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RANGE OF THEI5MOMCTEU.
The range of the thermdmeter at The
^Kmes oflice yesterday wa* as follows: 9
A. M.. 30: 12 M.. .2; 3 P. M.. 45: 6 P. M.,
33: 9 P. M-, 30: 13 M., 24; average. 33.
-Torecast for Sundwjr ond Xn-nday: -
"TOrgl__?sv-I*iartly cloady: not so caM
Sunday. Monday fair and wanner; aortlr?
erly wtnds. becoralns:. vartable.
Xorth C-.rollna-."_?aIr and warmer J8un
day. Monday fair; .w.nds beeominff
fresh southerly. , > - ?
VOLu 15. NO. 34.
f-lGHMOND. VA. SUNDAY. MARCH 18. 1900.
PRICE THREE CENTS.
HIS DAY'S LABORS
Mr. Richard L. Brown
HELP CAME TOO LATE.
Well-Known Merchant Found in Dy?
WAS~GASP1NG FOR HIS BREATH.
His Soi.-fn-I.av*. Mr. E. A. Saunders,
Jr.. Entered tbc Room Oniy to See
.Mr. Brown Ncarins tho End,
The Dead Man Wns.Oiic or
Ricbmond's Weli Known
*Oe_r*_h canic almost instantly to -Mr.
axicbar-d 1_. Brown, used slxty-two years.
at No. 1G0G West Hanover Etre.t, last night.
Bc had -Inlshed the day'e labors
and returned home. when he Buf
ifered! a -stro.ee of apoplexy of tiie
lungs. Every sign of perfect health had
fbecn exhiblted by BIr. IB-rown during the
part few years and up lo yesterday af?
ternoon. when hc was last s.en alive by
_iis friends at the store Vif'E. A. Saunders'
Son. on Cary Street, where he was asso?
ciated with his son-ln-law, Mfc E. A.
Saunders. Jr.. where he had careful.y
arranged the papers on his desk and left
everything at his oflice in order.
Upon arriving home Mr. Brown imme
diettrly went to his room, feeling some?
what badlv, and lay down.
THE EN? CAME QFICKLY.
A few momen.s later Mr. Saunders
caime and inquired for Mr." Brown. He
?n-as told .by the servant that he had gone
to his r-ooiir, to which Mr. Saunders \v_nt.
There ]>e found Mr. Brown gasping "-"or
Mr. Saunders anxiously 'nqulired the
reason for his illness, ,o wh'ch Mr. Brown
replied that it was "only _3.ti_-_x.ess of
breath. and that he would be all right
shortly." Mr. Saunders hastened down
stairs and telephoned for Dr. Moseley.
but before he could get baclc Mr. Brown
* had died. This was shortly aiter 6
o'clock. The end was peaceful and tran
quil; thero was not even so aiuch as a
Dr. Moseley, upon liis arrlve!, an?
nounced the cause of death as above
MR. BEOWN'S CAREER.
Mr. Brown was boni on April 30, IS*!'".
ar.d was educated at the sdools of ihe
Mr. Brown-was one of Pichn ond's most
thorough business mnn and, at one time.
was also on?-. of tlie wealthiest end most
successful of the clty's wholesale mer
chants. ile was at various times the head
of the firrr. of Brown, Davis _. Co.: a
direetor of the First National Bank: Po?
lice Commissioner from Marshall Ward,
Insurance agent ar.d a stoekholderin sev?
erai business concerns of the city.
He began business with Mr. William
Taylor. the father ol Mayor Taylor. and
clorkt.-.- for him for severai years. Ho
was a.tenvards identihed with the firm
cf William B Jones & Co.. and IfUer be?
came a partner in that concern. After
the death of Mr. Jones. the firm of Brown,
Pemberton & Co.. succeeded the firm of
William B. Jones & Co. The firm cf
Brown, Davis & Co. succeeded that of
Brown. Pemberton & Co., Mr. Pemberton
.lavtfng witherawn. ln politics he was a
Democrat and held severai positions of
honor gfven him by the Democrats of
GBXI-mOl-S AXD THOUGHTFUL. '
?alr. Brown was generous and contri
buted largely to dharitable organlzations.
His home was the home of hospitallty and
gooi! cheer. and hiF friends ever found a
heart y weleomo there. __
In 1SSG Mr. Brown, owing to business
revcrses. -withdrew from the firm of
Brown. Davis & Oo., and for the past
two years flias been conner*lcd 'with Mr.
E. A. Saunders. Jr.. in business.
He resided on Church Hill for a number
of years, where he was held in high es
tcem by all who knew him. He was a
member of St. John's Ep'scopal Church..
and acted as vestryman throughout liis
momber*-.-ip. Upon taking up his resi
deneey.n the West End, Mr. Brown b_
came a communicant at All Saints'
Mr. Brown and Miss Eiizabeth F. Gre
porv were married May 2G. 1860. Mrs.
Brown died June SO. 1894. The ehildren
are Mr. Charles L. Brown, Mrs. Mabel
B. Crenshaw. Mrs. E. A. Saunders, Jr.,
Mrs. It. MeC. Bullinsrton. with whom he
resided. and Mr. Richard I.. Brown, Jr.
The funeral will take place from All
Suilnts* Church to-morrow afternoon at
3:30 o'eioek, Rev. Mr. J. Y. Dowman
officiating. The interment will be made
SENATORS SEE FLAGLER.
_23.ciCtxbati Oomuiission I.caehos Palm
Bcacl- En i-OO-e to Havana.
PADM BEACH. FBA., March 17.?Sena?
tors Aldrlch, Platt (of Connecticut), and
Teiler. who are on their way to Cuba to
investigate conditions in the island. stop
_.cd over here to see Mr. Henry M. Flag
_er. The party discusscd at lengtli the
noeds of Florlda. especially the p.oposed
Biarbor Improvements at Jacksonville.
Miamt and Key West. The commlssion
then left for Key West, where they wiil
?spend a day before going to Havana.
Governor Tanner. of lllinois. arrived
here last n'.ght. aecompanled by Mrs.
Tanner and Dr. Taylor. his family physi?
cian. Governor Tanner is in poor health.
but is not s-o il! as has been 'reported.
Die is suffering from nervous prostratlon.
and overwork. and will probably remain .
here until the end of the season.
BRYAN GOES HOME.
Tho Free Silver I.eader Vi'ill Tour tho
I_n.COI.-C, NKa, March 17-Colonel
Bryan returned to Lincoln to-day. after
an absence of two months, and will re
analn until' Tuesday, when he wlH start
for a month's lour of the Northwest and
Paelfic Coast States. Mr. Bryan was ln
conference during the day with the lead?
ing local Democrats, discussing jilans
for the delegate State Convention next
Monday night, whloh he will attend and
probaWy address at some length.
Mr. Bryan attcnied a dlnner- to-nig>ht
given by the Students* Bimetalllc Club
of -the University of Nebraska. He de?
livered a. short address.
The President's Peace
Offer.a Surprise* .
FRANCE FEARED STEP.
Kruger's Appeal Passed Over Un
heeded Owing to Public Feeling.
ALARMIST PREDICTIONS MADE
Tcnslon of Feeling Between the.Conti?
nental Republic aud England Has
Undcrgone Abatement?Droy- .
fusards Bitterly Opposed to
tion for Amncsty.
(Copyright 1900, by the Associated Press).
PARIS. March 17.?"Thc United States
has shown sollisLh Europe an example,"
said a responsibie official to a representa?
tlve of tiie A_sociated Press when asked
what was Uie feeling of thc French gov?
ernment regarding President McKinley's
offer of his good offices to England. "Wa
felt," continued the official in question,
"that our own position with respect to
Emgland, in view of thc present state of
public feelins there, was too delicate to
admit cf our acceding to'Mr. Kruger's
appeal: and. as this reluctanee appeared
to be shar-d by every otlier fiower, tho
aetion of the American government in
taking the initiative came as an agreeable
surprise. Tbat it did not succeta dces not
dotraot from its merit."
The correspondent here called the offi
eial's attentJoii io complaints of a portion
of the Ffeaeh press that President Mc?
Kinley refrained from baeklug up bis
offer, which was necessary to its success,
some papers having only stated that his
aetion was a mere election manouvre and
r.ot Intended to be successful. .
"In our view," replied the ofliciai, "these
critlclsms are utterly unjustified. Presi?
dent McKinley did even mcre than up to
the last moment was expected over here.
Only the members of chcncellorles, who
reallzed tlie delicate nature of such a
step, can r.npreviate Amerlca's effort at
its ->-oper value. The French government,
while not prepared to take the initiative,
would. in conjunction with Russia, readily
havo supported America, but the promptl
tude of England's refusal cufthe ground
from under them."
The official iiiformant added. tnat al
tliougUi there appeared to be little lU-el'
hood of intervention in the immediate
future; yet hopes are still entertained
that a good offer of good offices from
powers may eventually prove acceptable.
MAY TET IXTERVEXE.
"At any rate." said he. "it 2s not un
likelv that it wlll be made ? foreign in
tcreste are endangcred by tne Oireatened
destruction of tlie Rand mines.
This ouestion of the destruction of the
SoTd mines. as predlcted by Mr. Montague
White. is regarded as a serious, matter
here, and as being not mere ly "PO^iWe
but probable. It is learned that the
French Government has received informa?
tion of the same effect from another
source, and it considcrs the descendants
of tihe Dutchmen who flooded their own
countrv in order to repel an invader. quite
capable of following Uiis historic prece
dent in tbe case of foreign-owned gold
FREXCH PRESS. ALARMISTa.
The French press has taken up the mat?
ter and points out the enormous amount
of French savings sunk in the Rand gold
fields. It ls stated that if the Boers carry
out their threat it will take at least three
years to reconstruct the surface machin?
ery, and other plants, while immediate de?
struction could.be wrought by dynamiting
the underground works. France owns a
third of the shares in the Transvaal
mines: and these alarmlst predictions
have already had their effect on the quota
tions. Thus, since Tuesday. Robinson has
dropped from 210 to 200; Ferreira from
?J33 to .Go, and Geldenhuis from US to 140.
The tension of feeling between France
and England certainly has undergone
abatement this week, for which the con
clliatory article of the London Times is
The governmenfs bill proposing amnesty
in all criminal prosecutions which have
arisen out of the Dreyfus affair meets
wlth vigorous" opposition from the Drey
fusards, to whom amnesty means de
prival of means of redress. Dreyfus him?
self wrote. protesting against the bill
Tho Senate committee this week heard
Colonel Picquart and M. Zola. both of
whom warmly condeimned all this meas?
EL0PED WITH NEGROES.
MioJiisan Tmvn I.eaches Conclusion
That *t Has Xo Place for Blacks.
HOUTOX, MICH.. March 17.?Citizens
of Larlum, a fine residence suburb of tlie
big mining camp of Calumet, have ap?
pointed a committee to rld the town of
negroes. They object to having It called a
vigilance committee, and announce that
only peaceable and legal methods will be
uted, but that the negroes must go. The
neero were almost unknown there until
a sewer eontractor_brought in several car
loads from Tennessee and Alabama eigh?
teen months a^o.
Several white girls have since elo^ed
witli negroes and constant trouble had led
to this aetion.
Princess Stoplmnie's Bc.troibal.
VlEXXA. March 17.?The official "Wel
ner Zeiturig to-morrow will announce
the betrothal of Princess Stephanie of
Austrla to Count Elemer Lonyay, and
will publlsh an official communique on
the subject of the wedding in a few days.
___-?. m ??
Theatre in Flames.
QUEBEC. March 17.?The Academy of
Music Is on tlre. A large audience, gath
ered at a St. Patrick's Day ? celebration,
had just left the theatre when the flames
were discovered. The St. Louis Hotel,
which adjolns tho Academy, is burning,
and wlll be a-total, loss.?,
Richardson After tho Trusts.
WASH1XGTOX, March 17.?Representa?
tlve Richardson, of Tennessee, to-day In?
troduced two more antl-trust resoiutions,
one against the American Steel and "Wire
Company aibd the other against the Fede?
ral Steel Comoany.
CARNIVAL WEEK, RICHMOND, MAT 14 TO 19.
DR. TEMPLE DIED
FROM HIS WOUNDS
Calm and Conscious Till
; the End Came.
But Was Anxious to Know Why. He
DIED WITHOUT AN ANSWER,
The Nature of the Insuit to Mrs. Ritl
dick ls Sifll a Mystery and It Is
Hoped Xow tho Preacher "Will
Be Moved to Speak of
His Itcason for Slayiiifi
BRODNAX, VA., March 17-Special.?
Dr. "William Ii. Temple, who was shot
by Rev. J. E. K. Riddick last Sunday
morning", March 11th, at bis. house, near
"White Plains, Brunswick county, died
this afternoon at about 5 o'clock.
LAWRBXCEVLLLE, VA., 'March 17?
Special.?-Dr. Temple died this afternoon
at 5 o'clock. His death was somewhat
unexpeoted this evening as" Dr. Taylor
said he was no worse, and' if there was
any change it was in his favor. Dr.
Temple had been having sinking spells
for several days, but would always rally
from them. and his friends had been
encouraged to hope for his recovery.
lt is said' he was calm and conscious
to the time of his death, and forgave Mr.
Riddick-for shooting him.
ANXIOUS TO KNOW CA.TJSE.
Dr. Temple's desire was to know why
ho had. been shot, and in what way he
had Injured Mr. Riddick. but he died
without receiving any answer.
Dr. Temple was about thirty-nine years
of age. He was the son of the late
William H. Temple, of this county. His
mother was a Miss Xicholson before
her marriage. He graduated from the
Jefferson Medical Coilege, of Philadel?
phia, in lSSf*. and has since practiced 1ns
professlon in this county. He was al?
ways regardecl tas a caretul, painstaking
and conscientious physician.
Ho bad erected a handsome country
residence near White Plains, where he
rc-ided at the time of his death. He
was rather handsome. and of good
stature, and was unmarried.
DR. TEMPLE "WELL-TO-DO.
Dr Temple, by bis energy and busi?
ness capacitv. amassed considerable
property. Mr. Riddick has not been
informed of the death of the yietim of
his wrath, and it Is hoped that after
hearing the serious outcome, be may be
moved to speak out and say why he
took the life of a fellow being.
Mr. Riddick is stouter and has a face
entirely different looking from those
given in newspapers. He always wears
a serious, melancholy look. and appears
to be ln deep thought.
Tbe nature of the alleged insuit to
Mr. Riddick's wife is still a mystery.
Dr Terrole was shot four times. two
of tho balls going through the body-..
perforating the intestines. Dr.^Temple
recognized the gravity of his condition
Ind made his will and put bis affairs
inD?rrdHugh M. Taylor, of this city '
reached him next day and performed
the operation laparptomy, which at best
is successful ln a proportion of cases
tn Dr. Temple's case, so long a time
had elapsed tbat the operation was a
forlorn hope, and it ls remarkable that
lie survived so long
R.v J. E. R- Ri'M<* **s licen ?,*n
Bruncwick county jail, at Lawrenceville.
fme'the shooting. but further than say
in-x that he wiU show at the trial that
he was justified in the shooting. will give
Tr. further reason for taking Dr. Tem
Iwl lifethan that which Dr. Temple :
Sill?-tba7 be Insulted Mrs. -Riddick :
the Wednesday previous, when called to
see ber. --
DEATH IN DOG'S BITE.
*Ooa,.okeI-ad_aVictim of Hydropho
?BALTIMORE, March lT.^Charles Xew
ton, whose parents live ln 'Roanoke. "V a.
died at the Maryland General Hospital
here to-day with hydrophobia. The boy
was bitfen ^verai weeks ago and came
here a few days later for the. ^teur
treatment He remained only one da>,
howeve" and his parents consented to
Ste pleaatogs to be taken home
mr,-,. _?? a<-o be showed symptomsv.
thT^se *? came here iggg?*?
nothing could be done to save has life.
Riot Alarm for Str H-ors. j
?$"% tbe"Ve^Eleotric Company ;
1.0CO. at xnes ??= being sent
S'toTSKf ?SaS.? A-wawm load ot
io tne pou-e "*"?, .v,- Cppne and ore
policemen hurriea to tbe^^ne.^^p^
verrted. lt is sa;^n,0.vd DV the electric
non-u-mon men g^gW^ comp.ietely
$?,mr?^ '2en?^ at the police
SfdSner^'budge until the blue
Stsia vigorous charge_
t-ivf-TON JA.. March.17.?At a public
*?? held'at Port Antonio last night.
? ntfAv ofMr. Chamberlain. the Secre
SryPo ftate Sr the Colonies, toward the
fruit growers. was denounced and- a
resolution was passed pledging tne meet
imTto assist ln paylng the expenses of
dele-ates to be sent to England for the
?our.pose of making ropresentattons on the
subject to the Imperial Government:
Asked Troops for W h it e Caps.
COLUMBIA. S. C, March 17.?*Last
nlght Governor McSweeSy received start
ling i dispatches from Xeeces, ln Orange
burg county. stating that the cammunity
was terrorized by white caps. He was
requested to send militia.- The. Governor
?hurried the sheriff- to the place and re?
ceived a. -dlspatch from him saying
everything. ls qulet to-day. ;
A FREE FIGHT
Republicans of Rocking
ham Come to Blows.
FISTS, STICKS, CHAIRS.
Policemen Rush Upon the Stage and
TWO CONVENTIONS IN ONE
Two Cbairmen on the Stage Conduct
Separate Meetings and Each Fac?
tion Klects a. Full Set of* Dele?
gates to tlie State Convention.
An Effort to. Capture the
HARRISONBURG, VA., March 17?
Special.?Repubiican primaries were held j
yesterday in this county. To-day their i
County Convention met in the Assembly ;
llall to select delegates to the District j
Convention at Front Royal and the Nor- j
tfollk |Statc Convention. The Acker- '
Funkhouser wing of the party and the
Lewis-Sullivan or anti-Acker wing only
increased tho dissention in (tho party
by to-day's convention.
Tho Acker wing has hitherto been
recognized by the State organization,
aiicl'it was the effort of tho anti-Acker
wing to-day to capture the^convention
and procure control of the county or?
ganization. There were contejsting dele
gations from severai preeincts, but the
anti-Acker faction claimed' a majorlty
without the contesting delegates. Upon
the election of temporary chairman, the
COME TO BT-OWS.
C. (31. Keezle, chairman of the Acker
faction, called the meeting to order,
and on vote for temporary chairman, al?
lowed certain delegations to vote over
the protest of the anti-Acker faction.
John Acker was the nominee of his fac?
tion for temporary chairman, and Dr.
J. B. 'Webb was the nominee of the
anti-Ackerites. Chairman Keezle an?
nounced Acker clecVed, ?which enraged
the anti-Ackerites. A number of them
rushed upon the stage, where for a few
moments a free fight ensued, in which
stieks, chairs, as well as fists, played a
part. Policemen rushed upon the stage
anu' after some trouble separated the
combatants, without anyone being .seri
tmsly Biurt, 'though Hon. John Acker
and ono or .two others were knocked
down and received painfui bruises about
TWO CONVE-CTIONS. '
} When quiet was sufflciently restored
| both Acker and Webb came upon the
! stage, and one acted as chairman for
the one faction, while the other acted
as chairman for the other faction. Each
I faction elected delegates to the District
and State Conventions, and in these
[ forums the quarrel will continue.
! During the proceedings there were two
other personal encounters. After the
convention adjourned a number of those
i who had participated in the fighting were
J brought before the Mayor for trial. -Cight
j camtt* before the -lnvestigation was con
! cludetl. and the matter was continued
until next Tuesday. ? .
FOR WHEELER'S OWN GOOD.
Some of the Administration Officials
V.'ant His Plans MotliQed.
WASHINGTO-C, D. C. March 17.?It
is evident that an effort is being made by
some of t'he Administration oflicials to in
duce General Whete-er to wlthdraw his
request for immediate action upon his
It is -nti-hated that tliis effort ls nt
tributable soiely to an interest in the per?
sonal welfare of the General. i
In this connection it is recalled that
the President has had it ln mncf to ask
Congress for special legislation empower
ing him to retire General Wheeler, Gen
real Dee and' another Brlgadier General of
Voiunteers with the rank of Brigad er
General in> the regular army. Some of
the persons who are Interested in the
success of this movement feel that by im?
mediate reslgnation and th.* prosecution
of his present detenrdnation to attempt to
secure his seat in the House of Represen?
tatives, GS-ieral -Wheeler will arouse an
tagonisms which may make it difficult
or* impossible thereafter to secure _rom
the House the legislation needfiil to se?
cure his retirement.
General Wheeler called at the ICavy De?
partment to-day to consult with Seeretary
Dong and Assistant Seeretary Allen. who
is more directly ih charge of the affairs
of the islands under naval government,
respecting the report he was charged to.
make upon the condition of the island of
Guam under Commander Leary, the naval
The General read extracts from his re?
port to indlcate -its character. In sub
stance, he found that the island was espe?
cially valuable as a coaling place in the
long run from Honolulu to Manlla. and
the? people were well satisfied with the
change In their condition.
GASOLINE KILLS FIVE.
Two Other Persons iDjured and Oiie
COCUiM-BT-nS. OHIO, March 17.-'-"*-ve
dead, one Fatally, and one seriousiy injur?
ed, is the result of an attempt to start
a flre with gasoline here last night. Geo.
White used the fluid at James Weav
er's residence, and an explosion followed.
The building was set on flre and the in
mates were covered with. the burning
Liiko Siamese Twins.
- VLEV____-AND, O.. March 17.?Mrs.
Rcs<-nwelg, of ICo- 3s5 Orange Street. this
city has given glrth to girl twins,-jolned".
together like the famoul Siamese Twins.
The twins sdied soon 'after blrth. The
bodies are jolncd in the seventh rlb to
a ipoint just' below.the hips. TEe left_of
one child is joined to the right side ot
the other. the seventh rib having grown
together- ., ..:
HERO OF THE HOUR
Mafeking's Relief, Has
Not Been Confirmed.
Boer Officials Said to Have Vacated
Taungs and Vryburgr.
REFUSE TO ENTER TRANSVAAL
The Hospital Ship Maine tho First to
Leave After Ladysmith Had Been
Eelicved?Lady Koberts En
- * Koute to South Africa.
LONDON, March 13.-4:15 A. M.-Amidst
the festivities of St. Patrick's Day. Lon?
don has been listenlng to-day for the
words that Mafeking is relieved. It is
remarkable that the revival of this holi?
day, which puts St, Patrick's Day on
equality with Primrose Day, has been the
occasion of the first real gala day since
the declaration of -war. Chrlstmas tlde
was gloomy, indeed, in comparison with
to-day's merry-makings, and the only.fill
up needed was the news of the relief of
the besieged Mafeking.
LONDON, March 17.?It Is perslstently
reiterated that Mafeking has been re?
lieved, but the War Office has no con
tirmation of the rumor.
There is so much in the situation in
South Africa to justify rejoicing, however.
at .he rapid pacification of the Free State,
leads people of Great Britain to think that
they have a statesman as well as a strate
gist in the hero of the hour, "Bobs."
REFUSE TO ENTER TRANSVAAL.
The Transvaal officials are said to have
vacated Taungs and Vryburg, but the
rebels are unwilling to enter the Trans?
vaal, being anxious to trek homewards.
' No one would be much surprised if a great
spread of this contagion occurred In the
Lady Randiolph Churchill, who- etarted
home on the_hosp_tal ship Maine, cabled
that she regarded it as a compilment to
the United States that the Maine Was
the first ship to leave after Ladysmith
was relieved. Twelve officers and one
hundred and fifty-three non-commissioned
officers and onen are aboard the Maine.
?LAiDY ROBERTS LEAVES.
The departure of Lady Roberts from
London for South Africa to-day was made
the occasion of a popular demonstratlon.
Among her fellow travelers were the
Duchess of Teck, who has gone to joln
her husband; General Sir Frederick Car
rington and staff; and 3Iiss Rhodes?the
?latter Cecil Rhodes' sister.
A large gathering of friends bade Lady
Rcberts farewell, including Mr. Brode
I rlck, the Parliamentary Seeretary of the
[ Foreign Office; .Mr. Wyndham, the Par
I liamentary Seeretary of the War Office;
I 2**r. 'Newton, the Lord Mayor of London;
| and the Duke of Abercom.
Lady Roberts was acoompanied by her
two daughters, all in the deepest mourn
ing. Shortly after they entered their sa
loon carriage the Lord Mayor presented
th* three ladies with bunches of Bham
roek. The departure cf the train was the
signai for a great outburst of enthusiastlc
cheering and the waving of flags and
The peaceful conquest of the
Orange Free State progresses ' so
evenly ithat . it is now believed there
: will bo little or no fighting until Lord
Roberts erea<ihes the Vaal river. How
; soon he intends to start out with this
! objective is not yet fciinited at, but the
j pacif icatlon of tho Free Staters seems r.ow
engaging all his attention. W-hen tha
move comes it will- dotfbtless be. accom?
plished with the secrecy and swiftness
Tvh'idh has characterized all the British
advances since Lord Roberts assumed
In tha meanwhlte the fate of Mafek'ng
The revolt ot the Cape Dutch in the
northoast, seems to have had its back
?broken.-and- it ls likely General KitcHensr
will soon resume his place beslde his
The lull tbat lets the Britlsh trcops ln
Natal and the Frea State recuperate
br'ngs no rest td the engineers and trans?
port service. Girourd, the young. Cana?
dian officer who rules suprerne over tfte
.railroads, is now putting his system to
the most serveretest, fh an endeavor to
pour suppiies. from Cape Town to Bloem
fonbein. Commandant OUvler, after leav
ing Bttrghersdorp, went to Rouxvillo.
where he is now reported to be with on?
ly a small force.
Dr.-Leyds, the dipiomatic agent of the
Transvaal, has disappeared from' Brus
sels. According to a Globe special he is
belleved to have come to London, but
nothing is- known here' about his ar?
It seems scarcely likely tbaft he would.
jump into the Kon's mouth and the en
ergetlo Boer representative is more likely
to be seen. pr heard of at one of the
VANZYL, Friday! VMarch 16.?The rail?
road has been reopened from Bloemfon?
tein to Norvats Pont.
Generai Pole-Chrew and the Grenadlers
have just arrived at Norvals Pont. *_,
OLrVTEJR GETS AWAY.
BtrRGHERSDORP, M^rch 17V?Com?
mandant. Olivler evacuated his position on
a hill in front of the Brltish during the
night Severai .Boers of - his force'. have
surrendered. ' ' - "?--..-.
. Dr. DeWet, a member of the Cape' Par-V
liament, and his brothe.* have been ar?
rested. . ; '
BURGEERSDORP. March 17.?Com?
mandant OHvier evacuated his position
on a hill ln front of^the Britlsh during
the night. - Severai' Boers of his' force
have surrendered.- - Dr.Dewitt. a member
of the Cape fParliament. and bls "brother
have been arrested. ' C - -
THEY ARE VTSD1CTVVEL
IVAD'-TSltlTH.'Friday,: March 16.?Lord
Dundonald's cavalry _patrols reconnolter
."-' (Continued on SecondPage.) >";'-..
TO BRING SUCCESS
The Riclimond Carnival
' Affairs in Good Shape.
ALL HARD AT WORK.
President Meyer Returns Wlth Fresh
Ideas and New Features.
WANT A DIRECTOR GENERAL.
Final Aetion on the Selection of Snch
an Official Deferred Until Direc?
tors Meet Next Tuesday?De?
mand for Paper Flowers ln
creases; One Firm Con?
tracts for 1O.0O0.
Those having the Great Richmond Car?
nival m charge are sparing no effort to
make Carnival Week one round of pleas?
ure and a series of continued successes.
President Alexander H. Meyer ha"B just
returned from Xew Tork and has a freah
supply of new ideas and catchy featuree.
While ln the metropolis he placed himself
in eommunication -with many parties
whose partiolpafclon ln the grand Carnival
will tend to make its success, which la
now already assured, only greater.
CCSMa-ITTBES AT WOCRJC.
The various committees have been hold?
ing numerous meetings and their parts in
the Carnival have been seriously consider
ed and proper steps taken to make each
part as near perfect as possible.
Two very Important meetings of the
Einance Committee were called and thc
matter of making approprlaUons to the
various sub-comn_ltt_es -*_-_* taken up. A3
it now stands a few of these approprla?
tions are yet to be made, but lf the.Idea
novr entertalned by so'me members of the
Board of,D_rector3 of having a director
general ls carried Into effect, these an
propriatlons may again be brought up and
reconsldered. ?Reports from the var-ous
sub-comniittees of the Finance Committee
were received at these meetings, and show?
ed that as far as stock, subscrlptlons and
donations were coneerned, at least $10,000
could be counted on. ThU estlmate, how?
ever, did not include any amount to be
derived from the sale of privileges or tha
revenues to be derrved from the proposed
sale of ballots or admission fees to the
grand farewell reception to he tendered the
King of the Carnival at the Auditorium
Saturday night, tbe last of carnival week
The Board of Directors a_~o held two.
meetings last week, and another at which
business bf paramount importance will
come up for conslderation has been call?
ed for Tuesday night at 8:30 o'clock at the
rooms of thc Travellers' Protective Asso?
ciation, Third and Main. Streets. It is the
earnest desire and request of the offlcers
that every member of the Board of Direc?
tors be in attendance at this .meelfng. /
A special meeting of the directors was
beld yesterday at 1 o'clock ln the assem?
bly hall, Chamber of Commerce, and the
question as to whether the services of a
director general for the Carnival should
be- secured was discussed at length. His
duties are to consist of having g-meral
charge of the entire celebration, to ad
vise and co-operate with the various com?
mittees in their work and act as a general
advlser to all, and in an executive capac?
MR. BEXSOiX HHRE. '
(Mr. George D. Benson, of Laporte, Ind.,
who has had wide experience in this line.
and who comes well recon_raend-d, was In?
troduced, and submitted a propoltlon to
take this position for the sum of $1,500.
Ho submitted a paper, settlng forth
what would be done and ln what way he
would asslst and manage the worfc
Many questions were asked by the mem?
bers of the board. and Mr. Benson was
requested .to retire While the Board took
3. c tion
Mr Benson also submitted a proposition
that'for the sum of $3,000 be wouldfur
nish ten floats of such deslgn and char?
acter as the commltee ln charge of this
matter mfcrht desire. ?<??,__,?*
He also submitted photographs of floats
beretofore furnished by Wm. -?_,_,-_
After further discussion a decision
was deferred until the regular meet?
ing Tuesday evening atS:30 oclocK.
The Amusement Committee, Mr. John
D Potts chairman. of the Wdhmond Car
S'val Association, met at th, Assc.ciatlon
headquarters this morning at L 0. clock
to meet the representatives of the Bas
tock Carnival Company ln regard to
afcoSt between the Association and
S\ ?mn_,nv The question was very
^u^Tarsc.Sed.\ut the contract
was not closed.
USE OF FLOWERS.
In resoonse to a request for information
?t? how flowers should be used on the.
flr-te T Henr? Lee Valentine has re
Slved Se following Instructlve letter:
The Business Men's Club,
San Antonlo, March 13, lMfc
Mr Henry Le. Valentine, Richmond. Va..
Defr S^-Your favor of March the lst
to May_r Hlcks, for Information ln regard
to^e^lower-earntval Programme has
been handed to me for rept>. I ?"??"*
^alTpubllcaUons Ulustratlng previous
Events liave been dlstribnted; the manner
of decoratlng ls so slmPte, ? bowever that
I think I can give you an Idea. In the
firstplace. only paper flowers -hou dbe
used, for the reason that lt generally takes
two or three days to decorate a carriage,
during which time, natural flowers wllt.
We always place these ^viera on the
rim, hub and spokes of our vehlcles. cov?
er the body with them, and Incorporate
such designs as may suit for the suspen?
sion above: forlnstance, wire gauze cov?
ered with flowers s'uependlng a large doll
wlth lon? wlnga ha3 been tued wlt*- *?*?"
fect A bell suspended above the 00
"upants, coVered "wlth flowers, > hand?
some A trap, which seats two in front
and two behlnd. wlth backs to each other
is easily conveyed Into a basket. the top
and sldes covered wlth flowers. Boaquett
should be tied on the harness and a-han*
some bead-plece sets off the horse.
In our corming spring carnival. the pr^
cesslonwtU be beaded wlth a-n-lnia.-_"-t
engine.^ twenty feet Ipng, covered wttb
flowers, yellow flowera representing the;
brass work. :wlth a throne on the tender
?-rtth flowered canepy, ln: whfch will be
eeated'a little".-girl. ySeata are proTidwl
for two 'good-st-ed bdys ln the capacity
of engineer and flreman. - This _> haule-t
on an Unmi-ns* float with eight borsee.
These aogg-atton-iwlll give you a general
(Centlnued <M> SUUt flgk) *
A BANK CASHIER
IS PUT IN JAIL
On Account of Commis?
sion ofValnatton Act
WOULD NOT ANSWER
Concermng the Bank Account of a
HE WAS FINED BY THE MAYOR
He Ke-used to Pay the Fine and Went
to Jail Pending the Application of
a Wr it or Habeas Corpus Before
the Suprerne Court or Vir
Sinia?Other Banks Join
in the Test Case,
ATJSXA^TORUA, VA.. Maroh 17.?Spe?
cial.?Tbe C-tlzens* (Natlonal -Bank of thi?
city will test the constitutionaltty of the
commissioners of valuation act, reeently
passed by the Legislature.
The occaslon for the test Is that Lewis
C. Barley, who yeaterday qualiifletl as
Ca_n-nI_-3-on*er of Valuatiorv in this city^
giving bond in the suan of ""S.OCO, which
was furnished bty C. C. Carlin, at once
proceeded to the C-ttzens' National Bank
and demanded of Assistant Cashier W.
Frank Lambert what certain gentleman
had to _.__? credit ln that bank, and ais*
_be aroiount of his personal property.
Mr. Lambert promptly refused to give
him- the desired! information, und Mr.
Barley at once proceeded to the Mayor'g,
office and swore* out a warrant for feia
arrest. Shortly afterward Mr. Lamber
was arrested and auraigned before Mayer
Simpson. -who fined the accused the mini
muim penalty of the offence, which Ja $30.
Mr. Lambert refused to pay the tin*
and was committed. pending an applicn
tlon forwardied to the Court of AppeaVa
at Rlchmondt. -for a writ of habeas cor__us,
Jlr. Lairibwrt has secured the services ol
Col. Francis -L. Smith and A XV. Arm?
strong, who will make a test case of thi-*
OUTSTDE IB.VNKS SOLICIT DEPOSITS.
It is understood that the two local bank..
will also act ln conjunctlon with the Citi?
A "Washington natlonal bank reeently
sent clrculars to the v__riou? merchants
ln -this city, solicltlng their deposits. Mr.
Lewis 'HoofT, cashier of the Flrst Na?
tional Bank of tftiis city; has notifled
. those who havo deposits in his bank that
he will pay the tax on them. "'_____j_H
A "P0-_-[CI_CV-_\iN'3 RIG-HTS.
?? Corporation Attorney Gardner L. BootJv*.
to-dsy rendered his opinion ln the cas?
reeently submitted to him. by the Board
of Police Commissioners, as to the right
of a pollceanan to run for a Iocat politi?
cal office. The question was brought
about by the ruanirrg of Policeman Franlc
Splnks for the office ot City Sergeant.
'Mr. Boothe states that he has a right tn
run for a political office, providing it does
not interfere with.his duties *s a police?
THINK WAR MAY COME.
Kassiaii and Japanese Officials DIs
YOKOI-AiMA. JA_*>tA_N., Febraury r..?
(Via "V-ECTOR-IA, <B. C, March 17.)?The
persistency with whieh th? wesrtem press
cllngs to the imiminence of war between
Russiia and Japan Is attractins n_u<_h
attenltion here. Thus far there has
seemed te be no foundatlon whatsoever
for the rumor. The acttylty prevalling
ln the Russian souadron in Easttern *._
? ters. and the reports constantly coming
in of extraordinary doing at Port Ar?
thur. have at least forced the eonvlctlon
thait" where there Is so much soioke there
must be some flre. and the peorrle and
press aro correspondlngly on the nut
In official' tiircles, however,. t/e utmost
cahn ls .manifest, .while- everybody else
Is wondering what lt all means. ln the
meanthne, one of the Chinese papers pro
-ppeunids the tbeory that Japan will be -
likely to take the opportimity furnished
by the approachlng-naval mar.oeiivres in
the Korean Straits to strike a sudden
blow at Russia.
Davis' Captor Dead.
MADISON, WIS., March IT.?General
Henry Harnden. commander of the Wis
consin Volunteers. and tho officer wh<i
commanded the Wlsconsln troops and
that with a Mlchlgan regiment captured
Jefferson Davis, died to-night. He was
born in Massachusetts ln IS-'.".
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS.
?Elderly white man beats a bcardlng
house keeper. ,
?Sudden death Of Mr. Richard L.
?Work of the Street Fair Carnival
?New paint industry for Richmond.
?MIddlesex Republlcans endorse the
McKinley administration. condemn the
Legislature for reckless work and the
adoption of the Jlm Crow Car BIIL
?Frank Benjamin senteneed to hang,
April 20th. Counsel moved for a stay of
?High. Sheffier. charged with criminal
assault ln Shenandoah county. proves atC
alibi. and ls accnitted.
?Blshbp Randolph ponsecrates a church
ln Halifax and vislts other charges.
?William Frank. lambert. bank cashier
of Alexandria. ln jail for refusing Infor?
mation to a valuation commissioner. .
?Prisoners attempt to escape from,.
Clarke county Jail. and are recaptured
in the snow.
-^Tohtt Lee Reynolds commlt*. suicide
with laudanum tn Portsmouth.
?Fourth. District Democratic Commit?
tee call a. convention to nominate a can?
didate for Congress.
?St. Patrick's Day.. is generally cele
i ?Postmaster-General SnUtb tells of our
duties to people of our new possesstons.
?Seven youn* men arrested. charged
with attempting to dynamite a church. *
?Generil Wueeler's friend,. do not want ;
him to press for acceptance of hta reslg?
~i-?London hears perslstent reports ot,
Mafeking'-- release..but they ..re not con
flrmed. "BObs" ls the hero- ot uw* hour.
?Porto Blcan? appeal to Govemor
Generi-1 Dt.-.-* for help
-Brttish continue advances ln gou.tt
-.Fi*-*-* oaiclat sajrs the Vnlted flb-Ma
_____? set an ex-oaple tor *s?*f-_s& -_.ur-o_r___*