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Il ANGE OF THERMOMETER.
TSie rango of the thermometer at The
?toirs office yesterday was a* follows: 9
A. M? ?; 12 M.. 50; 3 P. M., 5S; 6 P. M-,
?; 9 P. ?SI., ?; 12 M? 43; average, 60.33.
Forecasts for Friday and Saturday: ?
Vrgtnda?-Partly cloudy Friday; Saturday*-;
probahlV- rain; fresh southerly winds;' t???'"V:
? North Carolina?Increasing cloudlne**,
Friday, probably- rain in the afternoon,
excupc In extreme eastern portion; Sahir?- :
day rain? fresh southerly winds. \
VOL. 15. KO. 38.
R1CHMOKD. V?. FRIDAY. MAEGH 23; 1900.
PMCE TWO CENTS.
SHOT TO DEATH
Great Excitement Exists
in Greensville County
OVER THE MURDER.
Walter Cotton, Escaped Negro Mur?
der From Portsmouth
THOUGHT TO HAVE FIRED SHOTS
"White Man in Jail and Two Hundred
Citizens Hunt ini; tlie Negi-;i?Cir?
cumstances Sliow Tliat the Ne?
gro Committed the Burglcrj?
< on Mr. Jack Grizznrd.
Bloodhounds in Pursuit
EMPORIA. VA.. March 22.?Special.?The
robbery of Tuesday night at the residence
o? Mrs. E. A. Peebles, in Emporia. re?
sulted in an awful tragedy this morning.
Two men, one white, the other colored,
had for a day or two taken shelter in a
deserted cabin near Skippert, a station on
the Atlantic Coast-Line. As the whole
community was alive lo find, if possible,
the bold robbers who were committing the
outrages of the past month. Justice J.
"W. Saunders and Constable Joseph Wel?
ten went to see who were the inmates of
SHOT THEM DOWN.
Am the gentlemen got to the door -the
imea in the cabin at once fired on them,
and they returned the lire. Messrs. Saun?
ders and Weiten were killed instantly,
and the two men in the cabin Avere both
The white man was captured and has
been lodged in the jail here, but tip to
t?iis writing an armed force are still in
pursuit of the negro, who is thought to be !
the desperado. Cotton, who lately escaped
from the jail in Portsmouth under sen?
tence of death. The negno is said to be ;
an accurate stiol.
Constable John S. Branch, of Suffolk,
who brought up his bloodhound yesterday,
captured -cne -of the gang at Arringdall
and brought him to jail this mornin. Mr. j
Brandi lias just left Emporia for Skipper's?
?with the d?g. A hundred men, fully arm- !
ed, have gone to 'the scene of the murder,
and an indignant community is fully
aroused. Justice Saunders leaves a wife
and a large family of .children, and was
a useful citizen.
A man, named Jackson, living in North
Emporia, was arrested last night on sus?
picion and lodged in jail.
Business is entirely suspended, "and a
determined effort is being made to arrest
and bring to justice the murderous
EMPORIA, VA., March 22-Spccial.?
Mr. John W. Saunders and Mr. J. N.
W-elton, who wero killed' 'this morning
at Skippers, went to a log cabin on the
side of the railroad for the purpose of
arresting ? white man who was a very
euspicious looking character. It being
known at Skippers that a burglary had
bixe committed in Emporia a night or
so ago, tbc-y .were on the lookout for the
burglar. They did not know the negro
was in the cabin.
When they entered the room Mr. Saun?
ders asked Hum what they were doing
there; the negro made no reply, but ac?
cording to the statement of Mr. J. E.
J Marris, twho .alccompaiiied the officers,
the negro began shooting at once. Mr.
Wellon drew his pistol, but iwas killed)
?before he .could .use it. Mr. Saunders
?filled three times, striking the negro on
the hand once, but the negro fired rapid?
ly and; with great effect, striking Mr.
Saunders and killing him almost -in?
0 BOTH TRAMPS FIRED,
jt is thought that both of the tramps
wero firing. hut Mr. Morris thinks that
?the negro did the shooting. At least
two hundred men are bunting the negro
?with bloodhounds, but so far he has es?
The people are thoroughly indignant,
this being ono o? the foulest crimes in
tho history of this county, and If the |
negro liend is caught he will probably
not tbe given any time.
Tho officers took a coat from one of
tho hands at Vincent & Co.'s saw mill,
which proved to be the property of Mr.
Jack Grizzard', whose room was entered
night before last, and which 'the mill
hand said was traded him by this negro
This 'fact proves., almost conclusively
that he also commuted the burglary re?
ported on yesterday.
THE MURDERED MEN.
Mr. Saunders and Mr. Wellon are well
."known land respected citizens of this
county, and' both were Confederate sol?
diers. Mr. Saunders was a justice of
the peace, for a long number of years,
and the criminals of his section stood
in great fear of him. The families of
the murdered men have the sympathy
of tho entire community in their be?
The white man has been .caught, but
the negro is siili at large. The negro
is supposed to he Cotton, the murderer
who escaped from Portsmouth jail some
time since. It Is said that a man an?
swering Cotton's description was seen
on the road near here to-night.
MURDERER SEEN AT JA1?RATTS.
EMPORIA, VA., March 22.?Special.?A
negro answering the deschiption of the
negro who killed M essi ?. Saunders and
Wellon nt Skippers to-day, was reported
to ha-vre been seen at Jarratts, ton miles
morth of Emporia. The negro had his
hand tied up and there was blood on his
Word was telegraphed to Emporia. and
there being no train north bound for
some hours, a large party of determined
citizens left Emporia on horseback in pur.
suit of the murderer.
Th?? fact that the negro who fired on
and killed Messrs. Saunders and Welton,
way struck In the Hand by one of the
latter's shots befoiv he fell; makes it
reasonably certain that they nre one and
the rame, and if caught tho negro will be
!>nched on the spot.
Hr. McGuiro's Condition,
There was no material chance in the
condition of Dr. Hunter McGulre yester?
day and last night.
H? ?-as resting easily, but other than
this there was no change.
l>oleff?**?Mo Pli ?lade'??..in.
NEW ORLEANS. March 22.?The First
Cowrresrional District, Republicans, to
sdeht elected C. W. J3oothby and Walter
1,. Cohn. delemtes to the National Con?
vention at rsiiladolphia.
THE LOUD BILL
Unlikely That Measure
Will Again Come Up.
A LIVELY D?BATE.
Participated in by Many of the Re?
PROCEEDINGS OF THE SENATORS
Almost the Kntirn Session AV .is Spent
in Discussion oi'tlic Cuiifi-rcnoc Re?
port on tho Port?) Kican Tariff
Uill?Objection IlJadc lo (lie
Changes Insisted in by
tho 11 p h s ?; .
WASHINGTON. March 22.?After a
spirited discussion extending over three
days, the iLoud Bill relating to uec'o.nd
class' mail matter was recommitted by
the House to-day to the Comm ttce on
(Postofliccs. ? [
Ihe majority in favor of the motion to
recommit was so decisive that it is re?
garded as unlikeiy that the measure will
appear again during the present Con?
gress. Mr. Loud said after the vote w. s
announced that this was the third time
and out, so far as lie was concerned.
The vote on the motion was US to PG
with sixteen present and not. voting.
The final vote was preceded by a lively
debate on the general features ot the
bill, the principal speeches be^ng by Mr.
Moon, of Tennessee, in opposition to the
measure, and by Mr. Moody, of Mas?
sachusetts, in support of it.
?Mr. Moon urged? the valu? of the
literature now sent as second'class mat?
ter, as instructive to the people; a point
more important than a small bit of
revenue to the Government. Th? ex?
press companies, he said, would have a
monopoly of the carrying of chea;)
literature if this ?bill passed.
Mr. Talbert, of 'South Carolina, declared
In opposing the bill, that the House
seemed to have a mania for new legis?
lation, or for re-enacting old legislation.
He believed the present law suffieiently
covered the subjects touched upon liy
the bill. 'Ho quoted Mr. Griggs, of Geor?
gia, as saying the pending bill did not
change existing law.
Mr. Griggs entered a denial of 'lis
statement, and Mr. Talbert retorted that
the Georgian's grand and lofty tumb?
lings had made it impossible for even'
himself, to tell what he meant by his
speech. In conclusion, Mr. Te/bert de?
clared the country editors would be the
heaviest sufferers by the passage of the
Mr. Cummings, of New York, said he
opposed the bill in the interest of every
?man who wants cheap literature, every
type-setter and every book-binder in the
city of New York. The city of New
York, he said, paid $0,000,000 every year
to the Postofiice Department for second,
class postage, and by the enactment.of
the pending bill Congress would take
work from every man interested in the
Mr. Moody, of Massachusetts, analyzed
the bill, ^resenting, as he proceeded, ar?
guments of each position. Of the money
which the government had lost on second
class matter during the past ten yea.rs,
Mr. Moody declared it could have con?
structed the Isthmian Cantil or a fleet of
Repulydng to Mr. Otey, of Virginia, Mr.
Moody maintained that tlie only men
who were benefited by the present situa?
tion, as to second-class mail matter, were
those who were plundering <he Treasury
and crippling the operation of the Post?
The Senate amendments to the diplo?
matic and consular appropriation bill
were non-concurred in by the House, and
the bill sent to conference with Messrs.
Hilf, .Adams and Dinsmore as conferees.
At 2:10 P. M. discussion 'of tlie Loud
bill under the tive-minute rule was be?
Mr. Ridgley, of Kan-as, declared that
railroad companies were to-day telegraph-"
ing ttembei-s to support the bill. 'He
deemed this particularly suggestive of
the interest railroads had in the measure.
The fight, he said, would never end un?
til government ownership of railioads had
become an accomplished fact.
Mr. Clark, of Missouri, proposed an
amendment, which he said was in the
interest of the country editor, allowing
sairple copies up to 100 per cent., of the
subscription list and not exceeding 2.000
?ample copies, in place of the committee
provision of 50 per cent of the subscrip?
tion list and a limit of 500 sample copies.
Ihe amendment was agreed to without
Mr. Snodgrass, of Tennessee, offered a
substitute for section 2, doing away with
all limitation on sample copies.
?Mt. Loud opposed the substitute, point?
ing cut that it would permit a newspaper
with one subscriber to circulate a million
sample copies. The amendment w-as
lost?93 to 77.
Mr. Ray, of New York, offered an
amendment admitting college and school
papers and periodicals (except those of
business colleges), and the periodicals of
student fraternities not to exceed 2,000
copies to the mails at second-iclass rates.
Mr. Hull, of Iowa, offered an amend?
ment to the amendment providing that
the publications of business and commer?
cial colleges be admitted to the mails as
second-class matter, and that the circu?
lation of all college publications should
be unlimited. This was n.creed to.
?Mr. Ray's amendment v.as adopted.
Mr. Heatv.-old, of Minnesota, offered an
amendment providing that all publica?
tions which, by this act, axe admitted as
second-class mail matter, "having a sub?
scription list exceeding five thousand
copies," shall separate the same by
States, cities, towns and counties. The
arofndmMit was agreed to.
Mr. Morris, of Minnesota, offered an
amendment to section 4, including in the
periodicals admitted by the bill as second
class ma? matter publications of "all
regularly Incorporated institutions of
learning and.all strictly professional, lite?
rary, historical, or scientific societies,' In?
cluding bulletins issued by State boards
of health and State experiment and scien
U?e stations; provided that such publica?
tions or any particular issue shall not be
designed for advertising purposes."
The amendment was agreed "to.
(Continued on Sixth Page.)
CARNIVAL WEEK, RiPfflOND, MAY 14 TO 19.
VIEWS OF AN.EXPERT
Declares That He Had No Idea of the
Completness of the Local Yards.
MODERN IN EVERY PARTICULAR.
Famous Inventor IC.vpressed Himself
as. Most. Pleased With Progress
Already Made in tho Work of
?cmwlcllliii; the Plunger.
Keels That tho Task is
in Good Hands,
Mr. John P. Holland, the famous inven?
tor and, in all probability, the world's
most noted authority on sub-marine en?
gineering and navigation, was in Rich?
mond yesterday. He acccn-.ranied Mr.
William R.; Trigs, presi lent of the Trigs
Shipbuilding Company, from Washington,
and visited the Trigg Company's yards
here. Mr. Trigg. while in Washington,
inspected the sub-marine boat Holland.
now at tho navy yard in tl.at city, and
invited Mr. Holland to accompany him to
On their arrival here they were met at
the station by Mr. J. T. W. Curtis, of the
Trigg Company, and Mr. Frederick
Adrian Verdu, who is the re.presentati-, e
of the Holland Company and, in that
capacity, Is superintending the remodel?
ling of the sub-marine boat Plunger at
the Ti-igg Company's yards. The party
was driven to yards, where they, accom?
panied by Secretary Preston and Super?
intendent Nelson, made a tcur of inspc
tion of the entire plant.
WAS A SURPRISE.
Mr. Holland stated that he was not
aware of the fact that it was the inten?
tion of the Trigg Company to. tender him
a surprise party on the occasion of his
visit to the plant.
"I have heard," said Mr. Holland to
Mr. Trigg. "that the Trigg Company?.is
progressive and thoroughly up to date,
and I know from the work that has been
turned out at these yards that such must
be the case. 'But what I have seen has
far surpassed my expectations. You have
a magnificent plant. Your equipment. I
see, is most modern in every particular,
and each department is complete in its
IN THE BEST HANDS.
Mr. Holland took occasion to state that
he was much gratified with the progress
already made on the Plunger. He said
that he was confident that "the work of
making the boat capable of filling all re?
quirements was in goods hands, and that
he was sure the best results would be
obtained after the remodelling of the
vessel and the installation of new and
improved machinery in her was com?
Mr. Holland returned to Washington
DEMOCRATS IN POSSESSION.
Troops Recognizing Beckham in
Charge of Court House and Jail.
FRANKFORT, KY., March 22.-<State
troops recognizing Democratic Governor
Beckham, are in possession of the county
court-house and jail to-night and will do
military duty here under orders from
Governor Beckham during the examining
trials of Republican Secretary of State
Caleb Powers, Captain John W. Davis
and W. H. CutKm. which are set for
hearing before' Judge Moore to-morrow.
The military is also reinforced by sev?
enty-live special deputy sheriffs sworn in
by the civil authorities this evening.
The Lexington company of seventy
men, under Captain Longmire, arrived
here at 0:15 o'clock. In proceeding to
the court-house the lihe of march did not
pass the State House Square, where Gov?
ernor Taylor's soldiers are quartered, and
the dual" militia did not come fact to
face. Longmire marched at the head of
his company, carrying a revolver, while
each of the* men carried 'two guns. It is
understood, practically, the entire con?
tents of the Lexington Armory were
The indications to-night are that tne
trial of some one of the defendants will
be entered upon to-morrow. The Com?
monwealth will demand that the defend?
ants be arranged separately.
County Judge Moore to-day issued an
order to Sheriff Suiter, directing him. to
exclude everybody from .the. courthouse
to-morrow except attorneys, witnesses,
and members of the press.
There has been -no confirmation here of
rumors that armed bodies of citizens
from the mountain section are coming to
Frankfort, and the rumor is not generally
George AV. Van Syclo Would Lend
Portugal Six Million Dollars.
NEW YORK, March 22.?George W.
Van Sycle, president of the American
?Council of the South African republics,
and advocate in America for the Tr?.ns
vall. to-day sent the following official
letter to " the Portuguese minister at
"Dear Sir?I am in a position to offer
to you. as I do. to lend the government
of Portugual the. sum necessary to pay
the award known as the Deloaga Bay
award, which has just been made by the
?IG-eneva Arbitration Tribunal, say six
million dollars. (56,000,000). Fair and satis?
factory terms to be arranged."
? The"offer is regarded as a nove on the
part of -the. Boers to offset any offer
which England may make to Fortu:rual,
thus embarrassing the Lit ben govern?
ment and thereby, ' at tha 'same time,
closing the "rear door" to the Transvaal
and Orange Free State.
Cotiflvniod by the fienale.
WASHINGTON, March 22.?The Sen?
ate to-day confirmed'' the nomination cf:
R. S. Hannato be postmaster at St;
JjlOTHER AND FIVE
Brutal Crime of a Negro
in North Carolina.
After the Murderous Stroke He Set
Fire to the House.
BODIES BURNED TO A CRISP.
Seveii-Ycar-Oltl Child ami Another
Younger Escaped from the Burn?
ing House, and on Their; Evi?
dence the Murderer Was
in South Carolina.
RALEIGH, N. C, March 22.?The
most horrible crime in the . history of
North Carolina was perpetrated early
this morning at Garners, live miles east
of. this city, when a negro, Tom Jones,
commonly known in the county as
"Preacher" Jones, murdered Ailla Jones
and'her oldest daughter, Ida Jones, and:
then set 'tiro to the beds in which lay
the bodies of the murdered victims and
four others, all children, ranging in
years from a baby one imonih old to.the
largest hoy, who was not more than five
years of age.
The work -was done with an axe, the
murderer, according to the story of little
seven-year-old Laura Jones, who escaped
?with her youngest sister, deliberately
striking ?the mother four times and then
making two heavy strokes into the body
of the eldest child.
Tho house was completely 'destroyed
by tire, and the bones of the four young?
? est children were so frail that they
are now distributed among the ashes,
which alone Temain to tell the story of
the contlagration. The body Of Ella
Jones and' of Ida, were burned beyond
recognition, and are lying on the ground
?charro to a criiip.
The dead are: Ella Jones, the mother,
aged i'thirty-three; Ida Jones, thirteen
years? ' old; Jessie Jones, -five years old;
Nancy 'Jones, three years old; Clever
Jones, two years old; an unnamed haby,
one month old.
Tho two girls who escaped from the
fire with their lives were:
Laura Jones, aged seven years; Sid
Jones, aged four years.
When those who ?heard the story of
the murder from the lips of the little
ragged negro 'went to Jones' house to
arrest him, they found that his clothes
bore the stains of fresh blood', and his
hands even showed spots of human
blood. Though there was talk among
the negroes of lynching, no attempt was
made to do so, and Jones was brought
to this city and' placed in jail to await
trial for his crime. The two children,
having no relatives/were taken to the
county house to be cared for.
Jones was arrested on the evidence of
the seven-year-old girl. Laura, who es?
caped from tho burning house after he
had gone. She took with her in her arms
her little sister, Sid, who was sleeping in
the bed with her and an older sister,
Ida, who was murdered. They went to
the house of a neighbor half a mile away
and told what had happened. Those who
went to the fire could see distinctly the
bodies on the bed inside the burning
building, but it was too late to rescus
To-day the charred remains of the two
murdered women were taken out and
buried. The four small children, except
tho baby clasped in its mother's arms,
had been entirely consumed. The child
Laura is very bright for her age,? and
though she told the story of the murder
?many times to-day, she never varied from
her account of it given last night while
her home was burning.
She said: " 'Preacher' Jones came to
our house last night about 0 o'clock. I
went to sleep. Then I woke up?mother
woke me screaming. I saw 'Preacher'
Jone3 strike her four times with an axe.
Then he came to my -bed and struck sis?
ter twice. The blood flew in my face.
After that he struck a match and set
both beds afire and went out. After h?
had gone I took Sid up in ray arms and
ran out. I carried her in my arms all
the way to Mrs. Winters' and told them
what 'Preacher' Jones had done."
Tom Jones denies the murder, but he
does not undertake to explain his where?
abouts at the time. He admits that he
was intanate with Ella Jones, who is not
related to him. though she bear? ?he
same ?ame. He says that they had "quar?
rel ed about her charging him with the
?huernu-V- ?f her mo?th-?W child, ?and
this, it is understood, was the cause of
PECULIAR BIGAMY. CASE.
The Plaintiff Under Arrest for Rofc
bery?A D a maire Suit.
'NORFOLK. VA., March 22.-SpeeiaI.
Interesting developments followed when
Mrs. Flora Mirvis was arraigned in the
police court to-day. Defendant is charged
by Jos. M. Rodosewsky, of Baltimore,
with having bigamously married Ike
Mirvis, a Norfolk Grocer after having
previously married? him in Russia.
Defendants attorney Morris held that
Rodosewsky,who claimed to be the lawful
husband of accused might hot lawfully
testify against her and was sustained by
the court, although Attorney Wassager
of Baltimore, for plaintiff cited "Hock
heimer on criminal law" In support of
his contention that Rodosewsky was a
The trial was adjourned, but as
Rodosewsky started to leave court : he
was arrested on the charge of having
stolen $7 from his former employer,
?Louis Roots, of Portsmouth. ?
Great interest is' felt, here in fa;e
strange case especially since It appeared
that Rodosewsky has In America no
witness to his alleged marriage.
The damage suit of.L. B. West against
the Atlantic and Danville Railway, is On
trial at Portsmouth. Mr. West former
agent of defendant at Shoulders iHill aslta
for ten thousand dollars, alleging that
a loose plank upon the station platform
fleW up arid strudk him, fo'.ling him.
. He says-the plank was never nailed in
pla&? and .that the company was
IS WIDE OPEN
MqyeUp Boycott Seven
? Day Merchants.
Ministers and Laymen Plan Proper
Observance of the Sabbath.
WANT IT A CIVIL INSTITUTION,
Spirited Discussions Occur "When Con?
stitution is Proposed to Sunday Ob?
servance League for Adoption,
But is Finally Accepted In
Amended Form ? To
Educate the People.
The pastors and laymen of the city in?
terested in the organization of the Sun?
day Observance League of > Richmond
and vicinity, met last night In the As?
sembly Hall or the Smithdeal 'Building,
at Ninth and 'Broad Streets.
The meeting was called to order toy
the chairman, Mr. Eugene C. Massie,
who called upon Rev. Dr. William S.
Campbell to invoke .God's blessing upon
their .meeting and work.
The minutes of the last meeting were
read by Mr. G. M. Smithdeal, secretary
of the meeting, in. r?Vhich connection he
?read the ?constitution as discussed at
that time, but not adopted.
HITCH ON CONSTITUTION.
Upon the adoption of the constitution
there was much discussion, and several
amendments offered. Upon motion of
?Mr. S. K. ?McKee, the president of the
.league was (created ex-officio member
of all committees. Rev. Mr. Goodwin,
of St. John's, moved the adoption of
the constitution as amended, but Mr.
Campbell asked that the section of the
constitution which stated the object of
he league be read', to .which he offered
an amendment, striking out that section
which stated that its object should be
to enforce the observance of Sunday as
a civil institution, and stated that if the
enforcement of the existing laws be the
only object of tlie league he feared it
would not succeed.
"The citizens of Richmond," said Mr.
Campbell, "should be educated to a
proper observance of the Sabbath. The
officers do not do their duty now, be?
cause ?they are not backed by public
opinion. We will not." he continued,
"accomplish a great deal if we restrict
ourselves to the enforcement of present
law, and to securing necessary legisla?
tion for the proper observance of the
Sabbath as a civil institution."
Mr. R. E. Gary took ohe other side
of the question, and said" that he thought
it hetter to stand on the basis of en?
forcing the 'law. "The law," said he,
"is the only thing we can enforce, and
if we succeed in doing that it will be
Rev. Mr. Goodwin agreed with Mr.
Gary. He said: "You cannot find three
men who will agree as to how the Sab?
bath should be observed. That question
must be left to a man's conscience and
for him to decide. We can organize this
league,'but cannot dictate to any man
what he shall do on Sunday."
"Let the League." he concluded, "en?
force the civil Sabbath, but each, mera:
ber use his influence on his neighbor for
the proper observance of the day."
Mr. Campbell's attention was called to
the fact that the constitution contaAed
the provision that each member should
use his influence to the end that the
Sabbath be properly observed. Mr. Camp?
bell stated that he had overlooked that
provision, and that that was exactly
what he desired: consequently he with?
drew his amendment.
TO SHUT UP SHOP.
?Mr. Thomas C. Diggs said that he was
in favor of circulating a petition asking
the citizens to withhold their patronage
from those places of business which kept
open on Sunday, and that he thought ex?
traordinary means should be resorted to
by the League in accomplishing their ob?
ject. "I know," he said, "that I am
speaking for a lost cause, but I do not
think we should be content to enforce
the law and go no farther. Wo should
arouse the people and show them a bet?
ter way to keep the Sabbath by circu?
lating literature, holding mass-meetings,
and interesting the people."
"What if we do enforce\ the law? We
can .only close a man's shop and put him
in jail possibly, but that should not be
the whole aim of our League."
? EXCURSIONS TABOOED.
Mr. T. W. Wood, spoke la regard to
Sunday excursions, and went on to say
that only, the other day he was talkln?*
with a city official; who said that the
officers were willing and able to carry out
? the law, but that the, courts would not
I sustain them.
? Mr.-MoKee offered an amendment to
I the constitution, which was adopted
: providing -for the adoption of certain by
laws, which might be drawn,
t ICONSTITUTION ADOPTED
Mr. Goodwin, again made the motion
[ that the constitution ?s amended b?
? adopted, which was sec?ned by Rev Mr
? Campbell, and passed.'
Upon-the motion of Mr. Campbell, the
nominating Committee was 'elected
Tho following gentlemen were .cSosen
S. K. BIcKee, Rev. I. M. Mercer, R e
Gary, T. A. ?Harrelson and T. C D:g~s
The committee retired to consider nom?
ination of the officers of the league.
In their absence the matter of best *n
creasing..the membership of the-organ-'
izafion was discussed by Rev. Mr. Beau
champ and Dr. .Mason.
i ?Mr. Harrelson submitted the renort o?
; the nominating committee, In which he
| state? that the committee was not-pre
; pared to make nomination at that time .
, and asked for more time In which to
, consider. -He said -the committee wo-dd
? be. glad to have suggestion, from anv
I members in regard to the .nomination?
j on or before next'Tuesday night at which
? time they would meet in the parlors yjt
? the T. M.liC. A. building. ; His repart was
adopted and more time allowed. .-';.;
Mr. CanrpibeJl was appointed .1 V?mn
i mittee of. one to have ?a I thousand cop;?i
of the constitution printed, and to ?all
a copy to each and every pastor hvRIeh
(Continued oh Second Page.)
BATTLE OF STEEL
KINGS IS ENDED
Carnegie Company Be?
comes Stock Company.
Is Wiped Out and AH Litigation .of
Partners is Dropped.
A VICTORY FOR H. C. FRICK.
He Virtually Secures all He Has Con?
tended For?To President Schwab
is Given the Credit of Effect
injr. tbo Amicable Ar?
PITTSBURG, PA., March 22.?The Car?
negie Steel Company. Ltd., becomes a
stock company with a capital variously
estimated at from $200,000,000 to $250,000,000,
the famous "ironclad agreement" is
wiped out, all litigation between the part?
ners in the Carnegie Company is dropped
and H. C. Frick, the former president of
the company, virtually secures all he has
These facts are embodied in an au?
thorized statement Issued to-night by the
Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd. The At?
lantic City conference resulted in an
agreement signed by all the parties in?
terested except Mr. Frick and John
Walker, the latter the j principal plaintiff
in the suit against the H. C. Frick Coke
Th? document reached Pittsburg to-day,
and after a comparatively brief confer
er.ee between the two gentlemen, was
signed by both of them.
A STOCK COM-PANT.
. To President C. M. Schwab is given the
?redit for effecting the amicable arrange?
ment. He presented a number o? proposi?
tions, all rejected, until he advocated the
origin of a stock company, the capital to
be based upon the vralue ot the company's
properties and its earninz capacity, and
the partners in the limited corporation
to receive stock proportionate to their
present holdings. As the capital of the
Carnegie Steel Company, Ltd.. is $230,000.
C0O, under the proposed plan of reorgani?
zation each partner will hold either eight
or ten times as much stock in the new
co roo ration.
As Mr. Frick holds G per cent, of the
capital stock in the Carnegie Steel
Company he will receive in stock of the
new concern S12.C0O.O0O. if it is capltal
izeti-at $200,000.000: $13,000,000 if at $230.
000,07)0. His intention in his suit was
that ihis stock was worth at least $15,
000.000, and he sued to recover the dif?
ference betwen that and the amount
offered him when he was invited, under
tho "iron-clad" provisions, to resign.
Mr. Frick said to-night that the ar?
rangement was satisfactory. Both he
and President Schwab will be the head
of the combination, and under the pres?
ent arrangement no iron-clad agreement
The stockholders' .meeting, at which
the terms of agreement -were sanctioned
to-day, iwas attended by all officials and
consulting ?partners of both companies
now within reach.
On the basis of $230,000,000 capitalization
of the new company, Mr. Carriegle's
holdings. 5S1-2 per cent., will be worth
$146,250,000. Henry Phillips, Jr.'s, inter
tes, 11 per cent, $27,500,000. and H. C.
Frick's 6 percent, will stand him $15,
000,000. George Lauder owns 4 per cent.
and President G. IM. Schwab- 3 per cent.
The Carnegie Steel Company, 'Limited,
and the H. C. Frick Coke Company, au?
thorize the following statement:
"The partners of the Carnegie Steel
Company, Limited, and the stockholder?
of the ?. C. Frick Coke Company, have
agreed upon a pian of reorganization,
vesting the ownership and control of
said companies in one company to be
Incorporated lunder the laws of New
"The effect of the proposed reorganiza?
tion will he to terminate the equity
proceedings instituted against the Car?
negie Steel Company. Limited, and H.
C. Frick Coke Company.
"The articles of association of the Car?
negie Steel Company. Limited, as a lim?
ited partnership organization, expire by
limitation April 1. 1901. but the change
contemplated will be effected before that
date. * *'"?* 'Deserving employes can be
interested and received Into the company
from time to time upon exactly the same
terms as others have been admitted t??
"All the various Interests, Including the
H. C. Frick Coke Company, will remain
as now, under Pennsylvania charters, the
steel company taking a Pennsylvania
corporate charter Instead of renewing lt3
articles of limited partnership. ? * * A
charter under the laws of New Jersey
enables control of the Interests concerned
wherever situated in ani.? State or Terri?
tory of the Union. Other powers are
also obtained which are essential to a
concern whose sphere of operations has
grown to embrace the mines anS markets
of Che world, with railroads and fleets,
something never contemplated " when
Pennsylvania's present restricted law?
were adopted. The stocks and bonds ot
the new corporation, instead of being
offered to the public as once contem?
plated, are taken by ttf present owners
themselves-. *- ? ?
"The new company absorbs the stock
of the Coke Company, and thus all of
the Coke Company's stockholders become
stockholders of the new concern. Including
Mr. Frick, whose interest "ia the steel
company itffli.be thus protected, which la
satisfactory to alt parties, the controlling
partners expressing no desire to gala
pecuniarily by. their recent action.
"Mr. Carnegie has given President
?Charles H. Schwab his proxy to act as
?quired, and Mr. Schwab will continue
as the active head of the new company '?
? iPROPERrniEg 10CCLC3OE?D.
The properties to be Included m * ib*
re-organization of the Carnegie Steel
Company Ltd, and allied interest?,, art)
The Carnegie Steel Company Ltd, own?
ing the Edgar Thompson Works Beo.
semer, (Pennsylvania, including Edint*"
Thompson ?blast furnaces. Edgar T?vm.)~
? son foundary, Edgar Thump^n Steel
I Works; the ?Dumiesne Werks? Duquesnt??
Pa., including Du?uesne ib'ast furnaces,
. and Duquesne steef wo.-ks; the Horn?
'stead Steel Work?, Mint hai and" Hook-:
; stead. Pa., including Bessemer ?eel 6?>
? , ":?:-':- ;???'.? y-.:' :'?-?"'? " w
I (Continued on Second
General Gatacre Repulseci
The Britons Lost Heavily irr Both
Killed and Captured.,
IS NOT CREDITED IN LONDON.
There ?a a, Persistent Humor That Ma
fekinx Ha? Been Relieved ? Tbe
War Department Has No Con?
firmation of tbo Report.
Pretoria, fa Said to be Pre?
pared for a Lona Seise
LONDON, March 23.-4 A. at?Again
there Is a persistent rumor that Mafe
king has been relieved. The -War Office,
however, declares that there Is no con?
firmation of the rumor, and that no'fur?
ther news on the subject is at hand.
It seems certain that Mafektag's only
chances lie In relief by the column sup?
posed to' be advancing from the south a*nd
the possibility that Colonel Badm-Powell
is still strong enough to attempt a sortie
with a view of capturing the Boer guns
at a time when Commandant Snyman has
Withdrawn his .men to oppose Colonel
All the reports regarding the British
operations In the Freo State continua enost
It is reported from. Lorenzo Atarques
that Pretoria is prepared to stand ' a
siege of two years, and that the Boer
?women? frantic, at the reverses to the
?Boer arms, are entreating to be allowed
to shoot the British officers imprisoned at
It 1s announced from the Transvaal
capital that the Italian Government has
declined to Intervene.
REPORT NOT BELIEVED.
General Gatacre North of Place Where
Ho is Said to Have Blot Defettr.
LONDON, March 22.?A. report from
Kroonstadt, of Orange Free State via
(Pretoria, that the Boers, under rhe com?
mand of General .Olivier had defeated
the British troops under General G it ? cm
| in the vicinity of Bethulie. is ?jt b?
'. lleveu here.
A dispatch to The Dai'y N??^ G??~t?
j Springfonteln dated Tuesday. M.ir.-h 2 ?,
? says General Gatacre. was "?1? wel " aid
adds tha? he and General Br.ib.m?. h id
not lost u dozen men In a fortn '?r'lt.
The last advices also placed Ger.cr.;r
[ Gatacre about thirty mitee north rf
; Bethulie, where the Boer report says l'ho
; defeat was Indicted.
This, combined with the fact that no
mention of the affair was made by L- rl
Robert in. his dispatch of March 21st. c in?
arms the belief that the Kroinst. dt ad?
vices ara erranedus.
The reports of skirmishing-near L"bit=ti
while apparently not Indicting any --er
ious loss on Coloriel Plumer'a colum;:?;,
cause grave- anxiety in reg irrt to h;3
ability to reach Mafekie^. Further
news from that quarter Is anxiously
awaited, for In. the six days that hnJte
elapsed since the last message were sent
off, a serious engagement may have o:
(Contlnucd on Second Page.)
SUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS.
?The May Carnival to be a great suc?
?Young ladies run away from, ai female
?Meeting of the Sunday Observance
?Dr. McGulre thought to be slightly
?Council faiied to gat a quorum.
?Governor finally refuses to save Reu?
ben Grlgg from the gallows.
?Horrible condition of the cttv Jail.
?Mr. John P. Holland visits the Trigg
Company's yards and compliments them.
. ?Difference of 10 per cent, la the esti?
mato of yield of sugar beets in Virginia
between the United States Department o?
Agriculture and tho Stats Department.
?Dr. F. F. Davis wedded to Miss Clara
Newcomb in Gloucester.
?A residence burned la King George
?A new house to take the place of the
colonial mansion at Mill Bank, burned a
short time ago.
?Judge Whittle's son. who was poisoned,
some time ago bv eating poke root, died
from ultimate effects.
?John W. Saunders and J. N. Welton.
killed In Greensville county by two. men
whom they were going to arrest under,
suspicion of being the burglar committing
so many robberies In that vlctnlty. One
of the men believed to be the murderer.
Walter Cotton, who escaped from the Jail
at Portsmouth. One of the men in jail
and two? hundred citizens hunting for the
negro.- Excitement very high In the
?The local option election in Walker*?
Creek District. In Rockbrldge, carried by
?A brakeman on the Atlantic and Dan?
ville road badly hur; by a freight car roll?
ing over him.
?City Engineer Wlngate, of Roanoke.
exonerated from the charge of neglect of
?S. T. Watklns killed by a fellow negro
roustabout on an Old Dominion steamer
at Newport New?.
?Interestlng.development? in a bigamy
case In Norfolk.
?Augustus Wright succeed? .R. Lan?
caster William? a? president of the
Southslde Railway and Development Com?
pany, in -ciersburg.
?Loud Bill " recommitted, with little
prospect of being again conslderd durimi
?Most of Senate's session spent In con?
sideration of conference report on Porto
x?can BUL, , -, ?
?Battle of stee* kings ended by the
forming of a stock company of the Car?
negie Steel Company, Limited.
?Mother and five children (negroes)
murdered In North Curolina.
_A young unite woman brutally as?
saulted with knives and her clothes sat?
urated with oil and set on fire, resulting:
far ner death.
?Troops- recognizing Beckham aro h*
possession of the court-house and jail In
_Gatacre reported to- have been' re?
palsed bv General Olivier at* BethuKe.
London does not believe the report?
?There i* a persistent rumor of the re?
lief of Mai eking- ????'?. ?
?Netherlands Government refuse? to
Intervene- for -media tloa.
?Kruger issues?.?'? proclamati??*' annex?
ing the Free State, and-Mr. Steyn en?
declaring the Free State intact.