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INJURED ON THE RAIL.
An liast-Bound Train Comes to Grief in
Colorado. Explosion of Gas Sets
Eire to the Cars.
( (By Telegraph.)
TRINIDAD, COB., Dec. 2S.?The east
bound California limited train No. 4 on
the Atchinson, Topeka and Santa Fe
rat road was wrecked eleven miles east
o? this city at 7 o'clock this morning.
The accident happened on a curve,
and 'it is supposed to have been caused
by the spreading of rails. The engine,
one Pullman and the dining car passed
over all right. The observation car,
two drawing room sleepers and a com?
posite car left the track.
The wreck immediately caught fire
from an explosion of gas from the com?
posite car and the entire four cars were
NO LIVES LOST.
Those in the composite car were
badly injured. No one was killed, but
twelve were seriously injured, as
Conductor CD. Bouches. Las Vegas,
both hands and face badly burned by
gas; Frank Bope. brakeman. Las
Vegas, seriously burned about the face
and hands; C. C. Fairbanks. Pullman
porter, Chicago, head cut and slight
burn about the face; M. D. Baer, news
agent. Kansas City, bruised and hip
slightly injured; Charles L. Beveren,
of New York City, slightly bruised on
A corpse which was en route for
Philadelphia was cremated in the fire.
Physicians from this city were taken
to the scene of the wreck and cared for
the injured people after which they !
were taken to Lajunta.
THF. "BATTU! AKI5KV "
Confederate Societies Urged to Itttisc
Funds for Its Erection.
RICHMOND. VA., Dec. 2S.?The exec?
utive committee of the Confederate Me?
morial Association, the members of
which are charged . with the duty of
raising the necessary funds to secure
the erection of the "Battle Abbey," in
this city, met here today. Mr. Smith
wag present, as the representative of
Mr. Charles Broadway Rouss, who has
promised to donate $100,000 toward the
erection of the "Battle Abbey," pro?
vided a like amount is raised by the
The committee passed a resolution
earnestly requesting the various Con?
federate societies of ladies in the South
to organize Tor the purpose of raising
funds to aid in the erection of the pro?
posed memorial building, and to report
the amounts to General Robert White,
chairman of the committee. Wheeling,
W. Va. At a meeting of the Confeder?
ate Memorial Literary Society, at the
Confederate museum today, a letter was
read from .Mrs. Jefferson Davis giving
permission for the sale of Miss Winnie
Davis' pictures at the museum. Ac- j
companying this was a large package of I
negatives of photographs, etc. Mrs
George Roy turned over to the mus- j
LONDON. Dec. 28.?The Paris corres
pendent of the Times says:
"At the annual meeting of the new |
Panama, company today (Wednesday) !
a long report was read. In addition to 1
showing that no definite plan has yet
been adopted for the completion of the
canal, the report refers to the American
interest in the Nicaragua canal since
the Hispano-American war and indi?
cates the means taken to acquaint the i
United States government and the Am- j
erican people with the position and \
prospects of Panama canal. On this !
point it says: j
" "We have offered to place at the dis- j
posal of the United States every facil- i
ity for examining our works and plans, i
which will easily convince them of the
superiority from all points of view of i
the Panama route. They will lind in j
the treaties existing between them and
Colombia in the facilities allowed by the
statutes all the guarantees and advan?
tages which their natural interests can
resonably require. The Panama route
is indisputably the maritime highway
which can be opened to navigation in
the shortest time and at the least c^? ;
pense.' " I
To Settle a Mooted Ouestion.
VOLUMBUS, O., Dec. 28.?All the sur- |
vivors of General Morgan's party who !
escaped from the Ohio penitentiary dur- !
ing the war have been invited here to j
inspect the, recently discovered tunnel j
through which it is claimed the raiders
escaped, and settle for all time the dis?
pute as to whether Morgan and his
men escaped through the tunnel or by
the connivance of the officials of the
penitentiary. A car load of dirt taken
from the tunnel made under the walls
has been found in the air duct near the
cells which Morgan's men occupied.
After the men had made their escape
the hole was filled-up with loose-dirt j
and the clay around this shows the exact j
dimensions of the tunnel.
General Frank in Command.
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., Dec. 28.?A
special from Ansiloton, Ala., to the
"The Fourth Army Corps, which has
been in Huntsville, bjts been moved lw
this city and General Royal T. Frank
?will command the entire corps, suc?
ceeding General Henry W. Lawton, who
has been ordered to report to General
Otis at Manila."
CHARLESTON, S. C, Dec. 28.?Gen?
eral Bates and his headquarters arrived
here today. He is to sail from here for
Cuba on the transport Minnewaska
with the Sixth Ohio Volunteers. The
regiment is not expected to arrive in the
city until tomorrow morning. The First
Battalion, 440 men strong, of the First
Regular Infantry, arrived in the city
during the day. These troops are to
\,; ? embark here for Havana on the Ward
"?Line steamer Saratoga. The steamer
;fV was due here today, but failed to put
in an appearance.
NEW YORY MONEY' MARKET.
NEW YORK, Dec. 2S.?Money on call
firmer at 2Vi@6per cent.: last loan, 2V?
per cent.; prime mercantile paper, 3%
per cent.: sterling exchange steady,with
actual business in bankers' bills at 4.84
V*@Vz lor demand, and at firstname.lastname@example.org for
sixty days: posted rates, 4.S2>?@4.85%;
commercial _ bills. 4.80%<g>4.81%; silver:
certificates, *59%@60; bar silver, 59%; !
Mexican dollars. 46%: government
bonds, firmer: state bonds, strong; rail- |
road bonds irregular.
NEW YORK STOCK MARKET.
NEW YORK, Dec. 28.?Contrary to
. the course of the market for some weeks '
j prices showed a pronounced decline on
j the day's trading and this was opened
: to the tendency abroad, London having j
j bought some 25,000 shares on balance. |
i The volume of business was large al
I though not up to yesterday's record \
breaking- figures. The greater part of j
the business today was due to the morn- !
ing rise, while the afternoon's decline j
was also accompanied by a burst of an- j
imation. The regular dividends were ;
declared on Vanderbilt's stocks and Am- j
erican Tobacco. The traffic reports !
were generally gratifying. Burlington's j
surplus for November.incheased nearly \
$238,000: New Jersey Centrals November i
net increased over $61,000. while the net j
increase of Northern Pacific for five
months was over $393,000. While stocks j
were strong at the opening. New York i
prices were not up to those of London j
whore London was ever bouyant. In- I
some other had high priced records, j
The grangers and coalers were strong,
advance in the latter stocks a great I
part of which was retained th""""hout, j
was perhaps explained by a -suosequent
announcement that anthracite prices I
had been ordered advanced at Buffalo
and Chicago. It became evident that 1
there had 'been large realizing sales on j
yesterday's and today's bulges in prices j
and traders attacked the general list |
with considerable success. Prices ral- !
lied somewhat in the lowest, but a sharp |
flurry in call money which, for a time, I
advanced to 6 per cent., although sub- I
sequently it eased off to about yester- I
day's quotations, gave the bears an op?
portunity to effect marked declines in
prices, but the securities sold were
rapidly absorbed. Sugar was weak, i
owing to the trade situation in the early ;
dealings, when the rest of the list was I
strong and at the close was an excep- j
tion to the general weakness. Pitts- j
burg C. (.'. C. & St. L. was strong on I
the ideas that the Pennsylvania sys- j
tern was to be unified in a manner sim- j
ilar to that in progress in the Vander- I
hilts. An incident of the speculation at j
the outset was the apparent, subsidence |
of interest in Federal Steel. Transae-i
lions were in small amounts and in
marked contact to yesterday's enormous |
dealings at the opening.
The total sales of stocks today were j
Leading stocks closed as follows:
Baltimore & Ohio. 07J I
Canada Paci?o. S-S \
Canada Southern. 06J
Ohesapeako & Ohio. 2"? j
Chicago ffc Alton. 1C.0J j
Chicago, Burlington & Qutncy.. 123$ i
o.c. G. &8t.i. <m\
do do pief'd. - !)5 :
Delaware & Hudson. ... 1041
VI ich igo n Central. Ml
Missouri Pacific. 4~>i j
Mob5le Si (JLi ..>. ?U |
New Jarwsy Central. 04 !
Mew York Central. 322* j
Norfolk & Western. 8
Northern Pacific. 43
do pref'd. 7'
Pittsburg. . 1" J
*ock Island. IVM !
it. Paul. lie* ]
do pref'd. Hiii j
-.Southern Pacific. s24j
South era Railway_. lot ?
do pref'd. 41'
Texas & Pacific. If I
Union Pacific pref'd, .. . .... .. 4i?s
Adams Express. 108
American Express. 343
I United StattR Express.
Wells Fargo Express. 12!?
Am erican Tobacco. I42:j
do pref'd . 130
People's Gas. ilOi
Consolidated Gas. 304}
General Electric. 054
Paei?c Mail. 44?
Pullman Palac?.es div 151
Silver Certificates. M'j
Sugar . 1-22
do pref'd . 1114
Tennessee Coal & iron. 30|
Western Union. 0J
Chicago Northwestern. 3404
do pref'd. J85
Chicago Great Western. 15
CHICAGO PRODUCE MARKET.
CHICAGO, Dec. 28.?A general des'.r;
to take profits today marked trading in
all the grain and provision markets and
moderate declines in everything result?
ed. The country was especially active
in the liquidation. Wheat declined Vie
corn '/?@>%, and oats closed a shade- 1
lower. Provisions declined 5@15c.
Leading futures ranged as follows:
WHEAT? Open Hicrh Low Close
Pec OSj CSJ 07 07*
May 71i t.'J? 07i 07 ?
Jnlv 05'f Oij Ois 05
Pec 313 JM3 34} 34a j
Mav 35 ? 354 3H 35*
'July 3533-} 3 4 =?4
Dec 2<U 2(1 rii 2 1
May 36 f ?64 2t?s 21'J
Doc 0 40 !l 43 8.374 J 40
Jan 0.724 ?J.75 0.05 0.674 |
: Dec 5.131 5.15 5.10 4.17
! .Ian 5.37J 5 374 5.32j 5.35
Jan 4 05 4 074 4.024 4.C2J
: Dec 4 85 4 ? > 4.80 4 8J4
Cash quotations were as follnwt:
flour steady; No. 3 spring wheat
|65@67i; No. 2 red, 7"-. No. 2.
corn, 37s: Jno. 3 oats, 16@274; No
]2 woite, 28(K2!'f- No 3 wftiip. 28
?:0; rye, C4<2i, No. 2 barley, 3!) 5.47;
j No. i Ilax seed. 104J@llt; prime
timothv seed, 2 30. mess pork per
; b-trrel 8 CO iS 80; lard, per 300 pounds,
I5 35@5 5ft; short ribs sides, loose,
; 4. ?0 5.1.00; dry salted. sL< ulclers'
bo ed, 4i@%: short clear ?-ides.
! loose. 5 0S@5 30; whiskey, distillers'
j finished goods, per gallon. 120; No. 2
! yellow corn, 38J.
baltimore produce market.
doing; prices higher; Western' super,
Wheat?kjuiet: spot, month and Jan?
uary, 75@%; February, 75%@%; south?
ern wheat hy sample, 72@76.
Corn?Unsettled; spot and month, 43
%@%: December, new or old, 43%@%;
January and February, 43%: southern
white and yellow corn, 40]A@43%.
Oats?Firmer: No. 2 white, 33M: bid.
Rye?Firm; No. 2 nearby, 59; No. 2
western, Cl. V
COTTON FUTURES. '
NEW YORK, Dec. 2S.?Cotton futures
opened quiet and firm. January, 5.44;
February, 5.45: March, 5.50; April, 5.52;
May, 5.58: June, 5.62: July. 5.66: August,
5.50; September, 5.62: October. 5.62.
Futures closed firm. December. 5.40;
January. 5.49: February. 5.50: March,
5.53: April. 5.57: May. 5.61; June. D.65;
July, 5.67; August. 5.69: September, Oc?
tober and November, 5.63.
Spot closed steady and unchanged.
Sales. 200 bales.
General Wheeler was asked the other
day by a very young lady of Washing?
ton: "How is it you never wear any
medals? You surely have some." "No,"
answered the soldier. "I have not. I
am no bicyclist and I never made a
century run in my lire."
Mrs. Caroline Frances Fuller, a New
York widow, has given $20.000 worth of
real estate to the Salvation Army to be
used in carrying on the work of organi?
zation among the poor. She did not
want her identity to become known in
the 'transaction. Since she has been
found out she says she is estranged
from her relatives and wishes to dispose
of her property before her death in or?
der to avoid litigation.
Frank Pierrepont Graves. LB. D..
who has just been installed president of
the University of Washington, in Seat?
tle, was born in Brooklyn in 1869, was
graduated from Columbia University in
1890, became an instructor in Greek in
his alma mater and later became pro?
fessor of classical philology in Tufts
College, the chair having 'been created
for him. He remained there five years,
until the spring of 3SD6, when he ac?
cepted the presidency of the University
'IP HE STEAMER S. A. M'CALL
a. will leave Newport News with
both freight and passengers for Peters?
burg every Monday, Wednesday and
Friday about 7:15 A. II., and will leave
Newport News for Norfolk every Tues?
day. Thursday and Saturday about 3:30
Will leave Norfolk every Monday,
Wednesday and Friday at 6:00 A. M.
sharp. J. W. FHILBIPS.
MERCHANTS ft MINERS TRANS- ,
;./?.v: >*??- i'icrt News cor Un.UlrfioT*
ciaiiy, Tuesdays excepted, at * P. At.,
connecting for Washington, Philadel?
phia and New York.
Steamer sailing Oct. 14, 23. Nov. 2. 11
20. 30. Dec. 9, IS, 28 does not carry pas?
Fare to Baltimore, one way, S3: round
trip; $5. including u-tatrroom berth. Ac?
commodations and cuisine un?
equalled. Freight and passenger*
taken for all pohits north and south
For further information apply to
l, C. SAUXDERS. Agent,
Newport New?. V?
W. p. TURNER, G. p. a.
J. C. WHITNEY. T. m.
Onnertcl office. Baltimore. Mfl
BOOT AND SHOE MAKER.
REPAIR WORK A SPECIALTY.
2S09 Washington avenue.
rP H3 NORFOLK & WASHING |
X TON STEAMBOAT COMPANY
Tb? New and Powerful Iron Falact
Steamers Newport Newa, Washing^or j
and Norfolk Till leave .dally as ?oJ
Steamers leave Portsmouth, foot
of North street at. f:00 p. ?
Leave Norfolk, foot of Matbewa
street at . 5:45 p. ra :
Leave Old Point at. 6:45 p. ra
Arrive Washington at.7:00 a. us
B. &. O. R. R. PENN., R. K.
XjY. Washington at.. 8:00 a m..8:00 a a
Ar. Philadelphia at.lROO a m. 10:30 a rt
Ar. New Tork at.. .. 1:25 p m..2:16 p ir
South bound, B. & O. R. R. Penn. R. R
Lv. New York at_11:3?. a m..l:00 p u
Lv. Philadelphia at. 1:53 p m..3:18 p it
Ar. in Washington .. 4:30 p m..6:18 p rr
Steamers leave Washington at 6:30 p v
Arrive Fortress Monroe at.... 7:00 an
Arrive Norfolk at . 8:00 a n
Arrive at Portsmouth at. 8:30 ? jr
The trip down the historic Potoma/
rfver and Chesapeake Bay on the ele
gant steamers of this company is un
surpassed. The steamers are compar?
atively new, having been bullt in J.8S1
and are fitted up in the most Iuxurl
ant manner, with electric lights, col
bell, and steam heat In each room
The tables are supplied with every de
Ucacy of the season from the marke
of Washington and Norfolk.
For'further information apply to
V. J. CALLAHAN. Ageir
CHESAPEAKE & OHIO RAILWAY
FOR RICHMOND, WASHING?
TON, CINCINNATI, LOUISVILLE
CHICAGO. ST. LOUIS, &C.
Schedule in EffectJ\Tov. 13. 1S9S.
WESTBOUND ~y No. 1 | No. 3
Lv. Newport News ... 9 15am| 4 35pm
Ar Richmond . 11. 30am[ 6 50pm
Lv. Richmond .*12 00n'n
Ar. Washington .* 3 40pm
Lv. Richmond . 2 15pm
Ar. Charlottesville .... 5 44pm
Ar. Staunton . 7 OSpm
Ar. Clifton Forge _ 8 57pm
Ar. Va. Hot Springs .. 9 50pm
Ar. White Sulphur.
Ar. Cincinnati . 7 55am| 5 15pm
Ar. Louisv-?le ........ 11 00ami~8 00pm
Ar. Chicago . 5 30pml 7 15am
Ar. St. Louis .i 6 56pm| 7 30am
*Dai.'y except Sunday. Other time
No. 1 Cincinnati Express daily.
Parlor Car Old Point to Richmond and
Pullmans Richmond to Cincinnati.
Louisville and St. Louis.
No.3 with Pullman daily Old Point to
Hinton, Cincinnati and Louisville.
Meals served o.i dining cars on Nos.
1 and;', west of Gordonsville. _
FOR NORFOLK. j No. 2 j_No. 4
I daily. | daily._
Lv. Newport News -111 15am | 6 05pm
Ar. Norfolk .!12 15pm j 7 05pm
Ar. Portsmouth .|l2 40pm | 7 30pm
Steamer Louise leaves Portsmouth
daily 7 40 a. in. and 3 00 p. m. Leaves ?
Norfolk S 10 a. m. and 3 30 p. m for New?
For tickets and other information ap?
ply to E. W. ROBINSON. Ticket Agent,
JOHN D. POTTS,
Asst. Gen. Passenger Agt..
LD DOMINION STEAMSHIP
ly Service Between New York and
every aay at. o:uu P. Ivi. snip leaving
Tuesday carries freight only.
A short, delightful and invigorating
First-class, straight, including
meals ami berLh.$ S.OO
Round trip, first-class, including
meals and berth. 13.00
Steerage, without subsistence. 4.50
STEAMER LURAY arrives from
Smithlield and leaves for Norfolk daily,
except Sunday, .it 9 A. M. Return?
ing leaves Norfolk from Bay Line
1 wharf, every day, except Sunday, at 3
All business between New York and
Newport News transacted at Pier 6.
All business between Newport News,
Norfolk, Smithfield and local points
transacted at Pier A, foot Twenty-fifth
" -. B. CROWELL, Agent.
We have opened a first class line of groceries ai
N"o. 3000 Washington avenue, corner Thirtieth street
(Koch's old stand, better known as the ''Good Ltickj
Store"). Jt is onr purpose to keep at all times a complete
stock of reliable goods?such as Staple and Fancy Gro
ceries, Vegetables, Fruits, Nuts. Candies and many oth ;
or things too numerous to mention.
Goods Delivered Free of Charge
Everything at Fvloderate Prices.
Mr. IS". B. Garner, formerly with Mr. W. M. Parser and
Mr. G. W. Scott, Jr., formerly with Payne <fc Trent, are
with this house, and will be pleased to see and serve iheir
Things that are to be eaten should be clean. We offer!
von clean goods and a clean deal all around.
It will pay you to get on speaking terms with the inside
of this new stnv.
3000 Washington Avenue.
Washington avenue and Twenty-eighth street, over Ideal Pharmacy. t
Office Hours, 9 A. M. to D P. M. ' Sundays 9 A. M. to 12 M. *
Open Evenings 7 to S.
VITALIZED AIR FOR PAINLESS EXTRACTING. ?
good set.rrrrn.5 dollars ?
best set. 1 rr ifl8 collars ?
PARTIAL SETS .? ? ?* .IN PROPORTION |
No charge for extrac ting when teeth are ordered. _ Jj
Painless extracting with local anaslhetlc.50c ^
Silver filling.50c. up L
Gold .?. 51.00 up. f
Teeth Cleaned. 75c. *
Bridge work -and crowns, 22 karat gold, $5 per tooth. I
ALL WORK GUARANTEED. .1
Of Holiday Goods
W5IS Fascinate Yoy.
We never before showed so many pretty things
at such small prices. We need not remind you that
useful articles are most appreciated. Fancy Parlor
Tables. Pretty Kockers, Lamps, Pictures, China Sets;
China Closets, Chiffoniers, Couches, Mirrors, Desks,
Sideboards, Suits of Furniture, Parlor Suits. Our
terms aae most liberal. We can accommodate you.
Our prices are lower than any competition can reach.
We only handle goods of undoubted quality.
The Universal House F^wrraisjfcors,
24-8 Twenfy-e.U*hfh Sfreef:^ ^
Thank all of their numerous customers
for their liberal patronage and trust to deserve their
confidence in the future. Wishing all a Merry
Christmas and a Happy New Year, we remain re?
spectfully at your service.
Watchmakers a od Jewelers,
2?I9 IVcsh'nqton fivenus, Betwcsn 28th and 29th S:rret
T^gpFine repairinga Specialty.
be acquired iivno
adelphia college ot
HOROLOGY AKT? OPTICS,
S=S?5?|i-p?^1 am now prepared to tit the public with
g?gj~J-i^V ' glasses by all the latest and most im?
proved methods known to the art.
I belong to an up-to-date class of Op?
tical men who believe that it is impos?
sible for one man to know it all and ad?
vocate the proportioning of different
branches of science among those who
are willing to devote themselves
solely to their respective specialty.
This means a thoroughness which can
master of one thing than jack of all
trades and master of none.
way. Better be
Eyes examined free.
9 to 12 A. M. 1 to 4 P. M.
?. 136 TWENTY-SIXTH STREET
Albany Dental :-:
No. 2613 Washington
x Seiport News, Va..
A new departure in
tracted without pain
with Vitalized Air. .
Teeth Extracted.?r-c WE extract and fill teeth and apply
Vitalized Air.50c Gold a.nd Porcelain Crowns, undetec
Air or Gas Absolutely Painless. table from natural teeth and warranted
Fine Gold Fillings.$1 and up for ten years.
Silver Fillings.50c and up
Amalgam Fillings.50c and up
Gold Crowns. $5.03 to $10.0!)
Bridge Work.$5 to $10 per Tooth
Best Set Teeth.$S.OO to $10.00
TEETH CUBA NED.
LADY IN ATTENDANCE.
Office Hours 8 A. M. to S P.. M.
DR. W. W. FREEMAN,.;;. !
General Manager. V
If you want a building lot
Lots for 3&le on easy terms in all sections of the
Finely located, business lots on ^Washington Ave.
Farms lor sale or rent in Elizabeth C'fcy, "War?
wick and York Counties.
ROOM NO. 11.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK BUILDING.
OFFICE OPEN UNTIL 8 P. M.