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Conflict of Views a* to <lie. Wisdom
of Continuing: the Present-Invcut
nicnt ot Use State— Caton for Meu
tcnntit-fiovornor— Gom^lp of Lobty.
The fight over the Seaboard Air-Line's
bill for a chart cr v to' build a road from
licro to Washington is the most inlerest
«r.c of the legislative session. And it is
i'row'.ng rooro so every day. Tho lobby is
largo and growing. Both sides are well
and ably represented. The bill does not
conso up for a wec-1: yet, but the fight is
flS lively as though the lime for a vote
were at hand.
Tacts and figures are being presented
«o tho lawmakers along with the argu
ment. There was being circulated yester
day a statement .issued by the Kichmond,
vVedcriefcsburs and Potomac Railroad
Company, which is designed to show that
the State's interest in that road is yield
ing better returns than it would if invest
ed in century bonds. This shows that the
actual net earnings of the road for the
year ending June SO, ISM, including $05,000
reserved for betterments, was ?3GO,(BG.CG.
T))-s was sufficient to pay a dividend of
12.7 per cent, for the year, but only 7 per
ceut dividend was declared, the amount
Indicated having been set aside for bet
terments, and 533.254.10 retained as undi
vided profits. The net earnings for the
•six months ending December SI, IS9?, with
December estimated, showed an increase
over the corresponding period of the Pre
vious year of ?35,000, which, it is said,
would 'malvc the net earnings suilicient to
pay a dividend of 14 per cent. Several
comparative statements are given with a
view to showing tho amount the State
would have to hold of century bonds to
save in interest at 3 per cent, as much as
she receives from her holding in the Ricii
mond. Fredericksburg and Potomac. The
-ucge.stion Is made that the taxes on the
proposed new road would be $5,000 per an
num. This is the most comprehensive
statement, the first column representing
the annual income of the State from the
lUchmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac,
after deducting $S,000; the second what
junount would have to be invested in cen
turies at 80 to yield the same, and the
third the average price Per share that the
State's interest of -5,079 shares should
Basis of S per cent.
dividend ?2D r i32 S 543.717 SISO 32
Basis of 10 per cent.
dividend 38,700 1,111,980 237 03
Basis of 12 per cent.
dividend -35.14S I,SSO,MI 295 00
It is further shown that during the
past ten years an aggregate of GSI-2 per
cent, has been paid in dividt-nds to the
State, yielding the Commonwealth §320.-3-5;;.
Friends of the Seaboard Aii--l-.ine have
as yet presented no ligures to the Legis
lature except in oral arguments with in
dividual members. The gentlemen who
are inieresting themselves in securing j
this charter assert that two thirds of the
common stock of the Richmond, Fred
ericksburg and Potomac is owned by the
Atlantic-Coast Line Company, of Con
necticut, ajid was purchased several
years ago at about $S0 per share— just one
half of what the Seaboard Air-Line has
offered. One of the gentlemen in dis
cussing the question yesterday, said:
"The Richmond, Frederieksburg and Po
tomac has been making money under the
charter exempting it from taxation, but
that money has not been applied to short
ening the route between here and Wash
ington. On the contrary, it has been
allowed to accumulate in -bank or has
b^cii invested In. the 4 per cent, bonds of
northern railroads— the West Shore and
Xew York Central, for instance. Nearly
5100,000 of the road's surplus earnings
have thus been invested."
k. strong contention being made is that
the Richmond, Frederieksburg and Poto
mas, under its liberal charter, has ex
empted from taxation securities exceeding
in value $5, 000,000, and in addition to this
hs entire road-bed and other property
is exempted. The argument being used
is that? were the State to receive taxes
on the exempted property of the Rich
mond. Frederieksburg and Potomac she
would get into her treasury each year
more than Ehe now receives in dividends
from her holdings. In short, it is bejng
contended that for the past thirty years
the State has been losing money by her
investment in Richmond, Frederieksburg
and Potomac stock.
Hon. James R. Caton, of ' Alexandria,
will be a candidate before the next State
Democratic Convention for the ofiice of
] \, utenant-Governor. Sir. Caton was a can
didate three years ago, and though he re
ceived "GO votes in the convention, failed of
nomination. He was in the city yester
day and spent some time at the Capitol.
Mter conference with his friends, who
are urging him to announce his candi
dacy, he said he thought 'it more than
likely that he would make the race again.
It is predicted that the bill offered
by Judge !Mann in the Senate yesterday,
amending the land-grabbers' law so as
to put upon the county treasurers the onub
of collecting delinquent" land taxes, wi
l. B productive of a hot iight. ahe bill
is intended as a substitute for ■$<&?£
..hills offered by Senator Jeff nes. It s
presumed Mr. Jeffries -will light for his
bill. It is just as likely that the county
treasurers will wield all • possible in
fluence against the passage of a measure
which will cause them to be under the
necessity -of having to put to auction the
land of" their neighbors. Judge Mann - «>
confident his bill is a good one, and a
very prominent member of the Senate
yesterday expressed the opinion that it
"would more nearly accomplish the end
aimed at by such measures, than any. yet
The fight over the judgeship of the
Eishtcenth Judicial Circuit is now on. It
li£aa early in the session, but did not
wax very warm, owing to the fight made
to abolish the circuit. This last has
failed, and now the contest is over the
judgeship. Judge Dupuy's re-election is
being strongly advocated, while . the
friends of Mr. -John. Randolph Tucker, of
Bedford/are making a most. active can
vass in his behalf. Both sides claim- to
feel the utmost confidence. The caucus
will be held within a week or ten, days.
Mr. Bruce, who offered the bills in
the Senate yesterday making it a vioa
lion of law to soil a pistol, or pistol
cartridges, is confident lie 'has hit upon
a mcthodVoV: breaking up the pistol
"toting" habit. ."".- , ' . „
"1 believe pistol-carrying productive of
as groat evil as any other one thing,"
t:iid Mr. Uruce. yesterday. ■!■■ believe
my bills will put an end to it. - Stop the
habit of carrying pistols, and you will
find that you have very greatly reduced
the criminal expenses of the/Common
v.ealih. as well as' lessened crime. 1 ;
About twenty mWers of- the Ceneral
Assembly, "conVtituting the Senate Com
wittcc- on Public Institution? ana ; tne
Heu.se Committee ■on ' Prisons and
Asylums, left ; here yesterday ; ln . a ■ special
car over the Norfolk, and. Western, to
visit the State institutions in- the; soiun
kS<3<- of the State, Tli< party was in
charge of Mr. 13. G. A hers," deputy to
Itailroad-Commissioner" 1301. : They stop r
I'ed yesterday at Far.mville, Where they
inspected ilie State " Female. >ormal
.. School. " ■ ■.-r - ' . :-'. "-•"
They loft Farmvlllc I . last night and- went
to Utacksburj;, and- after inspecting;, tne
Virginia Polyiechnio' ijisUtutc,; located ; at
"»at place, wiir stop at M-idon,: and- go
through the; Western State llospUal. 'J hey
*1U live in their private; "car during their
absence fromi: Richmond," and^will' return
here ne xt vFriday;-;; Subcommittees .will
t^vP, °^ y|ssy |sst ' Charlottesvllle^Stauntoh;
;LQSington,vWini amsbur|A:and^Hamo^n:a msbur|A:and^Hamo^n:
iiOSH 1 a ! UUt)n^t- bill Introduced" in^lhc
wv£° Xl^" iGr^elcy;-vw^;consldered
bj. tho House Committee-; on ; General Laws
>es.crday.. : Senator' Barksdhle : and^Mr.
oraveley made speeches in advocacy; of
the bill, and Mr. White-head, of: Norfolk,
opposed 3L No: action was f taken on" the
measure. * • •
The House Committee for Courts of
Justice- mt'U.yeslerday morning, -and 'the
bills.offered by Mr. Toney, of Manchester,'
preventing corporations from paying their
hands in anything but: money, and-re
quiring weekly: payment of said hands;
were taken up as. a special order. Captain
7 W " Foster '-of 'Nelson "'couhty, manager
of the Virginia Soapstone Works, and
lion. John Whitehead, of Norfolk, - asked
that the matter be postponed to . some
future date. ;: The committee 1 decided :to
postpone. co'nslderationLof these measures
until Wednesday next at. 4 o'clock P.. M.
The bills offered. by Mr. Price,: of Wash
ington county, in relation to -changes in
the mode of selecting juries in ; Virginia,
were also set for hearing at the same
time. The committee then considered many
other bills, on which there was no con
Hon. E. F. Cromwell, of Norfolk .coun-
ty, who was elected to succeed Hon. M.
S. Newberne, deceased, was on the floor
of the House yesterday. His certificate
of election did not arrive until late, in the'
day, and the formality of swearing the
new member in was postponed until to
day. Mr. Cromwell is accompanied by his
family, and is stopping at the Jefferson..
Senator Fairfax has received, several
letters commending him for having com-,
batted Senator Barksda'le's resolution ex
pressing sympathy. for the Boers in.their.
struggle with England. One of these let
ters is from a New York lawyer, who is
a stranger to Senator Fairfax,, but who
speaks in the strongest terms commen
datory of Senator \Fairfax. The writer
says his great-grandfather fought against
the British in the war. of . the American
Revolution, .and his -grandfather in the;
war of ISI2, but when a nation of another
race and England are at war there is no
question as to how Americans must feel.
A letter from- a prominent lawyer of
Alexandria expresses similar sentiments.
Owing to the death of Major Thomas A.
Brander, the reception which the ladies
of the Confederate Memorial Literary So
ciety proposed giving to the members of
the General Assembly yesterday after
noon at ■ the Confederate Museum was
postponed indefinitely.
There will be a meeting/at the" Capitol;
to-day, of the committee appointed to in-"
vestigate the contract between the State
and the Davis Shoe Company, whereby
the latter secures the services of the con
victs in the penitentiary for a further pe
riod of thirteen years.
Mayor Edwin Gibson, ex-Mayor." S.
Deiner, ancUMr. Robert E. ; . .Whitestorie,
of Culpeper. are in the -city, -visiting Dele
gate Newhouse.
Mr. Welsh Itcsijjrns .««rt Will Be Snc
eeetle«l I>>- 3IrJ ' Hucliiier.
Z^lr. Andrew Welsh has- tendered his re
signation as agent here of the Southern
Express Company, and will be succeeded
in that position next Thursday by Mr.
Buckner, who was formerly connected
with the Richmond ollice, but is now
route agent between here and Wilming
ton. :.
Mr. Welsh will not sever his connection
with "the company, but will take the posi
tion of cashier, succeeding Mr. William
C. Graham, who has resigned to engage
in other business.
Mr. AVelsh has been agent for the com
pany here learly ten years, and has de
served and enjoyed in the fullest measure
the confidence and i esteem of the people
of th city with whom the business has
brought him in contact.
He Snys Hi?* Former Letter Fully
Answers Senate' Resolution.
WASHINGTON, D. C, January 29.—
Secretary Gage to-day sent to the Senate
his reply to the resolution calling for
further information as to his dealings
with the oiiicials of the National City
Bank, of New York. He. says bis former
letter fully answered the resolution. He
says he made no answer, written or ver
bal, to the famous letter written him by A.
B. Hepburn, nor was anyagreement ever
contemplated between the Treasury offi
cials and other' persons with reference to
the Hepburn letter. He says the records
fail to show- any relations, official or pri
vate, between the Treasury and that
bank in the period "inquired about," and
that no Standard Oil bonds were ever
held in trust by the Treasury.
If Ho is Xot KlecteH. Then Illackburn
is Xot.
FRANKFORT, -KY., January 29.—Gov
ernor Taylor, it is asserted on excellent
authority* will assume the position that
if it is decided that he is illegally the
Governor of Kentucky, the legislators
who elected Blackburn, and who are de
clared elected at the same election at
which he was a candidate for Governor,
were also illegally elected, and have. not.
therefore, power to choose a United
Slates senator.
The taking of evidence closed to-aay.
: «rj». :
IJritifili Sieamcr Sinks German Boat.
T i^A2BURG, January "9.— The British
steamer Expedient has run down and
sank a harbor steamer near Alkma.
Thirty workmen were drowned:,
"'Please Smile
Look Pleasant.";
When a -woman says "I am racked
with pain," the word "racked" recalls
the days when they stretched the tender
bodies -of women o'u the rack with rope
and pulley until the very joints; cracked.
Fancy an attendant saying, to. the tor
tured woman, "Please smile and look
pleasant." \ , . -
And vet' the woman '-racked vntn
pain," is expected to smile through her
ao-oiiy and to make homer happy. She
can't do it. It is against nature. Gen
erally speaking, .the racking pains. of lll
health such as headache, backache and
" bearing down pains '.' are related to de
raneenients or disorders of. the organs
distinctly feminine. -When this condition
, is removed the general health is restored,
*'and%vitli health conies back, the smile
of happiness: ' ." . ' . ,'; '
Any woman may regain her heal tn at
home without offensive questionings - or
examinations by the use . of Dr. Pierce s
Favorite Prescription. It cures per
fectly all diseases .and .derangements
peculiar to women. Sick, women may
consult Dr: Pierce by letter free- of
charge: .;: Such are treated as
sacredly confidential: ' • : ; :
"I was a great sufferer for four; y ears." from -
displacement and ulcerationV 1 . ffiS»|gSsßSa
}>ickering; of OlHeV Keokuk^\ lo^ iL -^ tlt^-:t I t^-:
time I began using Cr.Pierce's Favorite I re
■ scription 1 was not able to_sit up m bed. ,1 took
c-isrl t bottles and K otHo be a stout .woman. .- Anj S
doublluß tWs;. can write ■to me, - enclosing a ;
stamp, and- J will answer." ' ; , -
No alcohol in aiiyfonii is contained
in "I r avorite Prescription.": SubsUtu-:
tion is ; selfish. It cares • more for : its
profit than for your cure. .*;/-.
sis/ ongettiiig," Favorite ■ Prescription. .-,.;,
Dr Pierces great work the /'.Common
Sense Medical Adviser" is A a booK^no;
Vwouiari'can affonl.to be: withmtt/. Send'
"i ' one-cent' stamps, cost of mailing,- pa T
pen edition^ or; 31 :cehts :fbr- . the- cloth,
biriqing; - Address i Dr. ■R: V. V: Pierce, -
Buffalo,. N. Y.
"- - ■ "-• '•' ■ —.' «t«TT rnrrnnri'i ir j t AATFT AO V *?A ' rriVl'fvl
Says Dr. , F'ancoast, "is one of the
sur est indications of a diseased •
1 Tbe number, of men and women dying daily -from "heart failure " is appal
lin> THrotio'h the fail ure of the kidneys, to properly perform their functions,
extra work i^put upon- the • heart ; and" lungs^with'the result that; these great
OTgans wear cut before; they ought to. Sborbness of :breafch indicated kidney
trouble. •Warner's Safe Cure, a scientific vegetable -preparation, absolutely
cures ail-kidney diseases—thousands so testify.
take to minimize the serious character
of the situation, in Natal. ."We.have made .
a "great effort from; which great results j
were expected andhave failed.: The situ
ation as it stands to-day points, but
points' with greatly augmented force,: tho
same moral as did our previous mishaps.
It is that the war must be pressed witn
redoubled -energy. Onr resources are not
exhausted, . but . rather it may be .said
we are' only just discovering how practi
cally limitless they are. The country, wo
are' sure, is in no mood of giving way^jo;
fears, which areas groundless as the>
are unworthy. It has made up its mind
to see this conflict through Every check
we receive in the field will only- stiffen
the determination of the people at home
and in the. colonies to achieve the end,
at whatever cost.";-. t V '
The Pall Mall Gazette comments In
much the same tone, and adds:.. •.'Even
if Ladysmith. fdlls, Spion Kop. is not
Majuba in- the most vital sense. ■ It- -will
not end the war. There will be no mud
dling compound of 'magnanmrty am
cowardice this time. The war will end
when General Roberts dictates the terms
at Pretoria. To that end the empires
mind is made up." r '
Tho Evening Standard, commenting on
the supposed natural advantages on the
side of the Boers, says: "This .country
also had, and has. great advantages, but,
between the War. Office, the admiralty,
and the generals, they, have been mostly
nullified." .
The St James Gazette, this afternoon,
returns to scathing criticisms of the lan
guage of General Buller's reports. It
says: "General Buller's reflection on the
terror he put into the foe reminds us of
things we have heard about Chinese man-
T^hT'press is discussing whence are to •
come the troops for a protracted cam
paign. It is . becoming recognized that
some form of compulsory service Is- more
imminent- than has previous y been
thought of. The St. James Gazette, how
ever Suggests that the solution of pouring
more "and more troops into South .Africa
savors of the Spanish action, in Cuba,
adding that the solution of .making better
use of the thousands already; there has
never suggested itself. -.- .'
LONDON January 29.-The- War Office
denies a report that Ladysmitlvhas sur
rendered, and "announces vthat .a -..very
heavy list of casualties will-benssued to
niglit. . ■>: .
LONDON, January 29.-3:26 P. M.-Great
anxiety has been removed by the an
nouncement that Lord Dundonald's cav
alry forces, which, it was feared, were
isolated- among- the hills in. the neighbor
hood- of Acton Homes, .are. safe on. the
south bank of the Tugela river.
LONDON, January SO.— The Lisbon.cor
respondent of the Standard says:
"I hear that the indemnity to be award
ed Great Britain in the Delagoa Bay ar
bitration will be so large that Portugal
will be obliged to- make over the railway
and the port of Lorenzo Marques to the
British Government." .
KOP. -
LONDON, January 29.— General Buller
wires from Spearman's Camp, January
29th that the casualties among the offi
cers' of . the Fifth Division and Mounted
Brigade at Spion Kop, January 21th, were:
Killed 22; wounded, 20; missing, G.
Killed-Staff Captain M. H. Virtue, Cap
tain S. M. Stewart, and Lieutenants F.
R Mollock and E. Fraser, Second Lan
cashire Fusileers; Captain C. Muriel,
Lieutenants W. Lawley and H. A. Wil
son Second Middlesex; Major A. J. Ross,
Captain M. W. Kirk, and Lieutenant A;-
H AVade, Second Lancaster Regiment;
Lieutenant Pipe-Wolf erstan, s^iid
King's Scottish. Borderers; Captain C. G.
Birche and Lieutenant F. M. Rachel,
First South Lancashires; Lieutenant H.
W Garvey, First Borderers; Captains
the Hon. W. H..Petre and C. S. H. Knox-
Gore, and Lieutenants C. G._ Grenfel, P.
F. Newman,. P. S. Mo^orquedale, and
Hill-Trevor. Thornycroffs Mounted In
fantry; Lieutenants Randall and Knoch
shand, "Imperial Light Infantry..
-Wounded-Colbnel Blomfield (taken
prisoner). Major W. F. Waller <and Lieu
tenants R S. Wilson and L. E. Charton^,
Second Lancashire .Fusileers; Major E.
W Scott-Moncrieff, and Captains G. \v.
Saville, R Dell. Burton, and G. W. Bent-,
ley Second Middlesex; Captain W. San
bach, and . Lieutenants iV. Dykes, J. A.
Nixon and G. R. Stephens, Second.Lan
cashires: General ..Woodgate (dangerous
ly)- Captain P. M. Carltons, and Lieute
nants A. W. Forester and J. W. Baldwin,
of the staff; Captain R. A. Bettington
and Lieutenant Howard, of Thorney-.
croft's- Mounted Infantry; Captain - Cole
man, Imperial Light Infantry./ .- __ , r
Missing-Captains W. G.Emslie; Hicks,,
and G B French, . Second - Lancashire
Fusileers;: Major, G. A. Carton," Second
Royal Lanchshires; Lieutenant Power-
Ellis, Thorneycroffs Mounted Infantry. ■
'-LONDON,' : January;^ 29.-It has been
learnedly the Associated Press; that .the
Queen's i speech at the reassembling, of
Parliament to-morrow will- be colorless.
There will be :a short reference- to. the
war chiefly confined to' regrets , at" the
terrible bloodshed and encomiums of. the
men whohave laid down;; their lives -for
their country. -The whole proclamation,
indicates that there;, is not the. slightest
idea of giving up the war until Great
Britain's, ends are -gained. // ;. "> :-■'■
A Cabinet minister, who. was inter-,
viewed by a representative of the. Asso-.
ciated Press.'.said:
"I do not believe the session -opening,
to-morrow' will materialize into anything
serious.. Some of our, Irish: friends ; may.
'try'tb'expire oiv : the floor, but I find that
in moments- of serious j national; Vcrises;
Irish eloquoncfe.has little. effect,; and such
orators' generally take a.backVseat. ;The
diatribes l on • the go vernment v.-ill : doub less
be- little > more : vicious : : than formerly,
but I believe sober-minded',- men-of both
parties' rerilize.-hpwever imuch ■ there t may:
beto criticise; :that the. governmentisdo
intr its v;andV:thae~ it ;;would ;be, : un-
Dhtriotic "to' attempt fto; tie; its vhandsjjat
siich a time.;. We. -are not; nervous _ as : to
the result"; of/ the"-, session." /
The" speech •.will .further i say tha t :. rela-; :
tions with^all -the foreign Stateu; are ; ; very.
triendly-and ; will •.great pleasure
and gratification at tha patnoti.m -shown
by. : the colonies-, at a critical; period: in
sending troops to South Africa," and at the
the patriotism existing. in the empire gen
eraliy. -If will also , express gratification
at the offers of troops from Indian, native
chiefs, and will allude to the satisfactory
completion 'of the treaty, relating -to:
Samoa. /. '
There is also, the .expectation that ■'■:-si
considerable increase in: tho naval: and'
military expenditure will be- necessitated
by the lessons, of the war, and be alto
gether apart from the special, war vote.
LONDON, January 50.— 12:45 A. M.— The
War Office announces that' no further
news has been received from South
Africa, except" a report from Lord Ro
berts that the situation is unchanged.
NEW YORK, January- 29.— A special
cablegram from London to the -Evening
World says: "It is learned from a relia
ble source that" Field-Marshal. Lord Tio
befts : has advised the abandonment . of
Ladysmith. .At the War Office, the dis
patch adds, no confirmation could be ob
tained of the advices said to have been
given by Lord Roberts.".
■ BERLIN, January 20.— A semi-official
dispatch from Lisbon says the report
that the Boers "have crossed the Mozam
bique frontier is unfounded.- \
PRETORIA," Friday. January 26.—Presi
dent Steyn, of the Orange ; Free State,
and A. Fischer, of the Executive Council
of that republic, arrived here this morn
ing. They were met at the railroad sta
tion by President Kruger and other offi
cials, arid were cheered while driving to
the residence of the President o£ the
The "Volkestem, the official organ of the
government, in welcoming the guests of
the State, says:
"But for the courageous attitude of the
Free State, the condition of the present
struggle would be changed. It would
have been impossible for the Transvaal
to have taken, the course followed with
such. success."
BERLIN, January An , official
agency has communicated the following
to the press: "In spite of official state
ments that Dr. Leyds (the diplomatic
representative of the Transvaal), is ■ here
by official invitation, his visit is entirely
on his own initiative, and though he lias
received ordinary, courtesy, his presence
is entirely without political significance."
BERLIN, January 29.— The Tagblatt to
day says that Dr. Leyds, the diplomatic
representative of the Transvaal Govern
ment, denies that he met Mr. Charles E.
Macrum, the former United States Consul
at Pretoria, in Paris. He also reiterates
his'denial that Mr. Macrum is the bearer
of a letter to President McKinley from
the Transvaal Government.
LONDON, January 29.— The War Office
has received the following from General
Buller announcing that Genera^ Warren
has retreated to the south! side of the
Tugela river:
"Spearman's Camp, January 27.-6:10
P. M.— On January 20th Warren drove
back the enemy and obtained possession
of the southern crests of the high table
land extending from the line of Acton
Homes and Hongers Poort to the western
Ladysmith hills. From then to January
25th he remained in close contact with
the enemy.
•'The enemy, held a strong position on a
range oi' small kopjes stretching from
northwest to southeast across the plateau
from Acton Homes, through Spion , Kop,
to the left bank of the Tugela.
t "The actual position held was perfectly
tenable, but did not lend itself to. an ad
vance, as. the southern slopes were so
steep that Warren could not get an effec
tive artillery position 1 , and water supply
was a difficulty.
"On January 23d I \ assented to his at
tacking Spion Kop, a large hill, indeed,
a mountain, which was evidently the key
of the position, but was fax.more^acces
sible from the north than from the south.
"On the nigl.t of January. 23d he' at
tacked Spion Kop, but found it very diffi
cult to hold, as its perimeter was too
large, and water, which he had been led
to believe existed in this extraordinarily
dry season, was found very deficient.
. "The crests - were • held all that day
asainst severe attack and; a heavy, shell
brings *:joy or pain. : It's for 'the
; mother, to^decide. ; ..With good-health
: and '%& > strong womanly, 'organism,
! motherhood -but adds- to a woman's
attractrvenees. ' ;; ' ' ; ; ■;
takesa-way all terrprs by strengthening
tha .vital organs.t'lt fits "a mother^for
baby's- coming.' ByTrevitalizingithe
nerve centres , It has brought chubby;
i crowing , youngsters toj; thousands ' of
weak- women .whoj feared ; theyl were
barren;; -Kit purifies, ? heals^ regTilate3
and strengthens,?; and is good for all
women fat . all v . times. U; No ;!• druggist
T?buld;be without it;v; :si 00V ; \
:i: i- For,adyice in cases re^uiriiig'special
directions, 1 address, giying symptoms;
" The Ladies' Advisory^ Department, '-'
THe Chattanooga Mei^cme f^.V.Chat-'
tanooga, Tena. ;
:- r IirRS.x6IIISA HAXJS.oi Jefforsoii; Ga.;
says ; li first .took '-.Wine .: of 9 Cardui
we i-had I been ; iaarricd j thrco years,: bnt -' could
not "have any i childrcii. -.Nina;- months Ylater
I had a'finc girl baby."
I fire..- Our men"' fought with great gallan
try.:' - ..,■:■;■_• ...
:"I would especially ; mention the con
duct of the Second Camerbnians and the
Third ICing's- Rifles, "who supported the
attack on the mountain from the steepest
side and, Y in.V each case, fought: . their
way to the top, and the. Second". Lan
cashire Fusileers arid v Second: Middlesex,
who magnificently' maintained the best
traditions of the British army through
out the trying- day of January 24th, and
Thornycroft's .Mounted Infantry, who
fought throughout the day equally well
alongside of them. V
- 'General : Woodgate, who was in com
mand'at. the summit; having been wound
ed,' the- officer who succeeded him de
cided on ;the night of'- January 24th to
abandon' the position,: and' did so before
dawn January 25th. '■■. ,
"I reached Warren's camp at 5 A. LI.
on January 25th, and decided that. a se
cond attack upon Spion Kop wasuselessi
and that the enemy's: right was too
strong to allow me to force it. ",-'• , .
■'•Accordingly, I decided ,to .. withdraw
the force to the south of the Tugela.
. "At 6 A. M. we commenced withdraw
ing the train, and by 8 A. 11., January
27th (Saturday),; Warren/ s*"' f 6'rce was con
centrated south of the Tugela without
the loss of a man or a pound of stores.
."The fact that the force could with
draw from actual touch— in some cases
tha.lines'were less than 1,000 yards apart—
with the enemy in the manner it did, is,
I think, sufficient evidence of .the morale
of the troops; and that we were per
mitted to withdraw our cumbrous ox
and mule transport across the river—
eighty-five yards broad, with 20-foot
banks, and a very swift current—unmo
lested, is, I think, proof that the enemy
has been taught to respect our, soldiers'
fighting powers." •
January 24th, Midnight, via LORENZO
MARQUES, Thursday, January 25.—
Some Vryheid Burghers from the out
posts on s the highest ■'. hills on the
Spoin Kop group rushed into the laager,
saying that the kop was lost and that
the English had taken it. Reinforce
ments AVere ordered up, but nothing could
be done for some time, the hill being en
veloped in . thick . mist.
At . dawn the Heidelberg and Carolina
contingents, supplemented from other
commandoes, began the ascent of the, hill.
Three spurs, precipitous projections, faced
the Boer positions: Up these the advance
was made. The horses were left under
the first terrace of rocks.
Scaling the' steep, the Boers found that
the English had improved the opportunity
and intrenched heavily. Between the
lines of trenches was an open veldt, which
had to be rushed under a. heavy lire, not
only from rifles, but of lyddite and shrap
nel from -field guns.
Three force's ascended the three spurs
co-ordinately under cover of lire from the
Free State Krupps, a Oreusot, and a big
Maxim. The, English tried to rush the
Boers with the bayonet, but their infantry
went down before the Boer rifle fire "as
before a scythe.
The Boer investing party advanced step
by step until 2 in the afternoon, when a
white flag went up and 150 men in the
front trenches surrendered, being sent as
prisoners to the head laager. ..
The. Boer advance continued on the two
kopjes east of Spion Kop. Many Boers
were shot, but so numerous .were the
burghers that the gaps filled 'automati
cally. Toward twilight they reached the
summit of the second kopje, but did not
get further.
The British Maxims belched iiame, but
a wall of fire from the Mausers held the
English back. Their centre under this
pressure gradually gave Way and broke,
abandoning the position.
The prisoners speak highly of the
bravery of the burghers, who, despising
cover, stood against the sky-line edges of
the summit to shoot the Dublin Fusileers,
sheltered in the trenches. -
Firing continued for ; some time, and
then the Fusileers: and the' Light Horse
serving as infantry threw up their arms
and rushed out of -the trenches. - v
The effect of the abandonment of Spion
Kop by the English can hardly be gauged
as yet, but it must' prove to be immense.
An unusually high proportion of lyddite
shells did riot explode.
January ,25.— G P. M.— The British dead
left on the battle-field yesterday number
ed 1,500. \ '„ . . . : ;
SPEARMAN'S CAMP, ; Friday,' January
20.— About . 2 o'clock 'on the - morning of
January 24th ".■ (Wednesday),- when heavy
clouds rested; upon the kopjes, the main
point : of the : Boer position, Tabanyama,
was stormed by the British infantry under
General. Goodgate. Our force crossed over
a ravine; and climbed the mountain ; side
steadily, getting within ; thirty yards of
the enemy's first line, of trenchers. .'
;. The Boers, who- had been asleep/ de
camped, leaving everything behind, and
the British, with a ringing cheer, climbed
to the summit. The Boers opened, firo
from several points, but -it -was ? apparent
that i they . had been taken completely by
surprise,rand:their resistance .was dispirit
ed: The western : crest of the hill was
soon won, and: the- infantry crept along
the -top of the hill." " _" ' ".
: At : daybreak, however, the Boers from
a high point on the"; extreme east, sent
a withering fire among" the British, .which
momentarily staggered them; The Boers
had the range fixed to a nicety, - and their
artillery sent 1 several shells; right to the
top of the crest,' forcing the infantry: to
take' cover.. A Boer Nordenf eld t also
was worked .with great pre-cision.
y-The' British -held ;the; position: against
great odds.-. :At - 10 o' clock strong rein
forcements were sent up.the hill, and ad
vanced in skeleton formation, . The enemy
beins driven;-back to the- extreme • point.
■'■'..,'•, and Briefs.
• Captain J. M. Foster, of Nelson county,
> was a visitor -at the Capitol yesterday.
• "Mrs/ John T. West, - who : has been" ill
Tat*:her home on Clay street, is much bet
ter. • ■ " " ';'-.; ; : ; ; -..- - ■ -
:' Mr Aaron Eichel, who has been so critl
::cally IU i at ■ the Virsinia ■ Hospital, ; is rap
ridly. recovering.; '■- . - ■ ■
-'■Mr -Robert- Frasher!: of : Petersburg, a
'veteran" at the' Soldiers"-; Home; .is ex
■;tremely ill^and^not;. expected ;;to.- live.;;::.- :_-_'.
T 'Mrs J>j Lee J Drewry, ofjNo. 5 south Pine
.who -has •.been.: quite sick jfor tha
<• past :: week -with -tonsilitis: is *now .con
: valescent.
S The • Council rCoinmittea on-rPolice\; wIU
' meet at i-o'cloclcWednesday. afternoon^
'and -the '-.sinking-fund s commissioners .-at
ilaro'clockithe same-afternoon.
' The Woodmen of tha World hud an In
teresting:'- public ;; ; mooting 1 last ■ riistit : /ati
on U he ; order,! andis^TOe f jgood!niu si c. ; j- - >*:?
i:Tue'^Ep^worth^EeasFue'»-of 'Broad^Street'
H Methodiat^ChyfClC^J«'§^'ri>TJapaoel6"£tea]
nights from ", S :, to ;'i A'-larse^crowdTen-^
•joy(SdTthe"BiiaSiC3i.ttfl^flJ6- other attractions. ;
. 'At't;the>?c"dhcluslQr? oT'tSe .sermon^^^at ithej
■Barton w -Height3--atfetTibdisti church ■'■- Sun-,
r,ayi< morning, -prieached • by i Rev.t-Dr. >JCW . ;
VirfTudor.^pres^inx^hfe'r, Ya^. collection?
of^sufflcientirsfa«-te>«i>»-y^off Kin^^churclv,
debt'wasitaken."trj^r. < r ; '^ ~.T\\j : .
.' ./At ?;tiiefiast?infifitta'gsj f -i Enginel?C6m3
pany. No.; 2 "resolutions v.'ere:unanimous.y.
■ adopted ; thanking Mr. ,' Frank T. Anthony. :
of;; tho -iCommercial 4H6ter Ca-fer-f or* his ;
.kindness in a', lunch for them
ort the morning-- of r the fire at\th&;Chesa-.
peake ;a n d phio - offices.'-,' ' ; :; ' „ .
Rev. George* HiWileyJ reports; that the i
various Alethodist:. ; churches - haveT- con
•tributecrrmore than '%ISM Xo the causa' of .
city,: missions: . ;«The 'i total amount " : that
they "pledged themselves to give \was:sSCo.
Rev. Dr. :William rE.v Hatcher, ,who has
been -quite sicj<.'-fs7imprqving.'»" ; ."
Messrs. -G: R. : Tucker^ and ; Richard; L.
Hewlett^-;6f this j city, r.wera' summoned , on
yesterday to Danville- to^ appear ;as wit- ;
nesses in the Federal Court" trial of .G-.
i W. Chandler;^ charged .". with: violation ■<■ of
the internal-revenue laws.. United? States
Marshal Treat ' Served the : subpoenas, v
Mr. A.;. A. "Christian, formerly; of. this,
city,;.'. butVnowi advertising manager :'« for -
Wanamaker/ was-.in the city yesterday..
Mr. Chris tianjis; no Wi associated the
New York : house, .but -will soon return :to
his .permanent headquarters: in Philridel
phia, where he "has been doing excellent
work for- several; years.
Mr. W.; M...F., Round, corresponding
secretary ; of the Prison Association of
New York, and brother director of the
Order of St. Christopher, is expected . to
visit Virginia in the near future. He will
lecture in the principal cities of the State,
his addresses being "The Prison "Reform*
and other reformatory work.
All British-born subjects, their descend
ants, and those, who sympathize .with
Great Britain in ihe : war against the
Boers are requested. by ' Mr." P." A; S. Brine,:
British . Vice-Consul, \ to meet him at the
Jefferson at S:3O o'clock this' evening. The
purpose is to in'tiate a South. African
patriotic fund for relief of British, sol
diers' widows and orphans.
Ricliinoniler.s in IS'eTr York,
NEW YORK, 'January 29.— (Special!)—
J.J. -Wilson, St. Denis; G.li..Townsend,
Astor: W. H. Palmer. Jr.. Marlborough;
J. W. Martin, Murray Hill; J. F. B.
Jaegem, Imperial. . -- -
Proposition of Ohio Paper Hegrarillng
Democratic Jfntlbiial Committee..
(Washington Star.).
COLUMBUS, 0., Januarj' 2!).— The Press
Post to-day springs a boom for John R.
McLean for N national Democratic chair
man ■in place of J. K. Jones. It is un
derstood that this is done with the con
sent" of Mr. McLean, whose guest at
Washington theeditor of the Press Post
was last week.
ADKJNS.— Died. Sunday, January 2Sth,
at 9 A. M., at the residence of his parents,
518 west Grace street, BUFORD GATES,
infant child of Gertrude Gates and S.
Buford, Adkins; aged 2, months.
Interred in Hollywood yesterday at -10
A. M.
• BELL.— Died, at the residence of her
husband, No. IGCO west -Main street, yes
terday afternoon at 3; o'clock, Mrs. J. F.
BELL, in the 56th" year of her age. •
Funeral will take place from the above
residence TO-MORROW- ■- (Wednesday)
MORNING at 11 o'clock.-; No flowers.
MARZITTA.— Died, in Eagni tli Lucca,
Italy, January 14, 19C0, Mrs. FELICITI
MARZITTA; aged 53 years.
Mrs. Marzitta was tho oldest sisterof
Messrs. Joseph and M. Masset, of thla
city, and Mrs. M. Consani, of Italy, for
merly of this city, and mother o* Paul
Marzitta, of this city. ;: •
MONTAGUE.— Died, at his residence,
No. 2C07 east Clay street, Monday,, Jan
uary 29th. at 4:25 A. M., ROBERT' A.
MONTAGUE: aged 57 years.
Funeral. THIS AFTERNOON at 3
o'clock from the . above residence. ' ••
WOODY.— Died,- at the residence of her
husband, No. 1013 Buchanan street, Janu
ary 29th, at 0:S0 P. M., MARY WOODY,
beloved wife of W. G. Woody, in., the 3ith
year of her age. : •
She leaves a husband and. six children
to mourn their loss.
Funeral notice 'later.' •'
In Slcmorlam.
Richmond y., January ;2D, 1000.
Among those. ',who' to-day mourn the
death of General- THOMAS A. BRAN
DBR, late commander of tho Virginia
Division of the United Confederate ,Vet- :
erans, perhaps none wiir do so more sin
cerely, or feel. his. loss more keenly, than
wo do, the members of his personal staff.
All of us were. his old comrades, his life
long friends' and companions, and thus;
linked to him by ties which could only
bo broken by the rude. hand of death.
Deeply" impressed with, our sorrow then,
we cannot allow this; occasion to pass
without conveying to" his family 'this
imperfect testimonial of our appreciation
of our chief, our comrade, and our friend,
as well.as'of the' loss sustained by us
in his death.
■■ The old saying, "The bravest are the
tenderest," was rarely more perfectly
exemplified than in the life and character,
of our dead friend.
At the outbreak of the lato civil- war
he entered the ranks of the. Confederate
army and on almost every field on which
the Army of Northern Virginia was en
gaged-he bore a noble part. He returned
from the war a major of ar
tillery in Poague's^ Eattalion, ■a, body
conspicuous for -gallantry even in
that splendid army, and .among,
all that host of patriot "braves"
there was none accounted more brave and
true than, he whose loss we mourn to-day.
We cannot here recount either the ;_stir
ring and ~ stormy scenes of* war which
shaped his military life or those through .
which ho passed as a citizen, so often :
checkered by experiences both of sun
shine and of sorrow; but suffice it to say
that throughout his eventful life 1 he bore
himself as only, the brave, -true man and
Christian gentleman that he was, could ;|
have done, and the .epitaph of one of .j
England's bravest and best soldiers might j
well be his: . "He feared man less because i
he feared God .more."
As the ranking officer of the United
Confederate Veterans in this department,
■he was at the. head of ail the movements
and of all tha processions formed and led ;
to do honor to the Confederate cause, and
to the memory of those v,-ho died for that
cause, and we cheerf ully.- bear . testimony :
to the fidelity and ability with which .he;
performed every duty imposed> by these
; oft-recurring .and 'sometimes mournful
events in ; our. city. '-: .-'/:•'
In short, no man loved the Confederate
cause or did more, ass far as was able, to
attest' that love, both during, and.. since
the close of the war, than he: therefore,
be it : ■'■- ': '-■' '■ ■■' ■ : "-- ; - '" ' ' .-■■.-' ;
Resolved. First, That in the death of
General Thomas A; 'Erander, the sur
vivors of ; the .Confederate armies , have
lost a comrade as" conspicuous for fidelity ..
to duty and bravery In war as'he was
for -fidelity to' principle dr.d manly ,bear
ing=intime3 of peace; that our city has
lost one of its best citizens, one who ex-,
emplified in all the walks of life that
nobility of character which marks i the
true man and -Christian gentleman; Jthat
we the members of -his personal staff,
feel with peculiar poignancy the grief now
universal in our midst occasioned -by his
death:'- '-'-".*" ' '-. ' „-.,-
; Secondly. That we hereby; tender to.ihfa
family our"; deepest : sympathies,; together-;
with the assurance" that In the; sorrow;
which, death ' has '■■. brought i;to the : : house-::
hbid'bf our, : comfajae/ffrJend, . and • cbief.':
we and- each >fof us.- T share; a common
grief,' akin; to that only of .those who were
■ »nearestVand;dtare3t",'to'hlni"iji life. ► ".
; - GEORGE ;'
■ - ... 7^* T ■ ....:-.- ■-■-.'.■ .-* -.^ ...^. --■*.*-.'..- ■....-,..,v :;- -. ...-■■.-,-.■
started here Saturday has been ; }^
steadily growing in favor. Hunr; v
i d reds ofpeopte^-have. ca lied, ,es
| am irief ; these : ' Sh b'esl f|K6tj ght M
\ them, and congra tula ted; :: ,us
iupoh tbrin'ging to Richmond
such Shoes of inerit at so small 5
aprice- Were you among 'the ?
purchasers yesterday ?. If "not,
you had better come to-day.
Af £i Ghoice of five styles, plain \
Al $1 . or patent tips. " I
Af maclo up to'sellfor- •
-J-T- /three dollars ana;a;-haH, ;;i
box ':■{ calf, /French • Alorccco, and s
dpußle^sole Walking-- Shoes. ■ ;::3
'""A'f^TQr* >.'GGnuine -goa^ uppers,'- .}■,
l^7\ solid leather ; sples,. pa- -'■■;
tent leather tip, button and laced,
sizes 3 to G.
At Kftr Misses' and Children's ■/'
Al 3VV- all solid leather, good,
stylish shapes, button :and lace, -.:);
spring heels.
.-■ ■;' .'",.;,.:.;...:;. ;",bieetihgs. ;.:;;.:■ : ---:-'" ..; i;.-?
-Headquarters Pegram Battalion Asso'n,
•Richmond. Va:,- January . 23, : IC-00. "•; ;
TALION ASSOCIATION will | assemble at
the comer -'of Fourth' and Franklin: streets
TO-DAY (Tuesday) a.t 2;<C P. M. ;sharp.
to pay the last tribute of respect -to our
deceased comrade, THOMAS A. BRAN
DER. ■;, -.-. ;..'•- ■: ■-.■■• *• *; ; . ~-:i
By order of the president. . ■ : - - ; .
ja 30-lt* i . Secretary. ;-
No. 1. C. V., Richmond. Va., January 30.
lyio— General Orders No. 1: -Comrarles. —
You will assemble at the camp-hall THIS
30TH DAY OF JANUARY, at 2:30 o'clock:
P. M.. in full uniform, to pay the last
sad :tribute."of -: respect to our -lato .com
rade, Thomaa .A. Brander. y. ' " §j
By order Commander D. C. Richardson.
ja 30-lt '.--- .''■'. Adjutant. ,
aro ordered ,to assemble, in fatigue uni
form, at the * Armorj'p' TUESDAY,' Janu-3
ary 30th, at 2:30 P. ISI. sharp. -to take part'
In the funeral ceremonies of ' Major,
By order of R. A.. -William3,-: Captain,*
Commander. :;E.'P^TAYLOR.a^
ja 30-lt: -'"■:." FlrsC3ergoant.lv
COMPANY will be held FEBRU
ARY 21 1900, at the otace: of the company
for the purpose of considering- tha elecr
tion of officers ■ and ■amendment^of',thQ
charter increasing tho capital stock; v r .
ja 21-lm President. '
. Old Dominion
Building and Loan Association,;* ; ;
Richmond, Va.', January 13/1900. ':*:
CIATION will be held in the Hall of the
rharnber of Commerce, Richmond, "Va.,
on TUESDAY. January 30, 19C0. rat fll
o"clockA. M. E. A. BARBER^;
jalt-td Secretary. ;
The Columbian BuJirt>r.^uiic?'Xoart
Association of Richmond, *Vc'.": ;
_ January 9, 1300. -i-
TION OF RICHMOND. ,VA.. will be:helJ.
at the office of. tho association, V in tha
Planters' National Bank Building, : Ric
hmond Va., on "WEDNESDAY. January 31,
1900, at 1 P.M. L. D.^iVYLETT.
ja 10-td Secretary and Treasurer. ; \
£ ' ' 'ti— -fa—^> ... ■+»->- TT
I LfiRGEST Bflf LnnH E I -
J > V ; BY MAKERS OF \ \
1 Exposition-Grounds Daily 3:30 | J
«) if weather favorable— low .winds J ,';
5 and no ruin.: . : •- - -r- : .j
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5 rjDJTF" to finder of -Card49,4<'si
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5 loon. J • '..;
. &vorV%vvyvwvvv% wwwwv».fi : ;'|;
Richmond's -Popular Placs of
BilsG r CiQck t DIJUU To-DajZiJß, .
3lr. hnitl Mrs. Sidney I>rcw.
Miss : Gertrutle llayiies, aud :M: M
others. ja^o-it ' .
..-"■.■ ;': v" -'■ : (ja 30-lt) '- . '■■ ' : ;-..■--'■: ,
daily from 9 A. M.;toS:P.;M..s^
: Admission. 25 cents. Free on Saturdays.?^
•'.-•ge 18-iy- ■■•.:::-.-..'■ ■'-■"-•- ■■"■'■■•■- .'- --- '-^il-'A
.V .Open .'dally.; from. 10 ' A. if. to 5 s*. M. ■■...;■
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for the benefit of ~Laa!es'.. > Ald: Society or>s
- Cenienarj' Methodist churwft. - ;- -
■■->Admission.'-'-50c.--.' ■: Scats .v can *be fre3crvedp^
at V M : C v A. on > anti f- af ter :-. . Atoaaay^i
i February sth: j'Tlcke ts : oa sale^at i Cteorgs s
• Schoen'a, - Re inhlmer's: -; and^- Sheppiirct s. ■
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Dodscra. • &c.;?prlnted } bv \Z the :; ;I>i3S§tctt2|
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Inferior -•worlc- 'Send U3 ; your'ordersjj»r»^^
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