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jlossler Was Anxious That
the Inquiry End.
HE SAYS DOBLIN L1ED
Subcommittee Appolnted to Draw Up
Findings to Roporl to Full Commil
teo for Flnal Action?Mr.
(By Associated Press.)
?vVASHlNClTON, D. C, Jnmuiry 27.?Tho
House Conunlttee on Navnl Affalrs to-day
concludod the tuking of testlmon'y ln tho
Inrastlgatlun of Iho ahargo mado by itep
reaentallvo Lesalor thut n cbirupt nt
lemrt hnd been mado to lnflucnto his vote
ln thnt eommlttoo on tho proposltlon to
parchaao nubmnrlne torpedo bonls.
The exccutlvc session wna lield by tho
oommiltoo nt tho cnnoluslon of tho aftcr?
noon sossion, nnd conslderntlon waB given
to tho llndlngs tho committee would report
to tho Houso. Aftor several resolutlons
bad beon proposed und dlaCuaalqn luul beon
had as to tho wordlug of a roporl. a sub
comniltteo, conslstlng of Rcpresonlatlvo
JTobh, of Iltlnols; Dayton. nf West Vlr
rinla; Taylor. of Ohloi Moyor, nf Aln
ba-ma. nnd Kltchln, of North Carolina.
waa appolnted to draw up a set of flndlnga
to bo submlttcd to tho full eommlttoo for
Ita flnal action.
At tho openlng of to-rtny's ses9ion Mr.
l*sel?r denied tho Btatembnts made yes?
terday by rhilip Doblln.
"I deslro to deny," he snld, "nbsolutely
juid unequlvocnlly as fnlso tho statement
raade by tho wltnoss Doblln hero yes
t?t<5ay n3 to any collUSlve achomo or nny
of tho Btibstantlal dotalls sworn to by him
here, and deslro to roltornto that tho
facts ns orlglnally lold by me nro truo.''
Lessler mado a dolnlled statement of his
meetlng with Doblln In this city. nt the
?nd of which Mr. Hlxey askod:
'"- "'Had you any Intlmntlon of the charac?
ter of the man, as shown by his testl
mony bafore tho committee?"
"Aa far ns you know, up lo Iho begln
nlnjt ot this Invostlgatlon, Doblln was n
man who had enjoj-od a good reputatlon
ln the city of New York?"
"1 never know of wrong-dolng by Dob?
lln ln any shapo, manner or form before.
I never knew of his word being doubted
"You know ot no reason which accountn
tor this chango or testlraony on tho pnrt
"I know of no rcaj-on."
On cross-examlnntion by Mr. Nicoll
X*>SBler told of a mceting with Mr. Rob
eits, n member of the llouso Navnl Com?
mittee, In Stntunry Hall. Lossler testl
"I said to him, ns ho wns the ono most
tnterestod in tho proposltlon, that I would
BlKn a statement, and Mr. Roborts brought
a letter to me nddressed to tho Holland
As Lhls lottor was addrcssed to tho Hol?
land Company, Lossler snUl ho refuped to
Aftor hearlng Hnrry Sclirelvor, an uncle
ot Lessler, the commltteo took n recess
TO EXONFRATE COMPANY.
At the nfternoon session Reprcsontatlvo
Roberhi started to mako u statement,
?which resultcd ln his being sworn ns a
wltness. When he was qucstloned as to
?why ho had tried to securo n statement
from Lossler oxonornting the Ilolland
Hcnt Company, lt develpoed that the
atatement had beon sent to Mr. Hoborts
by Mr. Frost, of thn Ilolland Compnny.
Roberts' verslon of tho moetlng with Loss?
ler was that Lossler waa nnxlous to stop
the Inquiry and offored to slgn nny fnlr
and reasonable stntonfent exonerntlng tho
Kcllaml Boat Compnny which Roberts
?would preparo. Roborts produced the let?
ter, whloh was to tho effect that lt was
tiot Mr. Lesslor's Intcntlon to conneet tbe
Holland Compnny dlrectly or lndlrectly
With an offor of n brlbe. "
On oxnmlnntlou by Mr. Wheeler Rob
?jfrta said ho reported what Lossler said to
Jdr. Prost. of tho Holland Company. nt
?tho latUr'u offlco ln Wnshlnglon. The
;*tatement Lossler wns to slgn wns sent to
Roberts by Frost. Roborts snld ho hnd
larlented Frost sovoral times alnoo the !
iQi'lry hnd begun. Roberts hero took the
oath as wltness nnd Mr. Wneeler contln
lued his questions. Roberts snld he had
'told Mr. Rlxoy of Lesslor's wllllngness to
felgn tho statomont, but did not know
Whethor ho did so before oommtinlcutlng
Q. "Is lt not a fact that you commn
/rdented with Frost at onco when Lessler
l,xnade this Btatement to you?"
WANTED IT STOPPISD.
i "A. 'T think ao. I called up Frost by
ilalephono and told him there was a new
iturn ln affalrs."
Q. "And Lessler aald to you that he
*culd bo wllllng to slgn nny stntement
*hat was honornhlo and fnlr lf he could
Urtop this matter?"
Q. "Now ls lt not a faot tliat linme
<dlatcly upon tho f>xpo^sura by Lessler of
?hls effort a perfeot howi went up
through tho pross of thla country. and
nrhat Lessler wns reforring to ln IiIb
oonversatlon with you was tihat ho
?wanted to ?scape tho publlo rmprobrluni,
ieonmient nnd critlclttm hnrled at him bo
'?auso of that exposuro? Isn't that tlio
^ropresslon mado upon your mlnd?"
A. "Not at nll. I hnd :i dlntlnotly dlf
ferent Impresslon of Leasler's nnxtety to
jrtop tlie Investlgation."
Q. "You thought he was lylng?"
A. "You can put any words ln the
Record you want."
Q. "Is lt not a fact that you never
fhavo bellevod Mr. I/e?s]er'a atatement?''
Objectlons wero raised to tho qiiAstlon
Aro impure mnttors -which tbe skin,
liver, kiduo/b and other organs cuu
aot take care of. without help, thuro ia
mch aa aoouinulation of them.
They litter the wliolo system.
Pimplee, boilfl, eezeina and other
?ruptlons, loss of uppclito, that tireil
feellng, bilioau titrus, lli.s of iudlges
tion, dull hnaduuhes aud many other
troublcs aro due to them,
Eflmove all lmmorB, ovorcom? all
|their etteclB, Btrengtlien, tone aml
lavigorate tho wholu uybtcin.
| "I liad uult rbuuui on my lmitds so that I
could not work. 1 took Hood's Sursauurllla
and lt drove out the. huinur. I coutlnued
Ita nse tlll tbe sor?B dleappuared," Mus.
Ikl 0. bauwM, Humford I'uIIb, Mu.
Hood's Sarbtipurllla promlseo tO
?ur? and kuopa tho proml?*.
And the prices are so
low now that you can
not afford not to own
one or MORE.
rien nnd Boys' Outf Ittcrs.
by members and Mr. Wheeier wlthdrww
Contlnulng, Mr. Wheoler asked Mr.
"Havo you not boon a very nrdetit,
nvowed njid agyresiVve advocate of the
Holland sulimnrlno torpcdo-boat proposl
A. "Yes. I havo been nnd do not hoel
tato to avow lt."
A OOlloqUy followod batwoon Repreenn
tntlves Kliohln and Whneder ovor objec
tlons raised by Mr. Kltohln.
Lessler was reesillcd and oorroborated
what Mr. Roborts had Btoited.
"It Is substnntlally b-iui," ho snld.
Mr. Loudrnisiairer aald that ns Mr.
Lessler-A.nil .Mr. Roberta nigraod perfect
ly regnrdlng tho convoraatton, further
qUesUonlng would bo usoleas,
The committee thon ndjourned.
WERE LONG COMINQ
Minister Herran'a Oredentials Arrlvo ln
(By Anaoclated Preas.)
WASHINGTON, January 27.-Mr. IT6t
ran, tho Colomblan chargo. called at the
Stato Dopartmont and filed hls oreden?
tials appolntlng him to take up the bustl
noss of tho Colomblan logatlon here as
tho suceoBsor of the retlred Minister,
Sfnor Concha. Those crodentlals were re?
ceived ln Washington last Saturday by
mnll from Bogota. As about slx weeka
wa.s consumed in tho Journay, lt ls evl
dent tliat tho crodentlals wore drawn
somo tlmo beforo tho canal treaty waa
Hlgnr-.I by Socrotary Hay and Mr. Her
rn 11. Secrctnry I-lny fully BntlsfTed himself
beforo emharklng In negotlatlons with
Mr. Horrnn thnt tho latter possossed the
noces-sory powors to mako tho treaty,
being ndvlscd by cnbla from United
Slntos Mlnlster Hnrt, at Bogota, that
tho Foreign OfHca there had Issued the
oredentials nnd forwarded them to Wash?
Dotectlve-Sorgennt Glbson nrrested Goo.
Be'rry yesterday ns a deserter from tho
United States Navy. He was lockod up
In tho First Pollce Statlon and will t>e
held pendlng lnstnictlons from tho Nn.vy
Dopartmont at Washington. He denles
that hn desorted and says that ho slmply
left tlie rceelvlng shlp Franklln on a one
day leave of absence. Ho claims that
he got drunk and camo to Richmond tn
tho hopo of Kettln? money BiifFlclont to
return to Norfolk, having been robbed
ln Newport News.
Bishop Millers Wjll.
(By Assbclatod Press.)
JACKSON, MISS., Jnn. 27.?The last
wlll nnd testament of the late Bishop
Hugh Miller Thompson wbb flled with
ihe Cliancery Court to-day. It Is dntcd
December, 1M>3. and ls very short. No
schedulo of Ivalues or llst of property Is
made, the enltro ostate being left to tlie
wldow, who ls also nanied oxecutrlx
without bond. Tho magnlflcent llbrary
Is left to hla son, Rev. Frank Thompson,
a chaplaln In the United States navy.
GR011ND TO BITS
Sruckbythe Florida Special,
Hls Life Was Instantly
Crushed Out of Him,
There is little doubt that the body
found on tho railroad track on Belvldore
Street, near Main, early yosterday morn?
ing. ls that of Mr. Thomaa Dodard, a
mouldcr, who worlted at the LoeomoMve
Mr. Dollard hna not baen seen slnca
Mondny evening. He worked yesterday
and It is belioved thnt he was on hls
way home, at No. 600 South First Street,
from Broad Streot, going down Uelvl
derj, when ho was struck by the anglne
ot the Florida Special, which possod
through shortly after 12 o'olock.
Hls brother, Mr. Rlchard Dollard, a
well-known clgar manufneturor and a
loador ln labor clrclos, ls qulta auro the
remains ara those of hls brother. Hls
IdentUlcatlon ls malnly from ap India
ink mnrk on hls right wrist. Hls hnt,
shoos nnd other artlcles of wearlng ao
pnrel enrrcspond with thoso worn by Mr.
Dollard. Hls shoos wero now. having
boon purchased. Inst Saturday night.
Mr. Dollard was about forty-thrao
years old. Ho loaves Bovornl children
anu ls n widowor.
Tho rumor that tho remains ware
thoKo of Mr. John Snlllvan wero with?
out foundation. na Mr. Sulllvan was In
Bennett'u Undertaklng establlshment nt
Belvldcru and Broad Streets nt ?( o'clock
yosterday morning wnitlng for a train.
Tho deceasod wns well known and hnd
many friends, It Ih tliouglit that ho
was out with somo of them Mondny
nif,'lit nnd that wns the occasion of hla
being so far up town, Belvldave Rtroat
Ib a shoii cut from upper Broud to First
Street, and ho would have taken that
routa home t'liturnlly.
Tho Idea of foul play hiis not played a
promlnent part ln tho ense, for no one
knowH ot hl.l ever having hnd an enoniv.
Coronor Taylor wlll eeouro all the evi
dftneo he can nnd wlll hold nn Inqucst
thlu mornlim at 10:S0 o'c'ocx at tho Third
Tho ofllt'laa of tlie Richmond, ITreder
leksburg and 3'otomao llallroad have ta
kou qulie an Intercst In the matter aml
lt ls qulto probabla tliat thoy will do
ull thoy i-.ni In tho promlses to rellevo the
Bhortly oftar ino dlscovory of tho ro
nuilna by Policomen McMahon and Nuck
ola, iho remains wero gatliercd up and
carrled to Hennett's undertuklng estab
llshmont, ivln-iu they were prepared for
buiial -? v -
Blockado of Vcnozucla lo Bo*
Question Dolaying Slgning of Protocol
is Whether Qrent Brltiiin and Ger
many Shall Be Shown Favor
Over Othor Nalions.
'tly AaaoclntHil PieSS.J
WASHINGTON, Jantuuy 27.-By ap?
pointment tho Mrat Joint conforenoo of
the Vanesuclan negotlavtors occurred thla
afternoon at Mlnlstsr Bowen'a njiart
monts, tho ranltlng dlplomat, Slimor
Mayor Des Planohcs, tho Itallan Ambaa
sndor, making tho reprcsentatlons ln
Frenoh to Mr, Bowen, Tho ojueation un?
der dlncimslon waa a matter of the mer
ost detall, tho onvoys wIshinR lo know
whether tho montbly paymonts to tho nl
lloa nhould bo ln proportlcrn to tho amount
of tho clalmn, or whother Qrent Hritnln,
Oormany ajid Italy would roosivs the
aamo amounts anob, month until tho ln
domnlty was paid. Mr. Bowen atated ho
wns qulte wllllns to leavo UiIb to tho
powens themsolvea to sottle, and that nny
nrrangaments they mlght molie would bo
Batlsfaotory to Vencauela.
Another detall whloh hna not y?t been
olcarod up Involvos tho question of pre
ferontlal treatment of tha allled powors
as agiLlnst the Other powers?France, Don
marlc, HoUlnd, Xorway and Bweden, Be'.
glum, Spaln and tho Unlted Statoa?ln tlie
paymont of the lndomnlty. Mr. Bowen
oontenda thal this question dd not form
a part of the alllea' condition proocdent
to the raislng of the bloclmdo.
FAVORiABLE RBPLY LOOKBD FOR.
His answer wna caiblod to the Farelgm
Offlcos at London. Borlln and Roans to
nlght, and lt lfl hoped that favorablo an
uwers will be receivod to-mprrow. Tliero
ls ronson to Believe that Qrent Brltaln,
Qormany and Italy will ylold to thla laat
objcctlon and elgn bhe protocol for tha
ralslne of tlio blockado.
It devoldped to-day that Great Brltaln,
throuarh her ambassador hero, ond by
means of oaUIe exohanges botwesn Lon
don and Berlln, ls working hard to elear
up the dotalls of Mr. Bowen's terma to
the'entlre satlsfnotlon of Oermnny.
When tho detalla of tha dlplomntlo ex
ohangea regnrfllng the Venezuelan dls
puto are publlshed lt will bo found that
Sir Mlchael Horbort ln the Interest of
peaco and a sntlsfactory settlement wont
to the oxtent of uslng Ms personnl Influ
enco to-seciiro tho ooceptanoe of Minister
Bowon's propoBltlon. ThiB fact has been
communiclted to the Presldont and to tho
State Department. and his been received
with rnarked satisfaotlon,
WERE FIRED ON FIRST
Germans Declare They Replled to Shots
from Venezuelan Fort.
(By Associated Press.)
IiONDON, January 27.?Count Von
Quadt. the German Chargo d'Affalros at
Washington, has beon Instructed to eom
munlcato to the XTnltod States Govern
ment, and Cottnt AVolfT-Metternich, the
Oermcui Amibassador horo, and to tho
British Forolgn Offlco furthor pnrtlculors
r?ceWed by the German Qovernment of
tho clrcumstances which occasloncd tho
bembardment of fort San Carlos, Veno
Accordlng to this statomont tho Ger*
man orulser Panther was proccedlnsT to
enter Marcnibo Lagoon, when ah? waa
sudderdy flred upon by the fort and hnd
no oltsrnattvo but to roturn the flro. The
oraw of the Panther comtnunlcntod with
tho Qermaji commodore and thereupon
other German warshlps were ordered to
bombard fort San Carlos.
In making this communicatlon to the
Unlted States, tho Gorman Govornment
expressed tha convlotlon that no Brltlah
or Amorlcan admlral would havo suffer?
ed hla shlps to be flred upon without r?
As lndicatlve of the fact that th? Ooc
mans do not deslro to embroll tho sltu
ntlon unnecessarlly, lt Is polnted out ln
the offlcial atatemant that tho Rostaura
dor. now undor the German flag, "waa re-.
oently oloao to the shore at La Guayra,
-when many rlfle shots were flred at her,
but in order not to cauae trouble, ahe
left w'thout returning the Rre.
COTTON YARN SPINNERS
Schedule of Prices Agreed Upon Mak?
ing Raise of 10 Per Cent.
(By Associated PresB.)
OrLAiTtLOTTlD, N. C, Jan. 27,-Cotton
yarn opinners ropreeentlng-, lt ls atated,
half the aplndlea of tlio South, held a
conforenco hero to-day and to-night and
agreed upon a schadule advanclng tho
prloo of yanis an avsrage of 10 por cent.
The ropreSentatlves of three commistnon
houses from Phlladelphia and New York
who were present and conferrod with
tho mill men erava It as tholr opinlon
that the prices may ha a little high for
the present markot, but tliat buyora will
soon acqudesoe ln tho new flg-ures. At
the oonoluslon of the meeflng the fol?
lowlng wnB Issued:
"At a called nixeting of the yarn sr>in
ners, held ln thla city to-day, called by
a few cotton yarn manufiuiturera, thoy
btg to advlse the followlng facta woro
developed: That tliero waa abaolutely
no atock on hnnd. e'*b?r at tho mills or
ln tfhe handa of their sevoral agents;
that Uie mills reprosonbed more aold
ahead on an averago of alx weeks, and
that tho demand for nll counta of yarrra
greatly oxcoeds the poeslblo productlon.
The n'bovo facts wero obtalned from
represontatlvoa of 800,000 aplndlea, and
therefora can Jusriy bo oonstrued as
showlng tho true condition of the cot?
ton yarn lndustry nt proBent. This morn?
ing the meotiuff imonlmously suggested
the followlng rnngo of prices, whloh tft*y
known to be caally obtalnablo, and belleva
that they aro wlsoly oounselllng tholr
asaoelatiea not to ovorsoll at theBo prlcos,
whioh they oonfldently expoct to see ad
vanced ln tho m>ar future;
"Blpgle Hkoln i's. Uyjc.'; 8's, ]5c; 8's,
160.1 IQ'Si JBHro-; J2's. 15?4c.; U'b, 16o,i
Ifi's, in^c; IS's, levOc.! 20's, 17'^c.; 22's,
18c..; 21's, 1SV1-C-: 3I'?, l!>c.; SO's, SOc.
'"Pwo and throe-ply slwlns?4's, 16c: 6's,
15VjO.; S'B, 16?ic; 10's, IGo.: 12's, IGIJc;
14's, IGUjC; lfi'B. lG%c.i IS's, 17o.; 20's, 180,!
Ti's, IRViC.; 24'8. IfUac; Si's, 20c.; 28's, 21c;
30's. 33c.| 3li's. S5c>.; iO'fl, 37o.
"Slngle and ply-wnrpa?One-half cent
advance over skoln, In aimia nunvbers;
10s, hosiery on ooneo lfiWjc. nnd one
qutirter owit to eaoh nambor advanoed
to 20'?| 'J)'s, hoalery on eonos, 19c. und
thvoe-elghtha on eaoh numiwr advano?tl
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Jan. 87.?Senator Pon
rotso to-day Introxluced a bill In tho Sen
ato ivulhoriisitis the piu-ulwse nt the farm
at Appomattox on whloh elie HUrrtindor
of Ganeroa Loo took pluct
1 Will Cure You o f
Else No Hoiiey is Wanted.
Any honost peraon who iuffers from
Khaumatlsm Is wclcomo to this oftor.
I am a spcelnllit ln llhcumntlsni and
hava troatod moro caBes than any othor
ohynlcliui. I thlnk. Kor 18 years 1 made
2,000 c>:portments with dlfferent drugs,
testlng all known remodles whlle Beareh
Ing tho world for somothlnj botter, Nlne
years ngo I found a costly ohonilcal ln
Gonnany whloh, with my provlouB dla
coverles. glvcs me a certaln ouro,
I don't moan it can turn bony Joints
Into fleBh again; but It can cure the 01s
nasii at nny stago, complatoly and for
over. I hnve dotie lt fully 100,000 times.
i know this io well that 1 wlll furnish
my remedy on trial. Slmply wrlte mo
a postal for my book on uhcumatlsm
and I wlll mnll you an order on your
drujjfflrt for bIx bottleB Dr. Bhoop's
Rhfltimatlo Cura. Tnke It for a month
nt my risk. If |t eucceeda, the cost la
only J5.50. If lt fails. I wlll pay the
driig-glst myself?nnd your mere word
shnll deolde lt. .
I mean that exaetly. If you say tho
results nre not what I claim, I don't
oxpeet a penny from you.
' I have no samplcs. Any moro sample
that can nffoct ohronlo Hhnumatlsm must
ba drugged to the vergo of danger. 1
use no euch drugs, and lt Is folly to take
thom. You must get tha disease out of
My romedy does thnt even in the most
dlffloult. cbstlnate cases. It has cured
the oldts-t cases that 1 over met. And
In all my erperlence?In all my 2,000
tests?I nover found anothor remedy
that would cure one ohronlc casa ln ten.
Wrlte mo and I wlll send you tho order.
Try my remedy for a month, as It oan't
harm you, anyway. If lt fails lt ls free.
Address Dr. Shoop, Box 288, Raclne,
Mlld cases, not chronlc, are often cured
by one trf-two bottles. At all druggists.
Irven R. Blackburn.
Mr. Irven R. Blackburn, son of Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Blackburn, dled yesterday eve?
ning at T:80 at 8t Luko's Hospital. Mr.
Blackburn was taken 111 on Sunday two
weaks ago. No hope was entertalncd of
hls recovery untll the Saturday after ha
vms strlcken, when thore woro algns of
somo ImpTovement. On Wednesday of
lnst week he was removed to tho hos?
pital, hls physictans, Drs, McGulre, Ross
nhil Moseloy, deemlng an operatlon necea
sary, but upon a thorough examlnatlon
lt was found that hls condition would not
perwlt of nn operatlon.
Iiven Blackburn was ono of the moet
pcpiilar young man of tho city and a fn
?vorite with all wtth whom he cama ln
contaot. He was an asslstant engineer ln
the offlco of Mr. Scarborough, of tho Clies
npenko nnd Ohio Railway Company, ln
whloh position ho itob roprdly ndvanclng.
For a number ,of years, up to tho tlmo
ot Wh doath, ho had bcon a conntBtent
niember of Orace-Street Baptist Church,
from which tho funeral wlll taka plnce on
Thursday afternoon nt S o'clook. The In
terment will bo In Hollywood.
Mr. Blackburn wns a man of the most
Francis D. Qilllam.
Mr. Francis D. Gllllam dicd yoBterday
morning about 0 o'clock at nls homo. No.
7 North Slxth Street, after an lllncss
of three weeks. Mr. Gllllam was t.'gh
teen yearB of nge and was a well-known
young man. He ls survlvod by hls mo?
ther?Mrs. Mapgle D. Gllllam.
Tho funeral Iwill tnke plaua at 4 o'clook
this arternoonlfrom the Seoond Presbyto
rlan Churoh. /
Mrs. Bridget Lyden.
The death of Mrs. Bridget Lyden oc
curred Monday afternoon at tho' home
of her Bon.in-law, Mr. Potjr Murphy.
No. 314 South Flfth Street. Two daugh
tcrB and three grandchlldren survlve.
The funeral wlll tako place at 30 o'clock
this morning from St. Foter's Cnthcdrnl.
Mr. Thomas Riddell died Sunday at hls
home, No. .107 South Laurel Street, af?
ter nn lliness of some tlmo. The fu?
neral took plnce yesterday from the resi?
dence. Interment was made in Oukwood
Mrs. Emily F. Gibson.
Mrs. Emily F. Gibson died at 7:t5
o'clock yesterday morning. Sho was tho
Wioow of John S. Glbaon and was sev
enty-nlne years of nge.
The funeral will take place at 8 o'clock
to-day from the residence.
The funeral of Mr. Robert W. Maury,
who dled Monday, takes place at noon
to-day from tho residence of Mr. For
tlaux Roblnson, No. 818 1-2 West Franklln
Street. The Interment wlll be prlvate.
The funeral of Mr. J. F, Newberry took
place yesterday afternoon from Chrlst
Hpiscopal Church. The arrnnfements
were tn charge of Dove Dodge, A. F.
and A. M., of which Mr. Newberry was
long a member.
Major Charles Old.
(Speclil to Tho Tlnus-Dlspitch.)
POWTLVTAN C. H., VA.. January 37.?
Major Charles Old dled at hls home near
Genlto. In this county, on Monday, Jan?
uary 2i!th, ln the elghtlcth year of hls
ago. Major Old had a sovore spell sev?
eral yoars ngo and had never fully re
covered. About ten days ngo he wns
taken with pnemmonla, which resultcd ln
Major Old entered the army ln 1861 end
surrendered at Appomattox In ISffi, hav?
ing Borved through tha entiro war. Ho
enllstod ln tha Powhatan Troop, undor
tho commnnd of Captain St. Goorffe
Cooke, who wns aftorwards made briga
dler-genornl. Major Old was soon made
captain. nnd nfteTwards promoted to
major. which position he fllled untll the
surrender. Ho was a brave soldler and
much beloved by hls men. Ha waa a
kind, good cltlzen nnd much loved by all
who know him.
He leaves a wlfe and four ohlldren?Mrs.
A. I* C. WIckham, Mrs. 8. D, Danco, of
Powhatnn, Va.; Mrs. Pruden and Mr.
HJa remains wlll be Intorred ln the cem?
etery at Oraca Churoh, near Genlto, Pow?
hatnn county, Va., of which church he
was a member.
Major Old was vlce-nresldent of the
Powhatan Troop/ Asstiolatlon and as such
took great Inlorest In the Assoclatlon.
(Rpeolnl to The Time?.p|ap?tcli.)
DKXINOTON, VA? January 27.?Wil?
liam Bolay, nged slxty-one years, dled
at hls homa here tthla morning from bluod
poisonlng superlnducod by coinpllcatlon
of diseaauB. IIo was born In Ubarty, now
Bedford City, served four years aa ortll
larymnn ln tho Confedernte army, camo
to Dextngton ln 1806 and marrlod here
four yearw later a daughter of Thomas
K. Deaver, For years he was engaged
ln merehnndlslng. Ftvo children mirvlvo,
also hls father, John J. Boley, of Bod
fonl City, nged nlnoty-llve years; flve
brothers nnd four slstors,
Mrs. M, E. Osborne.
(Special to Tlin Tlmcs-Dlapatch.)
KSTSVlMiW, VA., Jan. 27.-After a
short illnesH, Mrs. M. M. Osborno dlod
Sunday evening; at 0 o'clock at hor home
on Klng Stroat and was burled yester
day at l! o'clook lu Ash Camp Cemetery.
Tho romnlns of hor lato huaband, J. n.
M. Osborno. wero rnmoved from the
coniotery of tholr nnceslrnl homo and
Intorred nt tlie same tlmo by tho sldo of
Mrs, Oshorno waa tho daughtor of the
late Ellsha H. Hundley, aud, was born
near SmlthviUe, Oharlotto county, Va.,
seventy-ono yiars ago. Blie leavea five
cliildren, threo daughtern-Mrs, It. H.
Wllflon, MIhhos Pattlo and Bvnlyn Os
bnrnie?two sons, Chnros A., nnd Henry
Onbr'no, nnd four slstors, Mrfl. W. D.
Norvoll, of Smlthvlllo, Va.; Mrs. M. V.
Ogbnrn, of MccltlenbtirK oounty; Mrs.
BylVealer Coiei PontUie, MJeh.'l nnd Mrs.
Nannlo Hundlny, of MoorovlIIe, Ala.
John G, Miller.
(Sneclnl t? Tho Tlraen-nispjtch.)
FRiUJDEniCKSUIJItO, VA? Jan. S7.
.Tohn O. Miller, n iiromlncnt farmer of
Spotsylvanla coumty, dteid at his home
nenr tfhls city lnst night of general de
hlllty, after an lllnosa of two months,
nged elghty-two yoars. Mr, Miller waa
a niod"l fiirmcr tuid a valuable olUzon,
roapetrled by all who know him. He
camo to thla oountry from Germany
when only twenty yonra of age, troLng
flrst out West and Intor commg here ln
1ST>3. when ho settled ln Spotsylvanla
county.' Ita ls aurvlved by a wldow
nnd two ohlld.rcn, Mr. F. TMioodoro Mlllor,
of MathowB Oourthouso, and MJea Ro*e
Miller, of Spotsylvanla oounty. Tflio
funeral will tuko place from the real
denoo tn-morrow ot 1 o'dlock, and" tho
lirtotunent mnde ln the family burying
William A. McCorkle.
(Special to The Thnva.Diapnteh.)
LJ8XINGTON. VA? jan. 27.-Mr. Wm.
Alexandor MoCorklo dled at his home,
on Buffalo, Rookbrldgo county, at the
ng;a of Blxty-flvo yeara, One son i<iu
vlves?John Gold McCorkle?who Uvcd
with his fathor.
One brother end two siaters alao eur
vlve?Samuol B. McCorkle, of Stuunlnn;
Mrs. Sale, wldow of Captaln William H.
Salo, of Capon Sprlngs; and MIbb Mamie
McCorkle, of Hockbrldge oounty.
Mr, MoCorklo wns de-tosidsd from thi
Rookbrldgo family by that namn, many
of whom woro promlnant citizens of
William H. Kent.
(Bpaclnl to Tha Ttmoa-Dlspatch.)
AMHERST, VA., January 27.-Willlam
II. Kent, for many yeara a lcadlng cltlzen
of AmlierBt county, dled hero lost night
at tho home of his sons, Messrs, William
H.,Jr? and Donald Kent, ln thescventy
fourth year of his age. Mr. Kent had
baon ln feeble henlth for several years,
but hfS e"M" camo suddenly nnd unexpoct
edly to his family and friends. The de
coaaed 1b survlvad by his wife and elx
ehlldren, four sons ond two daughters,
ramely: Messrs. William H. Kent, Jr? and
Donald Kent, merchants of Amherat
county; Messrs. Gordon and James R.
Kent, merchants of New Glasgow, this
oounty; Mrs. J. T. Brent, of Nelson coun?
ty, and Mlsa Mlnnle A., a slnglo daughter
who llves with her brothor at Amherst
Rev. Herbert T. Bacon.
(Sneclal to Tho Ttmes-Dlspatch.)
CLARKSBURG, VA., January 27.?Rev.
Herbert T. Baoon. of the Methodlat
Church, dled this morning after an 111
nesa of about threee weeks, thoutrh he
hnd been ln feoblo health Beveral yeara.
Though on the superannuated llst, he
was one of tho oldent ministers ln the
Virginia Conference, and was respeoted
by all donomlnatlons. Up to ala death
h? waa a wllllng and energetlo worker
ln the Sunray-school. Mr. Bacon, who
was nboirt soventy-flve years old, had
llved here off and on for forty yeara.
Ha Is Survlved by his wife, who waa M*lss
Jennlo Ann Scott, of this place.
Miss Ma-igaret Preston Davis.
(Special to Tha Tltnea-Dlapateh.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., Jan. 27.-Mlss Mar
garet Preston Davis dled this morning at
10;30 o'clock at- tho home of her slster,
Mrs. Camlllus Chrlstlan, No. 909 Cojirt
Street, after a Ungsrlngr lllness. For
many years Miss Davis had been an ln
valld, and ln Scptember of last year she
suffered a severa relapae, from which she
never entlrely ralllcd.
Miss Davis was a daughter of the late
John T. Davis, and she was born ln
Lynchburg flfl" -seven yeara ago. Besldes
Miss Davis there wero two other ehll?
dren?Lleutennnt John B. Davis, who was
kllled ln the Clvll War, and Mrs. Camlllus
Chrlstlan, who ls now the only survlvlng
member of tho family,
Mrs, Joicy Forrest.
(Special to The Tlraej-Plspstch.)
FOSTKIl, VA., January 27,-Mrs. Joloy
Forrest dled on January 17th at her
home, ln Mathewa county, aged elghty
She leaves one daughter, Mra. C.
White, and four sons, Messrs. Henry,
Sands, Wolter and R. H. Forrest.
Henry H. Irvine.
(Special to Tho TlmeB-Dlspatch.l
MONTBRDY, VA., January ?".?Hanry
H. Irvine, a promlnent cltlzen of Hlgh
land county, dlod or parnlysls at his
home on tho Cowpasturo this morning,
nged slxty-nhrce. Ho leaves a wlfo and
two ehlldren. Ho was a Confederate sol
dler, a member of Company B, Thlrty
flrst Virginia Reglment.
W. H. Brooks.
(8peclal to Tho Tlinea-DIapatch.)
NORFOLK, VA., January 27.?W. H.
ErookB dled at his home on Brewer Streot
this morning after a long illness. The de
ceased had restded ln Norfolk for years
nnd was for a long timo in btislness ln
the city market. He loaveB a wldov/, but
no ehlldren. The funeral tnkes place to
morrow. The remains will be aent to
Washington, D. C, for lntertnent.
Mrs. Mary E. Barker.
(Snrclal to The Tlmes-Dlspncli.l
' AUBXANDRTA, VA.. Jan. 27.?The fu?
neral of Mrs. Mary E. Barker, wlfo of
Roger Barker, who dlod In Washington
last Saturday, took place from the resi?
dence of Mr. Thomas Chauncey, this city
at 8 o'clock this afternoon. Rev. Geo.
L. Hunt, of the Flrst Baptist Church, ot
?flclated, and hurlal was made ln tho
Captaln W. C. Brown.
(Sneclnl to Tho Tlraex-Plapatch.)
DANVILLE, VA., January 27.?Captaln
W. O. Browm a Confederate veteran.
dled In tho countly this morning at 10
o'clock, after a ltngwlng lllnosa H<-j
was slxty-two years of age and leaves
a wlfo and three ehlldren.
ANOTHER TOBACCO TRUST
To Make Tobacco Cigarertes and All
(By Associated Preas.)
TR2ENTON, N. T,. January 27.?The
Mexlcan Tobacco and Ogarette Corporav
tlon, Incorporated two weeks ngo, with
an authorlzed capltal of (100,000, to-day
fllcd papera lnoreaslng Its capltal to }12,
000,000, of which fCOO.OOO Ib to bo pre
ferred, tha non-cumulatlvo dlvidends of
seven per cont. Tho company is formed
to grow and mnnufacturo tobacco, clgars
and elgarettes, and also to make plpea
and other smokers' appllnnces.
Tlio Incorporators are Chnrla.i N. King,
W, M. Greon nnd LeGrnnd Bouker, all
of Jorsey City.
The objoct Ib to aeouro unlformlty
through the Unlted Statea and Caniuln.
In the cottnge and palace Dr. Burk
linrt'B Vegetable Compound Ib coneldered
the best remedy. It cures Paina In Badt,
Side ond Under Bhoulder Blndeu, Palplta
tlon of Heurt, Ulotchea. or lMrnplea on
Face, Poor Appetlto, Had Tasto In
Mouth, HeBtlnssnosH nt Night, Night
BwentB, Ileadaehe, etc.; 10 daya1 trial
free, All DrugglBts.
DR...W. B. BURKIIAKT, CinclniiaU, O.
TO HIS SWEETHEART
VIrginian Attempts Suiclde
Because He Thought Girl
Had Gone Back on Him. o
(Special to Tbe Tlmts-Dtspatch.)
BAX/1'IMORD, MD? Jan. 27.~Thom?s
Obler, twenty-four years old, of North
umbcrland county, Va,, who was ovor
cimo by gos last night In hls room at
tho Bell lodgtne-house, No. 818 Hanover
Stroet, was consldorably lmproved thla
morning. Ho.was found last night ln an
unconsolous condition by hls brothor,
Frank Obler. The gas was partly turn
ed on. On the table was nn unflnlshed
lotter addressod "Aggle." Tho letter was
'TDarllns-, if yon had as strong love for
me as I have for you, you never would
have lat mo break up u I dld and have
to leavo you behlnd like this, unleaa you
don't know how It hurts me to bo away
from you. I love you with all my heart,
but I gucss you wanted to got me away.
If you had wanted me, you would have
been wllllng to run away with mo,"
Dr. Charles N. Bronln was summoned
and. tho man was soon ouf. of donger.
He explalncd to Mrs. Mary Beehman,
who conducts tho houso, that he thought
hls girl had gone back on him.
? ' ?
Wlll Buy Fraunces Tavorn.
(Br AssoeUtea rrtisi.)
NEW TORK, Jnn. 27.?Tha Board of
Aldermcn to-day approved of the resolu?
tion of the Board of Estate In favor of
tho purchase by tho city of Fraunces
Tavern, where Washington took leave of
hls offlcors prlor to going to Annapolls
lo reslgn hls commission ns commander
of tho Amerlcan rnmy. Besldes tlie tav?
ern, land surroundlng lt wlll be ncnulred
for a park._
MATJRY.?PnsBed away on the morning
or the 20th lnBtant, at 9:80 o'clock,
ROBERT W. MAURY, ln hls forty
elghth year; son of Martha B. and- the
late Robert H. Maury.
Funeral from the residence of Mr.
Poltlaux Robinson. No. S1S% W. Frank?
lln, TO-DAY (Wednesday) at 12 o'olock
M. Inlermeut prlvato.
GIDLIAM.?Dled, yesterday morning,
about 9 o'clock. at tho residence of his
mother, Mrs. Msgglo D. Gllllam, No. 7
North Slxth Street, after an lllnoss of
thrco weeks, FRANCIS D, GILUAM,
In the elghtoenth year of his ajre.
Tlie funeral wlll take plaoe from tho
Second Prcsbyterlan Church at 4 o'clock
P. M. TO-DAY.
BDACKBURN.?Dled, at St. Luke's Hos?
pital, Tuesday evi>nlng nt 7:30, 1RVIN
R., eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. A, J.
Blackburn, In the twenty-flret year ot
Funeral from Grace-8treet Baptist
Church THTJRSDAY AFTERNOON at
3 o'clock. Friends and ac?iualntajices
nre Invlted to attend without further
OIBSON.-Dled, January 27, 1903, at 7:15
A. M. at tlie residence of her son. John
C. Oibson, No. 3-*i05 E. Clay, Mrs.
E-MILY F. GIBSON, In the soventy-soo
ond year of her oge.
Funeral from tho abovo residence
THIS (Wednesday) AFTERNOON at 3
DODLARD.-Dted. January 26th, THOS.
Funorol will take plaoo from hls
fathor's resldonco, Patrick Dollard, No,
K19 Church Slreat, THIS (Wednesday)
AFTERNOON at < o'clock. Intarment
at Mt. CaJvary Cemetery.
STUMPF.-Dled. at hls residence, No. 113
Eant Marshall. at 11 P. M. 6h January
2T7th, PETER STUMPF. in hla flfty-seo
Funeral wlll be nnnounood later.
J10 and upwards loaned on Planos
and household fornlture, on the
building and loan assoclatlon plan,
which makoa the cost muoh less
tlian you pay elsowhere, and allow
you to pay lt off ln monthly pay
ments, running from one to twelve
months. Get others' rates, than
see us. ,? ,
Tldewater Loan and Trust Co.
Snlte 83-34, Third Floor,
Merchants' Natlonal Bank Building,
1103 East Main Street.
NOTICE OF ITRST MEETING OF
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE IBAST
ERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA:
In the Matter of ) No. -444.
RAY. M. HIRBHBERG.C In
Bankrupt. ) Bankruptcy.
To the crodltors of RAY. M. H1RSH
BERG, of Richmond. ln the county of
Henrico, amd district aforesuld, bank?
Notlco Is horeby glyen that on the 14th
day of January, A. D. 1903, tho said RAY
M. HIRSHBERG was duly odjudlcated a
bankrupt; and that Uio first meeting of
hls eredltors wlll ho hold ln my offlca.
Room No. 10, Poatoi'flco Building, Rich?
mond, Alrglnla, on tho 4th DAY OF F.BB
RUAUY, A. D. 1903, at 10 o'clock ln the
forenoon, at which time tha said oredl
tors may attend, provo their cinlnis, ap?
polnt a trusteo, examlne tho bankrupt,
and transact such other buslncsa as may
properly come beforo Bald meetlrur.
RO. H, TADLbY,
Referee ln Bankruptoy.
January 26. 1018.
V\'m. and Henry Flogenholmor, Attor
neys for Bankrupt.
NOTICE! OF FHlST MEETING OF
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE J3AST
ESN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA:
In tho Mntter of ) No, 441
JNO. T. WEST. > In '
Bankrupt. ) Bankruptcy.
To tho eredltors ot JNO. T. WFST of
Richmond, ln tlie county of Henrico,
and district aforesald, bankrupt:
Nctlce is hereby given that on tti? Bd
clay of January, A. D. 11HB, the said JNO
V, "WEST was duly ndjudlcated a "oanlt
rut; and thnt Uio flrst motlng of his
eredltors wlll bo held ln my office, Room
?No. 10, PoBtofflce Building, Richmond,
Virginia, on tho 28th DAY OF JAN
uni-y, A. D. 1903, at 10 o'olock ln the foro
noon, at which time the said eredltors
may attend, provo their claltns, appolnt a
tn.atae, examtne tha bankrupt, and trans?
act such othor husiness ns may properly
come beforo said meotlng.
RO. H. TAI.DEY,
Reteroe ln Bankruptoy.
January 17. 1903.
Emmott Seaton, Attorney for Bankrupt
NOTICE OF FIRST MEETING OF
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE
UNITED STATES FOR THE HAST
FjRN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA:
In the Matter of ) No. 418.
J. A, CXTLDEN, > Ii,
Bankrupt, ) Bankruptoy,
To the eredltors of J, A, CUIJ.KN, ot
Rlqhinond, ln the oounty of Honiico
and district aforesald, bankrupt!
Notlco Is heroby glvon thnt on the 15th
day of January, A. D. 19(0, tho said J, A
CUL.UKN wus duly ndjudlcated h
bnnkruptj nnd that the flrst meotlng of
his eredltors wlll bo held In my offlct,
Room No. 10, l'ostoffloo Building. Itloh
uiond, Virginia. on tho Sd DAY OF FEB
RUARY, A. D. 1903, nt 10 o'clook lu tho fore?
noon, at which tlmo tha biiUI crodltors
may attend, provo tholr clnlms, appolnt u
trusteo, exiiriiiiie tho bankrupt, and traiis
not such othor husiness as may properly
t'oroo boforo said meeting.
HO. H. TAI.DFjy,
Rcferea lu Bankruptcy.
Janunry 23, 1903.
No otiseiB roturned ln bankrupt's sohed
Matlneo und Night
A PRINCE OF
everaecti ln tho Bljoti, Don'fc mlsg lt.
Kuxc week?BIJou Musical Oomedy
Ooiupany. BeatB now on gnlo.
TVVICB DAILY AT 2 AND 7 P. M.
ADMlSSION2.Sc. CHII.ttlcRN 15c.
THE COHFEOERATE MUSEUNI
TWELFTH AND CLAY BTREETS.
Opena dally from 9 A. M. to 8 P. M..
Admlsslon. 25 centa. Free on Saturdnya.
THE VALENTINE IViUSEUM.
HDlflViflNTH AND CLAY STRBET8.
Open jdally from 10 A. M. to II P. M.
Admlaslon, 25 cents. Free on Baturdaya.
KOTIci^ " "
N^TTc5^THirFmM~oi'' JUT.HTS SYCLK
& SON (Mr. JuIIub Bycle und Samuel
Syole) haa this day been changed to
JULdUS SYCLH & SONS. Mr. Hldney
und Lee uyde havlng been admltted aa
JULIUS SYCLH & SON.
WM, A LTDVnS, WHO RES1DED IN NO
Vembor, 1S92. at C07 ICnst Main Street,
thla city, will loarn aomethlng of Inter?
est to himself by addresslng- J. H; TAP
PAN, Baconton. Ca. Friends or rela>
tlvea of Lcwis will pleoao acqualnt him
with this Informntlon.
Richmond. Va-, Jan. 19, 1903.
NOTTCE TO THE MEMBETtB OF ME
TROPOLITAN LODGE, NO. 228, I. O
O. F.?On Thursdny night, January 15th
amendments were oft'orod to seotlons 1
and 2, nrtlole 7, ot tho by-laws govern
Ing this lodgo. and aotlon will bo taken
upon samo THURSDAY NIGHT, Jan?
W. TV. DONPORD, Soc"y.
THE REOTJLAR ANNUAL MEETING
lmr of tho Stockholders of the B. F.
JOHNSON PUHLISHLVQ COMPANY
will be held nt tho offlcos of tho com?
pany In tho city of Richmond. Va.,
FEBRUARY 4. 1903. at i oVlock P. M.
BDWARD LKIGH PELL,
Richmond,Va.. Jan. 12. 1903.
TTTE- REGULAR ANNUAL MKRTINO
of tho Stockholers of tho SOUTH-AT
LANTIC LIFE INSURANCE COM?
PANY will bo hold at tho offlcos nf tho
Company, Richmond. Va., WEDNHIS
DAY, January 28, 1903, nt 12 o'clock
LOTJI3 T. DOBTB, Secretary.
TOO IATE T0 OtASSIFY.
WILL SELL BARGATNS TO QUICK
purchascrs?FARM, ?90 ncrcs, with
buildings; wcll-establlshod business
stand nnd Farm of 115 acres, 30 milcs
west of Richmond. P. M.; Jefferson,
Powhatnn county, Va
WANTED, OOCLTANTS FOR LAROTD.
brlght. newly papcred, unfurnlshed
ROOMS, Apply 221 a Third Streot
WANTED, TO RENT THE W1IOLE OR
a part of house No. S12 W. Grace Street.
FOR EXCHANGE--A PRACTICALLY
new J100 Densmpro TYPimVRlTER, ln
fierfect working order; havo no us? for
t and will trade It for anything UBeful,
BRUCE CRAVHN, Chnrlotta, N. C.
WHAT WE DO? WE SELL HAIR MAT
trcasea, Hnlr and Cotton-lop Mattresses,
PillowB nnd Bolstora, Parlor Sults, Dl
vans, Box Couches, Ensy Chalrs. Odd
Chairs, Uod Springs, Cots. atc. Wo up
Jiolstea' Furnlturo, rapnSr and pollsh
Furntture, mako nll kinds of Cushlons
to ortlor, make ovor old Halr Mattresses
like now; sell and renovato Feathers,
make Window Seats and Cosey Corner*
to order; pack and ship Furnlture ond
China with care, cut nnd make Sllp Cov
ers, Cnno Seat Chalrs. otc. Prices: al
ways rlght. Bell 'phone 3202. JACOB
UMLAUF, 706 W. Main Streot
THE OLD BACHELORS SMULE POR IT,
tlie old raalda elgh for lt, ehlldren cry
for It; for what? ATKINSON'S Home^
mado Hot Rolla; 327 Brook Avenue; old
L03T?A LADY'S BLACK FBATHER
BOA; Franklln Streot or near Flrat, or
FlrBt and Broad Stroeta, Tuesday eve?
ning. Rownrd wtl] bo given for Ita r?
turn to S15 Floyd Avenue,
FOUND?A BICYCLH ON NINTH
Btroot about U o'clock last night
Owner can got lt by leavlng reward at
ZACK VOLASKTS, 1737 E. Wn Street
WANTED-HORBES TO BOARD AND
vchiclcB etored wlth best acoommoda
tlon by B. D. Kay, proprletor of tha
New Madison Stable, Madison and Main
Streets and Templa Stable, Jefferson
and Broad Streets, whoro evory axten
tlon will ba given by iwcperfoncea stuble
men while his undlvlded attontlon shall
be choorfully given to the best lnteresla
of hla patrons.
FARMS, FARMS, FARMS.
WIIJL BUY A FARM WrpH OOLONIAlj
pr large Rosldenoo. Must ba ln good and
hoalthy netghborhood, acoeBslblo to rail?
road or stoamer, and offored at a fal*
market price, Bend partloulara to
Jno. Stewart Waiker & Go.,
OWNER LEAVING CTTY' WILL SEX.I.
Three Two-Story Frame Dwellings
Corner Two-Siory Store,
ALL FOR $2,600. R1BNTS FOR $300,
Nenrly Now and lu Perfect Ordor.
J. THOMPSON BROW.-i & GO,,
1113 Main Street.
NEW YORK CITY.
IRVINO PLACE AND BlXTIQIyNTH ST
(One bloclt from Unlun Bijuaro.)
Away frnm the noite of the thorouj-hfare*
atnl coiiveiilent to all routos of travel.
QUH3T, IIOMI51JK.il, ACCliSSlBLE.
American Plan, J3.50 per day upwnrd.
Europonn Plan, il.00 per dny upward.
Uooma Blngly nnd un sulte, wlth buihs.
Bend for UooUlct.
T. Thompson, Alanager.