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CAR BADGES FOR $50.
I Street Railway Company Ne
gotiating with Members
of City ' Council. "'
Tlie fact of the new Constitution hav
}np deprived the city councllmcn of free
passes on the street-car.; lines, has
prompted-, the councilman to try various
fchvmos of / riding without paying "5
c<nis per trip.
Mr. T. 31. Kllett several days ago ask
ed President Sitterdins:, of the Virginia
j'.ipsonffer anil Power Company, what
proposition he could make for the trans
portation: of the councihnen. Wednfes
,l.>y Mr. Sitterdiri'sfr replied to Mr. Kllett
liv "loiter. -.stating that he would sell thf
iritmbers badges for $TA which would
entitle the owner to ri(Kr as much] as he
vsjiKhl for the period of one year.
Mr. Sitterdir.g was asked lns-t. night if
jn doing s=o lio was not violating 'sec
tion Jfil of the Constlttition, which. roads
that r.o tranpjiortntion company shall
prant to any member. of the Cor'<?ral As
rMnbly. or to any State, county, dis
trict, or municipal olf.cf'r. excepting the
Torporntirin Commisfioncrs, "any rcbrite
cr rpduftion" in the rates charped by
rv.ch company to tho jjer\»ral •■/public 'or
Itkf Fcrvlce. Ho replied that ho. was not,
us lio would fell such a T>adgc to any
P»r. c on who might dcsiio to purchase
rr.r.
Mr. IClctt was fwh j.ist -night., but he
nhfol'itrly r^fupfil to .talk on the subicV.
Whether EHett »will- lntrofluco nn
pr^inan'ce- in tho Council rpcomt-nending
tho p'jrchape of thp/badec? for tli%» mem
pry;: by the city could not bo learned.
TTh<?r<> aro fifty-pix membors of -the Coijti
fil: c rr>iioriily. tVip cost of the badges
Trr.uld amount to ??.Ro'"* per year.
NOMINATIONS FOR CONGRESS
IN GREATER NEW YORK
Devery Delegation Sert<«*«l in
lilcvcnth DtHtrict Conveijtion— ";•■
Dcvorj- Sceondis Xoininatluu
o£ Hear«t, Who \Vinr«.
NEW YORK, October 2.— Conventions
were held to-night iii the congressional
iistrlcts within the boundaries of the
Liorough of Manhattan, the Bronx, and
Kichmond. The nominations follow:
Republican — Eighth District, Montague
Messier, nominated; Ninth, convention ad
l j'jurned; Tenth; adjourned; Eleventh,
Henry Bisseli;- Twelfth, Charles Shon
good; Thirteenth, James W. Perry; Four
teenth, convention adjourned; Fifteenth;
William H. Douglass, rcnominated; Six
teenth, convention adjourned; Seven
teenth, Harvey T. Andrews; Eighteenth.
Frank G. Schaffler.
Democrats— Eighth, State-Senator Tim
othy D. Sullivan; Ninth, Henry M. Gold
joglo, rcnominated; Tenth, William Sul-
Ker. renominatcd; Eleventh, William R.
Hearst; Twelfth, George B. McClellan,
renominated; Thirteenth, convention ad
journed; Fourteenth, Ira E. Itider; Fif
teenth, convention adjourned; Sixteenth,
Jacob Ruppert, Jr., renominatcd; Sev
enteenth, Francis E. Shober; Eighteenth,
conyention adjourned.
interest in the nominations centered \n
that to be made in the Eleventh District
by the Democrats, because the Tammany
loaders had announced earlier in the day
that \yilHarn S. Devery and his delegates
would not Ue allowed seats in the conven
tion. Devery sent an emissary to the hall
mid threatened mandamus proceedings,
:uid said that if it was too late' for this
method of attack he would attack the
legality of the convention proceedings,
of ;i nomination was made. without recog-.
nizing him and Ills associates. Before the
convention met Secretary Smith, of Tam
many, announced that the leaders recog
nized the legality of the election of the
Devery delegates, and that they would
lie given seats. The nomination went by
acclamation. to William Randolph Hearst, !
editor and proprietor of the New York
American. He was placed in nomination
by former State-Senator T. C: O'Sulliyar., ;
i. nd William S. Devery made a speech
seconding Uie nomination.
SENTIMENT OF .MINE OWNEKS.
Kot Even Presi«lcjit Can Bndge Op
rruioTK—Striliers Muwt Weaken.
SCRANTON, PA., October 2.— Sentiment
among representatives of the coal.opera
tors; here has undergone a change since
yesterday, regarding the action of Presi
dent Roosevelt in assuming the role of an
Intermediary to settle the strike. To-day
they say the White House conference will
hasten the end of the strike; that it will
show the miners that no third party, not
even the President of the United States,
can budge the operators from their posi
tion, and that once this is realized, the
strikers will weaken.
A prominent individual coal operator
■■■■■said to-day he stood ready to guarantee
that the operators would. agree toa slid
ing scale basis of pay, comprehending a
2 per cent, raise for every 10 cents' ad
vance on coal above ' $4.50 f. o. m., the
present selling price, if the miners' union
would agree to put up-the bonds to in
demnify the operators for damages-rc
milting from strikes caused by the dis
charge of men for causes other than con
nection with the union.
ATA, PEACE M3GOTIATIOXS OFF.
X*xr Orleans f^reet-Csir -tlen Decide
to Continue StriUc.
NEW ORLEANS,. October 2.— After fu
tilo efforts of four days to the street
car strike, inaugurated Sunday by dissat 7
isfleil employees, of tho Now Orleans Rail
way Company, all negotiation looking to
ward peace came to a positive end to
ruKht. . .
The car men's executive committee
roacheS this decision at a meeting to-night
when it decided to make no reply to the
lan communication of the railway offi
cials, which reiterated the statement
mid terms = made by the company yes
terday. It is announced that the rail
v.ny company is making preparations to
run a number of cars to-morrow- morning.
Kino cars, with United States mail signs,
were run over the several routes to-day,
for the accommodation of the letter car
rlers, and were not snolested.
A crowd of strikers moved all the
twitches en Canal street during last night.
The big feed wires of the Carrollton line
wre also cut on Carrollton avenue.^
Ohnrco- AKniust C'llloffc Ana<omlsts.
INDIANAPOLIS, IND.', October 2.—
Another- step was taken to-day in the
f.rave-robbcry sensation, when affidavits
T>?re filed by Prosecutor Collins apainst
the demonstrators of anatomy in •differ
ent medical and dental collosres in tills
city, charging them with failing to keep
a complete record of all. bodies pur
fhs^d for difsectiriff -.. purposes... These
!>«daviiß were filed in an "-effort ■; to test
th? law holdins: colleges liable where a
record is not kopt.
>>^v Comet Seen nt^Hobart. .
OI'XEVA. X. V.. October 2. —Dr. /W. U.
-...r.rnoks. director of Smith Observatory.
snis I'rftfflg'sor of *AFtroriomy at Ilobnrt
Co!W*>, i-iB S found Ihe ncw'cnmef found
r '' ih<> Uc'k Observatory. When ln°t nb
ff'Wii it v.-nsMn the lower part of Cas
r!or>!-«*« rhairJ and is mov!"er westerly
tnv-avfl jno noribern part of Cy.rni>s. Dr..
rnys' the comet is ; <T«*r<»a c '^P r '".;
l^-'itnfev; j»nd is : how about twointy,
iinif« i.H.v'nfpj. thnn fit .■ flfp^nverv. . '.Thf
form* v/Mi not !>? a brUllnrit'- <jn<*>'ct.'.- b'Jt
Jnsv ho f.po n v|*W. *bf , jinV»d " v " wh^n;
v-"f''lv -"f''l lorrpfwi f?nd may ho obefrv*»il; with
*- Rood' Jlold-RlPss' or ■ suiall," telescope. '■''■■..
and instantly killed :'!; to-night by/ William
A . , >i urphy. a % moulder fin the- Decatur
Car- Wheel Works. : The / shooting occur
red in/a saloon -on rAvenuc F." and It Ist
said, waSfthcsr«;sult of an alleged; dispute
'over,- thejrlg-lH of the; constable toscarch
a wan for^ a; pistol. , . ■ v ■;': / / ; .: :
'■rafalsCollixlonof TrnJnw. ; : ; ; //
PARKTiRSmJnG. \v. \ VA.. October 2.—
Five persons were kllledand. three injur
ed in a head-end* collision between two
freight trains in/a tunnel near Corn
wall's, on the Baltimore V ana Ohio rail
road to-day. Fred iPearcc, engineer' of
one train, and William Miller, a brake
man, are among the killed. - "
Minrrx? Defence Fnnil. '
IXDIAXAPOLTS, IXD., October 2.— Thft
collection of- the big defence fund for the
anthracite coal mine .-.-strikers..- created -a
record-brenking: business for the money
order department, of the Indianapolis
postofllce for the qirarter/ ending yester
day. The report shows that the receipts
for the Mast three months' this year were
$SSS.-J ( n. Th e receipts for (the correspond
ing period last year w«a " £512.504.' : Post
ofiice ofncials^ say ■ the/ increase is due
largely to the business coming from the
headquarters of the mhc workers. As
high^as J25.000 a day har been cashed for
~W. 33. Wilson,, secretary and treasurer of
the miners, since the cotlection of the de
fence fund was begun, j
CHIEFLY PERSONAL. -•
Mrs. James W. Diclerson, of Lynch
burg, Va., is in the citj% the guest of the
family of Mr. John ... H. Dickerson, west
Main street. - ; •
Miss Olivia Pierce, who has been sick
at her homo. No. F.io north Sixth street,
for several weeks, is improving.
Cliaffce ami Wri«lit Sail for Home.
October 2.— General Chante
and Vlce-Governbr " Wright sailed for
San Francisco to-day, on- the transport
Sumner.. They were accorded, a general
and popular farewell demonstration.
Mr. Wright will remain at home five
months. . . . ,
G. A. It. .Men GRthcriiif?.
WASHINGTON. D. C, October 2.— The
first of the veterans from the outside
who are to attend the Grand Army En
campment arrived here to-day, and it is
expected that from, this time until the
beginning of the encampment exercises,
the arrivals will continue. General Tor
rance and his staff are expected to-mor
row.
The commander-Jn-chief will find the
city quite prepared to receive himself
and his comrades. Within the last
twenty-four hours • -hundred?, of flags,
big and little, have been unfurled along
the principal streets. Pennsylvania ave
nue. along % which the. veterans will
march, is to-night quite completely lined
with the national colors, and many other
streets are also.
Cnlirtn ltcceip<« nntl Kxpemliturcs.
HAVANA, October 2,-Senor Montcs,
Secretary ; of ."the Treasury, reports that
the customs receipts for the entire is
land of Cuba during the month of Sep
tember amounted to $1,307,102. • The re
ceipts from the post-office, money-order
department, internal revenue, sundries,
reimbursements, etc., bring the total re
ceipts for the month up to $1,596,401. The
cash on hand August 31st, was '$1,039,247,
which, added to. the total of September's
receipts, makes a grand total of 52.635.G-iS.
Payments made during September
amounted to $1,228,912. and there was a
balance in the treasury September 30th,
of $1,400,730.
This report shows an increase in the
customs receipts for September of this
year of ?2G4,490 over those of September,
1901. . • .■■".-
XATIOXAL LEAGUE BASE-BAJ^L.
Boston Wins from Xew York— Score,
2 to 3.
BOSTON, October ' 2.—(National.)—Bos
ton won from New York to-day, in the
fourteenth inning, on Greminger's double,
Long's sacrifice, and Moran's slow
grounder to Smith. The game was a
pitchers' battle throughout. A second
game was to have been played, but dark
ness prevented. Score:
Boston ...00001000000001—2 10 0
New Y'k.O 000 1 00000000 0— 1 11 1
Batteries: Pittinger and Moran; Taylor
and Bowerman.
Time of the game, -2 hours and 40 min
utes. Attendance, 1,379.
Umpire: Mr. Irwin.
PHILADELPHIA, 4; BROOKLYN, 0.
PHILADELPHIA. -October 2.—(Na
tional.) — White pitched fine ball for tho
home team to-day." Brooklyn getting only
two hits off of his delivery. Score:
Brooklyn 00 0 00000 o—o 2 2
Philadelphia ......0 0 002002*— 4 7 1
Batteries: Donovan and Ritter; White
and Doom.
Time of the game. 1 hour and -5 min
utes. Attendance, 340.
Umpires: Messrs. Emslie and Latham.
CINCINNATI. 6; PITTSBURG, 4.
PITTSBURG. PA.. October 2.—(Nation
al.)—Errors gave Pittsburg all of her
runs. Only one hit was made off Phillips
after the third inning, while Leever was
hit hard. Score:
Pittsburgh 0310 00 0 00—4 G 2
Cincinnati .........100 110.0 3 0—6.15 3
Batteries: Leever 1 and. Smith; Phillips
and Bergen.
Time of- the game. 2 hours and .10 min
utes. Attendance. 2,200. . ,
Umpire: Mr. O'Day. ' " :'
STANDING -OF THE- CLUBS.
Won. Lost Per cent.
Pittsburg ...... - 101- 3fi ■ . -737 .
Brooklyn 74 - .63 " . .»40 .
Boston .... ■■ 70 .03- " .si2tj
Cincinnati ....... 70 •CS :507 ;■
Chicago ...... 06 GO .459
st. Louis :r56 7c; ;, .424
Philadelphia .M SO' .412 --■....
New York .: ....47 So ; : ..So6
SCHEDULE FOR TO-DAY.
Brooklyn "at Philadelphia, ; • ;
Chicago at St. Louis.
POSTPONEMENT. . •_
St. Louis-Chicago game postponed; rain.
Giuseiiff.
(Ney York Times.)
On Monday of last week there was held
in Tully, N. V., a meeting of the ginseng
growers of New York State. To the aver
age person this news item is nuzzeling,
yet on closer inquiry there is brought to
light a story of how large sums arc made
from the culture of a wild root which has
been used by the Chinese for . centuries,
and for choice specimens of which they
pay a price equivalent to its weight in
gold. The government reports show that
this important.*"article of commerce has
grown scarcer year by year, and naw, in
ils wild state nearly exhausted.
One could hardly expect that the people
who gather the root in the woods— the
"sang diggers"— to take advantage of the
money-making opportunities which -the
cultivation of the paint would afford,
for they are a shiftless, roving people,
wholly incapable of keeping up with the
march" of modern progress. " In the early
history of the trade efforts were made to
cultivate the plant, but without exception
these attempts failed.
Some fifteen years ago a' few-young 1 men,
.who yero laughed at for wasting their,
time, again tried its cultivation, and by
careful study of its requirements succeed
ed in establishing the fact that~it co.uld
be made a certain and exceedingly, profit
able crop. The price: of; the root- has 'ad
vanced steadily for .thirty years, and this
has caused^the, native: diggers to. harvest;
even "the young plants Def ore (hey could
bear seeds and have' thereby taken away
all liope of increasing -or even the. possi
bility of replenishment, rractically;. the
only* seeds and roots to be had now are
from the'gardens of the pioneer ■ growers.
• The'land needed lor its ..culture isso'
small that even a'coupie: of 'square rods,
of .-/garden space; can ~be made ;to ;, pay^
hundreds of "dollars annually. "A- half, acre*
of ginseng will yield a'larger •pronti'tban;
many -00-acre farms. ; " ■.
SMALL FARMS.
The. ginseng gardner, lias .the advantage
of "tl^;"6rdinary^:fanner^inSmany;.^Lysi|
there is no. heavy 'interest on tho. money
TtiJD IXIuHMOJND JDItSFATOfi— FjKIDAY, OUTOBEK 3, IDO2-
: to ;: store the ; -crop. \no: outlay '--.t or horses,
stock, "tools., or hired hr]pV""an-- a woman
can as easily do the; work required for
half ran acre as a- man; M: One gardner in
Courtland county, ; N. V., has been:bank
ing $5,000 a year regularly.for the past'four
years, and^Uiat; alone from; the: sale sof
seeds raised ] on less : than one third, of
an acre. : -V ;.'"'. """:,'-■-'' '■':'.■■':■
There are in this country . alone about
seventy-five ; gardens under cultivation
and it is not exagcratlng.tosay that most
of the" owners ; are' to-day ■ worth : thousands'
of dollar's, many of; whom, ~ five years , ago;
: were; not worth $200. United States Coun-
sul Johnson is quoted Vas saying: that $20,
030,000: worth bf ; glnsing could be marketed,
en ch year In China if ■America could sup
ply that amount of foots. .-'
In l2Ui ; there ;were , exported • 366,000
pounds, while in WOO there were'exportedj
less : than .I30,&j0. .the" price 'in : this "time 1
having r advanced steadily from 52 cents'
per pound in ISSS to an average to; s6 per
pound in 1900, while - to-day- the price
varies r from $7 to $10 per pound, -according
to grade. ; „*-[-"*""'- : '
: If the average; housewife that
from a ground space in her own doer yard :
ten or ;tv,'<?lv4 feet wide ' by :twent> - ; feet
long sell could realize Sl5O to $200 each year
J with no more attention than is required
j for a -flower; bed; it is reasonable to sup
pose that girising. would become one of the
! most widely cultivated crops in America.
It seems like a tale from "Arabian
Nights" to say that an investment of $25
will increase yearly in. value; until attJie
! end of. eight years it will have a total of
over $10,000; yet statistics prove that even
these figures have been exceeded by the
growers who have gardens under cultiva
tion to-day. -
THE OUTLOOK.
Those who have studied: the conditions
governing the use of the plant in China
are of the opinion that enough ginseng
cannot be produced in the next fifty years
to cause the price, to fall. As a metter
of fact, the known source from which
ginseng can be gathered for export are so
limited that the price of the root must
needs advance for the nexc — years.
The roots often form in gi-otesque
shape3, and it is not infrequent that the
root takes the general shape. of a man's
body— head, arms, legs,; complete. For
such a root of good size the Chinese will
pay fabulous prices. ■
When any member of a Chinese, family
is seriously sick the priests are called in
(as many priests as there is money. to pay
for), who dispose themselves in' a semi
circle, around a high altar, erected' for
the occasion, on which is an image of
Buddha, flanked on "each side by a tall
candlestick. At the feet of the immage
is a carved tray, on which is piaced the
wondrous ginseng, which is to bring the
sick one back to health. ; ; .
During the prayer the priests sit Tur
kish fashion, with their feet tucked under
them. Their prayers invoke the blessing
of the idol of the magic root,'* which is
afterwards, ground fine and: steeped into
tea. which is then given to the" patient. ,
The prayers are always intoned,, and,:
in some cases, are so %yell rendered as to
remind Americans of tne ' cathedral ser
vices held in Christian lands._ Nearly al
ways the prayers are rendered to the
accompaniment of werid music from horns
and shells "and the shrill noise of an in
strument made from a human thighbone
hollowed out and converted into a musical
pipe. ' : "'". ■•■■■"....
LENTH OF THE PRAYER. |
This prayer, lasts for about twenty
minutes, when the • high priests, attired
in a gcorgeous dark purple robe, passes
among the participants and presents each
with a cup of strong tea, on the surface
of which is floated a small piece of but-"
ter. Having, drunk the tea, they resume
their prayers' in good earnest for another
twenty minutes.
They then consider the job completed,
and if anything on earth is going to save
the sick one, the root of the ginseng Is
going to do the trick. '"" At the time of
childbirth the mother will always have a
root of ginseng on -a small altar in the
room; if "the -child 1 lives It is given the
root to guard carefully .all "of its life, as
having its chief sponser when it made its
first kow-tow to an admiring family. .
In gambling, which is always a strong
passion with every Chinaman, the gin
seng la often concealed in the folds of :
the clothing, and if bad luck attends the
player the root is brought out and ap
pealed to to change his fortunes. Chinese
merchants keep their choisest roots wrap
ped in fine silk and put them in a small
metal box, which is -again, placed in a
large woddeii; box— the inner one securely
packed around with quick lime to ab
sorb all moisture. - ,* ■ ~
When purchasing a choice root one is
requested not to breath upon or handle
it for fear of the root absorbing- even a
small amount of moisture. The merchant
may be depended upon to dilate upon its
many virtures and on the wonderful cures
it has effected.
The ginseng is often sent. to friends as
a, valuable present. In such cases it is
usually accompanied by a small beauti
fully finished double kettle, the. inner
kettle of silver and the outer one of cop
per. This kettle is u§ed only for making
the wonderful ginseng tea. : •
American chemists have found no medi
cal properties whatever in the plant, and
its curative value.'ls imaginary. However,
that is of no consequence to the American
grower, for it seems that John China
man must have pinned his faith to the
root when Adam was a- little boy, and
has held to it ever since. "^
A thousand years from now we will
find him still holding to his belief. in its
virtue, amf -will also find the American
grower still active in exchanging the roof
for its equivalent in American dollars.
STUAXGE GRAVEYARD LIGHTS.
Will-oJ-tlie-AVisp Badly Frislitens
AVatchers in a . Cemetery
' (Philadelphia Ledger.)
This community is wrought up to a higft
pitch of excitement by strange lights
which liit nightly between the: old and
new Episcopal cemeteries. Superstitious
persons believe them to be warnings of
some impending- calamity. There are'resi
dents who declare that similar lights were
seen just prior to- the flood of ISS9 and
the^ small-pox epidemic of ISJM. ' . ;
. On Wednesday night Mrs." Shoemaker,
an aged , resident, was returning to •- her
home after spending the evening with a
neighbor, . when, nearing. a vault in the
old cemetery, she-was startled at seeing
a brilliant red light leave the vault," move
slowly: across the street directly in front
of her and lose : itself in the new ceme
tery. Badly frightened, she made rapid
strides for home,- but had taken only a
fqw steps when she again saw the same
light) some distance away on a hill. This
time it was '■ waved . up and ■' down in : such
a manner as trainmen. give signals. Then
it disappeared. Before she.: was - half
way home Mrs. : Shoemaker, fell-" and -rolled
into the gutter. When regaining her feet
and senses she •'. saw . the . same light ap
parently hanging in the, middle of v the
street .only 'a' few feet' from "her. .^Almost
frantic, she ran. screaming, to the house
of. a neighbor, -where she recounted her
experience. Thinking, she was ; the \-lc
tim of mischievous boys' pranks, her
friends paid little attention to the-mat
ter. 1 ... ■;-■■-.■ : - ~ '.-■ ■■-.' . :
. Thursday mornins the story of : .the
lights -flew, like wildfire, and before- noon
several -hundred persons, had visited,: the.
scene: "'That night : three or four promi
nent residents stationed, themselves ?near.
the 'cemetery : to -.watch for the/ lights::
but- were so badly, frightened iby. a repe-;
tition of the scenes of : the previous night
that they, forgot what they, had assem
bled for. The -following night; and last
night., the i same antics were witnessed - by.
hundreds of persons,, who had .^gathered
from all parts of, thetown, but. before any
attempt could, .be made'; at .capture," the
lights would ; vanish, and I their source re
mains arnysterj-. / ..:■'. r ■": "*"■- : -~: • '■-' •■•■- : ':' ■'-.
•Although no grasses : or phosphoric'mln
erals are known to exist \ in '-. this : locality,
ex-Sheriff William; Ryan 'and \Other, ; prom;
inent citizens -- say they- have seen i these
lights v at .various! times. - and ; : that v all "for-,
mer: efforts » to gain? a clue to their origin ,
had proved futile. ; ; ; • - ,- ; ;-■ - -
-:■: 'The ' Cool Summer. j
■ '-" .(Baltimore American;)^ ■
; .The seasons ,; are 1 all upside : down, and < if j
we are : .to have the* usual; average ..temper-ji
atxireSfor^theiyearjStherei'mustvbelTvarm
weather sometime ;>; ln ; ; Decembe/^*^his:
applieatto -Europe: as i,weUjasito]th'lscQVin-. !
tr\v-for;.the,iwomen?o£*rParisf--vverej;-wear-i|
inffifuralin^A^igyst,^ ajid^inv Italy vat Jthej
sameltlmo^theitherinpmetwiropirkea s only; I
45£de£rees." above -zero. j
ANGLE OFF THE FORGE
(continued: fromv first/% page.)
pointed in 1594, : for. fear-that, it 'might
stand in the way of his .promotion. ;;> "I
know ; him . tb be a good and: true man,; ana
absolutely honest, arid :I;: I ; think it just : to
give him this position; If he is made cap
tain.v-he will be.captairi in fact,"Vsald Mr;:
:Bosher;-"" ' - ■■;.' ■ '•■ ' ' ..;. ' ' '
"'Nominations followed in rapid ; succes
sion, and it became evident from the start
that had: claims. ;JMr. : Landerkin
nominated Sergeant Jeter. Mr. Manning
nominated Sergeants Matthews and Kerse:
Mr. Jacobs said he had been requested by.
i Sergeant -Epp's to 'place his ; name before
! the board, whichhe did without ;commit-r
ting himself to support him , to the finish:
Mr. Landerkin said he i had/placed Ser
.geant^ Jeter in nomination on the- same
'terms. Mr. Welsh nominated Sergeant
Jones- A. Otey. Mr. Manning said he had
not been asked, to nominate -a ny. one, bu t
had i put the two names before, the board
of ; hi 3 own volition. ..,
; Election otCiiptain."
The balloting, began, and it was appar
ent that some: of the commissioners were
playing for wind, as they 'switched sever
al times before, the fifth and deciding bal- :
lot was reached. The following, offlciers:
received votes; at times throughout the
balloting:^ Shinberger, Jeter, . Epps, Otey,
and Kerse. On: the fourth 'ballot, the.vote
stood, Shinberger, 3; Jeter, 2; Kerse, 1.
On the fifth " ballot there, was . another
switch, with the following result: Shin
berger, 4. Jeter, 2. Mayor Taylor declared
Sergeant Shinberger elected captain.
The recorded vote in the fifth ballot was
as follows: For Shinberger, Messrs. 80-_
sher, Jacobs, Welsh, and "Landerkin. For
Jeter, Messi-s. Manning and McCarthy.;
After the election of Shinber
ger, Clerk White read four applications
for _ the position of sergeant- to succeed:
Captain Shinberger.. They were as.fol
lows:' Officers J. E. Marrin, S. W. Hold
craft, Louis Werner, and J. H. Tyler.
Mr. Manning, suggested that the applicar
tions be handed around for inspection,;
as the sergeant- to be chosen would have
to' do, 1 considerable writing, in" making off
reports/, and the .board should examine
their chirography. He didn't exactly "use
that word, but one' that was synonymous^
"I'd like to look at those papers when'
you all get through," said Mayor; Taylor,
who had been perfectly, quiet through the
previous balloting. "I may have to vote,
and I want to.be able to vote intelligent
ly, too." " '
Balloting for Sergeant.
Upon the first ballot the following offi
cers received : support:. Marrin,. Amos,
Tyler, and Holdcraft. Messrs^ Manning
and McCarthy held out for Marrin, while
Messrs. Bosher and Welsh stuck to Hold
craft, after the -former had voted . once-"
for Tyler. The other two commissioners
chased around among Amos, Tyler, and
Marrin, but no officer could get the neces
cessary four votes until thirteen ballots
had been cast. On the deciding ballot tne
vote ■ stood: For Holdcraft, Bosher, Ja
cobs, Welsh, and ' Manning. :- For Amosi
Landerkin. For Marrin, McCarthy; Upon
motion of Mr. McCarthy, the election of
Sergeant Holdcraft' v/as made unanimous.'
Mayor Taylor declared Officer Holdcraft
elected sergeant. *
The board postponed the election of pa
trolmen until the next meeting, Tuesday
evening. : .. L . .
Mr. . Welsh favored the election of a
temporary clerk f or. the chief a.t the meet- v
ing,- but he was overruled; by the other
commissioners, and the matter was post
poned until .the .next meeting,- when the
applications will be passed upon. Some
01- the commjssioners did not want to be
worried with the . applicants. "They cer
tainly wili tell you. all about their quali
fications," said Mayor -Taylor.- It was
the ; opinion of the board* that~ the position
had better be left vacant until next Tues
day, when the election will be made!
; • Slilnberg-er Congratulated.
Sergeant Shinterger received the con
gratulations of the board and his friends
in the room adjoining the chief's room.
He took his promotion under the circum
stances very modestly.- ■ > ■ •
"I hope the board will never have occa
sion to regret its action" this- evening,"
he said to the Dispatch reporter, and to
those who were offering him their friendly
words. "I shall try to discharge the
duties of a. police captain." }J
The promotion of- Sergeant Shinberger
to the captaincyis regarded as an excel
lent move on the part of the board. Pie
has been years in the service, and is a
man of exemplary character. He is con
servative, and is recognized as a man of
force, able to maintain discipline and
above reproach. It is well known that. he
had no little support for the position of
chief of police at the time of the contest
between ' Captain Angle and present Chief
Howard.
THE NEW" CAPTAIN.
Brief Sketch of J. P. Shlnl>ergcr,
"Who Succeeds J. B. Augrle. -
Captain J. F. Shinberger,' who/succ
eeds Captain J. B. Angle, has served
as clerk to the Chief of Police for several
years, and has proven himself a-. very
faithful and efficient officer. He is;not
only a good member of 'the force, but
also: has a splendid war record. - •■* "
He was in Norfolk when the war: broke
out, and when the First \ South Caro
lina Regiment was organized he . en-»
listed for twelve months ' as sergeant
major. Subsequently, he was appointed
orderly for the colonel commanding at
Fort Moultrie, and was' present at the
bombardment of Fort Surnter. After be
ing honorably discharged, he came to
Richmond ; and re-enlisted in the Balti
more Artillery. He went with his com
mand to the ' Rappahannock river, and
from there to Gordonsville, where"; he
fought in Jackson's army. .He returned
to Richmond in time to take part in. the
seven days' fight around 'this 'city. Af
terwards he went with his battery to
Charlottesville to ; . recruit," . and subse
quently went into , the accoutrement-de
partment, and while there was elected
■lieutenant; of a new company that was
then organized.':' ■' " .
Sergeant .Shinberger-has lived in Richr
mond ever since the *var. He was for
merly engaged in" the saddlery and har
ness business, but on March 8. ISSO, was
appointed a member of the police" force,
and when he entered' on the duties con
nected with "that 'appointment he re
signed the office of . registrar of elec
tions of the third precinct' of Marshall
Ward,- which he had held -since 1SV0: "Af
ter being on the 'police" force' for' about
two years, he Was appointed acting, ser
geant in -the Second ' District, \ and re
mained in that position until June' 26.'
1R95. when the Board of . Police Commis
sioners made, him a serrrpqnt. : HeVhas
served as clerk to the Chief of Police
since; March; 1594.-: V : . • ' /
Citizens* Meeting To-XiRrM.
In "view of the recent, events connected,
with' the 'Police, scandal of the city; the
s-uspension of Cnptnin J..8.V Angle. his :
"suf)seciiient-.- resignation ' from y the . ■ police.' j
Tnrcc. innd the /evident .intention of, the
Board Of Police. Commissioners .to investif;
sate the department /thoroughly,, it Is not
expected that thejmeetingr of ;the citizens'
to: bp '■ held at:; the: Chamber of Commerce
bui!dinFr>this;overiinffiat'S:ls; o'clock'/ will:
result-in "much. -Indeed, there, is "nothing
r.cV for such ;a*meetinp to do, inasmuch:
as f the, Police -Board;' has 'indicated^ a^ pur^)
pose to investigate^the record of the police :
force; arid; if that be done^the-citjzens/iyili;
be' ; sat!sfied^;ilf3it v beinot ilone^tHenVari-;
other" nieetin^ will; be iheldSvhen^.thisjfact;
becomes" apparent. , - '
-probable/that :the . meeting will be
lnr^ely attended and that an organiza
tion twill \ he] jier fueled ; and : . samp/discu ssi on >
,w<ll be hid concerning the condition.'of
affairs past and present, In she police.
The n-.eetiuff,, TiTiile invitations have
bsen ii^uedito r'epregentdtiye: citizens. '.will'
be open to the public n.n<l It is expected
that > there -trill be njuch Intrest in It.
AFtER*tHE?COAL.yrRUST.
?f ctt A Torl£»» Attbrney-General Som
.-■■■.-■ -■..■. • . ... : ■ i. •'.■..■•■■-.■'■,:: ■,■'• ■■..-. . „
mon.f Operators to Court.
AL.BANY, N. V.. ' October 2.— (Special.)
Attorney-General Dayies?; to-day, granted
a /petition that / coal operators Vbo f srim^-.
moried to appear before him and; show; ;
cause why proceedings; should not at
once be instituted against them "under
the Donnelly, anti-trust law. / r ' /-// ;
The ; Attorney-General fixed Wednesday.
as the time. for the hearine." r ;:
' j" P." Morgan, Baer and the rpresidenls
of all the coal roads will be summoned::- ,,
Lawyer Towrisend, -who has. charge; of
the -petition, said. to-night: ■■. ~ .
"It is in the nature of- a'• special pro
ceeding'.'/with a view of obtaining ; from
the coal barons themselves ; information
necessary to base .a suit on. ■•; ; ■
"The Attorney-General appoints a refe
ree,;before/whom the presidents and.oth
er/officials of : the coal roads are cited and
compelled to answer/ all questions -tend-;
Ing to show. the; existence of a '.trust. ; -
"While the coal mines are; riot situated
In: this; State, the coal-carrying roads
pass through /here, and /these proceed-;
Ings are instituted :• against the coal trust
in that itis for the purpose"; of restraining,
these roads: from doing further business
in this State because of the Donnelly
anti-trust law." V / - ' " -
A COLORED CONFEDERATE?
:■': NOEFOLK, VA., October 2— (Special).
The only colored Confederate soldier or
seaman admitted ; to -registration here
a3 such . was Samuel Davis, wao " served
in the Confederate / navy.
KILLED HIMSELF -.,
WITH SHOT GUN.
John Make Peace of Sanford, N. 0.,
Made Clean Job of It.
GREENSBORO'," N. C... October. 2.—
(Special.)— John Makepeace, a .prominent
and wealthy sash and blind manufacturer
of Sanford, shot and killed himself to
day at noon. . -
-'*' There was no suspicion as to his inten
tions until the report of a gun v/us heard
in his room. He had placed a pillow on
the floor to break ':.;his' fall. A shotgun
was lying by his side, and the nature of
the wound was- such that it was seen
that he had placed; the" muzzle of the
gun at his breast and pulled the trig
ger. The contents of the weapon pierced
his heart, and death ensued Instantly.
Confirmed melacholia is: supposed to
have led to the rash act. His business
and family relations, so far as known,
were perfectly satisfactory to himself.
He leaves- a widow and grown children.
ACTIVITY IN L. & N.
Caused br Report of Protection o(
Minoritr Interest.
NEW ; YORK, October 2.— (Special.)—
The activity in Louisville and Nash
ville shares to-day was caused by the
circulation of a report that v-e minority
interest was to be protected in some
way in the deal by which the Atlantic-
Coast Line j assumes control. There- was
some buying by small speculators, but. the
bulk of the transactions In this stock
were conducted by houses identified «wlth
the syndicate that now dominates, the
situation., •
Inside buying gave ' southern railway
shares an impetus that' encouraged specu
lative buying to a considerable extent.
The belief is prevalent in Wall Street
that" the interests of the ■ Southern have
been carefully guarded in the Louisville
and Nashviile-Atlantic-Coast Line; deal.
The date for stamping Southern railway
stock certificates deposited in assent to
the : five years' extension of - the voting,
trust has been extended. to October loth.
WANTED. TO TAKE '
DROP IN ELEVATOR
Xevr York Reporter in Quest of Sen
sation Made ileuest, But Chief •
Picric Ilefnsed.
PHILADELPHIA, -Oct. 2.— "How does
it feel to '■ drop ■'• 450 feet in a rapidly de
scending elevator?" - :
An enterprising 'newspaper man from
New York city was anxious to solve this
interesting question, and forthwith jour
neyed to Philadelphia to satisfy his am T
bition. Several' days ago'the new elevator
in' the city hall tower was tested with
two sewer rats as the only
The elevator ..dropped . 20^ feet . but the
fact that the rodents we're alive at the
end of the perilous. drop boi'e evidence. to
the. effectiveness .of the safety ;:; : air
cushions. __ : ..;■""'■■■ . ■ • , "
The: test was preliminary to. the one
which will .be ; given , this afternoon in
the .presence of 500 invited , guests, con
sisting of prominent officials of the muni
cipality and representatives of the gov
ernment from -Washington. ; The ; journal
ist from Gotham, with the- principles .of
a "Message to Garoia" vividly, impressed
upon his mind, jauntily struck -town and
made his way to the office of George G.
Picric, chief of the bureau of city prop
erty. I - ■ ; ..: : 'pfy'i -? . ."
"I am from New York," he impressively
announced. "The . bustling of
that prosperous burg are anxious to know
how it feels todrop 450 feet in "an eleva
tor.; I am' here to saHsfy 'their*; curiosity.
When that elevator drops I 'want to be
in it. I am absolutely without fear. All'
I require is your permission :to' occupy
the car with the two * sewer .. rats .which
I understand will also 'make ; the -journey.
I want to be alone with myimpressions
and the rats. Do I ride?" /■ . .
Chief Picric smiled indulgently, and re
plied, "You do not.", "* , '
"But;I must. I have been. instructed to
take the trip and cannot disobey ."orders.
Do I ride?" ; ''- _ ' '
'-'.'■ "Nothing doing, young man," said Chief
■Pierie^: ■ ' .' ': > ~ .. j „
"Just think of the great disappointment
of thousands of New York," pleaded the
journalist. ■; --. • - :.' - . ','
"Just think of .the work I will save the
coroner by my refusal,", spoke " up : Mr.
Picric, and closed the interview ; with a
wave "of his : handi The air in the vicinity/
of city; hall was of an Indigo ; hue as "the.
indignant New' Yorker gloomily made his
way .; in the direction of Broad-Street sta
tion." It is safe to assume ithat he does
hot' think much of "A Message to Garcia. V}
JELLS IN RHYME .
OF HIS TROUBLES
'/Ybrk'r- Resident Deolaren ■'Wit e : De
- ; : '■■ parted ondTook .With' Her;; ■■■;:.
■■;-..• •: ■ ■■■.: . : His Shirts. - ■ ■-.•: \;'"'- , ■ ':.,
' . YORK, PA., : Oct. 2.i-lohabod; Glassnvy-;
er, of York, has had some domestic ■:trou
bles. ■ In part he :- says his wif ejl ef t :'?• hirh^
'although "■: •■he ; . does : not give the> reason.
Ichabod' is out mi a; public notice':intpq
etical shape, as follows: - . ,
Nancy }i my.: wif e, ? has i grown quite -rude; ;
She '■] has v left I me irlriP a i lonesome
She haa left my board and taken -my
■ ' • bed; ; ■ .
I She )has ; given ; away^ my^meat and ;|bread.~
' She has left me inspite of friends Sand ?
She has carried with her all ray shirts.
KNow, i. ye, who read this paper,
Since she cut tfcSs luckless caper,
iliwill not pay. one single fraction
Of/any; debts ■ of -ih'eiv contraction.
ICHABOD ISSMTWiM
■ • ;• . .,- ... visl
Pißfiiiiwißiii in
UIDUUO lilHli IMLLLU
(CONTINUED ' FROM ; FffiST ; PAGE.)
nificent horses such as would do credit : ; to.
the ; Ben Hur raccirushed ? into the ■ arena :
and, -mid ? the"; cheers f and ] shouts of > the
people; dashed " around i the Vring.' : -- ; ' One •ot
the? horses ;- toithe • outside ;chariot
slipped and ; - 'fell.' tVA'-' ! ;; serious :': "/accident
have ; ensued n had -it riot r been -> for
the quickness " ! and coolness of ';.-. the driver
of I the inside car, 'wh6. : urging his horses
on, passed : ' the/ other ; chariot '< and^| leaning;
over,: caught the reins of ithe.fallen'.horse
and.jpulllng. him; up^threwthe. reins; Into
the driver's hands, and "as/, the ', audience
gave vent to .mighty j applause, "the two
chariots sprung forward and the race
"was ; renewed. • .. . " .
-; : . : .Rnjia.Tray lii" Parade... ".
/But for the- presence of : mind of the
driver of the second . band; wagon in Sau
telle's parade, many people ; Would have
been injured in Main street in the'morn
ing. //''■/■-:.: : V . ."■ . _ ..-"/ ■ / ..„. ' ■ /
i\ When 'the wagon reached Fifth street, \
because i of the heavy I grade/- this wagon
began to push. upon the horses, ana they;
became frightened and . started down the
hill at Z break-neck, ; speed. ;.The' ; driver
didn't > lose /.- his ■, head for* [(a.-;, moment;
Through4the crowds, "and* between the
cars he guided them with > wonderful skill.
When : Eighth street was ".reached ■; no cars
were ."In the: way, and , he swerved /them
Into . that, street. - The " hill forced the
frightened horses :to stop. When the
horse 3: had been' quieted, ;. the .wagon pro-;
ceeded ; to /Broad street, and joined in the
parade again. / ;/• __ • : \ "
The driver/showed himself an experi
enced horseman, "arid his ] coolness was the
subject of much admiring comment.
::■■.:.. '- ... May Winter Here. ..
The ;show : was :a good one, and large
crowds; attended botli^ the matinee and
night performances. The show exhibits
to-day in Columbia". In- Scottsville Satur
day, and at Lexington • Monday. ;
-. Sig.'Sautelle,- when r asked where lie
would;, winter, said: "We have an /offer
tb winter in Richmond, and we also . have
an offer to come to Petersburg^ and it Is
verj" probablle that we will accept one or
the : other. / We will be : on the road , for
about: two weeks longer, and In the mean
time we will decide as to where' we will
stop.'* / ; :""~ ' ■: ': ■ :■ ••' -■■ ■ ■.; ■ - ■■■• :./ . ;
RADFORD AWAITS THE FAIR.
Citizens Enthusiast ic i Over a Coming
Event — Plennnnt German— Personal. :
; RADFORD, VA., September 30.—(Spe
cial.)—The :■ approachine: fair is me ab
sorbing topic c t Interest in Radford.
Everybody: wants to; have a hand in
making it a success, and everybody is en
thusiastic, from ex-Governor Tyler down
to the most ' kinky-headed pickaninny.
Business-men have offered many special
premiums in the ladies' department,* and
it is hoped that: private individuals as
well as mercantile houses in neighboring
towns and counties will follow suit.
: The district fair Is not a local; Institu
tion. The people of Radford weuld have
all the Southwest counties feel that It
Is their fair quite as much as our*s
and to awaken a more general interest,
special premiums will be welcomed from
all points throughout the district.
Good premiums should be given for la
dies' riding and driving. > also for equine
accomplishments among the juveniles nor
should the babies be forgotten. Let pro
vision be made. for them— whatever else
is neglected— and : liberally. There
should be premiums on infants not yet
arrived at the dignity of hair and teeth,
infants in flowing '; draperies ■ through all
the stages to pinafores and kilts.* No
thing else will make the fair so great a
success. ..'!•."?■ ; .:",."" ; ■
- A" move in the right direction was the
$5. prize awarded last month at the coun
ty fair by Mayor Loving, of Pulaski, for
the; handsomest marriageable woman
twixt 35 and 40. . Th<s- pretty.: girls have
always had more than, their share of at
tention at fairs and carnivals, and the
Mayor, .who is as progressiva as he is
gallant, felt, doubtless,, that they time has
arrived when the spinster, too, should,
have' her inning.. 1 . , .. ■
SOME PRIZES OFFERED. ;
The Radford Roller Mills offer a golden
oak suit of furniture for the best ..loaf
of bread made from their, flour; Mr.
"W. R. Roberts, a barrel of Obelisk flour
for the; best loaf of yeast bread made
from'that brand. : , .
Mr. A. Simon offers a handsome silver
mounted '.umbrella •■ for the prettiest girl
on the grounds.
Cassell & Pryor, hardware merchants
of Radford, and Pulaski, offer a $20 silver
mounted chafing dish for the best love
letter written Mr.'J. ; F. B. Cassell in
answer to one penned by himself and
published last .week in the Radford Ad
vance. . - ■-- ■
There are premiums' on paintings and
fancy work, cakes, jellies, and other
things too numerous to mention. .- -
The Woman's Building will be one of
the chief attractions of the fair. Captain
Hugh C. Preston's collection of Philippine
curios, which" is-: probably the ; m6st com
plete In the State, will be on exhibition,
besides other curios of many climes, heir
looms, paintings, and embroidery, all :
kinds of fancy, work and triumphs of the
culinary art. ; .;. ->'. •-"■-.
The ladies In charge.; of the domestic
department are; Mrs. William Ingles and
Mrs. -George W. Miles; art and pyro
graphy, Mrs. Irvin Miller and Miss Sue
Tyler; curios, Mrs. Hugh C. Preston and
Mrs. Fanny Miles.
The 'tournament will be held on the
second day> of : the fair, and it hoped that
knights .will come from a "distance, as in
days gone by, to participate in this glo
rioustsport. In addition to the honor of
crowning the Queen of Love and Beauty,
the successful knight : will receive a $20
gold piece. The- second;;:' and third best
knights,' will -receive 510 and $5 - respec
tively, and will have the ; privilege of
crowning tue maids of honor " to me
queen. But of the fair, more anon.
. A PRETTY GERMAN.
A small, but pretty german was
| danced at the Adams -Buildgirig Friday
livening, with Mr. -William : ißosenfeld
j leader, assisted by Miss Irvine Williams.
i Twelve couples Miss. Belle
|:Tyler'with:Mr.v James Baird.- St. v Albans;:
Miss Laura Ingles with Mr. Dave Bar
ton, Pulaski; Miss Etta .Rosonfeld "with
Mr.> Charles Humber, St. Albans; -Miss
Mary Washington with Mr.%Rob Roberts:
Miss Bessie Klnderdine with Mr; Beverly
Peter; Miss Mary Mac Ingles with; Mr.
Frank Jones, St. Albans; ; Miss * Geftrude
Venable ■'' with Mr. Frank Mosely; St.
Albans ; Miss Anna Kenderdine' with ,*Hr.
Truman Bullard ; iiiss : Pearl Roserif eld
with 3lr. ' : Tom Johnson; Miss Angela
Tirisley .with Mr." Pettis Lee, : St. Albans;
Miss \ Minnie Howe with. Mr. Lawson. St. 4
Albans'.:. ;' . . -.-"-"
ii Stags':'; Messrs! Hal Tyler and; James
Zoll," and - Messrs. Jones, Lindsay and May
of St. Albans. '_...- , t •
A Others present were Mis 3 Lillian Long
ley, : Messrs! Gus Ashton and Logan . ; j*Tar- ;
tin.': . ■ ".-. ;. v; ' ', . ' ■- : .-- ,; .
I v::", "•/.".:" ■.■.".■;.'.;■ PERSONAL.- .;.:,. ' " :
! : The friends of ; Mr. J.; M. Spain, an
[ old'St/ Albans boy, of : Quitman, 1 Ga.,. will^
I be , interested to learn of; his marriage; the
! l"th..' His ,;bride c was Mls3 » Grace ' Dens
i mores Hutchinson,* or; Lindville, Vt.
:*: * Miss iLula -Greer, . of Grayson ; couhty.;
; was married to Mr. A; , L 1' L Willtams.^i an '
i insurance agent at this .placej on' the 21sL
: They [are no w, at '■ the^Thorn Hotel. i having
been met : at Friers, f? the? home^of^the^
groom, r } and -accompanied ;'■{ thither/- by v a
number.- of theirs Radford ■ friends. - . ?.
. ■•: .Mr.; Redmond I.] 'Roper;; :commonwealth~'a-
r a ttorriey Jforj Montiponiery3 is ■ congratula t- :
daughter, who arrived Saturday.
=: Mrs.^C. ; ;y r^^Vinfrfie7¥ofjEynchbi:rg'. ts
jvisitinff 'her sister,* Miss- HatUe Donl>?
jlj^dgre and; Mrs. Setdon Lon & !9^^^
Miss j Lillian Lonßley, of Newbern/Cwm!
¥pend' the .winter at the .'West-EndiHotel^
Miss . Angela Tlnsjey. Lett - SundaySfforj
FarmviUr to enter >'*ehool. ' ■•" - , '\-
gWEODII^g^ITMkfIONS^I 1 -
CRESTS, MONOGRAMS.
V.-,'. ■-:--.■;/ ■■:'" -t •■■:■;.■■:■ ■. .-.-■.,/' :<-■■•.-:.■ J- ■■•■•■'* -'.■^■■■giaßEßWlßß
•I. N. JONES S SON
RICHMOND. VA.
Steel - Copper-Plate
[pi! i Pif
;ii|iiip Dais
DONE BY US IN THE MOST
APPROVED STYLES
AND FORMS.
The only House in the city turning out
all branc&ei of thJs wotfc
under its oyrn'tooL . :
"We guarantee out work to be equal to
/ / any Northern hooae. /
' Designs and Specimens Furnished.
CEREMONY- CARDS.
MEKUS, BUSINESS DIES.
ADDRESS DIES.
fant child of her sister, Mrs. J. R- MlH«\
who died vie 17th at Oakdale, w. v«. :
I 'Miss' Maude Pamplla will «nter onhet
duties as principal ot the graded school
at Eggleston October 6th. ,■ • ■ -
Mi3s Jennie Hoge is critically ill at her
home in East Radford. - i.
■■ Miss Patra Mitchell, -who spent ,th«
summer in Buena Vista, left Sunday,: f c»
Kinser, : where she will teach - this .winter.
Mrs. Pate, of Richmond. Mrs. . Wllsbn.
of Petersburg. ;' and Miss ■ Lucy Radford.
of Bedford, who have passed the summer
at Mrs. Adams," returned home Thurs-
Thursday. • . l "
Mrs.'S. J. Battle spent several days ur
Roanoke last week with her son. Colonel
W.-S-* Battle. : ■. ■"" ■,:_,■--
The Sunday school of St. James
copal "church held Its annual picnic Sat
urday at Rarford. : .
Mr. Charles Kinsey is visiting friends
•in Eastern Virginia. . - :,■ ■::
Mr. Fred Painter, secretary and treas
urer of the : Radford Woolten Mills,: has
returned from iMarlon. , .
Mr. Wiliiam Ro«enfeld came down Fri
day from Max Meadows, where he holds
a position as chsmiot for the . Virginia
Iron, CoaV ' anvf*toke Company, to lead
the german at the Adams building.
EXPORTS OF MXNUFACTURES
INCREASE OVER 2 MILLIONS
WASHINGTON,. D. C, Oct. 2.—(Spe
cial.)—The August record, of the foreign
commerce of the United States la en
couraging. The figures of the Treasury ;;.;■-,
Bureau of .Statistics show that exports .of
manufactures have increased - more than
J2.000.000 as compared with August of
last year, and about twelve million
lars In th« ei«ht months endin* with
August, 1902, as "compared :Wlth tht '.cw>;-r.-
! responding eight months of the preceding
year. -; -. . ■;. . . . .
■ Meantime^ manufacturers have increas- -.-:■;
ed their imports of- material for use In
manufacturing, the value Vof Imports ol
articles in a crude condition which entei;.
! into ths various processes of domestic in- :
dustry having increased two million dol
lars':;in August,; 1903, over August. .1901;; =
and for the eight* months ; show an in
crease -of twenty-eight million dollars •;.;
over the same period of last year; whiU
articles wholly or partially manufactured - ,
for 7 use in" manufacturing show an:: ln-; .
crease of five million dollars in the eight |
months, making .the total Increase in
importations of manufacturers' materials ; i
In the eight months ending with August. '
thirty-three million dollars, as compared ;
with the corresponding eight montha ot
the preceding year.
Of the other classes of Imports, manu
factures and luxuries show an -Increase .;.
of nineteen million dollars, while food
stuffs :show : a decrease of . seventeen „■
millions, comparing eight months of 1M ; ;,
with the corresponding months of W*b v; .
This decrease in the Importation of foo*>
stu ff 3is in sugar, which alone shows } a•, :■_
decrease of about twenty- four -million '
dollars in . lmportatlona in the eight
months ending with * August* thus, indi
cating that in other, classes of foodstuffs
there <has been a net increase, since the
total reduction ; In that class is hut ;
seventeen .million dollars. •
\ This reduction of twenty-four million -
dollars in the value of sugar Imported
Is largely due to a reduction of cost in
foreign markets; the total /quantity' of ! V
sugar imported being 2,334,910,219 pounds v ■;
in eight months ending with August," !
1902, again5t^2.508,236. 308 /pounds^ in ;the-^
corresponding months of last , year, while'/:
the value of .the sugar imports during y
eight, months' of tho ; present year is ;^
J38.575.872. against ;J(>2,564.921 in the. eighth
■months of last year, the aYerage>value
per -pound, therefore, being in the eight
months of -1902. ''' 1.6 c. and In 1901, 2.2 c' ; V
INCREASE IN MATERIALS. :V >.
The Incfeasejin the; importation- of ma-.. „
terials for use in manufacturing Is found *
in nearly all' of the important artlcl?»
used, by manufacturers except In India
rubber, "in- which "there is a slight de
crease. Comparing the importations dor
ing;: the eight montha of this year with the- -
corresponding months of last year,'chemi
cals l show an .: Incr«asa of . over one ;j mil^ . < :
lion dollars in valua;j cotton, an increaso %
of over two million dollars; fibres, an'ln
crease of over , six million dollars; hides .; j
and skins, ari increase of about one mliUba".^
dollars ; raw silk, an increase of : ; over n :J.: J.
three million dollars; , tin, an increasajof: . '
one v million 'dollars; unmanufactured . I
wood, and a half million dollars' " In
crease, and wool, nearly four million, doi--- -
lars'. lncrease..: ,- " .- ' . , /■ ".;.:■ "• . .,."/.
: On the -export side th,e" increase. In value
of •: mahufactures exported occurs cbletty^^
in." cotton goods, which show for the" -
eight months ending with: Aujrust a | total |
value* of J23,«5.551,- against ;?$16,ML254 .in
the 'same months of last yearJ This ;I_n-. .
crease is "almost ; exclusively: in cotton Q
cloths, of which* the in the ? : :
elght;mohths of 1302 were 379.0C0.000 yairds.Si
against :233.000,0001 mi11i0n :yard3'in eight ;"
months of 19C1 and an.OOo.(X» ; y iards; in, the" ?J
correspondlnis months of 190O. ; This growth
in the exports of cotton* cloths ; is: chiefly- .^
In : the trade ; with I china; \ the .- exports to : V ;
that country^ in^ eight months of iMo2":b*!-v-\>
Ing 255.000.000 -yards. : against :U22.ooO.oCO^>^
yards fin -the eight months of 1901. and
100,000,C00 s* yards :; In : \ the " corresponding ■•: _
months of 1900. •
IRON A--.l> STEEL. •
Iron*; and! steel : manufactures still show
a ' ■ reduction \ in ; ?esportatlon : "&nd lan ' in- ■ : *
crease In Importation.' ;.The tbtsi value of;',/
exports : of . iron if and 'jsteel I manufacture", t
in the" eight : months Tending with ?A.ukust.'_ \ '
1902.T was .^55,904.829, Jagainst $«*,543,37» in '
the ? corresponding months of 19<a. , and
J87.174.209i; 1n : ! the ;»Ime months of 1900;:' '
■while'the ■■•importsrof.iroh and sUel manu T/r v
f actufes ' in i the feiihtl months , endinit , wkit'i ' "-
August. ? : 1902 L ■ : amounted -f : to .; C3. 455.T80; . , ,
against 112.210,332 in the correspondinff ■ ■"-'
months of last' year. " J. it*BS\S^
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