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Short Srfi»lon,
frcr'fnrv MoKmn, of (hr Jrttrrnon
Motnorinl A«"oci«tion. Mo%-Itm- t<>
nrlntr One About »xt April; nnd
•Will KiidcaTor to Make Snch n P!l
srlmnjjc «b Anmml Event — Ttnil
r«nd* 10 l><- Interested.
TTASHJXGTON. T>. C. November 13.
(SpeclaJ.)—The.- Republican members o!
Congress who have for a long time agi
tato-} an investigation of elections "aw
oo!:*titutionai laws touching suffrage ir
the South with- the purposv* in view oi
pttemptirig to hring about a reduction 01
the representation . from- thnt* -section of
:hr country, will, no doubt, attempt t<
F*cure action soon after _iho assembling
r: Congress. Conferences, will be , helc
emor.g thP Republican loaders who de
ma3>d an investigation, and there will be
P revival of this question,' but few well
' iinf ormed men belie.ve'that' Congress vn]
tr; to deal with the matter at the ap
preaching session. There is too inner,
important work to be done at so short a
pension, ' and 1 conservative Republican?
•ail! be disposed to delay action until an
otlfer time.
jr is absolutely certain that' no .legis
lation could bo Rotten through at the
coining; st-ssion. looking to reduction ol
representation. Th\j House, because o!
its rules, could prevent filibustering 01
]nrx debate's, and pass: a bill, but -In th«
Senate the Democrats, could frustrate
n:.y legislation by talking a bill to death.
The Senate's assent to a committee o!
investigation from the House would" no)
b-?. necessary, as such .a. committee woulii
represent the House solely, but thy
chances against vjyen such a commit
tee's being agreed upon at the cominc
Bcssioh. There will be much talk foi
effect- in y. Republican districts and ali
that sort of thing, but when action if
urged in a decisive way. the outlook is
that the whole question will go over until
another session of Congress.
A PllprrlmnK-* tr> Montlcello.
■W. S. McKean, secretary of the- Jeffer
*=r>r: Memorial Association, the organlza
ti.'-n that proposes' to erect, a magnificent
memorial to the author of the Declara
tion of Independence, is in communica
tion with the president of the Charlottes
viile Chamber of Commerce, relative tc
prrnnsing for a great pilgrimage to Mon-
Mceilo nvxt April, the anniversary o!
Jefferson's birth. The proposition' is en
tirely embryo, but Mr. McKean say?
ihnt" Monticello should become a Mecca
3or American tourists, just as Mount
V.-rnon Is. Jefferson's Greatness and thy
impress he left upon history are sufficient
in class him with Washington as
nmong those entitled to the everlasting
remembrance of Americans.
Mr. McKean' believes i that Monticclln
would -become ia muchrvisiterl- spot if suf
■frdent interest in the matter could b€
awakened lo induce the railroads from
here to Charlottesville to offer special
rates. The thousands of visitors whe
rome to Washington could be" diverted tc
Chariottcsvllle.i.lie : thinks. If proper in
cucemv.-nts were offered. At least a large
pcrtlon of tn?-m could be diverted them.
He proposes a yearly pilgrimage ol
Americans to Monticello. on the occasior
of .Jefferson's birthday, and believes thai
snvat Interest may be aroused »in the pro
position; He says that the many points
*>f historic interest around Charlottes-
TiJle would lend attraction to visitors anc
pilgrims, besides the home of Jefferson.
' . — ♦—
Commi»»lon Men <o '.Appeal to Legis
lnturf! for alteilncHon.
An effort will be made im the ' Legisl
ature to have that law repealed which fixes
the license of peddlers at $500 for the State
and ?1W for the city. Some of the com
mission men believe that the present law
is unjust, and say that tho reason oi
failure in the last Legislature was due tc
The lack of concerted action: .
Commission men claim that Richmond
will never be a large, fruit market. unle«
they can have some way to get clear of a
pint which ■ inevitably comes now and
then. With a number of peddlers to han
dle fruit and vegetables when the market
is demoralized on account of heavy re
reipts they, themselves, can be saved
from considerable loss, while the genera;
buying public may be.: infinitely benefited
At the present time there is a strong sen
timent towards reducing the ?600- license
to a reasonable figure. '
To-day there is a glut of bananas, foi
instance. It matters little to the retail
«"rs. as they carry buta scant supply. Tli€
■who'iusalers, however, would. like to us(
the market peddlers ;us a safety-valve a n<i
get rid of some of the fruit at a greatly
reduced figure. ] Peddlers could'put.,ba
nanas to-day at the door of every, how
for from 3 to 5 cents a dozen, thus, by
Fuch Jnw prices, creating. a demand.
When the peddlers' license is made ?CO,
rinv.v-v.-r, it is put at a figure which is
prpctically prohibitory., and the commis
sion men, in time of a glut. : are at the
mercy of stray buyers or the retail men,
T.bo do not always come to" the rescue-
CommiKsion , men 'believe- that when
are allowed to sell their own
products, and through this loophole. make
Paddling of other garden truck their busi
:': ' ' •>■. That unjust discrimination against
'"■ tvliolesalers can be proven.; and the
: '";t will be- made along this line.
'■ .
The Walker Ll^ht Guard.
niaboratc* arrangements have b^en made
W 'ho committee for. the full-dress in
■ Fpfrctlon and drill to be h'veh by Company
3 '- Walker 7>ight Guard, at the armory
Wednesday niglit." The drill will be
followed by a gerrnan. The committee of
a Tnneements. -.composed of IJou't. W. H.
Serf ants Rainey and Locket t; and
Privates Karm*r and Baroff, have secured
t!;e bf-st musical talent, and will issue .400
invitations. Company ii held their regu
lar weekly drill last Wednesday night,
i!r.iit. r Djo sup>rvi.ssori of Second Lieuten
tnt Stock, after which a smoker was. en-
Joyed in the company's rooms.
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Tllri >'vn from I{U Horm- While linnt
• i>k — Stodclafl 1 No'tcM. '
STODDAUT; V A.. November 13.—(Spo
n!t!.)-Major jolm' R. .Martin, » of Farm
ll '. Va.. v.-ho was hujitfiig near the
•'"•■no of Mr.' L(.-<jii Amos on Saturday, met
*"h n painful accident, lie was thrown
• !l "t) his horso by i he. breaking of the sad
"«-• frirth as his hojFe ' was'trylnp? to N>np
a flitch. The ahiin.'il-Mcppcd on the'major
a «.-1. inui^d I,ls body unii face considef
alily. •' . . ■ :
Mixfi Spencer,- Amos, v.wlio „ has
''>«rsc of a scb"ol at ProepecK' Va.. is ex-
Pe^t*<3 to spend.PatyrdJiy and Sunday at
»V homo. •■near.rthfH 'place.' ■'.'•"■ . '- '
Hon. UV r. B'.anton and Mr. H. C. Crute
»r- with . rreat -succccb : . ori; Fridayx while
n «»'l*r «i n the' Gr<?f>n ; Cr*>«»k ifarmP fri'ebw.
pany ,wlth Mr; C. X. Blanton, its popular
nnd hospitable' owner. They were otit
only a, short while, but Huccceded In bag-
ging manyi partridges" and rabbits, and
one-snipe.-— - v-;.f.-; y ->^ : ; .;:.- , : ? -;:v..^
■' r - J. A: Armlstead who was reported, as
bcinp " convale^ocnt;- has so far Improved
a*, to be moved to hln spacious new house,
which has justbecn completed, ln'FariiA
Mr. -WV D. .t« Sfourpem. who has been
confined to his. bed with erysipelas, Is
much improved. : :
Jadßc Wntkln* and: Delegate Oyrenn
Helnie Their .shoo<injr Exploits
Senator Asa Watkins. of Prince Ed
war, arrived yesterday, being delayed be
cause of a hunting trip which be arid
Delegate Owens were engaged in. Sena
tor Watkins nhot at m partridge which
had taken a position In a tree. He missed:
He fired a second time, and the bird still
sat in thf. troc- The senator took Dele
gate Owon's's gun and tired. Then Dele
gate Owens fired. The bird did not move.
"Guess you killed it first shot, judge," rei
marked Mr. - Owens. "John." said the
senator, "go «ml shake the bush." He did
so. and tho bird flew away. "The bird
was,.?vidc-.ntly <l"af." said Judgo Watkins.
"and did not even know we had been
shooting at it."
Delegate Owens last night told the rest
of the story to an interested group in' the
lobby at ' Murphy's. "The Judge," ' said
hp,'. "after- this experience said: 'Give "me
a try at turkoys. I'm death on turkeys,
and I'd ilke' to carry home with me a
big fat. gobbler. '
"So 1 went out with him and we got in
the blind, and I yelperl 'cm up. Pretty
soon thfl judge says. "Yonder comes a flrie
one. a- great big gobbler. Here, lend me
your gun.' 1 handed him my gun and
kf'pt on yelping. Surr enough, there
he came, a big gobbler cautiously ap
proaching. When he got close enough
the judge leveled his gun (here the speak
er gave "a pantomimic imitation of the
judge's tremulous excitement as he aimed.)
and, bang: and away w*nt the turkey and
the judge looking at him disappear."
"Why didn't you shoot?" asked a by
."He had my. gun and his, too," replied
tliQ narrator.
Judge. Watkins stated by way of ex
planation of his loss of prowess as a
marksman:" "You had some old shells
loadc-d about five years ago, and they were
no 'count." He tet it go at. that, and the
crowd joined in the laugh.
"That bird story is all true, loo," said
Delegate Owens, as the group dispersed.
But the Sheriff Wnm Too Mnch for
Him and Lodges His Man in
COLUMBIA, S. C. November 13.—(Spe
cial.)—Richard Bostick (negro), wounded
by patrols in Edgefleld. while attempt
ing, with others, to burn the town for
the sake of plunder, was brought here this
evening "by the Sheriff of Edgefleld. "-"."
Bostick was put in the penitentiary to
he kept from lynchers until his trial. The
sheriff made unusual efforts to save the
man from the lynchers. and he had unu
sual opponents in his race by night across
country, because his information was that
Colonel James H. Tillman, the present
Lieutenant-Governor of the State, was
heading the mob. Colonel Tillman was
Lieutenant-Colonel and then Colonel . of
the first South Carolina Volunteers, and
ran for Governor in the recent primary,
but was defeated by D. C. Heyward.
Sheriff Outz hns had experience with
lynchers, and when the storm was g-itb
erir.g decided- to. .leave,: the jail, drive
twelve miles to Trenton, and take the
train for Columbia. H« lo.ft Edgetield
safely with a few deputies, and was well
on the road, when a courier brought word
thai Coionel Tillman had outflanked him,
and ; wa.p waiting near, Trenton with a
heavily-armed party to take Bostick and
execute him. • The sheriff was hampered
with a man having a rifle bullet through
his leg. but decided to make a desperate
effort to escape. He pushed through by
tho road, travelled four hours In the
woods, crossed the Southern from Augus
ta.'" to Columbia, and this morning inter
cepted another road between Augusta and
Charleston. He came to Columbia via
Brr.nchville. having gone about a hun
dred miles. out of his way. No further
reports have been received from the
lynching party.
Senator Tillman, uncle of the Lieuten
ant-Govcrnor. lives at Trenton, where the
mob proposed to lynch Bostick. Tho
sheriff -is -particularly anxious to save the
prisoner's life, tecause he Is expected to
reveal the whole plot about the burning.
Death of n. Richmond Scholar in
Brooklyn— Be Buried Here.
■ NEW YORK. November 13.— (Special.)
Dr. Caskie ■ Harrison, head of the Brook
l^i Latin School, died at his home ir
Brooklyn, yesterday.: In '". the 55th year of
his age. .Ho was born in Richmond, Va.,
October 24, 3S4S. His father, Samuel Jor
dan Harrison, was descended from Rich
ard Harrison:' the founder of the family
in this country, from a younger son of
whom ex-President Harrison traced his*
descent. Mr. Harrison's mother was
Nannie Edmondia Cnskle. daughter of
Mr. John Caski 1 -. of Richmond, once
president of the Tobacco Exchange.
Dr. Caskie ran the blockade during
the war between the States, in 1564, and
continued hi? interrupted schooling in
England. In ' -1865 he entered Rugby, in
upper fifth, the highest form open tc
riewe'omers; In less than a year he was
'in the- sixth form and head of the new
house, being the only boy who gained i'
in so short a time, and the only Ameri
can who ever attained it.
The body will be sent to Richmond.
The funeral will take place from the
Union Depot at. S:-iO o'clock this morn
ing. The Interment will be in Shockoe
Cemetery. .
Mr. DayW ;W. Rn eland died yesterday
at his residence. C 33 north Sixth. street
Tho funeral will take place from tho
Second Baptist church next Sunday
morning at 11 o'clock.
Tire f'JTieraJ of Mrs. Ptisan P.Tnrlpbnrg.
who.rticd TiiPFflpv nirht at h<»r hnrac
ISifi wept Can') street, took vlnce .fronr,
tli e h^u^o y^stcrfiny «*v«»nl"?r at S o'c'ook.
The burial, was in River-View Cemetery
City Engineer Tzzttlne: \ « Board
Walk Over ShocUoe Creek.
The City. Engineer's Department is busy
removing* the archway at Dock street and
putting* -a* b.bard walk over Shock o'e creek
p.t.'that point. Th's chancre will give a
better f.ow of water with less damage in
time'of frfshetsi
■The work of paving Tre^gar street, is
.tlfo procrrepsing. and it will probablyibe
net long before" that street will be in first
clnss.condition from Seventh street to the
ASbcmarle paper mill, near the old pump
house. - '.'.. : ',■
MEMPHIS. TEXN:. Nov. I".— The sec
ond day's session of the Southern. Supply
and Machinery Dc-itlers' Association con
vention was" eaileri: to order by President
Joriks at 10 ' A. M. to-day. The attend
ance was large. ■ Papers were re-ad by
N. A. Gladdiiv of Indianapolis; George
Tl'.'r Lombard, of Augusta, Ga. : Peter v E.
Blow, of Khoxvllle, Term.; andyL. J. Lo
masney, of - New York. —
<John V. Voorhis. of Jersey City, N., J..
said' that! better prices for machinery
would ['prevail in the. hear, future."
■Other speakers were Kamuftl Disston.; of
Philadelphia: I. M.Pryce. of Virginia.;
and Charles F. "Aaron, of New York.;, y
"; -The afternoon ,wa» jrfven over; to ,; an ;
executive session, of , -which no report >« ;
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Lynchburg : Barber .Bought
- Apples for : His;Wife;"She-;:
, Got a Live SefpenC
LYNCHBURQ.yA:, November 13.r-(Spe
clal.)—L.ast night ■ Andrew ; Johnson, ' the
well-known barber, purchased at the con
fectionery and fruit "store of T. C.' Flow
ers & Co., three la.rge appies; which were
placed in a small paper bag, = and which
he carried: to his home- and handed to; his
wife. "viTien she opened the bag she was
surprised and alarmed to find that it con
tained a younsr and "very' lively snake.
Johnson was also surprised, and carried
the- reptile to the store of Johnson-Broth
ers.- on Taylor street, where it was viewed
by 'many people, the most of sup
posed that it had come from the. interior
of one of the big apples. The snake was
about eight inches : long".: of .bright red
color, with alternate black arid white
rings encircling its body and. with occa
sional white and black 'spots' on its body.
The serpent was given to Mr. Cabot"lohn- ;
son, who put it in a glass jar, where k''£
on exhibition. to-day. What puzzled John
son was as to where that snake came'from,
and upon inquiring, this morning at the
fruit store, he. learned ! that last night a
"hobo" had "blown, ki" ■ and had given
the snake i to one of the clerks, who tem
porarily placed it in a paper bag on the
counter. By accident,' Johnson's apples
were placed In the same bag. The snake
seems exceedingly vicious in its move
ments, and; it Is fortunate 1 that no one
was bitten by it before it was discovered
It is unlike any. reptile'-. ever, seen"- In this
part of the country,' and : some think it
may have orginally been found in a bunch
of bananas. " . - :
Anneals. The other two may be taken
from any vocation, but it Isgenerally ex
pected that the agricultural -and business
„..L,10i.0 ..in be ■ i ep. esenied.
The " commission will have great pow
ers, having the chartering, direction and
control of all puUic service corporations,
and the remedying, of complaints of dis
crimination, and many other powers,-.en
abling the people to secure- a; relief for
which they have heretofore, been compell
ed to look, to the slow process of action
by the Interstate Commerce Commission.
T!je. s'-opo cf thn comm'ssioners" powers
and duties are fully: defined in -the cor
poration- article of the Constitution. Its
inauguration is an ; innovation in this
State, but the commission plan has here
tofore been successfully -tried in other
States, and Virginia. is but following their
f sample, not experimenting with an un
tried measure. One of the most important
powers of the commission is that of the
taxation of property of "public -service
corporations under the new plan of taxa
tion devised by the constitutional conven
tion. . " .
Hon. Henry Falrfnx.
Hon. Henry. Fairfax, of Loudoun. whose
\ appointment as a member of the commis-
has long been regardedas practically
certain, is one of the best and most wide
ly, known gentlemen in Virginia, and is
especially well known. in Richmond, where
during his service in the Legislature and
in the recent Constitutional Convention he
has spent a large portion of his time for
the past dozen or more years. Descended
from a family lonsr distinguished in Vir
ginia history, he has maintained the. dis
tinction by, his services to the State- in
public life and in the- less conspicuous
station of good citizenship. - ■■•.
Born in Alexandria, Va.. May 4, 1850.
Mr. Fairfax has : spent his 52 years in his
native State. lie was' educated at the
"West Point of the South;" the Virginia
Military Institute, taking a special engi
neering course there. Since that time he
has engaged in farming and devoted some,
time to his profession of civil .engineer
ing. He resides near : Aldie, Loudour
county, where he-.has, a beautiful home.
and has been successful as a' farmer and
business man. Mr. Fairfax was elected
to the Senate of Virginia in ISSO, and so
acceptable has been his service to his con
stituency that he was continuously re
elected and served until 1001, when he vol
untarily retired. - During -his service in
the Senate he impressed nimself upon the
people as a sagacious- and- conservative
business man, unusually well informed.
He served on some of the most important
committees of that body. In IS9I he was
chosen without opposition a member or
the Constitutional Convention, and: was
second on the important- Committee on
Taxation and Finance until the resigna
tion of Chairman Virginius Newton, when
he became chairman.
The financial consideration attaching to
a place on the commission has, -no influ
ence with Mr. Fairfax, who is indepen
dently wealthy. His interest In the'suc
cessful operation: of the new plan is re
garded as the consideration influencing
him to accept. ,
Henry Cnrter Stunrt.
Hon. Henry Carter Stuart, whose ap
pointment as one of three commissioners
to -be announced to-day, is regarded as
certain, is one of the best-known gentle
men in Virginia. His home Js at- Elk
Garden, Russell county.- Va_, where he
has a fine stock farm, and he represented
that county in the recent Constitutional
Convention. Mr. StutJrt was born in
Wytheville; ■ Va., January IS. 1555. and
is, therefore, nearing his -JSth ; milts-post
in life's journey.: He had the advantage
of a liberal education. . being graduated
from the College of Emory, and Henry
with the tfegree of A. 8., and' after, tak
ing a classical course at the University
of Virginia, embarked in farming . and
stock-raising in Russell. He has always
taken an active, interest in public affairs,
and is a man of great influence in his
section of the State. For some time hr
.served as a. member of the State Demo
cratic Executive Committee.. A man of
larere physique. Mr. Stuart is likewise
big-brained and broad in his views, and
of incorruptible integrity and great force
of character. He was elected . a mvmbT
of the Constitutional- Convention for his
ability and conservatism, .and was an in
flueritinl member of that body. As r
breeder of fine stock, he: has'b^en ver:|
succos^ful. ar>d owns, one of the finest
hr;rd of rborthnrns in the State. .
Mr. Stiir>*-t : and hi.« ..•wife,-, who pp"nt
rmj^h of th° timp of -the convention's
c*»«-5 ?<■>»> with him in tlvs city, b^th hfvf
o-larT? «• fnijo'ntarf** here. an<l their.com
iner'to this ci+v i-inhp a ..", notable social
T^miipition. Mr..' Stuart ? c a' rrfr>t>Tnnn
nf-'Hrre mwßf. to'-wHorn : th<> salary' at
.taobi"" to thY {•nrnTiii«r!onrr c h't» i" 3 vr>t
n- consideration. H1?H 1 ? noe<*otr>^r» !=• in'.tho
r>itnr« of a natrioHo sn orifice of' \>°.r
<^"nr>l preferences' In. the interest of th«.
State.- '■ -' ; '. '"' ■•"■'"••
Samuel A. 'Anderses; .
Mr. Samuel A.- Anderson, .whose ap
pointment as a member . of the commis
sion,' and the lawyer member for the ap
pointment of which the -Constitution
makes special provision,\-Js; regarded as
most probable., is a : resident, and practic
ing "attorney of Richm ond. ; and is high ly
esteemed, •: both personally ■ and ■_.profession
ally. 1 '..'. He is; now in the full prime~of
young manhood and of fast maturing
powers as an ablejlawyer: Mr. -Anderson
comes originally , from, i the county of
Henry. He i.« a- brother 6C "Hon. James
Lewis Anderson, v . of : : this city, a former
member of the General: Assembly, and la
related to Judge Stafford GI .Whittle; Mr.
Anderson has 'had ■ considerable practice
in~ the Supreme Court of; Appeals of \Vir-'
ginia. : 'and . has' won-.- the \ commendation
of-. ; severs 1 members . af . , the f bench i by ■ hiß
ability. The.Gov"efnor*it' issaid/jhas been
most fay orably^; i rnpressed / wit H "? him fa h*:* a
©rof^sionany^^tjfh«^bant' ; ltsi»;»«id:th«t'
the 7 appointment . comes : to ' hlm'without
any solicitation,. though , there were . many,
who would': ha veJbeen> glad > to ihave:been
offered the- post. -Mr.; Anderson, icomlngr
from : the; Fifth -Distrlcfand being now.'-a
resident 'of Uhe;; Third, his selection! will!
be'i'pleaßlng to the: people of 'both,: but
Above all one; offered on 1 his 'merits as a
man arid an attorney. • :
ReKcncd from Brink of the Amerl
i can Falls at Niagara—Led hr ;
Donientic Trouhlea to :■
*■..'■ - Seek-. Death.
BUFFALO, N. V.. November. 15.— Mr3.
rlelen Costello. of Buffalo, was rescued
?rom "the" brink, of the 'American Falls
o-day, by employees of^the State reser
vation. This afternoon word was re
ceived -at the reservation office that a
voman had attempted to commit -suicide;
md was floating down-stream toward
the falls. Superintendent Perry secured
■"'j •quantity' of rope and. hurried to ' the
bridge which connects Green Island with
3oat Island. The woman was seen
•linging to a submerged log at a point; a
ew.feet below the bridge. A noose. was
:ttc-d about the body of John Marshall,
a reservation •_ employe*;, • and 'A he was
'owered into the rushing waters. He suc
•"oeded' in reaching the woman's side,
>nd' placed a rope around- her waist.
The two were then slowly hauled to the
stone abutment of the bridge. A ladder
vas lowered and the woman was landed
safely. ...
Mrs. Costello Is very weak, from ex
nosure. but the hospital physicians say
-he will recover. Domestic troubles
caused the wnmnn -*r> seek death.".
To Show, Agroiiies of Human Being
. Drlrijc: an Result of Being Pois
oned With Strychnine.
. CAMDEN; N. J., November 13.— A frog
was poisoned in court to-day, to show a
! ury the agonies of a human: being dying
-is a resultof being-poisoned with strych
line. •
• Paul Woodward, who is alleged to have
'ured two boys— Bryce Jennings and Paul
Coffin— from this city into th'o woods, and
having caused their death by strychnine,
was on trial, and Professor Marshall, of
y he University of Pennsylvania, was
testifying. He took some of the poison
r»xtractc>d from th"c liver of Paul Coffin,
and forced It into a live frog. The jury
T.nd all others in court became intensely
interested, and in a few minutesthe frog
Into convulsions. The Professor vx
.nlaiiiFd- the action of the drug, as the
r roer. writhing, exhibited all the agonies
'he boy suffered as he died. The.experi
•V-JVI+ caused a sensation In tho court
Entire Block in the Very Heart" of
Oliphant Laid in Ashes — Loss,-.
SCRANTON. PA.. November 13.— A
whole block in the very heart of Oliphant,
seven miles north of here, was wiped out
by fire to-day. Ten business places and
ten smaller buildings were destroyed, and
the loss is estimated at 5100,000. The
flames started in the town, and, it is sup
posed, originated from an explosion' of
In Richmond: Granite Building Com
pany to Mattie Sue Stutz, 28 feet on south
side Pleasants street. 2S feet west of
Randolph street, $1,203.
Same to Lucy Jane Keller, 20 feet oh
south aide Bates street, 147 feet east. of
Third street, $400.
J. W. Johnson to Edward Ellis, 15 feet
on south side Preston street, uJ 2-12 feet
east of Seventh street. $150.
J. D. Lccky and wife to D. W. Durrett,
2S feet on north side of Grace street,
112 feet west of Allen avenue, suoject to
deed of trust for 51.060, $475.
Louis Ruger's 'devisees to Emile Graser,
G2 feet on east side Sixth street, IIS 3-12
feet south of Leigh street, $5,500.
Catholic Indian Mission and Ameri
can College at Rome Discns»od,
WASHINGTON, November 13.— Cardinal
Gibbons presided at the annual meeting
of the Archbishops of the Catholic Churcn
of the United States at the Catholic Uni
versity to-day. Among the specific mat
ters discussed. were, the interests of the
Catholic Indian missions in the. United
States, :and questions pertaining to the
American College at Rome, which is un
der the direction of the archbishops of the
United States.
Reports on , Indian missions were re
ceived from Fathers Ketchum and Gans.
of the Catholic Indian Bureau In:; this
city,' showing a satisfactory' condition of
affairs among the Red men. and the arch
bishops expressed their pleasure at the
bearing of the National Government to
ward the Indian tribes and the treatment
of the Indian question generally.
Monslgnor Kennedy, tho rector of the
American College at Rome, submitted a
report showing that institution to be-in a
prosperous condition..
Ground Tlierelor Broken' on G'ronnds
of Catholic. University.
WASHINGTON, November 13.— His Em
inence, Cardinal Gibbons, in . the presence
of a large audience of visitors, students,
and professors of the the' Catholic Uni
versity, .and sub-colleges, broke ground
on. the site of the new Apostolic mission
house on the grounds of the University,"
leased to the Missionary Union, to-day.
The ceremony is. expected to be far-reach
ing in its influence on the work of the
Catholic church in this, country.
Association Coarse Monday Nisrht.
The second number, of tlie pooular as
sociation courser will >be given in the
i'oung Men's Christian Association Hall
Monday night. November 17th. by the
Ariel "Ladies' Quartette Company. - of
Boston, a combination of vocalists and
instrumentalists. . '-■:'
Thirty season tickets remain for sale,
and non-season ticket-holders . can secure
reserved seats for the Ariel Ladies' Quar
tette Company at ; the association build
ing, beginning to-day. _
Engineer Throws Open Throttle—
■ Many Shots Fired. -
FRANKFORT, IND., Kcvembcr 13.—
Four men attempted to hold up" the*south
bound Monon express at Cyclone early to
day. ; The train slackened speed on strik
ing torpedoes on'the rails.^but whenthe
engineer faced four revolvers, "he threw
open the: throttle. The four men firea
rapidly and often,; but all trainmen and
passengers .escaped! Sheriff; Corns ; and
deputies afterwards caught ithe ; men,"., who
gave " the ' names of 'Charles . Johnson,'
James Mock, Frank Smith, . and - Harry
Gray.' all " J claiming to live in Cincinnati.
- . - _ . ' DEATHS. . , : ; :
HARRISON.— Died \ in, Brooklyn; 1 N. V.,
November ; 12. 1902. CASKIE HARRISON.
son of tho late- Samuel J. -Harrison arid
gTandson of John ' Caskie, deceased.' ' :
: Funeral "on? arrival; of>Richniorid. Fred-.
erlcksbure " and- "Fotomac" train at S:IC
FRIDA'r^MORNING/^': lnterment -1 will
take'plfax:e at .the i 'Sbbclcoe : Hill . Oainiatery/
Friends- of. tbV family ars .invited- to at-
: The Great Cold Cash | v
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t First Prize $500; Second Prize, $250; Other Prizes, $2,250, ±.
JVJ V A -plain profit-sharing: contest, whereby the readers of the- Richmond Dispatch, the ;y, :
J Weekly 'Dispatch; and the Richmond News may receive a portion of the money taken in frcsm
;; i subscriptions, which would ordinarily be paid to travelling men and for travelling expenses. +
By offering prizes based on estimates of the Bank y Clearings of Richmond;at the close of
: : .-*r ■■ business December^i,' 1902/ for the year 1902, ; we;^^ "propose to divide the handsome sum of :: ;
"i in cash among our readers. s ;••-■; ••-■ . i C
t Conditions of the Great Contest. t.
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T The subscription price will not be changedr. '. : '.;."■ «^ "I
y- The contest Wm close at 12 o^clock midnight December rr. 1902. \ -■• . Tj-
A. For every 25 cents received by ua for subscription one eatimate will be allowed by t«. The subscription pries of "T* :%
r the Daily Dispatch, deliVered by carrier in Richmond: Is 50 cents a month; out-of-town, by mall. » cents a month ■'.^>..";; ;
-^- or $3.00 a year. The price of the News i«25 cents a month or J3.00 a year. The Weekly Dispatch rate Is JI.OO a year. "T ;
A; A remfttanco of 50 cents for either, paperwill entitle tie sender to' the paper for the period called for in our ratM /T"
T ana two estimates; $1.00 four estimates, and so on. ' • . ♦• •
T" h resent subscribers, who have paid in advance, may. upon further payment, participate .;. in thl* conteat. «na X|-:i-.V
v vc .* heJr subscriptions extended according to the l amount paid.; ' . ' "j" -\ \>
l -No estimate tvlir be entered on our books except when "accompanied by cash. ; Kstlmate and cash must reacn : :
<f- «s in the SAME ENVELOPE, or be delivered by the SAME PERSON at the SAME TIME. .Upon receipt, at our T ■ ,-.
-fy- °feef cc the estimates will .be entered upon' books kept for that purpooe. and the paper promptly sent to tha addrees "T" : :
I Klven. No change -of estimates will be allowed after they are once entered on our books. " -_- . v, «^ ';
jl NO stockholde rr officer, or. employee of either the Daily Dispatch, Weekly Dispatch, or lUchmond News wUI tie ■ I „ -; a
'"■W- Permitted to make efitimates or in any way share In this contest. ' -^^-> .--■
1 CAUTION!— Send money by checkor post-office or express money order. This Is the-only «af« way. Be *£* HK.f-
to enclose in. same. envelope your estimate in dollars and cents as ;.to -what will be th« total BANK CLBcAßin w * .
_i Should there bo a tie for any prize, the amount will be divided equally between those, so tied.- '_«--— r''"' ■
J^ Write your name and address, and particularly the fie'ires of. your estimat».very plainly In order that no error »^
may occur. ....-._■. .. ■
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To the nearest correct estimate . . . .• -....! -.• ♦••• -- t •♦• • • •.....*• .. •• •? s°° °° "
V To the second nearest correct estimate '............. ...1.. ....... .............. -250-00 T;
"V" To the third nearest correct e5timate. ............. lO ° oo T, >
'■■&,■■ To the fourth nearest correct estimate.. ..... . 75 °° -.X^
-"$* To the fifth nearest correct estimate". .............>.••,•••••••.•- ....-.-r 5° c 0 -
-^- To the sixth nearest correct e5timate.'. .'. ':. .... .......... ;. ............ ....; 25 °° ;
■^ To the next 50 nearest correct estimates, $10 each . ......... . . . . . . .. . •• •• ,s°°. ■;.p° ~\J? /
*L To the next 100 nearest correct estimates,.ss each ........ . . ......... . .; ... ••- s°^ °P ■■%
\&. To the next 200 nearest correct estimates, $2 each. .1 499 -.9°
To the next 300 nearest correct estimates, $1 each ..... . . . . . . .. .. . ..... . . ..-...-* Z°° °P TjV *
I Thesa Additional Prizes Will" Also Be Paid. ; t
X For the nearest correct estimate received before September 15, 1902.. ......... .$ .100 00 < ±
*v For the nearest correct estimate received before October 1, 1992........ .. ., 75 °° '-^' •■'■■'■■■
"V For the nearest correct estimate received befo re October 1 5, 1902 ..... ..... . . — . " 5° oo a
*Y" For the nearest correct estimate received befo re November 1, 1902 -v : 35 °°
■V" For the nearest correct estimate received befo re November 15, 1902 ..... <>. -25 00 .^
' •&■ For the nearest correct estimate received befo re December 1, 1902 ; . . ; ,..> ( .' .."... 15 00 "T" V
-^- Total 662 prizes, amounting t0. .-..-. .- .. . ; . ... . .-. . ; r.:.-.-.r.r»::.:.:. t ■'»:. •.w t. ..-> .?3,000 .06 ir ;v :
4* "What WSII Be the Total Bank Clearings in Dollarsand Cents of
4 Richmond, Va., for the Year 1902?" gpg
J On January 1, 1903, the Richmond Cleari ag-House will certify the amount. That certifi-
J^. cate will decide the question. . "&
T The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1 89 2 were.:. $126,080,177 73 X.
' T The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1893 were .......... 114,957,211 89
V The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1594 were 113,327,889 23 X
■'"T The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1895 were .......... ......... 121,960,869 39
"t" The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1896 were ...... 114,378.841 66 X
*¥ The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1897 were .................... 116,338,731 01 X
*& The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1898 were . . . 133» 618 >37 6 jo TT
-9- The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1899 were ...... ....;..... 165,901,087 14 •T'
-& The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1900 were .• ir5»537»475 6* X
.-i- The total bank clearings of Richmond for 190 1 were .. .. 198,091,536 10 j£
i- The total bank clearings of Richmond for 1 902 were ..:............. . . ... "TV -
*&. Cut out one of the following blanks, fill in with the length of time you want the paper, "T-
X and your estimate or estimates, and send by mail to Post-Office Box 373, or bring to .the of- ;
X fice, Ninth and Main streets, Richmond,. Va. ' .
T Rate, 50c. a Month. IpH
X THE DISPATCH,— I hand you herewith . . ...for which' "deliver your paper to nij **£\
address. ..1.;...-.;. My estimates on the Bank Clearin gs of Richmond for 1902 i
"V", are: «X
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3 Address P. 0. Box 373, Richmond, Va. •||
Remit by Check, Post-Office Order, or Express Money Order. I* .
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