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VOL. LI?NO. 27.
NOiibOLK. VA., S?TR? DAY i ?K?EMBEIt 21. 1895.
de-Tin W. L'un o//, the "Drug-.'
gist, 142 Main Street, Norfaig;
whose advertisement has neyer
been out cf THE VIRGINIAN
for ten years, doe3, it is said,
about as large bnsiness as any
house South. The success ?r
th s ably managed business is
no secret in Norfolk.
PRICE 2 CENTS
THE GAffiE OF POLITICS
Costs Money to Get in With the Republicans
and the Blue Shy the Limit.
SAME OLD CHICANERY CROPPING OUT.
On the Party liicitcriiig Over the
Venezuelan Commission Appro
pt-Intloii niii?Republican Tojs
<;?><i(I t<? i'?%lly Willi All the Vrnr
Uoiiml?A Virginia Wedding.
Washington, Dee. 20. 1885.
The House adjourned at 12:80 to-day
until to-morr?w and atter the Senate
hud passed unumcndCd tin- House bill I
appropriating for the Venesiielan com?
mission It passed Hie House resolution
to adjourn to-morrow for the holidays.
Just before adjourning a messenger
reached the Senate from tin- White
HOuse, uaklng tin- Senate to await a
inessage front the President. At 4:30 It
came. The President confirmed the un?
loading of American securities by the
British and tells of the panicky pre?
dicament of the money market. He ctics
his prophecies in the annual message
and refers to their fulfilment lathe pres?
ent enormous withdrawals of Kohl, lie
urges Congress not to take n holiday
recess without revising the Ilnaneiui
system or doing something to restore j
The general concensus of opinion here
to-night Is that Congress cannot, or
will noti adjourn In the face of the ap?
peal. Congress is fully aware of the
unfortunate financial situation. The
Incidents of the week have demonstrat?
ed the meat confidence of the Semite
und Hons.- in Mr .Cleveland, and it is
within iho easy range of possibility that
his suggestions regarding the retire?
ment of greenbacks may he adopted,
although opposed at first In both
branches of Congress.
There Is already an, Indication of
party bickering in Ho- Senate over the
House bill i> nproprltito $100.000 for
the yeiiestuelan Commission, and Ihe1
result that Iho regular holiday recess I
will he curtailed, if not practically
nbundonod. The President came back
from Iiis hunting trip with the report I
of heavy firing ringing In his cars and
the smell of powder lingering ubOut
his clothes. Within twenty-four hours
alter his return he bahgOd away at
Congress with both barrels and what he
didn't kill he crippled. From some re?
mote and si liseiesu quarters Caere were
cries or |K?!leles, .fust as if ho could
have Hrn< d Ho- reply of Salisbury.
Even the Republican members, how?
ever, boldly declare thai the subject was
too ciav,- for politics, and ridiculed tin
idea that tie- President would stoop to
can,pier. Then the Hons -, in vigorous
manner, took up tie- message and be?
gan playing polities on the jump.
The sillied Mr. Crisp, with his bill
and adopted Ho- Identical thing from
Mr. Hill, and now that the bill has
reached the Senate, the same old chlcrin
nery Is sticking out like an ostrich tail,
with Us load In the sand.
On the first deal It was demonstrated
that iho S-.-nate could not by any means
adopt the common bill of the House
upon so important an occasion. it
would never, never d ? to recntrnlste the
simple straightforward bill of the House
tnuchlntr on ninth rs s<> weighty ntui I
responsible. The crave and reverend I
Kciguors must of necessity nmentl, and
retouch, and oven perhaps append the
Moor.ioctrlne lo give it a ponderous
aspect, the Imprlmo of the Senate, its
Then; ton, the Senate seemed Inclined
to consider that the President was at?
tempting to Increase his possessions
and extend Iiis boundary lines into the
happy valley of their own sei en.m
plaeeiisy. by not fully slatlnc. in Iiis
short nicssan-o that ho desired Ho- ad?
vice and consent of that nugust body
in tin- selection of his eon mission.
These wer,, the bluffs thrown out as
the game of politics pro.ded.
The Senatorial Polities.
To fully iippreeiato tie- innnoenvers
i In- circumstances must be understood.
Cor Hue. vn . Us tli.- Republicans have
been arranging their majority assign?
ments on ;h. committees. The message
was received on Monday and a motion
was made for ii to lie on ihe table.
They mi Tuesday complete I heir coin
ni it teen and I in nod tic- list over In the
Democrats and asked them to till up
the mil eric.- r. presentation in two days,
a.vory fair division of tiini?throe weeks
n ilnsl two days; but In justice to the
Republicans II can be said ihnt they
had no Idea of reorganizing until after
the holidays, and would not have done
sn but for this message. The demo?
crats retlied to- think It over. Then
the Republicans requested that at
least ihe Foreign Relations Committee
be fixed up. and ihe Democrats said
"we'll see about 11." Then nlP Ropub
lleann moved that the bill jjo to the
Foreign Relation* Committee, meaning
tlie new one that they had made. Then
the Democrats look a long, quiet think,
and they said. "We can't tlx up these
committees in time to ndjourn Friday
for the holidays, so iho hill hnd better
po to Hie present Foreign Relations
Commilteec, with Senator Morgan
Chairman, and a. majority of Demo?
Then the Republicans saw flint the
Democrats had bettered their hand a
little in dm draw, but they had too
much in the pol to stay out, so they
said: "Thai's right; you h.'U'cn'l had
time, but the bill can wait, and we
don't care for holidays anyway. We
are ton old in hnnu up stockings now.
and iho toys we dally with are good all
Hie year round, so we won't adjourn,
but go ahead, und when you are ready
with your cnm|ttee mlnnrUIrs we will
refer this bin to Foreign Relations,xvIth
Senator Sherman at Its head, a major?
ity Republican.-and will give yoil n re?
port that will take your breath away,
and In parenthesis your prestige, too.
It is right hard to stack up against
Christmas holidays, hut when the Re?
publicans play politics It costs money
to gel in the Kann-, and the sky la the
Until. Senators Sherman and Morgan
are no hoVlctS In those matten?,
and if they arc waiting for
the new committee they arc liable not
to get 11 until alter the date fixed tor
the holidays, anyway.
A Virginia Wedding.
Yesterday afternoon iwvi gentlemen
arrived at the Hotel Johnaoo and reg?
istered as James W. Andrews and 11.
I). Wtatherford, of Crewe, Vn- A
short while afterward an attractive
looking young lady arrived, and wua
duly put down as Miss Salllu I.. Tun
mail, of Mantilieat'er, Va. Then the
plot thickened, and in a few minutes
Mr. Andrews Was In whispered conver?
sation with Chief Clerk Shaw, it did
not lake long for him to tell his story,
and Mr. Shaw, who Is as suave as Ches?
terfield and as diplomatic as Salisbury,
gave him information enough in two
minutes to make him happy the bal?
ance of his lire Mr. Andrews hurried
away to the District building and the
marriage license clerk soon played his
part In the little drama.
Mr. Andrews came back and the trio
ptsrtetl out rbr the residence of Dr.
Johnson, of the Metropolitan M. 15.
Ciitirch. it was not long before the
wedding supper was going on a: ihe
Hotel Johnson ami on the evening train
the parly left for the new home at
Captured Cot. I.aiub.
Major Ii. L. Grant, of North Caro?
lina, is in Hie city. Ii was he who llrst
conceived hho idea of Ute Republican
and Populist fusion in his State, and
he -now looks with pride upon Senators
Prltcliard and Butler, the first riiilt.
of Iiis sein me.
Major Grant, although not a native
of North Carolina, ha.-? lived there for
thirty years. He was a Federal soldier
on tin- staff of Gem Hawley, now a
Senator from Connecticut, and war
promoted for personal bnivcry at 1" irt
Fisher In eonectlon with the capture of
Col. Win. Lamb, the gallant Confed?
erate who was so dangcroUsly wound?
ed in Hint engagement.
Major Grant views the fusion situa?
tion In his state with evident satisfac?
tion, and regards It as a permanent
alliance, hut lie has not heard front the
old line Democrats on the next Presi?
A member of Congress is telling a
very good s'.ory. He wait accosted by
one of his oou.-iluients yesterday, who
Is a dlrec.t Importation from the lakes
"I say." remarked the son of Erin,
"there's sonic show for Ollld Ireland now
"I don't know, Pat.V replied the Con?
gressman. "I don't think we will have
"Ah. sure we would." says Pat. "I'll
tell yes, begot), Cleveland's jusl as bull
hiv.dcd whin he's right as whin he's
wn ngi" . Ii. Li. .w.
The High Nctiool r.tccrtaiuiiieni.
A highly appreciative nudlenoj was
gathered In Montlllore Hall last night
to witness the entertainment given by
the High School Cadet Corps in Order
to raise funds with which to purchase
A very elaborate programme wan ren?
der.,!, and all partaking deserve u
great deal of credit, but n '.lee must be
made of the beat II ul manner in which
Miss George Richards.oi sang her two
selections, of the piano solo by Mis
Mamie Hofllln, of the attractive ami
Well-rendered recitation by Mlas Grace
Field, and of the vocal duet by Misses
Odell ami Cook. The Virginian re?
grets that It has not enough space t"
go into further particulars, and wishes
tin- soldier boys every success.
Tin- following was the programme:
1. ".v..rf Ik High School Cadet
March," composed e-speclully
tor the occasion by.
ProL K L. Rochussen
2. Vocal solo. -
Mr. Harry Butt.
:!. Recitation . Sei. feted
Miss l.-e Gleucora Co k.
4. Piano side. "Fatisl by..Sidney Smith
Miss Mamie llolllln.
f.. Vocal duet . Selected
Misses Odell and Conk.
C. Recitation, "Trouble In the
Miss Annie C. Schank.
7. Song, "Nightingale" .
Miss George Rlchardsctn.
1. Piano duel . Selected
Misses Phllpots sind Dev.
2. Recitation. "Ballad of Splen?
did Silence" . -
Miss Louise Winston.
3. Piano solo, "Last Hop,-" . -
Miss Anna Adklnson.
?I. Song. "Hohlen L ve" .
Miss George Richardson.
C. Recitation . -
M. ('.race Field.
0. Song . -
7. Trio, Instrumental .
Mr. Harold Webster.
A Novel r.iitcrlniiitnctit.
The ''Every-Day Dollar Party" in the
lecture-room of Granhy-Slreet M. 15.
Church hist nigh I proved a rather novel
entertainment to tin- mmiy who n.l
tended, and a good sum was realized to?
wards the fund to purchase a new car?
pet for Epworth Church. Short talks
were made by Messrs. II. (5. Avery and
I. W. Ensbh; Misses Annie W. Dov and
Resale Williams, and Mr. .T.lrcdcll Jen?
kins sani? solos; Misses Jessie Land mid
Blanche Bradford recited: Mr. Mettke
rendered a vlollneello solo: a rending by
Mr. C. R. Dnley and a ?liiartettc by
Misses Ewoll and Williams and Messrs,
Lumley and Jenkins made up the de?
lightful programme rendered.
Tlie Clm r eh es To-niorroir.
Second Presbyterian Chiirch?-Rcv.W.
S. Lai-y. I). D., pastor. Divine service
to-morrow at II a. m. rind at 7:30 p. m.
Sunday school at 0:r.O a hi. Young
people's prayer meeting at 7 p. m.
First Presbyterian church?Lev. Dr.
,T. R. Howerton, pastor, will preach to?
morrow at 11 a. m. and 7::>li p. m. Sun?
day school at fi::ia a. m. Young Peo?
ple's meeting at 6:45 p. m.
The Appropriation Bill to Provide for the
Venezuelan Boundary Line Commission.
A PEACEFUL SETTLEMENT ADVOCATED.
Klicriuuti** Aitiknilnienl lor Iho Ap?
pointment of Commission Person
nel Tnlilcil?Scn. I.oilci' Dci'llles At?
tempt <>!' HllgtiHll I'ltpttllllstH IO
Create a E'anir.
Washington, Dee. HO.?House?The
House was in session, hut twenty min?
ute's tO-day and transacted little busi?
ness Of importance.
Mr. Thomas (Hep.), of Michigan, pre?
sented a resolution reciting the fact
of till election for Congressman in the
Flrsl district of Virginia, on Novem?
ber IS, IS9-I, resulting in the return of
W. A. Jones; thai .1. J. McDonnell, a
candldalu at the election, ullegeil fraud
which. If eliminated would result m
>:is (McDonnell's) election ami grant?
ing McDonnell permission to out. st to
Jones' election, as If it had been be?
gun in due and regular order. This
with a sworn statement, was referred
to the Committee on Elections.
At 12:20 p. 111. the Hons.- look a re?
cess for one hour, it ro-nssembled at
1:20 and Immediately adjourned until
lo-morrow without transacting any fur?
Senate.?Tile proceedings in the Sen?
ate to-day were opened with n prayer
by its blind chaplain. Invoking the
Christian intiuor.ee of "Pence on earth
and good will to no n." and asking that
tie iwo greatest nations >>f the earth
of one Inngunge. one faith, one bap?
tism and one Lord, should not be em
hod led in War. H was delivered with
such feeling, earnestness and eloquence
that It was ordered In be printed in
the Record?a very unusual piivllog, to
be accorded to a chaplain's prayer of
Tl?e day, however, did not respond
to that peaceful opening, and when
the hour of adjournment eanro. the
Senate had passed without amendment
ami without a single negative vote, the
House bill appropriating 1100,000 lor a
commission to report to the President
the true divisional line between the
Republic of Venezuela and Urltlsh
Mi-. Sherman's amendment, fixing lite
number of commissioners at three and
requiring (heir appointment in be "by
and with the advice of ibe Senate.")
'-is reported from the Committee on
Foreign Relations, but it had very Utile
support In the Kennte und was. at the
close of the debate, laid on (ho table
Without a division, and with enlt two
or three negative votes the vmo being
Tic debate look a more excited turn
than thai of the prece ling day. It was
opened by Mr. Plnti (Rep;}, of Connec?
ticut, who said lb. te was no reason to
suppose that war was to be precipitated
hut that the a?"orienn people would
tip! shun war and thai they were never
n.ti earnest since the revolution
tha ii tin y were i
Mr. Sherman !.: !?? n plea against
excitement and eagerness to arouse the
patriotism of the Vmerlciin people and
declared his lirm belief thai the matter1
?? "i'd be settled hj nrrnngemi hi be?
tween Croat Hrltnln and Venezuela
without a drop of American blood being
Mi-. Mills rlepri i ntcd war and Inquired
bow tin- revenues to carry oh war were
io |>o obtained. II suggest d Hint, be?
fore going into a war. the constitution
should be amend- I as in enable <'->n
gress to levy personal taxes, particularly
lb- income tax.
Mr. Stewart as. rilied the aroused feel?
ing of tue American people Id English
nrrogunee, and d i lured that Englnnd
could put an end t > the excitement by
being honest and reasonable.
Mr. W hile (Dem), of California, bo
HeVed that when Ihe facts became
known there won I I hi an honorable so?
lute.n of Ihe dlflletilty.
M r. i 'afi . i v 11 ion i. of Louisiana, look?
ed upon Iho .'in; dniiriehl of the pro
pop d commission as a warlike step
und as a very extreme application of
Ihe Monroe doe't rilie
Mr. Chandler gave a touch of humor
and sprlghtlincs lo the del,nie by
lauding the President (with more or
less sinci rily) for showing himself to bo
oat riot ie and American, and fur being
Inspired by Ihe of Massachusetts
in the State Depni imi at.
Mr. Turple spoke of Ihe hill as the
"crossing tif the rublcon." and so the
discussion went ..it t" the close; when
the bill was passed Just as It came from
After the passage of tin- Venezuelan
commission bill tie- Senate went Into
excel!Iivo session ami there, among Oth?
er Illings, agreed to tin- House concur?
rent resolution for a holiday recess, with
an amendment fixing its beginning for
to-morrow and Its close for the 6th of
W'h. n the doors w. re reopened a mes?
sage from the President was laid be?
fore ib.- Senate, urging the necessity of
prompt aid to tie- finances of the Gov?
ernment, and that Congress should not
take a recess until the necessary finan?
cial legislation was provided.
Refore the Venezuelan bill came be?
fore Ihe Senate th" resolution offered
yesterday by Mi Alien (Pop.), of Ne?
braska, directing the Finance Commit?
tee to Inquire in!" the advisability id'
opening our mints to lb,- free coinage
of silver, and tlb? issue of Treasury
notes i" provide for the contingency of
war beiwe.-n the British Umpire and
the United Stale- of America, was taken
up. and Mr. Allen proceeded to deliver
some very caustic remarks at the ex?
pense of the Pr blent, ntul his sup?
porters on both sides of Hie chamber,
lie said that he could conceive of no
RUflieienl cause for the delivery of the
Presld nfs message. There did not
seem to b.? any demand for It. It oc?
curred to him that the President, hav
(Continued on Fifth Pago)
A Score of ao to O Piled l'p AgnTiist
It was Indeed a game tight put up by
the football lentil of the B?ffolk Mili?
tary Academy, when they met our home
boys yesterday afternoon at the Y. M.
C. A. Park, In Ghent, but they were
defeated by a score of HO to U. The
visitors held the Norfolk team down lo
four points during the llrsl half, the
home team scoring on Irvine's touch?
The second half was lively, Norfolk
kicking a goal?the only one of the
game. The lierce work of Norfolk told
on Suffolk by -this time, and the re?
mainder of this half was a ?ontlnua!
gain l?r Norfolk. Dash lets made anoth?
er touchdown. Incidentally retiring
Langhoriie from the game, and a few
minutes later Mayor smashed through
for another, completing the score for the
day. Norfolk played fast ball through
this hair, and Irvine and Mayor seemed
able lo go through at will when given
Treadwell made some beautiful end
runs and was responsible for a greui
deal of Norfolk's gains.
The SttffolksJ though outclassed, play?
ed n good game and took their punish?
ment without a kick. Doollttle's work
was very good, ami l^nnghorne played
a great game while he lasted, his tack?
ling saving Suffolk time and again from
being scored against. The tennis lined
up as follows:
Norfolk. Positions. Suffolk.
Pollard .left end. Moore
.Tefrers .b ft tackle. 1 laker
Mayer .left guard. Lamb
Hudgins (CupL)_center. Plferj
Hall .right guard.lohnson
T.iv lor .(right tackle. fill!
Nye .tight end.Vsllhurn
Cnlrow .ounrter bai l-:. /vines
Trea?wcll ..lefi hnlf-baek.Doolltlle <>' )
Wnotlis .right half-liael;. Slith
LWhlels .full back., p. I.anghornc
Touchdowns?Irvine Treadwell, Da-I
shiels and Mayer.
"FRIENDS."?Tile gr.ct dramatic
Success of the past three seasons has
bei n the original comedy-dntma
''Friends." Tt will be given its premier
at the Academy of Music Christmas,
matinee and night. Tin- San Francisco
Hull- tin .-ays. ol" It:
"Friends" ftirUlshes a delightful
evening's pleasure, its I home is a
plecitt.ut ov.-.'-t-tha.t is. the unfirokeo
friendship between two men. It Is an
apt lesson, which. If practiced more
often, would 'help make a better
While much of Its language Ik of the
conventional kind, yet It has pretty bits
of sentiment, tilling in their truths and
decidedly of much Importance.
The wDmpany playing the characters
in ''Frli ndii" is a very good one, each
actor and actress, vicing with each other
to make all that is possible out id' his
ur her respective role
1'.(ii.A NU REED, IN "THE POLITI?
CIAN." Roland need, supported by a
superb Company, presented Lloyd Ii lid
Rosehflcld's sntrlcnl comedy of TL?
Petnidan" at tin- Academy or Muslo
last evening before a delighted au?
The play is a satin- on the politics of
Ihe day, and there Is not n dull line in
tin- presentation front the opening to
Iho close of the performance. Mr.
Reed, n.s General Joslnh Limber?Politi?
cian, was, of course, the central ligut
but lo- was ably supported by Mr.
Shcridlnn Topper, as Peter Wooiy; Whi.
Herii.tr.I. as Pcllmhn Periwinkle; .lohn
II. Hurny. as Mike: Miss Maud White,
as Anno Wooly; Mrs. Mary Myers, ns
.Mr. Wooly's sister, and last, but not
least, by Miss Ispdore Rush, as Cleo?
patra Stiirgess, the original twentieth
Tin- company r?.Ived three'.curtain
(.-ills, during one of which Mr. Heed
made ore of bis humorous talks and
took occasion to thank the audience for
the nattering reception given him.
"Th.- Dollticinn " in th.' hands ..f
I tola ml Heed, is a great play, and never
was at.olause more heartily given or
more richly deserved than (hat of last
A ItrlUliittl IMsplny;
The Southern Electrical Construction
and Supply Company's establishment tit
No. :t Commercial Place, was all aglow
last night with voii-colored electric
lights, the current for which was sup?
plied from an automatic engine and
dynamo on the premises. Then- was a
row or plain lights across Ihe top of the
building, while the awning frame was
illuminated with lights of all colors. In?
side the store half a hundred globes
made the place as bright as day. Mr.
Jacob Broch, an efllclent clerk in the
establishment, was kept very busy ex
i plaining to hundreds ? f call? is ihe mys?
teries and effects of electric lighting.
I.nst ??l lite Vein-.
At the Y. M. ('. A. to-morrow after?
noon the last men's meeting of tin- year
will he lo-ld. The usual address wilt be
i.milted and several Short talks will be
made. The orchestra will render the
Gloria iron: Haydn's Mass in II Mat
The General SecreUiry will conduct the
tang service. A mos-1 enjoyable fen
t\. i of the service will be the reel!niton
oT^: Christmas p ein hy Miss Cook, of
riylu.nd Institute. All men cordially
Trustees sale ol Xiiims Presents.
i! a ts. i'mbi ellas. canes, gloves', obil-l
ilren's furs, mink boas und fur trim?
mings nt greatly reduced prices, MUST
Hi-; sold. Few Hue suit hats closed
out at $1 and Sl.r.o. Terms cash.
Ft. II. BAKER, Truste...
? No. Ill Main stteet.
1'ood lor Thought.
Think of the wonderful bargains In
dress goods, holiday goods. New line
of plaids. Many lines of new goods
at half price. Art silks, art wool, and
Stamped linens, embroidery silks, fancy
novelties. Call and save money.
R. A. RAUNDERS.
''Newest Discovery"?Ext. teeth: no
pain. V. Y. f>. Rooms. Ennes. 162 Main
President Cleveland Addresses a Message
to Congress on this Grave Matter.
NECESSITY FOR IMMEDIATE ACTION.
The Depletion of lite <:olil Kcncrvo?
Another Season ol' Perplexity
?'iuis?-?l hy I'ntnos I'lniluciiil ?Ipcrn
tioim?The ('tire tor the Trouble?
?Ankii Iwnicdlitte Aid ol Congress.
Washington. Dec. 20.?The Presld.nt
at 4:20 p. m. sent the .following import -
nnt message to Congress uii the finan?
'l'n the Congn ss:
In my last annual message, the evils
of ot.i present Hnanelal system were
Plainly pointed mil and the causes and
means of the iloplctlr^p Of <'.ov< i nm.-nt
gold were explained. it was therein
staled that alter nil the efforts that had
been inn do hy the executive branch of
the Government to protect our gold re?
serve by the issuance of bonds amount?
ing to more than $162,000,000, such re
e ivo then it mounted to but little more
than $79.000,000, or about $16,0(1(1.000 had
been withdrawn from stich reserve dur?
ing Ihe month next pre\ Ions of Ihe date
>'i' that mi:.age. and that nulle large
withdrawals lor shipment In the imme?
diate future were predicted.
The cohttngi ncy then feared has
reached us and the withdrawals of gold
since the communication referred and
? dliers thai appear Inevitable, thr aten
such a depiction in mir Government
g..id reserve, as brings us face to face
with the he ossily >>f further action for
Its protection. This condition is lot n
silled by the prevalence in certain qunr
ters of sudden ami unusual apprehen?
sion ami timidity in business circles.
We are in the midst of another season
of i' rplexlty caused by our dangerous
and famous financial operations. Those
may be exp. i led to recur with certainty
as long us ihere Is no amendment in our
linaneinl system; If in this particular
Instance our predicament Is at all In
IIui oi d by a recent Insistence upon the
position we shall occupy in our ('elation
to certain questions i oncoming our for?
eign policy, this furnishes a signal am',
Impressive warning thai even (he pa?
triotic sentiment of mir people Is not
an adequate substitute for a sound
Of course there can be no doubt In any
thoughtf.ul mind of the solvency f pur
nation, nor can Ihere' be any jii.st ap
prehensl >ri that the American people
will be satisfied with 1'. ?? than an honci :
payment of our public ohllgnti ins In
i ho recognized money i f ihe world.
We should m>: ovi rlook ihe fad. how?
ever, that aroused fear is unreasoning
and must he taken Into account In all
? uerts to overt public loan and the
sacrifice of our people's Interests.
Th,- reai and sensible cure for our
recurring tumbles can oilly be effect! I
by a complete change In our financial
scheme. Pending that the executive
branch of ihe government will not re?
lax its efforts nor abandon it- determi?
nation t<> us.- every means within it:
reach to maintain before the world
American credit, nor will there be any
hesitation in exhibiting Its confidence
in ib.- resources of our country and the
constant patriotism f our po .pi.-.
In view, howi-v.-r. ..f the peculiar sit?
uation now confronting u-. I have ven?
tured lo herein express Ihe .arm
hop.- that the Cpngres i in .1. fault ..f the
lnaugurft.t!fin of a better system ?!
Una nee will not take n recess from iis
labors before it has by legal enactment
or declaration done Something not
only lo remind Iii.- npprchf-nsive among
i iir people that the ret r ? ?; of ihi"
government and a scrupulous regard
for hone?! i?,alinir. afford :>. sure uunr
iilit.f unqtli stloned ! nfi ty and snund
noRs, l-ul to reassure Ihe world that with
these factors and the p"tr'n>|?m Of ? --r
citizens, the ability and d-tormina:i n
of our nation to mei-.'j in any clrciim
stahcra .-very obligation it incurs do not
a.lmil of quest ion.
I ask at the hands of tin- Congr. ..
sui'h prompt aid as It alone has the
i wet- to give t.. prevent in a time of
:'? ar a ad apprehension any sacrifice of
tie- people's Intercr.ts ami the public
fund-: or the Impairment of our public
credit in nn effort by executive action
to relieve tin- dangers of the present
(Signed) (CmOVEH CLEVELAND.
Executive Mansion. Dec. 20, 1R93.
This message, Which tile President
sent to tin- Senate Ibis afternoon, was
tbe outcome of a prolonged session ol
the Cabinet. Friday is one of tlx- regu
Ini semi-weekly Cabinet days, and the
i'ii -ni.nt and those members of his
official family who were In town as?
sembled In the <'al.im t-room at the
usual hour?II o'clock. Those present
besides the President wore Secretaries
Olney, Carlisle. Attorney General Harr
mon. Postmaster General Wilson anil
Secretary Morton. Tin- absentees were
Secretaries Lnrriont. Herbert, who was
in a railroad train between Washington
and New York-* and Smith, who was
detained at home by the dangerous ill
hess of his lltti- ditughteif. Reports
<>f ihe serious condition of affairs in
Wall street had been coming in for an
hour and after the Cabinet assembled
these were Belli as fast as received to
Ihe Treasury officials, who dispatched
Ho- Information to Secretary CnrPsIc
at the White House.
liefere tin ressi'm i-n-i liit?d ?-.-.,
bouts, n di clsion had been reached (o
s.-mi to Congress the message trans?
At |':30 o'clock it was decided by the
assembled officials to take a recess in
order to give ib.- President an opportu?
nity to draft the message. No Inkling
of what had been going on Inside the
Cabinet-room bad reached the outside
world, and the fact I hat the recess
came at the usual hour for adjourn?
ment, naturally allayed any curiosity
that might have arisen had the ses?
sion continued longer. Mr. Cleveland
set to work In preparing' the document
and probably bad all his ideas in pre
scntablc shape when his offlcial a&so
cintes returned, an hour later. By
tllltj tinle it had lieetittte known that
the gold withdrawal!, amounted to ?:i,
?O0.ui) bringing down the gold reserve to
tG9,288,0Si>. very nearly to the figure
whlo.h was reached at the lime or the
hrst bond issue in February, iv.n. The
icsorve at thai thai' dropped lo $65.050,*
lino. At the time of Ihe second Issue, in
August. 1891. ii stood at $52,500,000, .anil
-when the third Issue came, in February,
IK'in, It was $11.393,000.
Ii \yas A'M o'clock when Ihe Cabinet
meeting adjourried. Twenty minutes
before that time Mr. l\ |? Prudeti, As?
sistant Becretary ! > the President, had
slatted front the White House for the
Cnpltol wKh a copy or theiii cssagc to he
delivered to tin- Rennte.
Hundert YrhreliiiitH'' to lie ixtntiilsitcil
? tiwreh Nnii-s mid ffnrrlngCM.
Petersburg. Vs., Dee. 20.- (Special)?
Mr. M. Goodwin, of Norfolk, Custom?
house broker, Is in ihe olty for the pur?
pose of looking aller Ihe establishment
1.:' bonded warehouses her?, to be used
exclusively for exnort tobacco. Those
who arc to build these wnrehouses are
Messrs. Unvld Dunlon..George Cameron
nod Watson K: McO111, proinlm nt and
wealthy tobneco manufacturers or Pe.
Mr. Ottrrotl.Grhnd Chancellor Kniebis
? ?r Pythias of Vlrgluln. Is in Ihe clly
to day. To-night he paid an oflh ial visit
lo the tod-re of Kniebis .,r Pylhlns at
Matoncn. Chesterfield county. Mr. Gar
rett Is a prominent lawyer of t.ecsblirg,
St. Jos pit's Catholic Church will be
dedicated on Sunday. January |2tti, with
a nproprlal" exercises. Among those
who have bi-en Invited In take part in
the services are Archbishop Kala, of
St. 1,mils; P.lshop Keane, reclor er the
Catholic University at Washington;
Cardinal Gibbons, of Saltltnore. und
P.l hop Van de Vyvor. of Richmond. M
D ?.?aid thai admission to tin- church on
the occasion of the dedication will he
There was a double Inartiaae hi ? ? v
cnlng ul Concord Church i i-u k
county. Tit- eontractln.'i nnrtii
Mr. .Tbhii n, Doyle und Mi: . M 1 i
munds and Mr. Lee Doyie ill 1
Mat tie Edmunds. Rev. T. T Jon
He- nfllclntlng minister. On Ihe 1
evening Miss Mary Bettle Wells
bulled In the bonds of w Ilm 1 I
William Perkins. The cercmnm
performed al Rucksklri Chits
die county. Rev. Mr. Foisyt.- ??:
id. Another marrlgo In tin-sun
ty on the same evening was thai it Mr
Richard Crlttenden and Miss Connelly
nt the residence of the lirldc parents.
Rev. Mr. Forsythe. was .Ihe ofllcintlng
mlitlBTe-r.?- ? '--t^^? ?
Two small boys were before Justice
Hawks yesterday morning, on the|
charge of placing an obstruction on the
Ocean View electric track Thursday
evening. Roth were dismissed.
Mrs, H. A. Lcnhoii, Mrs. Ernest Drny
ton. Miss Irene Lunnon and Master
Nester Draytnn. of Heading. Pa., tire
guests of Rev. .Ins. Lehnen ami fam?
ily. 1:: Johnson's avenue.
The ladles of Hunt? Lsvi'le M. 10.
Church, South, uro preparing Christ?
mas exercises to come off in the holi?
I'ire This Morning.
Tin- burning of Dtl tin occupied build?
ing mi Cnlvcrl street, in which tin- New
York Investment Company hail an office
at ion- time, caused an alarm from box
12 .it 12:30 o'clock this morning. The
building was a frame structure, valued
ai aii-.ui $300 ami was entirely de?
stroyed, notwithstanding the efforts of
Y. M. ?'. A. .Notes.
Professor and Mrs. Ward will leave on
Monday to spend Christmas at their
formt r home in Washington.
The rooms of tin- building will be de?
corated by members in a manner ap?
propriate to tin- season.
Tin- work of repainting anil papealng
the entrance and balway haii begun,
ami a great Improvement In the ap?
pearance must result.
Shooting nt l.lVo ltirdH.
Attention Is called to the advertise?
ment in The Virginian to-day of a live
bird shoot between Mr. Wm. Hurst und
Captain L, W. Lambert on Deo. 20,
near 1 icean View, Vn.
TIic Modern Mother.
has found that her little ones are im?
proved more by the pleasant laxative.
Syrup of Figs, when In need of the lax?
ative effect of a gentle remedy than by
any bthor, ami that It is more accepta?
ble to them. Children enjoy It and it
benefits them. The true remedy, Syriip
ot Figs, is manufactured by the Cali?
fornia Fig Syrup Co. only.
a Remarkable sight ?11 Main street
Was the crowds of buyers seeking
Christmas goods at Levy Bros.' bargain
store, 171 Slain street, all this week.
Tin1 bargains this firm are giving the
public- is the talk of the town. Don't
fall to visit 1 hem if In want of any pre?
sent for children or adult. No one will
I'm- :io l>n,VH Only.
Mrs. Raphel's stock of fine shoes nt
cost to close up business to retire. Lease
expires December 2Ith and slock must
be sold quick; liG Church street, corner
"To see, or not to sec? That is the
question." Dr. Week can tinswer It.
I Vinn? ?cllcneies-Hcst and riionpcst
I Queen olives by measure, fresh nuts,
pure olive oil. malagH grapes, swlss find
Rocnuefort cheese. Twenty-five kinds
Imported macaroni. Canary birds, line
singers . ROCCO scHL/L hi Rank St.
Ask to hear our Regina music box.
All the latest [tildes. Chapman & Jake
man, leodint\ Jewelers, corner Main
apd Bank streets.
&N INCIPIENT PfiP?lC
Caused by Malicious Collusion Between Bear
Operatives In Stocks and Foreign Allies,
VENEZUELA AFFAIR USED AS A PRETEXT
Houses that lEuiidlo Foreign I.unns
Wer? Tool? in the bcNplcntile
.Nclioiiic.-Money Advanced l>y Leaps
? Ilxellod !>ci:iaml Itniscil In 1)0 l>cr
Osut-fciitrnl Trust Co. to flciicuo.
Now York, Dec. 20.?The Times tow
morrow will print the following account1
of the day In Wall street:
Collusion between bear operators in:
stocks and foreign trading housesi
smashed prices in Wall street to-doy,|
ian money rales up to !10 per cent., with?
drew M.-IOO.OOO from the gold reserve,!
and caused Hnanelal failures. The de.-'
cllnc in stocks affected the entire hst.t
Losses ran as high as 10 points atone',
time In several substantial securities.:
The bond market sympathized actively;
Good temper and moderation by thet
banks and the influence of the Central!
Trust Company In placing $1,500,000 lnc<
the market In the last hour of trading,;
to he loaned at normal rates, turned the
downward course of prices, itecoveryj
was rapid and general, but at the end.'
of th? day quotations showed material*)
nut losses. The shock of attack left'
the market wavering and feverish.
Accustomed as Is the financial dls-'
trlcl to wicked work In security mar
ket, to-day's performance surpassed In.?
malicious design and manipulative cun-:
utng and boldness anything ever before,
attempted. Its success wan complete
anil that It should have been so was-'
amazing, since those well informotTl
knew how It had been brought about. I
The men who engineered the raid used?
the Venev.uala incident as a pretext luj
ihe market. They bad been In high;
feathers since the President's message-'
came out and issued from the beginning)
the most gloomy predictions of Its
financial results. How far they may'
have been Influential in Inducing their
allies In Europe to bring about a con
lltlon by Wednesday, which assured;
the export of gold by to-morrow's ?]
leumt i s. has not been examined. Fl- '
nanclal timidity had not been roused
by yesterday to the point of a slaughter'-, j
In prices. That move was reserved tor!;
a special propelling agency, which the;
hears furnished.'"The "worst apprehen- "
slons had not expressed fear of any?
thing approaching to-day's happenings: "
in Intensity or scope.
I Since It Is afternoon In London when
business opens here operators usually '
read London quotations the first thlngf .
In the morning. They are always Inter?
esting and sometimes Influential. In tho-,
last few days special significance has at-},
tached lb them because of rumors of '\
Ehgllsh Intention regarding American !
securities. This furnished a ground .
work for bear manouevcrs. Casual ob-:
servers might have supposed that yes?
terday's London quotations reflected a>
wholesale overthrow of American se?
curities there. From best available
coitions of Informations it appeared'
that London sales did not exceed 50,000
shares of stock. Such sales were con-?..
lined, of course, to the few American'
properties which are active In London.'
Since there was danger of the failure'
of the bear plot through tills adequate!
agency alone, even with London a pros- j
cm source of Hnanelal anxiety, plans/
were laid to supplement attack through-.
London quotations by pushing up rates ?!.
for money here. Houses that handle-)
foreign loans became tools In this],
scheme. They called loans rapidly at n
the opening of business. Money jumped
from 2 per cent, to 7 per cent, at once. J
The t-cabined influences of London:'
quotations and high money caused the|
sale of 240,000 shares of stock in the \ |
Urs I hour.
Money advanced by leaps. The lend-,
ers apparently had been frightened, andj
refused to put it out again. An excited.v;
demand for It resulted and before 2'.
'clock the rate touched 90 per cent. -
Meanwhile the banks and trust compa-',:
nle.H had been doing all they could to'j
ease the situation. Only one bank called/;
all Us loans. The others extended every
accommodation to borrowers. They
were forced to ask for increased col--;
lateral protection, but that worked no
hardship, nor did.'it contribute in the\;
sllghest to the money scare. The sud- '??
den withdrawal 6f $5,000,000 or loans bl?S|
foreign houses, including Canadian;,
banking agencies, did that business.,
and especially as that money was kept
I out of the marke?.
i When tl>9 stra.'.i became acute several ?
[of the banks and trust companies sent',';
word to the loan market that they hadr
money to put out from 4 to 5 per cent, j'
on good collateral. The Gallatin and;,
Merchants' National Banks, and the j
Stalle Union, Atlantic, and Central j
Ty'ist'companies led in these offers of'
'Vile Central Trust Company put $1,-7
000 000 into the market, which eased'.,
rates front 90 to 6 per con'. In half on ..
hour Toward the close of business a
recurrence of the money fluni' advanc- \
ed rates ngain to GO per cent.
There was much Indignant comment ?'
among bankers that the assertion of >;
Us rights by thLs government should .
have massed foreign capital, which has !
enjoyed favor and profit here, in a bear j
attack upon the security market. It'
seemed Inevitable that if these taBtlca, .
were followed, and If the raid were,
to continue largo exports of gold would
ho necessary In the future. ;
Recognizing the source of attack and.
Us effects immediate and possible, with
the bears and those foreigners in affilia?
tion the spirit of friendliness shown"
bv the local hanks toward their foreign ;
o'-impctitors suffered some strain. It was .
said at one time in the day that the.'--;
amount of gold taken from the sub- =
treasury would have been much larger
than $3.i00.000, .but that l.ogal tenders
were available In only notes of smuM '