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OTIOLE NUMBE]{ ; : 35.18^
Rul .■■■muvO -■■""0 llliiu
Reported Fighting at Molteno
■ So ; Far Unconfirmed.
Frsi3€li"s Kovement Supposed to Be Part
of This nan.
mixnn jsatkcted to advasce.
Jiijr IJovoloi>inoiit«, It is .S:ii«l. .Iluy He
Jiooiiod Vttr To-Day— UrKish Lose a
Snjpply TrniJi—lUiortcs Aids IJocr
7XCCPON. January i. — »:30 A. If.— Thero
5? a/. complete; absence; of. anything: new
frotn lhe s=cat.of war. The report of the
j^oer attack upon Molteno is not yet con
Ajiparemly, General French holds no
thintr within five Jiiiles of Colesburs
function. His request for reinforcements
dispels any present hope that he will be
aJ'-ie. to ■ push on. -the crossing of tiie
Cranpc river.
'.'• 5? expected that when Lord Roberts
orriyes. General French will be ordered
to. quit his present unsupported position
and to. concentrate his commnnd at De
iA'ar or Orange river.
As the Daiij' Telegraph says, "General
French sec-ms to be in the position of a
jnan having- a tiger-cat in a trap and
being' unable to kill it for want of a
EticlC" .. ■ .
A dJEpntch from Dover Farm announces
that L.ieuienant-Colonel Pilcher'has re
tiimed there safely from Douylass.
Since Commandant-General Joubert's
return to the front, the cannonade of
}ji<lys-niith. by the Boers has been much
livelier. Between December 13th and De
cember 20tli' four BheilH killed one officer
and thirteen men, and wounded thirteen
officers and eleven men.
The War Office acknowledges the infe
riority of tho reg-ular- artillery,': bi- au
thoriziup the Equipment of the new bat
tery attached to the L.ondon A'olunteer
Corps -w'itii Vickers find Maxims, some
-.' of which the Boers use, and by orderiiiß:
1<» of .": these 12-pour.der quick-jiror.s built.
The officers and men of the new battery
will be supplied from the Honorable Ar
tillery Company.
:3Dt£rht additioriaJ : inllitia regiments have
b'M-n called out. Seven of these will serve
in jrela.nd, replacing the regulars sent to
South .Africa-.... . . • - .- .- -
JX'N'DON. January ::.— At Lord Ches
hain'B headquariers a reporter of. the
Associated Press was informed that the
Duke of Marl borough's goffer to aceora
'pany the' Oxfordshire Yeomanry to South
Atrica ;hap nut yet been accepted, in
spite of the published staleinent to the
It is further said tliatit is quite likely
he will not go to South Airir-a. as he al
lyady/has a black mark against him on
iitico'u»t of beins married, and his suc
(■...-.-i'u! passing ol" the medical examina
tion is doubtful.
The Pall-Mall Gazette io-day an
nounces that Winston: Churchill has been
appointed a squadron leadc-r in the South
African llor.-:e.
January «. — Morning I .— The- Boers attack
t-<3 Moiteno this morivjiff. A. brisk action
i.s now in profrre.ss.
2.~ There was brisk lighting- to-day in
'..'!•.> hills axound Colesbei-jj.- The Boers
Kfubbornly. I'esisted the -British: at every
point,- but gradually retreated.
Tho British hold? the extreme position
', '."the south and -east, overlooking the
\ town.
\ l^a. f AUHrA shi-d shr shrdl rdlud
. | The hills arotJ.nd Colesberg are nunie
fous, Jiot in ranges; but in group?, making
\i. very ditficult to hiu:t Ihe Boers out.
wounded have arrived at Adun
LONDON, January 3.— A. special dis-
Pii^ch irom Nauupoort, dated Tuesday;
Jaisary. "&, say.s the British command
No^-jiaj-pout bridge, wilh two suns, and
iJp<\cc^mmanfl the Colesberg bridg<\ and
tliautboB Gel's have no way to retreat;-;
esxejc by way of Normberg.
Th^ dispatch adds that big develop
nJ6iitfc\are c-xpecte.d to-morrow.
KiaiajSRLEY. .December *j«.— The Boers
la~x ni^t evinced considerable interest in
the Promer mine, using their search
lights, morning, they actively shell
t*d the ijrt. Tlie Royal Artillery .replied.
Our sheis; were well placed, and droji
pecl aniiclthe smoke of the enemy's, guns.
Last uiihl's storm ignited sojne of our
xnUitarj' nines, but there were no casual
ties, i • -
Cecil Ktodes has supplied the Boer
prisoners ■v^tii'ue.w clothinp.
J J .OXDON,\anuiiry 3.— A special dispatch
from . Ronsix^f. dated Tuesday, January
id, say4s a su]ply train, ■without a loconio
: live; was set n jnotion within: the; British
lines near Co'^sb' rg. and proceeded
near the lioer^position thai, it was iiu-
I'OsHible to rec<v<?r it. and the Boer guns,
therefore, destined the trucks^ It is tus
pected that ihi>%wa> the act of a traitor.
Tin? total Binsh casualities about
Colesbcrg in two Says were six 'men killed
and j.wr-nty v.-ouiticu.
The .supply -trail, says another dis
patch from Kons^rg. ran into a broken
• •ulvcrt :ind was vrwlccd. The Bo<*rs be
gan looting it, andJjuother Itensberg train
was dispatched to the spot in am at tempt
to recover the piSiisiohs. The Bows
opened lire on the "Joops and natives, ac
companying: it, tov/li\K the second train
to j'-turn. after seritra] of the natives
had. been killed.-: %■;
M'ETI-n 'EN TOM)VJ-: FOi tV.'ATtD. .
LONDON. January I !:;.— From a source
which has many faciitlcs of gainiitg Jn
nlde news jfrom 'Soutv Africa; 'a repro-
BMitaiiv<? ol the Asso|ated Press learns
that .Co'.on<-1 Pjlchc-r's <)Jcupalloii of.Doug-:
lass is rpsar<3<'d as nit^-ly the llrst step
of General Mcthu.-n's carefully-matu red
plaJiß;to outflank tho B<|rk
According to thi.s ' autlfli'iiy it is proba
ble that CC'ioiKil Pilch>''V 'n conjunction
with General Babihstoir4f<>rci>. from the
Moddcr river, will j)roc(-<i to the rea r <>f
-; thofsp isHrcn/-hm<»ntK wJ;l\-i now prevent
Gtiu-ra! Metiiuen frym i)rf.V"fling io Kim
.borJcy. ' . \
Colonel PiJcher.: has onnr about forty
miles travel beforo In: acc\iupHsh«'.s this
«md. and if this undcrt;lar,^ns is correct
in ftttacii by General Mcthtca and a dc
- ~ A '-'.^^SB^s^as^ggg^^^^g^^^gj^gagg^y^g^^ppasaas^^
termimd effort to' relieve Kimbcrlcy may
be expected ..-my day. . ; ■-....-.:. ,
• LONDON. January ;;.— A: rejircsehtatlvc
of tboA.ssociitiod Press has been informed,
on good authority that Groat "Britain
will not ' tsjkti Delagoa bay. The British ;
Government, It is added, does not con-;
template any sueh 1 step, in spite of; tho;
Clamor 'of tho press and public opinion
upon the advisability of so doing-.-:
i-U.\UU.\, -.lanuary -3.— William Waldorf
Astor has contributed 'CLOC-J to the Prince";
of N\'ales Hospital fuud."
ukltLlN. January :;.— lt is semi-ofn
clally announced that (Jerinany has not
protested HKalrist' 1 the seizure of th<; Bun
desrath. but has merely ..requested- that
the matter be, Investigated and settled as
speedily as pop.sible. Friendly negotia
tions in this direction are now proceeding.
The Gei man Foreign Office informed the
correspondent; of the Associated Press
this afternoort ihat Great Britain had not
yet answered Germany's note of protest
against the seizure by the British cruiser
Magleienne of the German ImperiarMail
ptcamfr Bundesrath oil'- Delagca bay.
It seems that; the British Foreign Office
desires. llrst to communicate with the
ollicials at Durban on the subject. This
desire is not regarded as indica-ting any
disposition on the part of Great' Britain
to delay filial adjustment of the matter.
There has been a livelj' interchange of
notes betwoen London and -Berlin, but tho
German Foreign Oflice is apparently,
keeping cool. .
On the other hand.ja violent and threat
ing tone toward Great Britain is observa
ble in other ollicial quarters. The
Berliner Tagblatl remarks that the. anti-
Britisli fcntiment'-is stronger than ever.
The correspondent of the Associated
Press lias received information going to
show that the Bundesrath was possibly
guilty <if carrying contraband. Heavy,
shipments of arms and ammunition were
shipped in December to Macao and Hong
kong, consigned to order. It is surmised
tha.t their ultimate destination -was either
the Philippines or tlie Transyaai:
LONDON, January ::.— The Yier.ua cor
respondent'of the Standard says:
'•Emperor Nicholas has assured the
British Ambassador at St. Petersburg
tSir C. S. Scott) that Great Britain need
not. fear intervention, -or any sort of dil
ficulty. from Russia, in the present South
African complications.
"This may fairly be interpreted as nn
assurance including an indirect promise
that France will abstain from creating
diliiculties for England."
LONDON. January 3.— General Buller
continues his night bombardments and
patrol surprises: As the Tugeja river is
again fordable. and the stretcher-beurers
have again been reqiiisiiiohed 'at Dur
ban and Piet«rtnaritzburg. -there is a
disposition to believe that: the. British ad
vance will not be long delayed.
It is reported at Durban that the cap
tured steamer Bundesrath- had on board
llvt; big^guns, llfty tons of shells, and
eighteen trained artillerymen.
WASIIJNGTON, .'.anuary 3.— Captain
Carl Kichmau, ol the Eighteentii Infan
try, an assistant adjutant-geneval of-vol
uniocrs. has been detailed by the Secre
tary of War to accompany the Boer army
for the ])urpose. of observing and report
ing upon military operations in the war in
South Africa:
"H.V1 I *." KKI'LY Tll'li": HOICH.S.
Humorous: SC-volumue of S«liita«ions
si f (lie 'I'u^-eIM.
FREi: E CAM P. J v iiu'a vy I.— The Boe rs
inquired by heliograph to-day:
"Why is Roberts coming? What has
Bullc-r.done? .
The British replied:
"Jlow did you like our lyddite in the
late battle?"
The Boers signalled in respose:
Havana Health Ito'iioH Coiuiiar«;s llu
jfavoraidy WiJls Ante-"\\ T Jir ltvconl.
HAY ASA, January 3.— To-day, General
Wood issued an important order, giving
freedom to forty men in the ..-■province of
Santa. Clara. .Some of them had ' been
detained without trial, and others were
suffering excessive punishment. All had
been released ten months before by an
order issued by General- Bates,^ /but they
were immediately rearrested by orders
from division headquarters, on the ground
that a. department commander did not
have the power to pardon.
After looking carefully into the .cases.
General Wood decided that the Judgment.:
of General Bate.-- regarding their release
was wise, and, consequently, to-duy's or
der, selling them at liberty, was promul
gated. .
The yellow-fever report for lSy9 shows
103 deaths in Havana, which means -that
eighty-three persons have died of the
disease since General Ludlow's report
was issued; at the- end of August last.
During lhe month of December there
'were seventy new cases, of whom twenty
two died. On January .Ist of this year
there were, twemy-nve crises, under treat
ment. To-day thert? ait: seventeen. The
cold weather will probably diminish the
This: record does not compare favor
ably with the records prior- to the revolu
tion, although the sanitary authorities
claim that the increase ol" mortality, is
tine to the fact that an unusually large
number of Spanish immigrants have ar
rived during the last few months.
lie Says Any Clieiiiist Can Make Cya
ii'icl« of 31er«;nry.
NEW YORK, January Z.— ln the
trial of Roland ¥•■ Molinenx for
the murder of >trs. Katherine J.
Adams, the 'most mleie'sUiis testi
niony to-day was that of John A. Yocuin,
:i chemist, and a warm friend of Harry
Cornish's. Ht; said that any : .chemist
could niake cyanide of mercury. . the
poison which is alleged to have caused
the death of Mrs. Adams. .He made H
hiinVelf. and 'tin; process was easy, lie
took Prussian blue and yellow oxide «>f
mercury, boiled them together, filtered the
mass, and Ihe precipitate contained cya-'
hidti of mercury. Still other drugs would
yield cyanide of mercury. All the drugs
required wore what an; known as drj,
coh-rs. Molineux is siiperihterideiu of a
dry color factory in New York.
Yocuin .testified that any. man known as
:i chemist could produce the', ingredients
known" to be in cyanide of jnercury, even
without being a licensed .chemist.
I'raise for v lliolmio'iitl Ciiucvni.
The National Underwriter, a well
known insurance journal, published in
Galtimore, in its current number prints a
full-size '"•"■■ haif-t one": portrait of Dr. S.
Galeski. of this city, and gives a most
interesting sketch of liis life and work in
connection with the American Guild. The
National Underwriter says:
"The. Guild is one of tlie. most popular
aji.l substantial orders in the. country, its
ratio of assets to. membership being the
largest of any fraternal benefit society on
this hid.- of the Atlantic. It is how ope
rating in more than twenty States and
steadily gaining in; strength; while its
good work is being felt: both, far and near.
\Yhilv Mr. Galeski is identified with other
bu-.-iiK'h's "enterprises, his time arid efforts
are mainly devoted to the Guild." •
Proposition for the State to
Help Educate One Hundred.
Mr. Todd, the Memter from Augusta,
is the Patron. ;
Jt "Will Be I'ronoNcd That tlie In
«jk"c(<»i- !< Ue ..Klcctcrt ljyiltlie Gen
eral Af*s«.'uil»ly — ICinployers' Jjialnli
iy Will.'
Captain John W. Todd, member of the
House from Augusta county;: anil: Dr.-
Robert Prayser, president of the Stale
Female Xormal: School at Farmville,
spent- some time together at Kew Ford's
last night considering a bill which Can
tain Todd will offer to-day, anil which
will excite a'- great deal of. interest among
the young,- women of the State.
The bill provides for an annual appro
priutioii of $5,000, to be expended in edu
catijig- 100,. young- women' at; the State Fe
male 2sormal School at -. Farmville. • The
cost of line year's board and tuition of a
girl at the school is $100. The bill proposes
to pay.-. half the sum every year for three
years. The Board of Trustees Is to have
the appointing-, power. One girl is to be
appointed from each county in the State.
It" for any reason a scholarship becomes
vacant during the year, or if there be no
applicant from, a county, a girl from
some other county may be appointed, but
only for one term. The bill provides that
the appointee must be at least 15 .'years
of • age. Jt does not: fay how old .she may
be. No provision i.s made for the appoint
ment of city girls to scholarships. The
girls educated by the Suite have to bind
themselves to teach in the Virginia; public
schools for six years.
The bill has the hearty endorsement of
Dr. Frayser. ami also of Dr. J. \V. South
all, State Superintendent .of Public In
struction. Captain To'dd has considered
it very carefully. He, stated to a Dispatch
writer last night that he.; could see no
good reason -'.why the State should edu
cate young :iieri at the University of A'ir
jiinia and Virginia Military Institute, and
neglect to do the .same for young women
at the only State institution for the edu
cation oX females. There- are G.OOO-teach
ers in the public: schools of Virginia, 5,000
of which number are women. >Ir. Tod'l is
very anxious, to; have as many of these
trained for their work as possible.
Mr. Todd will make a hard light. for hid
bill, if necessary, but he does not' think
lighting will be required. Wiiile a .mem
ber of the General Assembly several ses
sions ago he introduced and had passed,
in the face of: strong ; opposition, a. bill
which required the eitipioyiiieuL of female
physicians at State hospitals.
A topic of conversation which excited
great interest among the legislators
about tlit; hotel lobbies last night was the
proposition to add several: important
amendments to the bill which recently
liastfed: the (>eneral Assembly imposing a
I. ix of l'< i-i'iu.s per ton on all fertilizers
sohl in this Suite.
While there' is no; doubt that such a
iii!l will be offered, its exact provisions
could not be learned. The most important
will be the one which takes away from
the Commissioner oi." Agriculture and the
Slate Board ihe power to appoint the
ten fertilizer -inspectors, for •■-.which the
bill provides." The amendment .-.•■. will -pro
pose that the appointments be made by
the General Assembly. .-■
The bill will probably be oiiVivd by
Judge ilann, of Xottoway, in the Senate
The Tidvoi-ate'ri of the bill making rail
road companies liable for the death or
injury of employees, are lining up for
the light.
The bill will be introduced in the Gene
ral Assembly in a few days, probably
in each branch ■simultaneously.' Captain
K. S. Parks, of Page, will iead the light
for it. in the House. It is thought it will
pass that body by a large majority.
in the Senate, the light will be con
ducted byMlr. Mcllwaine. He and Sen
ator 'Withers,: of Danville, made a most
brilliant light for a. bill of this character
at the last session. They were unsuc
cessful. But Mr. Mcllwaine id undis
mayed, and is prepared to light as hard
this session. He will not have the aid
of Mr. Withers on the ttuor. as that ' gen
tleman- was not returned to the Senate,
but it was s-tated last night that he
would be here/during the consideration
of: the bill, and would 'render its cham
pions all the aid in his power".
Since the bill was considered at the last
Session, similar iuws nave beeiv enacteu
in several Slates. It is now a law in
twenty-seven Stales of the Union. The
bill, wtilch will be introduced in the Vii I
ginik. Legislature, is a copy of "the one
enacted into law by the Legislature oi
.North Carolina, in : February. 1&I7.
The bill introduced in the-Sep.ato yes
terday,designed to make the Atlantic-
Coast Line Railway Company a - Virginia
corporation, has also several -other im
portant provisions. The name of the
company will, be changed by dropping
the words "of Virginia." If the bill
passes the rond will be operated under
the Virginia charter alone, instead of
under those granted by the three States
of Virginia, North Carolina, and South
Carolina.' Provision is also, made for in
creasing the, number of directors and
capital stock, issuing bonds, the leasing
of other. lines -by ii. and consolidation
with othei- corporations. The acceptance
of the act by the company is: to consti
tute a -.waiver -by the- 'Coast-Line of the
exemption from taxation which- it now
enjoys in the '■'cities of Richmond. -Man-
Chester, and Petersburg," and county of
Chesterfield. • ■...'■
In political circles here.it is .stated. that
Mr. F. E. Cromwell will be chosen to
succeed Hon. M. S.Xewberne, member
of the House from Norfolk county, who
died here just : before Christmas. ' !Ur.'
Cromwell is.a brother of "Sheriff A. C.
Cromwell, o£ Norfolk county, "and is ex
ceedingly popular, in his section.
: The opponents of the bill abolishingithe
ollice of Register, of the .Land OrHce, and
conferring his ■duties upon-, the" Secretary
of the Commonwealth, feel sure of. de
feating it in the "House. It was stated
last -night, that a polK'of the House show-;
Ed , : a"' majority. : of /seven teen against the
bin., • ':,:. " -- „://':/:/;-"/:■■>■■■:■■■,/
: A .meeting 1 of', the" joint 1 committ.ee> to
invostigate-into^tlie management of :the
Soldiers'. Home .-will; be held ' this ; : a.ftcr
noon^. Its object' is simply to map out a
plan'of Procedure^: '
The', Seriate bill /to- abolish the Eigh
teenth/.fudieial, Circuit will be considered
Friday. . ; " /■ / - / . : .
The York Ij i no S< earner. -Hud to Pat
IJuck to West Toint.
The" York Line steamer, the Danville,
vvhich left Went Point for Baltimore at
C o'clock yesterday afternoon, broke her
shaft when opposite ' Richardson's wharf,
about four miles- down the York.
The vessel had to lie in the river for
several hours iuntil" a passing, tug took
her in tow and f broiight her back, to tho
Wharf at West Point.
There 'were sixty-five passengers on
board. .Many of them were from ■* this
city. The accident was notof a. character
to hurt anybody or to cause a panic. In
deed, there was but little", inconvenience
occasioned, as the boat was moored at
the wharf, and the passengers allowed
to sleep out the night. They will be
■brought back to Richmond at B:4G' this
The Danville- is a very fine vessel, and
her accident Is inexplicable. She is re
markably lucky, also, a,nd has never had
a mishap of" any consequence.
The rei>uirs to the steamer will be made
as 'quickly as possible. It is probable
that another steamer will be/put in the
trade to take the/place of the. Danville
while she is being repaired. .
Tlie • Almttuii* Will Be Comi»Tt'<ed
When tin: Iluuds Can He flontvil.
It is conlidontly. "expected that the work
of construction 'will be resumed at the
Pace abattoir within a few weeks. Up
to this time every expense has been met
by Mr. Pace himself, and the suspension
of operations was. due solely to the fact
that Mr. Pace Had been unable— in view
of the present nuancial stringency in the
great money centres— to float the bonds
authorized in a satisfactory manner. The
building is almost completed. The ex
penillturo of 32.W0 0r.5;5,C00 more is all
that is required, and then the machinery
will bel added.
It has been /decided to reorganize, .the
Pace Company, a-r.d 'Mr. Face's friends in
this city and elsewhere ha\e all express
ed a desire to assist him in this matter.
It is believed that three-fourths of the
•?200,00d worth of bondH will be held here.
JlieltmoiKl U<t*l.oi*li v«-s Ap})r«;lieinl
'Him— Foi'sery iiie Cliiirs'o.
Winston -Cohan", a young and nicely
dressed man," was -arrested last evening,
on the charge of being a fugitive from
v The arrest was made by Detectives Gib
son and Wrenn. . at the request- of the
Norfolk police. :The young man is want
ed there on the charge of forgery. But
he declined lust night to talk about the
matter at. all. other 'than to say to the
officers that he. was : not guilty.
Our Cji.sc ■ I'yvsi-nivtl' by Clioiitc-Xcw
lEiilinu;- Totic'ii us • Coiiira it tin A.
LONDON', .Inj^iar^ i ",.— The. ..United
States Ambassador. Joseph K. Choate,
visited the British Premier, Lord Salis
bury, at the Foreign Orlicc, this evening,
for the purpose of making tlie first "offi
cial representations on the subject: of the
Delagoa-bay Hour seizure. 'Mr. Choate re
ceived no definite reply, as the Premier
informed him that the British Govern
ment had -not yet arrived at any decis
ion as to whether or not foodstuffs were
contraband of war. But Lord 'Salisbury
assured Mr. Choate that the commercial
rights of the United States : would be
equitably considered, and that a. decision
■in this important matter would be reach
ed as soon as possible. The interview was
brief. .
The Associated Press lenrns that Lord
Salisbury has not only'got the Attorney-
General, Sir Kichard - AVebster. ■• working
hard on tin: question of the Delagoa-bay
seizures, but that he is consulting with
the, ablest lawyers in Great Britain.
It was further learned by a representa
tive of the Associated Press that Great
Britain may lay down a. -new regulation
regardiny contraband, making 1 a distinc
tion between food evidently intended for
domestic purposes and food palpably in
tended for.': -field rations. Under the latter
head might come certain' classes of can
ned goods.
Messieurs: DeroijJt'de, Gueriii, :inrt
liulict Foil ml Guilty.
PAJ:IS, January Z.— The conspiracy trial
before tlie Senate, silting as the High
(Joint, came to an end to-day, except for
the sentences in the case of those con
victed. Out of the- seventy-live alleged
conspirators who were thrown into prison
live months'-: ago; and who havej'since
been, released in batches, owing tot- want
of evidence, only MM., Deroulede, Guerin,
and Buffet have been found guilty, and
these three are accorded '"extenuating
circumstances," which, reduces their pun
ishment to detention in .a fortress or
I( is understood that the sentences will
vary between live and ten -years' deten
tion. Presidem Loubet may. extend par
ilons "in connection with the Berenger
law for first oifences. .
Strong ';precautio2iary: measures -were
taken to-day ir.. the vicinity of the Sen
ate house., but there was -ho sign of disor
der anywhere when the judgments were
rendered. .
Kt-ep the money for lire-insurance at
home "by insuring- with Virginia' State In
surance Company.
;.\ Loftil '^liM'cn'iitile 'Kui:eiiu.-
Mr. William J. White, who has been for
a number of years associated with a
large collecting agency, has accepted- the
position of. manager of the "Associated
Merchants of Richmond," just established
at 1112 east Main street! "Tha Associated
Merchants", is a bureau of general collec
tions and mercantile reports. ... ■ ' ,
-Mr. White is a young man ot push and
energy, 'and has won the confidence ot
the business community.
Use ltol> Roj-lluUins Powder.
Guaranteed absolutely pure.
__ _ aaau' '. -
Ilest Granulateii Sutjnr, sc. round.
Teas and Coffees retailed, at wholesale
prices. ■ C. D. KENNY,
Northwest . Broad and Sixth stveets;
.'southeast Main and Seventeenth streets;
Use KoJj ){«>• IlaUlng I'ouder.
-.: Guaranteed absolutely pure. 1 ■'■■'■
-„-•.- "Hnuimon(l"-,l' t lowei l «'; " •■
for Christmas -.presents. : Blooming Plants,
Carnations, Primroses, .Narcissus, Bego
nia.-.. Orange-Trees, Palms,- Ferns, and
Cut-Flowers- of. all- kinds. . . .;. .'.
Vtte KoT> Roy IJaliiny .Powder.
Guaranteed absolutely Vpure.
Engineer Report: to the House
' of Representaiiyes. J
'.- . ■• ■ . ■ " ' 5 - ■ '* / . :■ : V ,'
Recofflmendation of a Turning Area in
RichmoM's Harbor.
Kt'lirescniativc liny Shows How Jt
-MVoctM tlie Eastern as "Well as llm
SontlnTii Stiiti's— l'cTsoiinl Xotes—
■ 'Sew I'ntent.s, " . .
WASHIXGTOX, D. C, January ,3.—
(Special.)— The reassembling' of Congress
after the recess was uneventful to Vir
ginia as it was to every other State al
most except for 'the receipt of the report
of Colonel Allen toChieiVEhgineer Wil
son on the survey and examination of the
.James-river channel : at Richmond. The
report will be referred to the River and
Harbor Committee, and will also be
placed before the Appropriations Com
mittee. ■•■'■'
General Wiison is very pronounced in
his endorsement of the recommendations
of Colonel Allen, and urges: that they bo
favorably considered and acted 1 : on by
the present Congress.;. It is recommended
by Colonel Allen that the sum of STiM,
9-i".l3.be expended in deepening- to' 22 feet
at mean low tide and widening- to 200
feet the channel between the lower city
lino of Richmond and' the locks. This
amount is to be. in addition to the regular
and continuing- appropriation for the im
provement of the James river.
Colonel Allen further recommends that
the sum of $200,000 be expended in the
improvement of the harbor proper o'£
Richmond. In i-egard to this work Colo
nel Allen says: "Unless some provision
is made to enable large vessels ample
harbor facilities ninny will require the
aid of tugs to move them down-stream to
a point where they can turn. A turning
area about -iOO! feet wide by COO feet lor.g
would greatly facilitate the navigation
of the -harbor. The needed area could be
obtained by enlarging the width of the
proposed improved channel by 200 feet for
a length oC.CGO feet."
General Wilson concurs in all the
recommendations made ; by Colonel Allen.
Among the nominations sent to the
Senate to-day was that of Alonzo ('.
Yiites, of Virginia, at present Consul at
Patras. Greece, to be transferred to Mar
tinique,. West' Indian. Ishinjls.^_,He;.wijl
si'Jll" iiold' the raiik of Consul, but tho
transfer promotes him to a./ much more
important post. The trade between this
country and the West Indies is daily
growing and becoming more important,
while that, of l J atras is comparatively in
I Speaking of the bill to reduce repre
sentation from the South in the House,
I Representative ■ Hay, of Virginia; .to-day
matlc; the following very pertinent and
interesting- comments:
"The bill introduced by Mr. Crumpack
j-er, of Indiana, having- for its object a new
j method, for determining representation
I from the States in the House of liepro
| senlatives. is a wry far-reaching one.
lane involves questions not so far.:'ad
i verted to by its author. Seemingly it is
I a measure to: diminish representation in
! the lower house of Congress, from the
Southern Slates. In reality, if this bill
should become a. law it will affect, tho
New England Stares. New York, and
oilier Eastern States. It is really a bill
to increase representation from the Mid
dle. Western, and Northwestern States,
thereby giving- to that section of the
country a large and undue preponderance
in the Electoral College, and as a conse
quence the practical control of all na
tional conventions.
'•Take, for example, the two States of
.Massachusetts and Indiana. Each of these
States has thirteen members in the House
of Representatives. The "population of
Massachusetts; as shownby the Congres
sional Directory, is. 2.27-1 .59.";. The vote cast
in the thirteen districts.: of Massachusetts
in IS9S (a presidential -year) was 357.972.
Indiana has a population of _,^10.C:!:>— (14,00}
j less than Massachusetts, and .yet in IS%
the vote cast in the thirteen districts of
Indiana was ♦J22.2W—2i.(. 277 more votes
than were cast in Massachusetts.. Now,
if representation is to be based upon the
number of votes cast, and not. upon popu
lation, then the representation of Indiana
would be largely increased, and that of
Massachusetts greatly diminished.
"Maine has a population oZ GOI.OSC. and
east a. vote in IS'JO of .103,034. while the
First. Sixth. Tenth, and -Twelfth districts
i of Ohio, with a population of C73.2'5, cast
a vote of 181,981. New Hampshire; with a
[population of 37G.r>:;0. cast a vote ol! b1i,252
| in IS%, while the Third and .Tenth dis
tricts of lowa, with a population of 372.75J",
: - cast- 10.3.311 votes. In twenty-one districts
of Illinois, with a 'population of 1.000.423,
there were east in --.lS9t5 1.0"5.u5T votes; in
twenty-one district's of Xew-York. with a'
population of -US'S.OTS. there .were east
only SGO.GS" votes, .a difference in favor of
Illinois of 174,994 votes. . „
"These are a. few examples of how the"
proposed law would operate in favor of
'the States I have named. Of course, the
law would apply- to all of the States; it
could not bo conlined in its operation to
a few States. Such being the effect of the
law, one. wonders if. the Republican party,
is prepared to place it upon the Statute
When the United-Stales' Court,- which
meets at Alexandria, in regular -term, ad
journs daily in that ancient', r'city,
judge, jury, marshal, clerk, and wit
nesses tlock over to Washington, hold
confabs, visit the theatres, or otherwise
amuse themselves.
This evening there was a. "notable group
of Virginians, in the lobby, of, the. Metro
politan, which included. fex-Chief .Justice.
Smith.- of Arizona ;- Hon. ' George Shackcl
ford. of Orange; Judge Rhea, of Bristol.,
and Mr. Moses Green, of Fauquier. .
F. Boykin Jacobs, ' Richmond ; Scott
Reynolds and L. M.Scolt^of Greensboro',
•are. at the Metropolitan.' .: : '■'
.Represeiitative' Hay- introduced bills" to
day for the relief of the estate of Samuel:
B.Atwell. and that of the trustees of the
Round Hill Methodist Episcopal ehufjh."
Among the patents Issued to-day are
the "following:*; :- ; . . ; ■-_■.■ ■:;■•_-■>-.-.-
Alphonso ;R.; R. Allison and C. E. Buck.".
Richmond, Va"., assignors;} o'tho Universal ■
Stripping" Machine"; Company, of -Rlch-
,mond;;. a., tobacco-stemming; machine. :. -
."vMtithew O. Beckner, ■ Troutsville,.; VaJ,.
a?sign(>rvto :(£ _ ;i W. Johnson;\ .'Rqanokc.
county. . Ya', ; hiilsifl& double-shovel plow.:
fcJL.u'thef.-,v; Carrnlchaei. JoneHville. "Ya.,
plotting instrument." , / , : -
./Daniel R. } Cutler, -Pearisburg, Ya., ptiz- ;
zle or "game. ,'. . ■ /
• Wiliiarn Eley. Suffolk," .Va.. carpet-dis
play rack. ' '/ ■/..- ,.. -. -.' : ;
: John' J. Fabenry. Timberville. assignor
of one h.ilf to A". B. I-oiir, New Market.
Va.. wrench. ■: / ' ■ :; .'."*,.:.
John ;D,' Gray, Woodford. Va.. pea or
bean; harvester. •/_ ; ' .
Lemuel Iv Powell, Elkton. Ya.. com
bined bicycle lock and/wrench. ■•-.-
James "R.-.-Keec**. Ztonvill*.-, N. c, fender.
'""■; .....'/ "- - -Pp3TAf>.
Among the fourtli-clitss postmasters ap
pointed 10-day '' were the" following:. R.
C. Shelburu. Dot. Le^ county. . Va.: J.
W. Buchanan. Ivimijolcon. Giles county.
Va.; Mrs. Kate. S. Flanagan. Powhatiin.
Powhatan county.- Va.; Charles C. Cur
rier. Speedwell, Wythe county.' Va.; Delia
A. Findley. CVdar Grove. Orange county.
N.'C.;. Richard \\ Marshall. Westfi>ld.
Surry county.-N. C. : M. A. Fortune, Craij^ 1
M.cD6well "county. N. <;. ';" P. P. i.vans;
Flat Rock. Henderson county.' .N. G.V,
John McSmlth, Tony, Caswell county,
n. c. '.. ' .:..- ; -' ■.....■ -'
» RepreseiHalive Otey to-day .introduced
a bill to reimburse Representative STwin-
Son in the sum of 41,730 for expenses in
curred in the contest for his seat in tire
Fifty-fifth Congress.'
AVnr Ut-partiiicii i- \>l*'as«irr.M t»» I'ro- j
* vent Spi-eml «»f Disease.
MANILA. January :;:— o:r.O p. / M.— The •
health officers have found a. natrve with
all the symiJtoms of bubonic plague, in. a.
house in the walled city, where two sus
picious deaths have- occurred. The pativ'nt
has been isolated, and every precaution
has been taken to prevent' a spread of
tho disease.'
"WASHINGTON, .D. C. January 3.—
The War Department is taking steps to
prevent the introduction of the plague
into the E'hilippines. and Secretary, f-ioot
this morning- called into consultation Sur
geon-General AVynian. of the M^ariue Hos
pital Sei^'ice. to discuss the establishment
of a quarantine system for the islands.
It toh' decided that the War Depart
nieiit should adopt toward the Philippines
a policy like that it pursued towards
Cuba in tl'-rt matter of the protection of/
health — namely, confide the machinery of
atiuarantino system to the Marine Hos
pital Service. ' .
Surgeon-General' "VVy man has no con
firmation of the report that three sus
pected cases/of bubonic plague have been
disi:overed within the walled city of ifa
nila. but no attempt i? made to conceal
the gravity of the situation, should the
report prove true.
Still, it is said, a few 'sporadic cases
.need not necessarily •result in an epi
demic in* the islands.
Surgeon-General AV'ymau says the dis
ease, no longer, creates the dread it f>iice
did, because:, it has been demonftrated
that It can be handled by modern scien
tific work. It has been stamped cut of,
Alexandria. .Egypt: Kobe, Jsipan. and Yi
onna, Austria. The methods of righting it
are the same as those against small-pox—
isolation, disinfection, and sanitation. The
greatest danger is due to its possible in
troduction into new localities through
ambulant, or walking, cases, -which defy
the surveillance of the authorities. One
feature 'of tlie disease which is gratifying
to the authorities, in view of the possible
outbreak of an epidemic in the Philip
pines, is the fact that its history shows
that it does not attack '.'/Europeans as
readily as natives.
■■-. RIO JANEIRO, •January 3.— The bubonic
plague, has broken out in the city and
neighborhood oCSnu.Ba.nlo. --„ „, .• '..;. . -. . - ..
SAN FBANCrSCO. January :;.— Until all
danger of a spread of the plague now
prevalent in Honolulu is past, transports
leaving this port for tire Philippines will
not stop there, as ha..; Wen th«: general
custom, but will go straight throught to
their destination, taking sutllcient coal
with them from' here "-: to last the entire
trip. . '
TJi'K-oiississiri'i skvatokshii's.
It CM 11 U Ut Slll»I-4-T*T!ll Colltf.st --S'lIH
1121 Open (liif.stiim.
JACKSON, MISS.. January ".—The con
test for the short-term United States St-n
atorship from Mississippi is to-r.ight ar;
open question. There Were ae.verat cau
cuses, of the Sullivan men;to-(}ay. The
claim put forth by -them several days
ago was that then- man would ■hav»; ; a
majority of twenty-eight. At this mom
ing's, caucus it was seen that the ma
jority had narrowed down to twelve, and
at a' later hour .-to-night Senator Sulli
van's supporters claim he wilt. receive a
majority of six on joint ballot.
The sensational charges brought against
Mr. Sullivan during the past three months
have apparently had .some effect, 'and it
is believed- that he will have a hard fight
to defeat Lowry. -
Many rumors aiv 'afloat, among them
being one to the effect that a portion of
the instructed vote is! prepared -to bolt.
Little credence can ha placed in the
story, as the individual members who are
supposed to be .'party to -the scheme deny
that they have any such intentions.
It has not yet been decided when the
election of the short-term senator will be.
brought before the joint, session. ;v; v
JACKSON. .MISS.. January 3.— The Dem
ocrats of the State .Legislature held ■: a
caucus , in the Senate chamber to-nighf.
and urianirnousl;.- nominated Anse'm J.
Mcl^aurin. whose!:. lerni as;-.Goveirn6r will
soon expire, for the long, term in the
United States Senate. .
The total meriibor.ship of botli houses J*
ITS, and 121) memlier's were prts..nt at the
It is more than probable that th>> n'irac
of "frivate" John Allen will not b< : pre
C.oiimol iilati'il . ("oiiiimiiy Il:»s 3>ujoH ty
(if Cily's Liftliiins lutfi'<'.>t"-.
XKW VOftK. 'January «.— ;O.. K. Zolli
koffcr, secretary of the Consoliuated (las
Company, to-day made the. following
"it ii- a fact that this comjiany lias ac
quired a majority of the lighting inte
rests of the city of New York. but. it is
too early in the organization t«» raaks
public any .'further details. The acquire
ment of those added interests do-w not
change the position of the Consolidated
Gas Company with regard tortile other:
gas companies on Manhattan lala'/ul."
The New .York G;is and Kiectric. Light.
-Heat; and Power Company wa^incor
porate.l in November.'' lSM. and later ne
quirod.- control of about ai! the lighting
plants in. this city. Its . organisation
sprang from the. group of capitalists in
which W. C. Whitney)*" the leader. The
president of the : company is Anthrny, N.
Brady.. The; chief .'property it HCQufred
was. the Edison Eloctric Illuminathsj;
Company. The .'.company's. '.'capital stock
is 'SSG.'-00.000. It owns a large plot of real
estate on the East river . at- Ninety
seventh street, whore it has been erectircg
po\ver-liouses of .very- great capacity. It
also controls about cCO miles of : 'subvrays
in the cltr. ' :
Other companies embraced in- .it. bo
sides 'the. -/ Edison, aiv the .Uoimt Morris,
the North River.' the-BlOok. and the .Man
hattan Electric comiiinies. ! -
Virginia Slate Insurance Company r.;:s
assets- exceeding. S4CO.OOt} : and surplus . lo
policy-holders; «i^),OCu. ri ;r . . ". .
" ;' _: '/' ; :.:>y. : w. haudwick; Agent.
J.p.r-r^v,--r-.-:.:/,J .p.r-r^v,--r-.-:. : /, ■-:"/■-:■.: .. ",--;--- :■-. . -,*,/._; -. : -/ : ;-->5
l\Lli lUUIxi uUll ILuI Oi
jiiniltisiire Coiniglll
' ■■■'.■■■■ ■-■--■■ :.//
k Formed To-Day, .';
killed Foptlicoining Testimony Damaging
\^j to Prominent People. ■I' j
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j ■-..'.'..■■ -. .. ■ • " ■ ■-" ■ -i
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■ - - ■ ■ _ __ —. ■ .-; ■ ' .
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It is Ordereil to He Prtxluccil In
Court To-Day- AVfa'al ten. the ,^\i*
'■■'"■'- .: .' ■• '; ■■ ■' ' ;- ":..h
■ . • -.'■■.-.-..■ . *
Ie«e«l \Vontd-lle Briber, Held -'f»t|
; ' : ' -\
FPwVNKFOiTviV KY.. Januarj- 3. -Thai
joint committee which will hear evidencai
in iiie Goebel-Tciylor- and Peckham-Mar^j
shall contests for Governor and .Lieuter.-^
ant-Governor r roispecttvely, w»U be ;formj-|
ed to-morrow. The law provides tbatttia
members ot the committee shall bo drawn
by lot. three in the Senate and elght-la
the House. The policy oC -tho Goebel
leaders will be to push the contests toY»
final Issue .as speedily as poH.sible. ■
• Governor Taylor's attorneys • ar* Pr®r
paring not only rebuttal evidence to off-*
set the charges ot '•■'.fraud set forth "'-fir*
Goebei's notice', of contest, but/accordinjc
to . Seniitur Peboe, are goin"; much, further,
; and attempting to show up 'counter
■frauds of a glaring nature on th« Demo-t
: crattc side. The Senator says that, among
[ other thinyX it will be brought put 'that:
I Taylor was robbed of. over 2,CW votes iii
j Ken ton county. Goebel's home. Th& Goe-
I bel side, under tlu» Kentucky, code J- of
I practice in its taking- of proof, is- re
strictecl to the grounds laid down in. tho
notices of i-ontent. but under.. theso they
j promise very sensational testimony re-
I garding 1 the* election in many countlpii,
alleged to be damaging to many people
prominent in the Kentucky political anil
world, and compared with which
j the AVhallen allejred attempted bribery
of Senator xfarrell !;• only ti sajnple. '■•-■}, -•».
\vhallu:n placed under bondJ
Colonel ..Whallen was arraifinod on ; 1th«
attempted .'bribery charge u"et"ore }Mu.g
istrati"'Thonipsoh''. tu-duy. and held ovet
to the Franklin county srand jury.^hi?
bond b«fns- fixed at JWM In tho'Ctrr
"cuit Court, President 'H. V. /Lovinjc, of/the
Louisville Trust Compajiy, was -. '-. befor*
Judge Cajitrill. charged with ' contempi
for .diHobeyiiiK the order of the c<?urtHi
ttirn invr ill. vuult box alleged Ut^jC^l
the S-J.i'CtC: which, it is cja'rned. r'-.wh ■*? V o^
paid to Harrell in -'.the event ;he€vote«'j
-as2!hst'"^pebcl.in tin* ; <ror.te.ft. -_ % : ; ~;- .•:: ; --:>'4|]
Loviiit," that he merely :ileslrecs: ileslrecs
to protect the 1 customers of. his company:
and Jiis attorney moved to i|uash tht>'*sunt- ;
raons as'aih?t him. This the '^court over
ruled. Thereupon; :H. rosponso was : nleij
to the rule- for cimtempt.^ar.d in this Xli
is .stated that \VhaUtiiC ■ HarrelU •Hn<i
Charles Hyan rented th« box In f|ii«ation:
| and deposited/ something in it. tho;bo>
t being sealed up and covered -over wicl'
j white paper. The Trust Company ..plfi-j
eials were nothied not to allow the bos
to bn ope-n k .-d except in the pL-esence.ia'nti
by the consent, ot all threo parties. - Hj
Judge Cantrili adjudged tho responseiirl
suftlcic-nt. and. ordered the box t<>^ be pro|
j duced in court at II o'clock to-mor-row.Kjs
j BOX WILL I'.E f'F:ODUCED. n v}/fi
It is understood that the 1 ordec. of /tht
court will be complied with, a '-.''. mcitjor
for an appeal to the Court of Appeals
havinsi been' overruled. . • : -v:i
It is said that an attempt will Iw.mitii
to'liavtt Senator Harrell indicted in Loui-S;
ville, v;lh:t6 W'haP.eu's attorneys '-ailaini
j that th<? prosecution should isavn been iri|
stttuted, if any offence has been com|
initti-d. Tin; charge against, lfarrell .woultf
I probtibly be conspiracy or accepting ia
;ncAJ>M-:v fok s i:\ato tt.
I ■ , , •< ;- — • -.;■ •;■■: , ;;-j
ICfiiitu-ky !-W-«if»v«-rnor Will He . tlti
IJ<-l>ii lit i<*n n .Vomiiiee. ".-•-•>
j FRANKFORT,; XV.. January 3.- Kx
Governor W. 6. Bradley will be the Re
j publican ; nominee for Senator. Congress
man Vincent Hording has made a <tuje
I canvass for the rominarion, but ex-Gov
ernor Bradk-y is th.? choice of a Jsjitlicien
number of the Rt-pubiican membersit
make his nomination practically certalii
now that lh>- anti-Goebef coalition ;O!
I Harding. has failed. L'radley is support
j t-d by both Governor Taylor and Senatoi
;' n-rboe/ "■ ; ■ -.. \ .-fz
[ ;■ : ■•; ;- . . - - -~^~~' . . J-^t
i ■ HIti'AXAT HO.MX Af.AI.V. i
t ... : -■ .■ . .v >;.?
! £Ie Con ft- <•>« AVI Hi r.«-ailiuK Deiuoerntji
SturlM for \rw Yorl: Saturilay?^
LINCOLN. NEF:.. January > 3.— WVjj;
Kryati returned to Lincoln to-day, afte
fan absence of sfx weeks. He foundf
I number of leading Democrats from o the
' States av.attintc him. and conferred wit
thorn irx.an iiiforntal way. Mr, ' TJryan wi
remain In J.ir.coln until Sa-turduy^fiH
[is interested in the meotii::^ of the Fusto
[state Committee Friday, and is to respori
I to a toast FricLiy, at the Nebraska Tray
I el! lns Men's Club. He will leave for Ne^
Virginia State Insurance Conipany ha:
assets exce-edirii:- S-tW),Gw . and surpsus t(
policy-holder}: $2i>O.ovX J ■ :'. '■: ' ; y^i
The Weather.
|-|-' ;r-\". WASHINGTON, January 3.;
| ri SB For*- caat for Thursday aad :- Fr
j. -■--"•" J day: .' . : .
!.; 1.,/.I '„/.- Virginia— Fair Ttu;r/«day;ysit
I creasing cloudiness Friduy: .thrcuttihUi
j- in the' after rvjon: . lisht. variably '.-.win*
f upcoming ea.'tcrly. ~
S NurtlV Und South Carolina— Fair; Thuri
I day; Incr-ifisiti'-,' cloudiness; Frtdiiy; HgK
: variable winds. . ; ' ..',■■;■;>
! . ' .■_-.''. .- . "~ ■"".■".--:'■-. '-. :Cy', : iM
V ESTER D.W was clear ar.aVbrlslU^aji
v.armer than for some days. : , Thy':: rang
or* the thermometer was as follows: '■-'•
.;.v. m •• ?m
»-^ - M • -•■"SI
1 :::::....- :: - ::::: iM
%MB :^'" t£k
( Mean temperature ........ •••.— -v 3^.* 1

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