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only newspaper published m I .JPJ j E I I Newport ncAf-.. that receives I t^H 1 I LB fl^PJ I tht full news service of the j Wmw I I I I I I Associated Press. ?Sk\W\W\\*\W WJmW ' VOL. XIV. NO. 12. WORLD-CIRCLING CR BATTLE FLEET ? < President Roosevelt Greets Reluming Voy? agers, While Thousands Vitw Spec tzcle from Boats and Shore. <? .i ENTHUSIASM OF PEOPLE UNMARRED BY FOG,RAIN AND CHILLING BREEZtS Rear Admiral Sperry's Flagship, the Connecticut, leads Sixteen History-making Craft for Home-coming in Same Order in Which 7hey Sttamcd from Hamp'on Roads More Than Year Ago ?Royai Welcome Given?Inlerts'ing Scenes E ach don Board 1hi Flagships. ".\'<m in til some American fleet returns victorious from a great sea battle will there be another such homecoming, another such sight as this. I drink to the American navy.*' Tiiis was the toast of President Roosevelt today as he stood radiantly happy in the cat'in of the graceful little cruiser yacht Mayflower, at the conclusion of the review and the ceremonies attending the welcome home ot the American battleship fleet. lie was surrounded by the admirals and captains of the sixteen world encircling vessels brilliantly attired in all the gold lace and paraphernalia of special tail dre^s uniforms. livery glass was raised in response to the President's suggetion. "We stay at homes also drink to the men who have us prouder than ever of our country." added the President and again the toast was pledged. Rear Admiral Sperry's Terse Report. "When the fleet sailed from San Francisco, Mr. President," repiie.l Admiral Charles S. Sperry, "you sent us a message saying that ours was a heavy responsibility and a great honor. That we have today fulfilled the responsibility makes this the proudest moment of our lives. 1 say 'We' in speaking of the fleet, for no one man could have done what has been done without the loyal and willing co-operation of every man on the Meet." Thus briefly the commander in chief of the returning ships made his official report to the commander in chief of the army and navy. The President was in the same joyous mood as when the ships set Rail fourteen months ago, and to those who had also witnessed that no? table departure of the first real battle squadron ever gathered under the American flag, he constantly expressed his enthusiasm over the safe and triumphant return of the fleet which was dispatched under his orders on a cruise which it was said was too hazardous for- any such body of ship? to undertake. . "fio/you remember the prophesies of disaster"'' asked the President. ?Wellj lere they are." he added, pointing to the ships "returning afer fourteen months without a scratch, "isn't it magnificent?'' President Thanks Officers ar.d Men. To the men and junior officers the Pre-itici.t expressed his apprecia? tion and the thanks of the country for the prest.ge which the cruise of the fleet has given to the American navy. Ly making visits to the four di? visional flagships, the Connecticut, the lAniialana. the t'eorgia and the Wiwonsin. On the Connecticut was gathered fx trrUments of bluejackets from all of the other ships of that division an<) ih> r.amc was true of the com? panies on the other flagships. Coming aboard the Connecticut wi n ihe rrew manning the rails, or drawn up at attention on the qjoarterdeck,'end after bridge, with the band playing -'The Star Spangled Banner." ati<! Ih? tor ward tuns firing a salute of twenty-one guns in his honor, the Pri siUeiit passed first down the long lino officers a.'ong the starboard rail at: i had a word of cordial greeting for each and every one. ,| Personal Ward With the Commanders. | Previously on the Mayflower he had fa d a persona] word of congratu? lation to all of the flag and commanding officers. Among them were many warm personal friends of the president and these he fairly embraced after the formalities of their first salute had I ended. I Constantly during the reception on the Mayflower the President would take Admiral Sperry by the arm and lead him off to one side for a con-' fi.ien'iai chat. 1 On the Connecticut the President climbed upon the lorbette or steel foundation of the after turret, with its protruding 12-inch rifles, and in the shadow of these great g'ins he brief! jr addressed the crew, in order to reach the shelf of the harbette. some five feet above ;he deck, the President bad to step on a water hydrant. His foot slipped, when he made the ini? tial attempt, and he narrowly missed a fall that might have proved Pe? riods. ,As he finally made the gun plat form the crew cheered lustily. The President intersperred his remarks freely with asides, and he particularly eaaght the far>cy of the men when h e tcld them he was immensely satis? fied with the gtir.nery work thus far accomplished. "You have done *A1 in smooth wa'er." said the President, ?"hut what I want to see next year Is a target practice under the conditions in tough water." The bine jar hots on the afterbridpc started 'he cheering which was caught up bv the white-gloved offi eers. "You Cant Cho ose Your Water. "For if you have to fight." continued the President "you can't choose your water" Azan ine men burst into cheers Target work is the subject nearest the sailor's heart to.lav The men are1 enthusiasts on anything appertaining :o it and the rivalry between the ?Jifferent ships both at record and battle practice is intense. The men cheered again when the president dec:ar?d'that this was the f\r%i iMittle fleet ever to circle the globe and that any other nation that aft-mptcd a similar performance m::st follow in the footsteps of America. Von have done the trkk." he exclaimed, and the quick response of the ntcn brought a glad response to the speaker's lips ?Other nations may follow." rej>ea< ed the President, - hut the. have got to go behind." The cheering broke on; sfresh when the president (Wared of the cruise thst 'nol'-dv slier this will forget thst the American coss- is on the Pacific as well as on the Atlantic" When the President had conclude ,j and was a boot to be "piped over the side" to continue hi* round of the flagships a member of the crew proposed three cheers and a tiger Thev were given with a vigor that fairlv swept the eveentive off his f.-et and as be bowed acknowledgement, he exclaimed. "If there were ? nnngh of mc I'd cheer for yon " People Ddn t Mind weather. The fof of the moming and the : te ? ssanl rain of the tat. day eil no' deter anv of the tho isands who had planned to visit ffce shor >s of the I ac and Hampton Reads Old point Comfort never held such a throng ss >odsy tni a strong de? tail of arlillervmcn from Fert Monroe was? required to keep the crowds' f-nm nwshing those in the ftowi ranks ff the lines ef spectators nverWird in?o the sea. Cheer laden bree7c. swep from the shore* ott to the Ineomiag vessels (Coatlooed 00 Third Pa eel NEWPORT NEV UISE TRIUh AGAIN AT i ?***" ! i President Roosevelt, Who Wei SLAYS HIS OWN CKiLDREN Fainter Cuts Throats of Thres, Girfs end One Boy. _ TH9 STUBS SEVERAL ANIMALS I Later Sets Fire to Home and Out- J I buildings?Ends Up By Cutting Hlsj j Own Throat?Was Once in An In ! j sane Asylum. I MOXDOVI WFS . Feb. 22.- Hans R.,' Hanson, a farmer living r.e.ir Strum, j I cut thr- throats of his four children. ! a boy and three girls, whose age-I range from live to fifte* n years, to? day, with a butcher knife. He fol-l lowc?] ih.s crime ly Stabhiag several c-iws setting the '.;vrn afire and -tt\ cut his own throat. After killing his chi'.dr. n Hanson ' men' to the barn and stabbed several' liorsrv*. cows ca'ves and pigs ar.d .<! ' so kille.i a ca1 He then noureu paris ? sr.-cn in th" hog 'rough Then hav iag poured k -losine aliout the house and bam and s? t tire t > the building* . Hanson dre? I sbsrp knife across Ms j own throav The fire brought m-ightiors to the i seeae. The_v found !!:?:. .-n hanair.2 I front s mindow through the glass of which he had fallen, after cutting his throa* He was palled out of j the burning ln.ilding i t oie.1 In a few minutes without saving a word. ' Hanson sftended church ventcrdav ! with his four children and nofhiug was no.'iced in his actions He was, an inmate of an a?>1nm about twelve j vear* ago. but was released af'er a, snort time Hsnson was s widower. rs, VA., TUESDAY, I 1PHANTLY ANCHOR (omed H- mi the Great ttatilr PROCEEDINGS IN SENAIE President Washington's Farewell Ad? dress is Read by fcLaurin.| POSTAL SAVINGS BILL DEBATED No Agreement As to Day of Voting is Reached?Nc More Presidential Nominations Will Be Reported Mary Will Fa.l. ?Rv A. ' <1 Press ) WASHINGTON l> a. F.-h, 22. ? For two h ?b i. 'i s ba*? today th" Senate disewsseo the pooTal !-a\in^ bark proposal. ? an attempt <? r< aeh a:i ?greenv m as 'o a day for v ling on Use m'.i-tirp that Senat <"a. er. of Mont?i t is urging, failed. The r adins l?> se nator McLaarln. if '.Vashingtut. .- . ? w??R ?(|<Ir-s- e?i same.i the fi ii ir of the seaatoa Senator Ahl-: i ?htaiaej .he e m sent of ihe S- : e to 3 fend'it; continuing th r mmlttees of tie Senate as t>.e\ n ? exhr! until the.tr successor* ar< <1 o-ea mb the to xt ?? gnlar s.?s* r The ajtrlenl ni ' a. ;ropria'ion hill was takea tap Nom:nat.c s V.\.| Fa?l. liy ruMin !?? .<?' agreement ??f N Senate enwttrti 'a Jadtciary nn to report to Senate any mor. nominations a. present session. several Fe.ler^? j'ida^ship ipjuint mea's wl|| f?,- ? -firaaaii n at the present sessi'wt at d unless the nom* nation* ace n ? "\ Mr. Ta t the i rumbents ef Ihe otjre Will rer* Ive no pav (*>r t ? they have s?r.. 1 Among the jidaeshlp* that have faRed am Mil n I? Pnriy for the (CoaOawed n Aeeoad Page ) KKBHHARY 23, 190?. ENDS; IN ROADS ? I i i i Fleet He Seut Around Worldi Naiional Government Makes Amende Hsuaraiie to Jeffersm Davis. ! I CHISELED FROM BRIDGE TABLET Curing Bitterness Attending Civil Strife Pres.dent of Confederacy Oe i piiveo of Credit Due Him for Re? markable Engineering Undertak.ng. <Pv Associated Pr.-ss > WASH IXfTTON, I? C. Peb 22 ?'f !". i,!| .?ur.-ii:! tor the Kensation.il oltin' i ali.in of Jeffor>on ftavis" name Irom , the von" tablet of Cabin John bridge.] rls miles west of this city, dm in? I t't<??id<-nt Uncdn- adminixtra'ion. is g.vca in d'r<-c'iun* the Pr s:dent is so :a>. thro gh the ?? r.-tarj of ?\ar o the chief o! engine* rs of th army, to r<store th. name. The table: is cn the bridge that ar' i s ''a.'.in .lohn run. on the Mar> land side of the Potomac river, a j rtrrcterp famous for being the long est >in?!e ???n stone liridte in tbe; ?orld. Tbe ridge carries the con? duit ?hieb h-ines Washington's w?-j le.- ipnly fr? m the upper Potoma- , I- a? begun itmlT Mr Hsvis. ??( ???ere s ?,r mar ard when he Jo n -d ? the root. . and we*ease its pr**?l-| ? '?tit le . me under g-v-rntnent ot d< rx. wa- rbisrjed from the tablet j Efforts for Restorative. Repe*t??d efforts to restore (t have1 l>e?-n m*do Thr. erasure of tj.e name was hv j <1 . rtion or Caleb Smith. Ijncolt, s. seen 'sry of tbe interior, sfter a sng gestio- I-,- r;alnrha Ornw of fN?f?n?i!?. tutiU th. n the spes';er of the bot:se' f r' pr sentatlres. ' ress WILL KEEP UP ATTACK 1 ON GRAFT, SAYS RAINEY Congressman Declares He Has Been ; Viiiified Because of Canal Purchase Denunciation. HAS SURPRISE FOR OEIRACIORS lllinoisan Premises to Make Turtliri and More Startling Revelations-? Severe Upon Cron-.well and His Al? leged Defenders in House ? If. Tartly Replied to by Burton. , (By Aaaociateii Proas.) WASHINGTON'. D C. Peli. L'L'. ? A-m-r ini! tiint his. r? cent mji?- i ll in tin- House relative in the purchase by tin- I'nlted Stall's government of the Panama canal bail in light upon him s' kl "villlllciii.i. i. mlsrepre.setitatl n and abuse almost wUiottt a pir.iil l In the history or that holy Repre? sentative Rainey, of Illinois today de llvi red in the House of Represen's lives a lengthy s|>eech in reply to the charges that the Information upon which his remarks were based was obtained fr in "ex-eonriete and bt&ck. mailers '' this accusation ha\Ing been made openly In Jhe House by ltrprc sentatlve Ixjveriiig, of Massachusetis. Must Expose Graft. "True loyally to th:a great enter? prise" the repreaentative said, "mean.. that you inusl e.xijK>>e and denounc all kinds of graft In connection with it in oniec t;> nv_l(| tbe pitfall.i in which the French roni|ianlea fell, and 1 propose to do thjs whether It steels wiih the approval of tbe ntxt Presi? dent of the United States or out., I want 11 say M all tim e who are ?ilending SO much time abusing _jjie. that I have not yet commence,) this fight. I have only trained my guns CH some of the least objectionable features in connection with Panama mutters." Only Assails Crookedness. Representative Rainey declared tha: be dld> not attack the canal, but simply the graft connected with the enterprise. He asserte,) that Repre. serrtative Loverlng had not at'empiej to deny a single fact he had staled, but after making his charges, proceed? ed to eulogize William Mel son Crcin well. "1 never heard until he made his speech that any persons were trying to g?t Mr Cromwell to pur? chase any alleged evidence of Hi** guilt of Mr. Cromwell." be said. "I knew nothing of any attempt t-j ?ell any story lo the Democratic Natloaa] Committee until the gentleman made his speech on this floor. Evidence Came From Panama. Mr. Rainey further stated tha: th" evidence be pfodaced I" suiiport of bis cl'argp of gra:t in connection with the buying of the canal, nearly all was optained from Panama. Then he added: "The attack I made was entirely unex|m-cted and the next at tick I make n|?on these gentlemen will be jus: as entirely uncx|>ecto,l by them when it comes.*' Continuing Mr. Rainey said: "Mr. Cromwell in the speech mad" hy him through Mr. Olcott (New Vorki ha-- s'fti fit to discuss his pres. est efforts l > cc.ncl'tde a treaty be? tween C lonibia and Panama in *hb h he refers >o the neoessliy for sure eoalribntl :n froni Panama to Colombia as her pr?; ortion of th - raMtr .-phi of CoJoanhlv" Rcfeirine to th-'e as 'he "| r ;??????.] Cromwell treaties" 'Vr. Rtinov a* sejrte,) tha* Mr. Cromwell prop aes to so change tbe Hav Hunan Varilli tr.a'y as to impose uiion thi* < nun try an nddi'ional burden of $l.2.%0. SOS. "And he propose* that I Ms sum shall lie tikm from our trers nr4 ap<| ; aid. not to Panama hu? to C dombia. In a idition t > that be propere?, thai for five yrars after 191] the $L'",ofMVi we agreed to pay Para ma shall l?e paid t Colombia direc: In ciher w.TTrfa by the treaties r.f which he is so pro* | Pai nis .ie pive? her*<lf for fl\e vit ef h*r fixed ? urce of re\ nue snd consent.' that it be ,?ai I t Col">n.hia. and the t"nii-d Stales contnb'tted rom it treasury 91.r.*t0.iwm and ; ??ys it t-i lhr treasure of Colombia I Know o' Hi ;,r<-eeo. nt fw Mr Cromwell's tfwat W. N> peO|.|e in the world aft r having SSI cens.*uHy complete I a rev? lution have cv< r bees eiiled n"oc. t-> pav aay potion of tbe sjeot f r elgn cir demestie of tli- country from m hich ?hey s parat? d To Reimburse Panama. "The situation Mr CrowiweR is e-r desvoting 'o f: rce by the treaties (^Continued on fifth Page ? WEATHER. Rain Tuesday and Wednes lay; colder in west portion, in .rejsir.g e~st windt. PRICE TWO CENTS HORRIBLE ACCIDENT ON N. Y. PH RAILROAD Seven Persons Eilher Killed in Col? lision or Roasted in the Ensuing Fire. WERE COMING TO GREET THE FLEET lm:nedi.itcly After Trains Came To? gether Wrecks; e Took Fire?Res cuo of Those Imprisoned Impost hie?Besides Human Beings, "Trix ie," Famous Trick Horse, Killed. (Hv Associated Press.) WILMINGTON, DKI... Peb. 22 ? Seven men wen- killed or bunted t? death early today in a head-on col liaion between an express train ami iwo lormno.lvoH on the Delaware dl cision of the Pennsvlvanla Railroad at lieltnttr. one hundred miles south or this city Two passengers were injured. The dead are: Oliver Perry?Adams Express mes? senger. Philadelphia. J. D. MeCreary?Hags;age master, Wilmington, Del. George Duvis?Kngineman, fleaford, Del. W. T. Corkman?Mail clerk, Phila? delphia. J. W. Wood, Mali clerk?Wilming? ton. It. M. Davis?Mail clerk. Newcastle, Del. Wilhelm?Mail weightnan Newcas? tle. Del. The injured: Miss AthansoplloR?Memphis, Tenn. left shoulder bruised. I."uis Brockway?In charge of the pony of Princess Trlxie Company, In? ternal Injuries, taken to hospital at Salisbury. Md. j The train was the regular express leaving Philadelphia at 11:22 p. m.. |and carrying passengers to Norfolk ,vla the Cape Charles route. The i Pennsylvania advertise,} reduced rates I On this train on account of the home? coming of the battleship fleet and tbe train was crowded with passengers hound tor Hampton Roads to see the great spectacle. The train wrecked was the first section. Beyond those already mentioned no one was serb ottsly hurt. Tbe collision occurred at 2:50 a. m.. stout- 300 yards north of the station nt Dclm&r. which ia on the boundary line between Delaware and Maryland. The two locomotives were standing cn the main track. What they were doing on the track at the time the night express was due there has yet to be explained. The engineer of the express did not r.ee the engines until too late, and the heavy train crash? ed into the two locomotives with ter? rifies force. Fortunately ihe sleeuing passengers were two cars remove}? from the point of the collision. Immediately behind the hxoruotive was the combined bag. gage and mail car and a New York. Philadelphia and Norfolk baggage car. These two cars stood the brunt of the collision and all of the men in them were ei'her killed or injured by the collision. Wreckage Took Fire. The wreck immediately took fire, and it was banasasihte to rescue those under the wreckage. The sudden im? pact of the collision awakened the passengers and there was much ex? citement for a time. Ron? of the women became hysterical, but were -twin ralnte,) when th.yv were assured that al! danger was over. Ivlniar is a small radroad center and all railroad nun with the aa -l.tanee of the loc^l fire company wer. st r.itiioii.'d to resene the imnris oned men and extinguish the itames. The fire, however, had gained such. b<-s.:wav that nothing could be done for the nnfor'unate men under th? burning cars. The four mail men were riding in the n.atl section of the first when the accident occurred, while Kinross Me?senger Perrv Bag ?r ?gemalter Mr ."ready sind Engineman lipyls were in tbe second baggsse car. Itevis was -dead-heading" to take a train north Bcd.es Badl > Charred. The flames burned until ? o'clock tbss morning wh<-n 'he last r<orlv was taken from the ntins. The bodies were hadiv cbarr.d and the only one ibntlfied up to in a. m. was that of Engineer DntrU He was identified hy a finrer ring. All the passenger ensches remained one the trtck*. Hit it was davJisht he fore the med was ore-ned for travel. I; is possible that manv of those wbe> ?eye on tbe trains rotttid far Hamp tnn Nond- missed the review. Ta*? two b>r?>motivr? which caosed tbe wreeK. were wsitlag to take the tw.i -;?-etioiis irom the rards st Dermar. the fenainns of the Delaware division, (to Pipe Charles, over the New York, fit lsdelpbia ft Norfolk Railroad. Ordinarily these two lot-omotirea wo-ld have waite?j on a side track ?mill the arrival n* the Nortofk ex f.rees. and why they should have been (Continwej on ?nt P*gs>.