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TOOLE NUMBER, ."15,842;
NEGRO lOEliTllltO,
Mis, Webber Says Higgin
botham Is Her Assailant,
SHE JS SURE HE'S THE MAN
T6e Prisoner Said to Have , Confessed
His Crime.
jtfIMTAHY AIUC 1-V .niSADIXESS.
tlipsn'nlintliam to Be Taken to
Lyiichlmrs: To-I)ny Under Gunrd of
a HaiiaHon of Troojis, and There
'Tried— Mr«., Webber Tnnnt.i tho Pri
f oner With .Ills Kj,n, lrc v t<> Kin
Her— Tripto Ronnoke.
ROANOKE, VA., January £1.-(Special.)
Mrs. Ralph Webber, of Lynchburg, who
Tfßs assaulted on the 31th of January at
l;er home in Lynchburg, and was left "for
d«ad with her Uiroat cut, came to Roa
»inko to-night, accompanied by Sergeant
John M. Seay, Dr. Lile, and her husband.
They cauio hero for the purpose of iden
tfyivg her assailant. Joe Higginbotham,
tlie negro janitor of the Floyd-Street
School, who is in jail here charged with
i!ic crime.
Soon after the arrival of Mrs. Webber;
she v.-as taken .to the jail where- lliggin
bothajn was confined, and there she fully
Mmtiiied him as her. assailant-
The matter had all been arranged. The
Roanoke police and "the Lynchburg party
were taken to the apartments of Jailer
Craig. A room was arranged for the
Identification, and in the presence of
rolice Sergeant Graves, Sergeant . Seay,
It. Lilo, Officers Griffin, Rigney, ■ AyersJ
snd.7a.iltr Craig and his family, Higgin
l-otham was brought into the room, escort
ed by two policemen. . . Mrs. Webber, his
victim, confronted him and after)' aX mo
ment of close scrutiny said slowly and
deliberately; -That is the man bt-yond
■n'doubU" Turning to the officers: "You
have. the ri^ht man." Then, turning to
Higginbotham, she said: '/You haven't .:
pot m<j as near dead a s you believed you
had." She then turned away.
Higginbotham, who was dressed in the
fame suit in which it was believed he
wore when the crime was committed,
averted 3iis eyes. He was at once ''taken
-back to his cell without ever uttering a
word. He was rehabilitated in the new
suit purchased lor him here, and then
'said to the officer in -charge that he
was innocent. • .
He afterwards. It is claimed, confessed
to the charge and it was said. that Dr.
3^ie was aware of the confession, lie
was called upon, and stated when asked
cibout ( the alleged confession, that he
was "not at liberty to say," and that
*uch a story did not emanate from him.
There seems to be no Ooubt, however,
that the confession was made.
Thy Rjoahqke Armory is filled with
•nilftia and the enUre day and night police
force are on duty at the city jail. The
people; of the city are making no demon
strations.
Mrs. Webber; and party returned to
n.ynchburg on tho midnight train. Every
Indication is that the negro will be sent
to Lynchburg to-morrow night on a spe
cial train, guarded by troops from Roa
noke, MartinsviHe. Pula.ski. and Char-
J.»ttesville. and wall be met on arrival by
The Lyjichburg. militia.
It seems that every precaution is bc
*ng taken to prevent a lynching.
Mrs. "Webber's husband was npt^alfowed
to be present when she identilied him.
MILL HE GUAItDKH 11V TltOOl'S .
•'"<• in»RiHltot!iniM.'.\c4:«sert .\ssnil_
suit, to Ho Talccn t«^ Lynchluir^.
KOAXOKE, VA.. January 21.— (Special.)
Jt is almost positively known that 'the
wegro Joe Higginbotham will be taken to
j>ynchburg under strong military guard
mine time within the next twenty-four
hours. . • .
The Roanoke military compajiios are
iH-ing- ]ield in readiness, and, although
Ki-eat p<>crecy is being maintained by
Tiitfm and by the police, it is almost 'cer
tain the start will be made in the next
Ijew hours.
Hig-ginbotham is stolidly indiffersit,
but claims to be innocent of the terrible
i:rijae charged . to him. Pie appears anx
ious to return to I-ynchburg and go be
fore Mrs. Webber for identification.
IAWCHIH'IIG OX. THE ALEUT.
ComiMß- of Hif-KinbotJiaiii Expeeiort
T()-»ii>- Tlie Guard.
LYNCHBURG, VA., January 22.—(Spe
rjai.)—The ' only information obtainable
with reference to the time of bringing
3oe Higginbotham here for trial, is that
1i will not be to-night.
There has been much rumor and specu
lation to-day, and at one time the belief
sained credence among, many that the
Jiegro Lad already been secretly brought
to the city. It developed- that this was
untrue, but after to-night- the arrival
of the prisoner is expected by the gen
«rnl public at any time.
H may be to-morrow or to-morrow
night, though on this point the.'authori
ses am dumb. When he does come it
WH bft under strong military guard. It
is reported to-night that a company each
Roanoke, Danville, Martinsville; and
Ciiarlottesvilie; will be on duty here du
t'-'ig the trial, which Js expected to. ecu-
W but a short time. The L.ynchburg
Home Guard wJll also be ordered out.
The company was drilling at the Ar
mory to-night, but as' to when they ex
r<cted to be called Into service the only
information that could be gotten was
"Xot to-night."
'Hie departure for Roanoke of Mrs.
UVbher, accompanied by her husband,
br. L,Ue. and fiwireant Seay, was ,ac
'■jmpliKhed with the utmost .secrecy. The
Ji'-ws of the prisoner's idwitiflcation by
liis victim and subsequent confession in
the Roanoke jail, did not -sje.ich here un-
ill a late hour, and is r.s yet known
to comparatively few people in the city.
WM. H. HOFFMEISTER
: COMMITS SUICIDE.
Rx-Suprrine Iteoorder or I.e«lqn of
. ILonnr Sliootn Hlnifcelf— Hist
Arrnuutn In fiood Sltnx»e. . . -
ST. LOUIS,' MO., Jamuiry 2i:— WiiHain
i. JloffnMißter, of St: Louis; ex-supremo
ftcorder of the. legion .of Honor,, coin
niu«^suicid« at: th*J Pltinters Hotel to
•ay by. shooting iiimseJ?. _■_-__
Tlie only witness,; 10. the r suicide:; was
■^fo i;mV- Ackley/- of ■ Kahsas Xlty:' iVcfi
XaYiw. 0 """ iJ °° Kher look «ar ß e of ilvo
fo^ r ;'o H< i m ?, t " iSltr i.™ d ¥Sed last night
T °\ r ?reloctlon; «s .supreme; recorder ?of
the. Legion of Honor' by; C. -T :p -White
■^'v^V^^^y.^-new?': supreme^ council;
after; a^hsaUonalJ -.contest:
rlir a A? C '?f tho slnj Kslc : was the ar- :
rest of -Otto LV. ;Overbeck; .; candidate 'for.
KiJprcme; chancellor- (the highest ■office in
tho qrd.'r), und: leader ?■ 6f the oppoai tion
to tlve administration". Mr. Overbeckiv.-fts
arrestod while on hia way to the^meeUng
Avhcre the; election was to be held; rAt
.no.-J<our Courts, a' complaint was lodged
against.Mr. Overbeok for .'"carrying a con
cealed, woapon. ! Friends of ::; the' Over
beck ticket, however, procured Mr. Over
beck's release ■ oh' bond, aria- hurried with
him to the meeting hall, where they ar
rived in time to votv, ;his one vote being 1
necessmry to; win. '.' ;, ; : . - ..';.;
Ackley, who says he; was in an adjoin
ing bath-room when the shot was "fired,"
expressr-d" iho belief- that "■- Hoffmeister;
killed- himself because hv»"; had been de
feated irv his candidacy for re-election.
"Hoffmeister was drinking last night,",
said Ackley, "and he told me there
would bo trouble. I knew" he had a; re
volwr, and. l took It from "him ahdiocked
it; up. My own revolver was in my valise,
and. this "he used to;: shoot himself."'; :
George W.Tcasdale, anintimate; friend
of the- dead man's, said: "Mr. Hoffmeis
ter's accounts were invostigated by the
Supreme Council recently, and were found
to be in; good shape."
After hearing, the testimony of Messrsi
Ackley and Toasdale, and' S. I. Barnard,
the coroner rendered a verdict of sui
cide. , ' ' : ::'■ - : " ' -'■: "- .
SCHLEY'S APPEAL
TO THE PRESIDENT,
It is a tenßtliy" Lesnl; Doenmeiit-It
in Delivered to Mr. ■ .'■- •'
Roosevelt. • ;;
WASHINGTON, D. C, January 21.—
Rear-Admiral and Mrs. Schley arrived
in .Washington to-day after a ten^-daj-s'
visit to Savannah..
I?idor Rayner and M. A.
Tea gue, counsel for Rear-Admiral Schley,
reached Washington -this forenoon, ■ with
the texts of the Admiral's appeal to the
President, which they had prepared in
Baltimore, and which they proceeded to.
submit; to the Admiral. . The appeal is a
long one, covering about 120 type-written
pages. ■;'v
After a conference lasting "several hourr
with his counsel. Admiral Schley. ap^
proved the appeal .from the findings of
the court of inquiry, and.it was. delivered
to the President late this evening by Mr.
Teasrue.
The appeal sets out the grounds of error
upon points of law and facts alleged by
Admiral- Schley and* concludes. .with a.
lengthy argument ia support of his con
tention that he has been unfairly dealt
with.
Admiral Schley and his counsel": refused
to make the appeal public. They say it
must be given out at the White House.
Admiral Schley expects to leave for
Chicago on Thursday.
AMERICAN TOBACCO
OFF EXCHANGE LIST.
All Hut TO Per Cent of the Stock Ex
cliunj?ed for Consolidated To- •
liacco Comimny Bondn.
NEW YORK, January 211— The' commoi.
stock of the American Tobacco Company
was stricken f rorii the list of the Stock
Exchange to-day.
This action was takeh.upqn information
from the 'company that all of the stock
but 10 per cent, had been exchanged for
Consolidated Tobacco' Company 4 r per
cent, bonds, under the terms of that
company's offer. The recent rise /in
American Tobacco unassented to 300,' and
advance of about 100 in two weeks, gave
rise to apprehension that 'a speculative
corner was threatened.
VIRGINIANS .CHARMED
WITH GEORGIA HOSTS-
The Ban'quct and tlie Unique Souvc.
Mir >U*nu Cards — Eloqnent.
Ilesi>oiises to T«>a.sf.«. ' '
ATLANTA, GA., January 21.— (Special.)
Governor Montague and. the* party of
Virginians who accompanied him to this
city, left Atlanta for Richmond this af
ternoon at 12:30 o'clock^ in a private car
or the Southern railroad.
To say that the visitors from tlVe Old
Dominion "enjoyed themselves extrava
gantly but poorly expresses the degree, of
pleasure they condensed into their brief
stay in thy Gate City. From early Mon
day morning, until the sma.ll hours of
Tuesday, the Virginia Executive was con
tinually toasted and feted.
Georgians and native born . Virginians—
who,, by the way, are evidently of the
same species— vied with one another in
showing "tire Young Hickory" .and his
companions courtesies "and attentions.
No stone was left unturned . to make the
visitors comfortable and happy. All they
needed was more time and stronger diges
tions to partake of all the good things
offered them.
The banquet of the Vorginia Society of
Georgia, which took place at the Kimball
after the Governor had spoken, at the
Opera House, was a gem of mvnii-istic
skill, and for tastefulness and elegance
could not have been excelled. There were
just seventy-live covers laid, and every
man who partook of the feast was either
a Virginian himself or had two .or three
grandfathers and grandmothers" who had
come from the Old Dominion.
Kadi. individual menu card contamed.a
different drawing in pen and ink, and
these pictures, one and all, were humor-"
ously allegorical. Governor Montagu e|s
deaign was a small map of Virginia, on 1
which was depicted a fox emerging from
a tree trunk. Along* the shores of the
Chcsapealtfe bay. were shown the legs of
several recalcitrant individuals— his poli-.
tical opponents, of. course;
': The speeches for "politeness, grace, clev
erness and; natural eloquence could not
have been surpassed: "Both;- the Governor,
and Lieutenant-Go vernor had to give the
boys 'short talks, and though they came
unprepared, their. wits were with them
when they took the floor.
They "say; AVillard is a ;•' timid orator.
If so. he didn't .show it last night, .or
rather this morninff. He was both elo
quent arid: self-i^T^esssi - • ..
Mr. Norwood MUc:heili;; as had . been
expected, was rc-'olected- president-. of the;
Virginia Society last night: He is the
man for the place,, ;uid- the man: to have
as a host, too. Major Otey stopped
over at Charlotte to visit his daughter,:
Mrs. Miller. . ' ■ ; * - ' . \. . - ■; '"■':
KITZSIM-11OXS SKRIOUSrA'iHIJUT.
The 13x-Clmnipi<»n Fnlln Down' a
: ' :: -'."'"..' FliKlit "«f :Stiiirk.-/;-; ■-;'.. 'V:: .. '• : . : .
-.-,NRW YORK, January 21.^-RobertSFitz-:
Bimmoris, the ex-ch:impion-heavy-weight
pugilist. \ r fe!l down; afllg-ht- of sstairsjln.;
tho Orpheoh Theatre.^Brooklynfs.tq^day.j
It 1s bolieved ; that he seriously -injured
hiniself. H« complainsHjjof.: very isovere;
pains in his ' back \and ifsideiv and it is^
fearediUia eulne' has beea;L,urUvV v" ; -
Ml feu ufln Uiu U IVi iEHI IB
plees for the Cariielng
brary Hare All Been Chosen,
THREE. CITIZEN MEMBERS,
Robert Sr;, Dr. Geo! A. Taber;
, £nd W. -C. Armitage Elected/* -.
WHO ■■Wlisli: BE THE iiIiRAKIAXf
Clinnce« for and Asaiiist Mr. W. M.
Turi»in • Apparently--; Pretty- Evenly
Balanced— The Bnllotihs for Citl
iteDsLast Xight/Wns liitereNtins,
and In Looked Upon : as a Polloclc-
Plan Victory. ;
The Board of Trustees ,of .the: Carnegie
Public Library,: was completed last night j
■by the: election: of :. three citizens by a
joint session of .'the"-'. Board of Aldermen i
and. Common Council.."'
.The board : will -be -composed of . the j
following gentlemen: : Robert Whittet, Jr.,
J. B. Wood, from the; Board of Aldermen;
Sol. L.. ■ Bloomberg,- James Caskie, D. F.
McCarthy, from the Common : . Council;
„C.„ C. , Arnxitage, Robert Whittet,; Sr.,
Dr.- George A. Taber;'- from, the citizens;
William F.Fox, city superintendent of
schools. " -. "• '■' ; ..-,-.• ' ' -
The hoard will meet' for organization
at an early date." The 'administra
tion and control of ■the,"library is placed
In its hands. ; Its selection of asite is to
be subject to the approval- of the Coun
cil. Nothing further has been heai'd ; frbm
Mr.. Carnegie. : It is probable that -the
board, v/ill communicate with him as soon
as it Jis organized. Nothing can be " done
by the board until an*:. appropriation is
made by the Council for the purchase of
a site. The provision of. a ; . site by the city
and" the annual payment of, $10,00() : for the
maintenance <of the library are the'condi
tions upon which 'Mr. Carnegie makes 1
his .gift. ■ ' . '- ■•"' . ■ > /
•Major Allen served notice last night that
he would continue -to fight "against, the
library scheme in the hope that when the;
matter of an appropriation comes up the
whole plan of a. library- may be defeated]
The leading feature of the election last
night was the defeat .of .the; "Caskie
plan" party .by the "Pollock plan" party.
In the Common Council the "Caskie: plan' 1
men won out. electing three trustees. In
the Board, of Aldermen, the lines were,
hot so; sharply drawn, but ;the result, was
the election of two 'trustees rather more
closely affiliated with, the "Pollock plan"
and its adherents than -the other side.
ELECTION- OF CITIZENS.
-The', fight; between the two factions in
municipal politics was very close in", the
election of a trustee, from the first school
district, the portion east : of Seventeenth
street. Mr. Garber nominated Hon. D.C. .
Richardson, Mr. Mann nominated Mr.. W.
C." Arrnitage, and "Mr. Mills nominated
Mr. J. S. Moore. The; vote stood:
ardson. IS: 'Armitage, 15; 1 Moore, 7.'Be
fore it was finally: announced, . of the
seven who voted for Moore, ; Messrs.. Mills. .
Shea, Adams, Williams, King, and Wood
changedto Armitage, and Mr. Bloomberg
to Richardson, making, the final vote. Ar
mitage, 21; Richardson, 19. : Mr. Armitage
was 1 declared elected. . : .
From the Second School District, that
portion of the "city between- Seventeenth
and Foushee, Mr. Robert "Whittet, Sr'.,
was elected unanimously .-without, opposi
tion. In nominating Mr. . <*Whittet
Mr. Thomason referred to the Te
!lation of 'that gentleman to the library
project, ami his valuable work in" securing
the gift from Mr. ! Carnegie..
'From the .Third School. District, that
portion of the'eity. westjof Mr.
Whittet nominated Dr. George A. Taber
and Mr. Caskie Mr. ,L. Z.M orris. Mr. :
Cottrell seconded' the "nomination of JDr.
Taber.- The. vote stood Taber. 28; Morris,
12. and Dr. Taber was declared elected.
Messrs. Armitage and" Taber were the
candidates of the "Pollock plan" party.:
• and "-'Messrs.-'"- Richardson- and; Morris-; of
the opposing faction..
'MATTER -. OF A LIBRARIAN".
The effect of the election ; of trustees
from the y Aldermen.. -Council, and citi
zens upon the .candidacy j of : Mr:- W. M.
Turpin ; the only publicly, r/ n'ounced can
didate for the office V'of- librarian, is free
ly ;3iscussed. in Council , circles. A care
.Jul canvass of Ihe bdard'ns elected leaves
the matter in doubt J as' to . whether Mr.
Turpin.ean command a majority. ..
The three' Common Councilmen elected
by the "Caskie plan" : faction are re
garded' as not favorable to Mr. Turp!n's
candidacy. On the other hand- the two
Aldermen, and at least two of the three
citizens .elected.- can. 5t is; believed, be
counted ,f or Mr. Turpin. The position of
Superintendent Fox; and at least one of
the three, citizens, cannot bo forecasted,
and, hence; the vote for. Mr. v Turpin, in : the
Board of- Trustees remains somewhat un
certain. ..'.'"• : -."■ . ■'■■■
The Board of ..Trust'oes also fixes •: the
compensation of' the librarian' and elects
his assistants and the. othpr employees. in
connection with the 'institution. ..
CARL, THE CRIPPLE,
TO LIVE IN CULPEPER.
Pet of the Virsrinin.'.HoKi>ital All on t tit
.'-, 13e -Adopted liy.an"Oht-of-Tow«>.- -,
."' ..'-■■'. •-> ' :. .. Physician. . ;.
//ijittle-Carl,- the 5-year-old ipet of -the
Virginia Hospital, has the offer of an ex
cellent ..home! and his ■ ..'/crippled" baby
brother is soon to ■ receive the .same'hos
pital "care ■ and attention -i that it^ has
been -Carl's good fortune to enjoy during
the past two years. : ; " ";. ;-■ .'.■■'". _ :
In Sunday's Dispatch,- of .-January sth,
there; '.was ■•a; picture? and - storyiof.'.Carl,
:: that -"' told something: " of : the Lpbverty rof
'.the'ihome ; in"; which he .was; born,*- and i' of
the little; crippled- child whose surround
ings were ■ strikingly- : in .contrast -with
| those of Carl at th e;,Yirgin ia ; Ho spi t al . j
."^lany inquiries about Car L"resulted from
tliis : "publlcatibn;\ahd several persons call-"
ed at the hospital ;to r ,seer.the.boy.-. One
lady 'in ; her" desire :'- ';to'V. be"; .the^first :",tq:
speak: for. the boy, sent -to 'the hospitalra'
■special and urgent jmessage^onttheiday?
:of the 1 publication •: in the Dispatch^ asking'
that she ; might-be: givenY the J first ','clainv
by : the .hospital, authorities ;Cwhen;,the>^
rshbuld .decide, to whom Carl^ should nba
- given' for ."adoption. v^ lnquiries; andletters:
were Jreceivedfroni-other.jportlonsfofi the'
State> .-"OneYor.-, more? persons jiln;- Peters ■;'
\burg -were*. especially!; interested^ inl^t hei
boy. '':''■'. The; matter^:waslreferre«l-b*y:Presl-i
dent E; D-^aylor^^qf^tlie"hpspltal;lto\Mrv!
."Ai:vvon' : :- Rpsenefi:k;;lwhosel interest? Inp the"
litUe ; feilow^^?se^reid>hisTadmission;.t6:
;tne'^hospltal.®^Vhen;seen'?lai>tlnigrht^Mr.'
;R6seriegk|statedUhat?Dr.<T; P:^l>ewis;;:of;
iCulpeperr^lP^^MP^^fP^y^^i?" l^^' B^-;] 1^!!?
boytby,- tlie Jpublication=
HnVithe^Dispatch:|v;'T)r^ljewisg}s|a^ious^
ttoladpptlCarlii and rgiveshim^ll^tlje^ad^
: vaiitaces"; ' of : ] liotnej ';.'■ and' - education, ' tlxat
would be his" w-ere he his ov.-n pot\.- It
has been ' dedded-Hhat
tlie -hospital , f or" his ; newliCiilpeperlhomej
as K.ioti as thi> consent ; 'of ShisJ parents
I: secured for. the;prop'erllegal^.papers}ih:
!tlieTcase. ;
entire^cbntroV- of ?Uhe;>boy.;' ; .To « glyeSthe
little v fello^up~ientirelj-:3s;ai¥oreitrial ; ,to
hls^'plairejits^lh'rjtHeir^ppyer^/I^Thej^se^,
.tlibugh^thatitifof^thejbestfandj^
ition? papers' will be'drdwn upijin - a ;fe\y
days.
: The -story in ; the Dispatch;; fas
served* ' to "S lnterest , ; kind;:- and;^ generous
friends in? CaKl'Silittle^erlppledfc brother;;
a lid 'fas pwlll-ibe,:-^renioyed.^ to.
the V\ r irgih. f aiHospital Un; ;i vfevr,:' days' : for
'treatment- a rid; attention;^; :: : .-t'^ " C ; ~'"^-j.
CITY PRIMARY ABOUT
THE MIDDLE OF APRIL.
-Sncli.! ''"the . 'ProNpe'et; ■ Aeeordingr;; to 'an
■■ ■ 'Aldcriimit--' Who- is Sdimling
...,..' . for Bc-Election.
; /"To think .that it has been practically
; settled ; > tha t ; the primary," ii^ I to ■'■ ,be X held
some time'iduring the: month -of ; April—
■aboiitV the; middle I--' 1 , " •} ~ '- ' v ;..r . , - %
• ;;ThJs..was the exclamation ";6f a: member
: of ; the ; ; Board of VAldermen - last hight i
.whose: term will ~ expire ; in July, and :,whd
-is "an. aspirant ; for re-election" to ;^ that
of the; city "-Legislature^ ' -
The campaign is to be a. hot ohein'many
;respects,' unless- all signs miscarry: \ The
'fight for; Cquncilmen will be; one ,that .will'
"attract as '■ much attention,asithe;maybr
altyjbefore it. is all over, perhaps
Candidates 7' are already, out}" for. re-elecr
tion. : ; S9 ■: far as : known, nearly -' all : of ■
the members of .the ; present body. ; will try
again -for the position : they Vnqw " hold;
Then, there are-air number of \ new . candi-" ;
dates who are .feeling their way; and en;
:gaged ; in ascertaining the""views of the
people. before making ;an open" declaration
of their intention to enter:public ; -life. :
■ It is: the desire of many: of the iead-'
ing: business-men to - have --the":-) canvass'
made Joh clearly defined issues arid -to
■have; the questions affecting: the -growth'
and progress of the city discussed : by.
the men who. aspire. to positiqns_of : honor
I in a manner 'that .will leave, no doubt ; d£
I how they- will vote 1 on .matters -pertaining
' to -the interests of -the 7 city; arid' the:-peo
! pie.- A -singular fact is ; that, twith the
I exception^ of the' mayoralty, more atten
tion is being paid; to councilmanic; posi
tioni: than to [ those i which .-h ave; a salary,
attachment, none; of -the other"; officials, of
I the city— the usual; con test :,for-:. the city
: sergeantcy always ? except cd— having . any.
But the; campaign-is •' young
yet, and' there is no telling what 'may de
velop' a little;iater.:; Certainly, '.no cam
paign: has elicited as much: comment so
far ahead- of election day. K^ . - -
CHARGES AGAINST
;§! EIQH OFFICIALS^
These tlie Order of Business Before
■ -■'. tlie 31iiie-"V\ r orUers— State- :
. jiicnt from .Mi mm. Mere- . "
.'-.-■ . .' ■': ditll. ; ." ■ '
INDIANAPOLIS/;. IND., January :21;: 21;— ■
Charges against President Mitchell, Sec
retary .Wilson,, audrthe Executive Board
of 'the -United ■ Mine Workers : of .America, .
were the first- order, of- business before
the convention '• to-day, and the:, unex-,
pecte^d' announcement that the charges'
would be taken up caused a flurry of "'ex
citement .'in;,the : conyention. ;• President
Mitchell;' in^ 1 a*' volcet'^rf* 'of • emotion,-said
he was unwilling 'to. have the; election of
officers ; proceed; until these charges ;had
been investigated. -.He resigned' .the", 'gavel;,
and thecharges were read by their "au
thor. Miss; Millie Meredith. • -■_-,' . : ; ;; -„
The young woman's; statement con-,
cerned the alleged defalcation: of ex-Sec-;
retary-Treasurer Pearce, and alleged that
President Mitchell and Secretary-Trea-*
surer "Wilson did "not give out all the
facts concerning -Pearce's ; actions. -and
that they "wilfully lied" to" the miners',
committee a year ago. Miss Meredith
.demanded;: an -investigation of t.he ■'■ hooks
to see how. much Pearce's alleged ; defal
cation really was. : She intimated that
both. Mitchell and Wilson sought* to proi
tect Pearce,- and : for that reason: did
not give out all the: facts.
At the . conclusion of Miss- Meredith's
istatement, '-. &'ecretary-Treasurer Wilson
denied ,the. : truth of the statement, , and
said it was the outgrowth of spite. "
Miss Meredith, ,, he said, was recently
iet out as an assistant secretary. : She is.
the young woman to whom a gold medal
was presented for discovering the Pearce,
shortage. -';-'■ -,-..
THE SHIPPINg'dEAL
A TRADE AGREEMENT.
Failure • of • One I.iue to Come In
Threatens to Render Com- ;
bine. Valueless. . . . ;
LOXErOX, January 21.— A. representa
tive of the' Associated; Press has secured
an authoritative. statement, regarding': the
rumored shipping; v deals, : which,
confuting the -.reports of the (amalgama
tion.-of several lines, reveals 'the "fact
that negotiations towards : a trade; agree-.
. ment' are being ; conducted on a larger
scale than has hitherto" been hinted- at
"What has actually'happened is -this: , ■:.-
ISvery line trading. between England and:
America, except one, : has ;:agreed:to .form
a freight combination upon a basis* con
sidefablyl higher than- the rates at present
in force. -The one .: exception, however,:
threatens to 'upset; the •prolonged negoiia
tions, for to-da"y fifteen firms' withdrew;
their' previous assent, declaring that-un
less this- one exception came in: -the;com
bine'would be. valueless.' The line which
has so disarranged':: the calculations-for
until to-day the success of the 'scheme
was ■ believed to; be i assured—
is comparatively unimportant, -and. piles
between - London and the -United States.
The'extent'' which" the combina
tion had attained '"can ■be judged, f rom; the
fact : that the - fif teen withdrawals ; do' : not
constitute 50; per cent: :: o f .the : firms inte
rested. - ■ ■-" /■; - ■-:'■: :: v ' r '. - -
\ representative of one of, the lines most
intimately^ concerned said that it looked
to-day very much ,as if the whole, plan
would "fadl" through; .V though he admitted;
that^ strenuous efforts would .be. made; to
persuade the backsliders to come in again,
and ileave :' the' unimportant exception ,to
ngrit(its-owri;battle.v r ." ; . . •
The-reportsof'a-financ|al amalgamation;
between the; White^Star,' Amerix:an;gA.t
lahtic.VTransport and other lines are
strehuouslyVdenied. V.
THIRTY NEW ENGINES
FOR THE N. &'<W. R. R.
Fif teen. Vo£ Tlieni ; Ordered]. f roiu tlie
* Locomotl ve-Works in . This '
r-KOAXOKE. VA:; \ January: .' 2L-.The 1
:Nortolk§ands;i'W'estern.? ? riferoad¥jhas^just;
placed ; an order for,- thirty? locomotives,?
which. will';:be^of < the >large,fs class |"W"?
itype^theyiargestvihiiusejon^the-lline^iuad!
thet class;! thatihas^proved ;mosti'satisfac-|
i tory vinShaulirig^heavy; gcoalTtr'iins fr-overj
jthia/moujitaiinrdiylsions > of | the 1 r<iad.\V .." s '£$
-^Mfteeri^qfjtheseJareUofconie'tfroni'ithei
' BaldwinSlicomottye-Workfe.-nn ;VPhiladel~:
iphia^ahdlthelremaihlngififteenifrqm.'thef
jLt^iticli'^J
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ipir Status Discusse toßotn
■ Housos of Con^rGSSi
TARIEF FOR THE ISIANDS,
Hr.lodge Urges Passage of tie Senate
.Bid.
RAWLIXCS FOR MIXORITV MEAStIJE
- ; ; ■.•■.'■ v ; - " ri ; - : . • . ■„"•■■
Proposed .Promise of Indepeinlence
to tlie Filipinos n» Soon lisa Sißl»le
' Government; Sliall 'Be Eatnl>lislied
-. InfTlieir Archipelago— Mr. Games;
in' the Hon.se, Declares That." -Such
Prbnilse^Hns Already. Been Made. •".',
WASHINGTON, D. C, January 21.—
For/nearly three hours to-day the Senate
had 'under consideration, the Philippine
tariff bill. The; measure /was -made the
unfinished ' business, and : probably. ' will
hold that position of preference .nmtil 'it
shall have been voted upon : finally. •/. '■■
. The ; debate upon the bill was opened -by
Mr. Lodge," of Massachusetts, _ chairman
of the Committee on Philippines.:; .He
sketched in. a free-hand way the reasons
which . had actuated the majority in 'pre
senting the measure, and urged strongly
the enactment of the bill into law. at an
early date. ■■ \ ./ ■: :.-■:: .-■ : ,\ " . . '
Mr. Rawlins,\of Utah, delivered a vig
orous speech -in ; support of the v miriority
substitute, in which Independence is • pro
mised to the Philippine people -. ; as
soon" as a stable government can be es
tablished in the Philippines."" His discus
sion, of : the;' general Philippine : question
covered much of .the ground that /has
been gone over during the past two Years,
Imt throughout he was accorded careful
attention. .-,'"■•'" /". •'< ".;.: : :
/ SUPREME COURT DECISIONS. ■"'■■['
. Mr. Lodge reviewed' the .past method
of the government; of the Philippines by
the United; States, and then took up the
recent Supreme Court decisions,- holding
the Philippines to be domestic territory,
and all duties levied, upon articles void.
There was, 1 also, he said,* doubt whether
the : tariff adopted for ; the islands them
selves would stand without further ac
tion of Congress. There was, . however,
under ; the Supreme ; Court decisions, no
doubt of the right} of . Congress to act. '
Mr.-Lodge called attention. to the neces
sity of-" coastwise- legislation for the
islands, under the. decisions of the Su
preme Court. ... He said the tariff; as fixed
by the Philippine Commiss'on,. had. been
established only; after the most careful
investigation; -covering ■•.'. several, months,
and -it was obvious to "the committees of
the two/ houses. that they could ; not. hope
to' improve > upon' that- act. . ' : .
.THE VOPBN-DOOR" POOCY.
; ; Mr. Lodge said that to discriminate in
favor- of the- United States on products
going- to -.'tha Philippines would diminish
the revenues and would break down 'the
policy of the -"open; door.". The .United
States had by its firmness and its excel
lent, diplomacy accomplished the estab
lishment ; /of ; that , policy ( in China, and
China' would ba for years . the . most im
portant market for/the products of the
United : States. He explained the Senate
committee's: reduction of the Dingley
rates to the extent of 25 per cent.,. saying
that' the committee had not felt it wise
to/ make a further reduction. The exac
tion of: the remaining duty could not -be
onerous,- in view, of the fact
.that all the moneys", thus collected would
be "returned .to the; Philippines^ . " ' : :
Mr.; Lodge said that -the removal of the
export duties did not affect the open-door
policy ; if it did, he would oppose it. Nor
.could the *, policy.;^ give offence fof Spain
under the treaty^ between that 'country
and this. 'He defended xhe\ -'policy ot -the
free --importation' of hemp as in the In
terest of the agricultural element.
•■-.-" -■ THE HEMP -TAX. . " - : - -
Mr. Spooner. asked if the policy of re
funding- the 7 ; export tax on hemp would
not have the effect of causing 1 all': the
hemp grown ; in ■the Philippines;, .to be
brought -to ; ; the United | States, and thus
deprive the Philippines of the entire reve
nue, derived' from, that source.
Mr. Lodge replied; that the provision
applies only to 7 hemp ."for 'use in the
.United-States." The regulation of that
matter would have to be left to the Trea
sury- Department, .but he would be will
ing to so; amend: the bill as. to relieve it
of the' possibility -suggested. • He said, (in
reply. to\ Senator -Foraker, that, this ob
jection •toXthe ; removal, of the" export duty
on- hemp would apply - to , all other articles
originating in: the Philippines. - ;
= WAR DEPARTMENT. ORDER.
In reply to Mr. Bacon. / Mr. Lodge/said
that the War Department had had to meet
an exigency '.in issuing -its' order tempos
irarily.' authorizing all vessels": to engage
in the .coastwise trade of the Philippines'."
-To haye • failed to ; do this> would have
J wrecked ,the commerce of the islands, and
;although, the order: might' not have been
authorized by law, it was justified by, the
circumstances, : and; by- the certainty : of
! speedy -action .'-by Congress. .
Mr. Lodge .said he had no^-desire to go
beyond-the present 'situation". . The mincn
rity proposes -.to ■ sweep away all tariff,"
and to, encourage the Filipinos . to leave
us. : They" also; make "large promises for
the future. As for: his mind, itXv.s.-cer
tainly :■' clear as' -to what ; we .. should -.do
; 'with : the? Philippines in ; the.; future,, but
■he • would : never .'willingly* agree ■to put
into a-bill'a.legislative-promise—yague,
• uncertain and '■ perhaps . Impossible ■; of;; ful
'filrrientV'faising vain hopes, ; and tlolngno
; gdod. -■'■:-'- '/■ :'■■■';'■'■ - ---- r -'- ■'-" ■■' ■■'-,;■■
■ -Mr. .Lodge. was/followed /by : / Mr. Raw
'"order"^ violation of i^aw.
At the : conclusion of Mr. V Rawlms's
Speech; Mr: -. Bacon/ • of /Georgia; * referred
■ to the = coUoquyi between ; himself
i Lodged concerning ■ an^ order ,-; of / the s Sec
, retary-of .- "War's, ;>to, permit \ ships -under
H o'reiga flags 'I to enter, the ■:. trade ibetween
the United States:- and^thefiPhilippines,"
after : the -decision ; of -i the JCqurt
that -the" islands; were f domestic 5 territory ,H, H
: "- »,','ilr.-'i' Lodge,"' said Bacon; if 'had
defended! the action ; of rthe j Secretary.Jof
War in" lssuing an order which, -was in
i'direct^iolation -of i.thejlaw. :;Ko
lof I trade wasT" liiihls ■a : sufficient
f reason" f or i such 5 violation ;bf -the y law.'^;
-:-In- .answer- :to r an: : inquiry, -from ■ -Mr.
(Mitchell; i:Mr.- : Bacohs: replied tthat ;if >jhe
ihadS been £ Secretaiylof .* would
?n6B have^issued f such ;an order. ; because
Iho rcould^ coriceivejof i nbj emergency^whiclv
pROTESTI'AOAINST.iJHASTE;?^^
In discussing the'tariff bill.7 Mr/ Bacon
tprotested^gainstlthej e^stingsh/otthaate
: 4.thVl! measure," 7, ana : '; agalhat
t^he|asserted l^vasfanSeffOrti to vwith^
iiioldffronritheSeijate Infoi-mationirejatlng
cutive officer; could- not.'Setfasideithe.lawj
for'!theT:Tnublic\ J « I doti > .f.. f . He asserted |that|
■ th'e'jTUle i had =j exla tetl fe for *; centuries "4 that| :
statutory?ilawrmu*s^^leld|tdTgreatiemer^'
gen'cies. . . '■ .
Ji^After i an executive "sesalon, ithe i Senate v
adjourned. ,: , , - :<
■ ; The" Honne of K< \iresentatteTes. j
-■^In" the 'absenco of other pressin'gibVsl^
.ness!- "the v House ?hianagers ! are allowing";
ihe4wide"st^atitudej]ih^thel^ebatelupqn.4
the^urgent; deficiency :^bUl:;\before !^thei;
House,NahUf;all;iday/jto-day^the^ebate;
begun . yeste^day)<proceeded. i The jirriga
' tion i arid glands tin j the r Wes t ,- and -Uhe- 1
advisability TqC 5 retaining. s contfol "of ""the;
Philippines,^were;; the,-iiham:;'topic3 -; under :
discussion.
.''l-Thei speakers :wefej Mr. [Sibley, of Penn-j
sylvanja; .>? Mr. v Dinsmore, of .Arkansas;
Mr?s Newiahds/, ? 6f '; Mr.'Mqndell; ;
"of; Wyomlng;7;M^Rol2ihson,:>6filniia"na;-:
Mr/ : Kern's^ '■; of -; 111 i nof s ; s Mf^:;;Gaines; Gain es7 ■;■ of .'
Tennessee; 'MnV-^andiver, ;of /Missouri,
and Mr. Greene, ; of Perinsjivania.'T. ;■";
v Mr.-Gaines opposed the item in. the_blll
iproyiding fdr^a military.;pqst at IManila,;:
= and>ihade : it r theitext i for. -a) genera!
;nuhciatioh:of administration's policy;
:in the^Phillpphaes. .-'.;» '. 'Ji : ' " \-■-,-
'INDEPENDENCE; '^ALREADY PRO^
-. : ■:- •; - . --^^""mised:: -"-:': W^y: } { &i-
Mr. Games "declared that while in the;
rPhilipplnes- ;h"e> learned absolutely .that •
the -Americans^ 'promised independence to"
theiFillpihos. ■,',' C'' j 1 "■.-•". : : . . ,',:•'-. "." ■■'7-.'. "■■■■/ '.-.
Mr. "'-Kahn;'. of California, challenged -him;
to produce the hame^of, a, single "-Filipjino j
who had given' himl such information."."
Mr. Games said g the ■ information .- had
been given him in7 confidence,; arid if he
divulged" the" names ; of . those who had
'given it to' him; they would loso their,
heads. . ' .-..:. * » -" -- - -X-*s&<g£Mp
This reply elicited jeers froni the Re
publican side. "'■■;'; '■"/, ■ '\ . . "
CUBAN RECIPROCITY :
AS REGARDS TOBACCO,
Clßnr and Tobacco Interest* of -Tit In
Country Against Any Conce.i- •
slons— Their Arknment; . :' -
■WASHINGTON," D.-C, January 2L—
The "Ways and Meana Committee to-day
resumed its', hearings on Cuban . reci
procity,, with special reference to the pro
posed- reduction 1 on; Cuban -tobacco. The
tobacco interests', of the United States
■were largely represented *by the officers'
of : ;the large leaf" manufacturers' . and
growers' 'associations. ;
r i. John Young, president of '.the .National
: Leaf /: Tobacco; .Association, made an;
earnest plea against any tobacco" con-,
cessions to/- Cuba, : He said jthero un
doubtedly :was ■ a'public;"; sentiment -in
?f 'av'or of . granting relief to" Cuba, but he
■ contend ed ;: that '■. w e "should-; be' ; as .. justj ust .to;. to ;
ithe people of our^own country ."as to the,
•people of .foreign? countries.! L;. , .'-..
;'■-' Thelpurpqsetd^the^movement for reci T
procity, -heVsaid.i'vras to have, the whole
■ expense of . '.Cuba's ; relief : fall 'on two
American Industries— tobacco and sugar. ;
:Aa to-cigars,vMr. -Young declared, that
the proposed ''■■. concessions ; would '"wipe
out the American-made 10-cent cigar."
' The' Cubah'T cigafniaker, would lay/: down;
• a. , cigar 'here; for lesst than the American
manufacturer^receiveajfor his high-grade'
goods; 'and "the; Cuban" would have the
advantage ;of having; his goods adver
tised ;as . "imported cigars." -This,. Mr.
. Young said,' -would secure if or , Cuba the
"entire American" market for all goods at
prices r'above 5 -cents. :. '• ' ' ■ ■ :\
r . PRICE TO -THE' SMOKER.
- Representative' Richardson,, of Tennes
see, asked If vthe iprice of .cigars would
be -reduced^ to /the; cigar,- smoker. ; /"
"■_'-: Mr. Young said : the- price would be : re
..duced, -.but-Oi&^^id^atjpJieil^ve •;: the icoh
•sumer- ■ would ask 'this j reduction at -the
expense of -the American industry. ;
; J. Wertheim, of New York, head; of a
cigar concern employing 6,000 people; pre^,
sen ted the serious effect of concessions
on" the American. cigar interest. . : .
George Storm,: president of the Ameri
can Tobacco-Growers' Association, and
also an extensive ... cigar
fcalso argued against concessions to Cuba.
He stated that "the tobacco interests of
Cuba were; not'as "much depressed as
represented;: that.'ithey were prosperous,
and en joying,'great advantage from the
American market., arid, that in effect they
-jiow,- desired :ah*' absolute monopoly of tho
American market." .- ...
- "CALAiUTY" OF ANNEAXTION.
If the calamity, of annexation came.
Mr. Storm 'said, the tobacco interests
.'would bow to it, -.but for the present they
protested againsta movement calculated
to enrich the tobacco : amd cigar indus
■tries of Cuba, and destroy those. of the
United ' States. ' : "; - - „
At the afte'rhooh session. President
Coleman,. of Ithe New York Tobacco
Board of Trade; Daniel Harris, of the
International Cigarmakers' Union, and
several representatives of State -toba.cco
interests, were heard in to
any concesslqns ; .to Cuba. .
L. V. DeAbad presented. the Cuban .vieV
of the tobacco 1 question, arguing that for
political and social, as well as economic",
reasons, a reduction should be made in
the duties on tobaccocoming /rom Cuba.
SHOCKING OCCIDENT
NEAR CHASE CITY.
Howard Holt Instantly Killed t>r the
Accidental Dl-seliarse of a Gun
Carelessly Handled. . ;.
■:, CHASE ;'CITY,'.VA., January 21.—(Spe
'ciaDr-Yesterday 'evening.; while Mr.
Howard Holt, of this town, was out hunt-,
-ing: with Mr. Faison he stopped at .the
home of jthe ' la tter. pp aced his gu n up
: by. the side :of the house, and, taking's,
seat :'■'■ on -'the 'door-steps, * "commenced
to crack sonW walnuts . given •to him. by;
Mrs: Faison. Mr. Faison casually picked
up thegun, and as he raised it" and the
barrel : : was pointing to -young Holt, it
was discharged within three feet.'of him,
■the; load tearing v off part of -the" left
breast and heart, causing Instant death."
The" gun was ;half-cocked. and**.whether
t the"? hammer.; caught in Faison's clothing
;or .:■ the; sudden .lifting caused it to go off
is not. known; .: " .. ]•_ .'_ \-\ : < ' ;:; :' ■
-.■ .An . inquest^: was ;hcld and a verdict :qf
accidental killing^ rendered. )■' ,:,■■.
' Mr.- Faison and ;_wife were overwhelmed
with grief, la's they Jwere especially : at
tachecKtyK the deceased. \. : was
about "l 7 wlB years old^_ and of .excel
lent •■character.: He ;was."the stepson of
Captaih-Orlah(!o:J. "Hayes, of ithis place.
STANBACKMUS'TpiE
WITHIRiSDCTC DAYS.
The Xegro Assailant of Afjed 3trsV
■•-.- '•■'■■ " ■■-" : L ■■-'■•'■,-'■•i-.l, -'■•i-.l .<:; ■■'■■.■-.-•' ■ ■ ■ , -. -■■.-:.
-Pruefer, Tried, .ConTlcted, and ' '
•.'.-.- -. .'--Sentenced- to Hans.":;:;
i^KORFOI>K^VA', : January! 21:^ (Special.):
;VWi thin. l three % days "■ after ;• the {cb mm isaion :
sof ah; attempted v assault ;iipon {aged ;MrBJJ
»Elizab^tK JPruefer^Vohi'a -road .dnl
Jl^fo]^fcounty^2^:StaribackV^^y6ung:
; negro, ■'.:■; after '\ being^-twice ; ; saved V from'
|lyncher3v;an^^t^ice:-Undicted^hast;becni
1 tried* convicted;'! and ; sen teheed -to '•-_ death.
IfJatige^PoftlockTvpronouriccd; "sentenced
flniniedfateiylaf ter the ; juryjrehdered liltsj
tverdictit his feyehlng.*: counsel, for; the "cul-1
•"prir'j declining:' to /avail himself : ; of c^the:
right or appeal.
piThe"e'viaence':,was;contiit3ivc>,.and:show^
(edfStanback to have been. O practically,
scaught':'lh'*the..*f£vct»V?HK yvtt^ Identified j|fn§
fcqurt|to^daylbyAhr^ascd%victlm.: : ; ilarch;
|l2tli=isUh'esdat©* sec for hs^ t .>^.-tlo^^^
VSSSBSBSBSSSBB
Knrrp Rurn^ I i»p TihHpr : 'o^M
- ' •
SEVEN MEN CREMATEOr^
te --Eigbtb Man in Critical •'iConditioa^
■ ; - from Injuries.
DEAD ALMOST EXTIBEtY BCRJTEO.
;- ;
lilttleJ of Their Remalni HescoeJ
from .the A.«tHe.<i— Men Who Escape f
Lose Their Clothes, and Have to

-"Almost ■•-X«k'ed/: : :-;T!»ranjili|.^p
Elsrht Inches of Snow to Another
Cnmv, n. Mile A^ny.
lIAJIBLETON, W. VA.. January 25.-*
About 4 o'clock, this 'morning Camp 5 ot \
the Ot ter Creek Boom and Lumber": Cora-I
pany, several miles from hers in the^for
est, took fire'and burned so' rapidiy -tha.B ■
seven of .tho "forty '"-men
ia the building 1 failed to get out;, and. wer'a
burned to death. Following is.: tlv^s list"
of;dead:. v * ' - : .- ;';;-;; ';;-;
.; ;John morrissy; : -
john reilly» ~ -.
george :tan; horn.
arthitr hendricks;
:^(^S;;maarr, '".'
'mike 'cranxos 1 , ■ - "»' : -; ;
vforrest^ itaynard. i ' .-■"'
Bud -Welsh was so badly burned -that'
he is in a critical-condition.
./, .ESCAPE ; QUICKLY ; : CUT OFF..^ -V
It was_'nb t more" than, five ''■ minutes (frorS i
the- i time ?w hen ' tho jalarm -was jgivtia'bfi^
foro there was s .nq chance ; of > escape. ;Th'e ;
campjwas ;twenty-two by fifty; feet s lh^
size.; , The, -upper -part was airin onV
room, ; "arid '■•'. in ; : this ■■*; the .■forty.: jinea'
were vslepingv; Two ; very : small iwihdowsi
- and.:; the \ narrow stairs afford'ad -i 'the JonJs?
means : of escape, rand .those- who wentit^i
the windows", a dozen or more, ~ ; had £tC ?
jump twelve or ilfteen feet.; th» foth3r<;
rushing down i the steps like she^p3 push* "
ihg I and tumblingr and : falling: ' over? eac 5/
other. : After, they lwere ; out. .some so£Js the
I men. inside could be seen in = the ;flameSf
i but -not a cr>v came; ;frpm :th*e Sbuildlhgt- 5
I The .dead - were I- almost V en tlrely^'crtKJ
mated. .There was: scarcely forty "pound
of 'the j flesh >: and'; bones of • ; the .- ;■ saveifi
brought here to-night in . a; 11 ttly box. :; ? r
The mien who esoaped iostvtheir elbfitfi
ing,.and were compelled- to travel through
eight, inches of snow, almost naked,:;tC
another camp, .; a:. mile ;away. * :;./"•;: ;./"•;
TOBACCO COMPANY
TO INVADE MEXifCCK
1 1» Con trol ,-ot Mexlvan Tobacco SitV
7/ " rv ";iiatioir."s.' >lntter~br Shnrt.Time ~<-"i
- niy. : . - ...-'-. .1
tLJAREIDO, TrEK^-January2l.-;AT r EK^-January2l.-;A Monte;
rey, Mexico, -special says: - ;
"That the 'American Tobacco , Companyj
is preparing"" to invade .'Mexico' 'for ~{tfr\
purpose of securing control, o£ - the ■tbbuc^'
industry' was practically ■ admitted ;'.■ by*;
Wells ißa-'ldwlh; of New: York, one tot, thti
general -6t . the . company^'
Mr! Baldwin ; said he: was not -at liberty*;
at -present : to talk ;a.bout any -plans.^thaf;
the company 'has in reference to, Mexico.;
"Mr^Cßaldwin left to-night 'for the ;City;
of Mexico, and from: r there will -travel
through the. southern .tobacco
The'control of the Mexican tobacco situ-.-;
tlon by the American Totacco .Company ;
Is ;aaid to be only a matter of a: short
time." ' ■' -.•. ;' . - v -
.. . Children lilke It.
"My little boy took "the. croup on a:
night," says F. D. ; Reynolds,' of Mans-,
field," O.,«"and' grew -so bad;you_-cbuni|
hear him breathe all .over the house.^itl
though t-: he \ would r die, ;but "a, ; few jdoscrf|
of. One Mihuto Cough ; Cure janffj
sent; him to sleep.\ -That's the .last^.wfj
heard of the croup." lOne -Minute jCougltJ
Cure is absolutely sa^fe arid -acts at - oncflv.l-
For ; coughs, colds, croup, grtp, asthma;"
and bronchitis. .: ;. :/: 3"^
Underivear-Dny nt Berry'n.
A lot of 53 and J2.50 Silklnc ami Sllfc'an'ft
Wool Mixed Undershirts and Drawers at
Berry's to-day : only $1.50.
The lot's not large— stop. ln early.
: In Trousers theyf re the bnrgainsto-rtay^
but will give particulars to-morrow.v
Onr CrandmotUer'll Remeily. ■''-''■.
for Coughs, Colds, Croup, Consumption,
Bronchitis, and fall Throat and : l,nng
Troubles^ Dr. David's Cough Syrup oir.Purtt
Pine ; Tar, \Wild I Cherry and IHorehqund^
Price, 25 cents fora"l arge bottle every^
where. " - . , '
For Good Grocerlcn and Table ten;
:.-'.'-.-'. "-'. : \:" : '---. ■ ■'■-■-'■ .■■. : :-rien
go to WIL,LTAAt;H. TAnni'S.
- - '.; 514 Broad .'"street. ; : .. ■ ■
-■ . Fifty years' i '
Dixie Verve and- Rone Liniment. ■'■ .I "•'
Beat :oh : earth ;; for . Strains, j SpraljVsi
Rheumatism, ;and all "pains. ;. -■> ■:.;-;";- i .'=!g. :
If you wish :the 1 benefits oif 'tha^v Hot!
Springs ;' at "home, get one \o{ |c*le^
brated. Buckeye l Bath - Cabinets, a BestTon v
earth for vapor baths. ? Price only $S,i at
OWENS & MTNOR . DRtIQ '\ CO. 3^
- ;If the Babyjls Cattlnjor Teeth. ... ' .\. \-
Bej sure : and : :use7 that ; old saisd
remed>-,' ; 3lrs.: Wlnslqw'a r floothJn^lSyrcp.vS
f or " . . chi Idr en y : tee thin g. ;.;"^ It i aoothes^th*^
child, ; softens ithe; gura3,;;allay3 '. : air;paln^f
cures , wlhd^ colic, jand -'is s the best] remedy 'i
for diarrhoea.- Twenty-iiva cen£»: »-.
bottle. ' - ■- t
The Weather. *
f ,\ WASHINGTON". I>. C. Januarr ' '
"■; g^JJj 21.f-rorecast: "J^?
:■ *"""■■''">; ' Vfrijinta—Rain Wed nasfiay, with
1 .falling - temperature, :prob^biy,|*|
turning to snow . fti Ihqrth •; and -.y««t Ipor^llS
:.tion3;; ; :-Th^rsday;::?iUir; ■|blsh.;|^estw)i^
winds. " - -
- : NorihCarqUnar-Fair.iWediiesdajr;: colder^
near the coast: Thursday fair- brisk .to".'*
high slowly idiminlsfclnj;.^
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