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KICHMOND, VA?, TUESDAY, MAY 5, 1003.
PRICE TWO GENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S HEWS
. WASHINGTON. May ?5,-Foreeast for
f?yettrlny and Wednesday!
Virginia?Fair Tuosiiiay and Wed ?enday,
11 irht, varlablo Winds,
North Carolina?Fair Tuesday, except
?mowers along ilio coast. Wednesday ftUr;
light, northeast winds, becoming varla?
Both Sundny and yesterday were ex?
ceedingly pleasant day?, ?o far as tem?
perature went. Tho weather to-day, ac?
cording to the official forecast, will be a?
BQod as that which marked Its two pre?
? STATE OF TUB THERMOMETER,
? ?. Al.,.,.f,2
? P. AI.;.fiG
B P. M. .?.tu
? P. M.;.?..55
12 midnight .,. 61
Avorago .'.67 5-0
Highest temperature yesterday. 05
Lowest temperature yesterday. 51
Mean temperature yesterday.".. 5D
Normal temperature for May. 07
Departure from normal temperature. OS
Precipitation during past 21 hours.... .20
May 6, 19M,
Bun rises.5:12 I HIGH TIDE.
Bun sots.7:02 I Alornlng.11:33
lloon sots.1:10 | -livening.
Mystery surrounds the death of Mr.
?William H. Beveridge-Mr. Samuel
Cohen petitions Ihe Council to bo allowed
to furnish oloctrlc light for the Broad
Btreot merchante?Battle Abbey appi/o?
prlatlon passes the.Council without a dls
?ontlng volco-Festival for Christian
unity not ?in entire success-Big gun
tournament to-day-Federation of Babor
meets here to-day-Rev. R. P. Kerr, D.
U., declines the call to Baltimore?Cases
of tho Chinamen continued until Alay 12th
??Trlgg plant notified that Cruiser Gal
feston must be finished-Condition ot the
Capitol building--?Petersburg eenator de?
clares Jin will resign rather than remain
hero after May 16th?Case of Judge C.
J. Campbell to-morrow-Spicy article
on tho Baptist denomination-Minister
attacks Speedway and thcatros?Con?
federate Bazaar clears about 519,000??:
Judge Witt refuses to grant two liquor
license??Petersburg Wood-men of the
World hero to-night-Government to
make changes In tho Shafer building
Certificate issued to a new Btato senator
??Virginian??; return from St. Louis?
Bloodhound hill may be repeated-United
States Court m?*ets hero to-day-Alan
who killed himself several weeks ago Is
identified-Cleveland cracks a Joke with
Colonel R, E. Lee," Jr., at St. Louie
Money is ri'.isod for West Point-Rich?
mond College defeats Randolph-Macon
arid win? Intercollegiate championship.
MANCHESTER-Olympia Club to aid
West Point sufferers?Judgo Gregory ap?
pointed Commonwealth's attorney of
Ing of the Elks last night-A bowling
tournament-Box party of the City Alla
slon-Boys lined-Chicken thieves?
Police Commissioners meet.
Virginia Luth?rien Synod to meet in
Winchester-Licenses rcfusf.d in Albe
marie?-Foreman ubai on train near Rad
ford by negro?Screens , up, again In
Charlottcsvlllu-Washington society wins
In University debate-Desperate battle
with black snake near Winchester-Albe?
inarlo pippins not hurt-Seagull found
In upper Albemarle???Albetnarle good
roads movement?Social clubs for Sun?
day purpose? In Norfolk-C. P. LOwle
Fcntenccd In Norfolk for abducting Myr?
tle Joyner-W./'T. Cllngenpeel. dies In
Bedford from wounds??Governor remits
punishment of Ed. J. Boyle In Lynchburg
-?Norfolk thief arrested In, Suffolk?
Local election In? Suffolk-?Carpenters'
urli?.?? in Staunton-?Newberry wants
another trial In -Wythevllle-Albert Sid?
ney crew selected In Lexington-"Wythe?
vllle to offer electric franchise to highest
bidder-Old man In ?Vccomac falls into
ivell head foremost-High Jumps of the
Orange Hunt Club-Right of way for
Hlackstono and Southern-No licenses
granted,'In Stuart-Dynamit? brings li?
cuor to light at Nowcastle?Licenses
granted in Prince William-Bold high?
wayman near Farmvlllo-Pythian? Car?
nival tn Petersburg?Queen ot: Roanoke
Carnival crowned. Alarrlages-Air. Geo.
R. Huffard and Miss Mary Wlttaker In
Vt'ythovllle. Deaths-Levi Shipe In Win
ehester; Airs. Sarah W. Wright In Alld
dletown: Rov. James E. Gates In Char
lottesvlllo; John H. Slgglns In Norfolk;
William J. Hardy In New York; Airs. Pal
mlter In Willlamsburg: Adam Jeffries In
Pittsvlvnnln; Allss Juliet C. Adams In
Lynchburg; John B. Harris In Rock
brldgn; Airs. Philippine Calmes In Alex?
andria: Airs. Martha Jane Carlln In Alex?
andria ; A. B. .Botts, Jr., In Fredorlcks
burg; Allss Alice Newman In Frederleks
burg; John Barnett In Westmoreland;
Mrs. A. C. Caldwelt at Newcastle.
Alayor Brown and his Board of Alder?
men elected In Charlotte-Rev. H. E.
Rondthaler resigns Moravian pastoratos
Rt Wlnston-Salem?C. B. AIcAllllan elect?
ed Alayor at Fayettevlllo?-Knights of
Pythias Free Fair and Alorchants Carni?
val opens at Raleigh-Raleigh street
railway system to bo enlarged and 1m
Kroved by General J. S. Carr and Dr.
British African Finance Company, with
handsomo offices In Wall Street, raided
nnd those In charge arrested, accused of
?jelling stocks and bonds of a mythical
company, which'owned an equally mythi?
cal diamond Hold In South Africa?Po?
lice rescrvos called out in various parta
of New York to quell disorders Incident
to the various strikes in progress there?
Major J. W. Warren struck? and killed by
? ? train-Russia has backed down and
i'lther permanently abandoned or indefi?
nitely postponed her coupe as to Man?
churia-President Roosevelt accorded an
ovation at overy stopping place in-tho
Btato of Colorado?"Police proof* pool?
room In Now York raided and arrest made
??Prices of stocks advanced strongly and
closed firm at tho top level?'G?? Turk?
ish officers said to have boen killed In
fight. In Alonstlr District-Said that Har
rlmnn will bo chosen a director of the
fBolawaro nnd Hudson, nnd that pence will
prevail between him and tho Vanderbllt
interests as a result?United States Su?
preme Court rendors a deolslon holding
that criminal Htatuto must not bo extend?
ed to fit cases that Congress might havo
legislated about but did not-Prominent
man ?hot down In Lexington. Ky., as re
?suit of election feud?President Roose?
velt telegraphed Admiral Dewey his con?
gratulations on anniversary of 'Manila
Bay victory-Reunion fund Is growing
larger and will reach hundred thousand
dollar? mark beforo the opening day ar?
rives?.Opinion donying character to
Christian Science Association upheld by
?'cnnsylvania Supreme Court,
TEN TURKISH OFFICERS
KILLED IN MONSTIR
(Hy Aseoolulud press, )
SAILONIQA. Alay '.?An engagement
between Turkish troops .and a band of
revolutionists Is reported to ??a?? taken
place In the. Alonstlr District of Euro
))oan Turkey. Both sldea suffered con?
?Idorable loss, Ten Turkish officers are
?nid to have beon killed. Ambulances
f?ro being'.hurried to Alonstlr,
OLD MAN FELL INTO
(jspcclul to 'Ria TJmes-DUpatcli.,
BELLE. HAVEN, May '.-Mr. Edward
Kellam, an aged farmer of Coal Kiln
Va., fell In a wall Sunday monilny, head
foremost,, and life was extinct before
M family, was awtU-g of tb? accident?
Lawyer Shot Down by
CAUSE OF CRIME
Was Filing Papers to Reopen
HAD BEEN MARKED MAN
FOR OVER A YEAR
Last Fall He Was Prisoner in His Own
Home for Fortyitwo Days?Not
Daring to Go Out on His
(By Associated Preai.)
LEXINGTON, KY., -May t.-Just after
he had . finished tiling: papers reopening
the contented election cases of Breathltt
county; James B. Mnrcum was shot and
Instantly killed to-day by an unknown
assassin. Ho fell In the front entranco
of the courthouse nt Jackson, Ky., and
never spoke, death being almost Instan?
taneous. ? Ho - foil within a fow yards of
where Town Marshal James Cockroll was
shot down In July, tho assassin being sta?
tioned in the courthouse ln each instance.
Murcum was counsel for the Fuslohlsts,
who are contesting for the offices 'of
county Judge, sheriff and other places
now held by Democrats. As a result of
his efforts and his sympathy with tho
Cockrell faction ln the Hargls-Cockrell
foud, he had for a year been generally
regarded as a "marked man." .Various
plots, to assassinato him have been re?
ported and sworn to In 'affidavits. For
forty-two days last fall he wns a prisoner
In his own home, not daring to oven go
out on his own porch. In spi to of warn?
ings, Mareum 'felt safo In resuming his
Interrupted practice some time ago, and
felt secure In filing a motion to reopen the
election cases, which had imperilled his
This morning he went to the courthouse
at Jackson and the papers were filed. He
walked to the clerk's office, to the front
door of the court, and facing tho street
engaged ,lri conversation with Ben Ewlng,
a friend. A corridor stretching out to his
hack was full of men. Ewlng was half
leanlngon Marcum's shoulder. ? The men
had been talking about three minutes
when a. shot rang out In the roar of tho
corridor. Mareum staggered,, and as he
sank to the floor another shot was fired,
The first bullet entered theback to the
right of the spinal column, and passing
through the breast and body, struck the
?loor facing htm. The next shot passed
through the top ot his .head, and was
aimed as he reeled. The shots appeared
to come from a doorway, or possibly from
behind the door to the corridor, but as
the passage was Immediately filled amid
great confusion, no one seemed to be able
to stato accurately whero the assassin
A telegram from County Judge Harris
to-night states the assassin still remains
undiscovered, after a diligent search had
been Instigated, and no one had been ar?
. ? MADE HIS. ESCAPE.
Marcum's body lay for some time at
the place where ho fell, and nobody was
allowed to approach the place. The body
was finally picked up hy friends and car?
ried to a dru? store opposite and from
there taken, home. Somo say thoy saw
the assassin run from tho rear door, nnd
It seems certain that-the murderer made
his escape that way during tho confusion.
It Is gonerally believed that tho assassin
was recognized by some people, but no
one has thus far had the courage to name
him, though this question Is on every
Mareum was a trustee of the Kentucky
Stato College, was United States com?
missioner of his dlctrlct.. and represented
tho Lexington and Eastern Railroad nnd
othor large corporations, Up had prac?
ticed In Breathltt county for seventeen
Total Will Reach $100,000
Before Opening Day?Ball
to Be Given on May 19.
(By AiBoclnted Frocs.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., May 4,-Isldor
MoMahon, Sr? has given an additional
$1,000 to tho Confederate Reunion Fund,
Subscriptions are oomlng in rapidly. The
total fund Is sura to ranch the full
1100,000 by the t|mo tha rounton opens.
A big two days' fete for the reunion fund
lias been arranged, to take plaoe simul?
taneously at Athletic Park and the fair
grounds, with all sorts of games and
exhibitions, and base-ball by the New
Orloans and Shrevoport league tennis
The Washington Artillery is to give a
splendid society ball May l?th, under the
auspices of the Daughters of the Con?
federacy and Ladlos' Confederate Me?
morial Association., especially compia?
moli tary to the sponsors and maids, a
hundred leading society ladles are in
One of the most delightful social events
will bo the reoeptlon of MIsa Yvonne
Capdevllle. daughter of tho Mayor, on thu
evening of the' 2l?t
Th- people are enthusiastic about the
entertainment of. the veterans, The num?
ber of peoplo will be enormous, but tho
city, .will readily, ulto cam o? t-iiem, ,
Highest Tribunal Passes on
' Election Bribery Case.
STATUTE UNCONSTITION AL
Courts Have No Power to Extend Terms
of Criminal Statute to Fit Case;
Upon Which Congress Might
(I?7 Associated Prosa.)
WASHINGTON, May 4.?Tho United
Status Supremo Court, in an opinion .by
Justlco Brewer, to-day delivered an opin?
ion In the caso of United States Marshal
James, of Kentucky, vs. Henry Bowman,
Involving the validity of section 6507 of
the revised statutes respecting tho bribery
of persons protectod by the fifteenth
amendment. Tho opinion'affirmed tho de?
cision of the United States District Court
for. the Western District of Kentucky, de?
claring that statute unconstitutional.
Bowman was Indicted for bribing negro
voters In connection with the congres?
sional election in the Fifth Congressional
District ?f IContucky in the election of
16O0. Being arrested, ho eued out a writ
of habeas corpus on the ground that the
statute was In contravention of the Fed?
eral Constitution. The District Court
thereupon discharged Bowman, and the
government brought the case to the Su?
preme Court, which affirmed the opin?
Justice Brewer said? that If the con?
stitutionality of the section. In question
could not be sustained tho Indictment
roust fall, and referring to the statute
ho said on Its face tho section purports
to be an exercise of the pov.-or granted
to Congress by tho 'fifteenth amendment,
for It declares a punishment .upon any?
one who, by means of bribery, prevonts
another to whom tho rights of suf?
frago ? is guaranteed by such amendment
?from exercising , that right But that
amendment relates '.solely., to action by
tho United States, or by any State, and
does not contemplate wrongful individual
CANNOT BE SUSTAINED.
He quoted authorities to show that a
statute which purports to punish purely
individual action cannot be sustained as
the absolute power conferred by tho fif?
teenth amendment upon Congress to pro
vent action by tho State through some
one or moro of Its official representatives;
and that an indlcement which charges no
discrimination owing to the race; color
or condition of servitude is likewise des?
titute of support by such amendment.
: Justice Brewer added that the court
is.fully sensible of the' great wrong which
results from brfbery at . elections, and
Said that it does not. question the power
of Cdngrees to punish stich offenses when
committed in respect to the election of
Federal Officials. At the same time It
is nil Important that a'criminal statute
should define clearly the offense, which
it.? purports to punish, and when so de?
fined it should bo within the limits of
the power of the legislative body enacting
It. Congress has no power to punish brib?
ery at all elections. The limits of its
power , are in respect to elections ? lii
which the nation is directly interested or
In which some mandate of the national
Constitution Is disobeyed, and the courts
are not at liberty to make a criminal
statute broad and comprehensive in Its
terms, and theso terms, beyond the power
of Congress, to fit some particular? trans?
action whioh Congress might lia ve legis?
lated for If It had seen fit. '
BOSTOCKTO AID THE
MALE ORPHAN ASYLUM
On Friday, May 8th, Bostock's will give
an entertainment for the benefit of the
Richmond Stale Orphan Asylum. All
tickets purchased on the outside will bo
?for benefit of the asylum, and only those.
Mrs. GUI. therefore requests her friends
and the friends irenerally of the Insti?
tution to purchase their ? tickets down
town, and so give the asylum as great
a benefit as possible.
This institution Is doing ? noble work
and It desorvos the support of the pub?
lic It needs more funds than ever be?
fore because the appropriation from the
citv has been cut off.
EFFECT WOULD BE
Believed that E. J. Harrlman
is to Be Made Director of
Delaware & Hudson.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, May 4.?An ad vaneo of
0 polnW In Delaware and Hudson stock
to-day caused speculation as to the rea?
son thereof. "The real cause for tho
rise, which was only known ln a very
select circle," says the Commercial Ad?
vertiser, "was a report to the effect that
a large block ot stock had boen trans?
ferrod on the books of the company to
the name of F. H, Harrlman. This re?
port, there Is the host of reason for be?
lieving, Is true, and that it moans that
Mr,? Harrlman Is probably to be eloctod
a director of the company at the annual
The significance will be apparent at
once to financiers and railroad men, as
|t means the complete harmony of Har?
rlman and Vanderbllt Interests, tho effect
of which would' be very far-reuohlng,
MADE MORE RIGID
(By Associated Press,)
NEW ORLEANS, LA? May 4,?Tho
Association of Amerloan Medical Col?
leges opened Its one-day sossjon hero to?
day, The attendance was large, many of
the medical men being delegates to the
gathering" of the American Medical Asso?
ciation, which begins to-morrow.
Dr, W. Rodman, of Philadelphia, In his
annual address, adv?cate?! moro rigid re?
quirements In modtcal ?ducation. At the
conclusion of his address the reports of
the special -nihmlttee appointed at last
year's convention In Saratoga upon re?
quirements for admission to the freshman
year of a modtcal collego was submitted.
Both reports agree In domandlng a four
years' course of meilieut study for. the
degree of M. D.. und provide for'higher
standards of admission to medicai ppl,,
Council Unanimously Appro?
priate Fifty Thousands.
PURE FOOD ORDINANCE
It Is Passed With but Little Opposition.
Ordinance Presented for a Flat
Liquor License to Be in
Force Next Year.
Amid the plaudita o? the onlookers and
wl th a cheerful willingness that was more |
than characteristic, the Common Coun?
cil last nlgfit unanimously accepted the
report of tho Committee on Finance, pro?
viding for the appropriation out o? the
budget of next/year. $50,000 as a contribu?
tion on the part of th? city towards the
erection of a Confederate Battle Abbey In
Rlohmond. The munificent donation Is !
practically assured, as' the Board of Al?
dermen will concur In tho action next I
week, after which Alayor Taylor will affix j
his signature of approval.
So quick was tho notion takon lost night
and so little was thoro said about It, few
of tho onlookers wero aware of what was
transpiring and their attention would not
have been aroused had It not been for
the rlpplo of applauso that pervaded the
chamber when the measure was taken
up. Then the audlenco held its breath
In anticipation as' the roll was called,
and when the unanimous result was an?
nounced the walls resounded with the ?
echo of approval aa evinced by the peo-|
A number of'..prominent Confederates
were present, and when the recommenda?
tion of tho Finance Committee was road,
Gen". Phillips intimated they should bo
heard. None, of tho gentlemen cared to
talk, observing that? success was porch
cd upon the standard of the Abbey, and
General Anderson moved the adoption of
the. report as a whole.
Involving, as. It does, nn appropriation,
a roll-call was necessary, and as tho:
clerk reeled off the narruis of the mem?
bers,1 each afTlrmed himself In a loud '
tone. Aa the ayes continued to resound,
the' applause was manifest.
. The . action ' of the Council last night j
practically, assures the erection of the I
Battle Abbey in Richmond. At the re?
union of'the .Confederates in New Orleans
the report of-the'munificent action of j
Richmond will lend spiritato the move?
ment, which was lnaufr.r,t>tcd by Rich-,
mond Indies several yes^s ago and which
was given a decided Impetus by a dona?
tion of $100,000 by the late Charles Broad?
way Rouss, of New York.
For Pure Food.
The purc-ifood ordinance/talked of for
the past three months and bantered back
and forth by different committees, pro?
viding for tho appointment of a mill:
and meat Inspector, with a view to In?
suring' tho people of Richmond sanitary
and healthy food products, was adopted
with little debate. The ordinance came
from the Finance Commltteo, but has the
approval of the Committee.?? on Ordi?
nances, and Health, In addlton to the
hearty support of the Board of Health.
After the ordlnnnco Is concurred In by
the Board, and signed by the Alayor, a
Joint session of tho Council will bo call?
ed, when an Inspector will be chosen nnd
the law becomes operative.
An unsuccessful effort was made by
Councilman Bottom to reopen the famil?
iar fight over the speedway at Reservoir
Park, wfilati hns recently been asleep,
having been laid on the table. When his
name-waa called at the tale of tho ses?
sion, he moved to take the question from
tho table and dispose of it for good and
Mr, Pollock objected on account of the
lateness of the hour, submitting It would
brine about a lengthy rtl?Ous?-lon. nnd tho
motion to falto from the table wns defeat?
ed by a decided voto.
At present there Is no law extnrjt re?
quiring the speedway \n remain closed
on tho Sabbath, although tho Bonrd
adopted an amendment to the original
ordinance, making It unlawful for any.
ono to drive faster than six; miles an hour \
on the course on Sunday.' But this hns
never been concurred In by tho Council
and ns a result both original ordlnnnco
and amendment aro Inoperative.
Flat Liquor License. '
The llquor-llennse question cropped out
anew again last night, coming entirely |
mioxpectod and from Air. Crenshnw, a
member of the Finance Committee. He
offered an ordinance, tho intent nf whloh
Is to regu?a to llaiiw licenses next year |
and which Involves tho inaugurating of
a flat basis, each saloon or denier being
In substanco the ordinance contem?
plates the adoption of a ?2M flnt license
for nil retail dealers, and a $101 scale
for whole-sain merchants. In the event
a person wishes to conduct both ? retail
and wholesale business, he must pay a
license of $650.
Afor some little opposition from Mr.
West, the report of tho Street Commit?
tee, recommending tha established of a I
fiat grade on Sixth Street, between Graeo
and Broad Streets, was adoptod, This [
measure will meet with strong opposition
In the Board of Aldnr.non and may be
An nttompt to-(lee renne, the license of
peddlers from $100 to $50 per annum was
defeated, after ? fight, ns a ?result of
which no street venders of vegetable pro?
ducts will he ??"?? th.'?. year. A numbir
woro present last night in behalf of the
conte-mplatod reduction, but they left
the Chamber sadly disappointed.
Two resignations wero accepted by the
Council, that of Air. O. R. Winston, of
Lee Word, and Sir. William Russell, of
Alarshnll Ward. Air. Pollard presented |
that of the former and that of tho latter
was offorod by Clerk August, having been
sent to hlin. In eneh Instance the gonfle?
ment gave as their reasons, pressing bus
. indes. ??,
On motion of Air. Grimes, Air. C. H.
Wiltshire was eloctid lo fill the unoxplred i
term of Air. Russell. Ills choleo was
unanimous, no 'oppasltlpr. manifesting It?
self.' As yet no ono has been suggested
for Air. .Winston's place.
Air. Bottom offered ? resolution requir?
ing the Water Committee' to take Im?
mediate steps to relieve the water condi?
tion In Clay Word, where there Is snld.
to exist ? deplorable .??-.ate of affairs. Aluch
talk and some spicy 'debate-was occasion?
ed by the action but the roHolutlon was
dually referred to tlio Wnlor Committee,
the Council refusili,?! to .suspend, tie . ' >
\ |or iw .coualc\(ifaUoft ,./>.., , . \
British-African Finance Com?
THREE ARRESTS ARE MADE
Had Handsome Offices in Wall Street,
and ts Believed to Have Been in Op?
eration for Months, and to Have
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, May 4.?Central office de?
tectives and postonico Inspectors to-day
raided the handsome offices of the British
African Finance company, In Wall Street,
and arrested John J, Prince, his son, Jos?
eph ? R. Prince, and Horace Blackmur, on
charges of grand larceny and the fraud?
ulent use of tho United States malls. The
concern Is said to havo vltclmlzed many
persons by the sale of bonds and stock
of the Nocbanna Company, limited, own?
ing extensive diamond fields In South Af?
rica, which, with the company, are said
to bo pu.roly mythical.
According to tho circulars Issued by the
British-African Finance Company, mem?
bers of the nobility figure among tho di?
rectors. Sir Frederick Cammlngton' Is
nnmed as president. Sir Percy Sander?
son, tho British consul-general, lias in?
formed the police here that no such per
'son exists. Tho other' officers are given
aa General Edmund L. Wallen, vlco-pros
idftntj J. Cameron Rogers, secretary;
natiseli Taylor, treasurer, and tho Board
of Directors consists of Sir Frederick
Cammlngton, chairman; Sigmund Roths?
child. J; Cameron Rogers, Thomas, Kanr
ney Brown, Baron Heinrich ?'?? Pratt,
Hon. Edmund L. Wallen and Sir Charles
The police say they have a lettor from
Sir Percy Sanderson, In which he says
there are no such persons ln London. He
haa also written, to the postofflce author?
ities that he believes the company to bo
a fraud. '
John Paustln Is named as manager of
tho. company, but the police think him a
myth, as they havo never been able to
come upon him during their Investiga?
The chief complainant against the con?
cern is William Busche, of New London,
Conn., who says ho corresponded with
the company and was referred by them to
various firms which the police say were
mythical. Ono reference was the British
Bank^ of South Africa, in Cape Town,
August Knoll Wood, president. . Busche
wrote to htm and got a reply, but later
learned that no. such bank existed. The
detectives found ? list of about 300 names
of customers of tho company and' a num?
ber of .letters- from poonlq who. ncltjidwlf
edged having received small dividends on
stock.' ? ? ,'?','"
Tho concern. Is supposed to have been
running abo\it?? seven months,-'
(By Associated. Press.)
"-WASHINGTON. D; C. May 4.?The
Interstate ? Commerce Commission, to?
day received . tho answer of tho.Vlcks
burg, Shroveport and Pacifie Railway to
the complaint of the Centrili Yellow
Pine Association, involving rat?s of pine
lumber. The,road denlos that It gives
to manufacturers of yellow pine lumber
having mills and "plants located along
Its lines running through or Into the yel?
low pine region west? of the Mississippi
River, any undue advantage over the
DAUGHTER BORN TO
(Hy Associated IVosn.) .
LINDAU, BAVABIA, May 4.?Princess
Louise, of Saxony, has given birth to a
Princess Louise deserted her family at
Salsburg last December and eloped with
M. Olr-on, the- tutor nf her children. A
rocent dispatch from Berlin says that a
Saxon court officiai with a physician was
at Lindau, having received royal orders
to bring tho Princesa' child to Dresdon
threo weeks after Its birth.
UNIFORMS FOR THE
Board of Commissioners Made
a Selection Last
The regular monthly meeting of tho
Board of Flro Commissioners was held
In the City Hull lust night ut 8:30 o'clock,
with President Frlsohkorn In .the chair
and every member present.
Air, Warner Mooro, proprietor of Gal
lego Mills, was present and asked to be
relieved of placing a fire escape on his
mill building, stating that above tho soo
oiul floor no ono wius employed perma?
nently. This militer Wim laid on tho
tnble until tho next mooting, und Mr.
Mooro was nsked to make his statement
concerning this case in writing, and the
board decided to visit nnd Inspoct tho
'i'ho following substitutos wero appoint,
od on probation: John A, Madison to
Engine Company No, 'J; II. P. Grady to
Engine Company No, 2; Frank Gordon to
Engine Company No. 3; E. W. Baynu
to Engine Company No. 7, and ,A. T,
Samuels to Engine Company No. 8.
Peter White, stationed hosoninu of En?
gine Company No, 7, tendered his resig?
nation, which was accepted, and W, M.
Mitchell, substituto In Eiiglno Company
No. 8, was promoted to fill the above
The president reported to the boaril
thnt the legislature had recommended
a law which would allow the fire de?
partment to respond to alarms of fire
outside of the city, this action being
dono In accordando with tho recommen?
dations of thu Board of Flro Commis?
The bosrdd eolclnd to reconsider their
rocent action concerning uniform for the
department, and ordorud in place of
blue flannel shirts, thnt :? uniform with
high cut coat collars ho adopted for the
entire department, tuo ciiptaliis to have
double breasted coals and the privates
slnirlo breasted coats, this being? tho
regulation uniform for the flro d?part?
it ' wns ordered that tho secretary ad?
vertise for bids for furnishing the de?
partment with anthracite ?oal. the bids
to tie received Monday,. June 18t;
The board ordered that tho big en?
trino No. 3, located at tho headquarters
building, on Broad Streut, between Ninth
liuti Tenth .trout?, he equipped with a
three horno hitch; thus In future three
horse- will bo m?* to this *su_ln%, "
Mr. Beveridge Was Assaulted
and Perhaps Robbed.
PROBABLY IN HIS OFFICE
HI? Movement? on the Day that He Re?
ceived the Injury?Was All Right
When Ho Left the Courthouse
Oolng Up Town. ?
Complete mystery shrouds certain cir?
cumstances which aro supposed by many
to h?n/e led to the death of Mr. William
H. Beveridge ln Barton Heights, Sunday
Since tho demise of the well known
attorney, it has been brought t? light
that two weeks ago from yesterday, ho
was. assaulted ' and beaten and perhaps
robbed by' some person or persons un?
known In some place also unknown, hut
most likely ln his office, The pocullarltjr
of all, the. circumstances attending tho
,affalr presents an' entanglement, which Is
as yet unravoled. ' Iirvestlgatloh, how?
ever, has been or will be begun and will
be pushed. ? ?' ' '?,'
MOVEMENTS THAT. DAY.
Upon the day when the assault is said
to have occurred?April 20th?Mr Bever?
idge, as was his wont, visited tho county
courthouse on East Main Strt?et. He got
his dinner at Shea's, Twenty-second and
Main, and later went to Cunningham's
drugstore, one sciuaro above, whore he
cashed a check for five dollars. So far as
Is known this Is the extent of the ready
cash he had about him. From the drug?
store he Went on uptown, .and nothing
more -was seen or hoard of him at the
courthouse until the next day when a rel?
ative appeared making Inquiries, and
stating that upon the previous afternoon
Mr. Boverldgo had been assaulted and
robbed. Among othor things said to have
been stolen from him was a watch.
!- It Is a fact that upon the afternoon in
question. Dr. L. W. Slaton was called to
the office of Mr. Beveridge, whom he
found suffering from a severe blow sup?
posed to be from a stick.... To the physi?
cian tho' injured man made statement
to the effect that he had been held up'
and robbed and struck. .Dr. Slaton treated
him and Mr. Beveridge was taken homo
by his son. Since then he hadbeen 111.
On, Tuesday, last ho wasv removed to a
hospital, and on Sunday mornInR the end
came. .Death was 'duo' to.' Inllanlntion of
tho heart, but'professlonal'oplnlon of Dr.
Slaton Is.that .the blow he received over
the heart Is a contributing cause.
Two chief points remain .involved In
mystery?tho assailant or i assailants and
the?.place of assault. An Investigation
which promises some Interesting dlsr
closures;has been begun, and it Is under?
stood will be pushed. The family decline
to discuss the matter lrr any of its lights,
but it was learned last night, or so It was
stated, that, before his death. Mr. Bev?
eridge communicated.? to members ot the
family tho whereabout of tho missing
It was said last night that some of the
relatives hold to the bellet that Mr. Bev?
eridge might have fallen in his office or
elsewhere and thereby came by the In?
jury with'which ho was suffering when
Dr. Slaton was called Ir?
in His Office.
So far as tho place of the assault Is con?
cerned, It Is believed by some that It oc?
curred In the very orfico of tho lawyer.
The p?oplo around the courthouse are
confident that it did hot happen thero.
and state that after he left Cunning?
ham's he went on up town. If he was
really held up and robbed It must have
been aftor he. had come back In tho direc?
tion of the office, which Is on Tenth Street,
between Main and Bank. Moreover, he?
had on his watch whon ho left the court?
house. The attention of'ono or two people
thero was attracted by the charm on tho
chain, rind mado remark concerning It.
. FUNERAL THIS 'AFTERNOON.
Tho funeral of Mr. Beveridge will take
place at 3;30 o'clock this afternoon from
the Graoe Street Presbyterian Churoh.
The Interment wfll be nia.Io in Holly?
wood. The following detail from Lee
Camp will be present: Comrades C. C.
Scott, Thomas E. Stratton, W. E. Moore,
E, S. Cardoza, Gorvns Storrs, George
Wlnfreo, J, G, Burruss and G. T. Doan.
The activo pall-boarers wll be chosen
from the various orders of whioh Mr.
Beveridge was a member. The honorary
pall-boarers will bo as follows: Judgo B.
R. Wollford, Judgo Edmund Waddlll,
Hon. Conwny R. Sands. ?. P. Wnlford, J.
B. Newel!, Rufus Griffin. Captain J. H,
O'Bannon, Robert L. Gllnn, Charles C.
Rudy. W. Lauman Ragland, Frank Tray
lor, Chorlea O. Savlllo, Harry Glenn and
J. W. Williams.
MUST ADJOURN OR
LOSE A SENATOR
Mr. Mcllwalne Serves Very
Decided Notice on the
During the Informal discussion In the
Senato yesterday as to the date of the
recess adjournment of the Gonerat As?
sembly, Mr. W. 13. Mcllwalne, Senator
from the city of Petersburg, served no?
tice on the Senate that If the G-eneral
Assembly did not adjourn for the recess
that he was going home then, and would
not return, He said that ho would not
bo with the Senate aftor that date, If he
had to resign his sent. Mr. Mcllwalne
expressed the view that th? General As?
sembly ought to get through by that
time, and had set that ?late, He said that
he had made sacrifices for the State that
ho would not make for himself in stay?
ing here attending to business, having
boon absent but nbout two days, with
the exception uf lust Saturday, when It
was Impossible for him to be here, Mr.
M-Hwulno declared with great earnest?
ness that he was going home on the l?th
of Muy, whether the General Assembly
adjourned then or not. He reiterated
vt_i,. ?uut-t?iit ft ? reporter a MU? l?tex__.
Mr. Samuel Cohen Peti?
tions the Council.
OF MANY MERCHANTS
Does Not Desire to Do Gen?
eral Lighting Business.
SAYS PRESENT SERVICE ';
IS NOT SATISFACTORY
Proposes Only to Light the Stores ont
Broad Street With ? Electricity, and
the Street itself?It Is Likely
that It Will/ Be the Cause ;
, of a Considerable '','??'?
Dissatisfied with the servlco and dis?,
pleased with what they regard as unfair
rates, -the merchants along Broad Street,
from Eighth to INjushee, headed ' by tha
Cohen Company, .last night prosented' ta'
tho Council an application for a franchisi'
right to erect and operate a co-operative
electric lighting plant, which Is to supply^
: their ., places with power and light, and
..which Is fc* light Broad S tree t.. From thu
petition, It would seem that tho' Coheir
Company, or Mr. Samuel Cohen, la tht
- real applicant.
DOCUAIENT REFERRED. . /
The petition waa Introduced near the
end of the session loat night by Council?
man Lee Petors, of Moiiroe .Ward. - At.
his request ,tho document was. referred ,
to the Committee on Streets, and here' tho
question will be thoroughly considered.
By those who should, know. It Is stated
that the application, of Air. Sum Cohen
for a right to erect and operate a com- -
peting planti.in this city will bring about
AIR. COHEN'S PETITION. :
The petition presonted reads as. fallows?
To the Honorable. Council of theCUyifi
'" Richmond: ? '
Your petitioner represents to your, hon?
orable bodies tluit he.is a. large user of
electricity for lighting and power pur?
poses; that for some' timo past he, to-',
gother with numorous other merchante,
on Broad 'Street, has, been" subjected to
incompetent service, and^greatly increased
charges for electricity. f.
It Is desired. that sbmo? and decisiva,
steps be taken to remove theso burdens
from Richmond and her bualn?ss inter? .
eats. Your potltlonor has open a numbet
of merchants along- Broad Street, and
has their assurance of hearty co-opera?
tlon in his efforts, and has assurance -ol
all money necessary, provided: the neces?
sary grants can be secured from your
honorable body to construct and operate?
a plant for furnishing light and power'
to such merchants as will associato them?
selves with me. The grant of this right
by the City Council, together ' with tho
co-operation of the merchants Interest-, \
ed will enablo us to socuro lights and
power at a reasonable price, as well as.
to Ilum?nate our principal business tho?
roughfaro at night'as It should be.
Permission, therefore Is respectfully
asked that I bo granted the right to lay
conduits and run wires in the ?-treets
and alleys of the city of .Rlchnve '. pre?
ferably tho latter, under such reasona?
ble restrictions and conditions ns you may
deem proper. The work in all particu?
lars to bo dono under the supervision of
thi City Engineer.
It Is not contemplated that a general
electric and power? business? will be done
undor this, grant, but rights' only am
asked to enable a distribution ot sufficient,
current to such merchnnts ns become in?',
torosted In the plant installed, '?
. SAAt COHEN. ? '
We, tho linderslgned merchants and
users, of 'electricity along Broad Street, .
rospectfnlly endorso the petition hereto,
appended, and urge upon tho Council to
grant to Air. Cohen the rights horoln ap?
plied for: Tho Cohen Company.Murphy's
Hotel. Julian Vf. Tyler, Pottet & Com- ;
piny, J. H. Busby, Richmond Art Com?
pany, E. T. Faulknor & Compnny. D.
Buchanan <& Son, ??. ?. Ramos '& Com?
pany, Julius Sycle & Sons. J. E. Quartos,,;
Craig Art Company, John F. TCohlor, Ca?
ble Plano Company, Stokes & Dunn, P.
& E. Atlddledorfer, .Tnspor I?. Rowo, A.
H?rtung, Kaufman & Company, Cliff
Well, T, AI, Woolworth ? Company, Atll,.
1er & Rhodos, Hermann Boshen. Thai?
hlmor Bros., Foitrqtiernn. Tempi? & Com?
pany, Jacobs & Lory, W. P. Roso, Tlof
helmer Bros. Atlnntle A Pacific Tea Com?
pany, J, A. Aiorrls, Aroyer Oroontree Com?
pany, Aloses Alay, Ryan,? Smith nnd Tai?
man, Joseph Wilson W. T,. Douglas Sho?
Company, Tho Tuxedo. Sydrior ?
Hundley, Tho Globe, The Hub Clothing
Company, Sparks & Black. John T). Boyle,.'.!
J. C. Welnbrunn, Herman Schmidt, Albert
Stein, Isnnc Straus ? Company. C, O. .Tur?
gons' Son, I. D. Briggs, ?. Grimmoll ?
Sons, Dabnoy ? Johnson.
HON. T. C. PILCHER
HAS THE SMALLPOX
A letter from Bealoton, Fauqulor county,
to Tho Tlmes-PIspatch yesterday ropcrts
the illness of Hon. T. C. PUchor, a widely
known furinur member of the General As?
sembly, of smallpox at tils home near
Midland. The report could not be moro
fully confirmed last night. It was stated
by the correspondent that Mr. Plloher waa
reported to be among those ill of the
dlseaso, which Is prevalent In that'vichi-?
lty. His large general store at that
place was closed, Tho writer states that
Air. Pllcher "Is reported to bo among the
latest victims of smallpox." This Is takon,
to meun merely that he has the disease,
and not that h? has died ot it.' .
The information that he Is ill of th?
disease will cause alarm to hi.?* friends .
In this olty, who ar? nuemrous. Indeed,
no member of the Legislature for many
years was so generally .known by,'*?/
people of this city aa Fanner Pllolifa-zj
FaWiler, for many ?/ears the Inl?
and the satirist of the House. T/qiir.
ror of new members while h* WiyoHKS
House, he Invariably became.a'v .
with thorn all bofiive ihn .legist