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Utfhat the Atlantic Transporta-;
tion Company is Doing.
FlGGER BUSINESS NEXT YEAR;
New Steamer and Barges Being Built.Lake
Craft to Largely Replace That Des?
troyed by the Great Storm.
Capt. Lane In Charge.
The Atlantic Transportation Com- j
pany is getting its big coal fleet!
straightened out again after the dis- j
astrous tangle caused by the recent!
great storm. The company's losses were
very heavy, as is known, and would
have staggered a less solid concern, j
The only effect in this case was to
cause the hastening of the work of get- j
ting the lake fleet over into Atlantic:
waters: the placing of orders for sev-;
eral new barges at Bath, Maine: and ?
"the inauguration of the work of buiiding!
a tine new steamer on the lakes. One ;
of the barges has already been launch- |
ed. and others will follow rapidly.
The lake barges will take the place of |
the vessels that were lost, and meet j
the demands of the largely increasing
In this connection, it may be stated ?
that the Company expects to do a con- !
slderably larger business next year
than it did this year, though the latter
was unprecedented. Another such set- j
hack as that caused by the storm re- !
ferred to is not expected soon: will
probably not occur again in a score
During that storm twenty-two of the!
Atlantic Transportation Company's
men lost their lives. These included the
entire crews of the 10. 1. Tenney. the
Delaware, the Virginia, and two from ;
the Nichols, her Captain and mate. Of
this number, only two bodies were ever j
recovered, those of the last two named, j
The others found their graves at the
bottom of the sea.
There are now in this harbor coaling
nine of the company's vessels, one
of which is the steamer City of Everett.
The others are barges. They are the
City of Montreal. Knickerbocker, King
Leader, George Moon, Alabama, West
A'irginia, Woodside, and Raritan.
Captain .1. W. Lane, who was former?
ly in charge of this office, has resumed !
his old place, and may be kept perma
nently here. Since he left here, Captain
Lane has been in charge of the Boston
office, and during the storm and after
indefatigable in his efTorts in behalf of
the shipwrecked sailor. The captain is
an old sailor himself, and never loses j
an opportunity to do a favor for those j
who go down in ships. He not only min?
istered to the living In distress, but he i
was constantly on the bench, identify- !
ing bodies washed up by the waves, j
and seeing that they got Christian
burials. He describes graphically the j
scenes in the company's Boston ofllces
about that time, when the wives, child
ren, and friends of the sailors besieged
them for information about their loved
.king of the captain and mate of
ilchols, drowned off Nantucket,
in Lane said the report that he
ad attempted to swim ashore in
ence to remaining on the vessel
rroneous. The two men were up
e cabin, and were washed over
The other three managed to hold
...e cabin, and when the, next big j
wave drove the barge up on the rock,
they had enough presence of mind to
stay there. A second later, the Nichols
was swept'back into the sea again, and
was broken to pieces.
The Boston Courier, of recent date,
contains the following, which will be
read with interest here:
"The Atlantic Transportation Com?
pany, whose main offices are located at
No. 1 Broadway, New York, is without
a doubt the largest concern in the
world engaged In the transportation of
"This most enterprising and reliable
company first began operations a few
>ears ago on a comparatively limited
scale, but by honorable dealings, cou?
pled with keen foresight, they have
built up an exceedingly large business,
so much so that today they own and
charter about fifty vessels of various
kinds, including a large number of
steamers. They have also recently
chartered about thirty-five vessels
from the lakes, which are now on
their way to the Atlantic. The com?
pany makes a specialty of transport?
ing coal from Philadelphia, Baltimore
and Newport News.
"On the first of last August they ap?
pointed Captain J. W. Lane as mana?
ger of their Boston office, located at 60
State street. Captain Lane was for?
merly manager of their office at New?
port News. He is well and favorably
known and is thoroughly conversant
with every part of a vessel, as the say?
ing is from the "keel up." so that in
case a vessel reeds repairing he knows
exactly what should be done. He has
followed the sea for a number of years
and has acted as captain on some of
the largest coasting vessels on the At?
FURTHER V A III FI CAT ION.
Further verification has been received
of the report of the loss of the great
lakes barge San Diego, off Shelburrie, N.
S., on the night of Dec. 15. The first au?
thentic information was brought by the
echo-oner Robin Hood, which .arrived at
Gloucester, Mass., with ('apt. John Ma?
son and the crew of the lost vessel.
The Sun Diego was one of the vessels
chartered by the Atlantic Transporta?
tion Company, of Newport News, and
was en route to New York to enter the
service of that company. Shi' left Port
Hawkeshury November 26. in tow of the
steamer Aragon, and parted her hawser
in the great storm of the 27th ult. She
reached Da Have under her own sail,
but leaking badly and the Aragon found
her there while repairing.
Another start was made on December
12, but three days Inter, when off Shel
burne, N. S., at midnight, the steamer
and her tow struck a northwest gale.
The barge rolled terrillcly, the water
constantly covering her and the waves
finally carried away her mast, breaking
the stanchions and smashing her steer?
ing apparatus. Then the condenser of
the Aragon blew out and she was forced
to let go the San Diego and make for
After being cut adrift the barge soon
opened her seams and for forty-two
hours she crew kept at the pumps.
When the Robin Hood finally saw the
barge's distress signals, Captain Samp?
son, after taking off the exhausted crew,
set fire to the abandoned craft. The
San Diego, which was owned by A. A.
Parker, of Detroit, was valued at $18,
000 and was insured for $12,500,
LOOKING FOR HIS'TATHKK.
Bud Curtis, of Blucfleld, Says niH Parent
Is In Newport News.
Chief of Police Harwood has received
from Lambert's Point, Va., the follow?
ing- letter, which is self-explanatory:
"Lambert's Point, Va., Dec. 27.
"Chief of Police, Newport News, Va.
"Dear Sir: 1 have a boy at my house j
looking for his father, who, he says, is
in your town, working at the carpen?
ter's trade in the Newport News ship?
yard. He came from the town of Blue
field, W. Va., and his name is Sam Cur?
tis, better known as Bud Curtis. The
boy's name is Cisrow, age about 11
years, light hair and blue eyes. He
came to me about a week ago. tramjing,
and is very anxious to find his father.
Would like for you to see if his father is
there and notify him of the where- \
abouts of his boy and send or come af?
ter him. You will greatly oblige,
"W. O. BOWERS."
The father of the boy may be in
Newport News, but the authorities here
do not know him.
]*:tvm<*iit of Citl.an Troops.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 28.?Negotia?
tions are progressing in the matter of
payment of Cuban troops, so that on
laying down their arms they may be en?
abled to enter upon civil pursuits and '
earn their livings. Probably no furth- j
er appropriation by Congress will be
necessary to enable the President to |
carry out the plan if it should be deci?
ded, as it probably will, to advance
money, charging it against the revenues!
of Cuba, to pay the Cubans part of the I
money due them for their service in the j
Cuban army. This debt is not an obli- j
gation resting upon the United States, i
but is one for which the Cuban govern- !
ment will be obligated on its establish?
ment on an independent basis. Pending
the establishment of a permanent gov- !
crnment, there is no authority responsi-I
ble for the payment of these soldiers I
and unless the government advances
the money as a loan they will have to go
for an indefinite period without pay for
services already rendered in the war
for independence. The special deficien?
cy appropriation bill carries an item of
$:!,000,000 as an emergency fund which
the government may use for any pur?
pose, and the idea is to advance the
money for the payment of the Cuban
soldiers out of this fund. It is under?
stood, however, that the President has !
not consented to this arrangement yet. '
Melhi d st Minister .Missing.
CHARLESTON, S. C, Doc. 28.?The
Rev. William" Aken Kelly, a young min?
ister who was recently admitted to the
Methodist .Conference of this State, has
been missing for a week and his
friends are anxious about him. He has
a church at Sumtcr, S. C. Ten days
ago he came to this city accompanied by !
his wife and child to spend the Christ?
mas holidays with friends. The Sun?
day before Christmas he preached an
excellent sermon at Bethel church. On
the following Tuesday he made an ap?
pointment in the morning to meet his
wife and some friends at a point near
the city. He then left the house at
which he was staying and has not
seen since. . His iWife says he worked
very hard preparing for his examina?
tion at the conference of his church,
and she thinks his niind gave way un?
der the strain and he has wandered
away. She does not fear foul play, but
she is afraid he is ill somewhere and
unable to communicate with his
friends. Once before, after a perio/l of
hard study the young minister left home
and was not heard of for four days.
He came to himself then in Augusta.
Ga. The Rev. Mr. Kelly is about 26
years of age. His father was for years
city assessor cf this city, and he and
his family are widely known and popu?
lar in South Carolina.
Sale of a Railroad.
BALTIMORE, Deo. 2S.?William H.
Blackford, chairman of the Baltimore
re-organization committee of the Cape
Fear and Yadkin Valley Railroad Com?
pany, has gone to Fayetteville. N. ('..
to attend the sale of that property. The
road will be sold under foreclosure to?
morrow and the indications are that
there will be lively competition between
the Seaboard Aire Line, the Southern
Railroad Company and Atlantic Coast
Line interests for it. It traverses a rich
section of the South and would bo a
valuable feeder for any of those sys
! terns. If the Baltimore committee bids
it in, the property will be leased to the
Seaboard Air Line, an agreement to
that effect already having been signed.
If the New York bondholders secure
the road either the Southern railway
company of the Atlantic Coast Line
will operate it.
Consecration of Bishop Horner.
ASM EVI LLE, N. C. Dec. 28.?The
consecration of Rev. Junius Moore
Horner, as a bishop of the missionary
jurisdiction of Asheville. occurred at
Trinity church in this city this morn
! ing. The church, which was tilled li its
! capacity, was handsomely decorated
, with Christmas evergreens.
Holy communion was celebrated at
; 7:30 o'clock and morning prayer at !>
. o'clock. Consecration services proper
; began at 11 o'clock with the entrance of
; the officiating bishops, jurisdiction.-!)
: und visiting clergymen. Rev. II. S. Mc
Duffy, pastor of St. Matthias church,
j Asheville, leading, bearing a gold cross.
! Sieh Spanish Statesmen Improving.
MADRID. Dec. 28.?Sonor Sagasta.
i who has been suffering from pneu
! mpnia, is much better today and is now
i considered out of danger,
i Sonor Iniilio Castellar, the republican
I orator and statesman, who has been
j confined to his room for some time with
I a serious pulmonary catarrh, is improv
A. ('. Larson, of Company C, Fourth
Virginia Volunteers, was fatally stab
i bed by a fellow-soldier in a quarrel in
j Havana last Monday. No particulars
i of the tragedy are obtainable.
! LOW XMAS HOLIDAY RATES,
j On December 21 to 24 inclusive, and
! 23 to 31 inclusive, the M. and M. T. Co.
j will sell over their line tickets'at great
! ly reduced rates on account of the
i Xmas holidays. Tickets limited to Jan.
j For further information and full par
1 ticulurs, apply to L. C. Suuuder.-j, Agent.
The Case Will Come Up In the
Corporation Court Today.
FINAL DECISION PROBABLE
Question of Whether the Hill Shall Be
Amended Will he Discussed by
Counsel. Other Phases of
Those interested will have the pleas?
ure of hearing the injunction case
against the street railway discussed in
the Corporation Court again today.
It is possible that a final decision, so
far as Judge Barham is concerned, may
bo rendered. The argument this time
is upon the question of permitting the
plaintiff (the city) to amend the bill.
Should the judge decide that the de?
sired amendment is not proper to be
allowed, then the injunction will fall of
itself. Should he decree that it is al?
lowable, it wiil then be his province to
determine whether the injunction shall
be made permanent. This phase has
already been considered, and it is
thought that. His Honor will, in this
case, make an order announcing his
The trouble with the hill is a purely
technical one. and, if the amendment
is allowed, will not affect the status of
the plaintiff's case. In the original
bill, the plaintiff is the mayor, when it
should hi the city, with the mayor as
agent. It is argued by the defense that
it is too late to amend the bill, inasmuch
as the temporary injunction has al?
ready been allowed: but the Common?
wealth's attorney will offer a number of
precedents for his claim that the
amendment can properly be made at
There is no doubt that there wjll be
a great deal of discussion of this small,
but important poTnt, and the decision of
the court is awaited with a great deal
Nothing further has developed in the
two suits brought by the railway com?
pany against the city and the contract?
ors on the sewer work, respectively, and
nothing is likely to develop hefore the
lanuary rules, when it is expected that
they will be dismissed, though it is not
improbable that the action of the plain?
tiff in this case will be, to a certain ex?
tent, dependant upon the result of the
At the Hotels.
At the Metropolitan?Newton Myers,
Mechanicsburg, Pa.: S. P. Senseman,
Mechanlcsburg, Pa.; J. S. Ford, Rich?
At the Alleghany Inn?P. M. Nase, of
At Hotel Ivy?F. Benson, Joliett,
At the Warwick?W. B. F. Wright,
New York; A. C. Thompson, Chicago;
J. D. Levy, S. Metzel, Baltimore; E.
K. Emerson, Lynn. Mass.; F. A.
Causey, Hampton; J. B. Kimberly. Old
Point; M. W. Jenkins. E. T. Valentine,
W. T. Stanworth, Norfolk.
At the Hotel Imperial?Blair Blanton,
W. N. Tonkins, Roanoke; B. B. Fel
tham. Richmond, J. C. Quinby, Ayden,
The new Philadelphia restaurant
will open up today. Invitations have
been issued to the opening dinner, which
is to be given between the hours of-12
and 2 P. M.
Mr. C. D. West returned to the city
yesterday, having spent Christmas at
his former home.
We are talking- abou? your cough. One
cold no sooner passes oft before another
comes. But It s the same old cough all
the time. And it's the same old story,
too. There is first the cold, then tho
cough, then pneumonia or consumption,
with the long sickness and life trem?
bling in the balance. ?
loosens the grasp of your cough. The
congestion of the throat and lungs is
removed; all inflammation is'subdued:
the parts are put perfectly at rest, and
the cough drops away. It has no diseased
tissues on which to hang. 91.00 a bottle.
At all druggists. Put one of
Dr. Ayer's Cherry Pectoral Plasters;
on your chest. It -will draw out innam
mation and soreness from your lungs.
J. C. AYER CO., Lowell, Mass.
A POPULAR FEATURE.
Part of the program of tiie New Tear's
entertainment at the Young Men's |
Christian Association next Monday
night will be the usual auction sale of!
the periodicals for 1890.
The following magazines will be sold |
to the highest bidder and will be deliv?
ered one month later, guarantees* in j
good order: Harper's Weekly, Scientific)
American, Puck, Judge. Harper's
Monthly, Scribner's. Century, Cosmo-;
politan, Forum. Munsey's. Argosyr, St.
Nicholas. Outing, McClures, Manufac-j
turer's Record, &e.
Bounties, Arrears of Pay, Patents,
Land Warrants, Duplicate Discharges,
SPANISH WAR CLAIMS SETTLED.
JOSEPH THELON. Attorney,
(late of Washngton, D. C.)
Address National Soldiers' Home Va.
P. O. Box 255.
E. R. WHITLOW has removed to 233
Twenty-fifth street, where I am prepar?
ed to do all kinds of
SIGN AND HOUSE PAINTING,
graining, papering and decorating.
Give me a call when in need of any of
the above work.
23S TWENTY-FIFTH STREET.
Many a Yen Strike
Through the burning of your
house, stock, furniture, etc., can be re?
covered by one means only?through a
POLICY OF INSURANCE.
If you have been wise enough to have
a fire risk on your property issued by
Marye & Boynton your after troubles
will be of short duration.
Our companies are solvent, prompt
MARYE & BOYENT0N,
Room No. 1 P.raxfnn "Rsiilriine.
To our patrons and the public our thanks
for their liberal patronage and wish them,
one and all, a happy and prosperous New
Year, assuring them that we will try to de=
serve a largely increased trade from them
for the coming year,
/772^ The Reliable
*? Clothien Shoer and
^f^S^MMSSS^^ \]EW DANK
fiS^f^- i NATIONAL HuiLDINGj
1899 INVEST MEMS--READ!
Jefferson avenue, on 27th street, renting for $600 per annum; price $3^00.
Two lots four houses, on 23rd street, renting for $750 per annum. ?-Prlc.e
$3,000. This property is new and is recommended as an especiaUy handsome
investment. _ ??? ? *. ~
Modern house on 34th street near West, avenue, for $0,000. A beautiful
and well-built residence.
Nice lot on 35th street with southern exposure, at a very attractive figure,
ready to build on.
Good business lot on Washington avenue for $4,000?cheapest thing on
the avenue. . "
Lot on Jefferson avenue near 27th street for $800?a good business stand.
Ten-room house on 33rd street near West avenue for $5,000; terms, $1,000
cash, balance monthly.
Lots on all desirable streets above the shipyard with northern or south?
ern exposure, at reasonable prices and on terms to suit you.
Brick store and dwelling in heartof business centre of Washington ave?
nue; price $10,000.
Lots below the C. &0. piers, in the new section?Dawson City, they call
it?from $100 up.
Four, lots and buildings thereon, corner of Lafayette avenue and 28th
street, ren?s $00 per month, fine business property; price on application.
In the centre of the business section of 28th street we have a lot for
$4,000 that's a good- thing to buy.
Lot on Lafayette avenue near 28th street at a bargain. Lafayette avenue
property is enhancing every day. " ,
The oldest and one of the best equ ipped lumber establishments in the city
is in our hands for sale. A live and energetic man can do a splendid busi?
ness with it. It is paying present owner, who desires to retire from business,
handsomely. This is one of the best opportunities for entering we know of.
IRWIN TUCKER & CO.,
REAL ESTATE AND INSURANCE.
Washington avenue and Twenty-eighth street.
OUR STOCK OF MEN'S BOYS' AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING
THAT WAS DAMAGED BY WATER ON DECEMBER 20TH MUST BE
CLOSED OUT REGARDLESS OF COST AT ONCE TO MAKE ROOM FOR
OUR INCOMING STOCK.
2714 WASH IN GTON AVENUE.
Applique Bureau Scarfs and Shams to match; the regular 50c ones will bts,
sold during this week for. 25c a piece.
Applique Shams and Scarfs to match h in the better grades that are worth
75c, during this week will be sold for.:.50c a piece
A complete line in better goods at low prices and will make a handsome
and useful present.
Chinile Table Covers, 4-4, for 25c; .vorth 50c.
Chenile Table Covers, 6-4, for 75c, worth $1.00'.
Chenile Table covers, S-4, for $1.4S, worth $2.00.
Tapestry Covers in all kinds and grads: 4-4 tapestry covers worth 75c for. 50o
; An extra grade of Tapestry Covers in 6-4, usual price $2.00, our price_$1.48
In 12-4. usual price $5.00, our price.$2.60
? In 12-4, usual price $3.50, our price. ].!$i!os
Bleached Table Linen, a regular 35c grade; it will be sold during Christ
! mas week for.25c a yard
j All Linen Half Bleached Table Damask with red border, fast color, and is
worth 40c, will be sold during the week for.29c a yard
A Handsome Bleached All Linen Table Damask; a regular 75c quality; holi?
Table Napkins, 18 inch square, all linen, worth $1.50 dozen. Holiday
price, $1.00 a dozen.
Red or Blue Bordered Doylies, worth 75c a dozen. Holiday price, 50c a doz.
Full size all white or Red bordered Doylies, splendid value, Holiday
price, $1.00 a dozen.
Marseilles Spreads, extra heavy, worth $2.50; Holiday price, $1.69. ?*
Heavy Spreads, full size, worth $1.25, Holiday price, $1.13.
White spreads, hemmed, full size worth 75c; Holiday price, 59c.
Black Kersey Coats, lined throughout with twilled silk; a regular $10.00
jacket now at .$5.08
Black Cloth Jackets in the newest cut, well made, half lined; a regular
.?.~.00 Jacket at.$3.08
6 extra quality Kersey Cloth Capes to close. They are all the $10.00 grade.
Your choice of any of them for.$4.98
An extra long Plush Capo, edged with Thibet fur, in plain or braided, and
beaded. Ones we have sold for $10.00.$6.98
KAN DK FRCHIEFS.
WHERE 10c will buylOc worth of quality?500 Ladies' Handkerchiefs
some lace-trimmed, others scolloped, embroidered or plain linen hem?
25 dozen Ladies' Hemstiched Initial handkerchiefs. 3 in a fancy box_25c
100 dozen Ladies' Handkerchiefs, with lace trimmed, worked corners; plain
hem-stitched, mourning or colored borders.5c
25 duzen Handkerchiefs, extra quality, embroidered edge at 13c. -The-e
are a special good value.:..'. . .V?i-.
The handsomest line of 25c Handkerchiefs that were ever shown?goods of
remarkable quality, in all styles?ones with lace edge, point embroidery?
rmbroidered hems. Handkerchiefs that are sold in other stores for three for
$1: our price.,.25c
< Ladies' Silk Handkerchiefs, with embroidered corners at 10c; the usual 15c
Initial Silk Handkerchiefs in any 1
ever been shown for the money; full setter you may desire; the best that has
Extra large size silk handkcrchiel'ize, 25c.
at 50c. s with initials, the regular 75c grado
Men's Mufflers, popular gift, and a
price is half the value, 50c. popular muffler to give. That the
Children's Jackets from 4 to 12 years; a present worth while giving a
j child! You can get one for $1.69; are worth $2.50.
Red, Royal Blue and Green Astrachan Jackets for children from 4 to 12
years; a regular $5.00 one; a Christmas present at less than half, $3.48.
We invite you v attention to our magnificent display of
Holiday goods, Handkerchiefs, Collarettes, Applique, Bureau
Scarfs and Shams, Table Covers, etc. Our prices'are as low as
is consistent with good qualities. Make your selections now he
fore the rush begins. Below is a partial list of Holiday Sugges?
Capital. Dry Goods House
2610 Washington Aveneu.