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PAUSE IN BQERWftR,
A Pause Very Unsatisfacfory to :
{tie British' People,
BULLEB SOUTH OF TUGELA,
His Retreat Made, He Reports, ."Witiiout
Loss of Any Kind.
SOVT, WHAT W'UAj nOKFTRTS DO?
50,000 More 3lcn "Will He Enlistert
for Service Under Him, and Practi
cally 40.000 31011. AVitli tr,r, (Jnns,
Arc Xo^Y on the Way to Join Him.
2/">XDO:C, January C 0 —4:15 I\ M.-^His
tory pauses- for a time, in South Africa.
]; is one of those unsatisfactory pauses
that are so trying to" British nerves as
:i Fequence of reverses, and apparently
will terminate only ivhsii Lord Roberts
fives the word for the forward movement
into the Free State, which, according to
ilie most cheerful view, he will be unable
10 do for a fortnight.
Whither he wiil permit General Buller
ro make another attempt to relieve Lady
■■■ is quite outside the knowledge even
of those closely connected with the "War
Oilica With the troops due to arrive
next month, he may think himself strong
enough to try two large operations." Com
bining the forces under Generals llethuen,
French, and Gatacre, and adding to them
the arriving troops, Ix>rfi Roberts would
have 70,000 for' the invasion of the Free
State, with 40,C(K> to 50.000 guarding com
jntmieations, and -JQ.OCO trying io rescue
Ladysmith.
The public burns with impatience that
something should be done, but there is
nothing to do but to wait on the prepara
tions. Ocean of ink are poured out in
advic& Orators are at work in the pro
vinces telling the people that England has
"set heT teeth in grim determination to ■
tee it through."
MORE ME^ MUST GO.
The government's declaration in Parlia
ment, the counter suggestions of those
outside the government, and the conse
quent discussion in the press and on. the
platform, will "-immediately enthral pub
lic interest. T3ie thing- on which every
body seems agreed is, that more men
must so.
Twenty thousand, two hundred, and
twenty-two men and 155 guns are at sea.
Eleven thousand infantry and' nine thou
sand, cn.valry, including. live thousand Yeo
men, axe practically r*;ady to embark.
Therefore, the government, without doing
more, can place at the disposal of Lord
Roberts, 40.0CK) adQHional men arid IBS
guns. The further purposes of the War
Office are supposed to .embrace some
where in the neighborhood of 50,000 more
': aiien?
As the indication is that candidates will
be rather scarce, the War Office will issue
orders for those reservists who were
iound unfit at the previous mobilization
examinations to report for further exam
ination. Applicants for cavalry service
are still freely offering as Yeomanry.
BRITISH LOSSES SO FAR.
General BuUer's o]K>ratibn has cost 912
men. so far officially, reported, within
ten days. Applying to the 206 Spion Kop
casualties reported to-day the rule of
proportion, the losses of officers indicate
probably 500 casualties yet to come. The
total casualties of the war compiled from
oflicial reports are 9,f.23-nearly a division.
Of tiiese, 2.45G are killed, 4,SU wounded,
and .the rest prisoners.
The aggregate British home troops in
•South Africa number HC.OCO; the Kata
lians, 7,1".5, and the Cape and other Colo
nials,' 21.0 W.
THE FIGHTIXG ON SPION KOP.
LONDON, January SO.— A special from
Frere Camp. says: ■■: •■
••1 have just ridden in here,. having left
General Buller's forces in the new. posi
tions south of the Tugela, to which they
retired after the reverse at Spion Kop. •
"The lighting both before and after the
occupation of the mountain was of a des
perate character. Spion Kop is a precipi
tous mountain overtopping the v.iiole line
of Kopjes along the Upper Tugela.
"On the eastern side the mountain faces
Mount Alice and Potgieter's Drift, stand
ing at right angles to the Boer central
position and Lyttleton's . advanced posi
tion. The -southern point descends in ab
rupt steps to the lower line of kopjes. On
th<; western side, opposite the right out
posts of "Warren's force, it is inaccessibly
aeep until the neck joins the kop to the
main range. Then there is a gentle slope,
■vvhicb allows easy access to the summit.
MAXY BOER IUFLE-PITS.
"The nerk was strongly held by the
E>'*-rs, who also occupied a heavy spur
liHrallel with the kop, where the enemy
tvas coa^ealed in ho fewer than thirty
" live rifle-j)its, and was. thus enabled to
l>ri::g to bear upon our men a damaging
cross-fire, the only possible point for a
British : attack being-stuc southern side,
with virtually sheer precipices on the left
f»ml riuht.
"A narrow foot-path, admitting .men in
s ngle file only, opens into a perfectly
-'at table-land, of probably SCO (?) square
y".r<is area, upon which the Boers had
hastily commenced' to make a transverse
trfcuch... Our men -were able to occupy
ii;? farther end of this, able-land, where
U,f- rid^e descended to another Hat, which
v > ; i" again succeeded by. a round, stony
iruiiK'ncfc held by, the Boers in great
kl'ength. _ ' ; "; ' . ( •
THE FIRE APPALLING^
■'The ridge held by our men was faqed
by a number or strong little kopjes in all
directions, whence the Boers sent a con
tinuous fire from their rifles, supported
'-'.'■ a and a big long
-tiig':- xun. What with the rifles,; the
>i -u^me guns.' and the big guns, the sum
"lit was converted, into a perfect hades.
The hhelis exploded continuously in our
! :<nks; and the rilJc tire, from an absolute
ly un-o<-n enemy, was /perfectly, appalling.
"Jleinf orcements ■ were; hurried up by
OiH-ral- Warren., but. they had to', cross
& M retch of flat ground which, was -literal
b" 'orn up by tin- Hying" lead of tho onemy.
'■!'*»« unfinished trench on the summit gave
v «ry questionable shelter. as the enemy's
n-*'-h\nf guns were so. 'accurately, train
rtl ujion the place that often sixteen shells
Ml into the trench i in' :i single, minute.
Mi)RTAL M EN ; COULD NOT. HOLD ; IT.
"Mortal men couldnot permanently hold
p u'!i a posii'o-1. pur gallant fello^-s held
11 itnu'-iously for twenty-four hours, and
t-x-n, laking advantage of the dark night,
it to the enemy." •- ;.' •:..< .;, :;. :
S »HLHXG OF; • KIMBERLEY: ,CON- :
TINUES,
LONDON, January 30>;— The? Tiroes]? has ?.
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:iho". followingr/lhellograph' "message via
Modd<!r,river;from Klmberley,- dated 1 Jan-:
•«:iry 2*sth: --.;; i./ : v;/ : ;V ■'--.;■. ".:;.-- ,;>;.;;,.■
_ "The bombardment continues. it;is : now
oirected toward; the. inhabited, portions; of
tlie town, rather: than the ■ 'fortification's.
netwoenjnidnigh"taJi(i.4,P.M: yesterday
j*» (..) shells were; Jired. ,The"y; seem to
luive been of Transvaal. manufacture," not
bursting widely. One child was killed
ana four; people- were injured." . . /
AUj . THE CONTINENT AGAINST
;■"-' ;--•■ '-BRITAIN. '■'■ : ;:'" "
;• . IvON DON,^ January 29.— The delight or
.oreigncrs and; the -jeers' of the conti
nental press- a re reproduced in the British
papers, and wound . the national pride,
lhis harmony of to -Great
Bntnin ihroughout the: world, except in
the United States, causes uneasiness "arid :
the reflection that international compli
cations may aris« at any time. A scheme
for a considerable increase in the navy :
may be brought before; Parliament bylthc
government; -
HOW BOER NEWS MISLEADS.
LONDON, January 30".— The correspon
dent of the .Times at Lorenzo Marques,
telegraphing yesterday,, saj-s General
Gnurkp. the Russian •attache, has ar
rived at Pretoria, arid 'the French attache,
Colonel Viilebois-Marceuii; has: left Co
lenso for Colesberg. ".
"How the . Boers disseminate false'
news," he continues, "has just been illus
trated. Herr Pott." the Transvaal Con
sul here, received telegrams from Preto
ria announcing the capture of 2.000 Brit
ish prisoners on the . Tugela. "These
he officially communicated to the consu
lar authorities. It is; now; admitted that
only 150 "were captured.
"An olTicer who was interviewed, after
the capture said he was the .'only officer
still in action at the time, of the sur
render. He did not order the hoisting of
the white Hag." but having been exposed^
in a fierce fight for "eight hours, they,
thought that only twenty of, 'them re-;
malned.
GERMAN OFFICER KILLED. '
"Among the slain at-- the Tugela is-
Lieutenant Bnisewiu. a German officer,
who joined the Boers two months ago.
"After a. week of uricerla-inty, British:
residents of the Transvanl have been, in
formed that there is no desire to expel
any, except a few- undesirables. Presi
dent Kruger, however, has "given a. sig
nificant warning that if the Boers are
forced to starve, the Britishers will have
to share the same; fate."
LEE AT FREDERICKSBURG.
LONDON, January 29.— The .afternoon
newspapers are drawing attention to the
closeness of the parallel between the Fed
eral attack on General Lee at Fredericks
burg and the operations on the Upper
Tugela.
Curiously enough, there is visible, and:
especially . in military circles, an under
current of relief at the news that the
British are safely south of. the Tugela,
for the rumors of Saturday had conjured
up visions of an: immense catastrophe. As
the afternoon newspapers are comment
ing without full knowledge of the facts,
they are not disposed to offer any apolo
gies for General Buller's defeat.
SWAGGER AND RANT WON'T DO.
The St. James Gazette says: "The
meaning of- the retreat is obvious. We
have had to recognize that we cannot
force our way through the enemy's lines
to'^Ladysmith. Why, we do not know.
If the Boer position is impregnable it
ought, never to have been attacked. If it
is capable of being taken, we were re
pulsed because the^ leadership was bad,
and it is idle to attempt to conct?al that
the latter is far from incredible. To
start out declaring there must be no
turning back is eminently foolish. When
swagger and rant prevail there is. com
monly plentiful lack of judgment and
true-resolution. It requires serious ef
fort not to yield to the gloomy conviction
that the intellectual and moral qualities
which make for success have been re
placed on our : st^fC by- words, -words,
words. The remedy for "South Africa is
not to add to the numbers,' but to put the
troops where their force can come into
play."
100,030 MORE MEN" NEEDED.
The Westminister Gazette invites the
country to cast aside "all delusions, and
recognize the fact that progress for the
present is stopped in Natal, ; and that
safety lies in concentration. General
White's force as an effective aid must be
written off, and probably most of Gene
ral Buller's army has left the Tugela.
The Boers have been given path to Press
against an advance through the 'Free
State, and we have not sufficient strength
at present to undertake this advance;
with any safety. These are ugly facts,
but those who disguise them are again
misleading the public. The plain truth is
that we'will have. to maki a new army
somehow from somewher-.-. We need at
least 100,000 more men— so,ooo to reinforce
the Cape and 50,000 in reserve."
The Globe says: "It would be a mis-
(CONCLUDED ON THIRD PAGE.)
GKEATEK. SEAIIOAItB AIR-I.IKE.
Project Xove to Be Pwshcd-Its Fi
unneial Basis.
NEW YORK, January 29.— Recent court
decisions haying been favorable to • the
Seaboard Air-Line reorganization scheme,
President John Skelton Williams says
that the plan will be pushed to com
pletion as soon as possible. The financial:
foundation of the plan consists of the
issue of $(2,500,000 consolidated 4 per cent,
merger bonds, and of this amount $19,670,-
OOD is to be issued, at 'once. 515,000,000 is to
be reserved for future extensions and im
provements, and ?37,5n0,000" is set aside to
offset prior liens.
The bunds to be immediately issued are
\o be distributed as follows: 5G.550.000
goes to the Florida Central and Peninsu
lar syndicate, in exchange for the stock
of that company; $4,109,000 will be applied
toward cancelling the bonds of the roads
acquired; 51.325,000 is to be issued in ex
change for Georgia and Alabama pre
ferred stock at 50. and S9CO.COO for Georgia
and \labama common at 25; '51.3C0.030 will
retire car-trust certificates;- >03G,000 will
retire Durham and Northern sixes; Sl.
000000 will be. applied on- the South Caro
lina extension from Hamlet; $1,600,000 will
be used to retire shares of Seaboard
stock and shares on" other roads held by
minority stockholders, and, s2,OSS,ooo will
be applied to stock' bought^ by the Sea
board Air-Line syndic-ate.
President Williams says that the- entire
bonded' indebtedness of . the consolidated
svslem will : average about 518.000 per
mile, and he figures .that ' the /actual;
earnings of all the roads concerned last
year were sufficient to Pay all. fixed
charges and! leave, a of: between
§100,000 and $500,000/ • . :
Thomas F.-; Ryan, who is opposed to
President" M'illiams's plan, because ho "
does not think it fair to all the parties in
interest, does not regard; the decisions of
the courts thus far as final, and he says
that he will fight "the reorganization to
the end. - - '_ ::■.
The. Seaboard Investment Company- is
seeking, incorpoi-ation.. in South Carolina,
with a capital of $3,000,000, its purpose be
ing, to deal in property, in ; the: interest , of:
the Seaboard Air-Line. '■ ■ : :\. ' ■'■ .
r»- Sicert's Angostura -Bitters,- tha
woVlil-renowned- appetizer and . invigora
tor.' is used over the world. Beware of
.imitations;-, , • ■ '
■/•. ■■- '■ • - ' "■ — t*\&» — ;—;; — ; — ... --_. \~.~\ ; \ „'-■-.
: jpt jlalKiut ilerry'x.
X Fifty dozen Biack and^Brovyn
■at" Berry'?, until sold, at ?l"ciic-li. Tiiis
season's' styles and shapes. _ ..„
RICHMOND, -.VA.. TUESDAY, JANUARY 30 ? 1900.
MASON FOe THE BOi
He Resents the fltfack/'dn Him]
Made by British Vice-Cbnsul.
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TILLMAN FOR FILIPINOS..
■ ■ " '/ — — '—■■'' '
He Protests . Against tbe War le
Are Against Ttiem. _
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HOUSE CHARGES AGAIXST 31R. GAGE
Messrs. Ricliardsoii and Sulzer Point
Out "■" ■' 'Ilie A ppiirent Favoritism
'. Slioivn tlie Ci<y Unnk of Xe^v Torli
"Other CoiJsre.sMional Proceeding-*.
WASHINGTON, January . f 29. —A newsr
paper interview .with the British Vice-
Consul' at "New Orleans,, assailing Senator
Mason (Republican), of Illinois,, for his
pro-Transvaal attitude, was made the-, text
to-day, in' the Senate, for a question of
privilege by Mr. Mason, who net only
attacked the consul, but the British poli
cy in levying war upon an inferior nation.
The consul's course was : severely' de
nounced'in several speeches. v
A feature of the day's proceedings was
a forceful pro-Filipino speech by Mr. Till
man (Democrat), of South Carolina; '..
. Mr. Pettigrew, of South Dakota, pre
sented a resolution calling on the Presi- !
dent, if riot incompatible with public in
terests, to. inform the Senate if the peo
ple of Samoa had been consulted with
reference to the recent treaty with the
Samoan Islands. Tlie resolution went
over. .
Under a special order, resolutions pre
sented by Mr. Allison, .of -lowa,- -for the
election of Charles Bennett, of New York,
as secretary. of the Senate, and Daniel M.
ltansdell. of Indiana; as sergeant-at-arms,
were adopted, without division. They will
qualify about February Ist.
THE NEW ORLEANS' INTERVIEW.'"!
Mr. Mason, of Illinois, rose to a ques
tion of personal privilege. He. had -read
a newspaper clipping of an interview with
tliQ British Consul at New Orleans, . win)
was quoted as saying that the BritiVi
public was disgusted with the position
taken by the American people and some
of the senators in^ Congress on, the sub
ject of. the British-Transvaai war. That
position -Was assumed, • the .consul was
quoted as saying, simply because the
American people were mercenriary. To-i
day, they were' favorable' to the Boers v
becausej; they,.: had .achieved , a.,little suc
cess; to-morrow, 'they would be jiist ' as
favorable to -the British, when they had
achieved victory. The consul considered
as particularly bombastic the utterances
of certain senators of the United Vtates,
and declared, according to the interview,
thatkwh'en Senator Mason adopted the' role
of a\ mountebank and • encouraged the
"half-civilized. people, he did so simply
"for show and for votes."
Mr. Mason said the consul's utterance
was scarcely worth attention, except that
he was one of the accredited representa
tives of a great nation to this" country.
'•It is not the first time," declared Mr;
Mason, "that" a British: diplomat has at
tempted to run this country. So far as
his personal attacks upon me are con
cerned, I have no concern. " They do me
honor.- The more venomous the attacks
by the British upon me,' and those who
think like me: the more we are made the
subjects of British stupidity and. asinini
ty the sooner will all the ' American peo
ple get on the right side of the controver
"Cheap men who come to this cottntry
in di})lomatic or consular capacity and
misquote the utterances' of senatorsonly
accentuate the arrogance and cowardice
of those people."
SYMPATHY FOR THE BOERS.
Further along, Mr. Mason said that, ac
cording to the best information obtain
able, the people of Scotland, those of Ire
land, and 95 per cent, of the. people of
America were in sympathy. with, the Boers
in their contest with Great Britain. After
suggesting that he ;needed no sPecialde
fence from the State Department in this
matter, he said he w r anted;to : know what
had become of the arbitration" treaty that
was submitted to the Senate.
"I am told," he continued, "that the
United States Government cannot medi
ate in this war until that treaty has been
ratified.. If , that is so I want that treaty
discovered and ratified, so that that- bar-:
rier against mediation shall be removed."
Mr. Mason then adverted to the resolu
tion of sympathy with the Boers, which
he had offered early in the session. He
urged the Committee on Foreign Rela
tions, to" which the resolution, had been
referred, to make a report upon, it,
order that a vote might be had on it. If
it Avas not fair, he urged, the committee
should make it fair,' but he did not want
to believe that it: was buried in the com
mittee, as :'the Loridon newspapers had '
announced the morning after its introduc
tion. " ~
•'Don't take that- child to ; ; the 1 grave
yard," urged Mr. Mason, "for I: give you
notice now that there will be a resurrec
tion of it every; day after this week::
You'll have a chance to. think about it at
least once every day, unless you; go to
the" cloak-rcoms while I discuss it." '
HOAR ON THE CONSUL'S" REMARKS. .
Mr. Hoar, of Massachusetts, regarded
the utterance ..of the .British Consul', as •'.
very serious, ; "an attack,' in fact,- upon'
the. character of a United States senator.;
and .upon the American people. It-seemed:
to him that' inasmuch as the matter had
been. brought officially, to:- the attention of
the i Senate,. it ought to be referred vto the
Committee on Foreign Relations,:so: that
that committee might bring it to the. at-.,
tention -of .the President. It might be.
proper, ground for.Vthe revocation of the
exequatur of the British' Consul, and, per
haps.: it might .properly be^ made a sub- •
ject of representation' to the. government
of Great Britain." -' \ ,
Mr. Hoar ■: then moved ;. that's the matter ,
be 'referred to 'the Committee on: Foreign
Relations". • ;• 7 : .' .: . . - ,":
: Continuing, :.Jlr., JHoar expressed :his re-,
gret that Mr. Mason bad 'niade his im
passioned upon Va friendly'; nation. -
The*" Seriate .was a . part .. o f the . diplomatic,
power; of .; this": government; .'.and i if ■': stich'
utterances were niade here ''he- doubted,
the"~efflcacy'of any off er of mediation ■ that
might : be' made ;. by.; the' :United ;. States. •/ -
. »j t rdoes^ not; seem :^to;;mV,"^sa|d,iMr..;
Hoar.: |*tb be .'a.''logicalipositiomtQ assumed
j« : have''-'h6ped;that^;the';time^would-;cpmej
when -either :'mediatiori:;^between;S; Great:
•Britain arid tthe:i ; Tfahsvxial^shbuld^ be;
offered? by^theigoVernment;-ior r 5 that; the]
positionvof^^the /American^ people:: would?
be T inade' so clear as to bring about ; peace."l
v: Mr '■"' Hoar said that If « Great v~Britaint
: were * .wrong :in ''■ the ; present ; con test;- - she
fwas ; regarded ; by^ patriotic -American s i pre
cisely: as "I they/, would .regard ■'■ their own
governmenf,-. If it were wrong. •-V■ ■ . ■:■-.'
.LODGE AGREES WITH HOAR. ,
-In!a.;brieC;speech,; Mr.\LodgeVsaid 'that
aboutHthreeTyears" ago the Spanish iMiriis-:
*teryresiderit;in^Wasliingtdri" had iriade:ari
attack :upon senators. "I regarded that
attack,".^^said?Mr. . Ludge, ''as : :highly-;im-.
proper, 1 , arid:.! X called ..the : attention of -V the:
Senate to it. " '
; ' /'Spain was , then :; engaged in . ■■- pressing
theliffc'out of Cuba,'- but^that "was riot , the
:feasoh:T. spoke.- I -.thought ; the' attention
olL'lthe Senate -"du'ght'-tq :be'; «alledito,;.the;
subject,' because : I," did;; not believe that
diplomatic :;or; consular, officials : 'had",a;
right 1 to at tack : senators, in -such .a- man
ner. " l' ; ifaveVriot changed/my -opinion. -
This, isja matter of which 1 we ought :to.
take -cognizance. ; 1 1 is no v better comiris
from a ; British consul than . from a Span
ish : minister.";: ':''''-/'■■'■ './ ''.} ';'.' , - '.;. -;. :
'The . matter was; then ."referred -to the.
Committee -on 'Foreign, Relations. V ; :.-'
: FOODSTUFFS.; NOT: CONTRABAND. [\
The resolution '-■■■; of Mr. -Pettigrew, of
South 'Dakota, "-declaring > food products •
:not.-to : be contraband of war, ; was : re
ferred : to the/ Committee on Foreign .. Re-,
lations, after a brief speech by. Mr. Petti
gr«w.'V " - .; /
■ Mr. Carter : presented a conference re
port on the -census -administration .bill,,
and it/was. a"gread to^v-.; :.;",.-. "
,\ TILLMAN OF THE .FILIPINOG: ,
In accordance, with previous announce
ment, Mr. Tillman, of South Carolina,
delivei'ed .an address upon- the Philip
pine- question. *:His discussioii' of. the suD
ject. was ! general. ■
Mr. -Tillmari deprecated the idea that a
man is disloyal to .the flag it' he declares
his beKef Vthat.protiecution of ■ the :'. waiv in
the Philippines is; disloyalty; to , the;; D
eclaration of-'. Independence, and; said he
wasV "readj' ..'..to .locate the
for .the.' Wood that had. been, spilled."'/ "I
impugn.no man's, motives." lie continued,
"but whether 'the; Presiden- be, most ..to
blame, .or! whether, the. crime restson his
•dtipes. and subservient party, dependents;
I say with all. the. emphasis. of my.; nature;
that neither a ml,, nor is any. one of those
who voted. against the treaty,, responsible
for;the BpilHnff.'of 'one di'op of this^ irino-.
bent: blood .that ; has been . shed, and I "will
no t endure patientl yV and without resent
ment any suoh accusation." .
DISAGREEMENT WITH MORGAN. ;
"Mr. Tillman then discussed at length;
the race". question as-it. relates to the
Philippines, .in -the 'course of which he
expressed strong dissent from" the state
ment made recently by Senator Morgun
that the'CivilJwar , was precipitated by'de
sigriing politicians, who desired to thrust
the negro, with social aml pol itical equal
ity, upon the whites ■of the South. ' :"*
;"Scouting: the charge that the Filipinos
were not capable: of. self-government, he
said:-.' ■■ . '
SOUTHERN NEGRO AND THE SUF
, FRAGB. ."■';
"If , the Filipino leaders and their; fol
lowers?' those men ;bf- affairs, men so
strong in .'the -faith of the-right of men to
govern themselves, after our great exam
ple.. that, although illy, armed and: with
out artillery, it has required W,OW Ameri
can troops, over .a, year to drive them;
from the. field, and even yet\ they, have
not surrendered, but have adopted, .a
guerilla warfare—if these are not fit for;
self-government,; under our kindly: tute
lage,; let me ask, of those. Republicans
here who in part are resiionsible for it,
and who wero and ; are now in absolute
sympathy with it,; how. dared '.they, give
the control, of the Southern States ..into
the hands of ■negroes," as being fit,: not
only' to govern: themselves, but . also to
govern white men? If the Filipinos are
children, what were' and are. the. ex-slaves,
of the South?; "How dared ..Republicans
appeal, to the northern masses to compel
'the South to grant the negroes . a free
vote-'anU a fair. count: when it involved
negro --. ■-■■ ; ;• •-«:•
: IS -DESPOTISM .AT .-HAND? .
'■■'.'Were the fruits of the :wa'r. mere Sodom
apples, to be : turned to ashes in such a
brief span? Are the thirteenth, four
teenth, and fifteenth amendments to-be
nullified in .their very essence, because
they,, failed of their purpose in; the South?
Are they; for home usfe only? Is the tlag
to become again a 'flaunting lie' and float
over a military, despotism, lirst in the
Philippines and .later at home? Was the
memorable cbiitiict between slavery and
freedom useless? Have we gained no
rthing? Is the commercial gread which
dominates in' our councils, and coerces the
President to do his bloody and dirty
work, to make of the Constitution a new
'league with death and a covenant with
; htjU', in the interest of oppression akin
to -slavery? In order to do all these
things must we 'camp outside the Constitu
tion); 1 and- give the old interpretation of
the southern; slave-holders to the Decla
ration of Independence, and nullify all
precedents and decisions "of our Supreme
Court? Did this nation . offer up of its
best and bravest upon the altar of. liberty,
the. blood of - seven hundred thousand
men-, and spend and destroy five . billions
of treasure that we might have a 'gov
ernment of the people, by the people, for
the. people,' to find that in the brief span
of ■ one' man's life the sacrifice was vain,
the civil war a mistake, and that the
colored race has no rights we are bound
to respect at home or abroad?"'
QUOTATIONS FROM SCRIPTURE. '
Adverting to Mr. Beveridge's quotations
from the Bible, "Mr. Tillman said: "I.
have heard that the devil can; quote
Scripture for his own purposes. Why, I
can quota Scripture myself. (Laughter.)
Verily, verily. I say unto you Senator
from "Indiana," pointing- his finger dra
matically at Mr. Beveridge, who sat with
in" a few feet of him, "you .cannot
gather fiss fromUhorns, nor. grapes .from
thistles, li we mete out despotism and
bayonet rule to that' people, will it not
be meted back to us? It. need not be from
a foreign source,: and it cannot be
from a foreign source, that the:govern
ment by bayonet will ever oppress the
American people. Our: danger; lies in
familiarizing our people with despotic
methods, in abandoning the American
ideal, and the principles of. our; fathers:,
'.'The curse of bayonet rule will : come
back: to ...plague, as sure as there is a
God in Heaven.".
-', PROTEST AGAINST THE WAR.
In conclusion, Mr. Tillman said: "I
protest : against' the 'continuance of this
unholy war. The. President hits declared
that upon Congress rests the .responsi
bility^ He shirks the burden: of his mis
take and crime, and endeavors to shift
it to our shoulders. ; Let us . give those^
people a government -. of their own, -the
only self-government, in . whatever form
they may select, and be rid of' the Tjur
den, :as well . as" the shame, which ; must
be ours if, we do-not. Let us protect
them against outside interference, and
in -small part compensate them for Jthe
wrongs we have donethem. ';: x h .
"In the name of Washington, of . Jeffer
son, and of Lincoln, let; us stop this war/
Which was a hideous, blunder. . in its be
ginning. "It is now a- .war of 'conquest;
a crime in the sighf of God and-; man." iV
" At 5 o'clock the Senate "' adjourned. ';:.
Weather. Bureau Bill Killed:/ ■; -.-:'
The bill :f or.;the reorganization and: im-;
proveinent of . the Weather Bureau/ which [
includes provision for pensioning; disabled
and aged employees ; •■; of " the ) service, -te
ceived\ a blackVeye ;in; the 'House to-day,:
and :its "opponents -believe it : is killed, i
;:The'billwas;bitterly- fought :by theop
;ponerits of "civil pension rolls,'- on account
of, its -life-tenure provision. , " ?_•/ -:.\
.'-■■V-The'V early > portion ;; of ithe •• day 5 was I de
i'vbted to'a-;llvely.;scrimriiagre. over, the. Sul-;
(CONCLUDEp :ON^ SEVENTH^PAGE.)
- Cl»niiiPHK»>« ,Reeor«l Smasheil. : -'
'cases:; importedxiriy:iS^)l of
;Mumin's,:Extra- Dry .Vwas .never; beforeiltp-
Droached/-;: Carrj'ing;;any enormous :- stock
of^ehbicest wines, its
; be|"exceHed^ regardless' yof iprice^ Its |re^
inarkatile:iS9s:y intage.no wi imported; equals,
BULLET IBS BRAIN.
r .\ /;-■//■/■;; ■> r ■' ; ■'/■- ' ■- - ; .-
Frank Barnett Shot Down by.
W I Rhnripß
1? i vi . .llMUUuoi
/ -■■ "■■'./■;-■■/ — - — '•"^— — ~. ■■./ ; /-- ;; '- •
THE WOUNO VERY SERIOUS.
Tbe Man Loses; M : Blood and Will
ProDably Die.
DO^rESTIC TROUBLE THE CAUSE.
Reports Hud Come to the Ears of
the Husband AVhieli Caused Him
to Attempt the tife of Barnett—
Surrenders Himself.
William J. . Rhodes, a young: man of
Church Hill, shot; and probably ...-.fatally
wounded Frank Barnett,, also of Church
Hill, ■ yesterday morning -.-about ' 11:30
o'clock, at the corner of Church Hill ave
nue 'and Twenty-second street. ;
..Rhodes surrendered himself, and is now
locked up at tlie First Police Station, white
Barnett is at the Hospital with
a 3S-calibre bullet in his brain. He may
live, but the- chances 'are against him.
Rhodes .was, led to : shoot Barnett because"
he beiieved he had been intimate with his
wife. He had been told so, so : it was
learned yesterday, by a number 'of. per
sons.. He was crazed with grief "and mor
tification, and declared that he would
kill Barnett i£ he ever saw him. again.
Leaning heavily against, the door. of his
cell at' the station-house yesterday, and
with tears in his eyes and on his- cheeks,
he said to a Dispatch writer:
; "All the happiness I have had in my
life I have had in -association with my
wife since we have been married. • Now
my "life has been ruined him, and I am
sure any 1 other man with' self-respect and
honor about him would do as I did."
Rhodes met Barnett yesterday: morning,
and instantly . opened fire on him. Two
shots were .fired; only one took effect.
This entered Barnett's left cheek and
buried itself in his brain. ■'-,:. '
CIRCUMSTANCES OF THE SHOOTING.
Rhode's is employed at the Hasker-Mar
cuse factory. Perhaps the. last person
he spoke to before the shooting. was Mr.
Milton Marcuse, one of his employers.
He* met Mr. Marcuse on. Church ..Hill
avenue. That gentleman asked.; him why
he was not at work. He replied that he
was.looking -for Frank Barnett,' and was
going :to ikill him. ;.Mr. 1 > Marcuse tried
hdrd~to '"■ difcsuade- him •■ from - ; his - purpose,
telling him he would "regret' it. ; But
Rhodes 'said, he felt that he was defend
ing his home, and his mind was-made
up. He had not goner two squares before
he met the man he most wanted, to sei^-
When he reached Twenty-second street
Barnett came out towards ."Church Hill
avenue. Rhodes seemingly; became al
most wild, and ran "towards his victim.
He shot twice; one ball missed, but the
other struck Barnett full on the
left cheek, and glancing neither
to right nor left, kept on its
course, sinking far out of sight into his
brain.- Barnett staggered and- fell. He
rose and would have fallen again, but
by this time a number, of people had col
lected and some one .helped him get to.
Sergeant Johm T. Hall's residence.- which
is on the avenue at Twenty-second street.
He was' taken into the residence. Sergeant
Hall's wife, herself, aiding him. .
BLED \MOST FREELY. -; _
:' The wound bled very freely.".'.- Where
Barnett walked across Twenty-second
street there' was a. path .stained with
blood, there was a pool at the gate, and
the lioor of the dwelling was enmsorw.
The first physician to arrive was Dr. W.
S Beasley, of Church Hill. He directed
aIV his efforts towards 'stopping the flow
of blood, and would not . let his patient
talk or let him, be excited in any way
if it could; be prevented.- A little- later
Barnett was taken to his home,' on. Plea
sant street, Avhich was" near. by. -let
later it was decided to be best to take
him to the Virginia Hospital. This was
done and there Dr. William 11. Parker,
the family physician., was called to see
him. .
RHODES' SURRENDERS HIMSELF.;
No one attempted to detain Rhodes
after the shooting. He- went on about
his business. One of the first to learn
of the affair was: Policeman. Zimmer, who
was on his way to the Firet Station to
report for'duty at 1 o'clock. The police
man went a.t once to look for Rhodes.
The two men- soon met and Rhodes sur
renJered himself. :He was taken, to the
station-house and 'put in a cell. A. Dis
patch writer was the first to see him
after he reached tho police station.
Rhodes is of about medium height and
says he is 25 years of age. He has V'aandy""
hair^ aridblue eyes/ He . was. very^much
affected by .what had happened. He de
clined to tell the story.: He said he had
engaged. Mr. H. M. Smith as . counsel
and did not wish to say anytn.ng about
the affair until ;he had: been advised by
hil .attorney. He did say -that he was
sure he was justified in what.^he had
done and that anyother man m his pla.ee
would have done the. same thing. .
! .Rhodes "was a member, of Companj -H.
Fourth Virginia Regiment, during : the
Spanish-American war. Three days after
his return from the^war-thaKis, April
12tli oMast i-ear-he married Miss Vir
ginia Catherine Loving, of Ashland. He j
arid his brother married sisters.;. Before
the war arid since he had been employed
in the lithographing department of the
Ha'sker-Marcuse factory.
He lexpressed the .hope; that; no one
would acquaint his wife with -what,. had
happened, -as she was'-not well,; and no
one was at home, with her but her sister,
who was younger than she was. ~
' WIFE D33EPLY: GRIEVED.
.Rhodes is "a -son ,of .Mr. Henry: C.
Rhodes, driver- of • Steamer /No. .4, .of the
Richmond-Fire^pepartment.t^Theifather
and" Mi". Smithwerit 'over to. tlie house
: arid -broke ;the ,news •to - tlie young -'wife.
She was 'greatly ; ,; agitated,. • " - " .
About 4. -o'clock 'in ; the
vßhodeb's -mother ;camo -to see.'him. " : She ;
put-her arms: about! her' son and cried;as
if her heart ..was brokeni r; ; ..The f'scene- of
the "meeting was ;. deeply ;- affecting.- ;.:He
tried'to" comfort : her, , and :■: saidfagajn -: h* :•:
, would. :be>justmed by the^people^when:
they knewthe facts.- , ;■;-•::'.-■??<;-,■ tV'*'A .'--.". ■"•' '--'
; ><M'r^ Smith said Up a'pispatch -last ■.
mighti night' that "ihefcould^not raakeianyjfurther:
statement' about! his'-client's^casev;:than,
'that^he; believed tatijLhe ■;time':he^
?would\be>ablejto:show>and' to", prove that:
Rhodes.-was V justified in rallvhe fdid.y Mr.
;SmithVdid ? n6t;wish>tdjsay;any;more.itban,:
=this~. ' It was learii -J, however,, that
iwhatlother people .had; told' him, and not
•b^any.ip6sitlye- ! kWowledge:6f his own. /;
■V-'Rhodes ' is i'not^aiwelVf manly Sisel'-trYes-;
: te rday '} af t ernooff! hT; complained : o f :■. Bel 1 1 g
tweak.fandhCwas^sufferingjfro^
cold^Helis '< just^etting^up^f rom - a : : speir
of the grip.
//: BARNETT;AT^TIIE ■■';. /- '-S
The ball^: ■ whic'li- sank to; theicentre^ ot
Barnett's ;brain/ : is ; a\^-calibreVshot\froTn
an ' ;"A'merica"n ■Bulldog- pistol^-'Dr. Parker
succeeded mi . the "a-fternoon- in stopping
.the'flb^-: of ;blood//Thls . was/ab'soiutely..
': as "Barhett^HsVarconsumpUye
and "riot^strong./;He7was;put::Upori': ; the
opera ting/ table ;and it he/b all Tprobed '- for
'and -located-viHc stood /this." trial. .very
well. He,; has .been : most of the
time. 'No ' one is; allowed- to : see hi m." and
he is not allowed talk./;// ' / / : /
. Barnett s is about ? 3- years ; of age. He
was- employed fat "the HaskerTMarcuse
factory up-to; about threeVmonths". ago.
holdirig;.the- position ; of foreman", in : the
box-making- department. .■. ■ He left because
.he was; ill,'. and .weiit to the country -in
search of ; heal th. ,. He had not long ; re
.turried when Rhodes heard , of it .and
sought' him out. He'is unmarried and bears
a': good reputation. ...
Barnett.latmidnight. was doing as well
as could; possibly^^ be expected: His condi
tion is as serious as possible. •-,- / .
IXJXTEKEST OF STREET PAIK.
Meeting; of GcritU'inrn To-Xlßht—
Chamber of Commeri-c To-Morroiv. :
. The movement in favor of the proposed
street fair will assume definite shape to
night; when a conference -of those who
have shown' a deep Interest in the ;matter
will beheld at Murphy's Hotel.- The gen
tlemen assembled at that time will "dis
cuss the • question •of immediate action;
and will. probably appoint a committee to
go -before the Board of Directors of the
Chamber of Commerce, which will meet
on Wednesday afternoon. '*•■•■-
The meeting of the board of the Cham
ber of Commerce will first dispose of the.
matter of'appointment of the standing'
committees for the; year, and will after
wards take up the street fair proposition.
The board will very likely refer the ques
tion to "a. committee, which will hear
those interested and familiar with the
subject. ;. / . : .
HE DIES l.\ A CELIj.
UiifortnnHte Terminatioii of I^ife «t
fi. 1,. lloMlier, ii AVbitc 31»n'.
G. L.' Bosher. .a white man, died in a
cell at the First Poiice Station last night
a few hours after; he. had been arrested
for drunkenness on the street.
Another Unfortunate, who had been
placed in the same cell for a similar of
fence, called the attention of the Sergeant
of .the- station to Basher's' condition. 'A
few -minutes before 10 o'clock Bosher'a
companion -called- the' Sergeant, .saying
that something was wrong with the man,
who had fallen to the floor, and lay quite
still, apparently unconscious. The body
was still warm when. the cell was opened
a minute later," but Bosher was dead.
The Coroner ; was notified. ;He will • hold
an inquest this morning-: This, however,
is scarcely more than a -matter of form,
for everything points to death from natu
ral-causes.*" , ■• - : .
Bosher-is apparently about 3.". years old,
though he gave his age when arrested as
37 years. He is said to leave a wife and
son, who.live near Cold Harbor, in Han
over county. - .-„ .-'
\VAVr THE COMPETITION.
ifrederielcHbHrjr . I'nTOrn Senhoaril
, -AVashliiKton Extension.
FREDERIC KSBURG. VA.. January 20.
(Special.)— A largely-attended meeting of
the business-men_ of. this city to-night
was unanimously in favor of the pVoposed
Seaboard Air-Cine 'from. /Richmond to
Wasbirigi.oriwPrr>vi<ltHl-,lt:-Cc<.m« = through
Fredericksbiirg. , Our in
the Legislature, -however, v/as not in
structed. 1 ; The meeting appointed a com
mittee to visit Washington and endeavor
to secure a larger appropriation for the
river from Congress.
During a difficulty in Stafford last night
Horace Hamm seriously cut Thomas
Parker and William. Montague. The in
strument used was a razor. All the par
ticipants are colored. A woman is said
to have caused the ditHculty.
The farm known as "Little Falls," in
Stafford county, arid owned by.: L. I.
Steams,, has been sold to the Messrs.
Emerichs, of Idaho.. / They will engage in
sheep-raising. . ; .;• . ;. :/ ..
if I Hh<h at KerryS. .
Fifty, dozen Black and Brown $2 Derbys
at Berry's, until sold, at $1 "each. This
season's styles and shapes.
... ; Sale of ll«»>'.s* Slides.
Berry &' Co. will continue ,th* Bargain
Tables Monday and' Tuesday, containing
.Boys' Shoes, worth up to -$-.50, for $l.to,
and worth up to $1.75 for SGc— all sizes,
all leathers.- ' ' ■ ' :.
I'illsbnry'n Flnlcea Onln,
the best money can buy. ■
Sale of Boyi 1 Shoes.
Bern" & Co. will continue the Bargain
Tables 'Monday 'and Tuesday, containing-
Boys' Shoes, worth up to $2.50, for '$l;"45j :
and worth up to $1.75 for Soc— all sizes,
all leathers. .
Old Doiuiuion's Dully Fast F*relsht.
The Old Dominion Steamship com
pany's Daily steamers are now making a
very Fast Freight schedule to and frorri
New York and Richmond, freight de
liveries being made in this city on second
morning from New York, thus giving a
Daily servic© with cheap rates and fuist
time. ,J, J ; ; .
. ♦•Pillabury's Best",
•■■;-! is the best Flour.
- Sale of lloy.n' Slioe.s.
Berry & Co. will continue- the Bargain
Tables Monday and Tuesday, containing
Boys' "Shoes, wortl\ up to $-.50, for. $1.43,
and-worth up to ?V73 for S.'c— all sizes,
all leathers; .. / '
* PHlslmry's • Vitos,
the best breakfast food.
fl Hntt at Berrj'n,
Fifty; dozen Black and Brown 32 Derby.-*
at Berry's,, until sold, at $1 each. This,
season's styles and shapes. < ; j
UrinU Keunj's Teu» anil CoSTef.H. *
-Highest quality; lowest, prices. Pure
Sugars sold at cost. ; C. D. KENNY,
Northwest corner .Broad :and Sixth
streets;: .southeast /corner • Main and ■
Seventeenth/streets. ,:: - ;
Sale of . noyn* Shoes.
Berr> & Co will continue the Bargain
Tables*' Monday- and , Tuesday,, containing
Boys I.'1 .' Shoes, 'worth up to; $2.50,-; for. .31.45;
and worth up to 51.75. *. for SCc.— ult sizes,
all ileai hers. „ ; - "■- '
• :.: "':',", \HaniC»on«l. : . ■ ; ;".
-Thebest Roses. Violets. Carnations, and
other;; Cut-Flowers, always bn_ hand. Spe
claltattentiori^giveri to > .'.weddings, arid-de
coratiri^. . "' . : , ,
v ' Sale ot Boys' Show. V
JZerryY&^Co^ytMl cbntinuei the -BarKajn
Tables 3rom3ay } and' Tuesday.-; containlnsr
Boys' ' Shcf'3, worth < "P to "■ .^•"•O. ; tor-tl'jZ:;
arid^worth^up .to' JI.7S :for;;B3c.: for ; ; B3c.— ul| s'.zej!,'
all leathers.
1-. $L UaUiat BerrVx.
Fifty dozen Black anil Urown S- Derbys
iatSßerry's. until- Huld. at SI each. This
seasdn'sfstyjfs and shapes.
S^S^S^S^^^ff^
BRYAN IN THE JftSfc
IHe Begins a Week's Tour of
-; illlUUu ciolUi!Ui--i $ ; : ;
THREE SPEECHES lESTEROftf
One Address Eacti in PrpYidence, loos-;
• ; socket, and Pawtucket.
810 AI'D I E.VCES y MUCH E^iTHtsiASJi;
DecTiiration of In«icpendence - Still
/:. ■- ■■-" ■ i - ~: .:/" ' .;. /:.*.'■/' /-' ;. ".*;/./;
c Imvf, Saysthe Celonel— Troops Call*
: ed Out In 'OH : Because ;-Nationi|;
I'oHcr Hum neciime;lmpcrUxllstlc.4'
; PROVIDENCE. R. 1.. January.23.—Colo
nel 'W. J. Bryan began to-day ;.a waek'3 ;
tour/ of Khode Island, speaking- "threa"
times— at Pawtucket and i AVoonaockct, liv ;
thes afterrioori, and in. this in; ther ;
evening. As the .State of Rhoda Island: la >
just. ■'ou"the eve of a gubernatorial ; cam-;
puign, which will close with an election
in April, Mr. Bryan's- coming Is tinaeiy. .
for the Democratic party. •
His chief- address, in Infantry' Hail, to* ■
: night, is considered aho first of a. sorki;
:of rallies arranged by the Deraocratia
I State "Committee in. its efforts '^to fcarry^
j the State-. Moreover, as the Legislature
will ; meet : to-morrow, tho ''gathering; :
brou'gh t t oge t her prominent men of bothi
big- parties from, all over 'the State tor
hear the 1 doctrines of rJeffersonlan- D«f "
niocraey expounded by a National Demo-r
cratic leader. ; .;
" / 810 AUDIENCESr
The 1 speech of this -evenlngr.; the :tliirrfc
delivered by the Colonel within aix hours,*;
like the two: previously glvun, :was li«-:
tened to by an auillence that taxed tha
capacity ot~ the ha 11 to the utmost. Thera
was plenty of.: music and ..enthuaiasin. :
Consq'essman I.entz; who':is ', a .'member; 62 :
Colonel Bryan's party, al«b :mude a rins
ing ■ speech at tho meeting ■to-night.. ;"■ » ;
Mr.' Bryan arrived in ; this city to-day ;
frorii New York. "with Mr. I^entz. At Newt
Haven;' -Mayor. Green; of ;,Wu<->n*6eKt;i ;
Mayor. Fitzgerald, of Pawtucket. and :tt. v
committee : from the Democratic Central
Cammktfe oi Rhode Island, met-itho
visitors, 'and 'accompanied them the {re-/
mainder of th'i;; journey. " •' '
FKEKdOM OF CITr.PKESENTED.-:
"PAWTUCKET, R. 1.. Januarj'29.— W. J.
Bryan was well.-pleasi<«.l with the' result'
of: his tlrst speech in: the State of -Rhodu";
Island, at the . Opera-House.' thia :af ter- ; .
noon. : ■ Tho Marge-auditorium wa»^ packed, -
and there was much enthtisitism. : ',Mr. ;
Bryan w"i3'Siveri ;the .freedom of ■ the cK7 ,".:
bj^-Jhtifor;JulJn''F.- ; ;B'!tifcercii<.!r'who*iHtCO-:
duuyitt fiivn. - Tho "Colonel kept every onu
in. good nature b.vapplyinjr Biblical say
ings to his subject. .
Mr: Bryan declared that .the Chicago',
platform ■ 'stands tu-ditv- the. ority -oni
r«dci»tetJ in ISWJ'that would be reniembenid
for alt time. •...'. /;■-./ ;■-. - . .
'"I have a "higher ambition than to^bc
.Pregliient," said he: "that is. to do some-^
thing to make the government belter. C
have no doubt that ithe >time 'will coma
when the -principle of the .Chicago plat-"
form will be a part of the law of the
United States. 1 believe in its Ultimato
trii'rnph. '*■-':'. :
M' KIN LEY'S MONETARY COMMISSION.
Mr. Bryan referred to the /monetary;
ccnimission sent to;l3iirope by X*resitlfnc
>IcKlnley, and said -that tho .president J
had detraypd;the people by tryin? to ? gea
foreign- governments to help :the United i
States to get rid of a thing tne people; hail
already declared for. ;,,/;;;
.The speaker referred to the panic ; iii ;
London as the result" of areverao in South.;
Africa nnd'the panic in thu United StatO3
as.a 'further 'result. .:. . .; ...
•J'lf a few. reverries of "English arms'dis
turb the finances of. this ; country ,";7 Bald. ;
he, "where \yill you be It ever. Bnglanii '
ttakeW a initlori of h»*r .siz»? We w'li never.:
be independent -until wti -have a financial
system ofour own.". ■;■', / . . ■'-..:
i - '/." TRUSTS AND IMPERIALISM; v;,;
j lln .regard to trusts, Mr. Bryan saidJha/
i advocated hiiviny a line "drawn. /'-which, -:
| would confine the limits "of a trust^t*;
I one particular State. and leave: tho other'
forty-four States -free. . ■-..'■■ -■"■ ' ; - /.
'-Regarding imperiaasin.ilr. Bryan. said;.;
j '.'The Declaration "of Independenca |is HtULt
law in the United States; -.The President;
in/ISOS asked .for. Jin iarray of 100.COO ibe->;
cause there had been-acliangoin natSonat;
' policy- It was a 'change to the policyloC; 1
>an :empire. K.we have Imperialism war
' will have militarism.'*. : ■
I -. \THB -^M^i
/'The Reptib.icansjare trying to declars ; ;
that it; ls our divine right to take tho,
Philippines. L.nt Congress declare .that
we/are not there for th« land or for .tin**
people, and :thatwc Intend •to -giveitha";
latter the isame liberty w« have ourselves;^
and that will effectually settto every
thing." < / . ..-/•" : :/' ' • ' -
Mr. Bryan was the only spoalc<sr. ami
the meeting broke up early to enable hiru'
to catch a train for Woonsocket.
TIIK RAfLROAI} TELEGRAPHERS. *
Their Chief Ex»-ontiv«: I.ookliiK Tnt< ;
. 'l'roiilile on Hie Southern. * -s
ATt^ANTA. GA., January '25.— W. V.
Powell of- St. Louis, president of tho -
Order of Kailroad T«'!psraphpr,<. arrivict -:\J;
in Atlanta to-night.. His comingMsi>lgnt r . ;
ficant at this "time'in vi&w of the/fact / ? *
that the : telegraphers : on tbe Southern:- '*
railway are attempting t^aUjust-certain :fy
grievances exiitting on that: system. They,
lifeline to state the purpose ot.FrestJeuE. ':;
Powell's visit, but it is certuln that -li-.*
i.s here to lookiarterthnSotithern; railway
trouble, which Is :reKard«tl: "as .; serious
enough to brlns the chief yexecutlyeJotll- .;
cer to '• the .scene. :,./': . . ; -Z /-- .;"".-'■•; '"'■.-.>...:■
The telegraphers ; have appealed their--
case to General-Manager Fmnk S. ":<}»»-;. ■
, non. at Washington, and ask<?d;hSm;fqr. a.;: -j
hearing. They expect :to hear £rorh Jlr. . rj
Gannon soon. - :-■ - -'. : : r; :;/:;. 'M
i '■'■■ ' - ' "' f^— — *'"ir"""" ir """- :-;:'■ ' : .:- ■ ' - '■ <'■■'■
'" i?t -Ilatai at Merry's. .
i Fifty dozen .Clack/and Brown S2 Dori^r^ ;
at Berry's.- until sold, at 31. each. Thia :.
season's styles and shape:?. . J
•■-:• ■;;: ■ '.- 'i.j !'ii_ — . — "-■- .■•'-'-'-. ■■'-•/. ; ; ; •
j The Weather.
r- . I;■ WASHINGTON, - January 29.—
I F4IB I fr* o!% '<- lil^ toy Tuesday and V/ed.
I 1 nvsday:
I■:-.,;I ■:-.,; ■■.': A'irglnia— Fair and wArtner
{ Tuesday; jraln-^or sripw- Wednesday: s\ii3d^
sh!lting':t(> fresh, 'southerly. „
Carolina and; South 'Carolin.i—
F^a-ir and wuriner Tuesday; .prouably ,i'al» :
Wednesday; westerly winds, bvcomsn-f
variable. " ' - '
! ;tTH^:;^WKATH;E.Ft- VIXURICHJrONO "~>
YESTERDAY ;wa.s;oc>ia: arid :'riiw.;.TherA ;
wassnow. wind, nr.'i cold. Tht rmiijc oZ
the "■ thermometer.- was as -follows: :.
6 A. M -'»
" ;9 A.-J1...-. • ;....:..'....:': -v-^
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