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VOL VI?NO. 10,
ROAN OKU, VIRGINIA, THURSDAY MORNING* DECEMBER 12, l*S9;
IT i MOMENT,
We wish to say to the people of
Roauoke and vicinity that our entire
stock of Dry Goods, Notions, Cloaks,
etc., must be closed out by December
15, aud to do this wo are now selling
regardless of cost.
We have not ouly a few special lar
gaios, but we have
Bargains in Dress Goods,
Barcains iu cloaks, bargains iu staple
goods, and in fact everything we have
at the prices at which wc are now sell?
ing is a bargain. Many goods way
below cost and nothing above cost.
IN DRESS GOODS
We still have nearly everything desired.
All wool silk wraps, 38-inch henriettas
sold for 91, at 80 eis; all wool silk
finish, 40-inch henriettas. sold for
91, at SO cts.; all wool 46-iuch
henrietta. sold for 85 cts. now 02* cts..
all wool 38-inch henriettas, sold for
50 cts. now 37i cts.; all wool 38-inch
henriettas, so.d for 37} c'.s. now 25 cts.
We have a full Hue ol plush wraps,
raodjeskas. new markets^ ami jackets,
tod we can *ave you t he profits qther
ouses arc making.
IN STAPLE G00OS
Fruit t llie loom, bleach, 8j cts.
Lon?iiai?:. I.leach. Si cts.
Lotsi.lc . cambric. I1 A cts.
W?urpw>-utta. ble ich, 11 cts.
Now yti k mills. 11 cts.
Pride of the west, bleach, 12Jets.
Morpotock. 4-4 brown cotton. OA cts. |
Dundee, 4-4 brown cotton 0 cts.
Mohawk valley, 10-4 Ine^ch-d sheet
:nir fo* 24 cts. worth 30 els.
Ulica, 10-4 bleached sheeting for 27
cts. worth 35 cts.
Pei>;>era!!, 10 4 bleached sheeting,
O.-M ? I
Clark's 0 X. T. spool cotton, 4 cts.1
per spool, 43 cr>. per dozen.
It will pay }ou to examine our stock |
134 Salem avenue.
CAUGHT IN ? ACT
An'} all the People are talking
"Yes, it is true. You can buy vour
COST FOR CASH
GEORG*, H. DAVIS 8 CO,
V/e wish to sell all that we can
DECEMBER - 26TH,
On which day we will positively
close and ship all goods uusold
to ? Petersburg. So do
not fail to
CO^IS AT ONCE
And get the greates.1
Ever offered in Roanoke at
?44 Salem Avenue.
WE have a line of Ladies'NEW?
MARKETS and JACKETS that
we are ottering at greatly reduced
Former Trices. Now.
LINE of Plus
$ 4 50
8 3 25
2 75 I
A new lot Children's and Misses'
long Cloaks and Jackets, ranging from
4 to 1C years.
Full assortment Silk Hankkerchiefs,
Silk Mufflers, Fancy and Plain White
j Luieu Handkerchiefs.
I LADIES' AND GENTLE MENS1
: SILK ?MBRELI?S.
j Blankets, Comforts and Counter
I paues, Lace Curtains and Poles.
A WORD FROM OUR
We have just replenished our stock
of Wool and Fur Felt Hats and Tur?
bine?, Birds. Feathers, Plush and S'.lk
Velvets, in all colors.
We haven't the space to euumeratc
our fine assortment of Dress Goods.
All we ask is an inspectiou, and we
guarantee to please you.
42 Salem avenue.
Checkered Front Grocery
Is well supplied with a full fresh and
varied stock of fancy aud select
And all kinds of
Fruit, in Season.
CELERY - ALSO.
TRIAL OF THE CARR-HOCK
A LARGE CROWD IN ATTENDANCE.
TcKlimotiy of Several Witnesses.
Tbc Cnse Agrnlnst tbe Msyor DJs
niluctl nnd Mr. Hockndity
Fined Two Dollar*.
Rorer Hall was well filled yesterday
evening with deeply interested spec?
tators who had assembled there to
witness the trial of Mayor "William
Carr and Mr. J. R. Hockaday for
fighting on the street. The cases were
tried before Mr. William G. Evans,
acting mayor, and the city was re?
presented by Solicitor Henry Gibson,
while Mr. F. H. S. Mgfrrison was coun?
sel for Mayor Carr,and Colonel John E.
Penn for Mr. Hockaday.
The first case called was that of the
city against Mayor Carr and the firft
witness sworn was Mr. Vest. He said
he was present when the difficulty
between Mayor Carr.and Mr. Hocka?
day occurred. Mr Hockaday met the
mayor with a letter in his hand,
and said the letter was an insult. He
then hit the mayor, when they grap?
pled, and he (Mr. Vest) parted them.
Mr. Hockaday insisted that the letter
was an insult, and tried to get the
mayor to admit it was, but the mayor
would not say so. Mr. Hockaday
struck tho first lick. The mayor
struck him with a cane. The mayor
did not seem angry. He I.Mr. Vest)
thought Mr. Hockaday was very
I Mr. A. Manoni was next 6\vorn.
j S;u'd he saw the difficulty ; was at the
j corner of the First National bank;
I heard Mr. Hockaday call Mayor Carr
I a fool, and at the same time struck
him in the breast. The mayor then
struck Mr. Hockaday with his cane.
Mr. L J. Klnir sworn: Was pres?
ent when the difficulty occurred. Mr.
Hockaday struck the mayor. The
mayor stepped back, raised hisstick
and struck Mr. Hockaday. They
grappled and fell together. Someone
pulled Mr. Hockaday off Mayor Carr.
He (Mr. Blair) knew nothing of the
origin ot the difficulty. Hockaday
struck the mayor first. After they
were parted Mr. Hockaday said the
letter was an insult. He did not hear!
the mayor's reply. The letter was in
Mr. Hockaday's hand.
Mayor Carr, sworn said: "In the
line of my official duty I was called
on to issue some notices which I did.
I sent one to Mr. Hockaday as ageut.
As I was going down the street 1 met
Mr. Huekaday I did not notice him
until he was close to me. His first ques?
tion was, 'Did you send me this letter?'
1 answered, "I did." He demanded an
explanation. I said the notice ex
plans itself. He struck me: I struck
him with a cane. I did not tell him
the letter was intended as an in*".'*
SuT*.* i?t> ?.fcJ->. ;r .,,n"
assault till we fell. 1 struck him but
once. I tried to strike him again, but
was too close. The blood flowed from
As this concluded the evidence the
case against the mayor was dismissed
THE TRIAL OF MR. HOCKADAy.
The ease of Mr. J. R. Hockaday,
charged with fighting on the streets,
was then called, and Mayor Carr was
the first witness examined. In reply
to Colonel Peun, he said:
"Iu answer to tho demand of Mr.
Hockaday for an explanation of the
letter I said: 'The letter explains it?
self ' In reply to his question: 'Did
I intend to say that he kept a house
ot ill-fame V I did not say I did so
The notice to Mr. Hockaday from
the mayor was then read, being in ef
I feet that if certain parties were not re?
moved by the 20th of December from
a house which Mr. Hockaday had the
renting of, that he (Mr. Hockaday)
would be held liable for keeping a
house of ill-fame.
After this the mayor continued his
evidence a6 follows:
"After the difficulty I did not say I
meant the letter a6 an insult. The
letter speaks for itself. I am not re?
sponsible for Mr. Hockaday's con?
struction of it. He did not uive me a
chance to explain anything."
Mr. Blair being sworn, said lie was
not near enough to hear anything
before the attack. He saw an effort
by .Mr. Ho^akay to strike the mayor;
did not know whether the blow
reached the mayor or not. He heard
Mr. Hockaday say after the scuffle
that th? letter was the cause of the
difficulty. He did not hear the
>Jr. Manoni sworn: "Was close to
both when difficulty commenced.
The first words I beard were by Mr.
Hockaday, who said: *You are a
fool,' and struck the mayor in the I
breast. It staggered the mayor.
That was the first blow. Mr. Hock?
aday attempted to strike again, and
the mayor attempted to strike Mr.
Hockaday. I did not hear any more
Mr Vest sworn: "I saw Mr. Hock?
aday strike at the mayor. I was with
the mayor, coming down the street.
I did not see Hockaday strike with
his open hand, but I cannot say it was
with his fist. The mayor staggered
back; did not hear any reply from
the mayor in answer to Hockaday's
assertion that the letter was an in?
sult. Hockaday tried to repeat the
assault, but I held him bark."
Mayor Carr recalled: "Do not know
positively whether Hockaday's fist
was doubled or not. I was struck on
the neck. Do not know whether he
struck again or not. I do know that
my neck is very stiff from the blow."
Mr. Hockaday, sworn, said: "I sold
the property in question on the 15th
of November last. I had nothing
whatever to do with the property."(fle
here produced a contract of sale be?
tween Edward White and Adaline
Preston.) Continuing he said: "I
saw the letter (notice) yesterday after?
noon. The letter said action would
be brought against me for keeping a
house of ill-fame if not vacated by the
tenants. I met Mayor Carr and told
him I had a letter and asked for an
explanation. He said the letter spoke
for itself. I asked him if he meant to
charge me with keeping a house of ill
fame. He said the letter spoke for it?
self. I called him an old fool and
struck him with my open hand. He
struck me. He said the letter meant
All it said. I was bound to resist the
insult, and wouid have struck him
again if I had not been prevented. I
did not understand that he was ad?
dressing the letter to me as agent. I
Admit that if an agent rents a house
for purposes of ill-fame knowingly,
that he should be prosecuted. Mr.
Carr gave me no opportunity to make
an explanation, but repeated the in?
sult by saying the letter spoke for it?
self. When I asked him, did he
charge me with keeping a house of ill
fame, he said: 'That is correct.'"
Mr. Webb, sworn, said: "1 was
about twenty-five yards from the spot
where the difficulty occurred. The
first I saw was Mr. Carr strike Mr.
Hockaday with a stick. They clinched.
After they got up I heard Mr. Hocka?
day say the letter was a gross insult.
Heard Mayor Carr say it was intended
Mr. Carter, being ewcrn, testified as
follows: "I did not see the blow. 1
?aw them fall. Somebody pulled Mr.
Hockaday off themayor. Mr. Hocka?
day reached down for a letter, and
asked Mayor Carr if he still intended
the letter for an insult. Heard Mayor
Carr say that he did."
Mr. F. H. S. Morrison, sworn: "Lntt
"Riursday or Friday* I went to Mr.
Hockaday's office and said to him:
'There's a piece of property on Ran?
dolph street occupied by Adaline
Preston, who tells me she rents it from
you as agent for one White. Mr.
Hockaday said the man's name
was Edwin White, but Ad
nline Preston was negotiating for a
sale.' He left me with the impres
sion that she was renting from him as
agent. He looked at his books and
said. 'Yes, yes.' Adaline Preston
told me she rented from Mr. Hock?
aday, as agent, but was negotiating
for a sale. Under the law, owners of
property and agents could be prose a
cuted for knowingly renting houses
for purposes of prostitution. I wrote
the not ice for Mayor Carr in order to
notify owners and agents."
Mr. Hockaday, recalled: "My recol?
lection is that Mr. Morrison came in
and asked the name of the owner of
the property, and I gave him the
owner's name. He asked me if this
woman was renting from me and I
told him no; that she contracted to
purchase the day she naovpd in."
Mr. Hockaday was lined $2 and
IIO.\OKI.\G THE DKAB.
Cftlsena of Rtanoke Pou Resolution*
?n tbe Death or Jcflcraon Dnrls.
A public meeting of citizens was
held at the opera house last night to
pass resolutions of respect to the mem?
ory of Hon. Jefferson Davis, ei-presi
dent of the Confederate States.
Captain S. S. Brooke was called to
the chair and P. Lockett, csq., was
Addresses eulogistic of the dead
statesman were delivered by Colonel
John E. Penn, Judge H. L. Parrish
and Messrs. A. A. Phlegar, W. W.
Berkley, J. Allen Watt?, Thomas W.
Miller and P. Lockett.
Messrs J. Allen Watts, J. E. Penn,
R B Smith, L. H. Cocke.N. T. Foard
and Thoinas W. Miller were appointed
?offW-f V^ij *o/}0 resolutions and re
Wh'ereas, in taJfyng, which were
Jefferson Davis, late president or tne
confederate states, a distinguished
soldier of the Mexican war, former
senator of the United States and sec?
retary of war of the United States,
this countrv has lost a sou whose
valor on the field, whose wisdom in
counsel, whose eloquence in debate,
whose noble bearing in adversity,
have and will continue to rellect im?
perishable lustre on the name of
America. Therefore be it
Resolved, That as a soldier.a states?
man and a patriot, Jefferson Davis
will always hold an eminent position
where bravery is honored and patriot?
ism held in respect.
Resolved, That the family of Mr.
Davis has the respectful sympathy of
Resolved, That a copy of these reso?
lutions be engroesed and sent to the
family of Mr. Davis.
Resolved, That a copy of these
resolutions be furnished to the papers
of this city for publication.
["he Mnrrlnjre of ? Popular Ronnok c
Greene Memorial church was filled
o overflowing yesterday afternoon
vith a deeply interested audience,
vhich "88embled there to witness
;he marriage of Mr. Robert J Ander
ion and M iss Annie Pattie. The church
;vas tastefully decorated with flow
)rs and evergreens, and Miss
Emma Engleby fornished beanti
'ul music on the organ. Tho
marriage ceremony was performed at
t30 o'clock by Rev. J. H.
Boyd and was deeply impressive
The bride was dressed in a plum
colored cloth and silk traveling suit,
and carried in her hand an exquisit e
bouquet of Marchal Neil roses and
The ushers were Messrs. John Chal?
mers. Ernest Haines, Thomas Coffer
and T. G. Anderson, a brother of the
groom from Warrenton, Virginia.
The bride is the handsome and ac?
complished daughter of William A.
Pattie, esq., of the Third ward, and
the groom is assistant chief clerk in
the office of the general passt-nger
agent of the Norfolk and Western
Railroad company. The happy cou?
ple were the recipients of many beau?
tiful and valuable presents. Imme?
diately after the oeremony they left
for the Union depot, where they
took the west bound Norfolk and
Western passenger train for Texas
and other Southern states, followed
by the good wishes of a host of
I have with' na? Mr. EL L. Caaon.
who is an expert in his profession as a
practical optician, and as he cannot re?
main longer than Tuesday, December
17th, I advise those who have defect?
ive vision to call at once and secure a
perfect fit in a pair of A. K. Hawkes'
celebrated spectacles. This gentleman
will fit glasses at the regular .retail
price at which they are sold from my
store every day. I guarantee satisfac?
tion. No extra charge /or fitting.
dec 12-tf Chas. Lyle & Co.
?A Washington dentist advertises
in yesterday's Post that he will pay
$100 for the front tooth of a healthy
young white man.
A LARGE CROWD ATTEND
OVER TWO HUNDRED LOTS SOLD.
Amounting; In Value to N'or.rlT One
Hundred Tbonsand Dollars.
How to Pnrcbaae Real
Estate tn Salem.
If the matured man who attended
Roanoke collego five or ten years
ago and then went west could haye
returned to Salem yesterday,he would
have found a 6tate of activity alto?
gether different from anything he
ever knew during his walks and visits
and studies there. He would have
found Main stceet, formerly quiet,
crowded with people and vehicles.and
seen tens of thousands of dollars paid
for land which, at one time.could have
been bought by the acre instead of
by the foot. The occasion was
the opening sale of the lots
of the Salem Improvement com
pany, and the day will always be re?
membered as the turning point in the
town's history, and the beginning of
the development which is to make
Salem an industrial city, just as Roa?
noke and Knoxville and Chattanooga
and Birmingham and Anniston have
been made cities.
The day was almost an ideal one.
[ The sun shone bright from a clear,
blue sky, and the breeze which makes
the section such a delightful place for
summer residences, blew strong from
the northwest. The sale proper did
not begin until 12 o'clock, but people
began arriving ,by scores several
Dr. E. A. Parsons, of the real estate
firm of Kelson & Parsons, brought a
party from Roanoke. They occupied
ten carriages and included many
Main street presented an unusually
active scene during the morning.
Horses carrying people to look at dif?
ferent lots were driven hither and
thither. The streets were filled with
vehicles, and the sidewalks with
people. The real estate olliceb and
corridors of the Duval house were the
principal centres of activity. Every
office was equipped with large, blue
maps, and buyers and sellers were
busy till noon selecting and marking
At12 o'clock the crowd proceeded
to the town hall, on College street,
where the lots, upon which more than
one bid bad been made, were sold at
auction. For the next two hours the
scene there was so lively that a prom?
inent lawyer remarked that it re?
minded him of the New York stock
Mr. J. W. F. Alleniong. president of
the company, and Colonel R. H.
Logan called off the lots that had
already been taken and those that
were to be sold under the hammer,
blocked" the" aisles'."Mr." Hafr~flte
actioneer, holding a small mallet in
one hand, began crying the lots and
knocking them off to the highest
bidders. Colonel R. H. Logan as?
sisted him and the bidding was
unusually lively. There were no
pauses, and everything went with a
rush. The lots sold and the prices
Section 1-Lot 5. A. M. Bowman,
*"0?- 0 A. M. Bowman, $203; 7. A. M.
Bowman, $201; 8. C. C. Rowe? $205;
18 Edward Jeter, $201; 14. Ldward
leter $206: 15. A. M. Bowman, $260:
16 R. B. Jones & Co., $445; 29. John
H Garst, *400; 30. William McClana
haii. $405; 31. G. J. Ligon, $420; 32.
R. H Ligon, $510.
Section 2?Lot 5. Frier, W ebber A
Denit, $217; 8. J. P- Houtz, $201; 14.
Armstrong & Critz, $210; 15. R. B.
Jones & Co., $255; 16. R. B. Jones &
Co . $305; 21. A. M. Bowman, $855; 22.
A. M. Bowman, $365.
Section 4?Lot 81. R. H. Ligon, $425;
16. J. N. Strickler, $851; 32. A. M. Bow?
Section 5?Lot 31. Edward Jeter,
$470; 32. R. H. Ligon, $555.
Section 6?Lot 15. W. F. Mathews,
$211; 16. M. P. Frantz, $340.
Section '2-Lot 16. M. P. Frantz,
Section 13.?Lot 15. Edward Jeter,
$405; 16. M. P. Frantz, $505: 21. Rob?
ert Logan, $552; 22. A M. Bowman,
$550; 23. C. M. Webber, $568; 24. F. K.
Clements, $602; 25. William McClana
Section 14.?Lot 31. G. J. Ligon,
$602; 32. G. J. Ligon, $651.
Section 15.?Lot 16. Elizabeth Camp?
bell 482; 29. Cbas. Denit, 570.
Section 16 ?Lot 20. Ed. Jeter, $621.
Section 111.?Lot 2 and 3. Armstrong
& Critz, $423: 12. Ed. Jeter, $505; 28.
Ed. Jeter. $5U5.
Section 20.?Lot 16 ?R. B. Jones,
Section 40.?Lot 13. C. B. Strouse.
I SfCtion 52?Lot.7. R. H. Logan,
Thesale continued privately aunng
the afternoon,and the Land Improve?
ment Jcompany was kept busy till
night recording purchases. At 9
o'clock in the evening 235 loth had been
6old, aggregating $5)6,000 in value
Among some of the people who at
tended the sale were T. W. Spindle,
J. P. Sand, Christiansburg; J. W.
Turner, Lewis Kirk wood and R. J.
Ferguson, Haran, Va.; A. M. Bow?
man, Saltville; Hon. Samuel Griffin,
Liberty, Va ; W. G. Repass, Wythe
ville, Va.; C. J. Murray, C. J. Clem?
ents, Petersburg, Va.; George
W. Fagg, White Sulphur
Springs, *a.; G. -.R. Piermont, I
Berlin, Conn.; A. W. Plecker and W.
L. Caldwell, Lynchburg; Col. F. H.
Frier, Winston, N. C; James H. Mc
Connell, C. O'Leary, J. S. Simmons,
Frank Kemp, C. Markley, W. F.
I Baker, J. M. Roberts, M. C. Thomas,
W. 0. Williams, Col. John E. Renn,
Judge S. Williams, Luther Miller,
D. C. Moomaw, R. W. McClelland,
Olin Beall, W. H. Horton, Dr. R. J.
Simmons, Archie L. Payne, J. R.
Cunningham, of Roanoke; Col.
John D. Carey, of Richmond;
James Logan and J. E. Leps, of
Colonel A. M. Bowman, partner of
George W. Palmer, of Saltville, pur?
chased thirty-five lots for himself and
friends. He intends to remove to
Salem, and will begin the erection of
a three-story building on College
avenue at an early date. Judge J. H.
Palmer will also build a store on the
same street, and Messrs. J. W. P.Alle
mong, T. J. Shickel, S. D. McCom
mon, E. S. Strayer and Colonel R. H.
Logan will also build residences on
boulevard. A number of others will
also build, and the winter and spring
will witness, without doubt, the up?
rising of several score of handsome
stores and residences.
The real estate offices were hives of
business all day long. Messrs. Nelson
& Parsons have their office in the
Duval house, and their room was
crowded with customers morning and
afternoon. They did a good day's
work and were well pleased with the
result. Messrs. Frier, Webber, Den it
& Co. placed an unusually large num?
ber of lots during the day. Early in
the afternoon they had disposed of
forty. C. B. Strouse also did a rush?
ing business. He had several men em?
ployed to attend to customers, and the
omnibuses of the town bore big
Elacards containing the firms' names,
[essrs. George Allen, Ligon Brothers
& Co. and Frantz Brothers also placed
a number of lots. The outlook for
Salem was never better.
How to Buy Real Estate in Sa?
lem as Cheap and Well Selected
a.s if on tiie Spot.?There are num?
bers of persons who would doubtless,
like to invest in Real estate in Salem,
but are prevented from doing so by
their inability to visit this rapidly
rising town, through press of business
engagements or other causes. To
Buch persons we would say write to
the leading and oldest real estate
agentB in Salem, C. B. Strouse & Co.,
who guarantee to give their patrons,
either personally or by correspondence
prompt attention, and to attend to
their interests as conscientiously as if
ihey were their own.
This firm has numberless advanta?
ges to offer to non-residents and those
u-ho haven't the time to visit them.
None are better acquainted with the
town, old and new, or have a better
knowledge of the most advantageous
property to invest in. They are
thoroughly acquainted with every
foot of ground in ?nd around
Salem, and especially with the prop?
erty of the Salem Improvement com?
pany. They are not hampered by
any lack of capital, thus their cus?
tomers can feel perfectly safe in their
dealings with them, knowing that
they have ample capital to back their
judgment, which judgment has led
them to be extensive investers in the
Salem Improvement company.and all
the other projected enterprises which
are so rapidly building up Salem,
besides having investedLlargely in
the same real estate for which they
solicit their potrons' custom. Of
course, being so thoroughly inter?
ested, they are in a very good posi?
tion to know what property to buy to
the best advantage.
To those who intend to visit Salem
in the near future we can assure them
of courteous treatment if they call at
Messrs. D. B. Strouse & Co.'s commo?
dious and comfortable offices on Col?
lege street, opposite the court house;
and, a'so, that it will be considered a
pleasure to drive them over the town
and show them, "in the language
of visiting Philadelphia capitalists,"
the coming city of Southwest Vir
The City Crowded With Strangers. I
By Associated Press.
New Orleans, La., December 11.
The day, notwithstanding the threat?
ening and oppressive character of the
weather during the past several days,
could not have been more propitious
or beautiful. Portentious, pregnant
looking clouds of the night previous
and great banks of heavy fog that
prevailed during the early part of
this morning had wholly disappeared
by 7 o'clock^s the sun burst forth and
a beautiful southern ''immer day
dawned for the obsequies of a south.
The city is crowded with thousands
of people representing prominence,
wealth and chivalry of the Southern
6tates. Six or seven governors are
here attended by Jiheir staffs and
bringing with them great delegations
of people. The military parade will
be a marked one. A dozen companies
from Georgia, Texas, Mississippi and
Alabama are here and the Louisiana
State National Guards and volun?
teer militia of New Orleans will par?
ticipate. The crush on the streets
promises to equal anything thafchaa
J ever been witnessed here on the occa?
sion of a carnival. Across in Lafay?
ette equare just opposite the City hall
a dense multitude has gathered, and
Canal,Camp and SCCharles streets are
crowded with people from all over
the country Floral decorations were
added to this morning. They came
trom every state and city in the
south, and are superb in their design
and beauty. The town is draped
from one end to the other
with the inoht elaborate showings
or black. Business fronts and resi?
dences that were barren of mourn
intr emblems yesterday lire covered
rhi-* morning and every bit of
hunting there is in the city flies on
the staff at half mast. At an early
hour this morning the streets were
thrnnued with soldiers and firemen in
uniform Members of the variou/
civic organizations and representa?
tives of every profession, avocation
and association are all en route to
their respective meeting stations,
from whence, a few hours later,
they are to concentrate in Lafayette
square. As soon as the doors of the
city hall were opened a stream of cit?
izens began to pour into the death
chamber to take a farewell
view of the remains of the
famous confederate leader. The
crowd of visitors was even greater
than that of yesterday, there being
hundreds of people from abroad
whose visit to this city had been de?
layed until today. It was not until
11.30 o'clock that the lid of the casket
closed down forever upon the features
of the dead. The remains were then
conveyed to the front portico of the
city hali building, where the simple
but impressive rites of the Episcopal
church were performed. Lafayette
square, in front of the city hall,
banquettes and streets were densely
packed with people, and balconies
and every available space fron:
which the parade can be reviewed
is crowded in the extreme.
Messrs. George Wise, W. H. Hell
mnth and Worth Hulfish, of Alexan
dria, were in the city yesterday pros
JOHNSTOWN VISITED WITH
IAHT KILLED AID WOUNDED.
A Terrlblo Icom of Exeiieaaent.
Punii Croak Each Other to
By Associated Press.
JoHirsTOWtf, Pa., December 11.
Again has this ill-fated town been
visited with disaster. This time, in?
stead of water, it was the- cry of fire
in the theater, that sent nearly a
?core of lives into eternity and maimed
fully seventy-five others, many of
whom probably are fatally injured.
Park's opera house, where the catas?
trophe occurred is a three-story build"
in* situated on Main street near the
corner of Franklin, and was used as a
dining room for several months after
The building has for a long time
been considered unsafe,and many peo?
ple could not be hired to attend any
kind of entertainment there.
There were about 500 persons, prin?
cipally women and children, in the
house last night. About 10.30, as the
performance was about closing,
there was an alarm of fire
sounded by the firemen stationed
on the corner near the opera house,
caused by the discovery of fire in Dr.
Wakerfleld's stable in Kernville. The
alarm being sounded so close by
greatly excited the audience and they
immediately rushed for the street.
They were met at the entrance by
the crowd from the outsido who
thought the fire was in the opera
honse. The crowds coming together on
a close stairway, not over six feet
wide, and the frantic efforts of those
in the rear of the outcoming crowd
caused a terrible jam, which was
made still worse by persons jumping
from the galleries on to the heads of
those on the stairs. The firemen had
to turn their hose on those outside to
ease the jam, and when the injured
could be gotten at, the stairway was
found to be piled almost to the level
of the upper floor with dead and
dying. Thirteen persons were taken
A Enrff? and Brilliant Ammblare In
By Associated Press.
Washington, December 11.?The
boar for holding the ceremonies in
commemoration of the inauguration
of George Washington, the first presi?
dent of the United States.having been
fixed for 1 o'clock today, the appear?
ance of the hall of the house was an
unusual one. The arrangements on
tion of the president and his cabinet,
and the justices of the supreme court.
Two front rows on the republican side
were reserved for the diplomatic corps,
while the corresponding seats on the
democratic side were assigned to the
district judiciary and members of tbe
court of claims. The members of the
international American conference
and marine conference were assigned
seats to the rear of those to be occu?
pied by the diplomatic corps. Nearly
the whole of the right wing of the
chamber was reserved for the senators
and representatives, and in the trian?
gular space behind the semi-circle of
desks were placed chairs and sofas for
the accommodation of distinguished
While the galleries (to which ad?
mission was to be had by ticket only)
were comfortably full, there was an
absence of crush around the doors
which has characterized similar occa?
sions in the past.
In the private gallery were seated
Mrs. Fuller,wife of the chief j ustice,and
her daughters,Mrs. Morton, wife of the
vice-president, and families of dele?
gates to the Pan-American conference.
Mrs. Blaine, Miss Blaine, Miss Lei?
ter, Mrs. and Miss Halford and Mrs.
Wanamaker occupied seats in the
diplomatic gallery,and Mrs. Reed and
Mrs. Carlisle were accommodated in
seats set apart for friends of the
speaker The president and members
of h's cabinet gathered in the presi?
dent's room adjoining the marbi*
room of the senate corridors, while in
the marble room were congregated
members of the diplomatic corps and
delegates to the Pan-American and
International Marine conferences.
The latter apartment was a blaze of
colored diplomats and delegates, ap
ueariuir in all the g'irgeonsne?8 of
: heir official costumes and the insignia
or the various orders to wbi h they
At ten minutes of 1 o'clock persons
in the senate wing waiting to move to
th? hall of the house formed in line
and the procession started. Two stal?
wart capitol police beaded the line,
followed by Charles B. Reade, acting
I assistant doorkeeper "f the senate,
representing the sergeant-at-arms in
charge of the arrangements.
Then came President Harrison arm
in-arm with Secretary Blaine, Secre?
tary Proctor and Attorney-General
Miller, Secretary Tracy and Postmas?
ter-General Wanamaker, Secretary
Rush and Private Secretary Halford.
As they passed the supreme court
chambers, the associate justices in
their robes of office took their places in
the rear according to the date of ap?
pointment. The members of the sen?
ate and employes followed, headed
by Captain Bassett, doorkeeper, and
Chaplain Butler, Vice-President Mor?
ton and Secretary McCook. Follow?
ing them were the diplomatic corps
and delegates to the conferences, led
by Chief Clerk Lee, of the state de?
partment, and Walter Blaine, exam
i iner of claims.
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