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tiii-^MS MBlB:!i?: I WHOLE NUMBER,. 16,168.
RICHMOND, VA., WEPNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1003.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
BUMMARY OF TO-DAY'S NEWS
?WASIIINCITON, Fob. 17,-Forccnst for
Wedn'csdny inul Thursday;
Vlrglnia?Falr; contlnueil cnld AVednes
fliiy and probably Thursday; llght wlnda,
North Carollna?Falr AVednesdny, not so
(?old ln GXli'ome west portlon; Ttiursrtny
lulr, Avurmer; frcsh west to souUi wlnds.
Tlie tcmpet'iituro yesterday was consld
oralily below tho trcc-lng polnt. A cut
tlng wliid. Illlr-ii nt. tlmes wlth pnrtlcles
of lee, muile OUtdoor oxerclse partlcularly
dlsngreeablo. Palr and much colder to
day Is tho sohr-dule.
STATE OF TIliJl'TlERJIOMETER.
P A. M.20.
12 M. _"l
?, P, M.: . 23
6 P, M.,._1
0 P. M.2-1
1. mltlnighl ...'.-5
Hlghest temporature yesterday. ?*->
Lowest Icmperature yesterday. 2-1
Normal tomperutiiro for Feb. ?,(!
Proclpltntlori during past 24 hours... .51
F'ch. IS. I*:..
flnn rlscs... r,::,7 I HIGH T1DE.
Sun sels.... _:?,! Morning.fl:40
Moon rlB.8..L.:U | Kvcnlng.10:0.1
ItltotiBo cold wave ovor the entlrc coun?
try-KutidH for the rellef of iho poor
badly neoded here?Marrlage to-rtny of n
couple who met for tlio flrHt tlme last
nlght?Personai encounter nt leglslatlve
commlttee mcc-tlng narrowly averted
Leglslature (o nllow Sluart monument In
the Cupltol .Sriunre nnd lo oontrlbuto
fiihda towitrds Its erection-Farmers
nrlng tobacco to RIchmond under adverso
(ondltionH und sell lt hclow cost of pro?
ductlon-Amotmts nllov.-ed ownera and
tenants ln tlir- Shafor bulldlng condemn? -
llon-Move to ck-nr Ihe clty's water now
well underway?Resolutlon regulatlng
tobacco warehouses-New marblo yard
here-Two hundred dollars for, a vfc<lt
lo a theatre?.R. M. c. Aiiimni banquet
lo-nigbt?Oitizen of Henrlco haa a nur
row rrsoape from death-Intcresting news
on tobacco doings In RIchmond-Funeral
nf Mr. W, R. Trlgg this afternoon?New,
J-eulanders may locate In A'lrginln-So
rlal cliibs wln lu the Leglslature
Operatlon of slot machlnes ln games of
Coancfl prohlbited-Mlnlsters object to
Hoosc-velt's prcsenco at Oeneral Assem?
bly of Prosbytcrlan Church-t'npreec
dentr-ii demand for RIchmond clgnrs
Campbell trlal bc-glns agaln to-night?A
special election ordered to 1111 a va
cancy ln llio House of Delegates-Lead?
lng men favor Torrens regislratlon s-ys
lem-Rlver rlslng, but llttle damage ex
pected-Llttle boy dks after surgbal
operatlon-OHIccr E. II. Red ford hurt
ln a runawny. _L_N<*H_?TER-No in
r-reaso of the police force-Many attend
Hacred Heart Church supper-After ho
key-poky men?Debris of Valentlne's
Uay-Qu.irry to bf reopened-A beneflt
for tlio liromen?Comlng Washlngton tea
-Church reunion lnst nlght-Enlertain
ment at Leadcr Hall to-morrow nlght.
Llst of students winning honors at the
A'. P, I?Storrn does gre.it havoc in
Prlncesa Aiinc county and elsewhere in
A'irglnia-I-ooal opllon actlvity on ttio
Peninsula-Lynchburg decldea agalnst a
carnlval?One negro ftr_ at another w1111
a Bhotrun on the maln street of LexInK
ton-indlan skektons pioughed up ln
tho valley of the Cowpasture-Oystor
Ineper-lor* catch six* oysto.i dredgers-A
hunt ut KeswUk?Sunday closlng crus
nde at Newport News-New llne of
Hteam.jrs of Interest to North .mberlaiid
-No hope for the Bpot.ylvanla battle
park sclu-me during thla Coitgrcss-An
olectrlc llne ln Stafford county-Rlver
Improvement at Potersburg-Negro
msn's body found frozen ln Charles Clty
Many lined In Norfolk on the Ooodrlch
nrdlnance?-Sketch of Colonel J. R.
AVuddy. Hls frlends wlll urge that hls
daughter be appolnt?*d postmaster-A
Pittsylvanla Cormpr drowned_returnlng
from court-Oood roads movement ln
Hanover and Klng AVillUm-Dr. tteor,ge
B. Taylor, of Appomafitox. accepts call
to Hollins-Several inlflctments for 1111
clt llquor pelllng In Roeklngham. Mar
rlages?Morgan Yates and Miss Llzzle
Harrls at Pelham, N. C. Deaths?AVest
wood Flctcher ln Prince Wllllam; AV. J.
AValker at GordonsvlIIe; Mrs. John Mor
rls at Green Sprlngs.
Another day ln the trlal of tho Blshop
case at Charlotte. Evldcnce ls all In and
nrgument has begun. It Is thought that
the verdlct will not be rmirder. but either
manslaughtt-r or acquittal-The AVatLs
blll is dlscussed at length in tlie House
Argumcnt before a commlttee on the blll
required Chrlstian Sclentlsts to stand
Stato medlcal examinatlon-Several bills
introduced ln tlie Leglslature-The
steamer Olfve founders near Elizabeth
Clty and .evenfeen llvc-s are lost-Negro
burglar at AVeldon-Southc-rn bobbln
factory at Greensboro ls miroofed?
Probablllty that no llquor law will he
passed. as tbe session only lasts untll
Mr. Crumpacker glvcs up hls (Ight to
have un lnvestlgatlon made of the elec?
tion methods ln the "several States"
Atlanta, ln an effort to have tho general
offlces of the Southern Railway moved to
that clty. ofEers to glve the company of
fu.-es free of rr-nt-J. Plerpont Morgan
denies the ptiblished story that he slpct
nt the funeral sorvices ln RIchmond
Mrs. Nannle Langhorne Shnw rcported
to be ongaged to Mr. Robert Goclet. of
New York clty-Caucus of Senate Re
publicans decldes to glvo Panama Ireaty
rlght of way in executlve and the state
hood blll ln open scssions of tho Senate
Mr. Llttlelleld, of Malne, and Hr. Sulzer,
of New A'ork, have a shnrp tilt on lloor
of tlie House-This country accepts tlie
ofi'er of tho Panama Cnnul Company to
sell its rlghts and property for forty
mlllion dollars?Senato agrees to the
-oiiTertnce report on the army approprla?
tlon biu and hears a dlscussion of the
ptn.teh.ood measure-Small hlaze in D-ni
-oratlc clonk-i-ivmi of tho House of Rep
roseiitntlvc-a causes some oxcitement
Fuvoraljlo i-c-port ma.lo on the bill lo
bulld a UghthoUBO and fog slgnal ut Dla
mon.i Shoal, Capo Hattoras-Bllumlnous
.-oal operators orgnulzo for mutual benellt
mi prolectlon?Sevcro cold wave pro
iruils oycr Nurthwest and South-Board
m., Ph^otorB of the New York
Philadelphla and Norfolk Rallroad Com?
pany invlto new BiibacrlptlonB to stock at
tho rutlo of ono now shnre for every six
>f presenl liolillngs.
TWO SCH00NERS SINK IN
NEWPORT NEWS HARBOR
(Ily A.-ocIatod Prcsn.1
N'EUTORT NEWS, VA,, February 17
Two small scliooners. tho Rbger Quarles
?rul tho Decatur, Iridoh wlth bulldlng mu
terlals, sunk tn llio harhor this morning
luring a sevore sntiull. Both wlll bo
lon ted, Tho crews escaped.
. Snow fell hero to-day and thoro has
boen a sradiial fall ln tho temperaturo.
A houvy sca has beon runnlng all day,
and whlle tho wlnd coiltlnues hlgh llttle
can be accompllshed toward loadlng and
iinioudlng tho iiumcrous small craft lh
FATHER INJURED IN
CATCHING HIS DAUGHTER
(Speelul to Tlio Tlmea-Dlsnnteh,)
PHU-ADislLPHIA, VA., February 17,?In
tho oxcitement attendliig a Ure ln a shoe
Moro nt No, 22.11 and 2.'? Montgomery
Avenue, early yesterday morning, Mra.
Mowiird Adams, a daugjiteu.' of James
Mugulro, the storekecper, leapod from a
wlndow to tho pnvement, and tho futlier
?;rsi .llglitly Injured La uttemptlng to
.ertch b_|. /
New River and Flat Top Field
Are In the Organization.
OBJECTS SET FORTH
IN THE RESOLUTIONS
To Avoid the Fluctuations of a Spccula
tive Market Prejudicial to the Inter?
ests of Producers, Customers
Committee Named for
(P..T AsHOolated F'ross.)
PIIILADELPHIA, P.\., February 17.
A large number of bltuminous coal opera?
tors shipplng to tldowater. met here
to-day and formcd an association to be
known as the Bltuminous Coal Trade As?
sociation. It ls fiald the new organiza?
tion represcnts about 73 per cent. of
the operators In the Clearfleld. Cumber
land. Moyorsdale, Flat Top, New Rlver,
Beech Creek and AVo-t A'lrginla fields.
L. N. Lovell, of New York, was clected
presidcnt, and H. S. Flemlng. at one tlmo
Mcertary of the Independent Anthraclte
Coal Operators' Association, was made
The object of the new association Is set
forth in a preamble of a resolutlon adopt?
ed by the association. wliich readr:
"AVhercas. experlence has shown that
Uie fluctuations of a speeulatlve market
In bltuminous coal are prejudicial to the
Interests of Ihe cualomers and producers
ot such fuel. and that the cvll results of
such speculation may become so wlde
Bpread as to destroy economical condl
tlpns and thus serlously affect tho wages
and prosperlty of ihe employcs, eon
sumcrs and producers, and,
"Wliereas, such fluctuations have in the
past been.causcd .by. the absence of ac-.
curate knowledge of tho rate of produc
tion and of the stocks-on handij'iind ln
order to prevent such lnJurloUs cewllUons
accurate Infm-mailon must he had, so
there should at all tlmes bc- present In the
market an ample supply of coal for all
Its requlrcments. avoidlng eilher a de
flclency whlch may be uaed by specula
tors as an excusc to advance prices, or a
great excess whlch, owing to the In
BUtflclency of cars and the demand of
the rallroada for their immedlate re
lease; must be thrown upon the mar?
Aftor organIzlng, an executlve commlt?
tee. whlch will be the governing body
of tlie association. was elected. lt Is com
posed of operators of the varlous rcglona
Clearfleld?E. J. Berwind, Robert Mitch
cll, George E. Scott. and Colonel J. B.
Curnberland?AA'. B. L. AValbridge and
AV. G. Sluirp.
Meyersdale?T. T. Boswoll.
Flat Top-\Ar. C. Bullltt and H. jr. At?
New Rlver?C. R. Orcutt.
Beech Creek?A 0. Yates and AA'. D.
The represeritatlves of tho AVest A'lr?
ginla region havo not yet been select
Tho Kxeeutlvo Commlttee. after Its or?
ganization, held a conference on the mat?
ter of car supply. nrul a siihcommltteS
was appolhted to look after that feature
of the trade.
Members of the now association deny
thnt the organization was formed for the
jiurposo of flxlng and regulating prices.
The ht-adquarters of the association will
be loeated ln New York.
BE HERE TO-DAY
Investigation Will Be Resum
ed To-Night at Elght
Becluning at S o'clock to-nlght in the
liall of the Houso of Delegates, tho Camp?
bell investlgatlon wlll reopen agaln and
wlll tako' lis place once more as tho
leading ovent ln local affalrs,
As yet the chief actors hnve not arrlved.
Judge Cnmpbell and Major Conrad wlll
get in to-day. Judgo Lovlng, Mr. Stro.lo
nnd Judgo Brown will como on the nf
tornoon traln, AVIth them wlll ho some
flfteeh or twenty wltnesses, who will
go upon the stand at once.
From tho'looks of things nt thls tlme
the present sesslon, tuken up wlth tlie
robuttul, will bo very brlef. Tlir-n tho
commltteo wlll tukc u rocess until next
week when tlio sur-rebiitial. lf Judgo
Campboll doslres any, wlll bo gono inio.
Tliereaftor tho koeiily-awnlted arguniont
wlll ho had. Unless Judge Ciimpboll
should ilcclde not to havo any sur-ro
buttal tho caso will ct-rtalnly not go to
tbe commltteo untll tho latter part of
It apnoars llkely now thnt tho Houso
wlll aftor nll cleur tho natha agnln for
tho Invcstlgutlon. lf thls provoa tho
cuse, mornlng nnd afternoon ut- nlght
sessions cuu bc held ugaln,
- -? >-, i
Accepts Call to Luray.
r TrT>(A<.?cl?'*tQ 511,0 flme--pUpateh.)
LURAA, VA? Feb, 17,?Rev. Jl A. Huf
fard, of Ladd, Augusta oounty. has ac
cepted tho call of Luray, Browntown nnd
Betlilehem Lutheran churches, ,He ls ex?
pected to rennova l;Crt> tibout tho flrst of
SEVENTEEN WERE DROWNED
ON FOUNDERED STEAMER
Struck by a Cyclone on Chowan River, Steamer Olive Went Down Before
Passengers Could Leave Their Berths==Only Five Escaped and
They Were Rescued in an Almost Frozen Condition.
NORFOLK, VA., Feb. 17.?A cyclone struck the passenger
steamer Olivc, which plies betAveen Franklin.Va., and Edenton, N. C,
at 9:30 o'clock last night and sent her to the bottom of the Chovvan
River, off Woodley's Pier, betAveen Mount Pleasant and Oliver's
SeA'enteen people are knoAvn to have been droAvncd and those
Avho Avere fescued are in a serions condition.
The Avhirlwind, when it struck the Olive, caused her to go over
on her beam's end, and Avhen she rightcd it Avas only to sink, on ac?
count of the Avater she had taken. A majority of the passengers and
crew Avere beloAv at the time and had no opportunity to reach the
pilot-house of the vcsscl. This point Avas the only portion left above
water, and in it standing Ayaist-deep from the time of the accident
until 6 In the morning, Captain George H. Withy and five others
NO COMPLETE LIST.
According to the statement of Captain Withy to the Associated
Press correspondent here to-night, there are seventcen known to
have been lost on the sinking steamer and a life-boat loaded Avith
Engincer Comvay, Assistant Engineer J. P. Murphy, Purscr J. N.
Bell. one Avhite and t*vo eolored passengers, unknoAvn, and t*vo col
ored deck hands, Avhich left the steamer in hopes of reaching a vessel
whosc lights could be seen in the distance, is yet unheard from. If
these have been droAvncd, the dcath-list will reach tAventy-five.
Those dead are:
JAKE LASSITER, Avhite, aged twenty-five, home Rich Square,
N. C, salesman for Carlin & Fulton, Baltimore hardAvare dealers.
Mrs. BENNETT, Franklin, Va.
TWELVE-YEAR OLD DAUGHTER OF Mrs. BENNETT.
Mrs. VAUGHAN, Franklin, Va.
FRANK HUNTER, GEORGE BUTT, W. H. EDWARDS,
ANDREW VAUGHAN, eolored deck hands.
ABRAHAM COOPER and PRESCOTT SCOTT, eolored
ESTHER WILLIAMS, eolored cook.
JOHN COOPER, eolored porter.
I GEORGE WHITE, eolored preachcr.
AN UNKNOWN COLORED MAN.
Captain Withy reached Norfolk this afternoon in company with
| Martha Barrett, eolored stCAvardess of the steamer.
To the Associated Press correspondent he made the following
"We left Franklin on our regular trip to Edenton yesterday
morning at 11 o'clock. A heavy southwest wind Avas bloAving, but
along the Chowan Rier Ave did not mind it A-ery much. At 9 o'clock
last night avc passed Hollies Wharf and headed for Edenton Bay.
The weather h?came so heavythat T Ayould'hot risk the open Avater
?^tiid-prtitthe boat about toTetuirritp the nyer for safety. It was just
about 2 o'clock Avhen everj-thing became inky black and a terrible
roaring broke out of the night.! I Avas alone in the pilot-house and
most of them below had turned in. In a second somcthing struck
the boat 011 her port beam and turned her over on her starboard
side. A" monster wave dashed over us. It flooded the hold and smashed
every AvindoAv around its, With the rush of water into her hold the
OliA-e slovvly righ'tened, and in less than two mintites after having
struck she Avas resting on the bottom Avith only the pilot-house above
the river. Two life-boats Avere SAvept away and one Avas left. Into
this the engincer, assistant enginecr, purser and one Avhite and two
eolored passengers climbed and put off, in hope of catching up Avith
a towboat that could bc seen ahead of us. I never saw them after
they left our side. Their going left the ste*vardess and one white and
two eolored passengers on board with me. We stood in Avater Avaisl
deep until 6 o'clock in the morning, Avhen a Norfolk and Southern
steamer came in sight, took us off and landcd us at Edenton, avIictc
Ave took the train for Norfolk.
"The boat sunk so quickly after being struck that nom-; bckvw
had a chance to reach the deck and must.. have droAvncd in their
Captain Withey says there were no thrilling incidents because
there Avas no time. The galc struck the steamer with irresistible
force, and in a minute and a half the tragedy Avas complete, the
steamer Avas s*valloAved. There Avere five white and iive eolored pas?
sengers, but the captain has no list of them and rcmembers only Mrs.
Bennett and her granddaughter. Jake Lassitcr, a drummcr, and Rev.
George White, a negro prcacher, avIio had been holding a protracted
meeting at Edenton.
Of the crew who Avere saved-by floating off with the captain on
the hurricane deck are Frank Hunter, George Biitt, W. H. Erhvards
and Andrew Vaughan, all deck hands; Preston Scott, Abram Cooper,
fireman, and John Cooperr-porter. Esther Williams, the cook, was
able to climb to the deck after the galc struck the steamer, thus fur
nishing the only incident that Captain Withey could recall of tlie
sudden and awful disaster. Mary Bassctt, the eolored chambermaid,
avIio cscaped, Avas here with Captain Withey on the way to their
home, Franklin, Va.
?Captain Withey *vas in the pilot-house and he had no intimation
of the danger and no Avarning of a storm of such terrific force. The
gale came so quickly that he Avas unable to bring about the vessel
before she Avas caught and keeled over to fill and go down Avithout
a lurch eA'en. There are some stories that the steamer was on fire at
the time, but Captain Withey said nothing to that effect.
The Olive was an itiland passenger steamer. She Avas built in
1869 and Avas of 2S7 tons gross, 120.9 feet long, 20.4 feet beani and 7
feet dep.th of hold. She *vas rcbuilt t\vo.. years ago.
A special from SufFoIk states that the crew of eight aa-Iio em
barked in the life-boat Avere picked up after rowing four hours by
the tug Gazelle, of the John L. Roper Lumber Company, and landed
at Tunis. There they took the train for Suffolk and later Avent to
Franklin. They reported that they were.unable to overtake the tug
Avhich they set out to reach and finally came up Avith a barge anchored
in tlie river, from which they-.Avere taken by the Gazell?. It Avas
Tdariied Tcttftgllt-that a whiteunan named Wilder of Coleraui-?, N. C,
is also among the droAvned. * Work will bc started to-morroAV to re
cover the dead bodies, and if possible raise the steamer. Five years
ago the Olive, Avhile running an excursion, sprang a leak and Avent
down Avithin sight of last night's scene. At that time no lives Avere
IS MRS. SHAW
Society in New York Looking
for Mention of Engagement
TO A MULTI-MILLIONAIRE
lt is Said That Her Betrothal to Mr.
Robert Goelet, of New York, Will
Shortly Be Announced?Sailed
for Paris in Private Yacht.
(Speeinl to The Tlmes-Plspatch.)
NEW YORK. February lT.-^Society Is
looking forward to the formal announne
meirt of the engagement of Itobert AA'al
ton Goelet, the richest slnglo yqpnng man
In New York, and Mrs. Nannle Lang
horno Shaw, whlch has been rumored
frequently Blnce Mrs. Shaw obtalned her
dlvorco a few weejes ago.
Mrs. Slut-w Ls iu Paris, and Mrs, Goe?
let and her son wlll shortly start for
tho otlier slde In the former's yacht
Nalima. lt is thought that tho engage?
ment wlll be announced ln Paris.
Slnce hls graduatlon from. Harvard
Mr. Goelot has apent ' most of l>is tlmo
ln tfavel und has been seen littlo ln
New York soclety. Hls eligibllity, how?
ever, has been freqiiently dlscussed, nnd
If tho news bo conflrmed thnt he ls to
mnrry Mrs. Shnw keen dlsnppointmout
wlll bo felt ln tho hennos of a- number
of unibltlous inothors!
WORTH TWENTY MILLIONS.
AVIlhln iv year Mr. Goelet camo into tho
bulk of tlio fortune left by hls father
and ls now Ihe possessor ln hls own rlght
of twenty nillliou dollars. When Rob?
ert Uoeiet dled ho left his entiro r-suito
to hls two chlldren, Robert and Bo
..trlce. Mrs. Ilenrlctta Loulso Goelot, the
wldow. belng glven a llfe interest in
Tho laincnted death of Mlss Cioilet
iiiiulo hor brother tho solo helr to the
Immc.nso fortune, nnd when it came lnto
hls poscssslon about n year ago ho be?
came slmultiuiociusly the richest slngle
young inuu'ln Now York. whlch. added to
"hls hlgh Roclal conncction, mado hlm the
most ellglble, and at tho same tlmo th:
most smiBht after young man ln thu
Hls wealth, howovor, has not made any
appreclnblo dlfferenoco lu tlio ipiet, re
_enred aiid modest young man, who was
tlio pride of the claas at Harvard, urt_|
won laurels for hlmself by hls mannjfe
ment of the French plays whlch were
produced at Harvard during hls ca.eer
In hla youtb Mr. Goelet waa not of
robust bulld, but care and systemafle
tralnlng have bullt up hls health so thal
he now enjoys a reputatlon among h's
frlends as an all-around athlete.
MISS ROOSEVELT GIVEN
SEAT BESIDE THRONE
fRr Afcsnelated a?ross.1
NjEW ORLEANS, LA.. Feb. 17.?~Uls3
Allce Ro'osevelt's debut In New Ofleans
socic-ty was made especially brilliant.
To-nlght the Atlanteans gave their ball
at the French Opera-House, and Miss
Roosevelt occupied a speclally decorated
bos. As soon as tableaux and corona
tlons were over a. speclal escort conduct
ed her to a sent beslde tho throne, tho
Klng presented her wlth a handsomo
souvenlr, nnd she was made a membei
of the royal party, speclal honora belng
pald her by all the grandecs of tho
Messrs. Jordan and Curtls
Disagree Over Bill to Break
the Baylor Survey.
Thcro -was a splcy scene In the hall of
the House yesterday afternoon durlng the
consldoratlon of tho blll offered by Mr.
Jordan, of Frcdorlck, deslgned to breuk
tho Baylor oyster survey, und lt looked
at ono tlmo as If thero would bo n pcr
soiinl clash between two promlnent gen
Ono was Hon. 13. 0. Jordan, of Kre.l
orlck, tho patrcn of- tlio blll, and the
other Sherlff S. 8. Curtls, ot W'urwlck,
who ls hero in opnosltlon.
Mr. Jordan wns tpenhing- for hls
mcuBiirc, Avhon noino stalcinout made
by him was constyued by Mr.
Curtls as n rellectlon upon the lattor's
county. He becamo euguged In a *varm
colloqtiy Wlth Mr- Jordan. und tho lutter
constrped tlie sherlff's rernarks hb a per
Bonnl reflootlon ui>on hlm. Mr. Jarilnn
wns ln tho main nislo in front of the
Speakor's stand, aml Mr. Curtls over on
tlio east slde of tlie clinmbor. .
Tlio pntron of the blll walked brlskly
to whero the'sherlff wns slttlng, nntl tho
two wero in tlie a.-t of strlldug each othor
when frlends lntorfere" and tlvi iiiol
Tho Jiltnlr wns much regeltcd by all,
and crente.l a wavo of temporary exclte
mont about tlie Capitol,
The jolnt niootlng of the Commlttees on
tlie Cliosappftko and Its Tributaiiesi und
FlKlierles mid (Samo procoeded wlth Uie
lionsldoratlon of tlio blll, and iifter hold
Ing ii night sesslon adjourneii to meot
agaln at l o'clock this afternoon.
?Mr. Jordun spoke at length fov tlio l.lll
and he *va? foliowe.l by Mr, llounowul],
of Wurwlck, on iho samia llno. .JudgiV'J.
L, Tallaferro, of (ilouccafor; 'Captaln
Dreiver aud Messrs, Olc-nu nnd A'oung, of
Accomac, an.l otliora nia.de aUr.'w
speechos ln oi>i.<jaltioii., . .
Great Suffering is Caused by
tne Intense Cold.
FUNDS ARE BADLY NEEDED
Citizens' Relief Association Can Obtain
Coal if Money is Forthcoming
to Pay for the
Tlio grlp of the cold Is belng felt to
day ln many homes in RIchmond. AVlde
sprcad suffering follows ln the wuke of
tlio storm, and from. every quurter come
forth from the poor appeals for help.
Responses, ready and generous, nro be
ing mude, bul muuli ronuilns yet to bo
Up to this tlmo the Citizens' Reliof
Assoclatlon hus eucccedod In carrylng on
Its work without maklng a fortnal ap
pc-ul to the citizens of RIchmond. l'rl
vato uld 1ms enablcd lt to keep up nnd
continuo its great und good work, but
now |t Is ut tho end of its rosourcos.
Utiless tho people corao lo its ald the
re.scult.1 will bo dlsustrous. Spealcing
of tlio matter last nlghtono of tho proiu
Inont olllcers ln tlie Assoclatlon Huld:
FOROl.D TO APP-3AI,.
"AVlth tho mlvent of extrcme cold we.
are forced to appeal to citizens for help.
During thla very day I have luul any
number of requests tov help mado oC mo.
Ono caso is n piirtlculnrly lu/gent ono.
Tlio sufforing i.s very great among the
poor, What the liltter weather ineuns to
llioso wllilOUt elothes an,l t'unl ls now
readlly upprci-liihlo lo tlio.se who enjay
thOSo eouvenlvnci's, Evon wlth thom tho
Hltiiiitliui is by no mouiiH conifortublo;
without them It ls terrlblo."
Tho suffeiiiig I.s nuilnly ln the dlreution
of fiiol, Coal und wood ure soaroe nnd
lilgh, and even tlm plalne.st food la now
a luxury to miiny. Tho Associutloii Is
ahoi.t at the end nf ll.s I'unds, umi |f
others are not forthcomlng tho urgaul
sallon wlll hiivn to refu.se llio pltlful np
pouls mado lo II, Coul deulers here, par?
tlcularly Mr. S. II. Hiiwcs, havo been
llberul und generous. ContractH aro hold
Wlth other cloulers. The 1'uel eni) bo got
tou all right If thero I.s money to pay
So far as tlio coul situatlon iu general
l_ concprnod thero ts nothlng Immcdlalo
ly illscouraglug, Ou tho contrary. Ttio
market, lt ls bollovod by all, oau stand
the stiiiln, Tho supply ls much beller
tli.iii tisiutl, and wll.' probably be suf
jtl-lcwt, to mo.? Uie dvaiund. Tho .cllUig
prico for anthraclte contlnttes at $S ln
most cases, and thero appenrs to be no
danger of a. rise,
Ono dealer goes so far us to beliovo
that there wlll bo another drop in an
thraclto very shortly. Ho thlnks the
condltions warrant the hopc that coal
wlll soon be selllug at $7 or theroabouts.
Moreover, soft coal Is boglnnlng to
come in ln large ouantlty, and tho
market Is easlng up ln this dlrectlon.
TJniisual scarclty of soft coal has pre
vailed recently, but now the condltions
promlse to bo better. The change ls tha
result of the recetit warm weather.
RAILROADS TO SHARE IN
OWNERSHIP OF VESSELS
(Br AnsoelatPd I'resa.)
NEW YORK. February 17.-Tho state?
ment was made to-day, though not con
lii-mod In ottlclal quarters, that four lead?
ing rallroads?tho Now York Central, I)el
aware, Luckawanna and AVestern, Erlo
nnd LeMgh Arnlley?aro to sharo equally
in tho ownerslilp of the frelght vesscla
rcported to hnve beon sold by tho North?
ern Ste.imshlp Company.
Policemen Arrive Just in Time
to RescueBcrkeley Stocks
' from Lynchers.
(Sr-vli.l to Tbn riiu,.H-|)|H|iailc!i.)
AriNClIlSSTKIt. VA,', Feb, 17.?Mut for
tho proinnt arrlvnl ot nblluernoti Dorkoloy
Stneks, n l.lr,' Jjiirly ivhlle niaii, would have
been savorely doq.lt with by enraged citl
i-eins last nlght, ivlioil ln ll drunk. 11 flt ln>
oliased ii(s fu,mlly from tlio liotiuo into a
lillinlliiS snowstorm, iiji.set Ininps und fur
nitiire nml iinuiiy titta'ckcd hls ngod
muthi-.--lii-!nw. Ml'B, I. Uoy.l. Tln- old lady
wns kmn-ked own ln th" BIIOW, an.l Stooks
lic-iit hor hi-iirl ogulnst tho iloor stc-p. Sho
wns rendcred uucbnsulQUg hy tho irfat
inpnt. I'olli'uiiion nrrlved Ju.st ln tlmo to
liuiry Stocks to Jall;
Tho verdlct of th.' jury whlch sut ln
tho caso Of . ?l.-volnml Criilg. w-'io wns
kllled ln Itrowiitowii last Satij- \ has
not. been mado pul.llc. but 1/ -, of
Front Itoyal belleve tliHt lt / two
ohargoa iigniiist wingiioiii cL ono
for the klllliiK ot Crulg und tl,, ? r for
Shooting at a negro boy wlth. .. mt to
klll. Canicro)! wlll llkely ho trlo.l ut tho
March term of Uie AVurren court.
THE SUN WITHDRAWS
FROM THIS CITY
Tho Sun Insunin.'e ottlco, ?f London,
whlch is tho oldost Jolnt sl.ick lire liisur
aiieo company lu tho world, Iihb witli
drawn from buslnoss ln Kichmond. Thls
Klt-p hns Just been taken, nnd Is said to
bo duo tn tlio rost rlctlons which havo
laoen thrown around tho iuislnesM here.
The .Sun was orgiinlzcd ln 1710 niiii has
a surpliiB of ovor slx mllllon dollars. lt
has had nn P/cNiej lu Itlclmiond for
many years, .
The Frigid Wave Envei
ops Whole Country
LOW FIGURE IS
Tendency of the Mercury
Downward All Last Nlght.
HEAVY RAINS ABOVE
PUT RIVER ON A BOOM
A Rise of from Twelve to Fourteen Feet
? Is Looked for?The Telegraph
Service Interfered with by the
Wind and Sleet-The In
dications for To-Day
From end to end the country lles ln tha i
flerce giip of tho wlr.tefs coldest wave,,
and from ocean to ocean lee and- snow(
gllsten In a sun that warms not whlla
tho chlli blast of tho whlstllng wtndl
freezes men, as lt has already frozen thal
soil upon which men tread.'
It was surely no ordinary fluctiiatiob'
of the weather which oxerted that sud
den*chango, whereby the ralld and balmy,
alr of last week becomes so keen and
plercing as it Is to-day. Tho Weather Bu?
reau declares it to be slmply an upsetting
of exlsting condltlons, though an extraordl
nary upsetting ln its extent. For lt is not
merely a local change; the entire country,
is affeotcd. From the snow-capped hills
of the AVest 'to tlio coast Uno on the East
a paralyzlng cold prcvalls. To the exv
trenio North snow is falling in tho mldst
of a tomperaturo hoverlng near zero; ln
tlie fnr South kllllng frosts are iny'ding
tho orango groves of Florlda and sn ,.,ng
tho warm-velned iolk of Galveston and
Corpus Christl on tlie Gulf. Everywhere
the wave ls making its heavy hand felt,
and from every. scction coino forth rcpcTtsi
of cold ar.cl siifferlng.
THE SITLTATION HERE,
Such weather as falls to tho lot of
RIchmond ln this wldespread af-cciiou
has not been experlenced here boforo
slnco Ihe wlnter set ln. The therniomcter ?
has dwlndled down to a more nothing.
and, to make matters worse, James Rlver
is on the rampago. though lt ia going
about it in a conservatlve splrit,' as _.?-?
comlng the.muddy.James. . ? -,
The bad spell began Saturday evenlng,
when an oncoming cold wave chased
away that summer warmth whlch hung
over RIchmond last week. Sunday lt be?
gan to rain and get colder; Monday it
pourcd down In torrents and snowed be?
tween tho; showers. Tlie thermometer
continucd on its downward carcer, and
when people awaked yesterday morning
it had slunlt down to 21 degroes and evlr
dently wlshed to go further, and would
have done so but for the restralning hanrt
of tho sun. The rain had departed and tha
skies were gradually clcarlng, but tha
cold grow worse.
During the day the temperature kept
pretty much as lt began in tho morning.
Tho heat of the sun was hardly felt. The
mercury did manago to cllmb up twa
polnts and for a tlme rest at 26 degroes,
but Old Sol could do no more. Hls ex
pended heat was worth' no more than twa
degrees, and flnally he retlred ln confu
slon. AArhen tho sun went down ln the
evenlng the mercury went down wlth lt<
and from - o'clock on a gradual but steady]
fall was notlceable. Down, down it wentv
untll 21 degrees looked from tho dlstance
like blood heat. Somewhere ln the early
liours of the morning It was expected by,
tho weather offloo that the thermometer
would halt in tho neighborhood of 12 de
greos-a bllndjng, stlnging cold, fleroer
than any tho people of RIchmond havo
known yet this year. Vp to yesterday,
the coldest temperature was 17 degreos.
AATien tlie town comes to llfe agaln to*
day, the bltter cold whlch means 13 o_
15 degrees, wlll be provalling still. A1
brisk and cutting. but dimlnishlng north
wost wlnd wlll knock tho starch out of
the stlffest. The day wlll be falr, wlth'
no more flurries of snow such as d?thn
gulshed yesterday, but lt wlll be iutenaely;
cold throughout. Thero ls no hope of
moderation untll nlghtfall, when lt wlll
probably bo sllghtly warraer. but not
All the lakes and ponds around the clty
wlll bo l'rozen smiiclently for good
skatlng. Happlly. thero wlll be no more
rain, and but for the remains of snow of
Monday, tho stroets wlll bo clear and
safo for walldng. Water pipes wlll be
frozen, but thero wlll bo no other damage,
oxcopt to peoplo who nro sufforlng blt
terly from tho cold. Telegraph wires
aro already conslderably 'halled up wlth
sleot. Much confuslon rosultcd yester?
day to tho two locul ofliees as a result
of this stato of affalrs. On Monday
nlght during tho rain nnd Ihe snow the
electrlc wires socrned ul-u tu be rnor_ or
IU8E IN THE RIVER.
As wns expected, ihe heavy rnlnfa.ll ot
Sunday and Monday has had Its effeet
upon the roads nnd llltowlso upon the
strraius, and partlcularly Jamos Rlver.
Tlio roads are nliunst impu.ss.iblo. The
experlences of some of those who travcl
ei\ over them M'ondfiy nlght nre kI.i-pti
elsewliere. The creoks wore swollcn bc
James Rlver expnndod lnto a chcet n(
ice-coUl water, sproadlng afar, It urad
ually broke over Ra bank.s untll snim
tlme between mldnlnht and this morn?
ing lt reached a helght of about thirteen
or fourteen foot. suftlolently to llood all
tho wharvoH and lnp Its wuy 1nto the
lower streets of, Fulton. It waa not a
llood proper, and lt did no dnmago. but
It gave iudieatlon of the fact that the
James ls still |u the buslness. and knows
when to cateti the town when It ts al?
ready paryll.od wlth cold,
By 4 or 5 o'clock yesterday attemoon.
tho rlver at Oolumbla had reached lt.*
helght, and thoro meaaured 213-10 feet.
From that polnt onward lt began t?
slnk back. No serlous rlse, th.refor^
neod bo feared here. The bulk of thi
water 1s already passed by and cannot
l?ut tho rlver up abovo fourteon f?_, A4