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At tho Nlght Sesslon by a
J Vote of 48 to 30.
Chlld Labor Bill Passed on Its Thlrd
Readlng with an Amendment Lim
lling the 68 Hour Clause to
(SpocUl to Tho Tlmos-Dlspatch.)
RALE1GH, "N. C, Fobruary 20.-Tho
Houso of Ilopresentatlvos Bpent three
hours on the Watta" bill to-day tTying to
reach a voto on thlrd readlng, but ad?
Journed by llmllatlon at the conclu
slon of tho roll call .ballot on tho last
amendment offerod. A provlslori was of?
fored by Mr. Klng deslgncd to provont
tho shlpment of pockogea of llquor by ox
piesti componlos Into prohlbltcd torrl
tory. making tho place of dellvery tho
placo of snJe. Tho flght was a atubborn
one, opponents of the bill belng In fa?
vor of tho amendmcn.t. The roll call
showed a majority of threo for the
imendment, but sufflclent votcs wer
changed at eorncat sollcltatlon of Mr.
Watta to defeat It before the voto was
announced. Other amendments votcd
down wero to exempt certnln countles
from tho operatlon of tho bill.
Among bllls Introduced In tho Houbq
By Mr. Drowry: To amend the char
tor of Ralelgh, extcndlng the corporate
By Mr. Vonn: For reillof of cyclone suf
ferers In Ilertford county.
By Mr. Doughton: To amend the charter
of Stone Mountatn Rallroad.
Tho committee appointed to Invostlgate
complalnts of the bad condition of the
convlct camp at Dover, reported that
they found tho quantlty of food sufflclent,'
but lacklng ln varlety. Tho bcddlng was
fllthy and unflt for use: that they dld
not flnd Superlntendent Mann ln any way
blarnabla for the poor condltlons.
Tho House passed a hlll authorlzlng
an electlon on a bond lssuo for road Im
provement In Gullford county.
IN, THE SENATE.
Tho Senate devoted some time to dis?
cussion of tlio London bill and sub
?tItuto, no vote belng reached. Bena
tors Whlte and Lamb advocated tho bill
strongly. Mr. Norrls spoko for tho sub?
stltute, and Mt. Justice for the London
bill. provlded tho slxth sectlon regulat
Ing method of procurlng llcense in towns
where saloons are allowed was modlf.ed.
The rectlon provldea that one-thlrd of
the vototn must sign a petltion for tho
saloon. The discussion went over until
Tho chlld labor bill was passed on thlrd
readlng, wlth an amendment by Mr.
Drown, that tho clause requlrlng that
flxty-slx hours constitute a woek's work
npply only to persona under elghteen
Senator Glenn Introduced a rosolutlon
tmpowerlng lcglslatlve commlttees to call
for vouchers In examlnlng State lnstltu?
tlons Just aa they do froia the State
Audltor or Treasurer.
The Committee on Insar.o Asylums to
day completed the upproprlatlon for these
liLStltutlons. Tho ainoUnt asked for was
iTSO, 199.95, whlle the amount approprlatc-d
Is $M1,3CC.SC, whlch reprcsenti a scak- d.wn
of CM1.833. Tlio amounts apportloned are:
Morganton Asylum, $'J57,000; Ralelgh Asy
lum. $163,000; Goldsboro Asylum, colored,
1107,705.95; dangorous insnne In State pris
on. $13,500. Total, ?&n.36S.35. Bill making
the appropriatlona was Introduced in the
Houso by Mr. Stovenson.
Elghty-four now bills were introduced
In the Sonato and House, nearly all of
WATTS BIX.L PASSED.
Tho Watts bill prohlbltlng tho manu
facturo of whlskcy ln country dlstrlcts
and allowlng dlstlllerle* and saloons In
towns subject to the vote of the people
passed flnal readlng ln tho House of Rep
resentatlves to-night, The voto waa 48
to 30. Much time was coosumed wlth
roll call, ballots and arguments on
amendments exempting varioua countles.
The roll calls wero by Inslstence of Mr.
Morton, of New. Hanovor, who led the
flght against the bill. Thirty amendments
of thls klnd wero offcred, and it requlred
from 8 to 11:30 o'clock to vote them down
and get to tho flnal voto
A Jolnt resolution Introduced by Mr,
Godwln In tho Senate, provldlng that ap
plication be made to Congrcss under .artl?
cle 5 of the Unltod States Constltutlon
for a constltutlonal convention to amend
tho Constltutlon by making Senators clec
tive In the several States by a direct voto
of tho peoplo. It provides that tho Sec?
retary of State ask the co-operatlon of
Icgislatures of other States.
GIVEN THIRTY YEARS
Bandy Stovenson Convicted of Murder
of John fvliller.
(Special to The Tlnits-Dtspateli.)
"W1NSTON-SALEM. N. C, Feb. 20.?
Bandy Stovenson was to-day sentenced
to tho State prlson for thirty years for
tho murder of John Mlller on December
Elst laat. Tho prisoner addrossed the
court and pleaded for morcy, but Judge
Shaw gavo hlm tho full llmlt for mur?
der ln tho second degree.
Mr. D. S. Crockett, of Roanoko, Va..
Is hero ln tho Interest of the organlza?
tlon of a base-ball team from thls clty
to entcr the Vlrglnla-Carolina League.
*. e ?l.ato Y' U- c- A- n-nnual conven?
tion wlll conveno ln thls clty on Mnrch
7th, and proparatlons for tho meetlng
ere now ln progross.
Movement to Put Nash and Davidson
Monumonts at Gullford.
(Snoelul to Tho Thiica-Dispatcti t
GREENSBORO, N. C? Fobruary 20.
Tho pooplo of Groonsbord and' of thla
wholo sectlon aro boglnnlng to foel a
vory groat concern over tho locatlon of
tho Nash and Davldson monumonts
whlch Congrcss recently npproprlated ten
thousand dollnrs to oreet nt somo polnt
in North C'urollna to bo deslgnated by
tho Secrotary of War and the Governor of
North Carollna. The Gullford Battlo
Ground Company, of thla clty, ln conjuno
tlon wlth tho splondld efforta of Congresa
man W, W. Kltchon, of thls dlstrict, wns
lnstruinontal ln securlng thls tardy act
of Justlce by tlio govornment to tlio two
dlstlngulshed' Revolutlonary horoes, and
thoy natumlly supposed that tlio monu?
monts would bo erected on the buttlo
ground whlch Is alroady adorned wlth
elght or ten liHiidsomo monumonts and
buildings; and tho wholo battlo-iield Is
lald off and carofully taken oaro of by
tho Gullford Battle-Ground Company
aldod by the unstlhtod' generoslty of the'
oltiBons of tho city-Und communlty,
Tho company haa purohaaed and pald
for ovory foot of ground covorod by tho
Brmles of Groono and Cornwallls, and on
the. 4th of July of eaoh year a patrlotlc
ceWbiuUou la hold by. thum, spenkora of
fllato and natlonal rcputatlon belng bo
In vlow of nll thl?, tlioso who havo beon
bclilnd theso ndclitlonnl montiment move
tnonts and havo stootl tho necessary ox
penso of looklng aftor it. no Icsb liirin
Congresaman KItchen, who bo vallnntly
and succossfully chnmplonod It through
CongrosH, aro alarmod and nstonlshod lo
hear that Governor Ayeock ls Inclined to
locato both monumenu at Ralelgh.
areensboro HiilTercd a bold burglary laat
nlght, About 2 o'clock tho boor bottllng
works, near tho Southern dopot, waa en
tero<l by prlr.lng opon Uio book door,
whlch opens on tho rallroad trnok, A
fltrong box In tho establlshmont was
broken open nnd $44 In caah nnd a note
Tor $326, belbnglng to Mr. A. M. Troxler,
waa lalcen by the thlevos. Nothing olso
was dlBturbed. Tho thlevca evldcntiy
know of tho box belng a deposltory of
Trlnity College Llbrary.
?..?.JtPP".1."1 '".Tho TlinnH.niinntch.)
DURHAM, N. C? February 20,-On
Monday evonlng tho hanusome new ll?
brary buildlng at Trlnity College wlll bo
opened. Tho speakers on thnt occnslon
wlll be Mr. Waltor Page. of New York;
Judgo Burwoll, of Cluirlotto, and Presl?
dent Kllgo, Tho occaslon wlll bo a blg
one In tho hlstory of Trlnity, tho Motho
dlKt State Collego, and a large number
of prominent peoplo nre expected to be
hrre, The buildlng Is the glft of J, B.
Duko. presldent of the Amorlcan Tobacco
Company, and cost $60,000. It haa a. ca
paclty of 200,000 volumes.
The New Furnlture Factory Is Now an
(Special to Tbe Tlmen-Dlspttch.)
LAWRENCEVILLE. VA. February 20.
Curds aro out announclng tho marrlage
of Miss Mattie Dora Mosely to Dr. Thom
as H. Valentlne. February 2*t.h, at Pros
pect M. E. Church, in the southern Beotlon
of the county.
Tho Rev. II. AtwolJ Tucker, who was
ccllcd to the bedsldo of hls parents. In
Amherst county, owlng to thelr serious
lllness several weeks slnce, has returned
To hls work here In the county.
Mr. I. E. Spatlg left a few days ago
for qulte an extended trlp to Florlda and
the West Indlcs. He will be absent thirty
days or longer.
That Lawrencevllle Is to havo a furnl?
ture factory seems to be almost an aB
sured fact now. The Blto for the build?
ings Oias been selected. sltuatcd on tho
rallroad track opposlte the rallway shopa.
tho maln buildlng wlll be 266x60 feot and
two storles hlgh. Ground wlll be broken
for tho erectlon of this buildlng March
lst. The omcers of the company aro
Hon. R. Turnbull, presldent; J. U. Barkly,
vice-presldent; P. I. Bostlck, treasurer;
H. C. Rlsdon, secretary. Mr. Hopper. of
Washlngton, D. C, wlll be superintendent.
James F. Grant, Arrested In Towson
town, Wanted in Alexandria.
(Speclsl to Tho TimcH-Dlipatch.)
ALETXANDRLA, VA. Feb. 20.?Mayor
Sampson this mornlng dlspatched Pollce
man Willlam Ferguson to Tomastown,
Baltlmore county, Md.. to take ln cus
tody James F. Grant. known as John
Grant. who Ls wanted here on tho
charge of blgamy. Grant is now In the
custody of the Towsontown authoritles
and will at once bo brought heio for
trlal, unless. he demands extraditlon pa
pcrs. He was arrested on a warrant
sworn out by Mary O. Grant. n?e 'ones.
She alleges that she was lawfully mar
ried to Grant ln thls clty, March 4,
ISfW. and that slnce that tlmo her hus?
band, wlthout procurlng a dlvorco mai
rled another woman.
The couplo were marrled here by Rev.
J. H. Butler, fornierly paator of the
Flrst Bnptlst Church. Both gnvo thelr
resldence as Alexandria. Grant stated
he was a wldower nnd a natlve of South
Carollna The brlde was of Loulsa
county, Va., and twenty-seven years of
TWO BROIHERS DIE
WITHIN THREE HOURS
(Special tp Tho Tlmei-Dltoatcl).)
BOYDTON, VA, February 20.?Mr. ..11
Overbey dled at hls home on tho south
slde of the Roanoke Rlver on Monday
lastt, Mr. Overbey was a successful mer
chant at Keats" Postofflco, In thls county.
and was about flfty-two or flfty-threo
years old and unmarrted. Ho was the
brother of the late Rev. Alcxandor Over?
bey, of Clarksville.
A somowhat romarkablo colncldence ln
connectlon wlth tho death of these two
brothers ls that they died on the same
day. Mr. Phll Overbey dlod about three
hours beforo hls brother. After tho death
of Mr. Phll Overbey, a messenger waa
sent to Clarksville for tho Rev. Alexander
Overbey, and he had Just dled suddenly
Banquet at the Casino. '
(Sneeial to Thn Tlmcs-DI?oatch.)
NEWPORT NEWS. VA., Feb. 20.-The
C. P. Huntlngton Leaguo Republlcan
Club. accordlng to Its custom, oelebrated
Washlngton's blrthday to-nlght by giv?
lng a banquet at tho Casino. Thore wero
about 150 guests and the speakers wero:
D. Lawrence Groner, Ralph Rlddleberger,
of Norfolk, and George Nelma Wlse and
others of thls clty. George W. Bow
den. of Norfolk, waa one of the guests.
Nottoway River Very High.
(Spcclnl to Tha Tlmos-Dlspatcb.)
M'KENNEY, Va., Fobruary 20,-MIss
Rosa Friend. of Potersburg, Is vlsltlng
Mrs. W. J. Branch, at thls place.
Mlss Dalsy and Mlss Berta Powoll, of
Guns Hlll, are apondlng the week wlth
Mrs. J. R. Doyle, at McIConney.
Nottoway Rlver was reported aB belng
hlgher thla week than lt has boon slnce
the Johnatown flood.
(Snccliil to Tlio Tlmes-Dlfspatob.)
SPOTSYLVANIA, VA., Feb. 20.
Mr. Curtls P. Abol, of Maryland, and
Mlss Susan E. Mitchell, of thls county,
were mnrrled Wednesday at tho homo
of tho brlde's father, near Parker, Rov.
M. W. Smlth ofllelatlng.
Mr. O. K. Wllllams and Mlss Iola J.
Brooks, both of thla county, wero mar?
rled at tho homo of tho brlde's father,
near Andrewa, yesterday.
Fairmount Avenue. *
Rev. J. O. Babcock, pastor of Fairmount
Avenuo Methodlat Church, wlll occupy hls
pulplt at both Bervlces to-morrow. The
mornlng subject wlll be, "Shall Wo Have
Another Chanco After Death?" Nlght
BUbjoct, "Inconslstonclos of Church Mem?
bers a Comfort to the Enemles of Christ."
DON'T YOU THINK SO?
A PURE FOOD
Commlttee Recommends Thls
Ordinance for Adoptlon.
MAY STILL WEAR HATS
Ordinance Commlttee Recommends
Decreaso in Number of Gas Em
ployes?Salaries of Some to Be
, Increased?Other Business.
At a meetlng of tho Commlttee on Or
dlnanccB, Charter and Reform last nlght
an ordinance crcatlng the oillco of In
spcctor of MUk and'Puro Food Supplles
and to provtdo for tho regular ^nspectlon
ot food and meat supplles offered for sale
ln the clty was unanlmously reported to
the Common Council for adoptlon.
The ordinance wlll prohlblt tho Bale of
lmpuro food or mllk ln the clty and
make a vlolntlon punlshable by a llne or
ttnprlaonment, elther or both, ln the dla
crntlon of the Police Justlce.
It ls further provldcd that the Commlt?
tee on Health shall recommend to the
Clty Council tho names of threo sultable
persons, who shall be analytlcal chem
ists, and the Council In Jolnt session shall
elect an lnspcctor from one of the fchroo
It ls stipuatcd that the salary of the
Inspector shall be tt.000 per annum, and
ho wlll bo requlred to furnish a bond in
the sum of $2,000 for the falthful perform
ance of the dutlcs of the olllce.
Qulte a dlscusslon was preclpitated
when an ordinance from the Common
Council maklng lt unlawtul for any per
snn to war a hat wlthln a thcatre or
play-house durlng tho progress of a play
was taken from tho table for consldera?
tion. lt was flnally reported upon ad
vcrsely, but, nevertheloss, further agita
tlon ln the Council Is Btill probable.
Ono member of the committeo reclted
a recent instance at the Academy of Mu?
slc, when hls vlew of the stage was sc
riously Interferod with by a lady with a
large hat. When respcctfully rcquestcd
to remove her bonnet she refused to com
ply. and the entlre evenlng's cntertain
ment was marred. Othcr members Bald
thoy had never been subjected to such
an experlence nor had they met with such
treatment at tho hands of a lady. Mr.
Pollock said he thought the ordinance un
necessary in Rlchmond, where the falr
sex 13 so careful ot the comfort of oth
The ordinance maklng lt unlawful for
mlnors to sell or carry toy plstols was
reromtnended for adoptlon. Ordlnances
grantlng freo use of gas to the Valen
tii.e Museum and tho Methodist Institute
were referred to the Clty Attorney for
Although recommltted by the Council,
the commlttee dld not conslder Its memo
rablo report and interview with Mayor
Rlchard M. Taylor, whlch created such
a sensatlon recently. It was lald on the
table, and hero it wlll remaln.
An ordinance prohlbltlng the dlstrlbu
tlon of dodgcrs on the streets or the use
of gas or electrlc poles for hanging ad
vertlslng matter was recommended for
REPORT ON GAS WORKS.
The followlng report, whlch ls self-ex
planatory, was unanlmously adopted:
9. That tho pay of the wogon drlver at
tho Uppor Gas Works be roduced to $1.50
from $2 per day. Your subcommittee ls
of the oplnlon that thls reduotlon should
bo made because the drlver does not have
the care of the team.
10. That the pay of the two foremen
of servlce plpe layors bo reduced to $2.73
per day each from $3 per day each.
U. That an ordinance be prepared and.
roported to the Council requirlng, aa far
as practlcable, that all gas and water
plpes ajid sewers be laid ln the alleya of
the clty ln the future, and, further, pro?
vidlng that such alloys and, where lt
shall be found necessary, to lay elther or
all of said plpes ln the streets, and such
streets to be graded to thelr proper grades
beforo any plplng shall bo laid therein.
12. That an ordinance be prepared and
reported to the Council authorlzlng and
requirlng the Committee on Llght to put
ln prepayment moters whenover in the
Judgment of the superintendent of the
Gas Works he shall deem it necessary
to facllitate a settloment of accounts of
subtenants for gas consumed for cook
13. That an ordinance be prepared and
reported to the Council providlng that
whenever a vacancy shall oocur among
the Inspectors in the offlco of the gas
Inspector lt shall bo fllled by appolnt
ment by the Commlttee on Llght of ono
of tho cmployes of the Gas Works next
In llne of promotlon, if thore bo no
questlon of competency of such em
14. That tho salaries and compensatlon
pald to all of the other officors and em
ployes of the Llght Department remaln
as at present.
Wo return herowlth the reports of tho
superintendent and gas inspector and all
other matters and papers whlch were
placed in the hands of your subcommittee
for Its conslderation of thls department.
Your subcommittee on llght depart?
ment respectfully beg leaifo to submit the
Your subcommittee visitod tho lower
gas works, and after lnspectlng tho
works held a meetlng In the olllce of tho
superintendent and heard from hlm a full
explanatlon of the workings of tho de?
partment and tho autles performed by
eaoh of tho employes of tho lower nnd
uppor works, Your subcommittee sub
sequently 'rlslted tho oflice of Inspootor
of Gas and had explalned to them the
workings of thls branch of the depart?
ment, tho system by whlch tho records
and books aro Uept, and tho dutlcs of the
omployes undor tho Gas Inspoctor.
In so far as your subcommittee could
learn, both by observatlon and informa
tlon glven, the dutles of tho n'arlous olll
cors and omployes of the departmont uro
falthfully performed as requlred by the
ordlances, and ln tho Interest of tho de?
Your subcommltteo had bofore them
appllcants at longth In reference thoro
for an IncreaBe ln pay, and heard tho
appllcantg at length ln referenece thcro
Josoph B. Bntklns, foreman upper gns
works, from $90 to $100 per month, (Ro
commonded by tho Committeo on Llght.)
Henry L. Carter, blll clork In Gas In
spector's offlce, from $85 to $100 por month.
(Recommended. by tho Committee on
H. J. Burkoman, foreman maln and sor
vloo plpo Inyers, from $3 to $3.00 per day.
(Recommended by the Committeo on
Wllllam F. Myor, metor repairnr nt
uppor gas works, from $2.60 to $3 per
liroaddiiH O. Curlton, blacksmlth at
lower gas works, from $2.60 per day, ln?
oludlng Sunday, to $3 per day. and to be
pald only for tho tlmo he makes.
WHAT IS RBCOMM'BNDKD.
After carofully conslderlng tho fore
golng roquoHtfi for Increase of pay your
subcommittee would respectfully recom?
L That the salary of tho foreman ot
Uppor Gafl Wdrks, Josoph 13. Rntklns, bo
mado $100 per month.
2. That the salary of the blll clerk In
tho Gna Inspeclor's olllce, tho posltlon
fllled by Mr. H. L. Carter, remaln tho
same as at present?$85 per month. Whllo
tho dutlns of thls Offlce nre vory cxnctlng
nnd of necesslty bocomo monotonous, wo
nre of the oplnlon that tho salary pald
ls falr and adequato.
3. Thnt tho pay of tho foreman of the
maln nnd sorvlee plpo layors, H. J.
Burkomnn, bo mado $.1.26 por dny.
4. Thnt tho pay of tho metor repalrer
nt tho Uppor Works, Wllllitm P, Myer,
be mado $2.70 per day. It appeared that
thls posltlon was a ver>" Important one.
nnd one that under Mr, Myer had saved
consldcrnble oxpenso to tho city, requir?
lng as lt doos a sklllod mechanie, who re
pairs all meterB, Including tho Inrgo me?
tor at tho lower works, benldes dolng all
of the tlnnlng and shect Iron work at
both works. In vlow of thls your sub
Oommlttco ls of the oplnlon that tho In
orenso of 25 cents per day In thls caso
should bo mado.
6. Thnt tho btncksmlth at tho lower
works, 13. O. Corlton, bo pald $3 per
day, and ln tho event of accldent or
freshot at the works or nny other cnuso,
nocosslatlng work on Sunday. he ahall
be requlred to respond to the cnll of tho
superintendent wlthout addltlonal pny.
0?' That the salary of the foreman of
Lower Ons Works. XV J. Mays, bo re
duced to $112.60 per month.
7. That tho pay of the conl stokors at
the lower works be reduccd to 12 per
day from $2.23 per day.
8. That the pay of the coke stand men
bo reducod to $2.25 per day from $2.60
CONTRACTS ARE AWARDED
Those for the Quarter Glven Out by the
Relief of Poor Commlttee.
The Committeo on Rollef of the Poor
held Its regular quarterly meetlng at tho
Clty Hospltal yesterday afternoon at t
o'clock. Contracts for tho next three
months wero awarded as followsi
Flour, canned com. to J. S.' Mooro and
Sons; bacon, shoulders, to Klngan Com?
pany; lard, sugar, to Hnrvey, Blalr and
Company; rlco, to C. W. Antrim and Son;
coffee, to Aragon Coffee Company; soap,
to Davls and Atklns; buttcr, Irlsh pota
toes, to Armour and Company; horrlngs,
to tho VIrglnla-CarolIna Groccry Com?
pany; salt, to James T. Vaughan and
Company: canned tomatoes, whlskey, to
L. C. Younger; cotton and colored do
mestlcs, to M. Rosenbaum and Company;
brown cotton, to Fourqurean, Tcmplo and
Company; men's coats and pants, to J. J,
Stelnbreoher; shoes, to W. A. Cheatwood;
drugs and medlclnes, to tho L Wagner
Resolutlons ln honor of tho momory of
Mlss Robbie M. Yager, one of the puptl
nursea who recently dled at the Clty
Hospltal with the smallpox. were adopt
ed. after which the followlng subcommit?
tee was appolnted with power to act to
purchase a sultable memorlal to bo erect
ed to her memory, money sumclent hav?
lng been approprlated by the Council:
Messrs. Gunst, Hall and E. W. Mlner.
Secretary Hester's Weekly Statement
Shows Increase Over Last Year.
(By Aisoclnted Press.)
NEW ORLBANS, LA., Fobruary 20.?
Secretary Hester's weekly cotton state?
ment, Issued to-day, shows for the twen
ty day3 of Fobruary an increase over
last year of 133,000 and an Increase over
the same period year before last ot 164,000.
For tho 173 daj'B of tho season that have
el&psed the aggregate ls ahead of the
same days last year 142,000 and ahead
of the same tlme year before last 647,000.
Tho atnount brought Into slght durlng
the past week has been 199,466, agalnst
207,256 for the same seven days last year
and 160,960 year befpro last. Tho move
ment slnce September lst shows recelpts
at all United States ports to be 6,430,9a*.
agalnst 6,279.654 last year overland across
the Mlsslsslppl, Ohlo and Potomac Rlvers
to Northern mllls and Canada 822,762,
agalnst 847,787 last year. Interlor stocks^
ln excess of those held at the closo of
the commerolal year 295,578, agamst 401,894
last year; Southern mlll taklngB 1,139,600,
agalnst 1,017,084 last year; tho total move
ment slnce September lst is 8,688,789,
agalnst 8,546,419 last year and 8,041,734 year
Forelgn exports for the week have been
lGe,878, agalnst 1C0.807 last year. maklng
the total thus far for tho season 4,897,8"
against 4,961,699 last year.
The total taklngs of Amerlcan mllls,
north and south and Canada, thus far
fnr tho season have been 2,730,044, against
2,594,135 last year.
Stocks at tho seaboard and twenty-nlne
leadlng interlor centers have decreased
durlng the week 73,127 bales, agalnst a
decrease durlng the correspondlng period
last season of 65.S45. Including stocks left
over nt ports arid interlor towns from
tho last crop, and bho number of bales
brought Into slght thus far for the new
crop, the supply to date ls 8,903,863, agalnst
8,906,106 for tho same period last year.
Page County Young Man on
Trial in Springfield, Ohio.
(Speclul to The Timos-Dlspateli.)
LURAY, VA., February 20.?Homes
Seekford. of thls county, who has beon on
trlal for several days ln Springfield, O.,
for the murder of Mrs. Wllllam Geabauer,
of that clty, yesterday plended gullty to
tho Indlctment nnd was sentenced by the
judgo of tho Hustlngs Court of that clty.
Seekford, upon tho udvlco of hls attor
neys, oaterlng thls plea to avold capltal
punlshment. Ho was supported ln hls
previous plea of insontlty by tho testl?
mony of a number of relatln'os and
friends from this county. Ho Is only
about twenty-four years old. and n son of
Mrs, Noah Seekford, of thls county.
Hon. Goorgo C. Elklns, mombor of the
Houso of Delegates from thls county, hns
Introduced a blll In tho Legislature to
"allow tho supervlsors of Pago county
to borrow money und bulld brldges,"
Tho proposod brldges aro fc- tho Shen
andonh RIvor, ln thls county, only ono of
tho four alstrlcU In the county havlng a
Btruoturo aorosH thla stroam. Tho blll also
provldcs for u bond isauo, lf tho questlon
|s iwssed upon fwvorubly by a voto of tho
peoplo of tho county. Tho ShenanUoah
RIvor runs tho entlre length of tho
county, and has only one bridge ln all
Mr. John W. Kern, a morchant at
Honeyvllle, thla county, whoao great
grandfathor, John Unmllton, sustalned
tho loss of a large quantlty of flour do
Btroyed by tho Frenoh In tho olghtoenth
contury. along with a hirge number of
othor holrs of Hnmllton, Ib vlgorously
prosecutlng hls clnlm.
JACKSONVILLE, FLA.?Rev. XV. V.
Chaunloln hns boen eleoted presldent of
the Board of Trustees of StotBou Uni?
versity of Deland, Pla,, to suooaod John
11, Stotsnn. To-day Dr. J, N. Forlxw waa
ro-eloctod prosldont of the lastltutlon.
SWl<W ftttA openeO. tVdiift
He, Colonel McCIure and Joe
Wheeler at New Orleans.
AT CRESCENT THEATRE
House Was Packed and Two Thousand
Persons Stood Around the Doors
and Clamored for Admisslon.
Wheeler Made Hap,.y Spooch. )
(By Anoclntod Preca.)
NETW ORLEANS, LA.. Fobruary 20.
Admlral Schloy,' Colonel Alexander K
McCluro and General Joseph Whooler
were glven an ovatlon by the peoplo of
Now Orleans thls ovenlng. They camo at
tho Invltatlon of tho Progresalvo Unlon
to dellvor addrcsses, and aftor the Cres
cent Theatre had boen fllled, two thou?
sand peoplo stood around tho doorwayB
clamorlng for amlttance.
Admlral Schloy sold ln part: "Tho duty
you have asslgned to me of speaklng a
few ,]words to thls audlence seoms more
dlfllcult to me than e?ven meetlng youx
enemles, whose purpose In wnr wua to
deatroy your lnterests. For me to say
one word of advloo as to how you should
improve your opportunltles or enlarge your
successcs would bo to draw as flno parallel
as If thoy should tell me how to Improve
tho constructlon of our shlps In the navy
and how to enlarge thelr usos. I, there?
fore, wlll not trench upon unknown
ground further than to glve vent to my
feollngs of gratltude at tho growth and
dcvclopmont of our great country, whlch
I have been j5ermltted to know only ln
the last fow years, Most of my llfe durlng
tho half contury past haa beon spent In
outer eonfmes of clvllizotlon, guardJng
our lnterests beyond observatlon or the
sympathy of tho people. Those wlth
whom I senved dld so uncomplalnlngly
and had llttle to comfort them beyond
that glorlous lnslgnia undor whlch we
served and beyond that Irreslatible power
to reward or condemn unsparingly. I
say all honor to the men behlnd the guns
and the men before tho furnace."
Colonel McCIure, ln tho course of hla
address. omphastzed the good feellng that
had grown up In the country botween
tho sectlons which had once fought so
vallantly. He referrcd to Admlral
Schley, saying he was blg enough at the
battle of Santlago to say that there waa
honor enough for all.
General Wheeler was compolled to re
spond to Vtrd loud calls, and mado a
happy speech. whlch further Increased
the enthuslasm of the crowd. Governor
Heard and Admlral Rlvet, commanplng
the French cruiser Tage, were called on
and made short oddresses.
To-nlght Admlral Schloy, Colonel Mc?
CIure and General Wheeler were guests
of a number of cftlzens at a banquet at
Antolne's. Thoy made short speechea
there. in response to toasLs.
World's Supply of Cotton.
(By ABBoelatod Press.)
NEW ORLEANS, LA., February 20.?
Secretary Hester's Btatement of tho
world's vlslble supply of cotton, Issued
to-day, ehows the total vlslble to bo 4,034,
3-J.i, against 4,038,699 last week and 4,493,841
last year. Of thls the total of Amerlcan
cotton Is 2,987,343, against 8,043,699 last
week and 3,484,841 last year, and of all
other kinds, Includlng Egypt, Brazll, In
dla, etc. 1,047,000, against 993,000 last week
and 1,009,000 last year.
Of the world's vlslble supply of cotton
thero ls now afloat and held In Great
Brltaln and Contlnontal Europo 2,028,000
against 2.377,000 last year; in Egypt 181 000*
against 253,000 laBt year; ln Indla E28,00o!
against 479,000 last year, and In the
Unlted States 1,297,000, against l,3S8?vvu last
Richmonders in New York.
(Speclnl to The Timen-nispatcb.)
NEW YORK, Feb. 20.-Waidorf, B. H.
Grundy, F. W. Scott; Flfth Avenue, J.
Pickrell; Murray Hlll, Mlss HaweBf St.
Denis, A J. Mlller; Rossmore, A. J. Par
rleh; Grand Unlon, J. Baker and wlfe:
HofCman, E. V. Wllllams.
"v Mrs. Llllian B. Shelton.
Tho death of Mrs. Llllian B. Shelton.
a daughter of Mr, and Mrs. R. W.
Chrlstlan, of this clty, occurred Tuurs
day afternoon at Foln's MUl. Lculsa
Mrs. Shelton was tho wlfe of Mr.
David Shelton, of Loulsa. She ta sur
vlvod by her husband, ono chlld, three
brothors?Messrs. R. W. Chrlstlan, Jr.,
of Washlngton, D. C; and W. B. and C.
Brooko Chrlstlan, of thls clty. and threo
slaters?Mrs. L. B. Douglass and Mlsses
Mattie and Dollio R. Chrlstlan.
The funeral wlll take place thls morn?
lng from the home, in Loulsu,
Mr. John Carbanl, a veteran nt tho Bol
dlers' JHome, dled there Thursday nlght
at 11 o'clock ln tho soventy-ffrst year of
?his ago. He was born ln Genova. Italy,
March 16, 1832, and had been ln Amorica
about flfty-five yoars.
The funeral wlll take placo at 10 o'clock
thls mornlng from tho Sacred Heart
Ohuroh. The tnterment wlll be mado ln
Mt. Calvory Comeiery.
Mrs. Nannle IVIason Coons. /
Mrs. Nannle Moson Coons, wldow of
Georgo Dnllas Coons, and mother of Mrs.
A. D. Wllllams, d? thls clty, dlod yestor
day mornlng ln Washlngton.
Tho romadns wlll reat for tho present ln
a reoelvlng u-ault ln Washington untll tho
condition of tho weather wlll permlt the
burlal In the family burying ground at
Joseph C. Brown.
(Snocliil to Tlio TliDes-Dlsniiteli.)
CHESTERFIELD, VA., February 20.
Tho funeral of Mr, Josoph C. Brown, ono
of tho oldest cltlzens of Chesterilold coun?
ty, was hold at hls old home placo, about
flve mlles from tho Courlhouso, on yes
terday afternoon, tho sorvlce belng con
ducted by Rov. Portor Hardy, of tho
Mothodlst Church, to whlch Mr. Brown
belonged. Havlng reached the unuaunl
ago of elghty-two yeara and been bo long
a promlnont eltlzen of tho county, In
tho wldo olrclo of hla ncqualntrmce Mr,
Brown had many friends, whlch was at
testod by tho large orowd wluoh bravod
the chllllng wlnd on yestorddy and attond
od his funeral. Mr. Brown's deuth cumo
poacofully on Wednesady at hla homo,
whore ho llved wlth IiIb daughter, Mrs.
Charles Clay, tho end of the long oaroor
havlng boen brought on by an attaok ot
pnev.nioiilii, whlch hnd tasted nbout two
weokB. Four children survtvo tho do
ceased, namely: Mr. Junlus A. Brown. one
of our most usoful cltlzous; Mrs, Alpheus
J Horner, Mra. Charlea Cluy and Mrs,
13. C, Stearno.
Miss Ylrginla Morecook.
(Hnuelnl tn 'I'lu- Tlnica-hlspatcli.)
WILLIAMSIIURG-, VA? Feb, M.-Tho
family und many friends hero of Mlsa
Virglnla Morocock wero ahacked to hoar
of her death, whloh took place early thla
"A/fdellght ln art and all love of it rcsoive themselves
into slmpfe lovo of that whlch descrves love. That dcserv
ing is tho qualtty whlch we call 'lovllness.' "?Ruskln.
That quallty which we call "loveliness," as the greatest of English art
crltics puts It, is to bo found on evory page of
Part VTI, 0f whlch,
Oontatning Slx Supcrb Photogravures,
Pnce 2fi cents, or 31 centa postpaid, ,
will bo ready February 20th.
Each part of this mngniflcent work contoins six most exquisite pboto
grovuro rcproductiona of pictures that have attained world-wlde farae as
being tho most representativo of their clnas. Tho grcatest variety of sub
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soloction, secured. Thus, in Part VII., which is now almost ready for de
livcry, will be found six of the world's most notable pictures.
/.---THE SCULPTOR'S STUDIO.
By Slr L. Atma Tadema.
No painter in the world has met with the success attained by Sir Law?
rence Alrna Tadema in reconstructing for us tho life, the architeoture, the
drcss and tho very atmosphere of Aneient Rome. This picture of the Roman
sculptor m the marble pillar-enclrcled atrium of hiB house, displayine to his
adminng friends his latest chef d'auvrc, ranka among the painter's most
II.?LOVE AND DEATH.
By Q. P. Watts, R. A.
The jenerable poet-pairiter presents I thia picture and Its companlon.
Love and Life," the one to the British nation, the other to the people of
the United States. "Lovo nnd Life," thanks to Presldent Roosevelt'a broad
rainded appreciation of art, now hangs In the Wliite House dininff-room.
Its companion may hang in yours if you will.
111.?PORTRAIT OF MRS. SIDDONS.
By Thomas Oainsborough, R. A.
Thnt tho namo of Snrah Siddons should be to familiar to our mmeratfcm
is Iargcly due to tho fact that Gainsborough has, in this wonderful canvaa
perpetuated her features for our benefit Siddons was not only a great traaio
actress, but she was also a very beautiful woman, as this GainsboKmeh
masterpiece bearB ample witness. It has been well tenned "one of the flnest
portraita of a woman over pointed."
IV.?THE HAY WAIN.
By John Constable, R. A.
The vory soul of English landscape is in this one pioture?the picturescrae
cottaecs with their tilcd roofs, the Bturdy English elms, the oool ford of the
brook with tho tired horses splashing through it, the glimpse of amiline
landBcapes in the distanoe, and God's own sky flecked with the wind-driTea
clouds overaching the wholo. It is a trip to England in a few square inchea
of inspired paint from tho brush of England's greatost landacape painter.
V.?LA VERQE AUX DONATEURS.
(The Virgin, with the Portraits of the Picture's Donors)
By Slr Anthony Van Dyck.
By far the flnest picture by Van Dyck to be found in the famous Louvie
Collection in Paris. Following the qualnt custom of the time, the worthy
Dutchman who commissioned Van Dyck to paint this ordered his own and
his wife's portraits to be included. Thoy kneel in rapt adoration before the
Madonna and the Infant Christ.
VI.?PORTRAIT OP MADAME R&CAMIER.
By Jacques Louls David.
A page of history and at the samo time a superb portrait of one of
the most distinguished women painted by the moBt distinguished artist of
Revolutionary times. The leader of the most brilliant salon known to history.
Madame Recamior, though no great wit herself, was the cause of wit in
others; though she wrote no single page herself, she has inspired many books.
David may almost bo termed the offlcial painter of the Revolution in its
most sanguinary phraso. If you want toread history and enjoy a flne paint
ing at one and tho samo time, you must possesa the portrait of Madame
Hero, in a fow lines is afforded the merest glimpse of the treasuxes of
art, which are offered at a price that is literally a merely nominal one, in,
the last-issued part of "Tho Hundred Best Pictures." It will be seen tha't,
to adopt Ruskin's phraso, theso are things which truly "deserve love," uot
only for their inheront loveliness, but by reason of tho power they possesa
to stimulate our thinking faculties. These six suggestively Interesting pic?
tures are all to bo found in
PART VII OP THE HUNDRED BEST PICTURES.
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Address..... ...... ?...,.,.?...
mornlng ln (Jarflold Hospltal, Washlng?
ton, D. C. She had been 111 for several
weeks, but up to yesterday had been lm
Miss Morecook waa a daughtor of tlio
lato Wllllam H. E. Morecock, and was
a beautiful and lovable young lady. For
several years she was ln tho Interlor De?
partment at Washlngton. She ls mourned
by her mother, ono brothor and lour sls
The romoins wlll arrtve horo to-morrow
mornlng, and tho funeral wlll take place
Sunday from the Eplscopal Church.
Rev. Rohn Bascom Dey,
(Sneclnl to Ttw TlmoB-DlspatchO
HODLYDALE, VA., February 20.?Rev.
John Bascom Dey. a member of the Vlr
ginla Conforenco, Mothodlst Eplscopal
Church, South, slnco 1S47. ln feeblo health
for mnny years, dled suddenly at tho
home of hls son, Rev. Bascom Doy, on
Lunenburg Clrcult, on tho mornlng of tha
17th Instant, and wns burlcd yesterday ln
the grove at Antloeh Church, Lunenburg
Clrcult, ho belng tho flrst over lnterrod
(Sneclnl to Tlie Titnos-ninpnteh.)
BEDFORD CITY, VA.. Fob. 20,-Har
voy Rltchlo dropped doad thls mornlng
at hls home. at Robortson, ln thls coun?
ty, agcd olghty-two yonrs. Ho was a
bravo Confetlorato solrtler and ono of the
greatest wlts that ever llvod In thls sec
tlon. Ho ls survlved by hls wlfe and
tho two chlldren by hls llrst marriage.
Miss Minnie D.wis.
(Siicclul to Tlie TluicR-IHanntch.)
FREDEUICKSnURO, VA., Fob. 20.
Mlss Mlnnlo Davts. slater of Mr. J. H.
Davls, of thlB clty, dled yeatorday at tho
homo of her fnthor, ln Wllmlngton, Del.,
of typhotd fovor, agod twonty-elght years.
She ls survlved by hor parents, ono slater
nnd throo brothers.
William F. Tlmberlake.
(SpiH'lul to Tlio TloiysDImmtoh )
FREIJ10IUCKSUURG, VA.., Feb. 20.?
Wllllam F. Tlmberlake, tho young son or
Mr. und Mrs. W. II. Tlmberlake, dled to
ilay of pneumonta at tho homo of hls pa?
rents horo after a brlef lllnoss.
F. S, Adams,
(Sniwlnl tn Tho Tlwos-nUnnteli.)
NEWPORT NEWS, VA., Feb, 20.?F.
S. AilaniH, a machlnUt employed nt the
Bhlpyitt'd, dlod thla mornlng, aftor a llu
gerliitf llluwid with eoiununptlon. The
funoral will oocur Sunday afternooo, S1*
deieased ls survlved by a widow m4
three chlldren. *
Mr. Gabrtel Wlley. a weU-taiown renUe
man, dled ln BJchroond February Uth.
For ten weeks ho had been slck in bl?
home, at Lodore, Thlnkinff that ho could
be bettor attendied hore, he left for Rich?
mond February" 12th and dled February
lSth. Hls remalns were brought to Lo*
doro Saturday and burled Sunday,
Deaths at Wlnchester.
(Speclal to Tha Tlmea-DlipstehJ
WTNCHESTB-R, VA,. Feb. 20.-Thw<
pecullarly sad deaths occurred to-day,
Mr. and Mrs. James Slonaken were hor?
rined upon awokening thls mornlng to
j flnd thelr lufant chlld dead ln the bed
! with them.
I An Infant son of Charles McFarland
dled-after boing 111 of pneiunonla foi
tV \ hours, and a young son of Arthtu
Tl '> dled suddenly.
\ .'-''if^ ?
CARBONI.-Dled, at Sollders' Home, Feb?
ruary 19th, U P. M., Mr. JNO. CAR
BONI, In the fleventy-tlrst year of hk
ago. Ho was born ln Qonova, Italy
March 16, 1832, and had been in Amerlc*
about flfty-ilvo years.
Funeral THIS MORNING from Sacreo
Heart Churoh at 10 o'clock. Friends an<
acqualntaneea lnvlted to attend- Inter
ment in Mt. Culvary,
COONS-Dlod. at 1 A. M.. February 20th
In Washlngton, D. C, Mrs. NANNlls
MASON COONS. wldow of George DaK
Iub Coons und mother of Mrs. A. D.
The remalns wlll rest ror the prewnl
In a recelvlng vault ln Washlngton un
tll tho oondltlon of the weather will
iMu-mlt the burla.1 In the famtly bury.
Ing-ground at Jeffersonton, Va.
WOOD.-Dlod, at 6 P. M., February 20,
Mrs. LUCY A WOOD, widow of the laie
Colonel Flemlng Wood. of Caroljaft
county, ln hor olghty-ftfth year. Bn*
luaves her son. J. B. Wood. and <Uu*h
ters, MUaes Ftinnlo and Mattio Wood,
ot thls clty* and Mrs. Jam?a E. Hrolth,
of Carollne. to mourn thelr loss,
Funeral from the house BUNDAY
AFTERNOON at-J o'cloclc. Interm*nl
Duuluii HaUi opencd tc-d*jr>