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FACES "13 TO gft.
WHOLE NUMBKH; ] 5.207.
He Succeeds Governor Goebeias
Executive of Kentucky,
HEW . ADJUTAHT— GENERAL
Taylor's Adjntant- and Assistant Adjii
IN.IfACTIO.Y AGAISst" . TAVI.OIJ.
Or.lor ncxtraiiunfr- Him from Xntcr
f,*rins- AVitli I-*?srisl:ituro — Graphic
I'icJiirc of <:«>v. Goclicl's Dcntli—
( :t>jl«Mn:iii ■ Adjiitnnt-Genernl.
5 ;: AXKFOirr, XV., February 3.— Ex-
Cv iiy one hour after the death of Gover
,. Goebel. ticutenant-Governor J. C. W.
j-., Khnm was sworn in as Executive of
the Suite by S. J. Shnckelford, Clerk ot
;• , Coun of Appeals.
It hud been determined to keep secret
•. t news of tho death of Mr. Gocbel until
Mr: i^eekham should have been formally
iisducled into oflioe, and the delay was
juuie greater "by the inability of Dr. Mc-
Coriniok tc leave the bedroom of.Mr.:-'Goe-
I*l and- make the proper certificate of
, : ,..i:. Until this had been done the
r coJOcrAtic attorneys -were unwilling that
itie oath of otfice should be administered.
The ceremony; took place in a small
i, r;i on the same floor as that in which
Mr Goebel died, but a few doors to the
v,c.a of 't. I" the room at the time of
•...■: administration of the oath v.-ere
;-'< nsitor-elect Biackburn, Colonel B. H.
Y<>uHgt Colonel Philip Thompson,' Eph
l.illiird, J. H. Lillis, Lieutenant .ilcKay.
S. 3. Shackelford, Clerk of the Court of
A;}H.als; Dr. P. YT, Wells, Colonel Harry
>.i . •K:.y. Colonel Jack Chirm, Kit Chirm,
Dn. McCormiek, Joseph Blackburn. Jr.,
anO three representatives of the press.
A WAITING DEATH CERTIFICATE.
Colonel Young, who "wus one of the lead
ing Democratic 1 attorneys throughout- the
Gotbel-Taylor contest, and Senator
elect Blackburn, sat at a table in the
t*utre of tli« room, upon which they had
c'auii up the papers necessary to the
:id:r.iii!Stratiori o*£ the oath of office- to Mr.
Beckham. After the papers had been
L'C-iwpleteci there was a. wait of nearly
If Hiinutes for Dr. McCormick.
Tin. dtiuh certificate being duly pre
pictd. l>y. Mr'Cormick quickly sis'i<?d his
nanit and swore- lo the contents of the
•\.Nu-.v, Mr. Beckham, it is your turn,"
y.Mil Colonel Young.
Sir. Beckham, who had been standing
5n the far corner of the room, at once
'!v.;:;ie<i to the table, with a Hush of <:X
tiuncht on his youthful face. '"Sign the
oath," said Colonel Young, pushing the
paper toward him.
Beckham hesitated, and Colonel Young
rc-peated his request.
"Let me be sworn first,*' said Mr. Beck
"You. must sign the paper before you
take 'the oath." said Colonel Young. "We
want your oath to the signature-"
TAKING THIS OATH.
Mr. Beckhani: advanced to the table and
altix«i liis signature; irepping back, he
held up his right hand K,r the oath, which
■> ; its read to him by Clerk Shackleford;:
of.. the ■' Court of Appeals. The light .Avas
not of the best, and the writing on the.
]>;•-!'•:■ not the most legible, and Mr.
ijhacklelord made slow work of v. All
ih- lime Beclthath stood before him with
his eyes shining and a deep, Hush on his
When the Clerk read the concluding
words of the oath— "So hvrlp you God,"
Mr. Beckham's reply came, "I- Co." and
then; with greater emphasis. "And may
Gcd pivc me strength to do my duty."
"1 devoutly hope He will." rejoined Col
onel Younc* Clerk Shackleford then at
tested :!:<■ oath. .
N i: W A DJUTAXT-GEXKRAL.
The tirst -official action of Mr. Beckham
was Hie appointment of a. new adjutant
gcheral. and his last act before assuming
•■!■..■ oaiti was an order relieving Adjutant
<;•:;■ i.V, Collier and Assistant-Adjutant-
General Dixori.,.The order was as follows:
"Executive Office; State of Kentucky,
Frankfort. Ky., February ::. ISO^
-y\.v following Executive order is pub
3. !.-,■ for the information and guidance
of all concerned:
"State of Kentucky,
"Frankfort, February 3,/ 1900.
"Executive Order No. 1:
"3. J'ainel H. Collier, adjutant-general,
and J. K. Dickson, assistant adjutant
genoral. are hereby relieved from ofiico,
to take effect immediately.
"2. J;, f.rring tc the Executive procla
mation of the Ist instant, all members of
the Kentucky State Guard, ordered on
(July in the city oCFranicfort by my pre
decessor, are relieved from duly, to take
«ffm immediately, and are instructed
this day to return to their respective
' iSigjiod) "J. C. W. BECKHAM".
EXECUTION OF ORDER.
On (ho back of this order was endorsed :
liie following-; ;
'•Kxt-cuted by delivery of a' true copy ;
to Cspuiin Bennett, officer of the day, in
coinmsjid of the troops at gate of Capi
"iol grounds, who reported General D. H.
Collkr absent from his command. Cap
tain 8.-nneti received Ihe paper and
promb--c<j to deliver same to General Col
!ii r. Tin- delivery was made at C:2O o'clock
-•*• -M.. this third day of February, l? 0».
'(Signed) "HARRY M'KAY,
"Colonel and Aide-de-Camp.
Th« or< icr was delivered to Captain
s'.'::iK.!f at the gate of the Capitol
grounds twenty-five minutes before the
death of Mr. Goebel;
KIiCKHAiI ACT) XCA GOVERNOR FRI
Mr. H<?ckham was made Acting-Gover
!:"!" last night by the announcement by J)>\
••'Corniick that Governor. Goebel: was
'"-•aliV.r to attend to the duties of the of
. Mr. Bc-ckham seemed deeply* affected,
««d ho did not reveal much joy over the
which those in the room
showered upon him.
SI'JXING BL.ACKRIJ]tN;S CER^FI.r:
"These Js one thing I would have been
Krc-uly pl, ;a .s<?d to have had done by -^Jr.
r «'ob.l before his death," h« said, "and
!} »v is tho signing of the certUieate of
K "!!iUor Blackburn. Of course. 1 am'.sreat
s>'5 >' l'l':;scd to have tho privilege myself.
lj m 3 know that it was a matter; close t,o
heart or llr. Gwcbel, and I' wish- that i
ho could have, lived lon K . enou K h to do it.
l Uiink I: can promise." he said with a
wnilo; thnt it will bo one of the nrst
tnlnjrs I sli.tll (loon'.lionday." '> ■
IWIIXCTIOV ACAISST TAVLOIt.
Order Ui«nl raining ■ Him from Tnler-
OHijk: Wltli jln. LL-Kisiatuic.
FRANKFORT. KY.. February -3,— Judge
C.-.iitrlll. of the Circuit Court,, this morn
irir granted a temporary injunction re
straining Governor 'Taylor from- inter
fering:, with the meetings of the Legisla
ture, and from removing the seat of Le
g:s:a lure to London, Ky.
The temporary injunction is to remain
I'ndsng until' February Sih, when the
bisoruig to make It permanent will come
befoie Judge Cantrill, at Georgetown. Ky.
At the opening of court. Judge Pryor
produced the petition, which has already
been published, and read- it in full. When
he had concluded. Judge Pryor said:. ,
"1 do not suppose that it is necessary to
prove the case of the '.plaintiff, and your
Honor having read the petition in cham
bers, and there being no counsel present
for the other side, 1 ask that the following
crier be issued:"
He then read an order in connection
with the petition 1 , and it was entered
by Judge Cantrill.
EFFECTIVE UNTIL THURSDAY.
'Your Honor will notice," continued
Judge Pryor, "that this is but a tempo
rary restraining order. ■to- be effective
upon the defendant until February Sth,
when a request will be made that the
petition be made perpetual."
"Are there any attorneys present for
the defendant?'' asked Judge Cantrill. ,
There was no reply. "Mr. Clerk, let the
order be entered." said the Judge, "but
I wish to make it read that the applica
tion for the permanent injunction wiT
be heard at Georgetown, in this State,
instead. of Frankfort."
This was agreeable to the attorney for
the plaintiff, and- the matter was so ar
PERSONAL SERVICE WAIVED.
No attempt will -toe -made to secure per
sonal service of the writ of injunction
upon Governor Taylor. Immediately after
the issuance of the writ Judge Cantrill
instructed Sheriff Suter, of Franklin
county, to make no effort to present the
order of court. The Judge .directed * that
it be allowed to remain binding -without
service, because of the' danger threaten
ing the man who should undertake the
task, and 1 the results that might ensue,
owing to the state of the public mind.
■ itßruiiilicAX i»iidcisEiJixos:
M<;inJiors f»1" lAV^iNlat!ii-e Goiiif? to
Loiidoii— Taylor Mill \«< Follow.
FRANKFORT, XL, February Z.—Chair
man John Barrett, of the Republican
joint caucus, has issued a call for a ses
sion of the caucus at the couit-house, in
London, Monday, at 4 P. M. This- is
taken to indicate that then; will be an
attempt to organize a. legislature and to
eiect new officers. To make a quorum H
would be necessary for the troops to ar
rest and take to London enough of iho
Democrats for that purpose.
A leader of the party said: "We will
elect all legislative officers- and elect Gov
ernor Bradley to the United States Sen
ate, thereby getting a contest in the Sen
ate, which will bring a decision from
Governor Taylor has provided against:
the delay and inconvenience of receiving
and sending telegrams in his present se
cluded quarters by means of messengers,
lie had two wires run into his oiliee.
and has his own operators within the
There' was a general exodus of Repub
lican represent'aUves and senators to-day
in the direction of London. Many mem
bers have been leaving by twos and
threes for the last two days, going to
their homes, and intending to go from
there to London, but to-day -there was
a concerted movement, and a)l of those
who had been left behind— about fifteen—
started on the morning train.
Several cases of rilles and a large quan
tity of ammunition were forwarded to
London last night by express by Adju
tant-General Collier. He says hu expects
no trouble at London, but wishes to, have
matters ready for any emergency.
Governor Taylor has, for the time be
ing at least, given up the idea of going
to London, and will remain in the Execu
tive building in Frankfort.
111-ACIvIUIICX I.V Kit AXSCFOUT.
Hi; Sti'itnsly Tir^t'.s Necessity of l're
seryins' tlie Peiiet-i
FRANI-^FORT, KY., February s.— United
i States Senator-elect Blackburn arrived in
Frankfort from Washington this morn
ing-, to hold a conference with the De
mocratic leaders, and to advise with them
as to the probable effect of the attitude
lof the administration toward Governor
Senator Blackburn was met at the sta
tion by Colonel Jack Chirm.' Speaker
South Trimble, of the House, and other
prominent Democrats, .and on arrival at |
the Capitol Hotel immediately held a con
sultation with ex-Congressman Henry,
Lieutonant-Governor Beckham, J. Andrew
Scott I Prypr, Attorney McQuown, Re
presentative Caritrill, J. . \V. Hickman. and
FEDERAL ATTITUDE GRATIFYING,
The determination of the administration
not to interfere with the course of events
•it Frankfort, until actually necessary, us
chown by yesterday's Cabinet meeting,
: 'md Senator Blackburn's interview with
the President, was evidently gratifying
to the Democratic leaders.
Senator Blackburn strongly -urged the
necessity of preserving peace at a 1
l,azards. and o£ allowing no acts ot Vio
lence to occur under any circumstances,
but to allow matters to proceed to a con-
CIU SUTTON hSS^OR PRESENT..
The authorities *at Louisville telephonea
County-Judge Moore to-day, asking U
Tames teSer Sutton, who was arrested
uijmMio«« Senator Dclmc AVi.-.-s to
IVitVi'draw I.oimIoi: Onier.
WASHINGTON. D. C. February. 3.-
Senitor Deboe, of Kentucky (Republican),
Vd-uay sent a brief telegram to Governor
T . v'or at Frankfort, advising him to
ni'ow 'the State Legislature . to meet at
At least one other dispatch has been
-out to Governor Taylor, of the same
Sr, but a copy of ltjsjiot obtainable.
DISATII OF <SOVI3KXOU GOEHI2I'.
Grapblo Picture of His Passlns
FRANKFORT. KY., .February. S.-The
bullet fired by an unknown assassin last
Tuesday morning ended. the life. of -XV n
liam Goc-bel at C:44 this. evening. The only
persons .present at the ■ death-bed were
Mr Goebel's sister, Mrs. Braunaker. and
his brother. Arthur .Goebel, who have,
been in constant attendance at. Governor
Goebel's bedside. , n
Justus Gocbel, another brother, who
has *jen hurrying from Arizona as fast
as' st Jam could: carry him, , in the vain
hope of reaching his ♦ dying brother in
time for. some token of recognition, ar
rived forty minutes too late.
Oxygen was frequently administered to
the' dying man -during- the afternoon, in
an effort to keep him alive until his bro
ther's arrival, bur,in vain. -By .the cruel
irony of fate^ie^raiivon__which Justus
- -•-'■ - (CONCLUDED ON TAG E 19.) ,
BB y^&S^SS^SS^Sr^^^ A "^ra^^^^l
RICHMONJ). VA.. SUNDjW, ~ FEBRUARY 4. 1900.
Tai)- of Ming the State Com
mittee to Order One. ■■
FIGHT OVER AIR-LINE BILL,
Claim Made That the Contest Has
Already Been Won,
RECBI'.TIO.V TO LAWOtAIvEItS.
One to lie Held nt the Confederate
Museum To-Morrow — Too 31>my IjO
cal and I'rii-ntc -Hills— Topics IJis
.l'us.svd in tlic Ijoliby.
There is a possibility, of a Democratic
State convention's being held some time
Those who wish a convention held then
desire it to pass upon the question of
holding a constitutional convention. It is
also proposed to have the convention
choose delegates to the national conven
tion to nominate a candidate for the
It is argued that, the Democratic legis
lative caucus has decided to pass the bill
providing for submitting to the people
the question of holding a convention for
the purpose of revising the Constitution.
It lias also decided to make the holding
of a convention a party issue, as far as
possible, for the. caucus to bind the
Those members, of the General Assem
bly who are not specially in favor of con
stitutional revision think this is going
far enough. Many who are heartily in
favor of revising and amending the or
ganic law are of that opinion. But a
number are also of the opinion that in
order to make constitutional revision a
certainty, it is necessary that it Un given
more emphatic, and especially more deli
nite, party endorsement. This can only
be done by the party itself in convention
assembled. Therefore, a convention is
advocated, more especially as one will
have to be held this year in order to
choose delegates to the national conven
Those who wish the convention to.; pass
upon iii<- question of revising the Consti
tution want the State Committee called
together in a week or two for the pur
pose of considering the subject. Many
members of the General Assembly are
also members of the State Committee,
and it would save them a trip to Rich
mond were, the meeting held before the
end of the session.
It was stated last night by a well
known member of the House that in his
opinion the light for a charter for a rail
road to parallel the Richmond, Freder
icksburg and Potomac railroad was end
ed, and that the Washington Air-Line
would be granted a charter. This claim
has not heretofore been made. It was
stated to be founded upon the recent pro
position of the Richmond, Fredericksburg
and Potomac to guarantee ah income of
12 per centum per annum' upon the hold
ings of the State if the road is not paral
leled. "In my opinion," said the gentle
man referred to, "no better argument for
the State's ridding itself of its stock
could have been presented."
Public sentiment seems to be strongly
in favor of granting the charter. The
Chamber of Commerce ol this city 'on
Friday adopted resolutions urging the
passage of the charter bill, and has ap
pointed the following, committee to me
lfloraiize the Legislature in its favor:
Messrs. John B. Purcell, ; . J. C. Freeman.
Henry S. Hutzler; Robert Lecky, Jr., D.
X Midyette, K. "W. Powers, and L. C.
The Travellers' Protective Association,
Post A, comprised of the most enter
prising aiid public-spirited citizens in the
State, have also spoken in favor of the
scheme through the following resolutions,
adopted last night:
"Resolved, That Post A, Virginia Divi
sion", Travellers' Protective Association,
hereby endorses the •bill now pending in
the Virginia Legislature relative to . the
granting 1 of a charter to the Seaboard
Air-Line railway to builda railroad from
Richmond to Washington, thereby secur
ing an additional northern outlet.
<That. the secretary of this post be in
structed to issue at once a letter to each
member oT the post, soliciting his co
operation and influence and" requesting
■him to endeavor to have his customers
to write their several representatives ask
ing their vote and influence for said bill.
"That the secretary be also instructed
to address a letter to our representatives
in the' Legislature asking their votes and
of said bill."
There was an animated discussion be
fore adoption of the resolution 'as to whe
ther- the Seaboard Air-Line bill should
bo specifically endorsed. Several members
'avcied language which, while advocating
the proposition" to build a competing
ro'rthern outlet, would not endorse any
\ strong argument urged before the
travelling men was that consummation
of tho Seaboard consolidation would
piobably mean the securing of inter
ch&Kgeable mileage in the South, lor
which tli- Travellers' Protective Asso
c.p.tion men have been cpntentling vigor
ously for a long time. Failure of the Sea
l-carri deal, it was admitted last night,
me c nt probably failure to secure inter
The interest in the movement is not con
fined to Virginia, as evidenced, by the
V- Marietta, Ga., February 3, 11*00.
President Chamber of Commerce, Rich
mond. Va. : ■
Oui Board of Trade earnestly requests
that you will use your influence, to in
duce Virginia Legislature to authorize
Seaboard Air-Line, to . extend its line
froiii Richmond to Washington. This
will secure competition .for our section.
', R. W. BOOKK,
President Board of Trade.
A great deal of interest attaches to the
b!*l! introduced in the Senate by Mr. I-un
furd yesterday incorporating the John
Marshall. Memorial Association. ~ The'
charter grants to the association the
i isn't to • acquire and hold the residence
of" Chief-Justice Marshall, the northwest
comer of. Eighth and.'jMarshall streets.
11 is pfoposod to put the" building in a
f.tatc of repair, and make it the reposi
tory of relics of John Marshall, and. of
volumes relating: to matters of peculiar
irterest to the legal fraternity. One of
tpi- objects: of the; association isto care;
for the graves of Chief-Justice Marshall
.'•ml his wife, in, Shockoe Cemetery,. in" this
'-"•-• Tlu- 'list of corporators include some, of
the most prominent lawyersihthe United
Stated . Among : them*, are". Chief -Justice
'Fuller* and, Mr.. Justice Harliin, of the
■United /States Supreme : •Court ; . Hon.
■ Hilary A. Herbert..- oT Alabama, >rx-Secre
;t:iiy; of, the Navy: John. S. Wise, Charles
f:T. Jiandersori.C'.lohn-: W. Daniel, Eppa
illuntcn, W. :\\V ; Old, Charles Zl. ■ Dlock
ford, William Wirt Henry, and' a great
many "other distinguished lawyers, rep
; resenting probably a ? . majority of the
Si ates : of the Union: A : number of Rich
mend lawyers are :among the corporators.
The .Chief Justice, of th^ United States,
Supreme Court is always to be the presi
dent ot the.corporation.
Delegate Hunley, of Gloucester, is one
of the brightest members .on the Sloor
of the House, and while he does not
speak often, he is a really skilful debater,
and a convincing. talker. He tells a'story
most.'-interestingly, too, and it may, -be
well to assert that his veracity is never
questioned. Yesterday, however, he was
taken unaware"- by an interruption, and
almost dumfouhded. Pie was with seve
ral legislators in a restaurant eating din
ner. It so happened that this restaurant
is equipped^ with a very talkative parrot.
Mir. Hunley had not made Poll's acquaint
ance. He. was engaged in telling one of
his side-splitting stories, and was just
reaching the point, when the parrot lean
ed from. his perch and shouted, "You are
a liar.'.' The attentive audience was con
vulsed with laughter, in which the mem
ber from Gloucester joined. , He hurled
a napkin at the head of the parrot, but
he never linished his story. Indeed,
he was singularly silent during the rest
of the dinner. After leaving the restau
rant, he humorously remarked, "That is
a very wise bird."
■The. victory in tne House on Friday on
the employers' liability bill, while by a
close margin, created much satisfaction
among those who supported it, and many
of those who championed it are pre
paring to follow it to the Senate, and light
for its passage there.
Captain Park? was the patron' of the
b«Il; and--' he led the fight for it in the
House, and to him much credit is un
uouutediy due. but" he has been forced to
share honors with Mr. Kelly, the elo
quent member from Richmond. A promi
nent members who was active in the iight
against the bill met Mr. Kelly in company
with a Dispatch man yesterday, and com
plimented him highly on the speech he
made in favor of. the bill. Said he: "Kelly,
had it not been for your speech on Thurs
day, we would have beaten the bill. Your
eloquence broke our ranks, and won your
victory." ■ J .
The Senate Committee on Finance and
Banks reported favorably yesterday the
bill, appropriating -$1"r..<»0 for the enlarge
ment or the penitentiary. Tho bill is now
on the calendar, and will .come up Mon
day. It will probably be. passed by.? then,
however, until some day next week, as
there are three special and continuing
orders on the calendar for to-morrow, and
the measure is, certain to provoke great
discussion: A bill ar>sOpriating ?SJ.OC.O for
the enlargement of ■ tne penitentiary was
introduced last session, and defeated; after
one of the hardest fights of that year.
The need of penitentiary enlargement 3sj
very generally admitted, the prison being
most terribly overcrowded. The only ques
tion is one of expediency, in making such
a lar— appropriation as would be need
ed Senator Morris, as chairman -of the
Committee on Pubic, lnstitutions, aided
by Senator Kee Z e!l,-. ? of the same' commit
tee, will make the .tight. for the bill.;
Hon George Wayne Anderson, of Rich
mond is championing the fight against
the land-grabbers' act. 'and has taken a
conspicuous part in all debate .pertain ng
thereto. He has drafted a. bill, which
provide for abolishing he: penalty fea
ture He projioses to take sufllcient pro
perty to pay the taxes, leave the remain
der in the possession ot the owner sell
that which is confiscated, pay the taxes,
and return the surplus' in money, it any,
to the delinquent. His speech yesterday.
in behalf of his bill carried conviction
with it, and he hopes to secure thepas
sage of his bill over : the. one reported by
A general road bill, offered by Mr. Mur
rell, of Bedford, is now being considered
by the House. This bill provides that
roads shall be under county control, but
Provides lor .Slate aid along the lines so
successfully operating in Eastern .-tatet.
\ State road fund is provided tor by a
State tax of 1 con: on the $100 ot taxable
nroD'ertv "but as this will enable counties
?o reduce the county levy and still have
the same money for road purposes lt ;
need not. increase county taxes Over
<CCOOOO is annually expended in this State
for" roads, and the wasteful method. of
its expenditure is thought to be a Buffi
•cient reason for the careful consideration
of this bill by members o£ the General
Assembly, and the people of the State ax
large. Bills similar in provision are be
ing considered by several States .'U the
present time, and have the support ot tha
Federal Bureau of Good Road Enquiry,
•is having proven practicable and benefi
cial to all States that have put them in
The Confederate Memorial Literary bo-
Ciety will tender a reception to trie mem
ber* of the General Assembly at the Con
federate Museum, corner of, Clay and
Twelfth streets, to-morrow afternoon
from -t until 7- o'clock. The ladies of the
society hold these legislative recepuons
every session. They, are always largely
attended and greatly enjoyed.
The legislative session ends March Oth.
There have been ; about as many bills
passed this year as at the last se.b 10 ,
but the number of private and spec fal
measures enacted is far greateg than
usual A number of members. of. the hen
are expressed themselves yesterday, as
heartily approving the expressions ot
Governor Tyler in. his veto message con
cerning special bills. The numher.this
year has been very large.: It is . \cti
"rare that one is defeated.
Senator Lyle will offer m a fexv days
a bill authorizing Hon. -T.-'C. 1 ilUici,
menilH-r of the House of Delegates from
Fauquier, to practice law wuhout sub
iectins him to the examination required
of other candidates .for admission to -the
oar Mr. Lyle says he will" offer the bill
because 'alter listening to Mr. ■ Pilcner
e'arn^ witnesses in the investigation of
the Davis shoe Company contract, he is
confident the Fauquier member would
make a name for himself at the bar.
The Finance Committee of the^ Senate
reported favorably yestercay the bill re
lievin- the estate recently purchased -bj
Rev Frank Stringfellow, in' Fairfax
county, from the payment, of delinquent
tvxes It seems that the taxes due on
the land had not been paid for several
"ears when purchased by Mr, Smngfel
low, a fact to -him .unknown. v
The Finance Committee of the Senate
h-is se' next Thursday as the date for
considering the bill' of Senator Jeifries
authorizing and directing the Board of
Sinking Fund Commissioners to com
pound and invest .the dividends of the
State from its holdings in thf Richmond,
Fredericksburg and Potomac railroad, as
a fund for the redemption of State
bonds. •• • . ' •■
The House Committee on General Laws,
to -which, the : AVhitehead bill, to punish
wife-beaters with stripes, was recommit
ted, made an ''adverse on it yester
day. • ** . . ;
The General Laws .Committee of the
Senate has agreed, upon Wednesday
morning asVa- timo to consider the bill
regulating: the employment of [ children . in
manufacturing establishments. . The bill
to incorporate Ithe yirglnia Grand Lodge
of the Junior -Order of American Me
chanics will also be considered then. .. -.:;
The Committee on Finance and Banks
of the Seriate will consider the Parks bill ,'
in relation to" the assessment; of 'ground
rents for taxation ou next Thursday. V
BULLER 10 .If II
Indications That He is Already
on the itor Fighting,
HIS PROBABLE PLAN.
It is Suggested That If May Be Life
Shepmaß's Against Jolnson. .- ■
ROBERTS XOT G9IXG TO lItiKRY.
Whakvcr the Outcry, He .->Y m yot
MaTvC a Start Until* lie Considers
Tluit All is ■•Kekdy— Boor Art dress to
LONDON, February 4.— Spencer Wilkin
son writes the following 1 review of the
situation in South Africa for the Asso
ciated Press, at midnight:
"It is morally impossible for Buller's
army, so long as there is any fight left
in it, to sit still while Sir George White
is invested at Ladysmith. Better than
that would be to lose 10.000 men in an at
tempt at relief. Accordingly, it is proba
ble that General Buller will try again,
and, indeed, that he' is now on the move
"As he has kept General . Lyttleton's
brigade north of the river, the probability
is that his next move will be an ad
vance on to Littleton's right. He would
hardly go to ' Lyttleton's left, because
that would only lead to a fresh attack
on Spion Kop, and the range of which it
is a part. He 'would not go to the- east
of Colenso, except with his whole force,
less Barton's brigade. The retention of
Lyttleton's brigade at Potgieter's Drift
may, therefore, be taken as proof that
the new move will not be to the east
"East- of Potgieter.'s there^ are several
drifts, one or two of which General
Buller's guns command, and he can there
fore'cross the river, but the Boers have
had ample time to prepare positions be
vorid' the river.
COST OF ADVANCING.
"A frontal attack would, as usual, be
costly but unless the General is prepared
for a heavy .loss he has little chance of
breaking through the Boer defences.
"The right plan would be that adopted
by General Sherman when he pushed
back Johnston from Chattanooga to At
lanta"! Sherman entrenched along Jonn
ston's front and then extended his ; -line
to one of the Hanks. By the time Sher
man was ready to move a force around
behind his entrenched line to attack John
ston in the flank and threaten his re
treat, the- -Confederate General usual >
withdrew. Such tactics are possible only
when a force is -numerically superior.
do not know the^ strength of the Boers in
Natal Winston Churchill estimates them
at only W.OTO. of. whom. 7,000 are
lldvsmitn'. This would give Buller 35, CM
Ullnst km and should render possible
somTthing like. Sherman's manoeuvre
Pur there is reason to believe that-
Bnner's own estimate of the Boer force
is much higher. .
ROBERTS WON'T HURRY.
"Lord Roberts will certainly not hurry
his move from the Cape. He _*rtl^^rst
C010,,e ™™« re » £ " "^S," from Beer
prpbabli recUicei en thems€; lves
meiit. omo " 0i",(.0 i", ( . i Pretoria, aate.l Dc-
SSoe in IS7O. the President ot the
integrity of the American, nation, and
her profession of Christianity we will,
consider empty sound. __.„,-■
BOER TREACHERY DENIED. :.
Secretary Reitz further says- the Boers.
have never abused the white Jlag, and
tlmt the British murdered women, chil
dren, Americans, and German subjects at
SEIZED CARGOES RELEASED.
WASHINGTON, February -"-3. -It is
learned at the State Department that not
■a nail, not a grain of corn,-.and f not. .a
spoonful of flour, of the cargoes seized by
the British warships oil bouth Africa,
now remain' in the Possession of the
British Government, except such poods
as await the orders of their owners, or
those whose ownership remains to be
•• . VISIT TO THE. MAINE.
DURBAN, January .31.— Captain Percy
Scott, commandant of the town of Wolfe-
Murray, and in charge of the line of
communications, and others visited the
American hospital-ship Maine to-day, and
were extended a welcome .by V.'inston
Churchill. Lady Churchill- wiil, visit the
front before rejoining the Maine.
HE SLAI'I'ED A WHITE CIUL.
A Xegro's A«t Comes XearCaiwing
Serious Trouble on Clmrch Hill.
Because she brushediagainst.him on tho
sidewalk,' in the vicinity of the Church
Hill car-sheds, last night.', Sam Pryor,;a
burlyiyoung negro,, slapped a- little white
girl from his' path. , . : ■ \'
There were, witnesses to ; the coward's
act. • A small . group O f - young , white "men
saw "tho assault..; Indigant and -angry.,
theyTushed at tho -child's assailant. ;and
ho might havo/ fared badly. As it was.. a
few ipocL sound blows were landed where
they "wore calculated tofdo the most good.
Excitemen t reached the apex in a hurry.
The whole /neighborhood was almost in
stantly in commotion. ; First to appear,
on the 'scene of ;tln: trouble were! negro
men, and it was to this circumstnnce^that
Pr3'or owed: his ': : escape. ; He ran to. a
crowd of his racel which, outnumbered
the valiant band of while men. Conflict
on a large scale seemed imminent. The
whites were .-b'ufiilng with indignation
and anxious to anminister the good
thrashing Pryor deserved, or a worse
punishment.- The blacks, conscious of
their superiority in point of numbers,
were insolent. A pause ' ensued, and a.
more serious race clash was averted.
The whites went for, an officer, leaving
Pryor with his rescuers. Before an officer
could beseeured. 'however.'-. Pryor slipped
away. He had not been located early this
-The trouble occurred on Twenty-seventh
stret; . just out of the corporate limits.
It was early in", the evening, between S
and 9 o'clock. Pryor. whose home is near
Fair Oaks, on the line of the Seven-Pines
railway, came down to ride home. As it
was he walked: a motorman later in the
night reported that his car passed Pryor
on the road. The negro was going in the
direction of Fair Oaks.
It is believed that Pryor will be located
at his, home : to-day. A warrant for his
arrest was sworn out in the county late
last night by an indignant witness of the
The negro's assault on the child ap
pears to have been wanton and gratui
tous. Indignation and excitment prevail
ed for several hours after the trouble
started. It was stated early thi.> morning 1
that the neighborhood was calmer, and
Pryor's life was thought to be safe in
the event of his capture.
DEATH OF 3IRS. CIIAKMO-S TALBOTT
Tit In Arpil I.suly I'iijtseil Awuy Karly
. Mrs. Charles Talbott died at; her resi
dence. VZ east Franklin street, this morn
ing at 4:15 o'clock; aged S7 years. She
had been an invalid for a long period.
Mrs. Talbott was the wife o£ the late
Charles Talbott, founder of the large
machine-works that bore his name for
fifty years. She was born in Maryland,
but moved with her husband to Richmond
over half a century ago. Her maiden
name was Miss Jackson.
Surviving: children are Messrs. Charles
H. Talbott. Allan Talbott, William H.
Talbott, Mrs. Harriett J. Williams. Mrs.
Alexander W. Archer, and Mrs. M. A.
Mrs! Talbott was a consistent member
of Centenary Methodist church, and a
woman, of beautiful Christian character.
TKX TIIOUSA.XD (.I'ARA.VTIH:.
Kor Aatioiiul Convention, .T. V. A., at
Iticliinoiid in J!H>l.
The national convention of the Travel
lers' Protective Association of America
will probably be entertained in lUOI in thi3
city- by ; the local post. -:
At a rneetinsriheld'by Post A last night,
to consider endorsement of th»; street
fair project, Mr. A. H. Meyer, one of the
speakers, declared that he would b« will
ing to guarantee the raising ot $10,000 for
the entertainment of the visitors.
Discussion on the subject was brought
about when it was suggested that a se
cond street fair be held in Richmond in
the spring of ICOI, simultaneously with
the holding of the national convention of
the T. P. A. men. : Mr. J. "11. Warden, ""avLio"
presided, and Mr. R. B. Walthall, fceq
retary, irnn'iediately upon anrioimoemenr
that' $10,u00 could be raised, assured the
meeting that there would be no trouble,
with that guarantee, for the Virginia
Division to secure the convention for
An effort ct the last national conven
tion very nearly suece<jdeU In landing
this year"?, convention ir Uichmon.!.
Other gentlemen present ag:-f?e-:l with Mr.
'Meyer tlnii no .Mt'.l'j ilty .v-Vi.'.l h>; expe
rienced in secunag iI0.'J0 ; ) r-;T the conven
tion o£ 1001. There arc 16,'K0 members <Jf
the Travellers' Protoctive Association. /
The place of holding the IL'Ol cbriverition
will be decided at this year's convention,
at New Orleans, May 22d-23th;
IJE.V'i'lI OF -3IISS JEWKTT.
31 n lron of the 31nle Orpliun A»j'I"«"
.■ Miss Bittie Y. Jewett, matron at the.
Male- Orphan Asylum for th« past four
teen years, died at 2 o'clock this morn
ing. She was subject to heart disease.
Pier death occurred from an xittack of
that malady, following an illness p( three
or four weeks.
Miss Jewett's home was at Midlothian.
Chesterfield county, where Her relatives
still live. No arrangements for the fune
ral have b«en made.
Tlie TWentieth Ct-iitury.
■ It is strange that so many people per
sist in regarding this month as the close
of the liith century and January lsc, V~W,
as the dawn of the 20th centiUT. Cer
tainly if they could imagine themselves
back" in the time of the first I<X> years,
they would net have regarded thf year ".).)
as the end of the century. It takes KW
years to make a. century, and it takes IW-)
years to make i:> centuries. The 2uih
century will not begin until the year 1301:
This "is so plain and simple that k l.s
amazing how intelligent people stumble
over it. The New York Sun has prepared
a little catechism on the matter in tho at
tempt to simplify it within thf; compre
hension of everybody. It is as follows:
Question— What is a year? <"
Answer— Three hundred and sixty-five
What is a "century? ■ ,
One hundred years.
When did the year No. I end?
December V,l of the year 1.
When did the year No. 2 begin. •
January I of the year 2.
When did the. y.ear i<o «nd?
December 31, A. D. W.
Did that complete a century?-
When was the century completed?
At the cUrsn of the year 100.
When did the second century begin?
January 1 of the year I of the second
century— L.iat is. January 1. A. D. loi.
. when will the nineteenth century enrt?
At the close of th« niiitfteen-hun
dredth year, or at the close of 10<X>.
Q. When does the twentieth century
begin? -: .
A. It begins on day No. 1 o? yoar NO.
■1 of the twentieth hundred years— that
is, on January 1. A. D. ISk>l. -
AVirele.H.t' Tel«r«rrai»b>-. -
(John Hall Ingham. in the January At
, lantic.) .
Over the wilds of ocean and of shore.
Through' the broad wastes of air Hashes
' . a. word;;
Without a guide. Invisible, unheard.
Bomu on those- magic currents circling
The steadfast: world, it pauses not before
A point is touched., alone in earth or sky
Responsive with a subtle sympathy. , :
And 10. 'tis sealed in-niyst»:ry no nwrc!:
O human voice that speake'st to deaf ears,
O. human heart that findest feeling dead,,
Somewhere .beyond the league-lons ;dl
lenees. - ■ ' ■ . - . ■'.
Somewhere across the spaces of the years,
A heart -will' thrills to thpe. a. voice will
'• : ' . ble>;s. :'- ■■• ■ ■■; 3 " ' ",--■ -
Love will awake and Life be perfected!
: Her Idewot It.. ' .'
"The water of .the Chicago River." he
said, "Is now tlowins '.toward: St. .lvouis."
""y'es," she replied;., "is reminds me. of
a. man who leaves a scolding wife and
elopev wi tha'- woman who la morally dt
• "It is .going from -bad ,to worse."
LEVDS STILL A LION!
To British Chagrin, He Remains
the Berlin Sensation, .
PRESS LESS ANTI-ENGLISH
The Yorwaerts Says Britain's Prestige Has
-MThns Far Snffeted: - - 1
GKKMAX COMMENT OX THH WAJTV
Artillery Has Proved of Little Ara 11^
: ■ ■ . - ■
Buttles Decided by the Rifle-Lrdk
ditc Oonilt.H Uinshcil At— FrancSi
."»iaj- Meddle in the Soudan. ' - '".' '■''..''
(Special Berlin Cabie Letter.) »
(Copyright. 13CO. by the Associated Prbss.jl
BERLr.V. February 3.— Drt Leyds di-i
plomatic. agent of the Transvaal, ) cdn-e "■
tinues to be the sensation here. The offl* :
cers of the Britidh Embassy are amazedf
at the warmth of his reception, and th^ :
interest taken in. the war", which is'moso :
Dr. Leyds, the correspondent is reliably;
informed, had another long conferenc»
with Count yon Buelow, the Minister oC
Foreign -Affairs, yesterday, at the For
eign Office. Dr. Leyds' refused to mak»
any statement: on the subject. It 13 saidl
that .the Transvaal special commerciaß
representative, De.wuard, who is now .-ir»" ; .
Holland, has been summoned to Berlin*
vvhero he' will give •authentic ■.informatiort
about a 'number uf commercial . detalta»*
touching upon the Transvaal imports anc?
exports. -From a good source. It 1?'
learned that a number of representative^
"of leading German industries, in ma-.
ehinery and other bnincht'3, met at th<
Foreign Office during the week, and re-«
c«ived. inside information about the aub-<
jected above indicated- *■="-
The German Government believes thaß
no matter which way the war is finally
decided, there will be a splendid field forf
German exports to the Boers, and steps :
were taken accitrdingly.
PRESS MORE luODERATE. ■ ' ; :
German press comment during the. weeH.
was much more moderate.. There was n
remarkable editorial to-day in the Vor- ".;
waerts, headed "England at the Turn^oJ -.
thefßbad," saying that England's pres-.
tige, thus far, has not suffered by,
the war defeat; but the paper, advise*
English: laboring people to- insist, on th«
rapid coiicluhton .of peace, as their in
terests.'above all, would suffer from a*
The Magdeburg Zeitungpublishes a let
ter - from Commandant Atbrecht, ■ th<»
Orange Free State artillery chief, dated,
Kronstajidt. December 17th. He says
President Kruger is an unimpeachable
character, and the grandest of patHota'.-
The Comma ndant adds: " Q .
"The artillery, hitherto, has proved oC
little avail, on either side, in spite of the
fact that tho Boers' guns are better than'
those of the English, and that the Boera
aim better than the English. The but
tles of Magersfontein and Colenso '■were);
decided by the rifle, and not the gun."-
General Albrecht ridicules the lyddita
bombs, which, he says, cause no Unmade. .
He concludes by saying that. > judging,
from thf3 present' war. the losses 'through
tin- most modern weapons are no greater
than.before, but rather smaller. / ..
Th« news from Egypt of mutiny. among
the Egyptian troops at Khartoum -is 're-'
garded here gravely, especially as pri
vate dispatches confirm the reports pre
viously received. In circles 1 close to the "
government, it is considered tha.t a spread) "
of" the mutiny and an uprising like ArabJ
Bey's is wltliln the possibilities."' "^
frere it is also believed that, in : such ,5
case, France would be sure to -actively*,
intermeddle, probably backed up by Rus-?.
sia. . . .' ' . --' ? Ah
(February. Ladies' Home Journal.)
There is nothing harder for a young
mother than to tind herself suddenly -sn^
placed that she Is unabie to come and go>
freely, as was her wont in the early "ma r-»
ried days before th« baby came, while tht»
father comes and goes as ever, and Is not
tied down at all. The father must be very,
patient and sympathetic while the raothec:
adjusts herself to this new: life of. hers,
as a. sweet woman soon will learn -to ,«1«>»
Cor if lie is thoughtless here he is plant
ing seeds of failure which will grow. to
gigantic proportions. He must keep 'In.
touch with the mother in 'these'days," than
they may walk together later, and -all
through even to the end.
-Au.Htr«li« T » Grund Old 3(an. J
.(Chicago Times-Herald.) - ;
The grand old man of 'Australia. -Slrf
Charles Nicholson, is X! years of age-
CJraduating M. D. at Edinburgh, when tha
queen was a little: girl In short frocks.
Dr. Nicholson emigrated to Australia !ln
1534. He is now the solitary, surviving;;
member of the first Australian parliament
Oxford madf him D. C. L..;in recosnltior*
of his generous benefactions, to the Unl-»
yersity ■ of Sydney. ' ! . ♦ «
Itoyaltj- nail ReII#rIoa.««"-Il«>«lci:i«. ■■'•■.
Princess Henry of Buttenbertr. delights
in religious books. She possesses a. book
case full of. 'serious works, and devotion
al poetry, in which her favorite passage*
are all marked. • " . ;, ,',;■?
(ColumbUH (.Ohio) State Journal.) :
"I told the manager this , mornlntr /ha
woulil have to raise my: salary or I;wouht
leav^ the. comoany."- said the leading man.
."Why," exclaimed the. soubrette, ."your,
sahirv'is iVM'-a. wwk. now." - . ;
"Vw.l know; that's what I -want hint
to" raise." ' '.. ' . -\'~ - ■'..'.' " ■- ' ; '.V.
j —I WASHINGTON. February >f.r*
i Dim Forecast for Sunday and iloncluyj
1 1 " For .Virgtnia— Rain by Sunday.
. night; rain or snow Montiuy;
southerly, shifting to I re-sh - ea^leviy.'
wiuds. ■ • ■ '■■' .' . -:.-■-.'■■ - ':■: .-'.' ;'■'::
• For North Carolina. 3outh .'■. Carouua.,
arid Georgia— Ruin Sunday^ with .warm??;
weather. ln eastern portions; fresh; sou th t ,
easterly; -vs-'inds ; - rain and cooler Monday.
TICK XVEATHKR IN --KICHMOXU
YESTKRDAY was--' clear 'and ■ pleasant.
,Th"c. range . of. "the thermometer was '. a»
G A. M ...*.... » -
DA. M : 55
,12 M.:..:;: .....:.i. ;-^..:-. - •'*;
3V. M:...... -".■•.;.'.. ...... ....;.__....."•... & .;
i 6 P. M - •/•:;«
112-riisht;-.. .:--.- ......... -v.-"--""vTV:'f
" 'iitf an temperature . ..'."." .........W W^ :