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Damaged Tracks of R., F. & P.
for Long Distance.
< LARGE FORCE OF HANDS
Trains Have to Be Sent Around Longe !
Circuit, and All Get in Laie?Pas?
sengers Much Inconvenienced.
The Traffic Very Heavy.
Tho Richmond, FrederJcksburg and Po
tomao will probably run trains i:?iou??i
to Washington over its own i:ne to-day
for the first time since Monday morning.
Since noon Monday the operation of ail
trains over the road has been suspended
on account of the high waters of the
Mattaponi River between Milford and
General Manager Duke, ' of the Rich?
mond. Fr?dericksburg and Potomac,
stated last night that he expected No.
32, the northbound passenger train leav?
ing Richmond at 4:22 this morning, would
be the first train to get through.
Reports from the Hooded district last
night stated that while the water had
falen decidedly at the point of the first
break, five mile* above Milford. it was
etlll rising at, the rate of six inches an
hour at tne Mattaponi bridge, three miles
bt-low that Btation. T he distance affected
by the high water is more than eight
miles, in which there have been already
eeveral washouts. Through this section
the tracks? of the Richmond, Fredericks
burg and Potomac runs parallel with the
river on an embankment, ranging from
four to ten feat higher and at a distance
from the stream ranging from one hun?
dred yards to a quarter of a mile.
Late yesterday afternoon the gravest
danger was threatened at a culvert a
Short distance north of the "Mattaponi
bridge. Along the entire distance of more
than eight miles the water has been try?
ing the strength of the fill since Monday
afternoon, with the result that much
damage has been done, the exact extnet
of which has not b>>en learned.
ALL, TRAINS LATE.
Since the tie-up on Monday all Rich?
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac Rail?
road trains have been run Into Washing?
ton by way of the Chesapeake and Ohio
from Doswell to Orantre. and from there
over the Southern Into the Capital City.
This has caused most irregular schedules,
throwing'all trains many hours late.
The traveling ,.ul>lic has been greatly
Inconvienced through Ihe flisorpanized
operation of trains. Unfortunately Just
at this time the movement is unusually
heafry, on account of the meeting of the
Grand Camp.of the G. A. R. In Washing?
ton, and many of those persons taking
advantage of the cheap rates from the
South into the Capital City, have been
delayed. The Richmond. Fredericksburg
and Potomac Railroad has run local
trains from Fredericksburg to Washing?
This is the first trouble the Mattaponi
River has given since 18S?, when at the
time of the Johnstown flood it was on
the rampase. and swept out several miles
of Richmond, Freclericksburg and Poto?
mac Railroad track. Large froces of
hands are at work on the track above Mil
ford, and as the water subsides the road
bed is being repaired.
Too Much Praise Cannot Be Given the
President, Says Maxon.
fBv Associated Press.)
COLORADO SPRINGS, COL, October
7.?A sensation was sprung in the Na?
tional Irrigation Congress in the action
of the Executive Commute voting to re?
commend that the meetings of the Irri?
gation Congress be merged with those of
the Trar.s-Mississipni Congress next year.
The Utah delegation of forty members.
the largest outside of Colorado, are em?
phatically against the merger.
In his report/Secretary Maxson said in
regard lo President Roosevelt's partici?
pation in the preliminary work:
"Too much credit cannot be given to
President Roosevelt for his part in the
passage of the irrigation bill. To his
firm stand for irrigation legislation at this
session the passage of the bill is un?
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson sent a
telegram of greeting.
WOUNDED MAN DIED
All Quiet on the Hudson Valley Road
(By Associated Press.)
RALLSXoN. N. V., October 7.?All was
quiet on the Hudson Valley Railway to?
day. Troops guarded the entire line of
railway, and the strikers avoided making
George Bourgeou, of Glens Falls, the
deaf laborer, who was struck by a guards?
man on the head with a musket butt iast
evening, because he did not promptly
move on, died to-day. He was twenty
eight years old and unmarried. He was
on his way home from work in a mill
AUTO SUIT DECIDED
Mr. Hughes Recovers Heavy Damages
for Frightening of His Horse.
(By Associated Press.)
TRENTON. N. J? October 7.-A jury
in the United Slates Circuit Court to?
day, after a five days' trial, awarded
*12,07O damages to Joseph B. Hughes, of
New York, in his suit against Felix
Warburg, a banker of that city, and a j
member of the firm or Kuhn, Loeb &. I
Co. Hughes claimed damages for in?
juries sustained by the running away of
his horses that were frightened by an
automobile of Warburg's at Seabright,
Warburg himself was not in the auto?
mobile at the time the horses were J
fBv Associated Press.)
SAVANNAH. GA.. October 7.?The
tnotor-aced races at the Coliseum to?
night were unsatisfactory, owing to ac- j
cidents to the fastest motors. Joe Nel- j
ana .was forced to ride behind a slow. I
machine because his own was disabled.
Two heats of ten miles each, between
Bobby Walthour and Joe Nelson, and
Walthour and Jay Eaton, were each
wo nby Walthour in 1-5:33 and 14:4S,
Tho races were without feature.
LIPTON CHALLENGES AGAIN
FOR AMERICA'S CUP
(By Associated Press.)
LON'DO-v, ?etokei 7.?Sir 'momas Up?
ton's third chantage for a series-of graces
iur the America's cup was signed this
afternoon at Belfast,vireiand, by the or
flcials of the Royal Ulster Yacht Club.
Hon. Charlea Ku&sell represented S?r
Thomas Lipton. The chail?nse was Im?
mediately posted and goes to New York
en the White Star Une steamer Oceanic,
which sails from Liverpool to-morrow.
The fact that the challenge was mailed
lo New York was not published here to
fiay, but the comments mad?; on the sub
3- ct by yachtsmen when informed of it
by a representative of the Associated
Press indicate that yachtsmen in Great
[ Britain identify themselves as complste
? ly and enthusiastically with this chal
i longe as they did with *B? two which
; preceded it
Mr. Fife has approached the problem
: of producing a winner in a manner
radically different from that employed
in the construction of any previous chal?
lenger. Hitherto the idea dominating
the design was to secure length and
power. The lines and measurements of
the Shamrock III. suggest that the first
idea has b?-en to get a, ooat boiter suited
to autumn weather off Sandy Hook.
The challenger will be built at the Den?
ny's yard, and nickel steel will be em?
ployed throughout her frames, plating,
i deck and principal spars.
O?FERED TO SELL
Suit of Minority Holder Will Frobably
Be Settled by Purchase of His Stock,
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, ILL., Oct. 7.?The regular
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Chicago and Alton Railway Company
was held to-iiay in this city.
Jl. U. Laughlin, minority stockholder,
who yesterday hied suit against the com?
pany attacking the validity of the lease
entered into between the Cnicago and Al
? ton Railroad Company and the Chicago
j and Alton Railway Company, appeared
at the meeting and ottered to sell his
slock. It is probable his oiler will bo ac?
cepted, thus disposing of the question.
The outgoing directors, Norman B.
Ream, D. It. Porgan, 12. H. Harriman,
and George J. Gould, wero re-elceted to
The statement for last year was sub?
mitted and shows a decided decrease in
| net earning, but a decided increase in
| operating expenses. This fact is doubtless
due to the physical improvements that
have been made and which were charged
to the operating expenses.
YOUNG CORBETT FAT
Philadelphia Man Was Not Knocked
Out by the Wonder,
(By Associated Press.)
PHILADELPHIA, PA., Octobe 7.?
I Young Oorbett and W. D. Lenny, of this
city, sparred six rounds at Industrial
Hall to-night, and the local man was
in good shape at the conclusion of the
In the sixth round Corbett knocked
i Lenny down twice and sent him to his
j knees once, besides fighting Lenny to
? the lioor just before the round ended.
j The bell evidently saved a knock-out.
Corbett had the best of tlie fight from
j the start, but Lenny used his left to ad
I vantage and thus excited the admiration
I and enthusiasm of his friends. Corbett
I appeared a trine fat.
PREACHERS GO TO JAIL
Agree to Pay Heavily to Avoid Peniten?
(By Associated Tress.)
ATLANTA, GA.. October T.?A Consti?
tution special from Greensboro, N. C?
The Amos Owen Cherry Tree Company
swindling eases came up in the Federal
Court here to-day, and the defendants
agreed to pay $5.000 as restitution money
at this term and another $3,000 at the
December term, in Charlotte.
This? will ex?-.jse them from a peniten?
tiary sentence, but they wili have to
serve terms in jail.
Rev. T. Bright. Dr. Frank Bright and
C. D. Wilkie are the principal defend?
KOT A CITIZEN
Those Who Live in Porto Rico Have a
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, October 7.?A decision
was handed down to-day in the United
States Circuit Court by Judge Lacombo
in which he holds that a citizen of Porto
Kico is not a ctizen of the United State?
and as such entitled- to land here with?
out interfere-!ce from the immigration
authorities, but is, the ?nsula decisions
notwithstanding, an alien within the
meaning of "-he law.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW HAVEN, October 7.?Delegates
fiom nearly every State and also from
the West Indies. South America, South
Africa and England assembled here to?
day for the opening of the convention
of the Grand United Order of Odd-Fel?
low? of- America (colored). Thero ?vere
3'? present at the first meeting, when
Mayor John P. Studley gave them a wel?
come to the city.
Old Board Reflected.
(By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK. October 7.?The annual
meeting of the stockholders of the North?
ern Pacific Railway Company was held
in this city to-day, and the old Board of
Directors was re-elected. After tho meet?
ing of the stockholders the statement was
made that only routine business was
MAINLY ABOUT PEOPLE.
Major C. H. Clarke, who has been 111
at the residence of his daughter. No.
2517 East Grace Street, is somewhat
Hon. John Cuningham, of Cuningham,
N. C. was ono of the visitors in Rich?
mond yesterday. Mr. Cuningham is the
largest tobacco planter in the South.
He says his crop of the weed Is unusu?
ally fine thia year.
SOME QFTHE HORSES
TO BESHQWN HERE
Many Blue-Ribbon Winners Are
on the List.
CLASSES ARE WELL FILLED
Exhibitors Enter Their Horses in Many
Diffd rent Classes?Official Pro?
gram of Horse Show to Be Is?
sued in a Few Days.
j But one week and Richmond will be
j in the midst of her second annual Horse
i Show which, as it seems now, will bo
| the greatest exhibition of hunters, jump?
ers and harness horses ever given out?
side of New ?ork The entry list which
Is given out In part to-day, shows that
many of the moat celebrated show horses
in America have been entered In many
classes, and assures the public of the suc?
cess of the exhibition Tho horses come
from New XorK, Baltimore, Washing?
ton, Chicago, New Jersey and Virginia
and are owned by exhibitors whose
names are known throughout the horse
world as owners of the best in'the land,
and winners of the blue ribbon at many
The official programme, which will be
issued on Saturday of this week, will be
! an artistically gotten up catalogue ?of
I more than eighty pages, containing ail
j information concerning exhibitors and
! their horses, it will show the entries of
; each exhibit, with a description of each
? of his horses as they appear in the sev?
At this time the greatest interest is
! shown in the horses to be exhibited, and
i in that connection Secretary Warthen
j gives out the following entries, which
i will be among those seen in the ring
when the show opens next week:
Mrs. Nannie Langhorno Shaw's "Queen
Bee." bay mare, jumper, in the ladies'
"Crusader." bay gelding, exhibited by
A. S. Craven, of Greenwood, Va., in the
?'Fortune." "Misfortune." "Act-a-Blt,"
"Stop-a-Bit," In the harness classes, by
Mrs. Albert Young, of New Tork.
"Forest King." black gelding, exhibited
by James E. Porter, Louisa,
"Foswell," a sorrel gelding, both In the
"Lady Belle," chestnut mare Jumper,
A. H. Fulton, Leesburg.
"Fearless II.," roan gelding, and
"Squire,'* bay gelding. Jumpers, W. V.
Thra?v-e3, Belona, Va.
"Buck," chestnut gelding, and "Pride of
Daheim," in jumping and tandem classes,
Mrs. Alfred E. Deitrick, New York.
"Pathfinder," chestnut gelding, "Buck?
le." bay gelding, and "Blizzard." chestnut
gelding, tandem and jumping classes,
Lewis G. Young. New York.
"Kathleen," gray mare; "Bachelor,"
bay gelding: "Munchausen." chestnut
gelding, jumpers, John P. Dulaney, Up
"Filagree," "Telegram," "El Capit?n."
and "Pelham." in tandem and harness
classes, W. S. Forbes and sons, Rich?
"David Harum." "Lord Radiant,"
"Fashion." "Whirl," and "Patience." in
tandem, four-in-hand, and jumping class
e?. Mountain View Stock "farm.
"Brownette." "Carmencita," "Rajah,"
and "Pasha." in tandem, four-in-hand,
and harness classes. Dr. F. D. Owsley,
"Up-to-Date," "The Lamb." "Oglm
| quit," "McLemore," "Mount Orn," "Fire
| Brand." "Banister." and "Sea Gull," in
| jumping classes, Hampton Stock Farm.
"Peacock," brown gelding, in saddle
j classes, and "Red Hawk," chestnut geld?
ing, in jumping classes, T. L. Evans,
"Robin A'Dair," bay gelding. In saddle
classes. Mrs. Blair Johnson, Warrenton.
"Amaret" and "Castleman," jumpers,
Charles Hurkamp, Fredericksburg.
"Hornpipe," "Meadow Plume," jumpers,
Mrs. Charles Hurkamp.
"Lady Sanford," bay mare, jumper, L.
S. Ricketts, Orange.
" Sensation IL," jumper, H. O. Lyne,
"Albemarle" "Mirador" and "Fritz,"
harness, jumping and tandem classes,
George Cole Scott, Richmond.
"Skylark," brown gelding, Mrs. Richard
"Mr. Jorrocks" and "Goliah," jumpers,
and "Curtis Bay." bay stallion, in har?
ness classes, Mr. Richard Wallach.
"Hats Off," roan geiding, in saddle
classes, Dorsey M. Williams, Ellicott
"Brunette," "Bachelor" and "Arnora,"
jumpers, Mr. Allen Potts, Richmond.
"Royal Rival," in saddle classes, Mrs.
"Myrtleton Belle." brown mare, in har?
ness "classes, Duffey Bros., Mlddleburg.
??Pathfinder," chestnut gelding, jumper,
Mrs. Stewart Lee, Bruxton, Md.
"Princess," bay mare, jumper, Mrs. J.
M. Allen, Chicago.
"Miss English." bay mare, jumper, J.
??Churchill." chestnut gelding. Jumper,
Julian Morris, Campbell, Va.
"Easter," chestnut mare, and "Guy
Rock," tjrey gelding, jumpers, Robert M.
Taylor, Towson, Md.
In class 34, ladles* green hunters, there
are fifteen entries. One of the handsomest
horses that is entered Is Lightfoot. black
gelding, three vears, McComb Bros., Or?
ange county. He has captured blue rib?
bons in the park saddle classes at all
the Virginia shows this summer.
The following list will show the num?
ber of classes in which many of the ex?
hibitors have entered:
H. C. Beattie, of Richmond, ten classes;
J P Dulanev. of Uppervllle. ten classes:
Mr. Alfred Delterlck, of New York, eight
classes; W. S. Forbes and Sons, of Rich
r'or.d. eight classes; Mr. James H. Grant,
of Richmond, seven classes; Hampton
Stock Farm, twenty-two classes; Mr. and
Mrs. Charles Hurkamp, of Frederlcka
burg. thirteen classes; Mountain View
Farm, Marshall. Va., twenty-two classes:
McComb Brothers and Lyna, Somerset.
Va., ten classes; Dr. F. D. Owsley, ot
Chicago, eighteen classes; Mr. and Mrs.
Allen Potts, of Richmond, fourteen clash?
es: Mrs. Courtland H. Smith, of Theo?
logical Seminary, ten classes; Mr. George
Cole Scott, of Richmond, ten classes; Mr.
and Mrs. C. W. Smith, of Warrenton,
fourteen classes: Tennant and Tennant,
Oatland, Va., eleven classes; Mr. and
Mrs. R?chard Wallack. of Warrenton.
eleven classes; Mrs. Albert Young, of
New York, twenty-two classes: Mr. Lew
Is Y. Young, of New York, fourteen class?
es, and Mr. Robert M; Taylor, of Tow
son. MdV. nine classes.
This week's sale of tickets has so far
seen the demand becoming greater each
day for seats. The mtmagement requests
all persons who have had tickets put
aside to call for the same before closing
hours Saturday evening.
Disorderly on Street.
George Travers, & white boy, was ar?
rested last night on the charge of disor?
derly conduct on a Main-Street car. He
was taken in charge by an officer of the
First District and locked up at the First
FOR METRIC SYSTEM
It Must Come Sooner or Later,
and Sooner the Better.
NEW YORK CUSTOMS HOUSE
Corner Stone ?Laid With Impressive
Ceremonies?Present and Former
Secretaries of the Treasury
Were Speakers of Occasion.
1 (By Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, octooer 7.?The corner?
stone of the new "Sew York Customs
House was laid to-day. The ceremonies
were made impressive by the presence of
a number of committees of prominent
men from the leadlng~mercantile and In?
dustrial organizations and detachments
of militia and regular troops. Speeches
were made by Secretary of the Treasury
Shaw and former Secretary Gage.
Secretary Shaw said in part:
"Our" foreign commerce, like the pro?
ductive and consumptive capacity of our
people, has increased moro rapidly than
our population. Since i860 our population
has multiplied by two and one-half, while
our foreign commerce has multiplied by
three and one-third. Thus our very pros?
perity redounds to the advantage of thos?
across the seas, who supply that which
we do not produce.
"Not only is this true, but the public
revenues are dependant in a great meas?
ure upon our prosperity. In 1S94 we had
a deficit In round numbers of J70.0CO.000.
I have had the actuary of the Treasury
Department carefully estimate the proba?
ble result If the conditions existing In
1S94 were repeated, and the people of the
United States were to produce, to Import
and to consume in the same proportion
per capita that they did in that year, and
of the same class of goods, and he esti?
mated our annual deficit, under the pres?
ent revenue laws of the United States, at
"We labor under a disadvantage, as
compared with other countries, in our
standard of weights and measures. Sooner
or later we must come to the metric sys?
tem, and in my judgment, the sooner the
better. But we have the advantage over
all outer great commercial countries In
our monetary denominations. I wish 1
might say in monetary system."
In conclusion he said:
"Give us a currency as secure, a bank
Ig- policy as elastic, a system of weights
and measures as convenient as our ri?
vals, give us non-partisan support to such
measures as will establish lines of steam?
ship communication with countries In
South America. South Africa, and the
inlands, give us the isthmian canal, and
we ought to he able to maintain such re?
lations" to the commerce of the world as
will conserve the peace and good will
of all nations, while we carry b^nea h
overv skv a language that breaths liberty
and 'patriotism and the object ^??n^i
a flag that stands for equal rights and
Justice according to law."
NO POMP MOR GIRCUMSTANEG
Military Man?uvres Were of Decidedly
(Bv Associated Press.)
FORT RILEY. KAN.. October 7.-To?
day's manoeuvres were fine in perform?
ance hut poor from a spectacular point
of view as showing any of the pomp and
circumstance of war The ;exeP=^^"
brief, was the deployment of a. long, line
of battle preparatory to making an attack
upon an enemy in position.
The attacking force of the Blues was
commanded bv General Kobbe. The Blues
advanced to the attack in three columns
with great energy. Tho Browns fired
upon them just: enough to enable ^the
Blues to determine the position of their
enemy and to form their line of attack.
Operations then ceased, and the forma?
tion? of attack and defense were Inspect?
ed bv the umpires. During the afternoon
Menophor's mule battery went out into
the hills for target practice. This bat?
tery was purchased abroad for use in
the Philipplnesr, and its practicability
in the field has not yet been demonstrated.
The practice this afternoon was with
shrapnel and was pronounced satisfac?
Tho pontoon bridge constructed acro?
the Kansas River by the engineers was
tested durine the afternoon by a suc?
cession of troops?infantry, cavalry and
artillery. The bridge withstood every test
and was declared by the umpires to be
good enough for anybody in times of war.
Believe It is Murder.
(Bv Associated Press.)
NEW YORK, October 7.?The body of
a white man with the legs tied together
was found floating in the river at Jersey
City to-day. The Jersey City police be?
lieve the man was murdered.
PLAY THE 'VARSITY
Graduates Will Try to Run Over
the Youngsters of This
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINA. VA.. Oc?
tober 7.?An interesting game of foot?
ball has' been arranged to take place on
the new athletic field Wednesday after?
noon. Dr. W. A. Lambeth, the popular
physical director at the Universtty. haa
assembled for this game some of the best
P-ayers of recent years at this institution,
and these he will line up against the
?Varsity team for the present session.
This contest between the team of old
hoys, which is called "The Graduate
Team." and the present eleven promises
to be interestin-r.
The graduate team will be composed
of the following playe-s: Dr. David Ly
man. who played quarter and end on the
?97 team, will play right end; Christie
Benet of Abbeville, S. C, who played
such a star game at right tackle on last
vetr?-* team, will play his old position
in this game; Malcolm Griffin, the great
right guard of '99. will play the same
position for the ?ra?uat??'1,^ulli, Early;
o.nter on the '93 team, which ^defeated
Annapolla, will play at center; Dr. Jesse
Ka-nTarg of Washington, D. C. left
aua?a-^r. J. E. Lloyd, who made the
All-Southern team three years ago. ieft
tackle" Alexis C. Hobson, of Richmond,
now c?achin-? Richmond College left end;
Johnnie De Saulles. last years quarter
at Yale and now head coach at Virginia?
quarterback: Brodle Nalle. right haif
hjrk- Dr Robert Coleman. of the Belle
vuf Hospital Medical Staff left half?
back* Burnley Lankford, full back.
Many other alumni are expected to take
cart and a large attendance of old men
? looked for. The faculty will ko out
In * body t? ?Teat the old boya |
Agents for Knox /fats.
White Vests were never so stylish. N :> stock ever displayed in Rich-?
mond was ever so plentiful as ours. :&.*-*-?? ana Double-Breasted in all
the fashionable weaves?in prices from $1.50 to $7.50. Sue? from 33 to 46.
TO DRAW HEAVILY
ON VIRGINIA CROP
A Brisk Trade With High Prie
Will Prevail Here.
Letters received in this city Thur?
from Western tobacco markets cont
the news, of unusual importance to lo
dealers, that the crop there will fall sh
some 40 or 50 per cent, of that of h
year, and that Virginia may look
heavy drafts upon her supply of the we
This will mean high prices her? and
generally brisk trade, particularly
As in Virginia, two varieties of tob
co are raised in the West?dark a
bright or burleys. The dark tobacco is
a grade corresponding with lugs here a
is used largely by exporters, here a
clsewhoree; by t,he rigie countries, o
by the American Snuff Company. "I
shortage Is In the dark belt. Two 1
ters were received here Thursday fr<
Clarksvllle, Tenn., in the center of 1
dark section of the West, and both ms
the same statement?that the crop will
only from 50 to So per cent, of that
last year, which was Itself an off se
son. One of the correspondents .says
"The Western dark crop Is estimated
50 to 65 per cent, of last year's crop. T
season was, from the very start, unfa
oraDle. and the frost Bomewhat back-cat
ed the climax in that it caused a lot
tobacco to be cut green." Another pro
incnt tobaconist makes practically t
same statement and adds: "A Brem
house here thinks that dark lugs will s
at 7 1-2 to 8 cents here next spring."
The significance of these statemer
is apparent to all tobacco men. T
West is short on dark tobacco and
Virginia a fuller crop than last yeai
I has been raised. Hence those who lo
i to the West for supplies will be fore
? to turn to Virginia during the season nc
ju3t opening and the result locally w
be a big spurt in prices. Unusually brt.
trading In lugs is expected. The Ame
lean Snuff Company will have to bi
heavily here and the foreign regie cou
trios ?Austria, Italy, and the others
will draw more than ever on the Old D
This Is one feature of the new tobao
season whiah though It has Just deve
oped Is exciting particular interest i
the local trade. Warehousemen a
highly pleasad and see bright times
sight. But even apart from this, there
every prospe-t that during the comir
months tobacco will' be on a steady boo
in the State. Several indications fro
different directions point to such a co:
In the first place the dark crop In Vi
ginia win be at least one-fourth larg
than that of last year. High prices
the past gave the farmers a lesson f<
the future and many set out to rals
large crops and reap the rich harvest he
out to them. This increase will be a:
parent on the Richmond market as w?
as in other portions of tile State. Du
ing the past year about 7.200.0?O poune
of loose tobacco were handled here; du
ing tho coming season the receipts ,wi
foot up at least 9,000.000, an incease .
nearly 2,000.000. In othr words the quan
ity of the weed marketed here will t
larsrer than for several years back.
The quality of the tovacco wil! also b
of a higher order. The dark, fired stu;
is gradually being relegated to the reo
and sun or ?*r- cured is being subs?t
tuted It i? probable that a larger poi
tion of the crop will bo sun-cured thi
year than ever before.
Again there is e?"ery indication tha
prices will be sky-high In all linen I
is not seen how they could welt go be
yond those of last year, which was s
record breaker, but there aro many wh<
believe they will. Lugs will, of course
be in great demand, for the reason se
forth above. Other varieties will no
lag. Dut Ing the past week the first
cf the new crop has been showing ut
and from Uie start it sold well, thougr
thls vanguard of the crop was of a rath?
er saggy and disreputable character
The amalgamation of the Imperial anc
thle American will hardly affect the
prices, at least not this season. Both
of these concerns, as well as the several
branches of the Consolidated Tobaccc
Company itself, are compelled to have
a certain amount of tobacco and though
working under "community of interest"
arrangements, they will not hesitate to
bid against each other.
A summary of the crop conditions and
the outlook for the new season Is given
In the current issue of the Southern
Tobacconist of this city, as follows:
Our tofeacco crop -is near about all
right. It has in the first place matured
gradually to enable fanners not tc
hurry cutting and curing it. It.he* had
quite the right kind of weather to ripen
it, such as heavy dews to thicken it,
with the warmth of the day? in Sep?
tember only somewhat deficient in length
of heat, as morning? were very cool,
as well as evenings and night. Planters
have had time to save primings, too,
that sell for enough to pay for a good
part of the labor In saving the crop.
The weight of tobacco will make up
largely for tha lack of area planted, and
finally, price? promise to be generally
good, if not absolutely higher. It la
probable that 85 per oeirt. of the dark
crop of Virginia will be cut by the time
thi? la read. The weather la now ap?
parently settled warmer, and late to?
bacco is therefore improving quit? rapid?
ly, and hence the crop will be in the
end uniformly good, if it Is cared for
in curing. The tendency ia to cure all
possible mild or aweet, I. e.. air-cured,
where there la time, labor, and room
for this purpose, as such tobacco haa
the double chance of selling to export?
ers and home manufacturers.
Again, the advice to cure smaller leaves
on plants, leas than twenty-four Inches,
by air-flues, or sun-curing. 1? worth heed?
ing on this shorter tobacco, where other
than one-sucker can be well used as a
domestic and export manufacturing filler
equally as well, and will find competi?
tion from all classes of buyers. Black
wrappers ara always ht demand at b?st
prices; a black or brown mottled, with
good body, is tha moat desirable, and it is
solid and uniformly so cured: a real black
is also In special demand. These grades
should be carefully sorted. Some fire on
them is not altogether undesirable. The
finer, larger 24 to X Inch tob?ceo and
beyond will be wanted by tha Xhatrlans
an?Mtal'ans. If fine llbredark red for wrap
r-"-!- and dark for the next grade; In
theee, least fire, when any la necessary,
?hould be the rula of planter. We hear
of several well-to-do farmers -who are
usinif fiue3 in their bams for the
rirst time. By parenthesis we will say
that we have seen such a pretty yellow
ripe tobacco in some Amelia county barns
around the courthouse, in fields of yellow
and light soli on which the crop is now
ripe and ripening, that it would seem ad?
visable to try bright tobacco and curing
on such farms. It seems fairly certain
that the Virginia dark crop is out of the
way of early' frost now.
We have already advised that the hail
cut tobacco should be cured by air if
possible, as it is not fit for strips in the
ragged form, but may sell well for fillers
If not fired. The bright Virginia crop is
doing nicely. Is desirable In color and
quality, without extremes In either, and
will be sure to sell well on account of Its
generally superior body and flavor, while
the Carolina crops, as usual, supply the
most color. The crops are all safe, and
the cures of Virginia brights will soon be
on the market, and Danville will be In
her glory, and all other Virginia markets
will' be quoting the fine prices started by
the more Souther sister sellers, in which
prices have been so satisfactoriy main?
tained this season. Here, too, primings
have sold so well as to ?pay exp?nsese nnd
more, so that the tobacco crop will be
nearly a clear gain for the planter. The
market reports tell the rest of the story.
Mr. George Davis.
Intelligence was received here Monday
night of the death of Mr. George Davis,
recently of Baltimore, tut for years a
resident of Petersburg, Va., and a na?
tive of that "place.
Mr. Davis died in Birmingham, Ala.,
where he had gone to the bedside of his
brother-in-law, Aaron Kull. Mr. Davis
was stricken with acute Bright's dis
? ease about a week ago and died that
night. He was well known in this city,
having at one time been a member of
the firm of Walter D. Moses & Co. Mr.
Davis was a son of tho late George
Davis, of this city, and a brother of
Messrs. Mark and Goodman Davis and
Mrs. E. J. Levy. The late Mrs. A. M.
I Keiley and Mrs. Alfred Moses were sis?
ters of his. His many friends here will
be shocked at his sudden demise. The
funeral will take place in Baltimore to
Mr. John W. Jordan.
While riding in a street car in Atlanta.
Ga. Sunday, on his way to church. John
W. Jordan, formerly of Virginia, expired
from heart failure. He was 100 years old
and formerly lived in Lexington. He was
the son of Thomas Jordan, of Madis-on
county. Va. His mother was Miss Pre
cllla Applewhite before marriage. She
died at the age of eighty. Her husband
clued when he was eighty-three years old.
Edward C. Cooke.
Mr. Edward C. Cooke died yesterday
at the residence of his parents. No. 1001
j Fairmount Avenue. He was twenty-six
I years of age.
j The funeral will take place at 3 o'clock
j this afternoon from Fairmount Avenue
j Methodist Churh.
Mr. F. W. Perkinson.
Mr. (F. W. Perkinson. son-in-law of
Mrs. M. J. Hamlin. of this city, died of
typhoid fever in Danville, Va., yester?
day morning. He leaves a widow and
two little girls.
Veteran J. W. Gess.
Veteran James W. Gess, died yester?
day morning at the Soldiers' Home. Mr.
Gess was orderly sergeant of Company D.
Fifteenth Virginia Infantry, during the
The fu?era Iwill take place from the
Home Chapel this afternoon at 4 o'clock.
Mrs. Lucy Clarke.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
SUNNY SIDE. VA., October 7.?Mrs.
Lucy Clarke, wife of Mr. James E.
Clarke, was burled Friday evening at 3
o'clock P. M. Mrs. Clarke was a devoted
Christian woman, and was the last rep?
resentative of one of the moat prominent
families of Amelia county, being the last
one of the McGeehee family, so well
known among the people of that county.
Very solemn and impressive services
were conducted at the home by the Rev.
William E. Grant, and the remains were
th'en followed by a long procession of
friends from Amelia. Fowhatan and
Cumberland counties to the family bury
ing-ground about a. mile distant.
The pall bearers: Honorary?Dr. John L.
Banks, John B. Phillips. William D. Hob
son, J. B. Flippen, O. G. Flippen, J. H.
Jones. Active?Maynard, French, Robert
Garnett Toomey Goodman, Kent Flip
pen. William H. Bradford and John IL
Mr. George Davis.
(Special Dispatch to -ae Times.)
PETERSBURG. VA.. Oct. 7.?Mr.
George Davis, formerly a well known
commission merchant in Petersburg. dlt?
in Blrmlngnam, Ala., this morning at
six o'clock. Mr. Davis was engaged in
the peanut business in this city for sev?
eral years. He was at one time a valu?
able member of the City Council. A
widow and one son and a daughter sur?
Mr. Frank Perkinson.
(Special Dispatch to The Tim???.)
DANWILLE. VA., Oct. 7.?Mr. Frank
Perkinson died at his home in this city
at 11 o'clock this morning after an ill?
ness of several weeks. He had been suf?
fering with typhoid pneumonia. He
leaves a wife and several children, be?
sides numerous relatives. Mr. Perkinson
was well known and highly respected in
this city, where he has been in business
for many years. He. was about thirty
five years of age.
Deaths in Madison.
(Special Dispatch to The Times.)
MADISON, VA.. Oct. 7?This town was
tne ?cene of an unusual occurrence to?
day?that of two funerals the same
day.. The first, which took place this
morni-?g. was that of Dr. John W. Tay?
lor, who wma one of our most respected
citizens and a physician of high rank.
He was about seventy-five years old at
the time of his death and had been ft?
falling health for some time. The other
burial, which took place this afternoon,
was that of Mr. Robert Spark, residin?
at the time of his death In Orange? coun?
ty, but formerly a resident of this coun?
ty. He was about 60 years of age, and
died of heart trouble. Both .funerals were
very largely attended
UOHTFOOT?Died, suddenly, at her res?
idence No?. 2411 Carrington Street. Tues?
day at 10:3? A. M.. JANE UOHTFOOT,
relict of the late "Walker Lightfoot.
Funeral will take place THURSDAT
AFTERNOON at 3 o'clock from First
African Baptist Church. Friend? in
IH All HP?
Boiled by the Steam and Dita
in Great Agony.
A LINEMAN'S TERRIBLE PERI?
Nearly Electrocuted Forty F?at from tfka>
Ground, and Saved by a Comrade
Who Pulled Him Down?Th#
Suit Lottery Scheme.
^Special Dispatch to The T!meta>
NEWPORT NEWS. VA.. October T.?
The explosion of a saw .-mill boiler in tha
county lar? yesterday aternoon causse?!
the death of an unknown whit? reas*
working about the plant. Ha waa lit?
orally boiled and died two hours attar
the accident in great agony.
While conscious he said he cam? iron?
New York, and bad a wlfa In West Via?
L L. Hawkins, lineman for the Cttt?
zens' Light and Power Company, narrow*
ly escaped electrocution on top of a for?
ty foot pol? to-day by tho crossing of a>
light ana telephone wire. Another line?
man climbed the pole and pulled him
down, enabling him to escape with some*
The suit lottery scheme is to be tested
here by tha Merchants* Association?
which has secured a warrant against H.
Oldewurtel, a Baltimore tailor, who hua
done a larga business of this character
here. The action is brought wholly a?
a test, as a number of the complainants)
are engaged unwillingly in the: same
A NEW TRIAL
Judge Bar'nam this mornIng granted a
new trial to A. Belknap. sentenced to two>
months In Jait and a fine of $250 for
operating a slot machine, on the ground
the Commonwealth failed to prove Juris?
The Elizabeth City grand jury to-day
brought In not a true bill in the case ot
Retirera Moss-, (colored"), who shot and
killed Henry Watts. The man kncked the
woman down, and she got up and shot
him through the neck.
FRANCE GAINS TERRITORY
Convention Signed With Siamese Gov?
er.nment Defining Boundaries.
(By Associated Press.)
KAKIS. Octl 7.?At a Cabinet meeting
held at the Elys?e Palace Foreign Min?
ister Delcasse announced that a Franca*
Siamese Convention settling pending
questions and defining the boundaries*
was signed to-day.
By the terms of the convention tha
southern frontier between Slam and
Cambodia is moved from the mouth of
the river Flek-Kompong-Tlam, on the)
great lake, to the mouth of the Stran
grotnos. In the province of Angkor. Tha
northern frontier follows tha ridge? at
the Pnom-Padang range to Mekong
River, giving France the ancient Casa
bodlan province of Melaiproy and Lao?*?
in the province of Bassak.
If Slam desire? to construct ports1?
canals or railroads in t*o Blaniem nor?
tion of the Mekong Basin she must ob*
tain the consent of the French govern?
ment to employ foreign help If sho is un?
able to carry out the work by mean* of a>
Siamese staff and Siamese capital.
Departments of Dentistry and
macy Opened Yesterday.
The Departments of DeaO'etry
Pharmacy, of tho University Coil?*? af
Medicine, opened on yesterday..
The matriculation in these? departmenta
shows a largo increase over last year
at this tima
Dr. L M. Cowardln and Mr. T. A,
Miller will meet the classes as
branches to-day. when recular
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Wife of Non-Union Miner Flrad
Into Crowd That Gathered.
(By AaaocUte* i-rasa?
SHENAXDOAH, FA. October T.?Tha
home of Frank Hints, a notvajnioa man,
living In South Chestnut Stress, waa
dynamited at 11:45 to-night. Tbe ?nato*
si ve was placed on the back door all*, and
the door was splintered and the windows
?nattered by tn? concussion.
Hints was not at home when tha> ?a*
plosion occurred. A crowd gathered abouS
the bouse after the explosion, and Mia?
Hints. In her excitement, went to tha
window and tired a shot Into the crowd*,
but the bullet did not take affect. Tha
family escaped without injury.
Urge Governor to Act.
(By Associated Presa.)
HARRISB?RO. PA. October T.?A del?
egation of Chicago clergymen and busi?
ness men called upon Governor Stone at
the Executive Department this afternoon
and urged him to take prompt action
to settle the coat strike.
The party had no auggeatloa to offer
to end the strike, but simply callad upon
th? Governor to take action aa ha has
Judgment would bring that troubla to ass
dallas. TEXAS.?In a wrack wMeB
occurred on the Cotton Belt at Sulphur
Springs, an untdentiaed man was cauarbt
under the wreckage and instantly killed.
Tne dead man ts said to> b? on* of tha
train crew. Tha damage to railroad
property Is heavy.
K.MUXVILLK. TiatW.?Tba .
at Sevlerville, Tenn.. waa robbed
aient. The burglar* secure? fa? tn
SMS to atampa and about C~ "
?"aera la aa ataa?