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Wllllam Barber Held Up at
POLICE MAKE A SEARCH
Dlsplayed Small "Roll" ln Saloons anj
and Was Followed-Knocked Dow i
ln Slxth Street and Hls
Rlnglng out upon tho stlll, dnmp alr.
revcrberntlng in spnco and notlcenblo
abovo tho dln nnd nolso ot the streot cars
rnd posslng tntfflc, crles of "Murdor!
Mutder! Murdor!" last night about 12
o'clock. Interrupted the p'eaco nnd f|?le
tudo of tho Second I'ollco Dlstrlct, lead
ing tho patrolmen on tho streets nnd tho
otfleers ln tho houso to hcllovo that a
bloody scene, probably a cruel tragedy,
was belng onacled wlthln halllng dls
' lnvestlgatlon rcvealed that, whlle no
kllling' or falal cuttlng scrapo had oc?
curred, a cloverly1 .plahned and ditrlng
robbery had been executed almost wlth?
ln a stono's throw of tho station, by
whieh Wllllam Barbcc, a nogro, was
lobbed of nearly ten dollars, tho crlme
belng commltted ulmost In front of a
well known saloon and under the glnro
of a glltlerlng electrlc lnmp. The per
potrators oscnped arrest.
The crles of murdcr were heard Just
before the clock In the station tapped
tho hour of mldnlght. Clear and dlstlnct
they aroused every man In tho place. and
ln less tlmo than It tnkes to tell Patrol
mnn Sheppard wns dashlng towards the
plnce whenpe the sounds came. He had
barely cros.ed Marshnll Street, wlten Of
flcer Toler called from the. mouth of
Plnk Alley, tclllng hls fellow-offlcer to
Buard tho Marshall-Street entrance to
nnd exlt from tho passageway. He cvl
dently thought tho robbcr was using thls
nvenuo of escapo.
Nothlng resulted from thls effort on
the part of the o.ficer, and a search of
the nlley in tho meantlmo had provon
equally as fruitless. Tho gullty partles
had flown and naught remalned to re
mlnd ono of the darlnjr ho)d-up, cxcV.A
From facts ascertalned. lt seems that
Barbee, who works hnrdiusually, Imbibed
a llttle la-st night, having beon pald off
earllor ln tho day. Hc dlsplayed his
"bank roll" with prido about a numbor
of saloons, nnd altracted a num?
ber of "hangers on."
Shortly before mldnlght he started to
his homo on Boyd Street. but Intended
Btopplng by tho Second Market, rogard
loss of the hour, to purchase some pork
chops. He was followed in Slxth Street
by three or four saloon acqualntances,
and nt the mouth of Plnk Alley some one
handed hlm n stlff Jolt on the Jaw. Thls
upsot hlm nnd he tumbled to the slde
walk. yelltng "Murder" at the top of
hls volce. He was klcked a tlme or two,
whllo one of tho mon removed the money
from hls pocket. Thls stmounted to he?
tween nlno and ten dollars.
Tho irobbers fled. one golng through
Plnk Alley. Barbee continued to holler,
and ho attracted both Patrolman Toler,
who was on Broad Street, and Offlcer
Sheppard, who was acting houso man for
the night. As st.ited, nothlng came of
the search, for the culprits and Bar?
bee went home much wlser and some
what soberer. .
FAT WOMAN WEDGED
IN SCUTTLE 70 ROOF
(By Aiisoelated Press.T
NEW YORK, February 2".?Captaln
Gorman, and a number of pollcemcn to
nlght ralded an alleged womon's pool
room in the renr of a saloon on "West
Elghth Street, near Slxth Avenue. There
wero about twenty women In the- place
Bt the tlmo, and they were thrown into
a panlc. There Is a Ralnes law hotel ovor
the naloon and several of the women
(..ought to escape In that way. Thoy wont
Into the rooms and rild under beds, nnd
one very stout woman tried to got
through the scuttlo leadlng to the roof.
Bho became wedged in the aporturo and
her Bcreams for help botrayed her hidlng
A woman who sald sho was Miss Annle
Blmmons, was arrosted on a warrant.
charglng her with koeplng the pool-room,
?nd several femal^ nttendnnts were al*o
arrosted. The customers were allowed
Tho evidenco, on whieh the warrants
were issued was secured by one ot tho
clty's pollce matrons, who says Bhe
placed bets In the room.
SIERRA. DEFEATED. FLED
AFTER TOTAL DEFEAT
(Br Assoclated Prcaa.) ?
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 27?
K cablegram recolved at tho Navy De?
partment to-dny from Admlral Glass,
Jated yesterday aboard i.to New Vork,
.nnounced tho arrlval of his flagshlp and
lho Boston and Marblehead at La Unlon,
Bulvador, yostorday. Ho sald that com
munlcation hy telegraph with Amapala
was Interrupted, and reporte<l further as
"Battle on the malnlnnd on Fobruary
|2d hns taken placo, rosultlng in the to?
tal defeat of Slorra, who escaped wltih
throe or four hundred men. Bonilla ln
fiursult. Capttal Is In the possession of
ntter's adherents; flghting supposed
practlcally over. All ciulet here. The
Amerlcan Inlorests undisturbed,"
??) (Br Assoclatud Prean.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Feb. 27?To
jay's Cablnet meeting was comparatlvely
brlef, lastlng only about an hour. Tho
fllscusslon revolved prlnclpnlly ahout
pendlng leglslation In Congress. Llttle
hope ls felt umong members of the Cab?
lnet that tho Cubnn reclproclty nnd
Panama Canal treatles wlll be ratlded
by the Senate nt tho presont sesslon, and
each dny's delay In acting upon them ls
lncreaslng tlio probablllty of an extra
ordlnary sesslon of tho Senate.
The Prosldent has relteratud hls de
tormlnatlon to cnll a spbolal sesslon of
tho Senate in the evont of fallure uf
elther ono, or both, of the treatles. So
far aa can bo aacertalned, tho President
has not detormlned upon any dato for
the openlng of tho extra sesslon, If ono
should he called, but it Is regarded as
likely thnt It wlll bo practlcally right
aftor tho close of lho presont sesslon,
(Bv Aasoolutod PromO
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 27?
ftopresentatlvo Payne, ohalrman of the
House Commlttee on AVays' and Moans,
io-day Jntroduced ln' the' House a plll
tatUled. "A t?* to raleo revenuo from tlie
dnposlt of publlc money, for tho safo
kceplng tihereof, nnd for other purposos.'
ThlB Is practlcally tho Aldrlch blll,, In?
troduced Iti tho'Senato February Uth,
thu materlnl dlfforonco belng that Mr.
Pityno'B blll rollevcB dcpositorloB of lho
necosslty' of keeplng1 a iwenly-flvo per
cent. reserve, Mr. Payne. hns Incorpo
rnted In hls blll tho nrnehdmontfl mado
to Ihe Aldrlch blll by the Senato Com
PROTOCOL IS SIGNED
f (By ABs6olntetl PipbO
WASHINGTON, D. C. Fobruary 27.?
,.J. J. Jusscrnnd, tho Fronch AmbasBador,
nnd Herbort W. Bowen, tho Venozuola
plonlpotentlnry, slgned a protocol thls
afternoon for the settlemcnt of the
French clnlms, ngalnist Vone.uola by it
joint commlBBlon, to meet at CaraciiH,
nnd for tho reference to The Hngtio
Trlbunul of tho contonllon of tho Allled
Powers for proferentlnl tVeatment In the
adjustment of tholr demnndB.
Tho French protocol, whlch Is tho
?Ixth conventlon Mr. Bowen has slgned,
ls Idcntlcal, biivo aa to partlca, with that
of the United Htnlos recently slgned by
Seerotary Hay and Mr. Bowen.
CREW OF BRIGANTINE
ATTACK CHIEF OFFICERS
(By Aasoulntnd Preiui.)
HAVANA, February 27?The crew of
tho Brltlsh brlguntino Persln, ot Wind
sor, N. S.. whlch has arrlved f,rom Hants
pcrt, N. 8., at Bnhla Honda, mutlnled to
day and attneked her captaln, M. B.
CogBvvell, and the mate,?Peter Pobleau,
both Nova Scotlnns. The mnte waa so
budly sla.shed In tho abdomen tiiat ho ls
not expected to livo. Captaln Cogswell
was badly eut nnd brulsed. Tho port po
lico boarded tho vessel an- arrosted tho
three rlng-lcaderB. I
TO ERECT STATUES TO '
PULASKI AND VON STEUBEN
(By Aaaoclated PrornO
WASHINGTON, February 27.?Presl?
dont Roosevelt to-day slgned a blll for
the erectlon In thls clty of statues to the
memory of Brlgadler-Goneral Count Pu
laBkl nnd Major-General Bnron "Von
Steuben, both of the Contlnbntal army.
Tho measure n-pproprlatts ViO.WO for each
At and Below Memphis it Stretches
Over Miles of Low Lands.
(Special to Tlio Tlmwi-niapatcb.)
MEMPHIS, TENN.. February 27?The
Mlsslssippl Rlver at- this polrit is above
tho danger line, and a serlous overflow
is threatened. The reporls to-nlght show
a rise of two-tenths on the Memphl.1}
guage, making the stage of water h*?4
83.6. Already the lowlands nre begininH
to get the full effects of the overflo.w, and
the railroads cnterlng tho city are keep
|ng a sharp lookout for thelr tracks ln tho
The rise ln the rlver ls forclng the
water over tlio bnnks outslde the levess,
and thcHo protectlve ear'.hworks are
showing slgns of weakonlng in some
places. Pllots report that down tho rlver
%vhere the land ls 't'ery low are miles of
wnter. At Memphls the Mlsslssippl !s
over a mile wlde and across on th*
Arkansas sldo the water stretches far
Inland, and many houses and cabins aro
MONTAGUE TO BE
GUEST OF HONOR
(By Ansoclatcd Prea*.)
NEW YOBK, Feb. 27?The college
fraternlty of Beta Theta PI wlll glve a
banquet at the Waldorf-Astorla on March
20th, to lthreo of Its leadlng members?
Governor B. Odell, Jr.. of New York;
Governor John L. Bates, of Massachu
setts, and Governor Andrew J. Monta?
gue, of Virginla,
Pope Received Congratulations.
(By Assoclated Prcaa.)
ROME. February 27.?Notwlthstandlng
a sovere coid whlch affected hls voice,
the Pope to-day receivod the dlplomats
who congrntulatcd hrm upon hls Jubiloe.
Dr. Lapponl was opppsed to the Pope's'
partlclpatlon In tho ceremony, but all the
offorts to husband the pontlff's strength
are rendcred dlffleult by.hiB determlna
tlon to do everythlng possible and to see
The dlplomats who wero received ln
audlence notlced the Pope's hoarseness,
and also that he oc'casionally coughed
sllghtly. but on the whole he appoured
to be enjoylng about his usual health.
Mexican Volcano Active.
(By Assoclated Proaa.)
COLIMA, MF.X.. February 27?The vol?
cano yesterday evenlng poured forth a
quantlty of white-hot matter, but ..hevo
was no outflow of lava untll late at nlght.
when great quantltlcs poured down tho
sides of the volcano.
Earthquakes aro reported at Aculpoco,
iMexIco, Chil Plango and Aguas Blancati.
There Is no alarm In thls clty. ovor tho
actlvlty of the volcano. <j/
Forbes Defeats Tokell.
(By Aasoclnted Prcai.)
DETROIT, MICH., rebrunvy 27?Eng
land trled for another chainpionshlp' to
nlght and scored another defeat. Hor
champlon bantan-wolght Andy Tokell wns
bentea clennly and declslvoly by Harr.v
Forbes, tho champlon bantam-welght of
General Gordon Much Better,
(By Aaaoolated Preaa.)
JACKSON, MISS., February 27?Gonoral
J B Gordon, commander-ln-chlef of tho
United Confederato Veternns, who wns
taken vlolontly IU on a.Queen nnd Cros
cent train lnst nlght, on routo to thls
clty, was reportod to be very much bet?
ter to-day, lt Is not thought that hls
condltlon ls at all serlous.
SHE WANTED HER
SHARE OF MONEY
Negro Woman Wrltes to Bank
for Pension Under the
(Speclal to Tlie Tlnies-lllsptltch,)
BINGHAMTON, N. Y., February 27
presldent Charles Gennett, of the Blng
hamton Savlngs Bank, receked a lettor
from. Anna Harris, of No, 30 Morrls
Stroet, Hackensack, N. J., asking hlm
to forward to her mother the amount due
hor as an ex-slan'e under tho law passed
by Sonntor Hanna, glvlng all ex-slaves
a bounty on Lincoln's blrthduy.
Tho orlgln of thls remarkablj. roiuest
nroso from printed nccounts of a run un
tha Blnghamton Bank caused by ?,'ie
Slavos who, unable to read a slgn im
nounolng the bank wouid olose on Lin?
coln's birthday, thougbt it had susiponded.
The Harris woman ovidently corjfuso.t
Slav with slavos, and wantetj her ghitre'
of ths uiiab.
ONE LIFE LOST
IN FIERCE FIRE
Burbank Block, In Lowell,
Mass? Is Partlally
(By Altoclated l'reii.)
LOWELL, MA8S,, February 27,-Ono
lifo was lost and six persons BUffered se
vcrely from burns and smoko at ?. firo
whlch partlnlly destroyed the Burbank
block to-day. Tlio vlotlm waa Mrs, Sarah
F. Klttredgo, a nowspaper oorroepondont,
about slxty years of age, who, although
aroused wlth tho other sovonty-livo
lodgera ln tho bli'llding, stoppetl to get
her bicyclo, dnd In so dolng waa over
como by smoko and perlshed.
Tho loss on tho Burbank block was
comparatlvoly. small, about $30,000, but
uddltlonnl loss, whloh may be heavy,
have been dono by water to flnlshed' cotton
goods, tho product of tho MossachUBetts
mllls, In a storehouso at the roar.
AFIne Palr of H'orses for Stauuton,
(Speclal to Tbo Tlmes-Dlgpatch.l ' .
STAUNTON, VA., Fob. 27.?Tho Fire
Committee of the Clty Councll thls week
purohased a flne palr of horses for the
uso of tho Staunton Fire Department
No. 1. They are blood-bays, and welgh
over 1,400 pounds, belng grade percheens.
They aro vlclous looklng anlmals, and
wlll doubtless carry tho flro equlpmenta
to perfectlon. They woro purchosed
*rom Mr.iC. H. Cohren, of Stuart'a
Draft, thls county.
One of tho largest home-sdeking psr
tles that has ever loft thls section went
west on Tuesday nlght over the Chesa?
peake and Ohlo, and wlll mako thelr fu
turo homes ln Ohio and Uiinois. They
were mostly from Rocklngluuri county.
Many pecullar thlngs are sent by mall,
but the Staunton postofllce forco were
muph surprised thls week, when on open?
lng tho mall, they found a cocoanut In
its o'uter coverlng wlth no wrapper, the
stamp and address of whlch appeored on
the smooth surfa.ee of the shell; The oo
coanut was malled at Palm Boach, Fla.,
and was addressed to Mrs. J. A. Carter,
of thls county.
The Beverly Club of this city have
elected offlcors for the ensuing year as
follows: Marshall Hangor, prewident;
Lewis Harman, secretary and treasurer;
I, Wltz, Wilfiam Patrick, Charles P.
East, W. L. Ollver, L. L. Bowman and
Sidney Ellcrson, Board of Managers.
Mr. Frank Lyttoh. a prominent young
man of Stat!?iton. and one of the finest
trombone players who ever played wlth
the "Stonewall" Brlgade Band, left thls
w?ek for Richmond, where he jolned a
Messrs. H. W. Rountree, F, D. Mook
ler and J. E. Putney, of Richmond, were
In the clty thls week.
Mr. Charles E. Borden. general man
ager of the Vlrglnia-Carollna Chemical
Company of Richmond, Va? Is In Staun?
ton inspectlng the new plant of that com
panv, now belng ereoted In thls clty.
Tlio many friends of Senator John N.
Ople. who Is now slck ln Richmond are
verv anxlous concernlng hls condltion.
Mr. Charles Cowardln, formerly of the
Richmond Dlspatch. is now connected
wlth tho Staunton Daily News.
PHILADELPHIA, PA. Feb. 27.-Tbe
Pennsylvanla Rallway wlll spend 5Bi.
OCn.CKiO on Its llnes between Philade phla
and Pittsburg In the next two or three
years on Improvements to promptlj and
oconomlcally handle the vo ume of busi?
ness. and to provlde for the Increased
trafflc for the next few yeara.
The report shows the gross earnlngs of
all llnes dlrectly operated by the Penn?
sylvanla Rallway Company during the
year 1002 were 1112,663.330, and the n.:t
After deductlng flxed charges. rentals
extraordlnary expenses, etc., there was
a balanca of J12.S13.434. A dlvldend ot
0 per cent. to the stockholders lert a
bnlance of .$550,943, whlch was trans
ferred ,to tho credit of profit and loss
TRYING TO AOREE
r ' (By Aaaoclated PreBS.)
DOVDR, DBL.,'February 27.?The regu?
lar Republican members have prepajfid
for submlssion to thelr Democratlc^col
Jeagues a proposltlon to the effect that If
the Democrats* will unlto wlth the regu
lars ln electing 'a regular Republican, to
the fong term senatorshlp. the regulars
wlll agroe to leave tho short term sena?
torshlp vacant, and wlll unlte wlth the
Democrats of the Senate ln passlng the
House bill repeallng tho voters' asslstant
Tho Democrats met in caucus to con
sider the proposltlon, but reached no
concluslon. They1 will caucus again on
Monday and try to reach somo deflnite
FELL TO DEATH IN
AN ELEVATOR SHAFT
(By Ansoclatod I'reas.)
BALTIMORR, MD? Fobruary 27.
Charlos A. Martin, consul of Austrla
Hungary in thls city, well-known as a
soclety man and a member of tho flrm
of J. D. Kremmolberg & Co., tobacco ex
porters, fell down an open elevator sbnft
to-day and was lnstantty kllled.
Mr Martin was married on Fobruary
21 to Miss Mary D. Rogers, of German
EXPECTS TO PASS
OMNIBUS BUILDING BILL
(By Associated Preaa.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, February 27.?
Representatlvo Mercer, chalrman of the
House Commltte.e on Publlo Bulldlngs
and Grounds, to-day Introduced a blll
for certain publlo bulldlngs, oa amended
by the Committee on Publlo Bulldlngs
and Grounds, llmltlng debate to thirty
mlnutes. Friends of the publlc bulldlng
blll oxpoct to have provlsion made for
consjderatlon of the measure. .
HUflORS OP REPORTINQ
Queer Errors Made in Proceedings of
the British Parliarnent,
Tho inablllty to hear dlstinctly In tha
reportars' gnllery ln tho House of Corn
nions has boen the source of many ourl
ous blunders In reportlng the Hpeochos of
members of Parliarnent.- Not so very
long ago, for instanco, Slr Willlam Har
court, ln tho course of a torrlflo on
slaught tn Mr. Chnmberlaln, exclalmedi
"Great ls Dlana of the Ephoslansl
Noxt mornlng n provlncial nowspaper
improved upon tho quotntlon ln tnts
novel fashlon: "Great Dlnab, what a
farce thla ls!" .
On a number of occnslons elasslcol
alluslons to "Cuto and Br-utus'' hnvo
been reported as "Cats and Brutes.
The famous saylng of Drunimond, the
lrlsh under-secrotary, "Property has Ita
dutles oa well as its rlghts," has been
glvon as "Prduporlty has its dutlos for
Theso blunders are by no meana ent
Urely du? to tbe wel?*?ne*? Ot Iba re
portor. indeed, when one thlnks of tho
numbor of fll/tgea Ihrough whlch tho ro
port of a ParllamWiWry Bpeoch Ims to
pasa from lho tlme th* *or?l? lravo tho
llpH of tho Bpoaher uotll they appear ln
prlnt ln the mornltut baper, tlio wontlpr
la that the report so dftcnesonpee wlth?
out any dlstortlon of mftanlne In tho
PButBevon If the reporter has miccoeded
In gottlng tho wordu.corrccOy ln yhort.
hahd on hlfl notebook ho may mtsread
them In, tranncrlptlon, for lho fomjs of
shortharid aro aOttiotlmM hewll-WltuT,
even to tho wrltor. or he may trtinscrlbo
them In longhand bo Vllo. or w ), auch
plentltudo of contractlons, that tho tele
graph clork cannot be blnmed for con
fttBlng them in trnnsmlsslon. And even
If lho report has beon plalnly wrlt on.
fauity slgnallng by oareleBs telegraphlats
or mochanlcal or electrlcal dofocts In the
wlrcs wlll make a sad mess of lt ln send
lng it to nowspapers In tho provlnces,
A tolegrnph clerlc ln forwardlng a
spooch of Mr. ForBtor on cdueatlon to a
dally paper In Bradford aubs tuted tho
word "kld" in tho p|ace of "chlld," trust
Ing tlint the altcnttlon wouid be cor
rected by tho operator at the other end
of tho wlre, tmagtno tho right honor
ftblo gcntloman's. feellngs next morning
when ho read: "You know of Wordr,
worth'B profound saylng: ? Ihe kld ls
father to tho man."
"ThOBO aro all friends, well known
frlendu," exclalmed Mr. Cobden, after
cltlng the nnmcs of many nuthorltles ln
support of tho' vlewa ho was lnylng be?
foro the House. "Thoy aro nll flends,
well known flends," ,Bnld tho ncwspaper
for hlm. An IrlBh mombcr, descrlblng
ono of the procossions to the Houso. wns
represonted ne having sald: The peoplo
rent tho alr with ten thousand snouts. -
ONLY nARTINIQUE SURVIVOR
Negro, Just Arrlved Here, Was Four
Daya In Priaon at Tlme of Eruptlon.O
imotiK tho ptisBongcrs on tho stenm
shlp Fontabolle. whlch arrlved y^orday
morning from Wost Indlan ports, was
Sh Slbaraoo, a negro who doclares
he is tho solo Burvlvor of thn roecnt hor
r'or ln St. Plorre, Martlnlquo Ho ar
rived barcfooted, hls body mutllated with
many ecars. i Through ar, lnterpreter and
Beated In the fontabolle sternge with
a qullt wrapped nbnut hls baro feot,
Sibarace. who spoaks only tho rudost
klnd of French potolB, unfolded hls
strango story of four days and nlghts
of h'orror InSt. Plerro prison, where ho
was Incarcerated whon the volcano
belched forth, four dayB with molton lava
pourlng on hlm through tho wlndowa of
hls dungeon cell, four daye wheroln ho
tusted nelther meat nor drlnk. He owod
his release "Sous le hon Dlou, to the
good priest. He was one of Father
Plerre's charges, but a black sheep. Amld
the fermont and cxcltement of tho orup
tlon he was forgotten. Those who hnd
tlmo fled for tholr lives, and fear lont
thom wlngs. .'._'_.?..
But after the eruption had subslded the
good father remembered hlm and re?
turned to seek him. With hlm camo four
students to seek other survlvors. Thoy
found Sibarace horrlbly dlsflgured and
unconsclous and bo blanketcd with hard
ash as to be almost ombalmed allvo In
hls cell. After much labor thoy auc
ceeded in. disinterrlng hlm from the ruins
of hls prison. He was carrled to Fort
de France, but it waB only a few days
later when the good father and all the
four studonts were killed. At Fort de
France he contracted yellow fever and
hls mind gave way. Hia brother found
him in the hospital and took him away.
Sibarace, lf hls story bo true, owed his
imprlsonment to a brawl in whlch ho
stabbed another man, and hls lncarse
ratlon In the dungeon?to whlch he sIbo
attrlbutes hls life?to a flght with a fel?
Sibarace Is badly dlsflgured by burns
and scars, hls hands are mere claws
gnarled and speckled, and hla feet are
sadly torn. He is apparently about twen
ty-seven years of age and of a low grado
of Intelllgence. He speaks the native
patofs common to Martlnlque.
Slbaraco was taken to Ellis Island,
pendlng an investlgation of hls case. The
authoritles are doubtful whether to be
lleve hls story.?New York Tribune.
Girl's Ready Reply Aroused a Faln
Suspicion in Hig Mlnd.
"The convorsatlonai vorsatlllty of your
Amerlcan glrls astonlBhos me," sald the
Englishman, who was approachlng tho
close of his. flrst month in New York.
"Not only do I flnd that in sbclety the
young women have qulckness of porcep
ton and readiness of repartee, but I, have
found that in the downtown restaurants,
Where girls are employed as waltreeses,
they are extremely handy with thelr re
"Been trylng to joliy 'em a bit, eh7"
sald the college graduate, who was' fln
Ishlng off In Uncle Jlm's Wall street
"Not at all?not at all!" replled the
Englishman, hastlly.. "My observations
are base* on what I hear them saylng to
other men. The glrls aro qulte brlght,
"What led you to think them other
wlse?" sald the Amerlcan .citizon.
"I did not look for the quallty of glih
ness ln glrls of that class," Bald the man
from London. "In enting places on the
other sldo the wnltresses nover talk to
you, not even after you1 havo been golng
to the rostaurant every dny for months.
Here in New York it ls vastly different.
And they scem to know whore you are
"I went to my usual restaurant to-day,
There was a.new glrl at my table, and
tho one who usually walts on me was a
sort of asslstant head waltress. Sho camo
over to the girl at my table beforo I hnd
a chanee to tell what l wantod and sald:
" 'Brlng the gent a rnsher of bacon,
two eggs, underdone, a toasted moflln,
and tea. Is there anythlng elso,' and ?he
looked at me, I.sald thnt wouid be all
right, and remarked that the weather
was changeable, and what do you thlnk
"Somethlng equally as brlght, I sup
pose," remarked the collego man,
The Englishman eyed hlm a moment.
"I wondor If she wns poklng fun at mo?"
he sald. "Well, she Just answerod: "We
havo bo many foreigners in New. York
we have to havo nll klnds of weather to
suit 'cm. Thls is not our day for ETng
llah weather, but I hopo you won't get
tlred waltlng for your turn."-New York
Mall and Express.
(Bv AMoH-tP.1 PreM.V
NBW YORK, Feb. 27-A dlspatch ro
celved hero to-day f""1 Allcen, B. C?
announoes tho doath of James Mc
Creery, who wns head of the dry goods
flrm of James McCreery & Co., for many
years. He was soven'.y-seven years of
New Bowling Record.
(lly A??oeint*(t r.M?.)
INDIANAI'OUS. IWD., February 27?
15 A Jones, of Milnaukee, broko all
bowling records In tho national toutna
ment with the scoro of 232, M3, 203-tota|,
683, The record last >'?? waa 619, mnda
by Fred Strong, of Chliago.
Put Hlm Out,
Tho Turk has becone troublesome
agaln. The Maoertoiinii rlslng ls a
symptom of the chronfc disease whlch
is sure to break out so long as hls mls
rttlo ls tolerated,
Ono by ono tho Chlstlan provlnces
have been loppod off. Those that re
maln are bound to be misgoverned. The
Turk ls Jntolerablo and unspeakable,
They say thero wlll nevor bo peace till
he ls driven out of Europe, '
But who la the Eutopoan "bouncer
that is golng to put Wm out? Whols
ready to "force tlie inrdenollein" The
world may well pau8? 'ot tt tWV?-??*'?
tOJl GlOtW, ,
HBU-WNiM' I i<89_H_fl9fi_(-__l__i
(Jl.r Amioclntoil PrnwO
LONDON, Fob^ 27.-A gnlo of nlmost
unproccdotitcd vlolonco swept Great
Brltain all nlght long nnd did consld
crablo damage. Telograplilo communl?
catlon northward of Locds Was cntlroly
Inlorrupted, tho contlnontal servlce was
lntorfered wlth, and largo numbers of
ehlps were forced to seek sheltcr In the
harbors. Many mlnor wrocks occurred
and tho llfoboet and rockot apparatuscs
wero busy nll along the coosts.
Thore woro sevorat fatallties lnland,
cnused by falltng chltnrieys aiid flylng
debrls, and many houses wero unroofed.
Tho wind in the north of England
blow wlth hurrlcane forco. Tho Lon
cashlro mllls and churche's suffered
greatly. Tlio grandsUwd of Kho Lan
casler Foot-biUl Club waa llfted bodlly
and deposlted outalde th? grounds.
Great damago ls reported'from the coast
rosorts. A newly erectod church at
Holyhoad was llfted from Ita founda
tlons and fell ln a heap of rulns.
-> . ' ~ ..' '
The Leo Statue*
Editor of Tho Tlmes-Dlspntohl
Blr,?I have road wlth very great inter
est tho varlous artlclea.' in. your paper,
and others; too, for and agalnpt, the pro?
posltlon to place a statuo of the lmmor
tale Leo In the Capltol at Wadbltigton.
Strong and vlgorous and logloal rlewfl
have boen expressed In brilliant und con
vlnclng style, nnd ...nowing myself to bo
Inonpable of measurlng up to tbe fltan
dard theso wrlters havo set, I hositate
to rusli- into prlnt, However, my feellng*
on tho subject aro as Intense nnd ns
genulne as tholrs, and cravlng a small
spaco In your up-to-date papor, I shall
attempt to srlvo thom - volco.
Binco this matter was flrst mentloned
I havo made lt a point'to lntorvlew a
number'of old soldlers ln thls section,
nnd they, Wlthout ono singlo oxcoption,
aro blttorly opposed to the measure,
These men, as a rule, aro farmers, who
read tfho papers ciosely, and havo de?
clded opinlons on most of tho leading
QueBtlons of tho day, though thoy raroly,
lf over, glve them publlo oxpresslon, "Sol?
dlers of Leo" they were, followlng bllnd
ly wherover ho lod, and worshlping
"Marse Bob" as only the common peoplo
know how to worshlp tho man who, by
nn honost dovotlon to duty nnd an ut
ter dlsregard of danger, has stlrred thelr
hearts to love and admlro. Those men
woro all on tho fleld of Appomattox,
ready to do whatevcr thelr General told
them to do. Whon ho-ordored them to
lay down tholr arms, thoy did so wlth?
out a word. but'if'he had sald the word,
thoy would have followed hlm lnto tho
fastnesses of tho Bluo Ridge Mountalns,
fightlng evory Inch of tholr way, and
loylng down tholr arms only with tholr
llves. Recelvlng from1 hls hand, hls last
ordor to the soldlers of tho army of
Ncrthorn Vlrglnla, they turned thelr
facea South_ard, towards tho places
whoro thelr homes had been, yet know
Ing not whether thelr lovcd ones had a
shelter about them. Broken ln health.
many of them with empty sleoves, rag
ged and foot-sore and weary, they stlll
believed that General Robert E. Leo was
tho greatest soldler and truest gentleman
thls country ever produced, greator ln de?
feat than was Napoleon "iri all hls vlc
Thoy had surrondercd, not becauso they
w<-re whlpped or had lost falth in tho
rlghteousness of tholr causo. but bocauso
Leo had bldden them "stack arn)8," and
lt was thelr duty to oboy. They came to
dmvastated homes and empty lardors, but
brlnglng wlth them the conBclousness of
duty nobly done; ayo, dono to tho vory
best of thelr nblllty. And further, they
brought the remembrance of a leador
whose record as a soldler and a man was
"wlthout spot or wrlnkle," and that
momory they wlll troaaure to thelr dy
Ing day, handlng lt down to thelr aons
as thelr most prlceless horltage. In thelr
hands, tho honor of tho peerless Loo ls
absolutely safo, for thoy guard lt wlth
tho samo Jealous care they do, tho vir
tue and tho chasUty of tholr daugihters
and thelr wlves. Knowlng all this, I
sought their vlews concernlng the mat?
ter in q'Uestion, feellng asaured fhey
would glve them ln sincerlty and In truth
and I am sure they did.
The newspaperss of tho land, North,
East, South and West had told the world
what the great men of the land thought?
the columns of the pross had It lltorally
teamed wlth the vlews of the mlghty,
and, ot course. those vlews carrled, and
deserved, an immeasuraule Influence, but
somehow, I wanted to know what theso
old Boldiers thought and felt on uio sub?
ject, and so, as I met them casually
here and there, I asked their opin
lcns, and I got, too, stralght ? from the
shoulder, dlreet and to- the point. Un
hesltatingly, wlthout a 'dissenting volco,
thoy. oxpressed themselves as belng un
alterably opposed to the plan.
I need not stato that thls opposltlon
doea not arlso from any lukewarmness
In the matter of honorlng Loe-thoy stand
ready to confer upon hlm t.he hlgliost
degroo attalnable for tho momory of. mor
tal man, biit they do not thlnk thelr
great commandor or the Soutili would
be honored by placing ln the Federal
Capltol tho statue of tbe grand old Con?
federate chloftaln. And aro thoy not
r lght7 Wherein lles the honor? Thoy
scout tho ldea mat Leo bolonged to tho
entlro country?thoy are solflBh, wantlng
hlm for. tholr' vory own. '?
They say hls courage as a soldler; hls
patrlotlsm, hls hlgh senso of vlght and
duty, and honor; hls dlgntty In Uio nour
of defeat, and his noblc,. unsolflsh llfo
as a prlvato cltlzen and publlo olfleer,
lustly entltlo hlm to a placo bosldo tho
noblest and bost tlie world has ever
known In Washington as a Rebol, and
known in Washington at a Rebol, and
they wlll not glve tlfclr consent to tho
plan of placing his statuo there now.
They are satlsflod wlth the outeomo of
tho war, have tho hlghOBt rogard for
every man who woro tho blue ln honesty,
and seok not to keep allve oven tho falnt
est spark of soetlonal strlfe, but thoy
cnn soe no honor foi- Loo, and nona for
tho Soulfh In thls proposed step.
Theso men may bo wrong, though 1
do not thlnk so, but at least all wlll ae
cord them tho vlrtuo of belng intensely
honest nnd ln earnest ln thelr vlew.s.
A great many of them had all to loso
by the war and nothlng to gnin, spoak
Ing from a purely monetary Btandpoint,
end yet thelr motlyes wero abovo re
proach, and no truer solcllera ever shoul
derod thelr musket. Thev tielteved tn
tha Justlco nnd bhe rlghtoousness of thelr
causoi thoy loved thelr wlves nnd thelr
clilldren. and Iho fair land of thelr blrth.
These all woro threatened by an army
of Inviision, and as one man they an
swered tho call of the South.
They followed Leo to Gettysburg and
back agaln, flnally "groundlng arms" on
tho Aold at Appomattox ln obedlenca to
They were wlth h|m for four long
years, and thoy knew and loved hlm as
no man has ever been known and loved
by 'Lhis followors before or elnce, and
now, forty years later, thelr love is as
sweet and fresh and moasuroless as lt
watf the day he.reachcd the topmost
helght of his glory. And hls honor; They
aro bb Jealous of lt, nnd chorlsh lt as
they do tholr rlghta as freo-born whltes,
vouchsafod to them by tlie laws of tho
Aud whlle tbe great and tbe brilliant
Has a wide sphere of economy. Whatever
may be wanted is likely to be fqund at
a most surprising price.
THE BOOK STtiRE
IS ENLARGED TO DOUBLE FORMER SPAGE.
(In tho Bnncment..
THE SATURDAY SPECIAL SALE
Will Prove the Comfort and the Department's New
Liie in Its New Space.
MORE THAN A TOIT OF IRISH
LIWEN "WRITING PAPER, the gratle
that ermts ortfrnarily l!)c _ Satrrrday'fl
prJco for a fnll pound jwwkage'; 5c.
Envelope* to match, p?rr package, 2c.
"WhitlngV1 45c. Hcmstltched Bo*
Pnpcrr, white ot tlnted, 25c.
CARD EHGRAVIRG done on shortest
notlce and in the most nrtistic style. at
16 BetB of Wnverrley to be sold, 12
Yoiumes, silk cloth, werro sold as bar
gains for $4.80; to-day's prlce, $2.2. tho
14 seta of Tbaekoray, 10 vorume*
each, to bo sold for $2.00 a- net.
"Lovey Mary/' by the anthor of
"Mrs. Wiggs of the Cabbage PateV' onfc
Other New Books to bo fonnd ai un*
der prices, just now aome $1.50 onea fof
676 Best, Cloth'Bomid Book*, Fictlon
and Poetry, publlsherft' 70c. books, for
PAPER K0VELS, tha r_ru_.l 10a, onea
for 5c, and many other spetrlal prices to
of the ooimtry are agltatlng thls: mat?
ter Ina-strong nnd vlgorous rnanner,
shall not the volco of theso humblo ' sol
fllers of Leo" be hoard7
H. L. P?<
' Mayodan, N. C? February 18, 190G.'
Does Not Agreo With Qen. Lee.
Edltor of the Tlme?-DlBpn.tch.'
Slr,?Goneral Fltxhugh Lee used very
strong language tho other nlght In Kloh
mond whon ho doolared that rathor than
admlt tho Southern States wero wrong
in their effort to rnake two ropubllcs of |
thds country, ho wjould head a mob and |
dostroy tho monumenta fo.Pobort E. Lee j
and Stonownll JiiokBon, hecauBO. . thoy .
wouid then ceoso to reprosont what they
la It not pos?4lble that our Confoderato
blvouacs nnd Grand Army comps in tholr
intomporato declaratlons aro ropeatlng
tho mistake mado by extromista ln the
North and South. Just procedlng tho
4breaklng out of our Civll War7
Do wo forgot tha-t Virglnia, Tennensee
and Kcntucky oafit their electoral votes |
for Bell and Evorott ln 1800, whose plat
form doclared for tho Unlon, the Constlr
tutlon and the enforeement of the laws?,
and that tho masiea of atalwart voter.
in thoso States rejected secession as a
right, or proper remedy for tho threaten
ed ovils then confrontlng us?
Does any sane man believe that if negro
Blavery had not then exlsted thore wouid
havo been any scoession or war? Ia thero
any deeiro for separatton now that lt ls
gono? ' ? .",'
For flfty yoars antcrlor to tho formatlon
of tho Southern Contedcracy the very best
peoplo ln the slavo-holdlng States wero
consultlng, conferrlng and discusslng,
seeklng some proper method of getting
rld of Blavery, whlch thoy deemed an
evll. Falllng to provlde anV Plan for
general action, numbers of patrlotlc and,
promlnent men, notably In Virginla?rnan
umlttcd thelr slavos and made tho best
provdsion ln thelr power'for their wel
fare. Ayo more. When tho old "Mother
of States and Statcsmen" cedcd to tha
Ooneral Government all her vast territoo
whieh afterward formod eo many western
States. she-stipulated ln _the deed of ces
Blon, thatmo State; carvedout .of thls ter
rltory. ohOuld ever bo admltted to the
Unlon with slavery. Later, when Indlona
tried to get permis.lon to have slavery
whllo yet a terrltory, John ^Jd?>P!^?.
Roanoke, who was ohairman of the con
gressTonal commlttee to whom the request
was referred, sald nol
Froin thfla conserva/tlve and I thinK
proper positl6n tho South was wrenched
by the intemperate and extremo domanda
of tho abolltlonlBts on tho ono sldo and
by our own hot-headed and inflammable
politlclans on the other. The tall was
caught and thrown back and forth from
the one slde to tho other untll the.pas
Blons of men were aroused to a pucn
whero reas^n ceascd and we wore ready
to rush at such other' throats, did rush
with powder and steel for four long yeats
Tha Confederate armles were .largely
mado up of these former Unlon men, be
catiso they could not stand by and seo
the States Invaded and thelr brothors,
with whom thoy dlffered. shot down by
hostllo troops. Thoy were prompt to vote
for Boparatlon. after Llncoln'B call for
men, but many of them wouid have
proforred to nBht lt ou ln tho Unlon
rather than follow another tlng.
Many of tho survlvors, looklng back
over the years since Appomattox. with,
mit seeklng to dony tho right ot Gene
rdl pffisfi Lee and others, who focl
and thlnk with Wm ln this matter, can
noV ne "ovo that lt wouid havo beon
ot Amerlcan h"*1^'^, E_ mjnVIS.
Waynesboro, Va-, Feb, 23, 1903
Supposlng the Confederacy Had Won.
Edltor of The Tlmos-Dlspatch:
Slr-Wlll you allow me, as one of the
eeneratlon that has grown up sinco tho
war-a son of a Confoderato veternn and
To who ls proud of hls father'. record
ln overy sense-to offer you my hfartv
congratulaUons and gratoful thariks or
tho outspoken and omristent Bland ta?
ken by vou ln your leadlng edltorWl of
Sunday.'tho 2'.>d? It Is truly ro fresh ng
a t" Istenlng to so n.any tlmo-serylng
tternncoH of puhllo men ln the South.
to the offect that lt was beat or tha
South to fail ln the Civll War. to hcar
General Fltr. Lee declaru hlmself so
bohlly and positively to be of the con
y opinion; to hoar- Co one Cam
eron assort that ho was mlsunderatood
whon ropresentod as expressIns such r
sentimont-nnd. lnst, but not least, to
_ea a leadlng paper of the South como
out flntrtonted for truth and consistenoy.
So mnny havo como to thlnk that, be?
eause we have attalnod to somo meas?
ure ofprosperlty aftor the tWrtV-soven
years that hnve elapsed since tll9;W^
ended, that therefore we ow? lt Blt t>
tho fact that we are In tho Unlon. an.l
somo say that it must have twn beat
beeause. forsooth. God wlllod It so. Hhs
God, In llls Inscrutlble provldonoe. nevor
beforo allowed wrong eonjnliied wl h
mlght to prevatl? Wltnesa tho partl
tlon. ot Poland. As you so well ?
pressed lt, tha modlcum of pro.iperilj
that we enjoy hus como, not In conse
nuence, but in splte of our connuest
and coeroton and all wo sufferod there,
hy; It Is post hoc, not proptcr hoo, and
lf thero are stlll thoso who cannot or
wlll not eee thls, but hold thnt to have
.ueeeedod in the wur wouid have boen
our mlsfortupo, let them ut least keop
sllence, and not ln one bre&th seell to
euloglzo tho men who led us ln that
groat struggla and ln tbe next glve ut
terance to tha bellef that they wera
fightlng for something Whlch It was not
best for them to'obtaln, thereby pnttln*
them ln tho category of foolwh and
naughty ohildron, who were chaatiaed
and corrected by Lincom and bla s_p
poTters and denled thelr .demand for the
dangerous plaything of independemce and '
Shall lt bo sald that we have not
enough confldonco In tho ablllty and ln- '
tegrlty of our gront lcaders to believe
that had they succeeded they, would
havo. so shaped and moulded.our des-?
tlnles that wo would at the present tlme
bo, at tho vory least, as well off oa we ;
aro now, from a materlal standpolnt? ?
'Now, When lt ls truo, as a Southern man
at a banquet ln Washington recently
anld, wlth apparent. complalsance; that
there /s an unwrltten laW whlch forblds
tho election of a Southern man to tho
prcsldentlal offlce! Now, when there la .
a howl golng up from portlons at teaat
of the North and West becauso Vlr?
glnla proposes to place a statue of her
grontest son ln the Capltol oC thls re- .
JAS. FONTATNB MINOR.
Staunton, Va., Feb. 23, 11)03.
? j?- .
The Llquur Queatlons.
Editor of Tho Times-Dlspatch:
Slrr-^fho saloon questlon seems to pusn
Itself forward agaln beforo -our Legis?
lature and wttl not bo downed, On one
telde -re the Prohibltlonlsts, ^it/-Sa?
loonists, W. C. T. Us., and varloua oth?
er amaltor concerns, all looking to ona
end, vlz: Prohlbitlon. On.tho other sldo
ave those who believe ln a Jnst and legal
control of the lkjuor business ln such a
mannor that It can do the least harm,
and in thls latter class wlll bo found a
large por cent. 'of the llquor dealers. It
may seem strange,' but I believe a larga
majorlty of the ChrlstUn peoplo are also
ln this latter cIosb, though thellquor
dealers as such and the Cbrtatlan
havo no afflnlty. The PTOhlbltlonist
does not Beem to recognlze the fact that
lnw wlll not and cannot destroy the llquor
.br.al._cM. It ls not a theory out a con
dltlon that has ever exlsted and wlll ex
Ist as long as tlmo lasta. No leglsla
tlon on the' subject, or tn fact on any
othor subject, wlll be effecttve save,
through the consent ot the governed.
for the oxecution of all law rests at
last wlth tha people. ,_,_?.,.._
It would be woll for our Legielatura
to remomber thls fact and at thla aes-,
Mon to adopt such laws aa wiU noti
only drlve tho low groggeries from tho
business, but also removo the drunkards
to some self-supporting asylum, for
theso oye-sores aro tho great breedors oi
thls loathsome dlseaso ln our young
J. H. H.
A New Llght.
(For tho Tlmcs-Dlspatch.)
A brilliant llght ln tho rellglouB sky
Itevoals a very serious defect
In cortaln halls of learning aekliig wh?
It comes to pass tho dlgnlfled elect
Ono vonornblo college domlnate,
And why tho apostollo llno control
Two lofty pllos belonglng to tho Stata.
'Tla vast impertlnence for me to roll
My lumberlngverso lnto thla great,debat?
But may I venture slmp'.y to remark.
(Unloss Indeed I have arrlved too late
To llght the suhjeot wlth my feebli
Of nlWhe world, pray whom should w?
oxpoot , .?
To be elected, if not tho elect7
For I am told, a slmple ruBtleus.
That 'tls the ballot elovates the PonJ
And for a truth. no clumBy blunderbus
Should ever Blt tho saored chalr upon.
Now other creeds the culture may pob
And thTgreat brnln. to mould our rle
To nobleTfe, and lofty rlghteousness,
Tho consolous bloom nnd ornamont ol
But oulturo is ns wine; 'tla not the
That's most to be deslred, so I am told,
But that whlch mellowlng through the
Hns slowly grown mellfluously old,
Strange! ls lt not, that ln thls broadei
We should Induigo a factlonary blame.
Wllh Jealous caro fonco off each credal
way, , , ,
And flnd our insplratlon ln a nameT
Not thus shall wo bo ablo to insplre
Thls vltul ago wlth passlon for tho race,
Or klndle ln Ita heart tho generous fir?
Whloh leaves to party secondary , place,
For If I read tho lesson of the tlmes,
Forwnrd tlio great old world beglns to
And liunian thought ls seeklng other
An erft tlawn8 of unlversal change.
Old forms are dylng with the dyln_
Old paBturea wlther ln the flercer llght,
Of nower knowledga, and, despito our
It Is Ihe faster passlng of tbo nlght.
And ln thls weleome fadlnir of the old,
Thls wldo emanoipatlon ot the mlnd, "
Us Uttle itiBpiratlon to behold,
Creeds and tholr teacbers tralllng or?
Tho ohurch of party and of faotlon dlea)
From Its old place and power. It le good.
Behold, deacendlng from the radlsnl
Tho Church of unlversal brothechood!
?BJ3NJAM1N C. MOOMAW.
Ben, Va. v