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TRfGG SHIPYARD SAFE
(CONTINUED FROM FIHST PAGE.)
v!Vp f;:rr.if-noi tne MiipbuiiOinfc company
Merchant &/ Co.. 61 T'lillAtfelphSa; 5:2..
Fore River Ship sn«l li^.ln.y Company
SjujTjov, ■•■■-3O'a£*., $a?.&83. •' '
Newport News - Shlr>bwlidiajr:. aiid Dry
J>ctii hCornnaj*," Newport N'.-wf, V.n.. for
ntii:?*: »«PJ>ltc»'to the-T/uscarorA. Mohiiwk,
Jierkcley. ft»d~ other . vessels,' SS,l<S's.'
< I-. Hawes «t Co.. of ihSs «ity ?2.-
Morri.-s. \Vheclcr & Co.. Philadelphia,
. Ci-.sus les. Estc, PHiiadckphia. $f<.417.:i2.
HtftdrleUs Bnf.;?.. .Vetv York, .JUi.TiS.
Seaboard Sted Casting: Company, Phii'i
d«:;■>>.)a. M.Tsi*.
fcu;,i!f m Hallway Supply Compsnv of
iiiss city. j:.»'n!«. . *" ■
X, C. I lonian -A. Company,- Southern
Wiles:; Agents for -sho -Central Iron and
S«el Company, S9,iS.i\sS. .
Rifthmcnd Pattern -\Voi-ks. f1.074.G>.
C. C Kr.icht .C: Company, of Philadel
phia, supplies for xvrx hulls, etc.. J3.1C3;
GcrAon Metal Company, of this city
fI.OTT.i: 1 . ■ . '-■-;;.
-■ irsJr.ia Passenger and Powor Company
' V.I>X/r'>. •■■■■ ■■ ■:
Crocker. Wheeler Company, Xew Jer
iify. S4i'X:' i 5.. -
Baldwin:*. "Brown. Richmond. ;r.ss?i.r,4.
T, C. Cheat v\-ood." TUchmond. •?3.50r).3§.
Smith. Court enay Co.. Richmond. J5.-
Tanner Paint mid Oil Co.. Richmond
Trtwcr. T";infor,l Co., Kichmonri. J3.27n.ii.
.T. I.'. Lindsay h : P»ic:nnor:<l. J1.27r..C0.
E. 5. Cunn. Kichmond. $CS7,fi?.
v, r oo;ivi/ird &vS6ni Richmond; ?,'!72,70.
K. E. Krischkorn, Richmond. ?11».70.'
Chesapeake ami Ohio Coal Company,
Bielunond. $745.30. ■
H. B. RdeJker. Xew York. 54.0Cn}.
v,-. r. Longworth & Co. RSchmbhd; ?".">.
Eitrcock <fc Wilson, Xew Jersey. 524.2-10.
Crucible Steel Co.. Piitsburp;* JS?4.OS. :■;
Libby Manufacturing: Co.. New York,
Phoenix Iron Co., Philadelphia. $3,747.75:
In addition to the above supply liens, a
rnechanjese' lien for $2.5-SS.r>4, filed by Bald
■" :n & Brown, of tin's city.
The other items" were entered by cred-
Uors for furnishing supplies of a similar
na^ire to those mentioned. All of the
.Jai^e creditors are iion-resident. the sreat
er portion of them being Philadelphia.;
firms dealing in steel, iron and special
marerial employed by shipbuilding firms.
To Tt-j rteoi-Kn:iir.e<J.
Otvinj: to the large number of men em
ployed by the Trigrg Company in this city,
the pr«aJ<isti interest was manifested 1:1
rill <sireciipns as to what, result, the court
rr-i^Mincs' of yesterday v.-O!il,l have
<n the- coririnuanc« of work at the plant.
It ip expected that r. reorganization will
r<e effected in thirty days, and the/ opera
tions of the plant continued. Notices have
/b*en ported throughout the yards that
the vrork vrill be:reisrul«~ly prosecuted un
til further notice from the court. Tho
coaopany Iras about l.:.00 men employcl
st the plant, and they ivill continue for
*he present, and it is hoped for all time,
86 It is bvHeved that the receivership 23
only tern porn ry. pending reorganizatioii;
p'sr.p for •R'hjrh are noTv oji foot by the
co-operation of xivtjybocly interested in
Ihe corporation.
Tli c causes of the firm's embarrassment
dste back to; the oonstrnclion of the tor
xie«2o lio'-tts and the torpedo-boat destroy
er?. When the contracts for these ves
sels Ti-ere placed -with the Trigg Com
p~ny, their construction was rather ex
r-. rimenta! with builders . and desig-ners;
Many changes in the original lines wera
made, After the boats had been contracted
for. and for causes that, the company
could 3iOt foresee: or control much money
v-as lost on these boats;
In addition, the work of properly pro
tecting the immense plant -was a big- and
undertaking. Experienced en
jSineers couldi not foresee the diflleulties
■iliat xvould be encountered, and from time
■o time tJie work on vessels had to bo
ita&i'poned while the plnnt itself was be
ing strongly entrenched in Us present
-i?-. The de!;iy In ihls direction, which
ca-used a corrfiSponding delay in the con
struction of vessels, was coincidental with
n riso in price of the materials necessary
for the construction after tho vessels had
been contracted for. The advance in
structurla." street and e-Quipment in which
".h^j various iron products wore used, cut
down the profits- that would have n:itur
tiily accrued, from reasonable estimates
Sn the bids.
Delayed CrniMT'x I.nnnoliina.
• The present : situation in the; affairs: of
the company has partly delayed tho
jaunching of.: the cruiser Galveston, which
'vs.s to. have been sent into the waters
[ibout this time. The assurances, however,
of the officials in a position to speak au
thoritatively, that -work will be continued
it the plant, and that "Tcyrg;anization will
be made shortly, lead to the belief that
the Galveston will be pushed to comple
fioti at an early date. The Secretary of
the Navy has ■recommended to Congress
in. allowance to the Trig? Company for
.ho construction of the. torpedo boats on.
account -of the changes that were made
p. them after .the ion tracts were let. A
:>oa.r<3 ha« been appointed to estimate
rrhnf this allowance shall be.
HOW NEWS WAS RECEIVED.
Fhroaeliont the City the Rcj?rct "Was
Cnlvernal— Men RcasMired.
"When the announcement was made yes
terday afternoon; that the Trigs Com
t>any had gone into the hands of a: re
ceiver, 5t camo as a surprise to the gen
rral public^ Leading. f inanciers in the
rlii\ <-!n<2 those intimately acquainted with
the firm's condition, beHoved that a re
organisation would come sooner or later.
Throughout th* entire city there was uni
versal 'xcgr&t that the.big corporation had
htcome embarrassed financially, -even for
a thort time, for there is no slnglo indus
try that has the good wishes of the public
for -Its continued prosperity more dis
tinctly than the Trigg ship yards.
People who have no financial 1 interest
In the plant, or who are not connected
with Jt in any -capacity, expressed regrets
it the temporary trouble, with as much
liccerity as if they were dircclely affect
id. The largo number of men employed
Vt the. yards have ?p-?nt their money with
the shopkeepers In" the vicinity of 'their
homes, and have contributed their share
to the general prosperity of the retail
dealers in the- city. The •possiblity that
the plant would shut down caused much
uneasiness, both among the men and the
dealers with whom t hey trade, but the
notices posted immediately after the com
pany was placed in the hands of-.the're
ceiver, ihat v.-orl: would be. continued, was
a, source of untold . eatisfaction to thosa
Employee in the plant, the tradesmen with ■
Whom they deal, and to the public at
fcargo.
VThfc fame of tho Trips: shipyards, an nn
fngtance of commercial activity for a.n
nland city so far distant from the sea
fhorr- has sp-ead noticeably throughout
the Southern States in the past few years,
fud there is no enterprise in the. city
lthat= is to well- known as- far South as
TTexa*, as the big plant that builds ves
t'fls and launch*?* thorn sideways into the
narrow" dock. • The sentimental interest
attached to the plant has "not been: con
fined 10 this city or State, but lias reach
ed out to, thousands of Southern comniu
nitk-s. who view; the enterprise a« a re
markably instance of industrial activity in
the South. Jt was not *m "uncommon re
mark made on Ujc stJ-ec-tK yesterday.' 'that
if the- "fc-tpek book- ol; the company should (
b<; opened to public subscription, there
•would h(. thousands of people of small
rowans' ivho would .tako stock; in an enter
nri£o that had met with such favor in Ihe
eKtjmatidn of the- ■ ;' public. Everywhere
the hope 4 was expressed that xhe reoj-oanl
zation would be. gpe^ly^ffccted .«.hd*tliaf.
the company would emerge from; its pre?
tnt ernbarrasement uppua.fetrpn&er foun:
(#Upd to continue the work? that has maaej^
NIXON EXRECTS AN OFFER/
J* Off ror l'r<-*cn<. -,>■•■■
ror'wvoS?"^-. P"*""™ SWSpccial.)
or nrl I / Iftyft sVlst the apparent lack
PanVi h »° d * tntcs sh «PH.Wlns Com:
Lwf? w S wn llie occasion' of- much
?K i U " *W»«'<»"?- circles -and
oll.cd hdurtrlca; Today it was an-
ICe< , , 1h , n - 1 a! 1 nose>t«:itk.ns had been
«V.t n i ? «•*» ■ Ust ww * ck ' II »' 1 thnt the- Trigg
..fthipbuJMinp Company had gone: into the
jfitands Of a receiver. -...•,
V'^ur correspondent waited on Lewis
Nixon, president of the United States
corporation, this afternoon and -.asked
for. details. Mr, Nixon said: • .. ■ :
. il5 °"" • t >°° *<•'* tl»!s way. The acquisition
ovany more plants than those already
secured by. a. corporation of th.i magnU
inde of the United States. 6nlpbuil,..ng
Company, j s an affair which: has io be
carried on with such deliberation and dr
cumspeetion, that It will ho impossible
for mo to klvo any detailed or definite
statement ;as to any. one ; of the many
plants we may have under consideration
until after tho holiday?, in any event.
The Trigs deal, however, is off.. _ ,
f^Ve. may or wo may not buy
'•ho yards from tho receiver. I can
not toll. Wo may lake it over after its
affairs arc readjusted. But until that
* il P* r *■ ca » hardly express my-opinioh. •
'':*'Ycs. we certainly will expect an : ofCer
Irom the receiver, hut that may not ~e
for fome weeks. At present the deal
is completely oft and a new or.c has
not. been thought pi"."
None of thc'-people seen !ry»j\our cor
respondent, who have dealings here witli
the Trigg Company, appear to be in the
; leastj worried about getting paid in, full.
They pay with one accord that while they
bolieyei they may have u> -wait a little
while, for their money, they have full
confidence that the company -.-ill. easily
disengage itself from its present em
barrassment, and that they arc not wor
rying about Ihe future."
■HISTORY OF*THE YARDS;' ■■
■ — ■ ■"- "' : • ■
l«Icn <»r Infrin.i JJhlpluiilrtiiipr Plant
SdJßrgcHtct! I>y Commodore Melville.
The -AViiliazn R.Triscg Company may be
said to have had its inception. in August,
183$. though the idea had lor several years
had a lodgement in tIK-. mind of Mr. Wil
liam -R. Trigg, of This city. The original
suggestion from which the. idea of build
ing ships in this city sprang was mad-?
by Commodore Melville, of the construc
tion department of the United States
navy; a year or two before, when during
thelnSministratibii of Mr. Cleveland Great
Britain threatened aggression in Vene
zuela, and was warned by the President
to hold hands off. This necessity for
pointing to the Monroe doctrine and de
manuing its assertion aroused the coun
try to tho importance of more thorough
preparedness iiv the., event of a formida
ble foreign war. for such a war would,
of necessity.; he ehielly a naval war.
At such a time, when the. country had
narrowly avoided :i terrific clash at arms
with tho greatest; naval power on earth.
the idea of establishing inland ship-build
ing plants had Us conception. Old Ad
miral (then Commodore) Melville had been
to Richmond during the civil war or soon
afterward, and had been impressed with
thfti availability of thte city as a point
for ship construction, remote from dan
ger of naval attack and interruption. .
AFTEII SPANISH WAR.
The danger of war passed when Great
Britain respected tho Monroe doctrine and
abandoned its hostile intentions in -Ven
ezuela. The idea of an inland ship-build
inc: plant slumbered until the Spanish
war. Then it again sprang into.activity.
and from this second consideration of the
necessity, for increasing, the country's
naval strength came the ship-yard, begun
by the. William R. Trigg Company. Hav
ing just passed through a naval war
which at one time threatened to be more
serious than it proved, the government
determined to increase its facilities for
ship-building, both in times of war and
peace?
It was on August 2-1. IS9S. that Mr. Wil
liam R. Trigg. president of the Richmond
Locomotive and Machine Works, as that
plant was then known, returned from
Washington and announced that he .had
submitted the lowest bids for the con
struction of five torpedo-boat destroyers
and four torpedo-boats. He had evident
ly considered 'the -matter, and had been
in ■correspondence and consultation as to
his plans for many months before, for
it -developed that before going to Wash
ington ho had -leased the plant of the old
Talbott Machine Works, at Seventeenth
and :Cary streets, and had secured from
the railway company the right to use the
rock in that vicinity. The announcement
came as n surprise to the people of Rich
mond, few of whom suspected ...iat such
an enterprise was even in contempla
tion. • '
THE FIRST CONTRACTS.
"When the awards were made Mr. Trigg
Eecured the contracts for building three
torpedo boats and two destroyers. They
wore the Shubrick, Stockton, and Thorn
ton, and the destroyers Dale and Deca
tur. all of which have since been com
pleted and delivered;
It was not until October !*, ISSS. that the
William '.R; Trigg Company was charter
ed, the charter being granted by the Law
and Equity Court, of this city to William
R. Trigg. James N. Boyo, Virginius New
ton. J." J. Montague. W. C. Preston, and
others. Its capital stock was originally
placed at from $100,000 to $300,000, divided
Into shares of $100 each. The officers
named were William R. Trigg, president;
LHburn T. Myers, vice-president; W.. C.
Preston, secretary. and these directors-
William R. Tricg, J. J. Montague, Lilburn
T. Myers. R. S. Boshcr, Thomas Atkin
son, and \V. C. Preston.
GROWTH OF THUEE TEARS.
From that, beginning the present enor
mous plant has grown in three years.
The first boat completed was the torpedo
boat Stockton, but the Shubrick, another
of the same pattern, was first launched,
going overboard the last of , September,
1593. President McKinley was here to
witness the christening ceremonies, and
th^ occasion was in many respects , a
memorable one. The five boats originally
contracted for by Mr. Trigg- were built
and meanwhile a number of contracts for
steamers," tugs, dredges, and cutters were
secured, so that the yard hns not only
been operating continuously sinc^"the in
auguration' of the enterprise, but has
been steadily enlarging its equipment and
scope. At first the idea of building war
chips at this city was received with skep
ticism not to say ridicule, especially by
the seashore cities. Within three years
a protected cruiser of the second class
had been completed, and a 6teamship of
II.OjO tons displacement is under 'contract.
Those who began to laugh have since be
gun 'to praise the enterprise and the suc
cess of the venture.
COVERS ENORMOUS AREA.
The yards originally embraced but sis
or seven acres, that being its- extent at.
the time when the torpedo boats were
launched. It now covers an area or forty
five acres, and embraces an enormous
outlay -of capital, being one of the best
equipped plants on the Atlantic or adja
cent thereto. * • :" , ■
The- two main departments of the plant
aru the hull department and the ma
chinery department., the first employing
r. early one thousand men, and- the sic-,
ond nearly five hundred. Besides this,
there is an cloctric department, the.num
her of employees of which varies from
four or live men to thirty or forty, ac
cording to the needs. -
The equipment of the plant embraces
many fine pieces of apparatus and me
chanical • ■ and labor-savins [appliances.
There are inside the plant a. travelling
of wcnly-ovj^jg^ANES. ' ;"■•
Outisde of tlie building there are- three
<=even and a-half ton Gentry cranes for
use over the shipbuilding slips; one threv
ton cable way. 3."0 fe.H long., for use nv:r.
Uu- shipbuilding slips; one three-tor. ca
ble wav ■ I.SQO feef loner for transiiiittna
material Irom the punch shed to the Kiips.
All oi" these are operated ;by : .:ie';tricity.
the term tons indicating the Rapacity , of
the cranes to lift materials. ; - Beaidt-i* thi.
there is one Jen-ton jrcomotive .rw c
Pi«at is to, say, operated by.'-steam'.tJJiSy
id/ liandliir-,' material r«ound the yards
and shiVting cars. Then there; is a float
ing-derrick of xortv tons capacity, and a
floating- machine shop, for; use by the
d^fc."nS C launchln R basin bullbbV the
ron-nknv to enlarge its facilities for work
and 35 feet draft over . tho sills. In the
'<-nnf»tructJcn of' this dock considerable
SSStISf and even ; more filUnff were
nCCe ' ? TBE' WORIC CLASSIFIED/:
Her?' is' a summary of ,f he various^de-.:
nartments. * the numbers of i them 4 giving
We^Jdea'iOfrthe^«xtent;.<>fatft«lp!ant:;
ctlh} Kiojamo^ Msf^tgbSwebj^
Jilvar-Jtandle Umbrellas^
make handsome Xmas: presents— '.i
not go expensive, either! ]
Aumsden s; \
; . 7ai Main Street. > )
brops department, tool room an<l wood
workers' . department.;, the copper ahop,
including the; coppersmiths, sheet iron
workers' and plumbers' ' department. o '. -'and
these additional ones— eloctriclanK. found
dry. paUnrn shop, biaek^mith shop, boiler
shop, department, ansle
■ smiths.; furnace '•shfld,'--dcvelopin!? -tihed.
shiptllters' department/ rlveter.V, caulkers'
and chippers] department, the punch .shed,
the ?hip .carpenters; the mould loft, the
joiners" shop, outfitters, painters, rig
gers. laborer? and dock .engineers' de
partments. Altogether the plant employ:*
14.?0 to 1.520 men.:
Tho'T'suiioriritchdeh't of. the yards from
the beginning of operations to the present
time. ..has been Mr. James A. Nelson, an
experienced . director of marine arcliitee-"
ture, . who- was connected. -with' the navy
department, corps of> engineers, and de
signers at the tlmft tho enterprise, was
first conceived. Mr. Nelson is originally;
a New Yorker. . Hifi service? with and for
the company demonstrate that no bettor
could have been selected, and the char
acter and performances of the vessels
built at the yards still further-praise him.
Mr. Nelson, it is presumed, will continue
with the yard.
CONFIDENCE OF CRKDIITORS.
Confidence is expressed very. '_ generally
that the present status of the ooiupany's .
affairt; ■will; lead to reorganization on nn
even stronger basis, and the continua- i
tion and enlargement of the business.
The selection of the vice-nrosident of the
company, who is alsn its noting prosi
dent. as the-, receiver, is generally regard fd
as' indicating the. confidence of tho cred
itors in the management and -•direction I
Of thn plant and forecasting its reorgani
zation and continuance. The only, other. :
solution Oiat can bo anticipated- from the I
-present status of affairsis the sale; of the
plant, and .in that event: it would cer
tainly be continued. Taking this view
of the matter, it may safely be relied
on that Richmond will continue to havo
the beneficent consequences of the- opera
tion of this great industry, which has
done much to caus-.vthc' present pros
perity of the city and its growth in recent
years.
WHAT IT MF.ANS TO. THE CITY.
Estimating that each employee sup
ports two others (a most conservative
estimate), the plant supports a popula
tion of 4,fio0 "persons or more, not to men
tion the [great -impetus -given to all lines
of businpss and the immense amount of
money placed in circulation every week.
The' plant pays out in wages every year
about $050,000. and. estimating the amount
disbursed here for materials and supplies;
the aggregate annual sum thrown into |
circulation ir this city by the plant is
nearly a million dollars.
"LOST MYSTERIES
OF ANTIQUITY."
Initiation Into .Mr*. TingrleyJs So
ciety—Her Dojr, tiUjtoili—Starva
tion of Children to I»rii»K
On* Their Souls.
SAN DIEGO, CAL.. December 23.— Jn
il)<3 Tinjrl^y-Times- libel suit to-day, the
deposition of Dr. J.A. Anderson, of San
Francisco, once a member of the Ting'.ey
Cabinet, . was finished. Anderson describ
ed his initiation into the society of the
"Lost Mysteries of Antiquity."' He said
all ."who were present sat on canvas, anil
were supposed to be taking part in a
very ancient ceremony. All were; dressed
in light musliji costumes, and the rite was
solemnized' in the';" open air. • Describing
the initiation. Anderson said it consisted
chiefly... of Mrs. Tingley's tolling of her
dog "Spot," and what the dog had done.
Then Mrs. Tingloy ate some fruit, which
was supposed 10 he a my«torkms symbol
and a part of the high initiation which
was taking place. Anderson then told
of how he- was, mad*:, a member of the
Order of the Rising Sun— a Son of the Ris
ing Sun. The chief feature of this ini
tiation was. ho said, that a candidate
held a sunflower. There was another or
der known as the Ancient Order of
Scribes, which was very high;;
Anderson related in .some detail what
Mrs. Tingley had said about the dog,
"Spot." ' Mrs. Tingloy. he said, had re
lated how she was very blue and cast
down, and tiiat "Spot" had gone to aheap
of. letters on the lloor and picked out one
from Dr. Allen Griffin, which greatly
comforted her.
ROYAL GARMENTS.
Anderson said that when Mrs. Tingley
went to welcome her visitors, she wore a
large purple robe, that gave her a queen
ly-appearance. , Describing the sacred
costume, such as was worn to welcome
a- bridal couple, married nt the home
stead. Dr Anderson said it was some
thing: like a skirt, but rather longer. "The
one I wore." he said, "was like a. wrap
belted at the waist. Men and women
wore about the same."
AH those who took part carried lime
lights, in order to read improvised parts
and the responses of the ceremony, which
took placo at night, and. were supposed
to be of great antiquity.
In reference to the food of the children,
the deponent continued: .
,"The little tots were, fed principally on
bread and milk. I am referring to those
from a year to two years old. There was
a . class of. children that Mrs.
Tingley told mo she, had great
trouble with, because of Dr. "Woods ("Mrs.
Tingley's physician). He would not fall
Into line with her ideas as to food. She
said he desired to have them fed. while
she desired to have them starved first,
because they could thus more quickly
Icil T out thre low. animal nature in these
children. She believed in giving them
very little food, and the doctor protested.
This she told mo directly and person
ally."
DISCIPLINE OF CHILDREN.
Parents were permitted to sco their
children, once in two weeks. Of course
there were exceptions, but, he said, that
was. the rule. Mrs. Tingley's reason was
that : parental favoritism and. parental
language interfere with the proper dis
cipline of the children, and was to be
avoided as much, as possible. Referring
to the discipline of children, Anderson
said: ' ' *
"She takes away their, food— -that is, she
orders them away from the table, ana
orders them, to cease eating, if they do
anything that she dees not w-ant— that is,
contrary, to the rules. I have se^n that,
and know that they were deprived alto
gether of a. meal,, for the time being.. ~l
did not . watch very closely, but it was :
considered a matter of impertinence, al
most, to question her on any of ftafr me
thods, .or to observe things too closfly."
Referring to the feeding of, the babies,
Anderson said: •
"I .was going. through the grounds once
with Mrs. Tingley. We cam?' to the
babies, and. oh« tvas only a few days old.
rihe was explaining her methods—starva
tion—withholding food. She said that in
one case she withheld food twenty-four
hours.. ThV. child was aboufl year, old.
Shfc said that the children's lower na
ture was to be subdued and broken; that
the quickest way. to bring it about was
to . adopt the course of withholding, food
from , the child ;untll" the child came to, its
senses— until its' soul appeared.'' -.
«Cork« and CarlK.«
Mr. Stuart Leake, 'assisl.-int business
manager of ■"Corks and Curls,"; the an
nual of the University of Virginia, is in
the city in" the- interest of the magazine.
"Corks and Curls"- will appearthis ses
sion-earlier than usual. It is the purposo
of the editors to issue the annual by
Easter. Among themany interesting ar
ticles that will appear in the annual this
year is one giving: the complete record of
the University base ball and Tflot ball
teams,; with much readable data c■bncerh
hip the members of the. 'various teams. '
; Mr. Leako ia . a son of Judge AY. C.
Lvak6*of : tliis~citr.
Corncli«« VanderliUt Better, r
NEW YORK, December 23.— At 11 'o'JMoclV
to-night; the^ following ..bulletin's .to $i"c.
condition ; of Cornelius iVan.derl>y t^vra sUs?
; sued ;byj Doctors ; Flint jand /Jane. way; ;? * V'^V
I |'Mr/-;.H r aa (3erjbil t* sX<:on<3 i tion r. I s -. a- -little"
mor\sat!sfacto~rVlthls\ey«hirier. ' There"; has
bien?no:m«irked change." • . - ■
PRESIDENT'S RLAHS
(CONTINUED FROM FIPvST PAGE.)
with a general cargo, from Caronero; the
sloop Gariiclia, from Gu.anta.
CARACAS '-WI LI- HAVE TO. GO TO CU
RACAO. , .Q
LA GUAYISA, December 23.— The Red
"D" Lino steamer.. ..Caracas will not.be
permitted to enter- Puerto ' CabeJlo... .She
will lie -obligor! --to land- the ; remainder
of her "cargo -a t Willematad. Curaccio.
XO CARGO-TAKING-. ALLOWED. .
The n'llies; havo advised" foreign con
suls' here that steamers that .reached La
Guayra before. Dc-roml.^r .30th ;Wil .
allowed tf> enter port and •discharge then
■cargoes during the. day. but they v.ill
not" be. allowed to take .cargo -on -board;-
This? ruling, has created general .-ciissatis-.
faction here. 'As 'there is no export duty
on soods shipped ■ from Venezuela; me
ruling: does not affect the government.
Only- the; shipworkers aro affected.
Ail mail steamers reaching hero niter
December 30th ' will 'be boarded ..from the
bloc-karlins E'iua<3ron. .and neutral-passen
"O'-s and the mails -will bo sent ashore,
under a flag or true: -No exceptions to
this ruling in the .-matter cC nationality
schdoner". which rittempio'J tenter
port at half-past 0 O'clock tb-nlgbc. was
captured.
CARACAS BARRED OUT, AFTER ALL.
Lieutenant-Commander.'.: Diohl. ' at. ._4
o'clock this afternoon endeavored to on
t.'un from the comsnanclers of tho foreign
warsiiins at La Guayra an extension -of
n few hours in tho. time given the steamer
Caracas to remain at her dock, in oruer
that she might finish unloading.': His. re
quest: to this end; wns refused, «n'l ne
din not ir.siPt. The commanders of the
blockading: warsulps explained'- that they
were " ricting on thi? orders of the Brit
ish admiral, iind that the orders given
to permit the Caracas to .dipchurge. more
than tho mail had been given to satisfy;
•Comrh.'uirlcr Dlehi. Tho Caracas conse- ;
quently left her berth at La Guayra:. at
'j o'clock, when sho had landed not more
than two-thirds of her cargo. To-mor
row: the -steamer -will cruise before La
Guayra and take on passengers and mail,
but on no account is she to outer tho
port. Mr. Eoultou, of Houltou & Co., has
entered a protest with the American
Consul and tho American Minister here
against thu action taken; with' regard to
the Caracas.
BRITAIN'S ANSWER DELAYED.
WASHINGTON. December 23.— Great
Britain's response to the President's sug
g-estioh that the issues involved in the
Venezuelan troubles be referred to the
Hague tribunal foi- arbitration had not
been received in Washington up to :l
o'clock -to-night. It is expected the first
thing to-morrow, the delay in transmit
ting the reply, which Us presumably.! quite
long, no doubt being due to its reduction
to cipher.
The administration is anxious that the
whole matter; oC.-; the -"settlement of the
question shall .uo to (ho Hague tribunal,
in nroference to thu President's acting in
the capacity of arbitrator.
CLEVELAND ON VENEZUELA.
• CTlic People All Know "\Vsiere I
.'jfanil?' Says the S«.ae o£ Princeton.
NEW-YORK, December 23.— (Special.)—
Ex-President Grover ; Cleveland; returned
to Princeton. to-d:y niter spending
nearly a fortnight in South Carolina
hunting ducks along the coast. He look
ed tho picture of health. When seen by
the Dispatch reporter to-night he chat
ted pleasantly about hi.s trip.
"It is colder up here than it was down
there by. a good bit." he said, "it was
almost too warm for good duck shoot
ing, but we did pretty well and bagged
a nice lot of ducks. I. thoroughly en
joyed the trip.-'
When asked .what he thought., oC the
present situation in;. the Venezuelan diffi
culty. Mr. Cleveland said: "That mat
ter has been pretty well threshed out anil
I cannot add aiiythihg new. The people
all know, where 7 stand on the main ques
tion. That .-.concerns: us. That's all that
I have, to say.'.' . . .- ■
He positively refused to" discuss the
prominence of President Roosevelt in
controv(?rsy.
A FORTUNE IN HER OLD AGE.
Gootl I.siclc of « Poor Old Tcimessecc
Woman.
KNOXVJLLE, TEXX, DecemVer 2?..—
(Special.)— Mrs. Nancy Siller Blevins. an
aged woman residing at Blountville, Sul
livan; county, has fnllen heir to §20,000
left her ■ by her brother, Jackson Walker,
who. died some months ago at Fei'ridale,
C.ii. Siiice the "death of her husband;
some years ago, Mr*. Blevins has earn
ed a 'livelihood for herself and children
at the wa'shtuli, but t^lio is now over 70.
and able lo do but little. She and her
brother .separated when she was only i:j,
arid in a fnw years lost track of- each
other. Walker drifted, to California and
was fairly successful. When: he 'iieil he
willed ;ali: his property to his sister, if
she were still living".
Homer Smith., a Blountville lawyer,
picked up the case accidentally, arid go
ins- to "California filed a- petition in
half of the rightful heir. Mrs. Bleyiris
has only;- to prove her,; relationship :in~ or
der to get the money and end her days
in ease. •
— » .—. —
THE O'NEILL COMPANY.
Real Estate and Business Purchased
l»y William C. Strange. • ...
NEW YORK, December. 23.— William C.
Strange;' the manager. of the O'Neiil de
partment store, on Sixth avenue, between
Twentieth and Twenty-first streets, .has
purchased tho real estate and business, of
thci O'Neill Company/'., The sellers arc
the heirs of tho late Hugh O'Neill, chief
of whom is his widow. No details as to
price are furnished in connection with- the
transacUon", though tho . figure is be
lieved to-be in the neighborhood of $3,000.
000.. A- corporation will be formed for
the purpose of taking over the real es
tate, which will be leased , for twenty-one
years, to a company which will conduct
the business on the same linos as former
ly.' ■'•'■■•;■ ■ -■ -- .
JOHN L M'LEAN
EXPELLED --FROM EXCHANGE.
Cltarse Asaiust Him iv Actions De
trimental to the Welfare <»C'the'
Business Organizntioii. ;.
NEW, YORK, December 23.— John T.
McLean; head of the brokerage- firm "of
J. -T. McLean '& Co.. v.-as expelled from
the Consolidated Stock Exchange to-day.
The charge against him was that he had
been, guilty of actions detrimental to the
welfare of the exchange. His partner,
Charles W.Frostrwas. suspended for one
year for an alleged similar offence. The
firm was one of the; most prominent ; on
the Consolidated Exchange.
NEW YORK CENTRAL DIVIDENDS.
Canada Southern 1 Per Cent. Against
1 ■*/!■ Lns! Year,
NEW YORK. December 23.— The. direc
tors of the New York Central and "allied
railroad* lines : met here to-day, and de
clared the .regular dividends, ''except : that
the Canada' Southern dividend was fixed
at 1 per cent, for the six months. Xast
year it was 1^ percent.
: The New York Central statement for
the quarter ■•''ending.-;' December -31.-1902.-
Cpartiy estimated), shows "net earnings of
$5,8£t.40b./.as compared , with: $0,230,947 -for
.the. corresponding quarter last year." .This
i is a decrease for -the" 'quarter: of -$525,517.
| The ; net earnings for I the last six ■ months.
| of ii this '" year .-• (parti y-jVes timated),': were
-$13^10,900^ a- decrease 'of 5567.700. 4 Tbe stir-
."plus'•'after-.- payment of the last quarterns"
d iyldends */waskrep6rtedji at 5 SSdl.7oo,t a ; lde-i
fCrease..of!s6S3,o44. : ; ; ':.The.,; surplus; foivthelsjx
:.months - showed a ; .-;•■ decrease --V{of ;■' $942,600.:
: .to ? semi-official ;; "explanations, 1 ;
thesc.difff rcnces_ arose from the Increase
Inothe capital .stock.' <l<;niand lng : ' larger
dividend payment?. .--. : - .y ■' : "■'■■}
■ • ■') •;-:" f -J' ,-•'"'* '' ' « ' ' — — -'
TKIST COMPAXV ABSOHPTIO>.
Adiiiidr, New York, Merged Into the
: , i>letropnlltaii (,'onipnn;v ■ :
' NETV* : . YORK. December 2n.~ The direc
tors of tho- Atlantic Trust Company; met
to-day and decided to accept tho terms of
.the Metropolitan Trust/Company 'for the
absorption of the Atlantic by tho Mef.ro
pclitair Company. It .is unflcrstood that
holders of Atlantic stock will receive one
share of Metropolitan ' for every, two
shares of tneir own stock. Brayton' Ive's"
president of the Metropolitan Trtist. Com
pany, will continue in that capacity, and
the : capital : and purpliis of the consoiidaT
ed corporation will probably". lie Increased;
farmer arrested
for train-wrecking;
He .Makes o. 'Written Confession—
' Hoped to Ccl JlOnej- frrar Pas- ■
KCiiKer*— Family in Want.
MEMPHIS, . TENN;, " : December .21—
Goorge W; Geans. a truck" farmer living
near-: this city,: was to-day arrested, on a
warrant charging attempted train-wreck
irig. Geans' is the" man' who flagged the
'Frijco, fast passenger train from; Birm
ingham. Friday night, about threo miles
from the city, a short distance -from a
point where "spikes had been drawn and
cross-ties laid on the track. - '
After his arrest Geans made a written'
confession, in which he stated that he
had tampered with tho tracks and then
stopped the train in tho hope that he
would bo rewarded by the passengers and
the railroad officials. He states -that he
had been unable to secure employment
and needed money, his family being in
want. . -. ; - • -• ; . '■'''.".;
AiWERiCAN-BALL LEAGUE.
Annnnl -Z»lcetinsr : ; IVeit i'ence
CoTiiniittee Appointed.
CHICAGO, ILL.. December 22.— 8y jug-
Sling tho coristJtutiori of the American
League; the annual meeting- of that or
franization, held hyre to-day, was made a
"special" meeting-, and it was decided to
hold the .mimial meeting in New York
sometime during "the- month of January.
The principal -business transacted' tq-djriy
was the appointment of a committee to
meet the National League committee at
Cincinnati, on January sth, to confer on
peace; terms between the two base-ball
organizations. .
President Johnson appointed a commit
tee, composed .of , himself, Charles A.
Coniisky, of Chicago;'' llcnry Killilca, of
Boston, and Charles Somers, of Cleve
land.
MERRY WANTS DIVORCE.
Saj-j* Wife is a Druiiltnrrt and lie
.Sees Too Little of Her.
CAMBRIDGE, MASS., Decrmher 22.—
(Special.)— Rear Admiral John 'F... Merry.
United States na\ - y, has "filed a petition
in -thi ?.liclclle.=ex County . Superior Court,
prayins for a divorce from his wife,
Nancy Merry.
The grounds alleged are "sross and
corilirmerl' habits of intoxication" and tnat
the admiral "has had too little , of her
company." So fur no answer; has-, been
made to the petition, but it ; is -'generally
believed that there, will be rib contest.
Admiral Merry and his wife have been
married for thirty-nine years, and the
news, of the action for divorce has caused
a great sensation. The admiral has only
recently retired from thu naval service.
GABLER PIANO FACTORY
ALMOST DESTROYED.
I'niiie Amoiii? Bo>« at Truant -School
in Hear of tlie Factory—
X.osx !?^30,000.
NEW YORK, becemiier 22.— A, tire that
started from an unknown:, cause, in the
big seven-story piano factory ot" Ernest
Gaoler & Bros., in east Twenty-second
street, did damage to the extent of 5230.-
O)0. The- factory..; was almost destroyed.
The tenants were driven from . adjoining
tenement houses, and a panic .ensued
among- the pupils at the New York Truant
School iii cast Twenty-iirst street, direct
ly in the rear of the factory. The forty
four boys in the institution were removed
to a place of safety by the police.
Ernest Gabler, a member of the piano
firm, thought the loss would approximate
half million dollars. This is the third
time the firm has suffered from fire. Two
hundred men are thrown out of employ
ment.
" . — . _••■••: ..
noiiiilj- Fntal pncl.
MACON". G.V., December 22.— Charles
Hogg: and. Gent Grantham, members of
prominent families, quarrelled while driv
ing on a road near Cochran. Each dro-x
a pistol and fired. Hogg -is dead and
Grantham is -barely alive.
THE DEFENCE RESTS
IN LAURA BIGGAR CASE.
Dcrcntlant Says She Kept Her Mar-
Tinge a, Secret. Becaasp Bennett
Askctl.Hcr to Do So.
FREEHOLD', X. J., December 22.-
Further testimony in the trial of Laura
Biggar was given^by Miss Biggar. to-day,
and the defence; then rested. : • Miss Big
gar, cross-examined by Mr/ Wilson: coun
sel for the State, said that, she .had kept
.her marriage a. secret because- Mr. Een
nett had asked her to; do .so. She eaid
she had. employed Mollin Deskin as her
7naid, and had discharged her about a
year ago. The witness said she always
had been a dutiful and faithful wife to
Mr. Bennett. . „ , .
"Dr. Conlin McDougall. of New York,
testified that he had. attended Mr.-Ben
nett. He had known . Laura. Biggar for
fifteen years. His testimony tended to.
show that, Mr.. Bennett. was not tho'fath
er of Laura Biggar's^child' The testlr
rriony of : Dr. Frederick A. Lyons, suN
geon to the New York Fire Department,
was similar to ,that of Dr. McDougall.
Dr. Hendrick . was -recalled, and contra
dicted -Dr. McDoUgall's' testimony. .
■'-. William J. Keogh, for five y"ears a. part
ner with. Mr. Bennett in: the theatrical
business,- testified tnat. it was impossible^
for Mr. Bennett to have' been in .Hobo
ken on the date which.it is claimed' he
married Miss Biggar. Mri Keough's re
cords show, he. said,;. that on that night
Mr. Bennett was in the Star Theatre. in
Pittsburg.
P. J. , McNulty swore that before Mr.
Bennett died Miss Biggar told him that
if Mr. Bennett left no will she would
receive nothing. The State then rested,
and Miss .-Blggar was called in rebuttal to
the testimony given by Dr. McDougall.*
Miss^.Biggar is to go on the stand again
"to-morrow, when," it is said, v the case
will close. .; . ■ ■ V .- .
RICHARD WILLIAMS INDICTED.
The "Sweat Hox» Case in Xewport
Xevs-N to lie* InvestiKateii; -"• ..;{■;
NEWPORT NEWS, VA-, December 22.—
(Special.)— Richard : "Williams was to-day
indicted at Warwick Court for the al
leged murder of' Ben. Tones in 1595. The
case was continued until the next term of
the court. '"
The oyster cases were dismissed,: no
witnesses being. present. , • -.
% Garrett J. Post died ;to : night at- the res
idence of his parents, aged :IG. ; ■
...Mayor Moss has ordered an investiga-.
tiOh "-of/the^'ca'se- 1 of 'John G." Horn; the
printing ipressman : who was - left : in the
sweat- box at .'-the. station-house f by.-, offlf
cers v of the ' chain ; gang, ; and ' was -taken
out in such a condition that it= was neces>
sary: to . send: him Uo- the -•■
"RThelUn'ted. States 7 monitor; Puritan- has
arrived'iin 'port; ; The wives t of 2herisof
ficers /are * herek for,-; the i holiday •;"'£?.The
monltor^wtll ba ■' used * m «a
school fhlp .for the apprentices ,on th«
reufci vine: ship at Thft navy-yard.' and' tvlll
cruise; bctweenvNorfolk. Newport News,
and -Yorktowm r -'•-<•:,;' '■'_ ■' ■ "■"""■'
. J.\V. Brandenburg, who wa? -orrcsfed
on ' tho_chargs_of. assaulting: ..hislmother.
has been released, the. parents withdraw
ing;-the charge. seems;that.the-.wnr
rnnt was obtained .tinder a misunderstand
ing. .; ■: „ -. -■ ". • - ;■;■
EXTRADITION OF HUMBERTS.
I'rocoeiilnsca ;Bcf ns IMmhcd— Frnncc
Inten.iclj- ' Inter exilntc.
•PAIUS. December 22.— The extradition
proceedings against the Humbert family,
who were arrested in Madrid Sunday, are
being' pushed.. The public awaits anxious
ly tho return to- Paris of the fugitives
Not since France was shaken by the
Dreyfus affair has the country ■ b^fn so
intensely -interested, as it" has been by the
developments' in. 'this;' case.; For, the mo
ment, the Venezuelan trouble has bo
conii; obscured, and the French news r
papers are. devoting thoir "energies to
.elaborate presentations of the celebrated
case. Some papers assert that the arrest
of ; the' 'Humberts .is only a prelude to
even more sensational development?,
which involve personages in the fore
most rank of political, judicial, and
social affairs.
The indications are that the Dreyfus
matter will bo again dragged before the
public, and that there will bo "it renewal
of the animosities of. the anti-Semitic
discussion. Deputy .- Gauthiftr has taken
the initiative in asserting that the re
latives of Dreyfus are among the- heav
iest creditors. of the Humberts, and- that
this alleged fact exercised an important
influence in the ; highest governmental
quarter's during the Dreyfus trial.
HOMICIDE ON A TRAIN.
Imlinninn' Named Kvriiicr Killed t>y
I-'. Li. ftcpJiensoii. of Atla-ntn.
ATL-ANTxV, GA:. December 22.— A man
named James B. Ewingr, whose home is
said -to bo in Indiana, was shot and killed
to-night in the -smoking- compartment- vt
a northbound Southern railway "train, by
Frederick I^. Stevenson, a railway clerk
of the Southern railway. Stephenson
lives in Atlanta. According to all ac
counts obtainable, Stephenson was intox
icated.
Tho train was stopped at the Peters-
Street station", where' Stephenson, , was
taken of: and arrcsteti. Passengers on
the train knew very little about the kill
ing, and. there appears to have been no
eye-witnesses to the deed. The affair oc
curred in the smoking-car. A pistol
shot was heard, and a man was seen to
fall back dead. The man who was killed
had been standing in the aisle. The man
with a pistol in his hand was sitting in
a seat. The conductor and a number of
passengers seized Stephenson and held
him until officers ca.mo to take him.
GOTHAM TO HAVE. S-l- STORY lIOTEI,
Mnranipth Structure to Ho Krcctcd
Opposite Waldorf-Astoria:
NEW YORK. December 22.— Plans have
been completed for the highest hotel in
the -world. It will be built opposite the
Waldorf- Aslcria. The fact, trjat the ho
tel will be another wonder of the world
in height was not known until tho plans
were sent in. They call for a 24-story
structure, although a 30-stor>' building
may be constructed from the same plans.
LOCOMOTIVE RUNS AMUCK.
TSvo; : - Men Killed — Tyro Frciptht
TrninM -Wrecked.
LIBERTY. IND.v December 22.— A help
er engine on the Cincinnati. Hamilton
and Dayton railway, got beyond control
early this morning, made two wild runs
between Connersville n»ul this :; place
wrecked two freight trains, demolished
four engines, killed two men. and injured
two others. The engine sot beyond con
trol and ran into the engine of a freight
and partly wrecked it. In some way the
helper ■ was reversed and started back,
running through Liberty at. the rate of
seventy miles an hour. It clashed into
another freight, which was boing hauled
oy two engines.
Mike Foley. of Indiamipoli?, brakeman,
was killed. 'Bounton Osborne. of Con
nersville. fireman on the helper engine,
was also killed.
SUMATRA TOBACCO SEIZED.
About. to Be Smuggled from a Steam
er from AntTverp.
NEW YORK. December 23.— 0n board
the steamer St. George, which arrived
from Antwerp on December 19th. find is
now lying at Hoboken, custom-house in
spectors to-night seized 1,600 ■; pounds of
Sumatra wrapper tobacco, valued at 52
per pound, which firemen attached to the
steamer were about to smuggle in a small
boat. Some of . the tobivceo was discov
ered concealed in the coal bunkers. From
information received by the custom-house
authorities, it Is believed that plans wersi
laid to:. smuprglo SlO.QCrT worth of tobacco
on the steamer.
:: ■ : . 1
A SURPRISE WEDDING.
i Petera'burjß: Conple Come to Rich
mond niul Arc >larried.
The parlor of the residence of Rev. TV.
S. Leake. pastor of the Fulton Baptist
church.' was 'the scene last night, at S
o'clock.- of an interesting wedding, and
one which is in the nature of a surprise
to the friends of the young couple, both
of-.whom were from Petersburg. The prin
cipal? in the wedding were Miss -Minnie
Hamilton, daughter. of a well-known con
tracting plumber of the Cockade City,
and Mr. Benjamin Watkins, an employee
of. the Seward Trunck Factory. -of the
same city.
Late-;; yesterday afternoon Mr. B. J.
Griffith, of this city, a mutual friend
of . the couple, received a telephone mes
sage from the prospecth-e groom, an
nouncing his intentions and asking the
friend to make the_ preliminary arrange
ments. The couple came on. the s o'clock
car, and so well had Mr. Griffith provided
for their coming that they were able to
gp to Fulton and bei married arid thon
catch the 9;o'clock car .back to their
homes. The license had already, been: se
cured In Petersburg, and .with, the con
sent of thc-bride's parents, she being but
19 years of _ age, while her husband is
b'u t 24. To .all the friends' of the couple
the wedding announcement will be in the
nature of a pleasant surprise.
The wedding ceremony was .witnessed
by Miss Grace Hamilton, a sister of tho
brid'?. who is also a' sister-in-law of the
groom,;; and by Mr. Griffith. The young
lady wore a becoming travelling gown of
gray cloth. . " - •.
Minister Croxxlnnd to ltcslgn.
WASHINGTON, December 23.— 1t is
learned at the State Department -that
leave of absence has been granted J,- R.
A. Crossland, United States minfijter
resident; and consul-general- in Liberia,
and that ;upbn his return to this country
he will tender his resignatidn. ; ;
Minister Crossland was appointed to his
post' from Missouri in January last, and
his conduct- has been; tinder investigation,
owing to a : personal encounter between
himself and' one of the officials of the
Monrovian legation. There 1 appear'wl to
be a state of affnirsin existence at Mon
rovia- that were not acceptable to the
State Department. and. therefore, a
change in the mission will be made.
AViilow of GooPßeJlenry I,evre.i DpsJ,
LONDON, December 23.— The death is
announced . of Mrs. -Lewes, widow of
George Henry Lewes, who. in 1834, formed
a union ' with -George Eliot (Mary Ann
Evans). : -•*» „ ,- .-
AVILIi OP ROBERT {c." AVIT.IYXE.
Heavily Insured l.onlsvlllian Learei
.• ":'" Bulk.'ofEsfaio to; Family. ';
; tOUTSVILLE. KY;f December ' fc£-Tr£
wiU-of Robert:: O.iWhayne. the.heavily
■ insured lf : bu slr-ess-man, ** who iw as sit f ou nd
dead v -last Wednesday, '-: was probated ; to-
r day:^iThe-testatorii named ihisAwlfe^ai
executrix £? and^truate*.ijbut * the ? d«cUnedi
[tblierve. and "th«^ Fidelity Trusty Com-
HeipJrin :
Winning $3iooo.
The Bank Clearings of
Richmond for the ; eleven |
months; of 1902, ending .witHj
November, were- . • *1
-Tbe* : Cjearings^ for Novem^
ber were
$1^193,298.76. §
The- Clerrnrigs from'pd-.
cember - Ist to Decernberi;
15th, '■ inclusive, were
$10,4f1p1454; I
What. will the,' clearings .for*
December-be? Letts' say- >J
$17,633,55i;33: I
/ NOW. .THEN; .i;
What will the 'total for thel
whole 12 months be? ;^Ve^
reckon '
$211,602,615.93! 1
What do you say?, It's a
thing to figure on and there's
$3,000 in it. Read- the big
advertisement. 1 :
If you are a-subscriber send
in a future subscription .and
it will begin when your -'preir
ant payment expires. .-If you
are not a subscriber, now. ;ts !
the bright particular time to
become one. This opportu
nity lasts but a little while'
longer.'^ "'J "- : . - : '- ■/■: : ■- -';:i; :i
pany was appointed, at her request.- -^
The testator left the bulk of . his- estatfi.
to his widow and children, and set aside
?10,000 for local charities.- " f
General Reyes Resign*. --
MEXICO CITY. December 23.— General
Bernado .Reyes, minister of war,; has re*
signed. This is considered a moveraent'of.
fur-reaching political significance-, as it;
practically leaves^ Senor Limari tour---min
ister of finance." alone' in the race -for th*
presidency of the republic to succeed Diaz.
Double Fatal Iteialt of Fead.
MIDDLESBORO. KY., December 25. 4
William Mills', aged 19. brothers Of. Henry
R. Mills, formerly. pastor of Middlesboro
M. E. Church. South, was, shot and Wiled
here last ;riight by Christopher Turner.;
Turner was mortally wounded.- .The fight
wns the result of an- old grudge.
"WateivWorlsir Comiwiny Fall*. .
MACON, GA... pecernber 25-Thfi, Tele
graph's Columbus special , says' t-a *'- '&- n *
Columbus Water Works "Compa- ?
been, placen in .th« hands /f \
W. S. Green, of Savannah, b.
States court. The bonded^ X-
Is I-IOO.OOO; the capital stock, : $,
the value .of the .property,. as v
for taxation. ?104.tt>). \ . : ;
THE LAURA BIGGAR TRK
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Jnry, Belnfir Un»ble to Agree. Loe-.
■.■■■■•■, t'p,for!-Xii9fht. r Ny
FREEHOLD, X. X. December. 23.— TV
taking -If testimony in the Laura. BiggaV
trial was concluded to-day, and the.law^
yers for both sides began STimmlng up. ;
Miss Bigger again went to the fttartd. at:
the opening of the proceedings "to-day.::
She contradicted ,the testimony given br
Josie Lane and her former rhald. Mollle:
Deskin, to thft . effect that Miss Biggar.
had maintained -improper relations' with,
other menduritig Bennett's life-time. -Dr^
Hendricks d»nlerl th'e'stdtemen't madeby;
Janle" Lane as. to. his relations with Miss
Biggar. . . - .?..'"'- '-'* "'"' ' '. ' "'■* ''■■■' <
The. jury, being-unable to. agree, w.ercj
locked up for the; night. ' ■ - ;
Bntler* flml Mnld.i by the Honr.
(New York Commercial.) ■' '■ .
On the upper West, Side, not .far from
the foot of Riverside Drive. 'one of :shV
most recent additions . to the realty mag
nificent group ;of apartment.- houses 'in
that section :of th«; town has sotns ratfcer"
unirjue features a monsr its "fin .d* sieele"i
appointments and "service.. Of course, "ifa
a particularly /swagger .houee,->wlth only*
th'j swelleat sort;of,aDarunent-house follc
for tenants, with -the.':mast
swagger habits. .• , " . " " '"■ " ; k
The touch of a button brings an "auto"
or a carriage to your floor within 'ftvi
minutes; or ten ; at the citside. "at -any,
time of day or night. not:forgettin|r Sun
days. There is a florist: on tap; too.- and
he. will-put in an appearance within tbreai
minutes of your^call and proceed wltn<Suti
delay or any ftfss I and feathers to deco
rate your table, for dinner.: the- : whot?
outfit for, if. •••reception ~or only ; one ; or,:
two rooms for a 'tfard- party— and.' if. ; if r
only a corsage bouqu at or- other": flowers
for the theatre or: for -'going out" that"
you want, Ait -fits you up Just as chaer-i
fully and rapidly.' ... . :;; "
You can have a . caterer sent ,up from
below wh6 will arrange a dinner, for* yott.
while ydu are ; stiiLin bid or at your.toH«t;*
valets, barbers, arid' hairdressers rsspontf^
to button punches, and the most ' sta.t*ly <;
from a lot of particularly stately butlars^ii
with regulation 4'slde-cleets." clothe*. ?ac-^
cent, ; and . manners*: will servo "your-for
half an hour 'or half a day or nffht;"ia»'i
you may elect— at -a really royal ! flgurw^
per hour. . J::.- ,:,':.-.■ • :..*■«*
"I want a dark-haired. . fair-skinned
maid, with-small- features and hands. fln«*
clothes and .- eye-glasses, for two.=h6fcr»T
this af ternoon." Vwas "- thfi .; call' that- Mrs. l^
Little Board - shot down- into the- 1 houW*
otficer-ovor th«f.wir& yesterday mornlxteil
Mrs. L. B. was . expecting to . call on :h«r"'
that afternoon -two. women 1 friends ' «ho> ;
had entertained her, at Deal, l last Au- '
gust-and she naturally, wanted la imafd"
about TOhof. would 'look quite- as. fine: and
quite as -*'used ?. to I- things" as \ th*irs ;"* for
her- own^ts very^mclent^but lackin^iiit^
style. This Indulgence v In J a special ?mal4^
o:v &. t wo : hour schedule cost her juattjftf)
Butlers get:»;an hour for a irdcul^ 1
dinner ;job;l,waltersf of .the proper /sort
$l.i> an hour; hall j girls or boys. 75 , cenuri
dressing-room attendants for partieVaridi
receptions:'!!— and so on. You can -drdar 1
white or 5 colored. iGennan^lrlsh^ French
Swedish. Engllsh-^tt'siwii
the same; thoy;reali:on tap. v^Andsyott^
don t i have to pay }. for.; It until I your
cortjes in at the .tnd of the month.
-Owt-b the flat-world in this year^op
The Itlie of Modern Rome.
. % (Lbndon'Express.) .". ' -; a* •"■'
Visitors who have hot been in Rom^o^
the last - twenty . years, Writes ... the ?Britisij|
consul ; there, can scarcely recognl»e=it '18**1
;'-i !'Suberbjs .£. haive - risen ■ '> ovfer vln^ardlll
outside the* city walls;- old quarters ihayWl
been superseded by large and \ cbmhu^fonsi
buildings: the •Tlbejr7isjpermanehtly^lm- S
beddedall alonjr' Its urban' course betweeal
two gigantic^tembanknienta ton whtcb^ 'fEnif
houses > overlooking ' the Irlvcr^|hav«lKwfif
constructed ; .'solid » grahtte": bridge*, s m«4n tie
to defy the^favages or^tlme and the'lmtoi^i
tvs ,of jth«;ohc« ;:0an««?oui Tttwr-itiiivi"?
bienilthrd^mjacroas^thi^t^^^rabaaigl
menta;':n(iw ,*nd\wld* tho^utW»r^lS4,«
-beeniop^ntaattttbhfefword^tti^t^H^tTyai
been compUwly.Boo4«rnUt<| »n<S.r«ndeti«
malllrwgectr^flittltifwutijry^ttfaiogSl
by th«ir«wr!» r 9f;mort«l!ty." iTSsSSfc
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