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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1P00.
?Mr. Croker*s vindictive attack on Sen?
ator Hill because Mr. Hi'l had dared to
say that sooner or later tlierc was bound
to be a great fight in the American polit?
ical life asainst the boss who runs the
party sokly on tlie principle of the co
hesdve power of pub'ic plunder has served
io open the eyes of a great number pf Mr.
Croker's admirers who seeing his natural
forces are tempted lo overiook the means
by which he aequircd the ascendency
and tho ends for -which he uses it.
A democratic government which rests
on the will of the majority of <"ne people
is from the very nature of its constiru
tion obliged to bc div'.ded into parties, and
parties inevitably choose leaders who have.
in America at least, an extraordinary de?
gree of power with a no less extraordinary
lnek of resporsibility.
Can any one beiieve for an inniant -hat
a majority of the good Republicans of
New York State and city are in sympathy
?with the methods of Thomas C. Plastt, or
?that there are not nuniberlc-ss good1 Re?
publicans in Pennsylvania who abhor the
Jniqu'tous and debauching methods of
Matthew Stanley Quay, and is it'tobebe
"ieved for an "nstant that Grovcr Cleveland.
"William C. Whitney, Charles S. Fairohild.
Abram S. Hewitt or David B. Hill
Fympothizes with the brigandish ways of
Tammany Hall, simply because it mas
QUerades under the name of Democracy?
Yet the intorest in point irr all this dis
cussion about bosses is the fact that the
boss ls in no way resi'onsible to the peo?
ple-at larse. H< is not elected into office,
nor can he be voted out. He holds his
position because he is able to divide oflices.
.ratronage and money among his foUowers.
The oflices and the patronage have to be
d-vided, and giving them to one's folCow
crs is not in itself and of itself a wicked
thing. but it is infamous and to the last
degree reprehonsib'e for a man who yields
the powers that Mr. Croker undoubtedly
possesses to use it solely for the advance
me.nt of himseif ar.d1 his own: nefaxious
Tammany Hall has been in charge of
New York City for many years. and New
York City has been systematically plun
dcred. and with the growing light upon
this subject Senator Hill was perfectly
tjurrect in saving ihr.t the citizens, not on'y
in New York. but of other great cities
and States, were going to demand that the
boss ?exercise his power for the good of
the people, or they would form new rings
wiih new bosses on higher lines and smash
ihe old ones.
It was the truth of this statement and
tthe sense of his own' past misdeeds that
drove Mr. Croker to call Hill a "peanut
politiclan," a "sneak" and a "po'itiea"
trlckster." The people of America have
?ound .ludgment. Upon that judemen-t and
ihat honesty we reiy. Upon that judg
-aentt and upon their high motives De?
mocracy is ibui't and rests and believing
j.s we do in the spirit and principle of
Democracy we cannoy dOubr but that tho
poople'will rise in their might some day
and wiil make the name of the boss who
abuses his power a byword and a hiss.
John Y. MeKane w'll not be forever the
only rubber under the gnise of leadership
who has received the> reward! oMiis mis?
deeds. and if Mr. Croker wishes to van
<;uish Mr. Hill he will have to take some
jpoic powon'ui Issue than tlie record that
Mr. Croker has made in New York as
opposed to the statemenUs mauV by Mr.
Hit" or the record that the citizens of this
The Chicago Times-Herald, in diseuss
ing the census returns and making com
parlsons between the cities of the South,
says that Richmond is a tobacco centre,
**but lacks ihe energy necessary for the
development of diversifled industries."
lt 'a strange that a repu table newspaper
sh!,-!,.-! in ignorance make so rockless a
?3_te-n_nt concerning a llotiri-han. South?
ern city. Had the Times-Herald made a
?_t_-j__-Bt concrrning any _a_n*? private
busineits, *o injorious and so untruthful,
lt would have made itsel'f Hable to "an ac
Uon for damages. Richmond is, indeed, a
tobacco centre, and It has great tobacco
interests, but that it bas not "developed
dlversifled industries" ls a statement that
none but an ignoramus or wi'.ful falsifler
could have made. ln 1SS0 there were in the
city of Richmond 725 manufacturing indus?
trles; at present the number of industries
ls 1.215, and these new industries are prac?
tically ail outslde of the tobacco business.
We have one of the largest plants in Ihe
country for the building of locomotives.
and Richmond locomotives have within ten
years attained a world-wide renutation.
Within ten j-ears Richmond has estabiishej
the shipbuiiding industry. and now has a
large and liourishing ship yard. Within
ten years Richmond has become head
quarters for the largest fertilizer manufac?
turing concems in the South; and Richmond
men are now building an extensive dam
to develop the water power of the James
and convert it into eiectricity.
All this. to say nothing of hundreds of
other industries, grc3t and small, which
glv? employment. ail told, to 22,000 people.
Why the census returns make such a
poor showing for Richmond in the matter
of popuiation, we do not understand. lt is
a puzzie to everybody who iives here, and
we cannot help thlnking ths ligures are
erroneous. But that Richmond has made
giant strides in industry within the past
several years, there is abundant evidence
on every hand. -
THE NKtiltO AS A MRMBR.
The Xorth Texas Colored Fair and Cot?
ton Exposition is now being held ia Dallas,
the object of which is to txci:e in the ne?
gro a greater interest in the work of pro
ducing and manufacturing cotton. Whether
or not colored people can successfully
manufacture cotton is a prohlem that has
iiot been solved, but that they can suc?
cessfully produce the raw material is a
fact that* has been abundantly demon
strated. AgricuOture is the most inviting
iield of employment to the biack man. 11
he owns a farm and tiils the soil indus
triousiy he is sure to make a comfortable
support, and the coior of his skin will not
be prejudicial to his advancement. Mother
Earth is no respecier of persons, and she
wiil yield her increase to the man who
toiis earnestly and inlelligently without dis
crimination against any because of race,
coior or previous condition of servitude. ln
the iield of agricuhure the biack does not
come into competition with the white man,
as in other departments of industry, and
there is never a clash of interests between
white farmers and black farmers.
JvTany colored men have taken to farm
ing, and in Virginia some of the best and
most successful farmers are men of that
race. Colore^ farmers come to Richmond
daiiy, in season, bringing vegetabies, but?
ter, eggs. fowis and fruits, and no white
resident evc thinks of turning such a
farmer away because he is biack. When
ever they conduct themselves properly
they enjoy the respeet and good will of
their neighbors, and so far as these are
concerned the race problem has been
Some time ago we had an interesting con
versation on this subject with a prominent
citizen of Bouisa county. He was a slave
owner in days past; he has always been a
staunch Democrat, and he is now one of
the largest iand-owners in the county. He
said tliat ther? were many colored men in
his county who owned farms, were indus
trious and respeetable, and, altogether,
good citizens. "And I for one," he went on,
"am opposed to depriving these men of the
right to vote. They have property inter?
ests, they pay taxes and they ought to
have a voice in government. I cannot
think it right to disfranchise these respee?
table farmers simply because they are
black, and give the ballot to a worthless
tramp, simply because he is white."
Our friend from Louisa is by no means
alone in the opinion that he holds. The
biack man who accumulates property and
conducts himself as a good citizen is en?
titled to vote, and all fair-minded white
men think so. The colored farmers of
Louisa have made an impression, and col?
ored men all over the South will be wise to
imitate their example. The country negro
Ls a farmer by heredity, if not by nature.
lt is the one industry that he best under
stands, it is the industry that suits him,
and it is industry that holds out to him
the greatest inducements.
Mlt lJltYAN CAN SETI.fiE IT.
As we pointed out yesterday, Hon. Carl
Schurz has undertaken the task of showing
his German fellow-citizens lhat they ought
to vote for Mr. Bryan in the coming Presi
dential election. ln the pursuit of his
undertaking he has addressed an "open"
letter to Mr. Gage. the Secretary of the
Treasury, criticislng Gage's published
statement that Mr. Bryan could, if eiected.
by the exercise of considerable "perverse
lngenuity." put the Government upon a
silver basis, ruin its credit and bring in-,
caleulable disaster upon Uie business In?
terests of the country. The substance of
Mr. Schurz's argument was that even if
Brvan were eiected, it would be from Xo
vcmber to March before he could take
his seat and in that time the present'
Congress, Republican in both branches,
would hold a session in wbich it could
add all such Legislatlon to existing Leg
islation that is necessary for making it
impossible for Mr. Bryan to hurt the gold
standard or the business interests of the
Mr. Cage has replied to this with an
equally "open" letter and he has replied
to it most effectively. He makes Uie ob
vious suggestion that the coming session
of tbe Republican Congress will expire by
operation of law March 4, 1901, and in that
connection he makes the following re?
lt is a familiar fact. and one altogether
too much in evidence, that an administra?
tive offlcer, filled with hatred and con?
tempt of a particular law can, by perverse
?ngenuity, practically nullify Its - opera
tions. i'ou point out in your letter that
If the course Indicated by me ln the inter?
view referred to shouid be contemplated
by Mr. Bryan. the Republican Congress
which meets in December next, could in
advance restrain him by new and more
effective mandatory provisionx. The pro?
position that In case of Mr. Bryan's elec?
tion the present Cngross. can tie his hands
so that he cannot give effect to- his ex
pret-sed intentTon appears to me to be
fallaclous. It would requlre new legislatlon
bv a party whose poiicy would have been
rejected by the people through their last
expressibn'at the polls. Further than this,
the next session will exnlre by ooeration
of law on th? 4th of March. '1901. The
?free silver minority would be justified by
ihe*r constituente in using all tho resources
of dliatory praccdure to prevent such leg
islatlon such as you suggest would be
probably impossible.' Can any one doubt
Mr. Bryan would urge aetion by his friends
In Congress to prevent the further
strenghtening of the policy which* be de
nounccs as criminal? Your remarks upon
this point seem to indicate that you rely
upon the exercise of the power aiready
conferrcd upon the Republican party to
prevent tlie country from. expertencing
disaslers. which Mr. Bryan will. if he can,
bring upon us. May I not suggest that
the way to secure ?safcty is not to take
power ifrom those upon whom you rely
for protection and confer it upon those
whose aetion you may have sood cause to
Mr. Gage then proceeds to point out to
Mr. Schurz the tcmner in which Mr. Bryan
would come to the administration of affairs
and he quoles from the speech Mr. Bryan
made at Knoxviile. Tannessee, on Sep?
tember 16, 1896, as follows: "If there
is any. one who believed that the gold
standard is a good thing, or that it must
be mainlained, I warn him not to east
his vote lor me because I promise him
that it ?wlH not be maintained in this coun?
try longer than I am able to get rid of
it." Mr. Gage, suggesting that he. beiieves
Mr. Bryan, of course, entertains tho sairie
views now that he did then, and adding
that in tiis own opinion Mr. Bryan's threat
ened blow to the gold standard would be
the most terrible calamity that the coun?
try could suffer, brings the "to-quo-que"
argument to bc-ar on Mr. Schurz with great
effect. Hc says that in 1?06 Mr. Schurz
made a speech in whieu he said:
"The mere apprehension of a possibility
of Mr. Bryan's election and of the con
sequent placing of our country upon the
silver basis lu_s aiready caused untoid mil
lions of our securitice to be thrown upon
the market. Scores of business orders
are aiready recailea, a large number of
manufucturing esiaoiishments have alieady
stopped or nrstrieted their operations, en
terprise is aiready discouiaged, and nearly
paraiyzed. And if ttiese are the etfects
of a mere apprehension of a, possibility,
what would be the erfect of the event
itself? There is scarceiy an imaginable
lim.t to the destruction certain to be
wrought by the business disturbance that
Mr. Bryan's mere election would cause."
This is an Interesting correspondence,
but there ought to bc no occasion for it.
Why should Mr. Schurz, and S'ecretary
Gage be debating the question as to what
Mr. Bryan would do, if he should bc elect?
ed to the Prcsidency? Mr. Bryan is abun
dantly able to speak for himseif and a
word from him would settle the d:spute
and clear up the mystery m short order
He can put a complete quietness upon
Secretary Gage by simply saving that if
elected he will carry out the spirit of the
currency act of March 14, 1900, and main
tain the gold standard.
The New York Sun says:
No amount of effort to inilame labor
against capital or no amount of success in
so doing .will affect these facts:
When capital is prosperous labor is pros
When capital is prostrate labor is pros
One cannot have good or bad fortune
without the other being ir. the same box.
To strike at capital, to weaken its sense
of security, or to narrow the grounds for
its self-confidence is to strike also at labor.
This may have been written for politi?
cal purpose. but whatever the motive, the
argument is all right. There must be
agreement between capital and labor. and
there must bc ample protection of capital
or there can be no prosperity among the
The Philadelphia Ledger, a Republican
newspaper. noting that the Republicans
lost about ten per cent. on this year's
vote in Vermont, as compared with the
vote for Governor in 1S96, and. that the
Democrats gained seven per cent, says:
"Applying these revised percentages to
the vote for President in 1890, and assum
ing a similar chance to take place through?
out the Union, Bryan would be elected.
Delaware would remain Republican, but
Bryan would gain Indiana, Kentueky, Ohio,
Oregon and West Virginia."
This is mentioned as a warning to Re?
publicans not to be too confident.
? _ ?
The Philadelphia liecord says:
"It seldom falls to the lot or comes into
the mind of a rich man to reach into his
heart and his pocket and make such a
philanthropic and timely investment as
that made by Mr. M. C. D. Borden, of
Fall Kiver, on Wednesday last. He bought
the surplus of 500,000 pieces of cotton goods
with which the mills were overstocked,
and thus prevented a temporary stoppage
of work. and prevented a proposed reduc
tion of wages. This is the third time thal
Mr. Borden, himseif a large manufacturer,
has boldly intervened between the Fall
River operatives and calamity. It is doubt
ful whether it would be possible to find a
means of doing larger handed good in a
This is refreshing. If all rich men were
as willing as Mr. Borden to employ their
money for the public good. there would
bo no prejudice against wealth.
The News and Courier i.s not disposed
to make no issue with the census enumer
ators, because Charleston's population
shows an increase of 1.55 per cent. It says
that the lesson that the people of Charles?
ton should draw from this exhibition, is
that they should and must make a better
showing at the end of the next decade. To
that end Charleston is aiready' bestirring
herself. She is going to have a great ex?
position. which will arouse the home folks
to aetion, and advertise Charleston's ad?
vantages abroad. and we have no boubt
that Charleston will give a better account
of herself ten years hence.
The figures show that during last month
there was a decrease of 51.961 bicycle ri
ders in Fairmont Park, Philadelphia, as
compared with the same period in 1899.
?> _ *
While prayer meeting was in progress
in the Baptist Church of Flemington, N.
J., last Wednesday night a woman dis
covercd a snake wriggling down the aisle.
Others saw it about the same time and
there came near being a panie. One of
the members, however, asked the Ieader
to diseonlinue services tomporatily, and
Uie snake was dispatched. The prayer
meeting was then resumedi
S'enator Stewart has given out from
Xational Republican headquarters a reply
to the letter of Secretary Olney, in which
he says that "Olney's friendship for and
fidelity to Spain, which aggravated tho
people and brought on the war. is trans
ferred to Aguinaldo's friend. Mr. Bryan.
The pretence that Olney's support of Bryan
is something now Is without foundation."
The Brooklyn Eagle says that it nas in?
formation from a reliable source of the
engagement of General Stewart L. Wood
ford, former Minister to Spain, to Miss
lsabel Hanson, of 2tS West Eleventh
Street. li-e Hanson, who is about 2C
years old, was General Woodford's private
seqretary while he was in Madrid, and
was compelled to leave" there when tne
breaking out of the Spanish war necessi
tated General Woodford's departure. Miss
Hanson is said to be a warm friend of his
family and vlsited Spain last year with
Miss Woodford, the General's daughter.
* * *
The Duchess of Cleveland. mother at
Lord Rosebery, is one of the most re
markabie cctogsnarians in English society.
STILL THE FAVORITE
To Old Point,
Newport News, Ocean View,
Buckroe Beach and Norfoik. ~
$1 ^^^d"TVjpI ?\
Two fast trains with Parlor cars leave
Richmond every Sunday. The nrst train
leaves Richmond at S:3U A. M., and will
make no stops betwe-n Richmond and
The =econd train leaves at 9:W A. M.
and stops oniy at Wllliamsou'g, Xewport
News, Hampton and Oid Point.
Returnirg, lirst train leaves Xorfolk
(Ocean View Station) at C P. M:; Ocean
View 6:30 P M ? Buckroe Beach i :00 P.
M.. and Old Point 7:30 P. M., arriving
Richmond 9:30 P. M.
Tho second train leaves Xorfolk (C. &
O. Wharf) at 7:30 P- M.; Old- Point S:00
P. M.. and Xewport Xews S:30 P. M., ar?
riving Richmond 10:15 P. M.
This i-i the only route running two out
Passengers taking the 9:00 A. M. train
can take "C. & O. steamer at Xewport
Xews for Norfolk, or take Ocean View
steamer at 0:d Point Xorfolk tickets good
returning via C. & O. steamer or Oct-an
Onlv one dollar for the round tflp on
cither the 8:30 or 9.00 A. M. train.
FASHIONS FOIl FALL,
How Little Iiicidiiits Foretell the
Treiitl of Fashioii.
This morning a special purchase of new
I-lisse silks were placed on a special table
at The Meyer Store, and without any news
paper annouhcement. the entire lot was
boughfc up by, erithusiastic purchasers.
A telegram to t'nat effect was sent the
Xew York office of Meyers. and to-morrow
by ten o'clock the balance'of the lot will
be ready for selling. They are of a very
unusual quality for forty-nine cents a
WORKING NIGHT AXD DAY.
The busiest and mightiest little thing
that ever was made is Dr. King's Xew
Life Piils. These piils change weakness
into strength, listlesshess into energy.
brain-fag into mental power. They're
wonderful in building up the health. Only
25c. per box. Sold by Owens & Minor Drug
Company, opposite Postoflice.
AN ATTKACTIVF, OUTING.
$5 to Old Point and Return Including
One Diiy's Accommodation.
The Chesapeake and Ohio are selling a
ticket to Oid Point and return, including
one-day's board at the Chamberlin or
Hygeia Hotel. for S5. The tickets are sold
daily, good for day following date of sale,
except those sold on Saturday, which are
good for return the following Monday.
The Southern Bell Telephone and Teie?
graph Company nnnounces that tele
phonic communieations can be had over
its lines with Lynchburg, Va.; Danville,
Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Wakefleld, Va.; Ap?
pomattox, Va.; Farmville, Va.; Crewe.
Va.; Salem, Va.; Bedford City, Va.; Reids
vllle, X. 0.; Charlotte, X. C.; Columbia,
For further particulars inquire at the
Public Pay Stations and at Manager s
office, Xo. 1214 Ea&t Main Street.
SCCTHERX BELL TELEPHONE AXD
STOOD DEATH OFF.
E. B. Munday, a lawyer or Ilenrietta,
Tex., once fooled a grave-digger. He
says: "My brother was very low with
malarial fever and jaundice. I persuaded
him to try Electric Bitters,- and he was
soon much better, but continued their use
until he was wholly cured. I am sure
Electric Bitters saved his life." This
remedy expels malaria, kills disease germs
and purifles the blood; aids digestion. regu
lates liver, kidneys and bdwels, cures con?
stipation, dyspepsia, nervous disease, kid
ney troubles, female complaints; gives
perfeet health. Only 50c. at Owens & Minor
Drug Company, opposite Tostoffice.
SPECIAL SUNDAY TRIPS TO WEST
Next Sunday nnd Eyerv Sunday. CO
Gerits Round Trip;
Fast limited train leaves Southern Rail?
way station at 9:20 A. M., returning, leaves
West Point at G:30 P. M. Fare for the
round trip, sixty cents. Tickets on sale
Saturday, good returning Sunday or Mon?
day, Sl for round trip.
C. W. WESTBURY. T. P. A.
A SHOCK1NG CALAMITY
"Lately befell a railroad laborer," writes
Dr. A. Kellett, of Williford, Ark: "His foot
was' badly crushed, but Bueklen's Arniea
Salve quickly cured him. It's simply won?
derful for Burns, Boils, Piles and all skin
eruptions. It's the world's champion
healer. Cure guaranteed. 25c. Sold by
Owens & Minor Drug Company, opposite
LOW RATES NORTH AND WEST
Before you travel North or West call
upon or address the unaersigned for low
est raLes via York River Line and Balti?
more and Ohio Railroad (Royal Blue
Line). Superb steamer service to Balti?
more, connecting with the finest, fastest
and safest train in the world. Leave
Hichmond daily (except Sunday) from the
Southern Railwav Depot at 4:30 P. M.
Applv to Richmond Transfer Company,
003 East Main Street; or Arthur G. Lew?
is, Southern Passengen'Agent Baltimore
and Ohio Railroad, Xorfolk. Va.
WRITTEX IX FLOOD is the record of
Hood's SarsauarKla?the pure, rich, health
giving blood Yhich it has given to mil?
lions of men, women and children. It
is all the time curing diseases of J the
stomach, nerves, kidneys and blodd.
All liver ills are cured by Hood's Piils.
$10?WASHINGTON TO NltGARA
FALLS AXD RETURN?$10 VIA
P EN NSYL V A N1A HA ILRO A D.
On Thursday, September 20th and Octo?
ber 4th and ISth. personally con
ducted excursions will leave Washington
bv special train at S A- M., arriving
Xiagara Falls 11:05 P. M. Tickets limited
to ten days. and allow stop-over returning
at^Buffalo, Rochester and Watkins.
A NIGHT OF TERROR.
"Awful anxiety was felt for the widow
of the brave General Burnham, of Mach
ias, Me., when the doctor said she would
die from Pneumonia before morning,"
writes Mrs. S. H. Lincoln. who attended
her that fearful night. but she begged for
Dr. King's Xew Discovery, which had
more than once saved her life, and cured
her of Consumption. After taking, she
slept all night. Further use entirely cured
her." This marvellous mecVcine is guaran?
teed to cure all Thro.it. Chest and Lung
Diseases. Only 50c. and $1.00. Trial bottle
free at Owens & Mimir DruS Company,
opposite Postofflce. _
She can remember every mcitlent 0f the
Queen's wedding, at which she officiated
as bridesmaid. and her memoirs. if they
shouid ever be pubiished. ougnt to prove
one of the most fascinaUng books con
cerning the social and poUtical life of the
Victortan era. Some years ago slie pub
lishel a volumlnous work dealing with all
those families who can trace their de
scent from William the Conqueror's
FINE OPENING OF
THE FALL TRADE
An Increasing Demand for American
COAL STRIKE A DARK CLOUD.
Tlio Bank CleariiiKS, Though Brokcn
by Holiday, Aro Lnnger Than the
Jbast Week iu Au__ust. Large
litisincss. in Iron antl Steel.
(By Associated I'rcss.'
NE!W YOi---, o-pte-abur <.?Bradstreets
of to-inorrow will say:
Trade developments this week have
been mainlv favorable and the improve
n.ent in general distributive business noted
in tne latter part of August has gataered
force in the first weekot September. L,au
ing leatures tiave been" the widening fall
tradeSreported at nearly all ports west,
scutlx and on the Pacilic coast, some lm
provement" in the. jobbing demand at - the
east "with southern -buying a markett" fea?
ture,-rather better reports from the two
great staple crops of the west and soutn,
corn and cotton. improved export. De
mandj for American products. notab y
wheat'. ircn. steel and cotton, unvanngly
good returns by Uie transpprtation mter
ests of the country.
The corner appears to have been turned
in bank ckar.ugs because the. aggrega.te
for the' fir.it week of 'September, though
broken by holidays, is larger than the
tctal for. tbe pre._t.ding week. Tbe indus
trial ciitlook has' been improved by set
tlement of the tin plate, the general re
sumption of activity in the glass industry
and expectation of a satisfactory settle
ment of the iron and steel wage scale.
The rise in the print cioths will avert
wage reduction in New England.
The artracite coal outlook. however. ls
clouded by the prediction that 150,000 men
will strike this week.'
The iron and steel situation continues
cheerfu! in tone and a large business has
been booked. Xo important gains in prices
are reported. On the contrary, Bessemer
pig is lower on the week and little is doing
in steel billets, the price of which is little
above that of raiw pig. Export demand
is expanding. however, 10.000 tons of South?
ern pig being shipned this week from Bir
mingham and orders for twice as much
more are reported hooked. lron produc?
tion showed a further heavy decline in
August, but stocks against increas.
Wheat?including flour?shipments for the
week' aggregated 3,373.100 bushels; against
3.248.3?.'' last week. 4.5S3.903 in the cot_
sponding week of 1899. 3.20O.2O8 in 1S9S.
.*.IRl,50*j in 1S97. and 3,799.141 bushels in
From July first to date this season,
wheat exports are 30,301.SG1 bushels against
37.470.243 last season, and 32,973,800 in 1898-99.
Corn exports for the week aggregate
3.102.271 bushels against 3.717.490 last week.
4.7S6,S7S in this week a year ago. 3.S6S.S69
in 1S9S, 4.943,348 in 1S97, and 2,65G,44S in
Business failures for the week 154. as
against 105 last w^ek. 123 in the week a
year ago, 142 in 1S9S, 173 in 1897, and 30S
CanaJian fiilures, 2fi. ns atrafnst 32 last
week. 21 in 1S99, 17 in 189?, 32 in 1897, and
41 in 1896.
The remains of the late Lieutenant
Frank Woon were taken. from Mr.
J. W. Laube's vault, in Hollywood, at 9
o'clock yesterday morning and placed in a
beautiful section near by.
Some of the dead soldier's most inti
mate friends were present and saw the
body laid to rest beneath the earth in the
Members of the Richmond Grays, tha
Blues and others paid their last tribute of
love and esteem to the popular miiit-ry
man by attending the burial of his re?
The section was purchased by Major Sol.
Cutshaw for the relatives of the dead man
in order that his remains might rest there.
Robert Earl Eliis, who died at the home
of his parents, Xo. 724 Xorth Twenty-nfth
Street, was buried in Oakwood Cemetery
The funeral of Miss Sallie French, who
died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Ed
monia. Chappell, Xo. 020 north Seventeenth
Street, Thursday morning, took place yes?
terday afternoon at 5 o'clock from St,
The bid for furnishing the one hundred
sixteeh candle power are lights will be
presented at the next meeting of the Town
At Uie next meeting of the Town Coun?
cil appropriation will be made for the
extension of the sewer system.
The street car company will soon make
connections with the feed wire from the
trolley wire as the cars heretofore have
not had eufficient current to clirnb the
hill after leaving the curve near Lamb
Avenue. This connection will be made for
every thirty feet for some three or four
Mr. C. R. Tomlinson and wife, whc? have
been on a visit to tt>e Xorthem re.st.rts,
are expected home in the next ?eelc
Messrs. Cullen Pitt and John EJwarthout
are stiil visiting in Xew YorK.
Real Esiate Transfers.
Richmond?Catharine Davis' trustee
to Elijah J. Crane, 2S feet on south side
Jackson Street, between St. Ja"mes> and
W. J. Wesfcwood and wife, to Annie "VI.
Hill, 21 feet on south side Marshall Street,
40 feet west of Thirty-first Street, ",307.50.
Henrico?Frank R. Biedler and wife to
Victoria V. Mosby, lot G in spuare 27,
?Chestnut Hill. $350.
Fairmount Land Company to Lewi3 W.
Gentry, 40 feet on east stde Mechanicsville
turnp'ke. north of T Street, $440.
William M. Justis, and wife to Mary
A. B. Arnall, 25 feet on south side Marshall
Street. S4 3-4 feet west of Thirty-fifth. $260.
T. S. McDearman to J. M. Fourqurean,
lots 13 and 14 in squaret 12, Chestnut Hill,
Seats on Sale.
Seats will be on' sale at the Academy
?this morning for the engagement of
Frederick Warde, -which is co begin next
? The celebrated actor will be supported
by the Clarence JBrune Company, in which
Mr. and Mrs. E. R. Spencer occupy
The repertoire is as follws. (Monday
night, the Duke's Jester; Tuesday after?
noon, Richelieu; Tuesday night, Hamlet.
Hoge IVIemorial Ctiurcli.
Rev. Jas, E. Cook being absent from
the city filling Presbyterian appointments,
the Rev. Mr. Wiley wfll preach at Hoge
Memoria! Church at 11 o'clock Sunday
morning and Rev. Dr. Strickler in the
evening at S:15 o'clock.
To Pull Down the Arcb.
It has been dec-ded that the camival
arch, at Tenth and Broad Streets, must
come down when the firemen's convention
is over. For the celebration of the Odd
Fellows, commencing September 17th, the
arch will be draped in bunting and flags
and present a most attractive appearance.
It will be again decorated when the fire
men meet, but after t'r.at the handsome
reminder of the brilliant camival will be
pulled down and ite tlmbers used, in all
piobability, for kindllng wood.
The Julv-August number- of the Ciinic
BuKetin, published bi-month!y, by Dr. J.
-Vllisoa Hodges, contains an editorial pa
nublio baths. iwbicb. -_? of zauctk intereatl
Positively cursd fey tbsse
They also relicve Distress from Dyspepsia,
Indigestion and. Too Hearty Earing. A per?
feet remedy for Dizziness, Nausea, Drowsi
aess, Bad Taste in the Mouth, Coatcd Tongue
Pain in the Side, TORJTD LIVER. They
Regulatc the Bowcls. Puxely Vcgetable.
mail Pili. SmaH Dose
to Richmond people. The articie advocates
the estaiblishment of such baths here.
Other articles of interest are contnbuteo
bv Drs. Jacob Michaux. Jnseph A. W lute,
Hugh M. Taylor, George E. Barksdale, J.
N. Upshur, and B. K. Hays.
He Lilieled Three.
Deputy United States Marshal Bendit is
back from the Xorthern Xeck. where on
Thursday he Iibeled the following vessels:
Ait .Waterview. Middlesex county, Sioop
At Irvington, Lancaster county, Sloop
"Hattie Elizabeth," and Barge "V?\de
The name of the libelant of all these ves?
sels was Evan Owen.
Leaviiu* ?I?e MouiitamS:
The continued hot weather has prolonged
the season at the various mountain
resorts. It was stated this morning t>y
a prominent transfer man that ths was
one of the bost seasons in many years.
It ls expected that within the next lew
days many of the families will be return?
ing home from the springs. having ^Pect
the unusualiy long speli of hot weather.
Church Hill Branch
The regular meeting of the Church Hill
branch of the S. P. C. A.. was held yester?
day afternoon. at their rooms. Xo. 2S01
East Grace Stieet. at 5 o'clock.
Mrs D C Pleasants occupied the chair
wltb an unusualiy good attendance of the
board. It was declded to introduce humane
instructlon into the public schools.
Mrs. G. A. Duke was eiected a member
of the branch. _
Mr. Hajwooil Better.
Mr. J. A. Haywood. who fell from the
Free Bridge yesterday afternoon and who
was carried to the City Hospital, was
reported by Dr. Gills as getting aiong
nicely last night. His mind is biank a=
to what he was doing previotts to t'ie
fall. He remembers everything that oe
cured afterward. however.
Crowd Too Small.
The moonlight excursion scheduled for
last night by the Fulton Mandolin CIu*&
was postponed for some future date. The
crowd that gathered at the wharf was not
of sufficient proportion to warrant tho
managers in taking tho trip.
Mr. Grubbs Coimts Up.
Assistant Postmaster John L. Grubbs
has been engaged for several days in count
ing up the stock at the several postoflice
stations and sub-stations of the city. This
is done by Mr. Grubbs about once a month.
He will probabiyi complete the work in a
AVith His ColIeajTiie.
Captain John Lamb has received and ac
cepted an invitation to be the guest of
Congressman Julian M. Quaries. of Staun?
ton. during the Confederate reunion in that
city on October 10th.
Rev. Mr. Goodwin Retnrns.
Rev. E. L. Goodwin, rector of St. Marks'
Episcopal Church, has returned from his
vacation, and will occupy his pulpit Sun?
day morning and evening.
THE GOSHEN ASS0CIAT10N.
Mr. Ellyson Discusses Ministerial Ed
(Specinl Dispatch to The Timos.)
FREDERICKSBURG. VA., Sept. 7.?
The one hundred and eighth session of the
Goshen Baptist Assoeiation, after a most
successful meeting, closed last night at
Carmel Church, in Caroline county, at
which ehurch the Associatlon was organ?
ized in r/92. Rev. L. J. Haley was the
moderator, A. G. Smith, clerk and J. M.
Beadles, treasurer. The address of wel?
eome delivered by the pastor, Rev. Hugh
-T. Musselman was responded to by Rev.
Dr. J. S. Bill, of this city.
During the session the report on Minis
-erial Education was discussed by Hon. J.
Taylor Eliyson. of Richmond. and the re?
port on home missions by various members
of the body. Wm. Ellyson, of Richmond.
ably discussed the report on State Mis?
sions and Rev. Dr. J. S. Dill, delivered an
address on Foreign Missions. the report on
which was discussed by several others
also. Other subjec-ts of discussion were
the "Orphanage, MinCsters' Relief and
State of the Churches." The contributions
showed an advance of $774 over those of
last year. Xearly every church reported
an increase in contributions. Rev. Dr. T.
S. Dunaway, of this city, made a strong
address on the work of the Sunuay-School
The next meeting of the Assoeiation will
be he'ld at South Anna Church, in Louisa
Robt. Hill. colored, who stole $33 from
the coat-pocket of C. S. Tinder, of Orange
cGunty. while in a store here. was sent to
jail for ninety days. by Mayor "Willis.
Twenty-five dollars of th? money was re
?Mr. Samuel Xewton, son of Henry New?
ton. of Stafford county, died yesterday
after a brief iilness.
The Port Cortway Canning Company. in
King George county, is canning peaches
this year, the tomato crop having proved
a failure owning to the drought. Over
three thousand cases have already been
The Heath peach, so desirable- for pre
serving purposes. the crop of which
promised to yield so well, has been' affec
ted by the drought and the peaches will
not ibe more than half the usual ==ize in
?Mayor M. C. Willis, wife and son. left
to-day for a sojourn at Atlantic City.
Capt. M. B. Rowe and Lieutenants Re
verse and Larkln, have received their
commissions as officers of the new mili?
tary company here. the Washinsi01*
Guards anc? as members of the State
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
GLOUCESTBR C H.. VA.. Septemoer
7.-The marriage of Miss Blanche Dim
mock, of Gloucester C. H., to Mr. Burr
Xoland. of Baltimore, will be solemruzea
at Sherwood on Wednesday evening tne
15th. Only the immedate friends anu
relati%-es will be present .
SPOTTSYLVANIA. VA., September ..
Mr. J. D. Harris and Miss Editts Pen
dleton will be married on the 19th Insu at
Zion M. E. Church. They will reslde here
ln the handsome new residence just com?
pleted by Mr. Harris. He is a popuiar
merchant of this place, ,in the firm of
Harris and Crismond.
Miss' Pendleton' is a daughter of Mr.
Joe Pendleton, ot thia place, and is an
accompbahed youna lady.
A FARMERS WIFE
Citizens Hunting the Negro in the
AN INNOCENT MAN SHOT
J. C. Bnxton Nominated for Con_rres3
by the Democrats?The Kace -ssuc, >
antl "Whei. it Can be Sottlcil.
Prnhibitiou Candidate. /
(Special Dispatch to Tha Times.)
WTNSTON-SALKM, N. C, Sept. ".?ilr3.
Jarrett 1'atterson, wife of a prominent
farmer, residing near Prices Store, Rqck
Ingham county, was brutatly and crlmi
naily assaulted at her home at 10 o'closfc
yesterday, by an unknown negro. Tfe
brute drew a pistot on Mrs. Patterson an*
dragged her out in the back yard, where
he committed the nameless cnrne.
The husband was in the field at work at
the time. and their son had gone to Price s.
The nesro made his estape. but the news
spread rapidly and soon a large crowd
gathered. and armed armed with
Winchesters. went in search o*
him Two negroes were arrested this ,
morning. but both proved to be "nnoeenr"
and they were released.
INNOCENT MAN SHOT.
One was shot before he was eantured.
When called upon to surrender he ran,
whereupon he was ftred upon. His condi?
tion is not eonsiderr-d serious.
The searchinsr party were out all nisht
and they caught a glimpse of the guilty
party just before noon to-day, but he ran
in the woods. He was being pursued this
afternoon. between Walnut Cove and
Stokesdale. and there was every reason
tn beiieve that he would be captured to_
Mrs. Patterson said the r.egro was of
ginger cake coler. wore a white hat and
carried a grip. Mrs. Pattcrson's condition
is reported to be critical. It is thought
the negro will be lynched or shot to death
as son as tho men who are hunting him
are convinced that they have tho right
It is understood that they will navg
him IdentlfTed by the lady upon whom ho
made the assault.
BI'XTOX FOR CONGRESS.
Tfon. J. C. Ruxton. of this city. was
nominr.ted on the forty-nlnth ballot at
12 oViock last night by the Conjrresslon.i.l
Convention. held at Lenoire. This county
is certain to have the next representatlve
in Congress. the Republican candidate.
Spencer Blackburn. also being a resident
Tn his speech of acceptance last night.
Mr Ruxton said the question has been
raised whether the nce issue has been
settled in this State. lt can never be set
tled he said. as Iong as the Republican
partv puts un a man for Congress who
voted for a neirro and against a one armed
Confederate soldier: it can't be settled
when the Republican nominee of this dis?
trict voted to out Eastern cities and
towns of this State under negro rule.
This sentiment was loudlv cheered.
Rev W. H. L. McLaurin. paster of th.^
Mocfovllle circuiF. (Methodist Kpiscopal
Church) has been seleeted as the Prohi
hition candidate for Congress in tha
Invitations were iss"ed to-day o tho
marriage of Miss Ida Fvelyn. diughter o?
Senator nnd Mrs. J. C P-itchard. of Mir
=hal to Mr. Thos. S Ttolllns. of Ashevtire.
Tho hanoy event wiil be celebrared at tho
home of the bride. at 10 o cncK A. M.,
Wednesdav. September 19th. Miss Prach
~.rfl t? an ?ac-omolished ywmx Udy and a.
graduate oe Salem Fema"e Colleee. teimr a
member of last year"s class. Mr. RoHIna
? a law partner of Senator PntcharJ.
Makes Two Attempts to Kill Hiniself
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
WILMINGTON, N. C Septem'oer 7.
Archie Kinsauls, a white man santenced
to hang to-day at Clinton for tne murder
0f John C. Herring two years ago, waa
reorieved for one week by Governor Rus
-ell on i.etition of local ministera base.1
on the unprepared condition of tne con
Before Kinsaults learned of the repnev
he made two atterr.pts f> take his life first
by morphine and then by cutting his
throat He came near succeeding in both
efforts. but physicians are hopeful of puil
ing him through.
He was kept in jail here nearly a year
for safe-keeping penling an nppeal to th"
Supreme Court to alter the aetion of the
lower court. Yesterday he wrote acquaint
ances here that he would never Oie at
the hands of Populists. but would kill
GO-LDSBORO. X. C. September 7.-This
morning a while before the exe-eutlon was
to have taken place. the condemned mur
derer attempted sircide by cutting hfa
throat from ear to ear, and was too weak
on account of loss of so much biood to
_co upon the gallows ar.d be suceessfuily
hung. During the heated campaign oj
1S98 at a hlg political speaking at B>-i
man's- Cross Roads, Sampson county.
K:nsau!s murdered J. C. Herrin--. a well
to-do man, by pursuing him with a knife
and stabbing him to death.
The rminh"-er was- liberated from "?amp
son rounty jail by friends soon after thf
crimf was committed, but was recantured.
tried and convicted. Some trouble was
apprehended there to-day, but everything
passed off quletly.
EASR AND DISKASE.
x\ Short Lesson on ihe ">Ieaiiiii<_ of a
Disease is the opposite of ease. Webster
derines disease as "lack of ease, uneas;
ness. trouble, vexation, disquiet." It is a
conditio-i due to some derar.-tement of tho
pbys-cal org.inism. A vast majority of
the "i!:s-ease" from which people suffer
is due to impure biood. Disease of this
kind is cure-I by Hood's Sarsaparilla. which
piirifies, enriches and vitidizes the biood.
Hood's' SarsaparUia cures scrofuia. salt
rheiim. pimples and al! eruptions. It tones
the stomach and creates a good appetite,
and it gives vigor and vitality to the whoi*
body. It reverses the condition of things.
giving health, eJmfort and "ease" in piaoe
We have now in stock a large number
of piano-: for renting purposes. Call *arly
and make your own selectlon.
WALTER D. MOSHS & CO..
108 East Broad St.
AN ELE6INT TOILET LUXURY.
Used t>y - people of refinement
L_for over a quarter of a century.
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