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Christmas Eve
Start right out with your list
To-Day--8.30 A. M. ia none too
TIIK WKATIIKR TO-D.U- l*n?et*I-?d.
Big Increase for January
Over Same Month
in 1910.
Financial iRStitutions Alone to
Pay $237,650, While Virginia
Carolina and Other Concerns
Will Run Total Far Above
the Half Million Dollar
Dlvldends to bo paid by Richmond
fcanki on or about January 1 will "g
giegntc $237,450, th- largest amount
tur p-'M out by tbe banking lnatltu
tlona of thc clty .<t one dividend period,
nnd ar. lncreaeo, as comparod wlth the
flrst of lhe present
ikf, dlvldonda have
ayablt at about the
dividend.* pali
y-t ..f $::".!
l; sldea th<
been innounc
%am* tlme, bj th- Virginla Flre and
[Marine insurance Company, aggrcgal
ing $50,000, aml by the Vlrglnla-Can ?
Jlna Chemlcal Company, aggrea-atlng
$360,000. maklng a grand total to i
put in clrculatlon ***ithln the next few
weck*. a large part of whlch is f"i
tbe beneiit <jf Richmond people, ot
llank Dlvldends.
Th ? .. j: :., inki '.f the city an
tiouncc dlvldenda a, followa:
Flrat Nationnl, rapltnl -i..,
000, Beml-aDnnal dividend of
B per rent. $50,000
J*lnntera? Nationnl, mplial
s:','hi,immi, aeml-annual dlvl
ileinl of 10 prr rent.
"**?.-. 11.. 1... 1 Bank of Vlrglnin, cap?
ltal 81,200,000, Hrml-nnniml
dividend of a prr cent
Kattoaal Male nml Clty, , ? ip
Ifnl $1,000,000, nriiil-nillllllll
dividend of :t'j prr cent... .
"*I 1 r.-li j, 111 -? \ntloiiHl, rniillnl
fjiOOyOOO, aeml-annual dlvl
dend ?>f 111 prr cent.
Americnn Natlonal, capltnl
(.100,000, quarterlj dividend
of - per rrnt.
(omiuoniirnllli llnnk, capltal
$300,000, aeml-annual divi?
dend ?if :t prr rrni.
Mnln Htreet llank, rapltnl *1>7.
369, aeml-annual ,11. i.i-mi of
_? prr re.'.l.
R.ini. <>f Commerce and Truat*,
capltal 1*350(000, njuar(erl>
? illvldrnd of l'i |>rr rrnt.
1 iibin lluiik nf Ricbmond, cap?
ltal 9210,750, aeml-annual dlr
Idrllrt of h prr i-rnt.
fenviiiu* llank of Klcutpond,
rapltnl >?.?0,1.11110, xcml-nntiiinl
dividend ?f 1 i>cr cent. s.noo
v licliilu Truat Company, capl
II.ll $1,000,000, -? ll.l-.-l llMlial
dividend of ?" per cent. jo.noo
t ~,.~*-i?
Totul liankiiiK illvtrtentl.$237,050
) Irglnlu l-'lrr und Miirlnr In
Hiirnurr Compnny, rnpital
atock 91,000,000, Memt-anniinl
dividend of 5 per rent. 50,000
I'lre Inln-i nrollnn ( bcnilcal
1 uih.ni n ?. prcfrrrrd rnpltnl
"?1h,imk?.i?m?, qunrirrly divi?
dend of 2 prr cent. :IUO,000
Grand total of dlvldenda. ...$047,050
Banking Cbnn*-ea.
Somo Interesting changes have been
made in the banking world ol Rlch
ynoiid alnce la~t year. and judy'ng by
pivtdend resulta, all of these changes
|Bnd consolldulions havo been benetl
Durlng thc year the Natlonal fctnte
llank waa consolldated with the Clty
Rank of Richmond. At this period
Just year tlie National Htate pald n di
,1'idcnd uiuountlng to $17,500, and the
Clty Bank a dividend of $12,000. mak?
lng a total for the two of $29,500. Tiiis
Jrear the consolldated bank pays as Ita
first Jolnt dividend a total of $35,00".
Slmllar growth is shown b>' the Na?
tional Bank of Virginla, wh'ch, dur?
lng the year consolldated wlth the
Bank of Richmond. At thls time last
3'car tlie National llank of Virginia
pald out $10,000 and the Bank of
BKhmond $12;500, making a totai
of $27,500. the Rank of Rlch
jiiond having before that tlmo paid
(?uarterly dlvldends. .-.ow the two
consolldated as the Natlonal Bank of
.Virginia. pay a Joint dividend of $3G,000
The Planters National Bank has In?
creased tho rate of Its dividend during
the year from 17 to 20 per cent. an
jriually, maklng tlie increaso ln tho di?
vidend payment ut this period from
i$2*,000 to $30,000, or an Increaso of
j$3,000 seml-anmially.
Amerlcan IncrriiaeH Cnpltnl.
The Americnn Nationr.l Rank has In?
creased its capltal stock from $100.oou
(.0 $500.0ui) during the year. maklng its
-?uarterly dividend at tlie same rate as
lieretofore show an Increase ln amount
from $8,000 to $10,000. In the past
weck thc uireetors have pcrfocted
plans for a further Increaso ln the
capltal stock from $500,000 to $000,000,
the new stock to date as from Decem?
ber 15, the date the Board fok flnal
action, but tho dividend thls year is
only on the old stock. $500,000, at 2
per cont. i-uarterly, aggregatlng $10,
000. Tho noxt '?uarterly dividend will
bo on tha basis of tho new capltali/.a
itlon, $600,000.
The Virginia Trust Company haa
fluring tho year increas d its capltal
stock from $670,100 to $1,000,000, mak?
lng Ita semi-aiinual dividend of 2 per
cont, increase from $13,582 to *,.'",000.
Klr.it Vutlonnl I.cnda.
Tho Flrst Natlonal ? pays iho same
"rato as last year?IH per cent. ap
riiially on $l,00p,000 of capltal?and
Jeads tho list of Richmond banks ln
the amount pald out tn stockholders?
$50,000 overy slx months. Tlio two
banks whlch uro paylng 10 por cent.
seml-anmially are tlio Planters, wlth
ai capltal of $300,000, and thc Mer?
chants, wlth a capltal of $200,000. Al?
though paylng just half tho rato of
dtvldenU, the First National, bocause
?pf Its ilarge oupltul, pays out ln dlvl
flnnds tlie sam- aniourit !ly t,!? I'lant
*r.i aml Mcrchanis put togothOT?$50,
f MianUnu.ai~a^rTMj^l Paifluk, \
CommissionsPaid From
Miller Fund to Be
Board Bclicvcs Second Auditor
Thought Amount Was Due
Him?Bird Elected Superin
tendent Over Protest of At?
torney-General Williams.
Collect Old Fines.
Knding a long llght to secure restl
tutlon of funds aald to hnve been 11
iiik'.iii.v pald to Second Auditor John O.
Dew, the members of the State Board
of Kilticatlon. sittlug last nlght ns the
I Board of the Miller Fund, adopted a
j resolution dlrectlng Judge Dew to re
I turn the sum of *780, whlch he had
' secured ln payment of a commisslon
for thrt marketlng of certaln bond.s.
Demand tor the return of thin money
was made before the board at a meet?
lng held on March M last, by Judge
j.lohn M. Whlte, of Cliai lottesvllle, who
! r?*ad .-in earnesl and even Impassloned
I plea f.i: bucIj action il- Met forth that
certaln bonds i..-iunging to the Miller
Fund had been sold and certaln other
bonds purchased. ThlH work was dont
by Second Auditor Dew, who. under
?-rm.- ?l Mr. .Miiler's wlll. ls secre?
tary tu thc board, whose memberH are
id.-iiti.nl with thus.- uf the .State Board
of Educatlon.
<in\r Hlm <"oninil?i|on.
Upon completlon of the task, the
bonrd voted Judge Dew **.780 lu com
mlsslons, Ile ftated at the meetlng
last March that had the work been
. by brokers the cost tn the Miller
fund wduld hnve been something llke
i and that he saved lt thls
Further, It appeared that ln thc
ictlon there was a further sum of
| which Judge White said had been
Improporly tranaferred from the In?
come account to tbe lnvestment ac?
count. He asked that thls be returned
to the Income account.
A committee was thereupon appoint
c,l /-. led of Gov
Mann vttorney-Genaral Wll
M M. Eynch. of Win
? ?,.::?_ into the matter anu
make i report later Tht tnatti
d ragged along '."t-l last night. wh?
ii.. cumiiillttc made Ita report.
with..ui Miituirltv.
It sets forth that tbe action of the
board or l.? mb< IS, 1907. *-vhen
commisslon of ?T*? ?.? waa urdered pald to
Judgo Dew, was without authority.
Kurther, thai Inaanriuch as the Second
Auditor bad a rlf^ht to roly on tho
board n ? ? tlon and had made expendi
turca based oh lt. no lnterest should,
bc charged hlm on the amount hc had
:? elved Contlnulng, the report says
th-it tt has been found that Judge Dew
has pal.l $180 iti'o the fund, for which
he Is entitled to credlt.
Thcrefore lt ls diroeted that ho pay
Int., the Miller fund the sum of J600,
without lnterest; that this sum go to
the 'ncome account. and that Judj
Dew sell $700 of the Lynchburg bonds
held by the Miller Manual School and
pay thls sum also to the income ac?
count, ao aa to rcimbursc thls part ot
the fund by the total of $l,lj$.-"i.
Coneludlng, the report says that
there was nothlng in the transaction
whlch affeets the Integrlty of Judge
Dew, in whom the board has entire
conndence. The order of December 18.
1907. is declared to be a mlstake, due
tn thr- honest bellef of tlie Second Aud?
itor that he was entitled to lhe amount
whlch wns pald him.
Ortered to Ilcfuud.
lt is well known that Judge Dew has
ttnie and tlme agaln said that ho would
return the sum at any tlme upon de?
mand of the board.
Over the protest of Attorney-General
Samuel \V. Willlams, Hugh S. Blrd was
elected divlslon superlntendent of the
public scliools of Frederlcksburg by the
State Eoard of Educatlon. Hls resig
nation as superlntendent for James
Clty county and Wllllamsburg wus ac
cepted. Judge Williams voted against
Mr. Blrd for the reason that ho disap
proves the prlnciple of havlng any ono
oceupy the double posltlon of suporln?
tendent und prlnclpal, whicli latter of?
fice Mr. Bird holds in Frederlcksburg.
Judge Williams sald that thls was un
deslrable. In cases where the divlslon
ls not large enough to have a superln?
tendent, ho would consolidate lt with
some other county or countles.
A resolution offered by Judge Wil?
liams was adopted, authorizing the Su?
perlntendent of Publlo Instructlon.
wlth the advlee of the Attorney-Gen?
eral, lo placo In the hands of local at?
torneys throughout tho State for col?
lectlon the old fines due tho Uterary
Fund. This is not to apply to fines
accrued durlng the terms of any Com
wealth's attorneys now in ofllce, for
they are supposed to collect these
amounts. It ls hoped in thls way to
add to the school funds by large
amounts collected from sources whlch
have been regarded as hopeless.
Mr. Munforrt'M Huuk.
The board adopted tho work of the
late B. B. Munford, "Vliginla's Attl?
tude Toward Slavery and Secesslon,'
foi* Eupplementary uso ln hlgh schools.
It also adopted Carpenter's English
Grammar for use ln the third and
fourth years in high schools. At tho
recent adoptlon thls contract was givon
to Buhler's Grammar, but tho publish
ora would not mako a contract, havlng
sovoral objectlons. Carpenter's ls pub
lished hy the Mucmillan Company, and
sells for 60 cents retall, wlth 30 centa
The board then adjourned to meet at 10
o'clock to-day. Tho othor vauanoies in
dlvlslou stiperintoridents wero not
tiUten up.
All the members are present?Gov?
ernor Mann, Kuperlntendont of rublic
Instructlon .1. D. Eggloston,'Jr., Attor?
ney-General Ramuol XV, Willlams, Dr.
Jy M. Pnge, of tho Unlverslty of Vir?
ginia; Dr. .1. I.. Jarman, of the Stato
Female Noriuiil School, at Fnrmvilla;
Colonol N. fl, Tucker, of the Virginia
Military IhsUtuta; Professor S. Rhea
McChesnoy, of Bristol, tutd M. M. I.ynch,
of * Wlnchester, wlth Secretary R. C.
Stearxuuu ,J
Calm as if There Had
Been No North Pcle
Rcturns for Sole Purpose of
Setting Himself Right With
His Countrymen?Passengers
Aboard Ship Divided Into
Factions for and
Against Him.
New York, December 22.?Dr; l"tod
j erlck A. Cook came back to his natlve
Iand to-day on the steamshlp George
Washlngton, as calmly as lf there had
never been a North Pole controversy.
! Hc looked well ar. 3 said llttlo; ln fact,
|a typewrlttcn lnterview handed to re
portora ombraced all that he had to
;-ay, wlth the exceptlbn cf the neces?
sary formalltlea of conversatlon thrust
upon lilm by Intervlewers. of far more
dramatlc Interest was a heated con?
troversy among the steamshlp i?s
sengoro concernlng the Impresslon he
had made upon them. The doctor stlll
ai ii rti that h< belleves he was at tho
Dr. Cook, ln hls statcnietit, referred
to the fact that he was in the Unlted
States less than a month ago.
"I arrived in Quebe'c on October 20,
woni to Troy, N. Y., then lo Newburgh
and Poughkeepsle," he said. "I was in
thc two la..-1 named citles nbout threo
weeks wrltlng, revlslng nnd correctlng
proofs on my story. 1 reglstered under
an assumed name. because 1 was very
busy?too busy to recelve my many
personal friends or newspaper men.
No other prccautlons were taken to
k<'f-p my presence concenled. 1 stopped
at leadlng hotels and took an auto?
mobile rlde each pleasant 'lay. I Was
at the Palatine Hotel, in Newburgh,
most of thu tlme. 1 left Poughkeepsle
on the nlght of November -'?:. and went
dlrectly to llallJa.x, where I sailed for
Doc* Xot Know I'luns.
Lr. Cook said that he dld not know
what hls plans for the future would j
be. "I have no plans whatevcr for |
going on the lecture platform. ?
"I have come back solely for the '
purpose of rehabllitattng myself and
my famlly by setting matters rignt
w-lth my countrymen," he declared. j
The argument among tlie George ;
Washington's passengers arosc when !
the Uoctor's sympathlzefS aboard;
wlshcd it undcr-stood that he was re?
celved with no shadow of dlscnmina
tion by the other passengers.
Hls eneinies wlshcd lt made clear
that he had been nhunned. The minute
the riewspapcr men, who had go c
down the harbor on the revenuo cut
ter, stepped into tho saloon, represen?
tatives of both sldes deseended un
them. Persons who in ordlnary circiim
stances dodge publicity as they would
tlie plague swooped down on the re
portr-rs and falrly button-holed them
ln thelr eagerness to present thelr case
Whlle the dlspute ln the ladles'
saloon bolled, more temperate-mlnd
ed passengers t-lsowhere found timu
to tell wlthout neat about the doctor s
trip. Hc came aboard at Bremen, they
said, wearing a full beard, but had ii
shaved off on the lirst day.
Hls name did not appear on the pas?
senger list at llrst, uut was placed
there suosequently?Herr Dr. Freder
lck A. Cook?o na supplemental 11st is?
sued. lie was an unostentatlous pas?
senger, playing cards of an evenlng
wlth a few friends, and neither seek
Ing nor avoiding attentlon. One-1,
when tho toasts were going round be?
fore bedtime and it came hls turn Vo
name a hcalth, he was quick to pro?
pose the Stars and Strlpes?a toast
that none could refuse.
Another time, when a passenger who
had not remarked him before. asKcTii
brusquely: "Are you Dr. Cook?" ho
answercd, "My name is Cook."
"Aro you the Dr. Cook who went
to the North Pole?" perr'stcd tho ques
Says He's Been There.
"I havo been thero," assertcd thc
doctor gravely.
The typewrlttcn lnterview whlch the
doctor Issued dld not satisfy the re
porters. They plled hlm wlth ques
tions, but to almost all of them he
"You have written this: 'After nia
ture thought I confess that I do not
lrstow absolutely whether I reached
the pole or not.' Do you bclieve that
you did?"
"I still belleve lt."
"Doos your uncertalnty at all ex
tend to your ascent of Mount McKln
"Not in the least. I shall have a re?
ply to make to Professor Herzchel C.
P'arker's latest attack on my ascent
of Mount McKinley ln a few days?
probably next Monday."
"Dld you stlll belleve ih your rec?
ords when you sent them to the Unl?
versity of Copenhagen?"
"Oh, certalnly."
"Then why dld you call Captain
August W. Loose to aid you ln compil
ing them?"
"That wlll be answered ln thc next
"Yet you accopt the verdlct of tho
"Yes, I thlnk wo have accepted
"And you belleve that Poary got to
the polo?"
"I havo nover qitostloned it."
From the steamer Dr. Cook went
direct to the Waldorf-Astorla, whero
ho stiiyed before, on hls welcome from
Copenhagen. Mrs. Cook nnd. the chil?
dren, ho said, were stlll ln KTanco,
where the children were going to
Wlll Kurnlnb Proof*.
Washington, D. C, December 23.?
After months of persistent refusa} on
the- ground of lnterference with con
tracts wfth publlshers, Captain Robert
E. Peary, the Arctic explorer, has
promlaod lo furnlsh Congress wlth the
proofs upon whlch he relios to sup?
port hls clalm of attalnineiit of the
North l'ole. Tho assuraricc hns heen
Xdonthiued pa Becond Piuso.*
VVashington Aghast at Repnrtecl
Actions of Horace Wylie and
Mrs. Hichborn.
Families of Both Declarc Thcrc
Is No Truth in Sensational
Washington, December 22.?"It is ab
solutely false. There is absolutcly no
connection bptweeu t'.o two naraes."??
Capit.in Hopklnsj brother of Mrs.
Horace XVyilei.
"I talkcd with Mr. Hichborn over thu
long-dlstancc u.lephonc this morning.
Mrs. Hichborn Is in Atlantic City with
hlm and hcr niother, Mrs. Hoyt."?
Samuel E. Hwa.vzc, law partncr of Mr.
Washington socicty is aghast at thc
statoment prlnted this morning in a
New York newspaper that Horace
Wylie, "'?lubman and a leadcr In Wash?
ington soctety, and Mrs. Phiilp 3.
Hlahborn, who for yeara has bcen
proininent in diploraatlc as wcll as
local .social clrclcs, eloped last Frlday
and sailed logether for Europc on the
Mauretania, whlch left New York
Saturday evening.
So far as could be learncd. uttcr
disbelief of thc story prevatls here.
Tliis dlsheliuf is strengthened by the
unquallfled denials from the families
and intimato friends of the two people,
and the ?lmposslbillty of conflrming tlie
statements as printed in New York.
Mrs. Hichborn is supposed to be in
Atlantic City, undergolng treatment at
a hospital there. Mr. Hichborn is
there. The statement of Mr. Hich
born's law partner, Samuel E. Swayze,
is direct that Mrs. Hichborn really is
at the resort.
Mrs Hichborn in Atlantic City.
"There is absolutely no truth ln the
story that Mrs. Hichborn is not in At?
lantic City with her raother and Mr.
Hichborn." he said.
"Mrs. Hoyt, who has been in a bad,
nervous condltion slnce thc death of
Hollcltor-General Hoyt, has been there
for somo tlme. Last wcek she tcle
graphed for her daughter to come down
early, allowing Mr. Hichborn and thc
famlly to follow for the Christmas hol
Idaya n little later, I saw thc tele
gram. Mrs. Hichborn went down Fri?
day. Ferhaps she left on the same
tniln with Mr. Wylie.
?'1 talkcd to Mr. Hichborn, who is
now ln Atlantic City with thc family,
over the long distance tolcphone this
morning. I ealled hlm up on business,
and, as ] had heard some of tho rumors
about the alleged elopement, I asked
htm lf the family wns all right. He
said th'e'y were,
"'Is Kleanor there?' I asked.
" 'Yes,' he said. I do not bellove he
had heard the rumors, and even if he
had known why I was asklng hlm, he
would not hava told me anythlng but
the truth."
C'uptnln Hopklnn Denouncea Story.
Mrs. Wylie was in conferonee with
her brother, Captain Hopkins, whon a
roporter ealled at the Thotnas Circle
limiu'. Captain Hopkins, who appearcd
for hcr, said his slstor was 111 and
could not see any one.
?I liave been approachod by other
(Continued on Thlrrt Page.)
Goes Duck Hunting
in His Monoplane
Ln.- Augeles, fiil., December 22,?
Ifubcrt l.inhiuii. the Freiieh tivliitor,
wetlt duck Iiutitliig to-d<ty nt the
Ilnlmi Cblco I'luli In ii nionoplnue.
Hc clrcled pver the feedlng Kroiiml*
of the wilil fowl, drlvlnR his nin
chlllc at a hlgh rnte of apecdi und
frlfflitcnlUK thc hirdn into. the air
ln IluckN of llioiiMiinihi.
With ii ilouble-bnrrelled Mh'otgun
Ldthiliii tlred ten ilnn-s nt the
?liifliH, ktlllng n few nutl vrlpplInK'
iiIIiiti. I.tillinm purmieil the blriln
nilt to Meii, folloithiK theni I'nr lln'i'i'
inilcH. Afler n hnlf-bour of liunl
llljr, l.ii t Ii ii ??? lamlril iil the ellili
Auditor of Public Accounts
Passcs Away After Long
Kept Practiced Hand on Finan
cial Pulse of Virginia for
Twentv-Sevcn Years.
After lifo's fitful fever, close to four
score ycars old, Morton Marye, for
nearly twenty-seven years Auditor of
Public Accounts of Virginia, sleeps
well. The gallant soldier, tlie faith-'
ful cltizen, the Incorruptible public
servant, thc loyal frlend and tried
counsclor, breathed hls last at i:ir>
o'clock yesterday afternoon.
lt is proverblal that tho public is
ungrateful; that long years of cark
Ing care and grlnding toll are for
gottcn when the hand lles nervoless
and still, when tho tongue ls silent,
when tho hrain whloh wrought for the
Commonwealth for a goncration works
no longer, when the great heart is
stllled. Yet the offlcers of the Stato
went ahout tlie Capitol wlth bated
breath yesterday, and thc flag of Vlr?
glnla tluttered at half mast and the
scene of Colonel Marye's labors for so
many years was closed and silent.
Fnlthful Offlclnl.
For twenty-seven years Morton
Marye kept his practiced hand on tlie
tlnancial pulse of the Commonwealth.
He scrutinlzed every clalm; frlend an.l
foe were alike to hlm when lt came
to audltlng accounts against Vlrglnla:
he has saved untoid thousands of pub?
lic moneys by his disallowance of
claims whieh he regarded as illegal
or unjust. And in twenty-seven years
not one breath of susplcion has talnted
the record of tho offlcial who handled
million8 of the raoncv of the people
of the State.
Early ln life he gave one of hls legs
to Vlrglnia's cause. For nearly half
a century he had gone his painful
way among hls fellows a mute re.
minder of the cost of the struggle to
whlch he devoted his early manhood.
No inan ls better known among tho
local ofllolals of tho State. Nearly
every man ln public life has at ono
tlme or another had some offlcial busi?
ness with his ofllce. Hc has won tho
rospoct of all who have known him.
There is no one who wlthholds wor.Ts
of pralso for the public rocord of th
man who ls gone.
Funeral To-Dnj.
The funeral scrvicos wlll be held this
afternoon at y:;i0 o'clock at the Church
of the Holy Trinlty, and the burlal
will bo ln Hollywood Cemetery.
pall-bearers wlll meet at thc home,
1301 Grove Avenue, at 3:15. They wlll
be as follows:
Actlve?Edward L. C. Scott, John R.
Grimos, John P. Goss, Wllliam F. Smlth,
Frank B. Watkins, James Vass, J. D,
Woodward and J. H. Johnson. Theso
aife the eight oldest clerks in the
audl'tor's office in polnt of service.
Honorary?William Hodges Mann,
Governor of Virginia; David C. Rlch?
ardson, Mayor of Richmond; Wllliam A.
Anderson, ex-Attorney-Coneral; C. Loe
Mooro, chlef clerk to the Audltor,
Judge James Kolth, president of thei
Supremo Court of Appoals; Judgo R.
H.'Cardwell, of the Supreme Court of
Appeals; Judge R. Carter Scott, of tho
Clroult Court of tho city of Rlchmond;
Judge John ll. Ingram, of tho Law and
Fqulty Court of tho clty of Richmond;
Judgo S. B. Wltt, nf tho llustlngs Court
of the clty of Richmond; General
Charles J. Anderson, John Lamb, repro
sontatlve in Congress: J. Tnylor EJlly
son, Lletitonant-Governor of Virginia:
Joseph Button, Commlssloner lf Insur?
ance; Asher XV. llarinan. stnto Treas?
urer! Judgo John G.-Dew, Second"ATXrH
tor; John L, Williams, John P, Briin.h,
E, 8, Addison, James N. Boyd, James
H. Drake, James b. Paoe, Treasurer of
Rlchmond; Colonel Archer Anderson,
Saruuel 0. Wullaee, Colonel John B.
Purcoll, Dr, George Beri Johnston, Dr.
Christopher Tompkins, Hill Cartor,
Henry T- Wlckham, W. W. Scoit, law
llbrai'ian of tho Suproma Court of Ap?
pmils; Colonel John S. ILirwu
ten P. Taylor, Gdwin P, Cox.
(Cuuttnuod ou Third Puu;o.)
Fourteen Firemen and
Policemen Perish in
Haif of Rescuers Meet Fate of
Comrades They Give Their
Lives to Save?Deeds of
Rare Heroism Performed
in Flames and Bitter
l'lilladelphiu. December 22.?Four
teen firemen and policemen aro known
to bc dead, and moro than forty are
ln hospltals, suftcring from Injurles
from whlch some wlll not rocover, as
the result of tho collapse of the walls
of the burning flvc-story factory of
Davld Frledlander, dealer ln leather
rcmnants, at 1116, llis and 1120
Bodlne Street. The Ice-bound rulns
are still belng searched for the body
of Charles Edleman, wlio ls known to
be dead, and to dlscovcr, lf posslble,
the bodles of several other tlremen
who are reported mlsslng.
Wllliam Glazler, who was held fast
ln thc rulns ior more than tlilrtcen
hours. is in- a hospltal suffering from
pneumonia, but at a late hour to-nlght
his condition was reported to bc great?
ly improved. and the physlclans have
hopes of saving his llfe.
PInncd beneath an linmeusc lron
glrder, Glazler gave one of the great?
est exhibitlons uf fortitude on record.
When he was found allve, held down
by tons of debrls. physlclans wanted
to ar.iputatc hia legs In order that he
mlght be removod. Hc protestcd, say
ing: "1 will get out all right and in
plonty of time. What good would I
be wlthout my legs? I would rathot,
trust to thc boys getting this junk
a i\' a y.''
Axreat Expected.
It is reported tliat the authorlties
belicve that the tlre was of lncendlur;
orlgln and expeet to mako an arrest
lr. tho case. The polico and tlremen
say that thc flames seenicd to spring
up nll ever the building at tlie same
tiine. Thero was nothlng of an In
flammablo character stored ln the
structure, the iloors belng niied wlth
machinery and leather.
The mass of debrls Is frozen solid,
and It may t,e several days before any
additional bodles are taken from tho
rulns. Although Edlemen's body was
almost dlrectly beneath Glazler, as tho
latter lay on the sldewalk, the re
maining walls had to be razed be?
fore It was deemed safe to contlnue tlie
work of digglng ln the rulns.
Some of the flre companies whose
members met death and Injury in the
flre and collapse to-day are practical?
ly wlped out by thc dlsaster. EngJnes
Nos. 8, 23,- 211 and Truck No. 7 lost
more than half their crews, whllo other
companies suffered less severely.
Hardest hit of all was the house at
Fourth Street and uirard Avenue.
Five men from Englne Company No.
20 had beon injured, the other men had
received burns. cuts and bruises. Their
houscmates, the men of Chemical No.
2 and Truck No. 7, had suffered more
severely. Each had lost two men by
death and more ot tho men are in hos?
pltals than in the flrehouse. Four moi
ln each reported for duty.
Truck No. 2 came back lo r ourth
and Race Streets at noon witli two
men. a drlver and a tlllerman. Thc
firemen had left the blazo ln patrols
and ainhulanccs. With flve men hurt
and their fort*man kllled, the survl
vors of Engine Company No. 15 rode
Blowly back to the house. The streets
nearby were lllled wlth silently re?
spect ful crowds as tho doors were
opened to admit the battered crcw. All
the men wero dejectod and showed
their feelings plalnly.
Senrreil nnd Senred.
Four men went back with Company
No. G. They had lost one man by death
and flve were Injured, Their record
was the same as that of Company No,
23. Four- men ' returned to work
scarred and seored by the flames; flve
went to the hospltals and one man
John Lattimer, chief nre marshal,
after an olt-day Investigation, ex?
pressed the bellef that the flre start
ed in the office on the flrst floor of the
factory building;, Ile was unable t,
give the rau.se. Tlio riimors of proh
able Incoijdlarlsm, he sald, would bo
thoroughly Investigated. -rhe factory
building was llfty-eight years old, and
oxpert building Inspectors declared
that tho age of tho walls had some?
thing to do wlth their sudden col?
Edwln Clark. chief of the bureau ot
building inspoetlon. sald the walls col
lapsed because of their age and the
manner of tholr construction. The!
mortar, ho sald, wna-aQ^obl thnt a littlo |
hoat converted lt practically lnto
der, so that lt had nc
Thon the glrders and boams, instead j
of bcing of tron and steel, as In modern
bulldings, he explained, were of wood.
Thls burned out quickly, and took away
thc onlv support.. of the walls.
Mr. ClarU agreed'wlth many others
In saylng that the firemen should not
have entered the building after thn
glrders wore abloae,
A innveiueiit has ulreudy been start -
ed rm- tlie reiiei' ot* the famllies of tho
dead men. This afternoon CUy Coun
Twenty-Five Perish in
$1,000,000 Fire in
Caught Under Walls of Stock
Yards Plant, Firemen Are
Crushed to Death?SurvivorB, '
Tears Streaming Down
Faces, Continue Futile
Attempt at Rescue.
Dondi Now- cxtlmntcd nt -".
Injuredr Aliout r,0, many of them
Sccnei i 1111,11 ..i.H-k.. .-u-ii-i.
Property Iomi tlntlututed nt -l.
. Chlcago, 111., December 22.?Fire
Chlef James Horan, Assistant Chief
William J. Burroughs and twenty
threc men were killed under falllng
wall3 ln a nillllon-dollar fire at the
stock yards plant of Morris & Co. early
to-day. Flftcen Ilremen. were serious?
ly injured, includlng two captains, who
may dle.
Mayor Busse spent ten hours per
sonally dlrecting tho search for the
body of Chlef Horan, who had been
a llfe-long frlend. But tlie chlef's
body was not recovered until late to
nlght. although a railroad wrecklng
train wlth derrlcks and steam shovels
was used to clear away the burnlng
rulns. Tho bodies of nlncteen men
have been found. Includlng that of
Fire Chief James Horan, who had been
taken from the ruins at a late hour
to-nlght. Thu list of dead includes the
chlef. assistant chief, two captains, five
llcutcnants. thlrtecn clty flremen, two ?
prlvate ilremen and a railroad einploye. _
The fire broke out afresh at 8 o'clock ~~
to-nlght, after lt hadtaxed the strength .ne
of the tlro department for sixteen- Ha
hours. . Acilng Chief Seyferlich senjf *
a general cj.11 to outlylng statlons foLI"*ln
fresh nicn. These, ,'Uded by pollc r
reservos, contlnued the fight on the nr
an.l scarili for. bodies of the dear'-><i:cn.]
Cnusc of Collnpsc. ""i;.2'''
Insurance, mun said that the 1_ ot??
of thr chlef and hls men was n [s'e g]
to an ammohla tank cxploslon apra- 3 .
supposed, but tu the expahston c, ,o 9$
alr ln the beef warehouse, due to the
heating of tbo flro. This, lt is said.
forccd thc fottr-Sto'ry wall to give way
and collaps.v Tho forco behlnd the
wall was as strong as though nn ex
ploslon hnd occurred.
Apparently maddened by the death
of thelr.chlof, wlio was popular ln the
department, the flremen threw them?
selves rccklcssly Into tho work of
clearlng a,\yay the fall of the wall.
More than flfty men dropped from ex
haustlon and were carrled back from
tho Intense hoat of the burnlng ware?
I' splte tlio wcrl; of many engine
crews, the fire contlnued to burn stub
bornly all day and nlght. Thousands
of people thronged the stock yards,
and the pollco kept spectators back
from the danger line wlth great diffl?
Not slnce Ihe days following the
Iro.iuols Theutre tragedy, whlch, like
the dlsaster of to-day. was n holiday
tlme horror, have such pathetic scenes
attended a tire in Chlcago.
The bodies of victlms were taken to
undcrtaking rooms on "Wost Fojrty
thlrd street, near the flrc. Wldows
and children of th?> dead mon, white- -
faced and frantlc, crowded into the
placo. The bodies were so badly inuti
lated ln most cases thal the police
would not permlt relatlves to vlew
them. ln several instances women
striiggled with pollcernen In attempts
to sen their dead.
t'nrtiig lor llte I.Iving.
Mayor Busse, greatly affocted by
the death of Chlef Horan, called a
special moetlng of thc City Council,
whlch convoned late ln thc afternoon.
A commltteo ol' nfteen Aldormen was
selected to take charge of rollo ? worlc
for tho fainllles ot' the .lead aud to
mako funeral arrangernents.
At thc same tlme a moetlng was
hel.l at thc Chlcago Club, at whlch
wealthy buslness men started a re?
lief iund. Theatro managers also pre?
pared to hold benefit perfonuanees.
Au ovorhanging wooden cunopy foll
from the beef house of Morris & Co.,
where tho tlro started, carrytng wlth
lt tons ot" rod-hot brlclts and debris
upon iwo companles of Ilremen and
tho chlef, crushlng them to death and
encaglng thelr bodies in a verltabte
furnace', Into whlch thelr comrades
were unable t<. Ilg tor several hours.
Mnkr l'liuil Maiul.
Aasistiint lLnsh.il Seyferlich, un
whom now lay tho eominund, reulUlng
the fiitUlty of saving uroperty th-sn
ublaze, drew all the men to qii?i I
aud shoutcd: "U'c'vo got lo lot tlm

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