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THE RICHMOND DISPATCH.
r WHOLE NUMBER. UAU, '~~"=-KIillMuM?. VA.. TUESDAY, DECBMBBB 21. 1807._ THRBB CBNT8 TSR CUP. THF. LAST CONTEST. ,,,1 ? U Cl * FINISHU*. Oft! N l i ,11 IM.t Mill* ViMID V I l??\s. UST MGRVS SEfcMOH YIARI ONE, j sMsatttae*a it?iu?r? Baaas salsa .Inda?* ?'ttl?-*?l?a, ?,f I iirroll, Wfea In 1i.-V.leel?*?!?Flub? In Jam?*? Ott? ?.?li? In .lii.lu?- SsaltVa ITect (?in. I i i; a- rath? r rem..rk.'.Pie tl ? sty, where ? i ; ; the i James ? i' i. War* I!.m. ? jatlai i wltl (Util ' Id i - ha . red from aer <?f t. Hs said Dl. ?KINO. i . this ea ? i to. Ill? W ill' ?i w . in TV ?30NT1 died, and t a of the mitt? *h \ p. o la : TV. N. ! ly Court roll county, beg leave l C!, ' '. ' i papei - U'-i ? ? w > I v uld LE APPROVED II D ' ' If II ' ' ' by, in t! ' . the pe In t na. 'a tl iny m I thei ly subm ' R. B . CATO w i THE. Mlv I mmlt' lie it n ... . .- mains. I a? ?I tO the I in the vies of Repu bib cd fully lhat J ??' the sppol nt < l? ?. ia?:,i of Mr. ?:i ind?*rai** w ??. : office v. -, him to disprove 11 : ! ?JED. - - I : 1er I - 1 am ? D, \\. Hi ; u. si : flag that : ted. . r In isouni : somlns i Mr. ??. Immem papei Mr -laitioi Mr. I- Dr. Wl: elgned th? | into the chars??* aga Mint? r thoiichl the i'-?rty m i oi near i 41 ( 04 nded tl -n of .Mr. J?D4.L OOLM?Bl IS NAMED. Mr. Parks and Mr. Sauiuiers dtSOS the evidence ugaluiit Judu?* Oglesby, *_ "'at It MtabllShed ..one of the . *;'' ha .imply wanted to '.'?"> * ;' '"i"-'" "i lMiaiski. which ad? ' ?". that the mlsaparoprlatlon t ' tween Pulaakl v ' great beaeflt to the funds charge, by which had been bunt end 4'arrou, l" opl?, Mr M?ate? aad Mr. jenataga sgala IK speeches In favor of the nomination of Mr. Pouter. T? D, Jennings then mad.? *a f?ar n. st r,pe,,-h m ravor of the nomination I ?ter. I 4 me* then taksa, but when m??.-.'th.m hell oompiettHl the notnl? litti, ",a,i"" (>f ' " motion of Mr. * M- ' ,; ? made 'inairtmana THE El'.ANKLIN JUDGE Franklin county was next caiied/Vn?! Mr. saunders nominated Judge Qeorge D. rs, the Incumbent, who wsa nomi? nated by :?? ? la.in.iti..ii. A \ i:i:v warm CONTH9T. Th' " ' -Mlti - <".ty and Yor* snd thi illismaburg, arna th. n taken up, aai . aucil -i"ll. Mr Of N'.v.p.?rt News nted to the i sucas, in s eery i ha t? I*. the name of Judge Bldney Smith he In? utnb? i.;. : K] |B| . . olemi i ! on linn by the people ?. ins district to .'... all la his power t. smith re-elected. v K? nt, made i ting Mr. in. ben a Armlsti .?i for the position. H< payed the hlghesl tribute to ids charac Coal ?vyer The vote was taken, 1 ui I | roll-call s sa finish? 'i U srsa ae in thai i great ma motion Ol Senator Bar io y his nomination was made unanime? ion. KINO WILLIAM COUNTT. Will ?m county w. is called, snd Mi ? ?. 0. Qwathme? imb? a '." a - b? ItbOUl ' Pl 01 iti'ili. LUNENBURQ COUNTT. the County Court < Senator n. s. Turnbull nom C. ??igala, .lilil? i with,,ut opposition. PRINCESS ANNE COUNTT. county was called, as i halrman ol ths comml ppointed to inc. atlgste charm a u i, j. Woodho urn, report! '. ?d i" ai rabmltted, ai ..n motion. was di oik, wtthdra me "f Judge Weodhouse, snd Del ..! Princesa Anne, renom inin White. AD. Win . unanimously, A PERSONAL EXPLANATION. .Mr. I ?i^a^~. arising t?> a question <>f p? sonii ptivllese, stated that be had r . 1 er from Mr. \\". McK. WOO in which he said thai the atal made by Mr. Digga in cancua few ?sights ago in regard t?> Dr. Bnsa upon information reo-iv? d In him (Mr. WoodhouSO), was eiToneoi Mr. l' he also wished t" st? that ii"tiii:it; waa further from his pi pose when i?" arase from his seal th to s i? anything that would reflect ?jhtesi degree apon the gantlets ?"?"in Princesa Anne, but the remark a drawn from him by numerous ?juestio uded while on bts.feet, which qt* tlons, as be cinsidi'i'eil, W'-r.- asked nd aiiswred in j? st. II?- ?lid i think it arould gal in th" ?tapera jiiMii: i-.akli: lee NOMINATED Warwick county was called, Sttd A Wtnborne, as ai member ot the joint leg laUvi committee appointed to investi?: onelbllity of t!; .i ? asive criminal < m ens? certain countlee, atated that its pan report, submitted Bsturdsy, would sh that Judge Baik.r I'. I.e.-. the ? ' was guilty of carelessness in i ter of criminal i xpenaea Mr. E. E. Montague, Delegate ft ih City, nominal. A Judge Lee lion, am 1 Mr. I'0W4 II, Mr. V.'i row, Mr. Barnes, Mr. Boykln, Mr, Stui Mr. ! , Mr. ? h H g* ' ' Bt* In ahorl ap? i h4 a, paid tributes to cter of Judgi Lea .in.!--;.' Lee'a nomii il Ion was una : THE WISE JUDQE8HIP. .';.' Ol Wl a was th. D tailun 'i Senator Kane In a short speech, ; i candidat for re-el?rot li. W. Skeen. Senator Kan.- t nd Judge Skeen agal ..i car? i In ellos the criminal expenses ?'f Wise county ; Up I? sueh a, great ft mire. sud that th arj ind developa *f i i brought i ibly th- mbst heti ; of -pulstlon in this country. Am asa It; 'it i 1 iminail elai--' ...I . , which largely secounted i bnlnal ? xpenses of \v i Sk? d ? s ??iout n. last of lbs county jut hip nominations, snd the cadm?a d:--. A>li:?*i? ?."a IfSlOXARY \*?*?\ Mimiiiar> ?ii it? Wrk O real *?. ol I'iiikIh. n EW v< IRK, i ? cember B\ The ah can Mlsstonary Associstion made pt first annual report thai during ths last fsw moi bundr? been tui away from tb< schools for want of fu educational work Includes six hli Institution! to wit, the Wltllsjael my, K. ntucky; Ursnd View A Bali Seminary, N Bending Oaks Academy, bams ; Bantee Norm i] and Tral . an academy for the Indians, ser normal, Industrie graded, a y s? hoois. Eighteen new chur? i hundred members, have In the South and Went, ii . i . have taken plai a uthern st; Bora?: of the older churches bars < if-mppert, aad as? Sing illustratloi courage. The Indian pre ?bly now r twenty tribes, In live different ?State. Oary Associa In their varied forma, ars ?., stand In unyi.'hling pnat-'si sgi rstitlon, o| pression, In ths darkest regloaa o? 'I la- el.urch work In the ?South lad o irles, and memb \?..i k smOUg the Indians in. In?' - s a m lus.I.- a.al ?es H pupils, tt ralertouarji oui tioi s, and -' missioBsrtes in Ah The work among the Chin s. :;:.? teachere, IJAU pupils ?a.n Chines.', and 9 UtQtt In < 'hri.-t ?luring ihe ?rear. Th'- g.i,? rail summary or work iia.-ludes MO SCbOOlS, U'-l ! -. 141 churches, aad church membera The receipts from the different so foi the y< ;t were UH atas-kaay ?<> ue Oeettt Matllal I- \uis Dot , ml" r Ml* H la- und? i thai the preliminary Inquiry Int. chura? i mad?' sgsli ' ' "*. ?n Esterhaay h;?s resulted ? committal for trla.l by ?-ourt-martlal ?uiirrm?- ? our? Ink*?* HollUt WASH1N43TON. I""'"1"1' *> United states Supreme court adjo for the holiday reeeea to-day. to co axait) OH Jiit_^yJ_j_mmmumm For disease? of tho liver, atomael kidneys the Water of the Oree White Sulphur Sprliurtl Is the merit ble in Aroeriea. THE FINANCE BOARD, PRO posi: 11 MIIMiMPAT TO THE CHARTER TO niC OBB-BB-UMll. HOT T1MFS ARE EXPECTED TO RESULT. Lluht nnil Poor Comi-nlt?????**?EMI mntoa r??r Hnnntna Those Bangtet maneta Baart ttir Blanlgi CnE. Bm l'OSN.1,1?-. '1 lr. ty in ?a I IW lit be im for :h i'l. he 'il'. I ' lon > ii. list in? to II. Q.I in I !! ' ing ery lor i, and nhrler ralua Every present Indication points to "hot times*? at the ?eating of the Common Council t.?-ni#ht. The seaaaoa is to be a special on.-, ami has i.a caii.-.i solely for ihe constderatlofi of tha proposai ? r Hi?- OcenSBlttOS on Charier Changeslhat the Btvusoaa af tea Bty ajovarnaasni snail t ? regulated and ?jontrotled by hoard of llnam . Beanbets of the oommlttea believe that th. BM-Mura will pass l.oth branches of the Council with a snug majority. There win be delega Hans prenant from aav* ril Clubs, with instructions ;, BppOBS tha am? (Liment, i.ut th.- srganisatioaa Bom which they come ara bf n.? meana eolidly arrayed sgalnat the change, and there appears io be ?i vary strong aentiment 1 ?ihload in ItS f The abject <>f the chang? Is to divorce I!?. ?vrutlve and legislative f un Cl Ions. The duty of the board, as set forth in the aim -miment to be submitted to the council to-night, win be t?> seeks a budge! each y.'.tr i?y the 1st of i>. . mint. ap? propriating to each of th?' different de partmenta ??1 th.. city ?tyVernment s lumi Bum for ils r? spri AH?. s; Sal. departments being as fallow-: Charities fire, police, gag, water, health, streets; and for each of the Io.? lowing special purposss: intereel and re? demption, schools, sewers as collectioa and refunding of all taxes, pa] ??f Judges, Band salaries of dty officials stationery and printing, courts and juries Coroner's inquests, city jail, discount am Intareat, elections, electric lights, aw secret ser sice fund. It may a?s.? m aside a sum out of the revenues o! I yeas t?? nseet and pay unespaeted an? ? ntlngenl claims <>r sums ariatag durlni that year, and only so much Bf said sua shall be used by the Council as th. - _h bOBI 1 tnay from time to time appropri?t? and th?; board shall only expend as mm as may he necessary to pay claim arising out of negligence or breach o contract. And whenever asked by th City Council to appropriate any mom fur any other speetal purpose, or to an new depertment, or to enlarge any a| propslation for the purpoees* above mes tioned, the said boanl may appropriai SUCh a sum as it may ?!? ? in proper, C may r. fuse to make any su? h appropria Hon. MAY CONSIDER ELECTRIC CHAT TERS. An eff??rf will he made to pet the Coin cil t.. take OP the ordinances gramil charters to the Bouthern and Home Ble trie Oomp-Udea, the lives of which we reduced by Ihe Hoard of Aldermen win that body net last week. It will 1 remembered that the ordinances bad bet '. but the vote being rseeaBdere they were suhaeajnently amended as i liicaied. The vote in SSI h c,ty was to "?. ami three hours afterwards a Bra chtea for thirty years was granted t" t Virulilla Company by the same rota. Those Interested la the two local em indignent at the ?? tloa of t Hoard. A director of the Southern Compel i iid l.'st night that the reduction In t ufe of the franchise wouhi very materti iy influence the Investment of mon?-y business-men, ami might defeat the ? t. i prise absolutely. "Tsklag a bonded debt for sioo.co?) to redeemed in fifte? s years,*1 ha said, would be accessary t?? carry <>n compon inter? st a sinking fuml of at leSBI I 1 cent., or B?fiB ;i year for each ' vested, whereas m s hVyesr franchise, WOUld only beneceSBSry to carry i I ptt - .'lit, in SUCh sinking fund, or tl, a year for snob BMJB Invented? 'i it*,* for carrying a Isrgev sinki fund would not only lend t?. defeat 1 rise, he thought, but would mat? ally art", it the price ?>f lights. Th** I I;.).? Commit I?*?*'?, Merlin? Th?? Coaaaatttae on light tat t at ? O'clock lasi night, with th?- fOUowi members present: Mesara, Wallerat? Hardwicke, Vanghan, Witt?-, and Noi,i. The proceedings opened with an int sating tiiscu.-sion over a resolution, ado ?ai at a tor mm meeting, which pravti that Mr. join? t. Qoddln should be funded the sum of si?> paid by him gas Supplied to a retidenct; Of Which is the Bgent This resolution was r-.r? muted by the Bosurd of Aldermen further inforniation. It was ?It v.lo that the amount represented a misti on the pari Of the bill clerk of tl ti . . The ? ??tnmitte?- was an unit In .??.?ilion that Mr. Godilin was a? A slbls for it. Mr. Witte Biiggsatad I ih. bill-el. rk should bear the burden hie mistake, and the discussion was al this line, it waa agreed, however, t th?- clerk was S most careful and reih man, and it was decided to summon ] to appear briol.? Ill?- rollimlU??' at n? xt mealing and explain how the r take, ociurred. and show reason, if I why he should not pay the bill. The perlntendsni was Instructed to adver for bids for supplying the ?ity with arc-lights for three years. This prop? will remain open until noon on ?fan. Uth. Tha report of the Bu_wrlntendent received and ordered to be tu??d. prime feature was that th*- receipts (or the month of November this Wl re *?' '-..* larger than they wer. m Mr. Knowlea esllmataa the ???st of i ninp the works next year t?> be J16? ami his report was referred to Finance Coensalttee. a ftarther report r the same SOUKS BS to the udvisab ? ut- I of charging B cents a thousand feet i, s was nut acted upon, it being thoi best to ilefer the conshleratlcn of matter until the January meeting of < mmlttee. The pn setal earn t" tin for making gas, Mr. Knowles states, cents a thousand feet. Tha p?tition Of ihe citizens of Ra Heights that the light now In the ra should be moved to th.? Richmond of the First-str-.t bridge was reft th?- Buperintendenl of th?? Qas-W stating that he had Invsetlgated thf?? t' r, and Was Of 11.?- opinion that it u get b?? an laspiovement. throwing ravina into alaaosl total darkness, not Improving the conditions to material t xt. tit on the bridge. It use of the meeting that the Hi Heights Council should liKht the b thsmaerr? s. The petition Bf Messrs. Copela ml Hotdsrby thai the gas mains shoul . steaded Bar two blocks on Qrosa was granted. The ccmmlttee Instructed the Bu| tendent to haw a light pteood OU E street betwaan Clay and ix-igi. ?ti il irregular!!!?* in lighting report?-?! which the Superintend? nt i to investigate. Thf* Alinahonue Itrporta. The Oomg-tttSS an Poor m. t a Almshtiuse laut night at 8 o'clock ur malm ?1 In session for evo hours. ' wire present M??i??-rH. Hroclc. He Mular, Noble, and Smith. Chai Ounat was unavoidably absent on ac of the serious Illness of his mother report Bf the Superintend? nt for Ni ber was us follows : Number r. ?u. discharged, f*.; died. 9. Thare wc tamalee en November 30th. show!) [g. - ad? sed .Ti? b? ic It iths m ?! [her lurg ..! 'I'tll Ma? in'-' I and li?'S, i.-?'ii llel "II It? s. oin.? eral ?ach ilion - .i.; linst and our nil's I1..17 es i? and -st 1 B8 -'I If. I faith ittion apila. 1-,_S? ire es led. . the In.nul Il his <W? The II! II? 1 ivene Increase of l ov< r monlh last Th the corresponding Th?- hospital r?*port showed pa"t!?-n!s re? ceived. ,*!; dliKbatgsd, ; died, I; la IM hospital Novetriti.r .,?>th. 9 am InCT? of I .-v? r November, UM? The follow im; financia] report was sub? mitted: Appropriat!?)n nlmshous?? .113.900 4? '?led . 12..V42 09 ??_ Unexpended balance .J LUS Zl II 10 .' ?' lie Bg ha aj ag ,d ied 11 tor he m rof i ? iks iin' on lat at mg la it ble dm 11 ni lis n y, Ba? tlas wo )s:.l airy SSS Its for .ir un ,eu\ the mm lllty tor ight the th. city Is M non vine ? n 1 ised, orks nat ouM the and any W is rton idge Appropriation poor of the cl?y ....S IMt '?? Expended. | Un.'xp? ?.?led balance .I 648 27 Th?. regular monthly bills were j for payment. ;.s follows: Pay-roll, 1 ! poor, H If?; bills. flJM motion ?.f Mr. Smith, th?* Sup*>rln ttndent Was authorised to Bpend *>.? "> In laying a concrete floor to the slmshouse kiteh.-n. Mr u. a. Hughe?. *iaa aewly-appointed ate ward, submitted his ?mod of $l.?><? in the American Ron ling and Trust Com? pany, which was ?i- < ?-pteil. Th.mtmltte? ?l?-i-i.l? >1 to reci>mmcn?l to the Finance Commlttee that the follow? ing appropriation should I??- merle for the depart mem: Almshoum? expanse, IH.luo; slmshouse pay-roll, IS.2S0; poor or th?* dty, expense, W.000; pay-roll, Jl,:420; constnie tlon account. t\ A KEI'.IMII? niMTIII'ATR, Complete ? <i-()|i?-riitl<in In North I'Nnillnu, \e\t Veor. WASHINGTON, D. c, Decessl iSp.-< i-i l->? A Ii. publica n-PopuIIst conf'r ? n? e. laming from 11 o'clock until mld niliht, was held at th.? National Ib.iel iv. The gathering was as tsd by sheriff Hosklns, of rjatttord N. 4'., who ?ame t?, Washington as | I" -a?' ' maker I.. tureen Asslstati'-Attorii?y Qeneral Boyd snd es?Congfes8inan Bet tl? Boya and Settle are at wa/ over th? IJreensbqao' post-oftlce, and the effort t< adjust r-nrir dtfferoaees sapeara to li.iv? i. silted In the selection of ex-Poetma? t?-r White as a compromise candidate The contending candidates Qlenn am will be provided for in sonn other way hereafter. a partial anderstandlng an ?d with refen nee to the .ipi"?intm?nt 0 ('?.ion. i Boy-i sa Jodgs of the I District. S.-naitoi- l'rit? h.ird, it Is agreed will have no opposition if In- wants th Judgi ship, anu? the Intimation from bin to-day is that he will SO) ' pt the :?p I'lrintment. In that ?vint. It Is under atood thai Qovenaoc Russell win apip?la Mr. Vip.m! S. Lusk as United State Senator. Representative ?Skinner, 8. otho Wil son, and 11. E. HodgSS, all anti-Rutlc Lopuiists, attended the ceafereaee, an it Is given OUt to-day, s.-ml-o'Ileially, thai there will be cosaplete oo-operatkm i" tween the Republicans and the 1'opulis; in tho legislativa and rongrssslnnsl ale? tions la North Carolins next ytmr, Bpeal lug on the sub.f.'ct !o-day, a PopuUl congressman saM: The Pepullata wi n? \ ? r fusa w ith the Democrats in th election of a Democratic legislature. Roth Repulillcans and Populi.-a to-day, without reserve, that th.- liais Of RepubUcaa-POpUliSt co-??|?eratioii already settled. The. first step on tl part of thf I'opnllst leader-? Is to r pmllate Senator Butler. In this mov ment they claim !he support of ?le n tloaal ?Populist orgaalaatkm. Th.- su Populist Committee. It Is said, will MM !)? called together, for he purpose of r organizing the committ.e ???gainst Butltj and arranging lb?* details of CO-OP?M tl??n for the next State campaign. The Pffstmsstir flinarsl consented t flay to r? commend the appo!ntm?*nt Colonel Lybrook as postmaster at Wl slf.n; Drmsby at Balem, and McBrsyST Shilliy. This ?i.ds the contention 01 th.-?.- .appointments, and practically i suree Representative LInney*a renomli tlon for OongTtx?.' tt ? > It it I i;\ ?IT* MEXICAN HOWM1 Loss of *?oin?* !*:',.4.IMI from Steniii City of \\ i.-h l nu i mi. NEW TORE, December tt.?Ths rape ed robb.-ry of sonic HJHt in Mexk money from the Btetuasr City of Wai ington during her last trip from V? Craa to this port was confirm?*?! to-da Tic City of Washington belongs to I New York and Cuba Mail Steamship C-0 pan,. A. 4L Smith, BC4 i.-tary of ? oompaay, aatd to-day: "Tii?a city of Washington reported h. t pi? r last Wednesday* morning, i imm?diat? ly began dlrwHBrglng her c-air Among other things there eras a sonst; ment ?f i"-i cases of Mexican coin ft? firm la London. BSOh ' ' 1*4 pr? Sen about ii.??"?? in ai? \?'an money, equal about HJM la our mon? y. snd w? igl . ' pouniis. It wais nor'.1 in trotas box. ?between decks, built for purpose. Aft? r UM tOmt or the <-i had i?.. n ?Recharged the flow of roam was opened, anni the oaaaa a carried to the pl.r and piled in tiers, be isshlppsd to London. i?n eountlng u was found that ta a only and a.s the bill called for Ml was apparent that one had been sto either befara the steruaor ?sailed <;r t? r its arrisa] ait this port. A bundle cai.'Vais. In which atbout fU? of the ? was placed, wais round in the Imgg? loom, and leads us to believe that robbery was committed during trar anil that tho bundle was bit when was found to throw suspicion in Wrong direction. The only keys to strong room were in the hands of ? tain Hurley and his lirst mate, and SI viol.m., had i.n iis.-.i in entering place a akeletoa ?toy must have i assd. "Captain Hurley Is on?* of our most i,. rteoced ami trustworthy osaosca if matter is not .1. air.-d up the com? will bars 10 stain?! th.; loss." ' KIH'' M'COV. THE HI'11 fiI.AB and d be road. erln ghth ? ets, sv? re was the d n rh.-re I, or rman Cf.UPt . The areas* ?i. K; ra 31 ig au Ile Is ?truck on ?lie Henil, and l'i nbly l-'Htnlly lnjari*d. NEW YOLK. December M.??John ( McCoy, th.- notad baah burglar, w record Is known to the police of all Q tii.-s, was struck on th- head wli club and probably faitally Injured to? by John MeQlnnls, -/roprrletoc of a i Sty lodging-house. Tb? BSSn ?piarr becansa MeCoy aaJd tha reputatki the house wais not good, and ha v not allow his Wlfo to work thOTO. Qlnnla Ihren McCoy down s Blgl stairs, and th? n struck him on the with s heavy club, causing hsmnn of th?- brain. McCoy was taken hospital and MoGtaala arreate?! Lately McCoy has e.irn. ?! a jireca living by s.-lllng locks. At 0UC tin t??ok part in a reeJlatic dream called Stowaway," In which he aind "S Henneeay cra?cked a safa an Has i Norman Shelby, the Indian pugilist. said, after witiussing ai palf01 IBSn "The Stosmway," ?mnounced that t after ha arould call hims?'if "Kil Coy." a?)*.'? ha has SVOf since appear the ring under that name. STRIKE OF I'HVTUKCTWIAl CI? It *?\lll Hender Neeeiannry n <?? the Mill. PAWTUCKBT, R. 1.. December The trouble between the weavers ar management of the Royal Weaving pany, which has existed since the i tlon In wages was announced to plaice, culminated to-day In a virtu; charge of the weavers, because of I to comply with an (MTfltf Manager Ott, embodying a i-'iu? th? company to bsVS several w? ... is taught the bo way is Informed the manager tha would go out rather than ?omp'.v w\ order, ami they were discharged, mills will have to close. The mills employ about 280 people reduction referred to In the Wl wuges amounted to 16 per cent. RUSSIA JN_ CHINA. comment M the oc ?rrt* .t?o*, ok I'Olt I' Alt Tilt R. PARTITION OF CHINESE COAST. llrlttsh Pre?? ReRRi-iU Jt as tlounil to Con??*, anil Asks, "What Does Ilrltnla OetT'?America's Attitude of Iatereat. t rt an !i I i ?y. be oi he ;?' ad ? <>. .11 a ?i to ied ti? lt? |B i lit . !.? to It. 1 I It ilf or oin the sit, ! It the the Sp? aa the een ex the any BERLIN. December 20.-The Paris cor? respondent of the. Cologne Gazette tele? graphs that paper that he learns on reliable authority that the Russian oc I of Port Arthur was connected With the visit there of the Rrltlsh war? ship Daphne, a areeh ago? when, in spito of the protests of the Chinese, ;ho Dsphae entered the Inner harbor, al ISgSiV to ascertain what Russian ?hips ?ii? re. China, complained to the representatives of the Powers at Pekln. The Cologne Gazette regards the occu? pation as merely a continunnce of the co-operation of Germany with Russia In Bsstsrn A SCt POLITICS HKH1NI) IT. st. PBTBR8BUBO, December _?).-Thc lfovoati Baelaraa that the occupation ?d POtt Arthur has nothing political b?htn?J It, Bdding: "H must be a matter ?.f lndif. terence t" tha Powers who ar?> not plan? ning seizures of Chinese territory as tc which point the Russian siiuadroi chooses for Its winter station." BRITAIN WITH JAPAN. LONDON, Daoamber M.?An un?*on firmed report Is current her.- that par of the British fit-eastern squadron wll bs stationed at Wei-Hai-W? i this winter If true, this Indicates that Britain. I working In harmony with Japan. The hit ter Power still occupies \Vel-Hai-\Vel pending payment of tha Chinese war in demnlty. The evening newspapers are much dis turned over the situation. "What <io w g"t?" is the burden ?>f their cesupialm and they all insist upon the necessity fo Immediate action, Tha Club.- says: "Hussia and German now have tin- two most importai strategical portions In Northern Chlm and C.r.-at Hritain. whoso commerrial ii terests art- ten time? greater than thor of either, must be content with tl crumbs from the St. Petersburg and Be; lin tables." The I'all-Mall Cazette echoes tl 1 Standard's Inquiry as to America's a tltude. and says: "< ?f course, the part tlon of th?- coast, which is bound to com will not bs confined to the Caar or c.e many. Other Powers are actively to cerned In the disturbance of the SquI brlum of the far East, Great Britai Fiance, and Japan especially. THE UNITED STATES. "Hut the United Slates cannot be trea ed as ii quantity to be Ignored. The tar a.'.'iiii seen? . in these seizures Is v. worthy of our past, and Is fatal to o future. Wa may remark that we sh? not bo without sympathizers, as t Japanese will most Joyfully back a scheme, to redress the bitter humiliatl they have suffired at the hands of Ri sia." Advices received here from Paris sht that France is awaiting Great Britali BCtion. If Great Britain follows th?- 1? of Russia and ?lermany, and occupies seaport, Frame will forthwith foil y.ul!. The offlrlils of the Chinese emba? here do not conceal their belief that t l'ow.rs are Intending to setae ?'him forts. Th?-y dtacradH the report tl Great Britain has been requested to ; a protectorate over tha Yang.*] VsUey and th.- W.st rivr. saying tl have no Information on tha subject, i would know if th?> rumor arera true. Sir Haliday McCarthy, of the Chin SmbaSSy, Was asked if Russia's poss Ston of Port Arthur would be t?mpora ami ha replied that this plan was usuu made a pretest for occupation. .1 AH AN LSI'. ON THE BOVB, YOKOHAMA. December Bv Russia notified Japan of the t?-mporary BOOB tioii of Poll Arthur, and a large Japar Sqtl ulroli has left Nagasaki. BRITAIN AND QUKLPABRT. BERLIN, Deeember M.?The rumor surren! here that th?- British E squsdron has been ordered to f?,r ??ii.lpa.it Island, at the entran. ? the Tallow s.a. presmnsbly to , The tone of the German Ittto is fav? hi.- to some such action on the part Britain. pasrt Islaml, which Is sixty rr south nt Korea, H forty-five miles I and twelve miles broad. It Is subo nota to Kur.'a, and has been used a penal settlement. OVBABB rOBSWBAB AT0TOBOB They Bsaneae t<? i-'iaiii i util Tl of oli Kld) boo? oun h a day low riled 1 of ?nil?! Mo t of h''.l 1 hag. to a rious le he "The )lke" tiiRe. It is :e of h i - Me? ed m nits '?In? _?. d the Com? r.'.'lC take .1 ?ils thelr from st by :otton The I they th the The . The av?r_' Propon?? to I-'ialit I util Country Is I'r?-?-. NBW YORK, i" cemb? r M -Copies statement Signad by the offleers of Fourth Army Corps ..I' the ?"liban al operating in the Department of Villas, renewing all-glance to the Ci cause and forswearing autonomy, 1 received in this City to-day. This tloa by the officers of th?- Las V 1?. ?'-irtmint makes the opposition to tonomy practically unanimous among ? iiban ?'lu? < ! - Th.? Statement says, in part! "We convinced that the promulgation o? forms is an avldenca <?f weakness or part of Spain, and is in Itself a trlu for our arms, dur fighting attitude continue, Just as it is to-day, until country is nssda free. \S'c. Will a? no other settlement than that based absolute independence, which mus S greed to with our government an?. seenbly of repreeentativea." Among the signera are Juan Parra, brigadier-general of the First slon, and ?^allxto <>>?rcla. adjutant. CI'T in corn?*?-MILL WAG llcnson? TBeretor -um?? as I ?I|..t:iiiii III I hi River. srN?'o??K, B. EL, December 20. tices have been posted at the China, broke, and \s BBBti r cotton-mills announcing a reduction In the wag op' rattvaa ?>f about !?> per cent, on . ury lat The cut will affect the sut ten.lents and overseers, and. In fae of the employe's of the three cor tions, Including nearly IJM opera The monthly pay-roll amounts to Th?- three mills are ? ngag th?- manufacture of print sloth. It h bable that the cut-tiown will be a..'. Colonel David L. Jewell, aupcrlnte of the China mills, says the reasor the reduction are the same as which sauasd the cut at the F.tll nnl's and the Amo_k-ag corporatl Manchester. _ _ COTTON-MILL W.M-E Ut EST Propoaltloa Fruut Labor I nlo MiiiiMlui'ltiri'i",. FALL RIVER. MAS?., Dei-.-mtrer conference of rci>r?s,.ntatlv?*s of th to*i manufacturer?? and the employ?: the wage Question, was held to-day ispi.BSSUBllSse of the labor union Bitted three propositions, and ei the delegates mado some comment on. The manufacturera d? the mutter under consideration, ai give a written answer to-morrow, propositions, formulated at the i: o* tho vurlous labor u.ilons last wet*?, are: "1. It being the g?n?ral opinion that will be an Improvement ?luring tho ensuing y?tar, and that the manufacturers will be In a far more prosperous con?lltl?>ii than ut present, we rennest the manufac? turers lo postpone the prSpQBSd reduetloa untll the 1st of Manat?. It there is no im? provement nt that time w<* will holil an? other conferenco with a view to settling UM wage question. ' '. Relieving that reduelas wages is not a remedy f?>r an overstocked market, we respectfully n-quest the manufacturers to work four days per Week until the !*< of Mar.-h. ir there la ae imprevumeat nt that time we will hold another conference. "3. If neither of th?* above propositions is accepte?!, and w?. cannot settle th?* piestions satisfactorily, we are. willing to submit our case to the State Hoard of Ar? bitration, wages to r?*matn as at present until tho Stato board mak??s Its report" The attitude of the big plant of the Fall-River Iron Company, which employs about 3,000 operatives, and which has been qu? stloned by some, was settle?! to? day by the announcement or the owner, M. C. 1). Horden, or Near York, lie an? nounces his wllllngn?*ss to relue? wages to a point '20 per c?*nt. below the present basis, if the company so ?icclil? s. -?SS? < IVII.-SKKVHOB LAW i N??i|H*i. I' :.si..n-l ?.no.I..?., r I a nut ?Kays l.nav la a I allure. WAsiiiN?; T?)N, December 20.?Com mis-'loner-of-pensions Evans to-day ap peir.il b.-fore th.- Senat? Committee on ?'ivii s?rrvtoa sad Itatrenrhawnl. which is conducting an Investigation into the ope? ration of the civil servies sysrem. Mr. Evans wais question??.! at length by Sena? tors I.oiln?. und I'rltchard about th*? civil a?reles ayates ami its application to the Pension otilo? for?*.-. Ms ?xprsosed tha opinion that the law ?lid not accomplish ths results its frien.is insist.d thai it did. 'nie beet m?*n in his ofBec were those who had come in iimli-r tha so-called "Spolia system." They dM their duty, and SXPeeted tO hol?! their positions by so doing. The Penston Examining boards he said, ought not to be in the etasst* Bad s-rvice. as It was desirable to seeur? men as members of such boarda win bad haul wi.i?. surgical ssperlea experience, if poeslhls and aueh mer w.nild not enter into competition for tin plies with jromtg m.-n Just out of col Isga He thought, however? thait th? ?*n tire system of appointing the boards war wrong, and that they ought t.. he unde a uniform system of appointment. The Commission.-r bslteved thst th hi-a.i of ?i burean wais the b?'st qualifie? person t?> paaa upon the efllejenoy of i Clerk, and that h?1 ought not to b?> hanir ?led in removing a clerk for Inefflci.-ncj If permitted to do so. ha coulil remov i? least one hundred clerks from hi ottie.- without affecting the aaaVflsMy c the force. He thought It would be dea rabie to have a d?finit.? tenure of offlci not exceeding ten years, so thait eVfff year about 10 per ?'?-nt. of new bio.? could be infused Into the servie?-. TU would do away with the abuses resultin from some clerks remaining In ollice tc loll','. Th?. Commia?*ion.?r thought that son r?form would have to be enacted, or t! country would have the infliction of civil p?-nsi<)n list Ha bettered it was mistake to Include In the classified se vice the special examiners. medie boards, chiefs of divisions, and all othe receiving salari?e exceeding ti.too. Slfnnifr Appoiimttov In Trimble. LIVERPOOL, Decemb?r tt.?The Hritla steamer ?norldtaa, Captain Bullock, fro New iirl.-ans, D.-cmh? r 1-t, for this poi lias arrived here, and r.'jwrt:, havi'r passed on December lC'h, In latitud" ! longitude 22, the Rrltish steamer Apj? jnattox, C.aptain Foall, from" Londo December Mh, for Newport News. T Appomattox signalled tli.it her abaft w broken. Th-- llritish BtSasasr Virginian. 4*.ipta. Prentice, from London, DsoSSSber Mh, I Hoston, was standing by the Appetna tox and prsparing to take bet in taw. Oriental ling,* " "' Carpets. Tic- very best quality of Turkish a Persian Rugs, In all varieties sad siz. ale put for sale at 1?h>? east Mi street, by Mtfthasllan Brothsra, Th?y aj natives of Armenia, ?direct Import? from the ?lid Country. They will really sold, regardleea of cost, Th? i gentlemen, whe ?bass coaaa bees tit time to tim?> with th?-ir Rugs, have ?i? to Ulchnionders perfect satisfaction. yen ?v'-r bars any ?'i'--> of barylag Ri for holiday gtftS, don't fill to go th?i. (.rnpliophone Talking; Machines, g Regiaa .mus?" Bo? i, Waehbura <? tairs and Mandolins, Aeolian?, aind kinds of Musical Novlties. OpSSJ 9 nlngs until a o'clock. WALTER D. MUSES .V 1003 Main street (opposite post-Ofl -**? ralead?sa ami ( lirlstmns Cm ait tha j. w. RAND? >LPH COMPANY'S, 1302 and UM I M a ?tret Kaeiupf'H, at No. 110 r.ortl? Ninth street. Is place to buy your Christmas ?'and Mado fresh vry bOUr. What's More Appropriate for a Chrietaaas present than Handl ?biers? We have tie m in Jipanelt?-, \ s;ik Initials at I.V. ; AM-Sllk at . Be, JACOBS ?V LEW 7</7 east Hroa?! strc An Appropriate 1'reseot. A box of I.owney's Ronbons, fr-sh Twin ?Jlty Drugsf'ic, Bavarsth and ."? streets. Combination Flour-llln, Sifter. spic* Cablas!. Pateat ??raters, lie Squeezers, Carpet Sweepers, 4'.?ail Vi and many other useful article for he keepers. N. KLEIN & S<JN Ml east Hroad atre Open I util i<> o Clock!! Jahnk- RrotU*-rs, Jew? 11? rs, 912 ? street, wish to state thst their plat business will be open until 1?) o'clo? 1 next wxk, to give the public a eh to examine the BOU aad beautiful a of goods and compare prices. Ten cent, discount will be allowc. on all chases for t-hls week only. Old gold silver taken in exchaaga, Uou't Full to Nee, at No. 11?) north Ninth street, and your Candles. Freshly mudo every I For a Christmas present get a Singing Canary bird and Cage. N. KLEIN A SO! MO east Croad str Don't Pas A?) But the neat. IiOWney's I'ur?? Ho?ton Chccolate bons fresh at Twla City Drug Seventh and Main str? Every Mother's Son I. twees the age of 1 and 8 would 1 ll*jht?d If Santa CUu? brought h pretty Reefer Jacket. We have t very nobby ones?from II.$8 to ?A them over to-day. JACOBS A LEV TOT east Rroud st Kaabe tprlakt-A liar**!? Call and seo It. Also, at $E?. Fully warranted for five MANLY 11. HAMOS COM PA!1 11? east broad st All ia.lll-1 ?i,si LI*.-*? Holiday Kscaraloo Ratea. The Atlantic-Coast U*i?i will sell < count Christmas holidays, round'*! tickets between local station? on He li? ?t 4 cents per mile one way for th? roa trip. Tickets Richmond to Lynohburg and turn, $:.: and Richmond to Norfolk S return, I Tickets on sal, i ?? ?-nilx-r ?3d to _5 Iriicluslv??. and I>?*ce__bor 30, 1IW, to Jai ary 1, li-tA. Inclusive, food to return ut January 4. im, Indaaive. Tickets will be sold to students of? c legea and schools at same rates sa nan above upon presentation of c?****tt?Vi signed by Ih" superintendents. piin(ip( or presidents thereof on D?*cemlier l? to 2_th, inclusive; final limit January 1?W. c. s ?AM PB ELL, I ??vision i?ns*s??ng?-*T Ag.n m ? - ? Christmas Hollda*. Kates \la \orfe and *A entern Hallway. Richmond to N??rf??lk and return |J Richmond to Lynchburg and return Correspondingly low rates to all pel on Its line t>> i h Ing to eg? their Christmas and New-Year at hoi Tickets on sale December 22d to ?th elusive, and December vau t?. Janu 1st. Inclusive, good for return pass until January 4, 1S9B. Students attending collages will be abled to secure these, reduced ratea cembcr 16th to 25th, Inclusive, provl they present a certif?cale slgT??*d by pre-aldent or sup.*rlnt??nf.ent of the lege they nro attending. For full Information apply to the R mond Transfer Company, 90.1 fast 1 atreet; B, O. Carter. Tit ket Agent, H; Street (t'nion) Depot, or at compel office, corner Ninth and Main str?-ets R. XV COtJRTNBf District Passenger Agei Ih in 't, I o. 11. ro? as in n.l be u.I if IgS l<?. ui .11 ?'. - rds C. A O. R'Y. I lirl.tnm? Holiday Ratos. Holiday Kxoumlon Ticket? ?111 be between all stations of Chesapeake (?hio railway on I>e?-ember __d. '.'".!h. SOth, 31st, an.l January lit, with : limit of January 4th, AT ONE AND ( THIRD FARES for the rotin?! tr'.p, SPECIAL I-oW RATES TO NoltFf AND LYNcH'tl'HO. ?Oollt Dta presenting crtlflc signed by principal ??r superlni' Institute, may be sold on December to -1st. In addition to above date, LI ed to January 4th. M twmta f?>r llut.l.rr?. Ladles', sizes 2 1-'. to 4; worth 36c. Me. f??r Litt!? Boys' Strong Kho-?*?. t Big lot Ladles' 12 Kid Bhoee for 11. ?'.. ntl? in? us pelt, Embroidered, Leather Bltppen, Be, Gentlemen's Colored shoes, double i bull-dog to? s. 11 f.'?. i I BS* Han.l-W.lt Button Boots, regular V2.M value. Qentlemen'a I'atcnt-Leather Shoes $2. Children's Spring-Heel Shoes, Do Kid, sizes 6 to 11, -"?Oc. Hoys' Strong School Shoes, $1 am wards. Ladles' Button and I_aeed Shoes, 11 and upwards. THE MODEL SHoK ?1TOR ?17 Broad sti Chana'* In Pnasenaer Ratea, via Lin?*, Jainc?-!tlver Route. On ami after Monday, Decemhm passenger rates via Bay Line, 3 River Route, will b<* as follows*. Richmond to Baltimore, one way.. Richmond to Baltimore, and return.. Richmond to Baltimore, second clas Richmond to Old Point ., i;.,un?l-trip tickets will be limit December Mtb. For Stale-room reservation and luformatdon apply to II M H? ?VEIN. C.? neral Ars 8*g aal Bala st Oh, What m tturttriael would be your "husband's ?clai ing UN lovetl i?'. !' "it to sell you to-day al Bal au coloi kind, ail steits, silk finished, raw very handsome. Not a p?-nny urn is their worth. lACOBB & I_E* 707 ???st Broad M -?a open i ? tit io ?iiiii'u:: Our i?ia.. . f business will be _sj? 10 o'clo? k all next, w.-.-k t?? give th lie a chance t?> examine our tie? elegant s,to<-k of goods, nnd 10 pel die? ount will If given on all pur for this week only, ??Id gold and tak"ti in sxebam JAHNKi: BROTHBRB, Jewell Hi. Main I See the I ..!., O ??n,11.? that Irradia ?uiiful face I a box of l_owney'a Boato Prssh at Twin City Dr. Seventh and M.?ln Stn Hand.?nie Neckwear. If it's Nobby Neckwear you s present your frisad, set.- the '.ne ?p in handsome boxes at lb and ff?c. '" beauts." .i.v?'? M .?? LL : : . . ( i'i'taid i tha lea? Ser? vit h and St. , at l tin and mon l?i??S, nist) et. ?l.iln e of c all anee tock per pur? mi'i buy ?our. good S?'. eet. Bon U de lm a hem Look Y. i. .t. prtght years. ?. ?. rsait 'I r*r? Try? 1 ry Kaempf's ?'. '. ' bdtea and < lions; made every hour, No. nil II:- Bo__OOBB are d? Firewood Cheap. The Virginia and North C Wh-.l Compauy i-? ??ff? rhu* Kll Hickory ?ad Oak Wood i.. loves _n.I | 'j'his wood is unsurpassed for punios, s. ami ir you use it <?nce j ?-.thing Sise. I'r.Mi us a ? 'phono us. Old 'phone, 411, n?w UM, _ A large assortment of Librar* and Stand Lamps, of the latest lmpori-'l Vases, (Sips, an?l Sauc? .is for Christmas. We give -tamps. N. KLEIN A . i ,.1 Aiiitri.'iiu llranty Hose. Fine Roses, eh Flower?, an? for Christmas, now -ff? r??l at loi Shlpplnfr orders a specialty. M. A. WH? 903 east Main and 21", ?art Broad I Elfftl Tower Coocentrated Prult Jak be in eveiy bousebol?!. Tbey are M tk? following Savor?; Lena?>_ ?_logs I?uDs.b, (!lager?Cote?*?, Clo??\ M;_?*_ Peppermint, etc. -ule ageou? la I Mrs-r?. 1'ur-el), I-kdd * Co. Thro.t 1? is ?ass* cemmenee vltb Cold, or Sore Tlitoal. " Browx?. 1 Tkociics" gtre lmmtxl.a.e rsh-1. boi boxes. -Vice '?be. uw ii i m The Weath? t-1 WABHINOTON, Dec-ei I RAIN I *'''>reca8t tot Tvioiday: l 1 Virginia?Rain; cl* arm by n??on; southerly wl coming northwesterly. North Carolina?Rain; clc?.rio_ in the e??rly morning; ?out winds, becoming northw?*?iterly. THF3 WEATHER IN Rl YESTERDAY was rainy ami dis with some sleet. State of thermometer: ? A. M. I A. M. 13 M. I P. M.v. ? P. M. IS Night. Mean temp?rature.