A sure way to reach
the buyers of Rich?
mond and Virginia is
* to use the little IN
TEE-DEE WANT ADS.
Before starting out io
do your Christmas
Shopping, read the
TEE-DEE WANT ADS.
It will pay you. * *
THE TIAIES, f??Nl -ib l*t6,
THE DISPATCH, POUNDED 13 0.
RICHMOND, VA.? TUESDAY, DECEMBER 22, 11)03.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
' The Weather.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 21,-Forccaet for
Tuesday and Wednesday: ,, ; . ?V
Virginia?Fair Tucndny, colder at night;
Wednesday, fair, frosh southwest tonortii:
west winde. < ?
North Carolina-Fair Tuesday, colder
et night In west portion; Wednesday ta.r
colder In cant potion; t.'ght to frosh
#outrw*at winds, becoming variable. ?
There wAh a rise "In the 'temperature
during ? the latter, portion, of yesterday,
Ini? ? thermometer getting considerably
ehovo the freezing point. The skies were
overcast during ilio ?rcator poitlun of the
? STATE ?F THE THERMOMETER.
I A. M. .'?'?..;.',....'...... 34
I? M. .'. i\
a ? .m..,.?ft-.
?I P. M. V,
? P. M. jf
U M.dnlght.? 4i
Average ?..'.& l"'
Highest temperature yesterday........ 42
Lowest temperature? yesterday.<j
Mean temperatu o yesterday.......37
formal temperature for December.... 40
Uipartu o from normal temperature..' '4
ITeclp.tttUnn aurlr.g.past 24 hours.03
' MINLYTUrITaLMANAC. '?[
December. 22. 1003.
Sun rlies.7:23 | . HIGH TIDE.
Sun su s.;.4:?a | Morning.7?).)
Moon ?fft?... ...?:34 | Evening.7:li
Hnn. Beverly B. Munford writes to the
Common Counc.l, explaining a .seeming
renect.on upon certain'momi.ore; .hud iu
fused to employ outsiders tu a.d In gettln?
a measure' through-Senator BnrKsdK.p
' ugaln taies. up his charges against tne
fciate Board of FiKherles and reads a lei.
ter from 8. Wllklns Mathews-House
agrees to take a recess Irom December
lid to tuo AUh? Senate may take action
io-Gay-Uoi.f-ral roads bl)l not passed
l'once making war, on cannon cracke.e
Dnu toy p.etoia-?. A. Jones found dead
lu h ? ted?Postotllce and express com?
panies crowded with Chr.etmas package's
-;nethodiht institute tegins to serve
soup to the poor-Rev. Dr. F. T. McFnd
en Insialied yesterday?Many charters
granted?Services In memory of Rev.
Dr. Hartley Oarir'chael held yesterday
at SU Paul's' Church?Delegate W. R.
Duke reviews the present leglalatlve situ,
niion. tor the purposc. be states of
fixing any responsibility-Bijou to be
enta.god?Y. M. C. A. prepare? a treat
lor employed youths-Mr. Eugene Mae
Hlo honored?? golden wedding celebra
tion-As embly cern?an ? lust night
many evergreens for Christmas on hand
?^-C'lty Council to be aeif?d to aid the
Buart monument fund?Gossip on House
and Senato deadlock-Many changes lm
per.aing In 'Honnco county?Council de
c dee i.ot to touch the sinking fund?
electric line may be constructed to Port
i.ee?Man shot by a negro at West
roint r?ay ? ecover?State to secure a
large sum from recent court dec.slon
t'eath of a Louisa merchant. ???
C'Mt?aTiiH-ChrlBtmaa festivities begin
-warrants sworn our a* the icault ?. a
cisturbanco-Confederate camp to post?
pone meeting until Now Year's eve?
.funeral of Miss Evans?Mrs. Bass re
Young Lewis Eskrldge, of Montgomery,
cuts a hole In the. Ico .In ord'ir .to .drown
himself?-Explosion "In- "coal", mine In
Price's Mountain indicate'large body ot
natural gae: four, men. .hurt^-^R v.
? Father Lynch, of Roapoke, celebrates the
twenty-fittli anniversary of" hls'ordlnaMon
-Sugar ? King buys far.Ti In Faiai.ii r
to ra.se horses-?Isaac Norford, an Ale?
marie farmer, killed by his own gun?v
Colorod pastor looked dut. of chu c.i.-bj'>
trustees at ! Frederick?b?r??'?io. ?*'at
Holidays <Mllli,- on? tBe R ppal.anho k,
biown open, but .the ,crHck'sir,en f.?d?
War Department, bars the VJ^a ..p.on
Roads electric line from . reserVa Io, at
0,d Point?The submarine t?o it Mo c ?In
ntlll on sands, but wreckers ? expest io
save her when eaet wind Ll?ws-vV. W.
Dey said to oe In contempt of. the or.len
of tho State Committee and tylni o
prevent Trehy people trtm seeing t.u
tally shoots?Residence burned In Berk?
ley-New Baptla?. Churcb ded'.cu'aj In
Berkley-A widower In Lunenburg who
desires to marry the th rd tlaic nas
trouble In finding a- pro-cher-A la e
deer comes up with' the cowa la Y rk
and Is killed-The Pullce Board h.ive
prohibited ine receiving of reward., for
the arrest of sal.ors In Norfolk-Mr .
Cowles reaches Newport News and ?*! t3?
Alleo Roosevelt expected l?icr?Fati.o ?
O'Ferrei celebrates h.s twenty-fourth an?
niversary In Petersburg-The' harbor at
Norfolk to be widened by the removal of
Hosp.tal Point-Two hi.ndred and fifty
citizens of Norfolk will try lo "ivo
Jamos.own Expo?ltion-Flags ra.6ed
over n*w public bunding at Newoort
Nows. ? .
Governor Aycuok commutes tho sen?
tence of Henry Hallo way ta Impr o n
ment for life-?Charles Nelms, In ja.? at
Aanevlile, ' grows very excited when
charged with complicity In kldi ap n?
young Wentz?The Bo.l Company s ts
control of rural lines In W.n^to.i-.j io .i
-Mrs. D. L. Russo;! appo tned postmas?
ter over Miss Darby at Wilmington.
Ktoek market almost Immovable the
nor.day oiihness be.ng accentuated by?
ti nx.ety over tho Far .eastern sltuaiiun
c.ij,nt persons killed and thirty-two In?
jured In wreck of fast flying WOstorn pas?
senger train?-Chicago chief of poi.co
lanes strenuous stops to stop strikers
troni Interiorlng with funerals?Colom
fcia Is ugg estive and has landed troopo
on an isiand belonging to new repubi.o
or Panama?European nations warn Co
Uim?ia to look tor no use.stance troni
then In case of war with United Slates
?Japan's reply to Russia Is not an
ultimatum, but asks for modification or
her answer in.esaentinl .points?Heavy
liquidation In coiton market and closo la
stoaay, but w,tn prloee muny po.nts
lower-Half department caned out by
bg flro In New York-Vnginlan, who
lias moved to Washington, will ask Cor?
ro?a.ion cumm.sslon to Inqul.e Into high
Vates charged him on carload of coal from
his mines, in Southwest virginia?Mayer
JN.C, iplUn announces some of his api.o.nt
fBy Absuu,.,.uu Prpc?.i
WASHINGTON Dee. 21.-Charges hav?
Jng teen f.led with thP President affecting
the moral character of Bonito Legat do
the Secretary of War to-daj transmitted
by inali to the civil Governor of tho Mill
Ippli.e Islands a copy of them for h a In
formation. These charges wore contained
In a cablegram to the President from |."i
sons In Manila. In commenting upon tne
case to-day, Secretary R,oot ? expressed
the bel.ef that the cablegram was sent
In order that it might bo glvon'to ttie
p?ese and thereby work Irreparable in
jury to the commissioner, He said It
was revolting to him that men's reputa?
tions should thus publicly be assailed
before they had a chance to speak,
Logardo Is one of Uio most prominent
men in the Philippines. He.Is one of tin??;?
natives appointed by Governor Taft on
the Philippine Commission. He Is said to
bo u man of great Influence among hie
The investigating Committee mot last
nlgiu. but did little more than adjourn to
meet again on Tuesday next,
The Committees on Electricity and the
G??G huid- brtef\ meetings, but disposed
of only routine matters,
The?? wtll'be eeyeral meetluH held thl?
etttrjioon. " ?? ?
J ? ? I
The Battalion Fire Chief
Loses Life Under Wails.
IN NEW YORK
Two Giant Furniture and Varn?
ish Factory Buildings Are
PANIC AMONG THE
Italian Inmates of Tenements
Are Rescued Only by Great
'Efforts of the Firemen and
the Police?One Fire?
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. Dec. 21.?The famous "two
nines," fire alarm, summoning more fir*
apparatus than any other alarm provided
for by New York's Fire Department, wus
sounded to-night for a terrific fire, which
destroyed the six story factory building
of the Herrmann Furniture and Plumbing
Cabinet Works In Mott Street, and the
four story varnish factory of the firm
run under the name of thu H. Herrmann
A quarter of a million dollars damns?
was done. Battalion Chief Mar?n Coleman
Is tellevod to have perished In the fnll
of the two great walls of the facto y.
Thorn was a panic among the Italian In.
mates of the street, and the ter.emen s
opposite, and In the rear of the burnitili
buildings, and the firemen and police re?
serves from three precincts had the ut?
most difficulty in getting the pooplo out to
The f!re started on. the,, third .floor., and
When thu flrcmen'-arrlved the firt, record
and thl d floors ? ere In a blaze. The t" trd,
fourth and fifth alarms were sent In
Ir? rapid succession, and about an hour af?
ter the fire started the "two nines" alarm
r.attnllofi Chief Coleman had entered
the building with a number of men, In?
cluding Lleutrnant Jones and Father
Smith, the fire department chaplain. They
were noout twenty-ttvo feet inside when
fire came through the walls, and the
building shook. The firemen saw the
danger and dashed for the outside. The
chaplain escaped, but a beam fell and
lilt Cnle-#n and Jones, pinning them to
Father Smith and three firemen turn?
ed back to the rescue and dragged out
Jones, who had mannged to stagger to
his feet Jones In pulling himself nut,
f<rlt-for Coleman. He found him so pinned
he could not rescue him, but got his
helmet, which ho put on and escaped.
Within a minute the enUro rear and side
After the building had been totally
destroyed the body of the chief, Cole?
man. was found wedged under fallen
debris In such a poslt'on that the fire?
men were unable to reach It. Coleman
was made a battalion chief last August,
Ha won the bonnet medal for bravery,
ei?ht yoirs ago rescuing two women from
th?i boardlnn houpo fire In Eist Tenth
Street. Richard Joyce, a fireman, who
was appointed only ton days ago, was
reported missing aftter the fire wns out.
Ho was last seen In tho building Just
before the walls foil.
WILL CUT WAGES OF
IRON AND STEEL WORKERS
mv Asonclu'e?! Pros?.)
PITTSBURG. PA., December 21.?Semi?
official Information was given out to-day
that a general reduction In wages is. to
be made In all non-union Iron and steel
pbnts In the country that will avernge
about ten per cent. It Is not proposed
to make any official announcement of the
CUT HOLE IN ICE
TO DROWN HIMSELF
Sad and Remarkable Suicide of
(Special to The Tlmes.Dlspatch-j
CHRISTIANSB?RO, VA., Dec. ?il.-Ono
of tho saddest affairs ovor known in
this county took place near Elllston yes.
torday, when Mr. Lewis Eskridge, a
young man twenty-five years of ugo, ?
committed suicido by drowning lilnwlf
In Roanoke River, after cutting a Itole,
In the ice for the purpose. He had boon
In poor health for some time, which Is
tho only reason that can he assigned for
the rash. act. Ho was Ino third eon of
Mr. A. T. Eskrldgo. one of the most
prominent citizens of the county. His
oldest brother, Mr. A. T, Eskrldgo, Jr.,
graduated at tho University of Virginia
law school last Juno, and Is now u prac?
ticing attorney tit Pulaski City. His.
grandfather, Colonel Henry A. Edmond
son. represented this district in Congruas
bafoi'o the war, and was one of the ablest
and most distinguished lawyers in the
Slat* at that time.
Tho deceased was a nephew of Judge
Henry E. Blair, of Saloni. The funeral
will be held at the residence of his
?trlcken patent? to-morrow afternoou.
c'tt until after Christmas. Representa?
tives ?G ? tho UniUkl ' States. Stool Corpo?
ration aro said >to have mot with-Inde?
pendent Interests; and an agreement has
boon reached tor a uniform?readjustment
of wages of all employes. ,Tho cut of tho
highest paid tonntigo men muy be groa?or
than a ten per cent, reduction, and It ,wlll
bo loss for the.day., hands. The wages of
most of tho employas at tho blast fur?
naces havo alroady. boen cut. ,
SIX PERSONS HURT
IN HEAP-ON COLLISION
(By Associated Press.
BIRMINGHAM,, ALA.. December 21.?
Tho southbound Limited Express on tho
Alabamu Great Southern Division of tho
Queen and Crescent, running throe hours
Into on account of heavy travel, collk'ed
head on with a freight train forty mlloa
southwest-of Birmingham to-day.
It Is said the-freight wae. doubling over
a hill, and the'flagrnan had not been sent
out far enough. However, the engineers
saw each other In timo to reduce the
speed of tholr, trains. The railroad, offi?
cials here say only six |persons/ wcro hurt.
Engineer Pat Larkln,. Express' Messenger
Edwards and four passengers, but not se?
(By Associated Press!)?
-NEW YORI?. Dec. 21.?Mayor-Elect
Geo. B. Modella ? to-night announced as
1:1s choice for four of j the' offices under
his administration, the names of Patrick
Koenan, as city chamberlain; Francis J.
I.entry. commissioner of correction; Nich?
olas J. Hayes, fire commissioner, and T.
O. T. Craln, tenement house commission?
er No announcement In regard to the
police commissioner-ship was madp.
John D. Ddaney, It has already been
announced will be corporation counsel
under the new administration.
HE WILL BUY
Owner of Coal Mines Finds to
Burn His Own Costs Too
DEMANDS AN INVESTIGATION
Corporation Commission Will.be
. Asked to Seek Cause of
?Fr?m Our Regular Correspondent.)
WASHINGTON, D. C, Dec. 21;-A gen?
tleman from Southwest Virginia, who has
com.3 to Washington with his family to
spend the winter.-has about reached the
conclusion that, being the owner, of sev?
eral fine coal mines Is an expensive,
luxury?that Is, If ho burns his own coal
In his housn her.3. ? ? ? ?
Last weeii he had a carload of coal
shipped from his mines in Southwest Vir?
ginia to this city. The coal came over
the main Une of the Norfolk and West?
ern to Roanoke, thence ov.?r the Shenan
doah Valley division of that road to Shen
andoah Junction, and thence over the
Baltimore and Ohio to this city. ,.
The cost of transporting that carload
of coal to Washington was $1)0. In ad?
dition to this, there was a charge of
eighty cents'? ton on the coal by the
man who haul.nl It from tho railway
depot to the coal cellar. The car con?
tained twenty-six tons. The transporta?
tion cost about $3.00 a ton, by tho car
The Virginia Corporation Commission is
going to be asked to Investigate this
charge. If rt is unable to afford any
relief the matter will bo taken to the
Interstate Commerce Commission.
The gentleman who hai the coal brought
hero said to-day that he had made In?
quiries of dealers antl had Viarned that
coal from the anthntice fields of Penn?
sylvania can bo brought here consid?
erably cheaper than can the coal from
the Virginia fields. He Is going to make
>n flpht to have th? rates reduced, not
for the purpose of securing rollof .In his
own particular case cited, but with a
view to removing an embargo which is
laid on Virginia coal. ? Is readily seen
that It Is Imposs'ble to get the coal'from
the m'nes'of Southwest \Mrginln Into this
market If such enormous transporta?
tion rates are to be charged.
The gentleman referred to th'nks the
heavy charge was made, on the Baltimora
and Ohio, and not on the Norfolk and
Mr. William A. Glasgow, of Rnapoke,
who wie for many years th? counsel of
the Norfolk and Western, but who Is how
counsel for C-'stner. Curran & Bullltt.
who are the forwarding ngents for tlvs
coal mined In the Poeahontas and Flat
Ton fields, has been engncefl to conduct
several caces for the Interstate Com?
merce Conimlss''nn Rgalnst tho Norfolk
and Westfirn, and probnbly other roads,
In which tho chnrerp is made that unfair
rates havo been charged. Mr. Glasgow
was here, for a day or two last week and
anneri several cases before the com?
MATURAL GAS IN
An Explosion in Coal Mines
Injures Four .
(Special to The Tlmfls-Dlspatoh.)
CHRISTIANSBURG, VA.. Doc. 21,-An
explosion occurred at the Vfrglnla An?
thracite Coal Company's mines, Price
Mountain, this morning, caused by the Ig?
nition of the damp by the minora' lamps,
l'n which four persons were badly burned,
but will likely recover.
It Is the opinion of experts that there
is an Inexhaustible amount of.natural
gas and vast amount of the best coal
underlying the Brush and . Price Moun?
tain coni fields in this .county, und the
explosi?n tilla morning seems to confirm
that belief. ' ,
Nine Persona Killed and
FOUR MORE WILL
Disastrous Wreck of Fast' Pas?
senger Train at Godfrey,
WHOLE TRAIN ROLLS
Smoker and Two Chair Cars
Piled Up in Mass of Wreck?
age in Cornfield, Sixty Feet
From the Track?Most
of the Injured Were
(By Associated Press.)
?KANSAS CITY, MO.. December 21.-In
a wreck to-day at Godfrey Kan., of the
"Meteor," a St. Louis.and San Francisco
fast train south, nine persons were killed
and thirty-two were Injured. Of the In?
jured four probably will die, while four?
teen were'soverely hurt. The dead:
GEORGE ????, conductor.
B. A. DEWEES, engineer,
.THEO. ? ISHARD,: fireman.
JAMES H. WYMAN.
ASA A. MOORELAND.
Probably fatally Injured:
E. B. Garrowick.
John Bell, messenger,"
?. B. Darlington, mail clerk.
? All the dead lived;In Kansas?nd'Okla
horna.and' the injured are residents o?
the West. ??.,,.?' K.' ?
J. A. Bartleyj-a freight jbrukeman, whoso'
failure to. flag. the passenger- train caused
the wrock, has not been found; ~
At Full Speed.'
The wrecked train was one of the
finest and fastest in the service. It was
made up of two baggage cars and ???;
mall car. a smoker, two chair cars and
a sleeper,. When the train reached God?
frey It was running at full speed to make
up time,..The .crew of a freight train
that' had. preceded the Meteor left tho
switch open, and the passenger train
Jumped the. track and rolled down a slight
embankment. All of tho cars except tho
sleeper turned over, and so fast was tho
train running, that tho engine and' tho
forward baggage car landed nearly sixty
feet' off the roadbed before it stopped.
The sleeper remained upright, and none
of the passengers In this car were In?
- The baggage cars were completely
wrecked and the smoker was badly dam?
aged. Five of those k.lled were In tho
forward end of the smoker, and four of
them were killed Instantly.
Engineer ?. A. De wees, of Fort Scott;
Conductor Hoyt", of Topoka, and Fireman
Blshard, of Fort Scott, were all instantly
killed, and Express Messenger John Bill,
of Kansas City, was seriously Injured.
Others of the crew and almost every
passenger on the train, excopt those In
the sleeper, who escaped with ? severe
shaking up, were Injured, sorao of thom
Sixteen persons, Including Henry M.
McDonnell, of Lodi. Ohio, were serlou ly
hurt, and fifteen others woro slightly In?
Most of the Injured were badly burned,
as well as being maimed,
Responsibility for Wreck.
The responsibility for tho wreck Is laid
at the door of a brakeman of the freight
crow, who failed to flag the passenger
train. He has disappeared,
The engine on the frolght had become
"dead," and the crew was ordered to
remain on the main track and to turn
the switch for the passenger train, than
about due. The brakemun was ordered to
flag the .Meteor. This he neglected to do.
In the crash the baggage cor telescoped
the engine and landed In a corn field,
while the smoker and the two chair cars
were piled In a mass on top of .the en&lne.
Most of tho injured were In the chair
cars, which took fire soon after the wreck
TO THE AMERICANS
(By Associated Press,)
?DIS ABKBA, ABYSSINIA, Friday.
Decomber 18.?(By Courier to Jibuti),
French SomuUand, Decomber 21.)?Es?
corted by several thousand Ethiopian sol.
dlers, the Ameri'can mission lo Emperor
Menellk, l'.oaded by Coneul-Goneral Skin?
ner, entered the Abyssinian capital to?
The r?ception of the Americans was
most brilliant and picturesque. Emperor
Menel'U personally received Mr. Skinner.
The Emporor. surrounded by the princi?
pal functionaries of the capital, delivered
a cordini discourse of welcome, to which
Mr. Sldnner respopded, pmsentlng an G?
v'tot|r,n to the Emnu'Di? to visit the fix
position at St. Louis, The Emperor
granted Mr. Skinner a priv?lo aud'onco
and accepted the hitter's Invitation to
send an Abyssinian exhibit to St. Louis.
THE SOUTHERN TO
(By Associated Press.
NEW" YORK. December 21.?Reports
that tho Southern Railway was atout to
mako a bond Issue were authoritatively
denied tn-diy, though It Is a fact that
a readjustment of the company's finances
hau been considered from ((me to timo.
The ownerships and leases of many
email linos by tho Southern have to an
extent complicated tho general finances
of the system and It is believed at a
more favorable time the directors will
recommend the Issuance of a general re?
funding bond,, which wlU'egver pra*tj.
?ally all existing Issues,
PINCKNEY UP TO DATE-Chtcago Tribune.
Chicago Chief of Police Will? Not
Allow Funerals to be
PEREMPTORY ORDERS GIVEN
Law or No Law, Labor Troubles
Shall Not be Carried to the
Houses of the Dead;- ?? \
(By, Associated Press.)
CHICAGO. ILL., Dec. ' 21.?Picketing of
hotiseo, from which funerals are to start,
whether poaceful.or violent, by union
livery drivers,' who went on strike four
days ago, Is to'bo prevented by tho po?
lice under direct ordere Issued to-night
by Chief of Police O'Nell.
J. B. Wudsworth, secretary, and Charles
Btevcns, business agent of the Llvory
men's UVoii, wero'summoned before Chief
O'Neill to-night and told In plain lan?
guage that any differences tho union
might have would have to bo settled
away from houses of mourning.
"This picketing of the homes from
which funerals are holding, la beyond the
Ink-ration of a civilized community," said
Chief O'Neill, "Your zeal has carried you
beyond tho palo of endurance, and such
unheard of performances as tho carrying
ot labor troubles to the houses of the
dead, will not be allowed by tho police.
Law or no law, plckotlng of every kind
around these houses will have to stop.
I shall take my chances with the courts
on the question. If any conduct Is ques?
tioned In any court."
Chief O'Neill then Issued a general or?
der to all Inspectors of police on tho
line of his conversation with tho two
union officers. Ho instructed command?
ing officers to accompany funorals In
carriages If circumstances seemed to re?
fluire it, nnd to seo that the last rites
of tho dead be In no way Interfered with.
On top of Chief O'Neill's order came
the announcement to-night that peace
plans, looking to a settlement of tho
ftrlko, had beon launched. Through the
efforts of the Chicago Board of Arbitra?
tion, a committee was appointed at a
meeting of the liverymen and the Un?
dertakers' Association to meet with a
commit tee from the Drivers' Union to
endeavor to bring about un amicable ad
Juftment of the trouble.
A funeral party of over a dozen people
from the Northwest arrived In Chicago
to-oaj, and, after the body of the d??
codant had been taken from tho union
depot In a "dead" wagon, pickets stop?
ped a bus, in which the mourners were
being transferred to tho Dearborn Sta?
tion. It wrts explained to the pickets
that the body was being taken south
and that train connections had to be
made, but they refused to allow tho
bus tr> proceed until a union bus ngont
arrived. He heard the details and then
declared ?hat the mourners should pro?
ceed In tl?; bus without Interference,
AND TOY PISTOLS
Order Issued by Chief of Police
Concerning the Use
Major Howard Ima Informed hlfi men to
prohibit tho shooting of fire crackers by
any one before noon of Christmas Eve.
From that time until the morning of the
day after Christmas fireworks- may bo
used ut pleasure, except that no fire
cracker larger than No. 5 may bo used
at any time.
Any one caught using fire crackers be?
fore noon of Thursday will be arrested
and carried before Justice C^utchfleld In
the Police Court and lined.
There Is also an erd.nance prohibiting
the sale or tiring of toy pistols and air
guns, upon the penalty of a Une. This
ordinance? will be strictly enforced by the
Has No Idea Where That Two
Hundred Thousand Is '
Coming From. .
IT'S ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY
The General Admits It Must, be
Raised to Save the Charter of
General Fltzhugh Lee Is now prominent'
in tho public eye. Every one is curious
to know what ho, as president of the
Jamestown: Exposition'Company, will do?
to raise trial? $200.000 In tho next ten days.
The railroads ? cut > tho Exposition Com?
pany to the quick, when they agreed to
subscribe, to only. $100.000 of-stock. In?
stead of. three, times that sum,, us. they
were expected to dp. General Leo - has
boon forced'to drop .all businessmen ac-'
count of.?the death of his brother, and has'
but recently, returned to the city.
Tho Conerai was soon last night and
asked what would bo done. Ho wns
frank, hs usual. His reply was: "I don't
know." Then he added: "You know tho
??allro?ds did not take tho amount of
stock wo expected they would, and I
havo been forced to lay aside all busi?
"Is It nbsolutely necessary for the re?
maining f200,000 to be raised by January
1st?" was asked.
"It certainly Is." was the reply, "or we
will forfeit tho charter."
Tho General seemed to roallza that
$200,000 Is a pretty big sum to raise In
ten days from a field that bjp already
boon pretty well canvassed,
But General Lee Is a resourceful man,
and ho Isn't going to give up that char?
ter without a struggle.
COAST LINE ENJOINS
SEABOARD AIR LINE
(By Assuelnied PreFfl.)
TAMPA, FLA., December 21.?Tho At?
lantic Const Linn to-day secured an In?
junction restraining the Seaboard from
using the latter's track over a point on
the Atlnntle Const Lino where the Sea?
board built Its track during the nlirht,
Close Steady Net 16 to 25 Points,
Lower, With Sales Estimated
at 1,200,000 Bales.
(By Aasoclnted Press.)
NEW YORK. Decomber 21.? Thero was'
heavy liquidation at the opening of the
cotton market to-day. While the bulls
bought aggressively, particularly the now
er positions, the inurkat, responding to
overnight selling orders, on tho rumors
of Impending trouble In tho Far East,
broke shfirply. The opening - was steady,
but Irregular, with llrst prices four points
lower to live points higher. Cabios were
rather bolow expectations, but Soutien
news was of a bullish average. Immedi?
ately following tho call tho market showed
some firmness. Later, however, It broke
sharply, the active months showing looses
of J932I pointa Inside of the first forty
Throughout the day prices were rallied
severul points as a result of bull support
and bullishness concerning tho attitude
of holders; t)ien they were allowed to sag
off as liquidation became mere active.
Generally speaking, the tone was steady
to Arm until well along In the afternoon.
but was easier in the late trading, and
the market closod steady, net IS to 23
pointa lower. Tho sales were estimated
Mr. Munford Writes to tne
INTENDED BY HIM.'.
Was Incensed at the Effort of
Some Outsiders to Ob?
THE SINKING FUND TO
BE KEPT INVIOLATE
Common Council Concurred Last
Night in the Action of th? .
Board of Aldermen?Tem- . '
Porary Loan to, .be Effect?
ed to ? Take ' Care of? ? ?? '.
- . Bonds Falline: Due.
There were two Interesting features of ??'.
the called session of the.Common Coun-'
ci! last night. '..?:? ..????!?
The one'was the concurrence . in the i
resolution from the Board;In favor of the
principio of holding inviolate the .sinking?
fund of tho city and authorizing the tem?
porary borrowing of over $001,000 to meet,
the bonds ,to fall duo on? January 1st,,
1311.: and, the other,wn.sth.s.rending ,of. a .'
letter from Hon. B. B. Munford. counsel, '
for tho Southern ,Rnllway Company, ex-(
plaining under what 'clrcum?tapces ha .'?'
had said he' ??????. not .apend'.ahy, money ! ;
to_ get' th? ; ordinance of his 'company. :
through the. Council, find'the ap,pb,'r)tm.VntV?i
o'f'a committee of .'five.to Investigata ' ?
with the view, to' flndmg ,out 'who 'h'ad ?
provoked tho remark.' ' '.'.'' ' ' '?
( 'This?' was-the: first matter'brought up '
'when'the body was caU.vl to order: When
the roll had been called,'President'Bloom?
berg laid before the 'Council? the ^letter '?
,from Mr. Mu'nford, which ; will be' found'??'
;bel?w, anrl Itprovoked some d'scusdlon.?,?"',*) *
? '? ? TO LOOK- INTO 'IT. . ) '
Mr. Oarr.ir moved that it'be referred?
to a committee .of five, with Instructions 'f\
to' Investigate and? report. . My,,'Q'Nell-.
.sold r.f the..allegod' oynrturos'to Mr. Mun- ?
Cord had b?en mado by outsiders, he aid
:riot think the Cornell fllfould\ii?flc?.th?m;--"V;
?Mr. Tluber tpblt file ;fan-ie'vi^',; ?tf^ivt'tijj*
Peters In a warm pne?cl?. .d?mar?d?*:! "!an^??.
invostlrntion, dee'arng." that.V outsiders . '
?wore often responsible for ?drum'.which :
fell upon th? members, and: ho wanted '
tho matter sifted to the bottom. ' ' '
The motion of Mr.Garber:w?s adopted,"? ?
and the ctfnlr nnrnfed 'th.ifol1owlncr.siie-.?.
clal comm"tteo on; Investigation: ? Messrs.,.,,:
Petera, chairman; Bottom, Ellett, Flicks,
and Hobson. , . . . . "' ;. ?: . - . r -
MR, MUNFORD'S LETTER. ' ?' .
Tho letter of Mr. Muriford '.!:-) as follows:.
Rehmand Va.. Dec. 19,. 10^3 ?-?;';.1
?on. So) J.,. Blopmbery. President of the? .
Co-r>m->n Council. Richmond. Vn':,'.' :
Uenr Sir.?On theoccarion ut the recent \
meeting of, your honorable body, held
on the evening .of December 17th. I wa?
very courteously nccor.ded the privilege of,?/
presorting as. attorney for,the Southern
Ha 11 \vnv Company, the grounds' upon' -
which that company asked a re-enactment;
of the two ordinances? under-whlbh for?
many years It had been given pertain
?rack privileges. on the streets of Rich?
As 1 stated to the Council at tho time,'
1 greatly npnreclated this courtesy, and? \
sincerely resret that a remark subsequent?-??
ly made by mo. In what was Intended,
as. a privato conversa tron, should ha vii
indicated a lack of appreciation and in
aori'tion held mo justly amenable to the
charge of. having retlocted upon the honor.
or some of Its memnera. ,
The remark refo red to was Impulsively,
binde and only Intended for the Indi?,:
? dual to whom it was addressed: yet I?
??? ascertained that It was heard, by
several others', and I realiza that no
momentary impulse or Irritation will Jus
tiry a gentleman In aspers ng the moti vea
'if others without foundation' In fact for
such reflections. ,
t desire, the eforo, to prosent .to you
n.s tne presiding officer of the Common ,
council, this letter, retracting and apulo-,
Alzing for the language user!.
I am led thus tn makp, amends to the'
membership of tho Common Council,
without any reference. :of course.'to the
poss ble orfect of mv remarle? upon ?????
tortunets of thu ordinances above referred
to. The Council win adorn or defeat' .
tnose ordinances upon their merits. But ,??
I write this lettor because I feol that-no?1
rair man will Impute motives to hi? ???
leiiows not sustained by tacts, nor heaw.
tata to oft'er reparation when hie atten
L on has boon culled to tho Injustlc?. '-' '-?'
it may be that tho foregoing'properly- >
nr.rl completely disposes or tlie lncicienc,'
nnd yoi I can but feel that'll) Justice n?
? myself and your honorable body. I ehould:
?u ? ? .'un ?tiirmDiMit -ita u\ whv I was.
sc Irritated on the occasion of the remark )
P13NOING T\VELArlS MONTHS.'
As you will'tecali these urdiimnees;
nave ooo:i pending In the City Council
tor moro tnan twelve; mon?ns. On my'
return to the city th.s fall trom my? sum-?
mer vacatoli, my pannai d, who had
tiieretoioi'o represented the Southern Rail-'
way Company In an effort, lo secure
the adoption of these oraamnces. requeu?
ed mo lo givo them my personal atten
l dicdriuliied min tn.tio legitimate
grounds of opposition had beon expressed
uy some of tao numbers of tho Council,
wtt: The tallare of the company to
,? aeiimiueiu u.se.s, tluc by ttiu'tj. U..
yo osiate on a piece of property which
H ,1 I . I. ? I 1 ? ?.,-,! , , t" ,1-f i'ilttl'1 .1 ?,. I ,._
? ti d purchased of thi? court and Ilio
pincha-e money delusiteli thorowllh: tho
iippos tiou ot curtain merchants unless
thu ordinances were iiiueptUU, ami lastly,
the suggestion tint the company shuuul
im co.?.polled to brim; its goneml oftloun
I was fui'lli'ii? Informed that from iati?
mations theretofore made to the ottici a In
o? the Company by parties nuuido o' Mm
t,OHIO I, ir.eso latici- would tecure u
speedy enaclnioiit- of thesu ordlnuncos. If
lliey wi'ie paid for tl.eir eoi'Vl?os, and m
d?failli oC which tiioir opposition might
oo (txi oeted.
I was HkowIsu advised that the officers
of the company hid decided not to eeeK
ir. any ?-ay to iniluen.ee tho action of tnn
nun Oil except by an open prusenta?oi*
or tliu merits of the measures.
J took cliarges of the ordinances and
v?as tin? ive pleut of thu utainit roiirtoay
at the lunula of the member? of tho Str'-ot
i.'ouiinit'ue. Leforo whom they were pend?
ing?both the sub-cominlttee and trie gen
mal commlttee-who tu due timo reported
the measures, with their approva), racle
to your body,
On tli* Saturday preceding the meeting
iihovo referred to, 1 met by chance ?
irlond. who was well acquainted with the
location of tlinso tracka and th*lr gr?4t
importance to tha huslnM? *???G??*???
Hituuted in that section of the city. 1?
some way tlie tubject wiaa up, ?Ad?
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