OCR Interpretation


Richmond dispatch. (Richmond, Va.) 1884-1903, January 28, 1900, Image 1

Image and text provided by Library of Virginia; Richmond, VA

Persistent link: http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn85038614/1900-01-28/ed-1/seq-1/

What is OCR?


Thumbnail for 1

WHOLE DUMBER, 15 ; 20]^
FAVOR STREET Fl,
Symposium of W( and Sug
gestions of Business-Men,
THE PBOPOSITIOK A WINNER
General Character of tbe lm\ Trades
Display in Gatline.
IDEA UOHKOWUD FHOM El'ltOl'E.
njniori'cfly Popular in the Thrifty
•\\>><— The ••Fever*'. .SjjrcailiiiK: to
IZaxt and Sotitli— Qncstions of Or-
Kaniyiitidii mid Kimds.
The spring or, fall of 1000—there are
those who contend ■ for either season—
holds promise of the most brilliant spec
tacle and the grandest commercial ex
hibit that Richmond or Virginia has ever
luiown. For the momentum of the pro
position to hold, a gigantic street fair
increases as knowledge concerning the
details of the fascinating pleasure-busi
ness function is disseminated.
The idea of such a. fair in Richmond
xh.is year has been received with a spon
taneous outburst of approval/ Two or
three 4 week's^ ago the Dispatch presented
the suggestion. The dearth of "informa
tion concerning the general character".- of
the fair, notwithstandinc: the mere draw
ing of its features in outline/attracted
popular fancy. To-day in a symposium
: of inter\iews which appear below there
is but one voice^ — and that for the fair!
The unanimity of sentiment augurs
well. The. almost uninterrupted success
of undertakings somewhat similar in
character justifies the unfaltering- con
viction that in this newest and best en
terprise of all Richmond will again de
monstrate her commercial and social om
nipotence. -
WHAT A STREET^ FAIR IS.
The street fair is old in Europe; it is
yonne in America. Across the. ocean it
h&& been the vehicle of commercial profit
and municipal pleasure for generations.
Amei-ica, reversing- the usual procedure,
borrows a trade idea from the Continent.
In the great and enterprising West the
street fair has been utilized by the saga
cious tradesmen as in no other section
of yae_s.ouiilcy..^:,Like_jonft;Of> their-prairie
iires, the street-fair craze has swept from
city xo city, from the Mississippi to the
I'acilic. In the East, too, though in a less
degree, the. street fair -has been seined
upon as a strikingly effective method of
advertising community greatness and re
sources,'and of attracting thousands of
visitors, many of whom had grown :U1
too weary of the stereotyijed shows and
fairs of the conventional type.
WILL. "TAKE" HERE.
For southern cities the street fair is a
pleasui'e deferred and in prospect. Yet
in this section it should exemplify in most
eminent degree the blended objects it
serves of combining pleasure with busi
ness, but business so attractively ar
rayed, so insidiously, so seductively pre
sented, in gala attire, that sordid con
siderations of bargain and sale scarce
disturb the aesthetic contemplation of
the spectacle. ,
To liken the street fair to any other
trade function one who has seen them
must conjure up the- enchantments of the
famous Mardi Gras of New Orleans, or
the annual Oriole of Baltimore, or the
quaint street of some ancient city where
the street fair, With its booths and gay
<■!>-. had its origin. The ideal street fair
bridges Time, and tinder its beilowered
arches, out of the : Past, into- the com
mercialism of the nineteenth century,
march the paraders of an ancient carni
val jubilee.
THE TWO POPULAR KINDS.'. '-'
The street fair is an elastic, adaptable
institution, to accomjnodate the street
plans of various communities. Either of
two or more alternative styles, may be i
iidopted.
The free street fair is held on the Prin
cipal street in the city— Broad in the case
of Richmond — from which, during certain
Jiours each day, say from 10 A. M. to 11
P. M./ street-cars ajid vehicles are ex
cluded. Huge arches are erected, bridg
ing the street from side to side. At night
the avenue is brilliantly lighted from end
to end. Each store-front becomes an at
tractive booth. The rows of booths and
buildings and the arches are draped in
hunting and flags and all manner of
decoration, this feature affording scope
for the exercise of artistic skill and in
ventive genius. Grandstands and plat-:;
forms are built at intervals: Bands of I
music are engaged to play; performers of |
various feats and tricks occupy some of j
the platforms. Everything in. the way of j
entertainment is free, and the merchants !
reap a rich harvest from booth sales. ]
The enclosed street fair differs from ]
the free street fair in thai it is given on i
one or more/ side streets abutting" thei
main shopping thoroughfare, and, if pos- -|
sible, in proximity to a large public j
>'!Uare. Were an- enclosed street fair to
bo decided upon by Richmond it might be I
s;<- ! -d in Third, Fourth, and Fifth streets
''!■ other cross streets from Broad to
Main. Elaborately-decorated arches of
niammoth- proportions would be built
above the cross streets : where they.de
''')uched into. Broad and Main, and small
f-"pans would be constructed at points op-,
l'"^!io the immediate;: streets, parallel to
-'': »a<j. Permission : to close these tho
i ciißhfarcs would, be obtained from the
Council, and abutting Property-owners'
consent to the scheme would" be neces
"sry. It Is believed, however, 'that no
trouble would be encountered in this di
>'Ction. Merchants' booths would be
constructed along the sidewalks and over
the on either side of the street.
J-:U'-Tt.-iinmentJ -:U'-Tt.-iinment features; similar to those
'".''lined in the free- street fair would be
■ I':-'jvi«3od in the inclosed street fair, tv
which an admission of 10 or-15 cents would
fee chained. '.
START TIIK. BAI>L~ ROLLING. ; "
"^iiure the general verdict - is so pro-
Jiouneedly favorable to the suggestion of
;: fair, interest logica!!y centres
I'-U in the matters of organization and
: ">i Jai.sinjj. funds for .insuriiiffithe success
• )f ih.' fair on a scale l ;of raatriiHieonce
'■■'■'I'liju-nsui-ai o with the; ine-emiijeiioeof
ihK growingiy-great "coniinercial "Qu-?en
( -tiy of tbw South." ' ■',
It has been suggest "d that the Chamber
<J ' Couiinercc, ih<v:'r]icogiiiz&d^ contra! : or
i:;i-i:'-atiuu of ilie- business-nien, would
a legitimate' furiction .were it: to
tHke the initiative; in " formulating -plans
Ie - P llte. fair... The matter,: itlis understood,
may co.ti« up at the next; monthly; nwet
»iy of tlie ghambcr. Still,: It iiirpopsible
— • - . . .. «****"- ■^bw»' ~MJbm. -a^»»-^i» V -Aaa»- - ..... .._ :■" — . — ■
that, for reasons considered. sufficient.; it
K^ ;^ cWcd ' be 3t * th:it an organization:
;Oc effected, the. so]e.,purpose of which will
be.to launch- Uiefair:;;-.Thenee^:isi.i«jcs-'
j,n zed already for; commencing ; the .plan
j.'jniig at once' : , ':..'.. v' ' .V;i '.T- -
i .Whatever of funds "will be n>css:iarv to
: insure the ;: success of ; the fair on a" big:
j-scalej -scale will undoubtedly = be raWd: by} -ob
scnpiions :amon ff , tlie merchatUs -without:
uelay or further .urging. Who ■; wise with
which the mor.eylfor the eivjj carnival In
connection with, jhe Shubrick launching!
was .Iraised' demonstrated the wisdom, ?
liberality, v and civic patriotism o£ this
business. community. : : -
The Interviews below; bespat tho n.
terprise Mhat : is charaeteris'.ic r.f> Kirh
moiKi. .' .Everybody; wants' the sL-i't' faiiv
Business and professional mon unite in
the expression orapproval. of tho propo
sition, t Several of them nave alreaJyj
liUed out checks or: assured the ''lAsiivJciii
! that they will: .contribute .su'bstanUal;
i amounts ■; as: a guarantee oi their good
I faSth. These are waiting -liu; selection of
a head for the ."movement; and wiil be
Paid over at: once whenever it- h:;s hecn
determined who .will be "in Ychar.^ of the
.arrangements for the fair. • :
V\*JLL BJ-r A i.;iti-.AT THIXG.
Mr. Alexander ~. H. Meyer, of. Julius
Meyer's born-, saf<i to the Dispatch inter
viewer: "T am sinipiy carried away w.th
the idea of a street fair, because it is new,
and for this reason alono" will bring peo
ple who have been here before to other
Kinds of fairs, which, together with those
who have never been here. wili. I bi-.u y e.
mark - the. largest number of visitors llieh
mond has ever had. .
"I am very much "gratified to learn by
the numerous letters that have been pub
lished from day to day. that,', without more
than a distant idea, what a street lair
is, Uie writers have ■ showjr the. proper
spirit to push and aid with their time and
money anything tha.t. will help to bring
KichirsOnd's name before the public and
visitors within its, doors.. 1 tecall the.old
[ time gala-day of our annual agricultural'
I fairs, and hope to see these crowds of
j visitors right in; "our midst with attrac
tions so innumerable' thai the mere an
nouncement of a street fair/ will only be
necessary- in the future.
"Now that .not a single voice has been
raised against the holding: of the street
fair. lt:t;s put this matter, in' proper shape
before the Board of Directors of me
Chamber of Commerce, publicly inviting
ajiy one who has any information on the
subject to meet the Board, of Directors,
and I am sure, if it can be demonstrated
to them that a street fair held : here in
May or October will help Richmond, they
wili give it the proper start.
GAVIv CHECK TO DISPATCH.
" I, for one, am willing, to give my time
and services for whatever "'duty they may
impose upon me, and there are hundreds
of others equally us willing. Thinking
pnps'b!y a cash contribution to a fund
that may be started for this purpose will
Wv'ti me eifect of bringing this matter
to an issue, I donate, my firm's check for
5100, which 1 "shall ask you to turn over to
the proper committee appointed, if you,
yourselves, do not attempt to raise Ihe
fund.
"I have personally been
ence for several months with the directors
of these street fairs, and I have yet. to
record a single instance of a failure to
attract larger crowds to cities than any
former efforts of the kind. In fact, with
almost every* attraction free and those for
which an admission was charged not be
ing over 10 cents, the committees came
out -with a balance to be put away for
future fairs. • .
"I, personally, prefer May for this street
fair, from the fact it is then we have our
most glorious weather and our; greatest
quantity of Jiowers, and to one who has
seen the flower parades '.of Monte Carlo
-A3 ay- seems'. the rnrisu approprlrite time. '
"Richmond has for its-size more private
vehicles,- 1 believe/ than the. majority of
cities, and 1 feei-sure.that those vvho will
help the fair in no other way would be
willing to dec-orate their -vehicles with
flowers and sand them .in the parade- on
one day of fair week, if for no other rea
son than purely pride for Richmond.
A MULTIPLICITY OF. RICHES.
"So many attractions- for fairs of this
kind have become permanent institutions,
the committee appointed for this purpose
will have Us greatest trouble in select
ing the best; so many original ideas have
evolved from, the holding of these fairs,
that each day can be made a. gala-day,
and we would see no more of this former
lack of interest, on the -'first and last two
1 days of. fair week, and instead of the
crowds being concentrated in a short limit
of time and space, they would be: spread
out through our entire ciiy the other live
days, thereby eliminating a great many
bad features of one-day carnivais.
"I could go, on thus for two or three
columns of « your paper, but I .should
rather reserve some -of it for use before
the Chamber of Commerce Committee. 1
am in communication with a man of ex
perience in street fairs, who is willing to
■be secretary to your director-general, and
who will take- upon himself the burden
some work of such an enterprise, but we
need for this street fair some pushing,
active man of affairs, and let him be
backed by several small committees, and
the results will be surprising 1 .
"As to your "question regarding the
benefits to be derived, I think in^a. gene
ral way they are well enough undersrtood
without myreiterating them, but I fear
some of us will lose sight of the fact that
these carnivals sometimes bring to our
midst visitors who take away: deeply-im
bedded impressions of the: spirit, activity/
enterr-rise, and size of Richmond, .which
ma;- in many. natural ways be communi
cated to investors and prospectors. ■
"In conclusion, I can only say I feel
=ure that as this street fair is the first
to be held in any city of the" size of
Richmond so far east, and so iiear : the
lar~e cities; ''that if properly conducted
and advertised it will bring to our midst
hosts of strangers who have never been
counted among our visitors."
ENDORSE THE FAIR IDEA.
"We are heartily in favor, of a street
fair or any other pageantry that will
have sufficient attractive powers to, draw
the surrounding populace for a week or
more" said a ' member of the Cohen
Company. "The street fair, we think -
would iill the bill, for though ir is of
foreign birth, yet wheiv the-live. Ameri
can takes hold, of an idea, be it old oi
new and of home or foreign origin, he
usually develops it into -possibilities a
foreigner would only arrive at after a
century or so, if ever. • .
"The* advantages to the city. .as wen
as to the individual business houses, are
manifold, and the success of the venture
■is assured if the matter is launched
through the proper channel. • e_ think
the Chamber of. Commerce should .ake
the matter in cIK-r £ 0,-..and feel, satisfied
at they would ■ r^eiye .'the hearty, co
operation of ever 7 Kicln.:onc : business
"'. „„ well a? t?ie just appreciation : of
££* «sti«n : S> visfior, ,TW thterfalr ■
would not: only bo a .grand pecoss, .but
would redound: ic the fame of the. ; South's
foremost city and V.ihe .; glory; of: the Old
Dominion." /
CHAMBER SHOULD ACT. . A
Air. Khoads, of Miller '& Rhoads, is en
thusiastically in favor of the holding of a
street-fair. : He; said: .. - ...- ■' ..•■ - .'
"Wo noticed your editorial in Ihurs
dav's Dispatch on street., fairs which
ends a? follows: . 'Now. what shal : wo.
Mahout the organization?' That <is.no.
thY pom t ; we cannot go" on forever -talk-.
ins about it and otherwise.remaln passive:
„ml inactive So far as we can : learn
good sound- business-men on. all (sides :
both' wholesale and; retail, .are ,: heartily,
of a street.fair^and^e i^ieiit-,
lv : w-iitiris lor some . one to be .father, to
lO 'Vel life/: Now the time .Is Jundoubti.!-;
]v rim- for action,, and^it, seems .to. us.
voryroix-r that > the Chamber: of, Com^
trierco should -become the ..patrons of the
St'fufr. ana-" notify /all? members -and^
otherwise adver:ise.the: fact.^that at.the
S|ee\in^of.the,ChambeJ,the street
f -i ir will be ■•:■ considered, ; and, , ir : ;it , "nas
Javor^an o^niza(iori^willvbe;formed to ;
cairy on U.« woik. With the Chamber
KICHIIOkS Val'suSdAT, . jXIsIIART .. 28, 1900.
171 OVSIVI ITH- IW SIGHTw BUT—' :
- / ' \ - "";-'. .l. l —Houston Post.
of- Commerce and the' Toung Men's Busi
ness Association united in one, this work
should not be considered an insurmount
able ta sk. ' .: There are probably good, . live
business-men in the who
never attended o. meeting because they
had no active work to do. Now, w.e say
put these men on committees— give them
work to do— and from lukewarm they will
become active members.
"We can place our. hands upon all the
working data, from beginning to end,
necessary to the successful handling of "a
street fair, every detail 'mapped out, and
nil there is to do- will be to follow the
chart and work from start to finish.
"We say to the president/and officers
of the Chamber of Commerce, Let us
begin at once! You may say : that we
hereby subscribe §100 to the project."
MAKE IT A BIG, AFFAIR.
"I want to see the street fair," said
Mr. O. H. Berry/ "and I -want to see it
develop into successful proportions, com
mensurate with the progress of. Rich
mond's, enterprise. Let the Chamber of
Commerce take hoM of the matter, with
-the - distin ;t idea /in view ; that ; they're
aboiitT,to ; exhibit Richmond's standing in
the commercial work], and that she will
bejudged by the result.
"Let it be the greatest public entertain
ment Richmond ever tendered. We cd'ild
haveVno greater drawing card for visit
ors;; interest will be at onp.3 excited by
the novel name. /
"T'^e benefits resulting will be twofold—
not only will we profit financially by
this influx of visitors, but we will attract
admiration for refusing to be content
with only ihe things that ara old." , *
.WE MUST KEEP ABREAST.
' Mr. I. 11. Kaufmann, of Kaufniann &
Co., said: ■
"Of course, we are enthusiastically in
favor.of a street fair or carnival. To
tell the truth, 'we've got to have some
thing of the >. tort if. :We wish to keep
abreast of other P- o*ll essive cities. Near
ly every town in the country .-resorts to
such expedients Jiowadays. In olden
times, when we had the agricultural fairs
'and expositions, we could count on get
ting our country fripnds here it least
once a year, but rince they have/been
abandoned Richmond has had no oppor
tunities to bring the people together,
save through' the med-um of some Con
federate reunion or afr'air like ; the Shu
brick launching. My own observation a's
a merchant has been that these great
gatherings in;- our city do the town an
immense deal of good. Indeed, there is
no calculating the amount" of money they
(CONCLUDED --. ON NINTH PAGE.)
THREE PLANS FOR HOI/DING STREET FAIRS!
!c$E VIRGINIA WEED.
EiVGLTSH SOIiDIERS CIIEW r TOBACCO
3IAXUFACTLUED HERE.
THE INCREASE IN EXPORTS GRE&T.
Richmond. F'actoriex Ilnve Sent to
Eiißlisli MaiUets Xeaily r>() Per
.'Cent. More Tobacco Since "War lse
giiD' — Great Activity Here. ::"..
It is an interesting ' fact that English
soldiers who are fighting the Boers -in
South Africa sit by their camp fires at
night and smoke -and chew Virginia
tobacco. „. ■:./.;:;;-:._ . '
While' Tlk": ; Js}tigfi s 3l! art; do ing . : the field
work and thrashing the Boers and being,
in' turn, thrashed by the Boers,, half a
dozen or more great factories in Rich
mond and Petersburg, are turning out
tobacco for them to chew/
The quantity of tobacco : sent to South
Africa from this country, and chiefly
from Richmond and Petersburg exporters,
since the war began is something enor
mous. Of course, Richmond and Peters
burg, have always had a large export
trade, principally with the English mar
kets. But since the war began it has in
creased nearly 50 per cent. During the
four months of October, November, De
cember, JS'.fS, and January," -.1899/ the Rich
mond factories exported 6,153 cases," or, .at
160 pounds net to a case, : 954,450 pounds.
During the corresponding months of
IS'J9, and the present month of January,
now- in its 28th day. the export has been
■ 8,138 cases. or 1,302,080 pounds acluaJly/of
tobacco. " f :.-.'•
HOVVvIT GOES.
This tobacco is sS^it by steamer to New
\"ork, ajid is shipped from there to Lon
don or Liverpool, consigned to dealers
in those cities. Not all the tobacco is thus
sent, however. A large quantity goes>
directlj- from New York to Cape Colony.
Not long after its arrival it is in English
mouths. There is no tax by this country
on tobacco that is sent outside. But Uncle
Sa'ni is very, particular about the matter;
j He ; requires a bond of 12 cents on every.
I pound. to be given ."by the exporter to mi
i sure itsgeing outside the country. If,. for
I instance, a case of tobacco sent from
' Richmond to New; York, thence to, be j
sent to Cape Colony.: should be lost: in |
Philadelphia, the railroad or steamboat
company would have to pay the exporter.
j and the exporter* would have topay Uncle
j Sam. If "it is lost it means that it "will
jbe chewed in this country,: and it so,
1 Uncle Sam wants his fee. .
ALL WORKING FULL TIME. .
The Richmond factories which export
are doing a line" business, just now. All
1 of them are working a full force full time,
" . and -■ some are . working overtime. This
'is also true' of Petersburg,
j- It is a revelation; sometimes to recall
how many people are thus helped by the
increase of a business like this. The
farmer and his hands out in the country
(districts are the first to reap -the " bene-.
j fits. > The planter gets a. better price for
I his crop, because ot vthe increase in de
■j mand. The ; warehouseman, and cojn.
! irsisston- merchants 'arc bciioilted/ because
I their commissions increase as the prices
given by the buyer increase. The factory
operatives are given" work and paid for
overtime, when possibly they might be
idle. More operatives are also employed
When orders are pressing. The exporter
reaps* his -benefit, from having found a
market for the product of his factory—
a market that pays wnll., Even the Eng
lisli soldiers are- benefited, because Vir
' giriia tobacco is recognized as the best
tobacco for chewing that grows on the
globe.
None of: Virginia's tobacco goes directly
to the Boers. If they get it it is when
jthey are sitting in English camp-fires
and the English have suddenly discover
ed that they had urgent .business else
where. ' : ' ' \ . .: ■ .
STITJi AGKOUXU.
The Steamship Jamestown— Jumped.
from a AVintlow.
NORFOLK, VA., January 27.— (Special.)
The Old. Dominion steamship Jamestown,
%vhich grounded near Lambert Point while
coming f rorri.-: Newport News to Norfolk
early yesterday morning, is still fast
aground.. Four tugs worked on the vessel
early this morning, but were unable to
move her. The Old Dominion Line had
ho steamer out last night. The steamer
Jefferson left 'regularly this evening.
. Mr. Frank Williams, :an-; aged resident
of : Scottsville, Norfolk county, under
treatment. in a Portsmouth hospital, while
delirous and during the temporary absence
Cit -clie" : nursu- -from-: tho room, .raised -a
;sprang{put:
striking':■' on j '= the brick pavementvtwenty
tivo "-f eet !■'■ below. - The nurse returned 'to
ttie'^room rasVMr.' : Williams; leaped \ from
tho r window,^but Vnot in :tinie to -.prevent;
hlm'^from :doing^ so.; ;llc was picked-up^
and \dK '^"Carr.v his ■ atiending, ; phystcian/
sent for. who, on exairiihation. found that
the^rnan^^kull. was>fractured: and ;h:s
hip was. also fractured. -Mr. AVilliains was;
ih'.-a ; critical /condition before. "and .now
there is -"no hope of hi-- recovery."
The'slo2.ot»for-,the purchase by the goy-,
ernment off tlieiCedar'Grove' property.^ op
posite tht^navy-yard. Jhus bet-n received _
by the City-National.Bank. and-wiU >be
distributed "toahe."; owners of the'.propertvv
by . Judge : \Vaddill next -Jweek. ':• , '■■ : : i \ :: .; . ;
AVVTHVrM.E-
The Socjal Worltl-KilliMl a l»i*f
'• Hear— l*ersoi»!»'«. . / '
(Correspondence of the Dispatch.) ;
WYTHEVILLE. V A.. January 2o\-One
of the most fashionable entertainments ;
of the new /year, was given a few days
ago by Mr. i and Mrs. Charlie Macalester,
at their. beautiful home, on North street.
It was a dining of eighteen courses.
Invitations have been issued to the mar-;
riage of --Miss Alice Fox, sister oC Rev.
Mr Fox, a Lutheran minister ot . tm»
county; to-Rev. Charles K. Bell, rector
of the* Lutheran church at Salem, ancltne
happy^ event will take place next wea
°ln Baltimore on Wednesday oC this
week Miss Annie Smith/ of that city.. ami
Mr W L Lincoln, a young business-man
of •: Marion. Smy the county. Va.. were
united in -marriage by the; Rev. Jolm tj-
Allison. pastor of the Westminster I res
bvterian^chutch, of Baltimore. The. brifie
is well known in Wytheville, having visit-
>d here oh several occasions in former
1 Deputy-Treasurer Kincer, . of this ; coun-.
ty/ has been appointed to a position-in
the United States Mail Service. .finer will
doubtless be assigned to duty on the Nor-,
folk and Western railway. _
Mrs. Sallie Blair and Miss Blair are. on
a protracted visit to Washington city..
Mr^ S/R. Savers- and daughter. Miss
Julia, will join them there next week-
Miss Flora Stuart is on a visit to re»a-.
tives in Richmond. Miss Willie A\ itners
will visit friends there about February.
Ist. : . - ■' " / ■' - " '/- . ;; "'- .
Mr. Johnß. Barrett continues in a pre
carious condition, and his children— Mrs.
Mamie Heuser. of Washington city, and
Mr. John -8.. Barrett. Jr., of Newport
>; ew s— are at his bedside/ V .-
Miss Kate Winter, who has been VISitH |
ing •her. sister,- Mrs.* J. C. Green, in this !
place, for. some months, has returned-to
her home/ in Washington city. •
Mr. David -Forney/ a well-known mine
ral man of the lower end of this county,
made an J exceedingly, narrow escape from
death a fewdays ago. He was sitting in
the yard at his home, when a large wal
nut tree -blew down on him. Fortunately
none of the' large' branches struck him.
and he escaped' with only painful bruisws.
V A Mr/Six, who lives- in .the extreme
western section of this county, killed a
200-pound bear a few days ago. That class,
of game has been, exceedingly Scarce in
this section for several years past.
The farmers took advantage of the re
cent open spell of weather and accom
plished a." good deal of ploughing for oats
ami corn.- :- * . ' . -
The. Baptist church in this place is.be
ing repainted. ' ;'"
. fiev. : M. P. Logan has. returnt;d from a
-visit to Norfolk. :
Rev: Thomas P. Barclay, former pastor
of the Presbyterian, church in this place,
will soon enter upon evangelistic work in
the State of North ; Carolina. : ;
Ex-United States Marshal John G.
Watts.'^'of Tazewell county, has been in
I this county on business this week. ►
Dr. Joseph B.^Peirce continues danger
ously ill at his home, at Ivanhoe, in this
county. - : . ""- / . ,
-Rev Dr.: Peirce Sanders has returned
to his home, in W.ythevilU.'.; from , the/lar
"S'duth; brit'hoterredtly improved in heUltn,
to the regret of his many friends. '
Mr. and Mrs. John H.Caidwell have re
rented the Radford Inn. and have re
turned to their former home, in Wythe
ville. For' the present they are domiciled
in. the B. H. Umberger residence, on
Franklin street. : :': ' . /
A .number of young people from this
place attended a large dancing party at
Speedwell,, in Cripple Creek Valley, this
iliss Kate Ribble is visiting friends in
Richmond. , /
' Mr. Fred. Ma[n is mining iron ore on
the mountain south of town: is hauling it
to Wytheville in road-wagons, and ship
ping ft by rail to Pulaski City.
A large force of carpenters, painters,
masons, and paper-hangers are at work
repairing, the Fourth-Avenue Hotel, ■ in
this place. ;-... '-' '.
The Board of Supervisors of this coun
ty."in session hftre Jto-day. decided to
erect a new court-house, and at once. The
board wiir convene again on February
i::th. to decide ui>on the plans an<l speci
fications. * .
- .. . VIM ■
CBESCEXT, ClT\' RACK-TRACIC.
llarjitiiiia Wins Cotton Selling
Stakes; Alusre.tta. the Huuillcup.
NEW ORLEANS, January 27.— The
weather was cold and the track fast.
First 'race— six" and a half furlongs—
Aratoma (15 to 1 and 6 to 1) won, Free
Lady (S to 1 and Z to 1) second, L. T.
Caton (t-to 1) third/ Time, l:22Vi-
Second race-L'-year-oUis . three fur
longs-Buda (4 to 5 and -1 to V won,
«wipes CJ to 1 and 4 to 5) second, Clara
David (15 to 1) third. Time, .a^.
This race— one and live-eighths miles—
School-Girl (9; to 2 and 3 to ») won. Jim
Conway. (16 to 5 and even) second, ivUdor
nha (5 to 2) third. Time, 2:u5. . ,
* Fourth race— Cotton-Selling Stakes, one
mile— Barataria :(9 to % . and G to 5) won,
Triaditza (C W 5 and 1 to 2) second. Dr.
Vaughan (7 to 2) third. Time, 1:11. .-
Fifth race— handicap, stx furlongs—
Alasretta. ( 1 to 1 and S to 5) won. Miss
Mac Day (Mo 1 and even) second, San
DurW « to 1) third. Time, 1:14. -
Sixth race— one mile — Nan O Jvee (Z to
1 and 4 to 5) won. Flora. Daniels (5 to 1
and 3 to 1) second /El Dorim (3 to 1) third.
Time, 1:43. . ;
COXSOL.ID.ITIO.V EXDORSKD
By the Boanlof Trade of Fenuia
diiia, Fla-
FERNANDINA, FLA., January 27.-
The following., resolution.' was unanimously
adopted at a regular meeting of the Board
of Trade of the city of. Fernandina the
2ith day of January, 1M0:
Resolved, That the Fernandina Board of
Trade .has .learned : with regret .'of the ob
stacles thrown in the way of the consoli-.
dation of the Seaboard Air-Line railway
with the Florida Central and Peninsula
railroad, thus interfering with the plans
made by President John Skelton Williams
and his associates for the development dt
the Greater Seaboard System, and hereby
places.upon record its disapproval of such
interference, and its hope that, despite
the delays thus occasioned, the consum
mation of *MrT Willfams's plans for con
solidation niay. be soon attained, and the,
great system proposed to be established
be "Hit an early date in harmonious /opera
tion. „ . ./._-._./.*•- -';" \ ■'■"■ - .
Dentil of a Danville Lady. :
• D\NVILJLE, VA., January 27- — (Spe
c f)l-Mrs. ia - Emeline Moseley died to-day
at he» ; - home- on Jefferson : street. De
ceased" was the widow of- William G.
Mo^^loj-" Her-first -husband >.vas3VitHa.*n
Brown of Buckingham ..county- Mrs.
Jloseiey was anative dt Campbell county,
but removed to -Danville in IS-W. She is sur
vived by three* childrenrby her iirat rnar
riage—Mi«s Lticv M". Brown ■'■arid ■Mrs.-- K.
D Moseley,; of jWitiston, X.OV. and AV|l
liaiii I. Brown/ of Dnnvil!e._Th«; children
of her second miirriasre are K. G. Mot
ley, of Danville/ and Mrs. J. K. Coles, ot
South Carolina. Deceased was S4 y^ars
old. : " :• -- /.-" .:'.:. - :'-.-: ■ -
■■ ~ .Burn in "Kretlericlc llurnctl. ..
.AVIXCHESTHR.VA.. January 2T.—{Spe
ciaK>^The'. bar h of .Robert I-arricic. j situ-"
an;d -•■ near Vahbluse, " in ."-. this."c ounty, .^ was
destroyed : t>y; iire; this tjveniisg.; The origin
of "the Hire 'is jurikno\s'h.' V"A--fow,;Tnlmuea
before :'it 4 was 'Uiscov'ered. Mr.- Lurrjcki had
beeain<the;barnanUievery thing; whsJthvn
all right.; About twentyrlive.taiis:OL'jhuy,'
a.r;auantity^ofgsra!n^and- rodder^sprne
agTieulturatlmachinery.- and :six::hojis. were
"consumed. ■ The loss Ls abauc :$2, < A' 9; t -ar.cl
the in- . ;*-. ' -
THREE GENTS PEKIiGQIp.
, ''■■-'-.;
HOI LAND BOATS FOR TRIGG CO.
Ouf Ship-Builders to Have Consfincjgos
of.SeYen or Uore of Tnem, •;'•.•
SEVERAL KEVESCE CCTTERS, TOtt
All of -WbloU .Means the Expenditttf e'|
■ ■ - -- "■" 3-" 1 !
Here' of a UJUllon. and a. - Half !;oxt|
Two Millions of Governnient^Dol*!
lars— Other :"\V«.>«li£nKto» Xotea. ,'-- ij
;. WASHINGTON, D. C, January 37.^
(Special.)— There is plenty of .work „ :lai
prospect for the William R. Trigs -Ship-;
Building 1 Cumpany, and consequently o£:
good news forthe.cltyoj RichmoncL' It'
is -authoritatively stated that.- owin^ ci
the reniarkablo success of the 'Holland 5
submarine boat, a bill will be intrtxlucett
in Congress by the Hon. Amos Cuminln3aß
of New York, providing for the construct
tion of twenty-two of the Holland boats^
The bill, under recommendations that wJU;
be sent by the Navy Department, Is cer*
tain of passage? through both houses*
By an arrangement already tacitly agreedj
upon, til© Trigg company, will, build pro-]
bably halC of the abovo number of thtsj
boats, and .certainly about a. third oi! ;th«
mTinber. This contract will insure work;
hi the van! for fully a. year or two afitis
; the completion of the present contract;
j of the company, .with the .government.- ,-j
i IIEVENUE-CUTXEKS.
Another big- item for tho yard Is that
Captain C. F. Shoemaker, chief .of "thd
reyeiuie-cutter service, is about to; 'furnlslj
the Trigg- : company with the plans.^anj]
specifications for two cutters to -be -im
mediately built, so that bids may at;
once be made on them. 'One of .-.thasse:^
:to ■ cost ?163,CC0/ and the -other S32Z,QoO, ; a"mj
with the Holland boat contracts will in-!
■volve the expenditure of probably $1,51^
000 or 52,0(»,C00 in Richmond within ihij
next year or two. It Is understood* tha;
owing to the collection of reventiain . ousj
newly-acquired insular, '-possessions, :'Pprt<j
-Itico, Jlav/^Jt, ; i nird^the 'Phllij/pines^ ; la^i
increase in the number of revenue-cuturr'-'
will be made. As the "Trigs plant is : pe;
culiarly -well-adapted to buildinsr of ".tliis
class of ships, there is every reason rts
believe that several oC them will be couj
structed there, under the supervision, o,
tht' chief oC the service. ,
PAYMENT TO.VOLUNTEERS.
A bill of interest to all volunteer isbl]
diers who served in the Cuban and Phil!
ippine wars was Introduced ,. to-day jbj
Congressman Jones, of Washington Stat.^
It provides for the payment oil a. certain
sum to all o£ them -in lieui'oC: travel spayj
To each honorably ; discharged yolunteej
soldier who served in Cuba : in the ;lat^
Spanish war the sum of 52J0 is set asitlej
and to each honorably discharged. sotdia
who served in the Philippine war/ or^lH
the Philippinfj Insurrection that followed!
the sum of STSO is set aside. These;:pay
merits are to bo made to all sucli honor
ably-discharged soldiers in lieu" of . trave
j>ay from said points, and are to be. mad
upon the order of the Secretary :oC;Wa;
upon proof of service and honorable f'disj
charge. _ ' .j
ItHPORT : IN FAVOK .OF WISS/Sy
Tho full Elections Committee, No.-:;?^
held a meeting to-dity, and tht;,sub-coraj
niittee having charge o^the Wise-Toun^
contest submitted to it a verbal report'; t|
the effect that Dr. Richard A. Wise/Uhj
Uepubliean contestant, is entitled ;toSth|
seat from the Second District o£ Virgini;?]
now occupied by Ropresehtative
A. Youns (Democrat).* This 3ub-cbthxnlt|
tee Is composed of two P^epublicans ;ai\
one Democrat. The latter, :Judge/;BurI«|
of Texas, disagreed with the "majorlti
report/ and' will, when that is preaentej
and prinfed, submit the views -'of .f«tn|
minority -in favor of Mr. Youn^. ay.
taking strong ground to the effect thatih
is entitled to the seat to : which he /.wa
fairly elected. This report may/ not Hb
forthcoming for somo time, and itvwiltibj
a -month, perhaps, before tho raajomj
and minority reports are presented tojCbj
House". 1 1 is understood .that : there '-VwH
be a stubborn..fight .-on. the floor overUfig
case, and it;>ls : rnorei than probable [thai
fomft ■Republicans will either " vote^fo
Mr. Young- or' absent themselves. ' -:|
P.OBSRTS'S.SUCCESSOa. -
Roberts, oC Utah, wili not again .rd|
for Congress. He said toUhe; X>ls;>atq
correspondent to-day that his succeasoß
when Governor ViTtiJis-calls a speciai eieq
tion to fill the vacancy in that -'Sta^*|
representation created by the House^]
Thursday. : will bo .Richard W/- Younp
of Salt Lake, a- .grandson iof '■' BrinhSt|
Young's, lie says *.fr. Young is a gradtj
ate ot West Point/ a good newspapej
man, and a Democrat. . .'. ■/; '±:%i\
Young'served In the Utah "Battery 4f|
the Philipplne3/;ahd is: a brilliant rnai|
about 37: years old. He tea Mormbh,":bi|
not a ■: 'polygamlst. Roberts says there ?s
no doubt ~ul Young's selection "a^.hij
successor.-. -. --.■■.- * -.■■.■■:.*!
TENTH DISTRICT RBPRESKNTATrO2
>Your correspondent 'met : Kepreseatativj
Quaries to-day an«l asked him whetheHjhl
would be a catndidatefor ,renbmlnaclon:fc»;
Congress in the • Tenth : District. '-'/HeVsaii
thai ho ' would be a candfdate- "■_ ;l^ 'a^kel
him IS he : would ■■■have any .opposition' ■■■h
his district, 'and the jrepUed: that 'he; hit]
seen no formal announcement oC any.
I have ;U'arnedv 'ihbwever, -thai.' ..Hoc
Frank -T. Glasgow, of Lexinston. v/S.-;
was a -candidate /.for the i nomination : jU
ISOS, will v not be a candidate, as he-thfnfi|
Representatiyo.Quarles 'should, : accor^
Ing to^cu3torn,vbe accorded ;;the,court&;
of a renornii:aU6h for a socontl tern:.. ■
COKIIR D'ALEXK INVIi^TIGATION: '
-An InvtjstiKtitiOn is ■•t>> b«j lEaiie . ; by:,thi
Hp'use Committee on Military Affairs r\
Uho .reported, outrages committetl'' by: Hh;
military 'authorities • under -MUrisad^ii
Genera! Merriam'at Coeur\i'Ate}!^. Idahc
about it y*>-ar aj:o. - .: ' '■ !
I . This ; investigation U to bq .'.institute
j agreeably ;to : a resolution oft\-rt;tJ bj-'Cor?
I grvsaniutj Lejitz. of Ohio. . The conmuttei
( agreed "to-day to hqW th*>. -liayesiisiUloJi
a.-/tl .narr.eil Febr-uary: Ilth as tho <ia:
when it H to c->Rißi?v:ct:. It h.i- l-vii
■'Ueflnitely; decided to' ; "su.r.Tnn'.on! both ".:•;.
Goyb"rnor of ;U!;jht» :uid 'HH'.^nli'.'r-v'c'iie.^
: ; M^riiiim.b.'*'>ro th.* L-chmlttcc.
* Tha : invvstfeation to i>- v .-
st'nxittonal. M ti-.i' tacts rfi'.i'^ It: fh<
iretfoUstlon of Mr. I^'cit^ r.rv pr««v. .\ • Or
scahizea: '-labor. "assjoclatior.s <.=i ,liijho>'4aßa
:ji=(CC*NCE/JDKD ON : ;PAciK FOL'UTKKNJb
'.. . . . . " '.-■.'

xml | txt