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FOR PLATT BILL Scarcely Likcly That Fight for Rcclticlioii Will bc'Very Vigorous. NEW DISTRICT FOR VIRGINIA Grced of Slemp and Edwards Spoils Promising Conspiracy for New State. (From Our Regular Correspoiident.) AVASH1NOTON, D. C, December 9.? Further Invostlgatlon os lo the sentl ment ln tho Houso and tho Senat0 ln favor of tho passage of a bill roduclng representatlon In the South strengthens tho bHIef that thoro will be only a very faljit offort mado to enact any such leglslatlon at thls sesslon. Indced, It Is not llkoly tb.it thero wlll be moro than a perfunctory effort mado to pass such a bill at tho nest sesslon; but there may be nn Investlgatlon ordcred of the rcasons for the cllmlnation of classcs from the eleeLorate In nll tlio States whlch now havo rigld provislfna surroundlng the granting of tli<> .prlvilege of tho clcctlvo franchlsc. Rcprescntatlve Brownlow, of T-ennosseo, ?aid to-day that whllo ho did not favor tho Platt bill, though he ls a Republican, ho did favor some mothod by whlch tho whlto men entltled to voto ln tho South could bo aasurcd that thelr votes would bc counted as cost. "They nre not always counted ln Ten nessoo," sald Mr. Brownlow. "I have about como to tho concluslon that lt would bo well to glvo the Federal courts Jifrlsdictlon ln Stato electlons. In T?n nossco tho Federal Judges are Demo cruts und ex-Confederate soldlers." It wlll be a very cold day berore a * slngle Southern representatlvo or ?enator wlll vote to give tho Unlted States con? trol of Stnte electlons. Will Get New District. Represontative Slemp sald to-day that ho believed thls Congress would pass a Wll, whlch ho wlll Introduce In a few days, for the <reation of tho Mlddle (Fed eral District af Arlrgln.n, composed of certaln counties of the AA'estcrn District. He sald that Judge McDowcll, who drew * bill laylng off the district, has made certaln c?anges ln It. Mr. Slemp was not certaln whettw-r ho would Introduce the bill drafted by Judge McDowell, but he wlll offcr a bill of the samo general char Mr. Slomp sald he was hopeful of secur Ing the passnge of a bill appropriatlng $_r,,000 for tho Improvement of tho post offlce at AVythovHle, ond also a .bill mak? lng an approprlatlon for a monument to General AA'llllam Campbell, which lt Is proposed to enect at Ablngdon. Froze Brownlow Out. Roprcsentative Slemp, Rcprescntatlve Brownlow, of the Thlrd Tennessee. and Representatlve-4'Hect D. C. Edwards, of the Eleventh Kentucky, met In the Ap proprlatlons Commlttee room at the^iCapl tol to-day. Mr. Slemp's district touches on Mr. Brownlow"s. and Mr. Br-ownlow's befrders on Mr, Edwanla's. "Look hero, Slemp." 'sa.d Mr. Brown? low, "why can't wo three get together nnd form a new Stato out of the Re? publican strlp composed of our dlstrlcts?" "Certalnly we can," sald Mr. Slemp. "I spcak for the placo of one of the senators." "Me, too." sald Mr. Edwards. "I wlthdraw my proposition and am against the scheme," sald Ml\ Brownlow, "slnco you fellows have ,gobblcd up all tho good places." CONGRESS MUST (Contlnued from .First Page.) of making hlstory, ana I bellevo he ls golng to make lt." Tho courso of the stock market this week, the tremendous slump In stocks, which AVall Streot ascrlbes ln part to the doclaratlon of the President In hls mes sngo In favor of a law which wlll glvo to tho Intorstato Commerce Commlsslon tho power to regulate frelght rates, indi cates that tho business lnterests of the country thlnk that the President ls go? lng after the blg corporattons and trusts. Oppose Army Appropriation. Representatlve Hay, of A'lrglnia, who is the most prominent Domocratlo member of the Commlttee on Mllltary Affairs, said to-day that ho would oppose such largo appropriatlons for the army as are proposed. Whllo the President said ln hls mes8age thnt the army Is now at tho mlnlmum slzo allowed by law, Mr. Hay says that lt Is ln fact several thousand ubove tho mlnlmum. He wlll try to havo lt reduced io tlie mlnlmum preclsely. Tho recrultlng offlces aro brlnglng new men Into tho army all tho tlme, ho sald, and whllo It ls pretended that thoy aro to tako the places of men whose terms of ?.'nllstment havo- explrcd, the truth ls thnt thoy go to flll up reglments not full, und do not tako anybody's places. "I am, opposed to tho .proposed appro? priation "of $l,700,0fjo for tho manufacture of small arms," sald Mr. Hay, "Theso nrnui aro not 'for tho uso of the sol dlors lu tho army now, but for the re servo. AVe havo moro arms storcd now than an army very many tlmes the slzo of oiirs should use, lt ls nlso proposed to appropriute n million dollars for rlflo practice. I shall opposo throwlng monoy awuy ln that niuiiner. lt Is all wrong to spend all this money on tho army, nnd then rulse tho cry of a ..iroatened cleflcll, when wo ask for money for tho Improvoment of rlvers and harbors, nnd lho orection of publlc bulldings. I fool pretty certuin that tho Publlc Bulldings , Commltteo wlll not rccommend tho crec tlon of any bulldings thls year." Jones Looks for Fight. Representatlve Jones, who ls the senlor Pemocrat on tho Insular Affalrs Commlt? tee, Is looklng for a flght agaln thls year over a blll, wlilch passed the House at tho last sesslon provldlng, for tho ex ANTHINF FOR THE HAIR. *-^ Preserves, Restores, Renews. ___===-EaiN IN TI1-E4--B $1,00 at Drugstores, or Express Paid by XANTHINECO.^r' ; ?>A^^A^VVVV>Ar''VV'JVVN*A^VVVV>A^V' ploltatlon of lho Island of Porto Rlco. Mr. Jones find other Democrats of tho Houso mado a strong fight ngalnst tho bill at tlio last sesslon, clalmlng thal It was ln the sole Interest of capltallsls from the Unllod. States,. who wanted to get rlch at the dxpensc ot the peoplo of tho Island. The bill Is stlll pendlng ln tho Sonate, thp Republlcafls havlng been afrald to pass" It on the eve of a presl ..lentlat eampaign. Mr. Jones thlnks they wlll put lt through nt thls sesslon, nnd that Its provisions wlll be mado even moro objectlonablc Ihan they were In tho bill ns It pnsscd the Houso. Ho *iul olhfer Democrals wlll mako another fight ngalnst the measure thls sesslon, but there , ls not much hope of lls belng defeated. Mr, Jones spent somo tlme on the Island a year or two ago, and Is qulto famlllar wlth cohdltlons there. He ls confldent ,that tho provlsloiiB of the bill wlll provo hurtful to tho lnterests of tho Islandcru thomselves, however bcncflolal they may be to tho capltallsts and advcnlurors from tho Unlted Slut'es. Sentence From Message. Here is a sentence from lho Presldent's messngo, whlch grammarlans of the pro fosslonal type, mny be uble to parso, but tho tttsk wlll probably provo a hopeleps ono to less export mastcrs of our" Itin. guagc, and tho rules whlch govern Its corroct usagei "Yet |t ls not to be expected that a peoplo llke ours, whlch, In splte of cer? taln \'ery obvlous shortcomlngs, novcr thelesH shows as a whole by its conslst ent practice lls belicf In the prlnclples of civil and rellglpns llberty nnd of ordcrly freedom, a peoplo among whom even the worst crlme, llko the crlmo of lynching, Is never more Ihnn sporadlr, So that tn dlvlduals nnd not a natlon should do slre cagcrly to glvc expresslon to its hor ror on an oceasion llke that of the mos sacre of the Jows In KIshlneff, etc." Tho foregolng wlll make a sorchead for nny man who attempts to parse lt, show ing accurately tho relation of tho various parts of speech to one another. And af? ter oll. does lt meiin that Russla should not bjame Amerlcans for havlng signed tho KIshlneff petltlon? x CHILD BURNED TO DEATH IN SIGHT OF ITS PARENT$ (Special to xb>: Tlmcn-Dlspatch.) SAL.18HURY, N. C? December 9?A young daughter of Mr. James Kllla, of Rowan county, was Instnntly burned to death yesterday afternoon. The llttlo one was playlng around an open flre, when lts clothlng Ignltcd and burned rapldly, untll Uk> body was left ln a charred and orlsp condltion," Tho acoident occurred In plain vlew of the parents and other members of the famlly, who woro worklng near by, but could nender no asslstancc., PERSUADED GIRL NOT TO DELAY WEDOING (Special lo The Tlmes-Dlspatch;) BALTIMORE, MX>., December D?Mlss Roglna Browrilng, daughter of Mrs. Allce Brewnlng, <of blnden, AVarren county, Va., and Mr. James E. AValtor, Jr., for merly of Hinden, but now of Curtln. NIchols county, AV. A'a.. .were marrled last evening by Rev. L. AV. Husliip, at hls resldenoe, No. 1511 Lexlngton Street. Tho wedding was to have taken place ln January, but when Mlss Brownlng showed a dlsposltlon to postpuno lt Mr. AVnlter hastened to her home nnd persuaded her to have the ceremony performed In Baltimore wlthout delay. They are vlslt? lng relatlvcs here. Making a Sale. "Let mo seo somo of,_yoiir black kid gloves," sald a lady to a shopman. "These nre not the latest style, are thoy?" sho asked, when tho gloves wero produced. "Yes, madam," replled tho shopman; "wo havo had them In stock only two days." "I dldn't thlnk they wero, becnuse tho fashlon paper says black klds huvo lan siltchos, and vlco versa. I see tho tun stltehes. but not tho vlco versa." Tho shopniun explnlned thut vlco versil was French for scvcn buttons. so sho boug.ht three. pnlrs.?London Tlt-Illts. . ? ? Soliciting Not Authorized. Somo woman, numo unknown, yesterday called at a storo at Franklln nnd Twen tloth and recuiested il contrlhutlon lo tho fund to furnish Christmas joys for tho Male Orphan Asylum. ,, ., Mrs. J, R, Glll. hoad of lhat Instltution, who was Informed of the occurronco, do slros lt stated that no ono (s authorized to mako such collections. Sho wlll. ua usual, pti't-boxos ln vurlous stores to re? ceive Christmas contributlons, and wl.l send postal eards on tho subject to filonds of tho asylum. QuOD CROP OF WOOL! "GIRLFROIDIXIE" IS WELL RECEIVED Charming Young Lady Given a Hearty Welcome at the Academy. "Tho Glrl from Dlxle" should havo felt entirely at home on tho stage of tho Academy last nlght?and sho no doubt did. She was glven a wele.omo. thut cor talnly must havo mado her feel at home. for she was on thp rlght sldo of Mason and Dlxon's llno. Tho productlon, In most rospocts, was much tho samo that lt was last senson, and thero ls llttle new to say nbout It. Cllfford ?elgh as Lord Dunsinoro, mnkes nn excellent typo of tho Engllshninn, us ho Is portrayed upon tho stage. D. L. Bon, In hls hu persouatlon of Ludwlg Regenbordon, works wlth his face more than he does wlth hls south. Those who couldn't hear hlm ln the gal lery could see hls faco, and that caused laughter. Hls monolbgue was a llttlo dlf ferent from tho usual talk handed out over tho footlights, aii(j the audlence held him ns long as they could. It wus hl. comedy work 'at the plano, however, thut scorod the lilt of tho porforniunco. Ho hnd to remaln flngorlng tho keys of lho iJlaiiu untll tho uildionce very rendlly forgot the thread of tlio story, beforo tho lutter was flnally resunied. Thomas J. Keogh, looklng llko tho old tlmo "leglt," but Impersonutlng a country lawyor, was qulto clever in hls speoch us uttorney for tho Engllsh lord. Miss Gertrude Mllllngton, us "Kltty Cnlvert." Is a wlnsomo llttle womuii. pos. seuslng a ruthor pretty face und a naat pair of anklos. All of tho others woro* uccoptublo. Tho muslo was very woll rciidered,. though thero were no voloon thut would cause ona to coinment upon iiian in term? of very hlgii prala* / CASE IBBT E. Evidence Heard Since Adjourn nient Bolsters Up Contcn tion of Prosccution. COMMITTEE TO MAKE REPORT Will Point Out That Judge Ac ceptcd Free Use of Private Car on Rathvay. (By Assoelated Press.) WASHINOTON, D. C, December 9. Thc subcomrnlttoe of the House Judlclary Commlttee, which has been taklng testl mony ln the case of Judge Swayno, of Florlda, to-day reported to tho full com? mlttee evidence heard dlnce the adjourn ment of Congress. Reprcsontatlvo Palmer (Pennsytvanla)/ chalrman of tho subcommlttee, was dl rectcd to submlt lo Ihe House a report for the full commlttee, embraclng the followlng: "The Commlttee on the Judlclary re spectfully report to the House the testl mony taken ln tho case of Charles Swayne slnce Congress adjourned, -wlth the con? cluslon that In thelr opinlon sald testl mony strengthens th,o caso against the sald Charles Swayne." Representatlve Palmer, In the report which he expects to submlt to-morrow, wlll say tliat the testlmony shows that Judge Swayne, while the Jacksonville, Tampa and Key West Rallway was ln tho hands of a receiver, appolnted. by hlm. accepted tlie free use of a private car belonglng to the company, stocked wlth provlslons out of funds of the company. and wlth tho componyjs conduetor and cook, went from Guyencourt to Jackson vllle; also that Judge Swayne accepted the use of the same car to carry hlmself and a party of friends from Florlda to CaJifomla nnd back, ond that he ac? ccpted transportatlon for the car and lts occupants over other roads. Mr. Palmor's report wlll further say that the testlmony shows that Judge Swayne charged $10 a day as expenses ?ictually Incurrcd for every day he was iway from home, while it wlll bo ndded lhat the testlmony of wltnessos shows ils exTienscs to have been Jess than that imount. MJ\ Palmer wlll Inoorporate 'ln tho -eport the testlmony glven by Judge iwayne In Ms own behalf, including thnt jart in -which Mr. Swayne Jusllf.es hls ise of the' car. fiWHinr ii COTTON BELT Reports Indicate Great Indus trial Activity Through out the South. FARMERS ALL THRIVING Are Getting Oitt of Debt and Becoming Indepcndent Financially. BAl/riMORH. MD.. Dec, B.-Bnnkers BALTIMORB, MD., December 8.?Bankers ef tho cotton belt present ln thls week's Is suo of tlio Mn.nufa_lur.rB' Reeorrl many evl ilcnces of prosperlty ln their st-ctlon. Under rlate of November ?th, they wero asked for vlewii on tho flnanclal eondltion of farmers ? and bifslncss men, the- outlook for trade the Prospects for Increase In mBnufaeturlng In tcr?ta, th. eondltion of banklng Intorests. Immlgratlon and the genoral splrlt of tlio people aa to tho uphulldlng of thelr commu nlty. C'omlng from dlfferent States the replles Indleato a degree of comfort and general pros perity unknown ln tho South In mnny years. The sltuatlon In Alabama ls qulto typlcal. Farmers there are ln better flnanclal eondl? tion ttian they havo over been, havlng made large crops thls season nnrl now selling thelr cotton at n, fair averngo price. As a rule they aro gelttng out ot debt and be? coming Indcpendent financially. ?It ls Blgni flcant that, In additlon to tlio fair cotton crop they mado a largo corn crop thls year. So In Qeorgla thero aro reports of full average crops. both of cotton and corn, ami of plenty ln tho way of provisions, In additlon to tho staple", whlle In Tcnnessee, corn anri hny crops have been good. The over productlon of rlco ln I-oul'Innn. has been oounterbalanccd by a healthy eondltion ot the lumber market, _nd In Florlda cattlo buslness wlth Cuba and the ralslng nf early vegctables and frults have hclped the fartners mlghtily. Improvement ln farming condltlons has been accompanied by advances ln the price of farm lands during tho paat two years, from 26 to DO per cent.. ln some parta of Georgia for limtanco, and from 60 to 100 per cent. In other parti, and by moro than 100 per cent. in Alabama. Morl gages have been cancellcd, dlvi'rslflcation In crops Is becoming more general, farmers of Arkansaa now* inarketlng frult nnd vegeta.bla cropB to the value of from *>0 lo 1100 an acre, where. ten years aeo, they realptod only $1K to t:o, and Fort Smlth beng ono of tho largest original shlpplng polnts for Ir'.sh pota toes In the Unlted States. Thn many ru'j stantial Improvements In tho way of new buildings, flrst class roads. etc., reflect the splrlt ot progresa Intensifled by prosporlty. Increase in Earnings. A study of th<-* reports of fifteen leadlng rallroads In tho South, Includlng four, whoso mlleage does not altogether lle In thls sec? tion of the country, although o. very lar^e part of It is Southern, .dlsplays the gratlfylng fact that the earnings of these roads are Increaslng as the seasoa advances. .All tho llnes referred to. have Irssued thelr Rtatements up to and Includlng Septembrr, and in nearly every lnstanoe each company Bhows fprjthat month an Increase of much greatcr porcontage than Its average for the three months slnce July 1st, when tb* flscal year of all but one of the llnes began. Some of the galns are rcmarkably large, but partly to enlarged buslness and rccelpts, and partly to Ihe c_m SCOPE OF LAWSON PANIC ON THE STOCK EXCHANGE Monday's Thursday'B Not Stocks, closo. low polnt, loss, Capital, Amalgamated Copper . 80% 68% 22tf S1E5.000 000 United Statos Steel. 32% 23% 8% 508,405,200 United States Steel, pfd. 91 81 10 360,314,100 American Sugar . 148% 131% 13% 45.000,000 Baltimore and Ohlo. 100 94% M ^H^'?* Pennsylvanla.139% 133 OH aol.4W.oOO Readlng. .???? Sl% 73% SH 69,900.000 Rock Island.,....,. 36% 30 6% 88,885,900 Southern Paclflo . 06% 69% 7"4 197.832.10) Unlon Paclfic . llu 105% .?>, H6.978.90) Loulsvlllo nnd Nashvlllo. 140V, 13S 711 60,000.000 Kri0 . 40% .11% 6 112.378,700 SouthornRallway. 37 ? 33% . M ?&??? Coloradoi'uel . 56% 37 m ?3.932,000 Tonnosseo Coal . 70 02 14 . ^.658,600 Mlssouri Paclflo . 1?H 102% 8 77.455,u00 Total, plotlon of the lmprovements under wny lael year, which wero charged to operatlng ex penses. ln calcuUtlns Uio* porcentages of giowtli, comparlson ls mado wlth tlio corrcs pondlng month and period of last yoar. A detulled i-ovlew ot tha reports, (IrU ef tho iierlod of three months and llicn ol ino month of September. presents cloarly tlio rat o of progress which rallroads In tlio South nro now enjoylng. for the reports of tlio llnes hero consldered aro typlcul, as wlll ho sccn liy tlio names of tlio several conipanlos, ' For tho porlod of threo nioiitlis from July lst to September 30th, tlie changes shown ure us follows: fcSouthern llallwuy, grosu 7.42 por cent, Inercsse. not 7.12 per cent. hicrea*o; Atlantlo Coast Une. gross 8.13 por eont. in *" ' THE ^CHRISTMAS DINNER" In splto of tho fact tliat tho word dys? pepsla means llterully bad cook, 11 will not bo fulr for innny to lay lho hlamo on tho cook ir thoy begln tho Christ? mas Dlnnor wlth llttlo appetite aud end it wlth dlstress or nausoa. lt may not bo falr for nny to do that-let ub hopo so for tho sake of tho cook! Tha dlseaso dyspepsla Indlcatos a bud stoinach, that Is a weak stoniuch, rather than a bad cook. und ror a weak fitomaeh thore ls nothing c|ho ociual to llood's Sursapa rllla. It glvos tho stomiich vlgor and tone, ciiros dyspepsla, croatos appetite, nnd nmkes'eatlng tho pleusuro lt should Mlssourl, Kansaa and Texas. gross 1(1.33 per cent, Increase, net 3H.3S per cent. Increase; St, I.ouls, Soulhwostenn gross IS.-iil per cent. Inrren.il', net 42.51 por conl. Increase. Mont;h's Changes. For the month of Seplember tlio ohangps shown aro as follows; Southern ltuilway, groca 10.00 per cent. Increase, net 13.23 ,per oont. increase; Atlantlo C'onst l.lne, gross 12.70 p*r cont. Increase, net 23.32 por cent. inoreaso; Seaboard Alr l.lne, gross 13.11 per (ront. In? crease, net 40.37 per cent. Incroaso; Norfolk and Western, gross fl.84 per> cent. incicai-e, uct 7.t!l pep coat. increase; Cliesapoiilii! ami Ohlo, gross 0.2!) per cont. Inereiise, net '?.28 pt-r cont, Iiirrouso*. l.oulsvllle uml Nushvlllo, gross 4.21 |.,-r cent, iiicrcasn, net 15.53 per cent. Increuso; Nashville, Oliattii|i0ofiii uml St. f,oula, gross 3.00 por cont. Incriiase, . not 2.07 per cent. Increuse.; Aloblle uml OUIo. gross 10.33 por rent. Increase, not 0.07 rer cent. lurreiiNo; lllliiols t'.'untrul, gross -.41 per cent. Increase, nut 60.31 pi-r cont. Inrreiun; , Ytissoa Misslssliipl Vulloy, gross 10.00 per ec-nt. Incrniuie, not 2.15 per cent. Inoreuso; RicU Island Syslom, gross 0.21 per cont. ilecreas.*. iuit 15,32 per cent. Ineruasn; SI. I.oiiIh and Kan Frunclsco, gross 10.70 per cent.' Increase, nut 33.02 per i-eiit. Increaso; Mlssourl Paclflo, gross 2.71 per cent. Increaso, net 7.01 per cont. Inercuso: MlHsauil, Kunsas an.l Texus, grr.ss 18.50 por i-ent. Increuso, noi 60.80 i.or cent. Incroaso; Si. J/iuls Southwestpfp, **jaa 1T.US per rent. increase, not ?.? _>*j ceul. ln *re.ise. ALL THAT IS BEST. Every department of to-morrow's issue of the Sunday Times-Dispatcli will be up to the highest standard. Each of the three big sections will constitutc a good newspaper. In addition to the full news servlce, covering all the world, and the usual departments, there will be feature articles that will interest Men, Women and Children. The second of our series of articles, by Alleyne Ireland, the distinguished writer, discusses the modern colonial administrator, his duties, surroundings and equipment. Henry Clews, in a bright interview with Mr. Carpenter, talks about success in Wall Street, "the Shrine of the Golden Oalf." Czar Nicholas, in a special interview with William T. Stead, declares: "I would not inflict my position on my worst enemy." _ , _ ....DON'T FAIL TO GET.... THE SUNDAY TIMES-DISPATCH. crcaBe, net 7.38 per cent. Increase; Seaboard Afr Wne, gross 11.67 per cent. Increase net '.'3.79 per cent. Increase; Norfolk and Western, gross X. ot 1 per cent. Increaso, net .75 of l per cent. docroase; Chesapoake and Ohlo, gross K.SO per cent, Increase. net 16.68 per cont. Increase Loulsvllle and Nashvlllo, gross 1.17 per cent. Increaso, net 15.1G per cent. Increase; Nashvllle, Chattanooga and St. Louls, gross 3.25 per cent. increase. net 6.29 per cent. In? crease; Mobllo and* Ohlo, gross 6.78 por cent. Increase, net 9.24 per cent. Increaso; Illlnols Central, gross 4.77 per cent. Increase, net 49.62 per cent. Increaso; Tazoo and Mlsslsslppl Valley, grosa 6.01 per cent. Increase, net 1.3* per cent. Increase; Rock Islhnd System, gross 13.28 per *fent. decrease, net 14.22 per cent. decrease; St. I*uls and San Francisco, gross 4.92 per cerit Increase not 13.16 per cent. In? crease; MlBBOUrl Paclflc, gross .66 of 1 por cent. decrease, net 4.33 per cent. docroase; POPE PRESIOES OVER UNVEILING OF STATUE Pontificial Mass in St. Peter's in Honor of Immaculate Conception. (By Assoelated Pross.) BOME, December 9.?A pontiflcal mass was celebrated thls morning ln St. Peter's In honor of the flftleth annlversary of the proclamation of Uio dogma af tho Im maoulate Conception. .As the cortogo ontored St. Peter's tho jholr sang "Tu est Petrus." Tho prboes ilon passed on to the papal altar, whetro iv-os deposlted the trlple' crown. After tha celebratlon ot mass at tho ;ilgh altar, th? process-lon slo'wly retormed ind wended lts way to tho cliapel ohoir, where the pontlff, wlth great emotlon, preslded ovor tho unveiling- of the statue ot the Virgln of the Immuculato Concep? tion, bea-ring Its mngnlflcent now dlamond jrown, the,glft of tho faltht'ul ln all ports jf tho world as homage to tho Virgln. After the ceremony the procession re .tirnCd,to ilie'Vatlcan,' tho Pope, -who wus ?atigued, golng imnvediatoly to hls prl ,'ato aipartments. Tho Pontlff looked iomowhat white a.nd worn. Tlio Amerl itins presont, Including the cccleslastlcs md thoso adimitted by tlcke-t, numbered' 73. DISCOVERS ANTI-TOXIN FOR SPOTTED FEVER (By Assoelated Press.) HAJtTFORD, CONN. Dec. 9.?A so ution of: tho method of treutlng cases )f cerebro-splnal monlngitls, commonly mown ns spotted fever, -which, sliould t provo successful,; would' be' groat ald o tlie medical profosslon, ls announced >y Dr. Arthur J. Wolff, bacterlologist ot ho Hartford Board ot Health. Dr. Wolff iclleves that anti-toxln of spotted fevcr s found in lho dlptherla. gorm. Whon he epldomlc of spotted fever was at Its lolght in thls clty, Dr. Wolff, assl.sted >y Dr. Allen H. Williams, began experl nents wlth puro cultures obtalned by ninctures mado ln the splnal canal, and ili thoso lymphs so obtnlned wero found o contaln tho typlcal germ whloh ls the *iuse of the dlseaso. Speak at Methodist Mission. Rov. Henry Penroo Atklns, pastor of tho Vest End Chrlstlan Church, wlll dollver n nddross to-night nt tho temperunco leeting which wlll lio held at iho Moth dist Instltute. Nhietconth and Maln itrects, at S o'clock. Mr. Atklns Is a trong and magnetlc. sneaker, nnd the ubllc ls promlscd a ploasatit and proflt hlo Qvonlng. Attractlvo muslc hy ono of Uchmond's host sololsts and also by a uartette wlll ho foatures of tho ovenlng. 'hoso who nro Interestocl ln tho cause of Dmporanco, as well as tho publlc at large, ro Invlted to ho present. DAILY C0HI.CE5 Of. TARIFF REWISIOH Extra Session May be Called to Meet Next Fall?Trip ? j South. f (By Assoclated Press.) WASfflNGTON, D. C, December 9.? Presldent Roosevelt is -conferrlng dally wlth members of both tho Sonato. and the Houso of Representatlves on tho sub? ject of .tariff revlslon. It can be.sa.d that tho Idea of caillng an extra sesslon next spring has been practically aban donod. It would bo nearly imposslblo for tho commlttoes of Congress to prepare a tariff measure for presentation to the Hc-fJUe beforo July 1st next. Whllo tio decislon yet haa been.reached .Tcgardlng. the revlslon of tho tariff, lt ls prctty well understood now that lf tha revlslon should bo decldcd upon, an extra sesslon* of Congress wlll bo callea to meet next _ill. . . The Presldent's proposed Southern trip Is dependent upon tho'flnal decislon re? garding tho holdlng of an oxtraordlnary. sesslon next spring, If Congress should not bc In session, lt is the Prosident's intontlori to tako a trip, but lt will not bo us at present contomplated,- a tour o? tho South. It ia expected now the Presl? dent will go to San Antonlo, Texas, by1 way of Loulsvlllo, Ky., and through In dian Terrltory. After the reunlon of tho Rough Rldors, the President hopes to. have the time for a huntlng trip Jn the mountalns of Colorado. On rils return trip he may stop at somo polnts in the South, but tt will bo some tlme before a determination ot tho itlnerary ls reached. -.-_ ? y Bank Robbers Get $3,000. (By Assoclated Proas.) _NTD," O..J_.A.. Doo. 9.?The Farmers1 State Bank, of Dumbort, has beon robbed by threo men. who rlynamitod tho safo, obtainlng $3,ooo as their booty. Whlle two robbers workod inslde, tho thlrd guardeel them, holdlng the horses. Tho robbers escaped, maklng for the. Gloss Mountalns, A posso JS in pursult. -?-?-I Railroad Case. The caso of the Great Falls and Old Domtnlon Rallroad Company vb. the Great Falls Power Co., in whlch tho rallroad company. asks for authotity to condemn. certaln land of tho latter company, was heord beforo tho State Corporatlon Com-, mlsslon on yesterday. The case grows out of the deslre of the rallroad company to condemn certaln land for its right of way at Great Falls. Tlio railroad company was represented beforo tha commlsslon by 1-Ton. R. Walton Moore, wliile the lnterest*s of tho Power Company were looked aftov by Mr. Wllllam H. AVhite, of Norfolk. Tho day wus spont in the heurlng of tes tlmony, and the commlsslon udjourned f? canslder its uoiion. 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