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The thermometer ranced as follows at
Tho Tlmcs ofllce ysterduy: 3 A. M., 2C;
02 M.. 36: 3 P. M-. -13; C P. M.. 45 fl P. M..
44; 12 JI., 49. Avcrage tempcraturc, 40.
Forecast for Sunday and Monday:
Vtrglnta?Raln by Sunday night; rala
or sr.ow Monday: southerly. shtftlnj to
fresh easterty winds.
North and South CaroIIna and Georgia?
Raln Sunday. with warmer ln ea?t*rr?
portlons; fresh southeasterly winda; rala
and cooler Monday.
VOL. 14. isO. 306.
?His Brolher Arlhur and
His Sister Willi Him
at tlie End.
Loyal to His Friends and Equally as
Relentless to His Foes.
A Hard Studentand Constant Worker
From His Very Boyhood.
Tlioee Who Knew Mr. Gocbell Well
Were the Otieis Wlio Loved Him
Best, and Ihoufjli He Was Con?
sidered Cold and Sordid by
tbe World His Friends
Assert Tbat He Had
a Very Warm
H c n r t.
FRANKFORT. KY.. Feb. 3.?Mr. Goebel
died exactly at C:45 o'clock Arthur Goe?
bel. of Cincinnati, and Mrs. Braunaker, of
Ohio, his married sister, both of whom
have been constant attendants at the
d'yJng inan's bedside, were alone with
him when the end came.
They had previously requested Dr.
Hume to leave them alone with their un
conscio-us brother. The Doctor with
drew, and sbortly after. while kneellng
by the bedslde of their brother, he gave
tt gasp, and was gone. Strlcken with
Borrow and anguish. the brother and
sister did not move from their positions.
They remained' in the room willi the
door closed upon cverybody iintil 7:20
o'clock, when their brother, Justus Goe
hel, who has .been hurrying from Ari
zona, arrlved. He entered tlie room, and
the door was closed a few minutes. Soon
after Dr. Hume was summoned, and to
him Arlhur Goebel aniiqunced tliat Mr.
Goebel had died' at 0:44 o'clock. At 7:37
notices of Mr. Goebel's death were passed
through the hotel corridors.
Oxygon was frequently adminlstered lo
ihe dying man during the afternoon in
an effort to koep him alive until his
brothar's arrival, but In vain. By the
cruel irony of fate thp train on which
Justus Goebel was travelling to Frankfort
was delayed several hours from varlous
causosi and when Mr. Goebel linally reach
cd here it was only to learn that liis
brother was dead.
Among tho partlsans of both parties deep
gricf is manifested, and already a mbye
ment has been started to eru-ct a fitllng
monument to Mr. Goebel's memory on the
spot in the State House grounds where he
was shot.
No arrangements have as yet been mada
for the funeral. Plungcd in Krief. and in
the death cha.mbcr of their.brotlher, Ar?
thur and Justus Goeb?I and Mrs. Brau
nacker havo given out no inliination of
their wishes. and- probably no definlto ar
ranpranrnt.s will be made until to-morrow.
It is understood that a request will be
made on behalf of ihe citizens of Frank?
fort that Mr. Goebel's last rcsting place
be in the cemetery here. where lie buried
Daniel Boone and Vice-President Andrew
Early to-day, at Mr. Goebel's request,
foririer Congressinan Hendricks was call?
ed. and Mr. Goebel asked for some of
his lec.jl advisers. with whom he wished
to confer. Later. at Mr. Goebel's retjucst,
Chaplain Wallace. of Ihe Kentucky pcnl
tentiary. an Intimato friend. was sent
for. and tlie two had a short conversa
tlon. "Lew." said Mr. Goebel. "I wish
to anuounre to the world that I do nol
hold myself in open violence to the Word
of God."
The hypodermie injseiions afforded Mr.
Goebel some temporary relier, but the
^ufferer for the first time in his long.
weary struggle for life. apparently lost
Ihis indomitable courase.
"Doctor." said he. feebly, to Dr. Mc?
Cormick, who stood at ihis bedside. "I
am afraid now that I am not going to
get over this."
Dr. McCormick endeavored to chcer the
fast-failing man, but the latter soon re
lapsed into a condition of semi-conscious
About 1 o'clock he aroused himself
again. and, calling IDr. McCormick to
his bedside, said: "Doctor. am 1 going to
get well? 1 want to know the truth, for
1 have scveral thlngs to attend to."
"Mr. Goebel, you have but a few hours
tu live," replk-d Dr. McCormick.
Mr. Goebel was silent for a xnoment,
then calling his brother, Arthur Goebel,
to his side, he asked that the [physlclans
and nurs?S relire. Then for twenty niin
utes ihe dying man ,\vas deft with his
brother and sister, Mrs. Braunackcr.
Late this Hfternoori. to ihe weary
walcJiers at'-tho bedside. H was apparent
that the end was not far off, und Rev.
Dr. 1 aliafi-rro, of the Methodist church
of Frankfort. was sent for. He came
at once. Softly eaterlng the death
chamber. IDr. Taliaferro crossed over to
where Mr. Goebel iay gasping for breath,
and kneeling at the side of the bed,
prayed earnesUy, Wltli tears streaming
down their faces, Mrs. Braunacker and
Arthur Goebel kr.elt at the bedside also.
Then Mr. Taliaferro arose. and open
ing his Blble, read a few selected verscs
from tlie Flplslle of S:. James. As tlw
words of the Apostle were read bv the
divine. the dylng and apparontly uncon
Iscious man stirred sllgatly. Qulckly
loanlng over Ihis brother. Arthur Goel?l
said: "Will. Dr.| Taliaferro is*4here." No
response came from the dying man, but
as Arthur Goebel leaned over him, look
lng anxiously for some .?lgn of recognl
tlon, a look of intelligence casne into tho
half-closcd eyes, and it tvu apparent
ttoat Mr. Goebel understood what was
said to him. Shorlly after this, Dr.
Taliaferro left the room, and descendlng
the stairs, entered tlia ladies' reeepUoa,
where at the request of scveral ladies,
wlves of the legislators, he held brief
servlces. Then the divine ag.iin went
to. Mr. G-oebel's bedside, and about
five minules afterwards too'.; his de
parture. J jjj _L.
Shortly after 4 o'clock the dying man
was again given oxygen andi agaln a
slight rally resulted, but it was only tem
porary. His respiralion graduully grew
more laborious and rose to 53;' while his
T>ulse droppud to 129. At C o'clock Dr.
Hume left the bedside and reported to
the auxious waiters at the ihoteJ that
death was, a matter of but a few mo
ments' time. The oxygen tr'eatmejnt was
used constanlly in a. desperate effort to
keep Mr. Goebel alive until Justus Goebel ;
arriveU, bur no effurt was made to urouse
tiie unconscious man. j
As Dr. Hunw departed from the room
tlio afilicted bro:her and Rister turned to |
Dr. McCormick and rjequestcd that they ;
be left entirely ialone with their I rother, ;
who was .fast slrddng. The. ptiyslcians |
sllently withdrew, closed the doors of ihe j
room," leaving behSnd them the grief
stricken brother and sister. SUetitly tlvey I
Irnelt at his balside, their eyes fastened j
upon the half-open eyellds of Uva uncon?
scious man. He coulxl give no slgn of
fnrtlior recbgnltion and yet he was not
absolutely unconscious. Scarcely breath
ing th( insolves, the brother and sister berit
over the death-bed lflstenlng to the short. I
sharp gasps of death and praying that
life anighit be spaired until their brother j
Justus could arrive. I
Their praycrs were in vain.
Even as they watched thc pulsations
became slower and slower, gradually but
sicadily growing weaker and weaker and
with a* slight quiver of the eyelids. one
breath deeper than the rest, a pause, a
gasp and the life that had been battiing
so vaUantly against tho assas.sin's bullet
since last Tuesday morning liiekered out.
Death had claimed its victim. and the
brother. and sister. bowed by sorrow,
whose pangs were lntenslfied hy the
knowledge that a few miles away, hurry?
ing lo them was their brother Justus.
who would arrive too late, sat down upon
the death-bed alone with their dead
Not a sign went from the room to ap
prise. the anxious watchers in tlie hotel
corridor without that Mr. Goebel had
passed out. Tho stricken brother and
sister were left alone undisturbed. while
tho two physiclans outside the door anx
iouslv 'looked at their watches as the
mlnutes flew by, fcaring tho truth yet
wondering at the long silence. Finally at
7 P. M. thc train beariug Justus Goebel
came in.
At the station to meet him were TJrey
"U'odson. Samuel Shackelford, clerk of the
Ccurt of Appeals. and Mayor .Rhinoch, of
Covington. They met Mr. Goebel at the
car steps. "Is he dead? Tell me; is he
dead." were the first words hc uttered.
"He is not dead." was tlie assurance
given him by the friends who had no ink
iing of the '.ruth.
The party entered a carriage, and iive
mlnutes to seven arrived at the Capitoi
Hotel. With tears strc-aming from his
eyes Mr. Goebel was conducted to the
chamber where lay his brother. A rap
at the door was answered by Arthur Goe?
bel, who silently drew his brother }n and
closed the door. Five mlnutes l^?er Ar?
thur Goebel agaln opened the door and
motioned to the two physicians. "He
died at C:45 o'clock, painlossly," was all
he said, and then closed the door.
There was no excitement ln the corri?
dor. Those who heard the words of Ar?
thur Goebel were reverently sileiit. and
did not dissemi'nate the inteligence.
"WUhin a few moments the following an
nouncement had been prepared and was
silently handed about 'the hotel and in
the streets:
"i'o the People of Kentucky:?It is with
the most profound sorrow that we an
nounce the death of Governor William
Goeibel. In his last moments he counseiled
his iriends to keep cool and bow to the
law in all Ihlngs. We. his friends. beg of
the people of Kentucky, in. this hour of
nflliction to carefully abstnin from any.
aict of violence or any resort to mob law.
It would bo his wish. if he were aiive.
that tliere should be no stain on his mem
ory by an imprudent act of any who are
his friends. The law is stipreme, and
must in time be re-establlshed. and all
thc wrongs he and his party have suffer
cd will find their proper redress.
Speaker of the House.
Speaker pro tom of Senate.
This?as tho first intelligence given tho
public of the death of Mr. Goebel, which
liad bccurred foriy-iive mlnuies previous.
Skctuh ol" Hisliifo.
The following sketch of Mr. Goebel was
published a few days ago by. the Cin
cinnati Entiuirer:
The career of Senator William Goebel
has been a strange and eventful one, il
lustratlve in high degre ol" the theory
that man shapes his own destiny, and
that to the perslstent and industrious
time brings its own reward', and that
these requ'sites, combined with honor and
integrity, can lift the poor boy from ob
scurlty to liime and renown.
Born in Sulllyan countj-, Penn.. forty
five years ago, the parents of the Sena?
tor came to Covington when he was a
mere chikl and opened a boarding-house.
His companions of boyiiood days say he
was an extraordinary lad. for while his
companions were playihg football or rriar
blcs "BilTy" Goebel spent his leisure mo
ments dn reading well-thumbed books
ol" histbry.
Drifting from school young Goebel en
tered Duhme's jewelry establishment in
this city, but the work bench was speed
' ily yacated, and In 1S73 he entered the
1 law olllce of Stevenson & Myers, the
? former ex-Governor of Kentucky and
? tho latter the father of Hon. Harvey
: Myers.
While worklng at. the jeweler's bench
? young Goebel became acqualnted with
1 John F. May, a cobbling shoemakcr.
wbridrbiisly well read, and who possessed
a llbrary of old, well-worn books, and
to these young Goebel was given ample
access. Unuer this preceptor, Goebel's
mind was broadencd, and here were first
impressed upon his mind the posslbili
ties of the future.
That Goebel was true to his friends
was shown by his devotion to John May.
Tho poor shoemaker had a hard iir-rht
with the world, but his student, "Billy"
Goebel, ereeping onward and upward,
never forgot his first friend.
in the study of law, as In school, Goeb?l
diverged from the beaten track. and
while other young lawyers were master- !
ing the intricacies of the waltz and
nuadrille, the complicated evolutions of
billiard and pool balls about the cush
ioned table, Coebel, locktd up in his
office. delved deeper and harder into the
solving of the manifold propositions of
law before him.
Mr. Myers retiring from the firm, ex
Governor Stevenson and Judge James
O'Hara formed a partnership. retainlng
Goebel, who later formed a law partner?
ship with John G. Carlisle. cx-Congress
man, ex-United States Senator and ex
Seeretary of the Treasury. The esteem
and admlration entertair.ed for his pro
tege was forclbly shown by Governor
Stevenson when approaching the end of
life. Posscssing a vast income and ac
cumulatlon of woalth Governor Steven?
son, . in making his will, insertcd one
clause, that Wlliam Goebel should be
made oxecutor without bond. That trust
ho still holds to-day, and has been faith
ful to the oblisation put upon him.
In 1SS7. a vacancy occurred in the Ken?
tucky State Senate by the elevatlon of
State Senator J. W. Bryan to Lieutenant
Governor. and Goebel was sent to the Sen?
ate and has been returned to that oflice
time and again, until the present day.
? Practleally without conceit or egotism,
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
Would Not Like to See the Norfolk
Pastor Occupy Nashvilie
In connection with the rumors that Rev.
Dr. W- H. Whitsitt may be offered a
professorship iri Richmond College or
come to Richmond in some other capacity,
a letter writteri by him sometime ago will
bo of interest, topeclaHy to the Baptist
people. This letter is as foilows:
Louisville, Ky., May 3, 1S99.
Morton B. Howeil, Esq., Nashvilie, Tenn. :
Dear Slr?It has been reported that
Rev. J. J. Taylor. D. D., of Mobile, Ala.,
has been endeavoring to succeed Or. Haiv
thonie at the First ohurch. Dr. Taylor
is a pronounced adherent ef certaln views
that were maintalned by Rev. J. R.
Gra/ves. and has recently employed all
his powars to defend theai in the Re'.Iglous
Herald. It would be a deop grief to me,
who revere the memory of Dr. Howeil, to
see -the pulpit that he adorned occupied
by a minlster of such sentiments.
Very truiy,
Dr. Taylor Is new the pastor of the
Freomason-Street 'Baptist ehurch in Nor?
folk He suceeeded Retv. Dr. M. B. Whar
ton. who went to Baltlmore,
Conflict Between the MiT
itary and Judicial
Issued by Judge iVloore for the Re
lease of Alonzo Walker,
With Endorsement Saying He Was
Prevented by Military Force,
Judge Williams Says, IfNcccssary, tlie
County and Neighborinjr Counties
Will be Exriaiisted to Conti-ol
the Military Now on Guard in
Frankfort?If Not Suc
ccssiitl then President
McKinley Will Bp
Called on to Act.
FRANKFORT, KY.. Feb. 3.?Governorl
Taylor and Adjutant-General Collier late
this afternoon flatly rOfii&ed to recognlze
a writ a habeas of corpus issued by Judge
Moore for the release of Alonzo Walker,
a stenographer who was arrested and put
into confinement yesterday after pinning
a notice of a writ of fnjunction on the door
of Governor Taylor's chajnbers in the
Executive building.
Judge Moore said after Sheriff Suter had
reported his inability to serve the writ of
habeas corpus, that unless Governor Tay?
lor recedes from his position the sheriff
would be instructed to enforce the order
of the court and would be given suflicient
armod force to insure this result. Shortly
after 1 o'clock Mrs. Lizzie G. Walker, the
wife cf the inipriscaed man. appeared be?
fore Judge Moore, of the County Cotir:,
and applied for a writ of habeas corpus
for tho release of Alonzo Walker, making
alildavit that he had been de-prlved of
his libertv without due process of law.
Judge Moore at once dlrected that a
writ of habeas corpus be issued against
Governor Taylor and Adjutant-General
Collter dsmanuing the release of Walker,
and the writ was placed 'ln the hands of
Sheriff B. F. Suter, with dircctions to
serve immediately.
In company with Judge Andrew Seott
and former Congressman J. K. Hendricks,
Sheriff Suter started down St. Clair street
towards tlie Capitol grounds to serve the
Crossing the tracks of the Chesapeake
and Ohio railroad he w;ts met by Captain
Walcutt, provost marshal of the State
troops guarding the State buildings, and
together the two wa.'.ked to the entrance
of the Capitol grounds. Sheriff Suter ex
plained the nature of his imlss-.on to Cap?
tain "Walcutt, who at once went to the
Executive building to notify Governor
Taylor and Adjutant General Collier of
tho matter. Sheriff Suv?r in Ahe meaniime
ptood without the gate clnse to two sen
tries. whose crossed bayonets formeil a
bar to his access. In a moment or two
Captain Walcutt returned. In tho mean
time an' imim'inse crowd had gatherd:!
around tho sheriff to find out the nature
of the trouble. No one was allowed to
enter the grounds. however. .except a mail
carrieryith a sackfulot Ietters,, for whom
the bayor.iets were uneros^ed. AVhen in a
mom.Eint more Captain Walcutt returned
he also was immediately surrounded by a
nii-mber of the members of the State
Captain Walcutt stepped down onto the
sidewalk in front of the sheriff and said:
"I'm afrald you <-nn't come in, Mr. Sher?
iff." The Captain was smillng as he
made this announcement.
"Well. said Sheriff Suter. "I have a
writ of habeas corpus here , for the body
of Alonzo Walker and I demand to be
allowed to scrvo it."
Captain Walcutt hesitated a moment,
but the smile never left his face. "I'm
sorry, but you cannot come in Suter." he
finally said.
"Is there anythir.g else 1 can do for
you," Sheriff Suter looked as the burly
form of the Captain. then smiled slight
ly himself. "Well, no, I guess not." he
replied, "but I demand admittance
Captain Walcutt still smillng, shook his
head. The representatlve of judicial au
thority and the representative of military
authority re.garded each other silently for
a moment then Sheriff Suter turned away
and slowly walked back to the Capitol
Hotel. where he found Judge Moore and
reported his Inability to serve the. writ.
The writ as returned to Judge Moore bore
on its back the following written endorse
ment by Sheriff Suter: "The within writ
is returned unexeeuted. because I was
prevented from executing same by military
force. I went to the State House Square
and demanded admlttance of the ofiicer
in charge at the gates. but was refused
admlttance. I demanded to see Colonel
Roger "vt'illiams and s.ent Captain Wal
cutt to see him, but he refused to be
seen, and I thereupon demanded the body
of Alonzo Walker and he refused to de
liver him.
(Signed.) "B. F. SUTER,
"SherifE of Franklin county.''
When Judge Williams heard that the
writ of habeas corpus issued for Notary
Walker had not been honored, he made
the following statement: m
"It is to late to do anythlng more. to
nlght. Next Monday the sheriff will take
possession of the State House by force,
lf necessary. We will exhaust the coun?
ty and the neighboring counties. ift ne?
cessary. to control'the soldiers on guard
here. If we don't suceeed. then McKinley
will be called on to act."
Took the Oath lof Governor ?n Honr
After Goebel's Death,
FRANKFORT. VKY., Feh. 3.?Exactly
one bour after ithe death of Governor
Goebel. Lleutenant-Governor' f.'C. W.
Beckham was sworn ln as Bxecutive of
the State by S. J. Shackeiford. clerk of
the Court of Appeals.
It had been determined to keep secret
the news of the death of ^lr. Goebel until
Mr. iBeckham. should have been formaily
inducted into oflice and the delay was
made greater by the inabllity of Dr. Mc
Cormick to leave the bedroom *t Mr.
Goebel and make the proper certificate of
death. Until this had been done the
Democratie attorneys were unWilling that
the oath of oflice should be admlnistered.
The ceremony took place' in a small
room on the same lloor as that In which
Mr. Goebel died, but-a few doors to the
west of it. In the room at the time of
the administratlon of the oath were Sen
ator-clect Blackburn, Colonel B. H.
Young, Colonel Philip Thompson, Eph
Lillard, J. H. Lillls, LieutenanO McKay.
S. J. Shackeiford, clerk of the Court of
Appenls; Dr. I". W. Wells, Colonel Harry
Mackay,. Colonel Jack Chinn, Klt Chinn,
Dr. McCormlck, Joscph Blackburn. Jr.,
and three representatlves of the press.
Colonel l'ourg, who as one of the leadlng
Democratie attorneys throughout the Goe
bel-Taylor contest and 'Senator-elect
Blackburn, sat at a .table in tlie centre
of the room upon which they had drav.n
up the papers neCessary to Che adminis
tration of the oath of .oflice to Mr. Beck?
ham. After the papers harj been com?
pleted there was a wait of narly ten
minutcs for Dr. McCormick.
The death certificate duty baing pre?
pared, McCormick quickly signed . his
rrame and sworc to the contents of the
"Now, Mr. Beckham, it is your turn."
said Colonel Young.
Mr. Beckham. who had b:en standng
in thc far cornor of the. room. at once
advanced to the table with a Rush of ex?
citement on his youtbful face. "Sign the
oath." said Colonel Young. pushing the
paper toward him.
Beckham hfcsltated and Colonel Young
repeated his request.
"Let me be sworn first," said Mr. Beck?
"You must sign the paper before you
tak^ the oath,"-said Colonel Young.
VWe want your oath to the signature."
Mr. Beckham advanced to the table and
aflixed his signature and then, stepplnj.
back, he held up his rlcht hand for th"
oath. iwhich was read to him by Clerk
Shackeiford, of the Court of Appeals. Th*
Hght was not the best. and the wrltlng on
tho paper not the most legible. and Mr
Shackeiford tma.de slow work of tt. All
the time Bf^ekham stood before him wit-i |
his eyes shining, and a deep flush. on his
?U hen the cl<\rk read the coneludir-g
words of the oath "So hflp you Gcd," Mr.
Eeckham's Teply came "I do." an:l then.
with greater emphasis, "And may God j
give me strength to do my duty.'".
"I devoutcdly hope he will," rejolned i
Colonel Young.
Clerk Shackeiford then attested to (the ;
The offleial aetion of Mr. Beckham was :
the appointment of a new Adjutant-Gen- j
eral, and his last act before assuming
the oath was an order relieving Adju- j
tant-General Collier and A?s.Istant Atl
jutant-General Dixon.
On the back of this order was en- j
dorscd the following:
Executed by delivery of a true copy to ]
Captain Bennett, ofiicer of the day ln j
command of the troops. at gate or Canl- !
tol grounds, who reported Oeneral D. H.
Collier absent from his command. Cap- ;
tain Bennett received the paper and :
prpmised to dellyer same to General Col?
lier. The delivery was made at 0:20 j
oclock r. M. this Cd day of February,
(Signed) HARRY M'KAY.
Colonel and aide-de-camp
Governor's staff. i
The order was delivered to Captain Ben
nett at the gate of the Capitol groiinds
twenty-five mlnutes before the death of
Mr. Goebel. Mr. Beckham was made act?
ing Governor last night by the announce
ment by Dr. McCormick that Governor
Goebel was unable to attend the duties
of the ollice.
Mr. Beckham seemed deeply affected.
and he did not reveal much joy over the
congratulations which those in the room.
showered upon him.
"There is one think I would have been
greatly pler.sed' to have had done by Alr.
Goebel beforo his death," he said, "and
that !s to have signed the certificate of
Senator Bla'ckburn. Of course. I am
greatly pleased to have the privilege my
self. but I know that It was a matter
closo to the heart of Mr. Goebel. and I
wlsh that he could have llved long
enough to do it. I think I can promise,"
he said, with a smile, "that it will be one
of the first things I will do on Monday."
Kestrainin-r Taylor From lnterferinjj
With Mcctinysor the Legislature.
FIlAiNKFORT, KY., Feb. 3.?Judge
?Cantrill, of the Circu't Court. this morn?
ing granted a temporary injunction rc
straining Governor Taylor from interfer
ing with the meetings of the legislature,
and from removing the seat of Legisla?
ture to ILondon, Ky.
The tcimporary injunction Is to remain
binding- until February Sth, when the
heartng to make It permanent will be
heard before Judge Cantrlil, of George
town, Ky.
At the openlng or court Judge Prycr pro
dTuced the petition which had alr?ady
been published, and read it in full. When
he had conciuded Judge Pryor siid:
"I db not suppose that It is necessary
to prove the case of the plaintiff, and
your Honor having read the petition in
ehamibers, and there being no counsel
(Continued on Seventh Page.)
The War Office is Silent But Report
Says He Has Crossed the Tue-ela
and Engaged the Enemy.
LONDON, Feb. 0?2:30 P. M.?The War
Office ls silent as regard3 General Bul?
ler, but there is every reason to be
lieve he iSiContinuing his movement upon
Ladysmith. Those who are in a position
to know. confirm his reported' recrossing
of the Tugela river and belleve he was
engaged yesterday. The message from
Ladysmith Thursday, saying the Boer
forces were leavlng agaln and that the
besieging force was considerably dlmin
ished,. tends to .conflrra this.
Field-Marshal Lord Roberts has notliied
the War Office that forty HIghlanders.
who were previously reported kliled at
Magersfonteln, are prisoners at Pretoria.
Maj. Bathurs?. who was wounded at tha
battle of Colenso, arrived at Southampton
to-day on board the. Servla. He says there
are 2O.000 Boere at, tihe Tugela river. but
that General.Buller can. get. through if
he is prepared to sacrlfice flve or six
thousand ? men. ?':--"
TjyxpGX, Feb. 3.?The papers here pub
(Continued on Seventh Paje.) ".;?/*.
Half a Dozen Leading Citizens Give Their
Views on the Subject.
Rapid Transit By Which There Can Be Quick Com
municatlon Between City and Suburbs.
Patronize Home Industries, Get Deeper Water, Clear Drinkimj
Water. Good Schools, and Have Property Protected? Ex- ;
tend City Lim?is and increase the Population?Smaller
Planls Are Needed, and a Fair Taxation Would
TemptCapita! and improve the City Steadily.
The importance of Savings Through a
Certain Kind of Savings Bank and
Through Insurance?Patronize
Home industries and En
courage Enterprises.
The que3tioa of building up the city of
Richmond lias been a most important
one. and has been widely discussed in an
! indlvidual .way by many of Its leading
citizens. That Richmond has all the ad
i vantage's to make her a great city is a
i fact that cannot be denied by those who
are acquainted with the conditions pre
vailing here. By reason of her location.
tho fertilo territory commanded In a com
mercial way. the railroad facilities. the
enterprise ar.d energy of her people. the
climate and other advantages, Richmond
is certainly destined to be the largest and
most Important city in the South
The recent industrlal boom and increas
pn actlvlty In business generally, nas
brought this questlcn before the people
ConVpICUOUSly of late. A number? of s.is
gestions have been made as to? how thjs
can be best nccompUshetl; and The Time,
takes pleasure ln publishlnff the v.ews
of several of the leading business men
along this line. hoping that the ipobllcj?
tion of these views may not only Icacl to
somethlns that would be of advantag*
to business men here. but will hdp to
advertise Richmond and set forth many
of her advantages to outsjders who are
contemplatlhB coming to this city for the
Investment of capital.
They aroXeeiled to ISulM Up theQucen
City of the South.
Mr. J. Thompson Brown, of the well
known real estate ftrm of J. Thompson
Brown & Co.. when Interviewed on this
Important subject. said:
\ wwk ago bidding two >.ew ^or.t
ca'pitallsts good-bye. after showing them
around the>ity, they remarked: Your
city Is indeed a great surprise to as. IU
guburban lmprovements with Its grand
cducational plants. its vast river front
developments for manufactorles. its Ioco
mottve works and' railroad enterprlses.
and its Inland ship piint. are prophetic
of Richmond's big future."
This is the concensus of opinion or an
our visitors. Xevertheless much remains to
b* done to advance the Industrlal and
commerclal lnterests ot our llve. alert,
progressivo and wide-awako city. ana
which will o'fer to c.ip'.-:i-w:3 ft most p-o
lltlc field for their- Investiuents. We need,
as all agree. more manufactorles. but
they must be such as will brlnsr ski'Ied
man-labor into our midst. It ls this class
of manufactorles that build up a city.
for when such skilled labor comes he
brings with him hia family. as skilled
labor are mostly heads of faml.ies.
Throiijch Itines.
But there Is a prerequisite to securing
manufactorles. This prerequisite should
be arduously labored for by the entlre
communlty. and when secured. manufac?
torles will follow as surely as effect fol
Iows cause. Richmond must become a
railroad centre. and just so soon as she
attains to that, there will be little left
undone for the industrlal and commerclal
interest of our city. To secure this most
desirable condition. we. should at once
make every effort to remove all ob
stacles In the way of the city becoming
a railroad centre. The one great obstacle
Is the unfortunate ownership by the
State of its Iarge Interest ln the Rich?
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac rail?
road. Let this be disposed of at once. ,
and all opposltion tt> competing lines will
be removed, and as sure as removed
Richmond wllV add another trunk line to
its growing railroad system. The city
is fast becoming a railroad centre and
the credit of which, be it said, Is pre
emlnently due to a Richmond boy. J.
Skelton Wllliams. who, while worklng
for htmself, has done more for Richmond
towards maklng It a railroad centre. We
should work as one man to ald ar.d abet
all movements along thhj line and en
couragc any and all railroad enterprlses
by a "free railroad law." Why^not?
nnpidTransU Xeetletl.
Agaln, let us all work for rapld translt
wlthin our city, turn all useful shuttle
street-railway lines?into through lines.
disnenslng with the useless ones. It will
pay tha street-railway companles and
afford great advantages^ to the industrlal
and commerclal Interest of Richmond.
Let the shuttle line on Seventeenth street
between Franklin and .the Locomotlve
Works be made* a great "cross-town Hne.
by turnlnff the Manchester rallway ria
Mayo's Brldge down Dock street to= and
by the ship plant. thence along Sersn
teenth street to the shuttle line at Frank
lin atreet; and we will not only have
another cross-town Une. but one that
paases depots and manufactorles. employ
ing;. the largest number of workmra ia
the city.- Wbtle this would be a great
advantage to them and* Manchester. yet
still greater to the city of Richmond. by
rellevln* that masz congested ?busiu?s*
portion of the city. to-wH: Fourtteattt
?trtet from Main to Dock stnat madOur
street. which as It now stands is an un
bearable nulsance and a severe Injury to
the taxable value of the most valirable
whotesale business property ln the city.
Itelicve C'.jn^cstion.
Similar changes can be made with oth?
er porttons of the street rallways. the re
sult of which will give up. that rapld
through transit without which the city
will contlnue to suffer that baneful eon
I gestlon, a-s Is now Tvltnessed. This con
j gestlon of Kuslness must be relleved at
? all cost, or' else taxable values of our
wholesale business property ln that lo
! callty will continue to decrease. Whc
! can vlstt Cary street, between Tweifth
| and Flfteenth streets, without feeling
; the absolute necesslty of some immediute
movement to relleve this great conges
* tion of business traffic there dally seen.
It can be easily done. Ramove the rail
: way as above said and let the city give
! an easy grade from this tocaliry to other
near-by business portions of the city, and
i-ora-.Tierce wili fwllow this beckoning
hand. Take the wortbfesa Loousl Alley
and widen it to a street: it ls the easiest
grade to ascend to that portion of tne
city whleh couid be most ea*i!y iitillaeci
by this class of business fper'shable psasr
dttce> and ? w'th the greatest i '.eii.'tlos.
i Franklin between Tweifth and Fifletnth
streets. so admirably udapt?d for this
class of business and only wa&.ta this
ea:;y gTade ther<?t?. ShouUI thia he dona
wo would finu this conyestion p?on ?;.?
semlnated and the dead property oi
Fr.-.iiK'.ln etr.?et become ailye with this
prr.'lrablo Mirjme-ce now crylng aloud
for room to expartd.
Vi.'iiluct to "llanchcstcr.
Another most deslrablo object to obtain
In order to push the Industrlal and com
merclal enterprises of our city. ls to dis
pense with all toll-gates and' tnll-brldges.
substitute a stone vfaduct to Manchestcr
over which the heaviest traffic can pass
with that rapldlty which the present
times demand, free to rush as along tho
paved streets of our city. We will then
see business expanslon In Its wldest ??!*
nificance. whicb, though benerltlng thoso
beyond the river, wl'.l inevltably react on
the in'iustrial and commercial interest
of R'chmond.
Thrre are several enterprises that are
greatly needed in our city. and really tho
city with extendlng hands ls pleading for
Knterprises Necdetl.
There is "railroad car-works" with Its
hurge number of skllled workmen. ?It
1* a matter of surpris? that such an en
terprlse has not occupied this most pro
llflc fleld. With Its inatiguration. not
only Richmond. but its orsranlsers would
be most munlflcently benefited.
There ls a wldo openlng for iip-to-dato
woollen mllls?not one in the city. We
(Continued on Eleventh Page.)
?Discussion of tho land grabbers* law
In the Legislature.
?Rev. Dr. J. B. Hawthorne to speak to
the J. O. U. A. M. to-day.
?Situation of the street-car matter.
?Work of the Legislature.
?The T. P. A. will help the street fair
scheme along.
?Flnance Committee would appropriata
$40,000 for river improvement*.
?Safe crackers make successful raid
near Hampton.
?The' Murlon and Rye Valley railroad
sold under decree of court. Virginia Iron,
Coat and Coke Company probable pur
?Kydraullc Engine Company chartered
ln Roanoke by Judge Woods.
?Fire rendered flve families hometess
I In Jerlcho. a suburb of Suffolk. yes?
?Brltish rescrve vessel at Norfolk, and
will take cargo of stores to South Africa.
?GHlIgan trial to come off ftt lale of
I Wlght county to-morrow.
! ?William Goebel died at C:45 o'cloclt
; last evenlng.
?J.. C. W. Beckham sworn ln as hia
?Temporary Injunction granted re
strainlng Toyior from interfeslng with
meetings. of the Legislature. -
?Writ of habeas corpua for Notary
Walker waa not honored.
?Indlcatlons* arp that Governor Johnson
has carried Rusaell. the pivotal county. ln
senatortat race. .-.;. ^
?House pasaed Ir.dian anproprtotlon
Foreign. .
?War Office ls allent. but it !? belleved
thai Buller has croesed. the Tugel* and
engaged theeuewjr. i _
-lntareet to Boer war in Berlia ia in
tCBIM!. :-V
-Generai Keep* **? eccmMw*
of Samar aaaLeyte.

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