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?RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, FKURUABY 10, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
THE DAY S SUMMARY.
?? E WEATHER.
WASHINGTON; February O.-Forccnst
ior Tuesday ami Wednesday:
Virginia? Fair Tuesday; Wednesday In
creasing cloudiness, probably rn.ln and
?warmer j fresh west, winds, becoming
North Carolina?tneronHlriff cloudiness
Tuesday: rain at night or Wednesday;
light, to fresh winds, bccomlnr easterly.
Medium tehipcr?t?ro made yesterday a
pleasant diiy. The mercury pot nohlRher
t.hiin Ilio half-century mark, and after
nightfall It fell considerably. The
weather prophet promises fair and
warmer weather to-morrow. ,
' STATE OF THETHERMOMETEn.
0 ?. M.31
12 M.j .. 40
3 P. M.60
C ?, M.'..48
D P. *!/.42
Highest temperature?3 P. M.. .. .. 50
Lowest temperature?8 A. M.3?
Mean temperature yesterday.42
Normal temperature for February.. 35
.Departure from normal temperature.. CC
Precipitation during the past 21 hours 00
Feb. 10, 1003.
?Sun rises.7:0? | HIGH TIDE.
Bun sets.5:42 Morning.3:01
Moon seta....6:IL j Evening.3:25
Spike mill of the Richmond Tredegnr
Mills burned; loss very heavy, hut cov
ereda by Insurance-Shirt factory dam?
aged by flic-Rev. J. Sidney Peters
elected superintendent of the Virginia
Anti-Saloon League to succeed Rev. C.
H. Craw'->rd-Ministerial L'uion shaken
and pro? linent members may withdraw
?Judgo C. J. Campbell arrives with
forty witnesses, and the Investigation of
his case will be resumed this morning
Convention of painters meets to-day
Delegates to the Charities and Cor?
rections Conference arriving-Negro
who cut a barkeeper so terribly captured
-Woman charged with selling liquor
on Sunday?Carnegie Roard falls to get
a quorum-Norfolk contest debated in
the House and to be taken up again
to-day-Supreme Court hands down
onlnlons und adjourns until March 3d
\ntl-expector,itIng ordinance of no avail
-? temperance sqrmon-Virginia edi?
tors leave for Florida-Pretty young
girl and two New Yorkere arrested here
charged with gTand larceny-W. li.
Wells, who killed the highway robber,
acquitted-Minister cajlc-d to Calvary
Baptist Church-SJiafer building metter
to bo decided to-day. MANCH ESTEK
Stcps to increase the police force-Li?
quor license may be Increased?Budget
to be considered to-night-Wood-yard
destroyed; two horses and a mule perish
?A fight on Hull Street-Another case
of smallpox beyond the city limits-An
engineer hurt-Mr. Reed- worse
Death of Mrs. Allee R. Canada-Mrs,
Ella L. Dent?n dead-Valentine teaa
Thieves at work.
Suffolk dryer on Sunday than for many
years-Colonel J. Hampton Hoge ill In
Roanokc-Mother of Lula Joyner hopes
for her return-Dr. Battle may remain
In Petersburg-Mother rescues family
from burning home in Frederick-Dan?
ville gambling Joint broken up by polle?
on Sunday-Two negroes attack a mall
carrier in Cumberland-? very dry Sun?
day in Norfolk-Colonel VVaddy's condi?
tion gives his frlenda uneasiness-Boy
killed accidentally by his companion in
l.ynchburg-Burglary at Mannssas.
The town agitated over the dispensary
question-Grand Exalted Ruler Cronk
Inspect? Elks' Home at Bedford City
Policeman of Bristol (Va.) shoots and kills
policeman of Bristol (Term.)-V. M. I.
cadets paint statue of Washington
Mathews' resolutions In opposition to Jor?
dan ? bill-Hurricane Branch trailing a
luirglar in Dlnwlddle-Nansemond farm?
ers considering a cucumber proposition
Attempted suicide In BlUefleld?-Plowing
Roanoke bottoms ' by steam?Maryland
Club at Washington and Lee-Rev. J.
W. Ware leaves Ashland to go to Cul
peper-Hunter wounded in Page-Rich?
mond contractor wins suit at Newport
News-Both killed In shooting affray In
Pocahontas countv-Eastern Shore tele?
phone system-Steam ferry service at
York town-Guards mother's grave from
ghouls at Chester-Canning factory for
Tonno-Preparations for fishing on the
Potomac-Town of Mathews on a boom
-Iron Mountain and Greenbrlpr Railroad
opening up a valuable coal region-The
news from Ashland?Street enr crashes
Into building In Charlottesvllle. Mar?
riages: J. W. Kessler and Miss Lizzie
Richardson In Bedford; C. P. Brown and
Miss Media S. Field in Sussex; R. T.
Green and Miss Nellie M. Ramsey In
Alexandria. Deaths: Mrs. -Arnold In King
George; Benjamin Le.slle in Washington;
Miss Nancy Edna Edwards at Wyntt;
William Wright, of Orange; Miss Lucy
Carr near Little Rock; Mrs. Margaret D,
Naw at Norfolk; Mrs. Julia Rogers at
Leesburg; Thomas W. Trent In Bucking?
Bishop to be arraigned to-day at Char?
lotte for the murder of Thomas Wilson
Legislature committee to Investigate
charges of cruelty to convicts will meet
nt Marlon to-day-Contest of Buckner
for the State Senate Is not taken serious?
ly-St. Andrew's Church nt Greensboro
to have a new pipe organ before Easter?
Big steamer on the const north of Bat?
ter??-Five cars ditched near Winston
-Rill Introduced to convert the State
prison Into an Insane nsvlum. n.s the
convicts are out on the roads and farms?
Actors, married nt Durham with stage
names, desire records changed-No im?
provement In Dr. J. L. M. Curry's con?
dition at Ashevllle-Wilmlngtoii lady
scares a burglary away.
Democrats in Congress Impress upon Bo?
rni > leans that thoy must remember the
Sabbath day to keep It holy, and practi?
cally over-ruled decision of the Chair as
to legality of action on department of
commerce bill on last Sunday-Mormon
Church, statehood bill and cruelties In tho
Philippines nil tigured in tho Somite?
American killed u light with Fllllplnos
Rapo war proclpltnted l? Missouri by
whipping of negroes at the post-Min?
ister Bower, refuses to Blgn the protocols
submitted by Germany and Italy, claim?
ing that the principle upon which thov are
founded Is wholly untenable-Mormon
Young. Pleads guilty to the murder of
Mrs. Anna Puhtxer and is sentenced to
life imprisonment-Livelv passnee be?
tween President Beer and Charles Brumm,
of counsel for the miners, during bitter's
argument beloro tho coal strike commis?
sion-aumentala nnd San Salvador re?
ported to ho nt war with Hondurus_
Dynamite used in Pennsylvania to bldo
crime of robbery and perhaps of murder?
two killed by explosion nnd ninny others
had miraculous escupo from death?Vene?
zuelan Government troops captured the
town of Guntlro und aro mnreblng on
Rio Vleho-Stock market opened with
spurt In prices, but doso wna below the
host. Money vory easy, call loan rates
falling below Uwo per e.ont.-Fair mil?
lions Involved In law suit and hang on
question of whether husband or wife died
first-No one but President Roosevelt
believe? story that Rockefeller sent or?
ders to senators not to pass any anti?
trust legislation-BUI Introduced to re
Imhurse ex-Confederates for horses nnd
side nrms taken from tho Incontravontlou
. of the peaeo terms at Appomattox-Vir?
ginians own ninety tier cent, of stock of
new bank to be started In Washington?
Banquet held In New York In .honor of
the birth of Samuel J. Tlidciv
Some Leading Members
THEY DREW THE
LINE VERY SHARPLY
Divided as to Proper Func?
tions of the Union.
LIFE OF THE BODY IS
HANGING BY A THREAD
By Yesterday's Decision the Union May
Discuss Any Question, Religious or
Otherwise, That is Opproved by
Its Business Committee.
,-. What a Number of Min?
isters Think Aboutit.
In the opinion of several prominent
members, Including the president of the
body, the Ministerial Union of. Richmond
jesterday passed through a crucial period
In Ita history?a period, the effect of
which it Is impossible at this moment to
animate. That the happenings of the day
will redound to the permanent Injury of
tlie organization Is admitted by many.
WILL, THEY LEAVE?
Following the very animated session of
the union yesterday morning were rumors
to the effect that certain of the more ln
Ituentlal members have decided to with?
draw, or are seriously considering: the ad?
visability of doing p?. The Issue in the
discussion which disturbed tho peace of
the body was sharply defined. One side,
strongly conservative and led by the Rev.
Dr. R. P. Kerr, wished to establish the
union upon the principle of non-lnterfer
brcce In matters other than those wholly
and entliely devotional. The other ele?
ment, led by Dr. J. B. Hawthorne? and Dr.
H. ?. Johnson, desired to sec the doors
thrown open to any matter which might
legitimately claim the attention of a min?
The day went against the conservatives,
and the rumors now were to the effect
that some of those most actively Identi?
fied with this side would quietly drop
out of the union. Conversation with one
or two of them clearly developed the fact
that they were far from satisfied. It wa;?
stated plainly by some that Dr. Kerr and
Dr, Russell Cecil, pastor of the Second
Presbyterian Church, two of the most In?
fluential members of the body, would
leave. Dr. Kerr was asked about the
n,atter, but he declined to talk. He pre?
ferred not to bo quoted with reference to
his future relations with the union.
Sn far as he wns concerned, Dr. Cecil
raid he had not come to any decision to
leave the union. M'hen ho whs told the
rumors about Dr. Kerr and himself ho
said In effect: "Dr. Kerr and I havektalked
ovei the matter, but wo havo come to no
conclusion to leave the union. That is, I
have not. "With me It depends upon cir?
cumstances. If the union degenerates Into
a debating society, as it gives promise of
cU.Ing. I certainly have no desire or In?
tention of staying In It."
DRS. COOPER AND DERIECX TALK.
Several other members, notably amoni
the Presbyterians and the Episcopalians,
seem to feel the sume way. For a long
time after the session yesterday the bis
debate was tho sole topic of conversation
In many quarters. Among some a hope?
ful feeling? existed. Dr. Hawthorne de?
clared himself positively of tho convic?
tion that the action taken was a wise
one, and that the union would hang to?
gether. But the very president of the
budy feels gloomy about tho situation.
Dr. Cooper was asked yesterday for an
opinion, and ho said substantially as fol?
"I am much afraid that the effects of
the discussion will be Injurious; that it
will cause a serious break In tho ranks."
Standing near Dr. Cooper as ho made
this remark was Dr. W. T. Dorleuv pas?
tor of the Venable-Strcet Baptist Church,
who was even more pronounced in his
views. Said Dr. D'erJeux In effect:
"It reems to me that the union, for
all practical purposes Is dead from this
day forward. Tho Presbyterian brethren
will probably drop out; many of the
Episcopalians are out already; the aiti?
melo of a prominent Christian minister
showed what he felt about the matter.
The union gets down, therefore, to a
Methodist and Baptist affair. And tho
Baptists themselves are ? very badly
(Continued on Second Page,)
Declines to Decline Nomina?
tion in Advance of Its
(Ily Associli ted Press.)
CINCINNATI, OHIO, Feb. U.-In re
Hpoiiaa to a direct inquiry ua to wheth?
er he was a candidate or would accept
another nomination for tho presidency,
tho following has boon received from
former President Orover Cleveland:
"Princeton, N. J., Poh. 0.
"To Ilio lOdltor of Tho Times-Star, Cin?
''Dour, sir,?I have received your let?
ter of ilio fourth instant, asking on be?
half of The Times-Star for an expres?
sion of my Intentions a? relating to
tho next Donioeratlo campaign for tho
presidency. I cannot possibly bring my
mind to tho belief that u condlllon or
sentiment exists that mnkos any expres?
sion from mo on tho subject of the least
"Yours vory truly,
(Signed) "CHlOVER CLEVELAND."
?? ? TREDEG AR I RON WORKS
VISITED BV A GREAT FIRE
SCENE AFTER THE TREDEGAR FIRE.
Minister Bowen Rejects Prin?
ciple of Allied Demands.
Representatives of Germany and Italy
Insist That as Soon as This is
Cleared Up There Will Be No
Objection to Conventions.
(By Ansoelitted Pr?s*.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. u.?Al?
though 3Ir. Bowen and the other nego?
tiators are closely guarding the provis?
ions of tho several protocols, it is un?
derstood to-night that the demands,
which are known to exist in tho German
and Italian agreements as they are at
present drafted, which Br. Bowen can?
not agree to, concern an increased pay?
ment by Venezuela prior to the hand?
ing down of The Hague's decision re?
garding; the nllles;' contention for prefer?
ential consideration in the? settlement
| of their claims. It is reported that
Germany a.sks that sho receivo in addi?
tion to the SLT.OOO cash that Mr. Bo?
wen has agreed to pay a certain per?
centage of the customs receipts until the
remainder of the ?,'M0,fl?O demanded In
the original ultimatum addressed by
Germany to President Castro last au?
tumn is paid. Italy, It Is believed, is
Insisting on a similar demand, though
tho amount asked for in her ultimatum
was over $500,000.
It is the principle, however, to which
Mr. Bowen so strenuously objects, and
which he has Informed the German and
Italian envoys he cannot subscribe to.
Until their protocols aro relieved of these
objectionable demands, Mr. Bowen says
that they must remain unsigned. Ho
contends that Germany and Italy are In?
sisting on preferential treatment?a
question which they agree In their pro?
tocols shall go to The Hague.
It Is the firm opinion of both the
Italian ambassador and the German min?
ister that the Insertion in their proto?
cols of these demands present the re?
sult of a serious misunderstanding? on
the part of their foreign offices of cer?
tain phases of the negotiations which
were supposed to be settled. They are
using every effort to have this under?
standing cleared up and have informed
Mr, Bowen they hopo to -submit their
conventions to him in a few days.
Published reports that Germany In
TO HIDE CRIME
Two Persons Killed and Many
Had Miraculous Es?
(By As?oelute.l Press,)
JOHNSTOWN, PA., February 0.?A. das?
tardly attempt to hldo robbery and mur?
der by dynamiting an Italian boarding
house at Portage, Pa., occurred to-day.
Two persone, avo dead, two? Injured, and a
score of , others had miraculous escapes
from death, Tho dead:
TONY.GRILLO, aged, thirty-four.
MRS. TONY GRILLO, ugeil forty-ono.
Ralph Tellllldo mid Joe Destavo wero
Tho scene of tho affair was an Italian
boarding,house, occupied by Grillo, with
Ills wife, three daughters and about twen?
ty-five boarders; When tho explosion oc?
curred the Inmates we.ro hurled in all
directions, but the most of'them escaped
serious injury. Tho bodies o. Grillo and
his wife were found beneath the ruins of
tho house, which was completely demol?
The boarders are all employed about
the railway ut Portage. They had no oc?
casion to usa (lyiuimlto and nono was
Known to be la the house, yet porsons fa?
miliar with its uso say that at least
twinty-llve pounds must have been put
off under the room whore Grillo und his
j Urge little girls slept,
11 was, stated that Grillo had between
f(KK) and 5700 and his wife JIM more, but
none- of tho money has yet been found,
und * tito theory is that It was stolen by
si,mo one whu hilled the rouplo und then
exploded the dynamite to cover tho crime.
The coroner's examination disclosed the
luci that Grlllu's head was crushed an if
by sonio heavy Instrument, and his ribs
wero also crushed^ Further Investigation
is hoiug made.
eluded In her protocol a demand for
an. apology from President Castro or
his resignation are news to Mr. Bowen,
and, of course, would not be consid?
THE FAIR MILLIONS
INVOLVED IN LAW SUIT
(Br \s?oelnted G?-ss.l
NEW YORK, February 9.?The relatives
of Mrs, Charles S. Fair, who, with her
husband, .was killed In an automobile acci?
dent in Franco In August last, have com?
menced an action here to set aside an
agreement which they entered into with
Mrs Theresa Oelrlchs and Mrs. Virginia
Vanderbllt, sisters of Charles D. Fair, not
to starla contest over the estate.
By the agreement Mrs. Nelson was to
receive $125,000 and her daughter's jewelry,
valued at $100,000. It was claimed at the
limo that under the California laws Mr.
Fair outlived his wife, and therefore that
his relatives were entitled to his estate,
estimated at $(5,000,000. Mrs. Fair's rela?
tives now say they are prepared to prove
that she lived ten minutes longer than
her husband, and as he had executed a
will leaving his estate to her. they are |
entitled to the whole of it. The plaintiffs ?
allege that -when the defendants offered
the settlement, which was accepted, thoy
woll knew that Mrs. Fair outlived her
husband, and tho statement that she died
before was made to secure the estate.
BANQUETED IN HONOR
(By Assoelated Press.)
NEW YORK, February 9.?? banquet
in celebration of the anniversary of the
?birth of Samuel X, Tilden was held at
the Tilden Club to-night. About 150 per?
sons were present. Robert E. Dowllng.
president of the club, was toaatmaster.
Among those at the guest table were:
Joseph W. Folk, district attorney of St.
Louis; W. M. Hcnsel. former attorney
general of Pennsylvania; Charles N.
Hamlin, treasurer under President Cleve?
land, and Attorney General Cuneen, of
The speakers were Messrs. Hamlin,
Folk and Sheppard.
TO SECURE BRIDE
Young Husband is Indicted
On This Charge In ?
At tho Henrico County Court yester
das' afternoon the grand jury brought in
an indictment against J. Ryland \Uartln.
a young man charged with forging" a pa?
per as a means towa rd securing Ills brido,
a charming young lady of eighteen years.
Upon the 15th of last November, or
thereabouts, the young man entered the
office of the clerk of the county court
and asked for the issuance of a license
for himself and Miss Molile Yarbrough,
who," he said, was a resident of Henrico
county. In view of the ago of the young
lady tho clerk refused to consider the
application until there was laid before
him tho written consent of the parents.
Tho young man left and In about an
hour roturned with a papor signed by a.
W. ? Yarbrough and M. E. Yarbrough.
It develops that tho couple are not oven
residents of Henrico, but hull from Han?
over. Mr. Martin la charged with forg?
ing the paper and a friend who appeared
with him is charged with perjury. The
case of tho latter will come up In the
County Court on nn appeal. Tho indict?
ment nguinst tho young husband will be
tried on the 17th of tho present month.
His attorney is Mr. .George V. Haw, of
Among tho other Indictments brought
in by the grand Jury wero the follow?
ing: John Slater, charged with assaulting
Bettle Bottoms, caso set for February
11th; Grant Yiiugh.-ni, charged with shoot?
ing und killing Willie Hill, caso sot for
the Hth; Eslilla Draper, charged with
beating .Mary Joseph, case sot for the
ISth ? Leo Robinson, charged with as?
saulting Alfonso Gary, ca/o set for tho
32th? Fred HIM, charged on two counts
with breaking Into a Chesapeako and
Ohio our, cases set for the 12tli.
A truo hill w.is also found against .Toh?
St. John, otliorwlsa known us "Gypsy
Jack," who bus skipped Jail nnd, tho
hands of the sheriff. For obvious rea?
sons this case was not set for trial.
A SUIT IS FILED
. AGAINST GIR0LAMI
'Ike II. Wiilltup Meli suit in tho Law
and Equity Court yesterday morning for
ft.OOO damages against Andrew Glrola
ml, Ilio saloon man. Tho declaration
did nut accompany the suit.
Denounce Preacher Who Told
FIVE MEN SOUGHT HIM
Endeavored, it Would Seem, to Prove
What the Minister Had Said of
them Was Accurate?Heated
(Special to The Ttmes-Dlspiitcli.)
BROOKLYN, N. Y., February 0.?Kev.
W. H. Mitchell, the negro principal of
the Iiardln Institute, of Attendale, South
Carolina, has stirred up the negroes of
Now York by a speech he made last
week In Dr. C. .II. Parkhurat's Church
in Manhattan. At a meeting held to-day
of tho African Methodist ministers of
New York, a lengthy preamble and reso,
liitlons concerning Rev. Mitchell wero
discussed In strong language and unan?
It Is set forth that Rev. Mitchell In
his speech made these statements:
"1. That the hest law ever passed
and the best thing over done for the
race, was the law that took away from
the Southern negro, the right to vote.
"2. That tho present generation of
grown up negroes Is absolutely hope?
less, and too far gone to ho saved.
"3. In tho third place, he indicts the
race \as inferior, unfitted for tho high?
er studies of Greek and Latin, and only
suited to drive the plow and the nail.
"4. In the fourth place, ho indicts the
negro mothers as 'a low lot' and negro
homes as places of degradation aad Im?
morality, from which negro childhood
must bo rescued."
Each charge is taken up and branded
as "unprincipled and false," and Dr.
Mitchell is fiercely attacked. After casti?
gating him in every conceivable way In
the resolution, it was stated in meet?
ing that "five abled-bodied men (ne?
groes) of South Carolina after reading
an account. of what Mitchell had said,
went through the city of New York look?
ing for Mitchell and ho would have fared
badly if caught."
A FIERCE RACE
WAR IN MISSOURI
The Whipping of Three Ne?
groes at the Post Causes
(By Associated Tree?.)
FAYETTE, MO? Fob. 9?A race was Ima
has been started heer as tho result of tho
public whipping of three negroes on the
courthouse steps Friday night. A com-,
mlttee of the haw and Order League took;
the negroes from their homes and!
whipped them publicly for alleged mis?
conduct. Two1 of thorn wore women.
SInco then tho negroes und whlto people
have been In open enmity, and It Is suidi
that twenty negro farmers have been'
frightened Into leaving this vicinity.
A recent killing of Harry ODonnoIl, a
reputable citizen, was charged to negroes
and did much to stir up enmity. The
whites luuve threatened to drive, tlio ne?
groes from Fayette "lln vicinity,
The ono negro man who was whipped
Friday night made, a desperate resistance,
It took several men to carry him to the
whipping post. ile cursed his cuptora
as tliu lash was applied, which resulted,
In tho whip being wielded only the more
vigorously. When Ilio ordeal was ended
tho negro was so woulc from logs of blood
that ho was put to lied instead of being
driven from town. Tho women, who were
not hipped severely, ore taken to
tho outskirts and told to go. There la
much excitement hero, and a clash Is
Mr. Trigg's Condition.
Mr. ?????????? Xi. Trlgg, whoso continued
sickness has occasioned his friends so
muoh uneasiness, wo.s taken worso Sun?
day afternoon about I o'clock, Yesterday
and last night ho -.vus ubout tho same.
The Spike Mill is Totally
Loss Estimated at a Hundred
LARGE NUMBER OF MEN '
THROWN OUT OF WORK
The Alarm Signal Refused to Work,
and the First Notice of the Fire?
Was Conveyed by the Times
Prompt and the Work
Within an Inconceivably short ?pace of
timo this morning tho cntiro spike de?
partment of the Trcdegar Iron Works
was swept away by flames, and machin?
ery and other property, valued at ?100,000
and more, were destroyed.
Tho loss, which at thds moment It Is
Impossible accurately to estimate, Is
fully covored by insurance.
The fire was one of tho hottest and
fiercest cvor known In Rlchmou. Within
a few moments after tho blaze was first
discovered tho greater portion of the
long lino of -wooden shods was in a light
flame, which cast Its ruddy glow high
Into the heavens and shone like a beacon
In tho darkness. For some reason the
alarm system worked badly, and fully
fifteen or twenty minutes elapsed beforo
the llrst clang of tho bell called forth tho
department. Meanwhile tho tiro grew
hotter and- moro hot, and from long
distances people hurried out, attracted
by tho light. Tho stillness nnd tho In?
ertness of the department added a touch
of tho mysterious to the scene.
When once the alarmi had been gotten
to headquarters, however, tho companies
responded with tho customary zeal. Un?
der conditions presenting almost insur?
mountable obstacles, the engines, and hoso
wagons crept along tho river bunk, climb?
ed railroad tracks and dug through soft
und crumbling dirt. Efforts to do more
than keep the fire within the bounds lim?
iting It when they arrived were fruit?
less. Tho ? buildings wor? In a hope?
less condition when tho first stream of
water was played on tho them.
HOW IT HAPPENED.
So far as could be ascertained last
night tho fire started somowhexo toward
the center of the big shed. The build?
ing runs some two squares or there?
abouts by either dimension, and It is
divided up Iti to spike 'department and
horse-shoe department. Quite a number
of night workers were engaged within
when the trouble began. There were
some fifty or sixty of them, white men
According to one of tho negro hands
who saw the flro when it began'and
who wfisumong those that tried to check.
Its progress until they were forced to
desist, a spark from a fly-wheel flew
to the celling, lodged therein, and start?
ed off a small blaze. This was about
midnight or a few moments before or
Realizing the danger, tho men In the
shops, or sonic of them, Immediately
dropped everything else while they tried
to stop the blaze beforo It could gain
In his zeal and haste, ono of thorn?a
negro?did tho worst thing he could pos?
sibly havo done under tho circumstances,
yet what anybody would havo dono.
The planks in tho celling had greaso on
them and they lapped ftp tho flame with
avidity. Tho negro grabbed a bucket
of water and dashed It up. Water In
this caso was fuel to the tiro. Accord?
ing to the negro himself, his effort?
as a result of tho grease?resulted only
In an outburst of flame more pronounced
BELL WOULDN'T HING.
At this juncture some of tho men left
and went off In the direction of the pri?
vate fire-alarm box, which Is located at
the works." Repeated efforts to sound
an alarm failed, and after several mo?
ments wasted over tills Instrument, worth?
less nt tho critical moment, the telephone
was resorted to. More trouble and delay
awaited them here. Connections could not
be gotten, or something of tho sort. Tho
alarm was Anally turned In by The Times
Dispatch, which called up headquarters,
Contlued on Third Page.)
Is Alleged to Have Killed Stu?
dent Who Cast Imputation
on Her Character.
(By Associated Prese.)
YlACON. CrA? February 8.?The grand
Jury to-day returned a truo hill against
Airs. ISflle Carson, charging her with the
murder of ?tobert Rlgsby, January 13,
She was at once taken Into custody by
the sheriff, lier counsel later appeared
before Judge Feiten In the Superior Court,
and presented a petition asking that she
be admitted to bail. Several aflldavits
wero. presented to show that there wa?
reasonable ground upon which to base
nigsby was from Howling (.ireen, Ky.,
Hail was furnished ?1rs. Carson by her
father, Thomas Fletcher, and lt. Martin,
principal of the business college with
which stiu was onnectod.
Democrats Impress This
, WAS OVERRULED
Rockefeller Story Believed by
No One Save President.
NEW BANK WILL
OPEN VERY SHORTLY
Virginians Own Ninety Per Cent, of the
Capital Stock?Pension for Mrs.
Reed?Bill to Reimburse Confed?
erates for H orses and Side
(From a Staff Correspondent.)
?WASHINGTON, D.' C, February 9.?"I<
took the Democrats to show to the'coun?
try and the world that the Congress o?
tho United States would not work on
Sunday," said Congressman Jones, of
Virginia, to-night. Ho referred to the
action of the Republicans, when at tho
mooting of tho House Sunday for tho
purpose of listening to eulogies upon de??
ceased members . the conference report!
upon tho Department of Commerco bill
When tho Itouso convened to-day "Mr,
Richardson at on co objected to tho ac?
tion of tho Houso In receiving tho re?
port Sunday. The Speaker held that tha
Houso had a perrect right to legislate
on Sunday, hut on what was virtually
an appeal from the Chair, tho Speaker
was overruled, and the report on the De?
partment of Commerce had to bo resub
mitted. Twelve Republicans aided the
Democrats in overruling tho Speaker.
Tho Democrats wore jubilant, nono
moro so than Mr. Jones.
It hits been Impossible to find a nian
who credits the story that six Senators
have recently received telegrams front
John D. Rockefeller, the head of tho
Staadard Oil Company, virtually com?
manding that there be no anti-trust leg
Islatltm at this session of Congress.
There Is no doubt that representatives
of the Standard have been hero for
weeks, endeavoring to prevent tho pas?
sage of a bill requiring trusts to make
public their capitalization, etc., but they
were not successful. The Standard Oil
people argued^that while the publicity
feature would not affect them at home,
where there Is no corhpotltlon, It would
bo highly Injurious to them In foreign
markets, whero there Is a constant
struggle for trade. But nobody believes
that John D. Rockefeller, one of the
shrowdest men who ever made million?
in Amrica, put his name to such a tele?
gram as certain Senators are alleged _
to have received. However, It Is vfi- '
derstood that Mr. Roosevelt believes
Rockefeller did that very thing.
NO EXTRA SESSION.
There Is no likelihood of an extra ses?
sion. The President declared' Saturday]
tight he would call Congress together hx
extraordinary session If the anti-trust bill
finally enacted were not satisfactory. This
is regarded as a "bluff." Democratic Sen?
ators and Congressmen with whom I have
talked invariably regard the declaration
of the President to be an endorsement in
advance of the measures which this Con?
gress will adopt for the regulation of
trusts. When the 1th of March and the
end of this Congress arrive, the President,
reminded of his threat of an extra ses?
sion, will only have to declare his perfect
satisfaction with the anti-trust laws
But neither Democrats nor Republicans
aro really taking anti-trust legislation se?
TO COMPENSATE CONFEDERATES.
Ex-Confederates and the people of the
South generally will be Interested In a bill
introduced In tho House by Mr. C. W,,
Thompson, of the Fifth Alabama District,
providing for the compensation of officers
and private soldiers of the Confederato
army for horses, side-arms and baggage
alleged to have been taken from them by
Federal troops at and after tho surrender
at Appomnttox, acting under orders and
In violation of tho terms of surrender.
Tho Quartermaster-General Is Instructed
to Investigato these claims and Issuo his
voucher to such persons as shall be shown
to bo entitled thereto. The bill provides
that not more than Jt?O.OOO shall be paid
under tho act.
It Is further provided that no claimant
shall receive any voucher unless he shall
establish to tho satisfaction of tho Quar?
termaster-General that he, or tho person
through or from whom he asserts claim,
was paroled at the time of the surrender;
that he hud kept his parolo In good faith;
that he was tho actual owner of tho
horses, side-arms and baggage for which
lie claims compensation; that suoh prop?
erty was taken from him by troops of
the United States, uctlng under orders and
in violation of the terms of tho surrender
under which lie was paroled. And If the
soldlor has died since his parole was re?
ceived, tho sum ho may be entitled tu
shall bo paid to his wife: if she be demi,
then to his children; If he has no wife or
child living, then to his parents, or either
of them, If ono of them be dead; und n?
other shall be entitled to receive ilio
sumo. If he has minor children, tho sanio
may he paid to their guardiani-,.
PENSION FOR MRS. HEED.
There was a disposition ovidont In tini
House Committee on Pensions this morn?
ing to Increase the amount? JLT? per
mouth-?which tho Senate voted to pay
tho widow of Major Walter Reed, of
Virginia, the army surgeon who made tha
discovery In Havana that yellow-fever Is
transmitted by mosquitoes. Tho amount
could not be Increased, owing to the fact
that a baro quorum of tho commttteo wan
present and a two-thirds vote wne neces?
sary, Mr. Hay, of Virginia, ha* charge
of tho bill, which Seni tor Martin got
through the Senate. Sir. Hay says there
hi not tho slightest doubt of the pansage
of tha bill, provided he can set It up on,
tho floor-a somewhat difficult mattar le t