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only newspaper publish*, Newport News that rece ihe full new* service of Associated Preis. VOL. XIV. NO, 4fi. FIGHT BEGAN YESTERDAY OVER SHIP SUBSIDY BILL Reported Favorably to House by Majority o Committee on Pos. Offices. VOTE COMES MONDAY OR TUESDAY Measure Recommended is Similar to Those in Force in European Coun? tries and Japan?Outline of Its Pro visicns?Foreign Shipping Trust Control* Trade With South America. CRy Associated Press! 1 WASHINGTON. 1?. C, Feb. I't; ?1 The light ? n t'i?- Moor of th ? House over the passage of tn*> Senate ocean mail subsidy bill opened today when the majority iiiemls-rs of -he pomniit tee on pest offices and pi -t ioad.4 submitted a tavorable report on the bill and the minority members w< re given until Monday neon to submit theirs. The majority report was prepare I 1>> Representative Gocbel, of Ohio, j ar.j states that the principal provis- | Urn of the bill is that American mall , steamship <f 16 knots an hour or over, and of 5.000 gross tens, shall be paid $4 a Statut?* mile on mail carried on lines to South America, the Philip, pines. Asia and Australia. Similar to Foreign Laws. The bill, as amended is in line with the policies of Great iSrltain, Germany, France, Italy and Japan. I: was declared to be in strict har? mony with the recommendations cf President Roosevelt in his last an? nual message to Congress. .. ( . It was explained that the bill would provide for a mail service to be equi-, tably distributed on the Atlantic ocean, the Gulf of Mexico and the Pacific ocean. The ships, it was de dared, must be of such a nature and so equipped that they might 'prc.mptly J and economically lie turned into auxiliary and naval cruisers. Foreign Trust Controls. In discussing the commercial rela? tions between the United States and 1 South America the statement is made! that this "trade now and for several | years has been monopolized by a' foreign trust cr combination, whose 1 weapons arc rebates, discriminations j and boycotting, and whose policies are. dictated from Liverpool and Ham? burg." v j A vote will not be taken until late Monday or Tuesday, when a rule fcr the consideration cf the bill may be. reported. Ar proposition is being considered among the Democrats to filibuster against the bill. ; MANY CONDEMNED TO ELECTRIC CHAIR Two Negroes and Three Whites Will I Expiate Crimes Unless Execu? tive Clemency Intervenes. RICHMOND. VA.. Feb. 26-Two negroe? are to be put to death in the electric chair here wi'hin the next few weeks for- assaults npon I girls of their own race. Howard Toler having been convicted in the Circuit Court in Pulaski yesterday for attaching Ollie I>ee Morrison. 9 years old, and Perry tSeaborn having been J found guilty February 2 in Kmporia of the ca-ital offense. Judge Massie yesterday sentenced Toler to pay the death penally April 9. Judge Jesse F W?-st. on Febru-) ary 3. sentenced Seaborn lo die In i he eiectric chair March 12. j The trial of T.der in Pulaski yester day was swift justice, as the assault was made w- !m sda*. and the sheriff captured Tot?.- ahmt tour nrlb-s from that city an?l hurried him to JBiL Judge Vassic was holding rour; and immediately prepared for the trial of the negro F. W Morton and M. C. Gilmer were appointed b) the conn to de fend the negro. When the case was called yestrr da,v the court-r-oni was packed with peonle curtoua to sear the evidence. Commonweal'h* Attorney John S Draper put on a few witnesses for the 8tate and made on' Mich a stron?; case that the negro, when put oa the stand, confessed to the waole truth, giving the d. tails of the erlas?, and as*in* for merry The Jury was od for only a few minutes and i "?turned with a verdict of guilty." A guard at the penitentiary Hi.a store. Ing said Seaborn has already been brought here and Is among th* SJctl i luv?- or four other condemned men awaiting elect tociiti it wr liia ihe next few weeks. I Seaborn was convicted < r criminal assault u, on a n.gro girl ami toning' her at the point of a gun to disclose I I the whereabouts of all the money she J [ possessed. Which was $<0. The negro] j was at rested ab'JUl two weeks bef re I his trial, the capture lieing mate by! Deputy Sheriff Haund. rs in Suffolk I lie has already served a live via sen. I lence in the iieniteutiary f r burglary.; haying been c<.livlcted in Sou hump . ton county. Marc'.i will probably be the death j chair's busiest month since it began i operation in October, when Henry Smith, a Portsmouth negro, was the lirsl man to pay the capital offense] ..enali y by elect t. cu! ion in Virginia. I Elijah Weight, a mi.ldleage.i man.I is the las: whit., man under sentence. < I tin- old law t i hang in Virginia.I He was convicted o: the inurd. r of j William Seit. is. in Dick? nsotrcounty,j but was respited. Joseph Payne, of ItedfOrd county.] is the last mgro under sentence tu bang in Virginia. He was coneivtedj of murdering his father-in-law. Redd j Swain. Probably -be most brutal crime f r which the death penalty js i i be in-' Miete,! w as that of Felix Christ inn. ; the l!".t tourl ecunty negro, who is to be electrocuted .March for assault ? ing ami murdering the little Dobbs) girl a; Glen Wilton. j Two white men are to die in th electric 'bair unless I hey s/'t n< w trials or th< ir sentences are com-' muted. They are Samuel Hardy, >?> Holland. Va.. convicted ( f the murder irt Tiberius Gracchus Jones, and 1!< n jnmln F. Hilbert, found guilty t f the murder cf his sweetheart. Miss Amanda M rse. on a bridge at Xor- ] folk. (lillM-rt is to be electrocuted ' March 1!>. j MISSION* SUCCESSFUL. Buchanan Brings Back Protocol Sign ed by Venezuela. WASHINGTON', D. C. Feb. 26 ? W. I. Buchanan. Amern an special commissioner to Venezuela, appointed by Secretary Root, to arrange a basis of settlement of the disputed claims viih that country, has seturned to " Washington "hg" wa>-., of the gunboat Marietta. Mr. Buchanan brought the protocol signed wherebv two of the five claims j are to be settled out of court and . the remainder arbitrated. Diplomatic relations with Venezue? la are to lie immediately resumed, nnd in ibout a week W. W. Russell, the furnier minister, withdrawn last ' spring, following Castro's refusal to arbitrate the claims, will return to Caracas. BIO BOND PURCHASE. Morfi.i Synd cate Buvs $21.000,000 of j Southern Securities NKW YORK. Feb. 26?The pur-| cl.su- of t pwards ol $21,000.000 of gen. er?l development bonds of the South rrn Railway Company by J. P. Morgan I A- C->uipan . as svn licate managers, j was anrnunced today. The price was j !t?t-d ;ti be about $7'.. The nroceed.< will lie used to re? deem the tK.ot'0.090 of 0 per cent, notes if the Southern Railway Com pcav which mature on the first of | April WARSHIPST0NIGARA6UA! [stale Oepartnent Asks TH 0 Vina U?msis |m Coal ion! vessels De oeni. SHIPS WAITED 01 WESTERN COAST , Warnings Corns From American Sec retary of Legat on at Managua? | Situation in Central American | Country May Furnish Devei-pments. fRv Associated PlCSO.t WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb 2' Hecssse cf reports of uneasiness inj Central America, growing out of im i?r>rlaiit mfliia-y activities tn Nicnra-j gua. th.- date de|>srtment has asked f that one or more naral n sails he] sen- to Aumpala. oo the west coas* to watch developments and report on | the s t- ..nf n. The Intormation whicn the state de. nartoie.it Is acting upon came t : rr. j John H. Gregory. Jr.. th .-secret, of the (egst i .n st Managua.'the rapl | al of Nicaragua offi.deemed the information toj be of sufheien' Im-ortsnee to warrant [ preparations f r any eventualities Recent unofficial dis;a'rhes frcm| Central Amrriea have indlre'*d feelina somewhat akin to taat re? ported 'O the state d<-pnri rr- n? ? hut have met with denial* from slmilir ?OWr.es The state departtnent bsa 4. ae It a almost in offering its good fBee to maintain peaceful conditions in Central America. NEWPORT NEY? HOUSE PASSES THE ' SUNDRY CIVIL BILL Much Debate But Few Changes of fmportance?Maine Wreck Will Remain. PANAMA SECRETARY'S SALARY CUT Amendment lo Direct Prosecution of Steel Truit Fails of Adoption?Pro? vision prohibiting Canteens at Sol? diers' Homes Remains in Bill?Por to Rican Church Appropr.ation Lost. fBy Associated Press.) WASHINCT. ... I) ('.. Pen. 2?.? Tin- house i f representatives again today got down in work on the sun? dry civil appropriation hill . The hot'se overwhelmingly voted down an amendment hy Mr. Flttger ald of Pennsylvania, striking mil the provision prohibiting canteens at sol. iliers' homes. On tiie ground ihai it was new le.'islation the chair .-ustnimd a point of or:ier against the provision admit :ing to national soldiers' homes all honorably dischcrged soldiers or sail? ors who have seen service in the Philippines. China ami Alaska and it was stricken o it. An amendment bv Mr Bartlett of (Jt-oriria. directing tin- attorney gen? eral tti prosecute the i'nited Stat'-s Steel Corporation for absorbing tin' Tennessee Coal & Iron Company and appropriating $50,000 for that purpose, was ruled out on a point of order by Mr. Tawney. Was in Prooer Form. A practically similar amendment offered by Mr. Hitchcock of Nebras? ka, was held to be in proper form, and a point of order against it hy Mr. Tawney was overruled-. In speaking to his amendment Mr. Hitchcock declared that the absorp? tion of the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company was a '.'gigantic merger, spectacular and far-reaehljig In its cnaracter which practically accom? plishes the purpose of creating a monopoly in the steel interests of the United States." He said that investtgat.on had shown that the panic was not stayed by the merger, bin that the Morgan banks forced the Tennessee Coal and Iron Company to the wall in order to secure the Interests of a rival con? cern. Reply from Kentuckian. An assertion ty Mr. Tawney that the amendment was offered situply to provide opportunity for political speeches brought a reply from Mr. Sherley, of Kentucky. He said that if there was any poli? tics in the proposition "the politics gets into it ly virtue of the actton of an executive without warrant of law." If there was one indictment that lay against the government, he said, it was that the laws wen- not en? forced impartially against violators. Whether the action of the Presi? dent was in - <>d or bad faith, he argued, the course was taken without right and the facts developed had shown that the action was not a wise one. ?-We have heard a good dt-al about the square deal." he said, "bail have sei n less of it." Amendment Was Lost. The amendment was lost b> a vote of si to 113. The provis.on railing for the pa anefit to the Catholic churches In Por to Rico of lll'o.noii In yettlement of all property matters in dispute be? tween the church and the United States, sas stricken out on a point of order bv Mr Uarrert of Tennesso: On a similar point bv Mr. Itougla* of Ohio, tin paragraph authorizinr nrnporals f.>r ra.sin= the battleship Maine in Havana harlx?r. went out of the bill. aeain?t the Sppeals id Mr Solrer ef New York He said if was a national d'sziace t0 continue to a! low Ilse Vr- cii to remain, and not take act the bodies still in the bulk ' We had setter quit ri-memberins the Maine.' exclaimed Mr. Umi.-t. - The bodies that were not taken o - . h>- s*id wre not now liodie* but food f??r fishes '" To hrln* thei ghartlv r- ma^rs bom*-, he saw, would simply I ?? to rcoi>en in the hearts of their fami tea a s .re which, thank Got. is now so sn'ostantially re? moved ' Panama's Secetar,- Salary Cot. When lh" t rovision relating lo the -??in ? t? fanal commission w*s reach ed. an amendment ly Mr Fitzgerald of New York cttt'ng down 'he sals ry of Secreisr-. Bishop from lio.woo to s;..inhi per annum was adopted Mr Fltzrerald adviard the hoase ? hat Mr Bishop was provided with a $11 ooo home a horse ant rarr as*, and a coachman, ml said that I". ??" ? satarv was etionth T*?? clause an'bnrtr.ine- t?n increase In the amount of Panama bonds from tl"L". adh aofi to $1?A.f?00 000 under the (Coat'.nn'd on Third Ptge). 'S, VA., SATURDAY, INTIMATES OFFICIAL DOCUMENTS INDECENT 'senator Til:man Arks Inquiry Into Ac! mitsability Of Home Commits cn Report to the Mails. 1 WASHINGTON. I > (\ Feb. 2? Senator Tlllinan today astonished Ihr senate by the Introduction <if a re* [olutlou instructing 'he committee on I postofflcca mikI |h?t roads to Inquire I whether messages and reports recent I \\ soiu tu congress by the President ; should not he excluded from the mail-, as obscene Heratnre unfit for puhli < at ion. The resolution was. on motion o! Mr. Tillraan, referred to the commil toe on |Mislofftces and post roads, its reading In the senate and reference causing no discussion. The resolution Includes not only ihe President's message, hut the report of the commission and th commit? tee on postofflcea Is directed to con sider whether the use of the mails should not be prohibited to the entire matte:-. ? ( The resolution refers to the Pres ident's home commission dealing with homes in Wnshingtoir^o the mesauce on the commission's ,Yeport, and to the report itself. w*h|ch treats of conditions in the alley homes in the city in plain language* 7. MONCUXE PERklNS IS A*INSOLVENT Richmord Packer In Financial Diffi? culties?Connected by Marriage With Many Natables. RICHMOND, VA.. Feb. 26.?T. M n. cure Perkins, trading under the name of T. M. Ptrktns & Company, whole sab- packing business, today acknowl? edged his inability to meet his in? debtedness and application was ma le for him to be placed in involuntary bankruptcy. Mr. Perkins is a son-in-law of C. P. Laugh rue, cf this city, and is related by marriage'-to some of the leading society iK?cple of, America and F.ngland MEMBERS "ON SIGHT." ; President and .Other Officials Now \ Genuine Farmers. trtv Associated Press.t I WASHINGTON. D. C, Feb. 25 ? ! President Roc seven, Secretary of Agriculture Wilson and Gilford Pin chct. government forester, are now all full-Hedged "farmers," having I Just been admitted "on sight" to : membership in the National Farmers' Vnion. I The honors were conferred by Pres. ident Charles S. Barren, of T'nlon City. Ca. of the National Farmers' ] I'ni'n. which organization .now is In I session he-re. i "I am delighted to be a member 1 of your body." declared President Roosevelt, w hen the honor was con? ferred upen htm. sddlng that his I sympathies and best wishes w< re I with the farmers. He expressed the hope that they should meet with success in their ef? forts to secure legislation to prevent the dealing in futures In agricultural products. LAMB ENTERS PROTEST. ' Appeals to President to Discounte I nance the Tobacco Trust. I WASHINGTON. D. C. Feb. 2?? Rcpreseiitatu e Ijimb of Virginia, rep . resenting imb-pendent tobacco men. I protested to president Roosevelt to ? lay against Ihe recent award to the American Tobacco Company of the JioMract to supply the navy with 22". j aas pounds of chewing tobacco for , the next fiscal year. j The protest was based on the I around 'htit the government has just Ireen eUgaged in exposing the doings ot ibis l-'g "trust." 1 The American Tobacco Company, which holds this year's contract, was the lowest vd'ier for the next year's supply Taft s k nsman Gets Job. <Bv Associated Pr-trs 1 WASHINGTON. D. C. Feh. 2?? Th.- Cotuaihu* Memorial C >mniie?:on has award?-d be contract foe making a statue < i ( Iambus to he erected in the pla/.i i 'he PasSS station in this city t.'. I erado Taft, of Chlcag i. s M-lalive of the President elect. Congress has zpor^vrlaie.i fionnoo fcr the fi I :::?:??* Memorial, which, in addl' on o ? siatm . will r:?mprise a large srcnitectaral fountain FamUy of Five Burned. trir ??Wiste? Press) ItAKKRSKIFLP. CAL . Feh 2? - Mrs M W iteekmsn. a wldo? and her fear rhildcea, reatdtag sewen miles frou* !o? rlly. lost ih-ir Itv s to In In i ire tbst destroyed their home It Is lelf 'd they were mil'd.-r<-d and 'he souse :hen set am fire. grencn Fares, Detest Pirates. PARIS Feh 4.?The gorernor M lndoo Chit1 declares In a eaMewrsa. rtcetved he . todav that he Tonkmr troops na?' <feated the I*>than Pi IXtes Of Tenthe. Tm-o Ff ?'1' offleers and seven aol 4i*TS were * FEBRUARY 27. 1909. GARMACK WAS NOT I I IN A BITTER MOOD - State Offers to Prove This by De? fense Witnesses, But Court Rules It Out. Mlf ONE OF BITTER ?1111111(11116; Cooper'* Fr.end Tells Judge That ! 1 Carmack Laughed at the Idea of Trouble?Testimony Not Allowed to I Go to Jur;??.Contradicts^ Defend-1 ant's Chief Contention. Wv Associated Pi-ss) NASHVILLE. TENN . Fob ?6- j 'flu' ninth day of actual testimony in the Cooper-Sliai pe mal fur tlm rlny-I i Ills; of Former United sta'cs Sena- i lor Edward \V earmark ?a? marked) by length* an.I I 1 ? i* i :-.i gumcut be? tween opposing lotnrel At tin - ime lime an interesting law |?iinl was deiddotl In .LtdRe i Hail I The defense i nrl- in i* ? rase in rhlel offered pr.'of thfl t'olouel Coop? er was told by Edward* Crnlg, whom the colonel hud s n: to s' '' Senator <'nrmark. that Carutack was in an 'ugly humor " The defense's ease was base.) real- ' ly ii|miii this one expression, for Col? onel Cooper and Robin both testified that they united themselves because I they were led to believe from this I remark that Senator Carmack might assault the elder Cooper. State Embarrasses Defense. Today the state offered to prove by two of the defense's own witness? es?Major Vertrees and Assistant State Insurance Commissioner T. U-igh Thompson?tits I Senator Car it.aek was not only not in an uglv inood but laughed at the idea of trou? ble Tin- defense fon.lit the aiimtsriort 14 this testimony with more vim and bitterness than has characterised any aigument since the trial began. Counsel offered two reasons why it should be excluded. Kirs: that the state could cross ex? amine only on sarh matter as had J been gone over in iirect examina? tion. The court promptly rejected this theory. ! Next Alle defense argued that un? less all The con versa;'on of witnesses I with Carmack. as well as their ob ! serration of his mann -r and appear? ance had lieen communicated to the defendants, the testimony was Inad missable. I Court Holds With Defense. In the question of Major Vertreea' I testimony, Judge Hart exclude^ the jury and permitted the state to ex l amlne the major for the benefit of ' the court. I H< admitted all that the state salj ? he would; that Carmack laughed at i the idea of trouble: said he had done j nothing to provoke it. sad that he. I wanted a revolver simply to satisfy . his friends. Then counsel on both sides Brawed and the court he'd with , the defense. I ater in the day. when T. ifeigh Thompson ?as ou the stand almost the same question aiosc and the ar ginn? nl <iegan anew. Judae Hirt said that he would ren? der his decision tomorrow, but 'mi? niated thst unless the state had dis? covered some new authorities to su|r |iort its contentions, he would rub out the testimony. I Cooper wasn't So Liberal, j Colonel Cooper resumed the stand I w hen court opened and said: i "1 wish to make one statement. Mv > testimony yesterday as to ?<lpii.g an , old soldier with money, as 1 read it in the stenographer's transcript this morning, was misunderstood, and I am afraid it is mv faul; I sei an d ISI.nSt from my farm I gave onlv $C>o of it to the old soldier, but evi gentry eseryone thought I said |l.*6n. That's all." Cooper mas then e\c is.-d. After some ij. ia. waiting for a s:tne?s who did not arrive Lieuten? ant H. I. Pilehor C S A . mho fonn I the revolver near earmark's Itody ' mas called by the defense. He said that he had fast left the I cbib'a block away from the tragedy j hefcre the killing and saw a crowd and is he approached found Senator earmark lying in the gutter, far* town Ills rieht hand mas extended ard the revolver ??s cicat tnrhes from the hand Wltn<-ss pick>-d nn the revolver and l.rok. It It ? ?..;!-.! four loaled shell* and ?wo e y one*. It was a .".$-calibr??1 I ainn.? r'--*e. O When Fired. OB rrn* . \ain i.ain.n Weber said he had no means of knowing ss to tio? hmt: t' had h*~-n sine?- the re? volver had been fired Serseant Meadows of the Nafchvlle nol.ee force, was t he next wit news He went to Fort'a Infirmary and got from Patrolman Vaughan two revotr rs one Rot-in foops-r s .t2-r?lihr> i Toot la ued on Second Page ) . CSS EVANGELIST "BILL/" SUNDAY HORSEWHIPPED But Ett-Ball Player Fleor? Hie As? ia lant?They Fight While Con. gregation Singe. (By Associated Press.) SPRINOFIEI.Ik II,l. K.h. ??. - Itcv. W, A. Sunday, better known us Hilly Sunday, a former i>a-ei>all player, who |s now an evangelist, wa* htirsewhipped tonight at the Sunday tabernacle, ?-bere in the presence <?f k.omo i kit son* bo was conducting th 1 opening mooting of a religious ten? ts' ims-tlng. Th<? evangelist was leaning analus; .to- pulpit <when a powerful man, who later said his name was Sherman Pelts, sprang forward with a buggy whip und struck Sunday ? veral lerrt. lie blows Sunday bnis-d from the platform and dashed his assailant to the floor III the center aisle The audience was on the verge of a panic, with s/o? ineul weeping and children sen anting, while Potts and Sunday rolled und tumbled In tie- aisle. Men Tight While Choir Sings. Mr. Fischer the choir leader, dln-c ted the rhoir and the audience to slug, and In a few moments 'he en? tire audience was calmed, rent leaving I heir si?nts. Several n?en soon seettred Potts and they held him until pofleetnen came and took him to Jail. Sunday said he suffered several painful bruises from the bugey whip. The prisoner said that his homo win m-ar Lotngton, III. He made the n'tack. he said. In defence of the. virtue of wonum, which he declared had own criticised by the evangelist. The ikiIIck- say that Potts Is a re? ligious lunatic. CHESAPEAKE AND OHIO DIRECTORS'MEETING Trumbull Elected Chairman of Board. Oooley of Richmond Made Mem? ber?Other Features. (Br Associated, -Tress.) NKW YORK. Feb. 6.?At a meeting dT the board of directors of the Ches? apeake It Ohio Railway, held here t?<day, Frank Trumbull wns elected chairman of the board, and James Markte, the road's secretary, was elected also to tne treaaurershlp. James H. I us i ley. of Richmond; Va.. was made a member of the board of directors. The executive committee wss or? ganized bv the designation, to act upon |t. of !*resident Oeorge W. Stev? ens. Chairman Frank Trumbull. or the board of directors: Edwin llswley, Frank A. Vanderlip and James W. Cssties. Yacht Has Trying Experience. CHARIJ3STON. it. C, Feb. 26 The yacht Surf, with John H. Hanan. (f New Y.nk and party on board, bound for Nassau, came into this pert this afternoon for coal after a trying experience in a storm off Cape Haiterss. The vessel besved to for 28 hours snd was in grave danger. She was driven 3*o miles out of ber course. X<> injuries wore sustained and 'he vessel proceeded tonight. SPERRY SEES OFFICIALS HOlttS gsWMmsl ImPeffcl M' tn M^ti iHs tm/mL IfSU BE WEST OF PRESHBT TIUT Secretary ef Navy Declares There Is No Intent cn to Relieve Admirsl of His Command?Sperry Will Return on Monday. ?Bt Associated Press ) WASHINGTON. I). C Feb. 2*.? Rear Admiral Ctrarb-s S Sperry. com-' mander In chief of the Atlantic fleet J spent te.la? in Washington in t osteal tat ion ?ilb nsval officials r>-s|?ectlna matt:ts ?>nri" t? d with hi- command He caane on lair fotomur river tsr?at from Kort Monro? ?hieb Ml then last nicht. ?Ising to S<-eretary New rs-rry's pr-renr?- at the rabim: meet? ing this morning, the admiral deferred hi* vi?i to tb" na-.> department un? til noon, when he spent some time with Secretary N" wherry. The soereisry ava.n declared that there was no Intention to retieee Ad mlrsl Sperr, from his dalles ss com mander tn rt?W of the Atlanta* nee It is declared. however, shoeld h?' adm ral request that he he re ievsd anotb< ? -;??; a3ner.il would h-- ap? pointed to take the command Xpmorr c Admiral Sperry will ks> the gnret of the President at liinett ??oi. at the tB*rd:e Ifonse Hr will re? main ?n Wsahinsrto? ?nMl Monds?, when he will ret irn to he flagship Connecticut. THE WEATHER Partly cloudy and warmer aturday; Sunday increasing luudmeea; variable winds. PRICK TWO CENTO FIVE SHIPS HAVE GONE; TWO MORE LEAVE TOPAY New Jersey Goes to Boslon ami the Rhode Island Wilt Sail lor Neil York. OTHERS WILl FOLLOW VERT Determined that the Admiral's Inspec tlon Shall Be Delayed Until Later in Year?Report Reiterated That Wamwright Will Succeed Spsrry. Farragut's Old Flagship Joins Fleet. (Hy Associated Press.) FORT MONROE, VA.. Feb. 6?The disintegration or the powerful naval force which bus iii-en at anchor la Hampton Roads since Monday last began this afternoon. The .Minnesota and Virginia, of the fleet which circled the world, slipped silently out of their squadron lines late in the day. and steamed away to the Norfolk navy yard to undergo dock inn and to receive preparations for ihe summer nianoenvera. The big white ships, when they leave the yard again, will be dressed In the sombre hues of "serftee gray." The three scout cruisers Chester, iiirmingham and Salem, sailed Just before the setting of the sun. They missed out of the Virginia capea and headed for Newport. R. I. After coaling there the three scouts will tie sent nut on a practice run which Is ex pi-1-ted to demonstrate the relative efficiency of the three differ? ent types of engines with which thesa fleet cruisers are fitted. As they steamed away today the three gray cruisers appeared like gi? ant torpedo boat destroyers, their lines being much the same. Two Others to Go. The battleships Near Jersey. and Rhode Island are ordered away to? morrow, the former going to Boston and the latter to New York. Conscious of the fact that they will lie the first of the homecoming fleet to enter New York harbor, the men and officers of the Rhode Island are preparing to celebrate accordingly. The ships after finishing coaling today received s new coat of DafaK and will steam into the metropolis en Monday, looking spick and apaa as though she had Just left the navy yard. Further Inspection Unnecessary. Other ships are to follow the New Jersey and Rhode Island very short? ly, it having been determined that the admiral s Inspection shall he de? layed until later in the year. The ships have been under such close supervision on the way around the world and reports have been made so frequently ss to their exact conditio* ?nd the state of their efficienev that further inspection was deemed ua necessary by thf navy department. Just what is to be done with tae shins of the third squad row, the so called stay-at-homes, has not bee* de? termined. The men on the ships hsve had hard work fitting out sad shaking; down the new Teasels aad are anxious to make some ?eft of cruise rather th*n to remain at the r.uantanamo drill grounds until ships of the returned fleet are fo,- s'luimer manoeuvers. It is said thai the third squadron will be give* a West Indian cruise, taking la such norts as Annaua. St. Thomas. St. K its. Rarba.loes and probable Trlnt drd Presented Marked Contrast. One of the most picturesque sights Hampton Roads has ever shown, was I presented today whe^ Admiral Far ragttt's old flagship, the Hartford. Of J 'Damn the torpedoes" fame, 'terming in from Annapolis sad ; anchor nesr the modern Id. j Connect lent With her wooden huli and bark [rig. the Hartford presented a atrfaV ing cost rast to the armor dads Of today. She will he used in helping 1 to transport blue Jackets to Wash rag. ' ton for the inaugural parade. I With 'he departure of Rear Admi? ral Sperr, for Washington today ru? mors "as to bis probable agate Irecame rife. The oh| report spread that Admiral Kichard Wainwrtght who was ex?cuti?e officer of the hatltesai* Maine nnder Captain Stgslre wheat ? thst vesse) wss destroyed la Harass* harbor and ?bo afterward cousaaaaV I ed the little Gloucester at the batst?-' of Santiago, is President RooweveRa ? choice for commander In chief sad. tbst the President intends to so de*> I gnat r him before Merck 4. Admiral WaJawrigM m one of fas? j most recently promoted flag of fleers. % and his select too as i usaiaaauer ha chief would mesa 'he s-ndiac asBSSPB to bnrean aad board work la the ?*> vr department of Admirals ArasdS} ?nd Sekroeder. ss well as AdsnSTSS Sperry, who retires la SssssssglsBr. Admiral Arnold sOrta* Oho of Admiral f*p*in. is eethug der in efcief of the fleet.