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VOL. LI?NO. 11,
PRICE 2 CEN
THE 54TH CONGRESS
The Machinery for the Organization of House
and Senate Worked Smoothly.
MR. REEB SELECTED AS THE SPEAKER.
a?jl)awell, or PonuM}-lviiulit| Russell,
of Missouri) (Reim, ol New YorK;
McElroy, oI* Olilo, and I'oiiden, or
Mlcbignu, Were the Successful Can?
didates for the Various Offices?
Washington. Dec. 2.?Senate.?The
bright, cheerful appearance of the Sen?
ate chamber on this, the opening day
of the lirst .session of the Fifty-fourth
Congress, was a marked contrast to
the drizzling, foggy weather outside.
A new carpet of attractive green color
adorned the floor, the desks had, been
scraped and newly varnished, and the
walls frescoed. The unsightly cloth
covered doors leading to the lobby had
been replaced by new ones of mahoga?
ny, having long ground glass panels.
Many of the desks were covered with
Mr. Davis, uf Minnesota, was the
lirst Senator to occupy a seat on the
floor, lie came at 10:00. At that hour
the public, galleries had already had a
sprinkling of visitors, the ladles" gul
lery in particular being more than
half filled. The next to appear was
Mr. Stewart, Of Nevada, followed close
by the venerable Senator from Ver?
mont. Mr. Morrltl. Then came JUr.
Pritchard of North Carolina. Mr. Har?
ri!? of Tennessee, the Populist Senator
front Kansas Mr. PolYer, und Mr. Tell
of Colorado, and at 11 o'clock Sen
...v/ Hnwloy, of Connecticut. After
Hist they cutno in ?.?mildly, and at noon,
*. :.e hour of convening, the seats were
gvneriilly lll!ed and the galleries over?
There was an unusually large at
tendance of Si nators, the only recorded
absentees being Mr. Hill of New York,
Mr. Lindsay of Kentucky. Mr. Wol
cott of ? ??dorado, and the two Senators
froth Louisiana. Palmer of Illinois am!
Jones of Arkansas, absent during the
llrsi ha|f of the proceedings, came in in
tin-..' for adjournment. The only Inter?
esting I. ature of the proceedings was
the swearing in of the new Senators.
Being unofficially Informed that' the
President's message would not be de?
livered until lo-motTow at noon, the
Senate immediately thereafter ad
loufni d tintII that hour.
The cordiality with which Senator
Gorman, of Maryland, was received by
his associates on both sides of the
Chamber was one of the marked fea?
tures <>r the day. He entered the cham?
ber closely followed by Mr. Briee. of
Ohio, and as the two stood talking and
Joking, Senators Frye, of Maine, and
others Jollied in the badinage, and Sena?
tor Frye, in an audible voice, remarked:
?'They have not downed. this man yet."
Senator Sherman entered alone and
took little part In the general con?
Promptly tit noon the blind chaplain
of the Senate, Mllburii, lapped the gavel
and offered prayer. At the close of the
chaplain's prayer Vlce-Presldent Stev?
enson laid before the Senate the cre
deiitnils of the Senator from Idaho.
BllOltp, which were rend and placed on
flic in the usual way. Then the Vlce
1'resilient called upon the Senators
elect to come forward as their names
were called by the Clerk and take the
oath of oilice.
Following the usual custom, the Sen
ntors came up in batches of four except
the last batch, when the llftlt Senator.
Wolcott, was called, but fulled to re?
spond. Each, escorted by his collea?
gue, walked arm in arm to the left side
of the Vice-President's dais, where the
oath was read in audible tones by the
Vice-president, it was in the same
form In ca ch case, and pledged the
Senators to duty and to support the
Constitution of the United States.
On motion of Mr. Cockrcll, Democrat,
of Mississippi, the hour of meeting of
the Senate' was fixed at I'J o'clock.
Sherman. Republican, <>r Ohio, offer?
ed a resolution to inform the House
that the Senate was organized and
ready for business, which was adopted.
On motion Of Mr. VllOS. Democrat, of
Wisconsin, a committee of two was ap?
pointed to Join a similar committee on
the part of the House to wait upon the
President, the Vlce-Prealdent naming
as such committee Messrs. Vllas and
House.?The opening of every new
Congress has always had the effect of
bringing great crowds of people, but
never, perhaps, in the history of Con
gress has a larger assemblage of spec?
tators gathered in the galleries, halls
nml corridors of the great marble struc?
ture. As usual, the principal attraction
was the House, because of the political
Upheaval by which Hu? Democratic ma?
jority Of ninety In the Kilty-third
Congress was changed Into it Republi?
can majority of 139, enough, of itself,
to stimulate curiosity. And then, the
knowledge that Mr. Reed, of Maine, was
again to welhl the Speaker's gavel and
stei r legislation through the storms and
tempests that rage on the floor of the
House had a powerful attraction.
An hour before noon the galleries
were packed with crowdo who forced
their way Into the chamber itself.
These, however, were dispossessed by
the doorkei'iVr as the haut- of meeting
approached, ami some minutes before 12
nil the seats on both sides were occupied
by those entitled to them. 2it Republi?
cans occupying, us usual, the western
side, and 105 Democrats the eastern
side. All this time the noise of hearty
greetings and unlimited conversation
grew louder and louder, but there was
im special .meeting of or applause for
particular members as they entered the
?Mall and took seats among their fel
At noon. Rev. Mr. Bagby. Chaplain of
Hie last House, offered prayer. Then
Mr. Kerr, the Clerk of the last House,
called the members to order and said.
"Dnder the provisions of the Constitu?
tion of the United States this Is the hour
fixed by law for the meeting of the
House of Representatives of the Fjjrty
fourth Congress of the United States of
America. The Clerk of the House of
Representatives of the Fifty-third Con?
gress will read the names of those whose
credentials show that they were regu?
larly elected to tills body In pursuance
or the law of their State? respectively
and of the United States. The Clerk will
now proceed with the call of the roll of
States alphabetically." Three hundred
and forty-one members responded.
The machinery for the Organisation
Of the House of Representatives worked
to-day In a very satisfactory manner
without the slightest Jar. Mr. Reed,
of Maine. In pursuance of the unani?
mous decision of the Republican caucus
was elected to the Speakershlp hv a
vote of 2:t-l, us against 95 for Mr. Crisp,
of Georgia, the Democrat h* candidate;
fi for Hell, of Colorado, the Populist
candidate, and 1 for Mr, Ottlberson, of
Texas, Democrat. The six votes tor the
Populist candidate were given by
Messrs. linker of Kansas, Howard of
Alabama, Kern of Nebraska, und stii
ford. Skinner, and Stroud of .North Ca?
rolina. The one vote for Mr. CulbcrBon
was given by his colleague, Mr. Crnln.
this being the only deviation from the
party programme. Mr. Reed's speech
in taking the chair was brief and In?
cisive. He would not speak for the
past, he said; the past could speak for
Itself. Nor would he speak for the
future, as they were not now putting
off the harness, but putting it on. Hut
he suggested that those who had act?
ed ? Ith wisdom In the past might be
fairly expected to act with wisdom in
the- future. After the oath of ofllce had
been administered to the Speaker nnd
all the members, the next step In tin'
Republican programme?the election of
House officers?WHS taken, and Messrs.
McDowell of Pennsylvania, Russell of
Missouri, Glenn of New York. McElroy
of Ohio, and Coudcn of Michigan wore
chosen ns clerk. sergeant-at-arntB,
doorkeeper, postmaster, and chaplain,
The rules of the Fifty-fust Congress?
popularly known as the Heed rotes
wen, adopted for Hie government of
the House for the present, after an as?
surance from Mr. Cantion (Rep.) of Il?
linois, who had offered the resolution,
that they would hereafter bo referred
to the ('on:mil lee mi Rules, and thai
the House would have the opportunity
to discuss the report of the committee.
That assurance seemed to satisfy Mr.
Crisp. wh<> raised the question, and the
matter Went through without further
After some further preliminary pro?
ceedings nnd a drawing for seats in the
usual manner, and in which drawing
many of the prizes fell to some or the
least known of the members, and many
of the blanks to some Of the most dis?
tinguished, the House at "::!"> p. in. ad?
journed until to-morrow at noon, and
Hie clerk gave notice of a Democratic
caucus at once.
Mr. Llnton (Rep.) of Michigan had the
honor of Introducing the first bill. The
measure provides for a re-classlfleiatlon
of railway postal clerks. Under It thcy
are divided Into ten classes. Those
of the lirst class are to receive a salary
of $800 per year, front which sum their
salaries uro graded lip to $1,800 per
annum for the tenth grade. Promo?
tions are to be based solely upon efll
Till! SfKW YORK DOCKED,
1-c l?g Ocean Nleamei' Arrives at
The American line steamer New '1 ?!;
arrived at Newport News Yesterday
morning and was immediately put Into
the dock of the shipbuilding company,
where she will undergo a thorough over?
hauling, this being tlie third time tllsC
the New York has been extensiv civ i'< -
paired at Newport News. The I'm is. e?f
the same line, preceded the New V >rk
in the dock f tr the past ten days und
was floated on Saturday, proceeding li
rectly to New York to resume her regu?
lar voyages. The Newport News Com
pany possesses the only dock in tills
country capable of receiving vess?l? of
the largest size.and has come Into prom?
inence as one of the. great repairing
stations of the world.
There Is great Joy In the workshops
then* over the prospect of battleships
? and (> being constructed there, the bid
of the Newport News Company being
t;t90,000 below the next lowest competi?
tor. It appears that the Navy Depart?
ment can save (600,000 by building both
the Kearsarge and her Sister there, in?
stead of awarding one to the Pact lie
slope, whore still another nrldltlon.il ox
pense would result from paying the
freight across the continent of nil tirmoi
arid equipment. Under these ciiciim
slances President f. n. Orcutt. of the
Newoort News Company, Is c nifii'ent
that both battleships will be built i:i the
lavixge thi: wi.\m;h.
Jle nefenlM Jos. Wnlcoll In n Fitlceu
Empire Athletic Club. Maspeth. T.. f..
Dec. 2.?The IK-round contest between
Joe Walcott, Tom. O'P.ouke's colored
protege, am) George Lnvlgno. better
known as the "Snglni.w Kid," nttrseted
one of tin* largest crowds to the Em?
pire Athletic cluli that has been eeon
slue-'- Ine club was opened. I kith men
are unbeaten light Welch's and the de?
cision practically decided the light
weight championship. Ity n previous
arrangement between the lads. :he de?
cision was to go fo Lnvl?ine if he should
bo on his feet at the end .if fifteen
round?, The colored hover wv- fn^orlt.
and 10 to C on. Lovigne stood it out
and in ?he Inst two rounds hail much
the best of the tight.
Lnvlgf.e ic-arly lost an ear ??aily In
the light and at one lime was uettlne;
much the worst of it. hut after the
eleventh round matters went ?he r.ther
way. Tha scpne when I he bell rang nnd
when ihe referee, according to agree?
ment; pronounced l.nvigi-o the winner,
was oti<> of great enthusiasm.
i.WMt al 1 tu- Academy.
A young laily lost her mink while
passing through the lobby of the
Academy tif Music Sunday afternoon
and if the finder will lea.e'o It at 'Iiis
ofllce a Buitable reward will be paid.
Democrats and Republicans Held Caucuses
Yesterday to Perfect Future Plans.
THE SILVER DEMOCRATS TALK LOUD,
It In Store Tbnn Probable Tnttt ttio
Republican). Wilt Hake nil i.Hoi t
tu Thoroit alily ltei.rgnn ixc flu*
Kennte -To i?i> Thin Two VutwOnt'
?itle Their itaiiii? is XeecMtorjr.
Washington; Dec. '2.?A conference of
Senators favorable to the free coinage
of silver was held tills morning In the
marble room. There were present about
hfteen Senators mittle lip or Republi?
cans, Democrats ami Populists. Promi?
nent among these were Senators Tel?
ler. Stuart, fall. Allen. Tlllman and
Mantle. The conference was called for
the purpose or enabling those favoring
silver to dlsucss the subject In an in?
formal way. No effort was made to out?
line a formal plan of campaign. The
spirit that animated those present
however, showed that they Intend to
keep up the light In the Senate us vigo?
rously as they have In the past. The
President's message Is bound. Teller
says, to opeh Up a discussion i>r llnnn
Cial qiloMtliHi, and there can be no
discussion of that question, he asserts,
without a discussion of the Tree coin?
age question, it was agreed that no
point should be waived, and that In a
item] manner the sliver question
should be forced to the front whenever.1
an opportunity presented Itself. An?
other conference will probably be held
later in lite session.
There was some talk on the part of
it fc\V ol tin- more ardent sllverltcs of
attempting to reorganize the Senate tin
a stiver busts, but this was not taken
seriously. It Is not thought probable
that such an effort will be made. The
silver men will content themselves with
the capture of the Financial Coinmttles.
thev having hold this committee during
Ihclosl Congress. The Republicans will
enter no protest to this plait for the
reason that the majority of the Senate
Is favorable to free coinage, and any
uctlon the committee might take if it
were organized by the sold standard
men would meet with prompt revision
In the Sehnte when the body tool; a
vol.. The Western silver men appear
to favor the selection of Mr. Wolcott,
of Colorado, for the vacancy caused by
the retirement or Air. McPhers'm, of
The Republican senatorial caucus, af?
ter a brief session or hair an hot,.-, ad?
journed until Wednesday without hav?
ing accomplished anything beyond the
continuing in olllee or Mr. Hle-mian is
Chairman und Mr. Dubols as sscrelatry.
The caucus developed the fact that the
Senators were not In any hurry to take
tip Uli- work of reorganizing tin Senate.
The suggestion was made that a nomi?
nation Of a candidate for President pro
t fin pore, lie made, but this was uoiu
batted on the grounds that when that
Was done ib.- caucus should be ready to
put forward candidates for the otn -
Officers of the Semite.
The caucus held ibis afternoon by Ro
publican Senators, although devoid or
positive action, demonstrated the fact
that a probably successful attempt
will be made to reorganize the Senate
in both coinilllttces and elsewhere offi?
cers. The Senators were no) In session
more than half an hour, but during that
brief period there was a general clear?
ing or tie atmosphere, which had been
I Home what obscured by the action of a
Tew Senators, who m< t Saturday night
tor the purpose or preparing a plan or
action that should result In taking the
management of the Senate out of the
I hands of the older member.-;.
Ti>e result of this afternoon's action
Iis the reconciliation of tluj conflicting
elements and the establishment or n
desire to do that which is lor the lust
Interest of the whole party. The caucus
(met with a feeling or apprehension in
tile minds of some its to what Messrs.
Hnnsiirough. PettlgreW, Clark. Carter.
Mantle. Dubols, Chandler. Clalllnger
and Proctor, who held the conference
above referred to. Intended doing in the
matter of organization. A few or the
badets of those Western Senators were
determined to force action at once, but
Senators Proctor and Chandler fav?
ored waiting until a more convenient
season and were not prepared to go to
th.' extreme to which the course of the
Mr. Dubols was opposed to permitt?
ing the chairman of the caucus. Mr.
Sherman appointing the committee to
DM the existing committee vacancies,
I as he looked upon this as inimical to
the Interests of the younger members.
He had n resoullon providing for the
selection id" a. committee of nine for
this purpose by the caucus. Mr. Hoar
Inn] a resolution prepared Instructing
Senator Sherman, us chairman or this
caucus, to name the committee, but
neither proposition was submitted. It
is said that the brief discussion showed
quite plainly that the caucus would not
permit Dubols plan to prevail and Mr.
Sherman's privilege set aside, it was
Anally agreed that it would be better to
wait until a future day ror (he dcter
mintioii or tiv whole subject.
Senator Frye was suggested as Presi?
dent pro tempore, and no other name
was mentioned. He will be nomi?
nated, lull It was deemed useless to do
anything In tin- matter to-day for the
reason that no President pro tempore
could be elected so long us the Vice
President tills the chair. If the Repub
llcans can show the Democrats Unit
they have enough votes to elect Hie
President pro tempore the election
would be held. It Is understood that
Mr. Sherman Is to consult with the op?
position caucus chairman und arrange
for It time for thlfl vote hp ts?V.??. If
by jlnit time the Republican havo a
goo.i showing for the blnei billce?, ihe
whole ticket will be placed In the Held.
or course, in order to reorganize the
Senate the Republicans must have two
votes outside of those in their own
ranks, and Senators Stewart and Jones
of Nevada are generally looked upon
us tlio men who will vote with the.
Republicans on organisation. Mr.
Stewart is bitterly opposed tu Mr. Du
bols* i>ltin because he luys at the tloor
of the young Senator fruin Idaho the
blame for his removal from the Com?
mittee on Appropriations. This was
one reason Unit net Mulct! the commit?
tee In proceeding cautiously.
Again It was pointed out thai the sil?
ver men were endeavoring lo secure
mi organisation on monetary Issues; that
the Populists were considering a ticket
ami that the Democrats were not pre?
pared to surrender their control. The
sliver Republicans unit Democrats this
morning Informell the Poptlllsts that
they could not Join In any effort to or?
ganise on sliver Ilms, and as soon as
the Populists, who are the main ad?
vocates of tills plan, are convinced
they cannot he slicci k'sful. It is claimed
that they will divide according to their
predelectlons for the two great par?
ties?Messrs. Allen and Kyle with the
Democrats and Messrs. Jones. Stewart.
Putter, and Porter with I lie Republi?
cans. The Republicans hoed two out
of these four votes.
I.All? ill tti:sT.
Well Iiuown Men Laid Ann) .Nuiiiliiy
mal Vest crday.
The funeral of the late Thomas Kniix
Hell, who died Saturday night, took
place from Hi" resident.f Ids brother
in-law, Major Walter P. Irvine. No.
Til Hank street, yesterday at I o'clock.
Hie attendance being very large, ami
the organizations to w hich be belonged
belilg present in a body. The services
were conducted by licv. 'i. s. Harten, of
flu Ist I'. 10. Church; Rev. P.. D. Tuck?
er, of St. Paul's; Rev. A. S. Lloyd, of
St. Luke's, and Rev. Mr. Morrison, of
tile Navy, also being present. The Moral
tributes sent by sorrowing friends were
very beautiful and there were many of
t hi ni. The reiiiah s were Interred in
IS I m wood Cemetery, the following being
Hie pall-hearers: Episcopal Church,
Frederick S. Taylor and W. T. Walke;
Supreme Council, Royal Arcanum, Legh
H. Wnlts. of Portsmouth: Confederate
Veterans, Col. Washington Taylor; Pn
rnhohtus council. Royal Arcanum,
Prank I. Hain and II. I'.. Hagtmll: Hep*
lasophs. C6I. Harry Hodges; Home Cir?
cle. .1. P. KeVlll.
An Incident of the floral offerings was
connected with tie- Moral tribute of the
cadets of St. Mary s Mai. Academy. Mr.
Hell had frequently shown his friend?
ship for the, cadets, and his death was
deeply lamented by them. They had a
very beautiful Moral design prepared,
representing a pillow, with the words.
"At Rest," nnd the initial of the bat?
talion. A detachment or the cadets;
consisting of Edward Keriee Olennan,
John Love nnd John Drew. In uniform,
placed the tribute on the bier of their
Tim funeral of William Morris, who
died in I .otiisvill.-. Ky? seve ral days
ago. look place froth Krcemnson-Street
Ha).list Church Sunday afternoon, the
services being conducted by Rev. M. II.
Wliiirion, D. D.i assisted hy Rev. I-:. B.
Hatcher. Norfolk Lodge. No. ::.'. 1. < >.
O, I-'., of which the deceased was a mem?
ber, attended in a It idy, accompanying
Hie remains Elm wood Cemetery, the
following gentlemen acting as paH-bear
ers: in-, F. S. flood inn n, of the United
States Marine Hospital Service; If, R.
Vsilghau, K. T. Thomas. It. V. Hitch?
ing*. Janus Bacchus and James Rhu
The funeral of Joan D. Cochins, who
died at St. Vincent's Hospital early
Sunday morning, took place Dom the
nail..:- of that Institution yesterday af?
ternoon at i o'clock. Ihn services Hieing
conducted by Rev. <). S. Marlon. D. D
Mi- Cochins died from the efi'ecls of
a self-Indicted pistol-shot wound. *,liv?
ing attempt'd suicide at Farmvlllo some
time lit! >. Tin- remains were Interred
in Elm wood Cemetery, the pall-hearnrs
being: .). IV Andre Mnttii, Etlenne Mil?
ler. Van Telburg Hofman. Reginald
Polndextor. Richard1 C. Taylor hud lingo
Carl Afnal. The Interment will be in
A Norfolk Hoy Hilled.
Mr. Charles M. Lotighlln received a
telegram yesterday announcing the
death at Chattanooga. Tonn., Sunday
night, of he; brother George Lotighlln,
professionally known ns George Cas
tello, who during the past season has
been performing with the Sells' Broth?
ers' cirecs. The circus closed its sea?
son Saint day night al Cedartown. Ca..
and was eliroutc to Chattanooga to no
into winter uuarters. Before reaching
(the hilt.Ity George fell from the
train, dylnfi from his injuries ns stated.
The decr-nsod was about thirty years
old. and was well known in Norfolk,
his home, whore he performed with
the show during tin- past season He
leaves a father, and four brothers?
Charles M.. Dave (who was with Hunt
Ihg last season),William (who travelled
also with the Sells show), and Artie.
Tin- deceased was a member of Nor?
folk Lodge. No. :ix. H. P. O. E.
The remains will be brought to Nor?
folk for Interment
A Southern Actress AclilevcK Niiceess.
Washington. D. C . Dec. '-'.--A young
Southern girl who recentl> made her de?
but In N< w York achieved at: nher suei
ress in light opera to-night at the I_a
Kayette Square Opera House. Alt act
ed by favorable press: indices in Dm
Metropolitan journals, a lat-^e avdiencc
of whom a liberal porportlon wen
Southerners, nnd among whom were
VIce-PrcsidenI Stevenson and Secretary
Carlisle nnd their families, came t i s? ?
Miss Hilda chirk, as Princess Ronnie in
Willaid Spencer's comic opera of that
name, itcr success bet- was even more
pronounced than In Now Yeirk. Mlsil
Clark is a native of Kansas city, whore
her father was once a wealth-.- 1.anker.
Sin- is closely connected with distin?
guished southern families, her mother
being n Miss Winston; who was a grand?
daughter of Col. Joseph Winston, to
whom a slutne was recently erected at
Greensboro, N. C, In honor of his dis?
tinguished military victories, during the
Amorcan Revolution nnd his services as
a .statesman; Patrick Henry, Virginia's
Onions orator was a flrst cousin of Col.
HORRIBLE TRAIN WRECK
A Murderous Plot, Concocted by Persons Un?
known, Results Fatally to the Engineer.
$5,000 FOR THEIR APPREHENSION.
TUn Itrnvc Kuglneer Was lluritctl ite
you'll Itceognli ion. mill Vt'hfcv Und
lo Hi- Applied lu Kzllhgulnli Iii?
limning llo<l.v -Tho llebrlw. Took
i i ri and .llucli Loss Resulted.
Cot Hand, N. V., Deo. 2.?The wreck
of the New York and iPhiladelphln
nighi cxprcsH on the Delaware, Uoek
awunna and Western rullrnad at Prc
bie, at ll:Ofi o'clock hist night, was the
result or u most deliberate plot on the
part of the persons unknown.
The train Is due nt Prcble at 11:01 p.
in., but does niu stop. II was four
minutes late lu passing and hail ten
miles or straight track tin a down grade,
where Hie train is usually run nt the
rate of sixty inlbv? an hour.
The train consisted of the engine, the
"Sam Sloan." the largest .passenger
locomotive on Hie division, an express
cur and u car or soMiory lor the show
trope, "A ltowery tllii," a baggage ear.
a smoker, a day conch und a Pullman
Ten rods north of Probte station there
is a switch which side tracks cars be.
bind the station. There Is a water tank
a lew rods north of the switch, ho that
the switch cannot be seen from the
north till the water tank bus been
passed. The switch Is an automatic
ball llffnlr and must he held up to open
It. Tin- ball lever was propped up by
an Iron bar ami a piece uf fence board.
The lirst passengers knew of anything
wrong was the trembling of the train
us the air brake's were set hard. Two
ear lengths further ahead the collision
occurred. The engines were complete?
ly wrecked, beyond all repair, torn all
to pieces aild turned on its left side, and
Its nose plowed a hole in the ground
live feet deep.
Tlie express car turned on' to the left,
tin- body resting on the engine lender;
the baggage car turned to tile right and
was partly upset. The smoker und day
coach were derailed, but were not Over?
turned. Tile Sleeper did not leave the
rails. Fireman Webster Ittife, 111 years
old, of>8yracilHO, was lound beside the
engine under the wreckage badly
scalded. He was taken out alive after
an hour's work, hut he died on the way
lo Oortlnnd. Fit I o'clock this morning.
Engineer Dickey Young, or Syracuse. :t5
years old, unmarried, could not be
round until [i:30 o'clock Ibis morning.
When he was discovered nt the mouth
ol' the lire box. Ills head, arms and
one leg had been burned off. The llosh
was still burning, so that water had to
be poured on the body to extinguish the
flames before It could be removed. The
ellglneer's watch was round to have
stopped a! 11:03 o'clock. None of the
passengers were hurt, but all were bad?
ly shaken up. They all got out of the
train safely with their hand bags. The
baggage and mail was all saved from
the baggage car. and about half of the
scenerj or the theatrical troupe Mas
saved. Tlie wreck took fire from the
lamps and the woodwork or the engine
and four cars was burned up clean. The
sleeper had been detached rrom the
train and was backed from the burning
wreck and saved.
A reward ??! live thousand dollars has
been offered for the detection and con?
vict Ion or t he wreckers.
Married I.mnI .Mglif.
a marriage which caused considera?
ble surprise was solemnized by Rev. .1.
<;. Licnnoh, at his residence, in Hunters
villi-. Inst night, when Mr. T. Edmund
l.owery was joined lo Miss Delia M.
Ironmonger, daughter of Mr. 10. M. Iron?
monger, There were no attendants.
At the residence of Dev. O. S. Harten.
D. IX, last night. William Webb, a
young mechanic, was married to Miss
Sadie a. v. Mi ude .in the presence or a
few friends. Tie- best man was Mi-. .1.
D. Meads, brother of th" bride, and
Mis.-: Maggie Hodges was maid ol' honor.
Worn or I lie S. I?. <-. A.
Agent Moore, or the Society for the
Proven I ion of Cruelty to Animals, did
a big day s work yesifrday. killing
l wo disabled horses and beginning pro?
ceedings against the owners of two oth?
ers in had condition. < 'n Sunday the
ugept found three disabled animals, one
ot i hem i" l he county, which was ves
Veslerdny a horse ran away near the
Queen-Street Market, and injured Itself
so lntdly that It had lo be killed by
'I'o Serve a l.lltich.
To-day and all this week a reprcsen
Intlve or Armour & Co. will exhibit
their food products at Watt. Rettew &
Clay's new stores, giving a practical
exhibition or how to make good soup,
and serving to every visitor a cup or hot
bouillon and a wafer. Everything free.
Visitors invited. Take elevator to tho
cooking on second floor.
Xo Neu Trial lor llrork.
Judge .1. M. Keeling, of Princess
Anne, has overruled tin- motion for a
new tiinl for rtenjamin B. Brock, con?
victed or murder In the second degree
for having killed Oeorgo Hale near
Virginia Bench and sentenced to Impris?
onment In the penitentiary.
At Auction 't'o-Iluy.
,1. II. Valentine, general auctioneer. It.
It. Monis, assistant. will sell at ID
o'clock this morning lit their auction
house a roll line or crockery; nlso fur?
niture, rugs, several Organs and pianos.
diphtheria and typhoid fever by keeping
the lilood pure, tlie appetite gontl and the
bodily health Vigorous by the use of
HOOD'S PII.I.S have wen high praise
for their prompt and efficient yet easy
MIMIC MY LOCAL COMl'OHERH.
A Novel Feiiluro ol' Hie I'rem t:iub
Olio or the uttrncttve features of the
Press Club entertainment, which takes
place tomorrow night, at the Academy
of Mlisle, will be the rendition by the
rull Naval Post Band Orchestra or sov
ernl compositions of local composers.
Aiuoiik the compositions to ho ren?
dered win b... a inarch by Miss Scott,
of Portsmouth; a charming Walts, by
Prof. A. P. Koernerj it song ami march,
by Mr. W. IK Turner; a waltz, by Prof.
Miller, nnd it march, by Mr. Hartsoll,
nr Portsmouth. Prof. Hans Mettkc will
also i.tribute n composition, ami Prof,
.less" M. Price will render a new two
step of his own. Prof. Koerncr fur
lilshes his own orchestration, while
the others are now being arranged for
orchestra by Prof. Price, who Is mak?
ing earnest efforts to give the different
authors effective and tuneful tone col?
oring fur Ihelr various compositions.
The above, in addition to the long list
of soloists, quartetls, sextettes and elo?
cutionary portion or the programme;
which will embrace such noted vocal?
ists ami musicians as Miss Mamie
Mugee, Miss M, K. Ewoll, Misses Lalle
and Bessie Williams, Miss Ethel Necly,
Messrs. W. I). ClOWell, J. Ircilell Jen
kins', lllnrry Hull and Mr. Luhlley,
Profs. A. P. Koerncr, Miller, Carlos
Rurjesitnd lluiis Mettkc nnd Miss IiJlIen
Ten Eyck Muey.
Part second will he a most excellent
presentation of (hut pure and pathetic
rbihat&o of Hie North Carolina moun?
tains, "Bsmwnlda," with a east which
has never been equalled on the Acad?
emy stage by amateurs.
.IAMBS O'NEILL.?Great actors are
Inseparably connected with some par?
ticular play, and .lames O'Neill has
become Identified so completely with
"Monte CrlslO" that Hie two ttiimes
are spoken In one breath by tlio whole
theatre-going public of America. Mr.
O'Neill Is universally recognized as the
greatest dramatic actor of the decade.
He has played tin- part or Bdmoh Dan?
tes over ;t,OUIP times, and has achieved
prominence In this role for New York
to San Francisco. He will be sup?
ported by a splendid company that has
been selected with particular consid?
eration of each actor's ability. The
engagement Is for one night only, next
Thursday, the Dili hist., the sale of
seats for which commence this morn?
ing willi no advance In prices.
(lOICI'ON'S MINSTRELS.?It is u ro?
ller to see an old-time minstrel per
rormance, such as uns presented by
Gorton's Minstrels last night. While
the company Is small It is composed of
people who arc well up In their business.
The jokes Introduced Iii the first part
are new and funny, and the audience
was kepi In roars ol laughter. The
Nondt script Trio, Wclby, Pearl und
Keys, la their songs und dances, and
exhibitions of high kicking, etc.. arc the
equals of any performers in their line
seen here. Among the oilier pleasing
features were Hank Goodman, come?
dian; Hurry Meyrlek. In eccentricities;
Fred. Alberts, bah joist; DeWitt Cooke.
dub swinger, and Ncllls, the lady
dancer. The singing was not up to the
lleutl tlio Death noil
Which the bills or mortality of any
large city may be fitly designated, and
you will find that renal nnd veslcal
maladies, that is to say, those that
affect the kidney nnd bladder, have a re?
markable prominence?wo had almost
sultl?preponderence. Brlght'a disease
and diabetes in the chronic statte are
lately cured, and gravel catarrh of the
bladder and diuresis, slay many. Yet
at the outset, when the trouble merely
amounts to Inactivity or the organs In?
volved, the danger may be nullified by
that thorough renal Ionic and diuretic,
Hosteller's Stomach Hitlers, which im?
parts the requisite amount ol tone to
the organs without over-exciting them,
and the use of which is convenient, und
involves no elaborate preparation.;
Dyspepsia, a usual concomlttojlt of
renal complaints, and debility, which
they invariably produce, are remedied
by It. So also arc constipation, mala?
rial, rheumatic and nervous aliments.
"IteiiiliilKcniicCM ol \apoleim.
The hull of Piekett-Huchnnan Camp,
in the Academy Of Music building, was
crowded last night with a critical midl?
and- when Miss Stephanie Schisnno de?
livered her lecture oh "Reminiscences
of Napoleau." The fair lecturer wus
Introduced by Judge Theodore s. Gar
nett amid applause. In the course of
her lecture sin- said Napoleau was a
man of grand character, and that he
was the most maligned and Insulted
man whoever lived. He had his faults,
said the speaker, but thoy were few,
and the only end he had In view was
the welfare of Prance, which he raised
from the ashes when It was nearly de?
stroyed. She detailed the wonderful
nets of I be great man. who, she snld.
had borne his sorrow with courage ami
dignity. Miss Schlsano's lecture gave
evidence <j( the careful study of her
subject and at Its conclusion she was
?.miles' Jacket* and fttpca-Wrlglifu
ion .?.Hin Street.
Big reductions on all winter goods.
Call and see them.
M'e llnr Nobody.
The handsomest jewelry store and
thu best line of goods In Norfolk.
For ;iu nays Only.
Mrs Raphael's stock of fine shoes at
cost to clime up business to retire. Lease
expires December 24th and stock must
be sold quick. 116 Church street, corner
Messrs. Horace S. Peed and James
M. Jordan have formed a co-partner?
ship under the linn name of F. M. Peed
& Ron, to conduct ?thc ship chandlery
and ship supply Miriness at Water
street and Roanoko avenue.
October 1st, 1S9L se30-su.tu.tf
THE SEQUEL OF ft FE!
A Street Duel, in Which Two Bitter Enp
Were Mortally Wounded.
BOTH THE PRINCIPALS SHOT TO
William HuiHIi, Aller Rclng Shotl
llicTciiipIc,Ncu<ln nllullot Thro?
11 ??? Heart <>i lese Bruce. "W|
Kann Wall lor Nmltb to Semi]
Chattanooga, Tenn.. Dec. 2.?A..sly
duel, the scciuol of a feud of long _t
Ing, to-day resulted In the fatal wjfl
lug of William Smith and Jessem
and the prospective urrest of the'.t:
sous of the latter an aeceENoricHjiq
murder. All the participants llv^ift
vlllugo of St. Elmo, In the Suvehte
district of this county. Snilth'iH^
hlacksmith, while Bruce's honieSM
Joins his shop. Bruce laid in watt fo
Smith tills morning and as the lalte
dismounted from his horse, Bru?ejy?i
gun shooting at him. with a revotva)
The second shot struck Smith initji
right temple and embedded itself IriAr
skull. Smith, who was prepured ! ?j
trouble, fired one shot lit reply1.
Bruce fell, with a bullet Just above til
heart, his fourteen-year-old son, Charly
Bruce, appeared in the doorway wltrauM
Winchester rifle and followed up thevi$|
sault by firing five shots in rapid b\to|
cession, all going off the mark, at Smith
who took refuge in a, neighboring hcusj
Tlie three Bruce boys, all armed wttl
guns, kept watch on the house lor.'.t
time, but Smith, falling to come Ofjt;
they fled to avoid arrest. The sew!
Bruce was arrested on the eliargW
assault with Intent, to kill, but won
lowed to make bond, owing to his seJH
our condition. Ofllcers are nearchtr
for the Bruce boys. The enmity, esl
lug between the men dales .back-.Jo
dispute over an account against Bn_.
for services. Afterwards the lCktt
charged Smith with enticing his
ter away from home, which he dehl?fl
tint a later grievance seems to be Je?$
ousy of Bruce's wife's attention,^'
Smith. Tlie shooting caused great el
cltement, ns it occurred "n the I'uja
pike running through the heart of tJlij
Ministers .Heeling. ' 1
The Methodist ministers' meeting;#8gf
terday was well attended, all of:.vt|
new appointees to this section, exe?
two, being present,' A rcorganiza^?
was cfTeeted by the election of tint;, to
lowing ofllcers: Rev. .1. T, Iloutton;Jj
Ia!Ivies Memorial, Norfolk'. , preside
Rev. R. M. Chandler, of Chest.
Street, Berkley, vice-president';-,':-^
John T. Bosman, of Wright Memo
Portsmouth, secretary; ReV. X- B/,,i"
ritt, of Seaman's Bethel, treasure
Rev. Mr. Boggs, of Lambert's' Pa|
reported that there were no. >;alda
In ills district now, the courts h_Vr
refused to grant licenses at that pTe
'At the Baptist ministers' meet
Rev. Dr. A. IS. Owen and Rev. F;>J
Martin reported having preache'dM
nlversary somions Sunday and resotf
Hons of sympathy were passed wlj
Rev. G. 8. Kennard, who lost hia;
year-old daughter by death a few
ago. \ .(,;!
Ho Not ??lny II You Waat to. 19
Thlnlc of all-wool dress goods
the newest shading and fancy ,
worth 40c. 50c, and 60c; go wnlleiu
last at !'5c ?
All-w?iol r.orge in fancy effects, wo
75c. now oniy ?7V.c
Silk and wool dress goods,;
$1.26, now C2%c.
Sitk mixtures in high are dress
wortli $1.60, now only 7?c : ;iV,
New, rough effects in black and:
ored dress goods at new prices. .';;
Boucle dress goods In blue, black|
Blankets, quilts, wrappers ajicV;'i
ing saequcs at new prices.
Visit our new wool and art:Si'
R. A. SAUNDERS, 172 Mail?
flraml Opening ol Holiday <
Now is the frugal buyers chance
our store. Holiday goods at everjft
prices. Cut prices on all dress
cloaks, capes, blankets and wlnteV
derwear. See Sunday's paper 'fdsl
clal bargain prices at 1/evy Bros,':
em Bargain Store.
Our t'ompetitors^ AVoudev, .'?,>'
how we can with tha.Iheavy afiVS
In leather continue-to sell,
Our Patrol Shoes ior $2.
But we were forwarned
contracted for them before:''
advance came. Hence wo can and ?
continue to give the consumer the h
This famous shoe lo made with
solid leather soles, and 13 recommfi
ed by policemen, oystermen,' b\i'
nmlths, painters, farmers. andall'
of mechanics. Come and see
ONE-PRICE SHOE STO|
46 Bank street, opposite Cour?b.<j
Instructlou tu *iuvlo.
Professor Charles Borjca, ort
Cumberland Street M. E. Church/;
pleasure in announcing to tli?ir
of Norfolk and vicinity that he>i
giving all his time to the teach!
music, tilano. violin, mandolli
flute, at his studio, T. M. C. A.; isi
Terms and particulars cah be";lty
on application by letter or In- ^t
' Newest Discovery"?Ext. teoi
pain. N. T. T>. Rooms. Ennen.R"
Do your glasses suit you?'
Dr. WECK, 152 Main St.
AH glasses flttefl bv Dr. W?
onteed by F. H. OAJUK.;162