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THE WANT ADS.
TUR TIMES, FOTTNDKD 1RS?.
THE D1BFATCH. FOUNDED 1850.
WHOLE NUMBER, 16,377.
RICHMOND, VA., FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23,1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF DAY'S NEWS
(WASHINGTON. Oct. 22,-Foieanst for
'?Friday nnd Hnturday:
Vlrglnhi-Fnlr Friday (uid Saturday;
vooler Friday; freeh to brisk winds, shift?
ing to northwest.
North Caroline?Fnli- Friday nnd Satur
'fflay; cooler In tho Interior Friday; winds
?hiftliiK (o fresh nortInvest.
W Although yesterday's temperature was
Ulte high at times. It was not partlctilnrly
Uncomfortable. Fair nnd cooler weather
lu expected to-day.
I STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
? ?. M. M
32 M. ?5
? ?. ?.. 70
ti ?, ?.&S
? ?3. ?. 02
?38 midnight .69
Avorago .?.03 2-3
?llghost temperature yesterday.74
Lowest temperature yesterday.48
Mean temperature yesterds.y. fil
Normal temperature for October. 01
Departure from normal temperature... 00
Precipitation during past 24 hours.00
MINIATURE ??.???? C.
October 23, 1903.
Pun rises.0:2? I HIGH TIDE
?un sets.6:23 ? Morning.6:15
Moon sots.7:43 I Evening.0:34
Virginia Military Institute closed be?
cause of typhoid fever; this action deter?
mined upon by Mr. Alexander Hamilton
and Dr. J. N. Ur-shur-A spicy meeting
Is held In Henrlco-Electrolysis matter
?comes to a .head; report of the export
V. M. 1. professor comes to Pasteur In?
stitute-?Young Kentucky girl marries
Richmond ' College student In oftleo of
Commonwealth's attorney of Henrlco
"Silver Slipper" make a great hit at tho
Academy-Year's work of the S. P. C. A.
-?"Kosher" suit won by defendant
Three bishops to be hero Sunday-Re?
ception to well known clergyman?Great
game of foot-ball here to-morrow-Ful?
ton riot cases? postponed-Annual meet?
ing of stockholders of the Atjnntlc Coast
Line called.-Union Hotel Is soon to be
closed and a freight depot to take the
place of the building-Dr. Hillsman wins
the chumplonshlp medal-Golf tourna?
ment qualifying rqund to be played to?
morrow?-Kenncll Club prepares for a
hlg exhibition-Stand pipe contracts
?gain recommitted-Salaries of city
Judges may be raised-Matalesta brought
here to answer for alleged crimes-T.
P. A. .has an enjoyable entertainment.
MANCHESTER-Masonic bazaar grows
more and more attractive-Three women
errestod for fighting-"Wedding announce?
ment-Mr. Law-dor and Miss Brown mar?
ried-The Willing Workers.
The typhoid fever Is prevalent In Lex?
ington and has attacked students of
"Washington und Lee and cadets at the
Virginia Military Institute: Marino Hos?
pital Service to Investigate; the Insti?
tute ordered by the medical director of
the Board of Visitors to close-Tho
searchi continues for young? Wentz with?
out any clue as to his whereabouts; man
found In Tennessee not believed to be
Jilm-The Presbyterian Synod at Ablng
ilon spend tlie day considering an appeal
from Montgomery Presbytery In Its dis?
missal from, the ministry of Rev. J.
MeRoynolds; the decision affirmed; the
pynod visits Stonewall Jackson Institute
>?The bar of Albemarle present Judge
-?rtmsley with a silver service-Dr.
J-Oster, of the. .Eastern State Hospital,
leplles to criticisms of the coroner's Jury
?-Senator Daniel speaJis to a large crowd
at the Roanoke Fair; V. P. I. and Gov?
ernor Tyler take the cattlep rlzes
Governor Montague delivers ? pplendld ad?
dress at the fair at Mathews Courthouse;
lie received an ovation-Tho 1ury In dam?
age suit In Petersburg? differ as to amount
and wero adjourned over-Seven thous?
and people attend \Vlnohcster Fair; a
Jockey suspended: Miss Henry's splendid
riding-Two sullors from wrecked Glou?
cester fishing schooner arrivo at Newport
.?News nnd teli a harrowing tale.
Reunion week lp Greensboro is followed
Tiy week of unions, and eight couples aro
united In two days-Luther Holder taken
to Lexington to answer the charge of be?
trayal-Toung man accused of stealing
money from pocket of his host-Ashley
Horno, a prominent farmer, elected presl
?lent of tho State Fair Association to suc?
ceed J. A. Long, the latter having de?
c-lined to servo longer; all other officers
are re-elected-Potomac Synod meots at
Stock market goes up and dovm, und
?while not losses rule, the movement of
prices Is Inconsequential; bonds strong
nnd money easy-Don Patch clips three
quarters of a second off of world's pacing
?record set by Prince Alert, and goes the
Mile In 1:682,-Ex-Governor Peter Tur
jiey, of Tennessee, dead after a long and
Interesting career?H. St. George Tucker
Is .confident that primary has come to
stay in Virginia politic.?, and that any
effort to get rid of It would ftieet with de?
feat-Lewis Nixon testifies further and
interestingly of the alleged mismanage?
ment of tho affairs of tho United States
Shipbuilding Company-XV. J; Bryan
questioned closely In regard to the be?
quest made him by Philo S. Bennett
Court holds that live ninn Is dead nnd
that sentence of man who wns convicted
??G murdering .him must sfind-Comp?
troller of the Currency makes address
before the American Bankers' Association
.-First National Bank of Alleghaney
closes Us doors-Acme Harvester Com?
pany embarrassed because Its business Is
too largo, and assets aro said to exceed
liabilities by a considerable sum-Hello
wins the Winged Foot Handicap nt Brigh?
ton Beach by a short Head-Rone slip?
ped whllo negro was being bunged and
had to he readjusted before execution
could be finished?Tribute, to Southern
women keynote of address at unveiling
ttf monument to Confederate doad In Sont?,
while victim lives
(By Associa ted Press.)
KNOXVILLl-i, TRN'N., Oct. 22.?l'or il
third timo Sila? Ilulln, tho supposed vic?
tim of a murder, was "resuscitated" nnd
nppenred alive and well in Tlie court
room last night as the chief witness In
the habeas corpus proceedings brought
to have Clarence Peak, who Is under
? sentence of eighteen years for tho mur?
der Of. Ilulln. liberated.
The court, howovor, dismissed the peti?
tion, holding In effect that Silas Ilulln
is dead to all Intents and purposes, aud
that the court hail no legni light to in?
terfere With tho conviction nniL-Uidgnient,
Which luid heen properly secured. An
appeal was jjr?a.yed to the Supremo Court.
Two years ago Peak killed a man, w'ho
was Identified ns Hulln. lie was tiled
and sentenced. In the meantime Hulln
appeared, hut the Supremo Court dis?
regarded his presence and affirmed tho
sentence on Its merits as tried below.
AGAIN ': OMMITTED
The Committee on Water met at ,8
o'clock lust night, und after a session of
two hours, devoted entirely to tho consid?
eration of matters relating to the award?
ing of contracts for machinery for the
proposed now standplpe and water lower
lit the New Reservoir, recommitted the
whole subject lo u subcommittee, to?
gether with the superintendent of iho
water works, with Instructions to report
to a called meeting as soon as practicable.
Tho question Is a knotty one, and has
?iven the committee a great deal uf
THE V. M. I. CLOSED
BECAUSE OF TYPHOID
Over 60 Cases in Town
NINE CADETS ARE
IN THE HOSPITAL
Instructions Wired General
Shipp Last Night
BY MEMBERS OF THE
BOARD OF VISITORS
Cause of the Epidemic Said to Be the
Pollution of Water by Lack of the
Proper Sewers in the Town.
Names of the Students Who
' Are Now Prostrated
"With Dread Disease.
On account of the unusual prevalence
of typhoid fever In Lexington and In the
Virginia Military Institute, the corpa of
cadets Is to be furloughed at once. The
length of the time Is, of course, Inde?
finito Just now, but all hope and believe
It will bo not groat.
This Ration was decided upon lasts
night after a conference between Hon.
Alexander Hamilton, of Petersburg, pres?
ident of the Board of Visitors, and Dr.
J. N. Upshur, the Richmond member and
chairman of tho Hospital Committee.
Dr. Upshur received a telegram from
General Shipp yesterday afternoon, In
which, it is believed, he laid the sltua
tlon before him.
Last night Dr. Upshur had a confer?
ence with Dr. Paulus Irving, president
of tho State Board of Health, who has
Just returned from Lexington. After that
he talked with Mr. Hamilton over the
'phone. The result was that the former
filed a telegram late last night to Gene?
ral Shipp, advising him to Issue a. fur?
lough to the corps to end upon the call
of the superintendent
Institute Not to Blame
Dr. Irving Informed Dr. TJpshur that
the . causes of typhoid fever could not
possibly ho found In conditions of tt;e
grounds of the Institute. He made 'a
thorough Inspection during his recent
Visit and found the sanitary arrange?
ments entirely satisfactory. The mess
hall, the kitchens, the dormitories, and
every department of the Institute was
scrutinized with the utmost care and he
came away certain that the disease could
not have had Its Inception there. ?
The telegraph company promised Dr.
Upshur to get the message through as
quickly as possible. The superintendent
will certainly receive It early this morn?
ing* and will probably Issue tho order at
once, giving the cadets the furloughs.
There are nine cases of fever In the In?
stitute and seven in Washington and Lee
University, while sixty-two cases have
been reported in Lexington since June,
thirty-four of which date from October
1st. From advices from Lexington the
disease is widespread throughout) (the
community. Two or three of the cases
at tho Instituto nre serious; all of tho
others are mild. Few serious cases are
reported in the town.
General Shipp has been doing every?
thing possible to stay unnecessary alarm.
He addressed the students yesterday
morning and ndvlsed them to acquaint
their parents with tho situation. Infor?
mation is that every step recommended
to the Board of Health of Lexington by
Dr. Irving Is being adopted so far ns
When asked last night what he learned
to bo the probable cause of the fever.
Dr. Upshur sold that tho Board of
Health of the town had been striving
for some while to control certain con?
ditions there, and had not yet had suffi?
cient time In which to do so. There was
a spring in the pince, the water of which
Is used In one form or another for drink?
ing purposes. Tho lienlth hoard has been
trying to close up this spring, hut an
Interested person had gotten out an In?
junction preventing this. Tho ?water
has been annlyzed, says Dr. Upshur, and
pronounced unfit for drinking.
Another unsanitary condition Is the
lack of modern sewers In the tr/wn.
Lexington lias practically no sew
ernge system other than abovo
ground trenches. The Board of Henlth
has hnd this evil also to fight. There
may bo causes also which tho board does
not yet know. Dr. Estlll wont to Wash?
ington yesterday to secure an officer
from the United States Marine Hospital
to return with him and mnko an inves?
Students in Hospital.
Students In tho Institute hospital are
Cadets Burroughs, of Portsmouth; Camp
hell, of Aniherst; Rlley, Illinois; Lowe, of.
Baltimore; Harris, Nashville; Jogart,
[Little Rock, Ark.; James, Danville. Two
sick cadets hove gone home. Two stu?
dents loft, fen ling the disease. Those In
the hospital havo pnrents or near rela?
tives with them, and everything possi?
ble Is being dono for their comfort and
for the uprooting of tho disease.
Dr. Upshur, ns a member of tho hoard,
was much disturbed that tho course of
Dio session was to ho Interrupted, but
eould see no help for It. It would bo
Impossible to confino tho cadets to the
grounds of tho Institute. They would go
down town nnd oat at tho hotels and
restaurants, and It was Impossible for
the Institute to control conditions thero.
? Every precaution, however, lias been
observed throughout tho session at tho
Institute and Washington and Lee. The
water that tho cadets drink is boiled, tho
milk served is boiled, the kitchens are
pictures of cleanliness, and tho best
modern sewerage system Is in operation,
With tliaso facts before him, and with
tin? ?ddltloniil f."ot that It was Imprac?
ticable to cut off tho associations of the
cadets and the town, It seemed tho best
thing to do to givo the corps Its fur
loLg-h and remove It from further Infec?
tion. Dr. Upshur has a son nt the In- ,
?titule, who Is In tho first class. The
Physician says he feels no uneasiness
Opoiil him, not believing that the disease
win spread. Quite a number of other
Htchmond young men are there.
Thrilling Story of Gloucester
H UNO TO BOTTOM OF BOAT
Picked Up Off Cape Cod and Arrive at
Newport News?Yacht Alameda in
Port?Jury Failed to Agree
in Damage Suit.
(Special to The Times-Dispatch.)
"NEWPORT NEWS, VA., Oct. 22.?The
Nova Scotian schooner John K. Kirk
man, which arrived here to-night, had
aboard Walter J. Harris, of Bangor, Me.,
and Charles Keeler, of New York, two
survivors of the crew of the Gloucester
(Mass.) fishing schooner J. T. Williams,
which went to pieces on a reef off tho
Cape Cod lighthouse last Friday.
The men believe that Capt. GUI, of the
Williams, and the other eleven seamen
They tell a thrilling story of their ex?
periences. Tho schooner went out from'
Gloucester early Friday morning and
had been out only a short time before
she was struck by a squall, which took
her on the reef.
WF5NT TO PIECES.
The boat went to pieces In a few min?
utes and Harris and Keeler managed to
reach the dory, which was being- towed.
Alter they were thrown Into the water
they did not see any of their, companions
end they think they went down. The two
men clung to the dory, which capsized
and drifted to sea hanging to the bot?
tom of the boat.
Nine hours afterwards', after dark Fri?
day night, they were picked up by the
Klrkman, sixty miles off Cape Cod. The
men are now at the Sailors' Rest and
will probably ship from here on another
The yacht Alameda, owned by ex-Sen?
ator Cameron, of Pennsylvania, Is here
from New York, waiting for the owner
and.a party who will probably arrive to?
morrow from Washington. A pilot will
be taken here and the yacht will go lo
Richmond. From there they will go to
the Senator's home, on St. Helena Island,
Puget Sound, North Carolina,
The jury In the case of Mrs. Emma
Scott J.-S. the City of Newport News, eult
for $10.000 damages, failed to agree to?
day and was discharged. The plaintiff is
the mother of the boy who was drowned
in a hole In Virginia Avenue soveral
months ago. .
FIGHT OVER A CHILD
IN TENNESSEE COURTS
(By Associated Press.)
CHATTANOOGA. TENN-. Oct. 22.?In
the habeas corpus proceedings In tho case
of Mrs. Pauline Gray Carter and husband,
Andrew P. Carter, arising over the fight
for the possession of their eight-year-old
son, Andrew Carter, in the Circuit Court
to-day, the court overruled the plea for
a continuance and ordered the trial to
proceed. Affidavits Introduced by the at?
torneys that Mrs. Carter was too HI to
attend the trial was denied by Carter's
Mrs. Carter seeks possession of the son,
who Is now in an orphanage here. Carter Is
charged with halving kidnapped him. and
detectives traced tho lad to Dayton, Tenu,
BY NEGRO BURGLARS
(By Associated Press.)
WHEELING, XV. VA., Oct. 22.?One of
the Catholic slstere, aged about eighteen,
of St. John's Orphan Home for boys at
Elm Grave, one of the city's suburbs, was
beaten, gagged, and tied to the floor at
tho home last night by four burglars, all
supposed to be negroes.
The sister was the oocupant of the
homo at tho time, with the exception of
three children, and was defenseless. When
discovered later, her head was badly
bruised arid she was delirious. When re?
vived, she stated that all the marauders
were masked, but that she thought thoy
Admiral Alexleff Stipulates
That Concessions Be
Granted to Russia Only.
(By Associated Press.)
PEKIN. October 22.?It has been an?
nounced that tho Russian Viceroy of
tho Far East, Admiral Alexleff, Is op.
posed to tho opening of Mnnehurlaii
towns to foreign trade. This has ox
clted no surprise here. The treaty of
commerce 'between China nnd the United
States, recently signed at Shanghai, pro
vides that suitable concessions be given
at Mukden and An-Tung for the resi?
dent foreigners and for their commerce.
Ttussla's latest proposals to China, which
embody Viceroy Alexleff's policy, stipu?
late that such concessions bo given only
to Russians. ?
Tho ofllclnls of the Japanese legation
here pay that the negotiations-at Tokio
lietween Russia, and Japan aie proceed?
Dan Patch Clips 3-4 of Sec?
ond from World Mark.
A WILD DEMONSTRATION
When the Handsome 8on of Joe Patchen
Went Under Wire In 1:56 1-4 There
Was a Great Shout from Im?
(By Associated Press.)
MEMPHIS, TENN., Oct. 22.-The third
day of the harness racing at tho Mem?
phis Trotting Association track was
madie memorablo by tho magnificent per?
formance of Dan Patch In a trial against
time. The handsome -son of Joo Patchen
made the mile In 1:56 1-4, clipping three
fourths of a second from tho world's
record of 1:57, held by Prince Alert, and
lowered his own record' by two and throe
quart?r seconds. The mile was paced
without a wind shield, and at the finish
Dan Patch sefemed. as fresh and vigorous
as at the start.
The demonstration that greeted the new
world's pacing champion as ho flashed
under the wire was a memorable one.
His owners, who stood about the track
before the starter's stand, had caught
the time with their own watches, aud
before the official time was flashed out
across the track they -set up a. mighty
shout and threw hats and? caps high Into
the air. The' shout was?, caught up by
the people In the grand, stand, tho space
before it, and on the club-house grounds,
and the -victory of tha.new pacing Idol
was proclaimed In a. lpng, hoarse roar
that rose andl fell and reached Its climax
In a frenzy of noise :as- Driver M. C.
McHenry pulled up before the judges'
stand and doffed his hat in acknowl?
edgment of the acclamation.
. With the exception .of the 2:08 class
| trc-t,.the events of the card wont to fa
l vorltes, all in stralglittdkata, except the
first race, which required a~ third start.
2:10 class, trotting; purso, $1,000?Wal?
nut Hill won second and third heats and
race; GeorffB Muscovite second, Topsy
third. Best time, 2:0S 1-4.
2:08 class, pacing; purse, $2,000?Nervolo
won two straight heats and race; Star
Hal second, King Direct third. Best
time, 2:04 1-4. ,'
Trotting! amateur drivers?Dolly Dil?
lon won two straight heats and raco;
Queen Wllkes second, Franker third.
Best: time, 2:06 1-4.
Dan Patch to beat 1:59 pacing: Time
by quarters: 29, 58, 1:27 1-4, 1:56 1-4.
2:08 class, trotting: purse, $1,000?Fo
rono, won two straight heats and race;
Hawthorne second, Montecarlo third.
Best time. 2:05 1-2.
Half mile dash; pacing; purse, $100?
Won by Nervolo, Fanny Dlllard second,
Chestnut third. Time, 1:59.
ROPE SLIPPED AT
HANGING OF NEGRO
(By Associated Press.)
BIRMINGHAM, ALA., October 22.?A
grewsome speotacle was witnessed here
to-day when Felix Hall (colored) was
hanged for tho murder of Norwood
Clark (white). When the drop fell, tho
rope slipped ' and the condemned man
hung for ten minutes, only half chok?
ing. He was hauled up and the ropo re?
adjusted. This time, the fall broke his
nock. Hall's last act was to write a de?
claration of his Innocence.
IN HIS OWN CAR
Miller Resisted, and One of I
Would-Be Robbers Leaped
from Moving Train.
(By Associated Pross.)
ALBANY, N. T., Oct. 22.?Arthur Car?
penter and Frederick Avery, of this city,
New York Central Rullroad trainmen,
aro under arrest hero, charged with ns
tault and attempted robbery of Express
Messenger Miller, In his car, while tho
train was Hearing Schenoctady to-day,
Millar was badly beaten, but continued
on to New York, and tho men are hold
here awaiting his return.
Avery was head trainman on the train
and Carpenter was "deadheading." They
entered the express enr, It Is alleged,
and' suddenly assaulted Miller with a
blackjack. Mlllor successfully resisted
and Carpenter Jumped from tho train
and was badly hurt.
The car In which Miller was on duty
was a combination baggage and express
car. Miller was stooping over, putting
something In the safe when ho was
struck several times violently on tho
head. Ilo fell to tho floor stunned, hut
recognized his assailants. He called
Avery by name, whereupon Carpenter
flung opon the door and leappd from
thn rapidly moving train, rolling over
and over on the roadbed. Avery, who
Is said to havo made the assault, made
no further attempt upon Miller, but went
back and forth aimlessly between tho
smoker and baggage car, while Miller
was recovering. Tho conductor took
Avery Into custody, and when the train
reached Albany turned him over to tho
railroad police. Meanwhile Carpenter,
badly cut about tho head and bruised,
caino on to Albany on a later train and
surrendered (himself. Ho Is said to havo
admitted knowledge of the crime, but
?ought to lay all blame upon Avery,
CAMPED SIDE BY SIDE
Further Interrogated About
the Bennett Bequests.
AIRS. BRYAN NOT NAMED
While it Was Understood Part of the
Money Was to Go to Her and the
Children, Sho Was Not Men?
tioned In the Letter.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN, CONN., Oct. 22.-W11
liam J. Bryan again occupied the witness
stand In the Probate Court to-day, when
tho hearing on the application for pro?
bating the will of the late Philo S.
Bennett was resumed. Judge Stoddard
spent considerable time In asking Mr.
Bryan why It was that In the letter
which was loft for Mrs. Bennett, by her
husband, directing her to give Mr. Bryan
$50,000 for himself and family, It was not
stated that a certain part of tho fund
was to be given to Mrs. Bryan and part
to the children. Mr. Bryan replied that
he did not know, but that It was so
understood between himself and Mr. Ben?
nett. .Judge Stoddard then asked Mr.
Bryan If any one was present beside
himself and Mr. Bennett when thoy dis?
cussed the letter. In which the request
should be made to Mrs. Bennett. The
witness answered that he did not re?
member, but thought that Mrs. Bryan
was not present, althought she after?
wards wrote tho two letters on a type?
writer, one to Mrs. Bennett and one to
himself, relating to this polnL
Mr. Bryan said he had told Mrs. Ben?
nett the details of tho agreement when
he came here after Mr. Bennett's death.
He added that he presumed that it had
not occurred to either Mr. Bennett or
himself to mention Mrs. Bryan In the
letter. The witness wns asked to explain
why he had received $300 from Mr. Ben?
nett at the time tho will was drawn up,
and Btated that while there was nothing
said about It, he supposed It was for
drawing up the document
When Judgo Stoddard asked the witness
If Mr. Bennett had ever made any invest?
ments, Mr. Bryan replied that he had
made Investments of the Commoner fund,
?buying government bonds with tho pro?
ceeds of the "Subscriptions which came in
advance. He also said that Mr. Bennett
had never? made an Investment for Mrs.
Lawyer Newton then a3ked his client,
"Was. It ever suggested by yourself or
Mrs. Bryan that he give??? the $50,0007''
"No, sir;-we never suggested it. It
c?me*-RS a surprise to us when Mr. Ben?
nett made tlie suggestion himself."
The witness then said that ho had used
a portion' of a previous will, which had
been executed by Mr. Bennett In draft?
ing the last one.
TO BE MORE SERIOUS
fBy Associated Press.)
YOKOHAMA, Oct. 22.?Tt is currently
reported that the hitch in the negotia?
tions is due to the Japanese demand for
equal railway rights in Manchuria, but
It Is believed that a moro serious dif?
ficulty exists. Dispatches are expected
here from Admiral Alexleff, the Russimi
Viceroy. The feeling of popular unrest
Though It was denied, the report coln
cldes~wlth much open preparation against
contingencies. Thirteen vessels of Ilio
Japanese, standing squadron are engaged
In gun practice off Sozho, twenty-five
miles from Nagasaki.
TO RAISE SALARIES
OF CITY JUDGES
The Commltto on Charter, Ordinance
nnd Reform met last night and considered
a large number of matters of more or
less Importance. Tho resolution to raise
the salaries of tho city court Judgos to
$?,000 each por year was fovornbly recom?
mended to tho Council.
The proposition to raise the salary of
Harbor Master John A. Curtis was re?
jected, nnd a number of applications for
additional salary wero tabled.
Tho resolution to get an amendment to
tho charter of the city requiring repre?
sentation In the Council and paying tho
members was laid upon the table.
LIFELESS BODY IN
? CRUISER'S HOLD
Gruesome Find in Chatta?
nooga After Vessel Reached
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. Oct. '22.?After reaching
tho navy yard tho lifeless body of .1.
McToomoy, of Elizabeth, N. J,', a me?
diatile, was found in the hold of the
Chattanooga, Where ho bad evidently
fallen from a platform near the cruisers
The Chattanooga, and the torpedo bouts
Nicholson and O'Brien, which were under
Construction at the Crescent ship yards,
to-day wero towed by government tugs
to the Brooklyn navy yard, where the
work pn them will bo finished. A big
government lighter carried awiiy every
piece of government property belong
lng to the cruiser ami gun boats.
Neither tho sheriff nor any of his depu?
ties were present, and no romoust ranco
was made against tho removal of tho
veseel. The cruiser and the two torpedo
boats were replevlncd by tho United
States government from tho control of
tho sheriff of Union enmity, who bus
held the Chattanooga on ?. libel for ???,???
on a claim made by Babcock and Wllcox,
who supplied the boilers for the ?y-ul/v^
RID CITY OF
Expert D. H. Maury's Report
MAINS HAVE DEPRECIATED
Estimated at Over 3170,000, or 22 2-10
Per Cent., Though Actual Damage
Cannot Be Expressed in Figures.
Arbitration In Sight,
The Committee on Water held a. spe?
cial meeting ot 6 o'clock yesterday even?
ing, received tho report of tho sub-com?
mittee, having charge of tho electrolysis
matter, along with that of Expert D. H.
Maury, Jr., who has recently made'an In?
vestigation Into the subject on behalf of
tho city, and postponed action upon
them until the next regular meeting, when
the body will hear a proposition for ar?
bitration from the Virginia Passenger and
The subcommittee made two recommen?
dations, both of which were laid upon
tho table until tho next meeting.
They wore that ? resolution be sent to
tho Council, Instructing the City Attor?
ney to take legal steps to compel the
company to reimburse the city for what?
ever damage may have been dono to Its
water pipes by electrolysis and the other
that the company be required to-put in, a
double overhead trolley system or an
underground ?conduit 'system 8n order1
to cure tho evil of electrolysis.
Mr. Maury's report estimates the de?
preciation In value of the city water
pipes at about $170,000 or 22 2-10 per cent,
of their original -cost, but says the actual
damage from electrolysis goes far be?
yond this and cannot he stated In fig?
THE COMPATNY'S SIDE.
Manager S. W. Huff and Mr. Charles
R. Winston were on, hand In the Inter?
ests of tho Passenger nnd Power Com?
pany. They pleaded for. arbitration and
finally submitted a prbpoaltion on this
lino. This was not drawn to suit the
committee and when they had been fur?
nished with a. copy. o? Mr. Maury's re?
port, the committee adopted a,resolution
deferring further action until another
proposition, looking to arbitration should
como from the committee. Arbitration
will undoubtedly bo the final result and
then the question .of preventing elec?
trolysis In. .future will bo considered.
Either tho underground system or tho
double overhead system will bo adoptr
ed and chances now seem to favor the
Mr. Huff declared, several times that
his company was ready nnd willing to pay
tho city fair damages when they should
be properly ascertained, nnd it looks now
as If there will be no legal proceedings
necessaryln order to reach a satisfactory
MR. MAURY'S REPORT.
Mr. Huff contended that electrolysis
had been practically cured by the work
of the company's oxperts, and thnt they
were prepared to prove it.
The report of Mr. Maury Is a volumi?
nous documont, and goes Into the sub?
ject In great dotali.
It declares that examinations of rails
wore made at sixty different points, and
that fifty excavations wero made for tho
examination of water mains. It praises
the efforts of tho street, rallwa ycompany
.to eradicate the evil of electrolysis, but
contends that while It has beon reduced It
Is still a serious matter to the city.
All tho pipes examined wore found to
be conveying electric current to a greater
or Iors extent, The damage Is said, 4n
tho report to bo rarely slight, often se?
rious and still going on.
The cstlmntcd cost of tho pipes Is placed
at $766,000, and tho estimated depreciation
In value $170.211, or 22 2-10 per cent.
This docs not Include Incidental damage
nnd risks such as breakage of pipes In
case of fire, etc., and the report contends
thnt tho actual damnge Is Incapable of
being expressed In figures. ? Is hold to be
largely In excess of the $170,221, however.
Tho report closes with a recital from the
ropoi't of the Electrolysis Committee of
the Amerlacn Waicr Works Association In
1801, In which tho singlo overhead trolley
system Is criticised, and the double system
nnd tho conduit systoni praised, tho
double overhead system being preferred
because loss expensive.
As proof of Mr. Maury's contention
that electrolysis conditions still prevail In
Richmond he points out that eight Inch
pipes laid six weeks ugo were already
LOU DILLON IS TO
GO AGAINST TIME
? By Associated Press.)
MEMPHIS. TENN., Oct. 22.-I.oil Dil?
lon, tho speedy daughter of Sydney D lion,
with a mark of two minuten for a mllo,
will be sent against lhe world's trotting
record tn-inorrow al ilio Memphis 1") Ivlng
I'ark track. Tho nuire w II be accom?
panied by two runners and will he driven
In? Mlllard Saunders.
The ronooiiHiis of opinion among horo
nien, generally, here to-night is that with
perfect weather ciiudlttiins, ?? new mark
will be given to the wo Id. The great
pel formalice ol* Pun Patch to-day. when
he pac.??? a mile In l:U\ l-|. suggests that
ihe truck is better and faster than at any
limo In Its history,
MINNIE HEALEY MINE
3UIT IS SETTLED
(By Associated Pivs-.i
??tt?, mont., Oct. 83.-Judge Clancy,
In the District court here to-day. decided
Urn famous Minnie I Icily mining suit In
tiivor uf i?'. Augustus. ?Jointe, win'.-.?
claims lo tho mine havo been opposed
by tho Boston and Montami Mining
Company, ono of tho allied Amalgamated
The value of tU?. ???.:?? Id eatllllUta? ??
Meetings Are Held by
AT HARDIN'S SHOP
Brauer People Mustered the
MIDDLE MAN COULD
HEAR BOTH SIDES
A Stirring and Unusual Scene?Mr.,
Todd Makes a Bitter Atlack on the
Slate Committee, and Other
Speakers Reviled the News?
papers?What Was Said
on Either Side.
Within a bare fifteen or twenty steps
of each other, the warring factions of
Henrlco county gathered around the poll
tlcal stump last night and for some two
hours or three caught eagerly at all
that was sparkling and sensational In a
double stream of words that, Issuing
from separate spots, broke every now
and then against each other.
It Is a curious coincidence, if It may
be termed such, that the two meetings
were held at the same t'irne and at the
same place?Hardln's Shop?and that
thero was no communication between
thern. Some days ago a social club of
the neighborhood i-.It upon the Idea of a
political meeting and announced. the af?
fair, naming two prominent Todd men
as speakers. Very promptly thereafter
the precinct chairman, a Brauer man,
called for a gathering of tho Democratic
clans to listen to a speech from the
Democratic nominee, to-wit, William H.
Brauer. Thus the two landed together
at the same timo?Brauer and, Todd each
with a display of his henchmen behind
him. The club invited Mr. Brauer to
participate In Its meeting, but lie de?
clined the pleasure with thanks,? the pre?
cinct chairman called upon all Demo?
crats to attend the Democratlo meeting,
for- Which ho had arranged. Then thn
two sides, with about thirty feet of,
pitchy darkness between them, gob-down
to business. In response to a nuery wjjy
he had called the Brauer meeting at the
Todd place, the precinct chairman re?
plied briefly and significantly that It
was "done for a purpose."
A Striking Scene,
Whatever their purpose was, It Is a
fact, as stated, that there wero thus held
side by side two meetings, antagonistic
In purpose and spirit, but each claiming
for Its standard the same thing?the ban?
ner of Democracy. Tho Todd people had
scored one point in securing a hall of
rather small proportions, connected with
tho shop. There, seated around the wall,
circled by some half dozen wick lamps,
one of which grew sputtering and ram?
pant and had to bo pitched out the win?
dow, they mustered a small force of
voters that waked up every now and
then with a cheer for some pungent re?
mark that touched a responsive thread
in their political anatomy.
In tho roadway just outside stood
another crowd, larger, less comfortable
In the way of scats and lights, more dem?
onstrative on the whole. A buggy was
bucked up against the fence, and In It
from timo to time appeared a speaker
gesticulating. Hore sat Brauer and his
forces, oblivious In effect to the presence
of aught? else. While ono stood at the
club-house window and listened while
Chairman R?ffln nrgued for the suprem?
acy of tho County Committee, In the very
short distance could bo seen 1n the ruddy
glare of a single lantern, standing tip on
thu fence, the portly form of Jim Rus?
sell as ho poured at the dark forms
around him a volley of words, which
sifted to their essence meant allegiance
to tho State Committee and repudiation
of the stand of tho local body.
On the whole the order preserved was
excellent, notwithstanding the proximity
of Uro and fuel. Now nnd then some fel?
low would yell out "Turncoat:' Once
somebody blew a horn Into the ear of
the 1'odd meeting. But apart from these
Incidents, thero was nothing of a disturb?
ing naturo. Tho Brauer meeting closed
first. Roth gatherings departed quietly
The speaking Itself was of a pretty
lively sort. On the Todd side a hot
lire was poured nt the State Committee
and at the newspapers of the city. Chair?
man Itutlln mudo a calm, clear argu?
ment for his contention that the state
Committee had no jurisdiction, and that
tin? county did light In finding Brauer
guilty. Mr. St. George Conlter follow?
ed In a speech in which he brought some
sensational charges against tl'.o Brauer
side and In which lie Incidentally belabor?
ed the papers. Mr. Todd himself follow?
ed and what ho said about the State Com?
mittee was pretty lively and brisk to say
tlie least. He practically charged tlvit
the committee had been bought up with
whiskey. He said he had been "goli
brlckcd" and "sand-bagged" by the hon?
orable gentlemen of the committee. Then
the meeting closed with an address from
Mr. llochler, who confidently predicted a
tremendous victory tor Todd and a cor?
responding inglorious, defeat for Brauer.
Over against these speeches were set
(wo from the other side. Mr. .lames R.
Russell iold how he had been converted
nut of Todd into Brauer because he wn?
lu honor bpwud to bow to the will of ths
party. Mi'. Sands followed with a short
talk In which h,? nrgued for party or?
ganization and SMte Committee suprem?
acy Brauer, himself, ?lid not take the
StUinp. Both Mi Sands and Mr. Russell
charged the County l?ommitteemtn with
partisanship, declining that, nine men
w, iv trying to d?ctale to 111? entire coun?
Th* Todd Meeting.
The Todd meeting was called to order
first. Mr. Myer Angle presided and In?
troduced the speakers.
Chairman Bunin led off with a talk,
hi which he endeavored to Justify the po?
sition taken by hmi-elf ami hi? col