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TH^?i;?n:]?S^?^S: I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,167.
. RICHMOND, VA., TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1003."
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMflARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
WASHINGTON, Fob, IC.-Forecast ior
Tuesday ami Wednesday:
Vlrglnla-Snow In north, rnln or Bnow
In south portion Tuesday morning, fol?
lowed by clearing, much colder weather
with a cold wave; brisk to high north
Winds; Wednesday ffilr, continued cold.
North Carolina?Itflln or snow Tuesday
morning, followed by clearing, much
colder weather with it cold wave; high
?hlftlng winds coming northwcstly;
?Wednesday fair, continued cold.
Ycstorday was ono of the most disagree?
able days of the season after early inorn
Iiik hours, ? penetrating rain, blown In
every direction by a sharp wind, rendered
Mi? lot of pedestrians a hard ono. Much
;bld?r weather, with snow In certain sce?
llons, Is predicted to-day, .
STATE OF T? Hi THERMOMETER.
9 ?. ?.?48
8 P. M. ."?3
? P. M.3G
? P. M.M
12 midnight . M
Average .?. Z?M
Highest temperature yesterday.... 58
Lowest temperature yesterday..., 30
Mean temperature yesterday. 30'^
Normal temperature for Fob. SO
Precipitation during past 21 hours. l.SC
Feb. 17, 1903.
Hun rises.... C:f,S I HIGH TIDE.
Bun set?.6:50 1 Morning.8:40
Moon risos:.12:00 I Evening.9:08
Mr. William It. Trigg died last night
Funeral of Dr. J. L. M, Curry attended
by hundreds-Move to> place a, monument
to General J, 13. B. Stuart In the Capitol
Square-Colonel W. Gordon McCabe
elected president of the AVestmoreland
Club?Rev. C. H. Crawford declines a
position-Man goes insane In police-sta?
tion cell-Telegram from Senator Martin
on Shafer building matter?Revenue bill
In the Legislature-Ministerial Union
reaches harmonious solution of troubles
?^?Baptist ministers to form an organiza?
tion-Striking serinons Sunday?Great
demand for Virginia farine?The worst
rainstorm for months yesterday-Legis?
lature may adjourn soon?Four convicts
are pardoned-Graduates In the High
' School?Death of a Culpe per physician
?well known here-Visit of J. Pierpont
Morgan and ?. J. Cassait to Richmond
Question of granting city conveniences to
residents of the county discusseci?Rain
provenu) many committee meeting?-?
lampUslitT is badly hurt. MANCHES
TRK?Weather Interferes with street
Improvement plans-Mr. Rudd's fund,
division plan tabled-Bids for street
?work returned unopened?Organization
of Elks postponed-Monday night ger
itian not held?Supper at Sacred Heart
?-Imrch to-night?Rtockton-Street Churcli
appoints a committee to seek a pastor
Work of'the Corporation Court-Church
reunion at Bainbrldge-Strcet-New over?
seer of the poor.'
Southern Railway train wreck near
Alexandria Saturday night probably the
work of would-bo robbers-Quick action
of the authorities near Front Royal In
making an arrest in a shooting affair
prevents a lynching?-Vesecls in collision
on the Rappahannoek?Two daughters
or Dr. Fisl?v& at Wellford's "Wharf assist
In digging- the gravo for a smallpox pa?
tient they had been nursing in quarantine
Dockbridge county teachers meet in Lex?
ington-Body of an unknown white man
found on tho beach near Cape Henry
Klks' bazaar at Charlottesville a great
success-L. P. Sten,rnes asked to run as
a candidate for the Legislature-Inter
rstlriK society events nt -Ashland, Cape
Charles and McKenney?West Point,
L'rbanna and York River Railroad start?
ed?Renovation of the Methodist Church
at Chester-A historic cane presented to
the Fredericksburg Masonic Lodge-Jo?
seph W. Seward will build a new hotel
In Petersburg?Dr. Battle finally decides
to leave Petersburg to go to Greensboro
-Young Prince Edward farmer commits
?uiclde??Big government wireless sta?
tion to be constructed at Cape Henry
Forty thousand dollar lire last night de?
stroys a business block In the center of
the "town of Blnckstone?Bath attend?
ant at the Hot Springs drowned In the
pool yesterday morning. Marriages: Cap?
tain Howard Davidson and Miss Clyde
Cold), both of Danville, after an elope?
ment to North and South Carolina; Mclzl
Franklin and Miss Mary Young at Fred
erieksburg; W. L. Drumrlght and Miss
Lelia Winn at Drapersvlile. Deaths:
Gideon Prints in Page: Colonel J. ?.
Waddy In Norfolk; Benjamin Williams In
Ma thews; Mrs. George Fleming at Os
born'sGap; Lafavette Spillman near JVar
rcnton; James M. Saundors at Windsor;
Jeremiah Enrlght in Luray: Newell F.
Coswell at Charlottesvllle; Mrs. Sarah A,
Davis at Chorlottesvlllc; Mrs. Margaret
W. I'ryor at Charlottesville; James P.
Jackson at Petersburg; Alexander Over
by at Petersburg.
Arthur L. Bishop, of Petersburg, Is on
tho stand in his own defense at Charlotte.
Tho ease will not bo given to the jury be?
fore Wednesday night or Thursday
Watts offers important amendments to
bis liquor bill, which will como up for
discussion to-day-State Council Junior
vraorvAmerlcan Mechanics in session at
illgh Point-Destructive storm reported
from Wilson. Wells-Whitehead factory
Injured-Ovation tendered Fuller at Dur
.?'??" ?" aceo?nt of passage of union depot
mil-?J rot Klmball's experiments with
the pyrhellometer in the Black moun?
tains?-the Southern wins and Durham
and the Seaboard lose In the E?abody
.i..^l,r f,1}1 ,of wa-v C;,S(^-Several im
V? ,,??. .. . R 'nt?'Oduced In tho Senate und
President determined to insist on con?
firmation of tho negro Crum ns collector
for the port of Charleston-No currency
bill will be enacted at this session of
Congress-Cortelyou named as head of the
new Department of Commerce, and t ho
nomination confirmed bv the sennti.
.liinies R QarllaJd to be commissioner of
corporations under the new depart men. --
Mini ut tally wounded and woman round
dead III house In Detroit Mloh.--Poli?e
arc after turf Investment swindlers U
(?roe cities?Now battleship Maino ?alls
for Hampton Roads?House passes a
liumbor pi bills under suspension of tho
rules-heimle steering committee meets
to devise menus to get pending leglslnti.ri
through Hie upper body of the National
Legislature-There wan no discussion of
Ilio statehood bill In tho Senato-Sena?
tor Morgan discusses leaks from execu?
tive sessions of the Menale nnd says ho
no longer regards them its secret-?Onn
.hundred and Ihlrty-llvo thousand dollars
allowed owners ut tho Hygloa Hotel ns
compensation lor Its removal under gov?
ernmental orders?Contract for the erec?
tion of tho cathedral In this city Is it>t?
industrials active on "'ft Now York Ex?
change yesterday, while tho railroads
wore dull, though firm; money continues
easy, I hough timo loan rato was Inclined
to increase-Au ovation given President
Mitchell on his appearance In Chicago
AVlllium ,1. Bivun ?iddiesses Woman's
Democratic Club in Ilrooklyn-Venezue?
lan vessel cu?nured during blockades of
tho ports Is surrendered to the govern?
ment and leaves ou a socret mission
Worst weather of tho winter visits Ten
tioBBut1; wind blow a gale and snow and
iloot mndo tho stroete almost Impassible
ior vehicles and street cars. ?
Big Fight Probable on
'Floor of the Senate.
Aid in Defeating Negro's Nomi?
nation Expected from Them
NO CURRENCY BILL
WILL BE ENACTED
Aldrich Measure May Get Through
Senate, but There ?s Little Likeli?
hood of Its Passage in the
House ? Other News
from the National
By WALTER EDWARD HARRIS.
(Special to The TImpS-IMspatrh.)
WASHINGTON. D. C. February ?d.?It
is announced authoritatively to-night that
President Roosevelt Is determined to
stand by Dr. Crum to the uttermost. He
has said that If tho Senate falls to con?
firm the nomination of the negro to be
collector of the port of Charleston, he
will reappolnt him as soon as Congress
adjourns, and let the next S^il-HfeCght
out the question. This declaration of the
president's policy will have the effect of
making tho Democrats of the Senate
more determined In their opposition to
the confirmation of the darky. It Is paid
that several Senators from the North
and West, where the nejiro problem Is
beginning to be a real oik?, will help the
Democrats defeat the confirmation o? the
Should the Senate reject the nomination,
it Is said, the President would appoint
somebody elee. But simple inaction will
ho met with ? recess appointment of the
negTo. Hut Mr. Roosevelt has hacked
down In the case of Vick, tho negro,
whom ho said he would appoint post?
master of Wilson, N. C. It was proved,
even to the satisfaction of Mr. Roose?
velt, that a white man recommended by
Senator Prltchard was as good as the
negro. The white Republican will be
LOST THIS FIGHT.
But Senator Prltchard seems to hare
lost In the fight he was making to have
Dr. D. H. Abbott, former railroad com?
missioner of North Carolina, made head
of tho Bureau of Corporations In the
new Department of Commerce and labor.
The Senate today adopted the Philip?
pine currency bill, reported by the
House Committee on Insular Affairs,
but which was defeated by the Demo?
crats and twenty-eight Republicans. This
marked victory was won chiefly by Rep?
resentative Jor.es. the ranking Democratic
member of the Insular Committee. "When
the bill passed by the Senate to-day
comes back to the House there are more
Chances of Its being concurred In, or
of the House falling to take any action,
than of Us being: defeated.
It Is regarded as highly Improbable
that there will bo any currency legisla?
tion at this session. At any rate, there
Is little likelihood of the passage of the
Fowler bill. The House this morning
adopted the report of tho Committee
on Rules making the bill a continuing
order, but It is preceded by the fortifi?
cations bill, the naval appropriation bill
and probably tho omnlhus public build?
It Is thought probable thnt the Sen
nte will pass the AMrich currency bill
in whicli case the Fowl?r bill will be
sidetracked and the Sona Le measure sub?
stituted. But, as stated, no currency leg?
islation is probable.
It seems there are still some Virginia
manufacturers of tobacco who have not
reeolved the rel?ate allowed them on
REV. DR. CRAWFORD
The Anti-Saloon League Has
Not as Yet Selected a
The Rev. C. H. Crawford has flatly
cOelined tn accept the position of ofllco
superintendent of tho Anti-Saloon Leaguo
of Virginia. Ho lias formally notified the
Executive Committee, which, so far as
can bo ascertained, will forthwith pro?
ceed to get some other man.
Up to this time Mr. Crawford has finally
decided nothing with reference to his
plans for the future. When seen yester?
day he said he had nothing to say just
yet. He is still eonslderlng tho calls be?
The Executive Committee of the league
?net yesterday afternoon, mid after a two
hours' session adjourned without decl?
ine a man in, the place of the Rov, J.
Sidney Peters, who hns declined the hu
pei'l ? tendency Of tho league, recently of?
fered to him. Just what happened in tho
committee Is not given to (he public,
MombcrH seen lnst night stated merely
that the matter wns "in statu nuo."
it Is believed (hat the committee Is
nguin considering tho name of Dr. am?,
don Moore, of Funnan University, pr,
Morre Is one of the mo?t distinguished
Baptist ministers in the South, A prnml?
nont member of tho connnlttoo said yes?
.-rday that he was "ucxt la order,"
war taxes paid after a. certain date fixed
In the bill passed lfifiL summer In the
closing days of tho last session. It
was staled at tho internal Revenue
Buren? to-day that nearly the entire
nmount duo Virginia manufacturers had
been paid. It Is said a.t the bureau thiU
the money will be paid promptly to nil
entitled to It, though there may be on
occasional delay, owing to computation*?
not having been mnde. Some Virginia
dealers liavo not applied for the money
Congressman Cannon, of Illinois, has
nceepted, an invitation to go to Greens?
boro, N.C., during "home week" In the
town next spring. MtC Cannon. Un^le
Joe, as. ho Is called, Is a native of North
Carolina. He was born near Greensboro
upwards of sixty yonrs ago. When a
boy he went to Illinois la search of his
fortune. Report says ho has found it.
He Is chairman of the House Committee
on Appropriations, and has been solectcd
to become Speaker of the next/House to
succeed Mr. Henderson, who declined to
run, again. Uncle Joe looks ??uch more
like a .New England farmer than a North?
western Congr'*!sman, He generally nf
fects a red carnation on his lape. Tho
morning he *at in his ?eat munching an
The bill to appropriate funds for the
Jamestown Tercentenary Exposition
will have a rocky time. , Chair?
man Cannon, of the House Com?
mittee on' Appropriations, said Satur?
day that while ho would 'vote, for tho bill
to appropriate an additional J175,000 to the
St. Louis Exposition, he, would not vote
to help any other exposition for fifteen
years to erme. Iti Is not ct all probable tfiat
' nele Joe" will be doing business In
Washington fifty years hence, but lie will
be Speaker of tlie next House, and If he
Is against tho appropriation It will be
hard for the Virginians to get one. This
Is not to discourage anybody, but to let
it be a kno'wn that a f.ght ani? a> hard
one. will be necessary.
Congressamn Rlxey said to-day that He
had succeeded in having the War De?
partment agree to have a good military
display at Alexandria Monday at tho
Washington celebration. The Secretary
of War has consented to order a battalion
of cavalry, two companies of artiilery
and a detachment of marines to take
part in tho celebration. Mr. Rlxcy will
take over with him a number of public
men who are Interested In a Washing?
ton day celebration In Washington's
? marriage license was granted here
to-day to Preston Coleman and Detltla
Lewis, both of Orange county, Va.
IN THE SOUTH
Rain. Snow and Sleet the
VERY HIGH WINDS PREVAIL
Reports from Tennessee, Arkansas
Mississippi, North Texas, Alabama
and Kentucky Tell of Damage
Done by Blizzard.
(By Associated Press.)
LOUISVILLE, ICY., February 16.?
Ruin, snow and sleet, combined In many
places with high winds, are the prevail?
ing conditions throughout the South to?
day. Reports from Tennesse, Arkansas,
Mississippi, Northern Texas, Alabama,
Georgia and all parts of Kentucky tell
of damage done by the blizzard, of swol?
len streams and suffering on the part of
msn and beast, of traffic of all kinds de?
layed, and in some instances of loss of
In Louisville, though the snow is only
4.5 inches deep, it had drifted so badly
that several of the trolley lines have been
abandoned, snow plows proving power?
In Memphis, Tenn.. the snow and sleet
storm which prevailed to-day was one
of the worst in years, and interfered to
some extent with the operation of trol?
ley cars and telephone and telegraph
wires. In Northern Texas the snowfall
wa? the heaviest In years, and a general
blizzard prevailed throughout the South?
Reports from Chattanooga. Nashville
and Knoxvllle, Tenn., state that sleet,
snow and wind have crippled the trolley
lines and electric light plants. In Atlanta
all day a heavy rain-fall and high winds
prevailed. Tho same conditions are re?
ported from many portions of Georgia
and the Chattnhoocheo River is rising
rapidly. The riso in the Alabama River
also continues and considerable damage
Is anticipated, while the streams in the
southern part of Kentucky are out of
their banks. The Tennessee River is also
rising. Severe wind storms attended with
loss of life are rejiorted from South
WINTER'S WORSE WEATHER
(By Associated Press.)
CfTATTANOOGA, TENN., February',
IG.?To-night Chattanooga is ex-porlencing
the worst weather of the winter. It be?
gan blowing a gale Shortly after
dark, and rain goon turned into
snow, which Is freezing as fast
as it falls, making it difficult for
conveyances to get ulong th?' streets. It
is feared the recent warm weather fol?
lowed by tho cold wave will damage
fruit. In some of the contiguous fruit or?
chards trees are in bloom and thoso of
course, will be killed.
SLEET AND SNOWSTORM
DELAYS ALL TRAINS
(?>? Associateli Presa.)
MEMPHIS, TENN February I?.-One of
the worst sleet and snow storms that
lui ve visited this section for years pre
ivailod to-day,, causing serious delay to
railroad and street car trafile, and
interfering 10 some extent with telegraphic
and telephone communication In ali
directions. Trains nro arriving from
three to eight hours lato. A steady rnin
all day Sunday turned Into sleet last
night. This was followed by a snow
storm, which during the day assumed tho
proportion of a blizzard. At 6 o'olock
there was a decided drop In the tempera?
ture, and tho snow ceased falling, ;
Reporta from Arkunsas, Mississippi, and
Northern Texas, tell of similar conditions.
J (Continued oo Twelfth Page.),
A Physician's Daughters
WENT WHERE OTHERS
DARED NOT FOLLOW
Nursed Mother and Helped
Bury Little One.
BURIAL OF LATANE
Two Richmond County Girls Evince
Some Heroism that Was Shown by
Virginia Women During the War.
Braved Death from Small
pux to Extend Help to
(Special to Tho Times-Dispatch.}
WARSAW, VA., Feb. 10.?Tho samo
heroism that inspired the women o? the
Confederacy to dare and lose all has
? been recently shown by the two
daughters of Dr. Fisher, of Rich?
mond counly, who risked death from
tho loathsome disease of smallpox and
blistered their fair hands with spades
and shovels In order that a little child
might have tender nursing and a Chrls
tlal burial. The incident recalls the
burial of Litane. the gallant young of?
ficer who lost his life In Stuart's fa?
mous ride around McCleilan's army, and
strange to relate that burial, at which
the Fervi co was read by a woman, took
place Just across the Rappahannock Riv?
er from the spot where the Misses Fish?
er assisted their father In the burial of
the little child who had fallen a victim
to smallpox last week.
It was in the family of Mr. Decker, a
Northerner,, who lins only recently lo?
cated near Welford's Wharf, In Rich?
mond county, that tho smallpox made its
appearance in the Northern Neck. Dr.
Fisher took charge of the cases, but af?
ter Mr. Decker died from the disease he
had great difficulty In getting some one
to nurse the patients. Tho wife who
ha<l nursed her husband vas stricken
and Mrs. Elliott, ????? was nurslnW her,
broke out with the disease. The physi?
cian's two daughters heard of the plight
of the stricken family and volunteered
to go and nurse them. They did this,
with tho full knowledge that they were
risking their lives and exposing them?
selves to one of the most dangerous and
loathsome diseases that afflict the Cau?
casian race in the twentieth century.
HELPED DIG GRAVE.
Under their careful nursing all of tho
patients have done well, save the little
child of Mrs. Decker. Kven their ten?
der nursing was unable to save its life.
When it died there was a still greater
predicament. No one could be found
who would bury the child or even come
to dig the grave. Dr. Fisher undertook
the task, and his two noble daughters
assisted him. With spades and shov?
els they did the work of men. After
digging the little grave, one of them
read the burial service, and then with
loving hands the little mound was heaped
up over tho child, whom their tender
care had bren unable to save from tho
hand of death.
The young ladies have raised a tent
In the yard of the Decker residence and
In that they sleep and rest during tho
timo that Is not spent In administering
to the sick.
Their heroism and Christian fortitude
is the talk of the people of the whole
Northerfn Ncclc. Many influirles are
made of their welfare, and many pray?
ers have arisen that tlioy may bo
spared from tho ravages of the dread
TO A COMMISSION
Talk of a New Plan for Re
vising the Code Laws
of the State. ,
There Is a possibility, a probability
oven, that within (lie next few days there
will be a movement looking to having a
commission, to be composed of member*
of the Sennle and tho House, to reviso
the Code to conform to tho new Constiti!.
In other words, this movement has for
Its object the adjournment of the Legisla
ture nnd to Jeive, ilio wholo matter
to bo dealt with by n lotiinils.sion,
"The Legislature Ins been In session
for over throe months nnd has really not
touched the big questions it tins to doal
with," said one of the lending members
yesterday. "In my Judgment, und In tho
judgment of some others, It might be best
for us to refer tiie revision nf the Con?
stitution to ? commission, nut this is
? matter that must bo carefully consid?
ered before any notion I-1 tait,:p."
(By Assni'lnleil G??*?,)
PORTO ?????.?, VKNIiZlTEI^A,
February IG.?After Ilio bloukndo h'ui been
raised here, the captured Venezuela sail?
ing vessels were turned over to United
States Ylce.C'oiisiU Volluna,
WILLIAM R. TRIGG'S
USEFUL LIFE ENDED
WILLIAM ROBERTSON TRIGG.
Cavalrymen wish to Place it
in the Capitol Square.
ASK FOR TEN THOUSAND
Legislature Soon to Be Asked to Do
Haifas Well as South Carolina Has
Done In Honor of General
General "Jeb" Stuarts cavalry veter?
ans held their usual Monday night meet?
ing in Lee Camp Hall last night, and In
the course of a spirited meeting deter?
mined to petition the Legislature for a
site in Capitol Square upon which to
erect a $20.000 monument to tho cavalry
hero of the armies of tho Confederacy
In Virginia. In addition to this re?
quest, tho Legislature will be asked to
exercise Its patriotism to the extent of
passing an appropriation for at least
S1O.O00 to go towards building the pro?
posed equestrian statue.
Major A. R. A'enablo was tho moving
spirit In these proceedings, heartily sec?
onded by Mr. Joseph Bryan. Major Ven- ,
able saw in Sunday's paper that South
Carolina had appropriated $:;0,UOO for a
monument to General Wade Hampton,
and he came down from FYtrmville to
tho committee's meeting burning to have
Virginia do something, at least half
way as distinctive, for tho honor of his
? number of the lenders of tho Leg?
islature h avo already been approached
in regard to this matter, I and not ono
but lias espresseti Upen interest and
promised his support'of the necessary
Another action of ImporUinco was a
resolution to convert nil tho funds In
the hands of tho treasurer into Virginia
Thoso present were Judgo E. C. Minor,
In the ohalr; Captain W. Ben Palmer,
secretary; Mr, Jcffry Montague, nsslstant
secretary; Mr. E. A. Catlln. treasurer;
Captain 'Frank T. Sutton. Mr. Joseph
Bryan nnd Major A. R. Venable.
WOMAN WAS DEAD AND
MAN FATALLY WOUNDED
I By Associateli Press.)
DETROIT. MIOI-L, February 1G.-Ed
ward Knnplan, of Chicago, was found to?
day fatally wounded at No. 102 Gratlot
Avenue, and on tho floor In the samo room
lay the dead body of Edith Martin, or
Agnes Mooney, us her correct name was,
with a bullet through the head, Knaplnn
was lying on tho bed with a wound In his
brensl, Just over tho heart. Miss Martin
lay on the floor deatj,
Knaplan, who tho physicians say has
no possibility of recovering, says that af?
ter a quarrel Mise Martin shot him and
then committed suicide. The pollco think
Knaplnn did tho shooting. Nono of the
other persons In tho houso heard tho
Knaplnn had boon coming to the houso
for tho p:ist wool? to seo Miss Martin, and
her Intimates say that she firn"! Hfivoral
times espressoti firent fear of him. It
was algo said that ho hud boon heard
threatening to kill her.
STANDARD OIL COMPANY
DECLARES BIG DIVIDEND
(lly Annodatoti Pre?e.)
NEW YORK, Fvlminry 16.?'l'ho Stan?
dard Oil Company has declared ?? divi?
dend of $?0 per share, payable Mandi IG.
Tills Ih $:o moie than ilio lust dividend.
f????????, but is tho same ua the ono de?
clared, ut H?; timo last yeur.
A Whole Block in the Center
of the Town Destroyed
Early Last Night
* (Special to The Times Dispatch.)
BLAOKSTONK, VA., February 16.-fTho
most serious fire that has ever visited
this place raged furiously here from S:"0
until 11 o'clock to-night, resulting in
nearly okc entire block in the main
business portion of the town being de?
stroyed. Had it not been for tho -wet
condition of everything and the steady
downpour of rain, coupled with the he?
roic work of the entlro male population
of the town, there Is no telling what
tho result would have been. As it Is
eleven business firms have been burned
out, and a great damage done to tho
The sufferers are as follows: II. li.
Cbapln, general merchandise; Tom
Lockett. barber shop; W, E. Hurt. Insur?
ance; M. J. Robertson, general merchan?
dise: A. C. Elmore, general merchan?
dise; ,7. S. Robertson, general merchan?
dise; Enterprise Bakery nnd Candy Com?
pany, A. Segal, clothing; W. I. Jones,
clothing; C. W. AVaters. paint shop, and
Barnes it Cole, butchers and groceries.
It Is inrprssible to learn from the suf?
ferers the amount of their losses, or the
insurance carried by them to-night, since
some of them do not know tile amount
of their policies. It is'estimated, however,
that the loss will hmount to thirty-five
or forty thousand dollars, with perhaps
one-third insurance. Many of the goods
and other tilings were removed from some
of the buildings only to be thrown around
in tho muddy streets.
The origin of the fire is unknown. It
was first discovered ttt the time men?
tioned above in the rear of Chapln's
store. On tho corner of Main and Broad
.Street.?, but it had already gained such
headway that It was seen the building
and contents wcro doomed, and grave ap?
prehensions were at onco felt for the
The result proved the fears well founded
Not since tho great tire of 1S!V has there
been anything approaching It In severity.
Petersburg was wired for relief, but be?
fore they could arrange to conio a mes?
sage was sent that tho worst was over,
This firo has been predicted for years,
and it does seem hard for it to come
Just as the water works wero being com?
pleted, as up to the present time there
lias been no method for fighting
fire. All the buildings consumed were
frame structures, except one, that of A.
It was only by great effort that tho
(Continued on Second Page.)
Only the Activity of the Au?
thorities Rescued a Young
Alan Near Front Royal.
(Special to Tim Tlmos-Pleputcb.)
WINCHESTER, VA., February 10,?The
citizens of Browntown, a small pince
r.bout nine miles from Front Royal, uro In
a state of suppressed excitement brought
about by tho cruel murder of Cleveland
Craig, the nineteen-year-old son of Clar?
ence Craig, on Saturday afternoon, by
Wliigfteld Cameron, of North Carolina,
lind not the authorities quickly cominea
inni to Jail hi? would have been lynched
by indignant citizens,
Saturday Cameron, who is -said to have
fled from North Carolina because of kill?
ing a man, boennio Involved In a dltlleiilty
With a negro and threatened the latter
with a revolver. The negro lied, nnd as
ilo ran Cameron fired ut him. Young
Crois was standing within rango of the
bullets, onn of which struck him In the
face, almost tearing the side o? his head i
away, Ho f"ll, and after lingering uncon- I
unions for an hour, died.
Cameron at first escaped, hut was cap?
tured by enraged resident* before fio limi
griten two miles away. Ilo was lmmodi-i
?ttly secured by tlie ollleers und taken to I
?till. Tho murdered young man wns high?
ly esteemed. Ho was a- moral young man.
nnd tho iift'nlr has created Immenso ex?
citement. Cameron is seventeen years
obi. Ho Is tho son of Thomas Cameron,
of North Carolina, nnd tuts boon, living
lu Front Royal tor several mouths.
Founder of Ship Plant
Died at 7 o'clock.
THE FUNERAL TO
BE HELD TO-MORROW
Takes Place at 4 o'clock from
Holy Trinity Church,
CLOSELY ALLIED WITH
For Many Years, Until Recently, Mr,
Trigg Had Been a Prominent Figure
In the Industrial World?Once
' President of the'Richmond
Done Much for City.
Mr. William R. Trlgg Is dead. This"
great business organizer, founder of tad
Richmond Locomotivo Works and thtf
ehipyaxda which bear his name, tbiai gen?
ial gentleman, lover of his haaio and hid
friends, optimist and philanthropist,
passed away without a struggle at 1
o'clock last evening at Ills home. No, Til
West Franklin Street, this city.
Mr. Trlgg was stricken with hie fatal i
illness on Sunday evening, February 8th*
Ho was scarcely conscious from that
time, though on several occasions he ral-?
lied slightly and recognized his devoted
wife and those who happened to. bo abouij
Kim. Ho died not of paralysis, wltH
which he was stricken more than a year
ago, but from blood poisoning, brought
on by an affection of the kidneys.
. Tho end came peacefully tei painlessly,
In fact, ho suffered but little sluce th<
last attack, and .as lie grew weaker and
the end approachod steadily, all evidence!
of pain disappeared from tli? face thai
was accustomed in times gone by to light
up with the soul of geniality wnen a trioni
was to be met or made.
All during yesterday it was apparent
to tbo tireless watchers that tho strengte
which tender nursing has "husbanded fof
him so well was fast ebbing. The lover)
ones of family ties gathered In the room
early In the afternoon and waited the end
When the unconscious sleep passed gentl.v
into the deeper slumber which knows no
waking this side of the grave, not r,
shadow rested on the face of the sufferer.
STRICKEN W.TTH PARALYSIS.
Mr. Trlgg was stricken with paralysis
January Zi, IDO?.!. The news of the dangei
ids life ivas In spread like magic.
"It is a personal lose to each and en-cry
citizen of Richmond," said many.
It was true. No man has lived in Rich?
mond for generations whose life was felt
so valuable to the prosperity of tho city
as Mr. Trlgg's. Few careers for tho
past few years had been watched so
closely and with so much sypathetlc in?
terest as his. He had founded, as if
with the wave of a wand, a srreat plant
and a great and new industry, where
others would ha-vo failed or hopelessly
declared the thing impossible. But no
man was ever more completely a bundle
of energies and Intellect, than he. lie
was not afraid, with his beautiful op?
timism, with countless friends, and as/.t
those who knew and believed in his
powers, with abiding love and faith in
his natl'Vo city, to attempt anythinft
and success for lilm was a matter of
not more than ordinary moment where
others might have done poorly or alto?
On the streets soon after Mr. Trlgg's
first Illness, men rarely passed each
other without saying: "Have you heard
from Mr. Trigg to-day?"
"It is a public calamity," was fre?
quently said of his Illness. It was. and
the estimate of the people was right, ng
It usually Is. From that timo until now,
it was felt that ho would never regain his
strength, and active life thenceforth . de?
nied, and yet his death will hardly bd
felt less keenly. ,
LEPE WAS SPARED.
But he did not die then. Under tha
skilful and sympathetic treatment of Dr.
George Ben Johnston, an intimate friend
of many years' standing, and the loving
nursing of a devoted wife, he slowly
mended. In a few weeks ho was able
to travel and was taken to Old G????,
In tho hope of benetlt from complete
rest and change. ile spout last sum?
mer In the North, returning to Virginia
nnd the Ifot Springs In tho fall. When
the frosts caino upon the mountains he
returned to Richmond, Mr. Lewis Nixon,
president of the United States Shipping
Combine, coming with him. upon an In?
vitation to go over the Richmond plant.
Since that time lie has been in tho
bosom of tho family he passionately
loved, at No. Tit Wost Franklin Street.
Mr. Trlgg's character was strong ami
attractive. Ho was ono of tho most
genial men who has ever lived. ?
friend said of him: "Ills two distia?
gulshlng characteristics were his gen?
iality and optimism."
ny the former gift, for it Is a Klft
ami not n quality that can over l>,> hih
cessfully acquired, he made mi Inn?mera^
bio host of friends. This manifested
Itself early. Years ago, soon after thi
foundation of the Commonwealth Club,
if not at Its very organization, the elec?
tion, of president came off. Mr. Trig?
was among those voted upon. Wh'r?*
the ballots Vere opened It was found
that he had received moro votos than all
the other, candidates put together, He
was at onco olected by acclamation and
given an ovation. And never in his llfo
did ho want for friends, for the cheerful
mullo and the kind word and the warm
grasp of the hand he begrudged none,
and freely gave to all.
FACED FUTURE BRAVELY.
Mr. Trlgg was a philosopher and the
brightest of optimist?, without being
Impracticable. Ho was accustomed tq
"An optimist was a man who was rich
to-morrow-, but had not a coat to-d.iy.''
Ho doflned a pessimist. In his strik?
ingly epigrammatic manner as one wlioi
"Has two disagreeable alternative? and,
lie believed in people and things, had
(.he utmurit faith lu ??? own iiuvfura, juwtj