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Trlbunal to Be Named by the
Western Senators Bellevo That There Is
Nothlng toArbitrate About the Line
and That No Cnange b
(By Assoclated Press.)
WASHINGTON; D. C, February S.
Thero was soW' dlscusston to-day ln the
executlvo sessloti'-of the Senate wlth ref
crence to rnnklnt* publio tho treaty re?
cently nogotlnted by Secretary Hay and
Slr Michacl Herbert for a settlement of
the Alaslcan boundary dlspute. Owlng to
tho fact that a number of arUcles are ln
TYmch.' It wns declded to awalt a trans
Jatlon beforo making tho treaty public.
The secretary ot tho Senate was dtrected
?to procuro a translatlon.
Tho treaty provides for a boiiiKiary Une
trlbunal of "six members?three to be
jiamea by U16 President and three by tho
Klng of England. It pvovldes that the
txlbunal shall consider tho treaty between
Great Britn.in and Russla of 1S25 and tho
treatv between the United States and Rus
Eia ot March'30, 1S67. Ino text of certaln
nrtlcles ln theBe* ireatles ls quoted and a
series nf questions relatlng to their Inter
' prctatlon is lald; down for the guldance
of tho trlbunal/ These queRtions mainly
refer to tli'o-ilmos whlch the boundary
"shall take-?-Whether. where the coast ls
lndcnted by'do'np inlets, the llnoishould
run from Headland to headland, and whlch
mountalns shall constltuto the eastern
MTEET IN L.ONDON.
It Is provided that the flrst meeting
of the botuidary trlbunal shall bo ln Eon
don. The decislon ls to l>e mado as soon
as posslble after the arguments are con
rluded, and within three months, iinless
Ihe President or the British i\.ing, hy
common accord, extend the tlmo.
As soon as a decislon haa been sent
to the contractlng parties each ehall send
one or more sciftiitiflo exports to lay down
the boundary llno ln accordance wlth the
decision. : Should thero bo a fallure of
the majorlty to agreo on any of the
points submitted. the rcspectlve govern
ments are&nhq \ho notlfled through the
Whllo there was no discusslon of the
terms of tho treaty on the floor of tho
?Senate in to-day's exectitivo session.
Komc conferenccs among Senators wero
held with reference to' lt, and tho fact
liecanie generally known that the agree
ment would not be accompllshed without
opposltlon. The Northwcstern Senators
manlfest especlal opposition, taklng the
ground that there is nothlng to arbitrate:
tliat the terms of the treaty of 1825 are
clear, and that if there should chanoe
to bc 8 decislon against the ITnlngd States
-this country would not accompllsh the
desircd result \
S STORE IS
ESTROYED BY FI
(Continued from First Page.)
Glenn's Fnlls . 2,500
German Amerlcan . 6,000
London und Lnncushlre . 2,51)0
Virginia Fire and Marlno .:. 8,000
Westchester Flre (stock) . 7,500
Westchester (tlxtures) . 600
Greenwjch . 5,000
Georgla I-lorncv.,. 5,000
Queen .,''.'.. 15,000
Aetna ..'.:':.'[).... 5,009
Cltlzens, of'Mlssourl . 2,500
Williamsburg City . 2,600.
Homci ol'"New York . 5,000
Phlladelphia Underwrlters . 6.000
Flro Association ...... 2,600
Phocnix, of Ixmdon . 5,600
The fire was discovered at S:30 o'clock
by J. E. Whlttaker, who is employed by
merchants ln thnt particular viclnlty ln
the capaclty of' a special watchman. Ho
sounded the alarm from Box No' 81 at
"tha corner of Cnrj' and Thlrtoentli
Streets, Company No. 7 being the flrst
to respond to .the call. Thoy were follow?
ed closoly -ln" -Chlof Pullor and the mon
from the .headqunrteis on Broad Street.
"A G?-JN-_RA_ A-A-RM.
In th*? ' meantlrna another nlarm had
boen fvounflo/i Txpm Box No. 81, but ere
the appafattis from tlie other houses pre?
pared to johrney to the scene of lho con
flagration, Chlef Puller. who having rea
llzed at a glance tho seriouanef.s of the
fire arid the great probablllty of a moro
' extenelve loss, sounded tho throe sixes,
a slgnal to which every npparatus Iu tho
Engines and hose wngons from the cx
treme western end of tho clty and from
Fulton allke lost no time ln hustening
to the fire. a? a result of whlch, withln.
twenty minutes nfler the discovery of
the biaze, nine streanis were playlng on
the fire, whllo elght steamera were ex.
erting themfjelves ln furnisliing lncreased
POL.ICE ON SCENE.
With the soundlns of th" dreaded threo
eixes the police ln the First ond Second
Dlstricts got busy, and lu a ehort time
Captaln Shlnberger ha_ five men on tha
It Js commouly inhcrited.
Few are entirely free from it,
Fale, tveak, puny children aro
afflicted with it in nino cases ont ol
ten, and many adulla snffcr from it,
Common indicatious are bunchea in
tbe neck,"a'bsj-qsB^, cutaneotiB erup
tlons, iullituii-tl eyeiids, eore eara,
rickets, catarrli, wA&ting, and general
dfibility. n' ?
Bradicate it, positively imd abnoluto
]y, TUis alatement ia basod on tbe
ihouBaiiUb of permanent cures theae
medicines bavo wrought.
" Wy daugbtw bad aerotula, wlth clercn
Bortu on her neck aud about ber eara, Itood'u
BaraaparlUa waa Wghly rocoRiuiended und
lb* took It i*ua waa cured. Bhe lu now la
good lit-itliu." Mtia. J, Ji, Jo.'.-ts, i'arktr
Hood's Snroaparlllu promlaea to
<fluro and keeps tho .promlas,
When seleoting Scarfs one
instincfcively thinks of HER.
If there were no women in
the world, the oravat makers
would go down the pike into
oblivion within 30 days.
Our new ones?(cravats?
not girls)?are bright enough
to please the brightest eyes?
and brighten the dullest man.
Jmpexlals and Fonr-ln-Hands, that
chmo in early in the season and havo been
selllng at $1.00 are now 50c.
f>Oc ones are S8H>o,
Virginia Street slfle of the flre, whlle
*Sergeant Sowell, of the Second, was on
the Shocko-e Slrp glde with two or three
Flre llnes were hastlly drawn, and
presenlly the hugo crowd, "whlch had
gathercd at tho first sound of tho bells,
had boen driven outside of danger and
sufflclontly far back to keep them from
hindering the flreroon ln the discharge of
No one not equippod with a badge was
given permlssion to enter llnes, as a re?
sult of whlch an ovcr-zealous policeman
worked a hardshtp on several newspaper
men, whosa duty called thom in oloser
proximlnlty to the blaze. He refused ab?
solutely to allow certaln representatlves
of tho press a prlvilego cccorded them
always. and would llsten to no ejtplsuia
tlons, not eve'.i so much as calllng hls
superior offlc->r that matters mJffht be
In addltlon to tho regular pollcemen
Captain Tomllnson ond Sergeants Wren
und Oibson, of the dotoctlvo force, were
on hand, rendoiing vuluablo asslstance
to the pollce and flrom-en nJlke, hand
llng hose and holdlng back the crowd.
HARD TO LOCATE.
When Company No. 7 arrlved on the
scene lt was almost lrnposslbla to locato
the blaze, volume upon volume of nmoko
making It a matter of imposaibllltrty for a
human being tofiFnter the building from
the front, where these men had stattoned
themselves. And when the other appa
ratus and fire laddios commenced arriv?
lng they, too, 'expcrlenced a slmllar
trouble, although four companles were
stationed ln tho rear of the building,
pourlng water Into tlie fiery furnaco from
ihe Crenshaw Warehouse on Shockoe
lt the flremen were puzzled as to the
exact locatlon of the flre, the public at
large, the immonae thtong of Interosted
spectators, were wholly at sea, a dozen
dlfferent rumors as to whose property
was burnlng being passed from one to
another. First lt was thls flrm and next
it was that, and so on untll tho Immense
conllngratloii had nearly exhausted its
energy on the Interlor of the building.
Probably the largest bunch of .people
collected on Blwckoo Sllp and ln the
vicinity of Thlrteenth and Cary Streets,
and from tlie moment the department
arrived until tho nre was nearly out
hundreds upon hundreds llooked in and
out the doors of llie Crenshaw Ware?
house, only to bo driven back by the
dense voluines of smoke. Yet they re
malncd, desplte the drlzzllng raln and
unpleasant weathcr, wading about from
ono place to another ln mud soeminEly
an lnch deep.
WATETR PRESSURE STRONG.
Ai} ,the one department aftor nnother
reached the scene Chlef Puller statlonea
them whore, to hls Judgment, they would
do the most good. An englne wns an
oliore- at every plug ln the vlolnlty, one
being statloned as far _? Byrd ond
Thlrteenth Streets, from whlch place lt
pumpod a strong stream to the laddlea
ln the reux of the building.
Companies 2, 4, 8 and S were onsacoa
upon the conflagration from the Cien
shaw Warehouse, tho second named
plnylng two strcams of water upon tlie
fire. In the front wero Nos. 2, 7 and 1,
while the two truck companJea were en?
gaged all about the place, renderlnfj as
slsiance wltn their laddars and a_es 1n
dozens of dlfferent places.
Almost immodlately upon tlie arrlval
of tho department nnd the inltlatlon of
the engines the water prensure wa_ all
tliat could have been deslred, the elght
llnes of hose tlirowlnff water much
higher than Uie roof of the building, and
breaking tho windows ns lf they wore
Wlth this magniflcent pressure the flre
men wero ablo to cope wlth the blaze,
and whlle thero was no chance ln tho
world of eavlng the building and Its
contents, the department was epabled to
chock the course of the biaeo nnd keep it
confined entirely to the plaoe where lt
orlginatcd. Wlth a poor prcssuro thls
would have been itnposslble, for the fire
displayed a strong twidency to eat Its
way out and attack and consumo the
row of bulliUugs along Cary Btreet.
GALIA.NT WORK. OF FJltEMEN.
When the flrst alarm was soundod
Chlef Puller aud representatlves of
every hoadquarters lu tho city were en?
gaged in a regular monthly meeting of
tiio Flremtm'a Relief Assoclatlon at the
Broad Streot house. Varlous niambera
had eent ln tholr ducs and the men were
engaged ln countlng tbe money and
checking up tho acoounte when they
Leaving money, papern nnd books
ecattored from ono end of the table to
the other, the men, led by Chlef Puller.
doxcended the sllppery poles and in less
tlmo than tt taken to tell -were almost tly
lng ttu'ough the streets to ihe Thlrteenth
and Cary, from wlveaee tha alarm
waa sounded. every slngle soul renllzlug
that the locallty was dangeroue snd re
metiiberlng other confiugiatlons in the
Upon no other occasion ln tho history
of tho department have tiio fine laddies
dlspluynd moro wllllngnfss to work than
they dld lnst night, They responded
wlth ulacrlty to every order from their
chlef, nnd overy availahlo lnch of hore
was on llie blaze iu a eomparntively
No urgtng was net-.essury, the men but
tltng wlth the' tlames wlth -veneeance,
thiM crowd b'rea,lit|ig in rioors and tliat
ci'ttlug wires tliat iho ladder mlght ba
ralt/ed hj\<S "vantaeo ground galned over
lho lapidly uprondtiig flatiios.
When It becatno niriioic.d, as It did
shortly after tho urrival of tho ftremen,
that ten pounds of powder In two casks
wuo ln the doomed building, people com
monoefl baeldng back, irmve approhenslon
for the aafety ot tho laddies, helng cx
prossed on evory ?ldc' it waa'-reallaea
tbe havoo that could ?. bo wrought by an
exploelon of thls amount ol powder.
P.efore nny ono wns aware of hls In?
tentlon, Seconfl "Ueutonant Raffo, of No.
2, hnd effeotetl an ontranco to the lower
floor of tho building, whero iho powder
wns Btored. Surterliig from tho lnteiwe
heat nnd ncnrcoly alilo to brcntho or see
on account of.tho dense smoke, ho groped
hls way about until herbcatofl tho powder
cans, ,_to waa Just ln timo.
Grasplng tho two enns firmly he daehM
from tho door Just as the blazo burst
through tha thln pnrtltlon. When ho
reached the streot thu caaks woro warm
from the heat to whlch they had oeen
Bubjected, and hnd ho boon n, nilnuto lator
the oxploslon would hnve moat cortalnly
occurred, wrecklng, the building _nd aoat
terlng the dobris for yarda ln the viclnlty
cf the flro.
Tho fire, whlch Is supposed to have orlff
tnated ln tho center of the building,
burned raptdly, ualng tbe elovator shaft
os a medium for epreadlng over the three
floors ?f the building. Working "both ways
from the center, the light and highly
cnrrbustlblc groceries furnishlng flne fuel
for tho ftnmes, the fire had aoon spread
from one end of the structure to the
other. But yet thero was no perceptlble
Finally tho fire reaohed the northorn.
end of the building, where the llslitesrt
stuff was stored. As lt galned a foothold
hero the wator from the hose falled to
have Its effeoft and suddenly and. norofiy
tho blazo burat forth from tbe front wtth
tbe fury of a domon. Por a few minutes
thoy burned brlghtly, Ughtlng -P the
heavens and addlng splendor to the scene.
The lnevitable happened. however, and
the water soon worked Ita wonder. the
blaze being beaten back <uid once more
oonflned- withln the building. After thls,
there was no speotaoular dlsplay, the nre
burnlng alowly trut s_rery on Uie lnslde.
eating up dollar upon dollar of valuable
Withln <me _nd one-half hours ?*?????
alarm had boon sounded Chlef PuUer
roallBed that the ftre was imdor oontrol.
and be proceeded to light for himself a
clgox, glvlng orders aa he smoked. He
had galned a deserved -viotory.
."Not carlng, however, to lose the advan
tage galned. tlie Chlef ordered hls mon
on the front side Into tho building. and
one after another the throe companies,
with the ald of ladderrs, wore on tho
second amd third lloors.
Captaln Flgg. of No. 2, aooornpanled
by JfTlremen Raffo. perdue, Normaa and
Parson. soon had two streams on the
second floor, while Captaln Rodgers, of
the Fulton headauarters, followed by
Volunteers Samucls and Mltchell, were
on the third. Theso two oompanles ad?
vanced as far back as tho tuicertaln
floor would permlt, and hundreds upon
hundreds of gallons of water were pourcd
from thls vantage-grouiid upon the burn?
lng mass below.
Much mystory surrounds the orlgin of
tho eonflagrstlon, but lt ls thought by
those who should ? be ln ?.' "position to
know that It caitght flrst' on the lower
floor of tlie mlddle bulldmg from defoo
tlve electric wlrfng. Thls theory haa
been dlsputed, however.
When the blaze was flrst discovered by
Night Watchman Whittaker, he was in
company with Patrolman Hackett, of the
Flrst District. They notlced a small
Ilght on "tbe second floor of the mlddle
building, whlch they at flrst thought
came from a gas Jot Bhortly smoke
was seen to arise, end the night watch?
man hastomed to give the alarm, whlle
the pollceman kept an eye on the blaze,
attemptlng to effeot an entronoe to the
lower door of the building.
It Is stated that there was no stove
in the mlddle butldtng, but that the elo
va,tor was , ln thls structure, and lt is
operated.by means of a dynarao, whlcTi
ls supplled wlth electricity from street
wires. Theso facts load to the belief
that the building was flred from defec
tlvo wiring, tho Insulatlon at somo point
probably having worn off. allowlng the
ourrent to get next the wood work.
SECOND TIMH RECENTLY.
The destruction of the three bulldlngs
last night was tbe second trme within
ess than a year that a slmilar loss has
beon suffered by the same company at
the same locallty. Last February, Just
a few days later than now, the place
was almost totally destroyed. but the
loss at that tlme was not quite so large
as lt was last night. B
Jr?,!6'./"11*1'' H?-??"?*?'??? '?"of the flre
after It was under control. said to a
'representatlve of T%o Tlmes-Dlspatch
?,w. ^ T'shed to oonKratulate hls men
Iiubllcly f?r the gallant servtces ?n"
Cerod. He was unable to say which
22ELg.*-best ?K *^$S
fo^ofp'S lexTwit-ir^eSe to
-ateh the smoldlng embers. Tnd late *.
destrlans saw tho unusual upeotacte o^a
crowd of Jolly Oreraeti gartheredAround a
bonflre ln tha etreet making coffee
Wlll Open Up In Sorne Other Place as
Soon as Possible.
So far as could he ascertalned last
night, the building wlll be restored at
once and wlll be again occupled by Mr.
The latter was at the fire early and
?stayed until lt waa over. His purpose ls
at onco to take ;n stock and open up for
bualneas at some otlior place until lie
can got baek at the old stand. When
questloned ab&ut tho matter last nlg-ht
Mr. Younger said, ln effect:
"The value of the stock I would fl_ at
?0,000 or tliereabouts. It ls imposslble to
state how lt was dlstrlbuted. Tho place
was Clled wlth grocerlos of all sorts,
canned goods, whiskey, butter and lard!
woodwwk, etc. The losa appoars to be
conrplete. I liaven't gotten into the
placo yet. and shan't be able, to do so
beforo -to-morrow, but so fnr as I have
been able to Judge, there ls practlcally
noth'.-ng left whloh len't in one way or
another damaged badly.
"I shall of course open up for business
again as soon as I can. I shall begin at
once to arrange about new stoclc"
INCIDENTS OF THE FIRE
Tho Water Supply Excellent?-Crowd
Well Handled by the Pollce.
The nre was dlscovered by Prlvate
Watchman Whlttoker, who at flrst
thought lt was a gas Jet loft burnlng.
His attention waa called to tho pecullar
light by Patrolman Hackett, who saw lt
from Fourtcenth Street.
Thie water eervioo waa the best Jn
years. AU the engines were working
from the twenty-four Inch malnn.
There was abundnnce of water. Even
n sljght rain added its supply.
The pollce, under Captain Shlnberger,
ware soon on tbo soano and udJiiHted the
guard llnes ln a hurry. The crowd was
euslly handled. by thuin.
No. 0 fnglno, thn elephant of the de?
partment, worked llko a charm, lt sun
plled twc splendld atreanis dming tlie
The worlt of Flreman Raffo wns liorolo
ln removlng several cans of siiiokelo.ss
potvder from a safe. whlch was iu. tlio
heart of tliV* lire.
Englne CfJmpany No. t! did guiird duty
over the jfimalning portion of the clty
durlog thef llre. Fortunately tho qoui
pany did wot have V* leavo its ouartera,
Negro Qalms to Have Helped
Capture Jefferson DavJs.
TELLS A DIFFERENT STORY
The Old Report That Mr. Davis Was
Dlsguised Is Pronounced Absolutely
Without Any Foundation
(Bpedsl to lhe TlraM-Dlspatdx.)
NEW OR__-ANS, February 8.?John
Canam, an ex-TJniqn soldlor, llrlng ln
Gretns^, ig preparing to flle clalm. for a
reward for asslstlqg ln tho capturo of
JotTerson Davis. Thero stlll remains ln
the Unlted states -tre_rory an unexpended
appropriation of ?1,*"?.38 for thls purpose.
and Mr. Ca_tm, vr'/io has already received
one payment for hls servlces, boUoves tho
money la rlgntfully his. He has pre?
pared bla army record papers and wlll rnle
them. Hls account of the capture of Jef?
ferson Davis ls of espedal Interest, and
axplodes the old tradltlon that tho Con?
federate leader attempted to escape from
tlio Unlon. soiaiers In hls -wlfe's garb.
NO TRUTH iW IT.
Followlng ls _tr. Camm's account!
"It was, accordlng to the best of my
recollectlon, about the 7th of May. _S5,
when Joseph A, O. Yeomaai captaln of
tha Flrst Ohio Cavalry, myself and twen
ty-elght Unlon, soldiers of the Fourth
Mlchlgan Cavalry woro rJStalled to get
Informatlon about and lf posslble arrest
Jefferson Davis and those who were wlth
hlm. who, wo learned, were somewhere
not far dlstant. We woro then ln Macon,
"We located Mr. Davis' camp on the
morning of May 10th. It was about 4
o'clock, but thero were several persons
up, and Mr. Davis himself was Just
preparlng to go to a spring near hy and
get a buoket of water. He had on a
henry raln-coat, and lt was threatehlng
weather, and tbe coat was thrown over
hls head. I suppeso that thla aecounts
for the- report that he tried to escape ln
hls wlfe's clothes. Hls wife waa wlth
hlm at the time. but it was man's olothes
whlch ha wore. Mr. Davis qulotly sub
mltted ? to the arrest, as did the whole
party, and we returned with them to Gen
eTal Wllson's headquarters."
AT CRESCENT CITY
If You Dare and Brush By
Got First Money on New
(By Associated Press.)
NEW ORUBANS, EA.. February 8.
If You Dare and Brush By were the
only wlnnlns" favorltes to-day. Summaryt
Flrst race?seven furlongs?Rlght and
True (6 to 1) flrst, Lady Alborta (7 to 1)
socond, Marshal Nell (8 to 5) third,
Second race?one mlle, selll_g*?Thftne
05 to 1) flrst, Denny DufPy (4 to 1) sec?
ond, 8ue Johnson (5 to 10 third. Time,
Third race?mllo and seventy yards?
Rankin (13 to 5) flrst, Fotheen (6 to 2)
second. Fllntlock C5 to 1) third. Time,
Fourth race?handlcap, rslx fwlongs?If
Tou Dare (2 to 5) first, Kaloma (5 to 1)
second. Frank Rlce (5 to 1) third. Time,
Flfth race?rdx furlonfrs?Paramount <S
to 1) flrst, Burko Cochran (4 to 1) second,
Senator Morrlson ?8 to, 5).,-third. Time,
1:181-5. . . ,
Blxth Tace?six furlongs?Brush. By (9
to 5) flrst, Glennevts (9 to 2) second,
Falr Lass flfi to 1) third. Time, 1:10 4-5.
HONORS AS OF OLD
Many Members Receive Medals for
Excellent Attendanceand Work.
Delightful Dance Follows.
Fully flve hundred persons were in at
tendanco on the mopthly lnspcctlon of
the Howltzers' full-dress Inspectlon last
night. Followlng the Inspectlon and bus
Incss meeting a delightful dance was par?
tldpated ia by many and greatly onjoy
Several members of the babtery received
medals for eiLcellencies attained during
the past year. Those Who wore given gold
medals for attendance for Uie past twelve
months were: Sergeant P. H. Eubank,
perfect; Coi-poral P. W. F. Wood, per
foct; Prlvate J. E. Cobean,98; Sergeant
W. W. Polndexter, 90; Muslclan F. P.
Cowardin, Sl. Those recolvlng aeconoi
prizes, sllver medals, wore Sergeant I-L
P. Poindexier, 82; Corporal J. C. Pollard,
01; Corporal George S. Wray, 80. Those
recelvlng medals for folthful dlscharge
of duty were: Sergeant W, W, Polndexter
and Corpooral E. C. Rees.
Sergeant Eubank was presented wlth a
handsome watch chain as chief of the
section nttainlng the highest average
during l'jiit. Sergeant Eubank has charge
of the fourth sootlon.
He and hls sootlon wlll make the race
for the prlzo thls year.
Captain W. M. Myers presented the
medals wlth appropriate remarks,
Privates P. E, Boll and E. W. Rayle
wero nppolntod oorporals, Followlng
thoso delightful exerclses the dance wsb
enjoyed. At least 200 couples were on
the floor at a slngle time.
The crowd was ordorly and gentle
manly as posslble and ladies attendlng
exerclses al the Armory may rest a6
j sured that no llquor ana drinklng or
lntoxlcated persons nre aliowed to enter
the building. <
The Howltzers are planning for a great
dance on tho 20th of thls month. Thls
is for tho bene<flt of the New Orleans
?Jack Root to Meet McCoy,
(By Aseoclated Freia.)
NEW YORK. February 8.?J. H, Her
man, of the Interna-tlonal Athletlo Club
of Fort Erlo, succeeded in making two
luntches for hls club to-day. Kid MoCoy
and Jack Root .elgnsd artlclcs to flght
before thn cJub for a purse of 46,000 011
March iiiili aud both mnn nnd tho club
posted fortoits. George Ctardner signed
an agrocment to meet MoCoy a xnonth
Broka His Arm.
A small boy, son of Mr. John Kessnlch.
of No. i)ic) Enst Clay Street, fell whllo
rumilug to the llro last nJtfht and broku
.his nnn. Ho waa mado comfortable by
. the uuibujance aurgeon and. sent home.
(Contlnued from Flrst Pago.)
a half hour or more in an lnformal con
versntlon on tho Venozuolan nffalr. Tho
President is mo?t anxlous that tho block?
ado bo raised at tlie earllest posslblo
momon't, nnd It ls bollcved that thla faot
wlll havo conaldorablo weight wlth Em
poror William. , .
Cltlaens of Moxlco also havo clft-ImB
against Venozuola, and that Government
hns nsltod to bo put on nn oqual foot
lns. wlth -Uio othor nntlons whon tho
timo oomes for sotttling up. Notlco of
Moxico's intentlon was irominunlcnted to
Minister Bowon to-day by Uio M_uca_
DISCUSSED BY CAB1NET
(By Asioclsted Preis.V
WASHINGTON, Fob. S.-Prosldemt
"Roosevelt and all the members of hls
C_hInot wero ln session for an hour and
a half to-day. Tbe Venezuelan Ques?
tion wns under co_slderatlo_ for some
time, but at the oonclUslon of Uie meet?
lng no momber of the Cabinot would dls
cuss for publlcatlon thls phase of the
meetlng. It can bo eald that thls gsoy
ernment. while deeply lnterested ln the
pending negotiatlons, has talcen no part
ln the controversy. Both tho President
and hls Cabinot are entirely hopeful of
an early adjustment of the dlffloulty, al?
though lt ls re?Uzod fully tha-t serlous
obstaoles remaln yet to he overoome.
OARACAiS, February 8.?The Govern?
ment troops under Alcantara, a. Brad
uate from Wost Point, have defeated a
force of rebels numberlng 900 under the
revolutlonaxy generai, Dudharroe, on the
Camatagna Rlver (about flfty- miles
south of Caracas). Tho rebela were
routed; their ammunltion nnd 230 prison?
ers Were capturefl.
On the recelpt ?i the newa of the vlc
tory prices on the Stock Exchange here
Jurapod four points.
Slnce tho rout of Generai aiatos and
has army of 10,000 mon, President Ca-stro,
near Lav-lottorla, October 18th, the rem
nant of the rebel forcea has boon dis
pensed ln all directtons. "Theso scattercd
bodles of rebels, belleving that arms
and ammunltion had beon landed, lately
reurdted and to the number of about
2,000, under Gcnerals Rolando and Duch
arme, assembled at AltagTacls, at the
entrance to tho gulf of Maracalbo snd
at Orltuco, a village sixty miles south
Generai Ducharme with 900 men ad
vanced up tho Camatagua River. Presi?
dent Castro sent a force of 1,000 troops
against him under Generai Alclantr_o.
who took the rebels by surprise and
routeid them after a seven hours' flghtt.
Alcantara capturefl thirty officors and
200 soldiers, forty thousand rounds and
all the rebels' reserve ammunltion and
flfty animals. The *oalance of Ducharmo's
army fled In the dlrection of Orltuco.
(By Assoclated I'ro*"..)
BBR1JN, February' 8.?The German
ambassodor at London. Count Wolff
Motternich. In a dispatch to hls govern?
ment, referring to British publio oplnlons
on the Venozuelan rjuestlon and tha Brit?
ish Cablnet's attitude ln conscquence
thercof( says the govornment ts consclous
of lock of popular support In Its* asao
ciatloa wlth Germany, especlally of tho
dlsapproval of the mlddle classes.
Tha ambaspador ventures the oplnion
tha tLord Lansdowne's position ls weak
ened through loss of publls suport and
that tho Cablnet ls ln a mood to accept
almost any way out of the Venezii('S*i
cntanglement that promlsea the ultlmMo
payment of tho claims.
Ambassador Wolff-Mettednlch also says
a very genutno dlstlko exlsts generally
In Oreat Brltain to the goveinent'a part?
nership with Germany.
(Br Assoclnted Pre?i.)
I.ONDON, February 3.?iteuter's Telo
gram Corapany says lt la ofilclally ln
formed that tho attitude of the allles je
gardlng the so-c&lled prlcrlty claims
against Venezuela has been mlslnter
proted, thus lacTeaslng the compllcatlons.
It is explalned that the allles do not ln
slst on the procedence of tholr claims
over others, but tnslst that they shall bo
regarded as sepajate, to he dealt wlth be?
tween themselves and Venezula. Untll
a epcifio arrangement ls made for the
satlsfactlon of their claims thoy aro do
tennlned to contlnue the blockade.
It ls further stated that tlie alllos do
not blnd Venezuela regardlng the sum
to bo periorlcally paid or tho timo in
wlilch the debt must be paid off.
fSpedal to The Tl?ea-Dlapntch.*)
SPANISH OAKS, VA., February 3.?
Farmers nnd lt vary dlfflcult to get labor
for the farms. The negro has about
played out as a laboror on the farm. He
goes off to the rallroads and mines ln
summor and comes back to spend the win?
ter. Tho women, wlth few oxcoptlons,
won't work at all, An orfjanlzed eftort
wlll soon ba made to brlng ln other la
borers to take tho place of tho ?6gra.
The entortalnment given last night at
the Y. M, C. A. undor the ausplcos of the
Richmond Eyceum proved one of the most
enjoyable of the entlre course. The recital
by M"rs. Bertha Kernz Baker was most
thoroughly enjoyed by a large audlenco.
Tht recital was entltled "If I Wero a
Owlng to the fire, whlch served to dls
tract the nudlenoo somewhat, tho enter?
tainment did not begin until about twenty
minutes aftor the echeduled timo.
HON. HAL. D, FLOOD
GAVE DINNER PARTY
(Special to Tha Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WASHINQTO-N. D. C, Fobruary 3,_
Representatlve Flood gave a dinner party
at the New Willard to-ntcht, having :ts
hls guosts Repiesentatlvo untl Mrn.
Olmstead, Mlsa Hncmcr. Miss Ullza Bate8'
nnd Representatlvo Undorwood. Aftor
dinner the party went to tho National
Thaatre to see Mlsa Kithol Barrymore
ln "A Bunch of Carrots," nnd a "Coun?
Mrs. Mary Jane Talloy.
Dr. John F. Wlnn, of thls olty. received
a telegram yesterday announclng tlie
death ot hls aunt, Mary Jane Tnlloy, at
hor home, near Trenton Mills, tn Cum
berland county, Tlie newa came ns a
surprise, though Jlrn. Talley waa known
to bo ln feeble hcultli, and hnd nover
fully recovered from an attack of piiou
monla. suffared soma months ago.
Mrs. Talley was ono of tho most wldelifv
known anit most gonerally nalovea wo?
men of hor nectlon of tho State. Her
huHbanfl, Dr. Bdwln P. Talloy, wfho dlod
some years ngo, was long one of tho lead?
lng physlolans of Cumberland, "Docoiuod
wns the last of the ohlldren of Captain
John Wlnn, ot Wlnnsvillo, Fluvanna
county, and hnd a. Inrge famlly connec?
tion throughout Virginia. Mra Tnlley ls
only survlved by ono of her chlldron,
,1: W' T' H*vi'e,?. ?? dovoted flanghtor,
with whom sho had mado hor home
slnco tho death of Dr, Tatloy, Bhe had
boon _ conslstcat Chiistlan slnco early
womanhood and hor long lifo of ,?lghty.
four yoars we* filled wltli chnrltablo
denda and aots of klntlness.
Tho lntorrnont wlll be mndo probably
t?,VlB-y,Jn tho fam,1y *ootlon of -Vwons
vllle, Fluvanna county.
Mrs. W.B. Whltlock.
The death of Mra, Marla V. "Whltlock,
Wlfo .Ot Captain William B. Whltlock,
whlch ocourrod yestertlay morning nt 7
ocloclc at her rosldonco, No, 613 North
Twemty-fourth Streot, comos ns n great
sliock bo her many frlonds and acnualn
tances throughout the communlty.
Tho Illness of Mra. Whltlock oxtendod
through a perlod of sovoral months, She
was taken slck last Juno.ond slnco that
time sho had' beon a great sufforor. A
fow days ago hor oonflltion grew woree
and from then until yesterday her death
was almost mornentarlly oxpooted.
Mra. Whltlock wns well known and
much boloved in a wiae circle of friends
and acqualatances, Beforo hor marriage
sho was Mlsa Marla V. Smith, daughter
of the lato George W. Braith, of Rich?
mond. At tho time of lier death Mrs.
Whltlock was alxty-four years of ago.
She was a member of St. John*a Church,
in tho wbrk of whlch she was acttvely
lnterested, Besldcs hor husband, Cap?
tain William B. Whltlodlt, of tho Third
Pollco District, she leaves ono daugh?
ter, Mlsa Allco B. Whltlock.
The funeral wlll take place at 3:80
o'olock to-morrow aftornoon from the
residence. The Bervlces wlll be cbnducted
by tho Rev. Robort A. Goodwin, rcotor
St. John's Church.
W. E. Armistead.
Mr. Wlllle E. Armistead dled January
25th at hls residence, No. 2507 East Grace
Street, ln thla city. He was In the twen
lleth, year of hls age. and had. been slck
wlth typhoid fever.
Tho Interment was mado ?t Greenbay.
ln Prince Edward county.
E. M, Castine.
Mr. E. M. Castine, at one tlme manager
of the Academy of Music, ln thls city.
dled last week In Baltlmoro.
Mr. Castine was well known In Rich?
mond. Ho waa the organlsor of the
lodgc of Elks here.
Mrs. Theodate P. Wilson.
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
LEESBURG, VA.. Fobruary ,1.-Mrs.
Theodate P. Wilson. a vory estlmable
lady of thla county and wlfe of Mr.
Isaac Wilson, of thls county, formerly
Miss Pope, of Baltlmoro, Md.. died at her
late residence, near Puroellvtlle, thla
county, from a short Illness from pneu
rnonlo, agod sevonty-elght yeara She la
survlved by her husband, one daughter,
Mrs. Ellzabeth Brown, wlfo of Mr. Na?
than Brown, of Lincoln, and three sons,
Mr. Folger Wilson, of Richmond, Va_;
William Wiison, of Purcellvtllo. Va.; and
Fmnklir. P. Wilson, sreneral agent of the
Penn Mutual Insurance Company. ot
Washington. D. C.
?A falthful member of the Society of
Friends, sho wUl be burled from tho
meeting houso at Lincoln, Wednesday
afternoon at 1:30 o'clock. Interment at
James A. Saunders.
(Special tn Tlic Tlmei-Dlspateb.)
PETERSBURG. VA., Fob. 3.?Slr. Jas.
A. Saunders dled at his home on West
Hlgh Street about 0 o'clock last night,
after an illness of four months.
Mr. Saunders was in the twenty-ninth
year of hls age and waa well known and
popular ln thls city. He was a consls
tent member of West-End Baptist
Church and took an activo part ln church
work. Hls wlfe. formerly MIbs Laura
Perklnson. survives hlra, together wlth
hls mother and father. Mr. and Mrs.
John XV. Saundeis, and throo brothers
and one sister.
The funeral will take place to-morrow
afternoon at l o'clock from the West
End Baptist Churoh.
Mrs. Harriet Mathev/s.
(Special to The Tlinps-Plspatcb.)
LEXINGTON, VA., February 3.?Mrs.
Harriet Mathews dled at her homo at
Glasgow from diseases Incident to old
age, and was burled Sunday afternoon
from Falllng Spring Prcsbyterlan Church,
Mrs, Mathews was before marriage . a,
Miss Ogden, of Bedford county, Va.. but
most of her life had been spent ln Rock
brldge. Her husband was Mr. W. G.
Mathews, who dled twelve years ago.
Untll the dlscontinunnce of tbe old
James Rlver and Kanawha Canal he
wns a promlnent brldgo contractor on
Miss Louise Fitzhugh.
(Special to Tbe Tlmes-rjlspatch.)
CHARLOTTESVILLE. VA., Fobruary
3.?Miss Louise Fitzhugh, daughter of the
late John H. Ftzhugh, of Rapidan, Va.,
dled thla aftcrnoon at tho "Univorslty of
Virginia, after a four-days' Uuicss of
pneumonia, nged seventoen. The body wlll
ba taltcn to-morrow to Rapidan for lnter
Bient, tlio servlces bolng conducted from
the Episcopal Church. Miss Fitzhugh
had only recently removed to the Univor?
slty with her mother, Mrs. Susan B. Fitz?
(Special to Tho TI_os-Disp?terj."l
KING GEORGE C. II., VA., February 3.
Thcmas Bcott died at tho homo of, Mr.
Charles Arnold, noar tho Douge, and hls
funeral took placo on Saturday, conducted
by Rev. J. H. Newblll. Mr. Scott wns
a gallant Confederato soldlor and was
highly estecmed by all who lenew him.
He was about slxty years old and un
marrled. One brothor. Mr. Edward Scott,
ot Alexandrla, survlvcs hlm.
(Speclnl to Tho Tlmes-ninpatdi.)
"ICBYSfVILIlE, VA, Feb. 3,-Lewls
Gee, tho 0fteen-year-old son of Mr. Tay?
lor Geo, dlod yesterday at hls home
near Koysvlllo. Hls Uttle sister, Dalsy.
dled Just ono week ago, and another
sister ls extromely ill. All three wore
111 at one timo wlth pneumonia and
(Special to The Tlmes-Elspatch.)
LYNCHBURG, VA., February 3.?John
Bryant, who camo horo from Richmond
a few weeks ago. dlod thls afternoon,
after a long illnoss, aged forty-s'evon,
He is survlved by tho followlng chlldren I
Mrs, Warron, Crenshaw, Misses Hattlo
and Ida and John and Arthur Bryant,
of Lynchburg, and Mrs. Etta Farrell,
of Richmond. ,
AI. S. Haynes.
(Speclnl te Tho Tlmcil-Dlnpatch.)
ROANOKE, VA., February 3.-A1. S.
Haynes, a machinlst ln tha shops. dled
suddenly lant night whllo-working at a
,'atho, Ho was from Lynohburg, and had
been working here only "Unout a week,
Ho was thlrty-four yenrs of age and ls
survlved by a wlfo and four chlldren,
Hla remains wero taken to Lynchburg* to
day for intermont.
John W. Callanaiii
1 (Speclnl to Tho 'Iltoes-Dlspatcli,)
ROANOKE. VA., February 3.?John W.
Cnllnnan dled thls aftcrnoon at tho hos?
pital, aged thlrty-elght years. He hnd
boen an employo of tho Norfolk and West?
ern for many years, nnd was n clerk ln
the freight department before hls lllness,
He was a. native of Botetourt and un
R. L. Bohnnnon.
(Special to Tho Tlmcs-Dlsputch.)
WILLIAMBBURG, VA? February 8,
Tho funeral of n. i,. Bohnnnon toolt
place .from the Meihodist C>urch of thls
phica thls morning at U. o'clock, j.tey,
^^ ^^ .?.mm
M-MMUKJU THIS WBBK.
Matlneei Tuesday. Thursday
BIJOU COMEDY COMPANY IN
A TEXAS STEER.
THE PAGE CONCERT CO
Y. M. C. A. HALL
MONDAY, FEB. 9,8:15P.M.
Th/i elghth of tho
Bcserred Scabs Friday tho 6th at 1 P< M.
TIVICE DAILV AT 2 AND 7 P. M.
AD/VUSSIOIN 25c. CHILDRBN 15c.
Bcn&at Young Ladies' Ald Society
GROVE-AVENUB BAPTI3T CHURCH,
Friday, Feb. 6, 1K03, S?0 P. M.
_^? <?rov?-Av*nue Quartotte, Virginia
Gled Club, ProfessOT Fellx tardella and
Profcraor M_nly B. Ramos.
j THE CONFEDERATE MUSEUM
TWELFTH AND CLAY STREETa
Opens dally from I A. M. to 8 P. M..
Admlsslon. 25 cents. Freo on Saturduys,
THE VALENTINE MUSEUM \
? HLDVEfNTH AND CLAT STREETS.
Open dally from 10 A. M. to B F, M.
AdmlBston, 25 cents. Free on Saturday x.
Edg-ar A. Potts conducted the servleo
and tho intcrment was in the soldlers"
section, Cedar Grove Cemetery.
_.?_fRni>cl?l to Th? Tlnma-IHsnatclO
DANVILLE, VA., February J.-C-eorgo
Gunn, tho son of tlio lato Dr. Georgo
Gunn, dled at hls home near Furley,
N. C, yeslerflay. of pneumonia. Tho
dlseaae was contxacted after an exposura
of Heveml days whllo cuttlng leo ln De?
Mrs. William Page.
t'Bprclal to The TI_?-n-Dliip?t(-h.'l
FREDERICKSBCRG. VA., February 8.
Mrs. WUUnin Page, one of the oldest per?
sons la King George county, dled a tovr
dnys ago at her home near _d?jo Hlll,
aftei- a brlef Ulncss.
Mrs. Robert Adams.
(Special to Th* Tlmea-DUpntrb.)
FltEDERlCKSniTRG, VA.. February 3,
The remains of Mrs. Adams, -wldow ot'
Robert Adams, wlio dled Jn Washington, ??
vero; taken to King George county, hel,.
fntmer homo, and Intorred In tho bury<.
lng ground at Potomno Church.
Mrs. Christina Sheetz.
tSnt-clnl to The Tlmtrs-Dlapalcb.)
BDXNBUP.G, Fobruai-y 3.?Mrs. Chris?
tina Sheetz, wife of Mr. William Sheotz,
ot thla place. dled Sunday afternoon.
Blie ls survlved by her husband and twa
sons. rj -
Miss Charlotte Trenary.
(SpecUl to The Tlmw-DlKintch.*)
WINCtLESTER, VA.. February 3.-MI38
Charlotto Trenary dled near Boyce,
Clarko county, Sunday, after a week's
lllncss. from pneumonia. Sho waa aged
Solomon G. Driver.
(Special 10 The Tlmea-Dlnpatch.l
HARIUSONBUUG, VA., February 3.
Solomon G, Driver, a promlnent business
man of Brldgowaler, ln thls county, dled.
at hls home Sunday. Ho was a native of
Augusta county. but ha<l llved In Brldge
watc-r for twont-flvo yeara
Mrs. Susan Hettrick.
(fincclal to Tbe Tline?-DI?pat.-li. I
ROANOKE, VA., February 3.-Mrs. Su?
san Hettrick, wife of W. H. Hottrlck,
dled lai?t night at her home hcre. aged
S. W. Allen.
(BpccUl to .Tha TlineBPIspateh.)
FREDEKlCKSBURd-. VA., Feb. 3.-S.
W, AUen, a -well-known cltlzcn of Caro?
line county, ls dead. He ls survlved
by a wlfo and seven chlldren.
A Donble Funeral.
CSpeclnl to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
ALKXANDRIA. VA... February 3.-A
doublo funeral occurred at 8 o'clock thls
aftcrnoon from tho residenco of Mrs.
ltcbccca Fourd. No. 1? North Lee Street,
when the funeral of her husband. tlie lato
Edward H. Fonrd, who dled laat Siin
day. and tho funeral of her Infant daugh?
ter ' Robecca, aged six montlin, -who dled
shortly beforo mldnlght last night, took
place. Tlio father and Infant daughter
were burled in tho one grave.
Johnson R. Newberry.
In the death of Mr. Johnson R. Now.
berrv, whlch occurred Saturday. January
S-lthjLthe communlty lost a most earnest,
falt)_ul man; the church a zealous work
er; hls co-laborcrs a slncere eympathlzer, I
a?d hls farnlly a dovoled husband and
Tho followlng llnes, dedlcated to hls
memory, portray hut feehly a noble, use*
ful life so suddenly brought to a close;
A dear one from our mldst ls gone,
A voice we loved Is stlll;
Though aad our bleedlng hearts and lon?,
We say, It ls God's wlll.
A loving husband, frlond slncere,
A father, flrm and true;
Dlsoharglng faltlifully whate'er $
? Was found for hlm to do,
Whero duty called hls wlll obeyed,
Ne'er slilrked nor turned asldo
1'rom any task upon hlm lald,
Thoush wcaa-led oft and tried.
Hls sttfterlngs o'er and stllled hls breast,
Upon hls brow a crown;
And calm and peaceful bo lils rest
Till rosurrectlon morn,
Though gone from earth ho leaves ta
thoso . .' ?
Who mourn so sadly here,
Tho jnem'ry of a llfo whoso closo
Brlpgs majiy a scaldlng teor,
May eaoh one llve as thls dear frlond, '
Hls life as pure nnd good,
'Itfia-t nt lls-oloso lt may bo sa|d .
Ho hath dono the boBt ho could.
i . i '.
NOTIQB-T'HE) FIRM OFJULUTS SYCLB
& SON CMr. Jullua Sycla and Samuel
Svcle) hua thla day fceen changed to
JULIUS SYCLE & SONS, Mr. Sldney
and Lee Bycle having ue?t admlttod aa
lurtnera, arrjLJUS 8-TCr_0 A ??, ,