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mSM WSM. ?& I WHOLE NUMBER, 16,199.
HICiFmOND, VA., THURSDAY, MAttCI-I '2(3, 1008.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
WASIMNC-TON. Mnrch 2*.?Fprecnst for
TliuiHihiy niul l-'rl'iay; ? *' ,.,,,??.
Vlrgliifn-Fulr Thiirsdny aml V,rl'_ay'
wartncr Frlday. llght. ..V'"'1.'.,c, w .*.. h
North Carnllii~-Fiilr T.liursjln.v ' ',(L',. :
dny; warrnor frlday, llght, varlable
Vesterdiiv \va~ ono of thri most dellg-it
fui iIuvh o_ tho hi-Hfon, Tlie mereiiry wan
Zm .,." th" wurmes. portlon of the clay
andI fell thereuftoi. untll nl mldnlght the
fill- wiih chllly. Conllriuod fair weather Is
expected to-day nnd to-morrow,
BTATE OF THjTt7U-_.MOMI_T__R.
n A. M.' .-. i9
3 P. M.
(1 P. AJ.
fl P. M. ..
12 mldnlght. *?'_
Highest temperature yesterday.CS
Lowest temperaturn yc-l-i.lny. ?
Mean temperature yestol'duy.. oi
Normal tcnuioraturc for Mnrch........ n
Dennrturn from normal temperature. 0.
Preclpltntlon during Ptt-t 24 hours.... W
Mnrch 2C, 190_.
Bun rl-M.????>?' I TI1G11T1DE.
. nn MtH.BJ2C Mornng.2.53
Moon ilse.....i:~S | Evenlng.<l.1">
Mann llquor blll to bc voted upon to
flaj'i an attempt to amend lho measure
pehdliig-Tax removed from boardlng.
Iioiise keepcTH-Blll to prevent er.tl~lu?
H.-rvniitB uway paaaed?Thrilling escupe
of Or. It. II. I'itt. und Father Donovan-?
Flno dlscourae <m the- klnilergarlei. by
Mlss Blow?Woll Ictiown mliil.ter wods
-Petltlon tn prevent freight tralna from
riumiiig on the Sabbath?t.rlllluiit -ceno
at .tlm Confederate bazaar lnst nlgh-?
riearwater wlns tlie pool tonrnunient?
Kliitirt As-oclutlon to ask the elty to re
deem Its pledgo-Baptist cdltors vlalt
"Mrs, Jefferson Davls-Dr. W. XV. L~n
fl rum Inucli lmproved-Blg bread plant to
be. erocted here-Freshet ln the river nl
mos't ut''an entl-Bills of importanco to
l!i" milllnry offered In Ihe Senate-Clp
nr-diii.n tn the bo-IiooI HUpbt'lnlerirtent blll
'?!".<m.-iius -ir Mr. Willlam lf. Culllng
wbttll lliterred in Shoekoe Cemetery-?
llnwIt-eiH lo hblfl un . l.ctlnn-Osteopath
blll noslponei. iniill to-nlght-Young cirl
wlm shot h.r.air linprovlng?Committee
appointed to conrlder the ..dvlsabillty of
reduelng the sl.e <>f tho Councll?-Rich?
mond team dofeat.d by I'hlladelphlus?
Vehlelo A-soflutlou to ineet ln Richmond
?Elk. Oloot- offieers. MANCHESTER
-Those lnjured In yesterday's wreck
rentlng well-F_11.~' Lodge to be Instl
tuted to-day-lllii-.s of Arr. Rowcn
Mrs. Bradley lo glve an entertainment
Pliie meeiliig ln progress at the Baptist
C. II- ltohliiHon. negro police Justlce nf
Rloodlletd, Ih not allowed to practlce ln
Nowport 'Newsi Police Court-*Jegro
falallv stahbc.i near Bristol-Locnl op?
tion -lecltons lu Vork county-Senator
Ople Is ont agaln-Klng Ooorgo road~
badly wn.hed und county swopt by a
(?Wigne-Trial of uegrn woman at Ablng
rion for murder r.f Roanoke druinmer??
Judge Waddlll to glve oplnlon In ScUmoele
land award case lu Norfolk to-day-?
Blackstono .tlrred over approachlng II
,en?e or no llcen.e election?County
brldge- wnshed away ln Powhatan and
mlll-dams broken-?Chase Clty ? mlnoral
water and now hotel growlng in popu
jnrltv-VVoodberry Forest defeats Bt. Al
l.liiis"- to 2-llpnry Plntcr. chtirged wlth
iho, murder of hls .son, l~ rclensed -ln
Slaunlon?New national bank nt Manaja.;
K_!(?siltmtioii in Farmvllle ls unsettl.d,
. no dlupcii-ary yet niul the town dry
Kidnnppers Hned ln Tiucwell-Peters
lmrg's Cliamber of' Commerce nnd Ita
Kood work?OoiUerence as to coal-carry
Inf facllitips nt Roanoke-Klng .\ llllam
inns.-meetlng endorse.. Mann blll aud
urges county supei-vlsori. to approprlato
5300 for a Confederate monument. Alar
rlages-Bev. James 11. Benderllte and
iAIIbs Nellle Crow In Norroik: Willlam
Smlth and Mlsa Ta.ssle McMorrow In
nrniigo; R. A. Stuart nnd Mlsa Mary
Jones lu Stafford: Jullu. W.hlte and MI-s
.Inlla DodHon In Northampton: Rev. Ern
est Stcvons and Mlss Ellzahelh Nolail
Snead In Nelson: E. N. Newman and Allss
Marv Augusta Aloon in I.yiichliurg.
j.fuihs-All.-s Ruth M. Pntton In Staf?
ford! Judge Joseph B. Prlnce in South
Bmpton: Mr~. Allle Petern Rlche.-on S'
Amherst; Edward H. Ulffcndcrfer. \\m
Balllnger In Loudoun; Alrs. D. D. Routli
A number of charter- granted at
Ralelgh yestorday?-Doyernor Aycock.
Superlntendent Joyner aml Dr. Molvor
plnn a campaign of educatlon lu North
Carollna thls summer-i.ev. Jasper C.
Masslo, of Maiislleld. 0.. haa been called
to lhe Taberiinclo Baptlst (..hurc.h nt
Ralelgh-Trinity College defeats Lafay
ntto at Durham 6 to .".-Kederation of
Worniin'n Clubs will glve cntortalnmenta
In several citles to rnlso funds for tno
Ralelgh monument-Oeneral J. S. Carr
wlll bo the orator at the ATemorlal Da.\
exercl.ies at Greensboro Aluy 10th.
Oonernl Slr Hestdr Alncdonnld, rather
,than faco a court-murlial, siioots himaelf
through ihe ?rnln Iu a Paris hotel-Irlsh
land 1.111 introduced 111 Brltlsh Houso of
Commons and la favorab y recelved?
Rurdlck's good name Is defended bs n
fr lend wltli whom he talked o'hia trouh?
Rhnrtlv before hls death-Stock prices
brolVc'slmrply and closed at tho lowest of
in"\\Dy?.'Presldent of lhe Now Vork
Contral rofuses to conflrm or clonj the
fumoi-H nbout comblne wlth the Pennsyl
vanuZ-rrc.oHury In mnrk-t for purchaso
-if sl vor bulllo.i to coln lnto money for
tho Fll Plnos-Two fnvorites and two
heavlly 'backed second ^\^,^Zn.e
Rennlngs-New York Stock Exoj ange
soon to move into tlne new bulldliiB-??
Presldent Castro wlthdrawH ih s rcsigna
tlon und resenls charge that hls tender
1ng It was a furcc, ns such he snld would
ho Imposslblo lu one who.o heart i\us
warmed by heat of groat Ideals?-Cablo
may be used to oxchaiH'c r~tlllcatlon or
Cuban treaty if it ls approved In tlmo-?
J-urllier onforclng of tho clvll sorvlco rules
embraces most all posltlons-Dr. Ab
bltt's color bllndiicss pi'OVOlltod hlm from
becoming an army surgeon-PennKylva
nla Rallway wlll snond seventy milllous
jn lmprovement.--River ls falllng at
A.omphis and crltlcal Hltuatlon ls passed
?Rogular army officor to lio dotalled to
mako nn Inspeotlon of Vlrglnla mllltla
boforo tho uow rldes aro Issued to thom
_Crazy Vlrglnlan goes to the White
JToiiEO to soo Alr. AIoKlnley, hls soi?, or
nny of tho AIcKlnleys.
SENATOR HANNA HAS
NEWS OF ILL DAUGHTER
(Br AsMi.lntsil Pr,~s,"i
CLEVELAND, OlllT), Maroh CB.?Sena?
tor Hanna recelved a tolegram from
Thomnavllle, Ga.. to-dny stutlng tliat tho
condltion nt hls daughtor, Ruth, wns
sllghtly lmproved, her tnmpornturo bolng
somowhat lower than yeatorilay, "SVlille
thore was doubt ln tho mlnd.. of lior
physlclaiiH at flrst aa Io tho exaot na
turo of hor Illness, they havo now posl?
tlvely dlagnosed the caso aa typhoid fe?
STOCK EXCHANGE TO
GO INTO NEW QUARTERS
(By ,Vs8oelat-d Preti.)
NEW YORK, March 26,?Tlie membera
' of the Btoc~ E-xchange wlll take posses
eloii of thelr new bullfllng Aprll 22d. The
day wlll be glven over to formal exer?
cises. conslstlng chlefly of speech-mnl.lpg.
nnd buelnca- wlll bo Buspenaed untll the
followlng dny. Ropreseptatlves of tho
other local ex-haug-!, and from out-of
town Instltutlons hiwe been Invlted to
- JUST OVER
The Peril of Dr. Pittand
THE TRAIN RAN
INTO A LANDSLIDE
Accident Occurred Whlle the
PULLMAN car poised
OVER A DEEP GULF
An Accldenl That Could Not Have Been
Foroseen or Avolded, in Whieh
Two Men Were Killed?Dr.
Pltt Gives n Graphic
Account of Ihe
Two feet, probably less, was all thnt
on Monday morning last dlvlded a vall
toad coach, ln whlch, among other pns
Kengers, were tlie Rev. R, H. Pltt, D. D.,
of thls clty und the Rov. Puther Dono?
van, formerly of thls place, from tlio
brow of a preclplce whlch fell sheer
.tvonty feet to a stream of v/utor be?
It was on the sldo of a mountaln ln
Georgia that the thing baponed, und tlie
cause for lt wus a lundalldo On tho Houth
ern road. whlcb wrecked a train und
killed two men.
Tho two mlnlsters, the only pa.a.ug'ir.
for Rlohmond. woro ln the sloopar to
gether, nnd thelr danger was for the
moment uppalllng. It soemed almost a
mlracle that the entire strlng of curs
was not tlung wlldly off tho mountaln
slde and the people wlthln carrled to a
horlble denth. The eseapo was ntirow,
but Dr. Pltt ls how baok tn town -cafo and
Kotu.id.atid happy.. ? ... . ."
AVAS CO-IING 'j-iOMlE. *
AVheii he left AUunta. Sunday about
mldnlght, Dr. Pltt was maklng ida wny
home after a vlslt to Blloxl, Mlss,, whoro
he had attended tho annual mootltuj of
the' Southern Baptist Pross Associatlon.
He nnd .hls closo friend, Dr. AV. AV. L.tvn
drum, wlth whom ho was sta,ylng ln
Atlunta. wont to tho atatlon'togethor nnd
took tralns ln the opposlto dlroctlon. Dr.
Liindrum was golng further South for
hls health; Dr. Pltt wus uomlng, or In
tended to come, stralght to Richmond.
Untll the train pnssed Mt. Airy, prob?
ably the hlghest point on the llno, ull
went smoothly and well. But than tho
trouble cume. About 0:'J5 o'clock In the
morning, while those ln the rullm-.n
.".ars were sluinborlng peu'eefully, u attd
den shock went through the train nnd
nwnkened tho sleepers, startled and won
derlng. A rapid serlos of heavy lolts
followed, and then tho train c.imo to a
slnndstill. It was obvlous to all by thls
tlmo that there was a wrock of some
sort, and soon tho worst fenrs of the pas
! sengors were conllrmed. A porter camo
running by nnd gave out tho news tlmt
tho englno had turned ovor and caught
tho onglncer and flremnn undor lt, nnd
that Bovornl cars wero smushed or tle
OAITD A PREC1PTCE.
As soon as Dr. Pltt could get an aut
sldo vlow of the situatlon ho saw what
made hlm shudder at tho danger In
whloh ho nnd the other passengers wero
placed. Bofore him was tho wrock. Tho
Pullnian was not thrown off tho track,
as luck woulrl havo It, but It stood on
tho edgo of the, mountnln sldo, hanglng
over a preclplco whlch dropped sheer
TO BUILD GREAT
BREAD PLANT HERE
Phlladelphia Syndicate to Be?
gln Buslness In Thls
Mossrs. Ferdlnand Rlock und Georgo J.
Sohelfcln, of Phllndolplila, who clalm to
ropresent a $500,000 bakery syndicate of
New York nnd Phlladelphia. uro ln Rich?
mond, having arrlved yosterday. lt Is
thelr nvowod purpose of iicqulring ovory
bakery ln tbe clty of Hlchinond, or start
nn opposltlon buslness of such mam
moth proportlons tlmt thu Hmaller fol?
lows wlll eventually bo driven out. In
thls ovent bread will soll for four cents
a loaf, they say,
Tho gontlomen lnformo.1 a reprosonta
tlvo of Tho Tlinns-Dlsimtoh lnst nlght
thnt, regardless of tho outcomo of nego
tlatlons between. them and tho locnl
bakers, the syndicate wlll bogln the erec?
tlon In tho near future of an Ininien.o
flve-story plant. Tho dlmonslons wlll bo
(10 by 210 feet, nnd It wlll bo located on
AVlth the Idea In view of locatlng ln
Rlohmond, tho gontlemen havo ongagi-d
tho servlces of two renl erUutfl flrms, nnd
they are now In search of a slte sultnble
for tho plant.
F0R LACK OF CARS
(Br Ai?ocliitsrt t'reM.)
THURMOND, W. ArA? March 25.--OW
Ing to a frelght copgestlon It ls roported
to-day that flres wlll bo put oiit ln 3,000
or moro coko ovens ln thn Now Riyor
fleld, ns lt Is linposslblo to securo cnrs
for traneportatloii of prgrly.ctii,
.oVof.ly feot, moro or Jess, to a felfenili
of water b.ilow, A llttlo henvlor shoek
and ovor the entlro (raln wouid havo
According to Dr. Pltt, tho cause of the
uculdont wus a lundstlde, caused by ralns.
A truck wrtlkor had Just pnssed by tho
point Whtiil tho slltli! ououffot), but ho
dldn't have tlmo to wum tho train, whlch
was even Ihcti .ipproachlng over tho
brow of the hlll. lt scerns that lho up
'rJroaqh' of the train of Itself gnvo the
last sllght Jar needed to tuinble tho dlrt
down, nnd hut a moment or Iwu after
It fell the englno plotlghed lnto It.
Tho englnoi-r aud llrein.ui. who wero
caught undor tho etis'lna and scalded by
hot sotatn und wator from tlio brokon
boller, wero tttken back to Toccoa, whero
they both dled. The puHsengi-r* went
btlok to Mt. Airy, whore for llfteon hours
thev stayed tho, guests of the road on
Whl'ch tho wreck occurred. I hen they
set out agaln, After n flve-hour delay
ln Danville, Dr, Pltt reached homo at
9 o'clock Tuesday nlght. much tlio'worso
ror wear. out wlth no bones broken.
FATIIBR DONOVAN TIERI,.
ln the samo car wlth Dr, Plt wus tha
Hev. Pather Donovun, formerly of St,
Joseph's Cathollc Church, of thls clty
Tho two struck'itp an acqualntance and
carnc to Richmond togother. Fnthci-Don
ovan ls now stntloned at Montgomery,
Ala.' He Is In Richmond on a visit.
BFG SCHOONER SUNK
I1M COLLISION AT SEA
(Br Ar-soelAted I'rei".)
VINBYAItD HAVBN, MASS., March 25.
Tho loss or tho hlg schooner Mary Morso,
bound for Now York, wlth lumbor, as
a?r.su.t of a collision wlth the PhUadel
phla ahd Boston steamor Parthlan, avbs
Lignalled lo tho tug Storm King by tho
Parthlan as Jt passed the Vlneyard to
day. The Parthlan had on board the crew
of tho schoonor and the slgnals lndlcatet.
that the collision occurred off Egg Hur
bor, N. J? nt 0 o'clock yestorday morn
"rhe Parthlan sustalned injurles to her
stem and was leaklng, but hor dama..e
was not seriouBi
Complimentary Order Issued
by War Department.
GOING TO PHILIPPINES
HeWill Assume Command of the Mlll*
. tary Department of Mindanao?Will
Study Other Colonles On
tho Way Over.
<By' 3?oii.ted Presi.) .
WASHINGTON, D. C, Maroh 25.?
Brlgodlor-aenernl Wood left here to-day
for Boston, whonce he sails In a day or
two for tho Phlllpplnes, to asaumo com?
mand of tha milltary department of Mln
danuq. Colncldont wlth lils departure
from tho clty, Seerotary Root to-day Is?
sued the followlng order;
"By dlrectlon of the President, Briga
dler-Goneral Loonard Wood, U. S, A.,
having flled tho roport. whlch completes
hls servlces as milltary Kovornor of Cuba
and as commander of the milltary forces
stntloned In that Island from December,
1S99, to the close of Amerlcan ocoupa
tlon, Is relleved from further duty ln con
nectlon wlth the affalrs of the former
milltary government of Cuba.
"The admlnlstratlon of General Wood,
both as milltary commander of the dlvls?
lon and Copartment of Cuba, and us mil?
ltary governor, was hlghly credltable.
The civll government was managed wlth
an eye slnglo to the benefit of the Cuban
people under tho supervlslon and control
of tho milltary governor;'tho Cuban peo?
ple themselves had an opportunity to car?
ry on tholr own government to a constant
ly lncreaslng- degreo. so that whon Cuba
nssumod hor Indopondence sho started
with tho bost possible chance ? of suc
"Out of an ulterly prostrato colony a
freo republic was bullt up, Tho now
natlon started undor moro favornble oon
.11 llons thnn Iuik ever beforo boen tho
enso ln nny slngle Instanco nmong her
fellow Spanlsh-Amerlcan ropttbllcs, Tho
record stands alono in hlstory and tho
l.enoflt conforred thoroby upon tho poo?
pie of Cuba wus no greater than the hon?
or conforrod upon tho poopie of the
"Tho Wttr Dopnrtmont, by dlrectlon of
tho Presldont, tlinnks General AVood nnd
tho offlclals, civll and milltary, serving
under hlm, upon tho complotlon ot a work
no dlfflcult, so lmportant nnd so well
Kn rotito to tho Far Kast Goneral AVood
wlll vlslt J.gypt. Slngiiporo, tho Strults
Sottlement, Butiivlu, .Iiiva nnd posslbly
othor polnts, under dlrectlon from tho
AVar Department. whoro obsorvntlons wlll
be mado tts to tho methods of othor pow?
ers In tho omploymont of natlvo forces
lu tholr colonlal possesslons, especlally
wlth reforenco to tho mannor nnd ex?
tent of tlio utlMviiitlon of natlves as sep
arnlo organlzutlons nnd In conjunctlon
wlth the rogulnrs.
TO MAKE PROTEST
Finance Commlttee to Hold
ari Open Meeting Monday
Tho Finance Commlttee, of tho City
Councll hns iirrnngHd to lmvo nn oj.cn
moetlng Monday nlght, whon the llquor
dealors und any othor porsons who havo
fiin11 to Hnd with the IIcouho rate, as
llxcd by them, wlll bo glvon an oppor?
tunity of bolng lieiird, Au offort wlll be
nia.lQ tn pluca eaoh saloon lu tlio olnss
lu whlch It belungs, according to tho
tirnom.t of huslnoss dono.
AT HAVANA. CUBA.
JBv AMoelnten I'l'M-.) ? ? , .,
WASHINGTON, Maroh 25.?Frnnk M.
Stelnhart ls to be nppolnted UomiuJ,
Gonoral at Havana, succoedlng AVIUInm
A. Rublee, who wlll be appoUitoil Con
oul-Genoriil nt Vietinu, Mr, Stolnhnrt iri
a resldent of Illlnols, IIo Is now agent
of tho War Departmeiili in Cub*
Friend Who Knew Him
Well Tells His Troubles
DEFENDS HIS NAME
FROM EVIL REPORTS
Vlctlm Had Long Gonversatlon
With Hlm Before Tragedy*
WANTED TO PROTECT
FRIENDS AND CHILDREN
Declared Evldence Agalnst Hlm Was
False and That He Held Up Dlvorco
ProceedingB Iri Order to Spare
Friends Whom He Liked
-. (By Afisoclat-il t'ro?i. |
INDIANAPOUS, IND., March 25.?E.
T. Burdick, the murderod Iiuffalo manu
facturer, conildcd hls troubles to Hor
bert H. Rice, a buslness man ln thls
olty, only a fow weoks boforo Mr. Bur
dlck's doath. Mr. Burdick and Mr. Rice
were personal friends. The former mado
frequent buslness trlps to Indlanapolls.t
Hls last vlslt wfls on January 2rith, when
he called on Mr. Rlco, Ho appeared
troubled and he took tho opportunity to
unbosom hlmself to Mr. Rice.
"He led me to u qulot corner ln the
factory," sald Slr, Klce, "and began
telllng me hls troubles, prcfaclng hla re
marks by saylng- that he dld not know
why he should tell them to me, but 1
was so far from Buffj-lo that It wouid
be all rlght. He talked of hls wife and
Pennell's attentlons to. her. He sald
Pennell and his wlfe wont to Buffalo
and were taken into soclety und the ac?
qualntance of hls-wlfe and hlmself wlth
the Pennells soon rlpened lnto frlend
shlp. The families were together a great
deal. They pbi_Vd' golf. attended dances
and the Peimellt. had th.-freedom of the
He sald Pennell -was a brllllant chap
soclally, and that ho admlred hlm, and
know that hls wlfe admlred hlm also.
Ho sald Pennell aud Mrs. Burdick seemed
to enjoy each other's compuny partlcu?
larly, but that he had had no susplclon*
"Burdick sald that he afterwards
learned that Pennell and Mrs. Burdick
were having clandestlne meotlngs, He
dld not state tho source of his liiformu
tlon, but he sald he confronted both with
tho accusutlon und both confossed to
having lmproper relatlons,
"On the promise of Pennell to leave
Buffalo and tho promise of hia wlfe not
to meot Pennell ngaln, Burdick suid he
ngreed not to tnke uny action ln the
matter. Nelther promise was kept, he
sald, as Pennoll remalned In Buffalo and
Mrs, Burdick soon was meeting hlm
THREATENED TO SUB.
"AVhen Burdick learned of the matter
he threatened to brlng suit for divorce.
Agaln they ploaded wlth hlm, he sald,
and on the solemn renewal of tho prom
Ises ho let tho matter rest onco moro.
Notwllhstandlng those promlses Ponnell
stayed ln Bufi'alo and continued to meet
"Mr. Burdick snld ho found a sllp of
paper contalnlng n llst of meotlng places
and dates, mado out In clpher. On thls
paper was one address an.l dato Burdick
thought he ileciphored correclly, lio
went to thls address nnd found Mrs, Bur?
dick and Ponnell togother. AA'ith thls
ovldenco ho determlned lo obtnln a dl?
vorco, ho Bald.
"Burdick held .*. conferenco wlth Pen
fContlnued on Seventh Pngo.) ,l
NO DECISION ON
The Matter is to Be Taken
Up Agaln at 8 o'Clock
Tho Gonoral Uu ws Commlttee, of tho
Houso hold ti long sossion yestorday
afternoon nnd consldered the blll offered
by Senator Harvoy, of Putrlck. to re
qulro osteopuths, Chrlstlan scleiitlsts aud
all heulers to stand tho regular medlcal
oxiimlnutlon, und passed It by untll to
nlght nt 8 o'clock. Tho ooniniittoe at
temptod to hold anothor mootlng last
nlght, but falled of u quorum, only
Messrs. Lasslter, Wallaco, Cuinniiiig aud
C, C. Bakor bolng presont.
lt ls but u renewal of tho long and
woury struggie had over tho measure ln
tho Sonttto, und H largo numbor of tho
frlonds aud oppononts of tho mousuro
wero nu hand to l.o hoard. Messrs;
TvimvIoss und Joffl'ies wero present ns
counsel for tho Chilstltin sclontlsts, and
they put on sovoral wltnesses t.nd rend
a number of let tem ngiiliist tho hlll. Drs.
George Ben Johnston uiul Wllllam H.
Gordon woro present tn pross tho mea?
sure, and woro to have spoltou for lt
iast nlght, except for tho fullura of tho
commlttoo ln litivpj <i (luoruni. Whuu tlio
piutter comes up SB'*11'. lo-nlglil n lurgo
number of Intere.tad partles nro ex?
pected to bo on hand.
TORONTO OPERA HOUSE
DESTROYED BY FIRE
(jjr Awoclatafl Proai.)
TORONTO ONT? Mnrch 26,-rTho To
ronto Onern Ilmiso wiih burned 10-day,
Th* estinlnted loss ls *lM,ono. Tho ?.'?#
ls sunpqsud to havo orlglnatod from
trlo wires ln the bo* offlco.
OENERAL SIR HECTOR MACDONALD.
Bllls Offered in Senate by Mr.
MONEY IS APPROPRIATED
Matter of.Courts-rVlar.tlal-rr-.Riflo Ranges
,for Practlce?Pay for Volun
teere When They Are
Senator Anderaon iprosonted two bllls
in tho Sonute yesterday rolatlng to the
Vlrglnla volunteors, Tho llrst amends
llio court-martlul law no as-to permlt ofil?
cers to recelve such eoi.imutation for
quarters and rutlons as mny be allowed
by tho Goverrtor, and makes clear that
they are to recelve pay whlle golng to
and returning from the place where the
oourt ls ordered to assemble.
The uecond npproprlates money for the
malntenance and Instruetlon of the >rolu_i
teers, and, for thelr malntenance and pay
when called out In ald of the clvll au?
It wlll be remembered that the Con?
stltutlon ctits off nll coutlnulng appro?
prlatlons. and therefore deprlvea tho vol
unteers of all support. The Anderson blll
approprlates $25,000 for the purposes In?
dlcated, whlch Is to bo known ns tho
, milltary fund.
lt aulhorlzes lhe milltary board to u_
cept the glft or grunt or to contract for
tho uso of stiltahle camp grounds for the
nnnual encamipmvnt of lhe voluntoers or
suoh part thereof as tho funds malto
Tho blll requlres tho Governor to pre
sarlbo suoh rules. aud rogulations to gov
ern tlio cnmp as wlll Insure ns far as
posslble inatructlon ln all the dutles of a
soldler In cainp'or In tho fleld, nnd re?
qulres tho milltary board to ptwlde sult
ablo rlflo ranges for the Instruetlon of
the voiunteera ln 'the acpurate u_e of thelr
Tho blll approprlates $10,000, or so much
thereof as may be neceaaary, for the
pay nnd mulhtoiuuujo nf the troops whon
enlk-d out ln llines of rlot, tiimult, breacli
of thu pcuoo and lu ald of' tho clvll Au
An Acre of Land on the Po
tomac's Shore Goes Down
With Terriflc Nolse.
(.Hp-i'lul tu Tlio Tliucd-Dlstiiitcli.)
Jll.AT.LSVlLL-1, VA., Mnrch ,5,-A
groat deal of alarm was oiiuaoi. by tho
sinklng of tho peach orchurd nr Alr. Cinr
rett Pungan, sltuated near tho shoro of
tlie Potomao River, nt Lodgo, N'nrthum
liorlnnd county. recently. The orchard
covored nbout an acro or" land, aud when
It siinl. a terrlllu riimbllng aud louilng
polse could bn heard. l'or soveral nilh'
around. Although tho orchard ls about
flfteen feot below tho level of the sur
roundlng ground, lt ls scurcoly dnmaged,
an nono, or at least very fow, of the trees
were uprootod. Mr. Pungaii ovjiecfsi io
gllt her a crop of frult from tho irees i|il s
. eason, No renvonitl.le cause l? advanced |
for the sudden sinklng of llio liindV Alr. j
Dungnn's dwelllng Is sltualcd only a fuw I
?yardu from tho orrv'iard, ,'(
Idpl of British, Army Shoots
Hlmself Rather Than Face
Charges Agalnst Him.
(JJj* Aisoclotod Pro.o.)
PAMS, March 25.?Mnjor-Genoral Slr
Ilector Macdonuld, commandlng tho Brlt?
lsh forcos In'.Ceylon, and one of the fore
most bnicors'ln tho Brltlsh army, agalnst
whom charges, basod on lmmoral acts,
wero flled somo tlmo ago, commlttod
sulclde to-day at tho Hotol Reglna here.
Ho shot hlmself ln the rlght temple
shortly after noon, and explred a fow
The Goneral was alone ln hls small
chamber on the mozzanlne floor of the
hotel at the tlmo of tho tragedy. One
of the female uttandants heard the plstol
shot, apd openlng tho door, saw tha
General's llgure stretohed out 'on the
(loor wlth tho blood gushlng from fi
bullet wound ln tho hon'd. Sho ran
screamltig to tho balcony overlooklng tho
lobby. of the hotel whore many guosts,
Includlng a number of ladles, were ns
sombled. Tlio proprtetor of the hotol ivns
the llrst to reach the oxplrlug man. Tho
commlssary of pollce was notlfled, nnd
uccompanied by a doctor, proceeded to
u prellmlnary lnvostlgatlon. Two notos,
wrltt.n ln Engllsh, woro found lylng on
u tabla ln hls. room, nnd thoso wero
taken possesslon of by the nuthorltlos,
but lt ls said tholr con ten ts have no bear
lug on flTe sulclde,
ln the Genoral's coat lylng on the bed
wore found somo photogruphs. Tho
Brltlsh Ambassador nnd constil lvere no
tltled nnd Consul-G.nerul Ingalls vislted
tho hotel and took chargo ot tho body.
COCUDN'T BEAR DISGRACB.
Slr Heetor Mucdoniild arrlved in Paris
lnst Prlday ovonlng from London on hls
wny back to Ceylon. whero lt wns un?
derstood that an Immcdlata court-martlal
wouid bo hold to clear up tho chargos
mndo agalnst' him. Ou reachlng tho hotol
nt 11 o'clock at nlght ha wns told that
only a small and liulifforont room was
ni-iillable, He replled that thut was qulto
mifiietcnt, Ho was not nccompanlod by
nny ulde-de-camp or n valet, Ho sald
he'only lirtonded to stuy a dny or two
Lllllo was soen of hlm after hls nr?
rlval. Ho was, howovor, In tho lobby
thls morning about noon, und lt ls be?
lieved that a nowspaper prlntod In Eng?
llsh. contalnlng n rosumo of thn gravo
(Continued on Second Pago.)
WILL BE NO CHANGE
No Truth in Statement That
New York Central Passed
lnto Other Hands.
(By ABSonlut.id l*rc?0
PARIS, March '_5.-AV. K. Vunderbllt,
lu reyiy to an lnqulry to-night, handod
tho followlng stutement to the Asso
cluted Press ropreseiitiltlve:
"Thore ls no truth lu tho stutement
that tho New York Contral has pussed
lnto other hands, Tho prosant dlroa
tors uct ln hnrinony et.ch wlth the other.
No clmngoH uro contemplated, and I
Know of no ono of thoin who wlshos to
tililrk hl* responslblllty,
(Slgned), "W. K. A'ANDER^BIUT.
THAT THERE IS "FIX1NG"
SAN FRANCISCO, CAL., Mureh 83,
A report having beon rccoh'ed frotn Mil*
wuukeo tlmt tho ('orhott-MoGovern light,
whlch ls schoduloil to tnke place ln thls
clty noxt Tuesday evenlng, had been.
"flxed" for Corbett to wln In the sev?
enth round, both tho nglitorsjlnillgnantly
deny thut thoro hns beeu nny ngroo
ment whatever between tlieni, oxccpt
Ihnt tl.ey nre tn Ught for the eh.iinploii
shlp nnd lo Uo thelr best,
germaITnaval attag h e
will oversee docking
AVASHINGTON, D, C, March 25.?Coni
mi.iuler Irwln Sclieyer, naval nttacho of
tho Germitn onibiissy hore, hns boen 0|.
flcrod io Newport News, \'a., to tirrauge
for liio docklng of the German wnnshlp
Gnuelle, whlch wlll urrlve there ln a few
duya from A'enesuelun .waters,
Brilliant Argument Was.
THE PATRON OF
THE ACT SPEAKS
Fight for the Other Slde Lee
by Mr. Anderson.
Will Have to Pay No Llcense Tax to tha
State? Effort to Place Lawyers
On An Equal Footlng
Than- waa a great (Ight ln the Sta?a ~
Senato yosterday for the rovonuo blll.
In the flrst place, the Mann aet as tflC }
taxlng llquor dealers and up to tho meth>'
od by whloh llcense shall be granted wa#i
dlacussed, but a voto not reachod. Judga.
Mann made a strong speech, lt mlght ba
sald a brilliant argument, for tho toaW.
tures of tho blll that havo beon embrace-l?
In the tax measure. Ho met hls matehli.
In Senator Anderaon, of Richmond, whty'
while agroelng wlth Judgo Mann as t'c*.;
the,good that would result from tho car-. i
rylng out, of the Judge's Ideas, contendetlj;
that tlho Nottowny, Senator waa procecd*I
Ing along tho wrong llnes.
Mr. Anderson's contentlon was that th*
Alnnn blll wouJd tako away from the-peo?
plo the rlght to say whethor or not llquop.
should be sold, nnd to place tbls powor.
ln the hands ot a judge. He argued that.
thlB was undomocratic and ugalnat tha!?.
popular rlghts of the people.
Judge Mann sought to : convlnce tha...
mlnda oC ihe Senators that tha people;
who seelc .to sell llquor ought.to be mada/.'
to bear the. burden ot' aecurlng the 11-;
oenae. -. ' ? -i .
AG-AlNST ALli SALOONS. . *':
Judge Mann made hls posttUnvpIaln. - Hav*
Indlcated that.hb ls a prohlbltldnlst out- .
rlght, and step by stop ho wlll, If he can, _
break up tho sale of llquor ln Virginla;::
Ho did not come outrlght und say thls.;.
but he edged up to lt so closoly that no..
one could fnll to understand hls posltion..
Tho Sonate gave tho entire dny to tha\
consideration of the. revenue blll. It -?-.?
about 4 o'clock in the-afternoon when tha ;
features of tho "Mann blll,. tho last.in,:;
the tax measure, wero reached. Nearlyl. ?
all the spneo resorved for visltors waa ;
oecupled. Tliero wns a perfect jum be- ,
hlnd the ralllngs. Peoplo in tho gallery,
craned tholr necks and pooped down aa .
1C looklng for Fred Opper's Juggornnut to".,
run ovor Oaston and Alphonso and Leon,""
whon Clerk Button'read tho "sub-head,"1
Judge Mann moved over to the slde ot;
Senator Wlckham, who Ihas been leading)
tho llght for tho rovonue blll. The Judga
ovidently felt the responsiblllty.upon him.
Strnngors nskod that Judgo Mann" ba
pointed out to them. They saw a gen- .
tleinan wlth grny moustacho and gray,
chln beard-a man of most plcasing ap- -.
penranco, a typo oC the ideal Vlrglnla)
gentlomnn. and not such a person ns hl_l
onemles havo plotured,
Tho readlng of thls featur. of the blll
had not proceeded far before mon begaa
to lnquiro of each other "iil tho Jlg
The long, tail, .trlklng tlgure of Ben* '
ator Andorson Btood up. and he startoc.?
a ball to rolllng. that kept on rolllng and
wlll roll on thls mornlng. Ho offered thl~
vory Important amendmont:
"But In thoso countles, cltlos, towns
nnd mnglsterial distriets of thls State.
ln whlch an eloctlon haa been held
for such county, clty, town or mng?
lsterial distrlct, nt whlch n majorlty of
tho qualified votors votlng shall vote
In favor of the Mann llquor lloen-P
law, whlch election shall bo called und
hold In nccordanco with tho provisions
of ohnptor twonty of. tho Code of Vlr?
glnla, excopt that the ballols Bhall he
marked 'For tho Arann llquor llcense
low,' nnd. 'AgaHTst the Mann llquor
llcense law,' llcenses to samplo llquor
merchants shall bo granted ns foi.
To those who havo read the bill, .nr*
nenrly everybody has dono so, thls clause
would come ln In llno twenty-flve ot
pago throo. In othor words, to reflucn 1
lt. to plain Engllsh. Alr. Anderson want*. .
the people thomsolve. to say whether op ;..
not they ivant the Mann blll.
The Mann blll providon thut befoi*
grnnting a llcenso?
"It shall further plalnly appear to
tlie siitlsfnetion of a court that n
majorlty of tho qualified voters ot tho
distrlct or town In whloh the prlvl?
lege ts soiigh'. to be exerclsed nre.
In favor of tha appllcatlon."
Alr. Anderson movnd to amend aftor tha i
word court so as to road?
"lt slmll further plalnly appoar to
the Kiitlsfuctlon of tho court by a
statement slgned by them, whlch, how
over, may bo onntroverted by any per
Hon opposed to grautlng tho llcense,
that a majorlty of tho qualified voters
of thn distrlct or town lu whloh lhe
prlvllege is sought t<? bo .xerolsed
are in favor of tho npplloation."
Alr. Andcrson sald hls object wns to
glvo the Judgo somn lest or means of
Uecidlng whether or not the mujority
of tho qualified voters did or did not
t'avor thn llcense. He thought If one
elootlon oould not be gotteu for the peo?
ple tho noxt bost thlng wa.s lo luve
Mr. Anderson also moved to striko out
tho requlrement ilial it should plalnly ap?
pear to tho satlsfaction of the court "that
tho sole of nrdent splrits at that pl.ca
wlll not bo -ontrary to sound publlo pol?
lcy or injuiioiis to thn inorals or ma'.-ri. |
Interest of tho comnHUilvy."
He argued that tho town sound publlo
ppllcy wns not deflnlto. and that i~~
decision of tho Judg" must turn upon
hls prlvate porsonal v'.u'-v of the llquor
So uho he iii-fcd lt would be in re. ,