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' VOL III, NO. 227.
1 o ^ ?o?njt ?y m if g?igit
Sturgis Liquor License Case
Heard Yesterday.
Trustees Object to the Opening of a Saloon
In the Metropolitan Hotel.
Testimony Wan Ueard
Judge Barham has under advisement
the matter of granting a license to L.
H. Sturgis to open a saloon in con?
nection with his hotel, the Metropolitan
at the corner of Washington avenue and
Thirty-first street, and will render his
decision today. ?
Mr. Sturgis has been engaged in the
hotel business in this city for the last
eight months. Some time last month
he gave notice that he would make ap?
plication at this term of the Corpora?
tion Court for a license to open a
saloon in connection with his hotel. It
is understood that a gentleman from
Washington is associated with him.
Yesterday was the day fixed for hear?
ing the applications, and the applicant
was represented by Attorney A. C. Oar
When it became known that Mr.
Sturgis would ask for a license to open
a saloon in this section of the city the
Board ^>f School Truste?? held a meet?
ing and determined to make a vigorous
protest against the granting of the
license on the ground that the bar room
would be too close to the High school,
which will be but a short distance from
i lie hotel.Commonwealth's Attorney J.
K. M. Newton and Hon. Thomas Tem?
ple Powell, superintendent of the pub
lie schools of this city, were selected to
conduct the case for the contestants.
A number of witnesses were intro?
duced by both sides, the hearing of the
testimony taking up the entire session
of the court yesterday. Mr. Sturgis
produced witnesses.some of whom were
business men. living in the vicinity of
the hotel, who stated that a saloon
would not be objectionable to them.
The contestants, too. also adduced tes?
timony from residents in that vieiriity
that they objected strenuously to the
opening of a bar room in the hotel.
After hearing the evidence Judge
Barham stated that he would take the
matter under advisement and render
his opinion today.
There is not a saioon on Washington
avenue above Twenty-third street, and
if this license is granted his honor will
establish a new precedent, and there
will be more applications for license to
open saloons on the avenue.
Mian Kleanor HuHrl* Painfully llurued at
Her Home Yexterday.
Miss Eleanor W. Harris, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Harris, who live at
110 Twenty-ninth street, between Wash?
ington and West avenues, had a nar?
row escape from being fataly burned
last night.
. Shortly after 11 o'clock Miss Harris
left the parlor to retire for the night.
Before leaving the hall she reached up
and caught hold of a hanging lamp to
pull It down for the purpose of extin?
guishing the light.The chains became
tangled and jostled the lamp out of its
holder. In falling it struck the banis?
ter railing and exploded. In a jiffy
Miss Harris' clothing was enveloped in
flames. She screamed frantically for
help, attracting her father who rushed
to her assistance, jerked off his coat,
threw it around her and smothered the
flames. In the meantime persons at
the Gloucester were attracted by Miss
Harris' cries for help and hurried to the
When it was found that she had been
burned several gentlemen rushed off for
a physician. Drs. Joseph Charles and
W. R. Creasy were summoned and they
rendered the necessary medical at?
tention. Miss Harris is painfully, but
not seriously, burned about the neck,
hands and arms.
Mr. Robert E. Gish. a prominent
Lynchburger, is in the city, stepping for
a week on West avenue.
Mr. J. L. Jones met with a painful
accident at the shipyard Tuesday. He
had his left foot crushed by a piece of
iron. \
Mr. Joshua Long, of Chester, Pa., is
visiting his brother-in-law, Mr. .Lewis
G. Righter. on Twenty-sixth street.
Mr. W. S. Green, chief electrician of
the C. & O., left yesterday morning for
a visit to friends in Philaoelphia.
Corporal R. G. Bain, of Company G.
Third Virginia regiment, is visiting his
sister, Mrs. W. S. Broadwell, on Lafay
ette avenue. ,
Mrs. Joseph Charles returned yester?
day morning from a visit to the
Woman's College, of Baltimore, where
she left her niece. Miss Louise Hop?
kins to pursue her studies for the com?
ing year.
Mr. W. W. Peyton, a member of the
Huntington Rifles, who has been ill at
his home in Charlottesville, arrived
hiere- Tuesday from that city. He will
leave this morning for Jacksonville to
join his command.
The members of Bethel Chapter,
Daughters of the Confederacy, have de?
cided to wear badges of mourning for
thirty days in honor of Miss Winnie
Davis, who died at Narragansett Pier
on Sunday. The Chapter wired a mes?
sage of condolence to Mrs. Jefferson
Davis and will send a floral design to
Richmond to be placed over the last
resting place of the "Daughter of the
Sergeant W. R. Lane, of Company H,
Fifth United States infantry, stationed
in Santiago de Cuba, who sailed from
that port September 11th, arrived in
this city Tuesday. He will spend a
two months' fureaugh with his wife and
infant daughter at No. 850 Twenty-sev.
enth street.
Yesterday afternoon the horse of Dr.
J. Thos. Hume took fright near Thir?
ty-fourth street and West avenue and
ran away. It ran over several piles ol
trick, demolishing the buggy to which
it was hitched, but no other damage
was done.
More F-remen Coming.
Captain J. E. Williams, chairman of
the entertainment committee, yesterday
morning received a letter from the
volunteer fire company of Clifton
Forge, Va., stating that that organiza?
tion would be represented at the State
convention in this city next week by
twenty-five men. A letter from Way
nesboro, Va_, also stated that twenty
five delegates would 'be In attendance
from that place.
Sho MU8t Auswer an Indictment ror the
Murder of Annie Lyman.
As a result of the action of the grand
jury Tuesday indicting Annie Smith,
alias Swanson, for murder, the woman
was arrested yesterday by Deputy
City Sergeant E. L. Herndon and com?
mitted to jail to await trial.
Readers of the Daily Press are famil?
iar with the story of the deplorable af?
fair of which the arrest of this woman
is the sequel.
On Monday night, September 12, at
the house of Jennie Deik, of which both
women were inmates, the woman re
arrested, hurled a lighted kerosene
lamp at Bessie Lyman. igniting her
clothing and causing fatal burns.
It was the tragic climax of a drinking
bout in which the two women had en?
gaged. The Smith woman was arrest?
ed the night of the tragedy by Police
Sergeant Reynolds. When the case
came into court on an application for
bail the woman was fined $25 and the
cost incurred. Acting Police Justice
Robinson, before whom the hearing
was had. deeming her guilty of a mis?
demeanor merely.
The grand jury took the case up,how?
ever, and as a result of their investi?
gation, reported an indictment against
Annie Smith, charging her with mur?
der in the first degree.
Under the indictment the accused
may be convicted of voluntary man?
slaughter instead, the statute providing
a penalty of from one to live years' im?
prisonment therefor.
The defendant will be represented by
Attorneys W. T. Moss and Martin &
lVrtlock, while Commonwealth's At?
torney J. K. M. Newton will conduct
the prosecution.
The case will be tried at the current
term of the court, but the precise date
has not yet been fixed.
Terrier, A ui plittr-lte and I'urltaii Anchored
Off Old Point.
The United States monitor Amphi
trite, in company with the Yosemite,
arrived inside the Capes on Monday
night, one week from Mole St. Nicho?
las. The next morning at 9 o'clock the
Amphitrite steamed up and anchored
opposite the Hygeia.
The Terror came in the Roads at 2
o'clock Tuesday afternoon, having left
Mole St. Nicholas two weeks ago with
the Puritan and Montgomery.
This quick trip clearly demonstrates
thai the report about the damage to
the machinery of the Amphitrite had
very little foundation. In fact, the in?
jury consteted of an important bolt in
the machinery of one of the engines
giving way, and this injury was repair?
ed within two hours while the monitor
steamed along propelled by one engine.
Tile monitor Puritan and cruiser
Montgomery arrived at Old Point
yesterday morning.
The auxiliary cruiser Yosemite left
Ohl Point last evening lor League
Island, where the warship wnl go out
of commission.
Marriage fit t lie ItuptlHt Church VeHterday
Ar er nun.
Miss Lillie Adelaide Fuller, daughter
of Mrs. Martha A. Fuller and Mr.
Robert Gunning, both of this city, were
married at ? o'clock yesterday after?
noon at the First Baptist church of this
city, the pastor. Rev. C. Cox of?
ficiating. Police Sergeant J. \V. Rey?
nolds acted as best man, and Miss Lil?
lian Riddick accompanied the bride as
maid of honor. Mesrs E. L. Cunning?
ham and W. Lee Powell were the
Both parties to the contract are well
known and greatly esteemed.
After the wedding ceremony tne
.ouple left for a bridal journey
?hieb will include visits to Niagara
Falls and Toronto.
The flower girl was little Miss Viola
Will Go to Hampton.
The delegates at the Wise Republi?
can city convention, held at Moss' Hall
Tuesday night, will leave this morning
for Hampton to attend the Congres?
sional Convention which will convene
in that town at noon today.
According to the basis of representa?
tion the city was entitled to eight del?
egates, but sixteen delegates were
chosen with a half vote each.
The names of the delegates are:
First Ward?B. B. Cory.
Second Ward?William Washington,
A. B. Gaines and F. Hoffiler.
Third Ward?G. B. Lipscomb and
Fourth Ward?T. M. Southall and
Walter Smith.
Fifth Ward?A. C. Peachy and John
Sixth Ward?Reverdy Stewart and
William Allan.
Seventh Ward?J. Kennedy and W. C.
Delegates at Large?W. T. Hopkins
and George Nelms Wise.
Decorating for Kere I>ny?.
The city is fast donning gala attire
in honor of the coming gathering of
fire laddies, and the still larger crowd
that will be attracted by the launch
of the Illinois. Graceful festoons and
rosettes of bunting and flags of various
dimensions are already conspicuously
in evidence, and in point of taste the
city's decorations promise to be excep?
tionally fine. Much of the artistic work
that, is being so much admired is being
done by Mr. H. Mitteldorfer, the well
known l....imond decorator. Decora?
tion is a distinct art and one which he
has thoroughly mastered.
Cigar Makera Organize.
The cigar makers in this city have
organized a branch of The Cigar
Makers' International Union, to be
known as Union No. 412.
Following are the officers:
President?Charles Sawell.
Vice-President?Grayson Burnett.
Recording Secretary?Thomas Knote.
Financial Seereatry?E. C. Basham.
Treasurer?G. W. Haley.
Door Keeper?J. D. Bollinger.
Cold weather makes you fee! a little
?hilly. How about a medium suit of
underwear. Mugler has them in all
Are Von Uolng to PlttHbnrg?
From October 7 to 12, the Baltimore <?-.
Ohio Railroad will sell round trip tick
its to Pittsburg, via Washington or
Baltimore, from Norfolk and Old Point,
it $10.00 each, account Knights Temp
ar Conclave.
Tickets are valid for return passage
intil October 17, inclusive; with privil
;ge of extension to October 31, by de?
posit of ticket and payment of fifty
For tickets and further information,
tpply to Arthur G. Lewis.
S. P. A., Balto. & Ohio R. R.,
Norfolk. Va.
Biggest Ink and pencil tabiet for 6
cents at Adams' Racket Store.
Fight for Water to Christen
Illinois Kept Up.
Mooted gumtlau Left to the PrMldent or
the Newport Ne\VH Shipbuilding
uuil Dry Dock Company
to Oeclde.
Preparations for the launch of the
lirst-class battleship Illinois, which will
take place at the works of the Newport
News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Com?
pany on Tuesday, October 4, are fast
assuming shape.
The man-of-war will leave the ways
at high tide in the forenoon, and after
the baptismal plunge is made the in?
vited guests, which will include promi?
nent men from the State of Illinois and
officials from Washington, will leave
for Old Point Comfort on a steamer,
where a banquet will be held. This
will be followed in the evening by a
Excursions will be run from every di?
rection, bringing the largest crowd to
the city ever seen here.
Unsuccessful in their efforts to Induce
Governor Tanner to substitute water
for wine in the christening of the ba'
tleship Illinois, and failing of the
positive assistance from President Mc?
Kinley and Secretary of the Navy
Long, the officers of the "W. C. T. U.
have focussed their endeavors on the
shipbuilders. Mrs. Lillian M. N. Ste?
vens, the National president, has sent
a letter to the contractor, urging the
use of water instead of wine in the
"In Secretary Long's answer to our
letter." Mrs. Stevens says, "we are told
the ship-builders are the person having
authority in the matter: therefore we
have written to them. This, I believe,
will lie our final appeal."
Tile letter from Secretary Long was
as follows:
Navy Department,
Washington. D. C, Sept. 14. ISitR.
Mrs. Lillian M. N. Stevens, President
National Christian Temperance Un?
ion. Chicago:
Madame: Your letter of the 12th in?
stant addressed to the President rec?
ommending the use of water instead of
wine in the christening of the United
States battleship Illinois has been re?
ferred to this department, and if reply
I will have to inform you that arrange?
ments for the christening of the Illi?
nois are in the hands of the contrac?
tors, who have entire charge of the ves?
sel until it is completed and has been
accepted by the government.
Very respectfully yours,
The letter sent to the shipbuilders
reads as follows:
Chicago. Sept. IG. 1S9S.
To the builders of the battleship Illi?
nois. Newport News, Va.:
Dear Sirs: We learn from Secretary
Long that all the arrangements for the
christening of the battleship Illinois
are in your hands as builders of the
vessel. We therefore, in behalf of the
WFoman's Christian Temperance Union
of the United States, present to you our
request that water be used instead of
wine in the ceremony. We ask this
because of the object lesson we believe
it would present in indicating the ad?
vance of public sentiment on the tem?
perance question. Trusting we may re?
ceive a favorable reply.
Corresponding Secretary.
When seen by a reporter for the
Daily Press last night Mr. Walter A.
Post, general manager of the shipyard,
stated that he had received the fore?
going letter from the W. C. T. U. and
had forwarded it to Mr. C. B. Orcutt,
the president of the company. As yet
Mr. Post has received no reply from
President Orcutt. Mr. Orcutt has nev?
er expressed his views regarding the
the christening of ships with water.
The W. C. T. U. is making a deter?
mined fight to have the Illinois baptised
with water, but it is not probable that
the ancient custom around which clus?
ter many sentiments will be disre?
garded in this instance.
Once while Mr. Sommers was general
manager of the shipyard here the W.
C. T. U. requested him to use his good
offices to have a vessel christened with
water, and he replied: "I am a tem?
perance man, a teetotaler, but I can
sec no reason for abandoning the cus?
tom of christening a ship with wine.
It seems to me that that is a good way
to get rid of a bottle of champange."
A special received yesterday from
Chicago states that Mayor Carter
H. Harrison. of that city. has
accepted an invitation to attend the
ceremonies of the launching and chris?
tening the battleship Illinois at the
shipyard here on October 4. Mayor
Harrison will be accompanied by a
party of notable Chicagoans. including
aldermen and other city officials. The
metropolis of the West promises to
have a fine representation in point of
both numbers and personnel at the
Name? of the Com le Who Were Quietly
Married Laut Thursday.
The names of the couple who were se?
cretly married at St. Paul's Episcopal
church last Thursday afternoon were
made public yesterday by Rev. J.
Francis Ribble, the rector, who per?
formed the ceremony.
Lieutenant Frank Ainsworth. of New
York, who is now on the U. S. S. Abar
enda, a collier, and Miss Lucy Lee Dar.
ton were the contracting parties. The
bride was attired in a costume of gray
pearl silk with hat and gloves to match.
The groom was in full uniform. After
the ceremony they went to Old Point
Comfort and stopped at the Chamber
lln Hotel to await the departure of the
Abarenda for the Pacific station. The
collier sailed yesterday.
There is a bit of romance attached to
the wedding, but as yet it has not been
made public. The bride, is reported to
be quite wealthy. She will spend the
winter at Old Point.
Police Court
The following cases were disposed of
in the Police Court yesterday:
Clem Coleman, felonious shooting;
sent on to the\ grand jury.
Henry Jones. carrying concealed
weapons; fined $21 and costs.
D. Hall and William Whitehead. lewd
and lascivious cohabitation; warrant
Duffey's Malt Whiskey 80 cents per
bottle. Other case goods in proportion
Mugler's Family Liquor Store. .,au30-lm
He Ih Acquitted In the Police Court
Patrolman N. T. Mallory, against j
whom a warant was sworn out by Mr.
A. H. Gllmoro, charging him with
trespassing on his premises on Koartoke
avenue, was yesterday morning given
a hearing in the Police Court, before
Acting Justice E. S. Robinson; and the
cuse was dismissed. . Attorney R. M.
Lett represented the policeman and the
prosecution was conducted bv lawyer I
C. C. Mitchell.
Mr. Gilmore was the first witness t?
take the stand. H^..testified that, lie
went to his home v?sy unexpectedly
Tuesday afternoon about-: 1 o'clock.
He found the front scVe'ei&<dolor to the
bouse fastened on the ffislde. : Se'^ook
ed in through a \\-indomanisavc a, man
sitting In his bed chamber with his
back turned to him. '?s" soori* as the
man on the inside dis<?jfet?i? Mr. Gll
more's presence he juri?jjg)tip, went?to
the bed. grabbed up a |Bn$MPf.
ed for the back door. 2pMr. Ollrn'trrtH
forced his way Into theshouse. grabbed
his pistol and cried to efie.rnan to stop, j
He knew of no reason ayvhy the officer
should enter his houseii The;re \^aj3 no
member of his family a? home. Anoth?
er family occupied the Tsecond story'of J
the house. ' jj, .
?"?hief of Police HartVjJpVT testified that 1
Mr. Gilmore told hLm'fiCuesday after?
noon that he had come:hear killing one I
or his police office, saying-?that he had |
shot at him two or three-times.
Officer O'Hara testiflJgl that Mr. Gil?
more told him Tuesday afternoon that
that friend of his (Mallory) was in a
nice fix: that he; had caught Mallory in
his house: that he shot at him twice. [
and thought that tie ??hit him once,
because he saw him fall, and j
that there would likely ?>e a vacancy on |
the police force in a. fevf" days and that I
he would get the place:
Justice Robinson decided that inas- |
much as the specific charge *' against
Officer Mallory was trespass, and that j
the unlawful act which; he is alleged tu
have committed is that of breaking
Gllmore's gate, the question for the
court to decide is whether or not the
property of Gilmore was injured and to
what extent. #* ' M
He said that t&e evidence offered did
not satisfy hinjT'that Officer Mallory
broke the gate, and that the court could
not convict him on the warrant.
Policeman Matlory was warmly con?
gratulated by his fellow officers and |
many friends when Justice Robins
dismissed the warrant against him. The |
officer resume? his place on the poll
force last mght and ,7 patrolled. t!
"Acre." He ,was .relieved from du'v!
Tuesday night at his own request. His
counsel did net put on any witnesses
in his defense; as he did not deem it
necessary. ,' .
WILL HOLD Tlij.1 Or'F'K'K.
Jlr. J. A. Hirxhberg Snyn ??, Ih Still a t'lre
? CouuniHftlei.orl*1
Fire commissioner '3i!?9f. Hirshberg,
.who q.ualified?botore Jj?i^5fR??fctijBal&J
ham. of ?ie Corporation ' Court,'"'-last
July, as a member ' of the Board of |
Fire Commissioners. will con?
tinue to discharge the duties of a com- |
missioner. although he was defeated j
fvir election by the Common Council
under the new ordinance enacted. I
TTpon the recommendation of Mayor |
Allan A. Moss Mr. Hirshberg is now
secretary of the Board of Fire Com?
"I am a fire commissioner," said he,
"and don't care a rap for the action
of the council. Mayor Moss saw what
he thought was a technicality in the
charter by which he might get me out
of office and he recommended that a
new ordinance be adopted and a new
boaru elected, but I don't propose to
let anybody freeze me out in any such
manner. It is true I defied the council
in reference to the sewerage. That oc?
curred at the meeting of the Business
Men's Association when I stated that
the sewer committee had n? right to
authorize Contractor Honan to make
sewer connections at the expense of
the property holders without first hav?
ing an ordinance to that effect. I said
the committee was too hasty, and
it was. Since then the ordinance has I
been adopted and a date fixed for |
hearing freeholders. Right here
where this matter started. Now, it is [
peculiar when a tax-paying citizen !
cannot criticlse~the action of the legis?
lative body of the city. The acts of a
public office-holder are always open to I
criticism. I am secretary of the Board
ot Fire Commissioners and will contin?
ue to discharge the duties as such till
I am legally removed or my term of I
office expires, ana if that ;be treason let |
Mayor Moss and his councilmanic fol?
lowers.make the most of it. So far as [
Mr. Stearnes Is concerned, I have not a
word to say against him. He is_a gen- [
tleman and well qualified to dischari
the duties of a fire commissioner."
Mr. Hirshberg's friends are deter- |
mined that he shall remain on the
board. They consider that he has not |
been properly treated. The other mem?
bers of the board will support Mr. I
Hirshberg. and it will require a legal
battle to make him evacuate, and then |
it is probable that when the smoke has
cleared away the Hirshberg banner
will be floating triumphantly over the ]
fire department.
School Tru?t< ew Meet Tonight.
The brilird of school trustees will hold
a special meeting in the First National
Bank Building tonight, for the purpose
of completing the final arrangements
for laying the corner stffhe of the Higr
School building next Thursday after?
noon. Othqr maters of importance will
be transacted, among them the award?
ing of the contracts for the plumbing I
necessary in the East End and Rock- |
etts schools.
(By Telegraph.1
MADRID. Sept. 21.?The Spanish
government has decided upon the re?
muneration ;whieh the peace commis?
sioners of Spain will receive for their
services while at Paris. The President
of the commission, Serior Montero Rois,
will receive 12,000 francs monthly and
expenses, and each of the commission?
ers will receive 8,000 francs per month
and expenses.
Change In a Pioneer F rn>.
Having bought the interest ot ,my
partner in the firm of Johnson & Hodge
I beg to announce to our customers and
! public generally that I will continue
the business at our old stand at 3002
I Washington avenue. Will endeavor 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.
I se 17 tf WOODWARD & WOMbLE.
Excursion to Richmond ?1 DO
Round trip Sunday September 25th.
I Leaves Old Point 7:G5 A. M.; Hampton,
8:03-; Newport News, 8:25. Leaves
j Richmond 7:30 P. M. Eight coaches.
IJ. F. ^Herman, Manager.
Richmond's Tribute to the
Daughter of Confederacy
All Caiirmlvrnt.il Organisation* to follow
the Hier to Hollywood. rromlneht
L'reaahvrH anil rrelaten
Will Untclato.
RICHMOND. VA.. Sept. 21.?The de?
tails of the arrangements for the fu?
neral of Miss Winnie Davis, as far as
perfected were . given out tonight in
the following order by the committee
having charge of the arrangements:
"It is desired that organizations par?
ticipating in the ceremonies will take
their position in line as follows: Pla?
toon of police, military, Lee Camp,
Picke tt Camp, visiting camps, vete
I rans from the Soldiers' Home. Sons of
I Veterans, honorary jjail bearers, active
pall bearers, hearse, family, friends,
Hollywood Association. Qakwood Asso?
ciation. Hebrew Association. Confeder?
ate'Museum, Oaughters of Confederacy,
I.ee and Picket Camps, ladies auxil?
iary; private carriages.
"Organizations or delegations desir?
ing assignment in line must apply to
the chief marshals by 12 noon, Friday,
September 23rd. f
"The remains will arrive in Rich?
mond at S:40 Friday morning at the
Union depot, and will be met by Lee
and Pickeft camps. The body will be
escorted to the lecture room of St.
Paul'.", church and deposited there and
remain tinder a guard of honor until
3:30 1". M., when it will be borne to
Hie church.
"Parties desiring to send flowers will
send them to the lecture room of St.
Paul's church, where a committee of
ladies from the Daughters of the Con?
federacy will receive them and list
same, it is especially requested that
no lie ?weis be sent to the Jefferson
"The funeral will take place at 3:3(1
P. M.. and be conducted by Rev. Dr.
Carmichael. Bishop F. M. Whittle.
Bishop Peniek. Rev. Landon R. Mason,
Dr. Moses D. H?ge and Dr. James P.
Smith. The entire body ol" the church
will be reserved for organizations, the
public to be only in the galleries. In
concluding the ceremony at the graye
the Centenary church choir will sing
a hymn. The churches of the city will
tell their bells during the passing of
the procession. Citizens are requested
to display Hags at half-mast. The ac?
tive pall bearers are qs follows:
Prom Lee Camp?T. P." Pollard, James
K. Phillips. D. S. Redford. AV. L. Roy
all, T. W. Sydnor and J. W. Pegram.
From the Sons of Veterans?Edwin P.
Cooler;, and W- R. Waldron.
Honorary pall beavers?Governor J.
?Hoge.s.Tyle'flr .'^General-*! 6h"rf?Es''',Sdv??!ji'
General Fitzhugh Lee. General Joseph
Wheeler, Hon. J. Taylor Ellyson, Col?
onel W. O. Skelton, Mr. James Swan.
General Dabney H. Maury. Colonel
William H. Palmer. Judge George L.
Christian. Mr. Virginius Newton, Mr.
Joseph Bryan. Mr. W. D. Chesterman,
Colonel W. Gordon McCabe, Colonel E.
L. Hobson, Mr. Walter E. Grant. Col?
onel John B. Pureell. General Charles
J. Anderson, Dr. James B. uicCaw, Dr.
George Ross. Major Kotiert Stiles. Col?
onel Archer Anderson. Mr. Burton N.
Harrison. Colonel IS. W. Cutshaw, Gen?
eral Bradley T. Johnson. Mr. Arthur
M. Seddon. General David A. Weisiger.
Mr. E. P.. Addison. Mr. J. H. Dooley,
Mr. Thomas Atkinson, Mr T. C. Wil?
liams, Mr J. N. Boyd. Mr. E. Leslie
Spenee, .1 r.
The folowing gentlemen are to act
as aides to the chief marshal:
Captain E. Peter Bosher. Mr. S. W.
Travels. Mr. S. II. Howes, Judge Geo.
L. Christian. Major A. W. Garber, Mr.
H. C. Chamblin. Mr. Greer H. Ba?gh
man. Colonel Percey Hawes, Captain
J. Thompson Brown, Colonel P. P.
I Winston, Judge E. C. Minor. Mr. John
T. Hughes.
The committee will meet tomorrow
to make further arrangements. It is
understood that the hearse will be
drawn by white horses, and eacli
horse will be lead by a veteran. Noti?
ces are pouring in from Confederate
Camps in Virginia, and other parts of
tile South indicating a purpose to send
delegates to the funeral, and the pro?
cession promises to be a most impos?
ing one. All the Confederate organiza?
tions in the city have adopted resolu?
tions of respect to the memory of Miss
[ The military feature will be very
striking. It will consist of the local
military, and probably the Second Vir?
ginia regiment, which has just arrived
here from Jacksonville. Fla. The offi?
cers of'the regiment will hold a meeting
to decide this matter tomorrow morn?
ing. Company II, Jeff Davis Rifles, of
this regiment, of Salem, are especially
desirous of participating In the parade,
and will probably do so, whether the
other companies participate or not.
21.?Mrs. Jefferson Davis received the
offer today of an escort for the re?
mains of her daughter from the hotel
to the railway station on Thursday,
from the commander of the local G.
A. R. post. The offer was accepted.
Commander Chase's note to Mrs.
Davis was as follows:
Headquarters, Sedgwick Post.G.A.R.,
Department Rhode-Island. Wakefield.
September 21. 1S9S.
Mrs. V. Jefferson Davis. Rockingham
Hotel. Narragansett Pier. R. 1.
Dear Madam: In behalf of the of?
ficers and members of our post I wish
to offer the services of four of our
members to escort the remains of your
daughter from the hotel to tin* railway
J. P. CHASE. Commander.
Mis Davis replied as follows:
Narragansett Pier. Sept. 21, 1S9S.
The Commander of Sedgwick Post, G.
' A. R.. Wakefield.
Sir: In memory of our pleasant so?
journ in Rhode Island, and the cordi?
ality of the whole population with
whom we have come in contact I ac?
cept with gratitude your kind offer.
V. JefCarson Davis.
Great pleasure is expressed by the
citizens hero over this spontaneous
tribute of the men in blue to tfne
whom the soldiers of the late Confed?
eracy loved well.
According to the plans formulated
yesterday, the body will leave here for
Richmond. Va.. tomorrow morning.
Among tile most striking of all the
floral offerings was a beautiful ivy
wreath with white roses from the
Times-Democrat. of New Orleans.
The pure white blossoms. nestled
among'the shining green leaves, seem?
ed to be a promise that her memory
would ever be kept green. All day
messages kept pouring in from hun?
dreds of Southern organizations ex?
pressing in simple but touching words,
the profound sorrow of the whole
South at the loss of its most beloved
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Newport News BusinessP-Man Weds a
Young Lady- of York County.
(Special to the Daily Press.)
The marriage of Miss Lizzie Waters
Hovey, of York county, to Mr. James
Edward Wilkins. of Newport News,
was solemnized this afternoon at 3:30
o'clock at the York River Presbyterian
church, the pastor. Rev. J. W. King,
The bride entered the church leaning
on the arm of her brother. Mr. Frank
Hovey. and the groom was attended
by Mr. R. F. Hopkins, of Newport
News, who acted as best man. The
maids of honor were Miss Mabel Ho?
vey, sister to the bride, and Miss Jen?
nie llruithwaite, of Williamsburg.
The church had 'been tastefully dec?
orated with golden rdd and ferns, a
dozen wax candles shed a soft, mellow
light over the church, while the chande?
liers In the center of the building
burned low.
The bride is the oldest daughter of
Mrs. Alice T.. Townserfd? who resides
on York river, about six miles -from1
this city.'. '? V* ?' ' -
The groom' Is a, well known business
man of Newport .News: ~A"t one time
he was engaged in business In that
Among those present from Newport
News were Messrs. George A. Crow, C.
E. Gresham, J. W. Moon and Isaac
The bridal party went to Ketton.
! where they took the west bound train
I for an extended tour.
The President Receives and Commends
a Delegation.
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 21.?President
McKinley today Informally received a
delegation of about a dozen members
?f the Roosevelt Rough Riders regi?
ment. A majority of the delegation
ate from New Mexico and are en route
home. They were all presented by
Delegate Ferguson of that Territory.
Each of the callers was presented in?
dividually to the President, who, after
greeting them personally, talked with
them and to them as a body in an in?
formal manner. He spoke with enthus?
iasm of the work of the regiment in the
Santiago campaign, saying that he was
pleased to have the opportunity on his
own behalf nnd of the country at large
to thank the regiment through the pres?
ent delegation for the work it has done.
"Your record is one," he said, "of
which the entire nation is proud. T tell
people who taik with me about the
Rough Riders that you left the boats In
squads of twenty or thirty inquiring
the way to Santiago nnd that you
-isgrdly stopped until you arrived
"You "have now done well." he said,
"but I have r.O doubt you would all be
willing to again serve your country in
an emergency." '
The response was . that they would
to a man. N
The President also ^congratulated
the soldiers upon their goc^l ftToi I
in receiving, competent. offlceiVa'aaoncL-v
them, and mot' wifclv a--Kearty .?t.t.ponseS
to all that he said about Colonel Roose?
velt nnd Generals Wood and Young.
Is There Any Danger That the Colon
Will Go to Pieces.
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON. Sept. 21.?The Navy
Department has been informed by Cap
lain oGodrich, of the Newark, at Guan
tanamo, that Commodore Watson sail-*
od yesterday from that place for New
York, turning over the command of the
naval ships on the station to Captain
Goodrich. The captain says that the
raising of the Spanish cruiser Maria
Teresa on which the wreckers are
working did not come off yesterday as
expected, but that she surely will be
raised successfully. No word has come
to the Navy Department of late re?
specting the result of Constructor
Hobson's efforts to float the Colon,
and some apprehension is expressed
that the ship will go to pieces in the
heavy weather that is now due along
the south coast of Cuba.
One Case Reported on the Returned
Transport Seguranca.
L. I., Sept. 21?The transport Segur?
anca arrived today from Cuba with
what was said to be one unmistakable
case of yellow fever aboard. The
transport brought sick and convales?
cent soldiers from the hospitals at
The yenow fever patient Is isolated,
and will be kept on the vessel for the
present. The Seguranca brought
forty men who were not able to care
for themselves and thirty-five con?
valescents. All these men will be
transferred to the detention camp.
The City of Mexico also arrived at
the camp today with troop M. of the
Tenth Regular Cavalry, which was
left behind In Cuba to care for the
belongings of the regiment. There
were 576 men in all, 18 of whom are
KNOXVILLE. Tenn., Sep. 21?Sec?
retary Alger, Surgeon General Stern
berg and party arrived this morning at
S:30 from Lexington and were met by
a reception committee of citizens. The
party proceeded at once to Camp Po?
land, where the second division of the
first corps, commanded by Brig-Gen?
eral McKee passed in review before
General Alger. Seven regiments, tue
First Georgia. Thirty-first Michigan,
Second Michigan and Sixth Ohio, First
West Virginia, Third North Carolina
and Sixth Virginia, the two latter col?
ored, look part in the review. The
secretary and party, after reviewing
the division. Inspected the camps and
hospitals. After a luncheon at the resi?
dence of W. B. Lockett in Knoxville.
the party was driven to points of
interest about Knoxville. The party
left late this afternoon for Chatta?
nooga and Camp Thomas.
Knoxville was' in gala attire in honor
of the secretary's visit and a half
holiday was observed.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 21.?The Navy
Department has received the following
dispatch from Constructor Snow, re?
lating to the accident to the torpedo
boat Farragut. being constructed at
San Francisco:
San Francisco, Sept. 20th?Farragut
went out this morning with trial board..
When running about twenty-eight
knots the outer plate starboard side on
frame space just yjbaft after strut
ripped on two lines1*^. right angle.
The point was bent ouward and aft,
making a triangular rent. After
store-room flooded. Strut and connec?
tion not disturbed. Probably docked
WANTED?At the Virginia Cleaning
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clothes every day to be cleaned, dyed,
pressed and repaireu. and made to
look like new. 3105 Washington av?
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The newest styles in soft and stiff
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An Outburst by Colonel Picqu
art Causes It
A Hold Insinuation That Colonel Henry
1)I<1 Not Commit Suicide. Plcquart
MuHt Answer to the Chargo
or Forgery.
(By Telegraph.)
PARIS, Sept. a..?The papers,. Iiere
say that the minister of war. General
Chanoine. has examined the docu?
ments in the Dreyfus case and has
ordered the prosecution of the former
Colonel Plcquart on the charge of for?
gery and using forged documents.
The trial of Colonel Plcquart and M.
Leblois, a lawyer, on the charge of re?
vealing documents concerning the na?
tional defense, was to have begun to?
day before the Correctional tribunal.
The public prosecutor, however, asked
for an adjournment on the ground that
the prosecution of Colonel Plcquart on,
the charge of forgery and using forged
documents had been ordered by the
minister of war. M. Laborl. who was
counsel for M. Zola during the latter's
famous trial. Indignantly opposed the
adjournment, which, he said was an at?
tempt to hand over Colonel Plcquart
into the clutches of the military au?
Colonel Plcquart then rose and made
a statement which caused a sensation. .
He said:
"This is. perhaps, the last time I
shall speak in public. I shall sleep,
perhaps, in the military prison of
Oherehe Midi. Therefore, I wish to de?
clare that if I find there the strang?
ling cord of Lemercier Picard, or the
razor of Colonel Henry, It will be mur?
der, for I have no idea of committing
The audience was intensely moved,
and shouted: "Viva Plcquart."
The judges, however, after a short
deliberation, decided to indefinitely ad?
journ the case, and Colonel Plcquart
was led away between policemen.
Lemercier Picard, the man referred
to by Colonel Plcquart, was a detec?
tive, understood to have been employed
In the Dreyfus affair, who was found
hanged in the lodgings abouti a year
ago under circumstances which?- cast
some doubt upon the theory put for?
ward thut he committed, suicide.
PARIS. Sept. 21.?The commission ap?
pointed by the minister of justice,, M.
Surrien, to examine the documents in
the Dreyfus case and pronounce upon ,
the advisability of the government for?
mally granting the prisoner of Devil's
Island a new trial, met this afternoon
I at the m^stry of justice. The great-;'
[ est precaul^onse^r^token_,to\_iuguv<pr
j Tt is understood the commission will
come to a decision by Monday next,
when M. Sarrien, will communicate its
findings to a cabinet council which will
be presided over 'by President Faure.
There is Danger That Dreyfus May Be
Killed as a Result.
LONDON, Sept. 21.?A special dis?
patch from Paris says the deputy rep?
resenting French Guiana In the.cham?
ber has received a dispatch announcing
that a mutiny has taken place among
the convicts at Cayenne, the capital
of French Guiana. The mutineers,' it
appears, overpowered and murdered
their guards, then stormed the. military
storehouse and seized the arms and
ammunition there. They are now, ac?
cording to the dispatch, besieging theV
principal prison, and it is feared that
they will succeed in freeing the 4,000
convicts in the building.
Reinforcements have been telegraph?
ed for to the Island of Martinique,
but it is said they will- not arrive In
time to suppress the mutiny.
Devil's Island, where Alfred Dreyfus,
the former captain in the French ar?
tillery is confined, under sentence for
having sold secrets of the war office to
a foreign government, is but a short
distance from Cayenne. It is possible
the revolt of the convicts may be the
death knell of the prisoner whose con?
demnation has so stirred up the French
nation, for his guards are under strict
orders to kill him if any attempt is
made to release him, or if there Is
any possibility of his escaping.
Efforts to Have Colonel Bryan's Regi?
ment Mustered Out Unsuccessful.
KANSAS. CITY. MO., Sept. 21.?A
special to the Star from Jacksonville,
Fla., says:
Colone! William J. Bryan left last
n!gh[ for Washington, having secured
leave of absence from General Lee
yesterday. He will arrive in Washing?
ton tonight and expects to meet Gov?
ernor Holcomb, of Nebraska. there.
The two will see President McKinley
and make a tlnal effort to have the
Third Nebraska. Colonel Bryan's regi?
ment, mustered out. His deparcure
was not generally known.
General Lee informed the Star re?
porter that he had received a very pos?
itive telegram from Washington stating
that as some Nebraska troops had al?
ready been mustered out, the Third
would remain until another general re?
duction was made in the volunteer ar?
my, something not likely to occur soon.
Coionel Bryan expects to be back at
Jacksonville in time to he present Sun?
day during the visit of Secretary Al
But the Crowd Mistook Captain Eulate
For Him.
The Anchor Line steamer City of Rome,
' chartered by Admiral Cervera to trans
, port to Spain the Spanish sailors and
soldiers captured at the bittle of San?
tiago who were recently released by
the United States authorities, arrived
here today from Portsmouth. N. H-,
I whence she sailed on September 12.
I Captain Eulate, the former commander
of the Spanish cruiser Vizcaya and the
other Spanish naval officers landed,
and were mistaken for a party of
which Admiral Cervera was a member.
The latter, however, was still on board
the City of Rome, but a crowd of peo?
ple followed the officers and ^cheered
for Admiral Cervera.
Captain Eulate refused to make any
statement for publication, declaring
what he had to say was for the court
martial. , , .
SANTANDER, Sept. 21.?Later Ad?
miral Cervera came .ashore and dis?
patched a telegram to the Queen Re?
gent, after which he started on his way
to the capital.
Your straw hat is looking like the
last rose of summer. Bring it to us
with three dollars and we will give you
the latest fall block for it. We also
have cheaper ones. Mugler Shoe anl
Hat Company. 2704 Washington avenv

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