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WASinNGTON. May 2G.— Forecast for
JTiirsday and Wednesday:
Virginia— Partly cloudy Tuesday; show-.
jirf, and cooler weather in extreme south
,-3St portion; fresh northwest to north
'\rin<Js: Wednesday fair. - :■-.'.:■[
North Carolina— Showers Tuesday; fresh
variable Avinds, becoming north; ,Wcdncs
oa>-lalr. "■■.;■ ■ . . ■ ; - : ' :.
•jljo we.itlier in Richmond yesterday was
wnrm and close; rain fell from time to
j; m^ The readings of the Dispatch thcr
jT.omcter. at the" hours staled were as fol
- Sows: ■ ■ . - > ■ ■" .
C A. M. .....G9 ;
;. A. M. - — 7S
.<> «j_ .........S2
*z r. m. '■■.- -• -•••- ....S3
,;]•. M -•• T8
j: Night.... .- .............C7
:.-Mt>an. temperature ....................76 1-C
Oovemment readings: Maximum, SI;
tptolmum, ; 73; mean, 77; range, .S.
■■■■ RICHMOND. ■;*■ J''" 1
Important chanprcs suggested in Consti
tution schedule affecting judges and Sen-
f t xc,rsi — -Messrs. Wise and P.ouldln speak
on i;roclaniation:i Mr. Pfdigo to-day— —
3>cath of Mr. Julius Meyer; atjAsheville,
>,' "Ci— Manager. Giff en again summoned to
■/..^nuri — -Baptist ministers- take action in
ihc Crawford contempt case — -Professor,
p.ivope wins from John ?;;Hammorid. tin
l.toad.sword play Detailed arrangements
;'nr Hollywood: memoi'iarparade- — rLabor
ora-o.n new gas main strike for more pay
_._. Thomas Watson, of Georgia. Jiegotiat
iiijj-'-for "Sabot Hill," Goocliland county
■-...-^—lncidents in the career of iho late Kate
p.iTSington— -Light.DeiSartinent refuses tc
n:rn gas on: in v the" Jefferson Hotel — :—: —
MANCHESTER Clyde Binns. 10 years |
j.jtl. accidentally sshot- — Funeral of Mrs. ;
2j..| lcr _ — Death of Mrs. Maddrcy— — Miss j
IWma. Dean luge and Mr. Coulter C. Lamb, j
married. . - ' I
Destructive- storm in /Buckingham roun
ty Saturday night— -Lightning demolishes
a* vehicle, in which several people were rid
jv.tr inMontgoincry county, . but, kills no
' , me. Mr. Frank Kcstcr was badly hurt. I
The -'biiggy was demolished- — A telegram
received yesterday in Staunton announced
that Hoy Illger. of that city, had been
jnurdered at Bisooe, X. C— — John T. Rich
ards, chief engineer of the Cotton Oil and
Fibre Company, killed by a- street-car in j
Norfolk Charter for anew. hotel, to be
failed the- Spbtswood; : will bo obtained
Jr. 'Norfolk to-morrow. The new 'hostelry
will cost SSO.OOO. R»==<i;r: that Colonel John
Murphy, of t his. city;-. is interested— — Hon:
J. IV Lawless, candidate for the Second
District nomination, challenges Hon. H. L.
v.-Siaynard •to meet him in joint discussion
tliroughout tlio district. The latter de
clines for iiio- present— — Roanoko
roilege students broke many re
cm-ds on field day -Three Fred
• TicisburK iniiiisters severely criticised
the electJon. methods which prevailed in
their- town Thursday- — William Leigh es
raped from Loudoun county jail. ,•".'-:.:
New York stock market rather ;more
jicxive Wli eat rind corn higher at Cni
. o.Tfro; pats unchanged; provisions
•weak — — Planter's Compress Company,.
: cauital. 510,000,0t"0. is organized at Port
land, Me.- — -Captain McDonald contra
dicts .Corporal O'Brien's : testimony re
garding allogetl outrages by army ohicefs
in the Philippines— —^Argument on: the
<:;:iynor-Grcen petitions for writs of
tvniarari is continued until Thursday- —
<"iuurman Hay issues call for Demo
«ratio, llcuse caucus to-morrow evening,
to consider plans to force passage of
NirrinifTua cannl : l>ill — -President noml
r..it.\s Robert S. McCormick, of Illinois,.
;to be ambassador, to Austria-Hungary— —
7Te also nominates George: L.Warten
baiccr, of Virginia, to be second lieutcn
nnt of artillery, ard -Harry G. Leckie,', of
Viiirinia; to be second lieutenant of-caval
ry Uejiresontative Richardson, of-Teri
nosSoe,. denies: that he said imperialism
would bo the only issue of the Congres
sional campaign Harry. New wins the
-Derby at Latonia Cameron and
Hyphen 1 are the only winning favorites at
■ G ni vesend- — G encra 3 Fitzh ugh Lee and
Major Micah Jrakins < - a]l on the Presi-:
O-cnt at the White House- — Northern
Presbyterian "Assembly' acts' adversely on
overtures, requesting that ministers from
Southern branch of the. .Church be'hon
orably retired with same privileges as
those held l>y ministers who have always
Hurved with ..Northern Church, chooses
Los .Angeles, • Cal., as next meeting jilace,
. :i:il adjournos sine die — —Mr. Galliriger
of New llampsliire, offers a resolution in
thf Senate providing for an investigation.
of the matter of lyncliiiigs- in the United
Stut^s— — Senator: Morgan; submits to the
Bohnic the adverse committee report on
F'!i;i*r Hoar's bill placing selection of
r>-\:i". icr isthmian canal: in; the: hands of
the Prt.sident— — Terms of tlie agreement
bciwi-cn German steamship j lines and
nliij i>ins combine are made public J. P.
"Wj/rgan & Co., for Louisville and Nash-:
vill-i and Southern Railways, makes for
"i-ji'ial oiler. v to Monori; ■.'stockholders of 00
for the pref -erred -stock:. arid 7S for ; the
<!ramon~"Honri GreviKe," the French;
::'.;tiii>rcss, and Benjamin Constant. . the
• jiaintpr, are dead— — Tornado : destroys
M.;;r:ii:' ware . rooms of branch
■- : of V:riri ni a- Carolina Chemical at Darling
■-loh;-:S:";C.;i and kills a Email boy-— Deputy
.SbsTiit '■■-Washbufn : shoots and ■ kills
Ch;-i'rl<!s Taylor in an impromptu street
~A\w\ at Ouitman; Ga. Mexican Asiatic
(""i'apur.yii will begin running steamers to
■■ -'.Japan und. China in the autumn — — Char
i< v r,r cotton oil company, with capital
<i tv ■■\>m % is sought in South. Dakota- — -
C..: ; ,t,-,i Conf«r-crice of Methodist Church.
South,: adjourns, to nieet' : on the first
ThursJuvi in May 11KW. at a place to be
: ; .Tianii-d hy. the Entertainment Committee,
tUedioic-.. lying between Louisville. Birm
:'.; JnclKim,-- Nashville, and Nt-w Orleans—
So fciraa known eight ' : persons were killed
l»y tho tornado in South Carolina Sunday
'—All thi> cotton mills in the Augusta:
<3a., district aro now again running full ■
Ihnt— —Southern. Coai and; lron Company,
•■••apitai ?.>).000, is Incorporated at Trenton,
K. J.—— Thompson Congressional party
visits 3{;itr.iorc>— Colonel L.Q.: Washing
ton is Boriously. ill; at his home in Wash
hjrton— -The Gaulois arrives at New
York — Fooling between freshmen anil,
frojihoiuore; classes of Vermont University
■vuhnlnates in drowning of N. P. Bond, of
BurJingtoii', A* t., treasurer of the fresh-
Uian classic—Optimistic feeling • in "regard
.*"'■ Peace In South Africa is said; to- be .
hardly based on solid facts— —A Moro. I
carrying- a l!ag^ of truce, approaches two
African isoldiers, a '"Heutensint and a ser-
K'--int, in Mindanao, suddenly draws his
w«:eKe, cuts off one of the sergeant's arms
; >t v Kingle blow, and makes; good: his -
retreat through the tall grass-
Vdlct -of one of the Humberts is ■ said .to 1
•-have be-on c:.-iught In Jersey -City—Con-. J
fvrtneu. in Chicago may lead to further
ni'Wtraiivfi effort in tlie matter "' of the I i
"oal Htrike— Wu Ting Fang appears; un- j;
t'xpectfdiy in: Charleston and expresses i
Hdminxtion for^ the ExpoiaiUon-^George" ':
>- Hrim ■■'aliyotV: himself Brook- ;
J.vri— Mrs. Bruns \vm probably die— —:
C<'ii<rr«l' L<><« ut the White Ilonse. ;
■\\"A.S»lN(i:;TOX.vJlay..'2C^ General|Fitz^ (.
tnitjii Lt^- P called^ at^the\Wh'ltol.lfoußeTto^ «;
•lay. and paid; his 'respects; to-ithesPrcsltJ f,|
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CnndidatcM Are LoniHville, Birmins-.
liam, Nashville, anil Xcw Orleans,
rrotest Agralnst Action of the Con
ference in KstaljHsliinß an Order
of Dcacoiiesses— Fiire Insurance
Board Provided For— lts Hcnd
qiinrlcru "Will Be In I^ouiMville—
Dlsliops Ask Aid for Goliad.
DALLAS, TEX., May 2G.— Tho four
teenth quadrennial. General Conference of
the Methodist: Episcopal Church, . South,
after being in ■'session since May 7th, ad
journed sine die at 1:45 o'clock to-day.
Delegates began leaving for, their,.- homes
yesterday and at one point in to-day's ses
sion, it was difficult to secure a quorum.
The most important matter disposed of
during the day's session was adopted last
Saturday, the tendency of which was to
bring the northern; and southern; church
mlssionery ..societies into partnership: in a
joint publishing house at Shanghai, China.
Another unusually important matter was
tho reading of a. report from the Commit
tee on Church Extension,'" creating a
church Insurance board.
The date of the next quadrennial general
conference was fixed for the first Thurs
day in May, 1900. : The Enter talnm en t
Committee will name the place one year
from now. Candidates tiro Louisville,
Birmingham. Nashvillo, and New Orleans-
The proceedings of the last day of the
conference, "were begun wlth^. devotional
exercises by Dr. J. W.Tarbox. "Bishop
Duncan resigned the chair to. Bishop E. E.
lloss,. the senior of the new bishops, who
was greeted with applause. ;. : ' ;
Dr. Collins Denny: moved a reconsider
ation of thai- part« of- tho report of the
Committee on Missions that gave at least
It is Said That the Labor Vote Will - Not Be
a-Faetor Until the Election in
the Fall.
"U'hile there are no now developments
since the action of the State Federation
of Labor at its : lioanoke convention; ; flic
Congressional . nominating contest in : the
Sixth District is easily; the first of inter
est throughout the State. Until the: pro
nouncement by the Federation of criti
cisms of Mr. Glass's recor.d, he was con
siclereci generally a sure and almost an
easy winner, it mattenui little how many
or how few candidates were in the field. "
The only thing to warrant any change
of the popular opinion on the subject
has been the announced antagonism of
Mr. Glass's candidacy by the organized
labor vote of the district. While he is
not disposed to underestimate the friend
shin of organized labor, and believes that
its "attitude toward him is based on a mis
apprehension of the facts in his career,
Mr. Glass is confident that the action of
the Federation will not endanger his
prospects of nomination and election. He
even hopes that he will not have to take
the stump in his canvass for the nomina
tion, and is receiving continued assur
ances of support from prominent Demo
crats of every city and county in the dis
trict. . ' . , _„
It is said that the antagonism of- the
organized labor vote; will not be a factor
in the Congressional primary, but that
the members of the Federation will re
frain from voting and then support an
independent of Republican nominee in the
general election. -In- that event there
would seem to be little cause for appre
hension that any 1 one could defeat him
for the nomination, and, once nominated
election is almost assured. ; The Demo
cratic -majority in the district is from
five to seven thousand, and Mr. Glass is
well-known and very strong with the peo
■'as the situation now stands there are
five candidates. in the field, and possibly
six all of whom come from the western
half of the district, save Mr. Glass, who
has 'every assurance ihat he will carry
his home city, Lynchburg. and Iho.coun
ties "of Charlotte. Halifax and Campbell.
With but one candidate against him,
Mr Glass would probably win; at least
the" shrewd political prophets think so. Cer
tainly with two, three, four or even five
in '■- the "field to contestthe honor with him,
and all of them from the same section of;
the district, the advantage is largely .in
favor of the Lynchburg Senator.
So far the entries for the Sixth District
contest include in addition ... to Senator
Glass. Senator Lyle, Hon. W. W. Berke
ley of Roanoke; Colonel : -~A: M. Bowman,
| partial ; control! of |thel publishing-house jto
I the Board lof -: Missions. ;; The ; motlon|T«is
jtabled. Later, origin Ithe session, ;bn appeal
[ fromvpr.?Denriy^and:fothers,f toe's confer-,
cricq ' took • the ; mc tion | f rorril the^ableTawi
re'ebnsid ered \ the portion of the' mission re-*
port, - which; JtTwas argued,^ would;be dan-^
:for^Vthe "church": to'permit:to'i.be
cbmQ ; v eff ecU ve» , " V"_ The « mission? : work ;i In
Chlnair thereforb, will remain^?as-: far; "aY;
publishing interests are : concerned," in^the
hands of the Book Committee,- as -hereto
; Dr. -Anson West,; bfthc ? NortH Alabairia
Conference, entered a protest 'against the:
action of -the ' General Conference 'In in
■ stituting the "order ; of :.; deaconesses, "as
being at ■' war with the" history . of Protes-:
tantism generally, , and^. nowhere : in;:. the
Bible could justification for the
of the order be found. One of -the sen
tences, in Dr. West's protest: said: ' ''De
parture ; from Divine order: leads to in
fidelity, anarchy and ruin.", . -. - ■ ;
:': Many, of tho delegates were opposed to
perrnittin's; fho protest' to become a: part
of' the record . of ; the :■■ proceedings: of ;the
General Conference, ; but r finally- -it was
decided toinclude it in the record.. on the
ground "of tho long and honorable ser
vice," of Dr. West in the church.
- Dr. Butterick presented the 'conference
with a gavel made from a beam Inthe old
Epworth Church, England^ where Metho
dism was born. Bishop Hoss accepted the
gavel with thanks. . - :
.. The standing - and special committees
were discharged, .with a-vote of thanks. ':■:■
A resolution declaring that no new legis
lation passed by the General,' Conference
shall take effect earlier than September Ist
next, was adopted.
Report No. G, of. the Finance Commit
tee, making changes in the manner of as
sessments, provoked much discussion, and
was adopted. :.
The conference refused, to': reduce the
sahiry of the. corresponding secretary of
the Board cf Education from $3,000 to
$2,500. . ■: : ". ■' -
The conference took up the matter of . a
Fire Insurance Board. A Board of Fire
Managers were- nominated by the Church
Extension Board as follows: J. M. Klrk
land, J. B. Kilgo, S. M. Tlisner, W.; S. :
Baker, P. N. 'Wisner, P. McGuire,;R. R.
Gilbert, C. M. Phillips, Samuel Our
backer, P. H. Tapps, and T. B. Wharton.
The whole matter was adopted and. the
headquarters of the board will- be, in
Louisville, Ky. : - ... v
The board will have the.mangement of
the insurance of. all church property. The:
proposition metwith some vigorous oppo
sition,- particularly from Dr. : Anson West,
who declared thatit was the organization
of a. church insurance company.
The ten bishops present signed an ap
plication, to the church throughout the
South to extend aid to the "Methodist suf
ferers from the Goliad hurricane. : ContrI
of Salem; Senator Graham Claytor, of
Bedford, has not yet filed his announce
ment of candidacy with Chairman Eg
gleston, :of the District Committee, /.but
is expected to do so.
v Next to the Sixth • District contest that
in the Gecond is the most interesting..
Hon. -Charles T. Bland, of Portsmouth,
has finally: announced- that he- willoiot
bea candidate this time. Mr. Bland ob
jects ;tb the prifnary plan of nominating,
which he claims is prohibitory upon the
aspirations of a man k of moderate means. ;
His "retirement leaves Messrs. H. L.'May
nard, the. Incumbent; Joseph T. Lawless
and Dr. J. F. Bryant, in the field, and un
less Mr. Bryant should withdraw it is ex
pected that theso three:. will make the
fight; to the. finish. Messrs. Maynard and
Lawless are in to stay, and a contest be
tween the two, would be a very close one.
With another candidate^in the field the
uncertainty would be heightened.
In. the Fourth District the race has nar
rowed down to a test of Btrcngth between
Messrs. Lassiter and Southall.; : Both are
influential, and have a strong following
throughout the district. Friends of both
are claiming Mecklenburg, ■-. Brunswick
and Nottoway. "= Uplo this time the cam
pa igri has not warmed up, : though . friends ,
of both aspirants are hustling in their be
half, '.r-' ■ '■ ' ;..;.■ "' ;; :*... - : '
In the -Third District Messrs.. Lamb and
Wallace are in a quiet race so far. They,
are jogging along" easily, *. making friends
and circulating-. among the people as op
portunity offers and; enlisting the support
of influential friends. Mr. Wallace's
friends claim that, he will be; very strong
in this city, which is an important fac
tor in the result, but Mr. Lamb's adher
ents ciainv that he will carry Richmond
ana the county. At this stage of the con
test no one can say how well founded
eitner claim may be. Friends of both as
pirants are putting in good work for them
in a quiet- way. -The man who hustles
most will probably win. -
Republicans Gutlier In Ohio.
CLEVELAND, 0., May 25.— Many dele
gates and visitors t o ,the Republican . State
convention, which meets here to-morrow,
have already arrived in the ...city. It ;is
understood that a platform has been pre
pared by the Ohio senators and congress
men whic has, been- submitted to some
delegates. It is said to endorse the;na
tional administration; strongly ;iri .general
terms. Avithout specifications : on Cuban
The Philippine policy is unequivocally en
dorsed. : : ' : ' '■ . '
"VeTV f^Tudees TVould Enter ; Upon the,
"Work: a Week After .
If Elected l>y <lie Next General As
scnihly. ' tlie New. Judges Would
Have to Begin Service a Few Days
After Being : Cliosen-^Objectlons to
the Plan— Terms of .'.the "aXeznbers
of the! Senate. ' •-
The schedule of putting -the various
provisions of, the new Constitution into
effect is going tolcause. considerable de
bate. .".; There are several features : that are
sure' to be discussed, and possibly some
what changed. One of i.iese is important.
It is that which provides for the election
and," beginning of service of the Circuit
judges provided for by the new plan,: of
judlciaryl •Under the schedule as report
ed by the committee all these judges are
to be chosen by ..the legislature which"" Is
to be elected. in 'Npvember, 1903, and their
terms begin February,; Ist. 19O4.: ; .
It is important to note, too. that the
legislature though elected in November,,
1903, does not convene until the second
Wednesday in January, ■ 1904, or hafdly
more ..than a fortnight -before the new.
judges must begin their duties. This
leaves very little time ; for - the newly
chesen legislators to discharge the very re
sponsible duty devolving upon them hard
ly, time enough to even .elect the judges,
for.in; cases of deadlocks or stubborn con
tests . with more than two candidates
for a ; judgeship it is probable that some
of the judges will! not have been cliosen
when the date -for entering' upon .the
duties has been reached. ; . ,
It must be remembered.that the judge
ships will be worth much more under, the
riew judiciary .plan than now and that
there will consequently,; be greater com
petition for -{these positions. This makes
it almost certain that: all .of : the; judges
will - hardly : havo been : chosen - when they
must enter upon their new duties. Even
granting that they were " all elected ■in
a week, they ; would then have but. a week
to farailiarize- themselves with/ the large
and important .business devolving upon
them. ; • ■■- •■'■'■■.'■■--■ ■ .
. It is : suggested that .the judges be elect
ed by the General Assembly, which" will
m^et in extra : session this '-.: fall.
This at least; would insure - Demo
cratic control \. of: the .: legislature
that -must "chooso these, 'judges, and
there is no .absolute certainty that the
Democrats will control ■ tho legislature
that is to be -elected in If-ovember, • 1903.
Ffcm".!"the standpoint; of political ex
pediency, too, it is argued that: it .would
be wiser to have these judges chosen by
a General Assembly known to be"•:■Demo
cratic,'-.'.than , by one of the political, corii
plexion of which cannot be positively fore
seen. .Certainly .this -question >is- going
to como 'up,: and it is far from certain
that the present proviso of the schedule
on the subject will be adopted.. .
Another matter that will almost cer
tainly.; be reopened by the convention is
theprbviaion in the schedule for the dis
continuance of holding- over-senators.: As
recommended by the Revision Committee,:
the schedule permits the: senators chosen
in 1901 to serve out their four years and;
limits the terms of those to be. elected in.
1903/ to two years," thus making the entire:
membership. of the senate elective in
November, 1905, and: every fourth year
thereafter. Mr. Meredith made a fight in
the^ committee for the curtailing' of the
terms of the hold-over members so as to
have the entire -membership of the senate
elective: in: 1903. Though beaten in the
committee,- he gave notice that he would
take , the .- fight ; to the floor of the con-,
vention, and unless he has reconsidered ;
tho matter, it is expected that he" will
do soiwhen the schedule. is talten up. ;
The debate .on the question: of submis
sion will, it is now almost certain, run to
the limit ..sot ': upon it -by the convention.
It cannot* exceed that limit, unless tlie
body rescinds: the resolution setting the
time for a vote., and there is powerful op
position to. any extension of time.;
The. last proofs of the printed copies of
the present ■ and the revised Constitution
have ;been read aiid returned to the;prin
ter. The two are printed in parallel col
umns and .will "make about 130 pages of
matter, twice as wide as the printed
drafts of the Revision Committee's^ work.
These will certainly be ready for distribu
tion Friday- morning- or earlier.- .
Among the belated; members who ar
rived: in the city yesterday were Messrs.
H. F. Crismond, of Freclericksburg; J. C.
Wysor, of Pulaski, and Beverlay A. Da
vis, of Franklin. Mr. Davis, a" Republi
can from the Fifth District, is said' to •
havo Congressional aspirations.- -
Proclamation to Be Discussed' To
'■-Xiirht «ii«l ■/To-Morrow Nigrht.
There are two more ward: meetings, to
take action on the question of proclamar
tion or submission of the new Constitu
tion. The first will be held at Nelson's
Hall, in Fulton; ■; to-nigh.t, under the au
spices of the Fulton Democratic Clubf
the other ; will vbe had to-morrow^ night
at Monticello Hall,- on Broad street-,: un
der the auspices of the Madison Ward
Democratic Club. .. ■ ; „ :
At the meeting in Fulton to-night the
new Constitution will-. be: fully explained
by some :of '*. the i: members of : the, conven
tion, and the •meeting, will : then express
the -sense', of- those, present on: the -man
ner of putting ithe. Constitution into ,ef-:
fect-v President. Eacho Swill, preside. .:'-;-.
At the Madison Ward meeting to-night
Hon. Eugene Withers, one who?-has!«at
' ways "been actively; and: prominently;i nently ; iden
tified with ;the movement for the new.Con
stitution,.and who is conceded to ..be one
of :ther most "fluent and forceful: speak
ers in the State, will j make the : address. ':
The" A**en<lirigr Physician Says the
Aged Divine's Chjuices for Re-:
-co very ' Grow Less ; Every; ■■■*":
■' ' - '. -' " . "-.Hoar. . .■-': ■ „ - : .;
'■ ': NEW; ORLEANS, ' : May ; 2G.f-The % cbnd I
tion;6f'Rev3Dr. B.;M: Palmer,^tliefPrcs-
byterian minister,- is- reported as still;criti
cai:;i The'; attending physician 7; that
the aged divine's .chances - for. recovery
are;hou'rly|bec6riiing less. [ -
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?vKA.TLANTA^ GAi; Ma^ 2G^Wi llards Lee?"
k\vh6j3shotiS arid^killed si Miss ©lilHagSut->
iterday;i"was i captured % toj-dayj near-KAustelT,"}
'Ga^arid»placed?lnKthe^Atlanta;Jall.' He
killed S3 '^SllttlCS v>beCaUS6 r;lll3 '
■>':'■■■■.': SOLID FACTS.
TliiW, ,, It f is ; Said, :.' Jf ot : Jf ecessarily a
Hopeful Sign.
The : Expected Definite ■"■ .Annonnee-
VBicnt on tlie Reassembliiigr of Tar
•liamciit.ilegardinsr the. Pence-Ne
• srotiation;: Status Hot Made— Mr.
■ -■■-;:■ '.;:-:.■:'»•. ■. .. . • . -■■■ ■ . -■. :
.Balfour Declines to Make; Any
. ' Forecast on the Subject. .
PRETORIA', May 2C.— The prevalence
throughout South Africa of an optimistic
feeling in regard to the peace negotiations
is hardly based upon solid facts. The pro
traction, of the ; conference at Vcreeniging
is not .necessarily; a * hopeful; sigii. '
: The; delegates -to . the conference, al
though they have abandoned their, i.ope of
securing independence, still have many
points of difference with the government,
while an obstinate, minority continues to
regard :the resumption of hostilities as the
best outcome of the present situation; ".and
at any moment these points of difference
'may': be' accentuated intoa refusal to con
tinue the*;, negotiations. -
It: is most unlikely, that those who; are
in ":'. favor of peace will throw up *• the
sponge, so long as a decent minority is de
sirous of coritlriuiri's; the struggle, and all
these dissonant .clnments must be taken
into account before it is possible to give
any sort -of prediction as to the. issue of
the present negotiations.
LONDON. May -2G.— Those persons ex
pecting a definite announcement regard-"
ing peace in South -Africa, on. the re-as
sembling- of. ;Ps.r!ioment thia afternoon,
were disappointed, as the '.-■'' goyerr.rrient
leader .in the. House of Commons, A. J.
Balfour, declined to "malfo any forecast"
as to when the government would, bo able
itornake a. statement:
; Although Mr. Balfour declined to com
mit -himself publicly,- there is' no doubt
Said to Have Been Arrested in, Jersey City —
Sent Ahead to Scout the Ground
for Hiding-Place.
NEW- YORK, May 2C— A' rumor, which
could not be veriile.l, was circulated ; at
detective headquarters in this city this
evening that. Captain Titus's men had ar
rested in Jersey City to-day the valet of
one of the. Humberts, the people charged
with wholesale swindling j. in Paris. The
man's name could not be learned. : .
It is said that the New York detective
department received information' that a
'valet ."of the Humberts had preceded them,
presumably for; the purpose., of : scouting
the:ground here for a place of hiding. An
accurate description was forwarded by the
Paris police, and the New York plain
clothes men have been keeping up a keen
watch for this man.
There is an element of doubt that the man
in Jersey City is the fugitive valet, but
the information comes in an indirect way
from police headquarters that the arrest
is a most important one.
Tliink: a Dollar n. D«y la Xot Enough
for •Liiyinff His Gas
. Main. . .
Maynard & Perkins, contractors, are'en
gaged in making the excavations for the
21-inch gas main that is to be laid. between
Twenty-eighth street and the upper gas
works. The work has been completed
down as far as Twenty-fifth street. ..
'This work was started eight or ten years
ago by the Gas Department, and then the
large main was constructed up to Twenty
eighth street,' but the: Council could never
be induced to provide sufnclent funds to
continue the work until this year. Inspec
tor Joseph Sh'elton said yesterday that
the: new main will greatly facilitate the
] work of the Light Department, and that
it Avili bebetter equipped than ever before
to meet the rapidly increasing demand 7 for
gas.; ■. ' :';: ' ; .'. ■ ' ■■■ - -■ ■ -■,-■ ': .'• - ; -
.Thirty of the thirty-five laborers en
gaged on the excavations struck for high
er wages yesterday and ; refused, to work
when their: demand was unheeded. ;, They
were receiving $1 per day and' asked for
an increase .of 25 cents. Their places will
be filled this morning if they do not re
turn to work. •• ; ' ;' ■
Expired at Asheville, N. C, Whither
He Had Gone for the Benefit
of His Health.
A telegram was received in this city yes
terday announricing: the death, in Ashe
ville,;N. C, of Mr.' Julius Meyer, the well-;
known merchant, who for : fifty": years,,
was : identified with; the mercantile life:
of this city.. Mr.; Meyer had been 1 unwell,
for some time/, arid ;vvas in Asheville; for;
; the benefit of : his health." His death, how T :
-'ever ~ comes as a • shock : to the -many;
friends .of his and his family in this city..
The' deceased was about SO years old. , v.
; ■"-. Mr.;: Meyer -I first went ; into : - business -in';
(this city ; many. . years ago at \ the'i'coriier
/of, Sixth arid Broad: streets: Here he pros
pered^ arid extendedihls trade until he in-;
■ eluded 'two ; of-;, three of the ; adjoining ■
;houses v iri his fplaco-: of business^: ;rA : i few;
> years ago he moved his stock to^ Foushee)
aridßroad'Streets.Swhere it was conducted;
'Sons^his r soris^MejssrsvjAlex(; H. iand
Hani Me'verbeiris partners in: thebusiriess,- i
from',, which Mr. Julius Meyer subse
'■'quentiyi.'w_ith"drew^/V.;;V-I^.;v;.:-.; -v '■■'<-■:'■;■ f';;"i &; ::M.S l 'i^
4 his great depart^
merit store ; was v destroyed =by . f ire"") some^'
?tor v some '^months:: of i Indecision,^ Messrs.!
yLouls, wSere theyl;eßtabUsiedtaJlaxgo\de^|
tportxnent store, which thoy,;tconduct ; sa.t|
whatever, in ; government circles % that jfaJ
i defin!te7prbcla.niatlon : 'bf peacb; is 'only ■ a
question of hours. ..' '
LONDON? atay 27.— Just; before Pnrlla
irient \ rose/; after." 12 - o'clock .; last -. riight,-^ a
niriior;; reached the lobbies that ;at hitch
had ;oc^rredf;iriSth^;peacei;rie'gotla^ion3/;
Nothirig^onlcial ;scbncernlrig/ thlsS riimbf
could ' bo; ascertairiefl.^ but '■ the dispatch : to
the- Associated Press fffoni Pretoria, In
which? it ;:.was j-said tthat^ the
throughout South Africa of tne optimistic
feeling Jn regard Uo itne?pcacc ;riegbtia
tions ;was; hardly .based iipori' solid: facts,
iriay be regarded: as an 'indication .that
such-hitch has occurred. Little informa
tion from .Pretoria . has been able recently
to ; pass tho censor : there.
Boer Comlitlon Rejected. .
THE HAGUE, May / 26^— It is said in
Boer circles here, that f the peace proposals
made to ' the conference at Vereeniging.
.Transvaal, includes the cbnditionthat the
Boers in the field be allowed to consult
with the Bber ; delegates In Europe ;bef ore
a definite settlement Is reached. It is
declared, also, upon the samo "authority,
that the British Government refused, May
23, to accede to thisrecjuest. '
Miss Snilie Dove ainil "Lee l,yonj» nave
an Kxcitiiipr Bat Disappointinsr
Day in Alexandria.
■ALEXANDRIA. VA., May 26.— (Special.)
Mrs. Jamos Dove had an exciting timo
here thisrnornlng in endeavoring to pre
vent the eloprnetit of her daughter. "Miss
Sadie. IS yt-ars of age. and a young man
named Lee Lyons. "Mrs?, Dove pursued her
daughter up Kiriy street and succeeded
in -preventing her proposed trip to Wash
ington. At the station house - a .scene . oc
curred . when the mother asked the police
to prevent the marriage. Another .break
for Washington was made by- the young
girl at tho ferry wharf. There sho met
the would-be groom and intcn ■l*'\ best
man.: but the mother, again interfered.
Again the police took a hand and tinaliy
Miss Dove . was gotten home. ' The young
people declare .thelr^ intention: of marrying
insptte of parental objection.
Tlie Gaulois at Sew York. '
NEW YORK, "May 2C>.— The French bat
tleship Gaulois. which brought the French
mission to attend .the unveiling -of the
Rochambeaii monument at Washington,
arrrived here to-day, from Annapolis,
accompanied by ; the : United States bat
tleships Kearsarge and" Alabama, antl
cruiser Olympia.
Schapp, dierl about three years ago while
traveling in Europe. '
The remains of the ueceaseel will ar
rive : In. .this city from " Ashevilta to
morrow. It has not .been decided . as
yet where the funeral will be held, or
at what hour. :
"Messrs. Alex, and William Meyer will
arrive in the city ■■ to-morrow, one of them
coming;; direct from St. Louis,-, and the
other going to Asheville to accompany the
remains ' to this city.; ;
Slaiiajrer o£ the Academy .Company
AHefred to Have Disturbed l-
Peace of Keighbors,
; For the fifth time in ten days, Mr. R. L.
Giffen, manager of the stock company,
has been summoned to. appear in the
Police: Court at .the instigation of neigh
bors who allego divers and sundry mis
deeds. Upon the complaint- of Manager
Gilbert, of the Alhambra. Dr. Opperi
heimer, and other residents of the neigh
borhood, Mr. Giffen 'will be called upon "-to
answer me charge of disturbing the peace
on Saturday night, by the removal of
scenery from the stage, to the store-room
underneath the theatre.- "Tho Dancing
Girl" was a ve-ry heavy scenic production,
and ran until l nearly, midnights it
was -over, in with the cus
tom, at the Academy, -the scenery was re
moved from ihe stage, and was packed
away beneath.:
Mr. Giffen will probably fight this case
on the ground* that: the labor was neces
sary to the proper conduct of his business.
Hon. .Thpnias^E. "Watson. Xesotlating
for the-PBrclm.se <»' Tlii.s Valu
nltle Property in Gooeh- ; '■•■..
, . lantl- County. •; -' .:
Hon. Thomas E. Watson, of Thomson,
Ga., who was recently in this city and in
other portions of the State prospecting,
with a view "to purchasing a .summer
home, is negotiating forthe purchase of a'
valuable place; near this c!ty, in an ad
joining county. ;
;He is krio%vn to have made a definite of
fer .for the handsome old ; homestead
knov/n as "Sabot Hill.'' : in ;Goochland
county, the seat of the Seddons. %VJiether
or not the off er has been." or will be, ac
cepted it is not yet decided. .
Amendment;.: of Insurance Laws—
; - ; L.aiHe.s' Auxiliary Officers."
NORFOLK. VA-V . May 26.-^The ; sessions
of \ the Brotherhood of ; Locomotive Engi
neers to-day .were' devoted entire!y*to ■ the
discussion : of resolutions for the amend-"
ment;of;insurance!law3^ .-A" ; : -:\i .'■';'■': «;.
The Ladies' Auxiliary, elected ;the follow-:.
irig.'ofßcers:" Mrs.*; James 'Haley, ; of i St.
Paui;^Minn..' /second:- assistant;' vice-presl-,
dent,iand Mrs. J.' s D.rAnderson,^of iHoua^
ton,' Tex-v; third assistant .vice-president. ; ;
Fatal Street FlKhtJn? Georgia.
hi qViiTMAN. GA. . May 2fiL'r Deputy-Sheriff
i-Mashbura ; shotr nndSkiUled gCharies^Tay-'
iiorinan impromptu; duelioriitho^treatitc-i
"day. 2Someltimeiago\Taylor}wa3lon:< trial!
;against^hlm^Taylorldeclared ; helwould!geti
eveitrs To-day ,ltho«men*inietr.s*After/alfew j
! mlnutes^'ConversationS both % began | shoot-5
■ i ng - Taylor f discharged vj, h13 ." revolver^ four.;
Jtiroc3 butjihis lalm 6waßiwild?|Maaliburns
*shotlfiTel Umes [andif ourj Bhotai^ereTetfec|
L .-/ .-/. 'i: ; , : PA6ESM :T0 ■ 6.; ■;• \]-
OF. N'ICARAC"CA'CANA_I4."BrLi«':. : 6. < ;^
It Mot; 3f ot . Take Place ilTntil t Somrt
Time 1b Angiit.
COIvOSEIi li. Q- iIVASniS OTO3I ■; 1I«I"
His Condition Xast Erenlna: Reßaird*
ed vm CTitlcal-^in» Former Ptoail
: ; . ■ • t r
nence as sJonraalht inThiaXltj;
and at "Waa"ainston>--Ot"he-r; VcrsioM*'
: olv. Xotcs— "Postal ltenjs-^-"Peuslon«
Granted Yesterday. ■ ' . : :
■WASHINGTON, D. (C.i May, 26.--:(Spe«;
cial.)— Tho question of tho probable"'- dato'
. - -' ■ ■ " ■■■- -■ - .-.--. .. ■■ -. - ; .-- ■;'-.'"•:' •*"'~*^
of the adjournment of Congress was; mado
-■■ . - ... ".-..-. ..-.■-■ -■ - -. ■- --~ v-- . ■-- ..:■ " ; :.-.-'-' T '-;jvC
a more interesting. topic of discussion to
day, by the call for. a Democratic cau
cus :on Wednesday, issued by Congress
man Hr.y, of "Virginia.: Republicans, jjen-*"
erally 'insist that Congress will bb reacly"
to ailjoiirn about the lst, ; "or riot laterlthari^
the 4th of July. The calllssiied to-day; bjr.:
Mr. Hay.: ls for a caucus to consider; plank
to "force the passage ot'a NlcarnguaJVu'j;
nal at this 'session of Congress.";;.. Thi3:
is tlie language e>f the ipetitioii on "whlcht':
Air. Hay issued ths call; Uf Jthlsmeasnra
is agreed .upon. "anVl the Democrats 'Irislslr
also upon, a full discussion of tthe Philip-:
pine bill, with amendments, and also' th«r:
consideration of -and.passiagb of aiCubaa;
reciprocity or tariff bill, then- it la :islin«
possible to say \vhen Congress will -atl
journ. If besides, the pending apprbpria-:
tion measures,. and thebllls just mentioned
are discussed, the probability iHlthat-"lt'
may-be some time In August before 'ConS
gress gets away. The; Demccrats.;: have;
matters /their own .way. . arid : ; If '.they";'
choose, can keep Congress In session taa
long as .thi'y wish. That was tho con
sensus of opinion to-day. " . ■■■.-. ■.■■.-..
Colonel L ,O. Washington, one of th»
oldest correspond en ts here, and a ■ former,
editor of '".-the '?■ Richmond ■Enquireiv l ari(l
Examiner. .who has been quite ill at -his
residence. No. 1105 Ninth street, north
west, .is.now In a very critlcatconditiori^
Cplnnel Washington 'is very much^ema-'
■ cia ted by : reason of : con finemen t since last
summer." and, has steadily grov/n weaker.
This evening his.' friends had reason ,to; b«
rather apprehensive; of the result of .his
long Illness. He was atone time the resl-*;
dent correspondent of the Loui3Vllle-Cour-«:
rler Journal, and ranked as; aileailln*;
D'.'mocriitlb;erponent at the national capu
Mr. J. W. Gravely, of 3<rartlnsville l
Val-, Is "at tho. Metropolitan.. -. ". ■'.. : .:■ :-.' > ■■■ !-...
Mr. A. J." Galloway, ; a -well-known slaw*
y.er of Goldsb'oro-, N.'C.,.ls at the JTatlonal*
Mr. R. L. McKlmanrt wife, of.liuray,
Va.. are at the St.; James. .V ■
Messrs. C. W. Throckmorton. Rlchinond;
M. J. Jenkins. ' Warrenton, Va. ; J." 15.- IVtc-
Cabe, Leesburg. Va.; F. R. Tyler, Lynch
burg. Va.. arc at the Metropolitan.
Messrs. Ernest Young arid daughter*
Richmond. .Va..: and Davtd I£. Blair, High
Point. N.C., aro at the National.
Messrs. C. R. Sau n<lers, Richmond : "Johit
Dugles. "Norfolk. Va.: R. ,-V/J Willlanis. :
Richmond; R. Glen Munfor'.l. Lynchburg.
Va., v and J. If. Payne. Norfolk, Va_. ars
at tho St. James. '"■■■.' .:* ••"',-.■
: POSTAL ' ; •'-; "-•.-", "'.■
' J. R. Poisdexter has been appoiritctT
fourth-class postmaster '■'■■ at ~ Mary3vtHb»
Va. ;-. Solomon fK. .Harkrader ; at -Dobson,
N.C.. and Adolphus G. Gettys ".at Duncari/
N. C; ;- '- • ' : : . .' \ ■ .-;.'-"'
A new post-office hr.3 been establlshefl at
Eugene Waahinaton county. Va.,. -Daniel
'SV. Garrett, postmaster. Tho .office- at
.Toplin. Wise county, Va... has been <lls
continu'ed; mall now goes to East Ston»
GapV: ' : ■■,■ .. - ' "':.,. .' '• - : ;. ' ■:'
Pensions were granted In : Virginia to
day to tho following: - ,
Increased, restored, reinstated. -J ete.--
Michael McCab, Nr.tinnal Soldi«rs* Hornby
Elizabeth City. 512. '„ . "
Daniel G. Sterling. Norfolk. Jl2.
Richard Foley, Rational Soldiers' Home^
Elizabeth' City.- ?1-. -.' - :
IncreasQ—^Viflow of Mexican war, ■ spe-.
cial act. May 10th. Mary Jana Faulkner^;
llowatdsville, iitl. ; . :i: ;
XAgUt Depnrtment Refoien to Com-*
Ply With an Order from the
"':.-'■. Jeffewon Manasemcnt.' I <{'
Unless the .owners of the Jeffersoa
Hotel' can: effect some arrar.ger-.nrifc .with ■
the officials of . the Light •Department Jot
the city, they will ; have to depend < solely;,
upon electricity- for lighting purpose^]
The gas has not been' turned on .ttrtho;
hotel, and tho cJty" refuses io turn -it
on until tho leaks in- :t he pipes; in tho
hotel, have been- located • and irepalred-
Three times have the -' pipes b*-en ■ tested,
and each time -there wero Indi<:atlonaioJC
considerable lwikage.
It was pointed .out yesterday that at
the lire, when tho major portion of thi&;
structure* wus '■■.destroyed, the gas plp<;3
were burned oy_ broken, off, and /- that;
where caps were ; put on .these ends jti*
leak or Jeaka existed, ami : now it .is -atr*
most ; impossible; to : locate; them. , „ ;.;:.'
Yestprday the ;btncials at" the ;;hotel,
'phoned to the gas office r equestingr that
a meter be installed ar.dth^. 'service., b'i
given to : th« hotel. Inspaitor Sheltbnltolct
the. hotel people Uhat' it would ;be\impos-^
sible to comply -with the recjuvat; until, tho
owners 'i of 5 the "-hotel /.would release V tha
ci ty f roih ' the Vconsoquences"' that r inighC;
fol low an : explosion.* ■ r .Uriless this ] request
'Isi complied- wilh.;: the , Gaa pepaftment
wtll not give tho hotel gas.
Sortie time ago, ; : when :Murphy*3jAnnex
was completed.; Colons Murphy.; rietiueitrj
eil ; gas - for the ■ building ami after* a test;
of the ■ pipes -ithe 'department refused I t»i
turn ; , the gas on" because of a leaks" Colo-£|
riel i -Murphy - ;^ executed a." = paper /releaaine?
the city: from i liability. .
Ninety for Preferred anJJS for
Common from Mornaa ! £ ! Co.
NEW YORK. • May 26.— The banking 1
ho_use;bf ~J. BsMorgah &:Co..*aa;deposHwy:
for the toui^tleland!Nashvine|^ltroad
pany; has . se\it alclrcular] letter; to; Monon
stockholders.' 2 : makln§?a|f oririal • offer|oCl»
for, the pref erred jstock unit 7S for t h&icom-:
mon. If less, than" 6l^ per cent, of the en
;tire TcapitalTstock ; is ; 'on "; deposit '^if thlMoi>
fgaufij&l Co-iby^JTuly; l.|the'ottelr^to'buyjniay,
vbelwithdravrn. at tW opttonVofjthd;p/os- v
ißpectlye-purfha.-iora. -Although, controtjo£
■■MonQn': M saUI l to jb» '} V«ite«l! tnJno^tlefißlSat
i Inter est^at; thisfj Umes itjlajTOde^oo^ftJiat]
•'2kXorg*iu^&l';Co»*'jiftY6..i assurances i that | tb9

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