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'THii times, kolnijk? ???. Vf/unic NUMBER In 389
E DISPATCH, FOL'NDKD IhSO. WflULB INUMDi-iiy J 0,-07.
RICHMOND, VA?, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1903.
SUMMARY 0F_ DAY'S NEWS.
WASHINGTON, D. C, Nov. C.-Pore
cast for Saturday and Sunday:
Virginia?i* ?tir Saturday and Sunday;
warmer Sunday; light to fresh north
Worth Carolina-Pair Saturday; fresh
r.ortheast wind?; Sunduy partly cloudy
and warmer, with rain In west portion.
' The predictions of tho weather prog
nosticators were Justified by tho cold
weather of yesterday and lust night, when
tho mercury got close to the _ freezing
point. It will probably bo warm to-mor?
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
9 ?. ?1.? +1
3 P. M. 6S
? P. M.4
'?' I'- At.^
Highest temperature yc3terday .M
Lo??st temperature ycsteiduy .3_
fuean tempeiuture yesterday . 4U
Normal temperature for .\ovem_or.bo
Depuriur? trom normal teinpc-?a???.?... 09
l'recipl.a.,on during past ?il hours.'"
Nou-uieer 7, 1903.
Sun rises.6:42 I HIGH TIDE
Bun tei?.o:u? Morning.5:oS
Moon ribes....7:_2 | Kveulng.t?:l?
Lively inquiry Into the Street-Cleaning
Dopai init.ni, oegun lust ? nigiit; many
charges, and counter-charges mudu
l'oui-i-uil games nero anu e.sewiie.'e to?
day-convention o? Christ.un Cnuici?i~i
completes its wont-How a tormer _t?c.'.
mun-er loot h.s bride-Arre ? o? on
I? Bed posio.?ice robber-? humas liaynes
aies of yeuow te ver in Texua?_-oi.ee
ci?se a di?e-Russell county elects
Ktipub.ican-_ioard or Stale Canvassers
to liieei to car,vu_8 return.-Bimiop jieu
drlx to preach here to-morrow?-^Meet?
ing ?f Jou.t uy_ier committee is de?
terred-_lr. W. H. Brauer secures Mr.
H. Ar. gmiih, Jr., to repic-beni til.n-???
?port.oniiti.tu o? school funds-G.eat re
ccpilon i.e.d ut t..e V. M. C. A.-Car
stiikej the amoulance, ana a policeman Is
sligoUy hurt. .lA^LM?a?brt-Joseph
E. .l^iitisuui Camp at tue battle ot ine
?Jriuer-.warria0e o? Miss Verna Bus?
r?^or.ed?iiun.nesier ".on uirestcu
?treet improvements-A Cbcsteiiielo
county or.bociut.uii organlzeu-i-'inuuce
Baptist Woman's Missionary Union in
session In .Norlolk?XorK county .iipVi
visurs piiv fur sueep killed by dugs-??
hceman Whlic. who killed a trotin-r utllcui
In Br.siol, reponed lucili ? in tti m-, at?
tains wiili other desperate men, anil It
w.ll caube much bloousheii to uti-mpl to
capturo them?-A sutpr.se wedding be?
tween u popular couple of at tu uuii
Wasmngtoi.?Canning firm of the North?
ern.Neck makes an assignment?J. Law?
rence Cump.e.i elcced lor the Senate
for tee short term trom Bedford county
over b\ M. Graves-Ch.ef Boatswain's
Mate Engblom at Norlolk weds ins sweet?
heart Horn t nil.mil attor Kixtuvn yea.a.
watcng-Kev. E. T. Weli.oid. of Nei'
port .'?WH, called to Bakimore?-The
disponsury recess pay tne municipal
expense, o? Boy?ton and do away vvl?.n
taxes-John Temple pruves, Will.ara-K.
Hearst tu.d -Fit.-.uugh- i_.ee xo epkun, tor
( inmfelown at Nor.o:X-?-r*-VounR >mi*rr?e?
woman bound and uiss lulted in tilo woods
of i-r.nce i_eorge county: urtice.s look
In -Vteisburg lor the*. .Hiun-Twenty
tnousand poop.e assemoled on thu balt.e
grouud ot me ciuter to witness? the
lriii.uiii.ii of the uwlul battle uf July
?J, I?;,; grand pumdu through tho streets
ot Peteraourg; msplr.ng uddress; the
? ori r ot eanr.on and musr-utry equal to u
real battle-The father oi E. L. VVenU
aeu.es mat l.e has received any com?
munication Irorn his son-Reviv.il ut
Cold Spring Church. In Hanover; thirty
seven to be baptized to-morrow.
North Carol.uu. baptist Church ? In a
progressive stute; gave J. o.i>rj to mis
b'.ons, Leing ?o.utw more than lust yoai
i.ig,ite?n new itirul li?e delivery route.
eslub.lsr.ed-Ant.-saloon Executive Com?
mittee in Rulelgh reeommei.d Dispensary
Co.ninlssioi.era to the Board of Aluur.-i.en,
but Ihty elect thtee other men; un ex?
cited meeting-enrysatuhemum show at
urei.-ii.? 1,0,(1 a fine success; tho ? Ize-wln
ne.e-Dr. J. H. Moore .r.ngs suit u?u.rn.t
the 1' li'bt ?.tumuli Uunk of Stui.svula
lor ??_).ia.?-The cum.erlatid county A
rleuuural Fair at 1-u.v.ituviile largely in?
Stocks of the United States Steel Cor
pora,Ion reach a new low record, and
liiiu.il.uion In them Is vlo.ent, though ef?
fect on general list Is nut as uppaieni
as on the day bo.ore; monoy tlrm at
four and a haif to six per cent.?United
htu.es government formally mcogmzes
the new government In Panuma, and il
is regarued as an assurance that the
Panama Canal will be constructed-N.ne
men are kihed In lire In Kear.urgo mino
-io. ng man who formerly lived in
Oulpeper, Va., kills him. elf in Mary lana
on uccount of unrequited love?Gutes,
the mun who b.ought girl to this city on
pie.ext of getting lier employment on
the stage, is convicted In Cumberlund,
?MU.-Court decides ugalnst Mr. \V. J.
Bryan, nnd he win get none of the estate
of Pnllo S. Bennett; thu Nc-braskan say?
he is thoroughly sat.sited, because, though
the tecnnkui quest.on. are decided ug.i1.0t,
him. the moral one? is in his favor? :
Lawyers In the shipbuilding trust investi
gallon deal in personalities; Mr. Nixon'
is aynln the sole oecupunt of the witness
eland?'Another exciting day on tbe New
York cotton exchange, and prices sour
on r-ersistent support by bull lollowlng
and covering of shorts-Namtor takes
Stony _>rook Handicap trom Carbuncle un
lust day of meeting nt tbe Aqueduct
NEW LOW RECORD
FOR STEEL STOCKS
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, Nov. 6.?The securities of
the United States Steel corporation sold
at lower prices than over bet?re on the
Btock Exchange to-duy. New low records
were scored ut tho outset, the common
ftock declining to lu 6-8, tho prolcrred
to M 1-4, anu the five per cent, bonds
to 66 3-1. Later on very ho.tvy offerings
the preferred sold at V? 3-4 and tho bonds
at Ho 7-8. A special drive was made
against the ,preferred stocw, which cuma
out in blocks of 1,000 and 2,ujo shares.
During the course of the afternoon tho
pre uu red . touched 62 and tho common
1?' 1-2, thus clipping the previous low rec?
ord for both stocks by a emuli ?rao
OF _PITTSBURQ DEAD
(By Associated Press.
P-TTSBUKCI, PA? Nov. 6.?The death
of Mrs. Mary 13, Schon.ey, w.lo oc?
curred yestorduy ut her homo hi Hyde
Park, London, was madn known In puts
burg to-day, and the news was recelw ri
wt h many expressions of sonow. Mrs,
Suhunioy had been Pittsburgh Lonef c
trot.8 tor many yours.
Mrs. Schonloy inherited much of her
property from her daughter and fu h r,
Clonerai a'Huru, the notori soliiler and
pioneer of plctsbur?. pud from iior nthu:?,
Colonel Croghiui. of Ko.tjcKy. Sho w ?
the largest ?owner of real estt o '? A.lo
?T.euy county, and John V\. Heron, le
'Ittsburg agent of the os'a o, values tho
holdings here at between jip,iwt?,?.0? and
This Time it Relates to
SEEK OLD PLACES
Charges and Counter Charges
Before the Health Com?
SUPT. HENRY COHN
? CONDUCTS HIS SIDE
Dismissed Men on Ground of
Drunkenness, Laziness and
Incompetency, and They
Make Sweeping De?
nials and Counter
Another Investigation la In progrese at
the City Hall, and this one relates en
tuely to the Street Cleaning- Department.
The Health ?ommlttee hae the matter
In charge, and held u spicy session last
night, at which there were charges and
counter-charges, arid a large amount of
testimony. The subject arises out of the
discharge by Superintendent' Cohn of a
number of men from the street cleaning
force, whom he charges with drunken?
ness, laziness, incompetency and gross
neglect of duty.
The men dismissed are William Lan?
ders, William Hall, John Robinson. R. L.
Shumaker, H. B. Rudd and J. L. Robin?
son, but the case against the latter was
the only one gone Into last night. He
produced a long list of witnesses, and
they all testified as to his efficiency, he
having been on the force since ltM.
What Mr. Cohn will be able to ' prove
in rebuttal le, of.course, not known, but
Robinson and his witnesses' certainly;
try de a good Impression las. t night.. Mr.'
?Conn is ?onducilng-"t?V..c*s??'worn.,his
standpoint, and the commltieemen .-ire
questioning the witnesses closely .evident-'
ly'wlth a determination to'arrlve at the
Mr. Robinson charged that men ? are
employed on the force who live In the
county, and he gave two names. He said
the men were not required to sign any
pay roll under Mr. Cohn. though they
red to do so under Dr. Oppenhelmer. He
also asserted that men were often sus?
pended tor drunk?inesa and then taken
back, and that Assistant Superintendent !
Martin had recently taken a man from
hit. curt In a drunken condition, sent him
home and when he had served his sus?
pension was re-employed.
The Investigation will last for at least
e week, and some lively scenes are ex?
pected before It ends.
The committee rose at 11 o'clock and
will meet again on Monday night at
7?30 o'clock, to hear Mr. Cohen's wit?
The meeting was called to order at 8
o'clock, and'Mr. O'Nell called for the
reading of the ordinance under which
the street cleaning department was cre?
ai ed. and It was r?ad by the clerk.
The ordinance gives the superintendent
the authority, under the direction of thn
committee, to employ and discharge men
In the department.
Mr. Curtis mnved that Superintendent
Cohn be heard from, and tho latter mede
a statement. Ho had not proceeded f<ir
when Mr. H'cks protested, nnd .?aid tho
superintendent wns not asked to argue
the case. He then cut short his speech
and said ho hit) ?Mschsrged the follow?
ing men for drunkenness, laziness. In
pfwinptencv nnrl grr"'** n^srlect of duty;
William Landers, William Hall, John
Robinson, .T. T.. Robinson, R. L. Shu
mnkor and H. ?. Rudd.
Mr J.? U. Rohlrson was the first ac
cupod., nnd Superintendent Cohn said ho
dlrcharged him for "breaking the rules.
bMng one of the slowest men on tho
force ani unable to do a day's work."
The greatest ?confusion here" prevailed,
and there was considerable cross firing
between Captain Curtis and Superinten?
dent Cohn as to whether nr not the lat?
ter should answer a question put to him
by the fnrmor. 'Squire A, P. Montgom?
ery testified as to the good character
of the accised. though he did not know
as to his n'lrlency. Captain John H.
Curtis testified,' hut he knew nothing
material on the subject. Mr. Davis Bot?
tom knew nccueed slightly, but could
not say specifically a? to his work. He
knew *?? tod s eood reputation as a sober
and Industrious man. Mr, Cohn con?
ducted his own case nnd rrnsa-exn mined
i the witnesses. Mr. Howirrl Hesl*p tes
tiffed ninmt tho line with Mr. Bottom,
I and said ho had always known accused
1 <ts >?n industrious min. Mr. H. Tj, Peters
had known accused for five years, nnd
ho gave him a good name and praised
him as onu of the f?ood mon In tho de?
partment. He thought he was, Indeed,
one of the bn?t men In Mto department.
I The testimony of Mr. Peters was very
strong for the accused. Mr. Cohen askou
a question on cross-eicam'natlon. but It
did not pienso tho witness, anil Wits
promptly ruled out. anil Mr. Peters ?tona
as de. Mr. John Hushes spoko carnestl>
for tho acousod, and declared that lie
telloved him ono of th? best men u?
tho forco, Mr. W. T. Blackburn, one of
the follow workmen of tho accused, en-ike
well of the latter, and said he regarded
him as a good mun.
Another big stir arose here over Mr.
Cohen's cross-examination of the wit?
ness, and the latter and Mr, Hielte, of tho
cmrrnltteo. had some fiery passages with
ench other. Mr. R. H3. Lee testified ho ,-tg
assistant foreman in the Third D'st-iri.
He said while under him Mr. Robinson
liad been ? very goort man. Mr, Wo/
foreman over Mr.'Roiiinson, testified that
he was about as,good as tho avo'iige min
(Continu?* ou Sec?n?. Pa*o.J
CANNON FLASH AND ROAR ON
HISTORIC CRATER BATTLEFIELD
In the above cut the Richmond Htriyit?ere and Blues, on the apex of the hill, represent the Federal forces occupying
the Crater and surrounding ground. The middle,line, bearing the Confederate colors, are the survivors of Mahone's Brigade;
and the troops in the lower right hand line are the 71st Regiment. The crowd of onlookers is also represented in the upper'
Judge Decides Against Him in
the Philo S. Bennett ' |
Will Case. I
NO UNDUE INFLUENCE USED
While Technical Point is Against
MrJ Bryan, the Moral Quesj
tidn'is in His Favor.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN, CONN., Nov. e.-Judge
Livingston W. Cleave'.and, of the Pro?
bate Court, handed' down a decision to?
day In the Piulo S, Bennett will case,
holding that the secret letter directing
Mrs. Bennett, the widow, to pay William'
J. Bryan 150,000, was not part of the
will. The effect of this Is to prevent
Mr. Bryan from obtaining the. money
mentioned In the letter unless the.pres
ent decision Is reversed by a' higher
court, or unless he should be successful
In legal proceedings against Mrs. .Ben-,
nett. In the event that $?0.000 should be
paid under clause 12 of the will, which
reads as follows:
"Twelfth, 1 give and bequeath unto my
wife, Grace Imogene Bennett, the sum of
fifty thousand dollars ???,???), In trust,
however, for the purposes set forth In a
sealed letter, whlcn will be iound with
The text rf the letter was made public
at one of the hearings on the will. Mr.
Bryan was not present when the decision
was announced, but his attorneys said he
would appeal from Judge Cleaveland'a
In the decision, the court, after review?
ing the evidence. Bays:
"The testimony of Mr. Dewell, who had
known him for a qua-ter of <i century,
shows that the testator was a sharp,
able business man, a man of duo.-ed
opinions, from which he was not easily
turned aside. But whatevor presumption,
If any, might be raised by reason of
Mr. Bryan's drafting the will, has been,
In the opinion of the court, abundantly
overcome by the evidence. Mr. Bryan
testifies that the Idea of a bequest In his
favor, so far from being suggested by
him or Mrs. Bryan, was a complete
BRIBERY CASE IN
HANDS OF JURY
Attorney for Defense Severely
Arraigned Former Lieu
(By AsaocUted Press.)
JEFFERSON CITY, MO., Nov. 6.-T1.6
bribery caso of Senator Frank II. Farrls
went to the Jury to-night, The feature
of tho closing of the case was the severe
urralgument of former Llcutenant-Qov
ernor John A, li?e by Attorney Jourdan,
for the defense, und the speech of Attor
ney-Genoral Crow, who defended Leo
and denounced Daniel J. Kelly, as a fugi?
tive from Juetlce uni'.er Indictment In
this State on the charge of bribery, who
sent letters In an endeavor to break
down the testimony of the prosecuting
At 10 o'clock to-night the Jury had not
been heard from, and was behoved to
have retired for the night Judge
Graves then adjourned court till to?
DIES OF APOPLEXY
topeclnl to The I'lnieH-Dleputch.l
BRISTOL, VA.. Nov. ?.--Colonel R, H,
Dungan, a prominent oltlxen. dropped:
do'-id of apoplexy here to-day at tho iigs
of s'xty-flve, ,lle woe lleutenant-coiond
of the Forty-eighth Vlrg nla Roglm nt
during the civil war, and waa u bra vu
surprise to both. a,-?itatement In which
the court has ' entire confidence."
"Measured' by Mtf Bennett's devotion
to Mr. Bryan and to the principles for
which both had contended, the bequest
of liO.OOO to the Bryans, to take effect
after the testator's-death, does not seem
more unusual than the gift of $3,000
offered to Mr. Bryat?,?; while they were
comparative stranger*, and actually paid
during Mr, Bennett'? VHte.
"This court finde lhat neither the
twelfth clause of the Will nor the letter
therein remi red to was procured by un
"The other question to h?? mnslrv>red
le -; whether th? letter contained In a
sealed envelope, arid "referred to In the
twelfth clause of the will, was so Incor?
porated hv reference; as to be made a
part of the will. ?' The' authorities agree
that the paper referred to must in fact
bo In evidence at the time of the exe?
cution of the -will. '?'
' WVas. the letter? In:-tbe sealed. envelope
In-existence at.- the ?,?????? the -execution
?G the:;wjn?r This citfestlon~ls'answered
by th.e first sentence'of ?>tijep letter Itself.
It reads; 'In my will, .lust executed, I
have bequeathed to you,' etc:" \
The Judge cites legal authority In sup?
port; of his contention that the * letter
cannot be regarded as a part of the? will,
and goes on: ?- ">?
"In view of the plain recital In the let
ter..ttself, : It Is difficult to see how, with-?
outran utter, disregard of the authorities,
this letter can be Incorporated Into the
will,, and. this court, therefore, finds that?
the sealed letter cannot h? admitted to
probate as a part of the will."
The - rcpurt ? further said thnt he ex?
pressed no opinion as to whether the
???led letter can be Incorporated In the
MR. BRYAN SAYS HE IS
CONTENT WITH RESULT
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN, CONN., Nov. 0.-WI1
llam J. Bryan reached this city to-day.
and after reading Judge Cleaveland's de?
cision,, made a. statement, which says:
"The decision of Judge Cloaveland Is
In my favor on all the moral questions
raised by the heirs and against mo on
the technical law points only. The Judge
finds that no undue Influence was exor?
cised on Mr. Bennett, and that no In?
justice was done to the relatives.
"I am much better pleased with the
decision than I would have been It the
court had decided for me on the legal
point and,against me on tho moral ques?
tions Involved. His decision on the
Question of unduo Influence Is full, em?
phatic and all that could be desired. It
Is a complete unswer to all tho Insinua?
tions of the unfriendly papers."
JACK C. GATES
IS FOUND CUILTY
Man Who Brought Girl to This
City From Cumberland
(Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
CUMBERLAND, MD., Nov. O.-Jack C.
Gates, who was arrested at Richmond.
Va., for abducting pretty Bertha Ohr.
aged sixteen, daughter of Pollcomun
Georgo Ohr. of Cumberland, was found
guilty In court hero tn-dny.
The-glrl testified that Uutes approached
her and said If sho would go with him
he would gel a place In a stock company.
He took her to Wushlngton and later to
Richmond, where he said he could make
more money. Ho wanted the money to
equ?|) her for the slego, as she could
do hotter with a fino outfit. GUtos de?
nied that ho enticed the girl away, and
testified that she askod to meet hltn
and after introduction wanted him to
get nor a place on the stage, Gates la
mild to be married.^_
Appointed by President.
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, Nov. 5.?The President
to-day appointed Daniel Thow Wright..
of Cincinnati, to ho Jutittce of the Supremi?
Court of the D'strlct of Columbia, vice.
Justice Hagnor. roslgnud.
He also reappolnted Jamos A. QUI on
the supreme beuch of Indi** Tarrifes/..
HER TALE OF
Missing Girl Turns Up in Oma?
ha With Story of Queer
INVEIGLED HER FROM HOME
Miss Clara Coffin Says She Obey?
ed Woman's Commands to
Pack Trunk? and Follow.
(By Associated Press.)
OMAHA, NEB., Nov. 6.?Miss Clara
Josephine Coffin, daughter of W. Ward
j Ccflm, whoso mysterious dlsapearance
, from her home in East Orange, N. J..
? last Tuesday, has caused her parents
I great-anxiety, arrlyed in Omaha early
to'dny, and Is now at the homo of Post?
master Joseph Crow, whose wife Is a
niece of the fclrl's father.' The young
lady Is prostrated by a nervous shock,
which she says is the result of an at?
tempted abduction froth her home by
two strangers, aman and a woman.
According to the young lady's account
of her abduction, she had been attending
the High School In East Orange.' For the
last month she had been passing a
p. rungo 'woman lusft near the school
? building, who always had a strange ef
. feet upon her. Tho woman had piercing
black eyes, and the g ri says they had
an extraordinary effect on her. Tuesday
| the strange woman approached her, she
says, and told her In a very commanding
?way to packt her clothes and follow her.
? li? a half dazed state, and acting under
? tho hypnotic spell, the girl made the trip
back to her home, and without seeing any
I of the family, packed her clothing and
' die. as the woman had bidden. She had
I arranged to meet the girl, nnd when
Miss Coffin arrived on her return there
was a strange man In company with the
' The? girl, according to the story she
? tells, was placed in a carriage, and after
ithe man and woman hud entered they
were driven rapidly away. She next
. realized that the party was aboard a
j train, and on Its way to Chicago. When
! the train reached Cedar Rapids, Miss
Coffin had recovered her senses, and slip?
ped out and sent a telegram to Post
CAUSE OF HIS ACT
Louis Rodier Shoots His Brains
Out on Steps at River
(By Associateti Press.)
BALTIMORE, MD? Nov. B.-I.oula
Rodler, a young man residing In Wash?
ington, last night shut and k.lled hlm
| solf on tho doorstop of a Miss llolmsen,
a nlnotecn-year-old girl at Riverdulo, Md.
Bother was in love with the girl. Ho
wont to the bouse at 11 o'clock lust light
and donianded admittance. When the girl
refused to let htm In he blow out his
bruins, On his body wus found a lettor,
lit which ho ?aid ho killed himself because
of unrequited love.. Thu letter was dut? d
Cuirepor, Va., where it Is thought lie
FATAL TRAGEDV AS
RESULT OF QUARREL
(By Associated Press.)
BOWUNO OI1I3EN, KV? Nov. 0 ?
Magistrata Elijah Upton to-day shot and
' Ulled Tom Stewart, u woll-to-do farmer,
! at Bloliardsvtlle, In this county. The
j shooting was the result of the Ismlng of
? warrant by 'Squire Upton for Btawart'n
I arrest upon tho application of tho U-t
tm-'s son, following a quarrel over voli
master Joseph Crow, asking him to meet
her. Meantime her captors had left the
car, she says.
Postmaster Crow met the young lady
as she left the midnight train on the
Northwestern. As soon aa Miss Coffin saw
Mr. Crow she recognized him and ieU
Into his arms prostrated.
No trace has been found of the myste
posed motive Is that they expected to
rlous man or woman, and the only sup
abduct the girl and hold her for ransom.
ENGINE BURST WHILE
(By Associated Press.)
COLUMBUS, O., Nov. ?.?While stu?
dents of the ?Vgrlcultural College at the
Ohio State University ware witnessing
the harvesting of a field of corn for en?
silage purposes by a machine, oporated
by an old traction engine to-day, the
boiler blew up and pieces of Iron tore
through the crowd of students. The force
of the explosion was terrific, and was
Charles Pepper, the engineer, was killed
and John Delgarn, his assistant, fataUy
Injured. Seven others were hurt.
. SHOT BY PLAYMATE
(By Associated Press.)
PALATKA. FLA.. November fi.-John.
the elght-yenr-old son of J. H. Merr.'day
was accidentally shot and killed he'e tiri*?
afternoon. Albert Marvlc was endeivoilnjr
to unload a ??hotgun when It Vas dis?
charged, th* entire load enter'ng the llrl?>
boy's breast. He died without speaking
or moving, except that he turned his eyes
to look at his mother, who rushed to
where he lay.
FRENCH WARSHIPS WILL
VISIT NEW ORLEANS
(By Associated Press.)
PARTS, November 5.?Ambassador Por?
ter has been advised that the F.-ench Gov?
ernment will send a warship to New
Orleans December 18th to take' part In
the celebration of the French transfor of
Louisiana. Tho city.of New Orleins has
forworded a handsomely engraved Invita?
tion to President Loubet and the mem?
bers of his ministry, which General Por?
ter has presented. The matter was con
s'dTOd at th" last Council of Ministers,
and It was decided to have the govern?
ment represented by a warship.
MILLION DOLLAR .
FIRE IN GLASGOW
(Bv Asiociaied Press.)
GLASGOW, Nov. 6.?One of the most
extensive fires which Glasgow hns ex?
perienced In many years to-day destroyed
the warehouse of the Wyllle Hall Com?
pany, on Buchanan Btreet, and partly
ruined adjoining warehouses. The dam?
age will reach near ?,???.???.
NINE MEN LOSE
LIVES IN MINE
Superintendent Gave Up His
Life in Attempt to Save
Others From Death.
(By Associatiti! Press.)
VIRGINIA CITY, November 6,-Flre tn
the Keursurge mine, six tnlloa from Vir?
gin.u City, to-day killed nine men. Tho
liumago to surfuce hullUlngs Is slight.
Among thet dead Is Superintendent R. 11.
Turner, ot Butte, one ot tho best known
mining men In the Northwest. Pour bod.es
have been recovered up to tu-n.ght. Ttm
, R, B. TURNER, superintendent of
GEORGE ALLEN, stationary ongl- ?
JOHN TOBIN, JAMBS POWERH, EU
WARD LAURED*, WiLLlAM l-'LBAl-!
ING, ROBERT DONNELLY and two !
UrsKMJwN .MEN, minora.
At the time the flumes were discovered,
the timbera In tho tunnel wo.u ablaze. I
Superintendent R. B. Tumor, whose tern- ,
porury quarters am a short dUunco (runt I
the burning tunnel house, ut omo went '
to the acena und assumed '.he direction of
affairs. He entered the tunnel ilitougli the
fire and smoke to give warning tu thw
ontombed minor? and to aid lu theis j
Mahone's Gallant Men
Hear Again the Guns. .
Twenty Thousand People Are
Thrilled by a Splendid Scene
Never Before Witnessed.
CHEERS AND TEARS
GREET BATTLE FLAG
Blue Ensign of Forty-fourth'
Virginia, Baptized in the Con- .
flicts of Four Years and
Torn to Shreds by Bullets,
Produces Wild Ex?
, (From a Staff |Corr?sspondenti) ?
PETERSBURG. VA.', "Nov. ?.?Twenty
thousand people .gathered on the field ot
the Crater this afternoon,, witnessed a
scene at once so stirring, so martial, and
yet so pathetic, as to beggar description.
The sham battle was a sham to no one.
It was thrilling and realistic to the thou?
sands of onlookers. To the hundreds.of!
Virginia militia participating, it was th?
true life of the soldier. To the tottering:
remnant of Mahone's Immortal legion,
It was as if the hands of time had been
turned back thirty-nine years, and an
unloved present swallowed up In the he
ro'e past. Sham haltlos have often been?
fought. It Is raro-that historio conflicts
The field of the Crater Is unchanged. It
Is probably less altered than any other
great battlefield of the war between the
Stutes. It Is, moreover, a strongly mark?
ed field. R:i vines plough through It an?!
knolls and hillsides rise up on every hand.
Once seen. It is a,place never to be for?
gotten. But all time could not.erase its.
every line, when thundering cannon and
the groans of the dying accentuateti evo. y
dlst.natlve.-feature, of ,lt.? And .ty. ?whan,
the thin line of s'urvivbr?." of the irea..
f.ght and glorious victory of two-score'
years ago again took their position true
afternoon, the present was unreal to thoir.
tear-bedlmmed eyes, and the undying past
was be.ng lived over again. To their left.,
where Wright s battery belched f.re and .
shell, again guns thundered; from the leit.;
whore Otey's men manned the guns of?
Davidson, the roar of cannon came.. G?'
front, from the mounds of the Crater,1 the
rattlo of musketry was heard, and blue
coated figures were seen to-day as, un
July SOth. thirty-nine years ago, fl.ttlng to
and fro. Then, the passing forms were?
bewildered; northern officers frantically
trying to got their freightened white'?nd
negro soldiers to charge over the ru.'tie
their bursting powder had wrought. To?
day the enemy ware R chmond boys of
tho Seventieth Regiment and the Blues*'
A Splendid Parade.
The parade through the streets of Pe?:
tersburg was one of the most imposing*
and picturesque ever soen In this city. It
extended many squares, and u fine ap?
pearance the old soldiers In gray. ru_4
their sons in blue made. One colored man
was In line. It was Stonewall Jackson's'
co?k and servant. The gtl.zled old fel?
low wore tho gray of the Confederate sol-'
dler, and carried his army canteen,
marching by himself, the observed of all
observers. Frequently he was cheered.
The ?. P. Hill Camp, of this city, form?
ed a splondld line anil the tens of thou?
sands of the spectators who looked from
every window and packed tho sidewalk,
all along the Une of march, cheered It:
to the echo. R. E. Lee Camp, of Rich?
mond, hud many men In line, and made
a most creditable Impression. This es>
cellont looking body of men was enthu?
siastically received. Governor. Montngue.
who rode In a carriage with Mayor J. nos.?
of Petersburg; Dr. J. William Jones,' chap?
lain of the Grand Camp. tr. C. V,; and
C^linel Jo. Lane Stern, of tho Governo ,'s
staff, were accorded a flattering reception
throughout the march. But the climax of
nil, the feature of tho parade, as It should
have been, was tho wavering line of Ma?
hone's men. The "Crater Legion" was the
"legion of honor." When the excited thou?
sands saw the veterans, mado up of ev ry
enmp, all bowed, and many lamed, hear?
ing aloft their old battle flag which had
been torn literally to shrews by the dead?
ly missies of tho enomy, the:e arose a cry
from ten thousand throats, wh'ch rer-.t
tho nlr and made every heart leap w th
Its contngton. A number of ladles wept
at the sight. This noble, ever Ices nine
bund, was the guest of the city at large.
Petersburg did herself proud, If there
was a building along the line of march
which was not decorated. It was so hidden
by the yards of bunting and dozens of
flugr about It, that its solitary shame
could not bo seen. The decorations extend?
ed to thousands of pr vate residences far
removed from tluTeye of visitors.
The entire city took holiday, and there
wus not oven the prtense of bus.ness.
Arrival of the Military.
Veterans and visitors from Richmond
wer. tho. first to arrive this morning,
coining on the cannon ball train of the
Atlantic Coast Line. From that hour
until noon mllltla, voterons and visi?
tors poured into the city.,. The entire
Tidewater section was numerously repre?
sented by veterans and militia, and not
in many years, if ever before, have so
tunny strangors been here at one time.
Dusplta tho crowd and the continued
exorcises, not an accident occurred to
mar the pleasure of all. The morning
was gray und uninviting. A chilling
breeze was blowing out of the north?
west, and throughout the morning hours
men shivered In their overcoat? and
stumped their feet to keep them warm.
Hut tho blessed sun shone brightly on
the parade, the first function ?if the day.
Simultaneously with th?i moving of the
?iui_tttu Uue, a? If arranged by ?cm?