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|1 ON PORTO JRJCO
^| ? , <OontInuearrom First Fage).
^;-aiia inerltorious services in oommand' of
?g?V*he ?uUer Hugh McCulloch, *t-Manlla. j
*?*"?? - Mr. 'Wfcoclcr, of Kentucky. said lt was j
W, ithe duty of all our officsrs to be sajlant, j
-"i ::?na 3ie otojectod to sucli resoiutlons. j
S'; The ILoud <blll was fhcn oalled up. It ,
??- -was arranged that general d?bate *hou!d 1
^"?cbntlnuc to-day and to-morrow, and on
sil Thursdav until 2 o'clock, when the bill
? Should he read for ariiendment under the j
?i: fti-e-minute rule until 4 o'clock, when ,
^. Ihe ffinal vote should be taken. _ j
S Its main provlslon euts off from tne
&,' privileges of second-class jnail matter,
'c -which pays one cent per pound, publ.ca- ?
> tibns purportlng to <bo issucd period.cally
i>' *nd to jsubscrlbcrs, but which are borks
: ?r Teprlnt of books, and deflnes the con
'"??'' ?tions under -which a publication fdiall
)i t?*amlUea to the mails as second-c.ass
?- snattcr. ? . , '
; Mr LouS said -the government was ns
-:* Ang*45.O00,?? in the handling ot ????<>
<-"? Sna-class mail matter. This hul, cutting
-;? off some of the abusw, would savc the
fi-jgovernment 530.000300 ?*fy; ??
ieasure. or one more radlcol. h?d been
?: VSecomroenoed <by *very postmaHter-sene
Mr Loud said that ono-cent postage
h-:J& i? come until ?*"?*?",* "^
matter -pald Jor the handling of lt.
? ?iT:LUtle, of Arkansas. who opened
thodeoVto; said that his opposition turncd
.^rpon Its hostility to the general pollcj
; anrsupa Iby tlie government heretofore
. Sf encouraVlng the ready dlsscmlnation
<of lltenatur^. He said thrre would> be
:"' atouses under any system. and said that
-"ihe deftcit fih-uld be -wiped out by re
^uclng*PProrT xtions for railways hand
31ng the imails. ,
He ?fflrmed that while second-class
tniftU matter -was transmltted at a loss,
lt -was the indirect cause of great reve
-. snue to the postal revenues.
Mr. Bell, of Cclorado. opposcd the bill.
Seoond-class mall matter -was a privllege.
1 3ie jnainteined. enjoyed by the masscs.
Mr. Stokes. of South Carolina, opposed
the Wll malnly on the ground that it
?would Injure the country newspapcr.
' (Mr. MoPherson, of Jowa, and others
denled tbat the bill could affect news
papcrs in any but a single parUcular?
Tiajnely. the reductlon of the number of
wunplo copies at second-class rates to
The Scnate amendmonts to the legisla
tlre lappropriation Wll Were non-con
<5urrea in, and the Wll -was sent to con
Messrs. Bingham of Pennsylvanla. Hem
anlnjTway and Livlngston were appointed
At 5:15 P. Ml the House adjourned.
They TTon Four ofthc Six Events at
Cr?fiCout City Yesterday.
JOTW ORM31AKS, March 20.?Favorltcs j
rwon four of the six races to-day. reckon
fing Prangible as the choice in the first
}ia?e. Acuslila, who -was ,-backed from
tfours to 33 to S in the last race, bled,
,?nd -was piilled up. The track -was heavy.
1 iWrst race?one mlle?Frangible (11 to 5
-and 4 to 6) first. Bcn Chance (9 to 1 and
ls to 1) seeond, Cavlar (U to 5) third.
imme, 1:48 3-4.
'. Second race?one and one-slxteenth
'arilles?Tlantain (9 to 10 and out) (first.
iKailer <15 to 1 and 5 to 1) second, Shin
fan <8 to 3) third. Time, 1:50.
Third race?half mile. two-year-olds?
IPred. Hanlon (S to 5 and 1 to 2) first,
!X>?!sy Osborno O0 to 1 and 3 to 11 second.
Juanette (S to 3) third. Time, :n2 3-4.
Fourth race?one mile, bandicap?Eva
IRice <4 to 1 and 7 to S) first, Albert Vale
<6 to 1 and 2 to 5) second, Lovaible (12 to 1}
(third. Time, 1:47 3-4.
Plfth race?one mile?Sister Fox <7 to 1
auid 2 to 3) first, Double Dummy (9 to 30)
second, Little Keggie (15 to 1) third.
'_; Sixth race?six furlongs?Agitator (C to
? and out) first, Scrivener (12 to 1 and
1 to 1) second, Lord Neville (20 to 1)
tthlrd. Time, 1:183-2.
THE BELL COMPANY.
fitockholders Votcto IncroaMS Capital
StocV frona 4lo6 Mi'lioiiK
(Pa3HiAT>ELPaiLV. March 20.?At a
?peclal meeting of the stocktiolders of the
Bell Tolephone Company here to-day, it
Was voted to hicrcnse the capital stock
from *4,O00,000 to $C.O00.O00.
-SeeivM-arr I?<?ot Itcturns.
?:'; *WASHU.r&TaNT, March 20.-Secretary
\3Root and party have -arrived here from
Chaa-leston. Secretary Root has author
';?: tz9& -General iDa\"is, at San Juan, to gilve
* ?mployment upon public works to sur
"- J)lus Jabor in Porto Rico.
?.':'?'? nrooAtlyns Come South.
?" 3CBW TORK. iMarch 20.?The players
s\-i-.*f the Brooklyn base-ball team started
/.?i ?or Augusta to-day. The team will re
. tnain South until the second week .in
K.W^ve'Hals enough to make vou
f ^iizy?sivles varied enough to confuse
^th^fcesfbalanced head?prices low
itndoffh iosuit ihe thinnest pocket
^FW? jiot "one-lrat halters"?we
'm&vt aU ihe spring iriodels.
If bi course^unTap" leads.
^ Wc>e-"StetsonV', ioo.
foGetBe stylethat^suits yonrface
: ARE APPOINIED
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sion, and after thoroughly coneidering all
?of the ap'pUcatlons and numerousS peO
tlons before them, elected the following
inspectors to serve until next January:
First District?Dandridge Salc,; .v- of
Chance. Essex county.
'? Second District?J. H. Madison, of Dcn
bigh, Warwick county. t
Third District?C. D. Turner, of Han
Fourth District?T. B. Price, of L<aw
renoevillc. Brunswlck county.
Fifth District?J. T. AArest. of Stuart,
Patrick .county. .
Slxth District?A. O. Sullivan, of Chris
tiansburg, Montgomery county.
Seventh District?E M. Minnck, of Tim.
berville. Rockingham county.
Elghlh District?W. C. AA'alte, of Cul
NdntJi Distrfct-J. AA*. AVilllams. Of Fear-'
isburg. Giles county. . ' '
Tenth DLstrict-J. H. Deech. of Shir
wood. Rockingham county.
The Bonrd was engagcd in this work
until 1 o'clock; at which hour the body
adjourned until 9A.1I. to-day.
Confcrccs. on Porto Iticaii Bill Kcacli
WASHmNGTON, March 30.?The confer
ence on the-Porto Rican bill has ajrreed
upon a compnomisc measure. The Sen?
ate conferees receded-from the Senate
amendment, llmiting the appropriatiori to
the revenues collected on Porto Rico im
portations until the first of last January.
and restored tlie clausc in the House bill
applying to future revenues, reading as
"Togetlier witih any further customs
revcnue collected on iniportatldns from
Porto Rico since January 1, 1900. or that
shall hereafter be' collected under existing
The provision in the Senate amendment
speolfying tlie purpose for which tlie
money shall be used is retalned, but an
addition is made declaring specilically that
it shall be for the "aid and relief" of tlie
The bill as agreed upon follows:
"That the sum of $2,095,544 being the
amount of customs revenue receivtd on
importations from Porto Rico by the
United States since the evacuation of
Porto RIoo by tlie Spanish forces on Uie
jSthof October. JB9S. to the first of Jan?
uary, 1900, togetlier with any further cus?
toms revenue collected on importations
from Porto Rico since the first of Jan?
uary. 1900. or that shall hereafter be col?
lected under existing law, shall be placed
at the disposal of the Presldent to bo
used for the government r.ow existing and
which may hereafter be established in
Porto Rico, and for the aid and relief Of
the people thereof and for public educa
tlon. public works and other govern
mental and public purposes therein until
otherwise provided by law and the reve?
nues honein referred to, alroady collected
and to be collected under existing law.
are hereby appropriated for the purpose
hereln speclfied, out of any moneys Jrx the
Trcasury not otherwise appropriated."
S. C. REPUBLICANS.
After Honrsof AVranfflinsThey Choose
Delcsatcs to National Conventioii.
COLUMBIA, S. C. March 20.?The State
Republican Conventlon met here to-day
to elect four delegates to the National
Republican Conventlon. Twelve hours
were spent wrangling over merlts of con
testing delegations from five counties.
Permanent organization was perfected
near midnight. But a score of the !-:>
delegates were white men. and the tem
porarv and permanent officers were ne
groes." The faotion headed by E. A.
Webster controlled the machlnery, a_d
the following slate was elected after a
stubborn fight: .
Delegates?E. A Webster and R. R.
Tolbert, R. I:. Smalls and E. H. Deas.
The two latter are negroes. .
AHernates?Abial Lathrope, S. D. Poi
nier. R. E. AVilllams, and A. S. Johnston.
Tlie convention adopted a platform
embracing tlie principles of the Republi?
can partv as set forth at St_ Louis in
1S)0. Mclvinlev's adminlstration was en
dorsed and Bryanlsm and Democracy de
nounced as menaces to prosperity. The
delegates were instructed to endorse Mc
ICinlcy. No steps were taken toward
nominating a State Ucket.
WHAT SP.EEDY SETTLEMENT.
Dctnoiistrations in 3?Iany Points in
SAN JUAN, P. R. March 20.?Gov
ernor-General Davis is in constant re
ceint of telegrams from the various
towns of the island. begglng him to use
his influence with the United States Con
gress for a speedy settlement of the
questions now in controversy.
Demonstrations took place at many
points vesterday similar to the large
gatherliig headed by the San Juan Cham
ber of Commerce. which presented the
pctition to the Governor-General for a
redrcss of grievances.
VIRGINIA^ GETS DAMAGES.
Mrs. Clara Mcrrill Awardcd $4,500 for
CHICAGO, March 20.?Mrs. Clara I.
Merrill, of Roanoke, Va., was to-day
awarded a verdlct , of $4,000 damages
agalnst C. H. Marshall, former presldent
of Q\e Travellers" Preferred.Accldent In
surance. for alleged slander. _
Mrs. Merrill is the wile"of G. AV. Mer?
rill at one time a proniinent railroad
official of Chicago. She held a pohcy in
the Accident Association, and sought to
recover for an injury she clalmed to have
sustained. Marshall is said to have
cliarged her with conspirlng with her
husband to defraud the association.
t ;? -- ,
Mobilo and Ohio Purchases a Road to
MOB1LE, ALA.. March 20.-President
Russcll announeed to-night that the Mo
blle and Ohio Railroad Company.had pur-.
chased the controlling stock of the. Sf
Liouls and Cairo Railroad, thus giving
the company ownershlp of a llne from
tot. Louis to the Gulf. The purchase has
been made necessary by the rapid m
crcase of trade vla this port wlthvCuba
and Central Amerlca. v-..- V- ?. -.-.-.
?? . " > ... .-'
. . J., ???-, DEATHS.'^A</-'.,-,
PRICE.?Died. at tho residence of R. HJ
Brlggs, No. 1S5 Cedar Street, Chelsea
HIlH Miss BETTIE PRICE. . - -. ..'
Funeral from First Baptist Church,
corner Fourteenth and Broad Streets,
WEDNESDAY EA'ENING. at 8:30
, o'clock. ? Frlends andacquaintances are
: ropectfully.ln^ted to attend. ? ^
'?>?'?:<?:'?'? -"::;Bonrt* Pqnrinif'Iri.V-?:?./???.
of borid? rwoeived;?.t *e; Trea?ury torday
fot ?x<man?e:for:nwitwos was'$10,000,000.f
jn_king a totir tordaie of $$7,000,000. Of
ttttsanwint $5^00,000 oame from perwme
HT lnrt?t^t?otti ?t_?r,th_o national teaks.
TO THE BURGHERS
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gencles of the British parties. - It is in
creditable that British statesmen can
be so iblind to the feaching of. history as
to imagine that serious pra'ctlcal griev
ances can be mitigated by a royal visit
to Ireland or by a British celebratlon of
St- Patrick's Day."
Mr. Redmond denounced the war as tho
"most damnihg of which there is any
record in history," but he evoked tremen
dous enthusiasm when referring to the
gallantry of the Irlsh eoldier.
Edward Blake. member of Parliament
for South Longford. who proposed the
toast, "Ireland a Nation," was greeted
with hostile cries. V
,A distunbance enstied and the police
were called in to restore order. Amid
the uproar stewards were sent for to
secure quict. A scrimmage followed and
blows were exchanged. After a sharp
tussle quietude was obtained.
Later, while Edward Mcllugh, mem?
ber of Parliament for South Armagh,
was speaking a small coterle renewed the
interruptions. which developed into a free
iight. Many ladies -were present and be?
came greaily alarmed. Ultimately the
police overpowered the disturbers and
ejected them. .
.NEW ZEALAND PATRIOTIC.
The Country Has 400,000 . Men at
WBLLLXGTONV N. Z., March ? 20.?In
bidding farewell to-day to the.fourth con
tingent of New Zealand .troops leaving for.
service in South Africa, the Premier, R.
J. Seddon, emphasized the determination
of Australia to uphold the Imperial pres
tige. Tlie country, he said, had 400,000
male adults, mostly drilled, prepared to
defend the colonies if an cmergency arose,
to send men enough to South Africa to.
release the Imperial troops to deal with
any unfriendly power daring to meddle
with the settlement.
Lord Salisbury's reply to the Boer
presidents and the friendly note of the
President of the United States. and the
announcement that Great Britain would
not assent to the independence of the re
publics, were all endorsed by New Zea
land, Tvho, the Premier added, - would
maintain that "position at any cost.
WILL ISSUE PROCLAMATION
"Warninjr Boers whnt toExpccf in cvent
of Wantoii Destruction of Property.
LONDON, March 20.?In the House of
Commons to-day, the Parllamentary Sec?
retary of the War Oflice, Gocrge Wyna
ham, said the Secretary of State for the
Colonies, Joseph Chamherlain, was ab'o'uf
to issue a proclamation dn the subjectof
the alle.ged threats of the Boers to Ue
stroy Johannesburg, and as to what the
Boers may expect m the event of wanton
destruction of- British property.
It wa-s asserted in the lobby tliis eve?
ning that tlie proclamation would be a
brief document, of general application,
prohiblting the destruction of farms,
bouses and other property, as well as
The Honor Diic Buller and His Army
and Xot Roberts.
LOMION, March 21.?Winston Church
111, in a dispatch from Pietcrmaritzburg,
- warmly resists the contention that the
rellef of Ladystnith rose out of Lord
Roberts' operations. On the contrary, h^
savs. the operations of Lord Roberts w<re.
assisted by the fact that General Buller
kept sixteen thousand Boers occupied.
'It would be a cruel and unworthy thing
to deprive the Natal army of their liard
won laurels, and none vrould more- vig-.
orously repudiato such a sugestion than
Lord Koberts himself.
Imperial Govcninient Won't Recos
nizc Alienation or Property,
?CAPE TOWN, March 20.^Sir Alfred
Milner, the Governor of Cape Colony and
British 'High Commissioner of South
Africa, has issued a proclamation declar
ing that tlie Imperial government will not
recognize as valid or effectual any aliena.
tlons of property, whether of lands, rail
roads or mines within the Transvaal or
the Orange Free State, or any interest
therein or incumberances, or any con
cesslons granted by the said governments.
FLYING THE WHITE FLAG.
British Troops AVell Rcceivcd in tho
LON'DON, March .21.?A dispatch to the
Daily Mail from Donkerspoort, datcd
Monday, March 10th, says:
'A reconnalssance toward Pbilippopolis,
twenty-tive miles west of Springfontein,
found the farms all flying white llags.
The British troops were cordially received.
"It ls 'reported that Mr..'. Steyn is trylng
to rally the Boers. but the latter say they
fcave-had enough." , ,
They Have Blown Up the Bridges
North of Blnemfbiiteiii.
CAPB TOWN, March 20.?The Boers
have blown up the bridges north of Bloem?
fontein. - includlng those at Winburg and
ICroonstadt, and are now retreatlng to the
' BLEW UP A BRIDGE.
Liaw Conrts Have Ucopcned in papital
of Orniiso Free.Statn.
""BLOEMFONTEIN, . MONDAT, March
.20.?The Boers4)lew,up the failroad.bric'ge
over theViModder.^river, fourteen miles
north, last night. Tho law courts were
reopened to-day.: '_ , ,. .""-...
! pickjEa up at skrV ;
Captaiii.aiid :Cre\y of.British Ship City
'-...;-? v >v ?;! ^offj?loretice^>
SAN- FRANCISCO. 'March 20.?Captain
Stone and twehty-|six men of 'the :.wreck
ed -British ship City .pt Florence,-which
struck on a reef ten miles southo-f Point
Pedrolast night, were "picked upVby the:
tug Alert-two miles north of PoihtPedro;
late ithis evenlngv-and.Throu^,^tOv.ttla;
x Thev^orence^sailed? frojn:?Iquio.ul:vfor;:
hundred iitdhs ' wf ^nitrate'^nslgned;;^
Baitoux ?n4 Compaoy.: ThewaMel -?mick;
twlce against <the\reef amt .waa fuH.?o
the scuppers .with water ten minntes af-^
terrstriking, compelling* tho officers and
crew'-to rtake *ito .the - boats. The ,crew
saved some of their jpers'dnal, effects, txut
the officers left the .JslnkJng * shlp; -with.
nothing but the clothes they wore.
The Clry of Florence -belongs to the
City of Florence Shipbuildlng Company.
She;is a total loss. , J I ?
Mines are Not Flooded.
XONDON, March 21.?A oorrespondent
of the Daily News at Blcemfonteln tele
graphing Mbnday, March. 19th, says:
"I learn from Jbhannosburg that itls
not true that the mines have been flooded
or otherwise damaged beyond the fact
tihat the machinery is suffering from dte
use. My informant declares tbat the
Whole story was fabrloated to court sym
pathy." - : . .';- i 'J.';;:?- . ????'? h-JBOBL
' ADMIRAL DEWEY ILL
He Could Not Attend the Keception In
SAVANNAH, GA., March 20.-Tbe ipro
gramme for theentertaimnent of Admiral
and Mrs. Dewey -was broken this evening
by the illness of the .Admiral. A public
reception had been assigned for the hours
between-9 and ai. and flve thousand per
.sons gathered at the < -DeSoto Hotel to
greet tho dlstinguished' visitors. But the
Admiral was.too: ill to appear, and the
funotion had to be reluctantly caUed off.
The Admiral's attack, which is of toal
gestion, occurred on board the revenue
cutter Hamilton, while the party was_ on
a trip down the river and harbor. Bur
gebn-General Wyman,.pf the Marine Hos
pital Service, and Dr.. St J. Abraham,
who were aboard the,cutter. admlnistered
to the Admiral, but-his indlspoaition was
so severe that it was best to bring him
back to the city on the steam yacht Bara
couta, belonging to Mr. Edward Keliy.
of New York, which was accompanylng
the revenue cutter.
The Admiral is resting easily to-night,
and his physiclans say he will, no doubt,
be able to go on with the programme of
All the shipping in the harbor, foreign
and domestic, was decorated gaily ln
honor of Admiral Dewey.; Mrs. Dewey
was entertained this afternoon by a. com?
mittee of ladies at the Yacht Club. where
she heard plantation. songs sung by a
chorus of rice-field pickanninles.
General Nelson A. Miles will arrive to
morrow afternoon. too late to participate
Favorablo Rcport Made on Bill Pro
AVASHINGTON, March 20.?The Sen?
ate Committee on Naval Affairs to-day
agreed to rcport the .bill for a Paclfic
cable, which Senator Hale was author
ized to draft at the last session of the
committee, and the rcport was later pre
sented to the Senate. The bill pro
vides for a present cable only to Hono
lulu, but declares a purpose to extend it
in the future.
; Three million dollars is appropriated
for the work and further surveys are
authorized to determine the most prac
ticable route. The control of the cable,
when completed, is to be transferred to
A new provislon in the bill requires
that "the cables, wires and other instru
mehts, materials and appurtenances nec
essary in the work of; laying the cable
shall be of American.manufacture, pro
vlded that it can be procured at a cost
not exceeding 12 per cent. above what
It could be procured for in foreign mar
DOZEN SHOTS EXCHANGED.
But They'Went WlcieTand no One AVas
KANSAS CITY, MO., March 20.?A
dozeri shots were exehanged and a lively
sprinting mateh was indulged in in the
north cnd'this evening when three Repub?
lican canvassers attempted to investigate
alle'ged : fraudulent registration irom. the
rooming house above Election Judge Jdhn
Pryor's saloon at No. 55S Walnut Street.
Republican canvassors with two news
papers repcrters entered Pryor's place to
verify the registration of twenty-two men
designated as living in. the rooming house
kcpt by Pryor. Pryor drew a revolver and
slarted for Scroggins, who had taken the
Judge to task at the primaries because
of allcged irregularities. Scroggins follow.
ed by Nolan, dashed into the street. While
Canvasser Ctforris covercd Phil McCrory,
Pryor's partner, who had grabbed a gun
and started to mix in.
AVhilo Morrls kept MeCrory quiot inside
the saloon, behind tlie bar of which a
dozen loungers sought cover. Pryor,
Scroggins and Nolan emptied their revolv.
ens without effect at each other in the
street. Pryor was arrested to-night.
INDIAN BUDGET. .
Tlie Aniiual Finaucial Statcmcnt
? Shdws Gnotl Surplus.
LONDON, March 21.?The Indian Office
has issued its annual financial statement.
This shows a surplus for 1S99 and 1200
of ?2,553,000, and' an estimated surplus
for 1900 and 1901 of ?1S0,0C0.
The famine expenditure for 1S99 and
1900 worked out at ?2,055,000. It is es
'Umnted thait the famine expenditure
for 1900 and 1901 will be ?3,335,000.
Except for the famine expenditure the
bud'get is regarded .as healthy. The
gold standard has been successfully in
troduced. and all demands have been met
without borrowing. - The surplus of ?1G0,
000 is, however, only a paper surplus;
for a temporary loan of ?500,000 is to
be incurred in England.' and it is es?
timated that a temporary loan of three
crores of 'rupees will be necessary for
ways and moans.
revolutioTj in colombia.
Uritisii Cruiscr Itepoits It to ba in Full
KESTGSTON, JA0MAICA, .March T0.?
The British cruiser Alert arrived here
to-day from Colombian ports. She re
ports the revolutlon there in full swing,
and triat British subjects need protection.
The Alert is coaling hastily, and will re
turn to Colombia.
has taught us how to makethe
best Emulsion in the world;
Experience has; proved that
this Emulsion is worthy of
entire confidence. There
are 'many imitations of
and all kinds of substitutes for it;;
butnone equalit.^lf your doctor
vrecommends you tci take Cod-Liver
Oil,oryou know yourself that you
rieed it, get SGOTPS-EMULSION;
it is the best-Cod-Liver Gil in the
' "^If^e hadyour addrcfswewonld'tead;.
j yda- a' ?amplt,and; a^paxapUe t vtduajf ^
av^i'i^W-^Cjoc; ?nd St.oe.'all drottUUr ;-Viilii^i 'A
:-g' ICOXr. *-MWNE^jf?Bl~iti h'OTOTi*.^.
The Sprinq Medicine for exhausted nerves and the overworked
hody. Only when the nerves are weakened and inflamed do you
know that they exist.
JOHN H. WILLIAMSON, Grand Island, CaL, writes! ^
^Althouo-h I am 73 years old, I have no particular disease, and
am a hard worker. I use Paine s Gelery Compound as a spring
medicine to restore Iost energy, I have used the Compound for
years and find it very beneficial. When I take it, it seeems as
though I did double work/' _
Paine's Celery Compound is a medicine compounded to strengtnen
nerves, stomach, liver and kidneys. _
PERSONAL AND GENERAL.
Tnterestins Facts About Kichmond's
Citizcns aiidOlher Mattcrs.
(Mrs. WilMam H. Sadler is able to be
out after two weeks' illness.
Mr. Ben. P. Owen, Jr., the Governor's
private secretary, ls In Washlngton.
T>r G W LeCato and Hon. S. Wllklns
Matihews, of Accomac. are in the city.
Large crowds attended St Paul's yester- j
day morning to hear Mr.-Matthews speak.
Tne meetings are growlng in interest.
Captain Rosser, who has been ill at the
Retreat for the Sick, is able to leave his
room for a short time daily.
?Mr C W Tanner is confined to his
residence, No. 219 South Third Street, by
The sale of State delinquent lands for
1S9S has been completed. About 200 pleces
of real estate were sold.
Mr. James IM. N. Allen. a. member of
the City Democratic Committee, is con?
fined to his home by indlsposltion.
Rev John JD. La Mothe, who -was re?
cently extended a call to the pastorate
of St. Luke's Episcopal church, lon Wash
ington Street, has declined. Rev. Mr.
La Mothe ls rector of St. Paul's church,
Hamilton, Loudoun county. (Rev. "Mr.
Snead was formerly rector of St. (Lukeq
Lleutenant Arthur H. Gary contlnues
<=eriously ill at the residence of his father,
Mr. Alfred J. Gary, North Twenty-fifth
Virjriiiians in XcwYork.
NEW YORK, aiarch 20?Special.?Vlr
ginians In 'New Tork:
LvncKburg-W. B. Bigbee, Cadillac.
Norfolk?M. L. Clark, Broadway Cen?
tral; C. Hardy, Herald Square; H. Chris
tian' Sturtevant; P. Epes, St. Denis.
Richmond?T. H. Brisgs and -wife,
Bartholdi; A. Walton, Brcadway CentralJ
J. H. Kuffler, Herald Square; A. J. Mar
cuse, Hoffman; Miss Palmore, St. Denis.
Roanoke?J. B. Hanckel, Marlborough.
Virginia?W. H. Syme, Broadway Cen?
tral. i !!l i.fcafiaS
At Murphy's: S. Wilkihs Mathews, Ac?
comac; H. B. Potter, Norfolk; W. Brooks
Parfcam,. Honderson, N. C; John T.
Cowan, Montgomery county; Irving W.
Pope, Norfolk; John T. Brady and -wife,
Portsmouth; James L. Arls, Harrison
burg; M. Klingon, Atlanta^
At Ford's?Robert E. Clark, Charlottes
ville; James A Fishburne, Virginia; C.
D. Haller, Roanoke; Julian M. Ruffin,
Hanover; Mrs. L. H. Johnson, Ports?
mouth; George W. Le Cato, Accomac;
W. 'A Parsons, Vinita;.F. F. Jowan, Hal
ifax, N. C; J. M. Daly, Waterbury,
Conn.; D. Sale, Essex. i .
* . V
Mr. J. C. Mayfield, a popular traveller
for a large Phlladelphla silk and millnery
house, ls on one of his regular trlps to
Richmond. Mr. Mayfield is one of the;
orlginal base-ball rooters, and be is be?
ing extended the glad hand by his many
* -i ' * " ?
Mr ATthur G. Lewis, -the well known
railroad official, was atr Murphy's Hotel
yesterday. - ': ;.
Mr. Lewis'terse and philosophical say
ings that appear in the "Royal '= Blue
Book" regularly are now.copied through
out the country. and his--. soug. "Life
Without Love," ore ot the' sweetest
"love thoughts ever written, is meeting
-with roarited success. - .-- -
Mr. Willlam C.*Carrington, of Lynch
burg; Messrs. W. H. Curtis, E. C. Madl
son. 'B. Lovenstein and J. n Alexander,
or Leesburg. were at Ford's laswilght.
Candidatcs for Re-Elcct:on. <
Mr. Arthur B. Fergusson'and Mr. Fred.
H. Garber, of the Common Council. from
Marshall Ward,r will be" candldates for
re-electton. ? - ? -
I Wagon "WoWirBuriieri.
DETROIT, ? MIcaSMarch 20.?A Free
Press speolal from FHnt}sMIch., says:
"The Flint.Wagon "Works were totally
destroyed by?Sse tto-night.? !Loss $200.-'
OOO/ This is the most ? serious blow to
Plint the <lty has ever received. The
origln is unknown. Five hundred men
are thrown out of work;"
Tweniy-Four Drowned..- -
BUDA FBST," Maroh^ 20".?Tirenty-tfour.
peasants were' drowned,tp-day-by,the capl
sialns ot^ "a?boat in. -vwhtch^they ^were
? intnmMliw :?. tha iTtanUba :mv?prfmm-:inuaiMt
-VTETROPOLITAN LIFE INSTJRANCF, COMPANY, OF NEW YORK.
ANNUAli STATEMENTFOR THE FISCAD. YEAR ENDING THE 313T DA"2
nv TJF-CEMBER 1S99 OF THE AC-TUA'Tj CONDITIQN OF THE METRO
vr?T rr^PuFE IN^CRANCB COMPANY. OROANIZED tnSTDER THE UUVb
nF?fsT?IoF\'EWTORK.JUDE TO THE AUDITCWt OF PUBLIC AC
COUNT3 FOR^THE COMMO^WtH OF VIRGINIA PURSUANT TO THE
LAAVS OF VIRGINIA._
Name of the company In full-METROPOfblTAiNi MFH INSX3RA.NCE. COM
PALocatlon of home or principal office of said company-1 MADdSON AAT2NUE.
NBCha^ac1er'of'the business transacted by the company-MFE IN3URANCE.
President?JOHN R. HEGEMAN. ? ' -
Secretary-GEORGE B. WOCtoWARD.
Organized and incorporated?JUNE. 1SM>. ...
Commenced buslness-J'ANUARY. 1S67.
The amount of capitai stock.- .....*.?... gMMgHjO
.5,931,33-t $888,090,326 00
._- - - ? RECEIPTS. ?' --.
The amount of premiums recelved during the year. fc WS^gROT B
The amount of annulUes recelved during taeyear?.._. =????
The amount of interest received from alt sources.-. a.o.?.t??
The amount of all other receipts. viz.: 626,843 73
Rents, secuntles......*_ agg 37
Sundry profit and loss.?- ?*X>J'
._. $23,798,714 43
,, .. _ . S 8.575.134 39
* The amount of losses paid.. -.* 2g65 w
The amount paid annuitants............".'.'...'...'".'.. 426.739 61
The amount paid for surrender ^M-'iy""" .;;;;".;.... 693.683 55
The amount of dtvldends paul to T^yhoiaers....-?.. ?? .
The amount of dividends paid .^5^- iaxes) .. .... _.... 11,996,208 78
The amount paid for expenses- (including taxesj? ....-^"'?J?
_._. ?..J2t.S34.63I 33
Total. ..... .-. -?
. "?-? __;- ? : '(??'? -f !.;?
ASSETS. .,--- ? ? '"
Bonds, market value. cost ??IMmot: stocks. marke* ?^m>eST -, ?
cost $2,137,804.70; total ntarketyalue..~.""? '";_*&9S6:737 69
Real estate. unencumbered, market vaiua.^.... ... -..16.S2.325 00
Loans secured by first mortgage on J^^^ffices.. '? . ?043435 31
Cash in banks, trust cqmpanies^d company omce. %2M06 ?
Loans on company's poUcies. asstgnea as couui??^. 637.335 63
Premium notes, etc...?.?.. 462,846 91
Interest due and accrued?.' .? 33.64a 87
Rents due and ai^edy-",^KimT*"??1* .*. 1.019.746 00 ., -?
Uncollected and deferred premiums. - ? ... t
. ?.$51,070.840 74 ' r,
Ded'ucfemiums, notes'or'loans and'net ^emiurns hv ex- ' ^
cess of reserve on pohcies.?. -.
Total '(carrfed out at market value)....WM8MK*
_j B5338 33
The amount of losses unpaid^.....-.--->""m*^Yce"3is"t*Decem
The amount of liaWUty on^licies, et^n lo^ce 40.856.39T 00 '
ber last, on basis of 4 per cenL. actuariqs, u. j,. 1,736,569.00> ? x
PPreCrnmmsSp,aId In'advance; unpaid'siarieircornmisslons.^c. Jgjg 5| x
.Total............. ? ??
. ? - ' BUSINESS IN VIROT^OTMNO^-a_fe.-_,
^o. Amount. No. Amount.
Number and amount of 1?"^ *n_ force 55 520 $ 8.1S3.073 00- ' :? 834 % 725,49-00
-December 31st of previous year.....-- oo,a? *o, .
?Number and amount ot pohcies issuea _ 4982,34500 ? " 1,334 I.019^zei?
during the year.-.?"J' _ , .?- -?
J....'..;.**!* $12,465,42100 .:. 2068 ?.7?.7M 00
'^^^^^"sSS&?^.'^___!!_? -"?'?- J* ?_-_.-__?,;
::?'? Total number and amount of ?olIdcSg5333 ". $9,026,92200 ^ 1.673 $I.40?7OT? -
i ln force at end of year.....w,?o ^,
1. ' ^;':-^-'; - No.. Amount. _..^ . No. . ArootmC; ?
^Amount ofloss^and^cIa^^POll^ - ^^ ' - > _; ^.-.-..-^
?unpaid^Decemberast ofp-evMuayear. -. + - ^^^s
Amount bf losses and claims on-poucies 998515s 5; $5.5flflK?,
r. Incurred duringithe year.....?..??-Vf^ __:- ; ._ ;_____- i
;-'-'Vv:- :-::^i: ???,-:-;^;:v< -??-..? . ;J 063 $100,579 08 . '.. ? S $5,a0fr0tt^
???;.-, ,Totala.'...'.';-.;.-iv;..>.'i-..?""''""". .-?;_'_v:_?--.. /:.""'. -.'? ~~?"Tf5--.
^Amount ^losses:aad'clahns? on P0^63^ , $ioo,5315S? , ^ S r SS&?M'S
'i ^.-^^?-5^^:^^S"?_W and feos collectedr^n Virginia duringthW;
jAmount ofiossessments, ^?mimn!lJKte without any dedttotion for tossesv dtrt- 5
:: ;- yeanain .casheand^notes i? iiiSws $325,599.03. -. V-^ > ?: v5f?;'-.
^ .: cendy ccromlssipns, or otherexp^se?. ?sp.y>.w. . ^.. -.._,.;i:.-- ,,:.:.^.v....,-: ,yA*0^
"r,-^'" ^^S^^-y^7v^;^..- -K^)'i -':':^i ,-i---:v,:'irbHN; ^R- HEGEMAN^;Pwaiaant|;,:l
' ?.:-t_i^^_^rV^Smte-orNew\:York;^^-^^_;..v:..-:' ?'p-.i-^-f ?"v-5--?^,' U' ;:;M'^.^^l^ ?.
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