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VOL. LI?NO. 33.
Mr. Thomas Humphries is Named As the
Successor of the Present Incumbent.
THE REPUBLICAN HAND IN EVIDENCE,
T!iv Virginia Republicans Nntil to Uc
Responsible lor T.vlcr'.s nml Jones'
restore <>r Itciippoltitntcn t To B.nst
Session Committees? Col. I.IMIllj'H
lulluciicc With t /ai Iteccl.
Washington, Dec. as, 'i?5.
The bond bill passed tho House this af?
ternoon by a vote of 170 to 13?.
Careful search of the Congressional
Records back to the days of reconstruc?
tion Tails to. disclose a single Instance
lit which a committee of Cohgresa
has been engaged In the work of examin?
ing Into the alleged election frauds or
a single district.
A committee was sent to South Caro?
lina In 1S7C and to Cipher Southern States
at that ttme and on earlier dates, but
?they dealt with States and not with
Congressional districts. Any such com
m It tee could not possibly seat Mr. Bor?
land, but might declare the seat vacant
and compel another election.
Mr. Basil B. Gordon, who is at present
the Virginia representative on (the Na?
tional Democratic Committee, has sent
his resignation to the Hon. ,T. Taylor
Ellyson, chairman of the Slate Com?
mittee. As the date of the meeting
of the National Committee hits been set
for January IClh. in this city, It Is
not too late to call a. meeting of the
State Committee to elect his successor.
Therefore the Executive Committee has
deoided to act, as there are only ten
members, ?nd these can readily be
reached by mall. Senator Martin and
Representatives Swanson and Jones are
the only members of tho Executive Com?
mittee 'here. They favor tho election
?f Mr, J. Taylor Ellyson and lettena
have been written to the other seven
members, There is no doubt that Mr.
Ellyson will thus be temporarily mode
National Commttteeman to .serve at
least until tho next meeting of the State
Committee. His splendid labors as
Slate chairman fully entitle Mr. Elly?
son to thi< honor, and t'ho full commit?
tee will doubtless ratify the select-Ion
by Ihe executive members.
The lerni or the present postmaster at
Berkley bus expired, and Mr. Thomas
Humphries has been framed \a,s his
successor. The contest for this olllce
?while friendly among the candidates
has not lacked enthusiasm, as Messrs.
Humphries, Prltchard, and IVel all
have many friends in Herkley, but the
long party service of Mr. Humphries
could not be disregarded, and the
matter was Anally settled late ?this
afternoon by tits isolectloit;
Representative Tyler left the city to?
night for Richmond and his home, and
will return January 6th, when the
House will again resume its work.
Then, were no amendments, and while
tin- orators were given a little more lati?
tude and the session or last night wns
Improved for their especial benefit, the
bill wns safe at every minute and the
C/.ar never released his grip upon the obe?
The result was practically a showing
or the silver strength on the Republican
side, while on the Democratic side the
result assumed more or a general party
Mr. Swnnson was the only Virginian to
speak against the bill, und he made a
strong speech which brought him the ap?
plause or the Democrats and dissatisfied
Republicans. Ha said In part:
Tho two measures introduced by the
Republican party, as a solution of the
present dilllcultles, were complete and
thorough fnilur.'s. That Instead of alle?
viating tho present dilllcultles It will in?
tensify them. He showed tint there was
no deficiency of revenue In the Treasury:
there being in the Treasury on the 1st of
December a cash balance, ns shown by
the report of the Secretary of the Treas?
ury, of $177,403,3S6.G2I thus leaving $77,408,
ss?.U2 outside of the gold reserve to meet
idl the current expenses or the Govern?
ment. That the Secretary estimated thr.t
the deficiency next year would be $17,
tx.ij.00t), thus leaving still n surplus of $C0,
000,000 to meet nil current expenses. That
the Secretary estimated that the succeed?
ing year there would be a surplus of $7,
U?,000. That und-jr this Idea nt the end
or two years and a half the present bill
alone would give a surplus ot $70,000,000
In the Treasury above current expenses.
That the bill passed yesterday by the
claims of Its friends in two years and a
half would yield additional revenue of a
hundred million dollars, making tho sur?
plus In the Treasury at that time of
about a hundred and seventy million dol?
lars. That this amount of money would
be cat of circulation and not needed for
the current expenses ot the Government.
He then showed that the bill under dis?
cussion lo-dny, for the sale of bonds, pro?
posed Indirectly and would add, by the
snles of bonds,nn additional surplus In the
Treasury amounting to about $l00,?O0.C0,
which would effectually retire the green?
backs and tha Treasury notes to that
amount from circulation, without substi?
tuting any currency In Its place. Ho
stated that he was opposed to tho retire?
ment or the greenbacks. He said Hint
there was no redundant currency at pres?
ent. That the idea of a redundancy of
currency emanated from those who dis?
cuss currency from a per capita stand?
point. He said that nothing was more
ridiculous than to Imagine that currency
should be In proportion to tho popula?
tion. That people .were not traded in.
That men were not bought and sold.
That aa currency gave value to property
and was a medium of exchange. It should
be In proportion to tho wealth and busi?
ness of the country. That the business
of a country was regulated by lta
wealth. That the only yenr by the census
In which we could form an estimate as to
what Is the proportion between money
and property under normal conditions is
the year of ltoV), when we had both gold
Since, In 1S70, we wore on a green?
back basis with neither gold or silver,
and In 1S80 and '90 silver had been dc
monltla^'d. He showed that in 1S60 we
had one dollar for every S3" worth of
property. That by the census of 1890
and at present we have only one dollar
for every $45 worth of property. That
If we should Increase our currency to
make It 'bear the same proportion to
property its existed in 1S60, we would
have to add to our currency $305,071,101.
That If the greenbacks were retired we
would only have one dollar for every
$G9 worth of property. He showed that
this would result In great depreciation
of prices. He stated that the census
showed that the entire taxes of all kinds
collected in the United States amounted
to $1,040,000,000. and that ir the green",
backs were retired there wouldn't be
money enough In circulation to pay the
annual taxes In the country. He showed
from the census that the indebtedness
of this country, publfc: and private,
amounted to $20.227,000.000; that the an?
nual interest payments In this country
amounted to $1,11(3,000.000; thus that If
the greenbacks wire retired Hint the
annual Interest charged in tills country
would be far In excess of the entire cir?
He argued that this meant continued
falling prices, bankruptcy and paraly?
sis of business. He presented the nec?
essity of making the currency of the
country correspond in quantity to tht
value of the property, the- amount of
business, the taxes, the annual payment
of Interest and the Indebtedness.
He showed how the present currency
failed to correspond In these respects,
'(lie Itcpiiblicnn Ilmtal Seen.
For some days there have been ru.
mors to the effect that the Virginia He.
publicans possibly through the reorgani?
zation recently effected had taken a
hand In the game which resulted in the
failure of Messrs. Tyler and Jones to
lie reappointrd on their former good
Committees. There seems to be hut little
reason to doubt that this Is strictly true.
Representative Walker succeeded Mr.
Jones on Rivers and Harbors, and al?
though there are no water courses In his
district and no appropriations are ever
made for his section, yet the Republi?
cans are eager to claim the credit for
whatever sums are appropriated for the
State in this Congress.
It is further Intimated that Col. Wil?
liam Lamb personally requested from
Speaker Heed the removal of Mr. Jones
from this committee, claiming that Mr.
Jones was neglectful of duty In look?
ing after the appropriations for Nor?
folk harbor, and to some extent respon?
sible for the failure last year of the
appropriation to deepen the Norfolk
channel, but I have never heard of
In the case of Mr. Tyler there Is no
doubt that the Republicans have never
forgiven him for defeating Mr. Hol?
land, and when Mr. Edgar Allen and
others advised Mr. Borland against a
contest it was with bitterness that
they selected another line Of action.
In this mutter, too, Col. Lamb claims
credit for Tyler's removal from the
Naval Committee, having pointedly re?
quested It from the Speaker. Further.
T am Informed that within a short
time a resolution will be Introduced In
the House, asking for a Congressional
Investigation of the last election In the
Second district, nnd this will, no doubt,
he granted by Mr. Reed; who nhovit this
time Is doing all In his power to charm
and attract the Virginia Republicans.
Mr. Tyler h'.is appointed as his mem?
bers' clerk Mr. T. Nelson Conrad, of
Ihis city. Mr. Conrad Is the son of
Professor Conrni*- late of Blncksburg
College, nnd Is well qualified for the
virgin in Personals.
Senator Daniel will go under tho Son
ate reorganization on the following
committees: Judiciary. Public Build?
ings and Grounds, nnd Revision of the
Senator Martin will, in part, represent
the minority on District of Columbia.
Claims nnd Indian Depredations.
Col. William Lamb Is registered at
Mr. Howell Miller, of Rappahannock,
was a visitor at the Capitol to-day.
II. Li. W.
TIMELY WASHINGTON' TOPIC'S.
New Presidential PoRfoflireK ? The
Trcnimry Gold Reserve.
Washington. D. C. Dec. 28.?On Jan?
uary 1. 18flG. the following fourth-class
postofflces will become Presidential:
North Carolina?Scotland Neck.
Texas?Hnrllett, Commerce, Jackson?
? ? ?
The Treasury receipts for December
will probably exceed the expenditures
about $500.000 and leave the deficit for
the hnlf year at about $15.500,000. So
far this month the Treasury has ex?
changed $18.000.000 In gold for legal ten?
ders nnd for the half year to date about
* ? ?
The Treasury gold reserve nt the
close of business to-day stood at
$03,717,997. The nmount withdrawn at
New York to-day was $375,00n. stated
to be for domestic use. During the past
few days withdrawals of gold for do?
mestic use have aggregated more than
$1,000.000 and the belief is entertained
that it Is -withdrawn to enable lite
holders to be In a poslton to pay gold
for Hnlted States bonds when ii now
Issue, as Is shortly anticipated, Is made.
To Onr Friends and Patrons.
Under this bending Messrs. While &
Dodson give notice in this morning s
Virginian that they have sold to Mr.
Henry Walke the stock of goods pur
| chased by them from Messrs. F. L.
Slade & Co.. formerly known as the
Norfolk Supply Company, and nsk for
ihim the same liberal patronage which
has heretofore been bestowed upon
"Newest Discovery"?Ext. teeth; no
pain. N. Y. D. Rooms, Emus, 162 Main
Special Cable Letter Deals With Matters of
Current Interest Across the Ocean.
THE VENEZUFLA AND BOND QUESTIONS.
A Chartered Company lor Urltisli
(llilunn?The Sew Governor of thai
is. 11 mi, l>oNHCitNion?'Fluuneliil <tues>
Ilona or Jlurv interest (ban iMpio
(Special Cable Letter.)
London, 28.?The St. James' Gazette,
Which was the (list newspaper to print
the ultimatum bt Great Britain to Ven?
ezuela on October 19th, publishes to?
day a statement that initial steps have
been taken In Hritlsb Guiana to form a
chartered company whose operations
shall lie between the Esse-|ulb > and
the Schomburgk line. The Cassette
proceeds to say that the origin of this
important political development Is tu
be lound in a dispatch which Mr.
Chamberlain, colonial secretary, wrote
In September sketching the new policy
<r the Imperial government as regard?
ed Interior affairs, and inquiring ir lo?
cal capitalists were prepared to take
tip a large concession In the Northwest
and develop its mineral and other re?
sources, at the same lime hinting that
ir not there were people in the United
Kingdom who were willing to d > so.
The Gazette then gons on to print a
report or a meeting held In British
Guiana for the purpose or forming a
chartered company to take Hip Mr.
Chamberlain's offer. The paper, which
claims to know the policy or the Colo?
nial olllce, says it is certain that Great
Britain will not consent to leave to
arbitration the entire territory claimed
by Venezuela; hence. If not bona fide
official guarantees or local applicants
are satisfactory there Is ino reai-on
why Great Britain should stay her
hand in not granting a charter, despite
the tension between England and the
The financial troubles in Hie United
States strain tile anxieties of practical
men more than does President Cleve?
land's Venezuelan message. A most
eminent financial authority told the rep?
resentative of the United Press that
bonds of a I per cent, gold loan would be
readily taken here. Three per cent,
gold bonds would also have a European
market, but coin bonds might be dis?
trusted. As a matter of fact, European
Investors do not doubt there will be a
recovery in the finances id" the United
States. Referring to tlie prophecies or a
suspension of gold payments by the
United States the same authority holds
thai this should hoi seriously affect the
values of American stocks, though
much would depend on what premium
Sir Nicholas O'Connor. ex-British Min?
ister to China, is spending a short holi?
day here prior to going to bis new post
at St. Petersburg, where lie succeeds
Sir K. C. Lascelles, as British Ambas?
sador It has been learned that before
he left Pekln, Sir Nicholas procured
the assent of China to the cession to
Great Britain of four States on the
Burmo-Chinesc frontier, giving British
trade direct access to Southwest China.
Much Interest is displayed in financial
circles here regarding the proposed
new American bond Issue. Pending
the official announcement, however, of
tlie issue or the loan the interest to be
paid and whether gold coin or coin
bonds will lie given to secure the loan,
nothing' definite can be predicted as
to its influence on the European mar?
kets. There Is a difference of opinion
here as to the reception the London
market would give even to new bonds
bearing ?! per cent. Interest, but It is
significant ?hat whereas a few days
ago all idea of taking part or the Issue
was sc luted, such action is now discuss?
ed as a probability.
Tlie Times to-day repeats the report
that the Rothschilds have declined to
take any or the bonds at the present
The Statist holds thai in any case the
bonds will not be offered In Europe.
The Economist says that short dated
3 per cent, coin bonds would be unable
to retain the gold realized by their sale
as It hitherto has been unable to retain
the proceeds of former omissions.
The Dally News, in Its financial arti?
cle to-day, tak<n a view similar to that
held by the gentlemen above quoted.
This view the. representative of the
United Press can positively affirm Is
now the leading one entertained In the
city where the disposition grows to
consider tlie loan purely on its merits.
The Dally News contends that any defi?
nite official intimation of a permanent
peaceable character will find a ready
financial response here, which will show
that neither resentment nor distrust is
left. Even as the matter stands, a
considerable share of the new Issue
could be secured in Europe.
Willi reference to the Venezuelan sit?
uation it can be said that the British
Guiana chartered company over which
the St. James C.azette Is trying to get
up a sensation, has not been chartered,
nor Is it likely to get
a charter until everything is amicably
arranged between London and Wash?
The dispatch of the Rt. Hon. Joseph
Chamberlain. Secretary of State for the
colonies offering to tr.'ake concessions
within the Schomburgk lino wns writ?
ten obviously to strengthen the Bri?
tish ense against the content Ions ad?
vanced by the Hon. Richard Olney. the
American Secretary of State. An Eng?
lish syndicate, relying on Mr. Cham?
berlain's suggestions, made proposals to
tlie Gultinh Government, asking for ihe
grant of huge tracts of land between
the Essen UI bo and the Schomburgk
frontier. The syndicate asked too
much and met with a refusal.
All this happened prior to the send?
ing to Congress of President Cleve?
land's message anent the boundary dis?
pute. The St. James Gazette admits
that though there Is no reason why Mr.
Chamberlain should delay his decision
In the matter of the'- concession out
of consideration for, the feeling ot
Venezuelo. he will probably hold the
mutter In abeyance In view of the loh-,
plntt be'ween CSreut Hrilnln and the
Developments In ihe East ponlt to an
Entente between Russia and Groat Bri?
tain under which Russin win tempo?
rarily occupy the disturbed provinces
in Asln Minor. Croat Britain eo-oporut
Ing with Russia on the seaboard. Rus?
sian overtures to this effect uro un?
doubtedly before Lord Salisbury.
Lord Salisbury In appointing sir Au?
gustus Hemming to the Governorship
of British Gtiluhn in succession to sir
Chrdlea Cuinenm Loos had In view Sir
Augustus" services In delimiting British
and French territories 111 West Africa.
The nomination ot Sir Augustus wns
duo to the Bight Hon. Joseph Cham?
berlain. Secretary of Stale for the Colo,
nies, who persuaded Lord Salisbury to
make tin unprecedented departure from
official custom In transferring Sir Au?
gustus to a Colonial Governorship.
Sir Augustus coached Mr. Clin tuber
lain on the subject of the Venezeulan
boundary and supplied tho office with
New York, Dec. 2i.?The Earl of Dun
raven, accompanied by his friend, Ar?
thur Glennle, rear cqmmodore of the
Royal Portsmouth Yiieht Club, sailed
for England at 2 o'clock this afternoon
on board the Cutiarder Umbrla. The
Investigation of the charges made by
Lord Dunraven against thoKU In charge
of the Defender had not concluded
when the Eedrl und his henchman took
their departure to-day. and only part of
the evidence In rebuttal had been given
when the special committee, consist?
ing of P. Pierpolnt Morgan, chairman:
George Lockharl Rives, Secretary Wil?
liam C. Whitney.-Capt. A. T. Mnhau,
U: S. N.. and Hon. E. J. Phelps, ad?
journed the hearing until 10 o'clock
There seemed to be somewhat of a
division of sentiment between members
of the Nw York Yacht Club us to Dun
raven's visit, but in tlie end the diver?
gence appeared to converge In an un?
animity of opinion, that tlie noble earl
had hot left the country any too soon
for bis own good, while other prominent
yachtmcri regarded his personal rclter
ution on Ulis side of the water of the
charges made In tin Field, in the light
of a huge gnme of ' bluff." While the
secrecy Imposed -by the court on all
connected with the' j?jji was observed
as to definite statements of what bar)
occurred In session, it did not lake
the making of any breach of confidence,
to find out how the tide hod turned.
At 10:20 a. rh. the Burgee of the club
was hauled lip nnd the committee went
The Defender syndicate presented tes?
timony in rebuttal to that offered by
Duhrnvcfel ich1, although gentlemen
j who wer.- present at the Inquiry de?
clined to talk for publication, it wns
j learned on good authority that the
charges made by Lord Dunraven wore
totally disproved. Lord Duma ven's
case was based upon suspicion and
inference from the fact that her lehdei
the H'.ittio Palmer, hud remained
alongside until a late hour the night be?
fore the first race.
The proceedings to-day opened with
an argument between Joseph H. Choalc,
counsel for the defense, and Mr. As?
qulth. Lord Dunrnven's counsel, as to
the advisability of a portion of the evi?
dence offered in support of the charges.
After this Lord Dunraven was recalled
for a few minutes to make clear one or
two points in the testimony offered yes?
terday. He was followed by Nil' ller
reshofr. builder and designer of the
Defender, who said thai any such
chances In ballast as was charged
would handicap rather than aid the
After Mr. Asqulth had made Mr.
Herroshoff go fiver his statements sev?
eral times and had failed to tangle him
up. Mr. C. Oliver Tslln took tho slain).
He told. In answer to Mr. Chonte's
Questions just what was done on Ihe
Tiefender on (he Friday night preceding
the first race find the following night.
Ho declared with ROino feeling Dint no
ballast had been placed after the meas?
urement was taken nnd none had been
removed before tho remeasuretnent.
His testimony was direct and convinc?
.Mr. Asqulth gave him a severe oros?
examination nnd Mr. Ityiln became
quite hot under the questions that were
asked by tin- English banister. Ho was
Inclined to resent the Inference to be
drawn from the questions, nnd Mr.
Asqulth hnd a difficult task to obtain
direct answers. At 12:40 o'clock recess
was lakon for luncheon.
At 2 p. m. the hen ring was resumed
with Mr. Iselln still In the chair, He
was followed by Capt. Hunk Hull", who
testified positively that Hure was no ad?
dition of ballast. He stuck to that in
spite of all the Bublletlea of Mr. As
qulth's cross examination nnd corrobo?
rated the testimony of Mr. Isclin as to
the work on the Defender before nnd
after the flrsl race. It was nearly 6
o'clock before Mr. Asqulth finished with
Capt. Haft and it was derided to ad?
journ' the hearing until Monday.
Notice to Marinen.
Notice Is given by the Lighthouse
Board thai the proposed establishment
of Ames Ledge light, on Amos Ledge
Spindli-, on tho east side of the KCTlhe
bed River, about 6% miles above Bath,
ns stated In detail in notice to mari?
ner-:. No. ITS. of tho current series, i?
postponed until the reopening of navl
gat ion in the spring.
Another Incendiary Fire.
An alarm of fire from box No. 31 at
4:45 o'clock yestcr'-j^i afternoon was
caused by a small ...,iae In the rear of
an unoccupied house at No. 17 Mariner
street. The fire, which did little dam?
age, is supposed to have boon the work
of an Incendiary; The department turn?
Oil! novelties In cut glass, silver
mounted, nre nil new nnd low In price.
Chapman & Jakeman.
Enter a Richmond Residence, Drug the In
mates and Steal All Gash in Sight.
PROBABLE CONGRESSIONAL CANDIDATES
Ooloitcl It. I ? llnyklll Will Oppose I).
Unrdincr Tyler-TIie Contilllnlloti
al Convent ion--A <lulol Social Sea?
son? Tlie Coal'vilcrale Itc-I'nion -
Com lot Wood llccoiaca Fastidious.
Richmond, Vu? Dec. 28.?(Special.)?
All of Hie anil-Democrats In the Legis?
lature will vote agulliat Mr. Withers'
bill for a Cinstitutional Cvinwn.tlon
unless the election law? iirii (Irst anil :ul
ed. A leader or the opposition says they
are not opposed to the convention, hut
on the contrary believe It would bi?
ll good thing. What they object to
Is electing delegates to the convention
tinder the existing laws, which would
enable the Democrats to elect as ninny
representatives as they should desire.
IT a new election law Is passed the
"anils" are ready to vote lor the con?
In most or the Congressional districts
there will be Interest Ins contests for
the Democratic nominations next year.
Stale Senator W. A. Little will proba?
bly run against Mr. .Lines In the First
and Colonel R. 13. Royitln, of Isle of
Wight, will. I am told, bo Iti the race
ngalii3t Congressman D. Gardiner Ty?
ler In tho Second. F.x-Congtvssmnn
Wise Is an a vowed candidate again, -l
Colonel Bllot.t In the Richmond district.
Delegate Saunders, of Franklin, und
Senator Withers, of Danville, are talked
or In the Fifth, and Senator May, and
a host or others in the Seventh. While
up in Ihe Blghth Speaker Ryan, Judge
J. 11. McCa.be, lion. Bpptl HuntOli, Jr.,
and others may run against Mr. Mere?
dith, Senators Jones, Bchols, ami
Flood may be candidates In the Tenth.
The social season has not been a very
hrlillaiut one here so Tar. There have
been u number or very pleasant lialls,
but Tew big receptions at private resi?
liences. It Is said t'hat society will take
on now liL- after Christmas. There are
fewer scplety gentlemen In the Legisla?
ture than usual. Among the smith
number are Sena.tors Fairfax, Morris,
Flood, und Hall, Speaker Ryan, Dole
gates Wlllard. Thomas, Ftshbume,
Randolph Harrison, and McRae. There
have been so far no public reoeptIons at
(he Executive Mansion, but It Is ex?
pected thai Governor and Mrs. O'For
rall will receive on New-Tear's Day.
There was a darin? robbery last
night at the residence or Mr. D. A.
Brown, on Clay street. Burglars enter?
ed through a window opening into the
front parlor, went up the steps, out
upon the rear porch, and raising- one
of it he windows there, stepped Into
Mr. ami Mrs. Brown's bed-chamber,
drugged them, and stole all Ihe money
they could find, which was about $180,
They lit the gas and left It burning
when they went out. The thieves want?
ed only coisll, for they did not touch
two line gold watches exposed to view.
There Is no clue to the robbers, except
that iwo strangers begging f<JT food
have twice lately been found in Mr.
? ? *
Tlie Committee on the Hall for the
Confederate Reunion met in the olllce of
city Engineer Cutshaw al I o'clock to?
day. Col. Cutshaw, Ihe City Engineer,
who has given the committee the benoflt
of his wide and practical experience!
was presi nt to explain Hie respective
merits of the plans before them, atnl
tin- advantages of the different modes
of treatment followed out by tlie archi?
Mr. Walter R. Hlgliam, architect, ex?
plained lo the committee his plans for
tin- proposed building, and answered
questions rrom its members regarding It.
Mr. Higham has, prepared Improved
plans which increase the seating
capacity and general utility or the pro
posed hall, without additional cost, arid
they were favorbaly regarded by the
committee. Gen. Peyton Wise in par?
ticular expressed himself us very much
pleased with Mr. Hlgham's scheme and
this feeling seemed to be shared by the
committee. It is thought that the build?
ing of the hall will be carried out after
Mr. Hlgham's plans, and that he will bo
awarded the work. Mr. Higham sub?
mits three schemes, one for a seating
capacity t>r 7,MHi. to cost $18,400; another
one to seat 7,(Ulf,. Die cost to be JI.'i.tio.
and a third scherite to extend the sec?
ond scheme, in the matter or seating
capacity, adding l'.ihio uddittonnl seats,
the cost of all $11.174.
? ? ?
Henry Wood was released from the
penitentiary yesterday morning, having
served a term or two years Tor forgery.
A few hours later he walked Into Un?
commercial Cafe, on Main street, ar?
rayed in a fashionable suit of clothes,
and ordered a lunch. Wood was fasti?
dious. He found fault with the chef's
style of dressing a steak and I brew that
which was served him on the floor. lie
didn't like the flavor of the Worcester
shire sauce and found other things to
kick about. When Mr. Johnson, the
cashier, remonstrated with him, he
threw a napkin in Mr. Johnson's face,
in the meantime Policeman Bailey was
looking for the newly-liberated convict.
Superintend, nt Lynn having 'phoned
the police to keep a watch oil Woo.'
while he remained in town. The officer
found Wood after he had left the Com.
nierclal and locked him up as a suspi?
cious character. Justice Cm tell hold
turned him over to Sergeant Tomllnson
this morning, who escorted him to an
James Moore, a f;ray-halred man.
who savs he live.-' at No. 2!>R0 ICllls street.
Philadelphia, Is In Ihe county Jail. He
wns picked up by the county police while
wandering aimlessly through the conn
try In a. dazed condition nnd committed
to jail as a lunatic. A commission
of lunacy, (.imposed of Magistrates
Rtidd, Tyler, and T/owls will make in?
quiry into hi i mental condition one
wc.k rrotn to-day. 'Moore staled to
Ihe reporter tlint he left Philadelphia
.several weeks ago, whllo on a spice,
and reinem hers nothing of what hat?
! Kineo happened to him, except that he
found himself In jail when he came
to his senew. him brother, he states,
Is \v. Alexander Moore, a well-known
I'hlludelphlnn. The unfortunate man is
n physical wreck In consequence of his
debauch and his el thing Is In tatters,
but hh conversation Is rational.
William Williams, a young Henrlco
runner, was arrested by Constable Fer
gersnti yesterday for the betrayal, under
promise or nuiriiage, or Rebecca Lee
Itraxton. Williams wns hailed by Jus
tlee Pierce this morning for his appear?
ance January 4th
Is It mi III Omen.
The captain of the uclid nor, 'Two
Brothers Is much agitated over a rc
cenl visitor to his vessel. The schoon?
er Is lying in ihe Printern Branch, Just
off the Norfolk and Western railroad
Wharves. i?n Friday became ashore
with his crew, and upon his return
f und on board the vessel a black cat.
No one had been Been near the schooner
and the cat was not wet. The captain
would Uke to know where (the cat
came from, or whether stich h visitor
should lie considered good or bad luck.
Tho captain's yawl boat was stolen a
few days iiko.
Happy Neu Year.
Thanking the readers of The Virgi?
nian for a very liberal patronage tho
Messrs. Greenwood (i Urn. wish thean
a happy nnd progjierous New Year.
They hope to merit the same liberal pa?
tronage by offering newness of style,
size, ami varb-ty of stnok anil seductive
prices. All the latest novelties' of worth
are to had nt The Casket, and how
I hey Bell so cheap will not be explained,
bU'l they will be happy to give practi?
cal Illustrations of.
Call at The Casket for beat In the
MWrfoItt ltllNtllfMt I allege
will begin Its winter session on Mon?
day, January Gill, and <1m winter ses?
sion promises to be very large. This
school Is doing a good work .In our
midst and should receive the hearty
co-operation and patronage, of our
people. Mr. Pdtton, Ihe Principal, has
been the means of placing scores of out
young people on t he road to success by
helping them to .obtain remuncnoitlvo
employment, and he should receive en?
couragement in his work. Those de?
siring to enter should give notice as soon
They stole Culitmgc.
Hamilton Uaakcrvllie nnd Edward
Hllliard, colored, drove' their wagon
down Koanoke square yesterday after?
noon and seeing several barrels of
cabtingo In front or Graves & Cp.*s com?
mission bouse, proceeded to load up.
They had hoisted four barrels Into the
wagon when they were discovered. Of?
fices Williams and Curtis came along
about Ibis time and both are now un?
der lock und key.
Monday, Tuesday ami Wednesday,
Dec. Sil, 31st. and Jan. 1st?Wright's,
10U Main Street.
$.1.118 Handsome Brass Tables, Onyx
Tops, worth S7.
$4.08 Handsome Brass Tables, Onyx
Tops, worth S'.i.
Jl.'.iS Handsome Casl-lhass Lamps,
with lovely shades, worth SS.
$5.08 Handsome Banquet Lamps, with
shades, worth $10.
$'i.:is Handsome Banquet Lamps, with
shades, worth $12.
89c. Fine Jhp. China Small Cups nnd
Saucers, were 48c, 60c. and 75c.
S9e. Lovely Jap. Vases were f.Oe.
.ISc. Flue Jap. Chlnn Plates, were f,8o.
Kile. 1 Lot L6llg-Hair Dolls, wore ?6c.
Rita. 1 Lot Fine Doll Heads, were 75c.
7f.e. 1 lot Dressed Dolls, were $1.50.
fi'.ic. Nottingham Lhce Curtains, were
Ssc. Nottingham Lace Curtains, were
00c. Nottingham Lace Curtains, were
$1.70 Nottingham Lace Curtains, were
$2.48 Nottingham Lace Curtains, were
$:i.50 and $1.
$2.08 Nottingham Lace Curtains, were
$1.50 and $5.
$1.08 Real Irish roint Lace Curtains,
$2.OS Irish Point Lace Curtains, were
$4.08 White H?hnet Lace Curtains,
$0.50 Fine Irish Point T.ace Curtains,
$1.0K Chenille Portieres, were S4.
$2.OS Chenille Portieres, were SB,
$.1.0K Chenille Portieres, were $7.
$4.IS chenille Portieres, were SR.
2 yard wide Chenille Portieres, at $0.
?R nnd $10.
R7o. ,"x2'.-i feet .T'.ip. Rugs, worth $1.50.
$1.20 0x2. feel Jap. Ruga worth $2.
Down Pillows hi half former price.
Thes? nrices good for the day" nprried
ohlv?Monday. Tuesday nnd Wednes?
day of this week.
WRIGHT'S. 100 Main street.
Are Yon Anxious fo Save Money.
and at the same time get a line of goods
nt half price
Think of fifty boys' shirt waiejts, all
wool, worth $1. now BOc.J forty boys'
shlri waists, worth 50 and GOe. go while
I hey last at 25c. Twenty Indies' wool
shirt waists, worth $1.75 nnd $2. go at
$1 and $1.25. to close. Remember, those
goods cannot last long at above prices.
Wonderful bargain* In dress goods.
R. A. 8AUNDERS.
Ilcllo/.zn V?;m< Iii- Academy? Monte*
Night elasso-s for a new quarter next
Monday and Thursday nt 8 p. m. Af?
ternoon classes on Wednesday and Sat?
urday at 8:30. For further Information
apply at 132 Granby street.
THE BOND BILL PASSED!
Ail the Democrats, With One Exception, anil
Forty-Seven Republicans Against it. -mt
NOT REGARDED AS A RELIEF MEASURE.
Democrats Ile!icvc,T!icro l?XoKcm? ?
slty for llonil Issue?Coin tSuu??.
Uiisnloblc nt This Time?Only a. '?.
Itcpitbllcnn Pretense of Re?pouOJ? Y :
lug to tlie President.
Washington, D. C, Dec. 28.?(House.)'Jf
By n. vote or 170 to 136. the House to
day passed the section of the bill Intro-'.S?
duced yesterday by the Committee on M
"Ways anVl Means authorizing the issue ^
of 3 per cent, lionds to maintain the'-j|
Forty-seven Republicans voted withSS
the Democrats against tho proposition,:';'?
uh did all the Populists and Mr. Ncw-; S
lands, silver, of Colorado. Mr. Hutqh-?!:?
Inson, of Texas, was the only Deme*,^
erat to ally himself to the great body.j:;i5
of Republicans In support of the meas7. ;'$i
ure. There was no opposition to thej yi
second section, directing/ the sale otffli
certlllcates of Indebtedness to meety'-^
temporary deficiencies In revenue, andi;'k
It was agreed to and the bill passed,
without a division.
After the reading of the .Tounial the i""
discussion of the bond bill was re-';
sumed, the discussion to close at .J:
o'clock. The llr?t speaker was Mr.:'v.
Brpslus. The gold, reserve, he said,1,;-;
must be maintained, and the revenuesMjj
lo meet the expenses of the Government';!
must be procured. These propositions,.B
lu> said, were fundamental and lndls-%
Mr. McLaurin (Dcm.l, of South Caro-'-.?-,
Una, said he should oppose the bill be?;.'.'.
cause It would not only Increase thei'?
burdens of the Treasury, but legalize)^
a series or Improper und unfounded^
assumptions by the Secretary of the?s
Messrs. Cannon, of Illinois; Payne, ofi'<?
New York; Hopkins, of Illinois; Burton,f.
of Missouri; Marsh, of Illinois, and BujkSh
sei. of Connecticut, spoko In1 favor of .'is
the 1)111. , f
Closing the debate In opposition to tfcevf
bill Mr, Crisp sold, he would ask tho-i',5
Republican members to a careful con-pj'
Kideralion of what the measure Involved.)},
before casting their votes. They could is
not, he said, urge the passage of thin'
purely political proposition, and at the;?;
name lime claim that it was a respoiisejv'
to the request of the President, whlch$
wns that be administration be author^
Ized lo sell gold bonds.
Mr. Boutelle?Is the gentleman from- >
Georgia in favor it?
Mr. Crisp?I nm not.
The Democrats, he said, were united':..
In their opposition to this proposition-';'?!
nnd united on principle.' Thoy believed?
there wns no necessity for the Issue oy-v"
bonds, ir the Republicans believed th?ttL
bonds were payable In gold, Mr. Crlsp'.'.ffj
to make them bear on their face that]'
ract. Tr Republicans believed thn.r-1
bond swore payable In gold, Mr. Crleoi'!
asked how they justified their refusal^
lo snve the tax-payers sixteen millionsV
of dollars in interests, as the Secretary/
of Hie Treasury had stated was thelj.y
case, by voting to insert "gold" In-.;'-.
stead of "coin" In the face of the bonds?; j'
Tho Republican proposition was pure
ly a political one. What wns to bti('
gained by tho passage of the bill-? .
The Secretary of the Treasury had I
Informed the House that a coin bond?
could not he sold nt this time. Tho;;;
object of the Republicans, he Insisted,,^
was, while pretending to respond to th.tjc
request of the President, they ?were^
prepniing for a condition of tho Treas-i
tiry different from that which the Exe-'j
eutive had asked. A colloquy between'
Boutelle and Mr. Crisp over the views*.,
of the latter, as to whether or not obll.-j|S
gallons of the Government were payn-?.?,;<
bio In gold or not. occasioned soin*
amusement and was finnllv ended b?;;
tho emphatic demand of the speaker?*.'
after Mr. Crisp had plaintively naked
if he could have the balance of the
time "the House will be In order." . ,
Mr. Dnlzoll (Rep.), of Pennsylvania;
closed the debate on the bill In favor^
or Its'nnssngo. He said that if the legr
Islation It proposed hnd been on the....
statute book it would have been on thepj
neople in tho matter or interest over;'
JlOO.noo.ooo. What was the President^:
doing'.' he 'asked. By all the force'
nnd power of the Executive power de'--;
crying the legislation proposed.. What'^
is the Secretary of the Treasury doVj!
liig? By authorizing Interviews de-'a'
notinclng the bill ns It is proposed. ?'??','?>'?
"T nm snrnrlsed and amazed, Mr'.';
Speaker." said Mr. Dalzell, "and,
sneak with a deep sense of responalbil-^
ity. that a i-entloman who has,been a
member of this House, a member of'theg
other branch of Congress, and a Cabljjj
net officer, should have so little regar'I'
for the proprieties and decencies .6f>i
In aecordano? with the provisions,.;
Mr. Johnson (Rep.), of California, at;
3 o'clock, demanded a division and the;j
vote was tn.ken on the first section Of '
tho bill. It resulted: Yeas, 170; noysi^
130. The announcement was recelVefli
To the Public? Itegiiining Jfnnnnry
Our business will he" conducted oh;'jt|
strictly cash basis. Positively no goada'S
charged to anyone. Thts new systeirbv.
will enable us to sell cheaper than ever'
before, as we will then not be, com-^i
pelled to charge as large profits ,to! maker,1
up for bad debts, which the credit
system, no matter how carefully'coli"
ducted, is sure to -Incur.
We thank the public for the libers
patronage confered on .us, and beg;?
continuance, promising tn th& f?-tut
with ihe cash system, to give Wggi*
bargains in the future than ever befdrl
Wishing, all a Happy and Prosper?''
New Year, LEVY BROS., '?
174 Main -street,'-,
' The Modern Bargain ?toifo