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UICHMOXD, VA., SATU11DAY, FEBEUARY 7> 1003.
PHICE TWO CENTS.
THE DAY S SUMMARY.
WABIIINGTON, Fe.b, 0,-Forecast for
Baturday and Bnnday:
Vlrglnla?inereaalng clowllncss Satur
dny, follow'ed by rain; Siindny rnln, wlnds
bfrcomlng norlhcast nml frcsh.
North Carollna-Raln Baturday and
probably Sunday; frcsh cast wlnds,
Ycsterday"s tcmperalure and general
oondltlona wore all that coulfl bo dofilrcd,
but the indluallons are for raln wlth tho
niercury .about statlonnry.
STATE OF THE THERMOMETER.
9 A. M.. 55
12 M. **
3 P. M. <?
r, P. M. ?
I> P. M. ??
HlBhesL temperature yesterday. 44
Bowcst temperaturo yenterday. gl
llean temporatiiro yesterday. 8S
Normal tcmporature for Fcb. 3G
Departure from normal ternperature. Oi
Preclpltallou durlug past 21 hotirs... Ou
Feb. 7, 1003.
Kun rlt>o*....7:!0 I HIGM TIDE.
Run sets_5:3!) ! Mornlng.
Moon oots...2.60 | Evcnlng.1231
Scnators oppnso plnclng statua of Oen.
R. B. Lpc In Sta.lun.ry Ilnll n.t the Na
tlonnl Caaltol-Flagmnn eaught by a
trap set/for thlevcs-Clty offlclnl chargod
wlth lncompetencc-Rcpresentatlve Mc
Lean loses hls seat In tho Housc-An
othor effort to reduee tnxos on personal
property-Another clrrtilt Jurtge mny ba
named-Rlclimoii'l tobacconlsti rcturn
from Waehlngton-Dr. Calisch mnkcs
nn Importnnt roport-Judge Wltt able to
rocclvo hl3 friends-Gen. Fltzhugh Bee
Fccurcs a refildc>nc? In Rlehmond?-Groat
rcvlval to bogln In Fulton to-morrow??
Nerc York orator to speak at the Acad
cmy Sunday?Northcrn and Southern
publloatlon houses to work togothcr
Orphanage bovs to go to farmlng
Roosevelt condemned by a rellglouR Jour
nal?Manv edltors nrc golng to Florldn
Greal Iniprovcments around Bce Monu
ment-Jlr. John Bowerx crltlcnlly 111
Blg snle of property on Grnce Street
TraiiFfer B.vstem to bo In oporatlon soon
-Escaped ronvlct agaln In ctistody
Grp?nhousc.i at the JIalv Orphon Asylum
dfritroyr-d by (lr<>; Un> loss beayy aml no
Insurnnro earrled-Rlchmond rortor nlok
In Korfoik?Thlrtv Mgn tcmperanco
pledgo-Grand F-xnlUd Rulcr Cronk. of
the BlkR, tnniJorwl n roreptlon-J. B.
BrnaddiiB to npposo Samuel P. Waddlll
In Ronrlco?Shcriff Sirnon Solomon and
Troasurer Brnucr nl?o to havo oppo*i
tlon. MANCIIFSTER-A Rhake-up Ln
Clopton-Strect Haptl^t Chnrch remil'tB In
Influentlal moinbprH wlthdrnwing-Alady
charged -wlili detalnlrig n llttlc Rlrl-=?The
hudgf-t r?>commondHcl to th^ Councll for
ndoptlon-Nf^- o^npua llk^ly to bo or
deicd foon-SuppHr.i to he purcha^ed
for the flrp dennrtment-StirII boys ar
rfFtrd and dbchnrgod-O'-nnltP C'lub
pocn on a fox chaso-A famlly In grpnt
dlstrcss-MPftltifr of Heptapophf-Ef?
fort to ptop IJi" Southern traln rcgular
ly?Olympla Club to meet.
Lynchburg Clty CounKll adopts a string
ent IIquoi- ordinance. ralst-is taxca ulid tle
cilnca to toii.sidtr orrctlou of a new
urmory-Chlld <ilf* from bruns at Pu
lasltl->Tew caunery at Fork Ctilon
Tanmas Irvlng drops dcad lit a KeysviUe
tobacco warehouse?Datc tct for Hap
pahannock Vallcy falr at Frcderleks
iiurg-Smallnox situation In York coun
ty Ih Improvliig-Ton yearH for tlalraton
at Roanokc-Arthur Wlltoh hanged at
Dan\ille for tho murder of John l^t-e
Flftocn-year-old boy sliot and klHed by
Us companlon at JoneBvllle-Dcslgn for
Klng Wllllam Confeilerato mpnument soon
to be pelected-Some clne to dfttectlon
of grava robbera at Onancock-Edward
Chaninan at Suffolk owi?s hls llfe to okl
flotlira-Ncaro papcr at Norfolk con
dcmns Jim Tlayes-Mr. Joseph Wysor
III at hls honie In Pulaskl-Young lady
Faved by prcsence of mlnd at Wlnches
ter?Gypsy woman. sliot by her hus
baild, di<>s at Staunton-Salarles of Nor?
folk and Wcstern employcs raiscd
Ceraetery at Culpepcr to be enlargpd
Albemarle bar wants a four-term clroult
rourl-Petltlon for a panlon from Luray
-Wharf at Gunston lcased-Anll-ex
pectoratlon ordinance nt Salem-Raln
rall at I.exln.crton?Flro In Klng George
-Founda'lon of new publlc building at
Newport News ls lald-Kire at Bon A!r
?Appl'-calion for Arhilles LiOflgB In tilou
'ester-Nfgro escapea from Farmvllle
jall by locklng the- jallr-r In-No news of
'.?rlsoners who escaprrt from Chesterlleld
jall-Judge tbreatens to use a gag on
in unruly prlsoner In court at Manas
las. Marrlages: W. F. Uurton and Miss
Sufile M. Chlldress In Chesterfleld; Chaa.
Brown and Sllss Moade S. Field at West
hore; A. S. J. Wheeler and Mlss Jennotte
Runlon at Pula.skl: E. E. Helms and Miss
Helen Capps at Norfolk; Lewls Colllns
and Miss C'aJdonia Stump at Radford.
Deaths: Mre. Charles T. Joyner at "Wind
Ror; Fred Roth nt Xewport Newi; Mrs.
Je.Ksnmlnc McWhirt In Spotnylvanla; Mrs.
Ellzabeth Sltnonaon at Magruder: Robert
Benthall at Norfolk; Jns. A. Roblnson
In Stafford: Jabln B. Alexander at New
bern; Edward Davis at Arvnnla; Captaln
Robert Benthall ln Portsmouth: Fredrick
Settle at Warsaw; Mrs. Ellvcabet.h Cox at
Marlon; R. H. Burch at Danvllle; R. M.
Hurt at Marlon; Mrs. Eliza Arnold at
Ralelgh to bave an tip-to-datc hotel
l'bo Senata dlscussos the rallroad "whlfl
tlo" blll?;A compromlsc llquor blll Is
jffored-Froight ralo dlseriininatlon bill
jrovlding for a commlssloner to be ap
polnted by the Governor to Investlgnte^
Jhargas ot" cruelty to convlcts to be lu
vestlgatcd?Contral Carolina Fnlr to bo
hold at Greensboro In October-Mar
.?lago ot JitiACfreesboro-Congrnssman
Moody ts clKaflwftut the contest for hls
leat goes on-E. h. Utley, who escaped
Vom the Fayettevllle Jn.il, rettirns and
rlves hlmself vii)-Dr. C. S. Blackwell
[eslgns at Wllmlngton to accept a oall to
Korfoik-Dr. J. L. M. Carry's condltlon
it Ashevlllo unchanged.
Robert Gould S,haw, second, marxled
yesterday to Atrs.- Mnry Copvcrse. the
wldow of the late C. II. Converse, Cere
mony was qnlet and tho cotiple, left im
mealately for a lioneymoon trlp tluough
the AN ost-Prefiident Roosevolt declines
(o act as arblter In tho Venezuelan dls
pnto, and inattor wlll bo referred to Tlio
liague trlbunul a?d tho blockado of Vene?
zuelan ports bo ralsed Immedlately
Gallerles crowded and a good attendanco
on the floor to hear thn closlng of gen
ernl dobat? on tho antl-trust blll ln the
Honse-Panama Conal and tren.ty and
Moi'gan resolutlon snbjoots of tllsoussion
ln- open and exeoutlve sessionu of Sonate
-Prlncess Eugenln conaents to a sopa
ratlon from M. Glron, and the royal io
jnance ha8 corn^ to an end-No new do
velopments ln the Dolaware sonatonal
tlg,ht-Montrenl stroet-car strlko sottled
by agreoment of tho compafty offlclala to
recognizo the unlomnnd grant. a ten por
cent. lncrense of wagoa to thtt men
Throe men UUled and aeveral Injtired by
Valllng walla In ButTalo, N. Y-Mlsaonrf,
Kansaa and Texas Rallway avert strlko
by grantlng concoaslons to thclr men
Rendlng directora declava tllvldemi and
elect a Vandorbllt representatlvo to the
dlrcctorato?Rnndolph-Macon alumnl of
Baltlmoro hold bannuet and are nddrese
ed by Dr. R. B. Blackwell. prealdont of
tho collegoi?Taklnrt ot ovidoncc in tho
trlul of Btigham Young's grandaon on
murder chnrfio waa bognn ycsterday?
Rellovod thnt soft conl mlnera wlll ac?
cept tho odvnnoe In wngea offored by the
operfitora?Investlgatlon lnto wreclc on
New Jersey Contral Is stlll In progresa?
Naval blll reportod to the Houko yoator
day provldcs for Increase of nfflrers and
ln nuniber of cadets at tho Naval Acad
em.--Aimy offlcer ln Now York
thrashea puglllat for InsuUlng a lady?
Stock niarltet rolapsert lnto dullneas yea
*-*w. Alcmey was caay a.t 814213 .u&r cant.
Opposition to the Halscy
Bill in the Senate.
Messrs. Cold and Bryant Not
in Favor of The Bill.
BY MR. HALSEY
He Eloquently Advocates the Passage of
the Act to Place a Slatue of the
Great Southem Leader in the
Staturary Hall in the
ton City. |
Irt the Senate yesterday the bill offered
by Mr. Halsey prcn-ldlne for the placlng
of a statue of Itobert E. Lee In the
Statnray Hall ln the Capitol of the
LTnlted States occaaloncd a debato, which
suddely, and to somc, unexpectedly, took
a very intcrestlnK turn.
Mr. Bryant and Mr, Gold each opposed
tho measure after Mr. Halsey had do
llvered a vcry cloquent speech ln sup
port of hls bill. The Senate ehamber -was
crowded with spectators at the tlme.
When Mr. Halsey had concludcd. Mr.
Bryant aro'e. and when he had proceeded
no further than to say, "Mr. Presldent,"
Mr. Mcllwalno moved that the bill be
pajped by. "I hope," sald Mr. Mcllwafne,
"that there will b? no discordant note
on thJs oceasion."
This .-?tatemcnt peemefl to be almed at
Mr. Bryant, and Mr. Mcllwalne said that
in maktnx hlsmoilon he had not the re
motest ldea of cutting off debato. He dld
not oven Unow what vlew of the matter
was held by the Senator from Henrlco.
The Petersburg Senator dld not picss hls
motlon, and as there scemed to be a
general deslro to hear Mr. Bryant, he
proceeded. He stated that In order that
there mlght be no mlstakinpr his posltion,
he had prepared a few remarks which
he had commltted to wrltlng, and he
would road what he had to statc.
MR. BRV'AiNTS KEfMAItKS.
Mr. Bryant sald In part:
"I express the sentlmonts of many of
my constltuents, and of mysolf, when I
here object to the pasage of thls or any
'other resolutlon or bill looklng to the
placins of a statue of General Lee in
Statuary Hall, Washington, or tho erec
tlon of a monument to liim at any place,
unless it Is done In response to an Invl
tatlon and reauest from the authoritles
and in aceordance with the unanlmous
volce of the poople of the locallty where
such token Is to be put.
"General 1-oe was too great a man
and his mnmory is loved and revered too
rnuch by all who know aucjht of hls true
character and llfe to permit any Jealousles
or blckerings to be arouse dby an at
tempt on our part to erect a perlshable
statue or monument to hlm where even
ono person does not want It. Already,
I haii'e observed, some mlsgulded blgots
and fanatlcg ha.vo spoken of our 'valn
glorlous' attempt to honor General Lee,
by placlng hls statue In Statuary Hall.
Of course, we plty such charactws. But
does It not grate on our senslbllittr-s and
dlsturb our equanlmlty to a. dogree to
have such thlngs sald?
"And surely tho famo of General Lee
cannot be vaddcd to one Jot or title by
any monument we may erect anywhere;
nor are such thlngs needed to show to
the world now, nor hereafter, how xvo
lovo hlm and hls memofy:
"In my Judgrment, any spot on earth
(Contlnued on Elghth Pago.)
After Two Days of Freedom
He Surrenders Hlmself
to the Sheriff.
CSpeHnl to Tho TIraes-Diaputch.1
I^ATETTEIVILLE, N. C? February 6.
Edward Utley, who so mysteriously es
caped from. tho Fayottevlllo jall two
nlghts ngo, Is agaln in the northeast cell
on the second floor of tho county Jall. He
lay in the, swamp all the day followlng
iiin escape and at nlght proceeded south
word. Noxt day he bought a horse from
John McGIrt, near Wakulln, In Uobeson
county, and went on. He, rcturned yester
day afternoon, saying ho dld not want the
animal, and asking to seo somo nowspa
pers. A Charlotte nswspaper was handed
to hlm and he read tho account of hls
escape with manltost emotton, saying he
liad ;'got Jaller- Pate In a holo." He then
revealed hlmaelf to MeGIrt as the fugl
tlvc from Justlce, voluntarlly surrenderod
and asked McOlrt to go with hlm to Fay?
ottevlllo, as he wlehed' to give himself up
to the shorlff.
He alept at McQlrl'H last nlght on tho
ground floor and eame up on the traln
to-dny. I'nmanRoledi, ho got ort 'and wnlked
with McGIrt down a slde slreet to the
sherirf'B ofllee. Ho uays hls manner of
mcape is a "seerot that ho Is golug to
palent." Ho denlcs that tho locks were
dled or sawed, and statea that lie dld
crawl through an openlng at the bottom
of tho stulrway, gettlng foatened for a
mlnuto, for lt waa a tlght Bqueeze,
Ho Bftya he remaln&a ln jall somo tlme
nrtor h?i was froo to dnpart, rtxlng tho
"dliinmy" In hls bed. Ho oxnneratea .Tall
nr Pnto from all oompllolty, and niivn
that ho nnVcted lils llborntlon hy hls own
ofTnrts, unaldcd by nnyone?frlcnd or rel
OR SALE OFC1GARETTES
(Bj AHBOclated Prcan.)
MAI5ISON, W18., Fobruary C.-Among
thn blllfl lntroduce<l ln tho Wlsconsln As
nrmbly to-dny wwi one prohlbltng tho
miiiiufacturo or salo of clgarcttcH In "Wts
conpln. Another maklng all marrlagcs
hereaftor contracted botwecn whlto por
sonn with ncgroos or mulattoea Ulcgal and
volfl was also Introduccd.
DR. FRISSEL AT THE
FUNERAL OF MR. DAWES
CKnirlnl to Thn Tlme?-nispntch.1
PITTSFIELD, MAfiS., Feb. 0.?Dr. H.
B, Frlssell, presldent of Hampton InsU
tute of Vlrgtrfla.. wlll be one of the pall
bearers at the funoral of cx-Senator Hen
ry. h. Dawes to-morrow,
THE PLEDGE WAS
SIGNED BY THIRTY
Mrs. Nowton, dlstrlct organlzor of the.
Woman'a Chrlstlan Temperance Unlon,
deliyered an oddress last nlght at the
Methodist Mlsslon, corner of Nineteenth
and Matn Streots. Thlrty person9 signed
MR. BOWERS IS IN
Mr. John Bowers. who is critlcaily 111 at
his resldenco on Floyd Avenue, rallled
somewhat during the day yesterday, but
at night hls conditlon was worse, and' lt s
feared hlB death. may occur at any tlme.
FOR A THIEF
Flagman Bowen. of A. C. L.,
Vlctlm of Watchman's Wlles
BULLET WAS FOR ROGUE
Revolver Concealed in Box of Brasses
Was Discharged by Raising the Lid.
Flagman Bit and Was Birten.
Ball Buried in His Arm.
It is not a pleasant thing to be shot for
a thlef when one Is cnUrely innocent and
is really golng about one's own business.
It Is, indeed, still more inconvenlent and
mortifylng to shoot one's own self for
a thlef, or with a pistol that was mcanti
for a rogue. But that is what befell Mr,
W. H. Bowen, a flagman of the Atlantlc
Coast Llne BaJlway Company, last- night,
and for many days hence he wlll carry
his arm In a sling.
The brass rogues have been vcry husy
of late, stealing and pawnlng the valua
ole "brasses" of the Coast Llne, and the
speclai watchmen and tralnmen have beon
011 the alert to catch the fellowa'and have
taxed thelr Ingenulty to the utmost for
scberr.es that would protect thelr ernploy
ors' property constantly. One conductor
with a ferttlo brain yesterday put a forty
lour-calibro revolver ln a box of brasses,
vhlch was in a dark corner of a caboose
of the frelght llne. Strlngs were attached
so that when the Ud was raised the thlef
would have the satisfactlon of knowlng
that he hlmself had llred the pistol ln his
own face. ' Tho cleverness of the plan can
not be questioned.
That caboose was to go out last eve-,
nlng as a part of the 0:15 frelght. About
6 o'clock Mr. Bowen, the flagman, went to
the car to Bee if they had on board
enough brasses to last the trlp. He knew
not of the wlles and trap of the conduc?
tor. Up he pu'lls the Ud, only to fall back
Instantly, stunned by the unexpected re
port, and ahot ln the muscle of the loft
arm near the shoulder.
The forty-four bullet dld not qulte plough
through. the firm muscles of the young
rnan's arm, but came to a rest near the
Mr, Bowen soon realized, fully what had
hrippened, and so dld hls fnands near by.
They wanted to call a carrlage, butcould
not help admirlng hls nervo when ho sald:
"That you won't," and clasplng tho
woun'd with hls rlght hand, marched off
to tho Ketreat for the Slck. Here Dr. C.
N. Bagley extracted the bullet, dressed
the Injnry, whlch Is nothlng more than a
harmless though palnful flesh wound.
Young Bowen thereupon went to hls home
on "West Marshall Street.
Mr. Bowen ls one of the most popular
men of tho Coast Llne, He Is only twen
ty-two, but a nervy, manly fellow, who
has the respeci. and' esteem of all hls as
No one regrets the accldent more than
the conductor who set ths trap for an
cnUrely dlfferent fellow.
MOODY DEAD, BUT
CONTEST GOES ON
Testimony Continued at Tryon
While Funeral is Conduct
~ed at Waynesville.
(Spoclnl to Tho Tlmes.Dlspatch.)
ASHEVILLE, N, C. February 6,-The
funeral of Congressman J. M. Moody wlll
occur at Wnynesvillo at 2 o'clock to
morrow afternoon. Tho Washington spo?
clal wlll reach here to-nlght, and the
members of tho party wlll leave at an
early hour to-morrow mornlng for
Waynesville. The ^Waynesville bar. the
Knlghta of Pythlas, and Royal Arcanum.
wlll altond ns organlzatlons. ,
The Moody-Ciudger oontest goes 011 ro
gaidless of tho death of tho oontestant.
Teatlmony wlll bo oontliuied to-nforrotf
at Tryon. whlla the funeral of the |?te
prlnclpal Is taklng place at Waynoavlllo,
The object ln eontluulng tlie oontest Is
to have the oeat In the Houso of Rep.
reaentatlvcs for whlch Mr. Qudgor hojda
tho cortlf.caU declwed vacant, ,
United in New York Yes?
terday to Mrs. Converse
EVENT CAME AS
There Had Been No Intima
tion That He Wed So Soon.
WAS VERY QUIET
The Couple Left Immediately for a
Honeymoon Through the West,
Marriage Followed Close on
Divorce from Prelty Virginia
Girl?Mrs. Shaw in
fRptrlnl to Tho TlmfiJlispatch.)
NEW YORK, Fcb. C?Robert Gould
Shaw, second, tho Boaton soclety man
and polo player, who has Just returncd
from Europe and whose wife, formerly
Nan Langhorne, one of the "beautlful
Langhorne glrla" of Virginia, who has
Just obtained a divorce from hlm, on
statutory grounds, was marrled this af
ternoon at the Isorth Baptlat Church,
West Eleventn Street, to Mrs. Mary Con
verse, the wldow of the lato C. H. Con
verse, of Newton, Mass.
The divorce had not startlcd soclety,
for tho papers In the case were mado
public a long while ago. but Mr. ShaWs
audden marriage thls afternoon vras tho
subject of much gossip.
The divorce and remarrlage ended the
romance, whlch culmtnated in the mar?
riage in October of 18n of the Boston
club man and Miss Langhorne. Hor
beauty and that of her aistors had been
made known to the world by tho pencll
of Charles Dana Glbson, who marrled
the eldest of the. Langhorne glrls, the
orlgiTidl inspiratioii of tht" famous "Gllt
He is connected with the Agasslz fam
IIy, the Hunnewells, the Hlgglnsons nnd
the Fenno Cartercts. and Mrs. Shaw's
debut in the most excluslve Boston so
cioty made a vast sensation by her beauty
Last August after the Albemarle Coun?
ty Horeo Show Mrs. Shaw returned to
her father's home, and her husbaiiil went
Gossips immediately had It that the
Shaws had separated, and they were
A suit for divorce was brought by Mrs.
Shaw in the Albemarle Clrcult Court.
She charged desertlon.' There was a
good deal of wrangling over the amount
of allmony that was to be paid, and
there followed an adu.Uonal complalnt ln
the action, alleglng infidellty as well a'3
Thls Is supposed te have brought young
t~aw to tprms. At any rate. the ali
moiiy question was settled out of court,
to the satlsfaction of .ars. Shaw. and
then Juige Grlmsley granted the divorce.
The nert day Mrs. t>naw and her mo
thor sailed for Europe.
There had been no hlnt ln the news
papcrs tnat Shaw would tako another
chance at matrimony so soon.
j-^is marriage to Mrs. ConverRe to-day
was extremely qulet. It was performed
by Uie Rov. Charles E. Nash. Only a
few close frlends and relatlves were
present. The bride and brldegroom left
Isew Tork at once for a honeymoon
through the West.
FIRE AT THE MALE
Great Damage Done to the
Greenhouse There and no
Flre last nlght deatroycd the new
green house at tho Malo Orphan Asylum
and dld groat damago to tho old grecn
It is difflcult to tell what the loas Is.
Mrs. GIU, tho superintendont of the In
stltullon, sald she could not tell. It ls
probable the dnmage done wlll reach
?2,000, and there was no Insurance.
The flre was dlscovered about 7:80
o'clock by one of tho boys, who occupled
un apartment in what ls known as tho
new greon house bulldlng. Thls struc
ture was put up recently at a cost of
about $900. It contalned sleoping quar
ters for aeveral of the boys.
Ono of the Inmates of the Institution
accldentally overturned a lamp. An ex
ploslon followed, and thon the place was
on flre. ~
Oroat excltement prevalled, but, con
slderlng the lnrgo number of boys In the
asyluni, the good ortlor that provalled
Mre. GIU telephoned to Rlchmond for
asslstance, and the Laurel-Street Englno
Oompany went out nt llghtning spoed,
In the menntlmo thousands of peoplo
had gathered at tho scene of tho flre and
they fought It nobly untll the englne
anived, The Rlohniond flremen very
qulckly had tho flnmea under control.
At no tlme was the malii bulldlng ondan
Tho new green house Is a total loss,
and the old one very serlously dnmnsod.
Mrs. GIU desorven to roturn tlmnks to
all who nideil lver lant nlght. Whllo tho
loss Is heavy, y>it she feols that It mlght
lmvo been niuch' worsa, for had tho llre
occurred at dead of nlght aomo of the
boys who slept ln the greenhouse mlght
have loat thelr llvos, i
Mr. Ilenry. 8. Jiutzler, on? ot tho iue?
b*rs of the Asylum Board, arrlved early.
IIo wns itndcr tho rmpresHlon that the
malri hulldtng was on flre ntid wns prif
pnred to malco arrnngamentM to enro for
the boys. Hls sollclttidc waa much ap
DR. CURRY'S CONDITION
fSpecial to Tho TlnioK-PUpntrli.)
ASHBVIE/LE, N. C, Fob, O.-Dr. Cur
ry'a condltlon remalns unchanged. Ho
had a falrly good day and ts roportod
to-nlght as restlng very qulet!},', Mts.
Curry nrrlvod laat nlght. Bhe Is In very
poor health, and tviw mot at tlw atatlon
by an ambulnnce. Sho waa noiompa
nled by Hon. Rlehmond Pcnraon. roccnt
ly appolnted mtnlstor plcnlpotentlavy to
Per.sia. a.nd fonner Unlted atat^s cons.il
to Genoa, who la Dr. Curry'a brother-ln-.
It Is thotight that tho dlrect cause of
Dr. Curry's setback -waa hls trip to New
York almost a month ago to atcer.d a
meetlng of tho dlrectors of tho Poabody
fund. Hls physlclans say that ho caa
/?it elovaa o'clock to-nlght Dr, Curry
was restlng more quletly. The famlly are
to-nlght hopoful. Mrs. Curry Is not ao
JUDGE WITT'S FRIENDS
CALL TO SEE HIM
Judge Wltt, who was operated upon at
the Vlrginla Hospttal by Dr. E. J. Moae
ley, Jr.. laat week is rapldly Improvlng.
He wlll "be out on tho atrcets ln a fow
days. Hls friends are now permitted to
see hlm and he holda dally receptlons
In hls rooms.
Was Wrong Plan to Pursue.
SPEECH AT UNION LEAGUE
Secretary of War Said That the Amend
ments to the Constitulion of the
United States Have Failed and
Another Plan Must Be Tried.
(By Assoclated Presa.)
NEW YORK, February 6.?At the cele
bratlon of the fortieth annlversary of
the Unlon Lengue Club to-day. Secretary
of War RooL made aa addresa, in whlch
"After the CivH War tho grcat qdes
tlon was: ?'Wliat sliall ive do wlth the
black man?' and the answer was, "Give
1dm citizenshlp, equal rlghts and fran
cldso and ho wlll risc.' Threa amend
menta wero added to tho Constltution,
and I fear that we wlll have to face tho
conclusion that tho experlment has
"Tho suffrage has been taken away
from the negro and in many of the
Southern States the black man no longer
has the rlglit of suffrage.
"A curloua dcvclopmet has been soen
wlthln the past year. Presldent Roose
velt haa appolnted fewer black men than
Presldent McICinley dld. and there are
to-day fewer black men holdlng offlce
than when McKinley, dled, yet loud out
cries are to be heard In the South about
Presldent RoosevelL'a pollcy of appolnt
ment of black nion to offlce. McKinley,
Cleveland, Harrison, and back to Hayes'
tlme, more negroes wero appolnted to
oltice, and nothing was sald.
NEW CHANGE OF FEELING.
"A black raan attended an otliclal re
ceptton ln Washingtoa at tho Wliite
Houso a sliort tlme ago. Tho black man,
as an officlal of the government, haa al
waya attended these recoptlons; yet the
Invitatlon of tho Preaident to Uiis man was
the slgnal for an oucry ot a thousaoid
papers ln tho South that the whltes wero
"1 don't want to nrguo tlila questlon.
I am certalnly nhowlng that we have
to fn-co a new chango uf feellng ln tho
South, that tho black man is denled tho
right to aspiro to tho hlghest thoro Is
In Amorlcnn citizenshlp. Thls right to
aaplro to the higheat dlgnlty whlch was
formerly uiiquostloned ls now questtonod.
ln a short tlme tho whlte man wlll suc
ceed ln excluding tho'black man from
all offlces ln tho Southern States.
"YVo can novcr throw off the responsi
blllty that rests on our pepolo for the
welfare of theso black people that we
held in slavery for so many generations.
"Now that tho first attempt has failed
the questlon Is what to do, and It should
take the greatest thotight of tho great
oat mlnds of the oouaitry."
OWES LIFE TO
HIS OLD CLOTHES
Edward Chapman Whirled by
a Pulley and Denuded
Save for Hls Socks.
(Speclal to Tbe Tlmoi-nispntch.)
8ITFFOLK, VA., February 6.?Edward
Chnpman, colorod, twcnty-elght yeara
old, asslstant auperlntendent at tho Suf
folk Faonut Company'a plant, owes hls
llfa to tho fact that hls clotlica -wero
old atid ragged, enld Dr. J. W, Gibson.
Thls afternoon whllo adjustlng sonie
machlnory, Ohananan's coat wua r.aught
by tho pulley nud ho was whirled rapld?
ly aevaral tlmos nnd flnally thrown
twolva feet to tho floor. IIo was de?
nuded ot every speek of apparel oxcopt
hls Bocks. IIo waa attonded by three
physlclans wlio eay he ls badly brulsed,
but that no bouos are broken.
Hague Tribunal Will Set
tle Venezuelan Dispute
BLOCKADE TO BE
RAISED AT ONCE
Protocol ls Rcady for Slgna
ture of Representatlves.
CONFERENGE AT THE
The Hague Tribunal Will Have Decision
ofWhether Allied Powers Are to
Have Preferential Treatment
inPaymentof Their Claims.
(By AssoclatjJ Pr*s?.)
WASHHS'GTON, Fobruary 6.?Presl
dcnt Roosevelt has declined the Invltatlon
of tho allied powers to arhitratc the ques
tion as to whether they wlll recelvo pref
ercntlal treatment In the settloment of
thoir claims agalnst Vcnezuela over the
other credltor natlons. He reached thls
decision shortly before 1 o'colck thls eve
nlng, and Instructed Secretary Hay to
dispatch a note to tho Britlsh) ernbassy
at once advising the Britlsh ambossador
that effect. Tho mattcr, thereforo,
now wlll be referrod to Tho Hague tri?
bunal. Thls wlll result in the lmmediate
ralsing of the blockade.
The Admlnistratlon, it was statcd ln
onlcial quarters, was unable to approve
tho endeavor of the Britlsh Government
to eliminato Mr. Bowen from the negotla
tlons, and moreover. the Presidcnt could
not havo accepted the Invltatlon of tho
allles, unless ho recelved tho consent of
Mr. Bowen, thelr co-negotlator, and thls
the alltcs dld not admit in their noto to
Immediately on receipt of Secrotary
Hay's note announclng the Preslden's de?
cision, the Britlsh ambasmidor aent a
notp to Mr. Bowen, saying that he was
suffering from an attack of grlp and
vvould be obllgcd if Mr. Bowen would call
on hlm. The. Venezuelan envoy went at
onco to the ernbassy, where the Britlsh am
bassador cxplained. thut ho had been too
ill to call for severnl days. and announced
the arrlval of his protocol, whlch ho was
prcpared to submlt ,to Mr, Bowen for
slgnaturo. Later. the Gernian mlnlster,
Baron Von Sternb'urg, announced the ar?
rlval of hls protocol. .
rTo-morrdw's conference wlll lnclude
prellmlnary preparatlons for tho plgnlng
of tho protocol. '
It developed to-'nlght thut the two pro?
tocols are to be algnetl by Mr. Boweii
with the Itaiian..nmbussador, two with
the Britlsh umbossntlor nnd two with th
Ciermau mlnlster. The flrst protocol ln
each case wlll provldo for the ratlllcntlon
of the allles' contentlon for preferentlnl
treatment by The Hague and tho ralsing
nf the blockade slmultaneously with tho
slgnlng of tho protocols of thls oonven
llon. It Is doubtful whether the Inltlal
protocols botweeu Mr. Bowen and the
three allles will contaln tho samo condl
tlone, though all the negotiators are work
Ing to thls etld. In theso protocols the
condltions prccedent to the ralsing of the
blockado; wlll be cleatiy stated, namoly,
tl.at thirty por cent. of the customs rc
celpts of the ports of La Gnayra nnd
Porto Cabello aro to be set aside by Von-!
ezuela for the satlsfactton of her crcdl
tors. and tho questlon as to whether the
allied powers shall recolve preferentlal
treatment. or as Great Brltaln terms lt,
"separate" treatment ln tho settlement,
shall ho referred to The Hague. Thesc
protocols also wlll provida that Venerueln
shall pay to each, of tho allles In cash
?5,500 aa an Inltlal cash payment. The
(Continued on Second Page.)
TALK OF NAMING
Allegatlons Concerning Party
Loyalty May Be Gone
There ls an lnterostlng story going the
rounds of tho Leglslnture os to tho prob
ablllty of a caucus shortly for tho pur
poso of conslderlng the wlblulrawal of
one of the cnndldatcs recently nomlnated
for a olrcult Judgeshlp ln one of the dls
trlcta of tho State, and the puttlng up
of anothor man In> hla place. Whether
the matter wlll eyer take any deflnito
shape or not ls not known, though It ls
certalnly uoing dlscussed by the mom
bers with more or lesa eorlousness. Ab
aolutoly nothing ls belng urged ogalnat
the charaotor of the judgo, who, by tho
way, ls one of the present Incumbents,
but hls Democraoy Is belng brought sonie
what lnto questlon, some of tho mombors
from hls sootlon contondlng that he dld
not dlnplay any great amount of loyalty
to the nomlneei of that party for C'on
greas In hts dlsilrlct at tho last electlon.
Agalii, It ls Biiggmted that iu tho ap
polntmont of electlon ollleers he mlght
not hew altogethor to tho llne, and ln
thls wuy mlght glve some proHtlgo to the
inlnorlly party, whlch tho mombors thlnk
lt shouUI not have. Whether auythlng
ahall bo done or not, Iho utory is oor
tatply an Intoresttng one, and la belng
\wldcly alucuBaed in legtslatlve crcles,
Anti-Trust Bill Discussed
in Lower House.
GALLERIES FULL OF
De Armond, of MIssourl
Closed the Debate.
FINAL VOTE WILL
BE TAKEN TO-DAY
Measure Will Flrst Be Considered fo*
Three Hours Under the Five Mln- t
utes Rule?Many Speakers Par
ticipated in the Debate of
tions Are Asked.
(By Assoclatefl rrens.i
"WASHJNGTON, February 6.?Genera?
debate on the antl-trust blll closed in?.
the Houso shortly before 6 o'clock thl?
evenlng. The debate had proceeded slnca
10 o'clock ln the mornlng. Moro intereat
was aroused aa It proceeded, and tha
closing speechea by Mr. De Armond, ot
MIssourl, and Mr. Idstlelleld, of Malne,"
wero dellvered to crowded gallerlca, andt
to a very ?ull attendance on the floor,
Tho closing, howevar, waa devold of
brllllant pyroteohnlca and sensatlonal
Tho other speakers to-day were Messrs;
EiLwrence tRopublican), of Massachuaetts;
Parkor (Republlcan), Tyrrell (Republl
can), of Maasachusetts; Jenklns (Republi
canj, of VVIsconaln; Douglass (Republi-i
can), Henry (Democrat), and Kleberg
(Domocrat), ot Texaa; Flomlng (Demo?
crat), of Georgla; Kltchla (Daraocrat), oj
North Caiollna; MeLellan (Democrat), oC
Xew York; VVllliama (Democrat), of Mls
'J.'o-morrow for three hours the blll wlll
bo tonsldored under the tlve-mlnute vulet
after whlch the flnal voto wlll bo taken.'
POWER VEKY LJMITED.
Mr. .lenklus', of Wiaconsin, ehalrman of
the Judlclary Commlttee, sald that the
power of Congress was as llmitcd upon
thls queatlon as that of any commoii
councll. Ho quotnd many authorltles ln
support of hls contentlon that Cotigrcsit
had no control over commerce; that Its
power wns strlctly llmited to reguhulou.
In reply to a questlon, he agreed that
tho taxlng power oifllie govcrnment need,.
not be Invoked to suppresa undeslrabla
Mr, Fleining, of Georgla. eald he wouldt
voto for tho blll, amended or unnmended,
but ctltlcised tho weakness of the v?J.rlous
sections. He polnted out particitlarly,
that the blll only cotnpellcd corporatlons
"hereafter orgnnized', tj ijlc returns'.
Thls, ho sald, would bc ln the citerest ofi
Old corporatlons by placlng the.n ln poa
Hession of complcte luforniation concern
lng futuro corporatlons organlzed to fight
Uiose In.oxlstence. Mr. Fleming suggeste(j
an amendmont to section five, so as tp
uiake It appllcablc to water transporta
tlon. Ho said tliat Mr. Novln. of -nlo,
and himself, both members of the Judl
ciary Commlttee, had concurred ' In a
tnluorlty report favorlng the atrlklng out
of aectlon seven, whlch prohiblted a car?
ritr from transportng trust-made goods.
He waa opposed to It becauae lt j^icvqT.
tho responslbility of determtnlng whatl
wero trust-made goods on the carrler. i'
NOT TO DRSTROY'.
Mr. Do Armond, of. Mlasouri. clurjtd that
general debate for lils slde. He' sald he.
reallzed how dlttlcult lt waa to deal wlth,
the trust. Hurnan greed, wlth tho beatl
huniah Intellect at Its command, wasi
not to bo eaally baffled, and therefore a
soliitlon of the problem requlred sineera
and honest endeavor. He was one ofi
thnso, he snld,. who belleved ?hat a revin
slon of tho tarift could achleve muctu
He did not bclleva that the tarift shel-<
tered all trusts. Stlll, If it would breakj
tho bones of any of the glant trusts, whyj
he asked, should the remedy not bo a,p*
plied? Sonio on the other slde openly;
admltted that the trafllc had protectedl
trusts; would it not be good to let dowti
the burs of tho shelterlng place and breed*
Ing gvounda of thei trusts? Hls alde pro
posed dlscrlmlnatlon agalnst trust-mad?j
artlclcs whenever necessary to protec4
tho publlc. YVhy, he aaked, addresslng
the Republlcan slde, to trust the trusts
rather than your own President?
"\Yo aro not seeklng to destroy," iur<
De Armond sald, "but to preserve?to
act as a bulwark, to prevent tho consoli-i
datlon and constantly multlplylng monop?
oly whlch wlll flnalty crush out tha
Ajnerlcan Indlvldnal and make a ahadoyr,
of what was once hls proud Amerlc&n ?
PIOICINGS BTlUt, GOOD.
Mr. DeArmond sald tho blll reporteql
from the Judlclary Commlttee was qulta.
a <;jfferent measure from that origlnally
Introduced by Mr. Uttlofield. "When tha
gcntleman from Malne started out," sa|<J
he, "ho had blood ln hls eye and a toma
hawk ln hls hand, but by the tlme he and
hls colleagues caught up wlth the truata
they were smoklng tho plpe 6t peace, Tha
eky was clear and the plcklngs ^.were to
cnntlnuo good for the trusts. (Damocratlo
langhter and applause.) U lt waa deslred
to do something effectlvo," Mr. DcAnnond
sald, "tha nilnority amendment should bo
adopted." Corporatlons should be niada
nmenabln to local courts, as indlvlduala
are. The taxlng power of tha governmenb
shculd be employed as lt was to suppresa
Stato banks. Tho bnnkruptoy act coulq\
be used to throw trusts lnto court if th?y,
vlolated the law,
H? belleved, he sald-, that m?mber$
should aerlously and wlthout seeklng parry.
advantaga atrlva to placa an antl-truat
law upon tha statute books. The roajorltjfl
In Congross wltl go far enough to sattafm
the paople that It secks to do something
t'nr the people's good, but not far enougtt
to punlsh the pooplo'a enemj',
Mr. Ijlttlefteld spoke for the majoritjr,
In openlng be atated-that no one serloualy
bfclloved, wlth the exlstlng copstltutional
llmitations, that a blll could be preparecf
that would fully and adequaUly mctl
the sltuatlop, But he belluved the com<
ntttteo had preaented. a "falr. >*"?? ?*?'?