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r HOBB DUMBER, p;B J3S
nEATH AWAITS HIM.
The Negro Higginbotham Has
bulliDooDU Ijlo Mfillli ulilillji
GUARDED BY THE MILITIA.
Troops Ordered; Cut by Gov. Montague
- to Protect- Prisoner.
CTAKB-V BACIC TO LVXCinnjIKJ.
He Arrived There Karly This .Vorn-
Inff— Dnn-vllle"-' Citir.cn> Sniuraonvd
ni Jurors' -.to Try. tlie Kientl — Wliht
the Xcprc) Says About His 3lovc
jiieuls After His Hideons Deed-Was
ln«ltcieel Yesterday.
X.YXCIIBURG. VA-, January 22.—CSpc
rial.)—There will: be eight military com
panies in l-ynchtours to-morrow, in con
cretion frith the trial of Higginbotham.
They wi'l be tsic Lyncliburg Home Guard,:
the Danville X.ight Infantry, ' the West
,\uinista Rifles, and the Staunton Rifles,
jf Staunton; the Monticello Guards, of
?:hnrlottesviile; the Hoge Tyler Rifles, of
?alasW. «na the Blues and Light Infan
try, of Koanoke.l These companies will
arrive here between land Z o'clock in
the morning, the troops from Roanoke
i'»d Pulaski guarding the prisoner. " The
latter will be brought on a special, run
r,!:,? as tire second section of a regular
Korfolk and Western train. It is to ar
rive between. 2 and 3 o'clock.
COLONEL PERRY IN COMMAND.
The troops will be under command of
I.kutpnant-Colonel VTilliam J. Perry, of
Staunton, with Major Stanley AY. Mar
iln. of Danville, second in command.
Soldiers ure guarding: the Union Staticvri,
•jo prevent any crowd from assembling
»t that spot. During the trial, pickets of
soldiers will prevent j>ersons from ap
proaching within two hundred feet of
the court-house or jail.
X special venire of twenty men ha*
l;een summoned from Danville, and if the
court should fail to secure a jury, from
ihis number, some delay^ in the proceed
ings may result.
THE CITY QUIET.
Atl o'clock the city is-quiet, with no
julications of trouble.
The Danvillo' company arrived, over
Ihft Southern railway, at 2 o'clock, and
ihe Staunton and Charlottesville com
panies hail an hour, later. The trial will
ocgin to-morrow at 10 o'clock.
KITtST STEr LVTRIAL,
tjiccisil Grand .I wry Finds True Hill—
Store of Xcrto's ConfcssioH/ "
L.YNCHBURG, VA;,; January 22.—(Spe
?ia.l.)—The first step in the trial of .Toe
Higginbotham, the negro who criminally
issaulted and attempted to murder Mrs,
Ralph Webber here on January 31th, was
•alten j this morning at 30 o'clock.
Judge Christian has held the Corpora
tion Court open from, day to day in order
to be prepared to deal promptly with the
case. When court convened this morn
ing, only the officials, witnesses, and two
or three spectators were present. A spe
cial grand jury, composed of seven well
known white citizens and one colored
man, was empanelled. (
They were charged by theV u<3 8 e in the
usual manner, and retired to their room,
tthere they beard the testimony of five
witnesses— Mass Jlildred Oabell. Dr.
Samuel Lile, Police Sergeant John M.
Seay, and Policemen James Watts and
K. A. Blankenship.
Miss Cabell it was who saw Higgin
hothani jump the fence in the rear of
the Webber residence on the morning of
ihe crime.
Dr. liile, who is Mrs. Webber's physi
cian; and Sergeant Soay were present in
Roairoke 3aJl last night when the prisoner
was identified by . Mrs. Webber, and to
Dr. Lile the negro made his confession.-
After about half an hour the grand jury
reported a. true bill against Higginbotham
for rsfre. The whole proceeding was car
ried out. in a very business-like manner.
PARTICULARS OF TUB CONFESSION:
Further particulars of the negro's con
fession in Roanoke jail last night were
learned to-day.. When Dr. L-ile returned
to the cell after having been" informed
of Higgmbotham's desire to confess the
crime, the negro said he was guilty; that
ho had been plotting for several days to
commit the crime, for which he was now.
sorry. He did not know what possessed
him.*
The prisoner did not go into all. the
horrible details., of the crime,; nor -was
iw asked. It was sistlicient that he said
Ik- had committed it.
THE ROUTE TAKII^J WHEN FLYING, j
Asked as to which way he went after;
the assault, he said he went down to
Taylor street, and that Miss Cabell did
tn-'/him that morning- as he jumped the.
fence. From Taylor street he went to
ibu railroad* then on to tlie cotton-mill,'
l-tit soon returned by way of Camp Davis
to the school-house-, where, he changed
his clothes— those found in the boiler
room by Officers Watts and Blankenship
•'oinjr the ones he took -off.
K.W THIS DOCTOR ATTENDING HER.
Incidentally, lie also mentioned the fact
• bit the knife found stained with blood
"as the w-'apon he used on Mrs. Webber's
throat. After changing his clothes the
-m -vvc-nt into the street and watched
I'r. Lile. while lie was sewing up the
bounds in Mrs. /Webber's throat. Joe
is positive he did not go near, the Prvs
'-•.vtr-rJnn Cometery, and if the route Oe
f-rlbed by him is* really the one he took,
iho bloodhounds got on the wrong trail.
Some t.f those who heard his confession
are of the opinion that he did not tell
fhr- truth about St. but others believe he
<2ica. an d that the dogs were unable to
->'id the tracks. ",■■"••-.. ■■'-'-." I
ttlZ COMMITTED ROBBERY; TOO.
Regarding tlie Home and- Rvtreat rob-
Wy, he owned liaviiif? committed it, and
caifl that the' gold watch stolen, which he
•- thought to have sent to his girl in v the
North, would be found, in the basement
"f Ihe school; but the prisoner did not
'tatts whvre. • '
He emphatically disclaimed having rob
'xtf Mrs. John W. Carroll of her tin>box
"obtaining valuable jewelry, watche>. and
money, and said that he was; not the
man who went jhto the ;horrie -of Mrs.
i^rrar, on Grace .street, /in" "the; .daytime
B n<i etolte a. ring and Kome money..' ■:,:'■:-."
A matter that had, puzzled Dr." Lile
.the officers 'was; as to.. Vrhat/:dlspo?ltlon!
■Joe had made of ; the Kleeves-her.cut, or
t<Ji'o off. Ins shirt in;, the jail;af ter his.' ar
i-"8t.;. This he; explained fby sayirig- t;t ;t hat
>•': had thrown them ;, into ■!.':*■ jail- sink
because they were blbody,V: '' : W^Mp^^^'}
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STAIiATOX IMJLITAUV CAM.XI).
Sent to r-ynci»l>nrwoto; l'r^vcnt:yio^
lcncc;(o Hlsjfonljothaiii. ;
;:,. STAUNTONi 7- V A ; . ; Janu ary/ 22.-(Spe-
U .M— T J "der orders rrom- State Adjutant- 1
General Nalle.-the Staunton mllitarj'. com-;
panics; the ; West; Augusta; Guards, com
tnandcd;by Captain Carter Braxtbn, . and
.the. Slaunton'pjfies, commandeer by Cap :
•tain . Hudolph .Bumgardner," . left to-night
at 1 :39 via the Chesapeake and L Ohio .and
Charlottcsville' for Lynchburg.
Lieuicnant-Colonel'Vllliam J. Perry is
in command, and • the twb'Staunton ; com-:
panics of 125 men- will be" in his charlre:
at Lynchburg". " : ■■■". ;/ ; : f ;". "-.
With other milltarj-, they will attempt
to; stop., any. mob violence at Lynchburg'
against the nefrro Joe . Higginbotham,
charged with criminal assault on' Mrs.
Webber. ■ . - . ; / : - ...-..:-.- •
Though, technicaliy speaking, the orders
to procc-od to Lynchburg came frorir Ad
jutant-General Nalle, Governor Montague^
.nas been cbmmunlcaUng to-day with the
Staunton "military. . ■. ; .. : . :
..The Staunton companies: will reach
Lynchburg, where Higginbotham. the ac
cused, Is. supposed tb be, : at 1 o'clock to
night. " :• . . y;
Y n St s rddy H6n - - 7 c Feathe'rstone de
scribed to. your, correspondent the terror
that existed among the women of Lynch
burg and; Campbell county. They are wild
with fear; and. the police : offjee afLynch
burg ■ is besieged with applications^ for
muividual police protection: •
nAXVir.LK .JWtV TO TIIV HTM.
HJKfcinliotli.'im Will-Xot He Tried liy
I^ynclilitirKc'rx— Militnry -Culled;.
VA.. January 22— (Special.)
This city will not only . furnish- 7 a
military. ; company to protect -Joseph
Higginbotham. who assaulted Mrs.- Web- :
ber, in Lynchburg.. but the "jury into
whose hands the fate of the negro is to
be placed, will. come from Danville:
Sergeant. Johnson, of Lynchburg. was
h ?. r <j to-day, and . summoned the follov.'r
ing well-known citizens to appear before
the. Judge of " the Corporation Court of
that city to-morrow morning to serve/as
jurors: Messrs. G: G. Temple,. W.--W.
Waddill, Theo. Royalty, A. Wildman, "W.
G. Swanson, J]>. G: Martin, R. T. Vaden;
W.. E. Oook, B. S. Motley:7 George F.
Rathvon, J. B. Powell. T. R. Young. L..
A. Francisco, J. L.7 Cruse, R. E. - Tobin'
J. W r . Turbi ville, W. H. Ldpscorhb, % H. O*
Eans. and J. D. ; Enright.
The soldiers a.ssembled at the Armory
under command of Captain Shadraeh at
an early hour to-night, and at 11 o'clock
they left over the Southern railway for
Lynchburg.
HO AXO ICE «T AII^ GUAIt I) ED.
l m recnntions Tnlcen Tliere—A<liiii»
.sions of His Guilt.
ROANOKE. VA., January 22.—(Spe
cial.)—To-night; tlift Roanoke .jail was
surrounded by two details from the two
Rc-anoke military companies, as a mat
ter of precaution to protect Joe Higrgan
botham, the assailant , of Mrs. Webber.
The negro confessed the crime . last
night, and .said 7 to-day that he was
awaiting the action of the law. Higgan
botham declared his. guilt, but when asked
as to why he. cut Mrs. Webber's throat,
ho said he preferred not to talk about
the horrible affair. When asked if he
would make any defence in court, he re
plied that he was in "the hands 'of the,
law, and awaited : -thct jury's verdict;
acknowledging' liis s"uilt. - .~ ..
'He was taken .to Lynchburg' at 'l2:3o
to-night under^ guard of ■ the.'Roanoke
Light Infantry, Roanoke Blues and the
Pulaski Rifles. There was nodembnstra-:
tion here, and', but few- were out to wit
na?s his* departure.
SOLDIER. GUARD-0F7400. 7 —
Xiiie Military - Companies Ordered
to Assemble «t Lynoliliurp;.
There- will be nine /companies of mili
tary in Lynchburg by daylight this morn
ing to prevent the people from talcing the
law. into their own hands and wreaking
vengeance on Higganbotham when he is
brought back there from Roanoke for
trial to-day.
Tlie utmost secrecy, has been observed
by the Governor in arranging for the
troops to' be sent there, and he has all
along declined to state what" companies
he had ordered to the scene. The Dis
patch can state, however, that orders
were issued to the following." companies
to proceed to Lynchburg and guard the
prisoner:
Company lv, Seventieth Regiment,
Staunton; Staunton Rifles, unattached;
Company D, Charlottesville; Company M,
Seventieth Regiment, Danville,*' . itloge
Tyler Rifles, Pulaski; Roanoke "Light In
fantry. Roanolie, Seventieth ■ Regiment;
Roanoke Blues,. •'•Seventieth..;. "Regiment,
and, of course, Company E, of Lynch
burg.
Lieutenant-Colonel Perry, of the Sev
entieth Regiment, will be in command of
the troops, and Major .Stanley Martin,
of Danville. • will be the next in com
mand. There will be about four hun
dred 'men under- arms .; about" -.the jail.
The troops were ordered to to
Lynchburg 1 on the regular trains, and"
were expected to reach/there. by 2 o'clock
this morning. It is presumed' that the
two Roanoke companies will accompany
the prisoner from that city.
ANOTHER VICTIM OF
AN/ < UNLOADED"t PISTOL;
Rex Thomas, of Greene County, the
■Cjnforfuuiite — How Ilel-ost
His lAtvt
QUINQUE, .VA.. January 21.— (Special.)—
The untimely" death of Re^ Thomas cast
a shadow of glcom over. ' the town of
Standardsville and brought irreparable
sorrow into thy home of Mr. R. S. Tho
' mas. a prominent attorney.
j Young Thomas, was employed in. a' com-.
I missary store in West Virginia; ■ wh-m a
1 companion picked up a pistol swhich had
been lying around, and, playfully pointing
at Thomas's breast, told him to "Watch
out." Then the- man instantly pulled
the trigger' and fired.' a- bullet through
Thomas's heart. The unfortunate young
man fell dead. ' v
A physician was at once called in,, but
as he could do Thomas no good, his
attention was directed to the young man,
Cole, who had played the sad part .in
the tragedy. He suffered agonies over
his terrible carelessn'ei?s. .-..-.. . ,
Tho body was shipped to Barboursville
and met: by the sorrowing father.': 'The
remains, were buried, in Stanardsvlllc on '■
the 35th instant. ' , .
Smith Thomas, another son of the be- i
reaved ■ parent, died away from home a ; j
few years .ago,' but .wus. not brought i
home for burial. . > . •
Oscar Douglass, of Orangw county died
and was buried o:i the ISth. Four of
his children are now quite sick. His sis
tor. Mrs. Clarke, is::_also ill and at; the
ixiint of death: Three of the children
of a! brother. John Douglass, of Ruckcrs
ville, have the pneuruoala; ;and one . of.
those is in immin;,i'jt" dariger. -of death..
So said a prominent physician' yesterday.^
Mrs: I '--' Betsy Mallory .--is : also V seriously^
sick at Quinaue. V and Mr. -N.B. 'Early ,'
who • has been so repeatedly spoken) of '• in
this correspondence, is -growing \yorse..
The mining Invon h.-iy^ resumed opera-:
tions T in the Blue Ridge, and a. new. rind
will bo worked on th<> .pike,*: some six
miles above; Stana l'd sviUe.^where s;a* large)
saw-mill is now at .work - on; the, lumber,
for th? houses. : ,'\. ' . . .
■;• ;Gre'<?rie' ; county is now principally -an
agricultural section; except: . in:aridi~aboutf
\\\v. mountuins, which constitutes V: about
one-half Us area. ,y. ; ._ .
Mrs. Mittie Durrorjhad a fall: by vvhicn. ;
tluveud^f ;hcrlnosc.vv:u;^nus}iedvoff^;Thej
doctor b ewcd H back a er .in. |
oiieiiioiiii
Large Concerns- Find Trouble
.7,7 <-' l --'V: ;' -'■'■'':'.. ~r ; ■'_". *. • ;• "•'» '• ■■:.-?■■ '-'■■ -;-*''-7'' : 'S' '^.'V.' 1 " '...>"■', -s. ■
in Securing' Fire Protection.
INSURANCE PEOPLE Will
This State of Affairs Deplored, as Af
fecting Future of the City.
A.i T. CO MPAXV;AXD - TRIG G7 WORKS ;
These- Amoijfc. the... jSstiUjllsliiiicnts
Who Arc Finiliiis. lt an Embarrass
ing; Matter/to -Seeiire/Snflicient J"~
, "surance at Ren!«biial>ie:llates— Other
' Bijf 'Houses; Also JSxpcrleiiee - L the
Slime Difficulty. • ,77-:;:""77 '.:'■,? '7 ; -/ 7:
The American- Tobacco Company,, the
William R. Trigg' Company, and other
large' purchasers of fire insurance protec
tion, including big -.dry-goods establish
ments, are finding", it '.difficult ' to secure
sufficient insurance in-: view of the L condi- |
tions which' obtain'.; at : this 'time in the
insurance market. •.'■'' j : ■ ' "': . ; ■
"While those in touch' with, the situation j
arejapprehensive. that : a* general '■'. raise in -
local-insurance quotations all along the
line will follow; the report ;of
Johnson,-; of ; the National ; "Underwriters'
Association, unless," the'force of his con T |
elusions is anticipated 'by prompt and vig- : j
orous action on. the.. part. of : ithe city gov
ernment, this is a. danger '' of the, future, i
arid {can be averted. .
.The. embarrassment of „ several . large
local insurers at this' time' 'in the" matter
of 'securing a suflicient. line .of insurance j
arises from two causes; local and 'gen- j
eral. '.The large fire' losses in" Richmond i
have made' the insurance. companies.much
more conservative. in "-their placing of risks
hereabouts. In cases where ( aVyear or.j
two ago a company was willing to. place j
as much as ?8.000, it is now naming $5,00&
"as its maximum. Five .thousand dollar
policies are expiring 1 and 'the. companies
are replying to inquiries- concerning re-,
newal that 53,000, of : 13,500, or ; §4,000; is
really, as much as they, can'place at risk
on that property. : ■...".
" " FORCED TO rilE VTAJJU j
-Two -more fire. insurance companies, the j
Citizens and the Eaglei went out of-busi-.j
ness last week, ; reinsuring their risks in ;
other companies. Twenty-five companies
have into liquidation" and quit the
business in. the past twelve. months. This j
very considerably,. reduces Vtne number of j
companies doing business in this country .-
Its': immediate .effect can be illustrated
in this fashion ••■•The owner, .of a" §50,0<>0
"property: purchases -insurance" of :a ; ' local;
' company " or" agency/ '.This company or
agency at once looks about for other, com- ■;
panics in which to -reinsure aabout 545,000.t t 545,000.
of this amount. AVitli the decrease in the;.
number of available" companies, it has
been increasingly diffi:cult;to -divide up in- .;
surance risks after, the. fashion which isr
<the rule in -tlie fire -insurance business..
While. these conditions have not' rendered
the placing of insurance risks of moderate
■size -difficult,:; in the case : of . thq Ameri
can Tobacco Company and the Continen
tal Tobacco Company, . whose enormous ;
warehouses are stored with costly, tobac
• co, especially full at this time, and whose
Property at risk is valued at over $3 000 000
it is and has been, exceedingly hard to
place full lines of insurance. .... .■ ■ . ■ ■
The importance of fire protection and,
low insurance, rates, where .tobacconists
are concerned are not fully appreciated.
These two kindred factors: have been
largely operative -in -bringing about the
: great ■ developments of ; the American To-,
bacco Company's Plant und property in"
Richmond. ' Because of the. belief that
good fire protection '.was afforded, and at
a low insurance rate; Richmond has|beenl
made the largest 'storage; depot: of this,
corporation, rather -than Danville or
"Lynchburg or some point in the Carolmas.
If it is established that "good, fire pro
tection is not- afforded in Richmond and
the rates change from low : to high, the
whole: attitude of ' the. company with re
ference to Richmond^ may; be . reversed.
Under no circumstances.; will this com
pany store tobacco : at a point at v.'hich
insurance ■ . cannot -beV satisfactorily se
cured.' 1 A'very large numberof the Amer
ican Tobacco Company's , policies expire
in the next few months.^vTheir renewal
upon satisfactoiY terms-is a matter of im
portance to the city. -.'•'■. v , .
» TWO OTHER: CONCERNS.
Other large concerns; 'which are finding
it difficult- to place full lines of insurance,
are the Hasker-Marcuse/ branch of the
American Can. Company, aiid a big Broad
street house.: The Values; at risk in each
instance "are about " $200,000,'. and for tlieir
placing some forty j companies are neces
sary—no "easy matter to^find at- this time;
With the. William \R.-'-Trigg-\ R.-'-Trigg-" Company
the situation 4s somewhat different, and
even more important; ,"Tts buildings and
machinery are insured-. in the ; usual way
in American and English; companies,, and<
for "them satisf actbry - insurance , can : be :
obtained" without great 1 difficulty. .The
-government, however,-. requires all ship- i
builders to carry,' a : ful|^ insurance on: all j
boats in process bf:."cpnstruction. and as j
the 'number of ship-yards in Americais;
comparatively small,'., insurance is
handled exclusively by. English companies.
/ ; WHAT MIGHT i'HAPPEN 1 .:;::^ I
Should these companies become^dissatis
fied with the reports of lire losses in'RichJ;
.niond, "and nothing is^more. certain than
that their central, offices in London keep:
in close touch with the situation in Rich-:
mondf •and. every ;. other, city /ai-ound' the
world in which they.have large values; at
risk, 'and :should : the j^put-Richrnorid -on:
their prohibitive list; V- the. net. result of
the situation . w-buld Abe':: that - the /-.Trigs:
Company would- be ; unable to.handle.:gov
ernment contracts,:; and would be com- ■
"pellfd> either to 1 leave Richmond or .give
up^ all ; government "work. ■■ / . . •
".' -Thls : statement /of the . ease, in. : ..view.^pf
inspector. Johnson's frelation to the'Eng--:
lish- ; as well as the American ; compariies;t
accentuates;, th? importance- of 7 l his i visit
to "Richmond: at this {time. ; ; ""-". ; ;
..:■; He: is making ;ai thorough "study " of\ the
situation.; ahd ■■• will remain for ': some . time :
longer:^-Yesterday he> spent].with"Super
intendent Boiling,; of •; ;the /Water- Works/
mr:;m^garthy ready
to fire a broadside
SinUliijr Fund Commi.ssioiiers/^ana
v One of Tlieir,: Recent Trunsm;- ,
;V.;-;-..-,,5::-;-: ■!:■■-■::■ - ip
tions, Will We Tonclu-d on
- ■ -* '
I« Academy Speech.
Aep'otinl moelins of the Boafdi'ofjSink-t
ingSF^n^|CoinTOlssiouera^has.:beehjjcalledSi
■ f of ~ : to- dfty - attnoon t6' ; receivo"tho- Dpiitioii !
of the. City Attorney upon the question
that was inferred x<> him at a recent meet
"ingY.bf that » body. ' H§23
|?The 'board frecently; sold: a . block of ' State
■bonds held by the city as a part. of th'j
sinking; .fund, realizing ciiereon .a. good
margin>of "'prolit. Upon inquiringl|intol
Ith^m^tterVthejbpardffoffid&thatJChapter;
19,7SectIoh7 6,;/ of 7 the ~ City/;Code fprovidus!
that "All :suchAb"onds " . or' '. certificates;"
whether ;^fftthe?city,^the'fState7|bf/>Vir-f;j
gihia; > "br-jof7the7:.lJniteduStates;/(shall^be|
held/by^the7bbard/unUltsbme;imrt?ofithV
city.: debt /shaJl^b^cbme/du'dv/when^sb'ifajr
as may/becomelfnecessary,':., they,: shall^be'
soldi and ;th"e .proceeds > applied". to^thej fe^
demptibn^bf/ th^citj-idebt.': '" - ] ,
■: 7Mr. ; Car I ton //McCarthy, ■:the7City^^LC^
'cbuntarit,7isfbf^thj|bpinio^/thatHhe;bciard;
had , no :, right to inakV}' the , sale. "•; HeTdbes
not •criticise <thercpmmissioners.-;b"utTeeh-;
sures'the"; Ma yor/.for^failing.'asihe 'claims,
'ih/s'e'elhgitbpt^that'Hh'eJ^ws^weye^in'oper-'
lyj enforced and /obeyed.' ■■'TVhen? asked ho w
the;? Mayor •; could f have "\ blockvjd ■ \ the ■ isale '
Mr. 7 McCarthy.-' replied that: the Mayor;
should ;have;:refusedj to /sign the 'minutes' |
"or. declined- -to append; his ; /signature £toj
the papers making the .transfer - ; of 7the |
■bonds. .-7 V -i .:'■' 7; -,i~ '"■/-.' ■ >/7/"7 7:-V;-?- : -"*7'-!!
\ ;.lhVMr.lMcCarthy's;opinion the: question
;put"AtoC tlfc/ : City7?Attirney^in7sub stance,"
amounts to /about; this: / What; is < r the?;re
■lation of /the-Board'of Sinking Fund ; CQmV
"missioners to thei 1 Council ? '?. Is. the -board
'subject '(/ to ; the "\ Coy ricilv','of independent?
In . the event; of .the City Attorneyls.opin
ion7 either. w-ay.' : Mr; . McCarthy v says /he,
:cah give the 7 board / and ',-' its , presidont
■.''Hail7Columbia.:77 In fact, the/City Ac
icountahty/anci; candidate/for . mayoralty
honors -says frankly, that, he .; doesn' tr.cn.re'
a --'rap .which way-; the 7 Cityx Attornoy/.de
cidesj "as he has ; ammunition / in readin-jss
in; either event! 7: The /made; for
the:- board, .that .it 7 oiatle .something for.
the) clty.by;its: deal/ fails to go/Tvjth^Mr.
McCarthy, for he /.holds /that -the 'plain
provision of, the.' law/ is; that ; the i com
missioners are to be investors and not
speculators. 7 " ;. : J " ■
■ i.This.subject will : furnish: -one ' of the
features - bf -Mr.' McCarthy's' a daress at
•the; Academy of Music on Friday, night,
and he' promises ,to address ■■ himself/^to
.a;discussibn .of ; sinking; fundsand: presi
dents : - of ; boards /of sinking • ;f und3 > arid
other, kindred topics : in -a fashion -.that
will make things "lively. In "general terms,"
Mr.-. McCarthy iwill "develop .in his speech
his views,: concerning.. the business: snd
financial' phases," of the municipal govorn
irient. .-. He will';, have : r a" large a irlienco,
probably one ; that will .be. limited " only by
the standing-room capacity, of the: Acad
ttny. - Every body wints to hear what
the strenuous rival candidate of the Mayor
has to: say,; and- the Academy /meeting
will present the opportunity./ ... ;
J.L PEARCE'S DEATH
A MYSTERY IN NORFOLK.
Triices of Lan danvin in His Stomach.
How Did He, Get Into That Boat?
••Straigiitouts" Indicted.
; . NORFOLK, VA., January 22.— (Special!)
Investigation subsequent to. that of a jury
of inauest shows" traces of laudanum in
the stomachof John 7L. Pearce.; .
.The Coroner does not -believe: that -there
was enough of the drug to have caused
death, tout- the statement of the druggist
whofsold -the".- poison to Mr. Pearce for
•toothache, and who gave him: cotton,- has
•beeh7 considered and 7ihe murder theory
,has.:been7abandoned.\ : 7
e'lt is thought that; perhaps, the j-oung.
Society-man came to- his/cleath: from. the'
same natural cause that 'carried oil'- his
father, .who met a similar; end. .7
7 Th§_ jelement.Qfr. nrr^tery.:.yet v ;unsolved;"
is the finding or the' bddy/m^the canvas-
covered boat." * ;7 7 /,../
v The funeral, from. St. -Luke's church, of
whose choir, the deceased was a member,;
attracted a -'large crovvd^of his. f -lends: . : :
Mr. Pearce's friends are still mysti-j
fied as to the cause of his death.- '.. -
. . ."STRAIGHTOUTS; IN'DECTED.
.. TheFusionists of Norfolk county, who
have; thus far been on the* defensive,;
sprung a surprise . upon . the ' Sti-aightout^
faction : to-day 7when eight of the most,
prominent . Straightouts of 'the county:
were indicted for; conspiracy:
It-is alleged that Melajicthan Btheridge,
Carrol; Williams, Walter Edwards, 'and;
John De Baum in Oak Grove,/ took posses
sion of -the polling-place,- and prevented;
the election officers: from acting at the
last election, and that" L. 'P. 7'Baurh',:
Joseph. Carter, Joseph Fentress, and Clay
ton . "Wood, in .Hickory Grove,, conspired
to;":- and did, prevent the electioja officials
from acting. The cases will be /tried .at
once. ■ :
ACTRESS .BITTEN BY A PET DOG.
Mary "Marble, of : the /Bijou Comedy.
Company, playing ''The Man from Mex
ico" here, atthe Granby, was -badly -bit-,
"ten/in the eye by a pet. dog while play
ing; with it, at the Monticello to-day.
The injury is not regarded as being
very serious, and Miss Marble took her
, part this evening. -
REDFORD GOES FREE
IN PITTSBURG, PA
The Xesro AVliom-KTe Shot Did-'A'pt
Appear Afjain«t Him~AV r as Xot /
Hnrt Mncli.
" ' ' • '' * • '■"■•■':'■-" ' -- .7. - ,'i
PITTSBURG, PA., January. . 22.—(Spe
cial.)—Nicholas C. Redford, who was-ar
rested January 15th on a chargre of shoot-
Ing the porter, Ed.: Grimes, at , the St.
Charles Hotel, where, he (Redford) was
a guest, was discharged to-day. .Grimes,
jwho is now able to .be : out, refused' -to
prosecute Redford. The latter at the time
of 'the shooting: was in ; the city, a/dele
gate" frow Richmond, Va., to : . the Brick
layers'/and Masons' Convention in ses
sion here. . : •■"7 7.:/
-. .- - - ■■■' . . ' — : —^wq^> -" ■■. -:'-'-
PRINCE HENRY'S
SWING- AROUND?
77: ..: . ,;," ;,.;::"- ' -;. .V-':;7'7:--./-
It - AVill He Given a Wider IlnnKe
"" Than Was at First
Kxpecteia;
■ "WASHINGTON", ■• January, 22.—TheyCom
mittee on Arrangements for. the receptioh
of -Prince I-lerirjvis studying.: %ures'sub
mitted :.by-; railroad^ experts, : in the form of
suggested itineraries,- and'also- considering
the. many.; applications ■: received^from :-va
rious cities . for .the Prince's .•■attendance.'-
It is , said< that . it -will be possible to fgive
the Prince's; visits c a 'i wider--, range .:• thari ;
was 'at fifsti'expected, ,arid;it:is ;now Jpretty.
/weir settled ■: that:hev will go ;t6jChicago/
St/ Louis, Milwaukee, 2 ; Cincinnati;- Indian- i
apolis, : and": ; Boston; :• ]■ March-" : 8th •: ■'. is V the
probable date of his visit .to "the last
named city.
BOIJJf C33 F < <Miv3l r iGI/ i Vy HISTORY^
Ueauesft AlsOiTliat Congress Foriiiai
ly TUanlc Scliley.
y-AjPNAPOLISi MD., January 22.— The
Senate i ; 1
jorderj ; 'directing;;'the
Maryland to remove from the Sta.te"
Library i.triei. third ?;.; vo.lume of , Maclay's
:Hlstory2pfJthe|Unl ted] States Navy.
The Scnntt* pl^o unnnlmoualy adopted
a- resolution urging thy adoption of tho
;c6 npri'essionait^^r>soiutlon|pxtendlngfaCvot"e <
6rsthftVsltoVß
N! li "l^si SiSiiu ii f^^Dnihu nn
lIII> I! 5 , %f lib :■: ; U I I j*y«#,l-.l 1|
hemarkable Story of Convicts
SERVETOTAL OF 14! YEARS,
Members of Three Families Who Killed
Two Men in Southwest Virginia.
THE^TU AGEDin 7VOT C\ iMOXTH OL,l>.
Such Quick AdiMinlatrationf of .Jus-.
. -tieel-is; Seldom Seen, Though It Is
.',;. lieclarecl to : Be -.? Chstracter istie of
..That ; Section; of the State— Brief
-Story of a Blooiiy "Encounter Dnr
:' injc the Holidays. " ' *-i
The penitentiary authorities are look
ing-for the eariy. arrival. -of nine /white;
convicts in" one batch; the aggregate 7ot
whose terms is.' nearly a century and a
half. To be. exact, the .men will serve
a total of 141, years. ,- ■'-''■'..-'
They-are/cbnvicted; of the; killing ,ot' !
two: men' in Russell . county, less than a
month ago.. Such ; quick. administration
01* : : justice /is stWora ; seen, • though a-
Russell coun fy. Man/ said; yesterday ; that
it- was characteristic of .that section of.
the ". stated ;.-". 7 ; : ■-.- •; ".':•..".
f •■ A number, of young men of ' the neigh-"
borhpod- in '.which the killing occurred
had been . away at : work in certain : coal
mines and returned. 'home to 'spend .the
Christmas holidays/ During the week,
there was an entertainment in -the neigh
borhood, probably a country dance. All
jtho young - men /attended: « ln the '■ latter
part 'of the night .there was" a general
row, which broke up the party, and the
guests /went; home, after, a great deal of
bad" blood was .displayed; -
' 7 A BLOODY AFFRAY. ,■ ;
The following day. a' number of the
young fellows- who felt themselves most",
aggrieved, got together, and, armed with
shotguns went, to the house in which
were a; number of : those . with/whom - they
had had. the: difficulty the night before.
They, surrounded the - house," andstherr
there was a battle which- was most dis
astrous to the besieged party. It'appears
that . they sallied forth and were re
ceived with a volley. .-There was firing
for _sbme: time, ,;and : when ..the smoke
of battle lifted, four :of the besieged
were ; on ; the ground. It 'was found that"
two' of ■ them.7were dead, and that two
were terribly-wounded. • '.
// / QUICKLY / ON , TRIAL. 7
The/nine-men implicated. in the affair"
■ were arrested.'/. An indictment , followed
soon/ afterwards.'.:' The' trial: was 7not
much longer, in coming, and conviction
was: hot much .behind. The .men were
sentenced as follows: „7 .7 ' .
. Four. -..; brojthers'V^nam'ed.^ _Ray 1! and Atwo
brothers . named • Ball, ': 18 . years ; two '
brothers:. named Hesse received; , r a sen
tence of -16 years' each, and .'an old .man
was sentenced "to serve one Vfear. /
All .the * recited , took, place
.within • about" the space of ' three" weeks.
-Mr. Henry-. C. Stuart, .member., of the
convention from 7 Russell, who related
the stbry;:to the .'Dispatch writer, said
"this /is. no uncommon '"instance ..-. of the
celerity and. -economy /which the
laws are administered; in Russell/ county.
PROBiVBLY; UNPARALLELED. '
* It is doubtful if, in the history of the^
penitentiary, -there . have .-.- been ;s"b many,
prisoners whoes/ terms 77ags;regute so
.many years received; at the prison at one
time. and. all sentenced for the same
crime.. ; ;:...-; . c', . v
A JURY SECURED •
111 l FOR PATRICK TRIAL
Statement With Reference to Alleg
ed Offer of. Bribe in Connec- -,--.■.
tion With the Cusei J ~
: -NB\Vi YORK, January ; 22. —The work of
selecting a jury for the trial of Albert T.
'"Patrick, 011/ the charge of: having mur
dered 'William. M: Rice,' formerly of
Texas, was :Completed : to-day. . ; '._•. .- ;
..;„.; ALLEGED OFFER 'OF- .BRIBE. ry-'.
ST. Louis. January 22.— John T. ililli
ken, the" wealthy chemist,: mine-owner,
and capitalist, of this city, who : is a
brother-in-law of Albert : T. Patrick, ..the
lawyer, who is now", on trial in-New
York on the-charge of murdering Million
aire .Rice, to-day.- made, a statement-, to
the Associated: Press in regard to the re
port that he" had been offered a- bribe .to
have. Patrick, compromise the will of ISCO.'
He" said: "A", short time before . the trial
of ;Mr. Patrick : began v I . was called to
Xew York, and r offered' $oO,COO" ; by ■; certain
attorneys. to have Patrick compromise. the
will' of 150Q.7 .We declined to accept any
■offer .-that would not .exonerate; Mr.
Patrick of' the charge -of murder,- and
stop ' the prosecution. A replj- of 1 such
character was made to; our "refusal' that
it '■■ led .me to believe;. we could get; $250,003
if 1 we' would compromise. ; AYe again de
clirfed, as no one was in a.' position: to de
liver/what: we wanted, and the negotia
tions ended. 1 ' '
. TO PAY COST OFDEFENCE. :/ /
Mr. TMilliken declares /.his 7beiief in
Patrick's -innocence/ and says he "will de
fray the. cost of hisdefence. ,/■ . „ '__
Cincinnati sensation
of thetfirst order:
iilesrert Defalcation on .Part- of 3lan
of IHkIi • IJiislnean and Social
Standing. ;■■;
; CINCINNATi, ?O.; ' January^ 22.-^SensaV.
tional ; r eports Iw ere published ; h ere t o-day j ;
of -ah - alleged^ shortage =: in the, .books:; of ;
Theodore. Braemer, who -resigned; last
Sunday' his position' as secretary^-and
treasu'rerfof the J.;and R":SchrothTPack
ing Company, of this city. The story,
as first published, alleged- a shortage of
5160,000 -to $400,000, extending over a periodi
ofitwenty years, and 'claimed that M^r.
Braemer had turned over all of his pro
perty and ■ chattels: in^-trust, pending/ an 5
<.':arninar.ion of^ the books by experts. I
vßraemer^enjedjg^er^ggpdgll
/cC-uiori.' but admitted that he a iii.turnedij
$f>PoOiin^P^phalf property, over; to}J£Lnx-\
!:i"l Cleveland, his attorney, and'John.W.
ib'HavarSattorn^forlthelSchroth^Cdm^l
|p^ny^^bil#Br^^e^^kedffreely2abqut'
itHe v case; : the Schrottis : refused) to; sa^i'any^l
-, thins, .•and^tS|^t^orney?« were also reel
l^i^l^eJSchroths'Stwenty-sevenfy.eaurs^
Imostlofltheltlme-: reeelvlngri S£>: perj^weefci
!a~sjtwok-keeper,\and^
'■ that u much * ask? secretaryjandiitfeasxjrer^
5/rheJHrm.;did Ja ? OCO.(K»|
a yea
= TIG/AflpN^B\*r;HElßS. "
jgiWhen r i Jbh/hj .Sciiro tH Yd led |than Ihi
yeirlagbf:lileuiensthfc ; C-o ycrnbr 7 Carl iNip-fi
pert^bscainlijil^^ttorSey/of his7,heir3^|
iWh^|in^tltutediTai^inye^i^tion"fot;.-.-the^
company. This finally culminated in "a J
nieetinfeJTjf^all 71asti;
Sunday^ at rwhich|Bi^enier ; anil "
f rbmS^hJch^the^sehsatibTial :{-!repofts!i|b£| 1
to-da>:.fenianate^.^{HarlaH'sClevelandHat^l
itbrn"ey>.fqrlßraefer;fah^
attorneyJforjtheTcbTnpanyJ'andalsoA^
rteesljarejengaged^ithTtheiexperts^lnJex^
aminirigithe ' ; books77rrhe 7 accbizhtants '■■ fri-j
sist;that ;they^cannbt conipleteltheiriwork ] |
for. ; two : br/i t h ree^Vvre'eksp and ; cou ns el I sayj |
..that -. no 'irellableY'atatement ":' can be * hiacte • |
: until that- tlirie.^Vi/.^;. ... ;
No "; reports ':■ of vsitnilar character, ever ,
created ; suchVaVsensatibn/ in -this clty, : as":
Braemer/ always): has S been /.regarded asi
a mari;of^thelhighest l)usJKess;ahd social^
standlng.7\He; bWTQs*orie;fbf the^fihest resi-i
fiences 1 in theclty-^andlit'is : -furnished' .withi.
lal lv that sart5 art ! _ca"h'VTsappS y. '-':"■ In : the : sensa-f
l tio nal ;j reports H h£it> have bee n ■; published, 2 ;
:jib:referpnce7is/niadeltb;; him /as having!
) any bad h^>i ts. ;The: attorneys : and otheri
jinterested^ersoris /will f give.. no' assurahcej
..that the* report ] of, ; the - experts;; bn^thel
: examination;; of^ the^bboks /will : be made [\
public, ■..: .wlieii 7cbmplete<l. as they state
; that -every '^possible Vdiff erence has al
r. ready, been ; .adjusted 7'SatJsfac'to'rily--' by .
reason of the. property that Braemer has
; turned -bver>in trust. ; ' -
; -' THE TRUTH; -ACCORDING TO
;■/ /:■ _ '/'/-braemer. / : : : : ■-■:- • ".■■"■•:
■Braemer. 'said that he h.-ul transferred to
the' trustees; $72,000 jin j Standard Oil and
: Cincinnati Gas r ahd, Electric/stock. i.This.
;he. r said, .would" '.amply cover any/errors
might {be ■ 'found/on the books.
•'Til ■• tell-; you Vthe';truth'.;bf the matter."
said ; Braemer.'/. The ./old man' and I have
..been : fighting ;for,^about six- months. Tand^
.T-: concluded ;to. quit; ;7and ;l resigned Siin
day.- .Some errors- had7been discovered
in the books, and it f was7mutually agreed
tp/ 7 have an ; ; ; expert 7go "over. them. In
order'to : indemnify.the Icompany. Attor
: neys Cleveland and O'Hara were appoint- 4
ed trustees .of my, estate, and I turned
over. to. them the t 's72.oo():in"stbcks. If any
shortage- is found; I .-"will be to' blame.
■My, salary was " ?so ; a week, and . had been
for the past ten /years: "I;, owned SIo.COO
state that i f there is any shortage* l know
.worth of stock in the company." I wish to
nothing :of it/-* '■-'•/■:■ : : . '
YOUR imCLEfGROVER
* Again in the souiii;
He 1* lo Take Aiiotlier Hunt In the
; Vicinity of Oeorsretovrn;
South Carolina. -
PRINCETON. ,N.;J.. January 22.— Ex-
President Cleveland left Princeton 4 to
night for 1 the ~ South, where he will re
main several days', .hunting. wlthColonel
E. C. .Benedict." -Rear-Admiral- R.. D.
Evans, General 7Ansqn G. MoCo'ok. and
Herman May; /'The/ party ..will go to
Georgetown, S.vC.. and shortly after ar
riving thereiwili go to the home of Colo
nel 7Alexander,7 who lives on an isiand
eighteen miles from" that city.
"Mr. Cleveland appears: to have . regained
his normal health.' He was accompanied
as faras Philadelphia by Mrs. Cleveland.
SCHLEY o¥f TO-MORRO^
FOkXITY OF CHICAGO.
President Will Tarn His Appeal* Over
to the,Ait'orncj-(iencral
■ •■'■■:-;■. \ .'■'.../ ■ •-"■-.: : . -
'-' .-. . ' , ". ' "for; Report.
WASHINGTON, D. C, , January 22.—
Rear-Admiral and- Mrs. S.chley will leave
here" Friday /morning at 10:15 via the
Baltimore,and Ohio railroad, for Chicago,
in a private -car ...furnished* by the pffl
cials*of" the road mentioned, > arriving In
Chicago Saturday, morning at. 0:30 o'clock.
The' Admiral/ refuses to make public his
appeal filed with the .President yesterday.
This is in accordance 'with the desire" ex
pressed by .the. ; Presldent at the : time/;of
Admiral Sehley's" visit to the .White
House. ' 'The President . will turn' ,the
whole matter./ over/ to Attorney- Gen era I
Knox, . for/hi*, report and recommenda
tion, ■these., to be made as soon as possi
ble. ' ■ '■ 7 " "' x 7 -.■.;--- -. •
STATE FEMALE; NORMAL
SCHOOL PRESIDENCY.
So Election YejjterOa}" — Th'eßoardJto
■ Mect-Vsiiln To-Dsy.
FARMVILLE. VA., January 22.—(Spe
cial.)—The/meeting of the Board of Trus
tees of the; State^Female-- Normal School,
which convened here this afternoon, was
one of . the:most interesting, as '.well; as
important, which has . ever been held
at; the school; :.The chief object of the.
board's meeting-was to -consider the ap
plfcSiCions fof =7 those who wan tod to . suc
cee'd/Dr. Robert Frazer as president of
the school. ;There was a full board (four
teen in all) : in -attendance, and •it met
■promptly, at 3'o'clGck this afternoon /in
the president's office a t the : school. . From
that time until^nearly the naidnight hour,
with' only a "brief, intermission for- the ;
evening's dinner, j/the iboard was ; ..in con
stant,-carefcl consideration of the. fifteen
•-. applications; before,: them. T _Th& .bitHoc at
-this iatejhour : ..(lltls) is uponthe names of
three -.candidates, all the Z res t " haying
been ; dropped ; temporarily, at , least, with
the result' that -/one candidate received
six votes -and', two others four each. "It
was 1 in/'-.the midst . of this 'seeming- un
breakable deadlock the board? adjourned
: to meet -to-morrow morning at 7-10
o'clock. / It was /oneor jnore times sugg
ested- that the electionjof a president
be^deferrsd until .the" regular • annual:
meeting:, in ; June,i,but this was '- ''hot Vac
ceded? to7;for>the>reason7 that there t was
now/ a full board and ample -list of /appll-'
; cants /from'/ ; which ; a L suitable -man:
'might be/ elected. ■*•."■•: ; '■ :■:,.■. . ■" -.". ; "■■ ' • ". 7 .:. : : :
}- .Thejboard : regretfully received. the resig-:
nation of Miss 'Fannie Littleton; -who ■ for:
seyeral;iyear3;ihas;jfllledSthe7;Chair/-of
Physical/ ; Science i and , 3 Chemistry. : Her
resignation- is .'to-take effect at the ■ close :
of thelsessioii in' June. " ' -'
; -'r. -•-»y.'.T';.V -■--::'-:'■ „: \ '.*»«' •- ; , ■.... -..:'.-.,
AMEIU^NMBACCp
"..IN THE CZAR'S DOMAIN
RepresentntlyeK . of Former '-InveWtl-
C, :cntinsr= : *l»ci>Tol>aceo IndijMtry , -
■,■.:.-.•-..■"-;..•
- at the RuM«i»n Cayltnl;
V STSSPKTBRSBURG; VJa^uary ■; 22.-Kr-"
ncat;Gutschow^manaser A ofnh_e:Am
■Tobacco'; Company's at''S;;in:'Fra..»i
ciscb; Judge Bernard Phillips,; and^Rufusj
P.iitefsw^t^liS^lwestlg^tlns^th'c^tojJ
bacco industry for the American Tobacco
witti'--Ithe ~gr» it La Ferme Company;';
ffrom which arose .thr r t pc-ri that the
i}ntt^T 'fi'titx-tl * ■ purchus«?tl/ :^.but ■ .this 1
*^ ~f _*._*-*•"*■ C*\ -» ' A jt.F^ Ji Mjt X% jjll j|jt OtT^TfC tV^^^
It Appropriate* Same An>onntfi^^«^
'^Shelter and Protection" of JM^
■ ■■.-;"/-:-/v;?vr-'-' ' - v; „%••::. ■ ■ m*%Sm&
the PblHppinc*-Cnmmlm!.,-Demo.
■-.-- crat, otSew Tork. Vote* yVlth. }W^%,
jorlty on the Question. " -V- '"
WASHINGTON D. C, January i »^sb
'Some;_or.thefold^p»Usanyflre'.wa^t'^«ctet]^
into. the. proceedings of tho House to-dayTfi
when the item in tho urgent .- deficiency i ■
biil appropriating S5O0.<)0O for a military""
post at atan'la. which "the Deiuocrata)!
have been usingas" a texffor speeches ta :;
apposition; to the Philippine policy of/'tho 'U
administration for the last three days.' "
was; reported. "•. Mr. Cannon; lt>: chargefopg
the bill, confessed that the appropriation i
was subject to. a point of order. Tand; lt "4"
went out. In Heu thereof. 'ho offered aa *
amendment, . approprla^intc the same- sumP^ !
for the "shelter and protection" of -the ~
officers and enlisted men of the armyYoS^;
duty,; in the Philippines. Thi»th^Chnlr7^
held' to. be In order.;and;itat onceito-J||
came the, 'subject joC ; a .very spirlted;fS^^
bate,; in vwhich Mr. ; Richardson, /the"^
minority' leader; Jlr.'willlams;*- of -Mis'- v
sisslppl. and Mr. De'
souri, wefo: pitted agafn3jt]the^ ; chaitTOm^
'pt : :. th . c Appropriations .""''Commit t'eSi^J'Solf^
vote on . the adoption of ;theTamendment^|
stood, ayes I^7, nays 100. Before the '-*■
ral debate dosed Mr. Watson^pald /a J
beautiful i; tribute to ;the 7late T- Presldenß|
ZllcKinley. - • j:^
7^? te f a riile^excludins'vityie'll
PubneUrom the, floor of tlie- House before '• 5
; tho sessions 7. begin. „ the .--House H resume iifl
debate; oh ; the ' general . deflclehcy.;biUr|Mr. f #^
Padgett, ;of Tennessee., the"flrstspeuker;"i»
advocated '& the" .-. addi tibh of ; a. i declarations^
jn ;favbr. bf /pledging: ; the 7Uhited:;StateaiS?
:to "give. Independence to ;the lPhilipplnes^#
> DEFENCE 'OF JADMINISTRATIOJT^^I
. Af teri: some • further remarks '■■ by ; f^M&C "■
Chandler,:- of and' Mr? Zeenbr;?w
of Watson, : of :':- Indiana^
closecl7theVgeneral;; debate^ia<an hour's* ig?
speech in/ defence of ■] the admihlatratroa'sP
Philippine; policy.' • „ t - • , -
; ;While ;he tvas/speaking, ■ Mr.' ( Games, '■ ot:
Tennessee, ;attempted/toask7himTalquea*^i
: tibn. - ';qh!/this is .too 'much,"Tcrled :Dilvi %
Watson, "amid gr"eat?laughter ;on ;theße-^
:publican side.- He* "declined to yleld.-iand,^
proceeded z tot eulogize rtftc fl late^*Presf dental
HcKlnlcy. * ■ } ■>■
'■Mr.:Chairm;in."->he concluded, ''the Re-"77
publican party iwiU handle Vthisfqueatloi^^
;If our Democratic : friends : wHlj cqme'alontflsi
and be good^we^lll be glad to;ha've'theitf§;
in'" s the?,neishborho"od;^but'if. : ,theyfprop6a»^
\o : object;' ;;If;; they .propose -to '"nullify ;§l^.^
they!- propose to '!, obs t rue t, / I f : ; they? in tendc» ;|
always ". to stand ofC ". and propb^e^notbinis W
and oppose every thihg^7 we '..had jjuat-saaf..:;
lief tiiey '.'would -hot /come along, thecausa^
we propose ; to solve/ these 'questions Jany^K?
haw- /and do/it 'right, 'under the .fear- oS "7
God.;, who; has .opened the way -fbrS this 7i
great .ropuDlic." .- ; (Prolonged . applauae Voii%
:the Republican side.) :. ... ;.--.^:^-'r
MrJ-' Cochran", of Missouri, declared -thai i^
the;/attempts^to>:subjugate;-sthe ]Filiping|S
people had 'already; cost ;the. United
more than enough .to build the Z Nicaragua^
canal land " to 7'consßtruct • 300 warships ;;torQ
defend It." yet ■ the ; end was not ; in ■ sigh (:.',<- ' '.-
FISH /STATION -IK BEAITFOR.T. X. C. ~,
; Mr. 1 ; Small,; of North Carolina; ioffereclfant|-|j
amendment to appropriate $12,500 for th<v*
Fish Commission station at Beaufort. N.;."
C. -The- amem^nrient was; adopted. ,- ;.y.' '
When^the iapproprlattbh/oC JSoO.ooO; : fi»rSf
a military pbst at Manila was fre'ached£s|:
hal f7a v dozen JDemocrats,7- lncludlpig
Richardson, of , Tenhps^eV, .were 'on their. ■
;fee't.vbut 'the 'Chair/recognized Mr7jHult^
Republican, of :lowa.. who raised the points
of order against" it" that/it was new/Jefffe*?..??.
■latlon. . ' ■ ■ ..,.:■.:■ ■;■ ■ . .-.. -,:■. -'
Mr. Cannon urged Mr:,:Hull;'to ;iet ithjj.||
other Jrfd« .make :the A pbftit of border. Vfg^
'-'I hope .the gentleman will -.not itec turop
his ownlsideof -the House.'* observed -Mr." ; -
Richardson. , '- . - . . ->■'
.'■ Thereupon Mr/ Cannon 'con feased Vn* : : i
point of order, the appropriation : wa_J.g
ruled out. ' 7'~ ■
iREPtrRLICAX; 'AMEXDJIENT. „:,'%
In "lieu of thejproyisibn. '.Mr. .Cann.9* ,
offered the following amendment:; "FoS;
To Cure a Cold/ln^One^Diiy.
talce ■ v /Laxative .i-Bromo- Quininia iTableti-
All druggists refund tho money ilf ;lt|faft«
to - cure. : E/-W- Grove's /signature is : <m
each - box. 7Twonty-fivc cents.
: ;•- ■■'•. Joiir '/CfrnnilifnothVr*/* ;"nen»e«ly. .:.■&
for Cough's. 1 (Colds, ."Croup, -.^Consumption**
Bronchitis. .? and \ all Throat : Tand 7 Lun*
Troubles. Tpf.; David's Cough Syrap of .^ur<»
Pine "Tar. TV lid and
Price.: 25 cents /or;: a Jargebottle? every*/
where. "" . - =.
For Good. CJroeeriej* ; nntl ' Ti»l>le jLa xiiu
'- "• 7./' •'". "7.: .■.,..■■;-/ rie» ;7.-'--7/./ ;,: ,";.,
goto ■W'lL.t.rAM : H. TATUM'S,
;: 7 5H Broad "street. ' -. ■ •
.-■; ;-'- Fifty ; years": experience. '„
/ pixie Xerve «n«l Bonc^Mntmrntr;
Best on earth 7: f«>r|r Strains, % Sprain*.
Rheumatlsin.l and !aH; pains. ' * -"-:
/':if :ybu ..■wlshitbe : : benefits/: of
Sprin^i'atyh'ome/%get-:one/ibf^_th^Celer^|
brateaißuckeye?Baths_Cabtn'et£s3Best|oit^
earth ? f orivapbr.sbatha. : SPrtcelonly 53, . at ' -„
-;;;f ; :OWEKSi«rIMINOR2DRtJQjCa;M|g
T h c Wea the r^Si
. . ...„ .. ££ dfi.
i r— —l WASHINGTON/ D. C", January 'i
rilß -'-Forecast.
jl^rj- jay' warmer and cloudy; probably
: rtsh." : . wtv4terf^^in^|bSonffng''|vai*p
iSbll^i^i mmm ■ M:m
SN'orthvCarollna— Fair;Thursday:tl^l{to^
{warmer a n«l c!ou(2y;Tprob;ablylraln;!fi^3l»-g
] westerly . : '-v^tn<li?3becoalns.|.v3.ri;.ib!e:^^^|^
the: weather .in Richmond yks-':
TERDAY w<\4 ideal for th.> seaiton— coM,
Invigorating. a:ut sunshiny taraug!wutKss
ITtic^ranse^otithe ch^rmoir^t- r wa^air?
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ft «VTI? 1 1 •-■*
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