Newspaper Page Text
VOL L~NO. 84
PRICE 2 CKNT8
William Lame Thomas, of Ken?
tucky, Chosen Grand Master,
He Made a Beautiful Speech in Ac?
cepting the Office. Pittsburs;, Pa.,
Selected as the Next Place ot
Meeting, and October, 1898,
was the Date Agreed On.
1'y v'ontberu AfBooiatad Preis.
Boston*, August 29.?The third ses
siou ot the twenty sixth tri onuial Uou
clave of Knights Templar opened at
1 ho Musonio i'emple tbie morning. It
was voted to suspend the reading ol'
tbo records of yesterday's proceedings,
aud on suggestion of Very Eruineut Mr
)ieury VV. jungg, it wan decided to vote
Sur grand aisstur by roll cull, tirst cnll
tng tbo giuud encampment nu? t?eu
ibe States in alphabetical order.
Thu pounting teilen uppoiuted by
Grand Muster Sir Hugh MoCurdy
were Sir tinigbta Carter, of Coiiuecti
cut; Spring, of liliuois, and linsen
bantu, ot Arkansas. 11 Thu receiving
tellers were Sir Knights Hiugman, of
ludiuuu; Wheeler, of Nebrnt-ku, uud
lluuiiltou, ol Georgia.
Tbo lirnt ballot was as follows: Wbolo
number 3U1, uecei-sary for choice 151,
1 .miuent Sir William Lurue Tboujiis,
ol t?ayaville, Ky,, 207; Eminent tSir
Samuel <'. Lawrence, of Boston, 1; M.
t. AJ. Mr Hugh ilei. tudy. Eiuiueut
Sir II. I!. Lloyd, of Sau brancmco. 1.
Mr liugfa .MoCurdy in u Oompli
mculary uddru.-H auuoiinecd his sue
cessor amid groat demonstrations ol
Mi Kuigbt Thomas replied in n
tpcocb expressing bis deep sensibility
in tlic iiniior coulerred upou him. ?'!
accept the tiouoiuhlc position," hu euid,
"wuti the utmost lnith tu Qud, the
I' m: i.er. that lie will luvest me with
teal, jiidgnuiout uud ubility to faith
fully pe? ,o; m the. duties devolving upon
uio tbrongu my eleutiou. To preside
over the deliberations ol this body, now
giowu to Jiii'.ouU odd Sir Knights, who
represent the culturo uud reliuemeut
stud n.orui worth of every community
10 tblS great laud, aud to follow dowu
(he iiuu ot Grand Musters who for
?lybty yoors have controlled this body,
to the present Grand Blaster, is a coin
plimnul to even the most cultivatud
aud reUued in tnu land, 1 cannot hope
to bnug to the otlice the energy aud
ability ot my predecessors, but uoue
could have been nunc zealous to carry
to the uumniii lbs banner ot our great
order than the man you have clouted
to bo your Gruud Muster,
"At the eud ol llirce yours, wheu my
service is completed ii 1 chu huve as
tuy reward, 'Well done, ihou good uud
faithful servant,' Iben, uud not until
thuu, will the height of my ambitiou
Lu reached; then, aud not until then,
will my unp ol joy overflow. 1 be
?peak your earnest oflorts, Sir KuigLts,
and I thank you for the uuauounu lty
of your election."
While the ballots for deputy grand
master were being collected tbo com?
mittee on time aud place fur the ue\t
meeting reported iu lavor of i t -;
?m the piace, and recommended the
?eoond Thursday in October, 1 >'.*."> us
the tune. L'he recommendations were
The voting fur deputy yrand niastor
resulted in the election O. E, Sir
Kuigbt lleuben Ii, Lloyd, now graud
S/.onernli.'-eimo. Sir Kuigbt Lloyd ro
tpuuiied iu a bnof but caruest speech.
OtUer oflicers elected were; Grund
generalissimo, 13, M. Sir lioury ii.
btoddard, ol L'exas.
Oraud Captain Uenoral, Very Emi
neut Sir Georgo M. Moulteu, of 1 ill
tirand Seuior Wardan,Very Ktuiuout
Sir Henry W. ttngg, ol Massachusetts
am! Uhodo Island.
Grand Junior Warden, Very Kmi
sent Sir William B. Mohsh. of Ohio.
Duriug the progress of balloting
several resolutions were adopted, all
relatiug to 1 etuplsr matters except tho
Wuekras, We are informed that
John S. lobiu is ill at his hotel and huu
beeu seriously ill for thu puel two davs
jlj'.h is uow improTiug; therefore, bo it
Ucso\veci, That the sympathy of the
members of tin* Grand Kncatnpuieut
bo aud uro hereby extended to thu
distinguished brother iu his affliction,
nud we iuvoko the blessing of a Diviuu
J'roviduuce upon hiui und our prayers
lor bis speedy uud full reooyery.
Similar renolutiouB were adopted for
Most Emioet sir Knight Viuceut Hurl
butt, of Illinois, and Must Emiuont Mr
Knight Ii. E, Withers, of Virginia,
ilotli are past ?.?raii.l muMors.
Adjoin tiinent was announced after
tho votu for ginud pinior warden.
M?lmes' litveafinsitlois t'oniiuiteda |
Indian aro Iiis, lud., August 29,?
ltoys illgKlug under thu Hulmes hotiso
iu nu unlluitlied portion of tho cellar,
iiavu found the two foot of Howard
l'ietzel. '1 hey had been buruod, but
not destroyed, and wore evidently too
bulky to put into thu chimney nole.
With tho feet was found bunco n Qve
..nit can. Tboro was some) cual oil iu
ft. All of thu witnesses were before
the Corouer and tho grand jury to?
day. The grand jury will roturu uu
iudiutmunt against HolmCr1.
"Nowost DiMOovory,: ?Kxt. teeth; no
P?.iu? ftt-ti L>. Looms, 102 Mum.
B. &0. APPRECIATES NORFOLK.
A Meeting of Railroad Men Expected
The article published in Thk Vir?
sinian yestorday uioruing iu regard to
tbe Baltimore aud Obio railroad
making a deep water terminus at Nor?
folk, attracted a great deal of attou
tiou aud comment.
A reporter of Tax Virginian talked
with a number of promiuent men who
behoved tboro whb something at tho
bottom of the report,
Tbe Baltimore and Ohio would cor
tatuly tiud snipping advantages here
not enjoyed by Baltimore, aud iu thu
matter of gram from the West ships
eau save two days' Eiuling by taking ou
their cargoes at Newport News aud
Norfolk. Iu tin su days, wheu time is
money, two duys saved iB on item of
iidvuningo readily appreciated by trans
It was reported last night thnt a
meeting of Baltimore aud Ohio otti
uials would bo held at tho Atlantic
Hotel. A reporter of Tin: VlltUtMAN
in limed ut tbe hotel, aud was inform?
ed that tbo pcutlcnicu iu question had
uot arrived, but would Likely ruaoh
Norfolk this morning.
Tbe liultitnoro aud Ohio several
years ago graded a road from Lexing?
ton to f-iulem. Vh. At Salom they
could reach Nurlolk by the Norfolk
aud Western, or could go to Martins
villo, Va., by the lioaooke Southern
und by buildi'Jg a short liuu Irom Mar
tinsville to Danville could oouio to Nor?
folk over tho Atlantic nud Danville
aud find warehouses aud ducks tor
A geutlcman Irom Kichmoud, who is
engaged in tho tobacco business there,
was iu Norfolk yesterday, he was much
impreci-od. lie sum the Southern road
iu uis upiuiou would greatly increase
the trndu of the port. How about the
lialtimoru nud Ohio, he was uskod,
uud said that ho kucw of no road
to thu r-until and Went that would not
be benefited by having a terminus iiere.
He tuoughl tho lialtimoru aud tlino
peoplo fully realized that at uo distaut
ilay Norfolk would be not only oue ot
tho .greatest ot tbe Atlantic ports, but
n manufacturing centre of importance
aud a dislributiug point of grout ad?
MR. BISSELL DECLINES.
Says He will Not Accept a Position on
the Supreme Court Bench.
liV Soutboru Associulsil Bruns.
BuFKAiiO, N. Y,, August 29,?It was
leuruod late this uftcruoou ou reliablo
authority that ex-Posttuaeter Oeueral
\S llsou S. HiHtsll has beeu offered the
place on tho l ulled Slates Supreme
Court bench, mudc vacaut by tho heath
of Justice ilaeksuu.
The information camo from a close
frieud of Mr. Bissell in this city, aud it
is stratud that the ox-Posttnuster-Gen
oral himself rcvoalc.l tbo secret boforo
he left Bnllalo early this week.
Mr. l'.ibseil, co it wan stated, reueived
a communication direct from Mr,
l lovelaud makiug an UUOObditioual J
proffer of the appointuiuut. The com
lunuicatiou further asked Mr. Bissell
to eome to teo him concerning the mut
Mr. Cisscll, it is also stated, de?
clared ho would not tu..v tho appoint*
muiit. In giving his roasous for de
CllUlUg the honor, b e is stated to have
said: "1 have tried \\"nshiugtuu life
iiuuer favorable oircumstaucee nud
1 prefer liullalo. I do not
caro to return to Washington aud tlio
oiler of the .ludgeshlp will uot tempt
mo to do it. 1 will go to Bee Mr,
Cleveland, but I will not accept the
oQice. 1 do not wuut it. 1 wuuld
rather stay in Buffalo,"
Inquiry at tho office of Bissell, Sic
ard, Bissell & Uarey revealed that Mr.
Bissell hnd goue to Marion, ou Buz?
zard's liay, six miles from Guy (.juble.--,
Mr. Cleveland's Buinuior homo,
AN ATLANTA SHOOTING,
Two Brolhers-iii-Law Engage in a
Dangerous Street Row.
By Southern Associate l Presi.
Atlanta, Go., August 29. A sensa?
tional shooting, in which W? A. Ctil
vor, u well known coutractor, aud Dr.
,). W. Hood woro the principal.-', oc?
curred at 10:30 o'clock this moruitig
on Broad street, within u few feet ol
tho spot where Alex. Carr shot and
killed Capt. King ubout one veer ago.
Culvor tired throo shots at Dr, Hood,
two of which hit thu mark, striking
him under the bhuulder uud the other
in thu right leg,
The fihois were tired wbilo the men
were erappling, uud Dr. Hood's us
oapes from instant death is considered
nlmobt miruoiiloiis. Ah it is, ho is Uul
Iho men are brother-in-law. Cul?
vor cursed Mrs. Hood this morning,
Hood knocked Culver down, Culver
ii ii.tod him up latter and opened lire
8h soon as ho could. Hood grappled
with him und would probably have boen
killed had not \\. N. Alexander, Cul?
ver's nephuw. hurled tho mou apart
uud taken tho pistol from Culver.
Culver is in jail. Ho is u much lurgor
mull than Hood.
I' iir run J nr v tloiti |i li-ietl.
lly Southeru Auioelato I l'raiis
San PllANOlSCO, August 21>,?The
Ilurraut jury has been completed, the
twellth juror being S. L, Duitoh,
wholtfci le Btutiouer,
What Is Going on in and Around
the Capital City,
Mr. Mullen Talks on the Labor Situa?
tion. The Telephone System. The
Street Car Franchise Problem
and Many Other Notes of
oi tl I .-???.t >li to the Virginian.
Biohmono, Va,, August 29. ? Mr. W.
H, Mullen, who was lam night appoint
ed uhainuau of tbo committee chosen
at tbo cuufcruiioe of the Central 1 'ratios
and .Labor Uuiou to uaoio a legislative
ticket, wheu aeua to day, said:
"Our oommtttesj will moot early uoxt
week to pick nut leu unrucs, From
these ten tlio couveution ol orgaui/.ed
labor, which inoota tbo Boooud Wodues
day in September, will choose live.
These live we will take into tho pinna
ribB willi us an our choice. (Jt tbo iiro,
two will bo members of organized la
bur, uud there will be business men
who will work in our interests. Wo
will cuter the primaries to secure the
election of our olioioe."
Tbo principal thing we nro after iu
the Legislature," nil.I Mr. Mullen, "is
a uew charter for Kicbiunud. We want
to have tbe beads of all city depart
roniii? eleotod by tbe people, umi it i
ou thin |m r. ini that we will uiaUe our
light. There is uu H|iccial labor legis?
lation that we desire euaoted at ibis
time, z Oive us n uew city charter." ,
There isuo perceptible cUuugo iu tho
prospect lor the osiuiilishnieiit of two
now tclepliouc Systeme in Utobmotld,
Promoters ol the Stuudard Company,
li. I of the Home Telephone, state that
each scheme la bel?g gradually but
slowly developed. Mr. John ?. Uob
eiteoti, uudor whose super vision sub?
scriptions to the rttaudard have bouu
solicited, is uow in haltimoro ou bush
uess puriaimug to tbe enterprise iit
which be is iutereated. It is eaid bo
bos uoarly 1,01)0 subscribers.
It would appear Irotu present indica?
tions that tlio law courts will yet be
called upon to wrestle with tbe street
car franchise problem, now that tbo
Council has douo with it,
Capt. Audrow Pizzioi, wbon asked
tins moruing whether tho City Kailway
would abide by tbo resolutions of the
Street Committee laut uigbt that the
right of tbe old company to use elec?
tricity on Liroad street has expired, re?
plied that bo was Dot just now in a
poHitiou to give any dednito informs
tiou us to the- mteutious of tbo com?
The city railway, however, did uot
believe that it- privilege iu Hint direc?
tion was no longer m existence. I here
I fore, the matter would be thoroughly
sounded aud if tbe company luiiuil that
its rights bad been infringed upon it
would certaiuly uiuke a tight to retain
all the privileges given it with He frau
lu tbe eveut that tbe mattor in
brought iuto court the (|uestioti to be
decided is whether a reasonable timu
bat? elapsed siuce the privilege of using
electricity on Broad street was gruutud
the city railway.
A utimtiur ol gentlemeu interested
in one way or tbe other in tbo 000
slructioii of the new Broad street Iiuo
beld a uieotiug this morntug at tbe
otlice of John Skelton Williams, '1 be
plaus ot the road aud powerhouse wero
thoroughly discussed and luncb of the
preliminary work fully outlined.
Kverytinny Is moving along satisfac?
torily to the traction peoplo.
old Dominion t'oiumanScry Knier
I'y Southern Associated Tress.
Brtbkly, Mass., August '2'X ? St.
Coorgo Com maiuiery, K. 'J'., ontur
tained Cid Dominion Comoiaudory ol
Alexandria, Va., und Ascension Com
mandery uf ,lopliu, Mo., und their
In lie.- to day. a sboit street parade
j was reviewed at tbe City Hall by the
Mayor and Ciiy Con noil, alter which
a steamer was taken for a harbor suil,
following which tbe party wont to
Salem Willows, where a banquet was
spread, Business was guuerallv sus?
pended for a time and tbo population
tinned out to witness tbe parado. The
decorations wero on a grand scale.
( liiirur? 11 Itli Sorcery.
Iiy Somborn am.. .*:?! i Press.
OltARLBCTOWN, W. Va,, Anglist 29.?
II, Corns, generul murchout, aesigntd
a few da\n ago nuii left lor ?luuasou
COUOty, Yesterday be was arrested uud
brought hack ou ibe charge of forcing
notes amounting to about 31,000, w Ii ich
bo turned over to Schwab, May >V Co,
and Jcliuko & Bro., wbolosalo mer?
chants here,in payment for goodr, Tbo
notco bore the name of T, H. Huutley,
who refosed to pay them uud pro
uouuocd thetu forgerica,
Mill Ii I (III I II U I'riCCk.
Stock-taking prices mean cut prices
on all goods to uid us ii, tnklug stock.
I mo lit us 11 ti iiuiierwcnr at ball puce
lew left;'JO duck touts left, winch will
be sold regardless ot cost; i-birt waist,
from 25o up; shut wuiHt worib 50o,uow
39o; shirt waist worth SI and 81 .">",now
D5o; bluck and blue serge, lil-iOnu wide,
worth 50o, now :i7;o; remnants of Ibwu
uud wbito goods, Sjoj towels from BJC
up. Special prices on ull goods.
R, a. Saukoxrs,
AMERICAN, DAR ASSOCIATION.
Several Important Committees Render
By Southern Associated Press.
Dktuoit, August 29,?This morn
iug 'o session ot tho Amerieau Bur As
suuiBtiou wbs principally tukeu up with
reports ol committess. the Committee
ou Expression uud Classification had
do report to offer. Prof, Bradley
Thayor mado o vorhat report for tho
Committee ou Indian Legislation, iu
which ho said tho Indians wore uveu
iu a worse eouditiou than ever. Tho
state of affairs owiug to the lack ol leg?
islation ou some of the rusorrations
was deplorable, and he cited the rooont
ovonts in counst-tinn with tho Bannock
Iudiau troubles to show tbo uoed of
Prof. Bradley Thayor offered Ibe
following resolution, which was
iu solved, 'Thai the Committee on
ludiuu Legislation bo iustruuted to ask
the Secretary of tho Interior that an
em Iv investigation be made iuto the
legal condition of the ludiuus aud
Other persouH residing in thu liulian
reservation to the end that ? govern
meut of luw nud tho administration of
justice l>y courts, may lio extended to
thonu parts ot the couutry at thu onrli
est practicable moment.
Judge Br'erwatct reported for tho
special committee ou uuiform laws.
Since tho lobt report six Stutus and
oiio Territory hnvo uppoiuted commis?
sioners ou uuifoi m State laws?Florida,
Maine, Missouri, Colorado. Veruiout,
Kansas und Okuluhnma. Some of tbo
proposed laws recocumuuded by the
couvcDtiou of obmrniseioneri have been
adopted iu Massachusetts,I 'ounaotieut,
Wisconsin, Now York, Illinois and
Miuhigsu. The committee urged that
no Stuto commission should bo ap?
pointed without provision for nil neues
suiv expeuses. On motion, the special
committee was coutiiiued.
The Committee ou F?deral Code of
Criminal proceduro reported progress
iu r.u work was necessarily slow uud
more time wan needed and tho com?
mittee v,ns also eontinued until next
year. The report of tho Committee on
Patcut Luw \>us uoxt read and placed
A rcFolntioti was adopted that tbe
Committee ou PutoDt Luw bo oou
tinned with power to lay tbe'amend?
ments reoommended by it before Con?
gress and work tur their udoptiou.
Thu report of the Committoe oil Luw
reported was a volnuimuis ouc.
I be oommittoe fouud the tun 111
plioity of reported decisions u mutter
of serious consideration, and u quos
tion difficult of solution, Pricier
opinions were suggested as one way to
lesson thu volume of printed lustt.'i.
Statistics were given us to the numboi
of printed put;es, size ol volumes, type,
etc. Tbo report was placed ou tile,
aud, on motion, the committed was
made a stand iug one. It will bo kuotvu
as the Committee ou Law Reporting
uud Digesting, Tbo present members
hold over. Austin Abbott wan asked
to uet with the committee in preparing
u skeleton digest of the statutes of ull
the States, The names ol twenty
seven now members wcro presented,
uud they were elected.
THE COCKADE CITY.
Many Matters to Interest Petersburg
eri in Norfolk.
Spsoial Dispatch tu the Virginian.
pKTKKSUI Ii ., VA,, Allgllbt 2'J. ? Mr.
M. B, Uutbrie, who is employed hero
by the Siugur Sowing Machine Com?
pany, hud rather an uupicusaut ex ?
perieuce las! night. Lie. was, roiuruiug
to Petersburg about 11 o'oloek from
the residence of Mr. Allies li. Brunch,
iu J>iuwiddio county, u short distance
from thie city, where he bad been,to
visit some lady friends; nud wbon he
reached tbj bl'ldgo over Old Town
crick, on Cox's road, ju?-t beyuud the
t'eutral f-tale I lospilal, be was BCOOSted
by two men who asked him what he
hud on hi> porsou.
Before Mr. Qutbrie, who was un
armed, could maku auy roply ouo of
tho men covered bini with u pistol and
at ihe seme time commutided him to
throw up his bauds. Mr. Guthrie
reluctantly obeyed oud while the man
kept the pistol pointed at Mr. Uuthrie's
bead t e other fellow went through
his pockets und seetirud Sl.~>. I'hure is
no clew us to who the highwaymen
The addition to the Central Stute
Hospital is expected to ho completed
withiu the next foot weeks. Iho brick
work has all been Huisbed. 'Iho car
peuter'e work is expected to be liuislitd
within two weeks, and on next Monday
plasterers will go to work. Tin- addi?
tion will cost iu the neighborhood ol
3(3,1100, and will give much additional
loom for patients.
The taking of accounts in tho Watts
Maboue suit "us resomi d tins morning,
I'bo direct examination of Col, John
O, Watts, the plaintiff, bus not yot boeu
Kcv. W. A. SiayiuBker, of Norfolk,
will presido at tho Second Presbyte?
rian Church in this city on next Sun?
day. Mr, Slaytuaker and his daugh?
ter, during thoir stay iu tho city, will
be^tbe guests 01 ;Mr, (.,'. A. Eppes.
Lev, ;S. K. Wiun, pastor of this;
church, has gone to Nottoway Court
bouse to assist iu a meutiug,
Mr, Perccy Alley, formerly of this
city, now of Norfolk, is boro on a
FROM THE NATIONAL GftPiTAL
The Eligibility ol Mr. Ransom no
Longer in Doubt.
He Again Took the Oath of Office and
Will Leave lor Mexico Within a
Work. A Virginia Commit'
sion Merchant Suicides.
Other News Notes.
ItT Sontliorn Associated Prosg.
Washington, August is, ? Hon.
Matt W. linuaotu arrived in Waslnug
tou last bight, bright aud early tbia
umrniuf? be npponrod at tbo State l?e
partmcnt where bo took tba oatb of
ollice In -fore a notary public to enable
him to assume tho duties of the Moxi
can mission. Bausoni's siiNiicudcd
biliary will be resumed troui tho date of
Minister Mntt Banaoinwiil remain, in
Washington u day or two and theu go
to North Carolina, whence be will take
his departtiro for Mexico a woek or ten
A rumor wnR Riirrout about Ibo Do
partmont today that Mr. Hansom's
physiuinus bad advised him not to re?
turn to Mexico, but tbu minister him?
self said this was not trno. The story
probably bad its origin in the lout that
Dr. IIay, superintendent ol tbu Amen
can hospital in Mexico, who attended
tho late Miniiiter Cray in his last ill?
ness uud who was nloo called in by Mr.
ltansom, nil vised tbe Stute Department
that Mr. Biiunom could nut etnnd tbe
oliniato ol that place. Dr. Bibb,
nnrgeon general ol the Mexican Cen?
tral, who also attended tbe minister,
differed from Dr. Bray, and bu told
Mr. Itausoui that if bu would return
to the United States nud recover bis
wanted health bu could then go to
Mexico with as uiucb assurauco of
muiutainmg bis health us anyone.
It was li-arucd to duy thut wbotl the
question ol Mr. Ransom's right to
hold tbe office of Miuister to Mexico
uuu raised iu tbo ireamry Depart?
ment, bo nt onco forwarded bis resig?
nation to the President, in order that
the lutter might not bo embarrassed.
11 is understood that both the Presi?
dent and Mr. Ransom believed tbo ap
poiutiutiil wnw not Completed until the
lutter accepted tbo position and quali
bed, which wua nut done uutil uft< ?
bis torm as Senator had expired. '1 bu
fact that Mr. Bausum resigned the
office disposoa ol all epccuiutiou re
gunling tbe manner of payniont of blu
sulnry from July I to August 28, the
date of bis reoppoiutmcnt. It will not
be paid ut all,
Acting Secretary Adoo, of tbo De
partmcnt of Hie State, bad a long bilk
to day witu Yung Yu, the Chineao Mm
ister, tsi .-ut tbe present relations of tbo
Tinted suites with China growing out
of tbe Ku Cheug massacre, The Miu
iater came to the Department by ap
pointuuutiil li o'clock aocompauied
by bis two interpreters, Mr. ( hung
aud Mr. S/.e, ull uttited in tbo silken
robes of tbeir station, i'bey were
ushered into tbu diplomatic room
where Acting Secretary Aden aud Assis?
tant Secretary Kockhill joined tbeui.
Mr. I:...?li.l.i, who speaks Chinese,
assisted iu interpreting.
The conference last an hour and was
devoted principally to an oxclinuge of
inloi matton cabled tho Stute Depart
ii.cut aud tbe Minister Iroui 1'ekiug.
It was shown conclusively by these
messages that tbo inquiry at Ku Cheng
was proceeding without intenuption,
and that the Sung Li Yumun, or ( hi
uese Board ot Foreign Alluirs, was
giviug every assistance to fueilm.tr- the
slloris of tbe American and British
Commissioners to get at the fuels.
There was nothing iu any of tbo cable?
grams received to show bow mauy
arrests have been made at Ku Cheug
or the number of convictions, il uay.
Senor Salvador Do Mendonca, Bra
| Kilian Minister to tho United States,
telegraphs tbu tinted Tress from
Keene Valley, N, Y? where bo is
speudiug tbe bummer, that be bas re?
ceived advices ftom bis Government
confirming the news previously given
iu these dispatches of tbe pacification
of tbo Stato of Bio Gruudu Do Bu),
where a revolt has beuu m progress
sinco tbe ending of the Mello und Do
Came Brazilian insuiraotioii.
Washington, August 29.?Secretary
Lauiont to duy dulachod tbe following
officers from duty aud ordered them to
their proper compeuiet September let:
Lieut, Waiter II. Gordon, 13th infan?
try. Louisiana State University, Baton
Bongo, La.; First Lieut. William (I.
limn, I2tb lutaulry, l uivorsity ol
Acting Internal Revcuuo Commis?
sioner SVilson to day issued instruo
lions to Collectors ol Internal Btvenue,
eztendiug Ibo time from September
lxl to October 1st iu winch claims for
sugar bounty may be tiled. l'bo ong
mal date set was found to be too hunted
iu which to accomplish tbo work.
Tbo 'Treasury Department is in
formed that tbu Bulmout Morgan syn
dieate to-day deposited 81,500.000 in
gold in Nuw York iu exchange for
greenbacks. Tins raises tbo Treasury
gold reserve to $101,700,000.
Jobu il. Yakey? ol Virginia* com
mission merchant, doiug business na?
iler the firm nemo of SuoufTer.v Yekey.
in this city, drowned himself in thu
Potomac, o)>po?ito thu arsenal, shortly
ofior v o'olook this morning. Ho left
a letter for hin wife, stating that this
rras tbe only way he saw to escape his
UntiDoial troubles and get out of debt,
A Review of Contemplated and Pro?
Dv fciontliern Asso.'iato'l Prent.
BAXiTlitoHB, August 29.? The Manu?
facturers' ltucurd iu its weekly review
of .Southern business says that one of
the noticeable signn of the timos is thu
rapid expansion of steamship service
between Soulbern ports nud Rtirope.
During tho last few days n number of
importaut unuouticements havo becu
mudo for new steamship linos. One
fr >ui Norfolk to Hamhiirg, one from
PouriBcola to Liverpool, one from New
Orleans to Colon nud tho organization
of a company to run regulur htcauiship
lines from Calveston to several
Among other nolablu ovouts for tho
woek were tho sale of 25,000 tons of
Alabama iron to Carnegie for stock
making purposes. Ouu steel plant is
now under construction in Alubama,
pai I ot t he matenul has becu ordered
lor another and the capital is now
boilig raised for building a third, this
indicating that Alabama is soon to take
an active position in steel making.
New cotton enterprises for the week
include u $250,000 company to build a
mill in Anderson, S. C., a linen mill ut
Louisville, Ky.j a oottuu mill ut Toeoe,
tis.; one at Ueseemor City, N. C,; two
cutton compresses iu Arkansas; n not?
ion oil mill in Louisiana; a $110,030
compress company and a $10,(1110 oot?
tuu gin company iu Texas.
Other enterprises for (he week in
cludu a ?100,000 fertilizer company iu
Florida: two coal mining companies
and a $14,000 water works in Ken
laoky; 900,000 water works in Tennen
see; a ?10,000 bay press company iu
Texas; a ?5U,000 tobaooo company and
S50,C0U iron workH in Virginia; coal
Linnes and oil companies: iu \\ cid Vir
gm.a. in addition to these there wore
a number ol improvements reported
to cirei prises, win e several furunoes
in tho South are getting ready to blow J
iltssyur (tt-i-K limn Kesleils,
by : o .n.i-i i: Associated Press.
Alexandria, Va., Aus?bt 29,?Mayor
?John P., el. ham, W ho bus boon in ill
health tor mouths, to day sent the fol?
lowing letter to tho piesiduut of thu
? ?Ai.iaam.iiu, Va., August ?'J, 18?&.
'J/ubort Snoluden, President Com?
mon (Jounit, Alexandria, Va:
"Dkaii But: I desire to tender my
resignation as Mayor of tho Oily ol
Aloxaudtla, to take effect at ouce. I
would thank you to commuuicato with
tho City Council at your earliest con?
venience. My huullh is such i hut I
Hud it inipoh-ublo for luo to attend to
the duties of the office. Thanking thu
people for their eontidouco shown iu
me, 1 am, very respectfully yours,
"John (i. Um kiiau,"
'i ii.- ttelender'a t Use w. ri>.
Bv8ontlieru Astuoiutoi Press.
Nbw YoitK, August 'J'.'. ?Tho Yigi
iDot was beaten over every leg of the
twenty four mile course and finished
II) minutes und '?' seconds behind thu
Holunder. Nearly half of this differ
ouce, however, was duo to the fact that
tho wiud died out to nothing just alter
Hofeuder had crossed the finishing
hoe and while tho \ tgilaut was ou bur
'J ho tramp hfu Insurauo? spouts ?hu trios
to make you belie, e that any other so^uiac
lit. insurance company pay* as tares UTfl?
(leii.lt or surplus as tho Norlhivostaru
Mutual, is KniltT of deception by using mis?
leading HATTOS, which no honest man
would employ or exhii.it, as thoy are mada
np ii ere.ito a : .1? - imprnsdon.
D. Humphreys & Son,
UEti'L AGENTS 2)OBimT?313UUI}
Robert J Succeeded in Regaining
His Last Laurels.
In the Presence of 12,000 Persons en
^Scored a' Brilliant Victory. He
Made the Best Mile Ever Made
by a Pacer on the Fleet
1st Southern AsHocintod Proas.
Nbw Yoiik, August 2!).?Twelve
thousand persons saw Bobort J regain,
at Kloetwootl Burk today, the laurels
that ho lost in Clovolunit otto month
ago, whon -Ine i'utcben caught him out
of form and beat him in one of the
most auntiatiounl harness races on re?
'Tho opouing boat was a good deal of
a tlukc, like the opouiug beat yestor
day iu the frei? for all trot. Bobart J
took the lead lor tho lirat furlong, fob
lowed by Beliehen.
At the half in 1:02J Bobort .1. had a
Ion,-tii of two opun lougths, and was
going at ease, Curry called Jno Patoh
eii as tboy turned for the Point of
Hocks in tho third quarter, and the
stulbou conitnonood to cut dowu Rob?
ert .1. 's lead.
.loo Patoben mado n break, followed
instantly by Bobort J, near tho three
quartet pule. Mnscottn, who was third,
opened a gap of live leugttia beforo
Bobort ?! Fettled ami started after hint.
AudrowH tried bard to kcop Mascot
iu front to tho wire, but Bobert J
oumeou with u brilliant rush iu the
borne stretch nud nulling tho ox-ouam
pioc titty yards from tbo wire and
boat bini easily in 2:0(31. >Ioo T?tchen'?
standstill break luf bun so far in the
rear that Ueutry beat him out for
third place. Time?2:011. The fattest
uitlo ever paced ou tiie Floctwood
Trial Trip of tliu Tozaa.
Uv Southorn Assoeiutod Tress.
Washington, August 21).?The trial
trip of tbo battleship Texas, the Urst
vossol o( tbo now navy built by that
Government, will tuko plaoo Irom
Hampton Bonds about September 5th.
I he trial will be for the purpose of
testing the machinery, wbiob was fur
uiebnil by private coutraot.
Of glasses are always the
Glasses to do good to the
eyes musl be selected only
after the vision has been
This we do free of charge.
Why not avail yourself of the
OFFICE CLOSES AT 5 P. M.
W. H. H. Trice fit Co.
Real Estate and Rental Agents,
'-"J hank ax.
ItesiJeir cs-Tivi> li.>u-ea, I'olonisl avenue.
IIIS *urli street, HO Hermuds t-treut.
16 Chsrluttu sticot, rplemli?ly adapted for a
b-iardlue boast*. I'Si Church at.
.? Tuxenell, -is i hsrlotto,
.Ii Sc? ?n?- t, '.'t v ouimeroe.
i:?. Ibl Huf, &l ii row er.
nil Hnu-o ?tri-ot. 2 i an i SI 1 nlkian.i ftr.-er.
as s, Walks street, 601, ilia i lunch street.
i 15 * liai litte ?Tai. 22? K. Mtdu?., M woA',
Klais?112,121 ll.iuk street.
I 14, Church urett, IDS i liuroh street.
Rrrmbletoa SO I'eii; i-.Mi attune. IW furktV.
123 UtblM avenue, l u Uesorvolr mcuue.
?>ei:d very dmi ab'.e ??Hu e. ?n Main Mreel.
Storm?77 Hank-to pi i?>, Tl Water street.
Corner James and High, ileonis above.
W ;i SI ?treet.
() tiii pt Im Bute sl?e?l,8j Yarnuulh ilrest,
13V, Duke street, 107. 161 York. 123 York,
1.1 r<o -lor.- l Cuuiuierce i.r^t.
Stuie 200 Main -treei. _
Burruss, Son & Co.,
Countered.d and other bu-dnes* paper ilii
Loam negotiated ou favoruhlo tormi.
i ity liouds and utuer soeuritiei bought
Deposits received nil I account* invite i.
luteii: i allowed mi time deports.
Biifo Deposit lioiOJ for reut. Charges
Draw 11.1!* of l.xehuuge nnd mako cable
transfer - to Kurope.
Lettern of credit issued to priuoipal el yes
Ot the world. ?>*? ,
MAYER & CO.7
liSAt BBS IN
Railroad. Steamboat and
4 and 6 West Market SquftA*
|f iSrorfolS?, Va.'