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BUBGHEBS # SURPRISED,
I'.OntJmled 1 and Flee, With
usroris : -• ' at? i'.'CAi'is toavx.
Stories- o^' a. Proposnl DoicU' Rising:
Witli tltc OT>3cct of Seir.Jnjj t\ic Cape
: Capital and Cnpturinj; Sir Alfred'
RKXmiRG, CAPE! COL.OKT, -.Jiinuary:
I.— Gor.eral 'French has 'completely; del eat-'-
ii4,the Boors and occupied Cok'sbeiir.
''■"■JtTe.- General .\contiiiued ■ to keep -'the,
BoeVs on' the move. " ruid _ pressed ; ,- them *
clotoliy,: Sauiruay' ;and; , Sunday, ..giving-;
■"them no tinioto niute a. prolonEcd. stand, : .
ani/wh'cn day broke 3: e was : "W i thin sir i k-
J:is'-«listance"'of ■' the' enemy. '••■'■ T-astinight all/.
'"• he*" cavalry./' artilVery,*- .and infantry, thej;
-lasi-n:\med ; riding in] wagons /to increase
- 'the v general' 'mobility,' u ,Pon a:
aiig-iii: march, '" with the object , of turnin s]
'the 'Boers' -rj-h't.: Tnelnank operations
: ,werbj successful. ;Th*j 'infantry and /field
battVrics. immediately,'; mar.e a ■feint■■at
ta^kluponthe^Botr:front, and while this
"was proceeding thf "cavalry and light a r-
completely around the enemy's:
:-ri£iit";flaxilv.-ai 'arranged. The programme
iWke'a; without, a hitch- The Boers were,
: : utterly, -surprised, /-and, " finding, their re- :
"treat Hhreateued;: lied in disorder to the
" feastward,' leaying' C«j;esbers in General
Prcnch's hands. . /'.< • . . '
AlVriT-I^EliT DTJBL.
"r'i^OXBOK",-" January- .'l^T'lie -Daily- Mail:
bas the- folloNving-.^dispatah, dated Janu
ary Ist, from Kexis-burs^: : ,: .
h ■■•'TesterdaS*--,! afternoon* ' a. bis force ot
cavalry <iud ini-umxy, with ten guns, un- j
"•der/the; personal •jcomniand of General <
Flinch. 1 moving by -detour, occupied some
-hills three miles" I r roni : Colesberg, where
rhei ßoers were T imsirengt-h. confident, in
Hhe natural aid ailordifd them by : the hills
around.;.:-,-.,:-: ■'. ■ -.-.-■■■■:. „- ■■_• .""
■' --vriieV r eneiny's.; position extended srxi
* miles ■ around : trie ;' entire",. y ill age.- At , day- .
■break' our .aitiilery jopeiieU" v tiie;iba.t tie.
The', Boers were ■ taken: by/> surprise,, but .
■!>eplied>yis'orously.;-. : r^VMtillery..;^uel u -n'as'-
f oritwb hoUrs3Then: a. Boer;
"Hotchlass collapsed Uirid^was : abandoned.
"We captured- it. . A ; Boer big gun : was
silenced, ;; but" this, ."aod', ! , the other: Boer
suns --'werei vrlthdf&wnlto the I northward,
;-jrlv>>j«r! W'- ; are harassing^the^Boer^e^v
'■■■■;'•" / :: :;;LOYAXA3Tri JUBILANT., ,; -■•
; •'"Colesbergr is in : out ha'rids, : and' the few.
rcmaoiiins;vlloyalists; afe.'jubilaiit. TVe.
lii&Y&l captured? .many 'wagons and a con-:
siderablefQ.uant.ity; of stores. , -_ : - - . .^
fU •'Our"- losses were quite. slight „.-DUc tne
; .have -suffered 'heavily. ;.,They. : .
xaav. V stop -: at 'Achteftang ; or . cross ; the;
; river'/ altogether^aT; Xorvalspont, where ;
; the bridge: is £till-intact.Vu_;:^^r. ;
■ i XOTHER" ;BRITISH SUCCESS. ■</■ ■
?: !102\ BOX, ;: January. I.— Captain .1 Mont-,
morency's sortie/ near Dordrecht,- with a.
Tiafrol-of I^o men of tiie.Twenty-flrst L,an-:
ce-s -and his retreat. .December 30th, were
flowed up v the; r next;:day:;by:,a i suc
"cessful; British > engagement, and ■ the -ves r
"cue" of : a ■" small :part y,i supposed ■ to ; be men
"Captalii' Montxncrency left behind him. ,-
Under Captain^Goldsworthy, a^force. of
110 nen. with four' guns,; accompanied, by
Captain iMontmorency's scouts, sallied.out
■of;:^Dbfdrecnt?^dufintf::;tbe}.ymprnins^.of
r>ecember-31st, to relieve laeutenant-Tur-.
rier' and- twenty-seven" left ■ overnight? at.
I^l3nschagn's:Xek.;^ The, Boers r : were_
driven* back"; and ! ." --Lieutenant -Turner s
party" wasi 7tH J'Jed. i .- Kght -Boers;- and.
.thirte'en'chorses. are known- toy have; been
1■" TbeV Times, 'inlite^ Second ; edition, )P^-
Vif=h"es' a" di£patcb.:f roni Sterkstroom,;. dated"
becember^. Slst, ,: which- gays:
%-OVJUD: XOTi/:vtEAA-E, ;,: TiOLrXDED
\ - , OFFICER. ;
A VCaptam Montmorency's 7 scouts /.were;
?cu\ : off ; owingTto -their ßefusal^o ■ leave . a
' winded*: officer, . Lieutenant of
Bryant's >.Horse. ■ J These men/under
, Jj-iiteiiantsVMilfordl and Turner,:; of .the
FroAtSef Mounted- Bifies. defendedjthem
i^elvdt" most : "gallantly [against Hhe: repeated
attacVs ■ of some eight hundred Boers.
-The^^iemy 'resorttd v to ; i 'sniping 1 :':; during
%iefllfelit; : butCwere?r"epulsed :Avith-tlos!?. ; r
"At 6:15 this- morning^ Captain-Golds-:
wortlM . with " theTCape ■ Mounted < Rifles,
; jarriveclVand -the enemy/ immediately,; iled ;
to" tlieVbills. " Turners; party,
horsesi fed nearly r all ; been, killed,.: were
■rescue4:TTheyr«3ispTiyodj. splendid pluck;;
and ; " tlie \rl\\i ant;; mm 3 Jiner ; in which ,«2ap- L ,
. tjiin GoieWorthy." effected - their relief, . on
deserving, of the ;
ihig-hesUlpiWe.. Our. Icfs was two. men
•^•oundt^. Yrhe • Boers .; lost about- thirty, j
"xrienFin^^S^nt'menikilled.^v -^ :
- BOER' lECRTJITING . STOPPED.
Another. account \\.iys: "The successor
■ this ";■ lit tie ' patty > will \ arrest /. the ; . progress
of the on<b»y's recruiting m that
Vicinity." \ ■.'•'■
"I^clispatch'fspm the Mo<Wer, river says:
g?fDecemlJeri3%The>n:tval guns^plantedj
a fc- tv cxcellfiitYhelH, without reply. The
: oppo:;!t^n "on-, the; left is,, appa
renily, cansider^ily wc-akened."
LOXIJO-V.-Jamary-I.—TIK- Lisbon cor
■ responrlt-nt of " ilu^Standard says: -
••it -- currently icpoit. 1 that the
Fpeech r cf^mng};cillb3iinH!ie ; .Cortes:to-
J^oYrovfe <Tuesday)VvmSrer-rV atTsoraeV
I<iiiglh" to tbeVsituafonsinr South Africa.T:
bb^t^itSlsJdbubtful^etlier^nything^im
belaid njore;frse:id!i to England than to
liJio-Tranivaul. \ . .
"The- puMicTis jjvUlAthe; Bcefs^and; _thei
pup.l sonvrally U-\ BrW*h 4vrign?.
"Upon D- 1;- &»a I3a y- .T«- 'Porlutruese j,Goy- /
f crj.nittit a> «ii' -'4S--1 hws^.loue every-
i)K'.«cr;*« n« Jitility-V ........
3JOT J WORK. BftFCllE rAH-l.Kn.
• LONDON', Jaiiu.jr'y 1— Th. Sundanl
enn-ctjiondent at Pfcre':%:inii> i> '• yraj'h
'"ingrbn .inniM.y Ist. s ; y : \
'.Sir CJjarlc-K "\Vnj renS Vivi: <•» is now
j.. m!v c«snpl<4«. J'.-; h< tlq>.urt< rs ,will s
stieTat* r>.tcourt. 3t':>> ■ u*^t".: h»re,ihat
rtheTffU?"- v,-:-i..iJ wfv« capia-eu ti-oin-Gen
<-r;jJ liuik-r ;i";. Col<>r)Ko',ha\i bi on 'iripungi
x,d »i the Mils f -i '"» mdin ;|bt drift""over,
thef.Tusi'la" rlv<r at »S«.riAr«' Id: .- Th<
33ofr.s. "it'appcais, oj^tiu.-d fcO n>uridßM||
thrapntl when :■'« hoy",; look th>i! 3 ' ns.
VGcnc-ral Kulk'r'sjdhJVumci v 1 ■ !
Imm« ia.sunibiy-incr«i.^c<];i a.sunibiy-incr«i.^c<]; liy ;%t «rjif6x'C : od
d«-lay Binco his lyt c-ng.i««'ni<'K. lie'iv/w
ha? before him a'ptri-s of %.-Ued, and
r* Si^ineix ■ h lll.", "hi nii^ j ig . ls tx teon L i 1 -i- al onjs r
t3io Ji»f of the TugOa. /J'hcfie . s »<• hyrarm
:;Sß«|^tH^fifeSn^»||»^^B^d|ihipbslt
of lirtui i't-nEih, - ni.<l "brJKtil.s? with
eufis, wliile tbe-rivc-r 5n front i in luli-i
Hood. Tho ocmU.fi huttli- will certainly
;be:.the stifTcst; and^prohably the-most
;momeiHous. of thn'cntir^campaign.V ' ■ i'-'-j
' TJU-: BUNDBSUATIi AT DURBAN.
ll^R^^^".. Ja«uaiy v 3.— The Inipeilal
majl; steamer ; liuudcsra th. of the • German';
:KastrAfricaj^l^ri(f;/whlchtwa^s>i2ed-byl
tlie British.' cruiser, Magicionne, ori^'thel
ground that ?he was carrying coritra
ibandjof war, in Del.'«Koa Bay,', has? been
brought to the wharf here,' and isTnow
giiairded - by : marim's/andr blue-jackeCs.'^^S
The United States, German, RussianT,
and Austria' military attaches, who spent
the holidays in Durban, returned to the
front this evening. - -
/The /White Star ■ Lino steamship M.i
jestic,//which ;leftvLtverpooU;/DeceTOber
i: v .tli, with 2,000 troops,' arrived' here' to-
UGLY RUMORS.
gCAPH TOWX, January I.— Ugly rumors
are; iri' circulation of 'it /Dutch' rising;- with
the.? Ob jec t [ of | seizing: \ Cape ;.Tc wnf andfthe";
docks,' ; ;ind -capturing /the /-Governor ;- : of j
C^e' ColoriyV; Sir- Alf red^Milner. /.The; cen^
t re" oft the /moyementJaj/saicl: to-be Paarl,.
a /abbiii/ thirty"; miles/ fro'mT^.Capej
Towri.-wlicre. a "nieeting/of the. 'Afrikander'
Bund was held yesterday.
•'■/A. similar nice ling was held; at Rich
inorid,':ori December aSth.and'it/J.Sireport^
ed I that the members of the ; Bu lid . : i n these \
twbubwns are acliii^ in concert.
■/•Thel ; members/of the" Burid^at^Welling-;
ton" and; : the- Dutch;: at/Clanwilllamv:,di.s
t"rictfaj;e". said to be ■ arnied^ with; Mausers,
arid.; to^ .be! anxious- to- ; uset; themV in belialf
op the Boers. ' ' . ~
./Although'; the stories of, arising are; dis
credited „ the ' pel ice : a rid ; mil it airy :' are - tak
ing aanple precaution!?.
LIGHT THROUGH THE GLOOM.
LONDON, January 2.— 4:30 A.: JML— The ;
■success;bf r French >inTdriving; the
l^o.brs from \ Colesberg has shot a/welcome"
i ray£bf .. 3 i gh it ; j t hrouglv thej gioonv/b C \ tlie ,;
campaign -in > Sou th s/Alrica./ . Bvery where •
•■it ?: is"; commented* upbii I : as; an example of
/sound :; tactics, : and - as !: an/- illustration . of - :
■ what ;rriay be/done/when the; right/me-;
■ thods are reinployed /with/ the -Boers." The
; ffovernriierit/ is urged /to j" take < the ! lessori •
;to v hear t. arid to see .that no stone is ; left '■
! unturned s ; iri : ; the / ehdeayor.; .' to; get -': the '.
possible 'forces i of «;cavalry; ; 'and
:inourited\irifaritiy to" the front.
Now. that General ; French has the Boers
oritlie run. the hopeis expressed that he;
will ": give ; them > no" rest; but; will -harass ■
; them ;■ until they have /: found V their/ way/
fa cross the Orange " river, : wh ich vis twelve'
miles ;"■ distant- ./ The / old/wagbnf route to
the: Fi-ee State traverses -Colesberg, • and":
crosses / the : river.f l!)J f .v means •' o£ : : i' a'^flne 1 ;;
.bridge*- 1^450 feet lbng. ; -It"' is • believed fthat"
the-; Boers ; retreated /towards -/Norval's :;
Point, further east, arid the" questio'ri : is
whether:; General .French - will \ be. : able » to
secure these two bridges. before the 'ißoers'"
destroy them. :: / .. - 5 ' •
DETERRENT/ON THE DUTCH; . ;
. One important; effect of f.the /success, ot^
General French is that it' will /probably:
■ have a deterrent influence upon Dutch
/..,. : :.-" ;/// : ":/--. -;/;,: '4y''j'>•'
/; There -is: some disposition ; here, wi(r*S^
fgerale/the importance of small skirniish
•es and engagements: - It should >be - borne ■
■; in -mind that '.General; French :i has .only"
2.000 men, : and I so/ far..' as the / important ;
points of ,the campaign /are;' concerned, ;
the situation is virtually .uncha.ns'edi -. ■ ■■
//MODDER RIVER' SITUATION.-.
-„ At Modder • river i;the Boers/appear to
be -modifying somewhat their line of ; de
fence. General Buller's scouts have .-. dis-'.
covered " a Boer .camp : established:. in the.
vicinity of Springfield, southwest of :
lenso, by a Free /State commando. .A,
I similar movement has been • made. at Mod
der" river. / --. : ' '"/■/ '
A large force : of Boers, it is reported,
has formed a new laager about; fifteen
miles': down the strtarn : at Kameelhoek. . /
. /ALL WELL AT/LADYSMITH.V/ ;' /
Heliograph messages/ from Ladysmith/
show/that all was .well: there on/Beeera
.ber 31st. /The -bombardment - : was being
continued,/ but its intensity- had relaxed; '
///BOER SPIES IN TEOIIANRY.
% LONDON* ■/ JariuaVy^l':— AUcgeva'
spies, it has been- discovered,-.; have; en--'
listed in, the •■ Yeomanry./ „ A .report from
Lord Cheshanj, who % is' in : command ."of tha
.Yeomanry, forces," says that, the , officials
of /this : arm';-, of the '/service : are- being
pestered by agents of Dr.:..-Leyds, the{Eu- ;
ropean plenipotentiary.'. 'of -South ! African
republics. /He adds that ; /two of; them
were actually accepted,' but that they were
afterwards discovered. He "declares 'that
the same thing, occurred iii Thornycrof t's
Horse,;/ seven spies- being: discovered ■ iri
that body. He says, continuing: v".We. have
given word to ..all ; our; commanding, -offi'
cers to keep a , shar p■ lookbutTf brJtra itors."
;: No steps have i been: taken.-; thus ; far to"
punish the alleged spies. •
GOEBEL SLATE GOES THROUGH.
Democrvtts Will '{Organize : IJotb
..-." Iloiises'of Kentucky. XegiNla<nre. '.
FRANKFORT, KY., ? January ,I.— All
doubt as to the ability: of: the .Goebel De
mocrats- to organize ; both ■ houses of the
was dispelled ; by. -the ' atten
dance iri the . Democratic . caucus" to-nighL
:Senatbr Goebel was nominated: f or presi
dent pro: tern- of the Senate, and: the- en-.
. tire Goebel slate went" .through.-;;" In.the
House : caucus,-, all /of; the fifty-eight De
riiocrats answered to .- the ;■ roll-call and
participated. In -the: Seriate,*' four .Demof
brats reinained; out.': ;They ■■ are Senators
'Alexander,-. Hays and .Roberts.-
Senator Hill was sicll and absent," but ?he
is not classed with the dissenters. j . .
In-'- the' Senate' ca.ucus; Senator Harold ■
created a ■ sensation" by making an alleged •
/expose of/- th e : an t i-Goebel *„ leaders, . de-"_
claririg that he had ; been; approached, by;
J. H. Whalleii. of Louisville,-/ and i P^id ,
$4,500 . to remain out, of the j caucus. I/The
money,; he ; said, had been ;: placed in a;
box with the Louisville' Trust Company, ;
; trie key/ to which he had sent up ■to ''Sen
ator Goebel, who was presiding' over -the
caucus, "ending his speech 'by . declaring;
i'that he had entered into. the _deal for the
purpose of exposing -.Whallen,- and f urther.
that there: was not - money enough in;, the"
world to make him disloyal to his party.;
andrhisr State.; v /// ; ' ..'• /,./' : - "/:;'. " '
■ '; NOTICES OP CONTEST.
'/'Attorneys ; for -' Goebel and . the- other;
■contesting / Democratic, candidates for,
:' State^-'oflices -to-day served 'notice upon
(the Republican coritestees /to ; take ? deposi
tions to be used: as evidence in. the pend
ing: contest " cases 'ft"<ll naming their;,wit
nesses. .
f - The liepubljcaii's/. decided 5/ to-night '; ; tip
hold a conference to-morrow ; and nomi
nate a .straight Republican, slale : of /ban
didate.s.'-l'-The' anti-Goebei'. leaders say/the
large^ attendance at// the ...Democratic,
■ caucus to-night does .not indicate ■ any- ■
thing as to: the gubernatorial contest . or
the senatorship, as ■-; in the- Senate -the
Goebel men and anti-Goebi?l men entered
into a deal -regarding division of the
offlcW in that branch. . - . , ..'
South Trimble. , of , Franklin couni y, ; was
nominated for Speaker of {'.*.>- 1J- use. on
the thirteenth ballot. '
feBIiACKBURN/TOiBK NOMINATED:^
-''' FRANKFORT, K Y. ' : Jfl nuary. l.~Senat or
f!f>r-b'(-l <- ! " lh<^ DoinotTaiic ohit nui<-us,
Issued v a- call for;, a- caucus- ;to-xnocrow.
Aigl.t. 11.- statys Uiat-ihe caucus is* for
Wieisoh- purposV ot nominating ;; :candi-'
xiat4 for »-» lu ' <] '^ ■''-'■- Si n " uur - Ol courfct "-
ItlacklAirn will bt- th" only name phicod
before ' the caucus;, and he '.wn|;-be;"nbmj^
Jliisuro "isv 1 - ponlon, s 1 1 > ■ not - all, ,* of §hls^prO;^-
Ipe'rty "O'al nr pcr.««jn&l) i» the Virginia
|sl^^lr.-b3iiJicc % Company.\ v =^^^
HFiAPPfiiiO'ii'iinY
1 1 LkHUUUv I LU ; H LHU if
David Perkins is Arrested For At-
iiisi«iiiii
Recognizes Him as tie lan Who
• ■ Maltreated Her. ■ - • •
OCCUKRF.O MSAR . BOX . AIR:
Tlie Lailj' on Her Wuy to Carry
Acw Year's Gilts to Her Children
lit ; Bctlijiny/lTojne—Perltins; Denies
Hi-HiGnilt;
..".Mrs. Martha Colquitt, of No. Gl6 east
Cary p street;; startled" the inmates^ of the -
Bethany Home,' near~Bon Air, ■yesterday;
afternoon" by assuring /them that' a young l .
: negi-o had made an '';, attempt .'to s assault r
Imr. ." -
■:,; This ;~ occurred abou t 1 o'clock, , and V, by •
3:30 David- Perkins, r a negrd about 17 years j
of age, had / been arrested send identilied
by-, Mrs. ; Colquitt as \ her.; assail tan t;V •"■?Cot' i .
more than an hour • later he; had had a
preliminary hearing 'before ia." magistrate"
i and" been '■; sent '-.'oil' to "I- the \ grand "; jury '= of
Chesterfield county... .
';", He ; was 'brought to -Manchester by-; the.
Southern-; railway: ;.train^ which ; : ; reaches-;
that ci ty. at 6:20. -He spent last night in
the "Manchester ;.station-houso, .and this ;
morning early", he ;. : : will be taken to -the
county :jail . at the court-house for coh-_
fine-men t .t ill; his case comes ' before a : spe- ".;
: eial grand jury/:" which; * lit is believed, will ■:
be summoned at once. • /■ - ,
. MRS^COLQUITTfS' STORY. ■: , >
Mrs.lColquitt: is : 'a; widow- lady about 2S
.years of age, and has four little children. ;
The children; are all at : ihe : Bethany OrV
phans* . Home. : She. misses \ her , little ■ ones :
sadly, and whenever she _can; she, goes up
>to the. home to ; see them. ; iTesterday, as;
it was "the: firstVof, the^year^. she decided
to take .them some trinkets and ; articles;
such , as 'the ; hearts : of ; little peo
ple. 'She left on the, 32:01 train '-■■
of the; Southern; road. /Thisc.trainVcloes
not take long' to get; to Bon Air.'and the',
mother, \with basket ;' on her s arm, > was
presently;-walkingifapidly down the track ;
:towards";theihome,.;which; is : about 'two
miles this- side of. Bon- 'Air- -Mrs. Colquitt 1 !
had 'gotten, in- about .five' or six squares*
of ; the ; ins ti tution, when, J she says.-; a : y el-;
low^negrb •: youth -qyertook. her. i-^ Ha :.-v\-as;
■ abbu t : 17 or IS : years - old; accord ing ; to -her.
description, "ancl;; was. shabbily.; dressed. :
She had never seen. him; before.
THE -NEGRO SEIZED HER.
' ;TJie negro rijeistd /he- a>"jjl ; e}:V ? f e)L dowr.;
on the «the: track.:. : She. is-' unable
to :say : - whether; the ; negro "thi-ew.;' her "by:
.'some. quick movement ; or. she tripped:her
self and fell; ,- Her j first ' clear knowledge
of-what ; she;was: dbing.: : was-OC-hef.'pass;:
ing an Y, arm under, the • iron rail '; the j
track; and- holding : to; it -wlth^ail her :
•might. ./She- says;; slie had";, an indistinct
■ notioii-that the ; negro mmea t to drag her
;to;;the-;WGOds' hear-by.; =v She" -began
scream;' /too^: with -.;■ all .her "power. ■- I The
: negroT told her ;: if she cried out he would
"smack her . brains out." '. . , : -■-.-. ;f; f ; ,•
HE SLAPPED HER FACE. \
She ; scarcely heard him, and cried out
■again and; again. -Then the. yovithj slapped
.her face.: The;print!of his;flngers'-wason
her. face^ for an/houf,' and last night iher:
ileft, cheek discolored; and swollen.";
An' old, '; negro I man',;- chopping
; wood v" : - among ■ : }} the>: Opines . :i near > .; the
railroad, - ;;>; ;> probably ;v Mrs. ■?'-■■ Cbl
quitt's - "salvationi^-v'fHe z. y i heard .■'■/ heiv
"screams of "murder!'/(that was ;.what ? .she'
: called as " lustily "as she: could);, but^was
unable,: .being :, one-legged,/; to ; go ;■ to~ i her:
/yery/fast.XHe;had;a;iittle ; boyJout;there.
Cwitliihinv arid: he said: .-VHbneyVJgo;ybn
der arid tsee.what's^de: matter- wididat
'vbmari - hblleriug - murder ; .'quick, phoney.' '.
The boy: went'; ■ and the"> .old^man 'called,
out, ;too^fbr;help;;-MrsV; i Colquitt;says s heV
*assaila:it' saw. the lad'ebming ;a;rid:_ran?_off.- j
She .then, went to ' j !the homeland' gaye ijthe;
alai m. " ' ' r * •
; : : HE /TS QUICKLY CAPTURED.
■ 'The home was: thrown into -much -ex-"
icitementi ;Mr.J. F.^Miller.^the^manager
'of ithe^hbme.'gotrqrir-hiSfhorseiand^went
asquickly as he could: to Bori?Air/-wrhere
;he ; informed 'Mr: ;C-lG. ::^Vhitworth,.. the
Vpecial ■ policeman; ', of i. .what s had f occurred.
:Mr. ? ->v;hiiwortli-is postmaster; of Bon J Air,
i station agent, ;telegraph T bperator,-; express
'agent, 5 coperator;"; arid .special
police ; officer. & He ". is a L rrian of action, - as
aieclearlj- proved himself.to .be yesterday_
afterribbiK-vlt^wasja" holiday, 1 ; and? all jthe
men of ] the -to\vn were i near r by;> skating.
: He ;gbtttheirl hel p, : ; and ?the: country jfoiv
: miles ■ around Cwas ) scoured: -Every, yellow
; you th . in 1 all ;; that? section ; was ■ put un der
krrestl arid:: brought Ho;; Bon?Air.:^Thers
they were lined: up/ :Harry.;Moseley,- a
• colored - - ttrack-walker/r r / of '■ the ; Southern
road, : had^met : a:;:youth;coming ; r upvthe ;
track riear^ the. Place ;where.Mrs.;.Colquitt'
"niet- her ■ assailant^sbori^after^tlie^aJlair.
occurred?' He- walked" dowii: this 'linear
;yellow- /negroes: ;: ; He ; ;readily;,picked.;out
iperkin's as tlie man whom he hadmet. :- : ;:
= MRS c IDENTIFIES t;HIM^
-identified;
; Pefkins sis'her; assallant.'^Mr. Khitworth;
let' 1 be- other alarkies r go,sand;immediai.e-.
ly took l J <-rkin& before Magistrate G. TV.
r - Mi-^'" Colquitt and Harry. Moseley; went
before 'and ;Jtestiiiedvagainst
Perkins l:The-Magistra.te;sentVhimjoni to
thev-rariu ? jury^SOfflcer/Av-hitwprth- tele
phon«-.l lothe Manchester police station
to Policema)ftWright : to ; ineetUiim [ atithe;
Manchester:;stationvas:hej;came:-down/..0n
thesC:2s : train: ■ This'^Omcer^Wright^did.-
They^catTiedKPerk{ns:to:-the: ? Manchester,
statibri;lafter!J'udgeriClbptbn; i ;of;the;Cne3-;
"teraeld^cburt.V'had apprpvedjof "it. ■ Tnere
i h'e^spentlthe: nigM^The'- quick -.actiorti of ;
Mr. ■;■ Whitworth ''eft no ! ■. time for excite- ;
■meiU-'-an'dValmostT\inbrokeri\qi:iet /reigned
'atißon ] Air, ; J during tthe; entirelaf ternoon/:
Perkins .was not kept at Hon Air Mast ■
nighty Y i.because7_it-f,\vas?feare.d"-the^colored
people would' attempt.--t o release him.
H« v will bp taken U> the county j^il by,
■■pnlWmin" Alvls, of! Swansboru', thi.s
ISm?-- SPECIAL" GRAND JURY.
■ - •
ifltfis very probable that Jndfje Ciopton
as- the' regular gr.md jury will not m< ec
rSi Mrs.' " ' :olquitt came ; lioini? ; 011 the ■ same .
m m that bi ought tho nt^ro to Manehes
* tor. Sli e: ; went ' imniea la t el y to . her. home.
Perkins, was seen^atjlh'i Manchester ••stn';
ftion'ilastlnight and s;.xvc hi&, story of the
'iifi'alr i, When he> was. arrested and- Mi.-.
i Colquitt icbnfi"Vn^d|hi m ( he ■denle4j.e\^e.Ey t -4
sot nus'j. : HertJ-'niea u.U else that Air?,.
; _ . _ \. •]
TIII3Y MISHIB M^ltUiflD AT HO3IEf : :
Alifiiiiftetl. llClop««mMi-( «>f >!r. ntirris
ttk&n HuJSt;ti«! Kiittx HaViiiiiy^ffi
A pretty-s marriage ■at tua'hf»:n« ofsthe<i
■ -. , . ; ' ■■ I
s bride: was \ tho sequel ■of the : a ttempt iWhich| I
Mr. is Frank \ 0./ Hairris '% and -s Miss % Fannie :
SV; j Holland,! of i N ew vKent,--; madevto). elope I
[Saturday. . / ',%«
.The Diaputoh . wf Sunday told how, thi» i
iyouriglpepiile^weff^Ued'Umthe^
tby;ithe" : father 'of 'tho bride.- whoicame f .to
this city'uith tnem. Mr, Holland^took
the /crybu^ilpe^leJSbacki^.'home^Sunday^
morning.^;-Before ft da.yllght'<; yesterday 1 he .
|and|- Mr. -Harris siarttvl' to ' New.-. Kent;.
iCburthousa for tho Hcense^fcThisr wast ob
tained,! and ftheU-wo returned s ; home.V'.Jhe i
iweddlnif. occurred,, soon ■■afte^rwardsV-i|inj
. tho presence - of ; a/ large . number. o£ friends.
The cer'emonj \vy^ performed by Rev.Vl^"
nf th;?. city. , Mr. and JNlrs.
fHarris'ileft at. once for an extended tour
:,~lt'-Beems that sha only objections which
Mr. Hollanol ever bad. to th» nid.rriage
jWas;* the i.youthf illness: of his - daughter J!
jShe'ibeibglorily/rr^yjearsfof
■orily>childJ;;KTl^:igrboni-:is/afnriesfyo^n^
nian,/ of "industry,/ energy,/ and = character.:
-,WOOIiLE?f-I»IAKERS' ' PAY ; RAISED!
AdTance Goeai JntbjEffect in: Neiv
. _ , Kisjiliiiia Mills.
BOSTON, Janiiary I.— A happy New Year
fell to the lot: of nearly: every persbn^em
ployed in the. .great woollen-industry- of
New England to-day, when a general.ad
■rance:in;waßeß:weut"intbfeffect.^;Tns:iri-;
crease/ takes /effecti; in/ all :-; ? of :*,the"f;iriills..
bwriedy:and;\;opera.ted/;by v : trio: American
.^V oolleri; Company,'/ which are situated in
six^of ~:tho I East ern^f States./: /AU /of Athe]
large r coriipariies"'indeperiderittbf:the*/comr;:
! bine /have:! taken ; : similar!- action,'; aridi orily f
a ffew;r small;-: independent. t concerns 'have
hot; given ;trietrlemployees-/a/ raise' iri? pa-v./
It^ " is i.estimaiedythat'] : to-aay.'s .'a'dyanoe^ill]
'directly .:/alTectt4o,<;oo hands?, arid /indirectly
"nearly; 200,000 persons. •• ".-■-'.
p.Thef general /iriovem ent : was /begun:: by^
RrielArnerlcari/rWoollOT/.CbmpjaJiy/early^in;
December.r/wheritthe .directors decided vtb
make %an ? advance /of / 10 / per ." ceriC y/.This
was ; . immediately ; after/a general; advance
went into j;effect>Uri :i the:/cotton-millsr It
is /estimated/ that Urieradvanceiwilllmake
an/"adultion/bf f from/s;w,oWj t6:;535,000/per
week' to ."Woollen - operatives : in Kew ; Eng
land. ' •
- -An incre^e'.in:,wages'ialso:,went:lnto;..ef-'
feet ■tb-day^in'fa^riuinber.tof;; the 'yarn-:
mills, including/ th« .plants of the .; Dexter.
Yary 'Company, <Yarn : Coiripajny,
arid "Green 1 &'Daniel's Manufacturing Com-;
pany; of; Paw tucket, Rr I.
WMili -u XI SB ; OFT IC AL T EtEGRAPIIT.
3lexlcHn ■ Army " AVill Experimcut
/With- Ne^v,«liuliaii Inveiition. .
:CI lIC AGO.':. liinuai-y/1.— A special to -the j
Record; frbni jthejCity/oC Mexico '?ays: : , •/,: j
/■"Apparatus/for/; 'optical; telegraphy,'; an j
Italian /■ invention./ has /been ;• received i in !
Mexico^ : The/ army :;commissior.er,""Lieu
tenant-Colonel ■ Carlos : Salinas,- and: Major
have ■;■ been 'appointed ;.to,
investigate! the'.; apparatus; with aV.ylew : to
its ■; ad6ptiori ; in: the Mexican army. ■ -.^Tlie-
purpose; of f the;-: apparatus", is ./to ■commnni-
cate: lon^'aiHtances. without wires,-: using;
the conventional; signs: -Xuring4the; day.:
the -reflection of 0 the solar /rays?, will : be
used, -these ": being: cast - by. mirrors..-. At
night; solar -light wiil be replaced -by: cal-.
cium./' /."--}.rli t" >s W>£C'l ■~?-'"' : - : '"'•■' .v-'-V- •■'■■--■ -■'' ■/
: .^'Solem- requiem 'mass -was /said jyester-
.'day at • thtj -- tomb ;- of -. Ivlatia: I .* Romero,';- on •
the/anniversary, of hisdeath- at /Washing-?
ton. - A- large of i'personsjvwere,
present," /iaeludiny ■ all : members; of ./: his •
'family.' /i/ y-'-''-i\- -y^-X:.. -■■/::■/-.,■ ■'■:'-^--"-r-:C^:,-%
■;; '.'The- animal ;bjlarity: hop ;of-thd':'AmerJ-;; of -thd':'AmerJ-;
carirColony- for:.|he.il)erielit of theAmeri-,1
fhpspitaliv;initP/f^aplacey.^o-jr>i>i'>-JDiv-.iiiishii
: President frDiaz la ndV.hls /an Ufc - - have 2 pro? j
inised to attend.']
WILL SHX EVif >V ()1) C S VIVENDI .
; Newfoundland HeiuOTes Uiie . IDanger
of Trouble AVith Friince.v ■■■■. ;•:
i ; LONDON,* rJariuary.*i;-—The;' second* cdi- ;
tiori'.' of: trie/ Times publishes : 'a. -dispatch
from. St.'" John' s,/N. ;F.",: dai.cu:;.pecember.
Slstj saying: / ■■■.. •■ . , .-.;. ,. ■ -v- •„. ■ • : ;
ts,'.'Air/trievpblitical.parties v agfe« : ;that. a
renewal -"of the : modus .viveridi: for" another
year: is a -measure; which will -pass /urianit
morisly- both houses = about Aprils loth^ Ail
the /colonists . are /united • in a desire: to as
sist -the." empire, by. every .possible .irieans-".
i' The fear';- that - ; Newfoundlands-would ; re£
fuseitb.rwiew.the modus viveridi :lTas:been
a l,bugbea'r: .' of ; the Imperial- Go yernment,^
manyiof i 'the'; authorities "declaring that -it
constituted: trie graveFt-possibility. of 'com
plications ;, with France. -/Thus /the news
;that>the Imodusf vivendi /will- be; renewed
'has /beenrreoeived /.with /the' greatest vre-1
lief ' .'. —^ -
STEAM Ell S AIJ ATOGA- FLOATED.
War d ■'■ XA 11 iiV Xla a B eeii /Ag roiiiid jTcii'
■/ - ; •/; ..." '; ; iJays at Santiago. •■• • • ... ■■..:
v SANTIAGO; DE^UB^f January : l-r^Tlie
-Ward; Liiie'ste'airier Saratoga,' ; after pav
ing : been; ten days agroimd,- was pulled
off yest(:i;d3,y : by. ' tho - Santiago;, and .. two
tugs. All lier cargo and coal were re
moved,; arid :the '•.channel ; around ; the 'pro
peller: arid; keel was; dredged. . ;. ■ '■ ' -
: An linyeHtigationi has-ishown remarkable
port'rregulations/ri'Ko/.pilots)in^thje'.;Marl)pr,
have •: a- license, Cexcept/two/hpldirig-Spari^
ish" licenses :■ ? but :•■■ several/ others!; arejper^:
riiitted r by //thelcomriVandant"- of : ; th export;
to use'^the?; pilot/ flag/; v The;/ man -who.'
grounded the Saratoga :.was not. licensed,
it is claimed. - ■
AUGTJ§TjC;A*P SAVAXS/UI R. R.
■■Aniiiial^Meeilnsr—'Elcetion' 1 of Direc
tors Jiml Other OlUuers.
/. ; SAVANNAH, G A. ,, January ; -I.— T3ie , an
nual meeting of the Augusta, and Savan
nah: railroad '.was/ held., here to-day. .. The
road extends from Augusta. -to. Millen.. It
is leasea 'tb'/lhe Central^ of - Georgia vrailf
/way,;.by' Iwhioh) a ■ rental ; of [ s jper/centr on 1
•securities is paid.
iV The" following:: 'Board • of s /was
'elected : : fJ. \ DAWeed ,-i P. iIL • Mill c r,'-W. • M.j
.Thbrims;! A;:? R:/ Law ton,/. George^ J. amis,;
F vS. ? Lath"rbp; iand' H:, : ;Hull.
|iMr?J.ip.%Weediwas fe-electe-d-president;
■ai'r. ■''Frank- M- Miller vice-president, .arid
X i.-\V :YS 41t^ TRAGEDY- 5 AT /PASSAIC. 5
V\\y>u inlmsh Avcidciit«ny Si»«t I»y
aiicbuel Scliwart.".
NEW YORK,- January I.— Ellen- Labasli;
■was- shot and instantly killed at Passaic,
X. J., at ; thV beginning t o£ the new year
to-day. Michael Seliwarlz celebrated the
advent of the new year by goingr outside
the.hoiiso tnd nfins four shots from, his
revolver. After entering the houb«, he
pulled the trigger, believing that there
no otb'er bullet in it. -Theie avAs a
loud report 4 and Miss T,:iba ii l> '1 io,ahe
flor>r' -pliot ■ sii the h>v3rt. Sohwurrv: va
farresteu. ;■:! ' ■ •
3lr:'tewis V. Hrown Dead.
-Mr ''■ Lewi^P/ Bro^vii. .who'ls well known'
tihHhistcitviidied^a^MaJden^Mass.^asfeW;
SnWEirse! Corigi-egationallchurch •sa^tbatj
nlace^«Mr.'i Brown/ was J one 1 of s the| mosts t
prominent:- citizens of MaWeii. Heiraav
ripd~ : about ' a year ag*,, >ir: 3 , Maulua
'Mosbi y> I[of- hthls •• elty.^;^ : Q;fSf fts& £■
'£?-:.y£f.l r - ■•.?«&??**;
ilip^[*fllinn]lftri3^ifiiiiifhf"
WMUIieiPAHOWIBISHIB
-iiipf fit v^ pf? t nPFQ I^ iinnflQP^-f Tip nP"
■-••" ' -. rfpi B„
gardingjStroefeRiulways. ,
TAX THE TRACTIOX; . COMPACT.
'■A. ;• XeiT ; Sl.lrtliig" .- Scale Proposeilj t- Bat
Jfot Adoi>ted— 3lr. ; Blooiniiei'g "Wants
'„. Concrete. Bed -fojp Jjines— Mhcli-ißoii— '
•/.tine Baxi.nesii Transacted. -
The Common Council fjinet ■ last/ night
1 and considered, among other : ; tbirigs;*thej
I minority; report ■of ■■ ; the ; '. Committee ; on'
_Ch'aa-ter» Chauges. This report ■ differed
from. . the majority report only on 'the
question. ; o-f municipal ownership , of street'
railways.: It -was submitted by Mr; Ebel."
and s provides 1 hat the .: citji may buy or
I sell, but not operate. The other changes
have , , beenipublished- in thft-: Dispatch 4^^be-;
fore they were considered by the commit-:
tea, : and were adopted, substantially, in
their original form. -
. A proposition to fix the rate: of taxa
tion for tho Traction Company came be
fore tho body, stamped with the approval
of ■• the : Finance ; C-"ommi ttee. c It ;• provides ]
for a : taic of' 31-2jper" cent.; on the^grojtfs.:
receipts up> to 5 5 per7eent' tb;?3ob,-^
boO;/7;per,cent..tb '5400,000,;. arid '10 perjceiit^
, over ithatf amburit.'/This .tax , does -riot cin
clude the regular ;. property .] tax of . $1.40,
Jand iwill : bring ■ the .city .sl,l4o more .than
under the present/system. > ;--■.■..■..;
: No action: was taken, /however, -owing:
[to /the ■ absence ': of -Z the / necessary / two- 1
thirds vote, and; a wide 'divergence of ■
■ opinion regarding ; the ;: advisability of
tacking on. to the resolution an ariiend-,:
■ment; offered : : by/ Mi\ ißlobmberg/for; the
l)iirpose of compelling the company to
concrete ■ the ; bed "of their.' lines wherever
they: may /be; required ; so< to- do ; by ithe:
City Engineer.
, THE SESSION TN DETAIL.
•■>:■■ -The / -following 1 '■ members were; present: •
JMessrs^Blo'ombefg.-X'amp/Curtis, Grlnies,'
vGuristi;.;HaiT^lsbn,/-Heeke, :Hobsori,^Mc
:C^thy,:;;Miner.r;p^tera,'^Pollbck';:- i Shea.; ;:
;Ta'nn er-;/;- Wallers tein,.. //West;;* wHal eri,
;:sVilliams;(and'' Caskie . .-- :
I .'^-^ e .Council ipassed/an ordiriarice grant
ing ji permissi on/: to v "the Sou them '- ra il way ;
Uto i.. construct - and ; operate > a 1 spur track ;
from streat '■: to-i Fifteenth/ street -
by way of Mill."
: '& A v -rresolution;7;,was adopted instructing •
. ihe l Ci tyv At toraey to -acqi UreVby; co'ndem- i |
|^^JS^^S^&f^tMksan'3jbax£k»^^Si
r-as -. j übtis •• isfaiul ; ;-tb" be ■ used. ' for J tlieSim-* !
iPrpvument'oEJtlie^harbor.lajidlforidykihsV;
J - CHA'NGiCS IN THE CHARTER.
/ /A/riiajbrity>"of the^Coriainittee;oriiChar-;
;ter 1 Changes l. recommended r the " following
i changes : in /.the : - charter - s of i the:' cicy : •".: r-••r -•• ■.
:■/ 1;; That'a majority.; of Neither/body "of the ;
City t Councils shall:-, constitute •' a> ciuorum;;
-but L that-a' two; thirds vote shall .beneces-:
sary" in .'either/" branch /'to -appropriate":!
.money exceeding the sum. of 5100. ;v . ; -
,/; 2;: Tha t :: theXcity ' : shaliahave; ; power -to/
s condemn' ; land l for/ public - improvemerits.V
'and /to ■■sublet,/-. lease,' iorosell-: such pov-.
tions :> of i the /land i as -. may. ! not " be " f oundr
necessary." to - such '- improvements. •: ";; . . ■ : : . >'\;
f< 3.'^Authorizing -the ; city , : ;,tof. ; construct/
: sewers ;,- and ud.opt'a> luiifbrrc C charge.: for.;
their^use, and ; to condemn^' existing; pro-*
Iperty' rights. .
-V Providiiig I that i persons jresporisible $ for
'^injury.-' or/: damage. done on the ;streets;-or.
I elsewhere; in sthe* city,;- f or^which^the • city
?mayi be; liable, -suchipersons; 1 may-be fjoiii.-',
'iediwithithe 1 ci ty ; as co-defendant./*/ ; r y.y •
i/./rhat |th«:;city t i may/ kcquire jstreetira.il-:
wa j'S, :3 by,, purc hase, „ - condemnation,// or t
fotherwise,^ by: issuing : boiids,';to;be.rknowni
v as - ci ty -railway.; bonds,!" securing: the \ same:
on;such':railway,s.' That the: citivmayialso
V acquire ./conduits/ under ; similar ; circum- ;
v stances.' -^ ■■. ' / " ; ; - ■ '• -' " '' " ' " • ' \
: .: That ~ : the " city;' may.;- compel '( persons -~ to"
•„,useit he •. culverts,-/ sewers, or/ drains;. and
; 'to r pay. rentf or/the same.'= / '• .': . ; ' :-, - - •■'-■ %
r/The;minority of j the '. committee submit^
/ted^- another 'Report, \ : - recommending /the'
■' adoption of a bi 11 " to ' amend ;■: the : charte r, r i
-which/i s '■ substantially, /the;; same /as £the:
f majorityi ty } exception >; of
IjtKeSproyisipnj relating : to: street railways,'
£ the /difference seeing? that- it stops:" short
f(of: municipal ,ownershiD. ' '
'STREET-RAILWAY OWNERSHIP. :
5/ Mr.-; Caskie 2 advocated--; the adoption : of .
* the; minority r report;as;f arias it' refers to'
I tl;e ' ownership ./of • street railways. ; "I .- do
s not ; believe "theY conservative element "•■ oi
I the |cl ty^would-go las 1 fa r •■ as / the - recom
imeridatibn • of : the majority,".:, he said ; :'.'i t
jisltoosradical::Again,-.I do/riot think the
y Legislature would < pass j it."; The ; conserva-,
£tive • element iof - the city" would oppose . it,' j
5 and* there would •be a" fight X which .would
:4 result an.: the 'defeat of -all the ■* changes. I
.. ; : ■" ".^ '-~ y
i/gMiv^Caskieidealt-at; :sbme slength/;with:
|possible;fcontingenciesithat; ( ;might'j arise:
s.The'PassengerandPower. Company /might
I notaccept ; the ordinance; in ninety.'days-^:
ithe :/ set a for /the Jacceptarice Sof ithe
, franchise X>y. ; the ''■., company-^-theSljegisla-:
k tiire ; would- have : ad journed*; and >the -.city.
l.wduldJbeiKelpless'and-icompelled'itojgrant
Jthef old/ company + a J renewal lot? its 21ran
/chise ij f oivsfit'tet'ixS yea rs.'S If -?txie % company/
* knew ft they ;'v could > comprom ise £with v the*
vbbndholders,L'tlieyi:would'iriot;;have?asked
?ninety;d?yssiniAvhich^tO;acceptsthelfran-
t chise." A'; major' ty^ of Jthe icorporato rk; had
'signed ia"contractlbykwhich;they,f agreed'
to i' accept ,: the ; .franchise: if -the fcontem-;
iplated' arrangement iwith ; the/bondholders
\it ailed,- and"; the 1. Richmond {Passenger J and
"' Power .^Company? could not,/ as .'i a '.whole;"
'take the matter up.
■ , A QUESTION OF FAITH.
'•':■ Mr. Polio L'k ■ thought the- objection to 1
illie! ; majority i >reportUurried';FOlely,: : on|the]
/faithHon-; distrust? offtthey body jirij future'
icoupoils""bf;the'clty.
V -:. Mr.ißloomberg^ opposed sthe^proposed'
f condemnation :■ of- vested --rights t^ -acquired'
x'by^ property-holders:in^ old ? sewers.x'.'You'lli
IturitHhe: city A -upside down," -he, said. -and
fehe ? . moved', trie of this feature
:from ; the report. - : " ".
gfsMr.S Pollock JJ.opposedwthisi'ainenament.'j
;"I; "It s wascosting~animmense sum each; year;
"itoikeep oldrsewers in?repair,.not;a;peniiyj
|oflwhichj!h_e'said;<;otild k be charged; to' thc :
tprbperty-owners. •. "
fetMrAßloombferg'simotionswas '.adopted. -x.
; resolution -touching the majorities
lof ithel Council 1 necessary? to 's make; appro-^
Sprlationsrwasi amended,' so/as to : be;moi'e,
I explicit. . " . -:■'
jfii*;rhe;; minority [report , was; then / adopted,
no-one disseniinn.
. ' r iO MEET UPON CALL.
Tin Charter Changes' Commit '<:■•=- also
/atbillKprovidingSthatlthe:
|Bbard.fpf?PjtiblicJlnt'erestf.shouldS > meetsat:
Ithe fcalHof ithe tchairmau,'; instead of ■ each
|month; ; -which",wasad6pted- . * .-"
•\ further a resolution to; amend; the;cnarrj
Itertbvj' extending* the; cityHimi ts"-soj a s r.to v
Srelieva the % proper ty-bwn.efs ot Le< Dis
taxation was adopt-]
?ed r ' " ' ■ ''-^■"fSSIs
•" Sir.' Blcromberg opposed the, resolution,-;
llnf the? absence j:pfllnf<>rttiatlo.ni-as^tpjtnev
SburdfiJisy- whichlwpuld s p'e.^placecl ?; on 5 the j
fcity>by^relieving:ftheisp'rcperty r ownersj ; ofj
ge.D:k ri ct,/-t^tiun for Irnggeg
, Mr. Cairki^ said it. had never : beeu con-.
Bbitt<? : of tTio" firopcvty-o w ncre "had., opposed !
others favored- It. "The* city b.ad collected
f laboutf H3sjopo Slriij taxes';! att'd|f spent^aboqf
'|^<MiO?in'lstreet^^croyeine'ttt^^'^C^r€
x..o^^App^ls^^d'/il'eyer>d4Cidedr^hetheFApt^
'iiots the, splaale fi taxation | adoptedfbsfi|hjt
city wag < thel proper- plan.'" .l^t^M
S|air;sßloombers%witliarewi his ioppositloTt}
|tp3the?resomtfonf^buti.offeredianvamena^
Sment'prdyidln^tthat'all a9ses3ments; t here\v
|tofore^made:3hanibe*m:etibyjitterprpperty*j
ihplder3;iunlsss|the:cburtFV^where.th'einat-5
|terHs.in&w!pendiri^frulerpthemise.^^.hej!
|hmendment?,was! adopted.' 1 ; and ! the j secUptt-i
l uslai,whole = was'also^adop£ed.*r^ r ,*,'' >".
' salary ? of ?-.thel steward got I the \ almshouse :
>X.0 X Vm per year.
I&^TAX ON TRACTTOS COJIPANYf^^
: i\f r. ■ Wallersteiriliritrbduced Samerid-y
iment(tolthe'itaxationfclatise?o'?lthefKich->
;mondATfaction| Company ,*3 fixing: ithe crate j
-: of g taxatron « as 1% pllows ':? S&s per^ cent^iper/
I annum? ont the,' gross ' receipts ,up?to
iS| per rcent.^ OA'er > 3200,000 not ' exceedSng-;
!»)0.000.X7-sper4cent. i iover3s3ea,oooaand,;n6t.<
I exceeding .; s4oo,ooo3 and 1 10 1 peri cent.*^ on lall?
Ireceipts j iris: excess S of | ?400.000^&:>ThisSsys-|
Itemrs MrVaWallerstelnf sald,%\vnipncreasei
|the;,payments?made3bysthe|companyatos
atheicity^briltherpresentrbasisfofj earnings:
Sby|sia4o^SiThe;lsamendmenti«makes?;;the
fdompanyillablestb^seneral'taxationiOnaU]
{Propertyiiowned'i:by-:.the¥ company .'f^JJt I*-:1 *- :
iWallersteinsssald*Uhat It was =& essential]
Ithat^the^ rate ; of itaxatiom should^bo ifixedi
iwlthoufcdelay^^irit'ls^enerally^concededl
ithat g consolidation^wiUf come, § ands? th© ( :
j?must^get g its H affairs 3 in?, shapej
fwith". this 5 end iih\vie-w-, ! "in : ; order jto ;iacil!h|
ttateithe:floatin^,fof*thesbonds." v
%Mn*?Blobmbergilpfferedsan2amendment3
iprpvldingßthatftthtsltaxatlonCsbouldsibe.
*madessubjectstoEtheJ[conditionj!tbati.xhe t
jcompariyiishalisconeretei^itsv/road-bed;
'whenever): required; so . to-do^by^thejCixy;
? Engineer.?otherwise % the taxation shall •be
:>5 ipericentrf additional. .
MlSir:'i Grimes i insisted? on^withdra-wing; at^
Hhls ? pbirit3arid%in?theiabsenceioff:a|two
i^thirds '.vote, 9 theJmatter.iwas^laid son , the.
i table, : to be i taken; up ? at*. a"t special? meet-;
Tingof ;the;Cbuncil.;to.be.held next Thurs
day-night. , . ■ - "■■
2S.TheCouncil then adjouxnea.; . ;
FIRE DEKT AXSUAI. REI'OHT.
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The Twelfth Hovlew &i«;nt 1<» t3te
Mayor and OonnciU
' The ' following is the twelfth annual -.re-:
I'p'or t? of :the •; Board ; of ,-Fl.re] Commissioners;
to the Mayor and,CouricU;of the: city: U*, £ *'?
- Richmond, Vsu,' January 1. - 100O.iv.
• Council- o£.;Richmond.:Va.: ' *
13 Gentlemen,— ln S obed lence .<• to uthe. aaw,
itheTßoardof-Fire Commissloners.subinit
S thelri twelfth-annual ! report itfor^theri ire
I and ;Fire-Alarm departments for the year,
ending December 31, IS9D/ '
' - The', year : ending? has-been- -highly^ sue-,
■cessful from/a?flre /pointsoC hvte-vyv>ana
/while *: the*: losses U throughout :/the | State . 1
> have^been = phenomena^ ? out; city has j oeen 1
1 spared,; and> there ?haa 'ibeen^Tieitherslo33 ;
lof lif e brj property^ to i any 5 oxtent^iTnera
'"were 257 alarms of lire received .and. trans-,
.mitted to/the:}Fire;-Department,;;wita a
Uotal ) loss fapproximatlng > $48,000./ which ps;
I f or/our" city/: and as^an; ad-.
Sdltional? recommendation"; to ;• Chief'; Puuer
rrhelr,«continued;alert
t ness," capacity, and.lnterestinitheir.duues
fthavefemadeitherduties/of/the'Boardaoej
Commissioners comparativelyi: easy.;
--/-The- year, just past wa3 a:-bugb.ear,-now
3*ever,"in point ? of s detail, "as Jcertam^im-^
I provements were necessary spe
1 cial I appropjria t ion ,H and 3in ■ prde r y to ; com
vpletevouivplansj.wlthlnithe*amount, set
'; apart, '-:> rigid -economy had .: to be exer-
| cised, and the small ■ demand-^for the ; ser r
'-vice) enabled ■: the - department to •* success
i f u lly ■ finis h lup .without j embarrassment. •; j
i S,;The splendid : quartei-s ; ofs No./- 2/Engine
■Company, were^finished: at a" cost of ?T.sw,
;o£.:fire -quarters: not \only: adds : to athe
beauty. ; of the | city; ; but ?lills 5 a^ necessity
that was- long je.cognized^A.That particular
district isirapldlyi becoming -the: centre?of
.large factories ;, and;; v jcommerciar.splant3,-:
aiidrequires'the ver>';best ! fir9 protection.*.
The 'building? vacated- will:;be;:utili2;ed'foi%
general.;purposes;suc:h-. a3lveterlnary^hos
pltal,",repair-shop and : store-house,- a long-,
neededvbuilding.. / :/ ; - / : /.:./ ' '/■/.;
? rln*vie-vv;offthe:rapidly-lncreasiiigiWorK
"andithe: erection ; of ; large c establishments
: of all kinds; it is important that the entire,
.department : should .' be J placed : : on "•: a full-.
! paid ; " basis. " ; r so « when i^the "r-. department
reaches a nrc-:itshould:be;fully 4 equipped;
th •'» men to ; handle .; the Vapparatua 6 arid
in • any. cases! to ; crush/ out the: fire, iniits
incipiericy.;;3Vith this objectiin- view, your.
;honorable ibody.V is : : again /urged fto : make
'■""''' ■
- ""."We* rnosti urgently.; request s that: our /pay-,
: roll '■ accounts :-;. be ;; ; increased ;/ " f ori v rea sons
■ stated! ; above;; also/ as ''• we? think itlmtithe
Chief :; Engineer,TAssistant!;Erigmeer;;; ana
; Superintendent: of. jFire * as /heatl3:
! of ; their departments : and" capable f osHcers,"
are iriadequatelVipaid;' and should pe'more
generously; recognized.
s* .".The most notable" fires were the Ilawe.s-'s
-Lime/Warehouse; f Angle" Clieroot-Factocy. 1
land' -the ■_[ /Watt?. -Plow -'Company,'*- ail:; of
which r .were ' restricted to J the ■■; premises;
fstill*.the;loss:.was;Considerable.
board" desires" to - extend : to'; your
ihonorable"' s body£their. s ; sincere: thanks /f or.
jr the v ordinances '' concerning* shixigle"* roof 3 :
-and- ; fireTescapes," : .-vvhich.twere;a.inended;at
i.thehri suggestion/and 1 approval?] and Vwhila
I these -laws .will twork'no^hardships, vthey
i; will lessen the danger, to life'and property.
X from/ fire:/' ■„■>"'--. ■'.' ; •-*■>' -•;' ; /;./: //'j//.//-*.. ": = //:
: : There *ha 3 been ~no serious 7 infractions
'" of -- our s laws, /and /with ? some "few /e.xcep~-,
,itio"nsj,;. the -discipline has been/ well-nigh
perfect.' ;/.' , i^;-~--~-' ''-■.•-^•■. '• '■'•'".'■ / :^'.''' "-4/-- '-<,
~ ;? You i are ; ; referred / to the i ChieC Engi
;'rieer's 1 report ?for. detailed' s tatfrments/-,. ■:-;■;
,? :- The ' physician's -report ;,will •■ give; you f iri~
■'.teresting^detuils if, concerning v his;, dutles, v
andis-well^worthy/of perusal.' .
; FIRE-ALARM .DEPARTMENT.
//TherFire-AlarmDepartrnent;- under,- trie
. care of i our; efficients Superintendent. *W.]
I 1T.,: Thompson, / an d - his : . corps lof 2 capable :
•iassistanta.lis kept J ;npito.a'>higli!staridard*
land ; itis; a vef y rare ; thing that an r alarm
rgoes ;wrong. "k The sci ty-: is f:is t•: outgrowing
• :: the /Instruments now used in; this depart-.
?mentr%:'^ :-/- : < ;: ;i- 1 -/ i -; v //. *■*'■■■■■'.■■'■-. /'':.■/- "/^-/-■.'> v^:-;!
/"? In : addition to : the work ; of i this ;
'department. : it , is .-made ; the ' dutyj;of y our
':Superintendent,;: by; ordinances; adopted-; by i
lyour^honorable: bodjvZ-to "supervise /'all
"- overhead ' and -.uridergr^kind •; electric j con^i
structionTandi care for .'all ; electrical ?app;i-;
ratus owned and operated by. the clty^Wej
'briefly- mention'i the Annnricia
;tors, call .bells.a and /clocks j o'C-ithe j] Citj'.
apparatus ' at^theJ.Cit/i
tal; the 'Police Pa tro! Signal, service/*
•local: electric-light'plantat thenewpumprj
Iworks^of ?the; City.;.Water-Works— ln'ifnct;'
:this department. has become* the electrical;
'braricli . of •"- the-- city ;; government.'-i- : For |a'
'more ■■ detailed statement.iiyour/: attention;
;is called -to; the report'of; the Superintend^
• ent of Fire "Alarms | and KPolice \ Telegraphy
iThe thanks of =the;boaxd'are;dueitO;his:
Honor "the Mayor,; andito . younhonorable:
bodies ior,c the -patient and generous; con-rj
■siderationtalways:;granted|tpsthe depart^
ment -and our Hhanks! are iespeciallyidue;
to the ; ; honorable 'i Committee C on. 3 "rt aterv^
;CommitteeT=on;;Light;sand;-the;:Eoardgofi
; Puli^e -: Commissionerrf. " whose ~ kindly^ co- ■
operation; has been .o^such, great/ assist-
> Respectfully submitted. . -
,^ Cc - - ' / - ; f ■; rj ; : -H* FRISCHKORX.
Roard of Fire Commissioners.
( AVetliUng Invltailoiis,
Visitini;/ /Cards/ ' 'JMonogramsVv/'Coat^oCj
engraved, Writing/Papers .stamp-;:
; etl ■■■'"■' \V good ''work'; and .p'-op^r : st> les-y . .
- -\ " ,*. . .- HUNTER & CO.
r«e ItoTb RoyßaWng Powder.
Guaranteed absolutely pure.
Ilet.t Gra.nalu.ted Sugar, sc. Poanil. .
■ • ;■• •- ,■- i -".-■■■■;.- !-••-.'■■.■.■■■', "■■-,■*' ->;■■-■ +"^c_- - . •..■*"'.; ' ■ ■<'■,-.: ■'"*■:-,-.
•iiJ.'reas- and : CofHet-s retailed ; at wholesale ■!
prices. C. D. KEXNY/:?
Northwc&t Broad and ". Sixth >; streets;;;
; / r southeast*Main f arid.Severiteentb.- streets, j
' *^
TJh(* Hots Hoy Hafclnß|govrdcr,
Ouamntted ab.sol Ut'ly pure.
Church ASinniuswis for I*hh> _;.■,'
-,:<.■* JSoiidity Itutt-n v»a^§SS
. Inkitic— CutiMt lAiiv.
On account Oi tho abovo occct.Mou ' the
Atlaritic-Coakt Li:.e will aril tickets 'jpe^
: twperi/pbints;'ori/its;:Hrie3i:atjrateVofiones
*an"d s loneTthird^flrsticlassJf ares 'for/ tha-
r round trip. 'Tickets on sale December 22,
23 24, 25; also, -December; 30 and Z\. lvli?(l v li? (
and Jnnuao' 1; 1««". v/ith extreme Ur^it'j
January 4, IDOO. .M$M
<ldl tiori 1 tbi' above-named ; e!a te^itJcX-^ |
I inclusive/lwit h \ nnaj fl Irai t * January |*4,t 1300. \
ffbr^teachere^jawllstj^dfStsfSfiscbopl^on)!':
collegesß^pbn 1 presentatibriS of j"ceTti«cate s f
THEI^CEN^
nisiiiL^nniitinuuoti"
Silißeiion illsiiS
lUMBER 0£ GUESTS 3lili
Mr?. HcKlnlcy Present in Spito : ;tf pi
neath a sky as bri«&t as .that r^C&Sa,
■Arctie,r^bjiw^OT^^
line at th*» Trblt»sHo^^^a*te3S^Siao
waiting to pay their respect* to th« Pr«»s
.brilltant 'official reception which raah«ie<
in the Xc tv Y*ar i_nA|marie^tii« : ?,opei»
ing ot tho *<jciai season, Sn .WJwhingtorE|
Theri> have b«ea larjr^r orowda in^h'
past'at the U'bit.ji Itouse NtiW T«ar. gaUi
I wrings, liut Cew tunctioa;* o? ' bet sot
isave been mor» trlUsaat, and lirp^i
!! r tiava the crowrts beea,- betted iaridlec
-with less confusion or !*> t s ofjjterainln
heartache kntl resentment fcecauso] {a
dainty toilets ;dlsarransed La the crush.
Beginuing promptly at 11 A. 31., eh
ceremony vras concluded at 1:13, .at ■wMo
timo «.304 guesta had pa^t:e'i flo^-a ha Bn«
Airs. MeKmU > v>aa present, ctespitajlie
feeble health. SEte remained 'in^flielßlu
r Parlort-fon I y ttiroug n' \ fii&f atrlcOySoflacis
Section of the programme, retiring^thetH
as' had been previously arransr^U.
BE-VUTIFUL. DiiCOßA^iaNSt^H
• •-With the "flush o£ excitem^^^^^bteH
■asually paiel f ac&; she looked :,Tb*rigSt"fanH
happj*, o^' she led- the Cabinet processtoH
down tho corri«iiir, -\vltli the j^resfdefft^tH
the -Blue .Robin. The brtliiaat'llgfitsjiiH
fleeted from, the crystal chsmdelfers|c^BjH
head, the twinkle of tiny eleotsfl
globes through heavy draperies of smila:H
and a jungle oC palms ami foliage plantH
that walled tha r<.d-Ciirceted j^rorri^H
made an excellent srage settl^gTrfolrVtl^B
oflicial procession, as It moved do-.vn
staircasu, and through to the^ElUft^pScloH
%: , the ; receivtog" '■ party. 'lvas " ,0
: Mrs. McKinley • vo wed and stnileii to : tl^B
little crowd of favored 'Specf-ijitor^^^H
jHlleditha end of the .corrid^^t»^lg^§ifl|
TthelpyenJiig^acTl of sth«X«lu'y'3^*ereinont^»g
-As t she . :■ turned . in to at h o BluS z
kissed- tho tipsof herwhJte-glovediniiger»|
to"? some! «k \ the^Wld ren» \ w ho wav^ltliejrr^
hamls to her from a point, of ;vanta&»s
near .the door.
i' F( filUi ' i I If.'XCU MATT KR.
The troublesome question. o2 ppece^enca^
Ijetween^the*' armyj and '. navy W£^Taet!tleti|
'iii '■? faivor oC^the V former, "^GeneralFMlleal
leading the military", contingent, ' v/ith
: Ad3ntajit-Genefal;CorDln;;at|hls^left\stg^i
After the army had' passed tla TefvieM
Admiral^Dewey, vwrth the -vsheiable A<B
\ Melville . on' hia|isxin, ? led 1 the ■* narvH
!1 iiie.l' ; Jl cs£ Dewey;i howeyer,"'Cwa3twit^ioH
receiving party,' and was escorted Ja^tß
:the"arih;of. Secretary Ljong. . ■:':£€■
"j TheTdlplomatie: corps; 'which. : headedtftl^B
. lis t o £ :• gues ts, v was, a"a always, . th&jshb^J
featured of '• the ; reception. ',-;;■ Lord PauncM
fote, the-,BriUsh, '-Airibas3ador^fan«i*|(J«^B
dlsplayJoCl uniforms 5 wa3~ brWlant.'f^.Tl^H
Turkish feK, i thef gilded 4brders^bf|Oa^B
tiiiental Powers, the' furTtTimmeaJtam^B
aua v ihfehV*'poUshe'd^^^^^
the queer, suge-sreeh, -gold^ncntsted !»■
forms, ot the ." ■ Japanese^^and^^t^H
ermine-trimmed, silken robes, of tH
JCoreansv and ; Chinese. s all -combineiflg^H
form a picture of unusual niagnlflcerice.^H
SPAIN" C J I:J3PRKSIiNTA'n\'E. • 'p'H
Special interest centered In thaYappea^B
ance of ;the 13uk« de Arcos;'ith&!Spant^B
Minister/ sind hi3;beautl£ul ? AmetfcaiL|w£!^B
It ; was - the ; first ;3\Vhite : ;Ebtise|*rSß*^B
tion at"which Sya7nshus|beenl^prei2eni^B
since, the close of hostilities, and^tM
gTPetin'j;^ accorded them .were" esceylai^H
cordial. " » i'":^^B
.Following the diplom.it,". the :iertc;M
officials^ judges' of :the ; Suprem6§C?CiSi^B
Senators ; 'and .v.Repreientativei^tlep^^B
mentrchtefi*. and the'like^fmadefaDlong^B
if less striking-procession. The recc^H
tlon to the general public concludea^t^H
The Secretary of State. and Mrs."ji^H
entertained the' members : of the Tdllp^H
matle:cdrps at breakfastat'nqohilatJ^^B
handsome residence^rbniL.afayetta^Squaj^H
It was •airjpetitibn ;OC|th©sbriJil!anc3ri^^B
tending the * pre.«et!ce 'of ;!• the Cdlptpma^B
repre3entaUves|atgthe?;WhitefHous&|M
' Mo<=t 3 i>f;'th~elvTvlvesV and , near Trel»tlv^H
i>f the'peveral;: Cabinet otlicers «pe£v^H
Jufing the' day. . - ' "3SM
Th^ admiral of the navy and ..^,H
Deweyrec&iv^cl a Inryx- nurafc^rot; cati.;^H
"lluaiißond*' FloWejri V =
for Christmas presents. itloorntng^Plaa
[Carnations, Prlmroj^. Narclssus^B^l
riiiis r OranßeVTrees," Palms, FernsMa
[CutrFlowers of all klntU
Use Rob Hoy Making ;P©wd«r.
■ '•■■■ ■ Guarantied:' absolutely.; pUxwSjgp
fAjjj", Forecast :' for/- Tuesday, j'and^
tiish.- nofthweatrrly wfndrf, i^^^l
r- Xort'h ar.il "j South Carolina— F;ilr. ; Tu<
'dayfand Wedn^day; Loatlwued^lffflr^te
•'mfiriiixlrik: I** w»« rr ° fBI Inlays. ami;
Jet *of KortU C^toliritt to-night antl^TU'
fIiTJTB' WEATJEtKK IN
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Uthermouwter fattimr rstpWly ut.m^S^lj

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