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'RiqmtQNB, VA., WEDNESDAY. MARCH 15, 1911.
THE WKAlTETEIl TO-DAY? FaUr. PRICE TWO CENTS
__________________________ ________________________________
HEW RAILROAD IS
FULLY INDORSED
Chamber Will Begin;
Campaign To Day for
Subscriptions. ?
MANY SPEAKERS
APPROVE PLANS
Immense Advantages Both to
Richmond and to Northern
Neck Will Accrue?Line
Will Tap 10,000 Farms
and 700 Country
Stores.
Though, on advice of some of the moat
prominent members' of the chamber of
Commerce, no subscriptions were taken
last night, enthusiasm shown at the
emok?-r In tho Jefferson Hotel Audi?
torium was such as to practically as?
sure the raising of $150.000 from this
city for the construction or the pro?
posed railroad from Dos well, at the
Intersection of the Chesapeake and
Ohio and the Richmond, Fredericks
burg anr) Potomac, to the Wlcomlco
River in Northumberland county. Un?
doubtedly there were several who were
ready to sign up for large amounts,
but it war considered best t<> have a
committee take charge of raising the
funds President Wood will make the
appointments at a special meeting of
the board of directors this afternoon.
After tiie presentation of a pros?
pectus by Vice-president Carrliigton,
of the chamber, and speeches from bus?
iness men of tills city and the North?
ern Neck, there was little doubt left in
tho minds of those present as to the
practicability of the new road, and the
fact that Richmond's business men
would give their share to get it
through.
\d\nnlngr* to IHcbmuud.
Mr. C'irrlngton. chairman of the com.
mitten appointed for that purpose, pre?
sented tho following prospectus of Hie
project:
"The line of this proposed railroad
goes through Hanover and King Wil?
liam, taking In Aylctts. the head of
navigation on Hie Matttiponl River,
through Kins; and Queen and Essex
counties, to a point on the Rappahan- |
no< k River, going through Richmond
county and touching Westmoreland, in
a southeasterly direction to Northum?
berland, to a point on the Wlcomlco
TMwr about snvenly-two miles. This
puts Richmond in direct < ommunica
tloh with a population Of 70.000 peo?
ple, with steamboat connections oh the
Mntttipohl and Rappa hart nock Rivers.
These ronncctlons, with the great de?
velopment that w'll follow the con?
struction of tids road, will very large?
ly Increase the number of inhabitants;
"In t'.iis territory there are now TOO
country stores and lo.fotO farms, all to
be Increased anil developed with trans?
portation faelllt'es, and three and one
half hour- from the farthest poln?
from Richmond, and with railroad
fares less than one-half to any other
city, insures by every law of nature
and economics the closest relationship,
both commercially and socially; of the
people of this section with Richmond.
Jt opens tii our wholesale trade coun?
try stores with a purchasing power of
about $4.060,600 annually. It opens
up to our manufacturing and supply |
houses of various kinds not only the 1
purchasing power of 10,000 farms, but |
of many manufacturing establishments
which aro of considerable importance,
and there Is not an interest in Rich?
mond which will not benefit by being
no closely Identified with this ^reat
tection of our State.
Tonnneo Will Be hnrer.
"The operation of the Richmond and
"Northern Neck Railroad Into Rich?
mond, through the Richmond, Pred
crlcksburg and Potomac and Chesa?
peake and Ohio Railroads gives our
?merchants facilities as to terminals
tend private tracks. The traffic ar?
rangements of these two roads
will no doubt be on most liberal terms,
for every evidence of interest for the
accomplishment of this project has
been shown by them. The tonnage to
and from this country Is estimated to
be 735,000 tons, and express, mall and
passenger receipts will bo $100,000.
Under there conditions there is every
reason to think that the Richmond,
Fredor'.ckshurg and Potomac and Ches?
apeake and Ohio Railroads will do
their part in meeting conditions im?
posed on our city as precedent to Hie
construction of this road. Tho freight
Tat es must bo stiffici chtly low to com- j
pete with water-borne Ira flic, and the
tentative rates under consideration 1
make every condition absolutely favor- !
nblc to the interest of Richmond. Tho'
convenience of loading and unloading j
on the railroad, its compared with that
of steamers, gives the railroad' a very
great advantage, and should be a
great factor in developing the many
Interests that are now of groat impor?
tance and magnitude.
"It puts our whole, city, especially
the retail interests, in short and direct
communication with a population over
half that of the city of Richmond,
which must mean considerable benefit.
"Finally, It Is a proposition so mu?
tually beneficial to every interest,
whether that of the inhabitants of
the country through which the road
will go, or that of our city, into which
Its people and trade will come, or that
of the railroads witlj which it will make
connection, that anything short of the
Richmond and Norfhorn Neck Railroad
being soon an accomplished fact is
not to be considered."
Mr. Wnrd Speaks.
C. M- Ward, who is behind the new
road, and who, until Jjls?j-cccnt ap
pcaranco before the Chamber of Com?
merce, has been practically unknown
to tills city, was Introduced by Major
J. C. Homphill, editor of Tho Times
Dispatch, who had known him for
twenty years and cod Id vouch for hist
ability from what he had done In
South Carolina. "From what I know
of him," said Major Homphill, "Mr.
Ward is fully entitled to your confi?
dence."
Mr. Ward went into a detailed nc
couiu of plans for tho road and ex?
plained the route with a map shown
through a slercoptlcon machine.
Captain Fisher, who i3 tho head of
(Continued on Second Pago.)
TAFT AND OIL KING MEET
They Salute Koch Other nn They Pans
on <i?lf Links.
Augustu, (Ju.. March 1 !.?President
Taft has approved .Secretary Dickin?
son's nlan for ;t postponement of his
Irin to the Isthmus of Panama.
It la stated that-this has nothing
I to do with the mobilization of the
army along the Mexleun border. Tim
Secretary of War proposes to take un
land settle n diftpronco of otdnlon be?
tween the bfllbltils of the Panama Rail?
road and the steamships operating be
i twecn New York and Colon as to
freight rates
It was eold and damn on the links
of the Country Club to-day. but Presi?
dent Taft, was out bright and early
with his golf clubs for a round of the
eighteen holes through a drizzling
rain.
Nu comment was obtainable here to?
day on the Mexican situation in geh
eial or the assurances hv the State De?
partment to Ambassador Do La Barr?
regarding the movements of American
warships along the Mexican coast. It
was staled that the President is leav?
ing the handling of Hie situation tu
the officials of the State Department.
President Tuft and John D. Rocke?
feller met to-dav for the first lime
since; the President's arrival. The meet?
ing occurred on the golf dinks near
the eighth hole. Mr Rockefeller aulclc
ly recognized Mr. Taft and called a
greeting to him. "Good morning, Mr
President," he called.
The President was about to drive
and looked tiD, surprised
"Why, aooil morning. Mr. Rockefel?
ler," he .answered.
The President and the oil magnate
waved their hands at each other and
passed on
MAY BE GRACE'S BODY
ItcmnlnM of LueklcMM KiikIImIi \viator
Relieved lb Have Hern Pound.
Ostend, Belgium. March 11.?-A bodv
was brought to the surface in this har?
bor to-day which Is thought to be I bat
of t'ecil Grace, the uvlaior who was
loaf hist December while attempting a
return aeroplane lltghl from Calais to
Dover. Although greatly disfigured;
the body Is: said by those who exam?
ined it in have the appearance of that
of the luckless English aviator.
Cccli Grace was the sop of the late
J. A. Grace, of New York. and a
nephew of ex-Mayor William I:. Grace,
lie was a member of the Royal Aero
Club, ;,nd hi an attempt to ,\viu the
Baron de Po rest prize of $20.000 ort Ue
Cctnber Hew over the'Kngllsh Chan?
nel froni Dbver. reach in:,- the Belgian
frontier, lie Whs ttirpod back by ad?
verse winds, ;nd after landing neat
Calais, started on the return trio
across the channel. |{e was never
heard from again, hut his can and
glasses, were tacked up in the North
Sea, bff Marlakerke, Belgium, on .Jan?
uary (1; and later what was supposed
to be the wreckage of Ids aeroplane
was found near the same place,
REPORT IS COMPLETE
<"nnnl Would <iet nl Leo*? L',000,000
Tuna of Trnlllc Aununllj.
Philadelphia. March 11.?The cbm
njttee on traffic for the proposed iatra
? oasts 1 canal between New York and
I'elawure Bay completed its report to
J. Hampton Moore, president of the
Atlantic Deeper Waterways Assocla
tion, to-day. The committee states that
on a conservative estimates at least
2,500.000 tons of ; radio would be ship?
ped through Die proposed canal during
the early years of Its operation.
The report advocates a sea level
ranal, with dimensions as great or
larger than those of the Erie ami
Cbaniplain ^ Canals, The army en gin
ecra estimates that the cost of a sea
level canal between New York .and
Philadelphia; with a bottom width of
125 feet and a depth of eighteen feet
will be saniSSO.OOO. This is less than
the value of the propert> lost along
the Atlantic seaboard by Shipwrecks
during the last ten years, which. Is
Mated to have beep about L'IS.000,1.?
MAY KNOW FATE TO-DAY
Defense Coneludea lOiYorf to Save .Mr*.
Melbcr I'rnni ??Choir."
Albany. N. V.. March 11.?The fate
of Mrs. Edith Melber. on trial for her
life for the murder of her young sop
by administering carboiic acid; may
lie known by to-morrow night. The
defense rested this afternoon and to?
morrow the State will put on its medi?
cal experts to offset alienists for the
defense, who testified unequivocally to?
day that the accused woman is a hope?
lessly ?'insane ipibeclle" and was Irre?
sponsible when she forced the deadly
acid down her boy's throat and left
him dead in a dismal marsh.
ROASTED TO DEATH
Thousand AnlronlH Are Killed In Stock
Yard* Plre.
Fort Worth, Tex., March 14.?Nearly
two acres of stock sheds burned hero
to-day. roasting to death between 500
and i.000 head of horses, sheen and
hogs and seriously burning four men.
The value of the dead animals Is esti?
mated at about $250.000. and the prop?
erty loss $50.000.
The tire is believed to have started
because of the carelessness of a helper
cooking his breakfast In one of the
barns. None of the packing houses
was damaged.
REPORTER GOES TO JAIL
Refuses to Befrny Policeninn Who Gave
Him "Tip."
Atlanta, (in., March 14,?Because T
J ' Hamilton, a reporter for the Au?
gusta Herald, refused to give the Po?
lice Board the name of a policeman
who gave him a "tin" on a murder
story. h>> must return to jail and fin?
ish serving a .sentence of live days or
pay a tine of $50. Imposed for con?
tempt. This was the decision handed
down by the Supreme Court here to?
day.
MAKES LONG TRIP
Whitney Travel? 025 Mile* for Flfteeu
Mlimte f'oiirerenec.
Waycross. Ha.. March 14.?To hold a
fifteen-minutes conference at Thomas
vllle this afternoon. Harry Payne
Whitney, of New York, went from
Palm Beach. Pia., to Thomasville to?
day by special train and then to catch
a train for New York returned to
Waycross from Thomasville. The total
distance is 625 miles, and most of It
was made at a speed of a mile a min?
ute.
TRIPLE KILLING
Turret Cnptnln Slnya Two; Then Com
mit? Suicide.
San Francisco. Cal.. March 14.?In a
jealous rage. Ft. R. Mostyn. a turret
captain on the cruiser California, to?
day shot and killed Besslo Cook, a
dance hall singer, and Hugo Randall,
oierk In the. hotel where, the girl lived.
He then shot himself through the head
I All died almost instantly. Mostyn was
I a native of Ilvattsville; Md.
I INDICI^NT^^URNED
No Prominent Men Are ('might In
.lury'H Dragnet,
Danville. 111.. March 11.?The Ver?
milion county grand jury to-day made,
n return of fourteen Indictments for
political offenses. The jury has been
investigating alleged voto-buylng. x'o
prominent mon or candidates were In?
dicted.
BOARD POSTPONES
RAGE SEPARATION
j Measure Ordered Print
I ed, for Further Con?
sideration.
BRANCH BATHS
ARE ACCEPTED
! Will Be Located in West End.
Aldermen Postpone Action on
Sale of Pistols by Pawn?
brokers?Require City
Dock to Be Kept
Open.
_ i
j
j Unexpected opposition developed in ]
j the Board of Aldermen last night lb j
tiie proposed race segregation 01 dl
nnuee for lite separation of the races,
several members say.'ng that so far-t
reaching ;i matter should i>e given t
more study and consideration than Has
1ms as yet been accorded it. In the '
end the paper was tabled and ordered
printed and distributed among the
rnembc rs.
Alderman Grundy said that if the
matter came to a vote, lie would vote
for it. Ijiiit it was his motion to table :
1 and print, us lie thought it should j
: be more, fully considered.
Mr, Gunst defended tlie Ordinance.
Charter and Reform Committee, which;;
he said had given a full hearing to all j
j parties de.s'rlhg to be iieard. 'I*!ie text]
'of the ordinance, be said/ had been
fully published In the press, and he
I saw lid reason for any delay.
liny lie \ mended.
Mr. Powers favored delay, saying
that there were Important amendments
to be offered which should be cast in
proper form. Mr. Perdue said the mat?
ter was not of an emergency character,
und that there was no reason for haste.
As It stood, he was not prepared to I
vote for it. and would be unwilling to j
vol.. against it. The motion to table, i
and print was adopted 13 to 9, by the
following roll call:
Ayes?Messrs. Adams. Atkinson, Bttt
I ler, Coward in, Donaiioe, Crimes. Grun
| dy, llobs?n, Mitchell, Perdue, Powers.
Rennolds and Whittet?13.
Noes?Messrs. Bennett. Rliley. Doti
f.eavy, Oilman. Gunst, Kain, Moir?,
Neben and Patram?9.
Panning of Plntoln. . . j
The ordinance prohibiting pawn
brokers from receiving or offering for
sale any dirk, pistol or similar weapon;
also met with delay, notwithstanding
tin opinion from-tiie-<42ity- Attorney set?
ting forth that the ordinance had been
prepared after consultation of tho City
Attorney, the Commonwealth's Attor?
ney and tho Committee on Ordinance.
<*:.irt.-r and Reform, and was designed
to lessen art evil complained of In a
special report of u recent grand jury.
The City Attorney said titat there was
"no reasonable doubt as to its legal?
ity,"
I On objection of Mr. ITobson that the
I ordinance discriminated against cer
I tain licensed dealers, it was roeom
' mit ted with the accompanying opinion
I ..f the City Attorney and report of the
i grand jury.
.vtr. Mrnnch*? Offer Accepted.
On recommendation of the Commit?
tee on Pittance, the Board voted unan?
imously to accept the offer of John
P. Branch to erect a public bath house
in the western part of the city, similar
to that erected l>y Mr. Branch, and do?
nated to the city some years ago, at
Klghteenth and Broad Streets. The
terms and conditions are the same?
the city agrees to maintain the prop?
erty and furnish fuel, water, lights and
attendance, not to exceed In cost $3.
000 per year- The bathhouse and lot
supplied by Mr. Branch are to cost ap?
proximately $25,000, and to be manag?
ed by the same self-perpetuating board
as is now In charge of the present
baths.
Some Matters Concurred In.
The Board concurred with tho lower
branch In the following measures:
Apportioning from the bond issue
for sewers $14,190 for sewers in Deep
; Run. Leigh, S, Twenty-eighth and
I other streets, and $350 for a sewer in
j Mulberry Street. .
j Resolution Instructing the City At?
torney to acquire land to widen Seventh
I Street. Washington Ward, from Mc
Donough to Femnies Streets.
Resolution instructing the Auditor
to pay a judgment of $146.19 ootaincd
against the late W T. Holdswortb,
City Food Inspector.
Resolution authorizing the Commit?
tee on Water to retain Robert G. Lu?
cas on the pay roll for life at $50 per
month for use. of his knowledge and
experience, having been in the em?
ployment of the Water Department
more Hum half a century.
Authorizing the Committee on
1 Streets to pave with granolithic, the
sidewalk on the east side of Ninth
Street beside the Capitol Square, from
Bank to Capitol Streets, at the cost of
tho city, at. $1.051.-16.
Authorizing payment of $7?, mem?
bership fep in tho Deaguo of Virginia
Municipalities.
Payment for Mules.
Authorizing the. Street Cleaning De?
partment to pay bill of Smyth
Brot hers-McCleary-McClelland Com?
pany for four mules. $1,170, and of
Br. Thomas M. Sweeney, veterinarian,
$;i?. thus ending the famous Sweene/
ilennett controversy which led to an
in-, cstigation of the methods of buy?
ing mules in the Street Cleaning De?
partment.
Ordinance requiring street lines to be
lllcd with application for building per?
mit, to iprevent encroachments on pub
lie streets.
Ordinance regulating the free .uae-e-f
the viaduct over Marshall Street, of tho
Richmond and llenrlco Railway Com?
pany, by City Conncilmen and employes
of the city.
Resolution apportioning from the
bond issue for tho annexed territory
the sum of $-1,190.25 for grading side?
walks on Q and Twenty-eighth Streets,
curbing West Main Street, and grading
the Mochnnlcsvlllc Turnpike.
Resolution instructing the City At
(Contlnucd on Ninth t'ajro.)
.' " " W"H . .... "f
8l7.Sr. TO CALIFORNIA
Via Wnshlngton-StinBOL Konto until April
10. Through tourist sleeping cars, por.ipn
ally conducted. Lower berth, $3; upper,
17.20. ?. H. BURGIiSS D. I>. A.. 020 E. .M?ln.
Thomas Fortune Ryan
Pays the Entire Cost
of $6,000.
EZEKIEL TO GIVE
HIS SUPERVISION
Monument to Be Replica of One
Erected at Charleston?Colonel
Joseph Button Obtained Gift
From Mr. Ryan?To Be
Placed on Parade
Ground.
Through the combined generosity
of Sir Moses Hzcklcl, of Rome, Italy,
and of Thomas Fortune Ryan, of Now
York, a bronze statue of General
Stonewall .Jackson will soon l?e erect?
ed on the parade ground of the Vir?
ginia Military institute, at Lexington.
It v.ill be a replica of the statuo
wrought by Sir Moses for the Daugh?
ters of the Confederacy of Wott Vir?
ginia, and unveiled last September at
Charleston^
Mr. Ryan became interested in the
! mutter through the efforts of Colonel
I Joseph button; of this city, who is a
; member of the board of visitors of the
institute. Colonel Button visited Mr.
j Ryan at uis homo in New York Mon
i day night, secured his promise tc, con
j tribute the $6,000 necessary for the
consummation of the plans, ami re- I
turned to Richmond yesterday morn- I
Itig.. '
Jt was while Sir Moses was In Vtr-J
ginlo lnst summer that the matter of
placing a sutue of the Confederate
I leader at the school where he was an
; instructor in philosophy for a decade
I preceding the War Between the States,
j and which he loved so weil, was lirat
mentioned.; Sir Moses Fzcklel, the
noted sculptor and one of the institute,
cadets who matched out to do battle
for their State and engaged in the en?
counter at New Market, then offered to
have made a replica of th-_ Charles?
ton statu-, then about to be erected,
lie is In possession of the original
plaster cast, and offered to superintend
i the work and donate his time, if
j some one could be found to pay for the
j cost of labor and material, amj of
shipment from Rome to Lexington.
ivtii cost fo.ooo.
This offer has now been repeated in
a letter from Sir Moses to General 13.
W. Nichols, superintendent of the lh
; stitutc. This communication says that
the actual cash outlay for the monu?
ment, dellv -cd at Lexington, will be
I about ?:?, sir Moses will design a
' suitable pedestal in gray stone, with?
out making charge for his work.
! in addition to the $.",,000 for the cost
to Sir Moses, it is estimated there will i
be an additional expense of about 51,- i
000 for a base and for incidental work
which must be done in putting the
monument In place.
Colonel Button took up recently the
i matter of raising the requisite $f>,000,
I and communicated with Thomas For?
tune Ryan, the Virginia and New York
financier and philanthropist, who is |
his personal friend. Mr. Ryan, in spite j
of his long residence In the North, is
intensely Southern in all his feelings,
and is interested especially in Con ?
federate history. In his home in Nel
' son county Irr this State he has a pri?
vate museum devoted to the collec
j tlon of Confederate relics and to attto
. graph letters from leaders on the
; Southern side of the struggle.
Gives Ready A much t.
j So In Mr. Ryan. Colonel Button se- I
! cured a ready listener for the cause
j which he represented. A photograph
I of the Charleston monument was se
j cured for his Inspection, and he was
j at once interested. As stated, when
1 Colonel Button called on him Monday
I night, ho gave quick assent to the
j proposition that he should bear all the
j expenses of putting the monument In
; place.
j Practically nothing has ever been
done by Virginia herself In this re
j spect. Almost the only object which
' perpetuates the memory of the person
? of General .lackson. uslde from the
Charleston statue. Is the monument
i which is the contribution of English
j men In Capitol Square. The monu
j nient which the women of West Vir
; glnla secured, and which wns cxecut
, ed by Sir Moses Fzckicl from his own
j memory of his former Instructor, is j
1 of heroic size.
'? It depicts the commander looking
! over a battlefield, his coat swinging
j in the wind, his form erect, his fact
intent, his Held glasses In his right
! hand and ids left grasping his sword.
? It represents .lackson as ho was at
, First Manassas.
Upon hi* return to Richmond yes
j terday morning. Colonel Button com?
municated the news of Mr. Ryan's
I munificence to General Nichols at the
j institute
Question of Location,
j The location of the monument ,will
I be determined later. It had been SUg
; gested that it should bo placed in
; front of the sallyport of Jackson Hall.
' replacing the Ezeklel statue, "Virginia
] Mourning Her Dead," which now
j stands facing the parade ground. In
that case the latter would be moved
I to some other part of the parade
j ground. It Is Colonel Button's indi- '
j vldual idea that it might bo well i
j place it on the southern edge of the
ground, so that when the cadets drill
dally they will faco Jackson ami lie
will face them.
Showing General Jackson's love for
the Institute, a letter Is In existence
which he wrote from Centrevllle on
October 22, 1861. to a. committee of the
I board of visitors.' - n this he said:
"Your circular - of the 9th Instant
: has been received, and I beg leave to
! say In reply that 1 only took the Held
I from a sense of duty, and that the
obligation that brought mo Into tho
service still retains mo in It, and will
probably continue to do so as long as
tho war shall last. At tho close of
hostilities I desire to resume, the duties
of my chair, and accordingly respect?
fully rcqucat that, if consistent with
i the interest of the institute, the action
of the board of visitor^ may bo such
ns to ad/nll of my return upon the
restoration of peace."
MEMORIAL TO JACKSON
Stoncwnll .Ini-kKon Moniinicut nt Charleston, W. Vn., replica of which will
bc erected nt Ylrginln Militiiry Institute. Thomm* P. Itynn, uf New York,
whose generosity tunket? plnn potsnlble.
WAS WIIH TROOPS
AT HARPER'S FERRY
Interesting Career of Major
Clay Drewryr'Who Died
Here Yesterday.
WROTE STORY OF HIS LIFE
lias Been Leading Citizen and
Business Man of Richmond
fbr Many Years.
In th < death of Major Clay D re wry,
which occurred yesterday afternoon
ai 2:3rt o'clock at Iiis home at 1129-A
West Franklin Street, aged seventy
seven, Richmond lost a citizen whose
interesting personal career and busi?
ness proinihence made him a leading
resident, lie has been in ill health for
some time, and his death was not un?
expected.
During the past few years the firm
of Drewry-JIttghes Company has been
reorganized, and at his own request
MajorDrewry was relieved of responsi?
bility, but ho, as Its president, was in
daily attendance at his ofllco and gave
such of his time that ho could.
Wrote Own Obituary.
An exceedingly interesting fact is
that Major Drewry wrote his own ac?
count of his life, which The Tftftes
j Dispatch has tho privilege of repro
I duclng- It sets forth some of tho stir?
ring events of tho earlier career of tho
deceased. Including his part In quel?
ling the John Brown raid, his war re?
cord and a short account of his busi?
ness life.
The funeral services will be conduct?
ed lit noon to-morrow at Graco Fpis
copal Church. The list of pall-beurers
has not as yet been selected.
Major Drewry married Miss Jane
Taylor Blrehett, of Vicksburg, Miss.,
who survives him with tlvo children?
Clay Drewry, Jr., A. II. Drewry, Mrs.
Adolphus Blair, Mrs. K. L. Benson and
Mrs. Charles C. Bowe, all of whom
live in Richmond, with the exception
of A. II. Drewry, who resides in Glou?
cester county. lie also leaves one
sister, Mrs. St. George Tucker Coulter.
UN Own Story.
The story of Major Drew ry's life Is
best told by himself. it is as fol?
lows:
"Clay Drewry?Born at Brandy wine.
King William county, Virginia, 9th of
August, 1833. Went, to an old field
school in the neighborhood, taught by
M. M. Manquin, from 1843 tor 1846. Then
wont to Rumford Academy In lS4tl and
studied there till 1851 under John H.
Peters, principal, who with competent
assistants furnished one of tho best
I preparatory schools In Eastern Vir?
ginia. In February, 1851, entered tho
wholesale dry goods house, of Willing
ham & Fllett, Richmond, Va,, with
which firm I remained till January,
iSati, when f formed a partnership
with James G. Brooke. William Boll.
Richmond P. Waller, Andrew D. Fllett
ami James T. Pace, under the lirm
names of Boll, Brooks, Pace & Co..
New York, and Fllett, Waller, Drewry
<\\ Co.. Richmond, I staying with the
Richmond branch.
"In July. 1858, l withdrew from the
above connections and formed a part?
nership with Andrew I, Fllett under
tho firm name, of Fllett ,?t Drew ry,
whfch llrin continued until the Civil
\V?r. I volunteered in tho service of
the Southern Confederacy in May, 1.861,
and In conjunction with BenJa?in~>H.
Nash raised and equipped a volunteer
company and was mustered into active
service on tho 29th of May, 1861; Ben?
jamin 11- Nash, captain, and I as first
lieutenant. Was at once ordered to
Norfolk, Va., and there assigned to the
Forty-first Va. Infantry as Company B,
I but tlto original name of my company
I was "Confederate Grays." John ^R.
' tColvtlnnedTon Ninth rns?of "
.May Be Jealous Lest Russia
Secure Too Firm Hold
in China.
BOTH COUNTRIES ALERT
Disquieting Dispatches Come
From the . Czar's Army
of Occupation.
St. Petersburg-, March It.?The
Russo-Ohlncso emhroglio has awaken?
I cd Russia to tho fact that China's deep
seated distrust and resentment is re?
sponsible more than anything- else for
tho failure of amicable negotiations.
Disquieting dispatches from the army
of occupation on the Chinese frontier
have caused much concern here. These
advices describe d dlsturbant-D among
tho soldiers over tho poor quality of
tho food provided for them. An out?
break was prevented by tho command?
ing general, who ordered the governor
general of Russian Turkenstan ade?
quately to organize aupplles for expe?
dition. Tho task Is complicated by
the primitive charaotor of the country
and the had roads, muddy at tho pres?
ent season
Political circles are interested In
Japan's attitude toward the Russo
Chinese crisis. Tho recent speech at
Tokio of Hljuin. Japaneso minister to
China, in which he declared for the in?
tegrity of China, Is commented upon in
both capitals as a possible warning to
Russia thai. Japan is jealous lest Rus?
sia gain too great advantages, a>> an
' outcome of the clash with China.
Replaced by Japanese.
Telegrams from Harbin state that
the staff of the Chinese Railway and
tho employes generally have been re?
placed by Japanese arid armed soldier si
Huge barracks, it Is asserted, are tin?
der construction at the principal sta?
tions and the. Japaneso commissariat
is gathering reports of the quantity
of grains held in private stores In
Kwantung province.
Tho military party frankly flavors
utilizing tho crisis to strengthen the
Russian garrisons In tho Far Glast,
and to correct tho frontier strategical?
ly nt China's expense. This argues that
Russo-Chlncse relations are so strain?
ed that nothing can bo scoured from
China amicably for many years to
come.
The cabinet, however, Is firmly de?
cided to restrict the military action
to the barest necessity. This attitude
was determined upon at a conference
between Premier Stolypin and Finance
Minister Kodovsoff, who has taken
charge of the affair during the Illness
of Foreign Minister Saxanoff,
t'ltlinntunt Delivered.
Peking. March It.?The Russian
Minister, M. Korostovets. delivered
Russia's ultimatum to the Chinese for?
eign board this afternoon, it. caused
much surprise among the officials, who
seemed not to realize the gravity of
the crisis.
It Is pointed out that for many weeks
the press throughout Asiatic Russin
has been supporting tho deslro of the
military for tho annexation of Mon?
golia and Northern Manchuria, but the
Chinese foreign board does not antici?
pate a serious Invasion. Some of the
Chinese express the hopo that the
United States will Interfere and pro?
pose arbitration, but foreign residents
do not believe that the American gov?
ernment will take part In any of these
controversies except when actual
American rights nnd Interests arc af
l fected.
Federals and Rebels
Would Join to Fight
This Country.
APPEAL ISSUED
TO COUNTRYMEN
De La Barra Asks All Mexicans
to Work Together?Deeper
Tide of Sympathy Is Run?
ning, and Belief Grows
That It May Portend
Peace.
New York, March 14. ? Before. Senor
Do La Barra left for Washington to?
day, he gave out here the proofs of an
article. which will appear to-morrow
In tho Independent "On the Situation in
Mexico," urging all his countrymen, re?
gardless of "all divisions of party, all
differences between men" to recall
"the sacred interests of our country."
and "to work together for the progrcs3
of true democracy and of the best de?
velopment of tho mother land."
The ambassador penned this appeal
only last night, alter his conference
with honor Limantour. tiic Mexican
Minister of Finance, and he considered
it so important that at the very last,
moment ho had it crowded into the
locked forms.
Jnsurrecto leaders to whom the para?
graph wag shown to-night said they
considered it an Invitation to come intf.
camp, and its issuance makes more
noticeable a trend of events that, has
been discoverable for the past three
days
Tide ot Sympathy.
Underneath this current ran a deeper
tide of sympathy betwen countrymen
who might bo at odds, but were still
cou n try men.
"Intervention means war," saitl
Serior Limantour in so many words.
"intervention?" echoed Dr. F.
Vnsquoz Gomez, the insurrecto agent
at Washington, who has been here for
the last three days. "The moment thcro
Is Intervention there will cease to be
an insurrection. Both sides will make
common cauae against a common
enemy."
In short, it became plain that two
streams of tendency were flowing to a
junction. On tho one hand there was a
disposition on the part of the insur
rectos to open negotiations with tho
representatives of the Mexican admin?
istration here; on the other there was
a growing understanding botweon the
Mexican government and tho United
States.
Virtually. Sonor Limantour is will?
ing to have It understood that If tho
United States will fake care of smug?
gling, ids government will take earn
of the insurrection.
With Sonor Limantour and Secre?
tary Dickinson, of tho War Depart?
ment, in town, the Madcros and Am?
bassador De La Barra In tho same
hotel, tho conviction grow that an un?
derstanding hotweun them would bo
reached to-day. G tbrlM Madoro. a
brother of Gustavo, chief of tho junta
here, let fall to-day that his father had
recently paid a call on Senor Liman?
tour. One of his friends said this af?
ternoon that Gustavo had spent part
of the morning with Secretary Dickin?
son, but tho secretary himself dashed
all thesa intimations with cold water.
"I have not been In communication
with the Maderos, either directly or
indirectly." ho said. "My presence hero
has nothing to do with tho Mexican
situation."
May Reach Understanding.
The belief grows hore, however,
among those closoly In touch with both
camps that some understanding will
be reached. Tho Madoros aro coisld
ered the wealth and brain3 of the revo?
lution. Thoy are not in sympathy with
the Socialist movement in Southern
California.
None of the family was willing to?
day to discuss in much detail what
would constitute a satisfactory basis
of settlement.
"What tho. revolutionists aro lighting
for," said Gabriel, the younger brother,
to-night, "is honest administration of
the Constitution. Theoretically, there
Is universal suffrage, but wo do nob
got it. We want honest elections."
Senor Limantour was not much moro
definite. "It is true," ho said, "that
there has boon an intellectual awak?
ening among the middle classes. Thoy
demand a larger share in public af?
fairs; the government has 'noon criti?
cized as an oligarchy. Reforms ara
under advisement, but I am not the
por.-on intrusted with formulating
thorn. I have been absent from my
I country, and I prefer not to bo precise
j about them."
MORE TROOPS GOING
Cavulry Will Be Sent to Aid Work oa
Border.
Washington, March 11.?The present
patrol of the Mexican frontier tftdll be
increased in a few days by several
troops of cavalry from the mounted
forces now being assembled in the
Southern border States. I! Is announc?
ed at tiic War Department that the
increase will amount to six or seven
troops of cavalry, which will be added
to tho patrol of. the Bio Grande In
order to prevent the smuggling of
! munitions of war to tho Mexican revo
; Unionists In making this annour.ee
i ment, olllcinls of the War Department
emphatically declared that r.ono of
the infantry regiments now mobilizing
at San Antonio. Galvcston and San
Diego would bo dispatched to tho bord?
er.
The. increase in tho patrol of th*?
Mexican border line will bo made by
the War Department at the request of
r.r'gad'er.General Duncan, command?
er of the Department of Texas. Vrev-r
ions to the receipt of this request the
department had not intended to aug?
ment the Southern patrol. There are
already stretched along tho frontier
three regiments of cavalry, one real

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