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VOL, 1JV. NO. 24. _NOKFOLK VrRG[NTEA.X: SUNDAY 1)K(.]K \I ]\R\t 10.1897. PRICE TWO GENTS.
Ii ii i?t? Di i ant es ol
THOSE REMARKABLE SPEECHES AI K EL
iRijicriul Ebullilions on a Level VVl:!i
Prince Henry's Ex|il<lltioti lo <'<>iii
quer ii Province TIiol Ctllttfl ICas
Virtually C'vUetl?Norloil? Ntltts lo
tiio flintier Will oil KuR-iniiil Will
Itcullzc l.ntor?IllMrtslroiiN Itestklt?
?rilie British Chmjinlflrii in liidln?
Co.trnr?llav ol'tlio Troops.
Copyright, 1S07. 'by the Associated Press.
London, Dec. isth, is:i7.
The general opinion of Kiel is voiced
by a diplomat's remark, "it is a great
pity that Germany, having an eary,
safe and simple, though slightly pirati?
cal piece of work on hand, should not
i>e able to perform it without eatttng
the whole world laughing." The papers
on; full of comment on the subject,
The Times .s.tys: "The august utlcr
anoee are worthy of heroes of melo?
drama and would seem high flown to
modern ideas if uttered by Phillip II.,
as ho dispatched the Armada, or by Co
lum'bus a.-- he started to cat ry the domin?
ion of Hpiln over the oceans. The Kaiser
evoked memories of Metz and Sedan lo
encourage Prince Henry to keep a slout
heart as ho faeo? the perils of the Suez
Canal and the terrors of the China seas.
Prince Henry's peroration was closed
?by a specimen of almost Byzantine self
abasement, unique til the annals of mod?
The reverse suffered by General West
macbtt's brigade in the Barn Valley
is in the nature of a disaster. When the
euphemumm are translated the story
appears to be that the most powerful
force ever sent to the border has been
bundled out of a FrledJand neck and
crop. On top of this comes the news
that It Is trie intention of Sir William
Ijvl'.hart, the British cominander-ln-1
chief, to Invade the country In another
direction. The reasons nje obvious.
The government feels thai something
must be done forthwith to retrieve
British prestige. The Khlber Pass road,
which the Afrldjs olotied about sx
months ago, will probably V>o compara?
tively easily opened. In the meantime
the worst Impresrion has boon created
In Great Britain by the rciteratl in bt
the stntemcnt that the rank and file of I
nt least four British regiments showed 1
deckled lack of pluck in the presence of
native regiments. An officer nt the
front writes: "The worst la that the
native troops have seen the cowardice
of tbeir white comrades and they state
openly thai if any Tommy Atkins Is:
rude to them hereafter, they will ham-:
mef him, and l.hc awful thing is tin y
can do so."
It la obvious lhal if the- natives la.-o
their respect fm- British courage, Great
Britain's holil on India is mo."t precari?
ous. The whole fault seems to 1!" i'i
expecting toys to do men's work and In
turning I hem adrift just when they aro
becoming good soldiers The campaign
cannot end before March, and the cost,
fully $30,000.000, ?III necessitate the in?
tervention of the British Treasury in
brder to avert the bankruptcy of India.
TiERIRilFIC < inlNGS-O.Y.
?New York, Dec. IS.?The livening
Port's copyrighted London cable today
The terrific golng.9-on at Kiel, over
Prince Henry's departure for China,
have been the nll-abso:blng topic with
Englishmen (his week. "Pale fear,"
says the German national organ In
Vienna, "will penetrate to John Hull's
marrow as he rends "f it." As a matter
of fact, John HuU'ri first Impulse has
been to si>lit his sides with laughter
over a farcl?i melodrama, such as no
coming Chfbrtmhs pantomime can hope
When the Kaiser talks of "staking
my only brother" and calls "heaven to
witness how the German .Michael has
firmly planted on Chinese soil the
chleld, emblazoned with the Imperial
eagle. In order to afford protection once
for all to him who applies for It," the
Englishman rudely laughs, lie recalls
Hurt the German Michael is. the mildest
mannered of young men, the idol of his
grandmamma, who Is Inking whatever
a half-seasoned sailor won! I regard as
a pleasant cruise with cue lT.noo ton,
twenty-three gun, old Iron battleship,
and one 4,000 Ion < rub er, in order to
secure a coaling station wi'ielt prac?
tically already has been ceiled, over
which no i cic dreams of a single sli d,
being flred. When the ?amc mild iririn
ncrcd young mnn np0strophl7.es his'
own brother with "in ist serene Em?
peror, most pi wi -fill lord, king and
* master, for ever, hoch, hoch, hoch," |
oiul eulogizes "the gospel of Your,
M'.'ijesty's hallowed person," blunt John
Hull seriously asks liim?clf whether
these young people have mil altogether
lost their wits.
The Saturday Review to-day build.1!
up an argument that William, I he Wit?
less, as it used t'i call hini. has now
???lie stark, staring mad, and it Is cor:
a,.|fc_ remembered that, by .the
unalterable etiquette of the German
Court, the Emperor must himself have
read Prince Henry's words beforehand. ;
To closer students of European affairs, ;
' however, there seems much method-in |
his madness. The average Englishman j
j who Is laughing loudly to-day, proba- |
bly will be piiftsllne his brains next'
week as to whether the German craze
for naval power Is not a thing to be
rcckCCied with, it may have been more
than a mere joke when in talking to
Count Zichy, the Emperor said:
?'You should visit China; by the limn
you get there you will lind Prince
Henry emperor of China." Why should
not Emperor William found a second
India for Germany in China as a means
of Imperial aggrandisement aoid of
averting the social revolution threaten?
ed tit home?
The Spectator dilates on this view
to-day, and Is quite prepared, perhaps,
even to welcome the German Emperor
as I he acknowledged master and open?
er to civilization and foreign trade of
the richest, best populated and quietest
section ,>r the Chinese Empire'.'
Kiao-Chon. with Its harbor and hin?
terland, which Germany is annexing. Is
as large as Wales, and full of people.
It is capable of yielding a substantial
reverfuo and of becoming the stepping
off place for the ?acquisition of the Cen?
tral division of China. These possibili?
ties will come home to JoIki Hull when
he bus done laughing. Anticipating
that time, and taking advantage of the
state of mind, bordering on frenzy, to
which German trade rivalry has reduc?
ed no small section of the British peo?
ple, the navy league, whose one de
sir.- Is for increased naval armaments,
yesterday sent to T,rmdon editors ti
document marked "Private and con?
fident al," begging them to awaken the
public to the peril of the deadly
enemy, silently, steadily and Stealthily
preparing to strike England down. In
the end they will succeed, for so soon
ns the German Emperor gets his naval'
vote through the Reichstag, that seem.i
the most obvious purpose of these Kiel
antics, so surely will the cry go up font j
pi 'i i t: cial Increase for the British j
trnoi.nsA i.i: ittti na.it y.
ComiMlon (Jncnrineil in Connection
With Pttnailin t'rtnnl Legislation.
Paris. Dec. IS.?The trial of eight men
charged with complicity In the Panama
scandals began here to-day. The accused
present were Knill,? Arton, Amide lioyer
n presenting the Fifth District of Mar?
seilles in the Chamber of Deputies; Hen?
ri Maret, representing the district of
Bantrre, in the Chamber: Alme de Balnth
Martin; Mm. Planteau, Lalsatite, Gaillurd
ami ltigaud, all former members of the
Chambers of Deputies. . The defendants
were represented by eminent counsel, m.
Royer was charged with having received
?,00 frnncs. Mm. Fttgnud and Ualllard
were accused of having received 12.099
francs each; Mm. Lnlsant and Planteau
were accused of each receiving SU.OUO
francs. M. Maret was charged with hav?
ing received 90,(100 francs ami Mdc Baiiilli
Martln was charged with receiving- 50,000
Pll ally M. N.icquet, who absconded, was
accused of having received IDO.OOU francs.
The jmig-s' examination of the accused
last, d all day.
Alto;; testified that he was appointed
at, nt lor I be ISthmUS In 1SS7, through the
Inltuence of Lady Reny, a relative of the
absconding Deputy .'\acqiiel and Deputy
lllirhc. Continuing Alton raid be met
Count de I., i?eps at Panama ami the hu?
ll r expp sscd regret lb it tin- ,-npositlm of
Mm. Barbe am! Ltguey, members of the
parliamentary committee having jurisdic?
tion over tiie Panama canal,proven ted the
company from issuing lottery bonds. Al?
ton undertook a parliamentary campaign
and won their support, Barbe promising
t ? control i,i- group and Nncquel under?
took to nhinngu tiie scheme in tho Senate
an,i selected M. lie Bnlhth-Martln to man?
age the depui i s. Itaron lie Relnncll placid
I,>i ;i.:m Alton'-; disposal ami lie
even unity disbursed S,O00,\KO francs in all
and hciu none.
Arton further Ustllled lhat h - give Nn -
qu.-t Itiu.OCO fmhes! but he denied having
brll>ed anybody, claiming Ihul in- merely
gave acktiowledgemeilt for services ren?
Tie- !??.'l ;was adjonriiid until Mon?
It EM A It ti.lltl.lv HKillll'.' T.
lVilliitiii t. Rttrrmil *sl?s fur llic I'er
NOItlll t U'ectM of It is Soil, (lie CoII?
ceilliieil n n r<!?.ri'r.
San Francisco, Dec. IS?William A. Dur?
rani, the father of the condemned inur
derer of Blanc ho Dainont, called at tho
District Attorney's ofllce to-day and nsk- ,
cd to see Mr. Rnrnes. Thai gentleman
was not In, but bis chief assistant. Mr.
Waller Blair, was. and to him Mr. Pur.
rant. Sr.. addressed himself. Ho said lhat
now (bat I ho Blanche I.amont murder
trial was over and iho Judgment alllrin
cd, with no possibility of its ever again
ftndibu Its way Into the courts, he sup?
posed the police department bad no fur?
ther use for the prisoner's personal ef?
fects, which have been In keeping of the
property clerk since April 1J, is1b.
His reason for the request, he Said, was
the fact that he needed money and could
turn the effects to some account;
Mr. Blair assured bliu that the District
Attorney would certainly not grant such
a request until the cases were dually dls
IK>sco> of by tba execution of the pr.soncr
The ri al motive for Durrani's rr-qm si
was tlie topic of discussion in the District
Attorney's olllco for tin hour afterward.
The concensus i f opinion appeared to bo
that Durraiit was actuated by one Of two
motives. One to trust to luck In the
Blanche l-amoni case ami remove from
sight the dangerous exhibits in case Die
Minnie Williams rase should go to trull!
the other to act on llie dime mUSC.Uin prin?
ciple and realize considerable money by
auctioning off the young murderers ef?
fects iis curios.
?'.Mr. Durrani cam'- to about tb ? do lies
said .Indue Itahrr, "but 1 would not sign
! HOLIDAY WEEK AT THE ACAD?
! The management of the Academy
i have arranged for the appearance n.1
their theatre during the holiday week
for the following first-class attrac?
Monday night, December 27th. AI G.
Field's "Darkest America"; Tuesday,
December, 28th, Miss Rosabel Morri?
son, in "Carmen"; Wednesday, Decem?
ber 2ftth, Ohas. Fr 'hmiin'a company in
"Never Airaln," Which ran for two
hundred nigh a at tin- Gnrrlck Theatre,
N,-,v Y-ork; Thur-sday, "My Friend from
India," and Saturday matinee nun
night, January 1st, Polk Miller.
the great brain and nerve food. Just
POWELL & CO.'S, 51) Merket Space.
SUPPLIES TO BE StNT BY REINDEER SEEDS
Food Will Be Given Those Who Cannot Af?
ford fo Buy.
Appropriation Increased r???- the WaV?
crunieiil Itnlliling nt llio Trwim*
>]|IMlKNl|?|tl i xposlt loll - SieW MCItl?
her from Illinois llcniil lot- Hie
First Tlitm in Cnlogy of BEIh i><?
ccimcil Predecessor?Sib More ?'011
irrcx<i Cum ?Iniiiniry Bln..
Washington, D. C, Dec. IS. 1807.
This being the hist day of the ses?
sion before the holidays the chaplain
of the House took occasion In his op?
ening prayer to refer to the approach?
ing season for peace niul good will,
and to pay a tribute t>> the kite Rep
rescnlurtlve Cooke, of Illinois, whose
eulogies were set for to-day.
The conference rerort of the emer?
gency relief measure for the Klondike
country was presented and ngred to.
It compromises the amount of relief at
$200,000, provides for securing the con?
sent of Canada to extending the relief
to the Canadian s-ide, and authorizes
the use of the army to carry out the
relief measures. It also provides that
the supplies must be purchased Instead
of being donated.
At 12::!0 p. in. Mr. Houtclle, or Illi?
nois, offered resolutions of profound re-,
grct on _the jleath of. Mx. Cooke, of
Illinois, and eulogies were begun. It
was the first lime Mr. Bauteil?, who
succeeds Mr. Cooke. had spoken in the
House. He paid a high tribute to the
deceased and referred to President Me
Klnley's recent bereavement in the
loss of his mother, I
Those who paid tribute to the de?
ceased member were Messrs. Uoutellc,
Force, Henderson, Belknap, Boyce,
.Mann, Uroslus, napkins, uinsmbrc,
draff. Moody. Prince and Peters.
At 2:10, tin: eulogies being concluded, I
the House adjourned to January 5th.
IN TUM B15XATE.
To-day's open session of the Senate
was brief, the time being consumed in
the introduction of hills and resolutions,
.several of the latter calling for In for-|
motion from various departments being
One of tho resolutions agreed to In- 1
creases from ?.r.o.O0O to $02.500 the'
amount to bo expended by the Govern?
ment on tho buildings at the Irans
MI? isslppi's Intet national Ex post lion,
to be held in Omaha, and reduced by
$12,500 the .-um to lie expended upon
the Government's display.
? At 12:40 the Senate vent Into execu?
tive session. During this session the
conference report upon the bill provid?
ing relief for Hi - Kl ui,like miners was
received and adopted; The bill appro?
priate $200,000 t" be expended under the
direction of the Secretary of War In
the purchase of supplies for the relief
of the people in the Yukon river c >uci
try or other mining regions of Alaska, |
and for the transportation and distri?
bution of such supplli s, provided that If i
the consent of the Canadian Govern?
ment Is obtained the Secretary of War
may extend relief into Canadian ter?
ritory. The resolution furthci ?pro?
vides that the supplies may bo sold In
that region at such prices as may be
fixed by tit,' Secretary of Wkir, or
donated lo thus,? unable to pay for
them. The Secretary of War Is au?
thorized lo use the United Slates army
In carrying into effect the provisions of
the act, to import reindeer and rein?
deer drivers for th? transportation of
supplies, and lo adopt such other pro
vlslonsas are practicable.
The Secretary la directed when the
work shall have been completed to
sell the reindeer or turn them over to
the Secretary of the Interior In his dis
crelion and to make a detaiied report ;
to Congress at the beginning of the
nexl session of all disbursements made
and results accomplished iindi r the act. :
At 2 p, m. tin- Senate adjourned until'
Wednesday, J actuary 6th.
Itlll.in ? X i'i'.jhtio.V
t'nntiilii llrnlnnrd or Hie Army win ;
1! n\ (? I'll urge -One I Ii mi sand Toils !
ol I unit.
Washington, Pre. IS.?H is prob aKi !
ih a Captain David 1.. Brnlnard, of tiie
Subsistence Department of the Army,
will be placed in charge of the rd (
party that Secretary A Igor will send to
lhe Klondike region with provisions.
He is now on du y at tho army building
in New V I; city and has boon ordered
in rep) rl < General Merrlnip, the (
maiuler of the l> partment of Columbia,
at Portland, pre. <>n the way he will
stop In Washington for consul tat h
with See:clary Aiger. He will have
particular charge of the commissariat
department of the expedition. Captain
Rralnard accompanied General Grecly
oh lila Arctic ex pi rations, and it was
largely owing to his h<.:oism that lhe
small remnant of the party was enabled
to prolong life ua:il succor arrived,
Eralnard ahia held the hon. r, until a an
sin'p teat, nf having made the farthest
north ever reached.
Secretary Algcr is giving much study
lo the best means of getting Iii supplies
to the miners in Yukon country and tuts
decided to ask lilas for the delivery of
slot en directly at Dyea, Slcnguuy or
Chllcolt. Already a great deal of rival?
ry lias sprung up among the towns mi
our Pacific roast for the honor of hieing
(he shipping port of the stores and the
business that will follow, and by rc
rjulnlng bidders to deliver their goods
directly In Alaska the War Department
will be saved the necessity of making a
choice ain ing them.
One question lhat has engaged the
Secretary's attention l? that of securing
the eons, nt of the Canadian govern?
ment for th > passage of tho relief ex?
peditions over that part of Canadian
territory which must neccwnrlly he
traversed in reaching the mine;.". It
will be necessary to obtain n permit for
a military expedition to pass and also
io secure a remission of dutic? ?n tho
supplies that ore to bo carried In. It Is
pr.jbarble that to attain his object in the
shortest possible period of time Secre?
tary A-lgcr will go himself to Ottawa In
a few days and deal directly with the
Canadian authorities Instead of relying
on Use slow moving processes of diplo?
The following telegram was received
to-day by the Secretary and by him re?
ferred to General Mcrriami at Port?
"Seattle. Wash., Dec. 17, 1897.
"The Post-1 litelllgencer and Its Alas?
kan news syndicate have mudc all pre?
parations to send .in expedition to
Dawson CMy, leaving Seattle Tuesday
on the steamer Corona, for Skaguay.
"11 Is well equipped with oxen nod
dogs and will reach Dawson by Feb?
ruary 15th. It Is the pioneer mid-win
i tor expedition and Its services tire nf
[ fered to you for rccoiinoiters and such
other purposes as yott may be aide to
(Signed) "EDGAR B. PIPER."
This afternoon Secretary Algcr sent
a telegram to General M err lam, com?
manding the Department Of the Colum?
bia. Instructing him to pick out two
officers ntid fifty of his best men to
act as guards for the relief expeditions,
and to equip them with tho clothing
necessary Tor the journey. Cuplaln
j Bra inn rd Is to devote himself first to
superintending the selection of stores,
\ their delivery, and proper packing at
i Dyea for the trip across ithe passes.
Alterward he may go across with one
j of the expeditions. The present idea
Is lhat there will be twenty of these
i parlies, and they will be loaded with
L030 tons or food, for which Secretary
"Algcr will advertise Immediately, under
condition of delivery at Dyea.
The United States military attache of
the Legation nt Stockholm has been
cabled to purchase Hie reindeer heeded
ns draft animals and ship then) to
Dyea.i Mr. Kjelmann, the chief herder
of t-he Alaskan Reindeer Herd, is now
In Lapland, where he bus been getting
an opt Ion on the animals needed. The
route to be followed from Ijyea Inland
lo the Klondike has not yet beer, de?
termined, and will depend upon the re?
ports of the military officers.
iioa" St ?i-u io\.
lilHirlet Attorney Takes Hie Kuroru
Statement <>t tin. ? rt|>titl iitiutl t'rew
oi Hie Kilver ItentH.
Wilmington, .\". Dec. is.?Tin. schoon?
er Silver Heels, suspected of having en
gafred in llltbusterlug operations is still
here, sin- lias discharged tin- cargo of
coal and lias taken on a cargo of lumber
which tho contain says he will rfike to
Biirbndocs. The vessel finished loading a
f, w days ago, lind lias been ready lo
clear, but on account of her questionable
record has not been able to get clearance
To-day United tales District Attorney
<? i:. Aye, ! tool: the testimony of the
captain and the crew, which they gave
voluntarily. While Mr. Ayco"k refused
:?> tniike the affidavits public, n is gener?
ally understood thai the testimony was
au absolut.- denial of having In any way
\b land ihn neutrality law =.
It Is rumored tliut Firs) .Mate Alfred
Thompson told a representative of the
Spanish (lovcrnmonl that the silver Heels
transferred a cargo of arms ami ammuni?
tion to ti e Dauntless, but there Is not
the hIU;litest reason for believing that his
sworn testimony yesterday differed from
Dial <>l" I In- rest of the crew.
Testimony was taken also from the
stevedores who unloaded the coal and
loaded ;ie lumber, ah the information,
I will, of courso, be h at to headquarters at
, Washington,. And landing the action Hi it
tin- Government will take, the silver
1 Heels will remain at ibis non. though
Captain <juinl.ui and his men are chafing
1.1 .the delay. ,
cm., nutz i:xkcwti:i?.
Ktimtnnry Piinlnhiiietit of One ofOen?
emI i-iiudo'? l'eue? < nniiulnHlntiorii.
PhllQ,dCl| ' la, l'a., Dec] In ?The new
revenue cu lor Hugh McCuHough left
Cramps' shipyard to-day for the Pa
coast, by way of Cape Horn, in
command f Captain Hodgsdon, with
ten ofllc rs <in?l tu crew of seventy-live I
men. She will be the llagshlp of the
revenue cu liter fleet in 'those waters.
Her principal duty, however, will l>?
to keep ih" seal poachers from vio?
lating the United States laws govern?
ing the waiters of tho Bering bob. Kihe
will relieve the cuh'.cr Bear.
The dimensions of the new cutter are:
Leng;!!. Jin feet; beam, Hi feet; mean
draught, M feet, with a displacement
i>f 1 280 itons. The engines are of 2,000
Indicated horse power. The contract
speed is sixteen knots, although on her
official test hist May the average speed
was 17."I knots an hour. The arma?
ment, consisting of four 0-pounclors an l
four l-ponnders, the kuttcr rapid-fire,
guns, arc of ??'lv.' Hrlggs-Shroeder pa.t
? tern. There''Is also a torpedo tube In
her ibow. Captain Russell Glover, \vho
r<?ji<nicted ithe official Inspection 6f
the cutter, says thait this MoCullough Is
bey'.inl quest !on ihe fastest cuttsr in
the United Sines revenue service and
could act In Wie capacity of an auxiliary
ARRESTED FOR MURDER.
Alling,Ion, Va . Dec, IV Walter and
Jackson Mark?, accused of the murder of
old Mrs. Rebecca Carlton, were to-day ar?
rested and Jailed, A warrant for the nr
i, tl of Elizabeth Long, ;e acci usory after
Iba fact, WHS issued, mid sbe will lie C un?
limited to jail to-nlgbt. Kxeiletnent Is
: running high; but the evidence la only clr
HOUSE Piums COOKE CONSPIRACY Bill
How lo Gel Taxes Oul of Properly Held by
Fiduciaries and Courts.
?tin Introtltieetl la 4'mi?>llilMtr Hin
Norfolk Unit and Klectrle Coninnii?
Icn?Poll t'nx Paying ,,s 11 <ltintiil
tuition fur Voting ami Holding
lico ? Compulsory i ?lucutl.m ?
Mouse I'nMMCN n 1SIII lo Ilriliuo
HiilnricH oft'oumy Judges
(Special Dispatch lo The Virginian.)
Richmond, Va.. Dec. 18, 1807.
The Semite was In executive session
to-day for more Limn an hour, and con?
firmed the nominations made by the
Governor for hoards of visitors of the
various public Institutions. Among lite
appointments confirmed were those of
Coli Woller II, Taylor, <>l' Xorf.dk, f.-l
member of the Hoard of tho lCu stern
Stalo Hospital, ami .Mr. lt. U. COOKC,
of Norfolk, for member of the Hoard
of the Central State Hospital. The
nomination of a member of the Hoard
of the State Female Normal School was
Mr. Cooke Introduced in the House a
bill to ratify and confirm the consoli?
dation of the City Gus Hight company
of Norfolk und tho Norfok Gas and
Klectrle company under the name of
ft9.JPfty.;iQM "cn'miwiny- of Norfolk.
Coi. Morten Marye, Auditor of Pub?
lic Account si sent to the .Senate a com?
munication giving in detail the amount
bf capitation taxes returned delinquent
for the year JSBC. Richmond heads the
list with more than Jll.OOn. Following
ore some of the figures:
White. Colored. Total.
Norfolk City .. ..Rill'l $.!,770 $7,71t:
Portsmouth .. .. l.'.i-u ... jiij u.sk::
Norfolk County . 1,618 8,400 6,013
Senator Do. Cato introduced a bill to?
day looking to amending the cbnslMu
tlon in relation lo who shall have the
right to vote and hold ollice. The
measure proposes lo add a seottoil lo
Article ill. This amendment makes,
the payment of the capitation tax one
of tho requirements in order to hi -
cane qualltlcd to v.do und to hold
About one hundred county and cor?
poration Judges wore elected to-day.
Tiny were voted for In a batch. All
the Senators voted for all <?r tho Demo?
cratic nominees except that Senator
Flanagan voted only for Judge Miller
tor county Judge of Powhatnn and
The special committee appointed by
the f'.iucus lo investigate the charge's
against Judge John .1. Woodhousc, of
I'rincess Anno, will not meet until Men
day. Judge I). Tucker Brooke, coun?
sel for .in Ige Woodhouse, was her,- to?
day, but would not discuss the case.
The report of the committee will be
made to caucus Monday night.
Mr. Cookc's bill to punish conspiracy
to ruin the character of a wife was
passed by the House to-day.
The Senate Committee on General
Laws considered Mr. Keexell's builcrine
bill this morning. Mr. Smith and Presi?
dent Richards, of tin- Ulchmond Pro?
duce lDxchnnge, made able arguments
in behalf of the measure, and Senator
Hoykln fought it with his accustomed
vigor. -No action was taken and the
bill will be further discussed on Mon?
Mr. McCtinc introduced a bill in the
Senate requiring the patent medicine
vendors, faith curlsts, etc., who fre?
quent country towns on court days, hi
pay ti license tax.
Another bill by Mr. MoCunc provides
that the guardians or parents of chil?
dren between the ages of S and M years
Shall send them to school for tit least
sixteen weeks in every year, failure to
do so being punishable by line.
Senator Mushbach, from the Commit?
tee on General Daws, reported with an
amendment House bill to protect lubels
and trade-marks of labor organizations,
and Senate bill in relation to alien
cu?.tualty insurance companies without
.Senator Maynnrd, from the Commit?
tee on Rands, reported Senate bill to
Incorporate the Poimt Comfort Peach
Senator Barksdaic is receiving many
letters from all parts of the Slate con?
gratulation him upon his ?able light for
the anti-football bill. Many of these
communications uro from ladies. A
very nice letter was received to-day
from a Richmond lady.
The House Committee'on Finance met
Ithls morning and first took up the
consideration bf the bill introduced by
Mr. Poriz, of Alexandria, providing for
an amendment of tie- act "v> provide
for a method for the bctiter assessment
of personal property under the control
or fiduciaries and the several Courts
of the Common wealth."
Mt. Sounders, of Frnnkl" , who ap?
peared before the committee, suggested
as an amendment, that this work be
done by ith? commissioners of accounts
who ore to be appointed in each conn?
tv and city, who might only receive
BiibU't |one-fourth of tho commission
paid at present. He had ascertained
from Iho Auditor of Public Accounts
?that under Die operation of this law]
which was enacted two years ago there
had been enough property listed to se?
cure <ui uddlt loiial revenue to the State
of fSO.000 a yeai\ Of ?tills amount, how
over, the sum of $15.000 had to be
stricken off, leaving about Jr.?.OOO and
the sum of $'J2,000 was expended for
the payment of commissions and sala?
ries, so ithal the net receipts from that
souree were about S43,000.
Judge Kllby, of Suffolk, who repre?
sented Homo of Wie examiners pre?
sented the draft of a bill which he
thought would moot the objections
raised against the present law. He did
licit think that -the commissioners of
accounts would do the work in an ef?
fective manner. One of these amend
incmla provides 'that banks shall be
required to submit to these examiners If
asked for, statements of the amounts
In lllieir hands which are involved in
chancery suits. There were only a few
llduclary funds running for any length
of lime, but '1110 work of the examiner
went on. however, 'ho had to examine
oll Wie funds every year to ascertain
which soils have been settled, lie nd
nvHlcd that under ilhe present law the
examiner and commissioner of tin? rev?
enue received n double commission,
and this was considered by Rome meih
?bers of the committee to ho excessive.
There was a lively dehnte In the
House over the Mil offered by Air. SVln
borno reducing ilka salaries of county
Judges, and It was ordered to Its en?
grossment ami llllird rending.
Colonel John Oussmis has prepared a
brief reply lo General George J. Hund?
ley's defense of Colonel Stubhs. It Is
a lengthy paper, and touches up In de
'lail and answers too General's ar?
Governor O'Ferrall has granted a par?
don 'to 13. .1. Worsham, of Allcghahy
county, who was serving a term of four
years in 'the penitentiary, for shooting
a boy Ii Ulli ed Long. His young wife
came to Rli-liiiioml, secured employ
nieivt in order Mint she might see her
husband ami urge the Governor to par?
don him. She made many appeals be?
fore her request was granted,
j There was a decided earthquake
shock fell In this city and vicinity at
CMS p. in. to-day. It lasted about seven
seconds, The shock was from north
The Rev. T. Sweeny, or Columbia,
Ind.. who was consul .general to Tur?
key under Harrison's administration,
and nfterwarda commissioner from rjhe
Ottoman Empire ito'the AVorld's Fair,
will lo-nyarrow he called to the i>a?
lornte of- Heventh " it l rev t~""Christ Ian
church in 'this city. It Is understood he
NORFOLK MILITARY ASSOCIATION
Oftlccrs Fleeted und Preparations for a
At its last mceling th0 Norfolk Mlll
laty Association re-elected all Its old
officers, as follows; President, Colonel
William Lamb; Vice-President. Colonel
Nash; BeerCtary and Treasurer. Cap?
tain A. Af.QHIgglns; Hoard of Governors,
the above and Captain F. V. White, M.
C. Keeling. M. Tarrell. IT. 11. Sheen, T.
.1. Nottingham, Lieutenant II. C. White
I: was decided lo have albanquet on
.January I9th, Leo's Hirthday, and the
following commltteo was appointed!
Captain AL C. Feeling and Lieutenants
Whltehend ami Wilght.
It was resolved t(, petition the Legis?
lature not in change the dale of Lee's
Hirthday celebration to January 20th, as
proposed, so as lo incorporate Jackson's
. birthday. The la tier's birthday doesn't
j fall on that date, and the change would
I he useless,
I Tie- a--social Ion will recommend to the
active military of Norfolk to set .aside
the 10th or October of each year its nii.H
i i y day to be appropriately observed.
This is the anniversary' of the surrender
if York town.
WILL HOLD A BAINQUET.
Next Tuesday evening al the Atlantic
' Hotel the Norfolk Alumni of the Kappa
Alpha fraternity will lio|d a banquet.
I Members of the fraternity from all the
' surrounding towns will 'be present, and
j the founder of the order, Mr. IS. Z. Am
1 mer, of Baltimore, will be the guest of
HO FOR CHRISTMAS.
Messrs. "Waller ,T. Slmirtons & Co. are
showing a large stock of ladles'/furs
and fancy umbrellas, which they are
selling fast at their low prices.
Gent's silver head canes and umbrel?
las at any old price. Largest stock in
the city: also gloves, driving robes. Call
and take a look. Goods must be sold.
NOW is your chance 'to buy useful Xmns
presents. Their number 'Is 3l2~"ATa.ln
SANTA CLAUS ON THE STREET.
Santa Claus has made his appearance
early on the streets. Yesterday a man
Impersonating that character paraded
up and d nvn Main street to -the delight
of large crowds of people, and upon in?
quiry It was found What he represented
the Cannon Hall Clothing Co.
WILL PREACH WITHOUT PAY.
New York, Dec. 18.?Bev. Dr. .Tnm<?s
Fa mir; pastor of the First Reformed
Church; Brooklyn; bus determined as soon
as matters can lie adjusted, to give his
lite to the preaching of the gospel with?
out pay. Dr. Farrar, during tho week of
prayer will hold services every evening
and will explain Ihe meaning of tho Kes
wlck movement, to which he has given his
whole allegiance. The salary which lie re?
linquishes is Jii.OcO a year.
Mis." Allle Hughes, Norfolk, Va., was
frightfully burned on the face and neck.
Path was instantly relieved by DeWltt's
Witch Hazel Salve, which healed tho
injury without leaving a scar. It is the
famous pile remedy. J. M. Trotter and
R. L. Walker, Norfolf, and Truitt &
Tho finest quality of citron in Norfolk
at lil'/.o. per pound.
58 Market Space. POWELL & CO.
The mind mnde easy and tho body
comfortable by wearing tho garments
Rudolphl <fc Wallace make.
GOVERNMENT PUT ON TBE DEFENSIVE
Extraordinary Measure Proposed to Pre?
vent a Recurrence of Floods.
?- . H
Ilnsy Wock lor iho Kmperor in Hltf ?
own riinrnctorlsllo YJ'ny?flfotowors j
tliy ItvinnrkH ut llmnunrgnntt Klol
?Hoped to Huvo Flno Worships
on I'.vcrj- .Son?t'liiiin. I.Ike an Artl*
ckoltc?Precautions lo Protect tuo
Vr.nv on IIIn Iti c < n( Visit.
Berlin, December, 18, 1897.
During Die past week 'the sit?
tings of tho Reichstag were Interest?
ing. The government, throughout,
was on the defensive, and Herren, B-J
del, Blohter, Lieber and other opposi?
tionists. Haunted it ho fact in Prince
Hohenlohe's face that he had broken
his word to ithe ttclohstag in not secur- i
ing for the workmen the right of ooal
IWon. ond In falling to secure the right
of lnter-afllllatlon for political club3.
Tho Chancellor's replies were decided-,
On Thursday the government an- ?
nounced that measures wore under way
ito relieve the distress in Silesia, caused
by the Hoods, and to guard against &
recurrence of such disasters. The prin-,
elpal features will bo ithe construction
of five huge accurrrularion' tankSi of a
capacity of eighty millions cubic me?
tres, In the mountainous districts whnre
nre the rivers Lober, Zaoker and
Qunlss, costing eleven million ?narks. It
Is pioposed to utilize tho water thus'
accjumuloited for llndusi trial .tmrposes.
The damage done hy .the floods dur?
ing 'the past summer in the above
named distrlot Is officially computed,,
at 5,000,000 marks.
The Emperor has ibeen charaoteris
lleally busy the -whole week. Beside
Kiel, he attended o number of ibanqueas
and important meetings. White at
Harnburg and Kiel His Majesty made
several noteworthy remarks. For in?
stance, while inspecting the Deutsch?
land, he said ho hoped the ittme was
not distant when Germany would have
such lino vessels afloat in every sea.
"When dining with Admiral Von
Knoor. the Kmperor said: "China is
like an artichoke; it has to be eaten bit
by bit." j
A German railway official, who was
an eye witness of ithe Tacts, tells the
correspondent of the Associated Press
an unpublished story of th# Czar's Jour?
ney from Darmstadt to Coburg In Oc?
tober last. Information reached Rus?
sia, through ??the secrett police, of a
plot of Nihilists, studying at German
universities to wreck the Czar's train,
?and most extraordinary precautions
were itaken ito protect His Majesty.'
The train only traveled 17 to 21 kilome?
tres per hour instead of SO, apd the
Whole trip consumed 12 hours. Twen?
ty Kossacks of the bodyguard, -with,
rifles and revolvers, constantly pa-',
trolled ithe gangways of ithe train and
the whole -track from Darmstadt to |
Coburg was guarded by several thou?
sands of German troops under the sp'eV
clal e-.mmond of Russian secret service'
NEW OFFICERS CHOSEN.
Huntersville Lodge, I. O. O. F., and
'Maon Lodge, I. O. B. B. Elects Officers. |
The following lodges 'have selected
their of!lcer9 for the ensuing year:
Huntersville Lodge No. 123, I. O. ?.
F.: R. M. Plckott, Noble Grand; R. E.
Arnold, Vice-Grand; T. N. Morrlsette;
Recording Secretary; G. W. Banks, Fi?
nancial Secretary; John A. Lesneiy
Treasuror; W. G. Petty, Chaplain; C.
iMaon Lodge No. 172, I. O. B. B.: E.
Ball, President; S. W. Seldner, Viee
Presldent; A. Aronhelm, Recording Sec?
retary; L. Hirschler. Financial Secret
tary; J. Bennett, Warden; S. W. Seld
ne.:\ Jacob Hecht, Charles Myera, S.
Marx and D. Adclsdorf, Trustees.
Walkorton, Vo., Nov.^21, 1SS7.?"I have
been selling Hood's Sarsaparllla and
Hood's rills for several years and' have
been using them myself, and in n>y fam
iiv and we always recommend thera to.
people in poor health." P. P. DILL ARB,
dealer in general merchandise.
Hood's Piils cure all liver ills. delt-lw,
Christinas Is on hand and so is,the'
Norfolk Candy Kitchen, with the larg?
est stock of Chrl3tmas-candles that It
ever carried. del6-tf :
-, \ ;;v
I Contemplating a change in business
we have marked every 'thing down.
Diamonds, watches, Jewelry, novelties
of best quality at prices never herore of?
fered These, prices will last for 'two
weeks only. The Gale Jewelry Co., Frank
H. Gale, manager.
Our candles are all fresh and nel)
from 8 to CO cents per pound. .^Rcmarrt?'
per we make oil of our own-goods. .
NORFOLK CANDY KITCHEN.