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SUBJECT OF MONEY
The Gold Reserve As Discmssed nt the
National Headquarters at Washington.
SECRETARY OLNEY AND THE MORA DRAFT
?To ^Distribute The Honey Properly
Among Those Interested, seems io
Ito a llcrculenB Tusk Clerks (let
tiiiK id.- Assignment* in Shape?
Washington, September 27.?The
treasury gold reserve lias been reduced
tu $92,705,Ot?7, ni which ilgures it stood
when the treasury Closed its doors to
Oay. These Ilgures were n ached to?
day by a withdruwal at New York ror
export nt (l.?oo.ouo.
'nie figures tu \s hlch tin- treasury gold
reserve have now bi en reduced by In?
cessant exports ari' lower than since
April 30th last, mi which <lat>' they
ure Btnted nt $91,247,1 M, Under the
syndicate agreement gold was then be?
ing paid into Ihe treasury and from
that date the reserve Increased ut> to
June 29th, when Its maximum height
tlii.s year, standing at $107,712,302, Prom
that lime the gold reserve has gradual?
ly decll.I until to-day's Ilgures were
reached. Treasury olllclals d< ellnc to
discuss the prospects <>f further gold
shipments, as the situation is very
much mixed. The present movement
appears t" consist chlelly of the legit?
imate exports with not much more
than a linge of speculative motives ap?
parent. No uneasiness and no antici?
pations of any emergency arising sutti
clent to make necessary another bond
Issue on' entertained In well Informed
circles. While no official Information
can be obtained on the subject the be?
lief Is entertained that the national
batiks or New Vork may come further
to thf relief of the treasury next week
und strengthen the gold reserve by
$10,000,000 or so. Government olllclals
uro encouraged to believe that within a
month the number of commercial bills
thal will l.ii tli" market as a result
of the exiKMi of cereals and cotton will
turn the tide of exchange und stop the
gold exports, tor some lime to come.
The situation, however, Is so kaleido?
scopic that no one here whoso opinion
Is worth quoting will express nn opinion
The .Morn draft lias boon paid and the
money is now subject to the order of
Secretary Olney. On September 14th I
the Spanish minister, Dtiptiy De Lome,
gave the draft <>n the Spanish tlnanclnl
tigent in London t" Acting Secretary
nf State Adeo. the time for its delivery
according t" the demands mad" i'\
Secretary Olney expiring September
16th, which date happened to fall on
Sunday. Secretarj Olnev returned
from hi;-, vacation the foil..wing Monday
und took charge of the case; The Sec?
retary; it is understood, forwarded the
draft t" Now York for transmission to
London on the first steamer and the
prompt wuy in whloh it was paid shows
there bus booh ho attempt at diplomatic
dellty in settling up Ihe account. This
afternoon's cable announced thai the
draft was paid to-day and the pro?
ceeds ($1,449,. In gold) placed to the
credit of tin- Secretory in Now York.
It now remains for the Secretary to
distribute ilm sum among the persons
Interested, and this seems t" t..- n task
of some dllllculty, owing t.i tin- ninny
assignments of claims that have been
made. Extending over n period of
twenty-live years mid having passed
through the hands of numerous attor?
neys, It Is to 1.xpected that there will
be more or less of a coulllct between
claimants. Just what Ihe Secretary
will do lias not y. i I.:i determined.
Two expert clerjta have been at work
some tiirie docketing these assignments
und getting them in shiipe, und their
task is not completed by any means.
When till the known assignments have
been arranged Ihe Department will Mill
be unable lo say that n.i more exist.
Meanwhile one suit in injunction lias
been bettin und others uro thron toned,
It Ims been suggested that Innsmuch
us all these conflicting assignments
growing out of th" -to per cent, sot
aside for lawyer's fees and other ex?
penses, there Is ii" reason why Mora,
who gets the othei 60 per tent., iind who
is the chief benetlclory. should not w
promptly paid his share, although ho
might be required to give an Indemnity
bond. This Is merel> a suggestion,
however, and may be Ignored entirely
by the Secretary.
With the threat of suits impending n
prominent otlieial this ufieri.n made
another suggestion, which was thai nn
Invitation bo sent lo nil known claim?
ants to meet in conference und Settle
their claims amicably, otherwise th"
flrtfl distribution may have to drag its
woury way through the courts.
The Standard on t'omnnns securing
*? i u Possessions.
Plttsburg, Sept. 27.?Henry Klmber, |
member ol th" ICngllsh Parliament, a
stockholder ami director of the Anglo
American settlement ul Rugby, Tenn .
arrived direct from London In Pltts?
burg ten days ago. To-day Mr. Kim
ber closed n ?I? -sii with the Standard < dl
Company and rcleused to them Ihe 35,
000 acres of land in the llugby tract in
Tennessee ( mi mid ;:as have recently
been discovered oh the extensive trnot
in pnyng Uiuantities und tin- Standard
Chi ('utiipiiiiy will ?|. v. lop the llnd. The
terms of the duration of the lease have
nut been uindc public.
Rugby is ii settlement of prominent
Englishmen like Thomes Hughes, the
author, and others.
A II ti rrlenue.
Central City, W. Va . September 27 ?
A hurricane passed over Urcen Bottom
twenty miles south of here, yesterday
afternoon, doing greal du mag" to prop?
erty. A barn belonging to Sheriff .1 ? -1?
kit'* was blown away, ami of nineteen
m/en Inside at the time, John Nance,
will Qouldshy, Tim Blnke and Isadore
fClnrk won- so seriously Injured that
j their recovery is doubtful.
DURRANT'SCASE MOVING SLOW
i ii< EVldcneo r<uK*oruliin The 4'blll-rll
Uuur mid i lir Sun Itiiritcix.
Han Francisco, .Sept. 27.?To-day's
was the tamest session <>f the Dur?
rant oust-, it was expected that the de?
fense would continue In its efforts lo
show that Durrant was at the college
? in the afternoon of the murder, but In?
stead It switched off mi technical mut?
ters connected with the church. The
consequence was a tame day of prosaic
points about marks on Ihe church tow?
er door and the suuburners. where
I nn rant alleges lie was repairing an
elect rlcul vibrator.
L'liwin \v. Carpenter, a gas litt er. who
examined the sunbumers ut the request
of the defense, testified that the venti?
lators jubove llteiu afforded no draught
and that In- found tin- damper in one of
them closed. His Investigation show?
ed that a person In the position Dur?
rant alleges he was in llxlng Ihe appar?
atus connected with the sunburners
might have been overcome by an es?
cape of gas. The gas supply connected
with the burners was turned on at u
point Beventy-flve feet from the siin
burners and on tin* Hour below them.
Any one fixing the apparatus, if alone
us Durrant is alleged t.. have been,
would, he said, have hud lo turn on the
:::is before ascending lo the burners.
This. Durrani alleges, hi- did, but there
is n<> evidence thu he turned the k;,s
Robert Murtland, an electrician, an?
other witness who visited the scene of
the sunburners, produced drawings of
the sunburners and a dupllcatu of the
electrical vibrator used In one of them
lo light ihe gas. His testimony In com
ncctlon with this was favorable lo the
defense lb- said in one of the ventila?
tor pipes there was quite a hole.
It Is apparent that Ihe defense will
not conltne Itself to the alibis, but ihat
it wilt light the case exhaustively on
every point. The case to-day wont over
FLASHES FROM THE.WIRE.
Abbreviated Telegrntns From All
Points olWUA^ t oinpn?-|, ,
Kart Ini'uiK. tfaacita WiT\- ? \|ieli:'tii'' d
on the island of Kgnte Vustui .lay. bin
no duuiuue was done.
Captain it. s. Bunker, apod re. years,
died last night in Mobile. Ala. He tv it
nn old ante-bellum steamboat man and
latei merchant and I ippintj avi i I
there. In the tlrst issue of the New York
Sun. September :t. is:::t. ho Is advertised
as muster of Ihe New York and New?
port ami Providence steamer President
? ? *
The Relchsaiixelgef publishes a de?
cree setting forth that after October I,
no cuttle or hogs shall be Import. ?: Into
Germany from any other country with?
out bel?g quarantined. The length of
time prescribed for the quarantining ??!
nnimuls from Denmark and Norway
Is ton days, but tin time for tbe quar?
antining of animals from all other
countries not wholly excluded from ex- j
porting to Germany will be, four weeks
? ? s
Tin- Southern Kappa Alpha Frater?
nity adjourned yesterday, it elected
the following officers: Knight Com?
mander, S. L. Allen. Boston; Grand
Historian, T. T. Hubbnrd, Norfolk:
Grand Purser, A. Benners. The con?
vention was held In Atlanta.
A train passed through Mobile, Ala.
yesterday afternoon carrying 165 ne?
groes back home to Alabama and
Georgia. These are the relics of the
disastrous attempt to cOlonise South?
ern M. xiio with American negroes.
.Mix the Great made a game effort
to break her r.rd of 2.04 3-4 at the
State Pali" grounds track in Spring"
Held yesterday afternoon, sin- gol off
well at 3:30 and tin- first three quarters
were made in a L'.ns gull, but coming
Int.? the stretch sin- went lame, und the
best she could dn was 2.13 3-4, official
HEBREW SUNDAY QUESTION.
The Police IMHeinlN of Rnnlon lie
lernilneil to Sinke ii Tesi Case.
Boston, Sept. 27. -Yesterday the Board
of Police not Hied all the storekeeiH-rs
of the Hebrew colony in the north-end
section "I the city that they must here
after <iose their places of business on
Sunday. The order has created much
excitement in ihe oniony, where the
proprietors of over ISO stores are af?
fected. To test tile purpose of tile !"'?
lice ami th'- constitutionality of tin- law?
ns up).lied in Hebrews who observe
Saturday us the Sabbath ami refrain
from doing business on that day, one oi
two will keep open A test case as to
the rights of tin- Hebrews under tie
religious tolerance portion of the t 'onst i
tut Ion of th.- United States to do busi?
ness mi Sunday when they observe the
preceding day as tin Sabbath, has been
pending in the courts of Massachu?
setts lor m ire than seven years without
a fluni decision.
A similar order to that of yesterday
was Issued itt that lime for this pur
pose, ami after the arrest of persons
chosen for the test the police order be
I came Inoperative ami unenforced.
In Rehairol Mis .Mnybrlck.
Chicago, September 27. Dr. Helene
Dinsmore, of London, president of the
International Mnybrlck Association,
with her husband, Dr. ICmmett Dins
more. Is 11 gUCSt at tic home of her soil
in this City, en route to Atlanta and
Southern California, where the winter
will l>c spent. Mis. Dinsmore said:
"I am in America inr the purpose of
Interesting women in thu ease of Mrs.
Mnybrlck. My work will be done
through the womens' clubs ami kin?
dred organisations. We want $125,000,
to be expended 111 aiollsillK pllbllC
opinion In England to u proper appre?
ciation of this case, We will hold pub?
lic meetings ami compel the newspa?
pers to recognise us by offering the
story of Mrs. Maybrlck ut advertising
THE IRISH CONGRESS
John P. Sulton, of New York, Has Been
Appointed Secretary by President Lyman.
FIVE MILLION IRISH AMERICAN MEMBERS
The Antagonistic .i <>? lh? Race
In This t'oituiry Itvniidintea Ihe
Convention .miii its Adlon TUf)
Siiy II l>OCN \ol ItcnrCKCIII lilt! True
Feeling ul'the Irish ol America.
Chicago, Bcpt. 27.?Most <?r ili<> dele
gate* t<> the National Irish Congress lefl
for home last night. The New York,
Massachusetts, und Pennsylvania dele?
gates took Hu ll- departure at 1" o'clock,
luit President Lyman, ot the National
Alliance, will remain over until to?
morrow for tin' purpose "i consulting
with the members ot the Executive
Council concerning ihe issue of char?
ters to local organisations and other
matters relating to tin' preliminary
w.iK or the alliance. Tin- delegate*
generally express themselves as well
satisfied with the outcome of th.n
VOIltlon, and sonn- ol' them go as far as
to predict that live million Irlsh-Amerl
cms win in- enrolled under the bannt i
of the new movetnenl before the advent
of I8H6. The appointment by President
Lyman of .lohn P. Button, of New York,
formerly of Nebraska, who was secre?
tary ot th. old Irish National League
for several years, as secretary <>i" the
Irish Alliance, is received with general
ii is said this morning that tl.i ele?
ment of the race in tills country Unit Is
antagonistic to the now movement und
us promise, and which sounded its note
of warning after tin- cull for tho recent
conventiou had been issued, will Issue
an address to tin- President of the
Lulled states repudiating the conven.
Hon und its action ami declaring ihnl
it does nut represent tin- line feeling ol
the Irish people <>n this continent, but
has solelj been promoted with nn eye
single t" tho manipulation of ihe Irish
vote in tin- approaching presidential
MEWS IN BRIEF'
Ter hc? Condensation ol ii. - City's
i'". lei weather is promised for to-day.
The High School will open next Tues?
Tii-day tin- heart of the small hoy will
rejolce-no school and a circus in town.
Rev. Dr. Tudor will add res tin- n.t
ing ai the Y. M. C. a. to-morrow after?
a tug has gone to North river, N. <".
to raise the barge Harry a. Barry,sunk
in that rivet.
Complaint is made ot stagnant water
at Highland ami Mallby avenues, iti
a meeting looking to the organiza?
tion of a vocal class will be held at the
Y. M. C. a. this evening.
Olllcer a. <?. Woodliouse. while chasing
a negro, fell and painfully Injured his
km e yesterday tifti rnoon,
a supposed rabid dog in the neigh
borh.I of police headquarters yester
day about noon created no little excite?
Presiding elder Rev. K. M, Callett will
preach Sunday at People's M. K,
Church, Hnrbotirsvllle, at 11 n. in. and
7 :!I0 p. m.
itev; a. s. Vonablc, of Van Buren,
Ail. . will occupy tin- i.tili.ii of th.- First
Pcsbytciian Church Sunday in tho ail?
s' use of the pastor.
\i Queen Street M. K Church, South,
there will he preaching at 11 :i. in. by
til.- Rev. .1. B. Merrill und at s |i fn by
ih.' Re\ lt. II. Benin tt.
Detective Richardson yesterday re.
covered a pair of shoes stolen front
Jacob Bailey, a driver of one of the
Adams Express wagons
Mr, Frank M. Barroin requests The
Virginian to say thai tin- Mr. Barrom,
who is an applicant for n position on the
police foil'. . Is not himself.
Tin' Police Commissioners, at their
next meeting, it is said, will endeavor
to learn why Policeman Curtis did not
arrest EU. Mcl.oughlin on ihe day of
hi:- nlleged assault mi James Donnelly.
At tie Second Presbyterian Church
th.- pastor, Rev. Dr. \V. s. l.a.y. will
preach to-morrow nl n a. m. and al
S i>. in. Sunday school nt 11:30 a. m.
Young peoples' prayer meeting at 7:80
a slight lire occurred In a lot of straw
in Hi.- rear ol the old Opera-House on
Church street yesterday afternoon
about i; o'clock, which was extinguished
by a stream of water from a nearby
Members of the Norf..Ik W c. T. U
pieuse I.ii hiTnti promptly nt .1:4.",
..ii.', k Siuniiiv afternoon in the Y. M.
i' A. pai hu to attend in a body Dr. Tin
dor'S service in the Y. M. C A. hall at
a very interesting gam.' of baseball
was played yesterday between the
Norfolk High School and the Unknowns
The latter won by a score of '.! to 7.
Til.- feature of the gam.- was the bat?
ting oi ihe Unknowns.
Th,- mnnugcrs of tin Retreat for the
Sick return thanks to Mr. M. W. Mason
r,.r tin- proceeds of his road nn Tues?
day. They realized Str.. und had the In?
dies all gone lo work earnestly 1100
could cash) have I.n their reward
The employes deserve special praise for
tholr courteous In ntntent of everybody,
Roll rii/sliiiinims in l ine Condition.
Ni w < n b ans. Sept; l'7 Fltzslthrnons
and party lefl here to-night for Texas.
lie will not aCCCpl Louis I Ion..,-mail. ,.f
Chicago, us referee. He is in line con?
dition, and lielleves Brady is writing th
Governor Culborson so that the fight
win lie Interrupted. Fits boxed with
I Rocber to-day at th.- Young Men's
Gymnastic Club. lie scored Lawyer
Friend, and asserts his affairs a re now
in the hands of Howe .v Htimmell. if
Corbett backs out he will light Maher
or any other mail In the world.
bert myers caused a riot.
He KnOCKC?! I lil|>ir<- HOKtt'iUN DOWH
nnd lie Was Rousrhly Handled.
Richmond, V.i . Sept. L'7. The f.iuiili
game ?>r the championship Belies be?
tween Richmond und Nashville was
pluycd lo-day. and resulted In a victory
im Richmond. The decisive gumc will
be played to-morrow.
In tin- seventh timing this afternoon
Berl Myers, Nashville's Ihlrd-linBeinnn,
disputed Umpire Hoggins' decision, nnd
losing his temper threw the ball nt
Hoggins, knocking hint to Ihe ground.
The s|>eclators crowded out nn Ihe diu?
inond nnd attempted lo h\6h Myi rs, and
though tin- police with their clubs tried
to drive them buck they got hold of him
and he was pummelled severely. The
crowd was finally driven back and My?
ers carried oul of the grounds to the
station-house, where he was balled fur
his appearance In court to-morrow The
game was then continued.
The scotv: R, Ii. R.
Richmond .'? 2 r, n ?_? o L'-ll :i
Nasliv llle .I 3 0 0 0 0 0? 4 H 2
Batteries: Gilten nnd Poster; Halm
The National l.cngue (inmes.
At Now York Plrsi game: R. .11 P.
N< tv Yoik ...0 0 0 0 '? -1 0 2 1 7 ?
Baltimore ...Oil 0 ti l' o 0 2 tl 10 n
Batteries: Rtisle nnd Knrroll; Mi Ma
lion a lul Robinson.
:-( cond game: R. 11 K
\< w York .1 0 0 0 1 0- .' :.
Baltimore .2 0 2 0 2 1 7 n
i oiiio' called on account of darkness
Batteries: M - kin and Fnrrell; Hem?
ming nml i 'lark.
At Philadelphia : It. 11.10
Phllad'a _no l :i n o .1 0 2-14 13 tj
Bmokiyn ...0 0 -i 0 <; 0 o o 4?11 lft l'
Game called oil account of darkness.
Batteries: Lucid, Grady, nnd liuik
ley; Kennedy und Grim.
At Washington: R, H, 10
Wardilnglon ...1 0 0 0 1 0 (V? 2 7 i
Boston .I l' lo oio o-u s 2
Cairn- called on account of darkness.
Bntteties: nilroy mid McQtilre; Banki
At St. Louis: I; Ii fi
St. Louis _i) 0 2 ) 0 1 0 0 2 7 12 -
Plttshurg ... ti ii i l 010 0 4 ': ^
Bnlterles; Breitenstein ami Otteu;
I law It y and Mack.
At Chicago; R, Ii. k
< Chicago .:t :; :; o i o x to ifi i
iTiU'ltinali .2 ) 0-3 0 0 0? ti S 1
Came called on nccou'nt of darkness
Batteries: MCFarland ami Douohue;
Rhlnes, Gray, ami Vaughn:*.
The Knill in ore llnll (.'ranks ti-vciicit.
Baltimore. September 27;?-The l-.ss of
the llrsl gnme to-day to the New Yorks
was a hitter |>III lo thousands of en?
thusiasts win. are rooting for the Balti?
more cliib. At the theatres when- the
games were produced by telegraph,
thousands of persons watched lite pie
gross of the contest with buted breath
In tin- sixth liming when tin- Gnthnnt
Ites solved MeMahon's delivery for
four runs, the well known cry of "hike
him out.'- was heard from all pans of
tin tin- street corners groups of ex?
cited citlxOus discussed the gome and
the prospects of the champions win?
ning the three remaining games, in?
terest in the second einliest of the day
soon put everybody in good humor, und
when tin- game was called after six in
Ii Inga hn?l been played arid Baltimore
had won. 111? ? throng left for home in u
lutppy frame of mind, u is the general
impression that the race for the pen?
nant is practically over, and ii Is
thought that Baltimore will have little
trouble In Whining one 01 tin- two re?
maining gnnies from the Now You,;
thus placing themselves oul of Cleve?
a bloody-minded negro
t.eorge Johnson Hoes Morions and
1'roimiit- I'll I a I llitiiiiiuc.
Baltimore, Kept. 27 -W illiam Reamer,
o.l Philadelphia, ami .lohn Koster, ol
lOvunsvillc, Ind., were waylaid and at?
tacked last night by George Johns n
(colored), m ar ihr flcntlemcn's Driving
Park. Plmllco. Reamer may die from
his wound ?a cut in the left sido ovet the
lung. Koster was slashed in the ab.lo
inen, but will probably recover.
Reamer is a son of John Reamer, win
has several horses entered at tin- races
now in pi ogress at the Gentlemen's
track, ami who employs K?ster as
trainer. Kostet had some words yester?
day with lie- colored man. who is i m
ployed as a rhhbci for Herman P. Ty?
son's horseB, ami tin- negro then tin. a.
ehed to "do" tin- trainer. As Keuinci
ami K?ster wot.- leaving this track laid
night the colored man juthp?d from be?
hind a troi- tihd plunged a knife into
K?ster'? stomach, As in- sank- down
Reamer sprang his assistance. The
negro made a vicious lunge at Reamer,
the knife Inflicting a terrible wound
near tin- heart. Tin- negro was arrested
OyKtcriticn'n Protective I'nloii,
The Oystermen's Protective Union
was formally organized nt their hall ni
the foot of Plume streel last night with
a charter membership of fifty-live, when
tin- following officers were elected:
Charles Cannon, president; J 10 Ste?
vens, vice-president; .1 .1 stak?-s, re?
cording ami corresponding secretary,
A. J. Deimers, financial secretary1; Sum
uel Tyrce, treasurer; James Wyatt, ser
Ktant-at-arms: VV It Corbeil, O. A.
Poster, ami \V. L Love, trustees; t'lms.
Cannon. I Hundley, B. Wallers, J. B.
Stevens, ami 10, Bradley, delegates lo
tin- Central Lahm Union.
Reinforcements at Mndngascar.
Paris, Septembet 27.?TWO IOcho be
Paris says thai reinforcements from
tin- Island of Bouillon w ill Join the col?
umn which will lu- sent to relievo Gen.
Diieliesno's troops in Madagasca, after
ihe I'n mil troops under that officer
have occupied Antnnanrivo.
"Newest Discovery"?Bxt. teeth; no
pain. N. Y. D. Rooms, lv- Main.
What The Two Great Commercial Agencies
Have to Say On This Subject.
THE SOUTH HAS SHOWN IMPROVEMENT.
Tlx' Improved llcmnnd I'or Money
Continue* The Sen Hi llulii-.li nu
Cotton nnil i1'iiei ?i n Minrl Cro|i
Hn* CiiuhciI the rorcign Mnrhet In
IlCCOgulSC Its t ?Ml?-.
New Y.x K. Sept. 27. R U. Dun & Co
in their weekly review of irado i<> mor.
row will say: The full statement ? ?;
about 2,$00 contmerciul failures '?<> I lie
Hi I rtl quarter of 1895 will ... puhllnheil
next week, und will dhow It.ibllltleti "i
about $30.000.000, ot which itKiut tit,.
nun.nun Imve I.it ot manuinoturlng mid
$17,600,000 of trading concern! In the
name qunrter of last year the failures
were 2.868 niul Hie nubilities $29.111.13
of which $I2,331,8I>2 were >?! ini.nufuciut'
Ing anil $10.181,230 of trading > nnccl na
'I'll.- week's I'eporta arc highly enuoiir
.?mini; as to monetary matter?, although
. \p.ii ts of gold st.II continue, an I also
as to tin- cotton manufacture, but not us
satisfactory regarding Iron, woollen,
leather or silk manufacturers.
Tin- speculation in cottcll bus llftt'il
tin- price n-8e. during ti..' pniil week, ant,
quotations hero are so mm h higher limn
?ii Liverpool thai fr.sports can be
expected. Ii Ii n ? longei ..os.-did- t ?
hope f"i a pood ? r ip. anil Nclll Bio? hers
have issued ii en ?tildr pt< dl -tin]; a yli Id
of only 7,000,000 l?:il?; I'he accounts "f
Injury ami loss ?.iow more llsmal each
week, nnd while, they may i>. r>nmewhal
exaggcreitlctl. ihe general outlook is de?
cidedly unfavorable, tint f<ir ii.\
iruordinury supplies carried oVer from
la.-t year Iii? manufacturers horn and
abroad would in in trouble l.tui prices
? ?i g.I.; rise each week, adding i.? tin
lirullt oi mills which "ii both sides id
I he ocean can iise for some tin ?? In iromo
? ?Id cotton hough) at low prices Null?
ing is clear a Won I He iron and stool
muiititacturc, hut some ol the largest
I'lltshurg concern*, professing t ? have
orders for many moniui ahead, an- bid
ding ioi small c6n*.rui t~ m eastern mar-'
lo ts ai si i.i $1.60 per ion less than the
quornted rate. Contracts have I.n
mad.- at tin- Hast for 2V>.( '" Ions of
foreign or.- to be used m Bessemer hon
milking ai eastern furnimcA, ami the
termination <>: die MurqiicHc Hit Ike
sets free about half a million :"ti; in >ro
til DoiiKcitici ,i" within tin- period til
lake nn ? Ignl Ion
I'.tUui'. foi ile week have been 216
in the Hulted States, against lm.'i la.-t
year, Olid It fly in Canada, against fifty
Tfjant- IN VVOOLLNS POOK.
ItriirtMrocls Shj s ii I'reer Movement ol
CotlOH (s Needed.
Bradstrcets to-morrow will say Strik
Ing features of tie- week are increased
demand for money Hast and West, the
maintenance of the widespread and ae
llve dcihaitd lor iron and steel, and the
t iii t IM-1 upward movement of Hie price
of raw ..dl.in, together with advance In
i| not a Hons of when!-Hour wheat, and
wool Ktuldcn changes In Ihe woathoi
have made general trade irregular, hilf
reports from those sect Ions unfavor?
ably affected nre in pari offset by tin
Btlmtilniion of dehiaml foi certain
staples in other portions "I the eoiuiliy.
The improved demand for funds con
tin tics a feature ol He- money market
ai Boston, New York, Chicago, St.
Louis, ami ai mihoi centres, Inquiry
.?.lining hunkers at cities referred to re?
veals a Itcilor demand from all classes
>.i mercantile borrowers.
Trade in light-weight woollens is un?
satisfactory, and owing to tin- high
mi,, .mil strength of cotton caution is
being exerclseil in buying cotton goods.
Til.- Si,uih is more bullish on cotton,
and the continued evidence oi a short
crop appears to have nt h ast compelled
i.-. ognltlon abroad,
(Scncrnl business nt ihe South has
shown Improvement at Memphis. Nash?
ville. Atlanta, ami Birmingham. De?
mands for funds there Is improving, and
all ilia i is needed is a freer movement
There w. re 9,299 mercantile failures in
the I'n.led States during the paid nine
months, as reported to Bradslreel's,
only forty-eight more than in the like
portion of la.-i year, which coincidence
i- paralleled by the total amounts ot
assets ami liabilities of failing traders
this year being substantially the sumo
as in like period tine year ago. The
feu Hue of the failure record for the
nine months lies in the relatively large
number reported in the first quarter of
the .Mar. since which time totuls have
lallen ,.if from week to week very
sharply. Business failures in New Bng
hiud have decreased notably as com?
pared with a year ago. while thosi at
tin- South have Increased as much.
Tie re are more failures reported from
western states, while in tie- northwest
ami on the Pacillc coast there are fewer.
Mating lust finished Inking stiv-k I find
many lines of goods broki n that I will
? lose out regardless ol cost. 1 will name a
tew bargains that no tud> in Norfolk
ought to miss:
l.nce Curtains?The |1.25 kind now
(he I2.M kind now $1.78; the tl kind now
i'J 77. the ts kind now $6.19. Many
broken lots of ladies- and gent's fall and
winter underwear lit prices Hint will as?
tonish yoll. One lot l.uiPes .leises Wool
Shu ts (only in small sizesi were tl 60! now
60c. to lose. Sec our window of Wool
Skirts reduced to 11.25. Don't full to See
i,oi Embroidered Handkerchiefs for i2'?c.
Some sell tin in for 25e,
K. A SAUNDERB,
171' Main street.
SOUTHERN RAILROAD AT- FAIRS. j
Nr. IIiiiih I'ltix'h iii-. liest gun tlou in
l'l-oldcn t Spencer's llnmlM.
New York, Sept. '.'.' -Tlte members of
ilie Southern state..' Pnssr.ugcr Ans?
rill Holt met this morning nt Hi.- Hotel
Waldorf. Doting the day the* will ro
.-. Ivo the report ul the compilltoc ap?
pointed yesterday hi reference (to tin ae
lectloti i>f a new commissioner, und re?
port us well on the general condition of
the association's affairs.
The mom hern of the Southern I Cii.il
| wn> and Steamship Association also
met nt Ihe Wnhlorf lo-day. Foi sonic
tilii. tills lincly has hecii going I h ro og h
;t process of reoi'Kttntutlon, und it Ih
thought Hint lo-dny H will formally go
out of existence, to be organised iih the
Sou I hern State?' Freight Association
A commissioner lo micced 10. It. Stu.hl
iiinit, resigned, will ulso lie elected
While the Interests nf Ihe passenger
and Ihe freight associations are practl
cully th.- name, still Ihe associations nrc
conducted us entirely different bodies,
except in He higher brunches of iholt
lldmllliMl rat ion.
Solomon Haas, who is assistant t"
President Spencer, bl the Southern rail?
way, unnouiicud thnt his resignation
had been placed In the hnuda of Presi?
dent Siiencer lo wait the laticr'a action
it nppcnra thai \V VV. Pinlny, who was
thu commissioner ol the Southern
Stales' Passenger Service, was elected
third vi.president of tin- Southern
railway, nnd assigned t" lake charge
? ?! iti>- traftlc service or thai mad The
resignation has uol been iicled u|H>n as
yet and an amicable settlement may be
m.oil-, which will mean a continuance
ol Mi I Inns In otii..-.
Ii is understood that a successor lo
Mr. I'Tnlay will not he appointed ul pres?
ent and ih.it th.- commissioner of |hc
Southern Stales' I'assoiiger Asaoelulhni
will fake tl.lllce vacated by Flnley.
The llrsl regular meet lug of the repre
??? nliitlveS ??! ihe combined Interests will
take place ul 2:30 o'clock this afternoon.
O011ON STATES EXPOSITION.
I.asl Mglll It Uns Utilise Willi l.iglits
I'resell I lug Kit re lieu illy.
Atlanta, Sept. -Tim Kcntui ky edi?
tors were in complete possession of Ihe
lOxposltloti ngalii lo-day. After Ihey
grew weary walking over tin1 group.is
and seoliig the show', tin- entire party
repaired tn ti..- barbecue paviilonVvyliorc
tit.litors rcvclleil in a ?'.??oinia barbe?
cue, it was a great feast ami tin- edi?
tors liiol a royal lime of It. They will
remain here until to morrow night.
The exhibitors of the Exposition have
i? ii... i,.,i nn organisation to lie known
us the Exhibitors' Association. Sovc
iai "Kicks ' against . real or limig
luiiis. were registered, hut the meeting
was all in all a hnt'iiiohiotis one, The
association was farmed to further the
social, as well as business, interests
? ?I' the exhibitors.
lien. I'm los Pie/, Gulcricx, Ihe Gov
ernoi ot San l.ottlH Potosl, Mexico, has
started for the Exposition, tlcii. Gulo
rles Is a special eoniinisslouei to the Kx
l>oslllon, and was up|K>inted by Presl
l das as his roprcsenlatlv ??
The Exposition i< now complete and
ready for t he tisltoi s.
I.nsl night foi tin first time il was
ablaxe with lights and presented a
spei lade ol rar.- beauty. The Woman's
Ktilhllng will in- opened with formal
ceremonies Monday, a splendid pro
gramme will ho presented. Siieeehes
will he made by .Mrs. Joseph Thompson,
president or tin- Woman's Hoard; Col.
.l"hu Temple Graves, ami an ode will
I..- rend hy Mrs Maud.- Andrews ?Mil.
or the ( oiistitiilli.il. There will lie a
Hob programme next week. The Geor?
gia Rar Association will hold a conven?
tion and i.e addressed hy Judge Horn
blower, of New Vork,
Th.- Nntionai Minim; Convention will
meet, the T. xas and Missouri Press As?
sociations win be here ami (hero; will be
two women's congresses,
Th.- Mexican village Company hits
asked ihe directors tor permission i?
give 01.i their Lull lighting exhibi?
tions. This exhibition is lor the pur?
pose of givinr; tie- agenis of the Socloty
for the Prevention of Cruelty to Ani?
mals a chant.f deciding whether such
exhibitions will he crmi. There v. ill be
no Lull Muhl.
John Hamburger Arrested?A ><>?
fblklna in Tom ii.
Fredciicksburg, V*a., Soptcmber 27.?
(Special.) -John P. Watson, n highly
respected merchant of Prederlcksburg,
WaS arrested this afternoon on the
[ charge of abduction lor immoral pur
j poses Miss Florence Brooks, who ntys
| lerlously disappeared from her home
oil Thursdn) of lust week, nnd hailed in
th.- sum "i sj'itt for his appearance next
The Democrats of Fredericksburg
met in convention to-night ami ap?
pointed twelve delegates 10 the con?
vention which meets at Spottsylvanla
Court Mouse October 7th. to nominate
n candidate for Ihe Mouse of 1 iclegntt s
in.in Spottsylvanla county, und the
Prederlcksburg delegation was In?
structed io vote solid for 10. W. Smith.
John Hamburger, white, who as?
saulted Mr. H. Winter lust Saturday
night, us the latter wax preparing to
dose up his place of business, and for
Whom a reward of t'<<< had been offered
was arrested yesterday afternoon, und
will be tried in the Mayors court this
FnthCI J 3. KcnnOflck, Of St. Mary's
Catholic Church, is very seriously ill.
Father Lloyd, of Alexandria, and Fath?
er t'uti. r. of Richmond, ore nt the bed?
side Of the sick man, and doing; every?
thing In their power to effect an early
: The Frcdcrlcksburs markets closed
tO-day as follows: Wheat. 60 to 05;
corn. 38 t.. 39; meal. $1 05 to $1.20 per
100 pounds; oats. 2ii to 30; old fowls,
live, 6 to 7 per pound: lard. 7 to R; eggs.
IS; chickens. !t to 11 per pound; butter,
ifi to -": hams. !i to II: Irish potatoes,
23 to 35; sweet potatoes, 50 to : beef,
:>. to 3; veal. 4: lamb. U 1-2 to 3; sumac.
GO to 7ti pet loo pounds.
STATE1 CAPITAL NEWS
Joseph Murrati Fell Olt of a Three Story
Window and Killed Hrmself.
THE STATE DEMOCRATIC COMMITTEE.
Tlx- Yon nt; I.iiny cr iVIm Will I'UMryed
i:.v ills Kcrvnnt wiiii a Crime of it
Serluiix Nature lie nie? the Allcgn
lion Tltc llultimoro and Phllndeh
Iii. union.I. Vn . Sept. J7.?(Special)?
One of Ihe most distressing accidents
happening nr.mini Richmond occurred
early this morning in tin- western part
? tin- cltj Joseph Murrati, who for
yon is has heen ah Inmate of the Home
lov the Aged, fell nut a third-story
window ami received Injuries from
which lie died an hour later A remark*
ntil. fuel connected with his death was
that forty years ago In- lost tho power
"i speech and could hoi articulate any?
thing to the hast degree intelligible.
When discovei ed "ii the ground he talk?
ed as plainly us though he luid never
suffered the least limpcdlertt .in his
speech. I ie was !'ti years old.
The action of ihe State Democratic
Cmmnltteu lust night settles the ques?
tion ot ii" public speaking lit this can?
vass except hy local orators. Senator
Daniel will make a few addresses, but
according t" the programme as at pres?
ent mapped out no one else will go out
of Ills Senatorial or House district to
talk to voters in another. The party
will depend in n large measure upon or?
ganism! Ion and Ihe churnctei of its
nominees to will A gl'CUl deal of at?
tention will i.e paid i" organisation.
Senator Dunell reached here to-night
and had a tall; with Chairman Kllyson.
Senat"! Mai I in made a very earnest
talk in the Democratic Committee hist
night against ihe Introduction of na?
tu.mil issue.-, in this canvass. Many
w im I,, aid him regarded what he said
ns something of a reply to those papers
that are trying to gel him to give hin
i lews on the currency question. By far
the best speech of the evening won
made bj Mi. A. P. Timm, or Norfolk,
who advocated lighting ihe battle on
local issues ami not stirring up the peo?
ple no the currency question.
Yesterday a young woman was taken
out of a house of ill-lame here and sent
i..a:i Institution in Baltimore. The pa?
llet's publish that she Is an orphan and
was brought up ut St. Joseph t> Asylum
in Ulis city; that a prominent lawyer
got her as a servant for his family, und
thai ii was he who accomplished her
ruin. The lawyer In question was seen
to-day ami denied that lie was to blame
lor her going wrong, lie states that
he tried lo malic Ihe girl give up evil
association, bill would not and had to
discharge her. Then It was. he says,
that she laid the crime al his door.
Jake Wells has telegrams from the
managers of the Baltimore ami Phila?
delphia ClUhn asking for dates to play
here about October 8th. Tin- proposition
is for the Rlchmouds to play the orioles
?in' day and the Quakers the next.
W.lls cullIIOl hold his (.am together so
long. It is likely, therefore, that the
Snltlmores will paly tin- Philadelphias
'i'h> inspection of the Richmond mili?
tary has resulted most gratifying. The
I low ii/.ers, the two cavalry companies,
tin- nines and Company P., of the First
Regiment, each obtal.I 100 per cent.,
having every mail on the rolls in line.
Sie h a showing has not been made be?
fore in many years.
To Prevent Hie Cobell-Fltssluinions
Austin, Tex., Sept. 27.?The proclarnu
llon Issued by Governor Culbcrson late
last night convening a special session of
ih.- Legislature next Tuesday to pass
another law against prize-fighting was
tie- popular topic to-day. Il was said
to .lav that Populists and other po
litl< al opponents of the Governor's may
di o at his plan by enacting a law to go
Into effect in ninety days.
Representative Ward said that the
Legislature undoubtedly would pass a
law to go into effect immediately, anil
thai it would make prlze-tighting a
f.lony. lie thinks the law will be
puss, d within a week utter the Legl9
General B. M. Henry, president of the
Business Men's Association, has np
polnted tin- following committee to ar?
range a programme by which visitors
(foreign and native) lo the Atlanta Ex
i isltion shall I..- induced to visit our
city, and they will meet In the Asso?
ciation parlors this evening at 8
o'clock: w. w. Dey, il. s. Herman, L.
w. Oavis. John Graham, Jr., IL G.
William:-, .1. a. Kennedy, W. \v. Gait,
Co Id w ell Hardy, M. Glomiun, J. G.
Ftvensh. II. Hodges, B. K. Dawes, Gor?
don DcCordy. A. II. dandy. W. C.
Neville. I;. F. Potndextcr. R. A. Hod
son. .1. ii. Quinby. John Tannor, s. S.
Nottingham, and R. B. Cook.-.
After having served the required
length of line .Missis ldll Ciawley and
Jennie Hawthorn were last night
awarded diplomas as trained nurses at
the Retreat lor the Sick. The presenta?
tion took place at the nurses' home on
Rlley street, opposite the Retreat, and
the honors were conferred by Dr, 11. M.
Nash, w ho spoke to Ihe graduates Im?
pressively. A reception was then ten?
dered the two young ladies by the pres
cnl muses and former graduates.of the
Retieat. all of them appearing In their
modest gray uniforms, presenting a
Every Japanse barracks has a gym?
nasium, and the Japanese soldiers rani;
high among the be&t gymnasts In the
world, in half u minute they can scale
a 14-foot wall l.y simply bounding on
each other's shoulders, one man ?.'.:?/
porting two or three athers.