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Is the only, newspaper in Newport News that receives full Associated Press report. ? VOL. 'XL, NO. 97 10,000 ACRES BURNED IN 1HE 'FRISCO FIRE Within (lie Area Destroyed There Were More Than 100 Banks and Other Bio Houses. 230,000 PERSONS ABE HOMELESS Many Great Works Though are Left lustact and There are Homes Be? longing to 150.000 Persono Still Standing?Military Rule Relaxed and Visitors Flock to Ruins. (By Associat. d Press.) SAN FRANCISCO. CAL.. April 211? An engineer states' that the nrca de? vastated by;.f]rq In San Francisco ap? proximates iti.OIIO acres or about fif? teen square miles. There are few cit? ies in the world where so much val? uable properly is contained in an equal territory; Within this fifteen square tulle.;, were nearly 1.00 banks, some of tho finest buildings in the world, thou? sands of mercantile und manufactur? ing establishments and more than 230.000 inhabitants, besides 40.000 transielants. Notwithstanding ttie enormous mid widespread destruction the homes of 150,000 people arc still standing and practically uninjured. Shipyards Not Destroyed. There still remains the grent ship yards at the Potrerp. lite Pacific Mail docks, the slock yards at. South Sbii Fratielseo. the docks and manufac tttries along Ihc water front front Mission creek to Hunter's Point, the mint, the poslofflce and a largo re? tail -district on Filltnore end Devlsa dero streets. The relief work lias made rapid progress. II is now in the. hands of the military authorities mid bits been perfected and systemlzed until the feeding hud sheltering of the thous? ands of hungry and homeless people Is going on uxpudlt lously. Scarcity of Sugar. Five hundred teams tire hauling sup? plies to the sixty odd relief depots to? day. There is still a scarcity of su? gar und coffee and mi urgent ami pressing need for more blankets, cots, tents, owing to the unusual cold nights for this season of the year w'bich now prevail. With tjie relaxaf n of the military liiw ami aboil mil g of parses thou, amis of? curiosity seekers' wero at? tracted from across I he bay yester? day and today, hundreds gazed sadly upon the .ruins of their homes ami dug through the ashes for some treasured memento'. Seattle Sends Volunteer Doctors. The steamer Bttckman, of the Alas? ka Hue. in command of Captain E. B. Wood, arrived here late last night with volunteer physicians. Rod Cross nurses, and a cargo of 2.200 tons of provisions and supplies for the hume iess people of this city. The vessel made a record run from Seattle, but encountered off Capo Blanco a terrific sea which crew and passengers said was caused by a sub? terranean eruption and which for ti time, threatened to engulf the ship. Banks Open For Business. "Bankers' Row" Is being organized on La Ouna street, west of La Fay el to Square. Tho Crocker-Wool worth National Bank, tho Central Trust Company and the. Mercantile Trust Company, already have placed 'their cotton banners on residences over? looking Hie tented camps of the re? fugees in tho square Santa Rosa's Dead: 41. SANTA ROSA. CAL.. April 26.?The latest figures show 41 dead. 03 inju? red and seven missing here. 'MORE TROOPS FOR 'FRISCO. War Department Will Send 2,500 Soldiers There and at Once. 'WASHINGTON, April 215.?(The war 'department has decided to sou l General Greely at. San Francisco the additional' 2,500 troops dhat bo bus askcrd 'for. This action followed' the receipt of urgent telegrams from General Gre'eJy in one of which "de.said: NEW "Not only is the present force inade? quate to fully gutird the interests of the city, but thuy have been neces? sarily overworked und are overtaxed today.*' "The spirit and conduct of the 11oops, officers and men has sus? tained the high standing of Ameri? can army and a continuance of phy? sical stress und mental responsi? bility is not. advisable in the present high tension of uffairs." IN HONOR OF MR. KENT. Y. M. C. A. Members Will Give Re? ception Monday Evening. The members or the Young Men's Christian Association will give a re? ception from R |o S o'clock Monday evening at the Association -build ' ihg in honor of Mr. C. C. Kent. I Jr., who retires as general secretary lot the association on May 15, after liTtcen years or splendid service. I Tuesday Mr. Kent, goes to Clif? ton Forgo to assume charge of the railroad Y. M. C. A. at that place. Statu Secretary -L. A. Coulter will pay cepeclal attention to the local association nnli tliu board of direc? tors id able to secure a proper suc? cessor to Air. Kent. TEXAS HLY FOUNDERS "Hoodoo" Battleship Continues to Got Into Trouble. HOLE PUNCHED IN HER SIDE While Destroying a Derelict Warship Suffers Accident That Comes Near Sending Vessel to the Bottom of the Ocean?Now in Boston (By Associated Press.) BOSTON, MASS.. April 26.?Tho battleship Texas arrived here today after, a dangerous experience in a storm while on her way from Charles? ton. S- C to this port, to which was ordered for permanent repairs on ac? count of an accident sustained while blowing up of a derelict of the Flori da coast. The battleship has a hole on the bow as a result or striking a part of the wrecked derelict. This wnstpntched nt Charleston, so that the vessel could sail for Boston, but the temporary repair work was weakened during a gale on the way up the coast and a great volume nt water poured into the berth deck of the battleship. Vlgyrous work nt the pumps relieved the danger. The Tex? as was placed in the dry dock imme? diately on h6r arrival here. IENTZ BETB PRELIMINARY HEARING IN THIS C TH MAY 5. Soldier Accused of Forgery and Rob hing the Mails Lodged in Jail Here. Corporal William Ijentz,' who was recently arrested at Portress Mon? roe 'by Postal Inspector Bulla, on the charge of robbing the United ?States malls, will-be given it prelim? inary hearing before United States Commissioner A. C.. Garrott, in this city rjn M'ay 5. Lentz is now in the cito' jail bore, where he will be held until the hearing. The' accused soldier has retained Attorney R. M. Lett, to represent him at the tral. ?Lenlz h also wanted by the local police on the charge of forgery. Thai charges the outcome or the one placed against the soldier by In? spector Bulla. ONE KILLED IN WRECK. Southern Work Train Derailed While Going to Clear the Track. DAN-VIM iE, VA., April 26.?A. southbound Southern Railway work train,, carrying p. derrick car was wrecked this evening near Chat ham, killing one and injurying two of the crew. The train was en route from the shops at Monroe to a point hear Greensboro to remove a wrecked locomotive. It was running at a high rate of speed and the impetus caused the car carrying the heavy derrick to turn over. |J. f. Madison, of Charloltosvilie, Vn.. was Inatmntly mashed to death and E. H, Gregor anil AV. H. Tucker, both of 'Monroe, ?were hurt. The track was cleared el 9 o'clock to PORT NEWS, VA., FI STATE MILITIA UPHELD BY GOVERNOR PARDEE Politics of the "Peanut" Variety Has Entered Into the Cali? fornia Catastrophe. CRITICISM OF GUARDS RESENIE1 San Francisco Officials Would Much Prefer to Have Their City Guarded by Uncle Sam's Regulars Who Know How to Obey Orders and to Keep Order. t ; j (By Associated Pickb) SAN FRANCISCO, April 26.?Gov enor Pardee visited San Francisco and attended a conference of Major General Greely, Major Schmitz: Dr. Deviiie. of tho Red Cross, aud mem? bers of the citizens committee. Gov? ernor Pardee brought up the request of. Mayor Schmitz and his committee for the withdrawal of (lie hatloual guard from San Francisco. - Pardee Plays Politics. Governor Pardee spoke highly In favor of .the uational guard and re-, furred to the splendid service par formed in Hie war with Spain. Ho said lie regarded tho request for with? drawal as a reflection on a well or? ganized and highly efficient body of men. The Governor said that bo was indignant over the ?ttltudj taken against the guard and the charges preferred against, them. In fact be was so indignant that ho thought it best not to make any further remarks. No Official Charges Made. .Mayor Schmilz immediately replied that he and his committee had not made any charges against the guard. On the contrary, they had thanked tiie governor for the militia'* servic? es. If charges had been made, they were made by Outsider's; Mio object in making the request for tho with? drawal of teii troops was to concen? trate the control of the city In the federal troops and to prevent conflict of orders. The Slate troops hftve not yet been I withdrawn ami the. meeting adjourned [ without any announcement that they would lie. Railways Ready to- Start. I There was a long discussion over ? the advisability of, starting a number of electric slreel railway lines. I General Greely announced tit noon 'today that the army had taken over I control of the relief stations for the distribution of food. Colonel George Torney, who is in Immediate command of sanitation, an? nounced l bat I he si! nation was en? couraging. Protection for Chinese. If a suggestion made by Colonel Torney is adopted, a camp for Chi? nese will be established oil the golf links of the Presidio, controlled bv the army. Colonel Torney said the Chinese confident of the ability of the federal government to give them pro? tection, bad expressed their willing? ness to camp there. The Dual dispo? sition of thesu people could then b'i made as the city saw fit. RECITAL AT ACADEMY. Music Department Pupils to Enter? tain Tonight, The pupils of tin; music depart? ment of the Newport News Academy will give a recital at the Academy building this evening at 8 o'clock for the frlentta of the class and school. Tho following program has been 'j ranged for I he event: Mintielte. 'Miss Hazel Weaver?Pad erwski. D.tnoe of the Sylphs. Hiss Anna iRelle Snuford?Klein. Little Reunion. Miss Eulalia Velleins - -B?rgintiller. The ?Styreinne, Miss Marguerite Sib iey?Itiirgm tiller. Fiesb Life, ?Miss Gladys Hanger? S>jiin tiler. 'Hunting Song. Miss Fannie Binder ? Mendselssohn. . To the Playground, <Miss Fannie Har? ris? Lichner. The- Nightingale, Miss ?adle Carter ?Kali ak. Polish Lt>ncc, M'iss Atla Smith? ?Sehawenka. Night in Venice. Miss Louise Carter ??Brown. Slumber Sweetly, Miss Marie Turner ?Beaumont. Moonlight on tiie Hudson, Miss Sallie (Jorbelle?Wilson. Gavotte, Miss Bessie Richardson? Sfelbel. Last ?mile, Miss Agne? Epes?Wol leuhnupL jSIDAY,APRIL 27, 10 Tariff discussion I waxes hot in house Sulzer, o! New York, Takes Time to Advance His Ideas on Merchant Marine. REPUBLICAN DEFENDS THE TRUST Demccats Criticise Post Oftice De? partment for Forcing Certain Mail Boxes on Farmers When They Can Just as Well Make Their Own Re? ceptacles. t , (By Associated Press.) WASHINGTON. April 20.?The ag? ricultural appropriation hill again fur? nished the theme for discussion .11 the House today, although but few references were made to the subject matter of the bill. Under the latitude of gcucral do halo the leaders on. the eRpubllcan side began "medicine making" for the approaching congressional 'cam? paign, Mr. Hepburn (Iowa) predicting that tariff revision and protcetloa would furnish I he main issue of the eainpui.cn Merchant Marine Discussed, Mr. Boutell. (Ill) replied to the "walch trust" speech of Mr. Raiucy. Iii) while Mr. Sul/.cr (N. V.) talked on the American merchant murine and Mr. Sims (Tumi) on free rural delivery boxes. Mr. Sims inveighed against the post office tlcpurttncut compelling the fanners of the. United States to pur? chase "trust made rural free delivery boxes" instead of permitting the farmers to make his uwn rural box. Steel Rail Cause Argument. Mr. Hepburn took up tite charge made by Mr. Raiucy I III) that steel rails made in the UnituTJ Slates were sold cheaper abroad than in this coun? try ami challenged him to furnish Ihe proof . Mr. Rniiioy was Instantly on hi.-, ?feel, asserting ihm .laut?'-: .1. Hill, president of the Northern Pacific had testified lo the fad before a suna:'.' sub-commit I re investigating t lie sub? ject of trusts a few years ago.' Mr. Williams (Miss) said that the late Daniel Lament had told him the same tiling in so many words and he was authorized then to use his name and he would produce the evidence in due season. ?'! challenge Its truth" I heatedly replied Mr. Hepburn "It's .a bold, baseless charge; its very au? dacity lending color lo it." ? Bryan.Hearst and Company Mr. Hepburn said that the Demo? cratic party has now a triple tieudcd leadership, "Bryan. Hearst and Com puny." "No we have Roosevelt ? with us" yelled Mr. Gained (Tenn.) amid ap? plause from Ihe Democratic side. Mr. Gaines (Teiih) said that '.lie Republican congress could easily vole $2.r>00.000 of the hard taxed money of the people out of the treasury for suffering San Francisco but refused itp say a word toward giving them j relief in the way of removing the tariff on structural Iron Soooner Answers . Bailey. WASHINGTON. April 20.?In the Senate today Mr- Snootier spoke for three hours on the railroad rate question and then gave notice that he would continue his remarks tomor? row. Ho addressed himself especially lo Mr. Bailey's amendment taking from the inferior federal courts the. right, to enjoin against the execution of the orders of the Inter state com? merce commission, contending that such nn exercise of imwer would he the first step toward the destruction of the power of the judiciary and re? sult, in an undesirable blending of the co-ordinate branches of government. The bill making an appropriation of $300,000 for the employment, of extra labor at the Marc Island (California) navy yard was passed. RAN INTO AN ORDINANCE. Local Knights of the Grip Forced to Take Out Licenses in Williamsburg. Three salesmen from local con? cerns went to Williamsburg yesterday with trunks filled with samples, bent Upon doing ihe sort, of business that would astonish 1 he natives, hi the party were Messrs. C. A. Lindsay ami R. B. Walls, representing the Fashion Shoe Store, and Mr. J. A. Charles, of A- G- Cofer and Co. They iptlckly ran Into a Wll'ltuns burg ordinance and the. long-distance telephone, line was soon doing a land office business. The salesmen called up headquarters with the information that a license was necessary to do 00. bu.sinesa among the denizens of ve undent capital. They must have hat! something In sight, howuver. for It is said ttutt they scoured the necessary permit ami Unit when they came in on lite evening train last niglil they wore broad smiles of satisfaction. Home Wedding. Mr. .h&ob O. Parker and Miss Dcccie Lassitor were married Th?r.; day al the home of the bride, 532 Thirly-IIUh street, by itcv. IM. L. Uryant. Judge Barham a Delegate. Judge; T. .1. Harham will leave next. Wednesday for Birmiltighaiii, Ala., to attend the quadrennial gen? eral conference of the Method ist. episcopal church. South, as one of the V light la Confederate delegates. Game Tomorrow. Tile local baseball team and (ho Norfolk Collegians will play on the Casiuo park tomorrow afternoon al 3 o'clock, Reynolds will pitch for idiials. Memorial Day Observed. JACKSONVILLE FLA.. April 2fi -- Memorial Day was observed by the Confederate Veterans, daughters of the Confederacy and Sons- of Veter? ans here today. RECEIVER FOR HOWIE Creditors of the False Prophet Want Their Cash. BANKRUPTCY SUIT UNDER WAY Zion City and its Deposed Leader Still Manages to Stay in the Lime Light of Publicity?More Rotten? ness Laid Barr, (Hr Aj20c.latcd Press ) QIWCAGO. ILL., April VU. ?? Added to his oilier trotthiJohn Alexander I.'owle hi.-: been attacked In bank? ruptcy proceedilies. A petition wl.ts liLd by .oino (if his erodilots in the Kedcral Courts', asking thai l) ?wie be dec lit red u bankrupt. A rei eiver.dilp. the t-ttm.d Dowlu has faced, also was n'oked for. Tlti? court action did ' not emanate from Urn Vch iu vamp, it la .-aid. but wli ; hi.11 led by individual cretli torsi ?who t registered claims Hgtiliist the found? er of Klon City amounting to about j *',CO(i. It Iii alleged in the petition that, j Dowic. while knowing hlmuvlf in? solvent, Iransfet red ji'.'.'Ot) worth of property to aertaiu credltbra In pre ference to petitioners, ami llius- vlq- ? loted the bankruptcy laws, il'ollow ittg lite tiling of (lie petition for a receiver was made before Judge I.HUdis, who will enjerlulu il in court next. Monday morning. With /ion City already in an un? settled st.jte. the court proceedings lhrealeit lo nlsritjii the 1ow'n. Friends of the two rival leaders and other creditors In, the various institutions of Zlcn fear such serious complica? tions may arise u.i to wreck the en? ter prise which Dowle brought out of the fermor receivership; HAMMOND GOES TO GRAND JURY Preliminary Hearinp In Police Cobn Waived by Counsel. In the police Court yesterday morning, 'lSdwin Curtis Hammond the negro who shot, and killed his wife on the night of April U, waived the preliminary examination, his at? torney, >Mr. It. M. Lett, appearing lor him. 'Hammond was committed to jail to await action of the grand jury. There will be no grand jury until the June term of the Cor|?oratiou Court. Paria to Maintain Order. ?PARIS, April 2?.?The prefect of police, M. Lcpine, this afternoon made a reassuring reply to hundreds of letters which anxious citizens ad? dressed to the police. He.sard that all precautions- had been taken to maintain order in the streets May I. King-Leftwich. Mr. James A. King and 'M.lsa Cora Leftwlch were married' Wednesday evening at the home of Rev. W. C. Hubbard. Immediately after the ceremony the young couple left for Washington to spend their honey? moon. THE WEATHER Partly cloudy Fri? day and Saturday, warmer Saturday, va? riable winds. PRICE TWO CENTS CONFEDERATES MEET IN RICHMOND 1907 Brand Reunion Will Come lo a Close Today With a Big Street Parade In New Orleans. ALABAMA GIVES WAY TO VIRGINIA Old Veterano Anxious to Visit Clly Then ao the Jefferson Davis Monu? ment io to he Unveiled?Big Dance in Honor of the Visitors in Creccent city-. ' ?'!.,. .'itkjlitt tL *-*i -? (By Associated Press) NEW ORLEANS, April 26.?The formal business of the slxteeuth an? nual re-union of the Confederate Vet? erans came to a close this afternoon. One day of the reunion proper is left and thai will be devoted to the parade of tho veterans. Richmoud. Va.. was selected as the place for holding the next leuniou. the choice being mado by acclama? tion. The only competitor of Rich? mond was Birmingham. Ala., but the sentiment In favor of Richmond was so strong that the advocates of Bir? mingham did nut allow the matter lo come to a vote and withdrew In favor of Richmond before a roll call w.ts ord'Tcd. * To Unvcjl Monument. ? The fact that tho monument of Jef? ferson Davis is to be unveiled In Richmond next year was a potent III liuence with many of the old soldiers. Tho present officers of the organi? zation were re-elected by acclamation, there being no nominations bel?g mado against any of them. Thu reunion from a business standpoint was uneventful. The chief iiew measures' of Importance to be adopted us one of tiie convention:will' reccOinmcud to Hie state that pen? sions be paid lo slaves now living Who, followed llielr masters to the war and one which declares in favor of I he -selling apart of one day in the year for memorial services In behalf of the Confederate dead. The day cl'jsctl with a great ball lu honor of the visiting veterans, which was held loulgiil. in I be auditorium. The parade tomorrow Is expected Id be (he lealure of the reunion. The column is to start at II o'clock from the punier of Canal and St. Charles .street passing along SI. Charier. 10 Lee Circle three fourths ol u-little dis? tant, where it will be reviewed by General Lee, linking total inarch of otic and a half inllus. Many brilliant lent it ten hate been at ranged tor the parade of which a. manner as lu form a Confederate flag will be one or the most striking. It Is believed that including the veter? ans and all other organizations in line, there will be about lu.Odd men in the parade MASONS IN A WRECK. Apollo Commandery in on a Tour of Dixie Land. COLUMBIA. S. C. Ait'll 26.? Apollo coiii'truhdsry Knights Templar or Troy, N. V., arrived in Luis city on a special train on their pilgrim? age through the south, after a faw hour:; of delay, caused by a collision with friight cars tat Swansea. Mrs. Joseph T. Bayues, Troy, N. Vi, hud her arm broken and the wife of Genera) Jamei IL 'Lloyd, also of Troy, suffered from the shock. The visitors were welcomed by Governor D. C. Heyward, after which they were given a iyploal ?Southern barbecue by Columbia commandery. The party left here for Ricbinoud to? night. SAN FRANCISCO FUND. More Than Eight Hundred Dollars Has Been Subscribed Here. The local San Francisco Relief Fund hm; passed the $800 mark and is expected that 11.000 will have been raised within the next few days. The fund was Increased yesterday as fol? lows: B. P. O. lilks. $100. F. G. Kipper. $?. Total to date, $806.4?. To Elect Truotee. Col. Maryus Jones, president of the heard of aldermen, has Issued si call for a joint meeting of the two bto-nchee of the council Tuesday nicht for Hii purpose of electing a school trustee lo fill the vacancy caused by the refusal of Captain A. B. Mallett to serve as u trustee from .the ? first district.