will be chosen. Mr. W. T. T. Hopkins, it is thought, will decline to accept the ofllce. and it is not known who will be selected, probably Mr. A. C. Peachy, if he will accept It. SERGEANT AIICI1I ItALIl AltRIVKS. HIB Eint Visit to the City Since Ho Left With Company C. 1 First Seargenat S. !$sl$\rchlbald, of Company C, Fourth Virginia Volun? teers, is in the city on furlough. He has much of Interest to say about his company, the Huntington Rifles?New? port News boys. He says the general health of the boys Is excellent. There -?fr*-'scven of them In'-the-hospital suf? fering from slight attacks of fever. They do not seem to object seriously to camp life. At times It gets monot? onous, but the boys are thorough sol? diers, and no complaints are heard. Uncle Sam Is a little behind hand In paying them off. consequently the most of them are short of money. Their pay was due August 5. but for some un? known reason the paymmaster has not yet made his apearanee. This lack of money keeps most of the boys from visiting Jacksonville, as the camp Is four miles from that city, which is too far for them to walk. The Fourth Virginia is the crack.reg? iment of the Seventh Army Corps, and no company in that regiment is super? ior to the Huntington Rifles. The men are all full of grit and are not willing to be outdone by any company. As to the probability of the company going to Cuba, Sergeant Archibald says that the sentiment of the company is divided on the subject, but that the majoriy of them want to go. The mo? notony of camp life is what they do not like, but should they receive orders now to move into Cuba, the company as a whole would be pleased. MKS. L. G. .IOVSKS DKAD. A Well Known Lady Passes A??y at Her Residence on ThlrtieLh Streut. Mrs. L. G. Joynes, aged G2 years, died suddenly Sunday morning at her home on Thirtieth street of neuralgia of the heart. A few minutes before she died she was apparently in the best of health. In a twinkling, without any premonition that the pall of death was hanging over her, she passed away. Mrs. Joynes was born in Cincinnati. O., and had lived in this city for the last eight years. Her married life ex? tended over a period of thirty-seven years, and she Is survived by her hus? band and two sons?Mr. Adrian Joynes, of Paducah. Ky.. superintendent of the telephone company in that place, and Mr. George Joynes, chief engineer of the U. S. S. Yankton. Her only-daugh? ter preceded her to the grave six years ago. She was Mrs. Stella Evans, aged IS. who died while on a visit to her par? ents in this city. The funeral took place from the First Baptist church Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock in the presence of a large concourse of sorrowing friends, the pas? tor. Rev. C. C. Cox, officiating, and the remains were shipped to Cincinnati for interment. She will be buried today. The pallbearers were Messrs. G. B. West, H. C. Downing, M. J. Moore, M. J. Eastman, William Parker and George Wigens. Mrs. Joynes was a devout and con? secrated Christian woman, being a con? sistent member of the First Baptist church. She was a lady of striking personality, refinement and culture. Probably her most beautiful attributes were her gentleness and devotion to her home, which was in every way an ideal one COMMISSION MOVES. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON. Sept. IS.?The War Department has received a cablegram from Major GJous, the secretary of the American military commission, dated Havana today, stating that the com? mission has removed to-Vedado, a sub? urb of Havana, and that all of the party as well as the people on the steamer Re3?lute, notwithstanding newspaper reports to the contrary, are in good health. Mr. Marks Sllverstone left yesterday for a business trip to Baltimore and New York. A filter saves health and doctors' bills. Adams' Racket Store. IThe newest styles In soft and stiff hats Just opened at Woodward & Wom ble'a. sept 9-tf , SEPTEMBER 20, SOUTH IN MOURNING Daughter of the Confederacy Passes Away. BRIFE SKETCH OFHER LIFE Aged Mother Holds Up Well Coder Her Trying Affliction. Telegrams of Condolence from All Tarts of lhe Country. Miss Winnie Davis died at The Rock ingham Hotel, at Narraganaelt Pier at 12 o'clock Sunday. She had been ill about four weeks from malarial gastritis. Her mother, Mrs. Jefferson Davis, had been with her since her illness assumed a serious form. During the past week her condition had been considered favorable, and it was thought that her removal from the hotel would be possible in a few days, as the hotel had closed for the season, leaving the patient and at? tendants practically alone in the house. Saturday night, however, a re? lapse in Miss Davis' condition was no? ticed, and throughout the night she lost strength perceptibly. Sunday morning the physicians said that the end was not far off, and at noon death came. The physcians of Mrs. Davis say she is holding up with great calmness in her affliction, and no fears are at pres? ent entertained of her health yielding to the strain. Varina Anne Jefferson Davis, youngest daughter of the president of the Confederacy, wos born in the Ex? ecutive Mansion at Richmond in June, 1864, and a few months after her birth her parents were forced to tlee. She was her father's constant com? panion during his lifetime. She assis ten him in all his work, and much of the information which was acquired by Mr. Davis in his writings was se? cured for him by his daughter. Her strong character was marked from youth. She received the name "Daughter of the Confederacy" in 1886. when her father made his famous trip through tlie South. Mr. Davis being unable to appear, Miss Winnie was brought be? fore the thousands at the different points along the route, and Introduced as the "Daughter of the Confederacy." At the time of her father's death, in 1SS9, she was so ill that her life was despaired of. Since that time she and her mother had been Inseparable. Both were conspicuous figures at nearly all notable Confederate reun? ions. At Narragansett Pier, where she had spent her summers for years, she devoted much of her time to reading, horseback riding and cycling. ibiss Davis was the author of two novels?"The "Veiled Doctor" and "A Romance of Summer Seas." The for? mer was published . some time ago. The latter, was Issued this summer and received much praise. " " ' The cold which started the disease from which Miss Davis died is said to have been 'contracted during her par? ticipation in the reunion of the United Confederate Veterans in Atlanta, Ga., last July, where she was for a con? siderable time exposed to bad weather while in a parade. Messages of condolence are pouring in upon Mrs. Davis from all parts of the United States. She is bearing up par? ticularly well under her affliction. FUNERAL ARRANGEMENTS. NARRAGANSETT PIER, R I.. Sept. 19.?Arrangements for the funeral of Miss Winnie Davis have not been completed. The date of the funeral will not be decided upon until Mrs. James A. Hayes, of Colorado, daughter of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, is heard from. Mrs. Davis is still prostrated and unable to read the many messages of condolence which have arrived from all parts of the country. Telegrams from the Southern States have been coming In rapidly all day. The interment will occur in the South. Late this afternoon the physicians In attendance on Mrs. Davis reported that her condition was about the same. She is yet too ill to be able to read the mes? sages of condolence that are arriving from all parts of the country. On Wednesday afternoon the remains of Miss Winnie Davis will be removed to the parlors of the Rockingham hotel, where they may be viewed by friends. The funeral services will be held at Richmond. Va., on Friday. MRS. HAYES' SAD MI?SION. COLORADO SPRINGS. COL., Sept. 19.?Mrs J. A. Hayes, daugher of Mrs. Jefferson Davis, has started for Nar? ragansett Pier to attend the funeral of her sister. Miss Winnie Davis. SORROW OF THE VETERANS. REYNOLDS, GA.. Sept. 19.?General John B. Gordon, commander-tai-chief of the United Confederate Veterans, today Issued the following order: To the United Confederate Veterans: "The commanding general, with a sorrow which no words can express, announces the death of Miss Winnie Davis, the idolized "Daughter of the Confederacy." The boundless enthus? iasm which was evoked by her every apearance at our reunions indicated the depth of affection and the unfeined ad? miration which all Confederates felt for her. It is not too much to say that the ovations with which she has every? where been greeted by the ex-soldiers of the Southern armies were such as have rarely benn accorded any woman. The grief at her untimely death will be as profound and poignant as their love for her while living was universal and sincere, and their most affectionate sympathies are with the grief-stricken mother. The commanding general di? rects that the department and division commanders select delegations and es? corts of honor, as they may deem proper, to represent the United Confed? erate Veterans and to accompany the remains to their final resting place. "By order of J. B. GORDON. "General Commanding. "GEORGE MOORMAN, adj. General." FUNERAL IN RICHMOND. RICHMOND. VA., Sept. 19.?A tele? gram received tonight from Mrs. Jef? ferson Davis, says the funeral of Miss Winnie will take place in this city on Friday, the exact hour not yet being decided upon. Are You (Joint to Plttsbnrg? From October 7 to 12, the Baltimore A 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 31, by de? posit of ticket and payment of fifty cents. For tickets and further Information, apply to Arthur G. Lewis. S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio R. R.. Norfolk, Va. 181)8. PKK ORDERED TO MANILA. Troops To Make Up Quota To Sail At Once. (By Telegraph.) WASHINGTON, Sept. 19.?The War Department today ordered the follow? ing regiments now at San Francisco to Manila: Fifty-first Iowa. Twentieth Kansas, First Tennessee. First Wash? ington, a detachment of the Second Oregon, four companies of the Twenty third Infantry and recruits for the Tenth Pennsylvania, First Nebraska and First Colorado. It was stated at the War Department that no exigency had arisen which made it necessary to send the troops now at San Francisco t-i Manila, but the order Issued today was in accord? ance with the general plan of the de? partment regarding a garrison for the Phllippplnes. That plan of garrison duty included 20.000 men for the Philip? pines. 12,000 for Porto Rico and ?0.000 for Cuba. The troops to be sent to Manila under today's orders will Uli the complement for that station. The troops would have been sent before, it is said, except the Department was awaiting the return of tho transports. The or? der, directing the movement of troops from San Francisco, contains the fol? lowing: "The quartermaster's department will furnish the necessary transportation, especial care being taken to provide sufficient space; and the sttbsistance and medical departments ire charged with providing ample and suitable sup? plies furnished by their respective de? partments, to insure the comfort, well being and health of the troops en route. "By command of "MAJOR GENERAL MILES." ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS. Members of the Sovereign Grand Lodge Meet in Boston. (By Telegraph.) BOSTON. Sept. 19.?An official wel? come to the Sovereign Grand Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows was given in the Y. M. C. A. Hall this afternoon. The members of the Sov? ereign Grand Lodge. 200 In number, and the ladies repesenting the order of Rebekah were escorted to the hall by committees. General F. D. Appleton, of the governor's staff, welcomed the grand lodge members of the Rebekah branch in behalf of the State. ; Governor Wolcott) had Intended to be present and welcome the visitors, hut he attended the dedication of the Mas? sachusetts soldiers' monument at An tletam, Md.. on Saturday and was un? able to reach this city in time.. Mayor Josiah Qulncy spoke for the city ot Boston. Grand Sire Fred Catieton. of Austin, Texas, responded, and the exercises at an end. The members ot the Sovereign Grand Lodge then marched to Copuey Hall. v> here their secret deliberations began. When the Sovereign Grand Lodge assembled all the delegates except J. E. Philips, of New Westminster, B. S., w ere present. Of the ten past grand sires also en? titled to attend 'the sessions of the grand lodge, eight are present. Members of the Rebekah branch and the Patriarchs Militant, are also pres? ent in large numbers. The secret deliberations of the Sov? ereign Grand Lodge continued rrom 11 A. M. to 2 P. M. DREYFUSITES DENOUNCED. The Due d'Orleans Issues a High Strung Manifesto. (By Telegraph.) PARIS. Sept. 19.?The Due d'Orleans has issued a manifesto denouncing the Drey fusites. The Due d'Orleans accuses the minis? try of seeking a revision of the Dreyfus proceedings. while convinced that Dreyfus was guilty, under pretext of calming the public, for their own profit He declares that the prospect makes his heart quiver, and he con? cludes his manifesto in these words: "Frenchmen, we are masters in our own country. Your servants, subject to occult and pernicious power, presume to impose upon you the will to which they submit under pretext of proving the innocence of a man whom the mil-, itary tribunals have condemned as a traitor. It Is the army they are trying to destroy and France they are striv? ing to ruin. "Frenchmen, we will not allow It." RETURN OF SPANISH TROOPS. Home Government Makes Arrange? ments For Their Repatrltftlon. (By Telegraph.) MADRID, Sept. 19.?The minister ?t war. General Cortea. has issued in? structions for the return <rf the Spanish troops in the West Indies. The sick are to leave first and the archives, es? pecially those relating to the war. will be brought to Spain with the arms, am? munition, flags and material stored in Cuba and Porto Rico. "The minister is greatly incensed at General Toral for having sent his dispatch on the latter's arrival at Viga (Spain), from Santiago de Cuba, and said Toral ought to be courtmartiaUd for his conduct as governor of Santiago. "There is much indignation here at the fact that there were 123 deaths during the voyage among the 1,000 Spanish troops on the transport San Ignaclo de Loyola from Santiago de Cuba. The Spaniards attribute this heavy death rate to the "lnhumanity of the Americans in obliging the sick Spaniards to embark and make room in the hospitals for the Americans." KID M'COY OBSTINATE. He Refuses to Hold Any Further Con? ference Wrlth Corbett. NEW YORK, Sept. 19.?Kid McCoy refuses to hold any further confer? ence with Corbett and his mana? ger relative to the change of date and place of his meeting with Corbett. He was not present at a meeting which had been arranged for this afternoon at a saloon in this city, but instead sent a letter. All the pugil? istic celebratles in town, including Cor? bett and Sharkey, were on hand. In his letter McCoy said: "I have been notified through my manager that the Hawthorne Athletic Club, of Buffalo, will pull off the pro? posed contest between Corbett and my? self, which has been set for October 15. Therefore I do not see any need of meeting Mr. Corbett." Change In a Pioneer Firm. Having bought the interest of my partner in the firm of Johnson & Hodge I beg to announce to our customers and the public generally that I will continue the business at our old stand at 3002 Washington avenue. Will Vndeavor to keep my stock of shoes and gents' fur? nishing goods up-to-date, and thereby merit a continuance of your patronage. A tie game between our neckwear at twenty-five cents and other lines at fifty cents. se 17 tf WOODWARD & WCMBLE. Duffey*s Malt Whiskey 80 cents per bottle. Other case goods In proportion. Mugler's Family Liquor Store. au30-lm aTHE I LARGEST f CIRCULATION, ESINGLE COPY. TWO CENTS ONE WEEK. TEN CENTS. Insurgent Leader Says Rum? ors of Friction Are False. RELATIONS NOT STRAINED Malicious Slander* Calculated to Prejudice Appeal? of Filipinos for Deliverance from Tyranny. Uncle Sara's OutelalH Pleased. (By Telegraph.) NEW YORK, Sept. 19.?The follow? ing dispatch has been received at the ofllce here nC the Associated Press:" ?'.Manila. Philippine Islands, Sept. 9 "The Filipino government desires to inform the American government and people that the many rumors circula? ted regarding the strained relations be? tween the Filipino and American forc? es tire base, malicious slanders to the enemy to both parties; are without any truth, and are circulated for the pur? pose of producing the appeal of the ? Filipinos for their release from the op? pression and cruelty of Spain. The le lations of our people and yours have . been and will continue to be of the I most friendly nature, and we have I withdrawn our forces Trom the suburbs i>f Manila as an additional evidence of our confidence in the great American republic. t Signed.) "AGUINALDO." WASH I NGTON.Sept.19.?T||e officials at the State and War ijgfeartrnents welcomed the note sent to Hie Ameri? can people through the Associated Press of the falsity of the stories ue sorlblng the friction between the Fili? pinos and the American forces In Lu? zon. While the officials did not care to disVuss the matter for publication, it was evident that the main source of their satisfaction was the internal evidence contained in the document that Agulnaldo had profiled by the warnings of the American command? ers, and had gradually receded from the arrogant attltude^issumed by hlra I just before General "Slerritt left Ma? nila for Paris. te Navy Department Is rushing preparations tor the start of the big battleships Iowa and Oregon to Hono? lulu, and orders have 'been sent to the New York navy yard to have the me ianics work overtime on those ship*. [ The purpose is to have them start on r long voyage by the end of the I present month and. according to the de i partment calcua'tions. they would ar e at their destination by the end January. There Is little effort now conceal the fact that the department will have the ships met at Honolulu by a dispatch boat with orders to turn their prows westward to Manila. Battelships of this character are not ? needed to keep the Filipino insurgents order, and their assembling at Ma? nila in conjunction with the dispatch of heavy reinforcements of troops toe the American land forces cannot but be regarded as significant. In well In? formed circles here it is said that the-.- ' real purpose of the President in mak? ing these preparations is to Insure 'the peace commissioners against any inter? ference in their w^ork of disposing of I the future of the Philippine Islands ac? cording to their best judgment. Not I having disclosed his plans respecting the Islands outside of Luzon, the seat j of the capital group, the President still reserves for the American peace commissioners the right to dispose of"' the remainder of the islands as they I may deem best. A long line of curious incidents, to which one of the great European powers hits been a party, has beyond question done much to cause a feeling of uneasiness on the part of the ad? ministration as tending to show a pur? pose to interfere in our free action in the Philippines, and this has been only slightly diminished by apparently frank disclaimers of an ulterior pur? pose because the incidents continue quietly and in a manner calculated to avoid attracting attention. Such, for instance, is the gathering of naval ves? sels to the south of the Philippine group, the only explanation of which, coming from native sources, it is true, but still bringing marks of genuineness, is a purpose of acquiring either by seizure or by some secret pact with the Spanish government, the important is? land of Palawan. This particular is? land forms one side of the gateway through which must pass all of the extensive commerce that flows between Australia, Micronesia and southern I China. The passage s narrow, and if I the islands of the Philippine group are be retained, outside of Luzon, thin island of Palawan must be kept, as forming one side of the gateway. It is gathered that it is the purpose of the [President, therefore, to prevent the alienation by Spain of any of the Phil I ippine group, and that these prepara? tions, naval as well as military, are but steps toward the execution of his purpose. With the addition to his fleet of the two battleships, Admiral Dewey will have a force only second to that of I Great Britain in eastern waters, while on shore General Otis will have -a, I more numerous army than any Euro ] pean power save Russia. ATTEMPT TO POISON AGUINALDO. Eleven Franciscan Friars Alleged to Have Been Engaged In Conspiracy. MANILA, P. I., Sept. 19.?The Repub lica Filipina asserts that an attempt was made to poison Aguinaldo on Fri? day night. A steward, it is alleged, j saw a Spanish prisoner, who had been 1 allowed his freedom, make a move? ment which appeared like tampering with a bowl of soup intended for Aguinaldo, whereupon the steward tasted a spoonful of the soup and fell dead. Eleven Franciscan friars are al? leged to have been engaged in the conspiracy. The populace, it is further said, at? tempted to lynch all the Spanish pris? oners, but Aguinaldo intervened. At Saturday's session of the national assembly, it appears. Aguinaldo was absent, but bis representative related the story of the outrage to the mem? bers, who unanimously adopted the ; chairman's proposal that they all go to Aguinaldo's bouse, express sympa they with him and congratulate him upon his escape. During the evening a special thanks? giving service was held in the church at Malolos. Soup intended for Aguinaldo is now subjected, it is stated, to a chemical analysis before being presented to the insurgent leader, and the Spanish, prisoners are kept closely confined. Excursion to Rfchnaoud 81.OO. Round trio Sunday September 25tb. Leaves Old Point 7:5;"". A. M.; Hampton, 8:03; Newport News, 8:25. Leaves Richmond 7:30 P. M. Eight coaches. J. F. Herman, Manager. sept-20-6t Largest and cheapest line enamel ware at Adams' Racket Store,.