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DISDaiGfiBS
VOL.Ill, ?O.:;28<j
^WPOBTTKRWSV'vXrfHlJRSDAY, DFCEMBER 1, 1898.
H?VQC T? SHI
Damage by the Storm to Vs
ssls from This Port.
LOOKING FOR i HE SO )
TngHndson, of Norfolk, search In
the Mlsnliig "?rgo. li-lieve-.l
? Huv? YF?..i)i,r<-<l thi
glnla and Nick
The dai&tgc done to Newport News
shipping Bv the great New England
storm, whirl known to be considerable,
is not so g%at, It Is believed, as was
ar. first supposed.
The Atlantii Trf.nsport Company is
by far the largest loser, but even that
corporation feelstencouraged by the la?
ter reports .receivfed as to its vessels.
Captain Smith his succeeded in reach?
ing Boston wHh tae staunch steamer
Orion, after one of ?the most eventfu'
and perilous trip in his'extensive exper
fence; . ? ,
The Orion was towing the barges
Ocean Beile ar.d Epos Soule, laden
with coal and bound for Boston. The
storm struck her off Delaware Break?
water and all three vessels were com?
pelled to anchor. The Orion lost both
of her anchors and the Ocean Belle be
gan to leak badly. The crew becoming
' alarmed for their safety, signalled the
Orion ?> take them off. which was ac?
cordingly 'one. The Enos Soule had
- in the..meantime, snapped her hawser
lost her anchors, and was adrift
Captain Smith put Into the Break
water and reported. The wrecking tug
North America put out at once on
search for the barges, and the Orion
after looking in vain for the Soule
proceeded to Boston.
In the meantime, the wrecking tui
found the Ocean Belle, which had been
reported sunk. She was still anchored, j
and was towed to harbor in compara?
tively good; condition.
No sign of the Enos Soule could be
found, and the vessel, with Captain Po?
land and crew of five men. is eithet
still drifting around.-or at the ^bottom
of the sea. The tug Arthur Hudson, of
" Norfolk, was sent out late Tuesday
night in search of her. but up to last
night no advices bad been received.
The officials of the company here are
confident that the Soule has weathered
the "ale and the opinion has been ex
nre^cd 'that she may now be. drifting
- - ?'about somewhere in the neighborhood
of the Bahamas. It is also.;saia that
there is a possibility that Captain Bo
?< land is bringing her back to ?31S;, port.
/ under her own sail. ;At anSK* "
she is still afloat.- as the omcia^ot the
?j*fi company believe, she is. somevf^*.;'..- in
tnTtrack of the coastwise steamevi.-and
? - wil' be nicked up. . - ?'<.'? -
'i-he Soule is- an .old ship put--down-,
its highest, hut managed to pass
ough without any other damage,
he was en route to Philadelphia, but
s picked up by a Norfolk tug, which
night her to this port.
The Van Name & King is tied up at
he shipyard pier.
Coastwise ships arriving here yester?
day from the South reported very little
inconvenience and no damage or delay
on acocunt of the storm.
The schooner Daratnore. Captain A.
E. Jones, with cotton from Galveston.
which was' docked yesterday, expe?
rienced only a brief spell of rough
weather.
"We struck a pretty heavy swell and
a' rather stiff nor'-easter Mon?
day." said Chief Mate J. R. Williams.
"We. were-then in latitude 32 degrees.
50 minutes north, and in longitude 33
degrees west. There were no Indica?
tions along bur coast of the storm that
v as raging north of us. We sighted no
signs of shipwreck, and the news was
u great surprise to us when we got into
port."
steamer Antwerp City, Captain
Richards, with cotton from New
irleans. was docked at Pier 4 yester
Booking for a storm story." said the
st mate as the Daily Press reporter
limbed aboard.
We struck a stiff breeze Sunday
.-ning." ho. continued. "I might tell
you that the ship turned a somersault
Mondav morning ?' between 2 .and- 3
o'clock, but that would be a lie.:--.We
never heard of the storm until-today.'
The schooner John W. Linnell. ?3a^
tain S. N. Handy, arrived light from
Boston and is taking on a cargo
coal.
"We ran into the Delaware for sbel
r when the storm came up." said
Chief Mate W. S. J?osse!t. "On the trip
down the coast we sighted no evidence
of the storm's damage."
PRICE
SINGLE COPY,' TWOC?NTS
ONE WEEK, TEN CENTS ?;
im
BEB REVIEW
Some Interesting Statistic
for Month Just Gone.
REAL ESTATE WAS ACTIVE
Nonn..t of I?. <-d< K'^ttf
. <l for K- enret. V
>??-..?<! itulidiug
mm
THE SpYTE LEAGUE. !
No Baseball foV Norfolk Without Such
an Organization.
State basebaB is wanted here next
seasom but it fp not yet definitely de?
cided that Newport News and the
other cities who, want a State League
will get what they want.
Captain Cunnihgham says that Rich?
mond has not ytt decided positively to
come into the Stute League, and for
this reason mattfers-pertaining to such
ver?^ TILT WITH SHAFTER
League franchise^ and feeling is a little I
divided -there4-as ltd whether it is best
to hold to what she has or to go to the
The Admiral T^'ls of the
Blockade of Santiago,
V. tr.t .luHflce
VISION OF BEAUTY.
Capt. Trinnick Describes an Enchantin
Sea Spectacle.
Captain TritmickrS'.'of the Chesap-ak
At Ohio Steamship Shenaniloah. whicn
arrived in port yesterday from London,
gives a description or ."? spectacle that
met bis eve in mid-ocean, during the
storm Sunday, that would thrill the
soul of an artist.
All of the ships or the C. & O. fle< t
?is is well kr.own.lare built to withstand
the fiercest onslaughts of wind and
wave. Angry Neblane and fierce Boreas
alike find them invulnerable.
When the Shenandoah crossed the
Greenbrler. of ihr same line those on
board Capto'... Trinnick's ship were
privileged tj! look upon a spectacle that
will long leave its impress upon the
memories of the beholders.
Through ! the seething, mountainous
billows the IGreenbrier was plunging at
the height lot her speed, cleaving the
-torm-stirrid waters with unerring
precision, churning the sea into a milk
white foam as she sped on her course
A mantle ojf silver spray that seemed
drawn up flrom the crests of the giant
roller^ that^expended their fury against
her Irnpregliable sides enveloped the
ship from stern to stem, reaching high
aver the topk of her funnels.
A thousan* glittering fountains seem?
ed to play t\ieir showers of pearls and
With yesterday the month of Novem?
ber came to a close, and the first etilen-,
i?r month of winter was ushered in.
The "month just passed, has in some
respects, been a notable one. The
?nimmt of business done here during
the thirty days just gone will show up
well beside that of any other in. the his?
tory of tile city.
Take the shipping, "for example". The
miiftils for+thi month were 129 and the
'".ej?RturfcS "US. These -were, vessels of
all classes and of all sorts, steamers,
sailing craft, barges and everything.
They include vessels stopping here for
coal, as well its those doing entire busi
-,0?' at the porl. The largest number
reported arrived for one day is 19: tin
largest number sailed. 11.
PROPERTY TRANSFERS.
. Tn the matter of deeds, the Corpora/
?tion- Court clerk's office had a bif
month the number 0" deeds of all kliu
'entered being 149. There were fifteen
suits, five seals and one redemption.
The tax on these daeils amounted to
-onie $237. Calculating
SJ. tn the thousand, this would make the
transactions recorded involve
'.mount of $237.0(111. Tills Is- appr.xl
mutely correct. It un;y be a little mor
or a little less. .?*'.
CITY TREASURER.
The city treasurer did most of his N
vember work during the last days of
the month, collecting the entire yea
taxes practically, in that time, most
Ihe tax-payers puttirg off the evil hour
of payment as: long ;as" possible. The
entire amount of Uixes collected this
month is in the neighborhood of $50.000
THE-BLACK LIST.'!
The month fn'the Police Court was n<
more eventful than usual. The trarr
industry picked up considerably and
seVerai cases of importahc? were
sidered. notably the Parker-Saunde
cow- case, and the alleged, violation
the Sunday liquor law in Roeketts. Th
dockets do not show all of the
cases, those fellows applying for lod
ing net always having their names en
tered. The books show that Hi? Honor.
Justice Frown, in November; disposed
of 224 ."cases. 150 of which wore on the
There will bei no ball In Norfolk
next ..year unless- there Is a State
"u-ue" said qaptain Cunningham.
nUmilng. he stated that the expense
a State LeaguW was not so greai.
1 he fully believed that the attend?
ance would be much larger, und just
s good- exhibitions of the national
port would be gl^e"- "r!ut- said lnP
ptaln "if Richmond falls to come
0 the State Leateiie I don't believe
he league would day: and 1. for one.
n't want any mire baseball at the
,ss with which It i was attended last
ason." I , ..,???
There will possibly be a confeienci
'near future! between Captain
itfiningham. Mr. Lancaster Williams
Gennral Filled tnSeo Why Ship* C.>ill<lii
Work Under Destructive Vim tt? Well'
nu HI-tNottlWn. Sahip??ii Crl Ic ?b?
Shafter. anil .VIcb Vrrna.
u-id Mr. Murray McRulre. when It will
be positively aecideoVabout what Rich?
mond will do. This ft.absolutely neces?
sary as the Atlantic League schedule
wiM 'be made by the Imiddle of Deeem
and the league will of course have
know what Richmond is going to
"captain Cunningham says he offered
Mr McGulre a State League franchise
with a guarantee that the games should
be played on the Broad street groundB.
?ad he hopes that Richmond will come
on these conditions, as ne is anxious
cive the-people here good ball, but
?nnot- do it unless a State League Is
fl wTlle in Philadelphia Captain Cun
nlngham arranged to get five National
.eague teams to play exhibition games
In this section next spring In the event
the league is gotten up.l _ (n.
?\n organization has i been effected
?ith Captain Cunninbham as presi?
dent but Richmond Islnot in as yet.
and. as stated above. Jnless the Cap?
ital City comes in thdre will be no
ball here. _I_
THE CHAIN SANG.
System Goes Into EtTectWoday. Likely
n.nidldates.)
ordnance docket and the remainder on i interesting,
the State docket. IThls is hel
BUILDING PERMITS
Candidates.)
With today, the chain! gang system
eoes into effect in Newport News. At
least, this 4s the date sett though it is
doubtful whether the institution will
begin operations for sbveral days.
There are something ltkie two score
likely applicants for admission to the
ranks, and a little work :for them will
hurt them not, and will not injurejhe
streets. ;
It is hobed, and
chain gang'syste
of chocking the
It will, at;ler."
(By Telegraph.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 30.?The Navy
Department today made public a re?
port from Admiral Sampson, covering
the operations of the United States
blockading tleet off Santiago after the
destruction of Cervera's squadron.
The report begins with a dispatch
dated on the llagshlp New York, July
and winds up with one from the
same llagshlp dated Guantanamo, Au?
gust 4.
In the first report Admiral Sampson
tells of the demonstration made against
Aguadores by the Michigan troops un?
der Duflleld. the point of which was
that, as his sliips took part in the fir?
ing, the Spaniards disappeared.
He says that the bombardment
Santiago on the- 2d of July served ne
particular end because Shafter"s attack
had been postponed. He quoted dis?
patches from himself to Shafter stating
that R was Impossible to force an en?
trance to the harbor until the mines
had been removed and that the work
ould be accomplished only after the
troops had taken the forts. Shafter re?
plied that he could not tell when he
ould take the batteries. If they were
as difficult aa those against which he
as pitted. It would take some time
and great loss of life. Says he:
COULDN'T UNDERSTAND.
"I am at a loss to see why the navy
annot work under a heavy fire as well
as the army. My loss yesterday was
over 500 men. By all means keep up
the fire on everything In sight until dei.
molished. I expect, however, with time
and sufficient men to enpture the forts
along the hay.
An hour later on the same day. July
2d, Shafter again appenler to Shafter
to force an entrance Immediately, so
as to ovoid future loss among his men,
already very heavy. ,
"You can operate with less loss of life
than I can," he said. Tn reply, on the
same day. Admiral Sampson pointed
out that the channel of ' the harbor
w-ell_s^t?\Hj^vith_ mines, which
0 sinking of
i?3jnpted
* he
? the
notice
combination with the army may
at the disposal of the Department
Some of- these follow:
When Shafter signalled that
and himself were to have a conference
looking to the surrender of Santiago,
Sampso nsent a message to Shafter say?
ing that he desired to be represented
in anv conference which included the
surrender of the shipping. Shafter
agreed to this. .
On July 14 Sampson sent the following
to- Secretary Long:
"Published telegrams of General Shat?
ter. Herald of July 6, reflect on the
navy. I wish the Department and the
President to understand that the first
requisite to opening the harbor of San?
tiago de Cuba is the occupation of forts
and Intrenchments at Its entrance,
guarding mine field, and that the Gen
era I has never made a move to do this,
although before his army landed he
stated that such was the primary ob
Ject of his operations. * * * I have
been ready at any time during the
past three weeks to silence works. -
dear entrance of mines and to ent
narbor whenever th army will do the
art whic h the proper conduct of the
war assigns to it. To throw my ships
to certain destruction on mine fields
- ould be suicidal folly, and T. have not
he force to form landing party strong
enough to insure the capture of lorts.
No disagrcemncts mentioned
paper have been brought to
by General Shafter." _
" WAS ASKED TO TAKE PART.
Admiral Sampson gives a number of
dispatches showing that he was asked
to participate In the terms of the sur?
render, and tried to find out when he
should send a representative, but ow?
ing to one or two delays no time was
fixed. He comments as follows:
"The foregoing certainly shows
?learly the most absolute joint action,
and I took It for granted that we would
I he joint signatories of any capitula
I tlons, as Is customary in all services In
such circumstances.
"Captain Chadwick arrived at the
rront at the earliest hour it was possi
him to do so. and informed
General Shafter of my expectancy in
them ater, but General Shafter
remptorlly refused. The convention had
already been signed, and he stated as
one reason that" nothing had been said
of the army in my report of the fleet
action or July 3. There would have
been as much reason tor mentioning the
navy in the report of the land action
of July 1. when assault was made by
our army on the Spanish line;
- "No mention was made of the ship-,
.ping In the capitulations and Captain
Chadwick Informed General Shatter
that all Spanish ships would be re?
garded by us as property to be turned
over to the navy. He said that he
would refr such a matter to the Sec?
retary of War but that, of course,
could have no bearing upon what I
considered my duty in the matter,
particularly in view of o?r late expe?
rience of Spanish perfidy in regard to
Injury of ships, which, in my opinion,
made it necessary to look after their
3afety at onc?. I thus, after the hauling
?own of
dSiXTEEH C?BS
Ail that Remain of the Por
land's Human Freight.
DISASTERS ^MpStt
Itott of U.-alh it im! Hw.int ot bMiiotHee-S
*?* Honriy Ad.l.-.i go by 'ho n.iott?- ^,-^
ery <>r Hu.lt?"? nod wVecfcuKtiu.v.
- Cast Up By the' Sea;:' ?'.' -?P
(By TelegrapJaJ
PUOVINCETOWN, MASS., NOV. 3<gp
The steamship Portlands jilyipg he^we? '
Bocton and Portland, ,w:asj<w?+i?y'
the sea in last Su^'day'?'sdMTi|^Cifl;;Ii6^i
Head.
Of all the ship's company of abo?t l^pS
ails, not one survives, and the stog^'Sl
the disaster will never be told.'-'-.SijW'
teen bodies have come ashore, and 5tiS??|
likely that many more w.UI be
covered. V. ss|js|
i >ne feature of the disaster is ibe. aB^
?nee or any fragment of a^lfe,botit
ife raft among the varied mass .QfQ
reckage from the Portland, which ha
been washed ashore during the'
three days, along the bench-from-Hlg
Head to Chatham. Up to a,late-he!
today no one had reported flhdlhjL-f
Portland's boats. ' Several;,. ;pis4* "
white painted oars" were, picke'd:
-arlous points.
CARRIED OUT. TO SEA.
One theory. is that the boats and"-;;
rafts were carried -far out ;o. sea
were not blown anywhere neir^-'i'
.?oast.
old mariners say they cannot unde
stand w hy the steamer,' whlehr abttut
o'clock Saturday night, ju8t':-&efor<3iii
gale broke In its full fury, was sight
between Thatcher's IslaiidV-a??tif
em Point. Cape Anh.. by the Boho
Maud S.. did not put into Gjouce.
harbor when it was apparent '.from~'J
Tall of the barometer that'?iviuTe
northeaster was approaching. Wby :
Portland ever left ..Boston at all'-Satu
day night la w-hat'-jjuzzles'-mai^ntft
01 the Cape Cod- 9h'ore6-^-XVr^aS:V
Thatcher's Island that thVl^FtlatitS.v
last reported, before ehe went to'
doom. , ;:'..:','?;"''-.-?
MANY THEORIES ADVANCI
There are. ?baujft41jfc?jfe4 jotte
explanation' of ihb'ws^Bjjgi<?!
point near the tlj>.cn&i4?WB?Qo($
though the cxact;;Wcatt6ft'.'bt:jschere-sl
went
known
that' tl?Q*jgTa
.? ,.t?f ???'p^'Hh??-'Btem'iH;'^{<?::^ulo ?
^Spanish flag, sent prize ! from forty-STe 'to ftfty Wille? from'-? tsr!
the gunboat AAvarado
efchanfcfitoMM in the
ott]
she was-sighted by the Ma.ud S,
The tremendous sens which 1
- was I 'nave encounter*a.:ftff_:.
watet . She stands well out of the wa?
ter, and is considered one of the
staunehest barges in the service.
The company's tug Underwriter is
safe. She is now in Boston harbor, but
the two barges that she was towing
are adrift. Those barges are the Vir?
ginia and Nlckells. which parted their
hawsers off the New England coast and
have not yet been heard from.
Nothing has been heard here from
the tug Mars since the storm. When
last seen, she was near Lynnhaven.
Mass. The company is not. however,
very apprehensive on her account.
The tug R?chling, with the barges
Kentucky and Ringleader, left here
Sunday night for Newport. They are
supposed to be all right, though noth?
ing has been heard from them. They
should arrive at their destination to?
day.
The tug Taurus is safe in Boston, but
her three barges, the Hawgood. Fos?
ter and Iron City, are ashore on Corn
light,
o be in good
is anticipat
vessels were
? certain re
ivhose safety is
the Daniel I.
was in this
for
men wealth Flats. Th.
however, and are reports
condition. Little difiicul
ed in saving them. The:
bound for Philadelphia
pairs before coming here for coal.
The tug Storm King, which arrived
here several days ago with the barges
Forest Belle and Chalmette. left yes?
terday for Newport, towing the West
Virginia and the Mystic Beile. Captai?
Howers, of this tug. described the storm
he experienced coming down as being a
remarkably severe one. but he was
able to save his low by keeping well
under the Ice of the land. Captain
Howers is one of the best known mas?
ters in the service and one of the most
callable.
The steamer Everards left Boston
light.
The steamer Santuit is en route to
this port from New York, towing the
Western Belle.
Another barge
feared for is
Tenney, which
port some days ago and started
Boston with coal.
Captain Cox was sent here from Bos?
ton to take command of the Tenney,
her first master Captain Walker having
been killed by an accidental fall though
the hatchway.
With Captain Cox on the Tenney was
his wife, as well as the crew of four
men, and it is feared that those on
board have been lost, as the Tenney
has not been heard from at all.
The monster barge Independent is still
aground off Long Island from last re?
ports and it may be impossible to save
her.
Captain Dines and crew are safe.
One of the luckiest escapes from the
fury of the storm and what would
have been certain destruction had the
vessel put out, was that of Captain
Panno, of the barge Moonbeam.
The Moonbeam left, here last Wednes?
day and dropped anchor in Hampton
Roads until Friday morning, when Cap?
tain Pano got under way for Boston.
When near the Thimble Light, the
master noticed that his vessel was leak?
ing some and seeing that a storm was
brewing he decided to put back, ar?
riving in port Friday night.
On Monday the Moonbeam went to
the shipyard to have some caulking
done, and she is still there.
Had not Captain Panno turned back
?when he did he would surely have been
caught in the storm when at its high?
est, and he and his men are now con?
gratulating themselves on being alive
"with no sand in their ears."
This is the third time that Captain
Panno has turned back in the face of a
storm and saved his ship when other
vessels hound out with him continued
and were lost in the storm.
The barge City of AtlantA arrived in
port Tuesday afternoon from Boston
with both anchors gone, having passed
through the storm without other in
Jury.
The barge was compelled to go to the
shipyard and tie up.
The barge Van Name & King, Cap?
tain Brown, arrived Tuesday with
both her anchors gone and the ship
badly shaken up.
The ve?sel was also in the storm when
into a million forms and
PPS.. Jill,
falling spray(j,.stjc. imposing and beau
shapes, .fthe captain, avers, was
more mtged t0 , nP cyo ,)f :l ssaman.
iful object.r
never present rrgTATE SALES.
REAIl
Subsia ntial
1 isemei]
Thirty-t w
Old Domin.
erty, were ??
day before
suits From
t in the Daily Press,
lots, most of thorn of the
Land Company's prop
sed of vesterdav and the
'owell Bros. & K'ng. the
being about SS.000.
on Mad
Ad vcr
i.i. uLLoii i,,f diese lots were on :
iggregate L cm(. ,m Hampton, si
Fourteen {street, three on Twen
son avenuJthc rest in Eaet End
on
Nineteenth!,. wag b!>10k
street aiwvewport New.?
largest J
the new ?xsimp
six lots ii
ally Corn
lots
I Hilt;
the briskness of trie
here on.- of thr-se
Id in the morning for $400
}! the afternoon again sold, this
for $500, the purchaser making a
ed dollars by ihe deal.
Cottrell Real Estate Company
hurrKppj, turning over a good many lots
Tnl-. their .-ales from this source in
;'as last iwo weeks aggregating some
iatelfci) anfl including one block of a
'he jots just across the railroad. The
525.W 0f them wire in the North End
doz.ijrjg these sales was one of 52.
restie to a subscriber of the Daily Press
Vmig in the country. Me saw n Col
macf j? the Daily Press, wrote to In
livllj,, about the property and bought
next day.
(lull -
11 \ RIP VAN WINKLE.
tiose who wish to see what promises
le an excellent chance of witnessing
TJertormanoe "f that grand old le
lo tfcary drama, Rip Van Winkle, should
by
themsclve of the opportunity
ig the Opera House on December
1 3. Mr. Samuel W. Glenn, the
?an star of the occasion, is an actor
old school, and was one of the
o essay the role of Rip in 1S5G at
n theater in Norfolk. Va. During
specialties will hi* introduced
looney children. In offering this
m 10 his clientele. Manager)
feels that no better could be '
and trusts
public will duly appreciate the
from the familiar toast
Rip. "May he live long
ed last month was tfnrty^six, which;.!'
a considerable increase over Novembe
a year ago.
There were twenty-three deaths last
month.
Cupid may have had a pretty active
time of it during the month, but' Hymen
was a little slew. The Corporation Court
clerk's office showing entries for but
seventeen marriage licenses. Nine of
the couples procuring them wore white
t ight colored.
AT
THE Hi
?opolltan
TEL
irtsmouth: J. Monr
nitli. Petersburg: Floyd
iltimore: S. P.. Freeman.
Davis.
Train.
Norfolk: J. E.
P-'Int; I. Dab
W. B. Stor
>wit;s. Baltimt
Taylor,
ago.
Pinner's
Michael
Rev. Dr. E. N. r
Ipng at the Wa
E. Mthe\
Cihciti ha tit
tlisch. rabbi of Beth
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At the Wa?
nk
uthard,
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Now York:
'). C. White. Dliltirr.i
Chicago: James D. Mason. Ne.
W. A. Egerton. Huntington.
A. U. Boyd, Charleston. W. Vt
Bolton, New York: D. Franker
ton; W. Cochran. Baltimore: 1
enbach. New York: P. M. Cabeil, Wil?
mington, Del.; Ceo. W. Warderly Phil?
adelphia: Geo. Epgergen. Philadelphia:
T. P. Tabb. Cincinnati: D..C. Pennywill.
Philadelphia: W. C. Corrlngton, Lynch
burg; J. D. Williamson, Tcentun, N. J.
; R. R.
Hamp
. Liu-k
.1 UMPF.D Tl tK TRACK.
The car leaving, here at K o'i-loek for
Hampton jumped the frark yesterday
morning at Hampton Roads and de?
posited itself across both the track and
-witch, delaying traffic fur over an hour.
The.car was- righted as soon as possible,
but not until a number of business men
and school children "had been seriously
imcommoied.
, 50 and 75c. Seats now
Ideal Pharmacy.
that th
fact,
of the
and pro
Prices,
ale al. RICE COTT1
Yiurt yesterday Justice
_. an unusually small
Tn the Police^Bp^s. having but four
Brown disposed ?hnv of these were
amount of l>usinemd for lodging the
cases before him. ?ther was Thomas
men who hud applioVv:is charged with
night before. The r?sent him to ail
Minus,
His Honor
twenty days.
NEW REALTY
The Newport News R
was chartered yesterday
ham. of the Corporation
The capital stock of the
$7.500 and Mr. W. A. Post
with Mr. C. C. Hargraves
The object of this eompa
vest in real estate for
Some of the best known ai
tluential men of the city are
of the company.
MPANY.
alty Oompanv
Judgi
Bar
rt.
company is
president,
secretary.
Is to in
ulation.
most in
lembers
PROPERTY TRANSFERS
The following deeds were ente
the clerk's office yesterday
cord:
Thomas Tabb and wife to C. A.1
ton. one lot: consideration. $175.
Mary Meyhr and husband to
Teater. lot and improvements: coi
era lion. $^,200.
C. F. Giliiam and wife to Eva L.
per, one lot; consideration. $5.
The new tailor. Cleaning dying
paring and altering. Suits made .
order. Ladles' waists and skirts mal
to order. C. Eichhofer, 2915 Lafayetl
a--?nue, cor. Thirtieth street.
RECEPTION POSTPONED. ?
The young indies of St. Paul's Episco?
pal church have tk-fircompelled to post?
pone the reception which they-: had
planned 10 give tonight to the congrega?
tion in Phillips' ila'.l. The postpone?
ment is due to a misunderstanding
"bout securing the hall, it having been
previously cifefaged by others for this
dab-. It is prokehle that other arrange?
ments will have been made by Sunday.
AUSPICIOUS OCCASION.
Yesterday was pay day al the Court?
house and the -city: official" and public
servants were gladdened by-the receipt
of their little warrants, which assured
them the amount of a month's salary.
I NT E R E ST IN G M E ET IN CS.
The meetings this week at Ihe Union
Gospel Mission. Twenty-eighth street
and Washington
interest.
Last evening Re
bell spoke. Song
?:30 o'clock.
ivenue. are of special
services begin at
WE HAVE IT.
Don't buy lots and then say you didn't
know we had them for sale." We can
sell you any property in the city. Come
and see us. Powell Bros" & King,
dec-l-lt.
NOTICE.
Commencing on Thursay, Decmeber 1,
the Old Dominion Steamship Compa?
ny's Steamer "Luray" will land at Old
Dominion Land Company's Pier "A,"
foot of 25th street. S.earner""Lbray" will
arrive from Smithfield and leave . for
Norfolk at 9 A. M. dally, except Sunday.
Returning leaves Norfolk from Bay
Line Wharr every day, except Sunday,
at 3 P. M. All freight and passenger
business between''Norfoik and Smith
field and Newport News will be trans?
acted at Pier""Aji'Vootiof -25th street.
M. B. CROW EEL,
11-30-tf Agent.
the city is full
morning passes
i-pTilion nm>r.y that it it
is ablegte?' get eveiflfflHraall quota of
bor from one of TfiHBprofession," it
'?-?ill accomplish som>
Sneaking of hoboes,
of them, and never
that the Police Justice does not have
'o pass in judgment on a number of
fragrant beauties from the garden of
idleness. They ail have the most spe
?ious and plausible tales to tell, and
1 heir hard-luck stories would make a
lime museum collection. Most of them
are able-bodied, big, greasy individuals,
and any one of them could get work
If he really wanted to. The lack of
desire is the tine fatal defect.
JAIL MAN HIJVRD FROM.
City Engineer Fitchett yesterday
received a le;ter from Mr. M. B. Smith,
of Washington, the contractor Tor the
new city jail, stating that he would
half a man here this week to superin?
tend the work on the building.
In the letter Mr. Smith also asked
that the city remove his three carloads
of jail material from the railroad
tracks and house it some place where
it can. conveniently reached when
needed.
If he did this Mr. Fitchett would
make himself responsible.for any ma?
terial that may be missing.
The steel beams will remain on the
tracks until Mr. Smith's man arrives
10 shoulder all responsibility and the
tithe of this man's arrival is being look?
ed forward to with no little interest by
the city officials. He was due to reach
here Monday. WThcn he will come
is a question. Mr. Smith, however, says
that he will be here this week, and Mr.
-valth ought to know.
Tn the meantime the people are anx?
ious tu see a start made on the jail and
w ill not be satisfied until they see work?
men actually engaged in digging the
foundation.
THE LAST DAY.
The City Treasurer, Mr. J. M. Cur
tis. was probably the busiest man in
the city yesterday, but he had no ob?
jection to make on that score, for the
people were [raying their taxes, anil if
there is any one thing thai Mr. Curtis
would rather do than another, it is to
lake in tax .money.'
Yesterday, as is well known by this
time, was the last day of grace for
the tax-payers. After this, those who
have not paid up will have to go down
in .their pockets for the additional 5
per cent, added as a penalty.
All of the corporations paid': their tax?
es Saturday and Monday except the
Newport News and Old Point Railway
and Electric Company, which liquida?
ted the city's claim against it Tor the
year yesterday morning.
i'COPYING, THE POLL BOOKS.
Dr. R. A. Wise is having copies made
of the poll books, it is said, used in the
recent election^ His attorneys have
bu n at work in the clerk's ofllc.e of the
counties for several days. It i.-t under?
stood that Dr. Wise will charge that
votes intended for him in Norfolk were
given to Mr. Holland. It Is said that a
copy will be made of the books in every
county and city in the district.
TO CHILDREN LARGE AND SMALL.
This is to notify you that [ have
rented the store next to Adams' Hacket
Store on Washington avenue for your
special benefit. and on December 1st.
will be on hand with the granditst lot
of toys this city has ever seen. No?
body will have tj ~o or so: 1 elsewhere
for Xmaa r-e?"- this year. Wa>" and
S"1- SANTA CLAUS.
HUYLER'S.
Don't ask if our Huyler's Is tresh.
There is no such thing as stale Huvler's.
JIuyler keeps tab on his agents ard to
sell an aged box means the loss of his
agency. We receive our candy d reet
from the factory every week or ten days
and will be pleased to have" your orders.
We have orders In now for over 1 000
pounds of this confection to be shipped
every five days during December. IWe
sell at New .York prices. Huyler retliil
his paekages'at from 5c to $4: we carry
! them all. The Ideal Pharmacy.
' nov271e.o'.d.-tf. _
_ -alter"'s Earnest
uesire| that be' should force the en?
trance; he would prepare to undertake
it, thinking, however, that the position
of both the army and navy would be
made more difficult if they failed in
the attempt:
FEAIiED LOSS OF SHIPS.
Sampson said:
"It is not so much the loss of men
as it is the loss of ships which has un?
til now delerred me from tanking a
direct uttack upon the ships within the
port."
After the battle with Cervera's fleet,
-=hafter renewed his request that Samp?
son force an entrance, saying his pres?
ent position had cost him 1,000 men
and he did not wish to lose any more.
Sampson. In comment, says that this
shows a complete misapprehension of
the circumstances. He alleges Hint the
sinking of ihe Mercedes would obstruct
the en trance of the larger American
ships and that extensive shore batteries
were known to exist. His chief of staff
had indicated to Shafter the points
that should be carried berore any atten?
tion was paid to ihe city, and the taking
of these pulnts would have Insured the
destruction of the mines and the en?
trances of the American tleet.
ORIGINAL PLANS BETTER.
Shafter hail cordially consented to
ibis and Sampson did not know why
the plan ivns changed, unless the
troops hail been advanced too far to
divert. He expresses the belief that an
adherence to the original plan would
have resulted in a much quicker sur?
render of Ihe Spanish troops and less
loss of life, except to the navy, which
would have borne the brunt of attack
Sampson tells how he contemplated
up the marine battalion from Guantan?
amo. landing it at the foot of Morro
to assist in the assault, or to take the
west battery, and had no doubt of the
success of his plan. He arranged to
visit Shafter to talk this over, but being
111 was obliged to send his chief of staff
Captain Chadwick. They reached an
agreement tt> bombard Santiago rrom
the sea for twenty-four hours with the
heavy guns and, if that failed to bring
the enemy to terms, then to assault
Soeapa battery with the mariner, and
Cubans and force an entrance to the
harbor with some of the smaller ships.
"Thus," says Sampson, "I have been
surprised to see published In the papers
any statemnet of refusal on mv part
to endeavor to force my way into the
harbor and cannot understand?in case
the newspaper reports be n truthful
statement of what was sent by him?
General Shatter's sending any report of
this kind.
THE ADMIRAL CRITICISES.
"I here, moreover, would animadvert
upon the apparently extraordinary
openness with which every detail . of
hope, effort or suggestion on the part
of the army has been published
unwisdom or such procedure i<
manifest for discussion."
Continuing, the Admiral says:
"I think :hat the falsity of the sug?
gestion that the navy was unwilling to
co-operate in forcing an entrance to
Santiago Is already shown. T would
however, add to show the good will of
the navy and my desire and under?
standing Unit In case the enemy failed
to conic to terms through bombard?
ment the harbor entrance should be
forced, that In the meanwhile prepara?
tions were completed for countermin?
ing, the mines having been removed
Tor this purpose from the Resolute to
the collier Lebanon. Lieutenants Roy
Smith and E. E. Cnpehart, who are
mining experts, placed aboard the
Lebanon, and everything arranged for
action when desired. The only reason
for postponement came from the Gener?
al commanding the army.
SEEKS EXCULPATION.
. "The navy has been placed In such
an invidious and false position before
the country, through the very unwise
publication of General Shafter's tele?
grams, that I think this matter should,
in some way, be made clear to the pub
The
too
lie.
In a report dated August 1, from
Sampson to the Secretary of .the Na.vy.,;
the Admiral again -
circumstances
p.? ben se
hereupon _
lowing letter to General Shafter,5
THE LETTER TO SHAFTER.
"United States Flagship New York,
"July 17th. 1S9S.
"Sir: Upon sending an officer to take
,-harge of the captured Spanish gun?
boat, the Alavarado. It was found that
.?ne of your officers was on board, evi?
dently with the expectation of taking
charge or her. It should hardly be
necessary to remind you that in all
loint operations of the character of
those- which have resulted in the fall
???f ?vutiago, all floating material Is
turfej/ over to the navy, as all forts,
etc.rgo to the army. I have been lying
within 500 yards of the Morro, from
which the Spanish tlag was hauled
Town at 9 o'clock, and upon which the
United States (lag has not yet. at 2
P. M.. been hoisted. Although my
Torces have frequently engaged these
forts and yours have not exchanged a
shot with ihem, I awalt-the arrival of
a detachment of your troops to take
possession, as they must eventually oc
?upy them. .1 expect the same consid?
eration.
"I request that you will relieve
Lieutenant Caruthers of the duty given,
as I have directed Lieutenant Marble
to assume command of the Alvarado.
??Very respectfully," etc.
TO BE REGRETTED.
After quoting some further corre?
spondence on the matter. In which,
he claims the prizes. Sampson refers t&
the expulsion of Lieutenant Doyye
from captured vessels, and the failure
?r Shafter t.-. Invite any of the squoAj
rbn officers to be present at the sy?r
ender, and adds: /
"This may have been an overs/ght.
but it is, of course, to be regretted/ that
any such should take place. Had the
navy been withdrawn nfter the/action
of July 3?after which the lleet'tf opera?
tions were to aid the army?o/l of the
shipping referred to would .nave es?
caped and our army would liaX-e become
the besieged instead of the besiegers, as.
of course, the Relnn Mercedes and the
gunboat Alavarado would have been
frei- to destroy or drive off the trans?
port fleet. I do not think ttoe command
ink General quite apprec-lotes how ne
icssary a part our forc.es were to the
reduction of Santiago jin? the surren?
der of Its garrison, which was undoubt?
edly one of the principal causes of the
surrender at this tirr/e."
SHAFTER'S/ REJPLY.
Shafter's rejoinder came on August 1
directed to AdmiraJ Sampson, as fol?
lows; /
"Santiago!, August. 1st, 1898.
"I do not ackr/owledge the authority
?f the Secretary of the Navy in the
natter which *ou wire me. The sur
'?ender of Santiago was made by Gen?
eral Tora I in/ person, In surrendering
?11 the prisoners and public property of
Spain in tbfe district commanded by
him. and 1/ accepting the same In the
presence of troops representing all the
respective/armies. The details of car?
rying this into effect wore arranged by
three commissioners on each side. These
articles were signed by the respective
commissioners in duplicate, one copy
was handed to General Toral and the
other sent by me to the Secretary of
War. Neither Toral or myself signed
them.
"Certainly I could not and would not
permit these articles to go tn any offi?
cer for signature, my own not being
affixed, and I shall protest to the Sec?
retary of War against your signature
to the document. I respectrully invite
vour attention to the fact that no claim
for credit for the capture of Cervera
?>nd hits fleet has been made by the
army, although it is a fact that the
Spanish fleet did not leave Uie harbor
until the investment of (hijfceity was
practically completed and ?r'vera had
suffered many losses on the island July
1 and 2, notably among them his chief
or staff.
(Slgnedl "W.
Captalrf^'S^haf
proceed no.. .Xurt?
thought by some.. L.
tor the open sea tot
along the coast. "L
The time that the!
is placed at from 9 td
morning. The watch
-todies washed asha
stopped between th
ORION RE A tip Hi
BOSTON. Nov^
Orion, Captain Sn?,trh
morning after arjfeveni
Newport NetvS|deuri?
the barges OceJKn Bell*
Hid the Enos Jgoule tri?
tan? kSd**1* ?f tl1
l.eavvfbnT' Wlth her Wi
from\vffVe? milea ?*
hnTf^/,ter Q^ter shod
buffeted/about for some tlr
pened In the seams al
Helle
1 T,?f/steamer succeeded
,7 J/..t',kinfT ofr the four .
mea#time the Enos Soule
tusSy and. although thastea
u the vicinity for some ti
ble to locate her
,!,\a\? <-ITY PROBABLY
I'm t '. N,OV' 3-T?ere aj
snf -', J ^l'8 f?r aPP?henSion,
sarit> of the steamer Gate CIt
Savannah Line. In spite of th,
which reached here last night til
preserver bearing the name' '5,
Cod Th?1 bfen piokea "P A
?'?hieh ? > /^amer OhattahX
-hich arrived here last night re
having passed the A-.f.if*
tauk Pol
Monday afternoon and" th?fiber
nothing amiss with the Savanna*
an far as could be. observed,
stomi was over at the time the-I
City was seen by the Chattahootf
and in all probability she Is S
near her destination. Savannah. Ga"
tnis time.
The Cromwell Line steamer. HudsiS
from New Orleans. November '3rd
rived today after a'very stormy'pas)
-age. She reports that she sighted I
? .iv.innah Line steamer, bound south
Mstcrday at 3 P. M. about 130 mile
south of Sandy Hook. This may be J
steamer Gate City which sailed froi
Boston on Saturday.
NINE LIVES LOST
REVELSTOCK, B. C. Nov. 30? Tij
steamer Ainsworth. plying between'
Kaslo and Nelson ar.d other Kottenal":
points, was wrecked last night about I
hve miles south of Balfour. Nine men
were drowned. Including three passen?
gers.
OCEAN BELLE RECOVERED
PHILADELPHIA, Nov. SO.?The
barge Ocean Belle, which was abandon?
ed November 27th In a sinking condl----":
tion ten miles southeast of Winter:'
Quarter shoal, has been towed into the "
Delaware Breakwater by the tug North
America-.
When the steamer Orion left the.'
Ocean Belle at anchor on Sunday it was'-":
thought she would be a total loss. S-$?
STEAMER OHIO RESCUED
BOSTON. Nov. 30.-The steamer ?hloi.
which went ashore on Spectacle Island"
during Saturday's storm, was . floated
by five tugs this afternoon and brought '
to her dock. It is thought she is not
badly damaged.
SCHOONER WRECKED."
PROYINCETOWN. MASS.. Nov. 30 ?
The schooner King Philip, of Fall River
has been totally wrecked on, the cape'd
The crew, probtibl^nurobering ten men
have been 103t_WThe schooner
1,224 tons

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